A Jade Hilted Dagger, 18th century

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Item ref: 3970

  • Mughal India
  • Jade, gold, rubies, steel, fabric and wood
  • 38 cm / 15 in


Private collection, United Kingdom

This dagger has a slightly curved steel blade and pale green jade hilt with floral motifs in low relief. Its swelling grip and pronounced pommel have a knuckle-guard with a pierced and carved leaf and bud-shaped finial, inlaid with gold wire and two rubies on each side of the rain guard. The dagger rests in a yellow velvet covered wooden sheath.