This figure includes 24 lots of Japanese origin from the history of the Tachi, Tanto, Kabuto and the Samurai.

blog.php-1142 Samurai Armour, Japan, Edo Period (1616-1868)

Tachi with Koshirae, decorated with cloisonne enamel, Japan, Kamakura period (1185-1392) Tachi with Koshirae, decorated with cloisonne enamel, Japan, Kamakura period (1185-1392)

42 pieces of armour, from helmets to chest armour and shields, this section features a plethora of history. Armour from the 16th century is represented by a Burgonet helmet and Morion, which was the most worn helmet type of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Very rare Morion with high crest, Northern Italy, circa 1600 Very rare Morion with high crest, Northern Italy, circa 1600

blog.php-1144 Black and white armour with Burgonet helmet, southern Germany, last quarter 16th century

blog.php-1146 Rare early Steinschloss rifle, Germany, 3rd quarter of the 17th century

blog.php-1147 Stone lock gun from the baron of Beulwitz, southern Germany, 3rd quarter of the 17th century

Elaborately decorated rare historical firearms such as flintlock weapons of museum quality are set to feature. In the early 17th century, the flintlock closed down the matchlock as a trigger mechanism for firearms, as it was more weatherproof and therefore a more reliable weapon.

blog.php-1148 Pair of Steinschloss pistols with master stamp "BP", Tuscany, 17th century

blog.php-1149 Engraving percussions revolver, W. ELLIS London, mid 19th century

The flintlock was replaced by percussions in the early 19th century such as this model with an ebony handle which was made in the mid 19th century in London.

blog.php-1150 Crossbow, Germany, early 17th century.

Hunting weapons will be included such as this early 17th century crossbow and a sword-gun combination, probably made in the 18th century in the central Russian town of Tula

blog.php-1151 Rare hunting sword, with a stone lock gun, Russia (Tula?), 3rd quarter of the 18th century

blog.php-1152 Sword, Mameluk with European crusader blade, Ottoman Empire, circa 1200

Sabres, swords, daggers and shashkas make for interesting pieces. Swords from the Ottoman empire as well as Germany will be sure to excite collectors.

blog.php-1153 Medieval sword with remains of Silberdekor, Germany, first quarter of the 12th century

The sale will take place on 10th December, with bidding available until 13th on selected objects. Check out the full catalogue here.

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