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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A GREEK YATAGHAN SWORD151 - A GREEK YATAGHAN SWORD
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Of characteristic form, the hilt and reinforces wrought entirely of embossed and engraved silver with flowering vines and stands of arms. The long, st
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Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 133.00) x 1 = 833.00
 
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A SOUTH INDIAN HOODED KATAR DAGGER152 - A SOUTH INDIAN HOODED KATAR DAGGER
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Characteristic of Tanjore work, the distinctive guard forged with high central ridge and chiseled borders, with monster's head finial. The reinf...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 85.50) x 1 = 535.50
 
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A RARE MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN BATTLEAXE153 - A RARE MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN BATTLEAXE
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The bearded head of exceptionally broad section, tapering to an acute edge, with rectangular poll.The wooden haft a working-life replacement. Ex-Dr. B
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (850.00 + 161.50) x 1 = 1,011.50
 
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A SOUTH INDIAN PATA SWORD154 - A SOUTH INDIAN PATA SWORD
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A classic example of the type, forged entirely of steel. The finely-embossed gauntlet with engraved panels overall bordered by bands of flowering vine
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Estimates : 1,100.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 190.00) x 1 = 1,190.00
 
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A NORTHERN EUROPEAN BURGONET HELMET155 - A NORTHERN EUROPEAN BURGONET HELMET
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Probably German, the skull forged in one piece, with integral comb and visor. The hinged cheekpieces flanged at the edge to mate with the separately-a
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,700.00
Sold to floor for (1,400.00 + 266.00) x 1 = 1,666.00
 
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A MUGHAL ROCK CRYSTAL-HILTED KHANJAR DAGGER156 - A MUGHAL ROCK CRYSTAL-HILTED KHANJAR DAGGER
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Very finely carved, the pommel terminating in a fully-modeled horse's head. The curved, double-edged blade with central ridge, forged of silver-...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 285.00) x 1 = 1,785.00
 
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A FINE MUGHAL SHAMSHIR SABER157 - A FINE MUGHAL SHAMSHIR SABER
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An exceptional example, the faceted steel pommel cap and guard thickly inlaid overall with gold in flowering vine motifs. The broad, curved blade forg
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 7,000.00
Sold to floor for (5,500.00 + 1,045.00) x 1 = 6,545.00
 
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AN INDIAN PATISSA SWORD158 - AN INDIAN PATISSA SWORD
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With elegant Indian baskethilt, the broad, single-edged blade terminating in an obtusely-angled tip with pronounced back edge, mounted with a set of p
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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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A PHILIPPINES BINANGON SHORTSWORD159 - A PHILIPPINES BINANGON SHORTSWORD
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Visayan work, the characteristic grip and guard carved entirely of horn, the pommel terminating in a fanged demon's head embellished with silver...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 114.00) x 1 = 714.00
 
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AN OTTOMAN YATAGHAN SWORD160 - AN OTTOMAN YATAGHAN SWORD
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The steel hilt with grip of octagonal section and angled pommel with broad guard, lavishly inlaid in gold with rumi motifs throughout. The long, recur
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,700.00
Sold to floor for (3,750.00 + 712.50) x 1 = 4,462.50
 
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A RARE INDIAN KNUCKLEDUSTER161 - A RARE INDIAN KNUCKLEDUSTER
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Wrought entirely of steel and heavily silvered overall, comprising seven spheres on each side of the cylindrical grip, protected by a semicircular gua
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 76.00) x 1 = 476.00
 
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A FINE MUGHAL ARCHER'S RING162 - A FINE MUGHAL ARCHER'S RING
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Of characteristic form, well carved of a single large section of pale jade and set with numerous cabochon rubies and a large faceted center stone, whi
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,600.00 + 874.00) x 1 = 5,474.00
 
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A RARE GREEK WAR OF INDEPENDENCE DAGGER163 - A RARE GREEK WAR OF INDEPENDENCE DAGGER
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Made at Epiros, the silver handle with traces of gilding, embossed in spiral flutes with bands of foliage interspersed. On the pommel an excellent Cla
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 171.00) x 1 = 1,071.00
 
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A T'BOLI SWORD164 - A T'BOLI SWORD
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With characteristic cast brass hilt with elaborately filigreed panels and flared pommel, the handwrought blade with flared and spurred tip. In its woo
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 33.25) x 1 = 208.25
 
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AN OTTOMAN ZIRH MAIL COAT165 - AN OTTOMAN ZIRH MAIL COAT
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Of fine quality, wrought entirely of riveted rings, decreasing in thickness but not diameter toward the extremities, as is typical of the best work.Re
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,500.00 + 665.00) x 1 = 4,165.00
 
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A FINE PHILIPPINES BOLO KNIFE166 - A FINE PHILIPPINES BOLO KNIFE
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An exceptional example, probably Visayan work.The handforged, single-edged blade of characteristic form, with bellied edge and clipped tip. The hilt w
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Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 297.50
 
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AN OTTOMAN KILIC SABER167 - AN OTTOMAN KILIC SABER
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The grips of translucent horn terminating in a characteristic rolled pommel, the fine steel guard deeply chiseled with Qur'anic inscriptions and...
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (3,500.00 + 665.00) x 1 = 4,165.00
 
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A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL DAGGER168 - A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL DAGGER
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Chechen work, the horn grips with profiled pommel, the large, handwrought blade with single offset fuller to either side, signed BAZALAI, perhaps the
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Estimates : 800.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (525.00 + 99.75) x 1 = 624.75
 
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AN INDIAN BICH'HWA DAGGER169 - AN INDIAN BICH'HWA DAGGER
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The guarded brass hilt elaborately-profiled, with lotus-bud terminal.The blade of flattened diamond section, recurved and double-edged. In its leather
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 76.00) x 1 = 476.00
 
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A BERDICHE HALBERD HEAD170 - A BERDICHE HALBERD HEAD
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A rare example of Ottoman or Imperial Russian workmanship. The well-forged head with long, crescent edge and rectangular socket, the lower extremity t
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Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 209.00) x 1 = 1,309.00
 
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A VICTORIAN FALLING BUFFE WITH GORGET171 - A VICTORIAN FALLING BUFFE WITH GORGET
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A rarely-encountered armor element of characteristic form, designed for wear with a burgonet. Composed of four steel plates, three elaborately pierced
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 148.75
 
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AN OTTOMAN HANCER DAGGER172 - AN OTTOMAN HANCER DAGGER
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With massive walrus grip of characteristic form, the broad, curved double-edged blade with raised central ridge forged of fine Persian black wootzdama
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 190.00) x 1 = 1,190.00
 
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A RARE BLACK SEA YATAGHAN SWORD173 - A RARE BLACK SEA YATAGHAN SWORD
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A scarce form found in Eastern Anatolia and the Transcaucasus. The horn grips arched in the form of a crescent as is typical, the grip with black leat
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (950.00 + 180.50) x 1 = 1,130.50
 
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A MUGHAL TOP HELMET174 - A MUGHAL TOP HELMET
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A fine example, the steel bowl of segmented form, the nasal with elaborately-profiled finials, and set with three plume tubes. Elaborately inlaid over
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00 + 332.50) x 1 = 2,082.50
 
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AN AFGHAN PULOWAR SWORD175 - AN AFGHAN PULOWAR SWORD
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The fine hilt with drooping quillons terminating in monsterheads and cupped pommel, elaborately engraved and superbly pierced throughout, with section
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00 + 380.00) x 1 = 2,380.00
 
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A RARE MORO SHIELD176 - A RARE MORO SHIELD
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A large example, carved of a single section of native wood, with integral grips of characteristic form. The obverse finely profiled and colored with n
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 285.00) x 1 = 1,785.00
 
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AN OTTOMAN YATAGHAN SWORD177 - AN OTTOMAN YATAGHAN SWORD
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Balkan work, the elephant grips with large ears, silver mounts embossed and engraved in baroque motifs, the single-edged recurved blade with an inlaid
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 114.00) x 1 = 714.00
 
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A RARE IMPERIAL BURMESE DHA SWORD178 - A RARE IMPERIAL BURMESE DHA SWORD
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Likely made early in the Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885 c.e.) The elephant grip superbly and atypically carved with dragons amongst foliage, probably a r
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 247.00) x 1 = 1,547.00
 
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A MUGHAL JADE ARCHER'S RING179 - A MUGHAL JADE ARCHER'S RING
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Carved of a single piece of deep green jade with intertwining lotuses in relief and raised borders. Mid-17th century. An elegant example intended for
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (1,700.00 + 323.00) x 1 = 2,023.00
 
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A RARE MUGHAL PLATE & MAIL COAT180 - A RARE MUGHAL PLATE & MAIL COAT
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Of high quality, likely an officer's coat.Forged of heavy, riveted rings set with forged steel plates in the characteristic pattern, with applie...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,700.00
Sold to floor for (1,900.00 + 361.00) x 1 = 2,261.00
 
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A PERSIAN QAJAR DYNASTY SHAMSHIR SABER181 - A PERSIAN QAJAR DYNASTY SHAMSHIR SABER
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A large example, with antler grips and faceted steel pommel cap and guard forged of black wootz. The robust, lightly curved and single-edged blade for
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (3,500.00 + 665.00) x 1 = 4,165.00
 
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A FINE MORO PUNAL DAGGER182 - A FINE MORO PUNAL DAGGER
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A massive example made for presentation to a datu or chief. The grip carved of a single, large section of elephant, the silver mounts finely filigreed
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 285.00) x 1 = 1,785.00
 
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A GERMAN BROADSWORD183 - A GERMAN BROADSWORD
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A rare example of a transitional hilt-form, the recurved guard with flared, fluted and rolled terminals with integral thumbring to the reverse, connec
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Estimates : 1,300.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,350.00 + 256.50) x 1 = 1,606.50
 
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AN ENGLISH LOBSTERTAIL BURGONET HELMET184 - AN ENGLISH LOBSTERTAIL BURGONET HELMET
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The domed, ribbed bowl well-forged and surmounted by a ring, the visor, earpieces and four-lamed neck guard separately-applied, each with rolled edges
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (1,900.00 + 361.00) x 1 = 2,261.00
 
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A RARE QAJAR DYNASTY PERSIAN SABER185 - A RARE QAJAR DYNASTY PERSIAN SABER
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The steel hilt with rolled pommel in the form of a bird's head and quillon terminals formed as dragonheads, chiseled overall with flowering vine...
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,200.00 + 608.00) x 1 = 3,808.00
 
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AN INDONESIAN PEDANG SWORD186 - AN INDONESIAN PEDANG SWORD
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Probably Sumatran, the horn grip elaborately carved with monster head pommel, and modeled silver ferrule. The single-edged blade of characteristic for
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Estimates : 175.00 - 275.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 297.50
 
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A RARE MAASAI SHIELD187 - A RARE MAASAI SHIELD
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A large example of characteristic form, made of hide laced to a central wooden post with integral grip, the edges bound to stripped branches with tigh
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 57.00) x 1 = 357.00
 
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AN OTTOMAN HANCER DAGGER188 - AN OTTOMAN HANCER DAGGER
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A rare type, of robust dimensions with characteristic waisted walrus grip, the straight and continuously tapering double-edged blade wrought of active
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00 + 237.50) x 1 = 1,487.50
 
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A RARE SET OF GREEK POWDER CHARGERS189 - A RARE SET OF GREEK POWDER CHARGERS
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The black leather case bordered in green with filigreed silver clasp, containing a wooden block fitted with 10 finely-faceted chargers with elaboratel
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,100.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 190.00) x 1 = 1,190.00
 
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THE ARMOR OF SAHIB GIRAY II, KHAN OF CRIMEA190 - THE ARMOR OF SAHIB GIRAY II, KHAN OF CRIMEA
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Comprising the helmet, coat of mail, gauntlets and armguards of Sahib II Giray, Khan of Crimea (r. 1771-1775 c.e.) The exceptionally long mail coif (5
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Estimates : 200,000.00 - 250,000.00
Sold to floor for (100,000.00 + 19,000.00) x 1 = 119,000.00
 
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A MARINE OFFICER'S SABER191 - A MARINE OFFICER'S SABER
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Probably American, with eaglehead pommel and elaborate guard with acorn finials, connected by a chain, the wooden grip chequered. The curved, single-e
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (1,800.00 + 342.00) x 1 = 2,142.00
 
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A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL DAGGER192 - A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL DAGGER
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With horn grips mounted in nielloed silver, the straight, double-edged and fullered blade with acute tip. In its velvet-covered wooden scabbard with l
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 76.00) x 1 = 476.00
 
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A RARE SOUTH INDIAN SOSUN PATTAH SWORD193 - A RARE SOUTH INDIAN SOSUN PATTAH SWORD
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The Old Indian hilt finely forged, with characteristic plate guard and delicate silver inlay overall, the long, broad blade of Hindu form, with a shal
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (3,100.00 + 589.00) x 1 = 3,689.00
 
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A CAUCASIAN PRESENTATION SHASHKA SWORD194 - A CAUCASIAN PRESENTATION SHASHKA SWORD
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Mounted entirely in silver, the hilt and scabbard elaborately engraved, nielloed and gilded overall in Kubachi style and struck with a maker's m...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00 + 380.00) x 1 = 2,380.00
 
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A MUGHAL MAIL SUIT195 - A MUGHAL MAIL SUIT
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Comprising a coat, collar and breeches, wrought in alternating rows of heavy riveted and solid rings. The collar with raised nape section, coat with h
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00 + 237.50) x 1 = 1,487.50
 
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A BUKHARAN KARUD DAGGER196 - A BUKHARAN KARUD DAGGER
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A rare example, with variegated green hardstone grips set at the pommel with a pair of mother of pearl disks, the lightly recurved, T-backed blade for
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (650.00 + 123.50) x 1 = 773.50
 
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A CAUCASIAN QADDARA CUTLASS197 - A CAUCASIAN QADDARA CUTLASS
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Of a type found in the Transcaucasus and northern Iran, its design suggests it was used in place of the saber, probably for close fighting by infantry
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Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 595.00
 
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A MUGHAL JADE-HILTED KHANJAR DAGGER198 - A MUGHAL JADE-HILTED KHANJAR DAGGER
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The grip carved of a single section of pale green jade with dark mottling, with swollen grip and flared pommel surmounted by with three fully-modeled
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Estimates : 2,800.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00 + 570.00) x 1 = 3,570.00
 
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A MUGHAL BOW & QUIVER WITH ARROWS199 - A MUGHAL BOW & QUIVER WITH ARROWS
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The bow of characteristic layered construction, deeply curved and polychromed. With its velvet-covered quiver lavishly embroidered in silver, containi
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (2,300.00 + 437.00) x 1 = 2,737.00
 
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AN ENGLISH BURGONET HELMET200 - AN ENGLISH BURGONET HELMET
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Wrought in two pieces, with high comb and pointed visor. The neckguard separately applied, the rectangular earpieces embellished with rivets en suite
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00 + 380.00) x 1 = 2,380.00
 
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