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AN INDIAN PESH-KABZ WITH GEM-SET CARVED ROCK CRYSTAL HILT, circa 1850

The hilt formed of a single carved piece of rock crystal swelling to form a strongly pronounced pommel of characteristic beaked shape, the base encircled by two...

1959-3
 

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A FINE EXAMPLE OF THE FLAMBOYANT GERMAN PARADE PARTIZANS CARRIED BY THE BOD...

The steel spike of flattened diamond section, its base formed as a ducal coronet, the medial ridge of the spike continuing as a junction between the two blades,...

2221
 

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A FINE ENGLISH SWEPT-HILT RAPIER, circa 1600

The hilt comprising an oval pommel, straight quillons with outer and inner scrolling bars, the original writhen grip bound with wire. The hilt showing substanti...

2222-13
 

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A PAIR OF ENGLISH FOUR-BARRELLED FLINTLOCK TAP-ACTION TRAVELLING PISTOLS BY...

With turn-off barrels and their corresponding brass border-engraved faceted breeches numbered on the respective pistols “1&2, 3& - and “4&5, 6&7...

1822
 

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A QAJAR IVORY-HILTED DAGGER (JAMBIYYA), Persian, circa 1840

The curved double-edged watered steel blade with medial ridge left plain but for two empty cartouches on either side, one side of the waisted ivory hilt finely...

2214
 

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A MUGHAL CARVED IVORY PRIMING-FLASK, late 17th century

Made in two curved sections, carved in relief with multiple animals, the nozzle formed as a pair of antelope’s heads mirrored over the upper and lower surfaces,...

2088
 

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A SCOTTISH HIGHLAND CLAYMORE, circa 1574

The hilt has downward sloping quillons of diamond section emanating from the base of a high collar, tapering towards their terminals, which are forged from one ...

1118
 

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A FRENCH TOOLED AND GILT MOROCCO POWDER-FLASK FOR A SPORTING GUN, circa 165...

With wooden bag-shaped plano-convex body, the outer face moulded with four vertical broad flutes, the base flattened to form a small foot, encased entirely in m...

1129
 

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A GERMAN PROCESSIONAL PARTIZAN, circa 1600

With broad leaf-shaped blade with medial ridge and a pair of re-curved lugs at the base and faceted socket. It is decorated throughout with etched panels involv...

A COMPOSITE GERMAN MAXIMILIAN FIELD ARMOUR, circa  1520
 

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A COMPOSITE GERMAN MAXIMILIAN FIELD ARMOUR, circa 1520

Of bright steel, comprising a close-helmet with rounded one-piece skull, ‘bellows’ visor and bevor, shaped to the chin, pivoted at the same points and with lami...

A FRENCH CASED PAIR OF RIFLED OVER-AND-UNDER PERCUSSION SINGLE-TRIGGER TRAVELLING PISTOLS OF PRESENTATION QUALITY, DAMASCENED AND INLAID WITH TWO COLOURS OF GOLD, BY LEPAGE-MOUTIER, ARQUEBUSIER DU ROI, serial no. 567, dated 1847
 

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A FRENCH CASED PAIR OF RIFLED OVER-AND-UNDER PERCUSSION SINGLE-TRIGGER TRAV...

With octagonal matted stippled barrels retaining almost all of their original grey case-hardening colour, the upper barrels signed LEPAGE MOUTIER ARQer in gold,...

AN ITALIAN CIRCULAR EMBOSSED IRON SHIELD IN HIGH RENAISSANCE STYLE, circa 1850
 

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AN ITALIAN CIRCULAR EMBOSSED IRON SHIELD IN HIGH RENAISSANCE STYLE, circa 1...

Of one piece, boldly embossed with scenes from antiquity set within cartouches, framed with caryatids, all heightened with silver and gold lines, centred by the...

A PAIR OF SILVER-MOUNTED INDIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS, IN THE ENGLISH MANNER, BY CLAUDE MARTIN, LUCKNOW ARSENAL, circa 1785
 

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A PAIR OF SILVER-MOUNTED INDIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS, IN THE ENGLISH M...

The damascus barrels with octagonal breeches, deeply chiselled with scrolling decoration against a gilt ground and engraved MAJOR CLAUD MARTIN forward of the to...

A FRENCH SILVER AND ENAMEL-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, circa 1785
 

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A FRENCH SILVER AND ENAMEL-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, circa 1785

The hilt of silver-gilt, the pommel and grip fluted and the pommel, grip, knucklebow, quillon terminal, sleeve and upper side of the shell all set with narrow r...

A PAIR OF ITALIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS BY LERME, WITH BARRELS BY LAZARINO COMINAZZO, BRESCIA, circa 1700
 

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A PAIR OF ITALIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS BY LERME, WITH BARRELS BY LAZAR...

Formed of signed, two-stage barrels decorated at their breeches with longitudinal flutes and herringbone ribs, the signed rounded locks chiseled in high relief ...

A CASED PAIR OF ENGLISH FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS BY JOHN MANTON & SON, DOVER STREET, LONDON, No. 5846 for 1814
 

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A CASED PAIR OF ENGLISH FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS BY JOHN MANTON & SON...

With re-browned octagonal sighted barrels signed along the top flat at the breech and each with silver fore-sight, case-hardened recessed patent sloping breeche...

A NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BOXWOOD SHIP MODEL OF 4TH RATE WARSHIP NAMED RUBY, FLYING THE PRE 1801 WHITE ENSIGN, circa 1790
 

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A NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BOXWOOD SHIP MODEL OF 4TH RATE WARSHIP ...

The curved hull, sheathed in copper, with ebonised wales, planked and pinned decks, gun port lids, carved quarter and stern galleries, decorated taffrail, carve...

AN AMERICAN SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, circa 1790
 

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AN AMERICAN SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, circa 1790

The hilt comprising eagle’s head pommel, crossguard with simple engraving, the block decorated with a multi-pointed star and green stained chequered ivory grip....

AN INDIAN KATAR, circa 1850
 

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AN INDIAN KATAR, circa 1850

Of one piece construction, forged from wootz damascus steel, the blade chiselled with floral designs at the base, the tip strengthened for piercing armour. The ...

A PAIR OF BALKAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS WITH NIELLOED SILVER STOCKS, circa 1820
 

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A PAIR OF BALKAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS WITH NIELLOED SILVER STOCKS, cir...

With English re-blued barrels decorated and inset with gold stars in the eastern taste, and English flat locks. Engraved with trophies of arms beneath the rain-...

AN ENGRAVING OF TWO CANNON DESIGNS, dated 1671
 

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AN ENGRAVING OF TWO CANNON DESIGNS, dated 1671

This wonderful design for cannon was engraved by Adriaen van de Velde and published by A Bloteingh in 1671. It shows two extraordinary 48-pounders cast at Lübec...