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 RARE OTTOMAN HANCER DAGGER251 - A RARE OTTOMAN HANCER DAGGER
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An earlier example than typically encountered, the mounts well-wrought in brass, the waisted grip with pronounced central ridge, the scabbard with sep
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 595.00
 
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A FRENCH LANGUE DE BOEUF GLAIVE252 - A FRENCH LANGUE DE BOEUF GLAIVE
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Of characteristic form with integral socket, the blade parallel-edged, developing into a triangular thrusting-tip.On its replaced wooden haft.Mid-16th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 595.00
 
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A SYRIAN KHANJAR DAGGER253 - A SYRIAN KHANJAR DAGGER
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Typical of Ottoman provincial work, the gilded tombak mounts heavily filigreed on the obverse and set with turquoise and garnet stones or glass jewels
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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 PERSIAN QAJAR DYNASTY BATTLEAXE254 - A PERSIAN QAJAR DYNASTY BATTLEAXE
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The double crescent-form heads etched with elaborate floral panels surrounding birds and a king in the central cartouche on each side, and heightened
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 595.00
 
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A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL SHORTSWORD255 - A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL SHORTSWORD
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With antler grip on the obverse and horn on the reverse, the massive blade with three central fullers to either side, and struck at the forte with a g
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (425.00 + 80.75) x 1 = 505.75
 
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A MUGHAL BARUTDAN POWDERHORN256 - A MUGHAL BARUTDAN POWDERHORN
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A fine example, the wooden body inlaid with flowers interspersed with brass nailhead borders. With carved cap and spout and gilded copper suspension r
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 247.00) x 1 = 1,547.00
 
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A RARE CAUCASIAN BLUNDERBUSS257 - A RARE CAUCASIAN BLUNDERBUSS
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Daghestan work, showing Ottoman formal influence. The hardwood stock with engraved iron buttplate and counterplate with saddle ring, the wrist with tw
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to floor for (2,800.00 + 532.00) x 1 = 3,332.00
 
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A MUGHAL KARD DAGGER258 - A MUGHAL KARD DAGGER
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The silver hilt with gilded bands, the pommel wrought as a fanciful and fully-modeled lionhead with ruby eyes and well-detailed mane; the grip deeply
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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 MORO PUNAL DAGGER259 - A MORO PUNAL DAGGER
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A fine example made for a datu or chief. The grip carved of a single section of horn, the filigreed silver mounts heavy parcel-gilded. The handforged
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 52.25) x 1 = 327.25
 
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A PERSIAN SAFAVID DYNASTY 'ALIM BATTLE STANDARD260 - A PERSIAN SAFAVID DYNASTY 'ALIM BATTLE STANDARD
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Wrought entirely of bronze with deep patina, the faceted socket tapering continuously toward the droplet-form head, which is pierced with ALLAH and re
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Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (1,800.00 + 342.00) x 1 = 2,142.00
 
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A PERSIAN QAJAR DYNASTY SHAMSHIR SWORD261 - A PERSIAN QAJAR DYNASTY SHAMSHIR SWORD
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With octagonal grips covered in black shagreen leather, steel pommel and guard of characteristic form. The massive blade of considerable curvature, fo
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (4,500.00 + 855.00) x 1 = 5,355.00
 
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A TIBETAN DAGGER262 - A TIBETAN DAGGER
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Of engraved steel with circular guard and brass mounts with a rayskin panel at the midsection of the scabbard, likewise lightly carved with a dragon.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 178.50
 
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A FINE ALGERIAN FLYSSA SWORD263 - A FINE ALGERIAN FLYSSA SWORD
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A lengthy example of classic form, the engraved brass hilt with steel ferrule and deeply-bellied, single-edged blade elaborately engraved and inlaid w
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Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (650.00 + 123.50) x 1 = 773.50
 
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A DYAK PARANG IHLANG SWORD264 - A DYAK PARANG IHLANG SWORD
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The staghorn hilt of characteristic form, elaborately carved with aso and tuba motifs, the grip covered in finely-woven rattan. The hardwood scabbard
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 57.00) x 1 = 357.00
 
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A CENTRAL INDIAN KHANJAR DAGGER265 - A CENTRAL INDIAN KHANJAR DAGGER
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The octagonal-section gray and cream agate grip terminating in a lotus bud pommel and fitting into the balustered steel ferrule, with arched oval guar
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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 RARE MORO PANABAS AXE266 - A RARE MORO PANABAS AXE
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The heavy blade with fine profiling to the upper edge, showing its layered forging and distinctive chamfering, the wooden grip with expanded pommel an
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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 GREEK PALASKA CARTRIDGE BOX267 - A GREEK PALASKA CARTRIDGE BOX
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Shield-shaped, all silver construction with finely-engraved and nielloed neoclassical motifs and stands of arms characteristic of Epiros work.The hing
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 595.00
 
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A MUGHAL BARUTDAN POWDERHORN268 - A MUGHAL BARUTDAN POWDERHORN
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The wooden body covered entirely in silver, embossed and engraved with vinework. The elephant stopper carved in the form of an elephant head. Latter 1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 104.50) x 1 = 654.50
 
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A MORO SPEAR269 - A MORO SPEAR
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The handforged head of characteristic form with waved edges and central panel showing evidence of pattern-welding.Retained to its continuously-taperin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 297.50
 
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A CHINESE QING DYNASTY YAODAO SWORD270 - A CHINESE QING DYNASTY YAODAO SWORD
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The single-edged blade straight with upswept tip, bifullered and back-edged. The hilt with brass pommel, ferrule and circular guard engraved overall,
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Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (725.00 + 137.75) x 1 = 862.75
 
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AN OTTOMAN BICHAK DAGGER271 - AN OTTOMAN BICHAK DAGGER
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The grip carved of a solid section of walrus with beaked pommel, the single-edged blade with upswept tip forged of actively-patterned black wootzdamas
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 247.00) x 1 = 1,547.00
 
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AN OTTOMAN KUBUR PISTOL272 - AN OTTOMAN KUBUR PISTOL
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Of typical form with well-carved walnut stock, the heavy brass mounts with scrolling and stands of arms, the flintlock mechanism and barrel engraved i
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 CHINESE QING DYNASTY NIUWEIDAO SABER273 - A CHINESE QING DYNASTY NIUWEIDAO SABER
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The characteristic hilt with horse's hoof pommel and round, flanged guard in steel, with intricately-wrapped leather over wood grip.The well-for...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (525.00 + 99.75) x 1 = 624.75
 
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A VICTORIAN MORNINGSTAR FLAIL274 - A VICTORIAN MORNINGSTAR FLAIL
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With wooden haft and finely-forged, stepped socket with faceted baluster finial, connected by handwrought links to the rectangular steel head with pro
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (425.00 + 80.75) x 1 = 505.75
 
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A WESSON 2-TRIGGER SPORTING RIFLE FOR PRESENTATION275 - A WESSON 2-TRIGGER SPORTING RIFLE FOR PRESENTATION
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A rare 1st Model 3rd Type breechloading single shot rifle. The 44 calibre octagonal barrel originally blued, with manually-operated extractor on right
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (4,800.00 + 912.00) x 1 = 5,712.00
 
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A PERSIAN ZAND DYNASTY KHANJAR DAGGER276 - A PERSIAN ZAND DYNASTY KHANJAR DAGGER
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With large walrus grip of characteristic form and broad, curved double-edged blade with central ridge, forged of wootzdamascus steel and inlaid at the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 85.50) x 1 = 535.50
 
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A SOUTH INDIAN NAYAR SWORD277 - A SOUTH INDIAN NAYAR SWORD
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The iron and brass hilt with flat, scalloped guard and oval pommel with jingles, and long pierced and engraved reinforces at the fort. The angled blad
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 297.50
 
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A RARE INDIAN BATTLEAXE278 - A RARE INDIAN BATTLEAXE
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A form characteristic of the Bhil people of Central India. The large steel head forged with a convex bit, the socket with a narrow flange. On its hard
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 57.00) x 1 = 357.00
 
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A PHILIPPINES KALINGA HEAD AXE279 - A PHILIPPINES KALINGA HEAD AXE
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Bontok workmanship, the handforged steel head of typical form, with wooden haft and iron ferrule. Light wear. Early 20th century. Haft a working-life
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (110.00 + 20.90) x 1 = 130.90
 
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A GERMAN WWII FIRE SERVICE HELMET280 - A GERMAN WWII FIRE SERVICE HELMET
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Of steel with rolled rim and original black painted finish, aluminum comb. With dual decals and original leather liner and neckguard intact.Second qua
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 66.50) x 1 = 416.50
 
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A BRITISH M1796 LIGHT CAVALRY SABER281 - A BRITISH M1796 LIGHT CAVALRY SABER
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Of characteristic form with steel stirrup hilt and ribbed wooden grip, the broad, curved, single-edged blade with hatchet tip and central fuller.Retai
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 57.00) x 1 = 357.00
 
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AN AFGHAN JEZAIL MUSKET282 - AN AFGHAN JEZAIL MUSKET
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With characteristic flared butt, inlaid throughout with bands of profiled bone and horn. The massive British flintlock mechanism with Tower lion mark,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (1,700.00 + 323.00) x 1 = 2,023.00
 
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A PERSIAN QAJAR DYNASTY MACE283 - A PERSIAN QAJAR DYNASTY MACE
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Of steel, wrought in the form of a devil's head with prominent horns, eyes, ears and nose, on its steel haft.Latter 19th century. Weapons such a...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 171.00) x 1 = 1,071.00
 
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A PERSIAN QAJAR DYNASTY BATTLEAXE284 - A PERSIAN QAJAR DYNASTY BATTLEAXE
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The crescent-form head lavishly inlaid with floral and geometrical panels in silver on each side, as is the flared and profiled peen. The haft with el
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 57.00) x 1 = 357.00
 
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AN AMERICAN MILITIA OFFICER'S SABER285 - AN AMERICAN MILITIA OFFICER'S SABER
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With typical brass eaglehead pommel and five-ball guard with curled quillon finial, the bone grip with crosshatching. The curved, single-edged and ful
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 595.00
 
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A BOSNIAN DAGGER286 - A BOSNIAN DAGGER
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The green-stained horn grip with peaked pommel, elaborately profiled and inlaid with brass studs and rosettes, with broad, single-edged blade. In its
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 42.75) x 1 = 267.75
 
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A PERSIAN DAGGER KHANJAR287 - A PERSIAN DAGGER KHANJAR
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Forged entirely of steel, the grip and scabbard with etched motifs depicting Persian heroes amongst vinework.Fitted with an unusual triple blade, with
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 9.50) x 1 = 59.50
 
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A CHINESE NIUWEIDAO288 - A CHINESE NIUWEIDAO
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With brass mounts and cord wrap over wood grip. The broad, bifullered blade with expanded tip.In its lacquered wood scabbard with brass mounts.First h
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (525.00 + 99.75) x 1 = 624.75
 
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A RARE MAASAI SPEAR289 - A RARE MAASAI SPEAR
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With well-forged head of characteristic form, the long, parallel-edged blade with rounded tip and flared base with integral socket. The short wooden h
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (120.00 + 22.80) x 1 = 142.80
 
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A MORO KRIS SWORD AND A MORO BARONG SHORTSWORD290 - A MORO KRIS SWORD AND A MORO BARONG SHORTSWORD
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The kris with wooden kakatua pommel mounted with a profiled, silvered band, grip with woven rattan wrap, the straight blade with visible layering and
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 57.00) x 1 = 357.00
 
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A BURMESE DHA SWORD291 - A BURMESE DHA SWORD
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The silver-mounted hilt with bands of filigree and fine mesh grip, Single-edged blade very slightly curved with squared tip, forte struck with a maker
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 33.25) x 1 = 208.25
 
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A SUMATRAN BADEK DAGGER292 - A SUMATRAN BADEK DAGGER
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The horn grip with lobed pommel and silver band, the recurved, single-edged blade of layered construction.In its wooden scabbard with silver bands.Lat
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 119.00
 
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A BURMESE DHA DAGGER293 - A BURMESE DHA DAGGER
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Mounted entirely in silver, the large pommel of faceted lotus-bud form. Grip and scabbard with bands of filigree, the woven shoulder cord partially in
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 148.75
 
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A MANDINKA SWORD, DAGGER AND QUIVER WITH ARROWS294 - A MANDINKA SWORD, DAGGER AND QUIVER WITH ARROWS
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The sword of characteristic Western Sudan form, the leather-covered grip with woven panel and stepped brass pommel, the long, straight, double-edged t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 57.00) x 1 = 357.00
 
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A MORO BARONG SHORTSWORD295 - A MORO BARONG SHORTSWORD
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The crested grip carved of exotic hardwood with silvered ferrule and massive blade. In its wooden scabbard carved with okir motifs. Second quarter of
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (110.00 + 20.90) x 1 = 130.90
 
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A SEPIK RIVER SPEAR296 - A SEPIK RIVER SPEAR
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The long, finely-balanced hardwood haft carved overall with curvilinear motifs and tapering continuously to the butt. Mounted with a rare steel blade
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (90.00 + 17.10) x 1 = 107.10
 
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A PERSIAN BIDENT SPEAR297 - A PERSIAN BIDENT SPEAR
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With bifurcate blades, each with flamboyant edges and a central ridge, elaborately etched overall with Arabic inscriptions and animals at the forte. S
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 238.00
 
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A MEXICAN ESPADA SWORD298 - A MEXICAN ESPADA SWORD
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The hilt with brass eaglehead pommel and recurved guard, with snakeskin grip.The long, straight blade with expanded tip.In its tooled leather scabbard
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 148.75
 
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A FINE PHILIPPINES BOLO SWORD299 - A FINE PHILIPPINES BOLO SWORD
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Luzon work, the translucent horn hilt superbly carved with hexagonal grip terminating in an elaborate cuff, with the pommel a fully modeled and except
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 42.75) x 1 = 267.75
 
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SIX HAFTED WEAPONS300 - SIX HAFTED WEAPONS
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Comprising a handwrought military fork head, likely European. An Eastern European military scythe with maker's mark of a crown, the edge reworke...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (575.00 + 109.25) x 1 = 684.25
 
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