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Fine 18th C. Indian Mughal Lacquered Dhal Shield of Siege weight and thickness

Fine 18th C. Indian Mughal Lacquered Dhal Shield of Siege weight and thickness

( ID: ia1232 )

A very fine Indian dhal shield, dating to the mid 18th century of exceptional quality.  While this shield has no decoration other than the finely propotioned copper bosses now with a rich reddish patina, the thick black lacquer betrays its early manufacture as these types of shields can be seen in early Mughal miniatures where the shiny lacquered surface would contrast with the mutli colored gowns and accoutrement of the Mughal court. The quality and workmanship of this example is finer than we've seen on comparable shields and the weight and thickness indicate that this would have bee...

Price: $1,900
17th C. Ming Dynasty Period Chinese Officers Helmet

17th C. Ming Dynasty Period Chinese Officers Helmet

( ID: ca1207 )

This is a rare example of a 17th C. Chinese warrior's helmet dating to the transition from the Ming to the Qing Dynasties. The round chamfered form is an indication of early workmanship as are the studded pins that are part of the construction. The Metropolitan Museum has an example of identical form, with silver foil decoration, which survived through storage in Tibet.  Our example remains in original condition and retains the original plume holder, with remnants of the cloth ear flaps. Antique carved wood head is not included. ...

Price: $9,499
Fine 18th C. Chinese Manchu Qianlong Period Bow

Fine 18th C. Chinese Manchu Qianlong Period Bow

( ID: ca1185 )

A fine example of an 18th-early 19th C. Chinese compound bow in fine condition. The bow retains almost all of the original red striped birchbark decoration in fine condition in addition to the white and green rayskin inlays. One of the deer horn nocks is missing and the horn has a crack but otherwise the condition is very fine. It is rare to find Chinese bows of any period especially retaining nearly all of the decoration.   ARROWS NOT INCLUDED. A fine example of a Chinese bow in very fine overall condition. Length from ear to ear unstrung is 49". Arrows are 39"...

Price: $2,000
Rare 17th C. Ottoman Chainmail or Maille shirt, with gilded collar

Rare 17th C. Ottoman Chainmail or Maille shirt, with gilded collar

( ID: ma1181 )

A quite rare example of a chainmail shirt in superb condition, completely of riveted links with a close weave. There are no losses to the shirt which has half length sleeves. It has a very interesting gilded copper or brass collar which descends roughly one fifth of the way down the front and which clasps at the throat through a small cut out which locks to a pin. Underneath there is an iron hook for a further enclosure.  When worn the collar has a single file appearance as it is designed such that the right line of plates goes underneath the left side of plates.  The closest para...

Price: $6,499
Rare 18th C. Thai Narai Hok Spear, with original scabbard. Ayutthayan Period.

Rare 18th C. Thai Narai Hok Spear, with original scabbard. Ayutthayan Period.

( ID: ca1167 )

A rare Thai narai hok foot soldiers spear, though this example likely was carried by an officer judging by the decoration at the spear collar and the crossguard. The iron spearhead is in original condition and appears to be laminated and of traditional spatulate form with a square cross section at the base. The shaft is in exceptional condition and most unusually is made of a finely patinated brass or copper mix. The spearhead collar is likewise crafted from brass or copper and chiseled with Thai flame motifs.  Most exceptional is the original matching brass scabbard of material simil...

Price: $2,800
18th C. Collection of Eighteen Indian Mughal War Arrows of various shapes

18th C. Collection of Eighteen Indian Mughal War Arrows of various shapes

( ID: ia1162 )

A fine set of 18 Mughal Indian war arrows dating to the 18th-early 19th C. in fine condition and of various forms.  All retain their iron crafted heads, including various style of armor piercing heads and several chiseled with fullers.  The hafts are bamboo and all in fine condition with no cracks or breaks, and many retain their multi material nocks as well. Average length is 30". ...

Price: $1,600
Rare 18th C. Qianlong Chinese Bow, marked to period of the Qianlong Emperor

Rare 18th C. Qianlong Chinese Bow, marked to period of the Qianlong Emperor

( ID: ca1015 )

A fine example of a rare 18th C. Chinese bow. This example is made of horn and birch wood, covered in birch bark and painted with lacquer and especially most interesting is the paint of tiger stripes.  It has various design features that are associated with earlier bows, namely: 1. All decoration follows straight lines, comparable to what are fangshi or "angular style" on saber fittings. 2. Ears are of angular cross-section, with the analogy to saber scabbard and handle cross-sections from earlier swords, such as the Qianlong sword we have in our sold section. 3. It h...

Price: $2,800
Rare 19th- early 20th C. Kiribati Micronesian or Palau Coconut Fiber Armor Cuirass and Sharktooth sword

Rare 19th- early 20th C. Kiribati Micronesian or Palau Coconut Fiber Armor Cuirass and Sharktooth sword

( ID: ka761 )

A quite uncommon and rare to find set of Kiribati coconut fibre armor with an original sharktooth sword.  This example likely dates to the early 20th C.  Very nice condition. Dimensions: sword - 33" armor- 16"tall, 11" diam ...

Price: $2,100