A Turquoise Decorated Himalayan Dagger 18th - 19th century

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Item ref: 4198

  • Bhutan, Nepal or Tibet
  • Gilt metal, wood, turquoise, gilt-brass, silver, coloured hardstones
  • 48 x 5 cm


Private collection, USA

With tapering double-edged blade, characteristic hilt encased in gilt metal chased with traditional scrollwork, openwork pommel decorated with scrollwork enriched with turquoise beads, in its wooden scabbard incorporating a large gilt-brass and silver openwork panel at the front, two further panels at each side and a broad locket at the top, all pierced with scrolls inhabited by mythical beasts enriched with further coloured hardstones.