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 CAUCASIAN FLINTLOCK TAPANCHA PISTOL201 - A CAUCASIAN FLINTLOCK TAPANCHA PISTOL
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A fine example of Kubachi workmanship, wrought entirely in silver, engraved and nielloed in characteristic motifs involving intertwining leaves and vi
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,100.00 + 779.00) x 1 = 4,879.00
 
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AN INDIAN KARD DAGGER202 - AN INDIAN KARD DAGGER
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The grip of characteristic form, wrought entirely of silver and deeply engraved, the straight, single-edged blade forged of finely-grained wootzdamasc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 285.00) x 1 = 1,785.00
 
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A RARE TATARSKA SABER203 - A RARE TATARSKA SABER
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The hilt with characteristic brass mounts, the octagonal pommel canted at an obtuse angle, allowing the sword to be thrust as well as swung, and a sma
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
Sold to floor for (6,500.00 + 1,235.00) x 1 = 7,735.00
 
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A FINE PRESENTATION SRI LANKAN KASTANE SWORD204 - A FINE PRESENTATION SRI LANKAN KASTANE SWORD
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An exceptional example of classic form, wrought entirely of silver. The hilt elaborately chiseled with scrollwork, the pommel a fully-modeled makara h
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,800.00 + 532.00) x 1 = 3,332.00
 
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A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL DAGGER205 - A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL DAGGER
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Georgian work, the horn grips with large engraved and nielloed silver mounts. The leather-covered wooden scabbard with large nielloed silver locket an
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 152.00) x 1 = 952.00
 
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A PERSIAN ZAND DYNASTY SUIT OF ARMOR206 - A PERSIAN ZAND DYNASTY SUIT OF ARMOR
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Comprised of an exceptionally well-detailed and embellished helmet, shield and armguard, finely decorated en suite with scenes from Persian history an
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
Sold to floor for (5,250.00 + 997.50) x 1 = 6,247.50
 
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A FINE ZAND DYNASTY KARD DAGGER207 - A FINE ZAND DYNASTY KARD DAGGER
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A robust example of fine quality with walrus grips, the tangbands and bolster forged of russet steel, true-inlaid in gold with flowering vine motifs.
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,200.00 + 418.00) x 1 = 2,618.00
 
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A COPY OF A RUSSIAN BERDICHE HALBERD208 - A COPY OF A RUSSIAN BERDICHE HALBERD
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Very well-detailed, the work of Ernst Schmidt & Co., Munich. The blade of characteristic form, struck with Russian-style marks and secured to th...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00 + 380.00) x 1 = 2,380.00
 
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A RARE RENAISSANCE HELMET BOWL209 - A RARE RENAISSANCE HELMET BOWL
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A Northern Italian armet expertly wrought from a single piece of steel, with finely-modeled roped comb and flange for neckguard, pierced with rear bre
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (2,900.00 + 551.00) x 1 = 3,451.00
 
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AN IMPORTANT GREEK WAR OF INDEPENDENCE SABER210 - AN IMPORTANT GREEK WAR OF INDEPENDENCE SABER
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An exceptional example of the type, the elaborate silver mounts superbly embossed and engraved in high relief throughout. The hilt with walrus grips w
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (10,000.00 + 1,900.00) x 1 = 11,900.00
 
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A RARE TIBETAN HELMET211 - A RARE TIBETAN HELMET
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Comparable to a Mongol form of the 12th-13th century surviving only in book paintings, with hemispherical skull and symmetrical brim. Wrought of a sin
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (11,000.00 + 2,090.00) x 1 = 13,090.00
 
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A RARE CAUCASIAN KINDJAL DAGGER212 - A RARE CAUCASIAN KINDJAL DAGGER
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A fine example of Armenian work, the grip carved of a single section of horn, the silver bosses with scalloped borders. The straight, double-edged bla
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,600.00 + 304.00) x 1 = 1,904.00
 
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A MUGHAL TOP HELMET213 - A MUGHAL TOP HELMET
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The well-wrought hemispherical bowl with separately-applied conical finial and browband, each finely inlaid with flowering vinework in gold. The nasal
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,300.00 + 437.00) x 1 = 2,737.00
 
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AN IMPORTANT PERSIAN SAFAVID SHAMSHIR SWORD214 - AN IMPORTANT PERSIAN SAFAVID SHAMSHIR SWORD
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Of singular quality, with antler grips bound at the base with twisted silver wire and faceted steel pommel, the guard wrought of fine Persian black wo
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 8,500.00
Sold to floor for (7,000.00 + 1,330.00) x 1 = 8,330.00
 
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A CHINESE QING DYNASTY OFFICER'S YAODAO SABER215 - A CHINESE QING DYNASTY OFFICER'S YAODAO SABER
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Lavishly mounted in pierced, chiseled and engraved brass, each fitting depicting Imperial dragons.The wooden grip with original cord wrap and lanyard
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
Sold to floor for (13,000.00 + 2,470.00) x 1 = 15,470.00
 
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AN ETHIOPIAN ARUSSI SHIELD216 - AN ETHIOPIAN ARUSSI SHIELD
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Of characteristic form, molded in thick hide with a complex series of ridges bordered in knobs, pigmented in brownish red and black, and elaborately t
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Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (650.00 + 123.50) x 1 = 773.50
 
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A PAIR OF CHINESE QING DYNASTY CAVALRY BANNERS217 - A PAIR OF CHINESE QING DYNASTY CAVALRY BANNERS
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Each sewn of handwoven cotton cloth, the field red with a brown triangle piped in cream, and a dramatic flaming border of blue with pale brown borders
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00 + 237.50) x 1 = 1,487.50
 
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A FINE OTTOMAN SHAMSHIR SABER218 - A FINE OTTOMAN SHAMSHIR SABER
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The impressive silver mounts wrought in exceptionally high relief throughout. The hilt with horn grips with rolled pommel, the guard recurved and embe
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Estimates : 4,500.00 - 5,500.00
Sold to floor for (5,500.00 + 1,045.00) x 1 = 6,545.00
 
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A RARE SERBIAN NOZH DAGGER219 - A RARE SERBIAN NOZH DAGGER
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The fine, intricately-filigreed silver hilt of yataghan form with broadly-flared, symmetrical ears set with corals on each surface. The straight, sing
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Estimates : 650.00 - 750.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 133.00) x 1 = 833.00
 
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AN OTTOMAN PALA SABER220 - AN OTTOMAN PALA SABER
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Of classic form, the grips with rolled pommel and silver mounts, elegantly engraved with Ottoman geometrical-motif borders and circular cartouches con
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,100.00 + 589.00) x 1 = 3,689.00
 
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AN ARAB KHANJAR DAGGER221 - AN ARAB KHANJAR DAGGER
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Of Hijazi type mounted entirely in filigreed silver, the horn grip with pommel of characteristic form and raised silver bosses. The blade broad, light
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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 RARE NORTH INDIAN BHUJ GLAIVE222 - A RARE NORTH INDIAN BHUJ GLAIVE
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An elaborately embellished example of characteristic form which likely originated in Bhuj, a city in the Kutch district of Gujerat.The robust, double-
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00 + 237.50) x 1 = 1,487.50
 
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A GERMAN LOBSTERTAIL HELMET223 - A GERMAN LOBSTERTAIL HELMET
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The ribbed bowl with ring finial, the visor and four-lamed neck guard with rolled edges. The nasal with flared upper terminal, retained by a large, he
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 209.00) x 1 = 1,309.00
 
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A GEORGIAN HUNTING DAGGER224 - A GEORGIAN HUNTING DAGGER
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The hilt of European form, with flattened-cylindrical pommel and small, recurved, double guard in brass, engraved with tigers and prey. With bone grip
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Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 133.00) x 1 = 833.00
 
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A NORTHERN THAILAND DHA SWORD225 - A NORTHERN THAILAND DHA SWORD
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A very large example, the mounts wrought of pewter, with ribbed, bud-form pommel and two-handed grip and brass guard with scalloped border. The handwr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 52.25) x 1 = 327.25
 
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A GERMAN DOLOIRE HALBERD226 - A GERMAN DOLOIRE HALBERD
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Of classic form, the massive head with ogival terminal and convex cutting edge, chiseled with cuvilineal maker's marks and bearing the stamp of ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 133.00) x 1 = 833.00
 
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A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL DAGGER227 - A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL DAGGER
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A large example with finely-profiled horn grip, and fine, silver-inlaid iron mounts. The long, broad, double-edged blade with symmetrical fullers to e
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 104.50) x 1 = 654.50
 
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A FINE PARANG SUMBAWA SWORD228 - A FINE PARANG SUMBAWA SWORD
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The grip elaborately carved as a naga-head, with superbly embossed and engraved ferrule. The straight, single-edged blade with expanded tip dramatical
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 114.00) x 1 = 714.00
 
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A BEJA DAGGER229 - A BEJA DAGGER
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A quality example, the distinctive ebony grip with complex geometrical carving, the robust double-edged blade with central ridge. In its tooled hide s
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 33.25) x 1 = 208.25
 
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A RARE CENTRAL ASIAN BROADSWORD230 - A RARE CENTRAL ASIAN BROADSWORD
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A quite similar example depicted in the ninth-century fresco of a mounted Samanid ruler at Nishapur allows attribution of the form. The distinctive gu
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,700.00
Sold to floor for (4,250.00 + 807.50) x 1 = 5,057.50
 
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A EUROPEAN PARTIZAN231 - A EUROPEAN PARTIZAN
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The massive head with faceted socket retaining a single langet, expanding into a pair of cusped hooks, with pronounced central ridge throughout, and d
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 104.50) x 1 = 654.50
 
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A MORO PANABAS AXE232 - A MORO PANABAS AXE
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The long, heavy, handforged blade with distinctive curve and expanded tip showing its layered construction, the carved wooden grip with brass mounts a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 57.00) x 1 = 357.00
 
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A SERBIAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL233 - A SERBIAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL
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Of large dimensions, with intricately carved hardwood stock and filigreed silver escutcheon plate inletted at the wrist, and brass mounts. The fine an
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 114.00) x 1 = 714.00
 
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A FINE OTTOMAN KAMA DAGGER234 - A FINE OTTOMAN KAMA DAGGER
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A rare example, the waisted grip wrought entirely of silver, the pommel and ferrule with applied filigreed panels and gilding. The fine blade straight
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (750.00 + 142.50) x 1 = 892.50
 
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A NORTH INDIAN FIRANGI BACKSWORD235 - A NORTH INDIAN FIRANGI BACKSWORD
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With Indian baskethiltofcharacteristic form, finely inlaid overall with intricate flowering vine motifs in silver and gold. The massive blade straight
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (750.00 + 142.50) x 1 = 892.50
 
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A MUGHAL KARD DAGGER236 - A MUGHAL KARD DAGGER
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The grip carved of a single section of elephant, the fine, robust blade wrought of black wootzdamascus steel with goldwork on the bolsters, and chisel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 190.00) x 1 = 1,190.00
 
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A VIETNAMESE DHA SWORD237 - A VIETNAMESE DHA SWORD
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Montagnard work, with brass guard and pommel and heavy, handforged blade. In its rattan-wrapped wooden scabbard.Late 19th-early 20th century.Overall l
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 33.25) x 1 = 208.25
 
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A CAUCASIAN SHASHKA SWORD238 - A CAUCASIAN SHASHKA SWORD
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The steel hilt of characteristic form, with silver floral inlay overall, with lightly-curved single-edged blade with broad central fuller. Mid-19th ce
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 61.75) x 1 = 386.75
 
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AN IMPORTANT NEAPOLITAN MIQUELET LOCK239 - AN IMPORTANT NEAPOLITAN MIQUELET LOCK
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A spectacular example of chiseled and pierced steel in Mannerist style, with profiled and engraved mainspring, the cock and pan with finely wrought pa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 900.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 152.00) x 1 = 952.00
 
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A PERSIAN KHANJAR DAGGER240 - A PERSIAN KHANJAR DAGGER
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A rare example of symmetrical form, the finely carved, waisted walrus grip of a type popular with the Kurds. The straight, double-edged blade forged o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 190.00) x 1 = 1,190.00
 
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A PHILIPPINES KALINGA HEAD AXE241 - A PHILIPPINES KALINGA HEAD AXE
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Bontok workmanship, the handforged steel head of typical form, the wooden haft embellished with pierced and punched brasswork, with long iron ferrule
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 595.00
 
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A FINE SERBIAN NOZH DAGGER242 - A FINE SERBIAN NOZH DAGGER
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With fine, intricately filigreed silver hilt of cylindrical form, set with multiple corals on each surface. The straight, single-edged blade with prof
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 595.00
 
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A RARE PAIR OF CENTRAL ASIAN STIRRUPS243 - A RARE PAIR OF CENTRAL ASIAN STIRRUPS
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Massive examples, wrought entirely of steel with deeply-profiled tread plate and inlaid overall with silver. Retaining their original leather straps w
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 33.25) x 1 = 208.25
 
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A RARE SPANISH HUNTING DAGGER244 - A RARE SPANISH HUNTING DAGGER
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The silver grip well-engraved throughout in baroque motifs. The pommel likewise engraved and retained by a nut which, when removed, reveals a series o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 900.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 247.00) x 1 = 1,547.00
 
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A FINE AFGHAN WARRIOR'S BELT245 - A FINE AFGHAN WARRIOR'S BELT
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Rarely encountered, comprising a large, rectangular buckle and numerous mounts, all of solid silver, profiled, engraved and nielloed en suite, with tw
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 285.00) x 1 = 1,785.00
 
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A FINE OTTOMAN KUBUR PISTOL AND HOLSTER246 - A FINE OTTOMAN KUBUR PISTOL AND HOLSTER
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A large example with dark, lustrous walnut stock elegantly inlaid overall with engraved silver plaques and flowering vines, the robust silver mounts w
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Estimates : 1,600.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (2,800.00 + 532.00) x 1 = 3,332.00
 
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A MUGHAL KHANJAR DAGGER247 - A MUGHAL KHANJAR DAGGER
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The waisted grip wrought of black wootzdamascus steel with gold-inlaid borders in a running vine motif. The elegantly recurved, double-edged blade lik
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 450.00 - 550.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 190.00) x 1 = 1,190.00
 
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A RARE GERMAN LINSTOCK248 - A RARE GERMAN LINSTOCK
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A combination weapon designed to allow artillerymen to fire cannon quickly and safely as well as to defend themselves against a cavalry charge. The he
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Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00 + 228.00) x 1 = 1,428.00
 
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A CHINESE QING DYNASTY SPEARHEAD249 - A CHINESE QING DYNASTY SPEARHEAD
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A rare example, with long, tapered socket terminating in a profiled bead, from which develops a pair of hooks separated by a short fuller, and a massi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 209.00) x 1 = 1,309.00
 
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AN OTTOMAN SABER250 - AN OTTOMAN SABER
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The horn grips with original woven wrap and rolled pommel, the silver guard engraved with Ottoman baroque borders. The broad, lightly-curved, single-e
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (5,500.00 + 1,045.00) x 1 = 6,545.00
 
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