Post by Jack Loomes on Jan 13, 2014 2:12:51 GMT
A vert fine presentation sword taken as booty at the Siege of Seringapatam (South India), of Eastern European Manufacture, late 16th Century.
The hilt with broad crossguard, elongated forte and bud quillons, incised with foliate decoration at the grip, with a ridged curved steel blade, the scabbard with a row of embossed foliate medallions, each with a colourful stone or glass to centre, two loops for hanging, later engraved at the lock: Taken from Tippoo Saib, Seringapatam, 1799
Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 GBP
LOT SOLD. 88,900 GBP
(Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)