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Old 5th February 2021, 07:06 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by francantolin was the principal lot in the double page catalogue describing 20-30 other lots, with a large picture of the hilt and described as jade hilt and 19th century...
Deep ignorance, or perhaps intentional, on auction's part. any specialist will see the traces of electric drilling "dremel" machine on the surface, visible with naked eye, even on photos, so they do not even have the basic, not to mention any specialized knowledge
There is no signature on the blade, the date is not in Arabic, it looks like 1990 (?)
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