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Superb Quality Antique Turkish Ottoman gem-set jade -hilted dagger Islamic Khanjar with silver scabbard, Turkey, circa: 1700.A.D. (1112 AH)
The faceted hilt of faceted form characteristic for 17th century Turkish Ottoman Khanjar daggers composed of two elegantly faceted light-green jade pieces set with turquoise and red faceted stones and enclosed by silver straps remains of gilding engraved with foliage pattern.
With sturdy double-edged slightly curve tapering Damascus steel blade with pronounced medial ridge showing extremely fine silver color Wootz pattern, stamped at the forte with oval armorer inspector marks.
The silver scabbard with chiseled crown shape mouthpiece seat with 19 turquoises stones. with shaped attachment loop to one side and gold gilt palmette shape pommel at the bottom stamped with small Ottoman assay silver hallmark sah.
CONDITION: Showing age and usage. in good condition considering its age to be over 300 years old.
Overall length of the dagger sheathed in the scabbard: 40.8 cm (16.06 inches).
Overall length without the scabbard: 34.5 cm (13.58 inches.
WEIGHT: 438 grams
PROVENANCE: Acquired from an old Canadian Collection Of Islamic Art.
Three related daggers from the renowned collection of Robert Hales are published in the book Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour: A Lifetime's Passion by Robert Hales. Page.80. Fig.172,174,175.
Similar in form Ottoman Dagger is published in the Christie’s sale catalog Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds London 6 October 2011. Lot: 357. Sold for GBP 7,500.
£7,500 in US dollars on 06 October 2011 is US$11700. This price is from 9 years ago.
Rate of 1 GBP = 1.5384 USD on 06 October 2011.
Another related ottoman dagger had been sold by Sotheby’s London Arts of the Islamic World 07 October 2009. Had been Sold for 11,250 GBP (17,863 USD) This price is from 9 years ago.
For related Ottoman dagger sold for 18,750 GBP (26,934 USD) by Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World 20 April 2016.
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