Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale
on Wednesday 5th December 2018
Public Exhibition
Sunday 2nd December - 12 noon to 4pm
Monday 3rd December - 10am to 7pm
Tuesday 4th December - 10am to 5pm
Sale commences Wednesday 5th December at 12 noon precisely
Lots: 51-100 of 348
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Lot 51
§A JAPANESE IVORY SWORD (TACHI), MEIJI PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, strong koshi-zori, iori-mune and o-kissaki (poor condition and severe rubbing preventing further appraisal) and nakago unavailable for inspection; with ivory saya carved with detailed figures in domestic scenes
Nagasa: 65.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm

This sword was likely made for export during the Meiji period and may have been carved by an Inro artist.
Estimate:  £500 - 750 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 52
A SOUTH EAST ASIAN STAFF, 20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BURMA
of tapering hardwood with conical iron shoe, and silver head with long collar and fitted with a gold-coloured central rondel
128.3 cm; 50 1/2 in overall

Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 53
A CHINESE GLAIVE, QING DYNASTY, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with large knife-shaped iron head, the base enclosed by an engraved brass gaping dragon's head, copper socket, and long wooden haft
88.5 cm; 34 7/8 in head





Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 54
‡ A JAPANESE IRON FACE DEFENSE (MEMPO), EDO PERIOD
of russet iron with a detachable nose, brittle hair moustache, lacquered gold teeth, red lacquered interior and top lip, asa-nagashi-no-ana (hole under the chin) and yodarekake of four lacquered plates laced with green kebiki odoshi (minor damage)

Estimate:  £500 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 55
A RARE HIMALAYAN QUIVER, TIBET, 18TH CENTURY
of traditional form, with leather-covered wooden body previously fitted with a central boss at the front, studded at its base with iron nails over copper washers, and complete with its leather belt for suspension
57.0 cm; 22 1/2 in
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 56
THREE ELEMENTS OF TIBETAN EQUESTRIAN HARNESS, 18TH CENTURY
each of leather faced with numerous rectangular panels of silver-plated iron, incorporating low domed bosses and foliate pendants
the longest: 140.5 cm; 55 1/4 in
(3)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 57
A FINE COORG GOLD-HILTED KNIFE (AYDA KATTI), THE POMMEL WITH AN INSCRIPTION FOR LING RAJENDER WADEER, RAJA OF COORG, DATED FOR 1808/10
with broad hatchet-shaped blade formed with a sharp curved inner edge, struck on one face with a gold-lined mark, the letters 'oC', knurled back-edged at the top, the forte widening and filed with a stepped moulding along the back-edge, recessed ricasso with elaborate stepped and bead-filed mouldings, hilt of characteristic form encased in sheet gold, the lower portion faceted at the base, thick pear-shaped pommel engraved with the inscription 'Lingra Jender Wadeer' within a circular linear frame enclosing the Raja's cypher and the date, the grip bound with plaited gold wire retained by four slender vertical gold fillets, with an early, probably original, black silk tassel
37.0 cm; 14 1/2 in blade

Provenance
The descendant family of Sir William Macnaghten


Ling Rajender Wadeer, Raja Of Coorg was known for his warmth towards the English as the following account of 1815 shows: '………on my return from the Travancore country, I passed through the territories of the Raja of Coorg from whom I met with a very hospital reception. He is extremely fond of the English; assists them in every way in passing through his country and will not suffer them to pay for anything. He has built an elegant house at his capital, and furnished it entirely in European style for their accommodation…..He dresses frequently in the English style; and instead of indulging in luxury and dissipation, as Eastern princes are apt to do, he has made it his study to excel in all sorts of manly exercises. He is extremely fond of hunting…..rides elegantly and is perfect master of the use of the spear…..I have repeatedly seen him on horseback…..spear an orange thrown up in the air. I passed some days with him…..employed chiefly in the truly Royal sport of tyger and elephant hunting. On taking leave him he presented me among other things with a knife made at Coorg, and of remarkably well tempered steel….. being ornamented with gold…..is for men of the highest caste…..the Raja has brought the manufacture of swords and guns to great perfection…..he showed me a double-barrelled Joe Manton and an imitation of it made at Coorg…..they were so perfectly similar in every respect that I really could not tell them [apart].See Scots Magazine 1815 p. 207-8. Some years later Basil Hall recounted his somewhat impish sense of humour: '…..[the next day]…..on a signal given by the rajah a folding door was thrown open on one side of the court, and in stalked two immense royal tigers, held by several men on each side, by long but slight ropes attached to collars round the animals necks. These beasts…..allowed themselves to be led close to us. I confess I did not much like this degree of propinquity, and eyed the slender cordage with some professional anxiety…..the rajah and his son seemed quite unconcerned…..[he then] directed the men to let go the ropes and fall back…..we sat…..with…..nothing on earth to prevent their munching us all up…..' See Hall 1845

Sir William Hay Macnaghten, baronet (1793-1841) joined the Madras army as a cavalry cadet at which time he filled his hours learning Persian and Hindi, followed by Tamil, Telugu, Kanarese, and Marathi. He learned the art of diplomacy and gained a place in the Bengal civil service, his diligence and cleverness easily marked him out as one of the most distinguished students at the college of Fort William where he won every linguistic prize and medal on the college's books. His two monumental works, Principles and Precedents of Mohummudan Law (1825) and Principles and Precedents of Hindu Law (2 vols., 1828-9) were both significant and used as handbooks by generations of British-Indian judges. In 1831 Macnaghten's became secretary to the governor-general Lord William Bentinck and later Lord Auckland. The crisis on the north-western frontier was now looming and Macnaghten argued that the British should befriend Afghanistan to counter balance the Sikhs, believing that Ranjit Singh the erstwhile ally and aged ruler of the Punjab, could not live for much longer. Unfortunately his plans failed, the British position became untenable. Muhammad Akbar Khan claimed the British, particularly Macnaghten, were not to be trusted and summoned him to an exposed plain outside Kabul. Almost certainly aware that his fate was now sealed, Macnaghten attended the interview accompanied only by three officer's. On arrival they were seized and carried into the city to their deaths. Akbar Khan himself shot Macnaghten with a pistol given to him by the envoy the day before, whereupon angry city residents hacked his body to pieces and paraded his head and limbs in triumph. Days later, the entire garrison met a similar fate: retreating to Jalalabad, some 4000 soldiers and numerous camp followers were wiped out by freezing weather and snipers. Abridged from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, accessed online September 2018.

Estimate:  £6000 - 8000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 58
§AN INDIAN DAGGER (PESH-KABZ), EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with straight single-edged tapering blade of T-section, chiselled back-edge with gilt scrollwork at the forte and enclosed with a gilt panel on one side of the blade (the other missing), well carved marine ivory hilt with a delicate moulding at the top and the bottom of the grip, in its original wooden scabbard covered with maroon velvet (small losses) and with gilt-copper locket and chape with pierced borders, each decorated with punched flowers within a lozenge framework, the former drawn-out to a bud-shaped finial and the latter with a small pierced mount
33.5 cm; 13 ¼ in blade

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 59
§A NEPALESE GHURKA KNIFE (KUKRI), LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
with characteristic broad single-edged blade formed with a reinforced back-edge and notched at the forte, horn hilt with brass ferrule at the base, inset with contrasting ivory pellets over its surface (two missing), carved central moulding accompanied by a chased brass band, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard complete with two accompanying knives
33.7 cm; 13 1/4 in blade
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 60
A BALKAN DAGGER (KHANJAR), 19TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade formed with a long central rib and decorated with gold scrollwork at the forte on each face, characteristic hilt encased in sheet brass hilt embossed with traditional scrollwork and flowerheads on a punched ground, in its velvet-covered wooden scabbard with brass locket and chape decorated en suite with the hilt, the former with a small loop for suspension
31.0 cm; 12 1/4 in blade

Provenance
Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 71


Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 61
AN ARAB DAGGER (JAMBIYA), 19TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade formed with a medial ridge on each face, gilt-copper hilt of characteristic form, chased over its surface with scrolling foliage against a punched ground, in its scabbard decorated en suite, the inner face decorated with a scale design, the base with bulbous terminal and with three small loops on each side of the mouth for attachment to a belt (rings missing)
16.5 cm; 6 1/2 in blade

Provenance
G. Vallorani Esq., sold Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 75
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 62
AN ARAB DAGGER (JAMBIYA), 19TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade formed with a medial ridge on each face, decorated on each side of the forte with a brief gold inscription, chiselled iron hilt of characteristic form, decorated over its surface with scrolling foliage carrying large expanded flowerheads all against a punched ground, in plum velvet-covered wooden scabbard
22.4 cm; 8 3/4 in blade

Provenance
Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 82
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 63
A RUSSIAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (KINDJAL), ST PETERSBURG, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with broad double-edged blade of watered steel, formed with a short central fuller on each face, retaining traces of silver koftgari on one face at the forte, hilt of characteristic form, encased in silver chased and decorated with niello scrolls against a finely punched and gilt ground, retained by two rivets with foliate heads, in its scabbard decorated over the outer face en suite with the hilt, the inner face decorated with niello scrollwork, struck with three marks including town mark, silver control mark and the maker's mark, probably HK, incorporating a red leather central panel, with a single loop for suspension and a very small portion of its silver thread suspension
21.8 cm; 8 5/8 in blade

Provenance
Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 57
Estimate:  £350 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 64
AN INDO-PERSIAN AXE (ZAGNAL), 19TH CENTURY
with slightly curved dagger-like blade, block-shaped central moulding engraved and gilt with a lion front and back, extending to a shaped moulding to enclose the blade and with a bud-shaped rear pean, etched haft decorated with a watered pattern over its full surface, and parcel gilt bulbous basal moulding
46.2 cm; 18 1/4 in overall

Provenance
Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 72
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 65
A PERSIAN DECORATED PART ARMOUR, QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
comprising helmet (kulah khud), with hemispherical skull decorated over its surface with scrollwork cartouches inhabited by differing figures in traditional costume and the base encircled by calligraphic cartouches, fitted at its apex with a circular boss with associated pyramidal spike, a pair of plume-holders at the front, sliding nasal-bar with shaped terminals (retaining screw missing), mail neck-defence of butted links and with an early padded lining; shield (dhal) of shallow convex form, decorated en suite with the kulah khud, fitted with four domed bosses corresponding on the inside to four rings for enarmes (missing), brass rim, and with an early red lining; arm-defence (bazu band), of gutter-shaped form, decorated en suite with the preceding pieces retaining its two wrist plates attached by mail of butted links and with an early red lining
the helmet: 34.0 cm; 13 3/8 in high
(3)

Provenance
Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 116

Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 66
A PERSIAN SHIELD (DHAL), QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
of shallow convex form, decorated over its outer surface with a large central panel of scrolling foliage surrounded by calligraphic panels, fitted with four domed bosses corresponding on the inside to rings for enarmes (missing) and with brass rim
47.0 cm;18 1/2 in diameter

Provenance
Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 98
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 67
A PERSIAN DECORATED PART ARMOUR, QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
comprising helmet (kulah khud), with hemispherical skull decorated over its surface with foliage, scrollwork and calligraphic cartocuhes, fitted at its apex with a spike (tip bent), a pair of plume-holders, sliding nasal-bar, and mail neck-defence of butted links; shield (dhal) of shallow convex form, decorated en suite with the kulah khud, fitted with four domed bosses corresponding on the inside to four rings for enarmes; arm-defence (bazu band), of gutter-shaped form, decorated en suite with the preceding pieces retaining its two wrist plates attached by mail (all three heavily oxidised)
the helmet: 39.5 cm; 15 1/2 in high
(3)

Provenance
Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 68
AN UNUSUAL PERSIAN HELMET FOR A CHILD (KULAH KHUD), QAJAR, LATE 19TH CENTURY
of hemispherical form, fitted at its apex and with a loop on each side at the base for straps, decorated throughout with a series of etched cartouches filled with exotic birds and flowers, all within an elaborate gold koftgari framework (patinated, the gold worn)
13.0 cm; 5 1/8 in high


Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 69
A RARE OTTOMAN BREASTPLATE (KRUG), TURKEY, LATE 15TH/EARLY 16TH CENTURY
formed of a single circular plate, embossed with a low central dome and a radiating pattern of slender fluting, each enclosed with a panel of lengthy calligraphic inscriptions, pierced around the edge for attaching further plates and mail (small chips, small laminations and very small holes), and struck with the mark of the Ottoman Court Arsenal at Hagia Eirene
29.0 cm; 11 3/8 in diameter
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 70
A PERSIAN POWDER-FLASK AND RAMROD, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
formed entirely of steel, of curved horn-shaped form, fitted with spring lever cut-off and with a leather strap for suspension, complete with an iron ramrod
18.8 cm; 7 3/8 in overall
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 71
TWO SUDANESE SWORDS AND A DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY
the first a kaskara, with broad fullered double-edged blade retaining traces of an etched inscription, iron hilt, and leather-bound grip rising to a disc pommel, the second with broad fullered blade (seized in its scabbard), grooved ricasso, heavily weighted cylindrical grip bound with iron, and fitted with a sharp crescentic pommel; and the third formed of a pair of curved double-edged blades joined by a bone grip, complete with two scabbards (worn)
the first: 73.7 cm; 29 in blade
(3)

Provenance
Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 72
A PAIR OF OTTOMAN STIRRUPS, TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY, A MOROCCAN POWDER-FLASK, AN EAST AFRICAN HEADRESS, A BEADWORK BRACELET AND A FIJIAN DRUM, 19TH CENTURY
the first with curved pierced treads, triangular side panels and a pair of loops for suspension (oxidised); the second of curved horn, with engraved brass mounts; the third probably from the tail of an anteater, retained by a leather collar with a portion of early collection tag and plaited chin-strap; the fourth of coloured beads; and the fifth carved from a single piece of wood
the first: 16.0 cm; 6 3/8 in high
(6)

Provenance
Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 73
§A PERSIAN DAGGER (KHANJAR), QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
with double-edged watered steel blade formed with a medial ridge and two fullers over its length and chiselled with a cartouche shaped moulding at the forte on each face, and marine ivory hilt carved with brief inscriptions and figures in traditional garb (rubbed, one small chip)
27.0 cm; 10 5/8 in blade

Provenance
Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 72
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 74
§‡ THE PROPERTY OF A PRINCE

A PERSIAN DAGGER (KHANJAR), QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
with curved blade of watered steel formed with a full length medial ridge on each face, characteristic walrus ivory hilt carved with a short calligraphic inscription top and bottom with differing pairs of figures between on each face, all enclosed within beadwork frames, and
the blade painted with the inventory number 'D56'
25.0 cm; 9 7/8

Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 75
§‡ A PERSIAN DAGGER (KHANJAR), QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
with curved blade of watered steel formed with a full length medial ridge on each face, characteristic walrus ivory hilt carved with a short calligraphic inscription top and bottom on each face, the front with a standing figure between two pillars and the rear with a design of foliage, all enclosed within beadwork frames (rubbed, cracked), and the blade painted with the inventory number 'D54'
24.0 cm; 9 1/2


Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 76
§‡ AN INDIAN CARVED IVORY AND GEM-SET DAGGER, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with recurved heavy silver blade chiselled with foliage within a recessed panel on each face and reinforced at the tip, carved ivory hilt hollowed for the fingers and with ram's head pommel, decorated on each side of the grip with flowers and foliage in red and green hardstones on gold stems (small losses, age cracks)
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in blade

Estimate:  £1000 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 77
§A PERSIAN DAGGER (KARD), QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering single-edged blade of finely watered steel, decorated with gold around the tang including a brief inscription, and carved ivory grip-scales (small age cracks) retained by four nails
23.0 cm; 9 in blade


Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 78
§THREE SOUTH EAST ASIAN DAGGERS (KRIS), 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first Sulawesi with pattern-welded blade, finely carved characteristic ivory grip with beaked pommel, in its white metal-covered scabbard including a small hook for suspension; the second with broad heavy long blade, figured hardwood grip, in its scabbard (chipped) and the third with long straight blade, brass selut, and carved wooden grip
the first: 28.0 cm; 11 in blade
(3)
Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 79
§TWO SMALL INDIAN DAGGERS, 19TH CENTURY
the first with curved single-edged blade struck with a cutler's mark on one face, German silver ferrule, carved bone grip in its engraved German silver scabbard with a belt for suspension; the second with strongly curved blade single edged on the inner face, and small ivory grip rising to a beaked pommel, in its tooled leather scabbard
the first: 11.7 cm; 4 1/2 in blade
(2)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 80
AN INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), LATE 17TH CENTURY
with fullered blade tapering towards the point, iron hilt extending over the forte and chiselled with flowers and foliage, the side panels finely pierced and chiselled with trellis pattern and flower and a pair of moulded grip-bars (lightly pitted throughout)
31.8 cm; 12 1/2 in blade

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 81
AN INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR) IN 17TH/18TH CENTURY STYLE, MODERN
with sharply tapering fullered blade decorated with foliage towards the forte, and iron hilt incorporating a pair of faceted grip-bars
27.2 cm; 10 3/4 in blade

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 82
AN INDIAN DAGGER, 18TH CENTURY
with recurved blade of flattened-diamond section, formed with two pairs of converging fullers on each face, gilt forte, iron hilt comprising oval guard with beaded border and a pair of short bud-shaped quillons, and iron grip rising to a beaded pommel
26.2 cm; 10 1/4 in blade

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 83
§A CEYLONESE DAGGER (PIHA KAETTA), 18TH CENTURY
with iron blade formed with a short fuller lined in engraved silver along the back-edge on each face, the base of the blade enclosed by a panel of chased silver, characteristic brass hilt enclosing the forte, carved ivory grip, and the pommel retaining a small portion of its silver cap
15.2 cm; 6 in blade


Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 84
A CEYLONESE BOW, 19TH CENTURY
of characteristic form, tapering towards the tips and flattened on the front, painted over its surface with linear designs (losses)
200.7 cm; 79 in

Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 85
§TWO INDIAN DAGGERS (KARD), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
the first with broad tapering single-edged blade, two-piece ivory hilt formed with a medial ridge on one face, and beaked pommel (age cracks); the second with tapering blade, and cylindrical grip formed of segments of inlaid horn and bone, in its leather scabbard with iron chape
the first: 33.0 cm; 13 in blade
(2)

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 86
AN INDIAN DAGGER (KARD), LATE 19TH CENTURY
with tapering blade of watered steel, plain tang fitted with a pair of mother-of-pearl grip-scales on each side retained by five brass rivets, in its blue fabric-covered wooden scabbard with large iron mounts decorated with architectural landscapes surrounded by flowers foliage and exotic birds
19.5 cm; 7 3/4 in blade

Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 87
§A NORTH INDIAN DAGGER (PESH KABZ) WITH RHINOCEROS HORN HILT, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with strongly tapering blade formed with slightly curved and rounded back-edge and double-edged towards the point, carved rhinoceros horn pistol grip with engraved shaped iron ferule and tang button
33.3 cm; 13 in blade
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 88
§AN INDIAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA) WITH RHINOCEROS HORN HILT, 19TH CENTURY
with slightly curved double-edged blade of flattened-diamond section, carved rhinoceros horn hilt with pointed pommel, and diamond-shaped iron button washer
22.0 cm; 8 5/8 in blade
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 89
A NORTH INDIAN DAGGER WITH HORN HILT, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade formed with a slender central fuller on each face, carved horn pistol grip with diamond-shaped iron tang washer
26.7 cm; 10 1/2 in blade
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 90
A LARGE INDO-PERSIAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA), SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade formed with a full-length medial ridge on each face, retaining some gold scrollwork at the forte, iron hilt of characteristic form, decorated with flowers and foliage and retaining traces of gold
34.7 cm; 13 3/4 in blade
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 91
AN INDIAN SPEAR, 19TH CENTURY
with leaf-shaped had, tapering moulded socket, and painted haft tapering to a point at the base (losses)
20.4 cm; 8 in head


Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 92
AN INDIAN SWORD WITH TALWAR HILT, 19TH CENTURY
with slightly curved blade double-edged towards the point, iron hilt of characteristic form, including a pair of swelling quillons, knuckle-guard with recurved bud-shaped finial, and large disc pommel, in a fabric-covered wooden scabbard
64.2 cm; 25 1/4 in
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 93
AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged blade and iron hilt of talwar form (pitted)
80.5 cm; 31 3/4 in blade


Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 94
A LARGE NEPALESE SHORTSWORD (KUKRI), LATE 18TH CENTURY
with broad curved reinforced hatchet blade, iron hilt extending over the base of the blade, including figure-of-eight-shaped guard, broad knuckle-guard and attenuated pommel
44.3 cm; 17 1/2 in blade


Estimate:  £100 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 95
AN INDIAN MACE FORMED ENTIRELY OF IRON, 19TH CENTURY
of hollow light-weight construction, with large spirally moulded conical head, tubular iron haft and moulded basal cap
70.5 cm; 27 3/4 in


Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 96
AN INDIAN MACE FORMED ENTIRELY OF IRON, 18TH CENTURY
with faceted near spherical head, and long slender moulded iron haft
72.5 cm; 28 1/2 in overall

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 97
AN INDIAN AXE (ZAGNAL), 19TH CENTURY
with reinforced iron head, the base decorated with applied brass enclosed by decorative pierced panels on each face, iron terminal spike, rear pean formed as an openwork temple, early wooden haft, and brass basal cap
51.0 cm; 20 1/8 in overall

Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 98
AN INDIAN AXE, 19TH CENTURY
with iron head pierced with a series of slipped circles and inlaid with engraved brass and copper strips, on its bamboo haft studded with numerous copper nails and with iron shoe
71.2 cm; 28 in overall
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 99
§AN INDIAN AXE, 19TH CENTURY
with iron head formed with a robust faceted central spike, small crescentic axe-blade decorated with brass flowers and foliage, incorporating a small loop at the top, on its turned ivory haft
46.5 cm; 18 3/8 in overall


Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 100
A SMALL INDIAN AXE, LATE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FOR MATCH CUTTING
with brass wedge-shaped head decorated with an incised criss-cross pattern and slightly recurved short iron haft
22.5 cm; 8 1/2 in



Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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