A FINE SOUTH INDIAN HATCHET (MOPLAH), 18TH/19TH... Lot n° 57
A FINE SOUTH INDIAN HATCHET (MOPLAH), 18TH/19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY MALABAR, KARNATAKA
with broad single-edged hatchet blade of flattened-diamond section, inlaid in silver with a slender panel of scrollwork along the back edge, applied with pierced and chased silver scrollwork on each side over the forte (the tip with small dents), chased tapering silver socket, horn grip with angular pommel, applied with a long silver panel on each face chased with a running pattern of scrollwork and further inlaid panels en suite with the forte, 59.7 cm overall
Roy Elvis Catalogue Number D17.