12 juillet 2019

A sword (talwar) with scabbard and associated gem-encrusted locket and chape, India, 19th century

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Lot 79. A sword (talwar) with scabbard and associated gem-encrusted locket and chape, India, 19th century. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000Price realised USD 131,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 

The sword hilt enamelled and set with diamonds, rubies and spinals, watered-steel blade, the locket and chape set with diamonds, rubies, spinals and emeralds, some colored gems foilbacked. Sword 37 7/8 ins. (88.5 cm.) long; locket 9 ins. (22.8 cm.) long; chape 8 5/8 ins. (22 cm.) long.

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

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