The sale will take place until November 5 with some 6 500 lots of ancient weapons, arts and craft, hunting pieces and militaria going under the gavel.

HH_73_221952_Helmet_Mousquetaires_gris_de_la_Maison_du_Roi Mousquetaires gris de la Maison du Roi helmet

A helmet belonging to the legendary musketeers, which Alexandre Dumas immortalised in his novel The Three Musketeers will be featured. The Mousquetaires gris de la Maison du Roi were responsible for the King's journeys. Their nickname gris derived from the fact that the Musketeers rode, without exception, on grey horses. The extraordinarily rare helmet from 1814/15 is an opulent piece, with the long horsehair tail on its silver-plated copper helmet bell, estimated at €9 500.

HH_73_LotNo_6656_Captin_Harry_Manning_Gold_Life_Saving_Medal Captain Harry Manning (1897 - 1974) medals

American history comes into play in the sale in the for of the Gold Lifesaving Medal and other awards presented to Captain Harry Manning (1897 - 1974) for the salvation of the Italian "Florida" crew in 1929. After training in civilian shipping, the German-born Manning quickly made a career and was hired as a navigator by the American aviator Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) for her flight around the world.

HH_73_221753_gold_shashka_Order_St_George_Diamonds Gold shashka M 1881/1910 with applied St. Georgs medal with diamonds, awarded for bravery, St. Petersburg manufacturer Edward, Russia around 1914

A highly important, golden shashka M 1881/1910 with laid on, for bravery awarded St. Georgs medal with diamonds from 1914 from the workshop Eduard, St. Petersburg is glaring peak of the militaria auction. This order equipment is proved only eight times for the time of the first world war. The precious workmanship with gold and diamonds as well as a floral decorated handle of solid gold make the blank weapon to an absolute unique, which also precipitation in the starting price of €100 000 euros.

HH_73_220531_battle_axe_wheellock_firearm Battle axe with firearm, Nuremberg around 1580

HH_73_220450_three_shot_wheellock pistol Significant, multi-shot wheel lock pistol, German circa 1610

Rarely or never on the market and internationally documented in only a few museums, an absolute rarity can be purchased from €30 000 euros - a significant, three-piece wheel lock pistol from 1610. With inserts made of engraved and blackened bone, made of walnut wood in Germany, the pistol enthuses with the elaborate mechanics of its three locks.

Impressive also, is an extremely rare combination weapon of battle ax with wheel lock firearm, which was manufactured in Nuremberg around 1580. With an engraved and blackened bone decorum richly ornamented shank of walnut, acanthus decorum on barrel and stirrup as well as a striking ax head, this specimen of the finest smith’s and gunsmith’s work is called with €28 000.


The sale, which has been taking place since October 24, has included the sale of collection of Rudolf Ott (1919 - 2010) will offer an insight into the history of the samurai. For over fifty years Ott, with great expertise and passion, built his world-renowned collection of Japanese weapons and artifacts. Among these 300 lots, there are sensational artifacts, such as a Do Maru Gusoku armor from the middle of the Edo period (1603 - 1868.)

blog.php-890 Jizai Okimono from the Meiji Period

A Jizai Okimono from the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912), in the form of a fully mobile and engraved iron plate shaped as a Koi carp, is part of the collection. The elaborately worked Jizai Okimono came from the end of the Edo period and is associated with the devolvement of the samurai caste. The famous and highly specialised warriors lost their sources of income and subsequently turned their craftsmanship skills into the production of Jizai Okimono.

HH_73_LotNo_2460_Roman_bronze_infantry_helmet_Weisenau Weisenau helmet

The sale also featured a Roman infantry helmet of the Weisenau type with the characteristic movable cheek flaps and sweeping neck protection and is from the renowned collection Axel Guttmann, Berlin.

HH_73_222767_1_Bronze_Bulle_Sculpture Hittite bronze bronze bull figure

Early goldsmiths and silversmiths works include: a very rare Hittite bronze bronze bull figure, which is completely covered with rolled silver and featured the head pins for the attachment of horns. Worked in the 16th to 15th century BC and with an excellent provenance.

A well-preserved swords from the 16th century including a late Gothic, around 1500, Bidenhänder (''both-hander’'') from South Germany or perhaps Switzerland was also part of this sale.

HH_73_221006_two_handed_battle_sword Bidenhänder

HH_73_222004_Raitenau-Shield Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau shield

From the collection of the trabant guard of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, the prince-bishop of Salzburg from 1587 to 1612, a leather-covered, wooden parade shield, made in Venice, presented in a marvellous, undamaged state. The piece which was sold at Hermann Historica was finished in elegant colors, partly silvered and gilded, finely painted with flowers and coat of arms cartouche, this beautiful piece.

HH_73_220281_Indian_Gold_belt Gold diamond-studded jewellery belt, India

From India, a very valuable, gold diamond-studded jewellery belt from the first half of the 20th century went under the gavel. The piece is made entirely of gold plates, which are connected with hinges and the oval clasp features twelve diamonds.

All prices are net price plus 23% buyers' premium. Check out the full catalog here.