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PRESTIGE BLADE

Baule, Ivory Coast. £780

Fine Prestige Blade. Baule Culture, Ivory Coast

 

Baule prestige blades are renowned for their balanced, harmonious design, expert forging and lavish decoration.This elegantly shaped forged iron blade, sheathed in a sewn animal hide scabbard decorated with coral-coloured spondylus shells, would have reflected the prestige and status of its bearer. Antique brass tacks decorate the blade’s finely carved wooden handle.

 

Ex Private Collection, Europe

Estimated Period: Early 20th Century

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H: 26 CM
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