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Forum: Swap Forum 18th May 2018, 05:30 PM
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Views: 502
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
OUR BIG AUCTION IS TOMORROW!

Dear Forumites,

Our big sale begins tomorrow, Saturday May 19 at 9:AM PDT.

There are a few hours left to register for phone bidding,
please call +323 851 2345 before 5:00 PM PDT today!

Best of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,250
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
I have a great fondness for the Moro aesthetic,...

I have a great fondness for the Moro aesthetic, however I am not a specialist.
Therefore, I can state objectively that Ron has taken a thoroughly valid academic approach; he made a straightforward...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th May 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Dear Forumites, The following bidding options...

Dear Forumites,

The following bidding options are now enabled for our May 19th sale:


To bid on our site: https://auctionsimperial.hibid.com/auctions/current
To place absentee bids:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
You're right, Ariel. Well-made old Ottoman blade...

You're right, Ariel. Well-made old Ottoman blade dated 1164 (1750/51 c.e.)mounted in Europe.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
This is an Ottoman dagger called a kama dating to...

This is an Ottoman dagger called a kama dating to the mid-19th c.
The pattern welding is authentic, it's very well forged,
ground and finished. The etching is deep and crisp as well.
A nice example.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd May 2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It isn't especially old or very good work. So,...

It isn't especially old or very good work.
So, the tugra was probably intended to increase its value.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st May 2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It's inspired by an Ottoman tugra but it's not,...

It's inspired by an Ottoman tugra but it's not, it's reversed. The craftsman was likely illiterate and probably copied a seal.
Forum: Swap Forum 28th April 2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
AUCTIONS IMPERIAL BIG MAY 19 SALE IS ONLINE NOW

Dear Forumites,

We are very proud to announce our special Armed Forces Day antique arms & armor sale, featuring over 600 lots! Saturday, May 19, 2010-- thatís less than a month away!

This sale...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
You will be reassured to know that they can be...

You will be reassured to know that they can be precisely dated to the Edo Period (1603-1868.)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It's a typical Indian lacquered hide-work,...

It's a typical Indian lacquered hide-work, apparently embellished in Aceh.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
This is Ottoman work. The barrel is dated 1177...

This is Ottoman work. The barrel is dated 1177 a.h. (1763/4 c.e.) and bears the names of the maker and owner; these could be read if the pic was clearer. Lock is of an age with the barrel give or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
certainly 19th century, possibly earlier

certainly 19th century, possibly earlier
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Nowruz mubarak baroye shoma ve khanevadeh-ye...

Nowruz mubarak baroye shoma ve khanevadeh-ye shoma!
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,477
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
We've had several of these walk in over the...

We've had several of these walk in over the years; not my area per se
but they are usually associated with Colonial Africa.

I knew Jim Gooding for many years, he was a fine scholar and professor...
Forum: European Armoury 7th March 2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It's not Arabic

It's not Arabic
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
None of the images are cited, probably easiest...

None of the images are cited, probably easiest just to paste it in again below
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It is certainly wootz, congratulations!

It is certainly wootz, congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Specifically which examples?

Specifically which examples?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Due to a number of military conflicts with the...

Due to a number of military conflicts with the Russian Empire, the Qajar era saw the beginning of a strong European political and cultural presence during the reign of Fath 'Ali Shah (1797-1834.)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Kubur is right, it's Balkan. Specifically...

Kubur is right, it's Balkan. Specifically Bosnian, made between the World Wars.
The work is good but they are rarely very large or sharp, suggesting they were made for tourist consumption.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,346
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It's Omani

It's Omani
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Sorry, I thought that had been established. It is...

Sorry, I thought that had been established. It is certainly Moroccan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
In an Islamic context, the six-pointed star is...

In an Islamic context, the six-pointed star is referred to as the Seal of Solomon.
Fish, singly or in groups, were a sign of potency amongst many Asian groups, including pre-Islamic Turkic and Indian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Nice example, it is Afghan work as Ariel...

Nice example, it is Afghan work as Ariel observes, following an Uzbek prototype quite closely. It dates to the eary 20h century.

We had a very interesting Uzbek dagger from Bukhara in our last...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
The unusual combination of dense lineal inlay of...

The unusual combination of dense lineal inlay of this type (usually in pewter wire,) and gems, glass or otherwise, is characteristic of Ottoman Syria in the second half of the 19th century.

There is...
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