Category: antiques

Kaskara and Rhinoceros Hide Shield

victoriansword:

Kaskara and Rhinoceros Hide Shield

Japanese kaiken dagger, late 18th century.

Japanese kaiken dagger, late 18th century.

from Auctions Imperial

nemfrog: “Blue colored glass eyes from Queen …

nemfrog:

“Blue colored glass eyes from Queen & Co. Oculists & Opticians of Philadelphia.” 1891. 

Huntington Library

Art Nouveau glass & sterling silver trivet…

Art Nouveau glass & sterling silver trivets made by Webster, circa early 20th century.

British Highland Field Officer’s Sword, Late 1…

British Highland Field Officer’s Sword, Late 19th Century

A fantastic robust-bladed example of a Highland field officer’s sword, by Mole of Birmingham. Highland officers of Major and higher rank were permitted to wear these special Scinde Cavalry scroll hilts on their broadsword blades, but being that this was a pattern only for Field Rank officers of Highland regiments, these swords do not come around often. Additionally, this is a Victorian example (most surviving ones are George V) and given the straight fully-chequered 1895 pattern backstrap, must date to 1895-1901.

Silver mounted flintlock blunderbuss, Turkish,…

Silver mounted flintlock blunderbuss, Turkish, early 19th century.

from Czerny’s International Auction House

Spanish capacete, late 15th century

Spanish capacete, late 15th century

from The Royal Armouries Collection

Power & Status – Wide Blades

Power & Status – Wide Blades: undefined

Gold inlaid shamshir, India, 19th century.

Gold inlaid shamshir, India, 19th century.

from Czerny’s International Auction House

Silver inlaid flintlock pistol with pearl moun…

Silver inlaid flintlock pistol with pearl mounts, Syria, mid 19th century.

from Auctions Imperial