The sale will take place from 24th October to 5th  November 5th with approximately 6 500 lots of ancient weapons, arts and craft, hunting pieces and militaria going under the hammer.

The collection of Rudolf Ott (1919 - 2010) will offer an insight into the history of the samurai. For over fifty years Ott, with great expertise and passion, built his world-renowned collection of Japanese weapons and artifacts. Among these 300 lots, there are sensational artifacts, such as a Do Maru Gusoku armor from the middle of the Edo period (1603 - 1868), priced at €13 000 euros as well as a very rare Daisho which is estimated to fetch €20 000.

HH_73_Collection_Rudolf_Ott_World_Samurai Do Maru Gusoku armor

Jizai Okimono from the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912), in the form of a fully mobile and engraved iron plate shaped as a Koi carp, is part of the collection. The elaborately worked Jizai Okimono came from the end of the Edo period and is associated with the devolvement of the samurai caste. The famous and highly specialised warriors lost their sources of income and subsequently turned their craftsmanship skills into the production of Jizai Okimono.

Jizai Okimono from the Meiji Period Jizai Okimono from the Meiji Period

The sale also features a Roman infantry helmet of the Weisenau type with the characteristic movable cheek flaps and sweeping neck protection and is from the renowned collection Axel Guttmann, Berlin.

Weisenau helmet Weisenau helmet

Early goldsmiths and silversmiths works include: a very rare Hittite bronze bronze bull figure, which is completely covered with rolled silver and featured the head pins for the attachment of horns. Worked in the 16th to 15th century BC and with an excellent provenance, the piece is estimated to fetch €20 000.

Hittite bronze bronze bull figure Hittite bronze bronze bull figure

From the collection of the trabant guard of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, the prince-bishop of Salzburg from 1587 to 1612, comes a leather-covered, wooden parade shield, made in Venice, presented in a marvellous, undamaged state. Finished in elegant colours, partly silvered and gilded, finely painted with flowers and coat of arms cartouche, this beautiful piece is estimated to fetch €20 000.

Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau shield Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau shield

Well-preserved swords from the 16th century including a late Gothic, around 1500, Bidenhänder (''both-hander’'') from South Germany or perhaps Switzerland. With its original wooden handle and original leatherings it is estimated to fetch  €24 000.

Bidenhänder Bidenhänder

From India, a very valuable, gold diamond-studded jewellery belt from the first half of the 20th century. It is made entirely of gold plates, which are connected with hinges and the oval clasp features twelve diamonds, so it is no surprise it is estimated to reach €17 000.

Gold diamond-studded jewellery belt, India Gold diamond-studded jewellery belt, India

A helmet belonging to the legendary musketeers, which Alexandre Dumas immortalised in his novel The Three Musketeers will be featured. The Mousquetaires gris de la Maison du Roi were responsible for the King's journeys. Their nickname gris derived from the fact that the Musketeers rode, without exception, on grey horses. The extraordinarily rare helmet from 1814/15 is an opulent piece, with the long horsehair tail on its silver-plated copper helmet bell, estimated at €9 500.

Mousquetaires gris de la Maison du Roi helmet Mousquetaires gris de la Maison du Roi helmet

American history comes into play in the sale in the for of the Gold Lifesaving Medal and other awards presented to Captain Harry Manning (1897 - 1974) for the salvation of the Italian "Florida" crew in 1929. After training in civilian shipping, the German-born Manning quickly made a career and was hired as a navigator by the American aviator Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) for her flight around the world.

HH_73_LotNo_6656_Captin_Harry_Manning_Gold_Life_Saving_Medal Captain Harry Manning (1897 - 1974) medals

HH_73_221753_gold_shashka_Order_St_George_Diamonds Gold shashka M 1881/1910 with applied St. Georgs medal with diamonds, awarded for bravery, St. Petersburg manufacturer Edward, Russia around 1914

HH_73_220450_three_shot_wheellock pistol Significant, multi-shot wheel lock pistol, German circa 1610

HH_73_220531_battle_axe_wheellock_firearm Battle axe with firearm, Nuremberg around 1580

A highly important, golden shashka M 1881/1910 with laid on, for bravery awarded St. Georgs medal with diamonds from 1914 from the workshop Eduard, St. Petersburg is glaring peak of the militaria auction. This order equipment is proved only eight times for the time of the first world war. The precious workmanship with gold and diamonds as well as a floral decorated handle of solid gold make the blank weapon to an absolute unique, which also precipitation in the starting price of €100 000 euros.
Rarely or never on the market and internationally documented in only a few museums, an absolute rarity can be purchased from €30 000 euros - a significant, three-piece wheel lock pistol from 1610. With inserts made of engraved and blackened bone, made of walnut wood in Germany, the pistol enthuses with the elaborate mechanics of its three locks.
Impressive also, is an extremely rare combination weapon of battle ax with wheel lock firearm, which was manufactured in Nuremberg around 1580. With an engraved and blackened bone decorum richly ornamented shank of walnut, acanthus decorum on barrel and stirrup as well as a striking ax head, this specimen of the finest smith’s and gunsmith’s work is called with €28 000.
All prices are net price plus 23% buyers' premium. Check out the full catalogue here.

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