A miniature enamel gem-set gold scimitar, circa 1600.

Possibly English; the steel blade mounted with a gold hilt decorated on a black ground with C-scrolls and set with cabochon turquoises, 6.4cm long.

1690 Devonshire Schedule …….”A little Cymeter sett with Turquoise and part of the Chaine to it”.

REFERENCE: EWA08554

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