Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty hand painted porcelain round dragon box and cover decorated in overglaze enamels. The top of the cover skillfully enameled with a central medallion containing a dragon in archaic style.
The cobalt blue border of the cover and the box are enameled overall with continuous long symbols, Buddhist Lion Dog -fu dog (Shishi) and lotus, the interior finely painted with a matching dragon medallion and long symbols...
Antique 19th century Chinese Qing Dynasty Summer Robe constructed of a
very thin black Silk finely woven with numerous round medallions which
each enclose a pair of five-clawed Dragons amidst clouds bordered by
black Satin silk panels and trimmed with blue satin silk adorned with
precious Buddhist and Taoist emblems and auspicious motifs...
This US Civil War Militia sword with scabbard and authentic frog is a combat sword. The handle is made of wood with brass fittings. In good condition. The sword is is 35 inches long and the blade is 28 inches.
Large Antique Chinese Oxblood Vases with Chinese maker’s mark on the bases. The photo of the top shows how the glaze was applied. The vases date from the 19th century. Sometime in the 20th century holes were drilled in the bases of the vases to put through an electrical cord. Height: 17 ½ inches. Width: 8 ¼ inches.
Details from the mark on the base of each vase. A hole was drilled through the base to install an electrical cord.
A superb quality antique Pre-Columbian Olmec stone Celt axe Middle Preclassic, ca.900-600 BC made of dark black, polished hard stone (possibly Jade - chloromelanite) of tall expanding form, with slightly squared sides, and a sharpened edge.
CONDITION: Showing its age and usage, some minor chips to the cutting edge, otherwise in good condition.
DIMENSIONS: Length: 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in). Width in the widest point: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in)...
Antique Medieval late 15th/ early 16th century North Italian painted Terracotta relief of rectangular shape depicting the Crucifixion, with the Virgin and St. John standing to the right and left of Christ on the Cross, and Saint Mary Magdalene embracing the bleeding feet of Christ on the cross. With a view of Jerusalem behind, and the temple mount in the distance. The relief is within the original wooden frame...
Extremely rare antique 17th century Turkish Ottoman cavalry helmet, with a plain shallow domed steel skull plate fitted on the center with a tubular plume-holder and the chain mail camail formed of a riveted and solid iron rings suspended from the rim.
During the 17th century, the Turkish Ottoman cavalry transformed from heavy armor to Light Cavalry, abandoning heavy turban type helmets, and adopting light helmets with steel circular dish shaped tops...
Oil on canvas, portrait of the men with a mustache by Canadian - Ukraine Painter O.S.A Silvia Gloria Schurick born in Lwow - Lemberg, Poland 1914-1991 (Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Vol. 8, Part 1)
Silvia Gloria Schurick was born on April 12th 1914 in Lwow - Lemberg, Poland. She was the daughter of Katherine and Nicolas Schurick who were Ukrainian descent...
Authentic late 18th century Chinese Ch’ing Dynasty period time double edge sword. Hilt and the scabbard are made of hard wood. The cross guard, pommel and fittings of the scabbard are made from brass beautifully hand chiseled with symbols of Longevity and images of bats, Chinese symbol of good luck. Overall length with the scabbard; 23 ¼ inches.
18th century Indo Persian shield Dhal- Separ made of steel decorated with gold and silver damascening. The shield is decorated with human figures in Persian costumes and around the shield on the border is calligraphic writing inlaid by silver. The workmanship is excellent, the shield is well hammered and the surface is nicely smooth. The border is made of brass and riveted to the steel. In the center are four bosses, and rings on the back of the shield for rope – to hold the shield...
An 18th-19th century Mughal translucent green jade-nephrite circular box and cover with lobed rim. Measurements: 3 ¼ inches (8,3cm) in diameter. Height: 2 ½ inches (6,3cm). Condition: in very good condition with nice showing its age and usage patina.
Antique 19th century English Percussion travelling pistol made by John Evans Carmarthen. Details: Twist octagonal barrel with very large bore signed in full with silver fore-sight engraved lock and trigger-guard bag-shaped chequered walnut butt...
Ancient pre-Columbian (300 BC-500 AD) Guanacaste-Nicoya ceramic effigy vessel on flaring foot carved in relief on each side with stylized human faces and geometrical decorations.
CONDITION: good, no cracks or repairs, beautiful old showing the age and usage patina.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 12 cm (4 ¾ inches). Width: 10.7 cm (4 ¼ inches).
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Ancient Greek circa 5th century B.C. finely hand made bronze bowl with carinated rim. Some areas of interior and exterior have visible traces of gold gilding.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 14 cm (5 1/2 in). Height: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in).
CONDITION: The bowl is in reasonably good condition considering its age, except for one corroded area of the bottom rim and the base, as can be seen in the pictures. Nice patina, showing the age and usage...
Antique, late 19th century American Mameluke style sword. DETAILS: ornate gild hilt of solid brass decorated with foliage and crescent moon, slightly curved nickel plated single edged steel blade with fuller and spear point, brass mounted and covered by crimson leather metal scabbard. Overall length in the scabbard: 88 cm (34 5/8 inches). CONDITION: the sword is in good condition except for a tight scabbard.
Authentic antique 19th century Russian Kuban Cossack sword 'Shashka'. DETAILS: A long and broad slightly curved single edged blade with a wide full-length fuller. A hilt made of brown bone grips-scales with a hooked bifurcated pommel retained by two iron rivets.
CONDITION: The sword is in good condition except for a small crack in one of the horn scales near the lower rivet and some minor pitting to the blade.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 90 cm (35 3/8 inches)...
Antique late 18th century Hussar sword with a curved, broad fullered single –edged blade...
19th century American percussion pistol with extremely long Damascus twist round barrel with octagonal breech section. The walnut half stock with brass furniture, shell motifs grip cup with trap for percussion caps. Complete with original brass ramrod.
MEASUREMENTS: The pistol is 19 inches (48,2 cm) long in a straight line.
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