Middle east & caucasus

Very Fine Ottoman / Turkish Kard set with Rubies and Turquoise

Very Fine Ottoman / Turkish Kard

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Origin: Turkey

Date: Early 19 C.

This exceptionally fine kard is coming from Turkey, early 19 C. or earlier.  Triangular single edge blade with strong T spine. Silver handle and scabbard chiseled with thick floral gilded design and decorated with the Turkish symbols of gilded moons and stars. Both the handle and the scabbard are set with many Ruby stones, with a larger turquoise stone at the top of the pommel.

Blade 7, total 12 inches. Very good plus condition

This kard comes with an old, damaged label indicating it is coming from Lionel Bonham, the fourth Baronet of the Bonham family from Wiltshire. All family heads were serving in the Diplomatic and military services of the United Kingdom, and most probably this kard was collected by one of the earlier family members while he was servicing abroad.

Price: On request

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