SOLD Authentic antique outstanding Jewish Etrog container of classical oval form, Russia, circa 1900...
Antique Chinese late 18th century (Qing Dynasty) extremely well hand carved white stone sculpture of Guanyin mounted to an elegant rosewood stand. Kwan Yin is sited in dhyanasana on the throne and wearing elaborated loose-fitting robes and a Chinese –style head dress with cowl over the top-knot with mandorla. Guan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion, revered by Buddhists as the Goddess of Mercy. Her name is short for Guan Shi Yin...
Authentic antique and rare Pre-Columbian Aztec ceremonial sacrificial flint blade knife, TECPATLIXQUAHUA.
Late Classic circa 1175 to 1521 AD the TECPATLIXQUAHUA was used in Aztec human sacrificial rites. In an early period of time the blade was used without a handle, however, as time progressed, in the late period of Aztec culture they were mounted in elaborated handles; as you can see in the movie Apocalypto...
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...
18th Century German Iron Strong Box Casket with a working lock and bronze key. The box is made of solid steel or iron plates fitted together, with an iron handle, and on the interior there are remains of red paint. Condition: one of the catching prongs of the lock is broken. Length:7 ¾ inches (19.8 cm) Width: 5 7/8 inches (15cm) and Height: 3 ½ inches (9cm)
Ancient Chinese Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) cast bronze circular mirror decorated with Four Nipples and auspicious animals.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 9cm (3 1/2 in).
CONDITION: in good condition with beautiful greenish patina.
REFERENCES: (a) Masterpieces of Chinese Bronze Mirrors in the National Palace Museum Published by the National Palace Museum Taipei, Taiwan, (b) Later Chinese Bronzes by Rose Kerr, (c) Ancient Chinese bronzes by William Watson...
Extremely rare antique Islamic Arab sword Kattara. Another similar Kattara sword is in the collection of the Furusiyya Art Foundation, this collection possesses very important Islamic Arms and Armour material, as described in the book-catalogue by the foundation, such important items are not to be found in other collections or museums...
SOLD Authentic antique Imperial Russian Silver Jewish Torah Pointer made with finely hand chiselled details, 19th century. Fully stamped with “84” zolotniks standard and maker’s initials in Cyrillic alphabet “AI” Aleksiev Ivan Alekseyevich. This fantastic Yad is composed of several elements. The handle is in the shape of the eagle’s head and decorated with two stars of David.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 30 cm (11 ¾ inches). Weight: 114 grams...
, late 18th century Chinese sword with a double edged sturdy blade.
DETAILS: the grip made of rosewood, the cross guard, pommel, and fittings of the scabbard are made from brass beautifully hand chiselled with symbols of Longevity and images of bats (Chinese symbol of good luck), in its original turtle shell covered scabbard.
CONDITION: the sword is in good condition considering its age except for some chips on the finish of the scabbard what can be expected from 200 years old obje...
Circa 1790, French Revolutionary Infantry officer’s sword. Details: hilt of gold gilt brass, helmet pommel, and grip bound with wire, straight single edged blade with fuller and spear point, the forte engraved with trophies and foliage. The overall length is 98cm (38 ½ in). Condition: good.
Antique 19th century British Infantry officer’s sword pattern 1845. Details: A solid brass four bar basket hilt incorporating a crown over a royal cipher VR with a wire bound shark skin grip with a back-strap decorated on the top in rococo ornament. A sturdy slightly curved single – edged blade with fuller, double – edged toward the point with a median ridge, which usually appears on back-pipe blades and is hardly ever seen on fullered blades...
Antique 17th-18th century Russian Cossack sword Shashka. DETAILS: A
17th century slightly curved single - edged sturdy blade, of Polish
origin, cut on each face with a pair of fullers with a pronounced
raised false edge -yelmen, deeply stamped on each face of the blade
with the letters "oNoNo"...
British Napoleonic infantry officer sword, pattern 1803. Details: iron stirrup hilt, wire bound shark skin grip, curved single edged blade without fuller. Condition: some pitting to the blade and minor damage to grip otherwise in good condition. The overall length is 73cm (28 ¾ in).
Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD) pale celadon jade miniature tripod censer of globular form supported on three short cabriole legs, the shoulder with two mythical-beast mask suspending loose-ring handles.
MEASUREMENTS: 6cm (2 7/8 in) wide across the handles.
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Rare sterling silver gilt Challenge Cup, inscribed: “CHALLENGE CUP PRESENTED BY HIS EXCELLENCY The Lord Byng of Vimy G.C.B GAWERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA TO DORVAL JOCKEY CLUB 1922”. On the other side is beautifully engraved coat of arms .The trophy is English made and stamped with London marks: leopard’s head, lion passant, manufacture mark and date letter what correspond to 1904-5...
17th century, Indo-Persian Bazu Band in typical Indian style.
DETAILS: forged from single piece of steel and hemispherical in section with a narrow horizontal ridge across the wrist, attached to the matching back-plate by hinges, both front and back plates are reinforced at their edges with an overlaid, serrated border decorated in brass.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 13 inches (33 cm).
REFERENCE: “A glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor” by George C...
SOLD Antique 19th century Qing Dynasty Chinese Lady’s Hand Purse. Details: Navy blue satin Silk embroidered in coloured floss silks, with flowers and birds, highlighted with metallic thread.
The interior is lined in emerald – green silk damask woven in a fine pattern.
This outstanding and hard to find purse has a beautiful silver filigree crown frame, with scrolled motif jeweled with six malachite stones.
Please note that most of the antique Chinese Lady’s purses on...
Antique Pre-Columbian Mayan circa 200 AD to 600 A.D. reddish terracotta small head wearing a headband.
CONDITION: showing its age and usage with patina with earthen deposits. Chipped.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 3.1 cm (1 1/4in).
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