SOLD Antique 16th century European Burgonet helmet circa 1550-1600 A.D. A hand forged one-piece skull extended to form a pointed peak and neck-guard, each with narrow recessed borders, and a lightly roped turned edge. A pair of hinged cheek-pieces each pierced with a circular arrangement of ventilation holes, and each with borders to match the peak and neck-guard, with blackened finish throughout...
Chinese Neolithic age Period Machang phase of Majiayao culture (ca.2300-2000 BC) double-handled jar made of buff-red earthenware painted in brown pigment in geometric designs.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 12.5 cm (4 7/8 in). Width: 14.6cm (5 3/4 in).
CONDITION: minor chips to the rim as one would expect from pottery close to 4000 years old, otherwise in good condition.
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Large antique Indo-Persian steel shield Separ, 18th -19th century,
Qajar dynasty. Of circular convex form decorated on the center with
Arabic calligraphy, surmounted with cartouches containing human
figures in Persian costumes and foliage...
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...
A rare, authentic antique handwritten on very thick paper Napoleonic
Document dated 1807 of Napoleon’s army in Dalmatia. It documents the
“division Dalmatia” and mentions several Polish officers. The title is
“Administration Generale” for the French Army and gives the names of
Commodore Baralinsky and M. Saukivsky. Listed are the Etat de
Antique Tribal Amber necklace composed of 43 hand cut and polished irregular flattened oval beads in shades of butterscotch and honey with its original hand braided fabric ornament is original. .
Never before in the history of our business have we ever acquired such a rear and unusual object, until now, furthermore I can say that I have not seen anything like this in my entire life...
An extremely rare museum quality authentic antique Polish Napoleonic Military Hat Rogatywka, most likely a hat of an officer of the Pospolitego Ruszenia Wojewodztwa Sierackiego. The second known example of this particular model of hat is in Museum of the Polish Army (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego) in Warsaw, and is published in the book-catalog of the exhibition, “Napoleon i Polacy” by Macyszyn Jacek, Page 91...
A group of 4 gold gild bronze commemorative Napoleonic medals and 1 gold gild bronze plaque custom mounted in a wooden case lined with blue velvet.
From the left to right:
1. Napoleon coronation medal. Medalist: MERLIN F.
OBVERSE: Napoleon borne upon a shield by four warriors. With the inscription; BONTE DE TITUS SAGESSE DE M. AURELE GENIE DE CHARLES M. / AU NOM DE PLUS GRAND DES HEROS FREMIT L'HYDRE BRITANNIQUE / MERLIN F...
Ancient Amber -Brown glazed proto-porcelain ewer, Five Dynasties (907–960 AD). Details: well-rounded body with short cylindrical neck tapers upward to terminate in a dish-shaped mouth, with an arched handle and long curved spout.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 13.3 cm (5 ¼ in) Width handle to spout: 13 cm (5 1/8 in)
CONDITION: good; no cracks or restorations except for small damage to the handle...
Ancient Bronze Pin “Swollen Pin” of the tapering round section ornamented with incised linear decoration. These types of pins were used during the Bronze age for fasting cloaks or other garments, 12th -8th century BC, Luristan (Western Iran).
CONDITION: fine green patina.
MEASUREMENTS: Length 5 inches (12,8 cm).
REFERENSES: a similar bronze pin is published in the book “Iran in the Ancient East” by Ernest E. Herzfeld. New York, 1988, page 153. Fig...
Antique 19th century Meiji period Japanese Kutani porcelain incense burner Koro and cover, of compressed cylindrical body, with upright handles, resting on three feet, modeled in the form of stylised elephant heads. The front side decorated with delicately hand painted coloured enamel and gold, with a cartouche depicting the Japanese goddess of mercy, Kannon Bosatsu, amongst clouds flanked by cranes, the rear decorated with a cartouche enclosing birds in a flowering garden. A domed cover ...
SOLD A rare antique 17th -18th century, South Indian, Tanjore dagger Chilanum with sturdy double – edged recurved hand forged steel blade (slightly visible weathering Damascus pattern) with a medial ridge and reinforced armour piercing tip .The hilt, made in cast and chased bronze comprised of a grip with Yali head (Yali is a Hindu mythical creature also called Sardula or Vyala) on a stork body, the oval guard with scalloped edge and the knuckle guard adorned with bud-shaped finials.
Antique Pre-Columbian Mayan circa 200 AD to 600 A.D. reddish terracotta fragment of head mask with large eyes and adorned with ear spools.
CONDITION: showing its age and usage with patina with earthen deposits. Chipped.
DIMENSIONS: Height: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in).
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A good 18th century Chinese Export Famille-Rose bowl decorated with floral designs. Condition; no cracks or repairs, some rim chips Diameter 5 5/8 inches (14.3cm)
Antique late 19th century beautifully executed with fine detail bronze sculpture of Napoleon Bonaparte, in a standing pose with crossed arms, wearing his uniform of Colonel of Chasseurs Cheval de la Garde Imperial, with the Legion of Honour Order. Mounted on its original round marble pedestal
MEASUREMENTS: 23.8 cm (9 3/8 in). Tall inclusive.
CONDITION: Nice dark brown patina, and good signs of age and usage.
Due to the fact that the market is flooded by reproductions of Napol...
Authentic antique 19th century Chinese Qing Dynasty Blue silk Dragon
Robe. Hand embroidered with gold metallic threads with nine
five-clawed Principal Celestial Long Dragons amid clouds chasing a
flaming pearl (symbolizing the Buddhist notion of enlightenment) amid
cloud scrolls and scattered with precious Buddhist and Daoist emblems
and auspicious motifs. The neck bands and horseshoe cuffs are
embroidered en suite in metallic threads with smaller dragons. The
lower lishui border embroide...
Superb quality Antique late 19th century, circa 1880 Portuguese gild Bronze sculpture depicting a Nuno Alvares Pereira ,famous Portuguese knight and chief commander of Portuguese army. He is holding a sword and wearing full armour with tunic adorned on the chest and the sleeves with his coat of arms. The quality of this sculpture is remarkable. All the details of the armour and knight's head are hand chiseled with fine details.
The sculpture is mounted on its original marble...
Authentic antique 19th century extremely well executed meerschaum pipe bowl, depicting the head of Napoleon Bonaparte in his characteristic hat. The eyes are made of black glass. The pipe comes with a custom made modeled to shape velvet covered base. Meerschaum is a soft white mineral sometimes found floating on the Black Sea, and rather suggestive of sea-foam (German: Meerschaum), whence also the French name for the same substance, Ecume de Mer.
CONDITION: The pipe is in good conditio...