Antique 19th century Austro Hungarian presentation sword, model 1837, from the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
DETAILS: A single edged, curved steel blade with a full-length fuller and clip point, engraved on one side “Erinnerung an 13.14.15 März ü: 15.26.May 1848”
(Memory of the 13.14.15 March and 15.26.May 1848), flanked by martial trophies, banners, cannons, helmet, swords, axe and foliage.
The other side engraved with “Für Freiheit und Recht” (For Freedom and Justice), flanked by...
Antique 19th century Chinese Qing Dynasty Robe-Coat. A dark navy blue silk, gauzily woven, with numerous round medallions each enclosing a sinuous, five-clawed, horned ascending dragon and a descending phoenix in flight, amidst clouds, contesting a flaming pearl.
The coat is bordered by black Satin silk panels and trimmed with finely woven black silk ribbon.
The pictures are not showing the fine quality of the silk, also we were not able to show the true color of th...
Antique, late 19th century, African Mangbetu or Zande, bow harp, Kundi.
The sound box (Resonator) of the harp is made of wood and covered with snake skin, with one round opening on the anterior surface, and small holes for the strings.
There are no holes in the neck for the tuning pegs since the strings were fastened to the neck by the loops. Since the shape of the neck is conical, the strings were tuned by shifting the loops of the strings to the thicker or thinner part ...
Antique18th Century Mughal Northern Indian Islamic cast brass lidded Ewer (aftaba) of pear-shaped body stands on four short feet decorated with slightly raised almond-shaped medallions engraved with poppies and incised all over with floral and leaf motifs, the serpentine handle with a stylised lotus finial, joining the neck and hinged to the domed lid, straight rising tapering spout with a cast rib
CONDITION: in excellent condition, showing the age and usage. There are no repairs, ...
Antique 16th century Turkish Ottoman leather water flask (Matara) formed from the hind-quarters of an animal with stitching down the middle of the flask, one leg acting as the spout, the other shortened and stitched, acting as a small handle, retained its original wooden stopper. The Matara leather water flasks were very popular in Turkish Ottoman Army.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: from the top of the stopper to the bottom of the base: 34.8 cm (13 3/4 in).
CONDITION: In its ori...
Rare antique, 17th - 18th century, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack staghorn gun powder - flask with a bifurcated body engraved with traditional Ukrainian folk designs, with an elaborate rosette on the center and an engraved figure of a stag. Fitted with a nozzle and two stoppers.
REFERENCES: Very similar Powder Horns are published in the book "Ukrainian Cossack state" by Volodymyr Nedyak Pages: 241, 242, and 243.
The buyer will be provided with a copy of the pages from the ...
Authentic antique over 100 years old European sword Rapier most likely of the French origin with tapering two –stage steel blade ,the upper portion of flattened – hexagonal section engraved illegibly on the edge of ricasso with brief inscription ,with a short fuller on the respective sides flanked by two full length slender fullers.
Steel hilt comprising cup – guard pierced with a series of slots a pair of straight long quillons swelling towards the notched terminals matching ...
Antique 18th century large Turkish Ottoman Islamic dagger Khanjar - Jambiya with tapering double-edged blade with medial ridge, waisted large one-piece walrus grip, and original sheath encased in silver applied with openwork panels of foliage with bands of silver wire and beads at the throat, and single small suspension loop and ball finial.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length with the scabbard: 39.5 cm (15 1/2 inches).
CONDITION: The silver scabbard damaged with signs of old ...
Antique 18th – early 19th Century Chinese Qing Dynasty Carved Dragon Belt Hook mounted as a magnifying glass handle in a gilt copper mount with engraved flowers and leaf decoration attached to a circular polished magnifying lens. A well carved belt hook with a large dragon head hook with bulging eyes, curled horns and pierced mouth. The body of the belt hook is carved with fine openwork with a writhing chilong holding lingzhi in its mouth. The reverse with a raised button.
In the late 19th ...
A very rare Antique 18th century Silver mounted Arab Dagger Jambiya, with a curved double-edged steel blade, formed with a medial ridge, a silver hilt of very finely chiseled fish-scale pattern and foliage, a wooden scabbard covered in purple velvet with large silver mounts, decorated in very fine pierced and chiseled scrolling tendrils, and fitted with belt loops for suspension.
Overall length with the scabbard: 28 cm (11 in).
Condition: The Jambiya is in good condition and shape ...
Authentic Czech oil painting on board by listed well known Czech Painter, Frantisek Danek - Sedlacek (1892-1974). This well executed painting depicts a beautiful Czech countryside in the autumn.
Date of creation: circa 1930.
Signed in lower left corner “Danek Sedlacek”.
The painting comes with its original frame.
CONDITION: The painting is in very good condition, no repairs or restorations whatsoever. The wooden frame is chipped.
Antique Japanese bronze sculpture extremely well modeled and superbly executed with stunning details depicting a walking boy carrying a bundle of firewood on his back and an axe through the back of his belt. The interior of the base is entirely inscribed in Japanese characters.
CONDITION: Very good quality workmanship with excellent natural dark patina, the right hand, carved of bone, is possibly a later replacement.
MEASUREMENTS: Height of the bro...
Antique,18th century, Polish nobleman walking stick, Obuszek, the brass head in the form of War Hammer – Nadziak, with rounded hammer-face and faced stem, and down-curved faced beak-shaped rear-fluke, mounted on its original black painted wooden haft.
The waking cane, Obuszek, with the head in the form of the war hammer, nadziak, was very popular among polish nobles during the 17th and 18th century, and was used, not only as a waking stick, but also, as a deadly weapon often used in b...
Rare Antique, 18th – 19th century, central Asian Turkmen, or Uzbek Islamic teapot, carved out of a piece of Chlorite stone, carved all over the exterior with decorations consisting of elaborate medallions with checkered pattern, richly set with approximately 800 turquoise stones of different size, and with 62 red gems.
CONDITION: In good condition, considering its age, showing its age and usage with no cracks, restorations, or repairs. Absence of lid, some stones are missing, othe...
Antique cast bronze bottle-shaped wine vessel from north India 16th/17th century. The rounded body is sitting on a trumpet footing with a beaded rim; the tapering neck is supported by a raised ring rising to a flared spout decorated with stylized petal lappets design.
This type of vase was always used for rice wine that is served during weddings and other profane or religious ceremonies.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 25.7 cm (10 1/8 in.) - Diameter: 12.5 cm (5 1/4 in.)
Authentic antique Medieval Islamic cast bronze Double-Wicked oil lamp. Khorasan Seljuk/Seljuq Turks Period 12th. Century A.D. (6th century AH “Hijri”)
The rounded body on a spreading trumpet foot with two spreading spouts project from the front, the handle formed as a loop with integral bird perched above; surmounted by the hinged domed lid.
The top of the body engraved with running animals, birds, scrolling vine, and the bands of benedictory Arabic kufic inscription.
Antique, late 16th - early 17th Century, European Horseman's war Axe, possibly German, or Italian. The hand forge steel head, with angular cutting blade, and slightly curved cutting edge with tapering beak-shaped rear-fluke of flattened square section, mounted on the hardwood haft circular section with a mushroom shaped pommel.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length; 41 cm (16 1/8 in), length of the head; 16 cm (6 1/4 in).
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, showing...
Antique Circa 1470-1532 AD Pre-Columbian Inca ritual offering vessel Conopa in the shape of an Alpaca. Hand carved of a black fine grained stone, and polished with sand and water, with a hole in its back called a "qocha" (lagoon)-the container for offerings during the ceremony "haywarisqa" (ceremony of offerings) in which Alpaca fat and blood mixed with coca leaves were presented to the gods.
MEASUREMENTS: 4 inches (10 cm) long and 2 6/8 inches (6 ½ cm) tall.