A Persian ceramic turquoise glazed bowl on the high footring, Kashan Iran, 12th century AD. Details: the interior carved with a wide band of diagonal slashes between pairs of incised concentric rings, all covered with turquoise glaze except for the lower part of the body and the foot.
CONDITION: repaired clean breaks, small areas of restoration, beautiful age patina.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 6 ¾ in (17.3 cm)...
Authentic antique late 18th century Persian "vambraces" armour for the forearms BAZU BAND made of well hand hammered steel with arabesque borders. The centre is decorated with three lobed medallions and a beautifully hand chiseled floral pattern decorated in gold and silver koftgari damascening with the chain mail gauntlet dastuvana on the leather and fabric lining.
MEASUREMENTS: length with the dastuvana: 45 cm (17 ¾ in)...
A 19th century Burmese sword Dha. DETAILS: Damascus steel blade with visible dark wavy temper line and pattern, mounted in wooden grip bound with rattan, in its original wooden scabbard. Measurements: overall length with the scabbard: 83cm (32 5/8 in), the length without scabbard: 77,5 cm (30 ½ in), length of the blade: 55 cm (21 5/8 inches).
Empire, circa 1800, gold gilded bronze inkwell on black marble base, representing a sitting classical figure of a winged cherub holding in the right hand the flame of knowledge which is made of white bone; in the left hand holding an ink bowl; and on the shoulder is mounted a ink pen holder in the shape of a quiver; the bronze sculpture is executed with fine details and precision.
MEASUREMENTS: 7 inches (18 cm) tall.
CONDITION: in good condition with nice age patina...
Antique 17th century, Indian - Mughal-, Maratha sword Surai
DETAILS: Long steel blade of European origin with three fullers, straight for the two-third of its length, and then curved for the remainder .A massive steel hilt of characteristic Khanda form including a pair of short langets with shaped terminals extending over the forte, a pair of short quillons, shaped guard extending to form the knuckle – guard the interior with velvet cushion liner.
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This is an extremely rare 17th Century Italian Bescian pistol made by the famous gunsmith LAZARINO COMINAZZO. The piece exhibits outstanding workmanship. The lock was converted from flintlock to percussion in the early 19th Century although the wooden stock, barrel, lock plate and all metal fittings are from the 17th Century. The barrel is signed clearly "LAZARINO COMINAZZO", also there is warned out writing on the lock plate...
A rare antique 17th century Polish Mace Buzdygan. DETAILS: A pear
-shaped iron head formed of twelve close-set flanges with a
baton-shaped pommel, a wooden tapering haft of circular section, with
a spirally shaped grip enclosed by an iron rivet and washer.
The buzdygan is a mace bared by a colonel as a symbol of rank and a
sign of the officer's authority, as the commander of the Polish
cavalry Husaria and Pancerni during the 16th-17th century...
Antique 18th century Islamic Warrior's Saddle of characteristic form from Rajasthan - India. Details: The wooden frame is fitted with elaborate engraved brass strap work mounts.
CONDITION: Sign of usage and wear.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 38,5 cm (15 1/8 in), width: 28 cm (11 in), height: 28,5 cm (11 1/8 in).
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SOLD 14 k solid gold vintage 1940 Royal Albert Chapter Masonic freemasonry Jewels Regalia Medal.
This piece comes with its original ribbon with three bars, and its case. The front reads, “Royal Albert Chapter”. The back is engraved, “Presented To EX-Companion .T.H. Campbell Jan .15 TH 1940 “. The center is stamped 14K with the gold smith mark beside.
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A very rare pattern antique 18th century Russian sword 'Shashka'. Details: An extremely long slightly curved single edged steel blade cut with a pair of fullers. The hilt is with a characteristic hooked bifurcated pommel with grips made of dark brown horn retained by two brass rivets and applied on the pommel with a crescent moon. A solid brass cross-guard comprised of a pair of down-turned arms with langets...
Antique 17th century Polish - Hungarian Hussar sword, with a steel hilt in a typical Polish-Hungarian hussar form, with an open knuckle-guard, downcurving rear quillon, with bud-shaped terminals, and a characteristic cap pommel, extending over a black painted plain wooden grip. A sturdy slightly curved single edged plain blade, in its original leather covered metal scabbard, with three large steel mounts...
Antique 19th century Abyssinian sword (SHOTEL) with Rhino horn hilt of characteristic form with broad curved fullered blade stamped on one two sides of the forte with the marker marks , retained at the top by a domed washer. The sword is in its original hand stitched leather scabbard.
CONDITION: The rhino horn hilt with small crack and chipped on the edges. Leather very dray and scabbard shrunk so the blade does not exactly go to the end...
Antique 17th century German Nürnberg - Nuremberg pewter relief plate
KAISERTELLER circa 1630 of Ferdinand II (9 July 1578 – 15 February
18th century English round snuff box, made of boxwood. DETAILS: The lid is hand carved with the image of St. George on horse killing a dragon.
CONDITION: In good condition, with nice patina, no cracks or repairs, well fitted top.
MEASUREMENTS: Measuring 3 ¼inches (8,3 cm) across and 1 ¾ inches (4,5 cm) high.
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An exceptional antique early 19th century European sword with a gold gilded Empire Hilt. Most likely this is a custom made sword made for the Dragon Senior Officer...
Authentic ancient Chinese Terracotta pottery figure of the Bactrian camel, Tang Dynasty period (618-907 AD). DETAILS: Well modeled, standing with its head raised, long curving neck and twin humps.
CONDITION: the camel is in good condition considering its age except for one leg was broken and repaired, fading colour, abrasions and small chips.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 38 cm (15 in). Length: 30 cm (12 in). During the Tang Dynasty the popularity of the camel as a funerary object incr...
Authentic antique late 19th century North American Indian beaded hide shoulder bag of rectangular form from the Great Lakes area. Constructed of very finely tanned hide and beaded with classical floral designs in rose, pink, light blue, green, navy-blue and two shades of yellow beads , on a translucent beaded ground trimmed by red cloth.
CONDITION: in good condition with a beautiful old deep patina showing the age and usage.
Dimensions of the Bag including fringes: 27 cm (10 5/8 in...
A very good quality, antique 17th -18th century, Indian fighting antique Axe Bullova of the Chota Nagpur tribes from the central India. DETAILS: very well hand forged still mustache shape grooved blade 18.2 cm (7 1/8 in) long from tip to tip, mounted on its original dark wood haft with brass bands and steel fittings.
CONDITION: in good condition with nice age patina.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 73.4 cm (28 7/8 in).
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