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Sabre and Scabbard

Steel, ivory, gold, enamel, leather | 89.5 cm (length) | RCIN 62535

Grand Vestibule, Windsor Castle

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  • Persian sabre with brass crossguard, pommel and sideplates, enamelled with flowers; pistol-shaped ivory grip with gold thread tassel; curved back-edged watered steel blade with inscription. Black leather covered scabbard with enamelled mounts and chape.
    Provenance

    In the collection of George IV.  Recorded in the Armoury at Carlton House with the note, 'A most beautiful Persian Sword' (CH AA 1802).  Lent to the International Exhibition of Persian Art in London in 1931.

  • Creator(s)
  • Medium and techniques

    Steel, ivory, gold, enamel, leather

    Measurements

    89.5 cm (length)

    73.0 cm (blade length)

  • Category
  • Place of Production

    Iran