19 juin 2011

Fine Arms, Armour and Militaria to Be Offered in London at Thomas Del Mar Ltd

A very rare Ottoman Tombak shield (kalkan), Turkey, late 16th-early 17th century. Estimate £40,000-60,000. LONDON.- A very rare gilt copper Ottoman Tombak shield from the late 16th century is among the highlights of an auction of Antique Arms, Armour and Militaria in London on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. The sale will be held at midday by Thomas Del Mar Ltd (in association with Sotheby’s) at their saleroom at 25 Blythe Road, W14. The circular Turkish ribbed shield is decorated with stylised tulip flowers and is estimated to fetch... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2011

History Written With A Sword Early Gem-Set Saber To Highlight June Arms & Armor Auction

An historic gem-set and gilt silver-mounted Islamic saber attributed to Tipu Sultan and captured at the Siege of Seringapatam in 1799, probably Turkish, 17th century. Photo Bonhams At its Antique Arms & Armor sale on June 20, 2011 in San Francisco, Bonhams & Butterfields is excited to present a historic gem-set saber, likely 17th century Turkish and originating from Mysore, India during the period of the Tipu Sultan's ruling (est. $15,000-25,000).  The gilt silver-mounted sword boasts an impressive, curved 32½-inch... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2011

Epée de cérémonie d'officier. Chine du nord. Minguo, début 20ème siècle.

Epée de cérémonie d'officier. Chine du nord. Minguo, début 20ème siècle. Photo Marc Labarbe à décor de dragon. Incrustée de corail et de turquoise. Le manche et le fourreau sont rehaussés de jade L.88cm. Estimation : 1200/1500€ MARC LABARBE sarl. Dimanche 88 mai à 10h00. Place Saint-Aubin  3, bd Michelet, 31000 Toulouse. Tél. : 05.61.23.58.78 - Fax : 05.62.27.29.28 - Email :  marc.labarbe@etxe.fr
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03 mars 2011

Poignard orné de deux baguettes en métal argentifère couvert de cabochons en corail. Tibet, XIXe s.

Poignard orné de deux baguettes en métal argentifère couvert de cabochons en corail. Tibet, XIXe s. Courtesy Néret-Minet & Tessier L : 63 Estimation : 1 000 - 1 200 €Néret-Minet & Tessier. Lundi 14 mars à 14h00. Drouot-Richelieu Salle 2. EMail : mail@neret-tessier.com - Tél. : 01 40 13 07 79
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21 janvier 2011

Sabre turc dit Yatagan. Vers 1850

      Sabre turc dit Yatagan. Vers 1850. Courtesy Alain Schmitz-Frédéric Laurent Poignée à petites oreilles, renfort de talon et fourreau en argent ciselé à décor repoussé de trophées d’armes, fleurs et feuillages. Lame à dos, légèrement courbe, poinçonnée. B.E. Estimation : 1000 / 1500 €            SVV. Alain Schmitz-Frédéric Laurent. dimanche 6 février 2011 à 14h30. 13, rue Thiers, B.P. 2089 - 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye - FRANCE. Tél. : 01 39 73 95 64 - Fax :... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2010

Arms of Duke Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel @ Thomas Del Mar Ltd

A Brunswick state two-hand processional sword of the guard of Julius, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg in Wolfenbüttel (1528-89), N°. 237, dated 1573. photo Thomas Del Mar Ltd with straight double-edged blade of flattened diamond-section, rectangular ricasso formed with a pair of slender up-turned lugs in the middle, boldly incised with the crowned Ducal monogram, the number and the date within a linear frame on each side, iron hilt comprising a pair of ribbon-like quillons each interrupted by a fish-shaped moulding and... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2010

The Brunswick Armourers @ The Hanoverian Royal Family and Their Collections

The Brunswick Armourers With its proximity to the Harz mountains and their wealth of metal deposits Brunswick had been an important metalworking centre as early as the 13th Century. The death of Conrad de platenmekere (the armourer) is recorded in 1320. From surviving documents from 1303 onwards there are increasingly frequent mentions in the old city of the crafts of Helmsleger (helm forger), Platenschleger (armour forger), platenmekere (armour maker) and Harneschmeker (harness maker).The Brunswick armourers reached their highest... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2010

A fine and rare Venetian parade shield made for the bodyguard of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, 16°c

A fine and rare Venetian parade shield made for the bodyguard of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, late16th century. photo Thomas Del Mar Ltd of convex near circular form, constructed of two-ply wood covered with leather decorated on its front face, within an outer border of foliate chevrons and engrailing and an inner border of running foliage and flower-heads, with a pattern of foliate interlace and flowerheads all tooled and lacquered gold over silver, the ground of the main field additionally... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2010

Ottoman Harness Bridle, bowcase, wheel-lock rifle & Ray-Skin powder flask, Turkey, 17th c

A rare Ottoman Harness Bridle, Turkey, 17th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's the headstall and breast strap of reddish-brown leather set with minor silver-gilt panels decorated in relief with stylised floral motifs and arabesques, with major plaques in the form of spiralling flowerheads and cusped palmettes, with two larger plaques mounted at key junctions and similar pendants at various places, the headstall with a layer of gilt-metal thread; 150cm. approx. max. length. Estimate 60,000—80,000 GBP. Lot Sold 73,250... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2010

Annam - ordre du Kim Khanh, ordre du Dragon d'Annam & Médaille militaire

Annam, ordre du Kim Khanh.  insigne de 3e classe du règne de Bao Daï (1926-1945) en or, anneau de suspension, manque les pampilles. Hauteur: 37 mm - Largeur: 67 mm. TTB - Estimation : 500 / 600 € Annam - ordre du Dragon d'Annam. ondé en 1886, insigne d'officier à titre militaire en bronze doré et émail, ruban rouge à bordure jaune à rosette. On joint un insigne français des blessés en bronze doré et émail, avec deux étoiles sur le ruban. Hauteur: 90 mm - Largeur: 50 mm. SUP - Estimation : 100 / 150 € Annam -... [Lire la suite]
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