Category: antique

Ginger Jar. This we found in Kerala from one …

Ginger Jar. This we found in Kerala from one of our collector friends. It’s an old Chinese ceramic jar with lots of patina.
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We have #antique #cuttingboards in our #antiqu…

We have #antique #cuttingboards in our #antiqueshop & our website @etsy @firehouseantiques #vintage #farmhousehappy #kitchendecor #vintagefarmhouse #decor (at Firehouse Antiques)

British Mameluke-Hilted Officer’s Sabr…

British Mameluke-Hilted Officer’s Sabre Of Brigadier General Hugh Halkett, Early 19th Century

By Brunn, Sword Cutler To The Prince Regent, 56 Charing Cross, London, circa 1818. With bright curved blade double-edge at the point in front of the yelman, faintly etched and gilt over half its length on one side with foliage and crowned ‘GR’ cypher over the standing figure of Britannia and a wreath of laurel, and on the other with a martial trophy and foliage representing the Union, steel-mounted hilt including guard with copper rose-head on each side, ivory grips secured by two brass rivets each with copper floret-shaped heads, and pommel with brass-lined piercing for a sword-knot, in original copper-mounted steel scabbard with two brass rings for suspension, the mouth on one side engraved ‘Br. General Halkett’ in script beneath the maker’s details (minor scattered pitting). 80 cm blade.

General Baron Hugh Halkett, G.C.H., C.B. was born in Musselburgh, Scotland in 1783. He was second son of Major-General F.G. Halkett and brother of Lieutenant General Sir Colin Halkett

From 1798 to 1801, Halkett served in India in the Scottish Brigade, which his father had been instrumental in raising. In 1803, he joined the 2nd Light Infantry Battalion of the newly formed King’s German Legion, which was under the command of his brother Colin. The 2nd Light were involved in the Cathcart’s expeditions to Hanover, Rügen and Copenhagen. During this time he was promoted to Major and his bold initiative on outpost duty won a commendation. From 1808 until 1813 Halkett fought in the Peninsular War, except in 1809 when he took part in the Walcheren Expedition. He fought at the Battle of Albuera in Charles Alten’s independent KGL brigade. When his brother was promoted to lead the brigade, Halkett took over command of the 2nd Light Infantry Battalion, KGL. At the Battle of Salamanca, his battalion fought in John Hope’s 7th Division. In the Siege of Burgos campaign, he distinguished himself at the Battle of Venta del Pozo. In 1813 he joined the new Hanoverian army and at the Battle of Göhrde he led a brigade of Hanoverian troops in Count Wallmoden’s army. He captured a Danish standard at the action of Sehestedt.

At the Battle of Waterloo, Halkett commanded four battalions of Hanoverian landwehr (militia), which were sent to the front with the regulars. These units were organised into the 3rd Hanoverian Brigade of Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton’s 2nd Division. Halkett’s brigade was held in reserve on the right flank for most of the battle. After the defeat of Napoleon’s Imperial Guard, the Duke of Wellington sent Halkett to pursue the disintegrating French forces. He is remembered for capturing General Cambronne while his Osnabrück Battalion engaged the French Imperial Guard.

After Waterloo, Halkett stayed in the Hanoverian service. He rose to be a General and Inspector-General of infantry. He led a Federal Army Corps in the First War of Schleswig (also known as the Prussian-Danish War of 1848), and defeated the Danes at the Battle of Oeversee, a rear-guard action at Sankelmark. Halkett held many foreign orders, including the Prussian Order of the Black Eagle, the Pour le Mérite and the Russian St. Anne. In 1862, he was ennobled (heritable) to a Freiherr (Baron) by King George V of Hanover and died the following year. His brother served with considerable distinction during the Waterloo campaign, being wounded at Waterloo and having four horses shot from under him.

Tuareg sword with daggers, North Africa, 19th …

Tuareg sword with daggers, North Africa, 19th century.

British Pattern 1827 Rifle Officer’s Sword for…

British Pattern 1827 Rifle Officer’s Sword for an Officer of the 4th Bombay Rifles

A very rare and desirable East India Company 4th Bombay Rifles officer’s sword, pre-dating the Persian campaign of 1860. The sword was made/retailed by Hart, who seem to have specialied in swords for Indian service. The blade features fantastic etching with battle honours for the 4th Bombay Rifles, including “Seringartam”, “Beni Boo Ali”, “Bourbon”, “Punjab” and “Mooltan”. In 1861 the regiment added “Persia” to their battle honours, so this sword must pre-date that – it also features the East India Company lion, so it presumably dates to before 1858. The sword has been service-sharpened and must have seen a fascinating bit of history. While it may not be possible to attribute it to one particular officer, there are literally only a handful of possible candidates in the India Army List who are likely to have carried this sword. The sword came with a period train ticket attached to it (pictured), which may possibly offer the hope of narrowing down the original owner. I only know of two other 4th Bengal Rifles swords and they are both in the private collections of people I know. The sword itself is in reasonably good condition, but shows clear signs of hard campaigning – most notably the wear to the grip, where there is some loss to the shagreen and grip wire. This likely dates to the period of the sword’s service and corresponds to the areas of the grip which get most worn when gripping it. The guard and scabbard are fairly dark from patina, but the blade is really very good, with the etching all clear and crisp and the service sharpening having been well executed. The sword sheaths perfectly in the scabbard and the blade is tight in the hilt.

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This arrived!
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British Lead Cutter No. 3 by Wilkinson Lead-c…

British Lead Cutter No. 3 by Wilkinson

Lead-cutting sword No.3 in its original scabbard. There were 4 sizes, No.1 the lightest and No.4 the heaviest. This number 3 and is a very large sword with a 33" long, 2" wide single edged, flat back blade. It has a blackened metal cutlass style hilt and a black jappaned iron grip. It has its original black leather scabbard with brass frog stud. Its rear seam has opened but could be re-stitched and it has no chape. The lead cutting sword was used by Cavalrymen to stregthen the wrist and forearm and the stronger he was the larger the sword he used. Nicely etched on the top of the blade, “LEAD CUTTER NO.3,” and “WILKINSON, PALL MALL, LONDON”.

Lancaster’s Patent Muzzle Loading Rifle

Lancaster’s Patent Muzzle Loading Rifle

Ck our my Instastory to see details- all origi…

Ck our my Instastory to see details- all original, we only added the hooks!!!! #diy #homedecor #antiques #antique #galvanized #halltree #furniture #vintage #farmhousechic #industrial #farmhousehappy #farmhousevintage (at Firehouse Antiques)