Ethnographic Arms & Armour
 

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Discussion Forums > Ethnographic Weapons
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 26th March 2012, 06:49 AM   #1
nacho
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Makati
Posts: 69
Default Visayan Bolo in Auctions Imperial

The 2012 Auctions Imperial sale was the second time they offered a "Visayan Bolo". A similar one was offered in 2010.

Based on nearly identical samples in Spain, I believe it was made in Binan, Laguna, in the late 1800's. Several specimens were exhibited in the 1887 Philippine Exposition in Madrid. They bore the markings "1887" and "Binan, Laguna".

Laguna is a province in Southern Luzon.
Attached Images
  
nacho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2012, 02:36 PM   #2
Battara
EAAF Staff
 
Battara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 5,716
Default

I was going to say that this was actually a Luzon piece. Very nice and expensive. Thanks for posting this Nacho.
Battara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2012, 01:53 PM   #3
migueldiaz
Member
 
migueldiaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Manila, Phils.
Posts: 1,042
Default

nice blades! thanks for the pics, nacho!
migueldiaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2012, 08:23 PM   #4
carlos
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 615
Default

To me these pieces some of the best bolos I have ever seen to buy, congratulations to the owners.
best regards
carlos
carlos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2012, 08:47 PM   #5
Robert
EAAF Staff
 
Robert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Centerville, Kansas
Posts: 2,061
Default

These are both beautiful bolos but I prefer the one that just sold at AI. I have been watching this thread in hopes that someone from the forum was the lucky winner and would post more photos.

Robert
Robert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2012, 01:03 PM   #6
paolo
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 169
Default

I have a similar one (the bolsters are quite different) but I did't know it was Visayan.
Paolo
Attached Images
   
paolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2012, 02:39 PM   #7
Battara
EAAF Staff
 
Battara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 5,716
Default

It's not; it's Luzon (unless you are joking.......).
Battara is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 12:46 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.