Carved Ivory Dha Hilt with Silver Collar
This fine ivory hilt is intricately carved and pierced with trellised open-work around a carved central core. The top of the hilt is decorated with a flower and four figures from Burmese folk lore.
The hilt has a silver collar and is drilled at the base where it was once attached to a blade.
The ivory has a superb yellowy-cream, glossy patina and is in perfect condition.
Fraser-Lu, S., Burmese Crafts: Past and Present, Oxford University Press, 1994.
Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour: A Lifetime’s Passion, Robert Hale CI Ltd, 2013.Provenance:
Inventory no.: 3212