Japanese swords and militaria for sale by Anjin Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1262860
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Very attractive antique beer stein that I would date to right around 1900. The front shows a man being served by an lovely innkeeper with the title "Lindnwirtin" which basically means "The hostess at the Inn of the Linden Tree"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1256460
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$289
Terrific full tang Samurai arrowhead. Head shows some darkening but no pitting so would polish out quite nicely although it looks fine as is. Full length is 20cm with the head being about 3.4cm. Very thick diamond shaped head would create a wound that would have difficulty healing. I would conservatively put the age at late Edo period but could easily be far older then 19th century. Very nice, hard to find item.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1800 item #1248433
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$379
Absolutely terrific colonial American corkscrew. Business end is very magnetic hand forged iron. In general design it is crude but it has some very attractive ridges and rings and a nice central bulge which is very nicely beveled. Certainly made by a blacksmith with some skill. The handle is hollowed bone with some groove work on the sides and to a lesser degree in the center. A minor degree of chipping on the edges but nothing disfiguring or even unexpected in a piece with this age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1248104
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$95
Very attractive Koro cover with tasteful openwork on copper base. The openwork features a 16 petal Kiku mon paired with an Ume or plum blossom. The two are directly portrayed together at the top so this pairing may have been part of a wedding gift. Nice, high dome gives this a full look. Opening measures out at 75mm from rim edge to rim edge. Overall height is 50mm and overall width is 90mm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1239765
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Very attractive sukashi openwork tsuba. At almost exactly 8cm in diamter it is a nice large katana sized piece. Motif features a small tea house subtly located in the bottom corner and generously surrounded by paulownia branches towards the bottom and maple branches towards the top. The design effectively presents the traditional idea that the tea house should be subordinated to nature, fitting in with natural surroundings instead of dominating its environment...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1920 item #1181696
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$232
Very interesting optician's ivory ruler. I don't know how this would be used but it all seems to be related to measuring eyes and related "stuff". Nice, even grain throughout. There is a crack right down the middle that follows right down one of the measurement lines. It looks like possibly etching the line along the ivory grain caused it to separate a bit and this was fixed by adding the small metal piece at the end with the 4 tiny rivets...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1158117
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$1,395
Exceptional quality Indo Persian shield dating to late 18th or early 19th century. Gold and silver floral design throughout obverse. At one point gold and silver relief was entirely offset by fine black enamel work. Over the centuries the black enamel has largely worn from the center, raised section but remains thick on the lower, outer portions. This does afford the piece an honest and tasteful aged appearance...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1130853
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$717
We are proud to offer this much sought reference book. W.M. Hawley's 1981 Japanese Swordsmiths Revised is a classic in the industry and an extremely important source of information on tens of thousands of samurai sword makers. Condition is superb with smooth binding and crisp, clean and undamaged pages. There is one depression on the upper spine that is exaggerated in the photo below. I find no other condition issues.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1121834
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$1,655
Small Samurai tanto in the style of an armor piercing blade. Lovely lacquer mounts as shown in photographs. Scabbard fittings appear to be silver. Tang is unsigned. Blade shows darkening but is smooth with no rust, pitting or nicks. Attractive piece priced fairly.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1118198
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$509
Interesting menpo. Below is an old ring mail skirt laced on. It looks like this is the correct configuration and intended use but the skirt has been laced on with a modern shoelace. Apparently a quick repair by previous owner, this is reflected in the price. Overall reasonably solid condition. The gold wire border on the skirt is frayed from age and there menpo itself has a crack on one side (Please see photos attached)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1110505
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$283
Lovely example in wonderful condition with no damage found. Beautiful workmanship throughout. Two tone blade is extremely attractive and fits into the scabbard like a glove. The wood on handle and scabbard top is warm and healthy with a beautiful wavy grain. There are figures carved into the handle in two separate places. The ferrule has a lovely filigree style and I believe it is silver but I may be wrong...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1107620
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$327
Very nice painting of Marie Antoinette. I am not well versed on the subject but I believe this is oil on ivory. The frame is just beautiful and measures just under 15x13 cm. The labels on the back "Made in Italy" and "Hand Painted" are typical of Italian exports I believe between 1910 and 1920 but the painting is likely older then that. I am not sure what the tape on the rear is holding together as the back stand, although a bit loose, does seem to be anchored...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1910 item #1107293
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$97
Nicely done bone inlay tray. I would think that this is from southeast Asia. Good sized example at 47x33cm. There is a fair amount of surface wear due to age as well as missing inlay here and there. I do not repair items but I would think that the missing inlay could be filled in and of course there are always ways to fix surface wear. The wood is a mystery to me being quite dark and having a grain that looks almost like hairs. Pretty work on this piece and priced quite fairly.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1837 VR item #1101737
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$2,999
Top notch example of a very large Islamic sword with Mughal influences. 93cm from end to end and weighs out at a hair under 3.5 pounds...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1096796
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$99
Fine example of an antique, circa 1900 Kris knife/dagger. Very impressive workmanship in this attractive knife; See photos for details. I find one chip in the handle and some small denting to the tip end of the scabbard. Both are minor problems and more then reflected in the price.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1090250
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$462
Very cool, very large horn. This is a German hunting trophy with textbook Bavarian edelweiss motif. The inscription reads "Gewidmet v. d. beiden Revisoren Hans Fischer w. Clement Hakerl" or something like "Dedicate to the two Auditors Hans Fischer and Clement Hakerl. Translations are funny but I believe these fellows were probably more like game wardens then auditors. At any rate, it is a beautiful horn with nice, flowing dedication. The end cap with the dedication is heavily decorated with eide...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #943474
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Very impressive Japanese woodblock print by Yoshitora. Appears to be a gathering of daimyo. There is one seated that seems to be the authority figure but the rest are also all quite imposing, and some even on horseback that look to have just arrived. Most figures have blocks with their names. In the upper background are a myriad of banners showing many mon. This has been professionally framed. What is visible shows no damage and deep, strong coloring. I can not speak for the condition under the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #906865
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$92
Fine fuchi with 5 crane mon on a nanako field. Gold inlay is crisp. Excellent condition. 2 8/16" x 13/16". Seppa Dai is just over 1 1/16" x 6/18".