FINE ANTIQUE ARMS & ARMOR SALE

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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
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AN INDIAN PATA GAUNTLET SWORD101 - AN INDIAN PATA GAUNTLET SWORD
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The steel gauntlet with applied scalloped border, engraved with the monkey god Hanuman and two warriors mounted on elephants. The broad, doubled edged
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Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 76.00) x 1 = 476.00
 
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A FINE BURMESE DHA DAGGER102 - A FINE BURMESE DHA DAGGER
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A superior example, featuring a one-piece elephant grip with rounded pommel, the mounts wrought entirely in finely-embossed and engraved silver involv
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Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 52.25) x 1 = 327.25
 
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A FINE BUKHARA KAMARBAND HONOR BELT103 - A FINE BUKHARA KAMARBAND HONOR BELT
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Rarely encountered, comprising a massive two-piece buckle and six large mounts, all of solid silver; each pierced, profiled, engraved, nielloed and gi
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 171.00) x 1 = 1,071.00
 
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A RARE DAYAK SHIELD104 - A RARE DAYAK SHIELD
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Of characteristic form, carved from a single large section of wood with raised central ridge, and strengthened at either end with three bands of ratta
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (1,900.00 + 361.00) x 1 = 2,261.00
 
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A MUGHAL ROCK CRYSTAL-HILTED KHANJAR DAGGER105 - A MUGHAL ROCK CRYSTAL-HILTED KHANJAR DAGGER
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The grip finely carved, with rolled pommel and lotus motifs in relief. The recurved, single-edged blade forged of actively-patterned wootzdamascus ste
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00 + 332.50) x 1 = 2,082.50
 
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A RARE MORO SPEAR106 - A RARE MORO SPEAR
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The handwrought head of characteristic form with forged-in central panel showing traces of pattern-welding. Retained to the well-patinated bamboo haft
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 57.00) x 1 = 357.00
 
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AN AFGHAN LOHAR PICK107 - AN AFGHAN LOHAR PICK
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The head forged of steel with profiling and punchwork, with folding brass haft likewise punched and profiled, terminating in a handle with bone grips
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Estimates : 275.00 - 375.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 57.00) x 1 = 357.00
 
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A U.S. M1860 LINE OFFICER'S SWORD108 - A U.S. M1860 LINE OFFICER'S SWORD
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The gilt brass hilt with stand of arms and American crest on folding counterguard with black sharkskin grip. The straight, double-edged blade elaborat
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to trb52 for (200.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 238.00
 
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A MORO DATU'S KRIS SWORD109 - A MORO DATU'S KRIS SWORD
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Maguindanao work, the elaborate junggayan hilt typically carried by a datu or noble, with kakatua-form pommel and silvered mounts with okir engraving.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 33.25) x 1 = 208.25
 
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AN OTTOMAN KARABELA SABER110 - AN OTTOMAN KARABELA SABER
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A rare type of classic form, probably Ottoman Court Workshop. The dark horn grips inlaid with engraved and profiled geometrical silver plaques, the gu
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (3,500.00 + 665.00) x 1 = 4,165.00
 
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A NORTH INDIAN KHANJAR DAGGER111 - A NORTH INDIAN KHANJAR DAGGER
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With waisted, symmetrical steel grip inlaid in silver vine motifs and broad, curved double-edged blade with central ridge, forged of granular wootzdam
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Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 178.50
 
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A PAIR OF CHINESE QING DYNASTY STIRRUPS112 - A PAIR OF CHINESE QING DYNASTY STIRRUPS
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Of bronze, well-patinated, chiseled with dragon's heads; each with delicately engraved detail.Early 19th century or earlier.Height 14.5 cm. Cond...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (165.00 + 31.35) x 1 = 196.35
 
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A PERSIAN QAJAR DYNASTY KARD DAGGER113 - A PERSIAN QAJAR DYNASTY KARD DAGGER
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With solid silver grips and profiled steel bolster, the single-edged blade forged of finely patterned Kara Taban Persian wootzdamascus steel. In its l
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Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 76.00) x 1 = 476.00
 
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A RARE INDIAN BATTLEAXE114 - A RARE INDIAN BATTLEAXE
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A form endemic to the Bhil people of Central India, the steel head forged with multiple points, the socket engraved and wrought with a pronounced flan
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Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 76.00) x 1 = 476.00
 
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A CHINESE QING DYNASTY PAIRED JIAN SWORD115 - A CHINESE QING DYNASTY PAIRED JIAN SWORD
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Comprising a pair of straight, double-edged blades forged with a central ridge on the obverse and flat on the reverse, the hilts symmetrical, with bra
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Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (475.00 + 90.25) x 1 = 565.25
 
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A DANISH MODEL 1839 CAVALRY SABER116 - A DANISH MODEL 1839 CAVALRY SABER
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A massive weapon with well-forged branched guard and leather-covered grip with double twisted brass wire wrap; the broad, flat quillon marked in diffe
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Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 238.00
 
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AN OTTOMAN BLUNDERBUSS117 - AN OTTOMAN BLUNDERBUSS
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A fine example of the type, the walnut stock with elaborate carving and silver wire inlay at the butt. With French-style flintlock mechanism and massi
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00 + 237.50) x 1 = 1,487.50
 
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AN OTTOMAN KALKAN SHIELD118 - AN OTTOMAN KALKAN SHIELD
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A rare example, wrought in steel and superbly chiseled at the center in flowering vines issuing from vases, together with five circular cartouches, th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00 + 332.50) x 1 = 2,082.50
 
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A PERSIAN QAJAR DYNASTY BAZUBAND ARMGUARD119 - A PERSIAN QAJAR DYNASTY BAZUBAND ARMGUARD
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Raised from a single plate and pierced overall in Qur'anic inscriptions in cartouches, backed with red velvet. Traces of later etched borders.La...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 57.00) x 1 = 357.00
 
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A CONTINENTAL ALLA ROMANA- TYPE PARADE HELMET120 - A CONTINENTAL ALLA ROMANA- TYPE PARADE HELMET
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A fine example of the armorer's art, a burgonet wrought entirely of heavily-silvered copper in Neoclassical style, with characteristic visor, co...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00 + 228.00) x 1 = 1,428.00
 
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AN IGOROT SPEAR121 - AN IGOROT SPEAR
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A rare type, the well-forged steel head of leaf-form with chamfered edges and swollen lug, with expanded socket, retained with finely-woven bands of r
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 52.25) x 1 = 327.25
 
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A NORTH INDIAN KUTCH DAGGER122 - A NORTH INDIAN KUTCH DAGGER
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The hilt with flared, hemispherical pommel, elaborately embossed, engraved and heavily gilded overall. With broad, lightly curved and double-edged bla
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Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 52.25) x 1 = 327.25
 
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A RARE BERDICHE HALBERD123 - A RARE BERDICHE HALBERD
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A highly sought-after variety, Ottoman or Imperial Russian work. The well-forged head of characteristic elongated form, fixed to the haft at the socke
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00 + 570.00) x 1 = 3,570.00
 
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AN IMPERIAL RUSSIAN CAVALRY PALASH SWORD124 - AN IMPERIAL RUSSIAN CAVALRY PALASH SWORD
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A massive weapon with heavy brass hilt and leather grip with brass wire wrap, long straight blade with two fullers marked on the spine in Russian, ZLA
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Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (2,200.00 + 418.00) x 1 = 2,618.00
 
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A FINE INDIAN KHANDA SWORD125 - A FINE INDIAN KHANDA SWORD
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An archetypal example, with large Indian basket hilt, the long backspike designed for two-handed use. Elaborately inlaid in gold overall, the grip wit
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (4,500.00 + 855.00) x 1 = 5,355.00
 
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A CHINESE QING DYNASTY JIAN SWORD126 - A CHINESE QING DYNASTY JIAN SWORD
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The straight, double-edged blade of flattened diamond section, the hilt of characteristic symmetrical form, with brass pommel, ferrule and guard engra
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 85.50) x 1 = 535.50
 
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AN OTTOMAN BLUNDERBUSS127 - AN OTTOMAN BLUNDERBUSS
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The hardwood stock with elaborately-inlaid silver bud and vinework throughout. The fine flintlock mechanism and massive barrel likewise deeply inlaid
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 285.00) x 1 = 1,785.00
 
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A RARE TIMORESE POWDERHORN AND BALL CONTAINER128 - A RARE TIMORESE POWDERHORN AND BALL CONTAINER
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The horn with good age patina and original cord, retaining its circular woven rattan ball- holder, the opening closed with wool also used for patching
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 119.00
 
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A RARE AFGHAN SIPAR SHIELD129 - A RARE AFGHAN SIPAR SHIELD
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Lightly-domed and composed of thick cording on a metallic weft in yellow with prominent geometrical designs in blue, with iron rim and four steel boss
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Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 114.00) x 1 = 714.00
 
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A RARE CHINESE MING DYNASTY LIUYEDAO SABER130 - A RARE CHINESE MING DYNASTY LIUYEDAO SABER
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Of willow-leaf form, the iron mounts comprising a circular, flanged guard with rectangular ferrule and pommel, all pierced, chiseled, and silver inlai
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (8,100.00 + 1,539.00) x 1 = 9,639.00
 
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A CAUCASIAN BLUNDERBUSS131 - A CAUCASIAN BLUNDERBUSS
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Probably Cossack work, the hardwood stock elaborately inlaid with mother of pearl lozenges and disks between lineal bone or antler divisions. With cha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (950.00 + 180.50) x 1 = 1,130.50
 
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A DAGHESTAN HUNTING DAGGER132 - A DAGHESTAN HUNTING DAGGER
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Wrought entirely of silver, finely engraved and nielloed overall. The grip formed as a saber hilt with the characteristic pommel a fully-modeled leopa
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 595.00
 
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IMPERIAL RUSSIAN SHPAGA DRESS SWORD FOR INFANTRY133 - IMPERIAL RUSSIAN SHPAGA DRESS SWORD FOR INFANTRY
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Model of 1798, German-made as is typical. The gilded hilt with elaborately-embellished pommel and quillon terminal and double-clamshell guard, the out
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 152.00) x 1 = 952.00
 
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AN OTTOMAN BLUNDERBUSS134 - AN OTTOMAN BLUNDERBUSS
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The well-carved hardwood stock with finely-engraved flintlock mechanism, the octagonal barrel with flared muzzle a superior example of Ottoman pattern
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 171.00) x 1 = 1,071.00
 
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A RARE OTTOMAN YATAGHAN SWORD135 - A RARE OTTOMAN YATAGHAN SWORD
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The elephant grips with highly-arched terminals characteristic of Eastern Anatolian work, the elaborately-filigreed and gilded silver tangband set wit
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,700.00 + 323.00) x 1 = 2,023.00
 
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AN OTTOMAN KUBUR PISTOL136 - AN OTTOMAN KUBUR PISTOL
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An earlier than average example, with engraved iron mounts and elaborately-carved walnut stock, the butt with silver wire inlay work and filigreed sil
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 114.00) x 1 = 714.00
 
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AN IMPORTANT SZYSZAK PARADE HELMET137 - AN IMPORTANT SZYSZAK PARADE HELMET
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An exceptional example of Polish, Hungarian or Russian workmanship, finely wrought in steel with characteristic visor, ear guards and neck guard, supe
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Estimates : 3,800.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to trb52 for (3,800.00 + 722.00) x 1 = 4,522.00
 
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A NORTH INDIAN KARD DAGGER138 - A NORTH INDIAN KARD DAGGER
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Of typical form with flared pommel, the entire hilt inlaid in delicate bands of flowering vines in gold, the single-edged blade forged of actively-gra
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 190.00) x 1 = 1,190.00
 
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A SUMATRAN PISO GADING DAGGER139 - A SUMATRAN PISO GADING DAGGER
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Of characteristic form, with grip mounted in filigreed silver, the ferrule of suassa.The hardwood scabbard with silver bands, the deeply-bellied blade
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 148.75
 
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AN OTTOMAN YATAGHAN SWORD140 - AN OTTOMAN YATAGHAN SWORD
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With large, stepped horn grips typical of Balkan work, the gilded tangband and reinforces embossed and engraved. The massive, single-edged recurved bl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00 + 237.50) x 1 = 1,487.50
 
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A CHINESE QING DYNASTY PAIRED JIAN SWORD141 - A CHINESE QING DYNASTY PAIRED JIAN SWORD
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Straight, double-edged blades forged with a central ridge, each inlaid with the Mao Xiu or Pleiades, in brass. The hilts symmetrical, with brass pomme
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 190.00) x 1 = 1,190.00
 
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AN ALBANIAN TANCICA MUSKET142 - AN ALBANIAN TANCICA MUSKET
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A rare form, stocked entirely in finely-engraved steel, the butt covered in profiled and chiseled brass plaques containing panels of mother of pearl a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 900.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,100.00 + 399.00) x 1 = 2,499.00
 
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A SUMATRAN BADEK DAGGER143 - A SUMATRAN BADEK DAGGER
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With graceful horn grip, the handforged, single-edged blade fullered and recurved.In its wooden scabbard with flared locket, fitted with silver bands.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 119.00
 
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AN INDIAN KHANJAR DAGGER144 - AN INDIAN KHANJAR DAGGER
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A massive example with elegantly-wrought iron grip terminating in a finely-modeled parrot's head, inlaid overall in heavy gold with flowering vi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 285.00) x 1 = 1,785.00
 
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A RARE KHEVSUR SHIELD145 - A RARE KHEVSUR SHIELD
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Of characteristic circular form, constructed of oxhide and bound with handwrought iron mounts, consisting of inner and outer rings, cross-straps, a re
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 595.00
 
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A SUMATRAN SICKLE AXE146 - A SUMATRAN SICKLE AXE
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The broad steel blade with integral straps and convex cutting edge, engraved with a spray of flowers and an Arabic inscription, BISMILLAH AL RAHMAN AL
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 178.50
 
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A CHINESE QING DYNASTY YAODAO SWORD147 - A CHINESE QING DYNASTY YAODAO SWORD
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The straight, single-edged blade with slightly upswept tip and back-edge. The hilt with brass pommel, ferrule and circular guard engraved overall, the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 152.00) x 1 = 952.00
 
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A CENTRAL INDIAN CHILANUM DAGGER148 - A CENTRAL INDIAN CHILANUM DAGGER
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Forged entirely of steel, the hilt with oval guard with scalloped edge and bud-shaped quillons, the baluster grip with recurved leaf-shaped pommel wit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 595.00
 
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AN INDIAN BARUTDAN POWDERHORN149 - AN INDIAN BARUTDAN POWDERHORN
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The body formed of a large, polished sea snail shell, the upper section and spout formed of additional profiled shell plaques. The suspension ring of
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 152.00) x 1 = 952.00
 
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A FINE SAFAVID DYNASTY SHAMSHIR SWORD150 - A FINE SAFAVID DYNASTY SHAMSHIR SWORD
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A superior example, the pommel, guard and suspension bands heavily inlaid en suite with flowering vine motifs in gold, grips of walrus. The massive, s
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 7,500.00 - 9,500.00
Sold to floor for (11,000.00 + 2,090.00) x 1 = 13,090.00
 
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