Ancient Amber -Brown glazed proto-porcelain ewer, Five Dynasties (907–960 AD). Details: well-rounded body with short cylindrical neck tapers upward to terminate in a dish-shaped mouth, with an arched handle and long curved spout.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 13.3 cm (5 ¼ in) Width handle to spout: 13 cm (5 1/8 in)
CONDITION: good; no cracks or restorations except for small damage to the handle.
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Antique 17th Early 18th Century Hungarian powder-flask. A staghorn body of characteristic Hungarian forked type, the outer side engraved with a series of repeating panels in Hungarian folk style, centering on an arrangement of sun symbols, fitted with a nozzle and two horn rings for suspension
Most of these types of flasks were made during the 17th -18th century in the Hungarian province of Transylvania, now Romania, but also in the Veszprém County.
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Antique, 18th century, Mughal Indo Persian - Sind Matchlock gun Jezail. Details; damascus steel barrel showing strongly banded pattern, muzzle fixed to mounting bayonet, curved wood full stock with simple iron plates on each side.
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 141cm (55 ½ inches).
REFERENCES: “Firearms Of The Islamic World in the Tareq Rajab Museum, Kuwait” by Robert Elgood.
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18th century hand-painted and hand-thrown plate with a Chinese scene of a village on the water with pagodas, bridge which crosses a river, people, trees and a mountain painted in underglaze blue on porcelain.
CONDITION: The condition is good for such an old piece. Small rim chips (as shown in the picture).
MEASUREMENTS: 8 5/8 " in diameter (21.9 cm).
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Antique 19th century, sailor made, coconut jewel box with cover. The exterior is carved in low relief with five panels depicting various creatures: a sitting rabbit on the front, a lion on the back, a dragon and Pegasus on the sides, an incised Griffon on the lid. The hinged lid has a working lock. The interior is lined in red tufted velvet.
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, with a nice patina except for one crack on the horse head, near the front of the lid, and abs...
Authentic antique Medieval Islamic cast bronze Double-Wicked oil lamp. Khorasan Seljuk/Seljuq Turks Period 12th. Century A.D. (6th century AH “Hijri”)
The rounded body on a spreading trumpet foot with two spreading spouts project from the front, the handle formed as a loop with integral bird perched above; surmounted by the hinged domed lid.
The top of the body engraved with running animals, birds, scrolling vine, and the bands of benedictory Arabic kufic inscription.
Good quality, antique Japanese cloisonne enamel incense burner (koro) and cover, with gold gilt bronze mounts Attributed to Honda Yosaburo of Kyoto, Meiji period (late 19th century). The cloisonne koro of squat ovoid form, set on four gilt shaped feet, finely worked in very fine wire with multicolor enamels and speckled goldstone, with two opposing panels depicting ho-o bird and butterfly, amongst flowering vines. Pierced, dome-like cover surmounted by a kiku bud finial.
Condition: The Koro...
Rare authentic antique, half of the 17th-century, Russian enameled bronze, priming flask for a flintlock or wheel lock gun. The shape and the form of decoration are very distinctive for the 17th century work of the Kremlin armory.
Those types of bronze priming flasks were cast in two pieces then joined together on the edges. This particular piece was excavated in the 19th century, on the former territory of eastern Poland, in broken condition. The broken part has been removed and the ...
An exquisite, large, antique, Japanese cloisonné-enamel and embossed-foil (ginbari) Akasuke (Pigeon Blood) footed bowl with Lid with silvered mounts. The body covered with red ginbari with bamboo pattern, lid decorated in fine details with pink and white roses and green leaves on a translucent deep red ginbari ground with bamboo pattern.
Stamped on the base with maker’s mark.
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age. Enamel in very good condition no cracks, chips, free of r...
A very well made, hand painted, vintage Hungarian Herend Porcelain Factory figurine depicting a dancing male Hungarian peasant dressed in traditional Hungarian folk costume performing the national dance, " Lad."
The underside marked in blue with Herend Porcelain Factory mark and also with incised Herend and the number 5496.
HEIGHT: 29.5 cm (11-5/8 inch).
CONDITION: In excellent condition.
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Cast bronze Celtic ritual sickle from the Hallstatt Culture (about 800 to 475 BC). The Hallstatt culture was the predominant Central European culture during the local Bronze Age, and introduced the Iron Age. It is named for its type site, Hallstatt, a lakeside village in the Austrian Salzkammergut southeast of Salzburg.
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 mistlet...
Authentic antique over 100 years old European sword Rapier most likely of the French origin with tapering two –stage steel blade ,the upper portion of flattened – hexagonal section engraved illegibly on the edge of ricasso with brief inscription ,with a short fuller on the respective sides flanked by two full length slender fullers.
Steel hilt comprising cup – guard pierced with a series of slots a pair of straight long quillons swelling towards the notched terminals matching ...
Authentic, ancient Greek - Hellenistic,3rd Century B.C., Extremely Large, terracotta spindle bottle – perfume flask. The body tapering to a wide, flat foot, the neck tubular with a well-formed lip rim.
HEIGHT: 22 cm (8.66 inches).
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age to be over 2300 years, in its original unclean condition with age patina, the calcified mineral deposits strongly visible on the surface, rim chipped, repaired. Fitted at the bottom with metal pin t...
An authentic antique Chinese ceramic stove model with two cooking pots and wing cup, made of reddish earthenware covered with green glaze, Eastern Han Dynasty period time (25-220 AD).
CONDITION: The stove is in good condition, considering its age (approximately 2000 years old) except for small chips and small piece of one corner chipped off. No repairs or restorations.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 33.5 cm (13 1/8 in) Width: 23.5 cm (9 ¼ in) Height: 15.3 cm (6 in).
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Antique 18th -19th century Turkish Ottoman Tombak - gilt copper alloy snuff box, of cushion form with a hinged lid. The body is decorated overall in a characteristic Ottoman repousse foliate on a punched ground, and richly adorned with red and blue jewels (possibly turquoise and garnets but they could be just glass).
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in). Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/ in.).
CONDITION: Shows signs of usage and wear.
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Antique late 16th century German infantry war sickle-halberd head, with hand forged large crescent iron blade and tapering tabular socket with visible distinct lamination.
CONDITION: In its original condition showing age and usage with glossy dark patina. The edge of the blade is still very sharp.
Overall length including socket: 47 cm (18.5 inches).
It is sometimes mistakenly suggested that the war sickle were agricultural tools used as weapons. In fact...
Authentic, Ancient Chinese bronze sword "Jian" Warring States Period (475 B.C. -221 B.C.), long tapering double edged blade with a median ridge, has beveled edges, rhombus thin cross-guard, slightly tapered tubular hilt.
CONDITION: The bronze has a silver-grey patina and extensive malachite green encrustation, grip cracked and repaired by inserted wood and secured by epoxy for the metal, blade broken and repaired by inserted metal pins and secured by epoxy for the metal, lacking a pommel
, 19th century, finely hand painted on a wooden panel, Russian Orthodox Icon, The Mother of God of Smolensk "Smolenskaya" (Hodigitria or Patron of the wayfarers).
MEASUREMENTS: 29 cm x 21 cm ( 11 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in).
CONDITION: The icon is in the original good condition with a nice old patina. The border with remains of the iron nails. No repairs or restorations.
In the eleventh century a copy, made in Constantinople, of the Hodegetria Virgin came to the...