A chanfron dating: 19th Century provenance: Indopersia Of blued iron, provided with a cusp and three arched mounts, the border decorated by a gilt plaque engraved with floral motifs, at the upper part two gold-inlaid engravings depicting cobras; with ear muffs. Complete with inside stuffing. dimensions: length 68 cm. Bid Start Price: €1200
Persian mail and plate armor for horse and cavalry soldier, dating from 1450, this type of armor became the standard type of equipment for the heavy cavalry under the Timurids (1370-1506), the Mongol successor empire which ruled from Samarkand, and under the Ottoman Turks. These cavalry, armed with bow, sword and sometimes lance, were the main component of all medieval Islamic armies. the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.
An engraved morion dating: 19th Century provenance: Europe Two-halves skull ribbed at the centre, with pointed top bent toward the back; sloping, boat-shaped brim, ribbed at the edges, recessed at the margins and roped at the border. The surface of the skull decorated with engraved band featuring woven spirals and frames, grotesques, mythical animals and trophies; at the base a row of brass rivets.
Indian quiver and arrows. This quiver was a trophy from the Battle of Seringapatam on 4 May 1799, the culmination of a campaign against Tipu Sultan of Mysore in Southern India. It was presented to George III by Richard, Earl of Mornington, Governor General of India, in 1800. Supposedly taken from the bedroom of Tipu Sultan. The Royal Collection.