Kutch silver gilt mounted steel dagger

India, 18th century

35 cm high

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Kutch silver gilt mounted steel dagger

This dagger has a plain straight steel blade and on the hilt are stems and flowers sprouting 

upwards from the quillon block. The scabbard is profusely decorated with similar patterns of flowers and stems in repousse gilt. The locket has a half leaf upper boarder and a geometric lower border. The beautifully carved tip of the scabbard has the form of a bird’s head with a long beak that curves backwards to touch the side of the scabbard.

 

Kutch silver gilt mounted steel dagger


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