Antique pair of American spectacles made during Civil War period time, 19th century.
DETAILS: made of solid silver by Jos, Bevan Optician & Jeweler Williamsport, PA with original spectacle case engraved “Jos, Bevan Optician & Jeweler Williamsport, PA”
CONDITION: spectacles and the case are in good condition.
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Ancient Scythians bronze fibula in the shape of a deer 6th-4th century BC
DETAILS: Openwork bronze depicting a seated deer with slender body, large head and antlers, and pronounced musculature; the legs folded beneath the body; the head regardant, resting on the hind quarters; the facial features stylised, with a large, round eye; the reverse with it’s the original clasp for attachment.
REFERENCES: 1) The Golden Deer of Eurasia Scythian and Sarmatian Treasures from ...
Ancient, Pre-Columbian, Colima culture Protoclassic (100 BC to 250AD) ceramic effigy vessel in the form of a duck with low rounded body, small wings to the sides as if ready for flaying, the short tail at the back and the flaring spout emerging from the center.
CONDITION: as can be seen in this photo, the piece has been broken and re-glued in same places.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 17.2cm (6 ¾ inches)...
Antique 19th century Turkish Ottoman Balkan dagger Kard.
Details: A solid cast brass hilt profusely decorated in low relief, with flowering foliage and scrollwork, a straight single – edged steel blade, a forte encased on each side with shaped brass panels, chiseled with scrolling foliage. In its original cast brass scabbard, decorated en suite with the hilt, with a loop and chain for suspension...
18th century American Revolutionary War scissor-type Candle Snuffer would extinguish a flame without lingering smoke and help to trim the wick.
DETAILS: beautifully hand forge and finished in an artistic manner.
CONDITION: overall in fine condition.
MEASUREMENTS: overall length in a straight line is 95 cm (37 ½ inches)...
Antique 19th century copper mounted Arabian Islamic Syrian dagger Jambiya.
Details: A copper grip and scabbard with wood insert, decorated with repousse, and set with five faceted cut oval jewels in silver settings, fitted with a belt loop for suspension. A characteristic double edged sturdy steel blade with median ridge.
CONDITION: In good condition overall, with minor wear...
Antique Pre-Columbian Moche Circa: 400 AD to 900 AD Painted Terracotta Effigy Vessel in the form of a Duck. The duck's head, wings and legs are finely sculpted and nicely painted with white pigment.
CONDITION: In good condition showing its age and usage patina. No repairs or restorations.
MEASUREMENTS: Length 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in). Height: 15 cm (5 7/8 in)...
An authentic antique museum quality late 18th century hand painted miniature on an ivory panel and mounted in a gold gilded bronze frame. The miniature is an actual portrait of an aristocrat woman sitting in a rococo style chair wearing a classical dress of the typical late 18th century period time fashion in royal blue and white colors while holding a book...
Large Antique 19th century over 100 year old reliquary encased in a gilded wooden frame. The names of the saints whose relics are enclosed are written on a paper ribbon as follows:
St. Joseph, St. Pierre, Ab. St. Zotique, Ste.Placide,M...
Antique Canadian Snider-Enfield Carbine dated on lock plate “1861 Enfield” and “VR” under the crown (Victoria Regina).Details: the stock is stamped “DC” in diamond on the left side on the butt, on the right side stamped cartouche with No1 below, on brass butt tang stamped Enfield mark with No 40 above and No 143 beneath.
CONDITION: Carbine is in excellent condition.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 94 cm (47 in)...
18th century Tibetan silver dagger. The scabbard and hilt are made of horn, mounted in silver and inlaid with turquoises, corals and lapis lazuli. Some stones are missing although easy to replace. The silver pattern is hand chiselled and deeply engraved. The dagger is made of high grade silver. Dimensions: 21 ½ inches long in a straight line; the scabbard collar is 6 ½ inches wide.
Dervish sword Kaskara, 19th century, from period - time of the Mahdi (Mohammed Ahmed 1848-85) revolutionary insurrection against colonial rule in Sudan. The Double-edged blade is engraved on both sides with Arabic calligraphy. The cross guard is made of brass, the wooden hilt with covering from crocodiles hide. The unusual crocodile tail scabbard is with two companion daggers. The sword is in good condition. Overall length; 30 inches.