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...
13th Century Islamic Bronze Bowl
15th century Persian Timurid Islamic ceramic Blue and White bowl. Width: Diameter: 6 7/8 inches (17,5 c). Height: 2inches (5cm).
Islamic from North Africa beautifully hand painted ceramic vase, 19th century. Height: 14,3cm (5 5/8 in.) Diameter: 15,2cm (6 in) Condition; no cracks, or repairs nice patina and good signs of age.
Antique early 17th century painting on copper plate depicts “The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child”. Mary is depicted dressed in a blue robe with a gold border, and a violet tunic underneath, with hands folded in a prayer posture. The infant Jesus lies in swaddling cloth with closed eyes...
Authentic antique, 19th century, Russian Orthodox Icon Mother of God of Vladimir - Vladimirskaya.
The Icon is traditionally finely hand painted in tempera on a gessoed wooden panel and encased with the repoussé gild metal oklad...
A 20th century Jordanian Bedouin Islamic tribal dagger Shibriya with a plain re-curving double edged sturdy steel blade with clipped - back point.
A wooden hilt and scabbard enclosed in white metal, incised on the outer side in a tribal pattern, adorned with brass wire bands, and locket, set with five red and green beads, and fitted with a belt loop at the rear side.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length in the scabbard: 26.5 cm (10.5 in).
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Antique colonial 18th Century George III bugbear coconut powder flask carved in relief, with two oval medallions. The front medallion encloses a crown, and the back medallion encloses a heart surrounded by stiff leaves, all against hatched grounds. The remaining surfaces are carved with hatched panels and flower-heads...
SOLD Antique 18th century Polish infantry officer sword. Details: A typical 18th century Polish hussar style gold gild brass stirrup hilt, merging into shaped langets, with a back-strap rising up to form a maned lion head pommel, a wooden grip with its original sharkskin bounding, retained on both sides by three domed brass rivets. A slightly curved sturdy single edged steel blade, cut with two fullers, double – edged toward the point...
Very Rare antique 18th century silver mounted Islamic sword 'Shashka' from the famous Central Asian Islamic city Bukhara today in Uzbekistan previously in the former Russian Empire - Turkestan. Details: A slightly curved single edged blade made of very fine Damascus steel with a wide and long fuller. The hilt is with a characteristic hooked bifurcated pommel with grips made of beautifully grained hardwood enclosed by silver straps and applied with settings of rounded turquoises...
Ancient Chinese Bronze (part of the Chariot) of the circular form with four loops with the holes to attach by the rivets to the wooden pert of the chariot. Warring States period 475-221 B.C.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 2 ¾ inches (7cm).
CONDITION: in excellent condition with a lovely green patina.
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Late Qajar or early Pahlavi Dynasty Persian circular shield Dhal- Separ made of iron decorated with Arabic calligraphy. In the center are four bosses, and rings on the back of the shield for rope – to hold the shield. Diameter; 16 ½ inches ( 42cm) Condition; Shield is rusty.
17th-18th century European ceramic green glazes wine jug of baluster form with a slightly averted rim and curved handle.
CONDITION: in good condition considering its age except for chip on the rim , nice age patina.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 8 ¾ inches (22,2 cm).
SOLD Antique 17th -18th century Ukrainian orthodox Greek double-sided blessing altar cross.
DETAILS: A box-like construction of low-grade silver alloy with the wooden core carved with the Baptism and the Four Evangelists on one side and the Crucifixion and apostles on the other.
This cross would have been placed on the altar and used by priests for blessing the faithful.
REFERENCES: 1) Very similar crosses are published in the book...
Rare, superb quality antique, 19th century Turkmenistan, Islamic Central Asian Turkoman Tekke horse trapping - chest-band (Ornaments, Jewelry)...
Antique Pre-Columbian Moche culture ca.100-400 B.C. three copper ornaments of crescent form with elaborate swirl décor.
CONDITION: Deep deterioration to the copper with mottled green-blue patina. One of the crescent ornaments has a broken end.
MEASUREMENTS: Approximate dimension of the oval ornament: 4.8cm (1 7/8 in)...
SOLD Extremely fine authentic ancient Egyptian late period, 26th-30th Dynasty circa 664-332 B.C. turquoise glazed faience composition amulet, depicting the goddess Taweret with the loop at the back for suspension.
The Hippo headed goddess Taweret was the ancient Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility.
MEASUREMENTS: Height 3.4 cm (1 3/8 in).
CONDITION: in original condition showing its age...
Scabbard and the hilt are made of solid and heavy niellooed silver with Arabic calligraphy and floral pattern. Grip applied with raised settings of shaped corals and glass. Well done blade of characteristic Bichaq form with fullers is engraved with Arabic inscription. The dagger with the scabbard is 12 ½ inches long. The scabbard weights 70 grams (approximately 2 ½ ounces).