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CZERNYS AUCTION, RARE AND FINE ANTUIQUE ARMS AND ARMOUR: Feb 25th


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Czernys sale of February 25th includes thisr are and unusual wheelock German hand Mortar C. 1620-1640 with Nuremberg stamp. The top lot in the sale is a pair of flintlock pistols with gilded bronze barrels by Daniel Thiermay C 1730 Paris having have a provenance to the Dukes of Wurttemberg. For those interested in early arms, several  German and European three quarter armors are offered as well as a full 16th C. cavalry armor. Early swords include a 12th C German sword and a European 13th C. sword with Brazil nut pommel.

Lots of Eastern interest include a fine and rare tulwar with wootz blade from the property of Emperor Jahangir (1569-1627), a good 18th C. Ottoman Kilij, a fine Spanish-Moresque style sword, several fine kandshar daggers, and a 19th C. Indian katar double pistol. British and American arms  include a cased pair of Scottish pistols by Campbell and a prototype Winchester Spanish model 1873 rifle. Click on the image for a link to the sale.



SOTHEBY'S AMERICANA INCLUDING FINE EARLY LONGRIFLES


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Sotheby’s Americana sale of the 22nd includes American long rifles from the William K di Pont collection. Pictured is an exceptional Lehigh Valley rifle C 1810 attributed to John Rupp or Jacob Kuntz that carries an estimate of 40,000-60,000 USD. Other guns in the sale include an example by Martin Fry of York PA C 1790, another attributed to peter and David Moll and a fine early example C 1780 by John Philip beck of Lancaster county PA.

Also offered are a pair of percussion pistols by Kuntz Philadelphia and two fine tomahawks, one belonging to John Fraser, Lancaster county dated 1758. Click on the image for a link to the sale.



 
 
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