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An important Spring Sale of Fine Antique Arms & Armour II/II

by Czerny's International Auction House


501 lots with images

June 3, 2012

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 nimcha with silver mounted scabbard

Lot 521: A nimcha with silver mounted scabbard

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Description: A nimcha with silver mounted scabbard Simple, slightly curved blade grooved at the back; engraved, iron hilt with rhino horn grip and silver ring-nut; silver-plated wooden scabbard, finely engraved with floral motifs. dimensions: length 97 cm. provenance: Morocco dating: 19th Century

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A nimcha

Lot 522: A nimcha

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Description: A nimcha Slightly curved, single -and false-edged blade, a fuller near the back, remains of the mark "SOLINGEN" on both sides; typical, iron quillon decorated with gold-inlaid floral and geometrical motifs, silver ring-nut engraved en suite; wooden grip widening at the pommel. Wooden scabbard with velvet covering (worn), nielloed and engraved silver mounts. dimensions: length 97 cm. provenance: North Africa dating: 19th Century

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A silver mounted kaskara

Lot 523: A silver mounted kaskara

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Description: A silver mounted kaskara Wide, straight, double-edged blade, with a short, central fuller at the forte; leather-bound wooden hilt with silver filigree decorations, rectangular silver pommel; leather-bound wooden scabbard decorated with bas-relieved waves, bas-relieved floral motifs at the silver mounts. Small defects and parts missing. dimensions: length 105.5 cm. provenance: Oman dating: 19th Century

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A sword

Lot 524: A sword

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Description: A sword Leaf-shaped, double-edged blade with a thick riser at the centre; "T"-shaped wooden hilt with a silver disc with filigree decoration at the upper part. dimensions: length 83 cm. provenance: Abissinia dating: 19th Century

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A rare sword

Lot 525: A rare sword

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Description: A rare sword Straight, double-edged blade with two deep central grooves, engraved with floral motifs, rectangular tang decorated with effigy of a lion on a side and "GG" on the other. Light horn hilt, semi-spherical brass pommel decorated with leaves. Leather scabbard. dimensions: length 92 cm. provenance: Abissinia dating: late 19th Century

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A shotel

Lot 526: A shotel

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Description: A shotel Typical, curved, double-edged blade with double central groove; wooden hilt, at the pommel a brass disc engraved with geometrical motifs. dimensions: length 84,5 cm. provenance: Ethiopia dating: 19th Century

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A ritual sabre

Lot 527: A ritual sabre

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Description: A ritual sabre Iron blade without edge, widened toward the tip and pierced with geometrical motifs. Wooden hilt, cylindrical grip between two spheres, decorated with thin grooves. dimensions: length 74 cm. provenance: Africa dating: 19th Century

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A koummiya

Lot 528: A koummiya

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Description: A koummiya Curved, single -and false-edged blade, typical, wooden grip with silver mounts engraved with geometrical motifs; silver-plated, wooden scabbard decorated en suite. dimensions: length 40 cm. provenance: Morocco dating: circa 1900

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A billao

Lot 529: A billao

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Description: A billao Long, straight, double-edged blade ribbed at the centre, bone grip with long, silver cap; leather scabbard. dimensions: length 49 cm. provenance: Somalia dating: first quarter of the 20th Century

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A silver mounted jambyia

Lot 530: A silver mounted jambyia

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Description: A silver mounted jambyia Long, curved, double-edged blade with geometrical engravings at the first part; horn grip, richly decorated with silver filigree. Wooden scabbard with leather covering, mounts decorated en suite. dimensions: length 52.5 cm. provenance: North Africa dating: circa 1900

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A lot of two daggers

Lot 531: A lot of two daggers

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Description: A lot of two daggers A jambyia with curved, engraved, double-edged blade, grip and scabbard with richly engraved, silver mounts; together with a big, Moroccan koummiya with silver mounts engraved with geometrical motifs. dimensions: length 47.5 - 51 cm. provenance: Yemen dating: first quarter of the 20th Century

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A lot of four daggers and a knife

Lot 532: A lot of four daggers and a knife

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Description: A lot of four daggers and a knife Three koummya with curved, double-edged blade and brass mounts with geometrical and floral engravings, complete with scabbards with two rings. Together with a billao with asymmetrical, double-edged blade and a Balkan knife with single-edged blade and ivory grips. dimensions: length 28 - 39 cm. provenance: Africa dating: 19th Century

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A walking stick

Lot 533: A walking stick

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Description: A walking stick Of dark wood, the pommel richly chiselled in the shape of an in the round figure, several geometrical rings on the entire length of the haft. dimensions: height 108.5 cm. provenance: North Africa dating: circa 1900

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A silver mounted flintlock gun

Lot 534: A silver mounted flintlock gun

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Description: A silver mounted flintlock gun Smooth, octagonal, 14 mm cal. barrel, brass rear-sight at the base; smooth tang; the lock decorated with silver plaques finely engraved with floral motifs, at the lower part inscriptions and date in Arabic; wooden stock enriched with silver and coral inlays (parts missing). Bone butt-plate. dimensions: length 173 cm. provenance: North Africa dating: 19th Century

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A flintlock moukala

Lot 535: A flintlock moukala

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Description: A flintlock moukala Smooth, octagonal, 11 mm cal. barrel, with foresight and strongly relieved sight notch; flat plate lock engraved with floral motifs on dotted ground, pan with a brass plaque decorated en suite; wooden half stock chiselled with floral motifs at the neck and around the end of the barrel, with ground dyed of red, green, black and white, bone tarsia at the lower and left surface, iron trigger guard; barrel bracket of woven iron thread. Iron ramrod. dimensions: length 124 cm. provenance: North Africa dating: 19th Century

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A silver mounted flintlock gun

Lot 536: A silver mounted flintlock gun

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Description: A silver mounted flintlock gun Heavy, long, smooth, octagonal, 17 mm cal. barrel, brass frame and sight at the base, foresight; engraved, silver tang; large, iron lock with brass plate, finely engraved with floral motifs and inscriptions in Arabic; long, wooden stock enriched with silver inlays depicting geometrical and floral motifs, brass butt-pate, embossed, silver barrel brackets. Brass-tipped wooden ramrod. dimensions: length 191,5 cm. provenance: North Africa dating: 19th Century

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A flintlock gun

Lot 537: A flintlock gun

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Description: A flintlock gun Long, smooth, octagonal, 17 mm cal. barrel, brass sight and frame at the base, foresight; engraved, brass tang; large, iron lock with brass plaques, finely engraved with floral motifs; long, wooden stock enriched with silver inlays depicting geometrical and floral motifs, brass butt-plate, embossed, silver barrel brackets. Wooden ramrod with a long, silver tip decorated en suite. dimensions: length 182 cm. provenance: North Africa dating: 19th Century

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An iron helmet

Lot 538: An iron helmet

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Description: An iron helmet Iron skull strengthened at the external surface with bands festooned and raised at the centre, at the lower border a row of holes for the stuffing, at the top a round base surmounted by a small cusp. dimensions: height 18 cm. provenance: Tibet dating: 18th Century

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An armour bracelet

Lot 539: An armour bracelet

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Description: An armour bracelet Made of leather; strengthened at the border with a metallic band festooned at the slightly engraved border and three staves at the centre. Small damages. dimensions: length 27 cm. provenance: Tibet dating: 16th Century

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An armor bracelet

Lot 540: An armor bracelet

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Description: An armor bracelet Of thick leather; strengthened at the border with an iron band festooned at the border and five staves decorated with pierced and engraved racemes. dimensions: length 27 cm. provenance: Tibet dating: 16th Century

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A shield

Lot 541: A shield

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Description: A shield Conical shape, twisted structure of wood covered with twisted vegetal fibers. With remains of red dying and black geometrical decorations; at the centre a dome-shaped, brass mounts with remains of gilding and floral engravings, the mount is surmounted by the plastic depiction of a vajra; all around are four, pierced, brass mounts, and the studs which hold the handles, decorated with petals and bas-relieved geometrical motifs; the external margin covered with leather (parts missing). The inside surface provided with arm belt and handle with wooden grip. dimensions: diameter 61 cm. provenance: Tibet dating: 17th Century

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A painted saddle

Lot 542: A painted saddle

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Description: A painted saddle Wooden structure painted with floral motifs; relieved at the external parts. dimensions: length 47 cm. provenance: Tibet dating: 19th Century

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A sword

Lot 543: A sword

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Description: A sword Straight, double-edged blade of lenticular section, ribbed at the base, with small engravings depicting spirals and geometrical motifs at the forte; bronze quillon decorated with bas-relieved dragon head with remains of silver plating on a side, pommel en suite, silver ring-nut, horn grip with floral chiselling. Wooden scabbard with mother of pearl tarsia depicting floral motifs, silver mounts with bas-relieved decorations. dimensions: length 75 cm. provenance: Vietnam dating: 19th Century

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A sabre

Lot 544: A sabre

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Description: A sabre Curved, single-edged blade, with fuller and groove; partially silver-plated, metal hilt engraved with dragons and floral motifs; ivory grip, the pommel chiselled in the shape of monster head. Wooden scabbard decorated with mother of pearl tarsia depicting floral motifs, silver mounts with geometrical engravings. Two rings. dimensions: length 88,5 cm. provenance: Vietnam dating: 19th Century

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A rare sword

Lot 545: A rare sword

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Description: A rare sword Straight, curved, single-edged blade grooved at the back, a small wing at the tang; wooden grip with silver filigree ring-nut, at the pommel two 1863 Netherlands silver coins. Wooden scabbard with silver bands. dimensions: length 87 cm. provenance: Indonesia dating: third quarter of the 19th Century

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A sword

Lot 546: A sword

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Description: A sword Strong, straight, single-edged blade with short tip and thin fuller on almost the entire length; typical grip narrowed at the centre with metallic binding, faceted silver pommel decorated with undulated frames at the borders. Wooden scabbard with leather covering and smooth, white metal chape. dimensions: length 78 cm. provenance: Bhutan dating: 19th Century

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A dagger

Lot 547: A dagger

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Description: A dagger Simple blade with no edge, of lenticular section; wooden grip and scabbard with velvet covering (very worn) and chiselled, bone mounts. dimensions: length 23.5 cm. provenance: Asia dating: 19th Century

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A kris

Lot 548: A kris

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Description: A kris Undulated, double-edged, pamor blade; fine, pierced, brass mendak; briarwood grip. Wooden scabbard with red dyed gandar. dimensions: length 38 cm. provenance: Bali dating: 19th Century

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A kris

Lot 549: A kris

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Description: A kris Undulated, double-edged, pamor blade, chiselled at the base; brass mendak, slightly sculpted, wooden grip. Scabbard with brass-plated gandar. dimensions: length 43 cm. provenance: Bali dating: 19th Century

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A kris

Lot 550: A kris

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Description: A kris Undulated, double-edged blade of fine pamor with gilt riser, chiselled with dragon heads at the base; brass mendak, wooden grip richly chiselled with floral motifs. Warangka with wooden gambar, brass-plated gandar with floral engravings. dimensions: length 45.5 cm. provenance: Bali dating: late 19th Century

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An execution kris

Lot 551: An execution kris

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Description: An execution kris Long, straight, double-edged blade of pamor, chiselled at the base; gilt mendak, briarwood grip. Scabbard with wooden gambar and gandar. dimensions: length 64 cm. provenance: Bali dating: 19th Century

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A luxury kris

Lot 552: A luxury kris

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Description: A luxury kris Undulated, double-edged blade of fine pamor, with central riser, chiselled with partially gilt elephant head at the base, brass mendak and base of the grip decorated with filigree and white glass stones; beautiful, chiselled and pierced, horn handle. Scabbard with silver-plated, wooden gambar and gandar engraved with dragon, animals and floral motifs. dimensions: length 47.5 cm. provenance: Bali dating: circa 1900

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A quiver and bowcase

Lot 553: A quiver and bowcase

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Description: A quiver and bowcase Both made of wood covered with leather, decorated at the front with iron mounts, some of them pierced and engraved, and brown, dark and red leather depicting geometrical motifs. Provided with straps. dimensions: height 26 - 39 cm. provenance: Tibet dating: 19th Century

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A quiver and bowcase

Lot 554: A quiver and bowcase

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Description: A quiver and bowcase Both having a leather-covered wooden structure. Decorated with metallic studs and geometrical motifs at the front. dimensions: height 32 - 41 cm. provenance: Tibet dating: 19th Century

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An iron helmet

Lot 555: An iron helmet

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Description: An iron helmet Skull in the shape of a truncated cone with cylindrical base, riveted top with concave sides; small brim, protecting bands on front and nape, a row of rivets at the base. Parts missing. dimensions: height 18,5 cm. provenance: China dating: 18th Century

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A sword

Lot 556: A sword

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Description: A sword Straight, double-edged blade with double groove; silver-plated base; wooden grip decorated with mother-of-pearl inlays; wooden scabbard decorated en suite, silver mounts engraved with bas-relieved floral motifs. Parts missing. dimensions: length 77 cm. provenance: China dating: 19th Century

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A sword

Lot 557: A sword

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Description: A sword Straight, double-edged blade with double groove; silver-plated base; wooden grip decorated with mother-of-pearl inlays; wooden scabbard decorated en suite, silver mounts engraved with bas-relieved floral motifs. Parts missing. dimensions: length 77.5 cm. provenance: China dating: 19th Century

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A pu-dao

Lot 558: A pu-dao

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Description: A pu-dao Strong, slightly curved, single-edged blade, double groove near the back, at the base a big brass ring-nut decorated with relieved dragon head; flat, lobed quillon with remains of engraving, thicker at the border; interesting and long grip covered by three long, brass ring-nuts engraved with dragons among clouds; big bud-shaped pommel. dimensions: length 111 cm. provenance: China dating: 19th Century

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A jian (sword)

Lot 559: A jian (sword)

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Description: A jian (sword) Strong, straight, double-edged blade, ribbed at the centre, decorated with engraved ideograms at the forte and circular, brass inlays; metal quillon and pommel decorated with bas-relieved floral motifs; green dyed fish skin covering at the grip. Wooden scabbard covered with fish skin and provided with mounts decorated en suite. dimensions: length 93 cm. provenance: China dating: late 19th Century

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A short sword

Lot 560: A short sword

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Description: A short sword Wide, flat blade of triangular section; one-quillon, brass hilt with wooden grip chiselled with floral motifs. dimensions: length 61.5 cm. provenance: China dating: 19th Century

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A jian (sword)

Lot 561: A jian (sword)

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Description: A jian (sword) Strong, straight, double-edged, damask blade ribbed at the centre; typical, slightly engraved iron quillon, pommel and ring-nut en suite, wooden grip. Lacquered wooden scabbard with iron mounts engraved en suite with the grip. dimensions: length 102 cm. provenance: China dating: 19th Century

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A dao (sabre)

Lot 562: A dao (sabre)

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Description: A dao (sabre) Slightly curved, single-edged blade, double fuller; disc-shaped iron quillon relieved at the border; iron pommel and ring-nut, slightly curved grip covered with fabric straps. Scabbard of lacquered wood with iron mounts. dimensions: length 93,5 cm. provenance: China dating: 19th Century

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A dao (sabre)

Lot 563: A dao (sabre)

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Description: A dao (sabre) Slightly curved, single -and short false-edged blade, double fuller; disc-shaped brass quillon decorated with bas-relieved fierce animals, the pommel en suite; slightly curved, wooden grip. Wooden scabbard with brass mounts, also decorated with bas-relieved fierce animals. dimensions: length 89 cm. provenance: China dating: 19th Century

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A dao (sabre)

Lot 564: A dao (sabre)

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Description: A dao (sabre) Slightly curved, single -and false-edged blade, a fuller at the centre and short ones near the back, alternated with copper-plated open-works, one side of the base decorated with brass-plated ideograms; disc-shaped iron quillon relieved at the border; iron ring-nut and pommel of square section, grip bound with fabric straps. Wooden scabbard with fish skin covering and iron mounts. dimensions: length 89 cm. provenance: China dating: 19th Century

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A dao (sword)

Lot 565: A dao (sword)

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Description: A dao (sword) Curved, single-edged blade with two grooves at the back; brass hilt, disc-shaped quillon engraved with dragon and flowers, pommel and ring-nut decorated en suite and pierced; wooden grip covered by leather bands. Wooden scabbard with fish skin covering, brass mounts en suite. dimensions: length 89 cm. provenance: China dating: 19th Century

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A pair of hooked swords

Lot 566: A pair of hooked swords

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Description: A pair of hooked swords Straight blades, slightly bent at the tip and provided with a long spike; typical undulated guard, pointed pommel; rope binding at the grips. dimensions: length 95 cm. provenance: China dating: 19th Century

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A pair of maces

Lot 567: A pair of maces

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Description: A pair of maces Heavy, iron maces of square section, flat tip, widening toward the base; brass hilts with dragon-head-shaped quillons and buttoned pommels decorated with feathers; wooden grips. dimensions: length 83 cm. provenance: China dating: 19th Century

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An axe

Lot 568: An axe

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Description: An axe Iron, convex-edged axe-blade, block and hammer in the shape of a brass dragon, iron socket, wooden haft. dimensions: height 72 cm. provenance: China dating: 19th Century

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A hachi

Lot 569: A hachi

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Description: A hachi Consisting of twenty-two plates, iron shinodare with small cusps; iron mabizashi, shakudo tehen. Period: middle Edo period. dimensions: height 15 cm. provenance: Japan dating: 18th Century

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A hachi

Lot 570: A hachi

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Description: A hachi Consisting of ten iron plates, black lacquered mabizashi, brass and shakudo tehen. Signed "GOSHU JU HIRO-SHIGE SAKU" (smith Myochin). Period: middle of Edo period. dimensions: height 18 cm. provenance: Japan dating: 18th Century

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