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Sword: MAR.ARM.O.185-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Long, straight, double edged blade with gold damascened floral decoration. Attached to carved jade hilt with buckle bow and knot finial. Scabbard set with turquoises and garnets. Three gold bands embossed with floral scrolls. Top end mounted with ivory, engraved and set with turquoises. Two plain gold bands holding carrying rings. Mughal.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


17th Century#
1600 - 1699

School or Style


Components of the work

Scabbard, Top End composed of turquoise
Scabbard composed of garnet Height 67.5 cm
Hilt composed of jade
Decoration composed of gold
Top End composed of ivory
Blade Length 63 cm
Sword Length 75.7 cm
Gold Ends

Techniques used in production

Insetting (process)

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.ARM.O.185-1912
Primary reference Number: 169135
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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