Ottoman Dagger (kard) and scabbard
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Ottoman Dagger (kard) and scabbard

Amir Mohtashemi Ltd.

Period 18th century

Origin Ottoman Turkey

Medium jade inlaid with gold, Steel, Gilt silver, Leather

Dimension 31 cm (12¹/₄ inches)

A dagger or kard with a hilt of jade inlaid with symmetrical gold foliage and floral scrolls and a slim, tapering, single-edged watered steel blade resting within a leather scabbard. This scabbard features gilt silver mounts and beaded collar. The mounts on the top and the bottom sheath are decorated with floral vines and scrollwork. The tip of the sheath ends in a gilt silver fluted rosebud. A kard is defined as a straight, single-edged dagger that is worn on the left side of the belt.

Stock no.: A5509

Period: 18th century

Origin: Ottoman Turkey

Medium: jade inlaid with gold, Steel, Gilt silver, Leather

Dimension: 31 cm (12¹/₄ inches)

Provenance: French private collection since the end of 19th century

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