Lot n° 72
600 - 800
Result with fees
: 1 430EUR
SABRE (YATAGAN) PROPRIÉTÉ DE MUSTAFA, SIGNÉ ET DATÉ
BY HADJ SHARIF AGHA, PROBABLY IOANNINA, GREECE, OTTOMAN, 1240 H./1824-25
Curved, flat, single-edged blade with gold damascened cartouche inscribed in Arabic. The guard and base of the blade with gilded repoussé silver mounts. Handle in bovine horn (NR), carved with large ears.
Length: 72.5 cm.
Collection of a Greek officer (pre-1912). Then by descent.
The filigree silver work on the handle mounts is very similar to that published in: Robert Elgood, "The Arms of Greece and Her Balkan Neighbours in the Ottoman Period", London, 2009, fig.162 p.142.
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