18th Century Ottoman Silver Karabella, for
In good though aged condition, a rare 18th Century Ottoman Silver
Karabella with script to blade.
Silver acid tests show high silver content for much or the fine
metalwork, over a steel blade and frame (orange / red shows very
high silver content, brown lower silver content, the black of the
hilt spine for steel). Clearly Ottoman, with Ottoman-Turkish script
to the blade.
The 30 5/8 inch well etched and still sharp blade in aged but good
condition, some silvering remaining. The silver on steel spine hilt
is a little worn / battered but good. The silver scabbard (made
of three interlocking parts) is good for its age but some of the
interlocking inserts are damaged. The sword sheathes and draws quite
A rare sword and quite likely we have seriously under priced it
at £1500. Please quote item reference number W50. Further
/ full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1175-121x19x16