Description & Technical information

This Ottoman sword with scabbard is elegantly decorated with engraved and repoussé silver-gilt. The hilt is covered on both sides with blooming flowers and leaves, divided along the edges by an undecorated band of silver-gilt. The scabbard features tightly scrolling leaves, framed by thin bands of raised, vertical lines. For a similar example, see Hales, p. 214, no 525.

Date:  Late 18th– 19th century
Period:  1750-1850, 1850-1900, 18th century, 19th century
Origin:  Western Ottoman Empire
Medium: silver, Gilt
Dimensions: 90 cm (35³/₈ inches)
Literature: Hales, R. Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour: A Lifetime’s Passion, Robert Hales, England, 2013.

Categories: Arms & armour, Oriental and Asian Art, Silver