11 juillet 2019

A gem set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), 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 180,000. Price 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.97The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.155, no.101The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, pp.176-77, no.103de Young Legion of Honor,... [Lire la suite]