A parcel-gilt caucasian shashka

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WORKMASTER IOSSIF POPOV, TIFLIS 186?

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A parcel-gilt caucasian shashka
workmaster Iossif Popov, Tiflis 186?
Curved, the silver gilt and niello hilt with bifurcated pommel applied on one side with the miniature of the order of St. George, the leather scabbard with silver gilt and niello mounts imitating Caucasian galloons, inscribed in russian in niello on the reverse of the upper mount workmaster Iossip Popov in Tiflis, surmounted by an embossed Imperial warrant
37¼ in. (95 cm.) long