Lot 216. A steel dagger with gold-overlaid hilt in the form of a parrot and scabbard, India, 19th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. © Sotheby's.
curving double edged steel blade with central ridge, the iron hilt shaped as a parrot's head with gold overlay foliate decoration, velvet-covered wood scabbard, gold-overlaid iron mount to terminal; 36.5cm.
Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 oct. 2017, 10:30 AM