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Lot 574: A very interesting rock crystal hilted kandshar from the property of Lawrence of Arabia

Czerny's International Auction House

March 26, 2016
Sarzana (SP), Italy

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Description

A very interesting rock crystal hilted kandshar from the property of Lawrence of Arabia
dating: mid-19th Century
Curved, double-edged blade with a raiser made of fine, wootz damask at the centre (areas of rust); rock crystal grip (sliver near the quillon).
Kept in a wooden case covered with black, gilt-hemmed paper, lined with light-blue silk and bue velvet, the cover featuring a label with the writing "Jambia/Rock Crystal Hilt - Property of T. E. Lawrence/Clouds Hill - Lawrence of Arabia - Purchased S. W. Cottee & Son Wareham Dorset".The lieutenant colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (Tremadog, 16th August 1888 ÔÇô Wareham, 19th May 1935) was a British intelligence agent, a military officer, archaeologist and writer, mostly known as Lawrence of Arabia; he was renowned for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt at the beginning of XX Century.
Sale: S. W. Cottee & Son (known today as "Cottees");
Sale: Dix Noonan & Webb, 19/09/03 lot 1024;
Stratford Armouries Museum at Warwick.

Dimensions

dimensions: length 39 cm.

Provenance

Provenance: Indopersia

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Shipping

Czerny's Auction House offers shipping service for this sale.
Please note for firearms or edged weapons we do need permits by the Italian Police / Customs before shipping them. From the moment we receive the full payment this paperwork we do in your behalf might take up to 6 weeks.

Buyer's Premium

28.06%

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€100,000+ €10,000

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Shipping Terms

Czerny's Auction House offers shipping service for this sale.
Please note for firearms or edged weapons we do need permits by the Italian Police / Customs before shipping them. From the moment we receive the full payment this paperwork we do in your behalf might take up to 6 weeks.

Payment

Contract

As is where is, you become the owner when the hammer drops.

Buyers Premium

The Auction House takes a commission charge of 25.06% of the hammer price (included Italian IVA taxes, not refundable). PLEASE NOTE ITALIAN TAXES HAVE TO BE PAID BY EVERYONE, inside or outside the European Community unless you purchase through a company/business, providing the corresponding tax number.

Condition

The items presented in this sale are complete with all documentation necessary to be sold; however, we recommend you to check limits and regulations that your Country applies for the import of this kind of collectibles.
An exhibition featuring all lots presented will anticipate the sale, during it the director and the staff of the auction house will be available to provide any additional information or guidance; the exhibition gives clients the opportunity to examine the authenticity, the attribution, the provenance,
the state of preservation, the type and the quality of any piece presented and, where necessary, to suggest corrections to inaccuracies found in the catalogue. Before taking part in the auction, everyone interested in buying a lot undertakes to inspect it accurately, if necessary with the support of en expert, in order to assess the features mentioned above. Once sold,
the auction house does not accept any claims; the seller and Czerny's International Auction House will have no responsibility for any error or omission included in the catalogue.
For detailed condition reports or further info about the lots: [email protected]