FINE ANTIQUE ARMS & ARMOR SALE

Auction Details

Auctions Imperial is pleased to announce our 2013 sale, to be held March 16 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Timonium, Maryland. Over 300 lots of choice antique arms and armor including armor, helmets, shields, swords, daggers, battleaxes, maces, halberds, matchlocks, flintlocks and percussion pieces will be offered. Our fine selection for 2013 includes broadswords, baskethilts, shamshirs, shashkas, palas, kindjals, khanjars, tulwars and spears, as well as chain mail and breastplates. This sale will also include important swords and daggers from the Greek War of Independence and the armor of the Khan of Crimea. Register now through ICOLLECTOR to bid online. THERE ARE MORE AND LARGER IMAGES OF EACH LOT SHOWN IN OUR ONLINE CATALOG AT OUR WEBSITE Questions? Call 323 851 2345
A CONTINENTAL CUIRASSIER BREASTPLATE51A CONTINENTAL CUIRASSIER BREASTPLATE
Probably French, for use in the field.Of steel, bordered in large, brass studs with a number of painted collection numbers to the interior.Deaccession
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 595.00
AN INDONESIAN TOMBAK SPEARHEAD52AN INDONESIAN TOMBAK SPEARHEAD
Of characteristic form, expanded at the forte and midsection, and forged of dramatically-patterned pamor, with a lengthy spike tang. The hardwood scab
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 178.50
A GERMAN LEFT-HAND DAGGER53A GERMAN LEFT-HAND DAGGER
With spherical pommel and guard with ring and swollen quillon finials, the grip with twisted wire wrap and turkshead knots in place. Broad blade of fl
Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 71.25) x 1 = 446.25
A RARE QING DYNASTY SAI PARRYING WEAPON54A RARE QING DYNASTY SAI PARRYING WEAPON
A very well made example with finely-forged tapering octagonal steel shaft, the semicircular guard notched at either end. With ribbed horn grip, brass
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 595.00
A GERMAN HALBERD55A GERMAN HALBERD
An elaborate example in 16th century style, of pierced and scrolled steel with long topspike, mounted on an octagonal-section wooden haft. Purchased f
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (1,600.00 + 304.00) x 1 = 1,904.00
A MOROCCAN KOUMIYYAH DAGGER56A MOROCCAN KOUMIYYAH DAGGER
Of characteristic form with flared wooden grip, the arched pommel and scabbard wrought entirely of silver and finely engraved overall. The curved blad
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 297.50
THREE U.S. M 1840 NCO SWORDS AND A M1840 BAND SWOR57THREE U.S. M 1840 NCO SWORDS AND A M1840 BAND SWOR
All with brass hilts and single-edged blades, two with leather scabbards with brass mounts. Three marked MADE BY/ AMES MFG. CO/ CHICOPEE,/MASS on a sc
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (825.00 + 156.75) x 1 = 981.75
AN OTTOMAN KUBUR PISTOL58AN OTTOMAN KUBUR PISTOL
Of characteristic form with walnut stock, the heavy silver mounts embossed and engraved in scrolls and vegetal motifs, the flintlock mechanism and bar
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 114.00) x 1 = 714.00
A MORO KRIS SWORD59A MORO KRIS SWORD
A fine example with exotic hardwood grip, the pommel flared and scrolled, with cord-wrapped grip and silver ferrule which neatly retain the silver bak
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 85.50) x 1 = 535.50
A PERSIAN ZAND DYNASTY TABAR BATTLEAXE60A PERSIAN ZAND DYNASTY TABAR BATTLEAXE
The massive head of double-bearded form and triangular section, tapering continuously in cross-section from the polygonal poll to the acute edge, inla
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 76.00) x 1 = 476.00
A THAI DHA SWORD61A THAI DHA SWORD
A massive example, the mounts engraved in floral and vegetal motifs and silvered overall. The single-edged blade with central fuller, elaborately inla
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 66.50) x 1 = 416.50
A NORTH INDIAN KHANJAR DAGGER62A NORTH INDIAN KHANJAR DAGGER
With beaked brass pommel and ferrule engraved and lacquered red, the grips of green hardstone. The broad, T-backed blade with chamfered cutting edge .
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 33.25) x 1 = 208.25
A RARE BALUCHI SHIELD63A RARE BALUCHI SHIELD
Of thick, hardened hide, set with numerous large, geometrical brass mounts and studs, stamped with birdseye motifs and profiled throughout. Mid-19th c
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 133.00) x 1 = 833.00
A BURMESE DHA DAGGER64A BURMESE DHA DAGGER
Mounted entirely in silver set with filigreed bands, the grip a single section of elephant, the lightly-curved blade handforged.Mid-19th century. Mino
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (95.00 + 18.05) x 1 = 113.05
AN OTTOMAN SHISHANA RIFLE65AN OTTOMAN SHISHANA RIFLE
Of characteristic form, the hardwood stock mounted in brass decorated with punchwork, with a green velvet strip encircling the butt. The miquelet lock
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 133.00) x 1 = 833.00
A KRIS PANJANG SWORD66A KRIS PANJANG SWORD
Sumatran, the JawaDemam-type grip carved of finely-grained hardwood with an applied crest. The exceptionally long, straight blade forged of pamor. In
Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 71.25) x 1 = 446.25
A PERSIAN TRIDENT67A PERSIAN TRIDENT
The steel head forged with three blades, the outer ones undulating, inlaid overall with running vine motifs in silver. On its hardwood haft.Late 19th
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 297.50
A TIBETAN DAGGER68A TIBETAN DAGGER
The grips of antler with an engraved silver boss and brass pommel and bolsters, the straight, single-edged blade deeply fullered. In its rayskin cover
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (145.00 + 27.55) x 1 = 172.55
AN AFGHAN CHOORA DAGGER69AN AFGHAN CHOORA DAGGER
Of characteristic form with flared elephant pommel and grips, the tangband and bolsters of engraved silver. The heavy, single-edged blade with etched
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 178.50
A RARE CENTRAL INDIAN BAJUBAND ARMGUARD70A RARE CENTRAL INDIAN BAJUBAND ARMGUARD
Of splinted type, composed of five rectangular plates, the longest with raised central ridge, each connected by bands of riveted mail terminating in a
Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 297.50
AN AFGHAN SALAWAR SHORTSWORD71AN AFGHAN SALAWAR SHORTSWORD
The hilt with elephant grips and profiled steel bolsters, the broad, T-backed blade with silver inlaid panels at either side of the forte. In its leat
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 104.50) x 1 = 654.50
A SYRIAN KHANJAR DAGGER72A SYRIAN KHANJAR DAGGER
Of characteristic form, the steel grip and scabbard elaborately inlaid with silver in geometrical motifs. The curved, double-edged blade decorated en
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 178.50
A RARE BALINESE KUDI AXE73A RARE BALINESE KUDI AXE
The massive, single-edged blade with peaked terminal and a polygonal lead collar affixed to the base to increase momentum when swung. On its original
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (65.00 + 12.35) x 1 = 77.35
A RARE TIBETAN KE-TRI SWORD74A RARE TIBETAN KE-TRI SWORD
With trilobate iron pommel mounted with a finely-embossed silver plaque set with a large coral, the waisted grip covered in tooled hide, with profiled
Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 190.00) x 1 = 1,190.00
A MORO KRIS SWORD75A MORO KRIS SWORD
The horse's hoof-type pommel set with panels of okir-engraved mother of pearl, the cord-wrapped grip with silver ferrule and baka-baka. The straight,
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 175.00 - 275.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 297.50
AN INDIAN BANK DAGGER76AN INDIAN BANK DAGGER
With faceted steel mounts and elephant grips, the toggle ring of silver. The handforged, sharply-edged blade wrought at a 90 degree angle. Late 18th-
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 175.00 - 225.00
Sold to floor for (260.00 + 49.40) x 1 = 309.40
A PERSIAN BARUTDAN POWDERHORN77A PERSIAN BARUTDAN POWDERHORN
Of finely-tooled rawhide with the Persian shir-e khorshid, or lion and sun crest, and geometrical motifs overall. Retains its buckled suspension strap
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 119.00
AN AFGHAN SALAWAR SHORTSWORD78AN AFGHAN SALAWAR SHORTSWORD
The fluted horn grips with hooked pommel and steel bolsters, the heavy, handforged blade with T-back. In its embossed leather-covered scabbard with st
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 66.50) x 1 = 416.50
A BOSNIAN DAGGER79A BOSNIAN DAGGER
An unusually good example, the horn grip elaborately profiled and inlaid with brass studs, rosettes, corals etc., the well-forged, bellied blade fulle
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 61.75) x 1 = 386.75
AN OMANI CHILD'S KHANJAR DAGGER80AN OMANI CHILD'S KHANJAR DAGGER
Of typical form, mounted entirely in filigreed silver. The curved, double-edged blade with central rib, wooden scabbard covered entirely in filigreed
Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 57.00) x 1 = 357.00
A MORO PANABAS AXE81A MORO PANABAS AXE
The heavy blade with distinctive curve showing layered forging, the wooden grip wrapped with rattan. Mid-19th century. Blade lightly pitted. Overall l
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 33.25) x 1 = 208.25
A PERSIAN PESH QABZ DAGGER82A PERSIAN PESH QABZ DAGGER
A fine, large example with grips of characteristic form, carved of two sections of elephant. The blade with T-back and raised, chamfered edge, with a
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 152.00) x 1 = 952.00
A RARE GREEK DALIANI BLUNDERBUSS83A RARE GREEK DALIANI BLUNDERBUSS
The wooden stock of kariophili form, sheathed almost entirely in iron with a dentated widow to either side of the butt, enclosing applied brass rosett
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,900.00 + 361.00) x 1 = 2,261.00
A SOUTH INDIAN NAYAR SWORD84A SOUTH INDIAN NAYAR SWORD
A massive example, rarely encountered. The Old Indian-type hilt composed of iron and brass with broad guard and flared pommel, and long, pierced reinf
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (525.00 + 99.75) x 1 = 624.75
A MORO KAMPILAN SWORD85A MORO KAMPILAN SWORD
The wooden hilt of typical form, with bifurcate pommel and broad, scrolled crossguard, finely carved overall, with bilobate iron guard and rattan grip
Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 85.50) x 1 = 535.50
AN INDIAN PATISSA SWORD86AN INDIAN PATISSA SWORD
Likely Sikh work, the silver hilt of Punjabi form, the single-edged blade expanding continuously to a clipped tip. Forte struck with two marks, the fi
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00 + 332.50) x 1 = 2,082.50
A BRITISH BASKETHILTED SWORD87A BRITISH BASKETHILTED SWORD
The typical openwork nickeled hilt retaining its felt liner, grip with sharkskin and straight, double-edged blade marked HAC (likely Honourable Artill
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 61.75) x 1 = 386.75
A FINE ZAND DYNASTY KARD DAGGER88A FINE ZAND DYNASTY KARD DAGGER
An example of superior quality with walrus grips, the tangbands and bolster forged of fine wootz steel, true-inlaid in gold with cartouches containing
Start Price : 2,750.00 | Estimates : 5,500.00 - 6,500.00
Sold to floor for (5,250.00 + 997.50) x 1 = 6,247.50
A QAJAR PERSIAN BATTLEAXE89A QAJAR PERSIAN BATTLEAXE
With rare double crescent-form heads, well-chiseled with scrolling borders and cartouches containing hunting falcons. The base of the topspike wrought
Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 76.00) x 1 = 476.00
A BURMESE DHA DAGGER90A BURMESE DHA DAGGER
Mounted entirely in silver, with large, faceted, bud-form pommel and bands of filigree, the woven shoulder cord intact.Single-edged blade.Mid-19th cen
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (195.00 + 37.05) x 1 = 232.05
AN OTTOMAN SHISHANA RIFLE91AN OTTOMAN SHISHANA RIFLE
The actively-grained hardwood stock of characteristic form, inlaid with brass appliques, including the crescent moon and star. The miquelet lock with
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 190.00) x 1 = 1,190.00
A VIETNAMESE CROSSBOW AND DARTS92A VIETNAMESE CROSSBOW AND DARTS
Montagnard work, the stock well-carved of native hardwood, the large bow bound to it with rattan. With its bamboo quiver and darts fletched with folde
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 119.00
AN OTTOMAN KUBUR PISTOL93AN OTTOMAN KUBUR PISTOL
With hardwood stock, set throughout with brass rosettes and studs most typically found on shishanas. The heavy silver mounts embossed and engraved in
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 171.00) x 1 = 1,071.00
AN INDIAN BARUTDAN POWDERHORN94AN INDIAN BARUTDAN POWDERHORN
The body formed of a large sea snail shell polished to a nacreous lustre, the brass cap with scalloped border and beaded plug retained by a section of
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 133.00) x 1 = 833.00
A NAGA DAO SWORD95A NAGA DAO SWORD
Kachin work, the grip with typical flared pommel and bone finial inlaid with horn device, the grip wrapped with braided rattan and covered in red lacq
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 297.50
A NORTH INDIAN KARD DAGGER96A NORTH INDIAN KARD DAGGER
A robust example of the type, with polished horn grips and steel bolsters, the single-edged blade forged of finely patterned silver-gray wootzdamascus
Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 133.00) x 1 = 833.00
A ZANZIBAR NIMCHA SABER97A ZANZIBAR NIMCHA SABER
Of characteristic form, with horn grip terminating in a broad, angled pommel set with brass studs, the guard with rolled quillons and recurvedknuckleb
Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 238.00
A PERSIAN KULA KHUD HELMET98A PERSIAN KULA KHUD HELMET
Of characteristic hemispherical form with top spike, adjustable nasal bar, and plume tubes, embellished with engraved bands of spiral flowering vines
Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 285.00) x 1 = 1,785.00
A MORO KRIS SWORD99A MORO KRIS SWORD
Withkakatua-form pommel and elaborately braided silver wire-wrapped grip, with baka-baka intact.The substantial seven-waved blade with layered forging
Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (650.00 + 123.50) x 1 = 773.50
A RARE SZYSZAK LOBSTERTAIL HELMET100A RARE SZYSZAK LOBSTERTAIL HELMET
An excellent example of Polish or Hungarian workmanship, the skull forged in one piece with radiating flutes and spherical finial mounted through a ci
Start Price : 700.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 285.00) x 1 = 1,785.00