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1200€

Pulwar sword SOLD

19th century



Afghanistan, 19th century


A very fine heavy pulwar fighting sword. Better than the average once on the market. It has a well forged multi fullered blade of 78cm with one 'U' shaped fuller near the ricasso. A feature often encountered on swords from the Afghan-Panjab region. A pronounced yelman of 25cm. Steel hilt of characteristic form chiselled with lines and designs of foliage, comprising pointed langets, downbent stylised Makara-head quillons chiselled with arabesques, hollow cup-shaped pommel pierced with small holes between raised spiral lines, and filled with jingles retained by a disc-shaped cap with rayed domed finial, and swelling grip. The blade is recently etched. Very good condition. 91cm overall. No scabbard.

Literature:

'Mortal beauty, Arms and Armour of India and China', Exhibition Catalogue, 2015, by E. Karlova, A. Pastukhov, A. Popov, E. Uspenskaya, p. 222, number 137, Talwar

Provenance

Bonhams, Antique Arms & Armour, Including items from the Dr. Ernst-Joachim Rogahn Collection, 27 November 2013, lot nr 19


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