The fascination with the Eastern world has existed ever since the time of the crusades right through to the Victorian expansion into the Indian subcontinent. As a result of various campaigns, souvenirs from the Eastern world have been brought home by officers and enlisted men serving in campaigns throughout the region.
Today these Eastern nations are some of the wealthiest in the world and, as a result, are trying to collect back items from their heritage. Much of the Arms & Armour from the early 16th century to the latter parts of the 19th century are of superb quality. Many pieces use gemstones, Damascus and fine inlays such as gold and silver.
Many of the early Islamic weapons from the Ottoman Empire are highly sought after by collectors from all parts of the world, as are items from various parts of India.
These items are not only classed as antique arms but also as works of art due to the nature and high quality of the craftsmanship used to make them. The rise in popularity of Eastern Arms & Armour has seen an acceleration in the auction prices achieved for the most interesting and desirable pieces. Whenever we offer such items at auction, we always attract a lot of attention and interest from around the globe.
Sale Date: Specialist in Arms, Armour , Militaria and Auctioneer
19th Century Indian Helmet Kulah Khud
Sold for £2,700
Indian Army Scinde Horse Officers Alkalak Uniform
Sold for £400
Small Heavy Indian Hide Shield Dhal
Sold for £8,500
15th Century Turkish Iron Turban Helmet
Sold for £10,500
Fine Ottoman Turkish Sword Shamshir
Sold for £1,900
Indian Sword Zafir Takieh (‘Cushion of Victory’)
Sold for £2,200
Rare Moghul Indian Jade Hilt Dagger Khanjar
Sold for £17,500
VeryRare Ottoman Turkish Shield Kalkan17th Century