Mughal Jewelled Jade-Hilted Khanjar Dagger

£20,000

A fine 18th / 19th-century Mughal dagger with double-edged curved steel watered blade with central curved fuller, the pale green jade pistol hilt with a rounded pommel, decorated with foil-backed emerald green and ruby red cabochons mounted in gold Kundan settings designed as foliate stems.

36.5cm
blade 24cm

A khanjar with a similar jeweled jade hilt, apparently the same workshop see Sotheby’s lot 94, Arts of the Islamic World & India, 31 March 2021