Lot 150. An Ottoman dagger with banded-agate hilt and jewelled silver scabbard, Turkey, 19th century; dagger: 40cm, scabbard: 33cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 56,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014.
the faceted hilt composed of banded-agate mounted with a turquoise stone, set with colourful gemstones leading to the steel blade with overlaid gold inscription with spurious date 1112 AH/1700 AD, the silver scabbard worked with repousse design and set with pale blue enamel and colourful stones, within fitted case.
A benedictory couplet
amel-i adem 1112
Work of Adam, 1112’
One side with later addition:
Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 09 april 2014