Exceptional Russian combination hunting sword and flintlock pistol. Circa 1735. Parcel gilt and finely chased hilt and hand guard bearing the cypher of Tsarina Anna with green stained ivory veneered handle, the blade mounted with a small flintlock pistol. Condition: Super original condition. Provenance: Well known American auction, available upon request. L: 28 3/4 in (73 cm)
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…
Lot: 19TH CENTURY ARAPAHO POSSIBLE BAG W BEADED DECORATION, Lot Number: 0061, Starting Bid: $600, Auctioneer: Dirk Soulis Auctions, Auction: Native American Auction 19th & 20th Centuries, Date: November 10th, 2013 CST
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.
CREE BEADED AND FRINGED HIDE CAPOTE of classic construction, thread sewn with glass beadwork and sequins, with "epaulettes" on the shoulders, and a series of diamond designs along the hemline. length without fringe 45 in.