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SOTHEBY'S ISLAMIC ARMS, MAY 1ST

posted by editor@armsandarmoruauctions.com at 2019-04-04 15:09:00


An Ottoman coral and turquoise set kilij is one of the sumptuous lots offered in Sotheby’s Islamic arts sale on May 1st. Topping the arms and armour lots in this sale is an 18th C  Ivory and mother of pearl stocked miquelet rifle, one of a small group of guns thought to have been used by the Ottoman imperial  guard. It carries and estimate of 35000stg -45000stg.  An example is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.

Other lots in the sale include Mughal jade hilted khanjar daggers, a silver mounted saif, a French or Russian turquoise set kilij and a superb jeweled Sri Lankan Kastana. Click on the image for a link to the sale.
posted at: 2019-04-04 15:09:00, last updated: 2019-04-15 18:05:48

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