Lot 98

A high status 18th century Indian sword, featuring a gilded bronze horse-head pommelled hilt, with a lot of original gilding remaining. The whole of the hilt features floral decoration and has a knucklebow connecting to the horse’s chin. The blade, which shows evidence of having a pattern-welded construction, has four narrow fullers and it in the European style (perhaps made in India, inspired by German import blades). The blade also features the characteristic ‘eyelash’ marking. Blade length 31 1/2 inches (80cm). (1)

Estimate: £500-£600