Rare, 16th century Turkish Ottoman elbow-length Gauntlet Cuff armour composed of five steel plates engraved on the centre with tulip flower springing from a leafy tuft, this characteristic Ottoman motive of the 16th century frequently appears on the Iznik ceramic and metal work. 21cm (8 ¼ in) high
19th century Nepalese combat knife kukri with a very high quality hand forged re-curved and very sharp single edge blade with twin fullers. Details: struck at the ricasso with the maker’s markings, rhino horn grip with brass bolster, engraved ring and pommel cap, original brown leather covered wooden scabbard with brass chape. Such knives were used by Gurka soldiers in the British army service. Overall length: 18 1/8 inches (46 cm).
SOLD 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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SOLD Antique, Edo period Japanese hand-forged Samurai Spearhead Sankaku Yari comprising blade of typical form with flattened triangular - section with visible Hamon with a period shortened tang pierced with one mekugi-ana.
The Yari it comes with its original lacquered wooden saya carved with the Buddhist ken sword blade symbol
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length of the Spearhead sheathed in the scabbard: 30.7cm (12 1/8 in)...
This is a spectacular Amphora shape vase with deep rich brawn iridescent glaze. The color is vibrant and vivid. On the bottom is a drilled hole- as in the first half of 20 century old Chinese vases were converted to lamps. It is in good condition considering its age except one handle was repaired some time ago. The vase is 11 5/8 in tall. We guarantee that this is an authentic piece.
Authentic antique Pre-Columbian Mezcala, Late Preclassic Ca 300-100 BC pendant carved of beautiful speckled green Jade stone in the form of a human head with high forehead drilled at the temples for suspension.
Dimensions: Approximately: 2.5 cm x 1.7 cm (1 in x 0.669 in).
Weight: 7 grams – 1/4 oz...
Antique 17th century Indo Persian- helmet Kulah-Khud with a
hemi-spherical skull forged from a single piece of thick steel
decorated with incised vertical panels and surmounted by a spike...
Length with the scabbard: 17 inches.
Ancient Chinese Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) cast bronze circular mirror with multiple nipples decorated with “TLV” ancient motif that embodied concepts of early Chinese astronomy and cosmology. Such mirrors were in effect miniature universes that could be held in the palm of one's hand.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 15,5 cm (6 1/8 in).
CONDITION: in good condition with beautiful greenish patina.
Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty very well carved and pierced Jade figure depicting a perching bird holding a fruiting branch in its beak.
DIMENSIONS: Overall length: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in)...
Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty carved and pierced Jade figure of a standing courtier wearing robe and Boogie Pants with a monkey at her feet.
DIMENSIONS: Overall length: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in)...
Antique medieval 10th-14th century European knight horse bit composed of two interlocking hand forged iron bars with a circular finial at each end in excavated condition with lacquered surface.
REFERENCES: “Reitzubehör - Das Bestimmungsbuch” by Steinmann. Page: 25, 48.
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Very decorative and impressive Japanese Bronze Censer bearing dark red-brown patina, comprising of distinctive pedestal base with dragon’s heads, ovoid vessel carved in relief with birds and trees, dragon-form handles and surmounted by a pierced cover with a crane, Meiji Period (1868-1912).
MEASUREMENTS: 30 inches (76 cm) tall...
Antique 19th century Chinese Qing Dynasty Silk Insignia Rank Badge elaborated and embroidered in two tones of couched metallic gold on a black satin ground. Depicts a bird and sun disc among clouds with birds and other precious Buddhist and Taoist emblems and auspicious motifs, with the sea – waves with fishes and rocks below...
SOLD Imperial German Prussian Officer’s Sword, Degen Model 1889, with an unusual iron hilt and folding guard with the Prussian eagle, composition grip wrapped in wire with the applied crowned gilt cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm II.
The double fullered, single edge straight steel blade in its japanned steel scabbard with one suspension ring.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length in the scabbard: 91.5 cm (36 in), the Overall length without the scabbard: 90.2 cm (35 1/2).
CONDITION: In good ...
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.
MEASUREMENTS: Dimensions with the frame: 26.7 cm x 21.7 cm (10 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in)...
19th century Indonesian short sword Barong, complete with its original leather scabbard. Overall length: 54cm (21 1/4 in). Condition: nice age patina.
Antique 19th century European mix media oval miniature portrait depicting a young aristocrat boy wearing a fancy costume, mounted in oval brass, on a rectangular black lacquer paper-mâché frame.
Dimensions of the rectangular frame: 12 cm x 10.5 cm (4 3/4 in x 4 1/8 in).
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age of over 100 years, the lacquer frame is worn, the lacquer is slightly chipped...