04 juillet 2021

A Mughal pale green jade-handled gemstone-inlaid dagger, 18th-19th century

Lot 782. A Mughal pale green jade-handled gemstone-inlaid dagger, 18th-19th century; 38cm (15in) long. Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500. Sold for £ 22,750 (€ 26,452). Courtesy Sotheby's. The pale green jade hilt of pistol-grip form with swelling grip, the knuckle-guard with a bud-shaped gilt pommel set at the centre with a red gemstone, delicately inlaid overall with floral designs, the petal and leaves elegantly inset with diamonds. Note: Compare with a similar Mughal-style jade sword hilt inset with... [Lire la suite]

05 octobre 2020

A green jade dagger with gilt-bronze 'phoenix' hilt, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

Lot 40. A green jade dagger with gilt-bronze 'phoenix' hilt, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD); jade 20.9 cm, 8 ¼ in.; overall 28.5 cm, 11 ¼ in. Estimate: 500,000 - 700,000 HKD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the dagger worked from a translucent green stone and rendered with fine grooves and ridges on both sides, framed by a crisp outline, below a gilt-bronze pommel skilfully cast to depict a ferocious bird with a stylised elongated body terminating in an incurved tail. Provenance: J.J. Lally... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2020

A bronze dagger, North or Northeast China, 5th-3rd Century BC

Lot 881. A bronze dagger, North or Northeast China, 5th-3rd Century BC; 12 in. (30.4 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The integral hilt intricately cast in openwork with scrolls and circular cells for inlay. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1970. Literature: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and Marilynnn Alsdorf, Chicago, 1970, no. B10. ... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2020

A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, 19th century

Lot 85. A gem-set jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), India, 19th century; 14 ¾in. (37.5cm.) long. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000 (USD 18,840 - USD 31,400). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The pistol grip handle of pale green jade, set with foiled emeralds and rubies in floral designs, the slightly recurved double-edged tapering blade of watered-steel, the forte overlaid with trefoil section bearing gold floral damascened decoration, the cloth-covered wooden sheath with with gilt-metal mounts... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2019

A bronze dagger, ge, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 353. A bronze dagger, ge, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 12 in. (30.4 cm.) long. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realized USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The hilt cast as a stylized bird in profile, with clawed foot, upturned tail, hooked beak and crest ending in an animal head, the blade with median ridge extending the entire length, with greenish-grey patina and patches of malachite, cuprite and azurite encrustation. Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs.... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2018

Bronze dagger, Vietnam, Dong-Son-Culture, 206 B.C. - 221 A.D.

Lot 559. Bronze dagger, Vietnam, Dong-Son-Culture, 206 B.C. - 221 A.D. L 30cm. Estimate €640 - €800. Unsold. Courtesy Gorny & Mosch GmbH.  with lanceolate blade and graved decoration on the handle. Partially green patina, tiny fragments of the handle missing.  Provenance: Collection H.N., Franken, since 1994. Cf. VAN HOA DONG SON O VIETNAM. The Dong Son Culture in Vietnam (1994) p. 462, no.4. Gorny & Mosch GmbH. Ancien Art, Munich, December 18, 2018, 10:00 AM

18 décembre 2018

Bronze dagger, Vietnam, Dong-Son-Culture, 206 B.C. - 221 A.D.

Lot 558. Bronze dagger, Vietnam, Dong-Son-Culture, 206 B.C. - 221 A.D. L 28,5cm. Estimate €640 - €800. Unsold. Courtesy Gorny & Mosch GmbH.  with lancelote blade and onion-shaped, hollow handle ending with two rows of slit openings. Green patina, tiny fragments of the handle missing.  Provenance: Collection H.N., Franken, since 1994. Cf. VAN HOA DONG SON O VIETNAM. The Dong Son Culture in Vietnam (1994) p. 461, no.2. Gorny & Mosch GmbH. Ancien Art, Munich, December 18,... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2018

Bronze dagger, Vietnam, Dong-Son-Culture, 206 B.C. - 221 A.D.

Lot 557. Bronze dagger, Vietnam, Dong-Son-Culture, 206 B.C. - 221 A.D. L 28cm. Estimate €640 - €800. Unsold. Courtesy Gorny & Mosch GmbH.  with curved blade and graved decoration in form of double volutes on the both sides of the blade. Green patina, tiny fragments of the blade missing.  Provenance: Collection H.N., Franken, since 1994. Cf. VAN HOA DONG SON O VIETNAM. The Dong Son Culture in Vietnam (1994) p. 462, no.3. Gorny & Mosch GmbH. Ancien Art, Munich, December... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2018

A silver mounted and mother of pearl decorated dagger, Vietnam, circa 1900

Lot 134. A silver mounted and mother of pearl decorated dagger, Vietnam, circa 1900; length 48.5 cm.. Estimate 600 € / 850 €. Courtesy Czerny's Straight, double-edged blade; the grip covered with silver foil finely decorated with a dragon in high relief on both sides; wooden scabbard finely decorated with mother-of-pearl inlays portraying a pen, scrolls, a mandolin, a shell and floral decorations, silver mounts embossed with floral motifs.  Militaria, Armes Antiques & Armures du Monde... [Lire la suite]
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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]