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CZERNYS FINE ARMS AND ARMOUR , MARCH 24TH


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Asiam arms are among the top lots being offered by Czernys auction at the end of March. Among these lots are this fine and rare Chinese double dao sword mounted in sliver, coral and jade. Other desireable Asian lots include two important suits of armour and a rare itomaki no tachi.

The sale also includes a good range of pistols pairs including rare Greek, French and English examples with many of these sets being cased. Among the Early European armour offered is a Late 16th C.  north Italian half armour and an importnat gold mounted Khula Khud.

Inluded in the large selection of swords in the sale are several fine Russian sabres, an embelleshed Ottoman pala, an highly decorated thega and a rapier from the collection of Napoleon III. Click on the image for a link to the sale. 
 



LITTLE JOHNS , FINE ANTIQUE ARMS AND ARMOUR, FEB 25TH


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From the collection of Eric Vaule are these fabulous Ripol style silver mounted pistols. They are being offered along with a wide section or antique guns, arms and amour and related lot over two days by Little Johns. Other early lots include wheelocks, armour, rapier and broadswords. Early arms include fine victor on copies as well as period pieces.

An important presentations sword offered in the sale is the fine Mexican War presentation example inscribed, “Presented by the citizens of Delhi to Lieutenant Frederick Steele of the 2nd United States infantry for the gallant and conduct by which he distinguished himself in the late battles before the city of Mexico”.

Other lost in the sale include a fine Colt martial Navy, a massive Swiss snaphuance musket circa 1660, a good henry lever action with provenance and experimental Colt Burgess Rifle. Click on the image for a link to the sale.



 
 
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