SOLD--A rare antique 18th – 19th century prototype of large cannon from which were cast actual military cannons in the foundry. The prototype is made of black painted mahogany wood. The barrel is made from one piece of wood and the trunnions are made separately.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 61 cm (24 in).
CIRCUMFERENCE of the base ring: 32.7 cm (12 7/8 in).
CIRCUMFERENCE of the muzzle ring: 29 cm (11 3/8 in). Diameter of the bore: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in)...
Antique Japanese dagger Tanto. Details: A slightly curved very sharp blade with nice temper Hammon. Condition: this blade has no flaws or cracks accept for some minor pitting and scratches on the blade. Total length with the scabbard is: 11 7/8 inches (30cm), the total length of the blade including the tang is 9 1/4 inches (23.5cm). Cutting length of the blade: 7inches (17.7cm). Purchase with confidence this is an authentic Japanese dagger Tanto not a reproduction.
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...
Ancient (circa 171 BC to 145 BC) Bactrian Greek Hellenistic Glass
Intaglio coin weight of King Eukratides I of the Bactria Kingdom. Eukratides I is depicted as a
formidable warrior, wearing a Hellenistic bronze helmet. His features
are individualized, his expression stern...
Antique, 19th century, Qing Dynasty, celadon Jade pendant. Length: 4, 3 cm (1 5/8 in).
SOLD Antique 18th century circa 1720 German pewter – mounted blue and white
Hanau faience Enghalskrug. A horizontally ribbed neck with a baluster
body painted with two large floral arrangements fitted with a pewter
base and hinged domed lid with ball thumbpiece...
Antique 17th century Thirty Year War period (1618–1648) North European Backplate formed of one plate flanged outwards at the base with plain turns at the neck and arm–opening and pierced with holes at each shoulder and each side of the waist for attaching shoulder-straps and the waist-belt.
CONDITION: A black lacquered finish overall, in very good condition for its age, some light pitting...
SOLD Authentic Antique Medieval Viking battle axe head. Circa 10th-11th century A.D. the slender axe head flaring to the slightly curved edge...
Early 19th century Indo-Persian brass banner finial-Alum in shape of a hand engraved with calligraphic panel, mounted in cast-frame with dragon heads and riveted to the pole.
Condition: in good condition except all parts are slightly loose at the rivets, nice age patina. Height: 12 ¾ inches (32,5 cm)...
This is a typical Near Eastern Composite bow used by Turks, Tatars, Eastern Europeans, Persians and Northern Indians. This bow is slightly different in shape than the typical Indian bow “Kaman”. The Process to make a composite bow was very long and complicated; different horn was used, wood and sinew. Therefore composite bows were very expansive compared to the other weapons. Army military power was dependent on the horsemen armed with bows...
An extremely rare pattern antique early 19th century Russian Napoleonic war period time Sword – Sabre with a brass hilt made in a characteristic style for an Imperial Russian Award Sword. DETAILS: A brass hilt cast from three separate elements: a grooved grip, an S-shaped crossguard with typical early 19th century Russian shaped langets, a backpiece with a ring for the tassel on the pommel. A curved single edged steel blade with a fuller showing a visible forging pattern...
A pair of antique 18th century Turkish Ottoman russet iron stirrups of characteristic form inlaid in yellow metal foliage and linear ornament on the outer faces and enriched with silver studs.
Dimensions: Length: 20,7cm (8 1/4in) Width 12,5cm (4 7/8 in) Height: 16,5cm (6, 5 in). One of the stirrups has a small fracture on the base.
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SOLD This is a beautiful high quality hand painted porcelain figure depicting the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, in his famous standing pose with his hand in his vest, wearing his grey coat over a uniform of the Colonel of Chasseurs Cheval de la Garde Imperial. Corners of the plinth decorated with gold Imperial Eagles. A well modeled with fine detail porcelain figure made by a porcelain company founded in 1834 in Scheibe-Alsbach, Thuringia, Germany. Marked on the base in blue with a crossed”S”...
Extremely Rare and authentic 18th century iron cannon with multi-stage tapering iron barrel with raised moldings and bell-shaped muzzle on the iron-mounted stepped four-wheel wooden carriage of naval type. 22 ½ inches (57cm) long barrel and 1 ½ inches (3 ½ cm) bore, total weight of approx. 70 lbs (with the carriage).
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A superb antique 18th century Turkish Ottoman flintlock Gun miquelet rifle with a very high quality Toe-lock decorated with chiseled and silver inlaid foliate arabesques and applied corals. The wooden full stock is richly ornamented with corals, turquoises, and ivory, and superbly engraved with silver plaques. The smoothbore barrel is secured by decorated in repousse and engraved silver bands.
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 157.5 cm ...
18th century Central European, ceramic dish painted under the glaze with raised floral motif. On the back of the plate is deep orange color under rich glaze.
CONDITION: chips on the rim, otherwise intact.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 10 inches (25,5 cm). Height: 2 1/8 inches (5,4 cm).
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A large antique 19th century Chinese Ching dynasty Blue – and - White Porcelain Vase of upright ovoid shape with a trumpet neck applied with a stylized sinuous Buddhist Lions (Fu Dogs) - handle at either side. Superbly painted in vivid tones of cobalt-blue with phoenix among peonies and four - clawed Celestial Long Dragon amid clouds chasing a flaming pearl (symbolizing the Buddhist notion of enlightenment) amidst clouds and flame scrolls.
CONDITION: The vase is in good condition, co...
Ancient Persian Tube Glass Bead of spindle –shapewith onyx-like pattern. Gilan Province, 4th-3trd century B.C. REFERENSES: Persian glass by Shinji Fukai “The History of Beads from 30,000 B.C. to the Present” by Lois Sherr Dubin. Similar beads are in the collection of the Institute of Oriental Culture, Tokyo University. MEASUREMENTS: Length 4 cm (1 9/16 in).
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