Lot 3006
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Spring Auction: Asian, Interiors, Books & Prints 2019
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An Ottoman Kilij

Ottoman Empire, early 19th century.

A one-handed, single-edged and curved Ottoman kilij with a high-quality steel blade with fine gold inlaid intricate patterns and inscriptions in cartouches, probably verses from the Koran. The hilt is made of whale tooth and the scabbard of wood, black leather and repousse silver.

L 70 cm (kilij), L 65 cm (scabbard)


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