04 juillet 2021

A Mughal pale green jade-handled gemstone-inlaid dagger, 18th-19th century

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... [Lire la suite]