19c Indian Dhal Shield with Chhuri Didkhami
In good condition, a chiseled 19c Indian Dhal Shield with engraved
19C Chhuri Didkhami Dagger.
19th Century Indian steel Dhal shield, chiseled decoration of Elephants
and Warriors with four
raised bosses, the back with four loops for handle attachment, complete
with original knuckle cushion; 45cm in diameter. Associated Chhuri
Didkhami dagger with 22cm blade decorated with animals. Formerly
the property of a Captain in the British Army who served in India
just prior to WW2 (associate photos as shown below; not photo of
Indian soldier holding the shield). All in good condition, a little
aged, the dagger blade with some rust pitting towards the tip. Blade
firm in grip.
What a great pair. Yours, both for £? (too late, now sold).
Please quote item reference AD43 (0503). Full sized / further images
available upon request.