Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns

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Date of the auction: 12.11.2012

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A Persian Bronze Age axe head, circa 1200-80 B.C. 2nd Millennium B.C.

The ribbed socket having four flared spikes extending to ridges, the upper three in the form of leaves with pointed tips and lines representing the veins; flanged blade, the sides and top with delicate banded and spearpoint decoration. Condition: Cleaned at one time to show the decoration, protected

Lot #: 3000

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A lot of four Persian Bronze Age axe heads circa 1200-800 B.C.

Comprising: 1) Of elegant form having a long socket with cut-away and slightly flanged lower rim and slender blade (5 1/2" overall), the lower edge flaring towards the point. 2) 4 1/2 inch example having a ribbed socket, the central rib extending to a partial flange on the lower edge of the blade

Lot #: 3001

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A lot of two Persian spike-butted Bronze Age axe heads circa 1200-800 B.C.

Comprising: 1) Having four long spikes joined below the conical tips depending from a socket molded with four bands, each of three narrow ribs, the two central bands flowing diagonally and extending onto the sides of the flanged blade. 2) Another of similar design but with unflanged blade

Lot #: 3002

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A lot of three Persian Bronze Age axe heads circa 1200-800 B.C.

Comprising: 1) Large example, the socket molded with four bands extending to short, blunt spikes; flanged blade, the upper edge raised above the socket, the whole bent to the right, possibly for votive purposes. 2) Banded socket with four long spikes, the joined conical points with blunt tips, the

Lot #: 3003

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A Near Eastern Bronze Age votive dagger probably circa 1500-800 B.C.

Formed on one piece of flat bronze stock, the 8 1/2 inch double edged blade with sharpened edges but rounded point and decorated with two narrow lines in the form of a fuller terminating above the hilt with a lotus blossom below the figure of a crane taking flight; grip flaring to the slightly

Lot #: 3004

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A lot of two Persian Bronze Age daggers circa 1200-800 B.C.

Comprising: 1) Straight 12 inch blade of hollow diamond section with rounded central rib; flanged grip of familiar form with slightly domed pommel. 2) 10 inch double edged blade with median ridge and rounded base; flanged grip, one side with inset panel to retain gripscales but missing on the other

Lot #: 3005

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A lot of two Persian Bronze Age daggers circa 1200-800 B.C.

Comprising: 1) 9 1/8 inch double edged blade with flattened median ridge and flaring at the 1 1/2" ricasso; flanged grip, the outer edged molded with roped banding and a repeating stiff leaf design; retaining the pommel rivet. 2) 8 1/2 inch double edged blade with 2 inch ricasso; simple flanged

Lot #: 3006

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A lot of three large Persian Bronze Age dagger blades/spearheads circa...

Comprising: 1) 15 inch blade with rounded median ridge and rounded point; broad, squared base with flanged edges, the 2" tang with flattened tip. 2) 13 inch triangular blade with flattened median ridge, the squared base pierced with two rivet holes above a short, flattened tang. 3) 15 inch blade

Lot #: 3007

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A lot of three large Persian Bronze Age dagger blades/spearpoints circa...

Comprising: 1) Example with broad 20 inch blade of hollow diamond section thickening at the lobed shoulders; round 3 1/2 inch tang with flattened tip. 2) Slender 17 inch blade of diamond section with slightly rounded shoulders above the fragmentary 1 3/4 inch flat tang. 3) 16 inch leaf-shaped blade

Lot #: 3008

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A lot of three large Persian Bronze Age spearpoints circa 1500-800 B.C.

Comprising: 1) With 12 inch leaf-shaped blade and broad, flattened median ridge above rounded shoulders and 3 1/2 inch tang. 2) Tapered 16 inch blade (possibly a dagger blade) with flattened median ridge, the flat 2 inch tang pierced for a single rivet. 3) Heavy 7 inch leaf-shaped blade of hollow

Lot #: 3009

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A group of Bronze and Iron Age weapons circa 1500-500 B.C.

Comprising: 1) Slender bronze spearhead, 12 inch blade of hollow diamond section with rounded shoulders, the narrow 3 1/4 inch tang with curled tip. 2) Another of similar form with 10 1/2 inch blade. 3) An iron spearpoint with 9 1/4 inch leaf-shaped blade showing slight median ridge above a 4 1/2

Lot #: 3010

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A group of six early spearheads circa 1500-500 B.C.

Comprising: 1) Bronze spearhead, 7 inch blade with slight median ridge, 4 1/2 inch tang, the tip inclined to one side. 2) Another, broad 6 1/2 inch leaf-shaped blade, the flattened median ridge extending to the 2 1/2 inch flared socket. 3) Spear or javelin head, broad 4 1/2 inch blade of hollow

Lot #: 3011

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A fragmentary Bronze Age tondo circa 1500-500 B.C.

Probably a shield boss and comprised of a conical center piece (reconstructed height 4 1/2 inches) extending to a broad flange decorated with rows of various sized bosses. Together with a group of assorted Bronze Age objects including: 1) Snaffle bit formed of two twisted sections of bronze. 2) Two

Lot #: 3012

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A Persian Bronze Age dagger circa 1200-800 B.C.

The one-piece dagger with 8 1/2 inch tapered blade of slightly diamond section and grip of familiar form with demi-lune pommel and hollowed for grip scales. Mounted on a simple ebonized wooden base. Condition: Fine green patination with frittering to edges

Lot #: 3013

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A Javanese keris probably late 19th century

Straight 14 inch Pulo Tirto pamor blade. Copper mendak with beaded borders and set with white stones. Planar hilt of dark wood. Scabbard with gayaman pelet wood throat, the body with unadorned blewah sleeve of German silver. Condition: Fine See Illustration

Lot #: 3014

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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An early Balinese keris Blade probably 17th/early 18th century

Heavy 13 3/4 inch five curved blade of pronounced diamond section. The later mounts comprising a beaded silver mendak, silver seluk chased with florals and fylfot, heavy planar hilt; burl wood scabbard with gayaman throat. Condition: Blade heavily pitted overall

Lot #: 3015

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A Sumatran 'executioner's' keris

Broad straight 20 3/4 inch blade with central fuller. Wooden hilt of simple form with pistolgrip pommel and simple relief panels above a relief-carved blossom band and simple iron ferrule. Simple varnished wooden scabbard, with boat-shaped wrangka. Condition: Blade with dark brown patina showing

Lot #: 3016

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A scarce Balinese ritual knife 19th century

With 9 inch recurved single edged blade, one side with short fuller inlaid with brass rice grain designs, the blade flat inlaid in brass with a key fret design; spine inlaid with brass bands, the rear set with a brass panel in the form of a scrolling dragon. Curved hilt with one-piece horn grip

Lot #: 3017

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A Sumatran short sword, pedang 19th century

With slightly curved 18 1/4 inch pattern welded blade with matte, dark grey patina. Buffalo horn grip carved as a stylized lion's head with inlaid eyes. Ebonized wooden scabbard with horn throat and silver chape embossed with scrollwork. Condition: Blade with dark patina and some minor frittering to

Lot #: 3018

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A lot of two Moro kampilan Philippines, late 19th/early 20th century

Straight 30 1/2 and 28 inch single edged blades. Wood crossguards with undulating steel staple as hand guard. Hilts with chip-carved and scrolling decorative elements, branched terminals. Plaited fiber grips and attached trade cloth drops. Without scabbards. Condition: Blades with light pitting

Lot #: 3019

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A lot of three Philippine edged weapons Late 19th/mid 20th century

Including: Visayan Islands tenegre, with 16 inch blade, deity-head pommel, scabbard bound with aluminum; 2) Another, with 18 1/2 inch blade and one-piece brass hilt with forked pommel; 3) an associated scabbard, with tooled leather cuff, horn bindings; 4) Igorot pinahig, with straight 12 3/4 inch

Lot #: 3020

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A lot of four Indonesian edged weapons First half 20th century or earlier

Including: 1) Dayak parang, Borneo, 24 1/2 inch single edged blade, characteristic wood hilt bound in braided fiber, wooden scabbard with carved decoration; 2) Another, 20 inch single edged blade, carved wood hilt, wooden scabbard with plaited fiber decoration; 3) Small keris, 13 inch seven wave

Lot #: 3021

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A lot of three Southeast Asian edged weapons Late 19th/early 20th century

Including two Burmese examples: 1) Shan dha, 22 inch single edged blade, hilt bound in plaited fiber, wooden scabbard retaining plaited cloth belt. 2) Bolo, possibly from Nagaland, 9 1/4 inch single edged blade with stamped designs, distinct hilt wrapped in lead sheeting, "P.Orr & Sons, Ltd

Lot #: 3022

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A lot of four ethnographic weapons Late 19th/early 20th century

Including: 1) Turkana wrist knife, Kenya, of demilune form, 5 inches long, grooved leather bands protecting the edges; 2) Kuba dagger, Democratic Republic of Congo, the 11 inch straight blade with stamped decorations, the hilt bound with brass and iron wire wrapping; 3) Indo-Persian "devil's head

Lot #: 3023

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A lot of six East or South African knobkerries late 19th/early 20th century

Each carved from a single piece of wood, the ball head variously perched atop or extending at an angle from the shaft, ranging in length from 28 1/4 - 20 1/2 inches. Condition: Very good, with age-appropriate patinas of varying tones

Lot #: 3026

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A lot of two Moro keris Philippines, late 19th/early 20th century

Including: 1) 21 3/4 inch ten wave blade, fine burlwood "cockatoo" pommel, plaited handle wrap, pieced wood scabbard with beaded fiber and trade cloth wraps; 2) 16 3/4 inch four wave blade, the hilt with plaited fiber wrap, walrus ivory pommel, scabbard bound with horn straps and leather frog

Lot #: 3027AY

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A lot of two Moro swords late 19th/early 20th century

Comprising: 1) Barong: broad 17 inch blade of typical form, grip with brass bolster below a plaited twine ferrule, pommel with fore-and-aft projections carved with scrollwork; wooden scabbard bound in rattan, the front sides of throat and tip carved with scrollwork. 2) Keris: 20 1/2 inch blade, the

Lot #: 3028

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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An Afghani Khyber knife and Nepalese kukri owned by early British explorer...

Comprising: 1) Khyber knife: straight 23 1/2 inch single edged blade of T-section; brass-mounted grip, the gripscales of dark green horn, the pommel mounted with silver swivel; with original blue cloth-covered scabbard, the mount of silver with pierced rims, the spine with silver reinforcement. 2

Lot #: 3029

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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An Ottoman yataghan probably Balkans, late 18th century

The 24 inch recurved blade of familiar form, one side engraved with an inscription and the date 1198AH (1784AD), reverse engraved with small cartouche. Brass hilt, the ribbed bolster with reinforcing plate extending over base of blade; grip scales of dark green horn, the pommel with large, flared

Lot #: 3030

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012

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A massive Indian tegha 18th or early 19th century

Broad, slightly curved 32 inch blade having three wide fullers defined by narrow ridges inlaid with brass bands; lower 12 inches of blade inlaid with brass banding and numerous figures of animals and personages. Iron tulwar hilt with long languets, short and heavy quillons, recurved knucklebow and

Lot #: 3031

Estimate: US$0

Date: 12 Nov 2012