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Old 14th July 2010, 01:04 PM   #30
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Thanks Alex for taking the time to photograph so many wonderful pieces and sharing a wide variety of them. The pictures are very good and clear and highlight both the quality and fine details of these pieces. A take away for me is to see superb 18th and 19th century weapons where the gold koftgari is absolutely pristine. No wear or anything. If we were to see an Indian sword these days in this kind of condition we might question the authenticity of the gold work but as we can see here, if an item is carefully kept all these years the goldwork can remain in "as new" condition. Absolutely wonderful!
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