Fine crafted ceremonial saber in Ottoman / European style, Kilic blade forged and decorated with fire-gilded, etched decoration of vines and trophies and silver victories acids in wild damask. Fire Gilded vessel with relief tooled vines on ground on which terzseitigen mid irons the tugra of Sultan Mahmud II., Bright ivory grips with ornamental heads in relief. The scabbard decorated ensuite with fire-gilt fittings, the relation of red shagreen. Length 100 cm. Provenance: King Otto I of Greece, Hermann Historica, auction 22, 11 / 12th May 1990 Los 2724 supplement DM 29,000. Belonging was then, but no longer available, an inventory map with handwritten text "Turkish saber, gift of Sultan Mahmud II, to His Majesty the highly blessed King Otto of Greece -. IN 352".
King Otto I of Greece (1815-1867 ), the second son of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, the first Greek king 1832 - 1,862th
Mahmud II (1785 -. 1839), Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, great reformer and modernizer of Turkey on the European model.