A rare antique 17th century European iron mortar with bulbous body, ribbed muzzle and two knobbed trunnions, reinforced cast in low relief of a heraldic crowned eagle with the touch hole in the tail.
CONDITION: In good condition with some rust and remains of a later black painted finish.
The touch hole is clean and not clogged.
Overall length: 24cm (91/2 in).
Width in the widest spot: 16 cm (6 1/4 in).
Diameter of the bore: 7.5 cm (3 in).
Depth of the bore: 2...
Antique, 19th century, Qing Dynasty, pale celadon jade group carving of a monkey clambering on the back of a horse. Dimensions; length: 6, 5cm (2 ½ in), height: 5cm (2in).
Cast bronze Celtic ritual sickle from the Hallstatt Culture (about 800 to 475 BC). The Hallstatt culture was the predominant Central European culture during the local Bronze Age, and introduced the Iron Age. It is named for its type site, Hallstatt, a lakeside village in the Austrian Salzkammergut southeast of Salzburg.
The Roman Author Pliny the Elder described the Celtic ritual gathering of mistletoe which was found growing on an oak tree...
19th century Nepalese combat knife kukri with a very high quality hand forged re-curved and very sharp single edge blade with twin fullers. Details: struck at the ricasso with the maker’s markings, rhino horn grip with brass bolster, engraved ring and pommel cap, original brown leather covered wooden scabbard with brass chape. Such knives were used by Gurka soldiers in the British army service. Overall length: 18 1/8 inches (46 cm).
A very good quality, antique 17th -18th century, Indian fighting antique Axe Bullova of the Chota Nagpur tribes from the central India. DETAILS: very well hand forged still mustache shape grooved blade 20.3 cm (8 in) long from tip to tip, mounted on its original dark wood haft with brass bands and steel fittings.
CONDITION: in good condition with nice age patina.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 77.5 cm (30 1/2 in)...
Pair of Chinese 19th century jade bowls carved from semi-transparent spinach green nephrite and raised on a cut ring foot. Diameter; approximately 3 inches (7 ½ cm).
Antique 18th century, Indian Mughal Islamic Huqqa of bell shape made of brass covered in sheet silver, finely engraved with silver floral pattern.
The base stamped with the maker's name.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 20.5 cm (8 1/8 in). Diameter: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in).
CONDITION: In very good considering the age shows signs of usage and wear with nice patina...
Antique early 20th century circa 1920 Chinese woman’s Costume Coat with matching Pants. A green satin silk coat finely embroidered in satin silk stitch with large branches of various flowers and butterflies. The sleeves have large cuffs skillfully woven in pattern and embroidered with birds, flowers, and butterflies...
Napoleonic Pioneers Short Sword. Details: cast brass hilt in the form of a lion’s head, broad single edged blade. Overall length is 52 cm (20 1/2 inches).
18th - 19th century Persian dagger Islamic Kard with a recurved single edged Damascus steel blade. Inlaid in gold and silver koftgari on each side at the forte with a lobed panel of floral motifs. The hilt is with a bone grip terminating at the top with large cabochon turquoise. Overall length: 13 ¾ inches (35 cm). The dagger is complete with its original leather covered and hand stitched wooden scabbard. The overall length without the scabbard is 33, 3 cm (13 1/8 inches)...
17th-18th century European green –glazed ceramic large wine ewer with buff body, arched handle and short spout.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 32,4 cm (12 ¾ in) Diameter 26,7 cm (10 ½ in).
CONDITION: nice age patina.
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Authentic antique 18th-19th century two panels Russian folded brass icon “The Twelve Principal Feast”. Left fold depict the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Nativity of the Virgin, the presentation of the Virgin to the Temple. On the top the God Father and the Son sitting on the throne, and the sphere with cross between them, above the Holy Spirit in the image of a dove with symbols of the evangelists below...
Antique 18th century circa 1760 Hungarian saber. Details: A typical 18th century eastern European hussar brass stirrup hilt comprising a bud-shaped quillon merging into cross-shaped langets, knuckle -guard, and a cap pommel decorated in rococo ornament and retaining its original wooden grip bound with cord and covered with leather with twisted copper wire. A broad slightly curved single edged blade cut with a broad full-length fuller and a slender fuller along the back-edge...
Halfstocked Second Empire ( Napoleon II ) in remarkable condition cavalry carbine. Signed on the lock " Mre Imp. ale de Tulle". Brass and iron mountings are fully stamped with French military proof marks and numbers. The wooden stock is also stamped and on the side are carved Japanese characters. Circa 1860 AD. Lock in good working order, fully functional. Length; 28 ¾ inches.
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Antique colonial 18th Century George III bugbear coconut powder flask carved in relief, with two oval medallions. The front medallion encloses a crown, and the back medallion encloses a heart surrounded by stiff leaves, all against hatched grounds. The remaining surfaces are carved with hatched panels and flower-heads...
The brass hilt of the classical Polish Hussar form is made from several (six) elements. The grip is decorated on sides with the typical eastern Galician diamond pattern and the heads of tulip flowers (influence from the Ottoman Empire). The massive triangular knuckle bow is decorated on the centre with imitation of a string of pearls attached to the almond shaped pommel. The slightly curved single edged blade has a broad fuller and narrow groove on each side...
Attractive pair of 19th century Japanese Imari Bowls with the traditional Imari main motif of a blue vase containing flowers at the center of the bowls. Around the inside surface of the bowls are freely painted medallions. The same freely painted motifs appear around the outside of the bowls. No cracks, but some of the enamel on the surface of the glaze has been rubbed off (see photo). No repairs. Diameter of top: 8 ? inches. Height: 3 3/8 inches
19th century, French Napoleonic Infantry Sword-model AN IX. Details: solid brass cast stirrup hilt, grooved grip, slightly curved heavy single edged blade stamped at the ricasso with the maker mark. The overall length is 74,5 cm (29 ¼ in). Condition: good.