This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the
This very well-made box is entirely made of wootz steel.
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
An interesting Indian dhal, a small shield that was signed by its maker from Gujarat.
With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
With lacquered shaft. Previously sold at Sotheby's in 1985.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
A small, heavily reinforced buckler as used by Ottoman Kurdish infantry.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
With fine chiseled decoration and largely intact koftgari.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.