Lot 782. A Mughal pale green jade-handled gemstone-inlaid dagger, 18th-19th century; 38cm (15in) long. Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500. Sold for £ 22,750 (€ 26,452). Courtesy Sotheby's.
The pale green jade hilt of pistol-grip form with swelling grip, the knuckle-guard with a bud-shaped gilt pommel set at the centre with a red gemstone, delicately inlaid overall with floral designs, the petal and leaves elegantly inset with diamonds.
Note: Compare with a similar Mughal-style jade sword hilt inset with semi-precious stones, 18th century, which was sold at Christie's London, 17 May 2013, lot 1266.
Bonhams. Roger Keverne Ltd Moving On (Part II), London, New Bond Street, 7 June 2021