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Auction Description for Czerny's International Auction House: The Great Sale of Fine & Scarce Antique Arms & Armour, Day 1
Viewing Notes:
Exhibition: from Monday 20th to Friday 24th of May, 2013 from 10 am to 1 pm, from 3 pm to 6 pm Czerny's International Auction House SRL P.zza Vittorio Veneto 17, 19038 Sarzana (SP), Italy
Sale Notes:
A Gentleman collection of Oriental Arms (1-37) / Tribal Arms from Oceania & Africa (38-63) / Chinese Arms (64-78) / Japanese Arms (79-87) / Far East Arms (88-114) / Oriental Armour (115-138) / Oriental Edged Weapons (139-202) / Oriental Fire Arms & Miscellanea (203-224) / Military Pistols (225-234) / Military Guns & Rifles (235-265) / Military Daggers (266-279) / Military Swords & Sabres (280-375) / Militaria (376-408) / Miscellanea (409-420) / Antique Arms Literature (421-447) / A Collection of Cased Fire Arms (448-478) / Knives & Daggers (479-528) / Swords & Rapiers (529-571) / Pole Arms (572-581) / Hunting Swords & Daggers (582-589) / Axes & Maces (590-592) / Bits, Spurs & Stirrups (593-597) / Armour (598-611) / Historicism (612-637) / Crossbows & Cannons (638-647) / Revolvers (648-692) / Pistols (693-757) / Guns & Rifles (758-794) / American Fire Arms (795-817) / Powder-Flasks & Accessories (818-836) / The Verucchio Castle Museum (837-913)

The Great Sale of Fine & Scarce Antique Arms & Armour, Day 1

by Czerny's International Auction House


909 lots with images

May 25, 2013

Live Auction

Piazza V. Veneto, 17 - 19

Sarzana (SP), 19038 Italy

Phone: +39 0187 691 376

Fax: +39 0187 692 703

Email: info@czernys.com

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A rare breast-plate

Lot 1: A rare breast-plate

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Description: Made of iron (probably damask), ribbed and pronounced at the centre, strengthened neckline and gussets with waved borders, the other borders en suite, riveted at the sides and the loin-guard; the breast strengthened at the inside. Shoulders and sides provided with hinges. At the left shoulder inscriptions in Arabic. From Deccan region. provenance: India dimensions: height 36 cm. dating: 17th Century

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A rare back-plate

Lot 2: A rare back-plate

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Description: Made of iron (probably damask), ribbed and pronounced at the centre, riveted sides and loin-guard; the breast strengthened at the inside. Shoulders and sides provided with hinges. Neckline and gussets with waved borders,at the loin-guard visible remains of engravings; nape-guard in the shape of a fan. From Deccan region. provenance: India dimensions: height 49 cm. dating: 17th Century

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A very scarce pair of bazu-band for a boy

Lot 3: A very scarce pair of bazu-band for a boy

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Description: Made of iron, consisting of two pieces joined by hinges, festooned at the border and decorated with a row of river. Definitely made for the child of a sultan. provenance: Indopersia dimensions: length 21.4 cm. dating: 18th Century

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A shamshir

Lot 4: A shamshir

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Description: Flat, curved, single-edged blade; engraved, silver cross-hilt, rhino horn grip scales with pommel chiselled with rays; wooden scabbard with leather covering, silver mounts engraved with floral motifs and stamped; two suspension rings. The iron chape decorated with gold inlaid floral motifs. provenance: Turkey dimensions: length 88.5 cm. dating: mid-19th Century

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A khanda

Lot 5: A khanda

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Description: Straight, single -and false-edged blade; the base strengthened, chiselled and decorated with gold-inlaid floral motifs; iron hilt with double valve, wide guard (crack), disc-shaped pommel and long beak, everything inlaid en suite. A suspension ring. provenance: India dimensions: length 119.5 cm. dating: 18th Century

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A katar

Lot 6: A katar

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Description: Straight, double-edged, damask blade, a raiser at the centre, strengthened and ribbed tip; typical, iron hilt with geometrical chiselling. Later scabbard. provenance: India dimensions: length 30 cm. dating: circa 1700

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A katar

Lot 7: A katar

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Description: Long and thin, straight, double-edged, damask blade, a raiser at the centre, strengthened and ribbed at the tip, the base finely chiselled with floral motifs; typical, iron hilt with remains of silver decorations depicting floral motifs. Modern scabbard. provenance: India dimensions: length 45 cm. dating: circa 1800

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A beautiful katar with tools

Lot 8: A beautiful katar with tools

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Description: Strong, straight, double-edged damask blade, at the first part three raisers dividing four grooves with lozenge-shaped outlines, strengthened and ribbed tip; typical, iron hilt, entirely gold inlaid with effigy of peacocks and floral motifs, between the staves pierced decorations depicting foliage. Original, wooden scabbard with green velvet covering (completely worn) with four different tweezers and a pair of scissors. Iron chape. provenance: India Moghul dimensions: length 44 cm. dating: 18th Century

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An early chilanum

Lot 9: An early chilanum

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Description: Flat, curved, double-edged, iron, damask blade, strengthened at the tip; typical grip with lily-shaped pommel. Modern scabbard. provenance: India dimensions: length 38.5 cm. dating: 17th Century

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An early Chilanum

Lot 10: An early Chilanum

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Description: Entirely made of iron, with curved, double-edged blade, a raiser at the centre, strengthened tip, hilt with quillon shaped as an upside down funnel, pierced at the back, disc-shaped pommel with domed button, grip with a sphere at the centre. Without scabbard. provenance: India dimensions: length 43 cm. dating: 17th Century

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A small kard

Lot 11: A small kard

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Description: Straight, single-edged, damask blade; bone grip coloured in green, with engraved and embossed silver mounts. Modern, leather scabbard. provenance: Turkey dimensions: length 24 cm. dating: 19th Century

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A kard with jade grip

Lot 12: A kard with jade grip

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Description: Straight, single-edged damask blade; iron hilt decorated with gold-inlaid floral motifs. Walrus ivory grip scales. provenance: Turkey dimensions: length 26.5 cm. dating: mid-19th Century

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A kard

Lot 13: A kard

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Description: Curved, single -and false-edged blade, of damask, slightly strengthened at the tip, chiselled at the back; large gip of dark green jade, faceted, with silver mounts, cabochon button featuring a crystal rock with fossilized fern. Later scabbard. provenance: India dimensions: length 32.5 cm. dating: circa 1800

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A kard

Lot 14: A kard

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Description: Curved, double-edged, damask blade, a raiser at the centre, chiselled at the base, areas of rust; double "T"-shaped, damask grip with seven cartouches featuring inscriptions in Arabic and bronze inlays. Wooden scabbard with brocade covering and silver chape. provenance: Turkey dimensions: length 34 cm. dating: 18th Century

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A Kard

Lot 15: A Kard

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Description: Straight, single-edged blade of fine damask, ribbed at the back, on both sides of the forte bas-relieved, floral engravings, hollow at the first section of the back enriched with small beads; a gilt band at the grip, fine walrus-ivory grip scales. provenance: Persia dimensions: length 32.5 cm. dating: 18th Century

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A beautiful kard

Lot 16: A beautiful kard

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Description: Straight, single-edged blade of very fine damask, ribbed at the back, on both sides of the forte inscriptions and bas-relieved decorations; hilt decorated en suite. Areas of rust. Walrus ivory grip scales. provenance: Persia dimensions: length 34.2 cm. dating: 18th Century

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A kard with jade grip

Lot 17: A kard with jade grip

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Description: Straight, single-edged, damask blade; jade grip with vermeil ring-nut; wooden scabbard with leather covering and partly gilt, silver mounts. provenance: Ottoman Empire dimensions: length 29.4 cm. dating: first quarter of the 19th Century

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A kard with dark green jade grip

Lot 18: A kard with dark green jade grip

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Description: Curved, double-edged, damask blade with central raiser, the base decorated with gold-inlaid floral motifs; fine grip of dark jade with grooves and a central band featuring floral decorations, the pommel surmounted by pearls and rubies (of glass, two of them missing). Iron scabbard with gold-inlaid floral motifs (parts missing). provenance: India dimensions: length 27.5 cm. dating: circa 1800

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A kard with white jade grip

Lot 19: A kard with white jade grip

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Description: Flat, curved, double-edged blade of fine damask, with thin grooves, slightly strengthened tip, engraved at the base; fine grip of white jade, sculpted with floral motifs (a small restoration). provenance: India dimensions: length 35 cm. dating: circa 1800

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A khanjarli

Lot 20: A khanjarli

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Description: Curved, double-edged, damask blade, a raiser at the centre and two grooves, strengthened and ribbed tip, wider and chiselled base; fine, iron hilt decorated with beaded lists, undulated lists and foliage; dark horn grip scales. provenance: India dimensions: length 37.3 cm. dating: 18th Century

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A beautiful khanjarli

Lot 21: A beautiful khanjarli

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Description: Curved, double-edged blade of grey damask, divided by three raisers, chiselled at the base, pierced and enriched with gold inlays (areas of rust); the guard ending in the shape of a partially gilt, animal head; typical hilt with four enamelled grip scales (rare) decorated with small rubies. provenance: India dimensions: length 32.5 cm. dating: 18th Century

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A khanjarli

Lot 22: A khanjarli

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Description: Curved, double-edged, damask blade, a raiser at the centre, strengthened tip, pierced and gold inlaid; grip with bone grip scales, probably from a later period; iron guard and band, both finely decorated with gold inlays depicting floral and geometrical motifs. Modern scabbard. provenance: India dimensions: length 33.5 cm. dating: circa 1800

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A kindjal

Lot 23: A kindjal

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Description: Straight, double-edged blade, with central raiser, the base decorated with golden floral motifs; typical, wooden grip with star-shaped rivets. provenance: Turkey dimensions: length 48 cm. dating: first quarter of the 19th Century

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A tiger's fang dagger

Lot 24: A tiger's fang dagger

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Description: Curved, double-edged blade of damask, a raiser at the centre, strengthened and ribbed tip, chiselled and inlaid base with effigy of tiger and floral motifs; iron hilt decorated en suite, ivory grip scales with lily-shaped pommel. provenance: Indopersia dimensions: length 31.5 cm. dating: second quarter of the 19th Century

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A small kard

Lot 25: A small kard

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Description: Straight, single-edged, damask blade; gold-inlaid iron hilt with walrus ivory grip scales. provenance: Turkey dimensions: length 19 cm. dating: mid-19th Century

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A pesh-kabz

Lot 26: A pesh-kabz

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Description: Curved, single -and false-edged, damask blade, a raiser at the second half of the blade, ribbed tip, "T"-back engraved with floral motifs, the base and the band of the hilt en suite; bone grip scales. provenance: India dimensions: length 39.5 cm. dating: mid-19th Century

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A beautiful pesh-kabz

Lot 27: A beautiful pesh-kabz

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Description: Slightly curved, single-edged blade, damask "T"-back featuring gold inscriptions at the first part; iron grip entirely decorated with two-coloured gold inlays depicting floral motifs on dark ground. Missing button. provenance: India dimensions: length 36 cm. dating: 19th Century

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A terracotta grenade

Lot 28: A terracotta grenade

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Description: In the shape of a vase, decorated with knots (parts missing), with a small hole for the powder and the match. Very rare. provenance: Turkey dimensions: height 15.5 cm. dating: 12th Century

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A terracotta grenade

Lot 29: A terracotta grenade

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Description: In the shape of a vase, decorated with knots (parts missing), with a small hole for the powder and the match. Very rare. provenance: Turkey dimensions: height 12 cm. dating: 12th Century

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A lot of two damask balls

Lot 30: A lot of two damask balls

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Description: made of damask, used to produce blades. Rare. provenance: Turkey dimensions: diameter 6.5 - 3.5 cm. dating: 18th Century

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A silver cigarette box

Lot 31: A silver cigarette box

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Description: Oval shape entirely decorated with filigree woven bands and floral motifs. provenance: Turkey dimensions: dimensions 10.5 1.8 x 6 cm. dating: 19th Century

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A silver box

Lot 32: A silver box

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Description: Rectangular shape entirely engraved and nielloed with effigy of mosques, trophy and floral motifs, sliding cover, two suspension rings. provenance: Turkey dimensions: dimensions 7.5 x 6 cm. dating: circa 1900

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A silver belt buckle

Lot 33: A silver belt buckle

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Description: Rectangular shape chiselled at the corners, the surface finely decorated with filigree. Loop and hook. provenance: Turkey dimensions: dimensions 7.2 x 6.2 cm. dating: 19th Century

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A pair of scissors

Lot 34: A pair of scissors

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Description: Made of iron, gilt brass hilt decorated with floral motifs, the central part with gold inlays. provenance: Turkey dimensions: length 24.5 cm. dating: late 18th Century

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A lamp for a mosque

Lot 35: A lamp for a mosque

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Description: Richly pierced brass, at the central part six windows divided by columns with crescent, bird and dome-shaped cusps; with hook and three chains. provenance: Turkey dimensions: height cm. dating: 19th Century

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A lot of 16 original photos from Northern Africa

Lot 36: A lot of 16 original photos from Northern Africa

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Description: Black and white pictures on hard paper, depicting effigy of people, camels, river (marked Assouan), a small mosque, a woman on a donkey, one picture marked "Bords du Nil a Hoffeduineh Les Nubiens". provenance: Egitto dimensions: length 25 x 20 cm. dating: 19th Century

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Ginotti, Giacomo (1845-1897)

Lot 37: Ginotti, Giacomo (1845-1897)

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Description: La schiava, bronze sculpture depicting a chained woman, seating on a tree trunk, at the neck a Christian cross; woman meant to be part of a harem. Signed "G. Ginotti" at the back. provenance: Italy dimensions: length 46 cm. dating: late 19th Century

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A stone axe

Lot 38: A stone axe

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Description: Head of dark stone with oval axe, fixed through vegetal fibres to a wooden haft. provenance: Fiji dimensions: height 57 cm. dating: 19th Century

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A Ras shield

Lot 39: A Ras shield

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Description: Circular, convex shape with recessed border, made of wood and covered with brown velvet (worn), brass mounts engraved with floral and geometrical motifs. The inside surface lined with red Moroccan leather, provided with handle. provenance: Abissinia dimensions: diameter 48 cm. dating: circa 1900

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A nimcha

Lot 40: A nimcha

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Description: Curved, single-edged blade grooved at the back, typical iron hilt with remains of golden decorations; grip of dark horn with silver ring-nut. provenance: Morocco dimensions: length 99 cm. dating: late 19th Century

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A flyssa with scabbard

Lot 41: A flyssa with scabbard

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Description: Typical, long and narrow, single-edged blade, chiselled and engraved along the back and partially decorated with brass, at the back too; iron and brass grip, engraved en suite, the pommel in the shape of an animal head; wooden scabbard sculpted with geometrical motifs. provenance: North Africa dimensions: length 109.5 cm. dating: 19th Century

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A shotel

Lot 42: A shotel

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Description: Typical, curved, ribbed, double-edged blade, assembled on an Austrian cavalry one-quillon hilt. Leather scabbard with geometrical imprints. Rare typology. provenance: Abissinia dimensions: length 101,5 cm. dating: 19th Century

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A lot of four edged arms

Lot 43: A lot of four edged arms

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Description: A Ngbandi sabre with curved, single-edged blade, widened at the tip, a hook at the base, wooden grip with remains of studs. A wooden mace with ogival shape, chiselled with geometrical motifs, narrowed grip. Together with two knives from Central Africa, one with hollow blade featuring a central raiser and wooden grip, and a throwing knife with three tip, grip of vegetal fibre. provenance: Africa dimensions: length 26 - 80 cm. dating: late 19th Century

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A koummiya

Lot 44: A koummiya

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Description: Curved, single -and false-edged blade, a fuller at the base which is engraved with effigy of three suns; wooden grip with smooth, silver mounts. Engraved and pieced silver scabbard. Two suspension rings. provenance: Morocco dimensions: length 40.5 cm. dating: 20th Century

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A nice koummiya

Lot 45: A nice koummiya

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Description: Typical, curved, single -and false-edged blade with tang; bone grip with engraved and partially silver-plated, brass mounts. The scabbard en suite. Complete with rope and tassels. provenance: North Africa dimensions: length 40 cm. dating: 19th Century

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A lot of four koummiya

Lot 46: A lot of four koummiya

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Description: All made of brass and complete with scabbard, two of them with silver decorations. provenance: Morocco dimensions: length 38 - 40 cm. dating: 19th Century

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A dagger with scabbard

Lot 47: A dagger with scabbard

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Description: Curved, single-edged blade, with brass inlays depicting geometrical motifs. Wooden grip with silver inlaid floral motifs (parts missing). Wooden scabbard worked en suite. provenance: Algeria dimensions: length 60 cm. dating: late 19th Century

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A Sango / Yakoma / Ngbandi dagger

Lot 48: A Sango / Yakoma / Ngbandi dagger

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Description: Curved, double-edged blade, ribbed at the centre, long pierced quillon-block; wooden grip with copper bands.Illustrated in "Islamic and Native Weapons of Colonial Africa 1800-1960" by Anthony C. Tirri, page 279 ill. 5-122. provenance: Congo dimensions: length 43 cm. dating: 19th Century

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A Ngbandi knife

Lot 49: A Ngbandi knife

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Description: Leaf-shaped blade with asymmetrical grooves, tang with two cusps and two oval openworks, small engravings; wooden grip with quillons bent toward the top, copper wire binding.See similar knives in Islamic and Native Weapons of Colonial Africa 1800-1960", by Anthony C. Tirri, pag. 272, fig. 5-110 e 5-111. provenance: Congo dimensions: length 45 cm. dating: circa 1900

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A Ngala execution knife

Lot 50: A Ngala execution knife

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Description: Single-edged iron blade with sickle-shaped tip and four cusps at the back, engraved with geometrical motifs, wooden grip with double knot and iron ring-nut.See similar knives in "Islamic and Native Weapons of Colonial Africa 1800-1960", by Anthony C. Tirri, pagg. 305-315. provenance: Congo dimensions: length 75 cm. dating: circa 1900

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