‡ A RARE TIBETAN SWORD, 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with pattern-welded single-edged blade formed with a curved point, silver hilt of characteristic form, comprising shaped guard with raised brim, and lobed pommel each chased with traditional scrollwork, the latter set with a green stone at the front and with a loop at the rear for a tassel, leather grip reinforced at the front with a further chased silver plaque, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with large iron chape, the front with delicately pierced border retaining trace of gilding, fitted with a large chased silver plaque en suite with the hilt and set with three red and one turquoise stone, retaining traces of early gilding, and matching white metal locket
64.5 cm; 25 3/8 in blade
See Larocca 2006, p. 159 for a related example.
£700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.