Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 18

Antique Weapons
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Lot 1085
  Arab Near East, A Pair of Antique Small Knives. The knives of traditional form, with waisted handles, curved blades and matching sheathes. The blades within, each with circular "hallmark," appear to be even older heirloom pieces that were refitted for continued use. Knives' exterior metal work decorated with incised geometric designs, or filigree; both employ decorative glass "gems." Along with these, two finely framed, ornamental painted "ivory" plaques, painted in Qajar or Moghul styles. One with a delicately colored scene of seven horsemen playing polo. The second, by a finer hand, shows a pair of riders, symmetrically displayed, holding hunting lances, on black stallions, richly caparisoned. Interesting to this work is the use of animal and human heads as "hidden" but still recognizable elements of the background. Both frames with handsomely inlaid borders. Knives show some modest repairs. The paintings choice, although a section of the frame on the smaller one shows some minor damage. Knife lengths: 9-1/2"; 9". Frame sizes: 4-3/8" x 9-3/4"; 6-1/2" x 11-1/4". Lot of 4 items.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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Lot 1086
Attractive English Flintlock Boxlock Pocket Pistol. London, England, c. 1770-1780. This pistol made by Ketland & Co. of London, consisting of engraved box lock action, decorated with draped swags with makers name beneath on one side, and "London" on the other. Gun also with plain screw-off barrel of 1-1/2" length, sliding top safety catch, external frizzen spring, folding trigger, and fitted walnut slab-sided butt. Overall length 5-1/2". On underside of barrel breech, royal viewing and proofing marks. In very fine condition, with only minor bruising to wood; the metal with even black-brown patina, a few trivial rough spots here and there.

The gunmakers, Ketland & Co. of London, were in operation from 1760-1804.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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