Lot 317. A jade-hilted dagger and scabbard, North India and Ottoman Turkey, 19th century; 17 ¼ ins. (44 cm.) long. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
The carved jade hilt and locket set with rubies, the watered-steel blade set with diamonds forming the bismillah and inscribed in gold above, the verso also inscribed in gold on the rain guard and along the blade, the locket and chape on the scabbard carved with floral motifs in low relief.
Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019