Lantaka a 18th century cast bronze SWIVEL-CANNON “Rail Gun” or “Deck Cannon” solid bronze beautiful details measuring approximately 36 inches long. These cannon were used by the legendary Malay pirates, with small cannon-balls it was a powerful offensive weapon. Lantakas were manufactured during the 17th and early 18th century in Holland by Dutch East India Company for export to Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines...
Gorgeous Art Nouveau lady on the front of the tape measure and Art Nouveau flowers with undulating designs grace the back. She is in excellent condition with no dings or dents to her nose, checks, or chin. The tape is in fine working order.
Measurements: 1 1/2" in diameter
Markings: Unger logo STERLING 925 FINE
OUTSTANDING antique inkwell quill pen, or dip pen, circa 1870s post-Civil War era. Pen is marked STERLING with a maker mark. Wonderful repousse work. No dents or cracks! Measures 7.5” in length including the nib. An excellent example of a highly collectible pen from the 19th Century.
Perfect for a night at the opera, ballet or even birding, these opera glasses in original leather case was made by Lorenzo Suscipj in Rome circa 1840.They are black over brass and leather in a leather case with deep pink silk lining with gilded lettering signifing his optical engineering status. After much researching I learned that in Rome he devoted himself to engineering and building equipment for the first daguerrotype, with perfect precision...
Offered is an ANTIQUE CORN RAZOR with a MOTHER of PEARL HANDLE. Razor is in great condition with no dings or chips and the blade is sharp.
Markings: Blade is marked Corn Razor. "Griffon" XX. The other side of the blade is marked GERMANY with an image of a griffon above it.
Measurements: Mother of Pearl is 3 1/8" long x 3/8" wide.
Circa 1890 Chinese pair of Silver Salts in rectangular shape. Measures 3 1/4" X 2 1/8". These salts have identical marks on the back. The top part of the salts are reticulated/pierced. I am not familiar with the marks. But they are either Chinese or Japanese. I am always buying Baltimore sterling salts and I ran across these in a Philadelphia house call. Priced reasonable.
A late 18th Century English Cittern (Guittar) by John Preston 1735-70. The Watch key tuners were supposedly invented by Preston as seen engraved on the tuners. On the back of the neck is stamped "(initials logo) Preston Maker, London". Restoration would require one piece of finger board Tortoise, two frets, nut, 10 pcs. MOP and bridge. Strings were attached to pins on bottom, now absent. Neck is solidly attached to body..
The cornemuse of central France is distinguished by a tenor drone held in the chanter stock beside the chanter. Often bellows-blown and without bass drone, it is characteristically played with the hurdy-gurdy. This one is missing its air intake pipe. This style is also called "Chabrette dans le Limousin".
A Cittern with watch key tuners with an added Ivory "keyboard" which strikes down on two strings. It is attached with two Ivory "nuts". Tuners appear to be in good condition, as is the keyboard. The back has numerous splits hold together with duck tape. Residue from tape is removed using "Gloop" or other glue removers. Neck and fingerboard are fine.
A boxwood and Ivory 13 key (simple system) Clarinet marked "(bee) Martin, *Freres*, A.Paris, (initial logo)" Brass keys and Thumb rest. Light crack in barrel and one ring. All keys and springs respond well. Length is 20 3/8 inches.
A 5 key Clarinet in Boxwood & bone marked "C" in three places. Ready to play except for pads. Length is20 1/4 inches. period MP included. `23
A simple system (12 keys) Boxwood and Ivory Clarinet by Henri Gunckel, Paris c. 1900. Marked on all four joints, and on the bell "(Cornet) Henry Gunckel, Paris (in oval) (letter G logo) B". All keys and springs are working. Piece of center Ivory ring is gone. Bell Ivory has been repaired. No wood damage. Length is 22 3/8 inches.
A CONN double wall Clarinet Albert System Clarinet with 13 keys, 2 rings and 4 rollers. c.1909. All keys are in perfect working order. Playing requirements are pads and corks. A good condition wood MP is included.Length is 22 1/4 inches.
An exceptional High Quality 12 block mounted square keyed Clarinet by Hartmann? in blackwood and Ivory. Marked "B" Each key has brass walls inside the block mount. Every key works with good springs. Cork pads look good. Except for sealed cracks in the barrel, it is near perfect. Original cap and MP. Length is 23 inches.
An interesting early Boxwood and Ivory 5 key Clarinet. Notice that the bell and lower joint are one piece. Also, see the artistic ends on the two long keys. Joints are very tight. The only damage is a missing spring on the lowest key. Marks in four places, include "(oak leaf) Cuvillier, a St.Omer, (oak leaf) B 6". Length is 23 3/4 inches. No cracks.
A 5 key, later converted to 6 key Boxwood and Ivory Clarinet in excellent condition. On the bell "(star)(Lyre) Baumann, A PARIS (Star) B" Marked on all 5 sections. Bad news, upper ring absent. Good news, No cracks, all keys working and FIVE NEW REPLACEMENT PADS. Overall length is 23 1/2 inches without MP. No MP.
Because of it measurements, I cannot attest to the pitch of this block mounted 1 keyed Piccolo. especially since the head is a replacement, not in boxwood. I leave it up to you astute collectors to contemplate a new (Boxwood) head, or just to treat the one keyed body as an interesting relic. Measurements are; body 5 3/4 inches, Head 4 inches, Blowing length 7 1/2 inches. What key is it in?
A very early Boxwood and Ivory Piccolo by Stanesby, London c.1740. One Square Brass key, block mounted, in excellent condition. Overall length is 12 7/8 inches, blowing length is 10 6/16 inches. Marked on head and upper joint. Museum quality.