Private collection. Not for sale.
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
A large circular Asian export sword guard with elaborate decor carved in relief on both sides.
An exceptional example with a graceful hilt with a strong presence.
Sawasa is a copper-gold alloy that was patinated a "raven black" and then highlights were parcel-gilt.
A very fine example retaining its original lacquered shaft.
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
A classic example of the 16th century.
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.