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: 151-200 of 348
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Lot 151
AN ENGLISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with broad tapering blade stamped 'Andrea Farara' within a short fuller framed by two further slender fullers and a celestial mask on each face, symmetrical iron 'mortuary' hilt chiselled with scrolling foliage, characteristic masks and fruit on the base of the guard, frontal bar bifurcated at the base and joined to the knuckle-guard by two scrolling bars and globular pommel all chiselled with foliage en suite, and spirally carved wooden grip retaining an early binding of plaited wire, ribband and a single 'Turk's head' (the other missing), in a leather-covered wooden scabbard with chiselled iron locket
83.8 cm; 33 in blade

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection



Estimate:  £2000 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 152
AN ENGLISH DISH-HILT RAPIER, CIRCA 1630-40
with straight slender blade (the tip slightly shortened), stamped 'Me Fecit' and 'Solingen' within a deep fuller on the respective faces and pierced with a series of circles and rectangular panels, iron hilt comprising a pair of straight quillons with tightly scrolling terminals (restored), cup-guard formed as an eight-petalled flower, drawn-up at the rear to form the knuckle-guard, pierced and chiselled throughout with scrolling tendrils with monster-head terminals, foliage and grotesque masks, globular pommel decorated with foliage and naïve masks, and later grip bound with plaited wire and 'Turks' heads'
89.0 cm; 35 in blade

A sword with a hilt of similar form is illustrated in L. Southwick 1982, no. 104, p. 50.
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 153
A NORTH EUROPEAN PAPPENHEIM RAPIER, CIRCA 1630
with broad tapering blade signed 'Antonio Piccinino' between a series of decorative scrolls within a short fuller on each face, rectangular ricasso cut with a fuller and stamped with a mark on each side, symmetrical iron hilt of slender moulded bars, including vertically recurved quillons swelling towards the terminals, three outer ring-guards, the lower filled with a pierced sprung-in plate, the middle with a scalloped plate and the upper joined to the knuckle-guard by a further bar, knuckle-guard with flattened pierced terminal, and wasted oval pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire and 'Turk's heads' (the hilt with restorations, later brown patinated finish throughout)
121.0 cm; 47 5/8 in blade

Estimate:  £1400 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 154
AN ENGLISH BASKET-HILT, CIRCA 1680
fitted with 19th century epée blade, the hilt formed of flattened bars interrupted by central mouldings and involving a pair of circular mouldings on the saltires, bun-shaped pommel and later wooden grip (the hilt inverted)
71.0 cm; 28 in blade



Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 155
A 'HOLBEIN' DAGGER IN SWISS 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with broad double-edged blade of flattened-diamond section, iron hilt comprising guard and pommel respectively cast with masks and demi-figures, cast grip in imitation of plaited wire, in its openwork scabbard formed in two pieces and lined in wood, the outer faces decorated with Landskencht warriors in contemporary costume, and with traces of silvered finish
23.2 cm; 9 1/8 in blade
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 156
A 'HOLBEIN' DAGGER IN SWISS 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with broad double-edged blade of flattened-diamond section, iron hilt of characteristic form, hardwood grip, in its openwork gilt brass scabbard lined in wood, the outer face decorated with Landsknecht warriors in contemporary costume (worn)
25.5 cm; 10 in blade

Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 157
A FRENCH DECORATED SOCKET BAYONET, LAST QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with tapering hollow-triangular blade, etched and gilt with foliage enclosing the figure of Justice beneath the caption 'A La Iostece' on the inner face and with further designs of foliage on the outer, all on a blued ground, and burnished socket with locking ring
32.5 cm; 12 1/2 in overall

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 158
‡ A FRENCH CHISELLED AND GILT RUSSET IRON SMALL-SWORD HILT, CIRCA 1770
including symmetrical double shell-guard, quillon, knuckle-guard, quillon-block and pommel all chiselled with ovals filled with bouquets and all enclosed by scrolls enriched with minute gilt flowers (areas of wear)
17.8 cm; 17 in high

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 159
ELEMENTS OF A FINE FRENCH CHISELLED AND GILT SMALL-SWORD HILT BY BRUNON, CIRCA 1770
comprising globular quillon, knuckle-guard, quillon-block signed on the underside and a pair of small arms, chiselled with classical figures within rococo frames enriched with foliage all on a finely punched and gilt ground
14.0 cm; 5 1/2 in high

Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 160
A DAGGER, LAST QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
cut-down from a small-sword, with fullered blade, brass hilt including double shell-guard recurved quillons with bud-shaped terminals, faceted ovoid pommel, decorated throughout with small domed mouldings
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in blade

Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 161
A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, LONDON, 1720
with tapering hollow-triangular blade with traces of engraved foliage over the lower portion, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, including asymmetrical shell-guard decorated with an amorous couple on the inner and outer faces, globular quillon decorated with foliage, knuckle-guard interrupted by a central moulding, quillon-block and pommel all en suite with the shell, and the grip bound with plaited wire between silver collars
73.5 cm; 29 in blade

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 162
A HALBERD, MID-16TH CENTURY, GERMAN OR SWISS
with stout terminal spike of stiff diamond-section, curved axe-blade pierced with a slipped trefoil and with a cusped pattern over the secondary edges, triangular rear fluke matching the blade, a pair of long straps, on a wooden haft (the lower portion missing, the steel parts pitted)
54.5 cm; 21 in head

Provenance
Schloss Marienburg, Germany
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 163
A RARE LUGGED SPEAR, LATE 15TH CENTURY
possibly Italian with tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, short recessed neck, a pair of triangular basal lugs, each pierced with three holes and struck with an 'M' mark on one side, faceted socket, a pair of short straps, on a later wooden haft
64 cm; 25¼ in head

A similar spear is illustrated in Troso 1988, p. 106, no. 9.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 164
A GERMAN HALBERD, MID-16TH CENTURY
with terminal spike formed in two stages, the upper of diamond-section and the lower flattened and stamped with a mark, in a square a cross crosslet, on one side, forward leaning straight axe-blade pierced with a quatrefoil, cut with a single notch top and bottom at the rear, rear spike formed en suite with the blade, tapering socket, and a pair of long straps (pitted overall), on a later wooden haft
52.0 cm; 20½ in head
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 165
A FRENCH ETCHED PARTISAN, SECOND HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with tapering blade formed with a full-length medial ridge, etched on each face at the base with a strapwork panel filled with bouquets, foliage and a pair of espagnolette masks, one side with a portrait profile surmounted by fronds enclosing a rampant unicorn over three flowers and the French Royal arms, and the other with a further crowned portrait profile and a rampant lion beneath fronds enclosing a double eagle displayed, tapering faceted socket (laminations, the head rusted), later faceted wooden haft and tassel
60.5 cm; 23 7/8 in head

It has been suggested that the portrait profiles are those of Henri II (1519, 1547-59) and Maximillian II of Austria (1527, 1562-76).
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 166
A GERMAN ETCHED HALBERD FOR THE SAXON ELECTORAL GUARD, 17TH CENTURY
with tapering terminal spike formed with a medial ridge, forward-leaning recurved axe-blade formed with an inward curled lug, down-curved rear fluke formed with an up-turned lug, and a pair of straps, etched on each face with strapwork and leafy tendrils on a stippled ground over the lower portion of the spike extending down to the top of the socket, the axe with the Ducal arms of Saxony within a strapwork cartouche on one face and the Archmarshallship of the Holy Roman Empire on the other (areas of wear), on a studded wooden haft (the top chipped) with later tassel
56.0 cm; 22 in head

Provenance
The former Saxon Electoral Armoury, Dresden
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 167
A FRENCH PARTISAN FOR THE ROYAL GUARD, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with leaf-shaped blade tapering at the point and formed with a medial ridge, etched on each face with the crowned Royal arms of France and Navarre enclosed by the Orders of St Michel and St Esprit, the base with a pair of lugs and stamped 'Gounod' and 'L'Aine' on the respective faces, tapering faceted socket fitted with a transverse bolt (spike missing), a pair of straps, on a wooden haft with iron shoe and tassel
62.5 cm; 24 5/8 in head

Provenance
Robert-Jean Charles, Paris, sold Drouot, 8 December 1993, lot 306
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 168
AN ENGLISH PARTISAN FOR THE GUARD OF QUEEN VICTORIA (1819, 1837-1901)
with tapering central blade of flattened-diamond section, the base of broad crescentic form incorporating two pairs of short straight ribbon-like lugs, threaded base, moulded socket, large pierced collar, the head painted with the Royal arms on each face in blue and gold, on its original wooden haft with iron shoe, and an early tassel
70.0 cm; 27 1/2 in head

Provenance
Robin Wigington (1932-2002)
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 169
‡ A CENTRAL EUROPEAN SILVER-ENCRUSTED IRON WAR HAMMER (NADZIAK), MID-17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY POLISH
with spirally moulded hammer head formed as a turban, down-curved rear fluke tapering to a point, decorated throughout with silver scrolls and beadwork (rubbed), on a later haft with later silver terminals, the grip carved with a trellis designs and studded with minute silver nails
70.5 cm; 27 3/4 in overall

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 170
A PARTISAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with tapering terminal blade of flattened diamond-section, the base of broad crescentic form incorporating two pairs of short straight ribbon-like lugs, plain tapering socket (head rusted), on a wooden haft
65.8 cm; 25 7/8 in head

Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 171
A MAMELUKE-HILTED OFFICER'S SWORD RETAILED BY GILL, PRINCE'S STREET, SOHO, LONDON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with pipe-backed blade formed with a spear point, etched on one face 'Gill's warranted' within an oval, gilt-brass hilt decorated with a finely punched ground, comprising a pair of flat langets swelling towards the terminals, back-strap, and a pair of horn grip-scales retained by three pairs of gilt-brass rivets with circular washers (one missing) and the pommel pierced for a knot, in its gilt-brass scabbard with two large mounts formed as expanded flower heads, each fitted with a ring for suspension, signed on the locket, and with some early gilding throughout
85.5 cm; 33 5/8 in blade

Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 172
A GEORGIAN NAVAL DIRK, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with long tapering blade formed with a central fuller on each face, etched and gilt with sprays of foliage on a blued panel over the lower half (worn), brass hilt moulded at the base and engraved with a band of foliage, grip decorated with a key pattern and lion mask pommel
37.5 cm; 14 3/4 in blade

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 173
AN 1885 PATTERN CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORD
of regulation type, the blade with Ordnance marks at the forte including broad arrow, '87/89' and with the maker's details of Weyersburg and Kirschbaum of Solingen, iron hilt, composite grip, in its iron scabbard
87.7 cm; 34 1/2 in blade

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 174
A VICTORIAN RIFLE VOLUNTEER OFFICER'S SWORD BY PRATER & CO. CHARING CROSS AND AN 1897 PATTERN ROYAL ENGINEER'S OFFICER'S SWORD BY C. ROOK, WOOLWICH,
each of regulation type with etched blade with the maker's details at the forte, iron hilt, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, the first in its iron scabbard (areas of rust) and the second in its field service scabbard, together with a buff leather belt
the first: 84.0 cm; 33 in blade
(3)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 175
AN 1853 PATTERN CAVALRY SWORD AND A ROBE SWORD, 19TH CENTURY
the first of regulation type, triple-bar hilt with chequered leather grips, in its iron scabbard (rusted); and the second with straight double-edged blade formed with a short central fuller, gilt-brass hilt, and the grip bound with plaited silver wire
the first: 90.0 cm; 35 1/2 in blade
the second: 71.0 cm; 28 in blade
(2)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 176
A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORD,
of regulation type, with curved blade, stirrup hilt, wire-bound leather covered grip, in its iron scabbard with suspension rings (oxidised throughout)
84.0 cm; 33 in blade


Estimate:  £300 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 177
A GEORGIAN OFFICER'S SWORD, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged fullered blade of 1796 light cavalry type by Redell and Bate, gilt-brass stirrup hilt, wire-bound leather-covered grip, with a portion of its leather scabbard (perished, split) and a single gilt-brass mount
73.8 cm; 29 in blade

Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 178
A VICTORIAN HIGHLAND OFFICER'S BROADSWORD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with double-edged blade formed with a pair of fullers on each face and retaining traces of etching including battle honours and the crowned Royal cypher, iron hilt of rounded bars carrying an alternating arrangement of rectangular and square panels each pierced with hearts, fluted bun-shaped pommel, early doeskin liner, red silk tassel, in its regulation steel scabbard and complete with leather cover stamped 'Wilkinson Pall Mall, London'
84.5 cm; 33 1/4 in blade

Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 179
A COMPOSITE HIGHLAND OFFICER'S BROADSWORD, LATE18TH CENTURY
with early blade stamped 'Andrea Ferara' twice between a series of decorative cross marks and divided by an eyelash mark within a short fuller on each face (one face rubbed), iron hilt of flattened bars carrying an alternating arrangement of rectangular and square panels pierced with hearts and circles (one panel replaced), scrolling quillon, fluted bun-shaped pommel, early doeskin liner and silk tassel, with two iron scabbard mounts (the remainder of the scabbard missing) in a later leather sword cover
82.7 cm; 32 1/2 in blade


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 180
A FRENCH AN XIII HEAVY CAVALRY TROOPERS SWORD
of regulation type, with fullered blade retaining traces of arsenal inscription along the back-edge, struck with inspector's marks at the forte, regulation brass hilt, leather-covered retaining a small piece of its wire binding in its scabbard
96.2 cm; 37 7/8 in blade



Estimate:  £450 - 550 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 181
A FRENCH MODEL 1854 CAVALRY SABRE WITH EARLIER BLADE DATED 1813
of regulation type, with fullered blade struck with inspector's marks at the forte, regulation brass four-bar hilt, wire-bound leather-covered grip, in its iron scabbard
94.3 cm; 37 1/8 in blade

See Ariès 1967, 2 fascicule.

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 182
A HANOVERIAN FOOTMAN'S LIVERY, CIRCA 1820-33
comprising a full-skirted single-breasted coat of scarlet cloth, the collar, fronts and lower edges of the skirts, pocket-flaps, sleeves and arm-holes richly trimmed with rows of wide and narrow gold lace, showing lights of blue velvet between, large flat gilt buttons, indented with a crown within an ornate border, hook and eye fastenings to upper part of fronts, the scarlet area of collar now partly covered with black silk; together with a companion waistcoat of blue cloth, also trimmed with gold lace, thirteen small buttons to front of the same pattern as those on the coat; and a pair of knee breeches of fine scarlet cloth, fastened at the knee with a row of gilt lace and three gilt buttons bearing Guelphic crown above mantling and the Hanoverian motto 'Nec Aspera Terrent'
(3)

A number of similar uniforms were sold Sotheby's Hanover, 5th-15th October 2005 some of which were named and variously dated 1820-33.

Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 183
AN ENGLISH OR FLEMISH CLOSE HELMET, CIRCA 1560
with one-piece skull rising to a high roped medial comb pierced at its apex with a later hole to receive a spike on which to mount a funerary crest, and visor, upper bevor and lower bevor attached to it by common dome-headed pivots, the forward-sloping visor formed beneath its centrally-divided vision-slit with an inward-turned step, pierced at its front with eight small circular ventilation-holes and fitted at its right side with a baluster-ended lifting-peg that also serves as the pull to release a spring-catch that engages a hole in the lower bevor, the latter cut with a notch to accommodate the lifting-peg of the visor, fitted at the right of the chin with a further spring-catch (lacking its pull-release) to engage a hole in the lower edge of the upper bevor, and pierced at the right its neck with a hole to attach a swivel-hook to engage a pierced stud projecting from the front of the skull, the lower edges of both the skull and lower bevor flanged outwards to receive missing gorget-plates, the helmet decorated to either side of its comb and at the upper edge of its upper bevor with recessed bands, and at the upper edges of its visor and upper bevor respectively with partial and full turns, roped in the latter case, the whole covered with grey funerary paint now in part corroded and flaking
31.0 cm; 12¼ in

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

The helmet owes its survival to having been suspended over an English tomb as part of an heraldic achievement.

It at one time formed part of the collection assembled at Worden Hall, Lancashire, by Sir William ffarington (c. 1704-81) after 1765. It is unlikely to have formed a part of the Hall's indigenous armoury which was sequestered by Parliament in 1643 (ffarington 1856, p. 93), although it is said that a helmet - very likely the present lot - together with other pieces, did service as a funerary achievement that was eventually removed from the ffarington Chapel in Leyland Church in 1816 (De Cosson & Burgess 1881, p. 591).

An 18th century inventory of the collection is preserved in New Zealand while three of the 19th century are preserved in private hands in England. The collection was sold by a local auctioneer in 1948.

Two late 16th century jacks of plate and an associated pair of plate-sleeves from the same collection were sold in these rooms, 7th December 2016, lots 511-13.

Literature
S. M. ffarington, The ffarington Papers, Chetham Society, 1856, p. 93.
A. de Cosson & W. Burgess, "Catalogue of the Exhibition of Ancient Helmets and Examples of Mail", Archaeological Journal, Vol. XXXVII, 1881, p. 591.
Estimate:  £4000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 184
A SHOT-PROOF BREASTPLATE, POSSIBLY GERMAN, LATE 17TH CENTURY
formed in one medially-ridged piece, its deep narrow neck-opening, its arm-openings and its lower edge in each case flanged outwards and bordered by large stitch-holes, each side of the chest fitted with a mushroom-headed stud to receive the shoulder-straps of the accompanying backplate, and each side of the waist fitted with a hook to restrain a waist-belt, the left of the chest struck with the proof-mark of a musket-bullet (the edge of the left arm-opening slightly bruised and the surface of the whole heavily oxidized overall)
38.0 cm; 15 in

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

See lot ??? above [D942-21] for information concerning the Worden Hall collection
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 185
A NORTH EUROPEAN HARQUEBUSIER'S BACKPLATE, POSSIBLY ENGLISH, MID-17TH CENTURY
formed in one piece with a raised neck-opening and outward flanged lower edge, fitted at each shoulder with a scaled strap (the left lacking its pierced terminal scale), and at each side of the waist with the remains of a belt (the waist-flange cracked at its right end and the surface of the whole heavily oxidized overall)
38.5 cm; 15¼ in

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

See lot ??? above [D942-21] for information relating to the Worden Hall collection
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 186
A ZISCHÄGGE, PROBABLY GERMAN OR DUTCH, MID-17TH CENTURY
with a one-piece hemispherical skull embossed with six radiating ribs, fitted at its apex with a pierced finial and circular washer, at its brow with a flat obtusely pointed peak struck at its front with two indistinct marks and pieced at its rear with a rectangular hole to accommodate a sliding nasal-bar secured at the brow by a rectangular staple and locking-screw, and at the nape with a broad obtusely pointed neck-guard of four upward-overlapping lames (cheek-pieces missing; some slight bruising; the whole oxidised and moderately pitted overall)
24.0 cm; 9½ in

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

See lot ??? above [D942-21] for information concerning the Worden Hall collection
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 187
A COMB MORION, PROBABLY ENGLISH OR FLEMISH, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with rounded two-piece crown joined along the crest of a high medial comb, and an integral downturned brim rising to an acute point front and rear and formed with a plain inward turned edge, the base of the crown encircled by nine (originally ten) round-headed lining-rivets with brass rosette washers and fitted at the nape with a later tubular plume-tube (the crown bruised at the centre of its left side; the brim cracked towards the rear of the same side; the whole rusted overall)
26.5 cm; 10⅜ in

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

See lot ??? above [D942-21] for information concerning the Worden Hall collection.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 188
AN ARMET, 19TH OR 20TH CENTURY IN THE SOUTH GERMAN SYTLE OF CIRCA 1510-15
with a rounded skull rising to a triple medial comb and fitted at each side with a pair of cheek-pieces hinged at the rear and overlapped and fastened to one another at the chin by a swivel-hook and stud, and a pivoted visor of "bellows" form with a stepped centrally-divided vision-slit and pierced between transverse ridges with numerous small ventilation-holes arranged in rows, the lower edges of the skull and cheek-pieces formed with an internally-hollowed rim, separately attached and designed to lock over and rotate on the upper edge of a collar (the surface bearing superficial corrosion overall)
27.0 cm; 10⅝ in
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 189
A MITTEN GAUNTLET FOR THE LEFT HAND, LATE 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY, IN THE SOUTH GERMAN STYLE OF THE MID-15TH CENTURY
formed of a short, slightly flared and round-ended cuff open at its inside and formed in one with a metacarpal-plate that is linked via a knuckle-plate to a single-round-ended finger-plate, decorated in all parts with soft horizontal flutes, and fitted internally with a buff leather lining-glove having attached to its thumb a scaled thumb-defence also decorated with flutes (the whole with light mottle pitting overall); together with a matching lining-glove and thumb-defence of its former pair
24.0 cm; 9⅝? in long

Provenance
Bashford Dean, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (sold Christie's London, 23 November 1960, part of lot 358).
R. T. Gwynn, Epsom

The present lot, which Christie's had in 1960 acknowledged to be a restoration, was separated by Gwynn from its authentic pair which was eventually sold separately by him through Christies, London, 24 April 2001, lot 63.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 190
A PAIR OF ENGLISH SABATONS OF MAIL AND PLATE BY RAYMOND BARTEL, CIRCA 1934-9, IN THE SOUTH GERMAN STYLE OF THE LATE 15TH CENTURY
each formed of a rear lame fitted with three studs to attach it within the lower edge of a greave, and pierced at its front with small holes to receive a broad strip of mail (cut from an oriental mail shirt of riveted and solid rings) that connect it to similar holes pierced within the rear edge of a long toe cap that narrows to its rounded end and is decorated medially with a spray of embossed flutes (one with a few small spots of active rust)
Each 23.5 cm; 9¼ in long
(2)

Provenance
William Randolph Hearst, St Donat's Castle, Wales
R. T. Gwynn, Epsom

The sabatons were made by Raymond Bartel, armourer to William Randolph Hearst, to complete for the latter a Nuremberg armour of about 1500 bought by him from Schloss Erbach in 1930, and bearing the arms of Kunz Schott von Hellingen, Burggraf von Rothenburg, (d. 1526). They were acquired with the armour by Gwynn in 1953, but remove by him at some time before 1958.

Literature
R. E. Oakeshott, The Archaeology of Weapons, London, 1960, pl. 15
R. T. Gwynn, Privately circulated manuscript catalogue of the collection of the author, Part 1- Arms and Armour, 1990, cat. No A 49 (several illustrations)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 191
A STEEL TARGET WITH EMBOSSED AND CHASED DECORATION, 19TH CENTURY IN THE ITALIAN STYLE OF THE SECOND HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY
of circular, gently convex form, rising slightly at its centre to a six-sided pyramidal spike riveted through a radially fluted washer set within a similarly fluted circular panel surrounded by classical and medieval warriors separated by pairs of adorsed dolphins, all embossed and chased in low relief, and contained within a recessed border accompanying an inward-turned and file-roped edge, and each side fitted with rivets for the attachment of missing enarmes (the top right of the target showing a small soft-solder repair; the whole lightly pitted and patinated overall)
59.5 cm; 23⅜ in diameter
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 192
AN ELECTROPTYPE COPY, 20TH CENTURY, OF A "GOTHIC" BEVOR BY LORENZ HELMSCHMIED OF AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1485
formed of a medially-ridged main plate strongly shaped to the chin, projecting downwards over the neck and chest and fitted at its upper edge with an articulate face-plate (now attached by screws), the face-plate formed with a bold outward turn at its upper edge and cusping at its lower edge, the lower extension of the main plate formed with applied, fretted, punched and engraved borders at its laterally cusped edges which converge to a truncated lower end with a projecting key to engage a staple in an associated breastplate, all but the border tin-plated (with scratched at some points)
29.5 cm; 11⅝ in

PROVENANCE
R. T. Gwynn, Epsom

The bevor is an electrotype copy of one associated with a cuirass in the Hofjagd- und Rustkammer, Vienna, A 79, made for the Emperor Maximilian I by Lorenz Helmschmied of Augsburg, circa 1485 (B. Thomas & O. Gamber, Katalog der Leibrustkammer, I Teil, Vienna, 1976, p. 99, pl. 42.

The electrotype was shown for a while with a sallet believed to have been made by Helmschmied for the Emperor Maximilian I, that Gwynn acquired in 1953 from the collection of William Randolph Hearst at St Donat's Castle, Wales, and subsequently sold to Ronald S. Lauder, New York, in 2002 ( R. Lauder & R. Price, The Ronald S. Lauder Collection, Munich, London & New York, 2011, p 75, fig 13 & 62)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 193
A MINIATURE FULL ARMOUR IN LATE 15TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
of polished aluminium including helmet, two piece breast-plate, pendent tassets, a pair of full arm defences, mitten gauntlets, a pair of full leg-defences with pointed sabatons, complete with sword, on a wooden stand
55.0 cm; 21 3/4 in high
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 194
A MINIATURE FULL ARMOUR IN NORTH EUROPEAN 17TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
of polished aluminium including helmet with barred visor, breastplate with medial ridge, a pair of knee-length tassets, full arm defences with fingered gauntlets, complete with a crossbow, on a wooden stand
46.0 cm; 18 1/8 in high
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 195
AN ENGLISH SADDLE AND PAIR OF HOLSTERS, LATE 17TH CENTURY
the first of wood covered with tanned leather bearing tooled decoration around is edges and joins, and lined on its underside with linen stuffed with wool, its forepart rising to a central rounded pommel (worn) and fitted to either side of it with a semi-circular bow-plate, and its rear rising to a low broad cantle, each side fitted with an iron stirrup suspended from a strap and formed with a tread of three bars, and the space in front of the bow-plates each fitted with an iron staple to attach the holsters; the latter each of tanned leather and straight and tubular in form, narrowing to its lower end and closed with a stitched seam on its inside, its upper end fitted with a strap that encircles it through four loops and connects to its pair, and the outside in each case fitted with a long, broad cover of tanned leather (the left detached; both suffering some tears and minor losses) fitted at mid-height with a shallow triangular pocket, and bearing tooled decoration around its edge and lined with similar leather over coarse linen canvas
(3)

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

See lot ??? above [D942-21] for information relating to the Worden Hall collection
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 196
ELEMENTS OF A RARE HORSE CAPARISON, FIRST HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ENGLISH
of velvet-covered leather (extensive wear, perished), retaining eight gilt-brass plaques decorated in an openwork design with the owner's arms within an oval foliate frame, six with his crest framed en suite, numerous gilt brass rectangular bosses, flowers, small foliate panels and buckles, and the brass elements remaining in generally good condition

Provenance
Sotheby's, 9th February 1970, lot 110.

The arms are those of Sir John Parsons (1613-1717) and his son, Humphrey Parsons (circa 1676-1741).

Sir John Parsons was from a prosperous London brewing family. He was proprietor of the Red Lion brewery in East Smithfield and his operations included export and naval contracting. He was knighted by James II and became a prominent figure in Civic London, being alderman (from 1689), lord mayor (1703-4), and a member of parliament for Reigate in 1685 and from 1689 almost continuously to his death in 1717. He was a pronounced Tory with Jacobite leanings. His third and only surviving son Humphrey inherited the brewery and followed his father, becoming alderman (1721), sheriff (1722-3), and twice lord mayor of London (1730, 1740), as well as master of the Grocers' Company (1726-31) and president of the Bethlem and the Bridewell hospitals. He was a member of parliament for Harwich (1722-7) and London (from 1727 until his death in 1741). His great personal popularity in London added significantly to his political importance as its member of parliament. Humphrey was a keen horseman and is described as being passionately addicted to the hunt as well as keeping a 'brilliant stable', which is borne out by the sumptuous nature of the present caparison.

Humphrey continued his father's success at the Red Lion Brewery and it became one of the four largest breweries in the capital in the second quarter of the eighteenth century. He handled the principle export trade in beer to France, its success no doubt driven largely by his goods being exempted from import duty. This exemption was a privilege bestowed on him by Louis XV, when he came to the king's notice during a hunt in France. Parsons's spirited English courser outstripped the rest, and, in contravention of the usual etiquette, brought him in at the death. In response to the king's enquiries, Parsons was maliciously described to him as 'un chevalier de Malte.' At an interview which followed, Parsons offered his horse, which had attracted the king's admiration, for his majesty's acceptance. The horse was accepted, and the king, who showed him every mark of favour, presented him with his portrait set in diamonds on 16 Feb. 1731. A broadside of 1741 entitled 'A Hymn to Alderman Parsons, our Lord Mayor,' describes him as a churchman, an incorruptible tory, and continues: in France he is respected / The French King does agree / That he should bring his beer / Over there duty free. Humphrey was a frequent visitor to France before this time and became one of the Pretender's most valued correspondents in London, though it is not clear precisely what services he was able to render beyond acting as a conduit for the introduction of Jacobite tracts. He died on 21 March 1741 during his second term as lord mayor, and was buried at Reigate. His popularity is suggested by a number of engravings published around the time of his death.
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 197
TWO ENGLISH CURB BITS, SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY
each with scrolling side-bars with slotted terminals, two-piece bit, and retaining its chains for attachment, together with a quantity of leather straps (the iron parts extensively oxidised)
the first 20.5 cm; 8 in overall

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 198
A PAIR OF ENGLISH POSTILION'S BOOTS, 18TH CENTURY
each of leather (the surface crackled and showing small losses) formed with rounded toes and open at its inside, its rear edge stiffened internally with an iron strip, its upper end lined with crimson buff leather over fine canvas (worn and showing some tears), its sole lined internally over slightly quilted white buff leather, the lower edge decorated with a narrow leather strip retained by brass-capped round-headed nails, the inner edges enclosed with leather strips sewn along their bracket-cut edges, and the upper edge fitted at its outside with two rectangular buckles issuing a side-by-side from a common leather tab
Each 49 cm; 19¼ in high
(2)

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

See lot ??? above [D942-21] for information concerning the Worden Hall collection
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 199
A PAIR OF ENGLISH HORSEMAN'S BOOTS, CIRCA 1700
each formed of five panels of tanned leather, with a high heel and square toes, its flared upper section fitted at one side of its rear with a loop (one partly detached and one torn away; both with some splits and holes)
Each 54 cm; 21¼ in high
(2)

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

See lot ??? above [D942-21] for information concerning the Worden Hall collection
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 200
A FRENCH FINELY EMBROIDERED HORSE BLANKET, MID-18TH CENTURY
a single side of yellow-gold velvet embroidered in silver thread with rococo designs of foliage, scrolls and shell ornament in low relief, and silver thread fringe enriched with silver thread bows (small losses)
114.0 cm;44 7/8 in wide
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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