Indian King's arms and armour to make £1 Million



2015-07-06 15:41:08

An impressive collection of arms and armour that belonged to an Indian King could auction for up to $1 Million.

The exquisite collection of sabres, gem set swords and quilted helmets all belonged to Tipu Sultan, the 'Tiger of Mysore' who was defeated by the British army at the Assault of Seringapatam in 1799.

Among the highlighted lots are a gem set sword with a tigers head which could fetch £60,000-80,000 and a 17 bore two shot silver mounted flintlock sporting gun which could fetch over £100,000. 

The collection will sell as part of Bonhams sale of Islamic and Indian Art in London on the 21st of April. 

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