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PERSIAN SHAMSHIR SWORD

PERSIAN SHAMSHIR SWORD


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1800: Item # 1360517
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 $11,500.00 
With elephant grips and characteristic steel pommel cap and guard displaying wootz pattern and silver wire wrap to base. The robust, shallowly-curved blade finely wrought of Persian black wootz in the well-known Ladder Pattern and signed in a pair of inlaid cartouches at the right forte, containing the name and title of Shah Abbas I of Iran (e. 1588-1629,) ABBAS SHAH BANDE-YE VILAYET together with the maker’s name, AMAL-E ASSAD ALLAH (Work of Assad Allah.) In its embossed leather over wood scabbard with steel mounts and later applied velvet panels edged in gilt braid, with European collection stamp. Latter 18th century. Worn, losses to leather. Overall length 92 cm. Condition III