31 août 2013

Broadsword with scabbard / set composed of broadsword with scabbard and Pusikan, Ottoman. 2 Half of the 16th Century.

Broadsword with scabbard / set composed of broadsword with scabbard and Pusikan, Ottoman, 2 Half of the 16th Century. Blade iron, forged; vessel and silver scabbard fittings, wrought, gilded and set with turquoises, rubies and Nephrite. 100.7 cm Blade length 88.4 cm Weight 1,087 g. Y 0344. Armoury. © Dresden State Art Collections 2013 In gratitude for their support in the imperial election and to strengthen the alliance Emperor Ferdinand II sent a magnificently caparisoned horse with three Ottoman weapons,... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2013

A cloisonné enamel scabbard and jade handled knife, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A cloisonné enamel scabbard and jade handled knife, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period - Sotheby's the scabbard decorated on both sides with a landscape scene in a lobed cartouche, between two sections of bats flying amongst polychrome scrolling clouds, all reserved on a blue enamel ground, bound by gilt-bronze bands cast with flowers and foliate scrolls, the upper border with a suspension loop attached with a strap, the knife with a greyish jade handle above a further gilt-metal band of matching design. Quantité: 2 - 27cm.,... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2012

Dagger and Scabbard. Turkey, mid 19th century

Dagger and Scabbard. Turkey, mid 19th century, steel, with gold inlay. Dagger: 1 1/2 x 9 13/16 x 1 in. (3.8 x 25 x 2.5 cm); sheath: 1 5/16 x 6 5/8 x 3/4 in. (3.3 x 16.8 x 2 cm). 51.77. Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903. The Walters Art Museum  Provenance: R. S. Pardo, Constantinople [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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26 avril 2012

A fine and rare Mughal carved white jade dagger hilt, India, 17th century, with ottoman blade and gem-set scabbard, Turkey, date

A fine and rare Mughal carved white jade dagger hilt, India, 17th century, with ottoman blade and gem-set scabbard, Turkey, dated 1209 AH-1794-5 AD.  Photo Sotheby's the hilt of rare white jade carved in pistol-grip form with floral motifs across the rounded pommel and quillons, the slightly-curved water-steel blade with gold floral decoration and inscriptions, the silver scabbard inlaid with gemstones along the rim set in a floral design with a scale pattern terminating with a... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2009

A jade-hilted dagger with gold-inlaid inscribed blade and diamond-set silver scabbard. Ottoman Turkey, circa 18th century

A jade-hilted dagger with gold-inlaid inscribed blade and diamond-set silver scabbard. Ottoman Turkey, circa 18th century The watered steel blade with a double band of inscription on either side, floral interlace on the forte, the spinach jade hilt carved with irises and with an appliqué rose-diamond rosette; the silver scabbard decorated with floral sprigs and strapwork, mounted with two elaborate medallions set with rose-diamonds, stamped with an incomplete tughra, chain and toggle attached. Provenance : Warren Anderson... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2009

A very rare imperial gilt-bronze knife and white jadeite scabbard. Qing dynasty, early 18th century

A very rare imperial gilt-bronze knife and white jadeite scabbard. Qing dynasty, early 18th century the white jadeite scabbard of even tone carved with a intertwining lotus scroll in low-relief, surmounted near the opening by a chilong dragon in high-relief suspending a loose gilt-bronze ring around its neck, the gilt-bronze hilt similarly decorated with matching lotus scrolls, fitted with a green jadeite pommel carved with leiwen, the steel blade cast with a fuller down the middle on each side. 33 cm., 13 in. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2008

An exceptional and important imperial jade-hilted ceremonial sabre and scabbard. Mark and period of Qianlong

An exceptional and important imperial jade-hilted ceremonial sabre and scabbard. Mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Courtesy Sotheby's the elongated 'S'-shaped sabre fitted with a white jade handle terminating in a rounded pommel, ornately carved in Moghul style along the spine with two long serrated-edged leaves with central stylised floret, issuing on each side a six-petalled flower on a leafy stem, the centre of the flower drilled and threaded with a beaded tassel (main stone now missing), the opposing end carved with... [Lire la suite]


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