Sword with Silver Gilt Scabbard

Western Ottoman Empire, Late 18th– 19th century

90cm long

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Sword with Silver Gilt Scabbard

This Ottoman sword with scabbard is elegantly decorated with engraved and repoussé silver-gilt. The hilt is covered on both sides with blooming flowers and leaves, divided along the edges by an undecorated band of silver-gilt. The scabbard features tightly scrolling leaves, framed by thin bands of raised, vertical lines. For a similar example, see Hales, p. 214, no 525.



Literature:

Hales, R. Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour: A Lifetime’s Passion, Robert Hales, England, 2013.

Sword with Silver Gilt Scabbard


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