SARZANA, Italy – Everything from a Faberge snuffbox belonging to Czar Nicholas II of Russia to an armor helmet of a guard of King Louis XIII can be found at Czerny’s International Auction House’s Spring Sale to be conducted March 21. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.
Michael G. Czerny describes this as an important sale of fine antique arms, armor, memorabilia and militaria. It will feature the Dr. Paleari Henssler collection of rare guns and rifles, including a beautiful flintlock sporting gun from the property of King Friedrich Wilhelm II of Russia.
The sizes of the antique firearms range from a cased pair of Boutet pocket pistols to a collection of cannons. Early firearms include a rare pair of 16th-century wheel-lock “puffer” pistols from Saxony.
American firearms include an engraved silver-plated Colt Model 1855 Root revolver dedicated to Col. Lewis R. Stegman, who served in the Civil War with Gen. William T. Sherman.
A collection of 14 sets of European armor will be sold in addition to armor from China, Japan and Persia.
Antique bladed weapons include a scarce Hispanic-Moorish ear-dagger from about 1500 and a medieval sword with an inscription from about 1250.
The jeweled snuffbox from the property of Czar Nicholas II, one of several Faberge works in the auction, carries a $55,000-$110,000 estimate.
Also from Russia is a large silver presentation kovsch by M. Ovchinnikov.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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