Antique Chinese cast bronze circular mirror decorated with dragon band pattern, made during the period time of the Song Dynasty in Han dynasty style.
MEASUREMENTS: 3 ¼ inches (8,3 cm).
CONDITION: in good condition with dark patina.
1. “Masterpieces of Chinese Bronze Mirrors in the National Palace Museum” published by the National Palace Museum Taipei, Taiwan
2. “Later Chinese Bronzes” by Rose Kerr
Antique, second half of the 18th century, Austrian silver mounted hunting sword with a straight broad tapering blade, double – edged towards the tip, cut on each side with a shallow fuller and a slender fuller, along the back-edge ,engraved and gild with foliage, trophies and a stag on a blued panel (worn) at the forte. The silver hilt comprises a crossguard cast in solid silver with a pair of straight faceted quillons and an oval silver collar...
A very nice example of an authentic 19th century American frontiers powder horn.
DETAILS: made of hollowed–out horn of Bison /Buffalo with oval wood base secured with small brass pins.
CONDITION: overall in fine condition with smooth toned black – grey surfaces and rounded turned mouth and the stopper, retains an untouched lovely age patina.
MEASUREMENTS: overall length: 25,5 cm (10 inches).
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Antique Polish officer sword, model 1921/22. Details: A regulation brass stirrup hilt comprised of a solid knuckle bow, with a pair of langets, downbend rear quillon, and a plain back-strap, retaining its original leather covered wooden grip, bound with brass wire...
Antique 18th century Islamic Moroccan Arabian Sword Nimcha. Details: A solid steel hilt of classical shape forged in one piece with three down curving quillons decorated with gold koftgari, the grip is carved from a massive piece of rhino horn with a clear fibrous structure set with an engraved silver collar with a long slightly curved single edged steel blade cut with a pair of fullers. The sword comes with its original green velvet covered wooden scabbard...
Antique Pre Columbian Nicoya ca.100-1500 AD polychrome ceramic female figure seated with legs spread apart extended straight forward and slender arms placed on the belly, with wide-set breast, the carefully modeled face with oval eyes and large lips decorated by tattoos.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 13 cm (5 1/8 inches). Width: 8 cm (3 1/8 inches).
CONDITION: good except for the minor chips, no cracks or repairs. Nice showing its age patina...
Cast bronze Celtic ritual sickle with a beautiful dark green patina.
The Roman author Pliny the Elder described the Celtic ritual gathering
of mistletoe which was found growing on an oak tree. A Druid, dressed
in white, cut the mistletoe using a sickle and allowed it to fall on
to a white piece of cloth. This ritual took place on the 6th night
after the new moon. From this account, we see that the Druids held
some importance to the color white, and used a sickle...
An early medieval, Islamic bronze mace, probably Iran 10-13th century AD. Details: ten flanges head, long cylindrical foot with guilloche bands and remaining of the wooden shaft inside, the hole on the center is intended for pin that secures the head with the wooden shaft. Height: 4inches (11cm). Condition: signs of wear otherwise good condition, nice old patina.
Authentic antique typical American made Sword-Hanger from the
Revolutionary War period time. DETAILS: An elementary brass
stirrup-shaped hilt, a wooden grip with spiraled grooves, on one side
cut in are the initials "M K" and on the other the number 7, a pommel
decorated with radiating channels. A slightly curved single -edged
blade with fuller and brass mounted leather scabbard...
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).
This is a very rare, antique Japanese sword Wakizashi, was made around the year 1500 A.D. (1450-1550 A.D.) An outstanding, slightly curved blade with carving (horimono) has a nice wave full temper Hammon which extends into the Boshi (point area).
The sword shows all the characteristics of a Mino sword. First of all it is very sharp. This is a well known characteristic of Mino blades. It has a well balanced feel and functional appearance. It looks like a fighting blade...
Antique Chinese 18th-19th century Qing Dynasty exceptional ceremonial
dagger with a straight double edged steel blade cut with a narrow
fuller, and a carved green jade hilt of typical Mughal Indian Chilanum
form. A slender baluster grip and central knob and plumed bifurcated
pommel surmounted by a bud- shaped finial mounted in an oval shaped
gilded copper guard...
Antique late 19th century hand painted painting after Sir John Everett Millais 'Bubbles'. The painting portrays a young golden-haired boy looking up at a bubble, symbolising the beauty and fragility of life. The painting is an extremely well painted oil on canvas, which was later placed on cardboard, most likely in the middle of the 20th century...
Antique 18th century Eastern European brass cartridge box in the form of a shield. The front and sides are cast and chased, the front plate is decorated with a pair of standing lions surmounted by a figure of a woman amidst scrollwork and flanged by two eagles perched on branches. A hinged lid surmounted with elaborated figures of two winged dragons. The rear is fitted with a belt loop for suspension.
MEASUREMENTS: 11.6 cm (4 ½ in) high.
CONDITION: in good condition.
This large antique Chinese pipe is beautifully hand carved with Fu dog, Chinese guardian lions known as Shishi (Imperial guardian lion). Flowers and waves in polychrome wood with brass ends.
Condition: The pipe is in good overall condition with a nice patina showing its age and usage.
Measurements: The pipe is approximately 15 1/4 inches long and 3 inches wide.
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Antique early 18th century Small - Sword Rapier. A brass hilt comprised of a double shell–guard, a knuckle-guard, a wooden grip with an ovoid pommel, retaining its original woven wire rings. A tapering steel blade cut with a short fuller stamped on both sides”MINI”.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 90 cm (30 1/2 in).
CONDITION: The sword is in good condition considering its age with minor wear, except for a broken back arm of the guard, please see the pictures.
A rare extremely well made antique 18th-19th century Filipino Muslim Moro Islamic armour. Composed of 68 rectangular thick kabau horn plates, each bordered with incised lines, linked together by solid butted brass rings, brass chain mail with collar and short sleeves, open down the front, main breastplates with applied embossed silver decorative panels, in floral shapes, and decorative studs, held together by two pivoting pierced and engraved locking catches.
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Ancient Chinese Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) jar with bright iridescent green glaze, the tapered neck above an ovoid body molded in a design of celestial creatures with a pair of mock ring handles-T’ao t’ieh.
CONDITION: in good condition considering its age except for small chips what can be expected from app. 2000 years old piece, no repairs or restorations .
MEASUREMENTS: 26,5 cm(10 ¼ in) tall.
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