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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, 18th/19thC Persian trade blade of mine for...

Hi,
18th/19thC Persian trade blade of mine for comparison, although not exactly the same the similarities are there.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th June 2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Barry, I've narrowed the i.d. down...

Hi Barry,
I've narrowed the i.d. down to bronzes of beasts from the mythical land of Himmapan. I bought them as curiosities and on the understanding that they were most likely relatively...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th June 2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Stu, At first I thought it was...

Hi Stu,
At first I thought it was definitely Thai or that region but I did a lot of searching and to be honest I'm still confused as to generalised styles. Rajesh looks to have a good bit of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th June 2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Thanks to all for the input. It seems you...

Hi,
Thanks to all for the input. It seems you were right all along Rajesh and Tibet/Nepal it is. Appears you have a thing for Buddhas which is completely understandable. I bought all of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th June 2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Anybody any clues? Regards, Norman.

Hi,
Anybody any clues?
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th June 2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Thanks for the input guys, a search for...

Hi,
Thanks for the input guys, a search for Singha brought up similar examples so right on the money Bandook :) Anybody any notion as to how old this little bronze might be?
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th June 2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Bandook, Thanks for the input,...

Hi Bandook,
Thanks for the input, from what I can find that kind of general area seems to be the most likely source.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th June 2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Norman McCormick
Thanks for the input chaps, from what I can find...

Thanks for the input chaps, from what I can find on the net it would appear to have more in common with Thai Buddhas than Tibetan Buddhas but I'm still looking.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th June 2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Norman McCormick
Buddha No.2.

Hi,
I think this one may be Sino-Tibetan but not sure at all so any help appreciated. This one is 14 inches (36cm) tall and is cast in three main pieces and one smaller piece. Thanks...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th June 2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Norman McCormick
Buddha No.1.

Hi,
Can you tell me which part of the world this Buddha statue comes from, it is 13 inches (33cm) tall and is hollow cast. Thanks again.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th June 2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Norman McCormick
Statue I.D. No 2 Please.

Hi,
I think these are incense burners but again I'd like to know the what, when and where. Thanks again for any help.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th June 2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Norman McCormick
Statue I.D. Please

Hi,
Can anyone enlighten me with the usual what, when and where of this small statue. The soft drinks can gives a general size comparison. Thanks in advance for any help.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 610
Posted By Norman McCormick
'28th July 1806. The Board having been pleased to...

'28th July 1806. The Board having been pleased to direct that in future all descriptions of Ordnance Stores should be marked with the broad arrow as soon as they shall have been received as fit for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 610
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, There looks to be the numeral...

Hi Rick,
There looks to be the numeral 4 inside the broadarrow, if it is it may be an inspectors stamp. The attached photo is of an P1821 L.C. troopers sword of mine, probably early 1830's,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 610
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This is a section of one of the guns Kubur...

Hi,
This is a section of one of the guns Kubur posted, it does look like stock removal has been used to create the decoration.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 610
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, One of the marks looks suspiciously like...

Hi,
One of the marks looks suspiciously like the British Govt. broad arrow acceptance stamp though how this could be as surely the decor must have been cast at the time of manufacture. Perhaps a...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,125
Posted By Norman McCormick
Yes, ambiguity seems to be a byword when it comes...

Yes, ambiguity seems to be a byword when it comes to arms and armour!!! :confused: :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, The design on the ricasso of British...

Hi,
The design on the ricasso of British swords is of two interlocking triangles signifying strength, it has nothing to do with the Star of David, the Seal of Solomon or any other six pointed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Teodor, My mistake. :o Used to...

Hi Teodor,
My mistake. :o Used to seeing ricasso at the bottom of a photo, jumped in with both feet. :( :)
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, It would appear that someone has at some...

Hi,
It would appear that someone has at some point attempted to imitate the interlocking triangles and proof slug found on 19thC British blades, presumably to increase the perceived value of the...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd June 2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,125
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jean-Luc, A real nice find, 'de...

Hi Jean-Luc,
A real nice find, 'de Aiala' blades seem to be popping up all over :) Here's a Tomas de Aiala rapier courtesy of the Wallace Collection, a bit of a different class from...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd May 2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 863
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Just noticed :o this mark on the tang....

Hi,
Just noticed :o this mark on the tang. Unlikely to be a makers mark, inventory number?

Hi Jasper,
Thanks for finding the photo re Jim's post.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 863
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim and Jasper, Many...

Hi Jim and Jasper,
Many thanks for your thoughts and input, much appreciated.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 806
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, This seems appropriate,...

Hi Rick,
This seems appropriate, entitled The Arab Gunsmith by Edwin Lord Weeks, American artist too! :)
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, Nice restoration as usual. I'm...

Hi Rick,
Nice restoration as usual. I'm not sure about the sling rings. I thought the leather sling was attached as per this photograph of my rifle. I did research this method of attachment...
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