Lot 250: AN INDIAN SWORD (FIRANGI) WITH EUROPEAN STEEL BLADE, 17TH/18TH CENTURY, WITH A FINE SCABBARD SIGNED BY RAM DAKHS SANWAT, INDIA, ALWAR, RAJASTHAN, DATED 1856 |

Sotheby's

October 19, 2016, 11:30 AM BST
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Description: with closed basket hilt, velvet-lined and decorated in koftgari, a straight, cut-and-thrust imported Portuguese blade with shallow grooves, discoidal pommel and curved top-spike, the forte decorated in gold with an extending palmette, the blade with a Devanagari inscription, worn and illegible, the scabbard chased and worked with high relief figural and floral designs, signed and dated
Dimensions: sword: 122cm.
scabbard: 109cm.
Condition Report: The velvet inside hilt probably a later replacement, some tears and minor wear, the gold decoration on hilt with few sections rubbed off, some oxidisation, the blade with minor patches of oxidization and discoloration, few nicks, the scabbard in generally good condition, slightly bent to opening, minor wear to tip, slight discoloration around carved decoration, as viewed.
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Provenance: Sotheby’s, London, 25 May 2005, lot 83.
By repute, the Nizam of Hyderabad, most probably received as a gift from the Hindu court of Alwar in Rajasthan, circa 1856.
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