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Arms, hunting weapons and military mementoes

Arms, hunting weapons and military mementoes make up the martial sector of the drouot market: the auction speciality where the art of war is practised.
It starts with a purchase of tin soldiers before moving on to the "real" arms, the collectors' items: hand-to-hand weapons (bayonets, sabres, daggers, etc.) and firearms (rifles, pistols and cannons) together with assorted military equipment like helmets and uniforms.
Medals, insignia, flags and trophies also evoke the feats of arms of leading dignitaries and military men, and the historical memories attached to them.this disparate collection of relics once belonging to famous figures – generals, heads of state and aristocrats – can range from a lock of napoleon's hair to a pair of marie-antoinette's silk slippers, sold in 2012 at the drouot saleroom.as we remember, that unfortunate lady lost her head to the guillotine – an object has been known to appear into this auction category."aux armes", to quote serge gainsbourg's marseillaise. We can add that these online sales of arms, hunting weapons and military mementoes also feature portraits, clothes, hunting weapons (shotguns and rifles) and sports guns (pistols and revolvers).


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Russia Cossack Officer's Saber of the Caucasian Type 1913 - 1917 - Officer's saber of the Caucasian type, model 1913. Total length - 923mm. Blade length with hilt (without sheath) 892mm. Blade length without handle – 750 mm. The blade width at the heel is 36 mm. Sheath length - 858mm. The handle is made of wood and decorated with brass inserts on one side with a floral ornament, and on the other with the monogram of Emperor Nicholas II. The wooden scabbard is covered with leather and decorated with brass plates. The blade has two longitudinal grooves. There is an engraving on both sides of the blade: on one side there is a double-headed eagle, on the other - the monogram of Emperor Nicholas II. On the edge of the blade there is an inscription: “Zlat.Or.Fabr.”. This model was approved by Emperor Nicholas II on March 5, 1913, for the anniversary of the reign of the Romanovs, by order of the military department No. 539. Intended to be worn by officers and generals of the Caucasian Cossack troops. There is an opinion that the sketch of the design of the brass parts of the handle and the device was made by the artist Vasnetsov. According to a certificate from the head of the history department of the Zlatoust Museum of Local Lore, no more than 100 checkers of this type were made in Zlatoust in the period from 1913 to 1917. All of their specimens that have survived to date are extremely rare. No more than 10 pieces are known in collections. It belonged to the Knight of St. George, Major General Yakov Vasilyevich Amasiysky (1855 - not earlier than 1917). DELIVERY IS NOT PROVIDED FOR THIS LOT, ONLY SELF-PICKUP IS POSSIBLE.; Condition-I

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