Sikh Art Watch – Dec 17 – Sikh Artifacts at Christies
A Family Group of Traditional Sikh Edged Weapons
– 19th Century – Auction at Christies
Auction Date: 17 December 2013 ANTIQUE ARMS, ARMOUR & COLLECTORS FIREARMS-9776
Estimate: $3,270 – $4,088
Sold: will update when auction is done
Comprising a chakram (quoit) with three groups of marks each formed of four small discs linked by arms, an Akali warrior’s turban ornament formed as a khanda double-edged sword with an adi chand (half crescent moon) and chakram beneath, stamped with three groups of similar discs to the chakram visible on the outer face, a kirpan (dagger belt) embroidered with flowering foliage and the religous invocation ‘Sat / Sri / Akaal’ (God’s name is the ultimate truth), and a pesh-kabz dagger with characteristic curved blade of wootz steel, silver-gilt guard and tang, and ivory grips
The chakram 6 3/4in. (17cm.) diam, the pesh-kabz with 7 1/8in. (18cm.) blade.