Finest 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Court Dagger Bodezi, inlaid with coral and wootz blade (ID: id1005)
Finest 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Court Dagger Bodezi, inlaid with coral and wootz blade
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The finest example of an Ottoman court dagger we've owned. This example is in basically perfect condition with almost no losses of any type and the original silver gilt coral mounted scabbard in addition to the original Ottoman silver thread. Dates to the early to mid 18th C.
The blade is very finely chiseled at the base and displays a fine wootz pattern. The handle and blade are tight with no shaking and the scabbard fits perfectly.
The tangband is set with 24 carved fluted corals and bordered by miniscule silver spheres surrounded by minute gilded filigree work in the Balkan style. Three silver squares and a set of two fluted corals between the squares crown the pommel. The wooden scabbard is covered in embossed and chased silver with floral cartouches on each side and a fish scale motif covering 4 ½ inches of the tip. The throat of the scabbard is covered with the most delicate filigree work, 16 fluted corals, 6 small corals, 4 bands of braided gilded filigree, tiny flowers and beads. The edge of the scabbard is covered with rows of beaded filigree work.
Overall 20 ¼ inches, blade 14 ½ inches