Antique 19th century Ethiopian -Abyssinian Imperial guard sword (GURADE) of the Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia. DETAILS: The hilt of characteristic form formed of the cylindrical Rhino horn grip, irregular pommel is nod made of the rhino horn us the grip but of the buffalo horn and adorned on the top with domed brass cap engraved in typical Ethiopian pattern...
Antique elegant cane with a hidden whiskey flask, 19th century. Details: a hollow wooden cane containing its original long glass liquor flask, the handle is finished with copper knob and a collar which unscrews to allow access to the glass flask. This is a combination of a walking stick and a flask in one, providing to be a very useful, handsome, and discreet package.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length 36 5/8 inches (93 cm) and the flask is 15 ¼ in (38,7cm) long...
18th century, Indian shield Dhal.
DETAILS: circular convex form shield of blackish brown rhinoceros hide, upturned rim, four iron bosses damascened with gold, black lacquered reverse side with stuffed velvet cushion, iron rings and attached velvet straps.
MEASUREMENTS: 44,5 cm (17 ½ in) in diameter.
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Turkish Ottoman Sword of the 18th century with Damascus Steel Blade (wootz).
The sword is made in the same style as Persian shamshir but the blade is very heavy. The sword weighs over 2 ½ lb. Horn grip is inlaid with brass and steel. The cross guard has the remains of the original silver inlay. Fittings are made of brass and steel. Length: 34 ¼ inches. Length of blade: 28 ½ inches.
Antique Turkish Ottoman incense-burner - Polycandelon 16th -17th century . DETAIL: made of cast and wheel turned bronze, shallow bowl with the rim engraved with a two interlacing zig-zag bands, mounted on splayed conical base chisel with tulips, medallions and Cyprus trees.
MEASUEMENTS: Height: 12,5 cm (4 7/8 in). Width: 16cm (6 ¼ inches)...
A pair of antique 19th century Islamic Persian Qajar gilded silver Earrings of very intricate workmanship composed of twisted wirework with applied plaques decorated in flowers and birds with fringed embellishments of dozens of flexible small balls.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in). Height: From the base of the balls to the top: 7 cm (2 3/4 in).
CONDITION: In very good condition with a lovely old patina and sign of usage...
Ancient Egyptian New Kingdom-3rd Intermediate circa 1550-712 BC pale blue-green glazed faience Ushabti, with black painted details, curled wig of duplex type, showing his bare feet, arms folded across the chest holding a crook and flail and inscriptions on the front.
MEASUREMENTS: Height 7.3 cm (2 7/8 inches).
CONDITION: in original condition showing its age...
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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Late 18th century Indo Persian Dagger Jambiya with a gold inlaid steel hilt. 13 3/4 inches (35 cm ) long.
Antique, late 19th century, African Mangbetu or Zande, bow harp, Kundi.
The sound box (Resonator) of the harp is made of wood and covered with snake skin, with one round opening on the anterior surface, and small holes for the strings.
There are no holes in the neck for the tuning pegs since the strings were fastened to the neck by the loops...
Rare Antique 18th century- circa 1760 German - Prussian hussar sword from the
time of Frederick the Great. DETAILS: A brass stirrup hilt of typical
hussar form with a solid knuckle bow, long quillon with bud-shaped
terminal, a pair of ribbed langets and a ridged back - piece with an
oval shaped cap pommel, retaining its original leather-covered wooden
grip bound with twisted copper wire...
Antique 19th century Chinese Qing Dynasty Robe-Coat in a Manchu style. A dark purple satin silk finely woven with precious Buddhist and Taoist emblems and auspicious motifs bordered with finely embroidered bands with floral pattern and lined in light blue silk. Sleeves with gauzily embroidered white cuffs panels.
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Antique Napoleonic Prussian Cavalry sword model 1811. DETAILS: A plain
iron stirrup hilt with a knuckle bow, shield shaped langets,
downcurved rear quillon swelling at the tip and retaining the original
leather covered wooden grip. A broad slightly curved single edged
blade cut with a wide full-length fuller, in its original steel
scabbard with two suspension rings. The cross guard and scabbard are
stamped with matching markings: 15. T. F. 5. 13...
Extremely Rare Authentic Antique Medieval 10th -12th century European Norman Knight conical Helmet extremely well hand forged, entirely of one piece of thick solid steel with a perfectly smooth exterior surface. This helmet shows the type of construction used on some of the finest products of the most gifted armorers of the period. Most of the helmets of this period were hammered from iron, only the finest ones were made of steel...
Antique American Indian Beaded Dance Harness
Authentic Antique 19th century American Indian (Canadian Plains Cree from Saskatchewan) dance harness composed of black trade silk fabric with twelve rosettes white red and blue glass beads sown to hide discs enclosed by hanging feather attachments...
Large antique, Persian steel shield Separ, 18th century, Qajar dynasty of circular convex form with chiseled decoration of eight lobed medallions decorated with rosettes on a foliate ground. The center is decorated with a star and is set with four domed bosses with bolts on the back for rope - to hold the shield, a broad band with sixteen cartouches containing calligraphic Arabic script, an extreme edge with an applied brass band.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 46.5 cm (18 ¼ in).
Authentic antique 19th century Russian brass Icon “St. Nicholas the Wonder-Worker” depicting The Saint blessing with his right hand and holding a Book of Gospel in his left hand with the St. Basil the Great and St. Sergius of Radonezh below. In the upper part half-figures of The Savior and The Virgin.
MEASUREMENTS: 6.5cm x 5.7cm (2 ½ in x 2 ¼ in)
CONDITION: in good condition with nice old patina.
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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”....