Fine Russian combined hunting sword and flintlock pistol. Circa 1760-70 with earlier blade, probably Tula. With straight slender blade double-edged at the point at the forte fitted with pistol barrel and lock mechanism on the right under an oval shell-guard cast with with a demonic mask, on a carved horn grip with a bronze pommel depicting a hound and hare. Condition: Some rust and minor orrosion on the steel parts. Original repair on the blade as shown. Provenance: Well known American…
$80 Lot: Karen Pierre Framed Print "Two Days Dreaming" This, Lot Number: 0246A, Starting Bid: $25, Auctioneer: North American Auction Company, Auction: Western Gun Coin Native American Auction, Date: June 14th, 2014 EDT
The Mystery of the Gray Striped Dresses: at top, a dress owned by Rosamund (Mrs. Edward) Hussey of Kent, England, maker unknown. Next to it is a painting by the American society portraitist JJ Shannon of Mrs. Hussey wearing the dress, shortly after her marriage in 1900. Below that, a photo of the painting being made! (Courtesy UK National Trust.) Bottom, two similar dresses by Jeanne Paquin. Left, 1912 (owned by the Met) and right, 1910 (sold by Auctions Eve). Both silk.
Garths | Lot 405 FULL-STOCK OCTAGONAL BARREL PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE. American, curly maple. Approximately .36 cal. Full length, engraved patchbox, set triggers, and "SJ" signed barrel, 54"l. overall. Barrel 38"l.