03 octobre 2020

A bronze helmet, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 880. A bronze helmet, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC; 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The front with central peak at the brow, surmounted by a horse-shaped finial, heavily encrusted. Provenance: Jeffrey Novick, San Francisco, 2 March 1993.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September... [Lire la suite]

20 avril 2018

The second Antique Arms Fair set to open in London

Ottoman shield of gilt-Copper (tombak). Early 17th century. Image provided by Peter Finer Ltd.  LONDON.- The inaugural Antique Arms Fair at Olympia London of September 2017, a showcase for fine antique arms, armour and militaria from an array of UK based and international specialist dealers, received very positive feedback from dealers and collectors alike regarding the high standard of the fair, excellent sales, and good attendance. The organisers hope to emulate and build on this positive start in their next... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2017

The largest collection of Viking artifacts on display in North America comes to the Royal Ontario Museum

TORONTO.- VIKINGS: The Exhibition opened at the Royal Ontario Museum on Saturday, November 4. 2017. Presented by investment dealer Raymond James Ltd., in partnership with the Swedish History Museum, the exhibition offers visitors a fresh perspective on an ancient culture that challenges some of the commonly held myths and perceptions about the lives of the Norse people and this period of European history. “The Vikings have had a profound impact on the modern imagination,” says Josh Basseches, Director & CEO... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

A Hanaito odoshi nimai-do gusoku (blue and purple laced two-piece cuirass armor), Edo period, 17th century

Lot 64. A Hanaito odoshi nimai-do gusoku (blue and purple laced two-piece cuirass armor), Edo period, 17th century, helmet signed Soshu ju Ietsugu saku. Estimate $10,000 - $20,000. Price Realized $17,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The armor comprising: Helmet [kabuto]: a forty-two plate russet iron sujibachi (ridged helmet) with gilt fukurin (edging), each plate with fifteen zaboshi ('rounded rivets seated on floral washers), three... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2014

A suit of ceremonial armor with helmet, Late Qing dynasty

A suit of ceremonial armor with helmet, Late Qing dynasty. Photo Bonhams Including a jacket, paired shoulder guards and underarm gussets, a center flap and a left flap at the lower edge of the jacket, and a wraparound divided skirt resembling chaps, the surfaces of each section mounted with evenly spaced gilt metal studs over dark fabric woven with gilt threads trimmed with black velvet edging, lined with flower-patterned pale blue silk, all with either ties, or gilt metal ball-and-loop buttons for attachment, the shoulder guards... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2013

Close helmet for combat at the barriers. Augsburg, about 1590

Close helmet for combat at the barriers. Augsburg, about 1590 (HAM 2205.a). John Woodman Higgins Armory collection. Worcester Art Museum
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29 juillet 2013

Roman face helmet. 15 BC. Nijmegen Museum. Netherlands.

Roman face helmet. 15 B.C. Nijmegen Museum. Netherlands.
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03 juin 2012

An iron helmet. China, 18th Century

An iron helmet. China, 18th Century. Photo Czerny's - Sarzana 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. Lot 555. Estimation : 1 500 / 1 800 € Czerny's - Sarzana, Italy. Dimanche 3 juin 2012. Teatro Impavidi. Tel. +39 0187 691376. 
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05 mai 2012

An extremely rare Imperial parcel-gilt iron helmet. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

An extremely rare Imperial parcel-gilt iron helmet. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo Sotheby's thinly cast in iron in a dome shape, the exterior decorated in gilt with a frieze of Sanskrit characters written with raised beaded edges, interrupted by interlinked ferocious animal masks in low relief suspending beaded jewels, all between two bands of further Sanskrit characters, and evenly divided by two vertical flange detailed with stylised parcel-gilt dragons, attached around the base with... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2011

Good Doctor's Suits of Armour Make 782,508 in Sell Out Auction @ Bonhams

A Cuirassier Three-Quarter Armour. Circa 1620-30, Probably French Or German. Bonhams LONDON.- Bonhams sale of Fine Antique Arms and Armour on July 20th at Knightbridge included the life’s work of a medical doctor, Peter Parsons, whose passion was armour. Proof of the good doctor’s eye for armour was evident in brisk bidding that saw some very strong prices achieved in some cases making many multiples of their pre-sale estimates. By the end of the 192 item sale just four lots remained unsold, but went in after auction sales. Lot... [Lire la suite]