11 juillet 2019

A gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), possibly Lucknow, India, circa 1775-1790

2019_NYR_17464_0180_000(a_gem_set_jade-hilted_dagger_possibly_lucknow_india_circa_1775-1790)

Lot 180. A gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), possibly Lucknow, India, circa 1775-1790; 15 3/8 ins. (39.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 

Set with serpentine and rubies, rain-guard decorated in gold-damascened arabesques, watered-steel blade.

Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.126, no.97
The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.155, no.101
The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, pp.176-77, no.103
de Young Legion of Honor, San Francisco 2018, p. 93, no. 35.

Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019


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