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Chinese censor Ivory Guardian Lion Dated; Qianlong Reign circa: 1735-1795 www.swordsantiqueweapons.com



Stock No..
s1117


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Elephant tail fly whisk
A fine African whisk

A good rare African Elephant tail fly whisk www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very well made fly whisk from Africa.

The whisk measures 77cms long overall is is made from a plaited and stitched leather over a timber core.
Stitched within the flat decorated leather end is the end of an Elephants tail which contains a very course type of hair approx 40cms long.
The whisk remains in good condition throughout.

A very unusual piece of African tribal art.

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Stock No..
s1723


$1195.00 USD

 



A very rare Buddha
Thailand
Early Rattanakosin period
Very rare Mudra
Buddha over lake

A very rare Buddha Thailand Early Rattanakosin period Very rare Mudra Buddha over lake www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1557


$895.00 USD

 



Ceremonial axe
Thailand, 19th century
Mother of pearl

Ceremonial axe Thailand 19th century Mother of pearl www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1006


$475.00 USD

 



A fine Tibetan top hat
Zanskar Valley

A fine Tibetan top hat Zanskar Valley www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1198


$425.00 USD

 



Naval sword candle sticks
Early 20th century
Faux ivory grips
Folding guards

Naval sword candle sticks Early 20th century Faux ivory grips Folding guards www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s550


$495.00 USD

 



Complete Early bronze
Ottoman Drum, Nakare
Hawking or Falconry drum

Ottoman drum Hawking Falconry drum early bronze drum Nakare www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A release from my personal collections.

A very fine and early bronze Ottoman drum.

This fine example measures 19cms across and 12cms tall and retains an early drum skin and leather surrounds.
Known as a Nakare, this style of drum was used in Ottoman military bands, typically seen in pairs.
There are historical references to drums, possibly of the same design as the Nakare, used to frighten ducks and other birds, causing them to take flight from reeded areas for the sport of Falconry.

A very rare piece of Ottoman military history in very fine condition.

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Stock No..
s1103


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Original water colours
Middle Eastern Scenes
An untouched pair
K M Blake 1926

Original water colours Middle Eastern Scenes An untouched pair K M Blake 1926 www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very nice set of water colours from 1926.

These paintings remain in excellent condition within their old original frames and matting.
Each frame stands 51cms tall and 34cms wide.
The paintings are free from loss, damage, water stains or age distress. One however one has flaking remnants of the backing paper now throughout the front of the mattings as it is slightly dislodged from its framing.
The framing is a simple black frame that still retains its original out hand cut nails to the rear, keeping the pictures for the most part, secure.
The colours remain very vibrant.
Each water colour is signed and dated K M Blake 1926.

A rare opportunity to own a pair of original Middle Eastern water colours from the early 20th century.

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Stock No..
s1224


$135.00 USD

 



Tibetan trumpet
All metal Kangling

Tibetan trumpet<br>All metal Kangling www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A interesting copper and white metal Kangling.

Of unusual style and construction, this example measures just over 36cms long.
Its form it that of a human femur bone joint that tapers to a trumpet like mouth piece.
The joint end is decorated with white metal beading around the openings. Approximately 10cms from the joint is a flared and decorative section of overlaid metal work. From this point the Kangling tapers distinctly towards the long flute like mouth piece, also overlaid atop the copper body of the trumpet.
The long mouth piece section is bound in two thick copper bands that show chiseled floral design.

An interesting and well priced Tibetan trumpet/Kangling, likely from the early to mid 20th century.

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Stock No..
s1212


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Tiger bone Kangling
Very fine, large & rare
Buddhist ritual trumpet
Very rare type

Tiger bone Kangling Very fine large & rare Buddhist ritual trumpet Very rare type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare, powerful and Auspicious antique Kangling made from a Tiger Femur bone.

The large knuckle end is covered in old stitched leather and bound with a chased silver strip through the middles of the knuckle. This strap is mounted with red coral.
The bone section is mounted at each end with similar chased silver fittings, also set with coral and fine pieces of natural turquoise.
The mouth piece is a pentagonal shape, likely representing the five elements and an aspect further enhancing the auspicious and spiritual nature of this Kangling.
The Kangling is a unique musical instrument that is used in Tantric Buddhist Rituals and would customarily be part of a Buddhist ritual kit.

A very rare and complete piece of genuine Tibetan antiquity. It is now almost impossible to source genuine old pieces. This is a very playable authentic ritual instrument

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Stock No..
s1040


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A fine Chinese pipe
Opium pipe
Heavy Cudge
Defense weapon

A fine Chinese pipe Opium pipe Heavy Cudge Defense weapon www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine, heavy and interesting Chinese Opium pipe.

This Opium pipe measures 48cms long and approx 35mm in diameter.
The mouth piece is a well used and stained ivory section that is 5.5cms long.
The body of the pipe is thick bamboo that has a long age crack to one side that has not broken all the way through.
The pipe end is is 17cms long and is made up on various brass, bronze and copper parts. The stem for the opium bowl is sitting within what appears to be a lotus bud. Above the stem is a embellished Chinese character and below is a bat. To the end of the pipe is what appears to be a longevity symbol.
The size and weight of this pipe and that the end is solid and heavy, it is very possible that this pipe was used as a personal defense weapons when not under the influence of Opium.

A very interesting Chinese pipe in good condition throughout.



Stock No..
s366


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A fine Chinese carving
Circa 1900
Rootball & burl timber

A fine Chinese carving Circa 1900 Rootball & burl timber www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine late 19th century Chinese wood carving.

This two piece statue stands 43cms tall.
It is made from carved wood, natural forming woods and burl wood sections to create a very interesting and life lake statue.
The face, hands, legs and feet are very life like with the expertly carved face showing very clear expression.
The surfaces show a warm patina and darkened lacquer surfaces. When viewed very closely, very well hidden, old hand cut nails can be seen below the lacquer surface which shows the very unique method of constructing such a life like figure.

A very interesting antique Chinese wooden statue.

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Stock No..
s506


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French? Ivory crucifix
Fine example, ebonised cross

French? Ivory crucifix Fine example ebonised cross www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine ivory and ebonised timber crucifix.

This fine piece of religious art remains in fine condition throughout.
The cross stands 26cms tall and just under 12cms across.
To the top of the cross is a section of ivory representing a scroll is the word INRI, representing represents the Latin inscription;
"IESVS NAZARENVS REX IVD∆ORVM" or "Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews".
Below this scroll is the corpus dressed in a crown of thorns and loin cloth, nailed to the cross.
Below the feet of the corpus is a skull and crossed bones, most commonly being representation of the skull of Adam.

A very fine example of an ivory mounted crucifix.



Stock No..
s542


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A fine African Fly whisk
wire woven handle
blonde horse hair

A fine African Fly whisk wire woven handle blonde horse hair www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine African fly whisk.

This fine example likely belonged to a man of some wealth.
The 33cms long woven handle is well constructed and remains in excellent condition. It carries what appears to be a later woven loop to the base.
The whisk is made from long flowing white horse hair.

A fine example in excellent condition, likely from the early 20th century.