Category: antiques

Spanish wheellock carbine, 16th century.

Spanish wheellock carbine, 16th century.

from The Art Institute of Chicago

I have a nice variety of vintage candelabras a…

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British Pattern 1827 Rifle Officer’s Sword An…

British Pattern 1827 Rifle Officer’s Sword

An 1827 Pattern Rifle Officer’s sword by Gardiner & Co, Commercial Road, London. Blade 32". Etching worn. Steel bowl with strung bugle & Victorian Crown. In its steel mounted leather scabbard.

victoriansword: British Pattern 1856 Band Swor…

victoriansword:

British Pattern 1856 Band Swords

Three Victorian 1856 Pattern Band Swords
The first with 48.5cm blade by Robt Mole & Sons, Manufacturers Birmingham, regulation brass hilt incorporating Royal cypher, in its leather scabbard with brass mounts, the locket with frog stud, the second with 46.5cm slender blade by Spencer, GT. Queen St. London, with scabbard, the last with 53cm blade, white metal hilt and scabbard mounts.

Ivory, gold, and silver decorated dagger from …

Ivory, gold, and silver decorated dagger from Naples, early 19th century.

from Czerny’s International Auction House

Engraved Marriette pepperbox revolver, mid 19t…

Engraved Marriette pepperbox revolver, mid 19th century.

from Czerny’s International Auction House

Close helmet from Northern Italy, circa 1560.

Close helmet from Northern Italy, circa 1560.

from The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Burgonet with falling buff, Austria or Souther…

Burgonet with falling buff, Austria or Southern Germany, dated 1543.

from The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Sex and Suffering: The Tragic Life of the Cour…

Sex and Suffering: The Tragic Life of the Courtesan in Japan’s Floating World