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: 101-150 of 348
Buyer's Premium at our standard rate(s) plus VAT is payable on all purchases.
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Lot 101
AN INDIAN SHIELD (DHAL), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
of shallow-convex hide-covered wood, the inner face with an early pad and four iron rings for enarmes, the outer face reinforced with an iron band around the brim, studded with numerous brass flower head washers, four central bosses, and four embossed crescents
30.0 cm; 11 3/4 in diameter


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 102
ELEVEN INDIAN ARROWS, 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ORISSA
with small leaf-shaped heads, five stepped at the base and six rounded, each on its bamboo haft (nocks missing)
the longest 72.0 cm; 28 3/8 in
(11)

Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 103
TWO INDIAN SILVER BELTS, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the first formed of numerous chased silver panels decorated with traditional figures, foliage, animals and birds, all carried on a series of plaited silver cords; the second of silver cord, and the central hasp incorporating gilt monsterhead plaques
the first: 77.0 cm; 30 3/8 in, long
(2)

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 104
‡ A SMALL OTTOMAN DAGGER, TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY
with straight single-edged blade inlaid with gold scrollwork on each face at the forte, gold inlaid stone grip formed of a ball moulding at each end, copper cap pommel retaining a single coloured paste (the remaining three missing), and integral grip decorated en suite
19.0 cm; 7 1/2 in blade

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 105
AN ARAB SWORD, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged blade of watered steel, low grade gold hilt comprising border-engraved cross-guard and langets including a pair of quillons with fluted bud-shaped terminals, engraved faceted grip rising to an angular pommel, and the inner faces of the grip decorated with filigree, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard, the front applied with a slender chased gold central strip, with gilt mounts en suite with the guard, including large chape and a pair of bands with suspension rings
86.0 cm; 33 7/8 in blade


Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 106
§AN ARAB SWORD, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged fullered blade decorated with celestial motifs on each side of the forte, low grade gold hilt comprising cross-guard and langets enriched with diamonds, cabochon cut rubies, a red agate, turquoise and further green hardstones, quillons with fluted bud-shaped terminals, engraved angular cap pommel, and faceted ivory grip, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard, with gilt mounts en suite with the guard, including locket enriched with matching stones, large chape and a pair of bands with suspension rings
75.5 cm; 29 3/4 in blade
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 107
§AN ARAB DAGGER (JAMBIYA), 19TH CENTURY
with curved blade formed with a medial ridge, silver-mounted carved rhinoceros horn hilt, comprising ferrule, middle band and two pairs of washers, attached with a label recording its capture, in its tooled leather-covered wooden scabbard with chased silver chape and leather belt
20.7 cm; 8 1/4 in blade

The inscription reads: 'Battle of Ausughion 1819. This silver mounted dagger belonged to Indian Chief named Barah Arife whom Lieutenant Blacklin, 2nd Royal Scots Regiment after sever struggle slew and stripped him off his.......' Ensign Richard Blacklin, Royal Scots Regiment is recorded in the 1820 Army List with Waterloo medal.
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 108
‡ A CAUCASIAN SWORD (SHASQA) AND TWO BELTS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the first with curved single-edged blade formed with two long fullers and etched at the forte on each face with scrolling foliage and a brief inscription and a bird respectively, hilt of characteristic form comprising eared pommel of nielloed and chased silver and a pair of horn grip-scales retained by two iron rivets (worm damage), in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with locket, chape and two bands all decorated en suite with the pommel; the second formed of numerous nielloed silver links and with a shaped clasp at the front; and the third dated 1915 on the central mount, decorated on the inner face with a nielloed bust of a lady holding a flower and with a crown surrounded by filigree on the outside
the first: 79.2 cm; 31 1/4 in blade
(3)
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 109
‡ A CAUCASIAN SHORTSWORD (KINDJAL), THIRD QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with broad double-edged flat blade tapering to a sharp point and formed with a pair of long fullers on either side of a central fuller on each face, shaped tang decorated with gold koftgari (losses), fitted with a pair of dark horn grip-scales retained by three iron rivets, the upper and lower fitted with shaped iron caps each drawn-out and decorated with further gold scrollwork
49.8 cm; 19 5/8 in blade

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 110
A BALKAN SHORTSWORD (YATAGHAN), 19TH CENTURY
with slightly curved single-edged blade formed with a slender fuller on each face and with two differing rondels, one perhaps incorporating the date (perhaps corresponding to 1873/4), white metal hilt extending with two shaped panels over the lower portion of the blade, pronounced T-shaped pommel of elliptical profile, in its wooden scabbard with large white metal locket and chape chased with traditional scrollwork and flowers
68.0 cm; 26 3/4 in blade


Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 111
A NORTH AFRICAN CHANFRON, LATE 19TH CENTURY, FOR A HORSE OR CAMEL
of leather, the main portion of pronounced angular form, faced with sheets of embossed brass and copper decorated with traditional designs, and a pair of cheek-pieces joined to the main portion by leather straps and decorated en suite
50.5 cm; 19 7/8 in

For two related examples, also said to be for camels, see Stone 1935, p. 170, nos. 11 and 13 .
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 112
TWO AFRICAN SHORTSWORDS AND A CENTRAL AFRICAN THROWING KNIFE, 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first with fullered blade with crescentic terminal, and carved wooden grip partially wrapped with iron ribband; the second with broad blade pierced with a pair of slots at the base and wooden hilt (incomplete), and the third with three flat terminal spikes and the grip wrapped with plaited cooper wire
42.5 cm; 16 3/4 in blade


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 113
A NORTH CENTRAL AFRICAN DAGGER, 20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY AZANDE
with sharply tapering double-edged blade engraved with a central panel of linear ornament, hardwood grip fitted with a thick, heavy iron pommel with long slender tang, in iron-bound hide scabbard, the sides and the front profusely studded with brass nails, and the front applied with large decorated iron plaques
23.5 cm; 9 1/4 in blade

Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 114
AN AFRICAN DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY CONGO AND A SWITCH
the first with double-edged blade swelling slightly towards a sharp point, wasted at the forte, and carved hardwood grip retaining a portion of rattan binding; the second with hair 'switch' leather grip and plaited suspension
the first: 33.3 cm; 13 1/8 in blade
(2)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 115
AN AFRICAN PADDLE CLUB, 20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY NIGERIA
with broad flat head carved with traditional geometric designs, and the haft with pierced basal terminal
158.0 cm; 62 1/4 in overall


Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 116
A SUDANESE BROADSWORD (KASKARA), LATE 19TH CENTURY
of characteristic type, with broad etched blade formed with three slender fullers of differing length on each face, struck with Celestial mask marks, brass cross-piece, and leather-bound grip rising to a mushroom-shaped pommel
95.5 cm; 37 5/8 in blade


Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 117
A SUDANESE SWORD (KASKARA); A NEPALESE GHURKA KNIFE (KUKRI) AND AN AFRICAN SHORTSWORD, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first with straight broad blade, iron hilt including characteristic iron cross-guard, in its scabbard (worn incomplete); the second of characteristic form, with broad blade notched at the forte, carved hardwood grip, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with two accompanying knives; and the third with tapering double-edged blade, iron hilt with elliptical pommel, in its tooled leather scabbard (losses)
the first: 96.4 cm; 38 in blade

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 118
THIRTEEN AFRICAN SPEARS, 19TH CENTURY
with iron heads, each on its wooden haft (shortened, worn throughout)
(13)

Provenance
Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 119
A NATIVE BOW, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY AFRICAN
of elongated hardwood, rounded at the front, and waisted at each tapering terminal
204.5 cm; 80 1/2 in
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 120
A SOLOMON ISLANDS BLACK HARDWOOD CLUB, 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY MALAITA
of paddle form terminating in a short nodule at the top (cracked through and glued along three quarters of its length), and with an elliptical basal terminal, and the grip bound with plaited rattan
67.2 cm; 26 1/2 in overall

A paddle of related form, lacking its rattan binding, was acquired by Commander Frederick Willoughby Shortland in the Solomon Islands in early August 1872. It is now preserved in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich (object ID. AAA2939).


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 121
A NEW GUINEAU CLUB, MASSIM CULTURE, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
of dark hardwood, carved on each face with differing panels of traditional scrollwork highlighted in white, and carved grip in imitation of a sword hilt
77.5 cm; 30 1/2 in overall

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 122
A FIJIAN GUNSTOCK CLUB (KIAKAVO), A FIJIAN ROOTWOOD CLUB (WAKA), AND A NATIVE BOW, 19TH CENTURY
the first of characteristic form, the curved upper terminal with roughened inner face (cracked), and carved domed basal terminal; the second with bulbous nodular head (chips), cylindrical haft, carved grip (cracked) and a portion of early rattan binding (loose); the third probably African, together with a further club, and two musical pipes
the first: 95.5 cm; 37 5/8 in overall
(6)

Provenance
Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 123
A SMALL FIJIAN CLUB (ULA DRSIA), 19TH CENTURY
with bulbous head inset with two small pieces of ivory, short haft and chip-carved grip (small cracks and chips)
40.5 cm; 16 in
Estimate:  £450 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 124
A FIJIAN ROOTWOOD CLUB (WAKA), 19TH CENTURY
with characteristic nodular head, long haft chip-carved over the grip and with an early rattan binding around the top portion (small cracks and chips)
111.5 cm; 43 7/8 in overall


Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 125
A RARE CARVED MAORI LARGE MODEL CANOE (WAKA), 19TH CENTURY
formed of a hiwi carved from a single piece of wood, fitted above on each side with rauawa, each carved with traditional masks flanked by linear panels and beadwork designs (cracks, small chips, carved tauihu or taurapa (incomplete, the other missing), the interior retaining a carved turu and a further carved cylindrical support, retaining some original ochre striping, with a small Maori paddle, of different scale
205.5 cm; 80 7/8 in long

Provenance
Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

Described as follows in the Worden Hall Inventory:

'Ancient Things'.......'War Canoe, New Zealand. They are designated by particular names such as Marutubai a slaying or devouring fire T Townley Esq.'

Sold together with a copy of this entry in the typed manuscript entitled 'Catalogue of Sir William ffarington Kt. 1768 with such additions as have from time to time been suplemented [sic] to 1870 by Mary Hannah ffarington. Mid-19th century ledger begun at both ends; the above titles at one end after an incomplete index, followed by a list of paintings, and extracts from the Official Account of Cook's Third Voyage'.
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 126
A RARE MAORI FISH HOOK (MATUA), 19TH CENTURY
with curved wooden shank lined with a paua shell lure on the inner face, fitted with barbed whalebone hook bound with flax fibre string and with a further portion of its flax fibre string
10.0 cm; 4 in


Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 127
§A MAORI FISH LURE (PA KAHAWAI), 19TH CENTURY
with rounded slightly curved whalebone body, one side lined with shell retained by flax fibre sting (hook missing)
13.3 cm; 5 1/4 in
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 128
A PACIFIC FISHING SPEAR, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GILBERT ISLANDS
of tapering wood bound over almost its entire length with flax fibre string, retaining a pair of tooth-clad strips on each side (small losses)
213.5 cm; 84 in

Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 129
A PACIFIC AXE HEAD, 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY NEW CALEDONIA
of tapering near rectangular form, the surfaces roughly hewn, and sharpened along one edge
25.0 cm;9 7/8 in overall

Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 130
A SMALL CARVED BOAT (HAIDA), LATE 19TH CENTURY PROBABLY BRITISH COLUMBIA
carved from a single piece of wood (small chips), decorated on each face with addorsed salmon in black pigment, together with two postcards dated 1908
43.5 cm; 17 1/8 in overall
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 131
§A .600 CALIBRE OTTOMAN MIQUELET-LOCK GUN, TURKEY, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with octagonal swamped etched twist sighted barrel rifled with nine grooves, encrusted with gold scrolls, flowers and conventional foliage over its entire length (surface rust), retained by four delicate moulded silver bands each pierced with scrolling foliage, standing back sight encrusted with gold and pierced with four apertures, tang encrusted with gold en suite, patilla lock encrusted with gold (the top-jaw screw previously fitted with coral beads now missing), iron button trigger, blackened full stock profusely applied with engraved silver openwork designs about the tang, lock and over the faceted butt, the latter enriched with contrasting segments of green-stained horn and white bone, marine ivory butt-cap inset with coral beads (losses), engraved white metal fore-end cap and barrel bolt escutcheons, and associated ramrod
84.5 cm; 33 1/4 in barrel
Estimate:  £3000 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 132
A .650 CALIBRE OTTOMAN MIQUELET-LOCK GUN, TURKEY, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with nine grooves, encrusted with gold scrolls and foliage at the breech and muzzle (surface rust, small losses, fore-sight missing), the breech with standing back-sight with two apertures, patilla lock encrusted with gold scrolls and foliage, iron button trigger, figured hardwood full stock profusely inlaid brass rondels and pellets over its entire surface, faceted butt decorated en suite and enriched with pierced openwork silver plaques, the rearmost portion decorated with contrasting panels of green-stained horn and white bone and further minute brass rondels the rear portion of the butt loose), silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and silver trigger-plate (ramrod missing)
85.2 cm; 33 ½ in barrel

Estimate:  £2500 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 133
A RARE 18 BORE CEYLONESE MATCHLOCK GUN, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with associated heavy barrel with octagonal breech and integral pan (cover missing), brass serpentine, the action faced with an openwork panel decorated with traditional scrollwork, full blackened stock, the butt encased in brass chased with traditional designs and with openwork cap en suite with the action, and decorated brass fore-end cap (worn)
143.5 cm; 56 1/2 in barrel

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 134
§A 25 BORE MORROCAN SNAPHAUNCE GUN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with four stage sighted barrel retained by numerous chased silver and engraved iron bands, iron lock of characteristic form, full stock with engraved iron plaques en suite under the fore-end and the lock, fishtail butt studded with numerous silver nails and inset with ivory, and iron ramrod
123.5 cm; 48 5/8 in barrel

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 135
TWO 25 BORE ARAB PERCUSSION GUNS, 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first with octagonal sighted barrel retained by numerous brass bands stamped 'Cominaz' over the breech, plain lock, full stock studded with iron nails and brass rosettes, and the butt fitted with a large carved wooden pad; the second similar, and each with its iron ramrod
the first: 122.0 cm; 48 in barrel
(2)

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 136
TWO INDO-ARAB MATCHLOCK MUSKETS, 19TH CENTURY
the first 22 bore, with black painted swamped sighted barrel fluted over the breech and at the muzzle, the latter with integral pan, brass serpentine, openwork trigger, full stock overlaid with sheet brass over the fore-end, and curved stock; the second with octagonal barrel stamped 'Lazari Cominaz' over the breech, full stock studded with brass rondels over the fore-end and the butt with a small carved wooden pad
117.4 cm; 46 1/4 in barrel

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 137
A 22 BORE INDO-ARAB MATCHLOCK GUN, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel retained by five bands, iron serpentine and trigger, three-quarter stock, the butt applied with a series of characteristic shaped silver panels on each face, and fitted with a large carved pad, retaining its iron ring for suspension
94.5 cm; 37 1/4 in barrel
Estimate:  £50 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 138
TWO INDIAN MATCHLOCK MUSKETS, 19TH CENTURY
the first 12 bore, with tapering barrel formed with a moulded vase-shaped muzzle, iron serpentine, the action enclosed by two large rounded iron plaques, full stock, and curved butt with ridged comb; the second with three-stage sighted barrel, action enclosed by two shaped iron plaques, and full stock formed of sections
the first: 129.7 cm; 51 in barrel
(2)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 139
A 16 BORE NORTH AFRICAN SNAPHAUNCE MUSKET, 19TH CENTURY
with long octagonal barrel retained by three embossed white metal bands (the fourth incomplete), characteristic lock with external mechanism and engraved brass scrollwork panels, full stock inlaid with engraved bone (losses) and brass butt-cap (ramrod missing)
132.5 cm; 52 1/4 in barrel


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 140
A 16 BORE NORTH AFRICAN SNAPHAUNCE MUSKET, MORROCO, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering sighted barrel retained by three chased brass bands, decorated with silver scrollwork over the breech (losses), flat lock (defective) decorated with scrollwork, full stock, characteristic pronounced butt of fishtail form, and iron trigger-guard (ramrod missing)
135.0 cm; 53 1/8 in barrel


Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 141
AN 11 BORE BALKAN FLINTLOCK GUN, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with octagonal sighted barrel retained by three shaped silver bands each engraved with conventional flowers and foliage, the rear most incorporating the back-sight, chiselled with scrolls at the muzzle, French rounded lock signed Berthon-Bourlier et fils, engraved with a bird beneath a tree on the tail, fitted with roller, engraved cock and steel, the former chiselled with a scroll, full stock inlaid with silver wire lines, scrolls and foliage, a basket of conventional foliage enclosing the tang, the lock and side-plate each enclosed by a leafy framework, silver wire trellis over the fore-end and the grip, the latter extending along the underside and terminating in a scroll, butt inlaid with elaborate scrolling foliage and flowers on each side, silver mounts comprising border-engraved side-plate, trigger-guard with foliate terminals and broad bow, shaped butt-plate engraved with scrolls, two sling swivels and fore-end cap, (later ramrod)
113.7 cm; 44 3/4 in barrel


Estimate:  £1200 - 1600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 142
§A 16 BORE FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY CLAUDE BERTON-BOURLIER, FOR PRESENTATION TO AN EASTERN POTENTATE, CIRCA 1830
with exceptionally long tapering barrel decorated with a gilt band around the muzzle and formed with a full-length slender groove for sighting, fitted with gold fore-sight on a gilt arrow, four gold lines at the breech, St Etienne proof mark on the left and stamped 'Merlez Duon' beneath, platinum vent, engraved grooved tang, engraved flush-fitting lock signed on a gold-lined oval (rubbed), fitted with 'French' cock, rain proof pan and roller, figured walnut half-stock profusely inlaid with silver wire scrolls, flowers and baskets of fruit, carved with a panel of basket weave at the fore-end and the grip, the latter continuing back to a finely chequered panel and a scroll in the round on the underside of the butt, raised cheek-piece, full silver mounts cast and chased in low relief, comprising solid side-plate decorated with trophies-of-arms, garlands and scrolls, trigger-guard with palmette terminal and a trophy-of-arms on the bow, struck with marks on the rear, butt-plate stamped en suite and with further designs of foliage, rear ramrod-pipe matching the butt-plate tang and five further ramrod-pipes each decorated with foliage and flowers, and original ivory-tipped ramrod with iron worm
171.5 cm; 67 1/2 in barrel

Claude Berton-Bourlier specialised in making high quality weapons for export to the east and is recorded in St Etienne circa 1753-1831.
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 143
A PAIR OF 16 BORE BELGIAN HOLSTER PISTOLS FOR THE EASTERN MARKET, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1830
with etched twist swamped sighted barrels formed with long flats and engraved over the breeches, engraved tangs incorporating the back-sights, scroll-engraved flush-fitted locks fitted with 'French' cocks (one top-jaw detached, one cock missing), full stocks inlaid with white metal wire over the butts, cast and engraved brass mounts including trigger-guards, spurred pommels, side-plates and escutcheons all decorated with foliage, a pair of ramrod-pipes, and brass-tipped ramrods
20.0 cm; 11 in barrels
(2)

Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 144
A 28 BORE NORTH AFRICAN SNAPHAUNCE MUSKET, MORROCO, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering sighted barrel moulded at the muzzle and retained by eight bands, russet lock with moulded fittings, full stock, the butt inset with iron nails, a large piece of bone and enclosed by an iron band, iron trigger-guard and iron ramrod
119.5 cm; 47 1/2 in barrel

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 145
AN 18 BORE OTTOMAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER (KUBUR) PISTOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel formed in three stages, moulded at the muzzle and engraved over the breech, the latter struck with spurious proof marks, engraved lock with a vacant panel for a signature, full stock, butt of 'bird's head' form, engraved silver mounts including trigger-guard (cracked), pommel cap and escutcheon all decorated with Celestial motifs, a pair of moulded ramrod-pipes, and iron ramrod
26.5 cm; 10 1/2 in barrel

Provenance
Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 46




Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 146
A 14 BORE CONTINENTAL FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL FOR THE OTTOMAN MARKET, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel struck with a crowned 'B' mark on the left of the breech(light pitting), regulation style lock struck with a Turkish mark, full stock, regulation brass mounts and the butt with an iron ring for a lanyard
23.0 cm; 9 1/8 in barrel


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 147
A PAIR OF 20 BORE FRENCH FLINTLOCK PISTOLS FOR THE EASTERN MARKET BY ROYET, MID-18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ST ETIENNE
with tapering gilt-brass barrels formed in two stages, fitted with silver bead fore-sights and engraved with trophies-of-arms and scrolls over the breeches, engraved gilt iron tangs, signed border-engraved bevelled and gilt locks fitted with engraved cocks, carved full stocks moulded about the locks and mounts the tangs enclosed by bouquets in low relief, fore-ends encased in gilt brass chased with patterns of scrolling leafy foliage, engraved gilt mounts comprising solid side-plates, spurred pommels (cracks, small losses) and trigger-guards, silver escutcheons cast and chased with scrollwork, and each with gilt ramrod
18.8 cm; 7 3/8 in barrels
(2)

A number of gunmakers of this name are recorded in St Etienne during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 148
‡ A 20 BORE GREEK FLINTLOCK KUBUR PISTOL, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel profusely decorated with gold scrollwork and stylised calligraphy over its entire upper surface, retained by a white metal muzzle band cast with flowers and foliage and incorporating the fore-sight, stepped lock en suite with the barrel (small losses), full white metal stock cast with flowers and foliage in low relief, including a trophy-of-arms ahead of the trigger-guard (screws replaced), spirally moulded pommel, and imitation ramrod
31.5 cm; 12 3/8 in barrel


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 149
A RARE SCOTTISH MEDIEVAL SWORD, EARLY 15TH CENTURY AND LATER
with double-edged blade cut with a short fuller on each face and with traces of a running wolf mark incised on the front, later cross-piece formed of a pair of straight downward-slanted quillons with flattened spatulate terminals and pronounced écusson, and well formed wheel pommel drawn upwards at the top to form a stalk encasing the tip of the tang (areas of pitting)
78.0 cm; 30 3/4 in blade

A sword of this form is preserved in the Glasgow Art Gallery. Other are illustrated on the tomb of Gilbert de Greenlau (d. 1411) at Kinkell churchyard, Aberdeenshire and another on a grave slab preserved at Oronsay Priory in the inner Hebrides. The latter is attributed to the Loch Sween School of the 15th Century. For a discussion of this group see Willis, 1996, pp. 12-25.
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 150
A NORTH EUROPEAN TWO-HANDED SWORD, POSSIBLY LATE 16TH CENTURY BRUNSWICK
with wavy flat blade, rectangular ricasso incorporating a pair of up-turned lugs, retaining traces of engraving including a Maltese cross on each face (worn, slightly bent in profile), iron hilt comprising a pair of strongly arched ribbon-like quillons each interrupted by a chiselled and engraved fish-shaped moulding, curled forward and back at the respective terminals, a pair of small flat lugs at the base, inner and outer ring-guards, each filled with a plain plate (perhaps later), pierced thick crutch-shaped pommel, and later grip
130.2 cm; 51 1/4 in blade

This sword is related to a North German group that included a number formerly preserved in Schloss Blankenburg that almost certainly originated the Brunswick Ducal zeughaus in Wolfenbüttel. Another example is preserved in the Bomann Museum, Celle, and another, formerly in the Hanoverian Royal Collection was sold Sotheby's, October 2005, lot 230. A large number of related swords are preserved from other North European arsenals including that at Emden.
Estimate:  £2000 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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