Lot 261. A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), North India, 1620-1640; 14 7/8 ins. (27.8 cm.) long; scabbard 11 ins. (28 cm.) long. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 423,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
The hilt with split pommel and set with rubies and emeralds decorated with two birds and floral sprays on each side, the tip of the hilt in a v-shape design also gem set, watered-steel blade, later associated wooden scabbard with gilt copper fittings.
Provenance: Christie’s, London, 26 April 2012, lot 299.
Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.92, no.5
Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014, pp.28-29
Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.108, no.80
The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.137, no.84
The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, pp.160-61, no.88.