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ANTIKVITY PRAHA, ANTIQUE ARMS AND FINE ART: JUNE 3rd

posted by editor@armsandarmoruauctions.com at 2023-05-09 11:15:00


Antikvity Praha’s sale of June 3rd includes a fine selection of early guns, among them many of US interest. Carrying an estimate 24,000 euro is an engraved iron framed Smith & Wesson No. 2 Volcanic pistol. A Volcanic No. 1 pocket pistol by New Haven arms is also offered. Also among the many American guns in the sale are a factory engraved Manhattan Navy revolver and a S&W new model No. 3 Russian.

European guns offered include a a long barrel flintlock pistol by Jan Ceule Utrech C 1660, a fine flintlock rifle by Hanl, Falkenau, a French 18th C naval swivel gun or grenade launcher by Carrier Du Molard (1735-83), a luxury cased pair of pocket pistols by Beringer Paris and a 17th C German or Austrian wheelock pistol. English guns include a cased 54 cal. Tranter apparently exported to Japan, an Adams revolver made under license by Pirlot in liege and a cased pair of double-barreled pistols by Roper Halifax.
Among the swords are a museum quality Ottoman sabre inscribed with the owner’s name, Al-Hajj Ibrahim. Also offered is a Russian presentation sabre in niello silver mounts hallmarked for 1897.  Also offer is an Austro-Hungarian sabre with rococo hilt, a Finley chiseled cup hilt rapier, The sale includes a range of other edged weapons, a silver mounted yataghan among them, as well as several hunting swords.

Other lots in the sale include a presentation silver mounted drinking horn, a combination hunting sword and flintlock pistol and a percussion pistol hidden in a secret clock case. Click on the image for a link to the sale.
posted at: 2023-05-09 11:15:00, last updated: 2023-05-18 11:17:59

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