lot 143

‡ A PERSIAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA), QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY with curved double-edged blade formed with a long slender central fuller on each face (light surface rust on one face), enamelled gilt-copper hilt decorated with blue and pink flowers on gilt stems against a white ground within cartouche shaped panels on each face, and the remaining surface decorated with matching flowers on a green ground (restorations, small losses), in associated leather scabbard with brass chape 28.0 cm; 11 in blade