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Lot n° 21

A FINE NORTH INDIAN SILVER-HILTED SWORD (TALWAR),...

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A FINE NORTH INDIAN SILVER-HILTED SWORD (TALWAR), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY with curved crucible steel blade double-edged towards the tip, struck with a sun-in-splendour mark on one face and with a brief inscription at the forte, silver hilt of characteristic form, comprising a pair of langets with shaped foliate terminals, mushroom-shaped quillons, disc pommel with pierced rounded button fitted with a later ring, and integral grip, in its green velvet-covered wooden scabbard with silver locket and chape each pierced with a fine design of scrolling foliage, the former fitted with a ring and chain for suspension, 73.4 cm blade Roy Elvis Catalogue Number C04. The owner’s catalogue entry for this lot attributes it to the Royal Jaigarh Fort Armoury, Jaipur, Rajasthan.