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Lot 3743. A rare Mughal-style white jade-hilted dagger, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 35.4 cm., 13 7/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's

the blade tapering to a curved pointed tip with a central ridge flanked by recesses, engraved on both sides with a bovine taotie mask, the white jade hilt worked and polished in pistol-grip form.

Provenance:  A French collection.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, Hong Kong, 07 april 2015