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AN OTTOMAN SURMENE DAGGER

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Description

The elegant black horn hilt with fingerstalls and crested karabela-type pommel, the fine, sinuous blade multi-fullered on the obverse and inscribed in gold, the reverse with a single narrow fuller at the spine and a panel of gold inlay in intertwining vine motifs. In its wooden scabbard covered entirely in embossed and chased silver displaying Ottoman baroque flowering vine motifs and terminating in a monster head finial. Mid-19th century.Grips with areas of worming. Named for the town near Trabzon on the Black Sea whence this form originated. Overall length 49.5 cm. Condition II

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Estimate $800 – $1,000
Starting Bid $400
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