Authentic Ceramic Vessel from the Mayan culture . There is a tiny hole in the top. Perhaps this was a musical instrument. The sides are decorated with zigzag designs and circles. No repairs or restoration. Chip on the edge of the rim of wide open mouth. Dates from about the ninth century A.D. Height: 5 ½ inches. Width at middle: 3 ½ inches.
Authentic antique 18th-19th century Russian bronze and enamel four-folded panels of 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 Crucifixion surrounded by St. Martha, Mother of God, Saints John and Longin Centurion. On the right fold The Presentation of Christ to the Temple; Baptism; Transfiguration; Entrance to Jerusalem...
18th century, Indo Persian Helmet, Kulah Khud in excavated condition.
DETAILS: shallow ribbed skull with plume holder finial, front with two plume sockets and the nosal bar, lower edge fitted with mail coif of fine steel links.
MEASUREMENTS: 33cm (13 in) tall from the top of the plume holder to the bottom of the mail.
CONDITION: in excavated condition.
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Antique Chinese late Qing Dynasty woman’s informal satin silk robe, finely embroidered in satin silk stitch with six roundels displaying vases with branches of various flowers and butterflies, amidst branches, peonies, magnolias, and goldfish, all picked out in bright shades of red, blue, pink, brown, and orange, reserved on a cream - white ground, and edged by black silk...
Antique 19th century Islamic North African dagger with a slightly curved single – edged steel blade, incised with Arabic inscription. The hilt is in a typical North African fashion, with bone grips-scales retained by two brass rivets, with a black horn cross-guard, and pommel in the shape of elephant trunks, with notched ornament. In its original wooden scabbard, encased in brass, embossed in tribal design...
Antique 18th century Zand Dynasty period (1750–1794) Indo-Persian Islamic dagger Khanjar – Jambiya. DETAILS: A long very sturdy, and extremely sharp, curved double-edged tapering steel blade, cut with a central fuller, and decorated on each side in silver koftgari, with a running pattern of foliage and perching birds...
Antique late 19th – early 20th century, Oceanic Meddle Sepik, Papua-New Guinea, Iatmul People Lime Container. DETAILS: skillfully carved wooden finial in the form of the standing bird, painted in white, black and red, mounted on the hollowed out bamboo staff with cane bands.
CONDITION: no repairs or restoration, minor loss of paint, small crack and minor chips in finial, as visible in photo, beautiful age patina...
A very unusual antique, second have of the 19th century, silver Cross composed of 58 small Indian Travancore State silver Chuckram coins, soldered to a silver wire frame. The suspension loop is stamped with the French import ‘Swan’ silver hallmark.
The 'Swan' mark was introduced on 1st June 1864; it was used on silver articles imported into France from countries without Customs Conventions. Its use was discontinued on 1st June 1893...
A pair of antique Chinese embroidered Buddhist Kung fu symbols, Ch’ing Dynasty, 19th century.
DETAILS: made of silk and gold thread on satin ground and representing Kung fu symbols - the Buddhist monk on the dragon and tiger.
MEASUREMENTS: each frame is 11 inches (28cm) x 7 ½ inches (19 cm).
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Antique Tibetan handmade brass bell, Tibet, circa 19th century.
CONDITION: Very nice patina showing its age and usage, missing clapper.
MEASUREMENTS: Approximately 3 ¾ inches (9.5 cm) tall.
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with robust blade. All steel parts of the dagger are made of fine Damascus-steel (Wootz). Unfortunately the blade was slightly rusty, and after the cleaning process the pattern vanished and now is visible only in some spots (as seen on the photo). The dagger with the scabbard is 20 ½ inches long and the blade is 12 ¼ in.
SOLD Antique late 16th century European knight stirrup formed from a hand forged iron plate, reinforced at the front and the sides and the bottom of the wooden base with iron straps mounted in a heavy iron band with a suspension -loop, the interior is fitted with leather lining. Such armored stirrups supported and gave the stability for the horsemen in amour and also well protected the feet in battle...