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A gorgeous 1856 Pattern Carbine for the cavalry, bought from Easton Antique Arms. These were used all over the Empire, particularly in India, and many even made it into the US Civil War. This one has two roundel stamps to the butt but I can't quite make them out yet. I have a definite thing for carbines - they are rather neat. A Snider Enfield might be nice next...

This is a Tibetan Belt Knife that was made circa 1800. The left side of the knife is engraved with a dragon doubled upon itself on a floral field. The right side of the knife is engraved with prayer banners and flags. It has a white metal hilt with embossed sheet pommel and fine wire wrapped grip. The scabbard is finely decorated in relief motifs of sacred objects among clouds in the spirit world.

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Following up on our post yesterday and @larocca.don from #metropolitanmuseumofart @metarmsandarmor post from last week, today we showcase another early iron Tibetan g’au from the #liverpoolmuseum #worldmuseumliverpool @worldmuseum collection (Acc. Nr. 1962.335.26) Described as “A man's oval shaped iron ga'u with brass circular lugs in quatrefoil shape. The body of the ga'u is worked in complex openwork patterns distinctive of the Derge style from Eastern Tibet. Within the central panel of one side of the ga'u, incorporated into busy scrolling foliage, are the eight auspicious symbols. On the other side of the ga'u there appears to be a precious jewel (well worn) with dragons on either side of it. At the left and right are tsipa or monster masks. The ga'u is empty.” A beautiful object this one compares favorably to the example in the #britishmuseum and to known examples of Tibetan iron carved pen cases and other objects in the Derge style. See our website www.armsandantiques.com for other rare objects from Tibet and surrounding areas in east Asia. #armsandarmor #armsandarmour #armsandantiques #antiqueweapons #antiquearms #antiquesword #gold #antiqueiron #derge #tibetanart #artsofasia #antiquedealersofinstagram #ironart #decorativeart #asianart #asiandesign #amulet #sacredart

Lot 448 | Auction 85⠀
A Pisan style half armour, Northern Italy circa 1580⠀
The Pisan-style armors were much loved in the period from 1570 to 1590 and examples of them can be found in almost all the great antique arms museums, two of them in the Wallace Collection illustrated in "Wallace Collection European Arms & Armour", Vol. I , tables 36 and 37 with respective numbers A 55 and A 54. Various in the Marzoli collection illustrated in "Armi Antiche" by Nolfo di Carpegna No. 11, 12, 19, 20, 21, 26 and 27. Provenance: H. Historica sale, sale 46, 2004 lot 1440.⠀
On sale: 15th of September 2018⠀
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Finished repair on old rifle stock. Turned out ok. #woodworking #antiqueweapons #doityourself #rustic #refurbished #oklaed

Bearded Axe, 8-9th century, "bog iron" with some preserved wooden haft. Russia..#antiqueweapons #antiqueaxe #blades

We are much looking forward to the next Antique Arms Fair on Saturday 29th September 2018 at Pillar Hall, Olympia London.
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This biannual event will continue to focus on maintaining the high quality of objects for sale as well as augmenting the visitor numbers with every fair.
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Pictured: an Indian mail shirt and large Kulah Zirah hood, Bijapur, 17th century. Provenance: The Bikaner Armoury. Image courtesy of @runjeet.singh
Opening hours 09:00-15:00. Visit our website for tickets and more information.
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Last week @larocca.don from #metropolitanmuseumofart @metarmsandarmor posted images of the #sacred text inside a Tibetan g’au. We posed a question as to whether there are known earlier example made of iron in the eastern Tibetan Derge style. To answer our own question and share some #beautiful images we’re posting an example we found in our #research. This first one from the #BritishMusuem (Acc. Nr. 1992.1214.8) is an exceptional example attributed to the 15th century and the #yongle #Ming Emperor period on the basis of spiral scroll work along the hinge. We are familiar with this sort of workmanship on other objects but the first time we’ve seen it on one of these #gau or #amulet #boxes. Described as “Made of gilt iron, openwork panel on top surface decorated with scrolling lotus blossoms. The elaborate decoration of swastikas on the reverse has been worn smooth. Niello inlay. The hinge is inlaid with spiral gold wire, a feature distinctive of 15th century #Chinese #diplomatic #gift to #Tibet (see Clarke, John, Ga'u. The Tibetan Amulet Box, Arts of Asia, Vol 31, 3, Hong Kong, Tuyet Nguyet, 2001). See our website www.armsandantiques.com for other rare eastern arms and armor and associated objects from Tibet, China, and surrounding regions. #armsandarmor #armsandarmour #armsandantiques #antiqueweapons #antiquearms #antiquesword #gold #antiqueiron #derge #tibetanart #artsofasia

Bowie western camp knife, c. 1870. Sheffield steel bone pommel, large blade. Private collection.#antiqueweapons #bowieknife #bowieknife

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