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AUCTIONS IMPERIAL WINTER SALE, NOVEMBER 19TH

posted by editor@armsandarmoruauctions.com at 2016-11-03 13:59:00


The catalog for Auction imperial’s November sale includes rare Ottoman and Indo Persian arms that are seldom encountered as well as a wide variety of lots from other historical and cultural contexts. . Among the rarer forms of sword offered  in the sale is an ottoman sabre dating to the 15th century, two examples of which belonging to Mehmet the Conqueror (1432-1481,) are  in the Topaki Palace Collection. It carries an estimate of $10,000-15,000.
 
 Pictured is a Russian presentation sword with Kubachi workmanship in steel and gold. The eagle pommel is set with garnet eyes and the blade is etched with H II for Tsar Nikolai (r. 1894-1917). Other swords  include a Mughal shamshir with horsehead hilt ex Robert Hales collection and  a mid 19th century Qajar execution sword. Amour in the sale includes a Hyderabad cuirass and among the guns are a fine massive Mughal torador and a fine Greek kompoura pistol.
posted at: 2016-11-03 13:59:00, last updated: 2016-11-21 11:49:47

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