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A RARE NORTH INDIAN BHUJ GLAIVE

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Description

An elaborately embellished example of characteristic form which likely originated in Bhuj, a city in the Kutch district of Gujerat. The broad, lightly-recurved blade with substantial back edge, finely inlaid with silver vinework en suite with that of the steel haft. The mounts of heavily gilded copper, including a bolster in the form of a fully-modeled elephant’s head set with four gems, and an urn-shaped pommel which unscrews to reveal a concealed dagger. With its velvet-covered wooden scabbard, likewise mounted in finely embossed and engraved gilt copper.Beginning of the 19th century. Light wear overall. Overall length 53.4 cm. Condition II

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Estimate $1,200 – $1,400
Starting Bid $600
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