Tuesday, August 19, 2008

19th Century Tombac Dagger

ottoman tombac dagger 19th centuryCurved long body and a short hilt, a beautiful example of the time. Both of its sides are embossed with motifs made by repousse technique. Its scabbard is embroidered with an emblem of Mizika-i Humayun (official brass band of the Ottoman Palace), crescents and various emblems placed between flowers and geometric patterns. We see oysters at the top of the scabbard and its tombac is in excellent condition.

Estimated value: $ 55,000


  1. That is a gorgeous dagger. This blog is fabulous. I live in Kazakhstan and we have a lot of Turkish culture here so it's great to get some background and other perspectives here.

  2. Thank you for your kind words. Glad you liked it.