The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Kilidj
  • Kilidj
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Possibly Lwów, Poland
  • 1701 - 1702 (Blade dated)
  • Gold, watered steel, onyx, rubies, wood and shagreen, engraved, gilt, niello
  • Length: 97.2 cm, Overall
    Length: 84.3 cm, Blade
  • Inscription: A series of cartouches containing inlaid Koranic inscriptions
    Inscription: A European crest of a bull’s head surmounted with a coronet, resembling that of a British Duke, and surrounded by trophies of Turkish arms and palm branches.
  • OA1750
  • Oriental Armoury
Commentary
History
Images & Media
  • Mannheim on behalf of the 4th Marquess of Hertford, M. Alfred de Rougemont sale, Paris, 14-20 April 1869, lot 6, 3020 fr.