8 June 2011
RUSSIA, CAUCASUS, 1804-1805.
Length in scabbard 46 cm., length of blade 29 cm.
Literature: Arms and Armors from Private Collection, Moscow, Strelets, 2011, pp. 180-181, illustrated.
A single off-centre fuller Damascus blade with Arabic inscriptions and date 1218 inlaid with gold on either side. The grip made from a single piece of ivory with two rivets and silver bracket. The wooden scabbard covered in leather containing a locket, suspension bracket and chape with a ball gilded, granulated and engraved.
Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.