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: 201-250 of 348
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Lot 201
A RARE EMBROIDERED BALDRIC FOR A SWORD, POSSIBLY ENGLISH LATE 17TH CENTURY
of leather faced with silk embroidered with a running pattern of flowers and foliage in yellow thread, and the edges with yellow thread fringe

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 202
A SPANISH SILVER HORSE BIT, 19TH CENTURY
with scrolling side bars, fitted with heavy chains involving foliate links, a celestial mask pendant, and iron mouth piece
21.0 cm; 8 1/4 in overall



Estimate:  £450 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 203
TWO PAIRS OF SPANISH SILVER ROWEL SPURS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
each with curved heel band, moulded neck terminating in a monsterhead, and iron multi-spike rowels, one pair retaining its chains and buckles for attachment, the other with studs for straps
9.5 cm; 3 3/4 in and 15.5 cm 6 1/8 in
(4)
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 204
THREE PAIRS OF CHILEAN ROWEL SPURS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
each fitted with iron multi-spiked rowel, white metal neck and heel-band, the latter with pierced terminals for straps
(6)
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 205
A LARGE GROUP OF ROWEL SPURS, MAINLY SOUTH AMERICAN, LATE 18TH TO 20TH CENTURIES
the first with large iron multi-spike rowel, openwork neck, faceted heel-band pierced for straps; the second with large iron multi-spike rowel, neck and heel-band inlaid with white metal bands; the third with iron rowel and iron neck and heel-band inlaid with white metal bands; the fourth similar; the fifth with multi-spike iron rowel, openwork neck, and arched heel-band; and twenty-three further spurs
(28)

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 206
BETHAN, REVEREND WILLIAM, Genealogical tables of the sovereigns of the world, from the earliest to the present period; exhibiting in each table their immediate successors, collateral branches, and the duration of their respective reigns; so constructed as to form a series of chronology
London 1795, later boards (worn)


Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 207
A large group of journals comprising 40 volumes of the Canadian Journal of Arms Collecting (1963-2003) in 167 individual publications; 8 volumes of the American Society of Arms Collectors full bound in light brown morocco with gilt lettering on spines, comprising bulletins 1-75 and index for bulletins 1-70 (1955-1997), all in good condition; 51 individual bulletins of the American Society of Arms Collectors (1971-2015); and together with three further publications
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 208
AKEHURST, Richard, Sporting Guns (1968); BLACKMORE, Howard L., English Pistols (1985); BLAIR, Claude, European & American Arms (1962); HAYWARD, J. F., European Firearms of the V&A (1955); HAYWARD, J. F., The Art of Gunmaking (1963; 1965), 2 volumes; PETERSON, Harold L, Encyclopedia of Firearms (1967); PETERSON, Howard L., The Book of Guns (1966); G. Michael & PHILPOTT, Fiona, Early European Hand-Firearms in Liverpool Museum (1992); RICKETTS, Howard, Firearms (1972); RIMER, Graeme, Wheellock Firearms of the Royal Armouries (2001); SVENNINGSEN, Ved Sten, Militaere Flintaspistoler: Danish Norwegian military Flintlockpistols (1979)
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 209
ANSTRUTHER, Ian, The Knight at the Umbrella: An Account of the Eglinton Tournament-1839 (1963); BOCCIA, Lionello Giorgio, L'Armeria del Museo Civico Medievale di Bologna (1991); FLIEGEL, Stephen N., Arms & Armour in The Cleveland Museum of Art (1998); GODOY, Jose-A. & LEYDI, Silvio, Parures Triomphales: Le manierisme dans l'art de l'armure italienne (2003); HAYWARD, J.F., European Armour of the V&A (1951; 1965), two editions; NORMAN, A.V.B., Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armour Supplement (1986); MANN, James (foreword), Exhibition of Armour made in the Royal Workshops at Greenwich (1951); MANN, James (foreword), Exhibition of Arms, Armour and Militaria at the Tower of London (1952); MANN, James, Wallace Collection Catalogues, European Arms and Armour: Part III Supplement to Parts I and II (1945); MANN, James, Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armour (1962), two volumes; PATTERSON, Angus, Fashion and Armour in Renaissance Europe (2009); SCHOEBEL, Johannes (introduction), Staatliche Kungstsammlungen Dresden Bildheft (1967); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Wapens & harnassen / Armes & Armures (1992); a reprint of VON KIENBUSCH, Carl Otto, The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection of Armor and Arms (1963) bound in full dark green morocco with gilt lettering on spine; WALLER, J.G., Arms & Armour: A Lecture Delivered to the London Institution (1871);
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 210
DI CARPEGNA, Nolfo di (ed.), Le armi Odescalchi (1976); MAVRODIN, Valentin (compiled by), Fine Arms from Tula (1977); MODENSA, Denise & RIMER, Graeme, RICHARDSON, Thom & COOPER, J. P. D, Henry VIII Arms and Armour (2009); ROTASSO, Gianrodolfo, L'onore delle armi (2001); SARGEAUNT, B.E., Weapons (1908); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Le armi degli Estensi: La collezione di Konopiste (1986); together with a large quantity of further volumes on arms and armour, exhibition catalogues and guides and catalogues of castle collections
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 211
A large group of auction catalogues comprising 36 volumes from Spink London, Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria (1994-2007); 44 volumes from Christie's South Kensington on Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria (1984-2004); 18 volumes from Christie's King Street St James's on Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria (1972-2006); and 11 volumes from various Christie's locations (1984-1988)
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 212
A large group of auction catalogues comprising 24 volumes from Thomas Del Mar Ltd, Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria (2005-2017); 33 volumes from Morton & Eden on Medals, Orders and Decorations (2003-2017); and 64 volumes from Sotheby's including three volumes of the Hanover Sales (1984-2005)
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 213
A large group of auction catalogues comprising 76 volumes from Bonhams, Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria (1999-2017) and 52 volumes from a large number of auction houses and private dealers including Anthony Cribb Ltd, Dix Noonan Web, Glendining's, Lyon & Turnbull, Phillips, Sworders and Wallis & Wallis
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 214
LARCHENKO, M.N. (ed.), Dutch Guns in Russia (1996); MARTENS B.J. & DE VRIES, G., Hartmans' Dutch Gunmakers from the 15th to the 20th century (2006); PUYPE, J.P. et al., The Visser Collection: Arms of the Netherlands in the Collection of H.L. Visser (5 volumes); VISSER, H.L. & BAILEY, D.W. (eds.), Aspects of Dutch Gunmaking: A Collection of Essays (1997)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 215
A large group of publications and journals comprising 34 volumes of the Park Lane Arms Fair Guide (1982-2017); 7 volumes of the Royal Armouries Yearbook (1996-2001); 23 volumes of the Royal Armouries Journal (2004-2015); 33 volumes of the Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft fur Historische Waffen- und Kostumkunde (1984-2016); Burgess, E. Martin, The Mail-maker's Technique (reprinted from The Antiquaries Journal, Volume 33); VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Art of The Armourer (1963); 2 volumes on arms and armour from the Scottish Art Review; 4 volumes from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin; together with a number of printed articles, publications and magazines on arms and armour
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 216
A large collection of guides and journals comprising 16 volumes of the London Antique Arms Fair Guide (2001-2013); 17 volumes of Classic Arms & Militaria incorporating The Gun Collector (2005-2010); 32 volumes of the Military Collector & Historian Journal of the Company of Military Historians (1997-2004); 2 volumes of the Military Collector & Historian Journal full bound in blue morocco with gilt lettering on spines, comprising volumes 45-48 (1993-1996), in good condition; BAILEY, DeWitt, British Military Flintlock Rifles 1740-1840 (2002); BROOKER, R.E. Jr., British Military Pistols 1603-1888 (1978); TROIANI, Don, Military Buttons of the American Revolution (2001); sixteen further volumes on militaria; Vol45 (1993) - Vol 56 (2004) - Vol 11 (2005) - Vol 17 (2010) Various Military Collector & Historian
Slough John (Ed.) London Antique Fair Guide (2002-2013) (16 Volumes)
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 217
A RARE PAIR OF CALLIPERS, 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FOR ARTILLERY
of blackened iron, formed of a pair of folding arms with strongly curved terminals, each struck with a series of marks, the letters 'GK' within a rectangle and a flowerhead, one fitted with a sliding bar acting on a bracket, and retained by a later threaded hook
55.0 cm; 21 3/4 in overall

Estimate:  £180 - 220 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 218
A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL HOLSTERS FOR PISTOLS, MID-18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FRENCH
of stitched brown leather, fitted with engraved brass basal terminals and matching collars, and one retaining its buff leather-covered flap applied with a brass crescent
35.0 cm; 13 3/4 in

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 219
TWO PAIRS OF CALLIPERS, 17TH AND LATE18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FOR ARTILLERY
of blackened iron, the first formed of a pair of straight folding arms, one fitted with a curved sliding bar passing through the other (thumb-screw missing, pitted), and with delicate filed ornament; and the second formed of a pair of curved arms of flattened section, narrowing towards the tips
the first: 56.0 cm; 22 in overall
(2)

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 220
A MINIATURE ARMSTRONG MUZZLE-LOADING GUN AND A MINIATURE FIELD GUN IN LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
the first formed in four stepped stages, with slender trunnions, and rounded cascable drawn-out to a button; on a stepped wooden carriage; the second with multi-stage barrel divided by turned bands, on its wooden carriage with trail and two spoked wheels
the first: 29.5 cm; 11 5/8 in barrel
1.5 cm; 5/8 in bore
(2)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 221
A MINIATURE BRASS NAVAL CANNON IN LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY STYLE AND A MINIATURE FIELD CANNON IN 19TH CENTURY STYLE
the first with tapering three-stage barrel swelling at the muzzle and formed with raised mouldings, globose cascable, on its stepped brass carriage with brass trucks, the second formed in three stepped stages, with globose button, on its brass field carriage
the first: 26.4 cm; 10 3/8 in barrel
1.6 cm; 5/8 in bore

Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 222
A BRASS SIGNAL CANNON, 18TH CENTURY
with tapering multi-stage barrel, moulded at the muzzle, with raised bands, plain vent fields, drawn out to a globous cascable and a plain trunnion, on an 18th Century carved wooden carriage with hardwood trucks, the cheeks carved with foliage and fitted with brass cap-squares (one cheek cracked)
75.5 cm 29 1/4 in
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 223
A RARE TWIN GUNPOWDER CANISTER BY G. & J.W. HAWKSLEY, 19TH CENTURY
formed of two sheet iron canisters with tapering bases, each fitted with brass nozzle with graduated optic with signed brass lever, the latter incorporating a loop for a lock, with hinged lids, one with additional inner with brass threaded cover, and with a pierced back-plate for fixing to the wall (one piercing bent and broken out)
35.5 cm; 14 in high
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 224
A SMALL PRIMING FLASK FOR THE 6TH BATTALION OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, CIRCA 1790-1815
of polished horn, with brass nozzle with spring cut-off, brass basal cap engraved '6RRAB' and '5/33', and two loops
21.0 cm; 8 3/8 in

These flasks were in use circa 1790-1815. Other examples are preserved at the Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson. See Blackmore 1976, p. 182, no. 270.
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 225
A RUSSIAN POWDER HORN, MID-19TH CENTURY
of polished cow horn, fitted with brass nozzle struck with an arsenal mark including an anchor on the inside, spring cut-off, shaped brass basal cap fitted with wooden stopper, and two brass rings for suspension
38.0 cm; 15 in

Estimate:  £180 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 226
A CONTINENTAL POWDER-FLASK, MID-18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FRENCH
of pear-shaped cow horn, formed in two halves, the inner flat and the outer rounded, fitted with removable threaded brass nozzle with spring cut-off, four brass loops for suspension, and with an early cord
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in


Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 227
A DOUBLE POWDER-FLASK, EARLY 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ENGLISH
with tapering horn body of oval section, and pewter top with two moulded nozzles, each with a hinged cap (basal cap missing, worn)
15.5 cm; 6 in high

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 228
A NORTH EUROPEAN POWDER HORN, DATED 1773, PROBABLY SCANDINAVIAN
of flattened cow horn, the outer face lightly incised with the date, fitted with moulded brass closure with iron spring, wooden basal cap, and the inner-face with a small square hinged brass loop for suspension
18.0 cm; 7 1/8 in

Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 229
A GERMAN COMBINED WHEEL-LOCK SPANNER, TURNSCREW AND POWDER-MEASURE, 17TH CENTURY
with triangular head formed with three spanner apertures and a turn screw, moulded shank pierced with a series of holes engaging a sprung stud on the faceted outer cover, the latter forming the power-measure, with a loop for suspension
18.0 cm; 7 1/8 in



Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 230
A COMBINATION TOOL, TWO-WAY FLASK AND THREE BULLET MOULDS, 19TH CENTURY, AND FURTHER TOOLS
the first including nipple-wrench and pricker, the second of brass, fitted with adjustable nozzle and base compartment for caps; a 20 bore bullet mould and two further moulds; two turnscrews, two nipple wrenches and three tins for percussion caps

Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 231
A POWDER MEASURE, A SHOT MEASURE AND A RELOADING TOOL, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the first and second by G. & J. W. Hawksley for large calibre sporting guns, with brass spoons and turned hardwood grips and the third by the same, with brass body stamped '577' and '500'
the first: 13.2 cm; 5 1/4 in overall
(3)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 232
A BRASS BULLET MOULD AND THREE CLEARING RODS, MID-19TH CENTURY
the first for 48 bore revolver bullets and ball, the second and third of turned wood, the fourth of steel and a turnscrew
the first: 12.5 cm; 5 in overall
(5)

Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 233
FIVE TURNSCREWS AND TWO NIPPLE WRENCHES
together with two cleaning jags, a brush and a brass cleaning rod for a pistol
(12)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 234
A COPPER PISTOL FLASK BY G & J HAWKSLEY, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY AND OTHER TOOLS FOR PISTOLS
the first of copper with brass nozzle and spring cut-off; together with two clearing rods, two pistol ramrods with horn and brass tips respectively, a 25 bore bullet mould, three tins for percussion caps and a small pistol-flask
the first: 17.0 cm; 6 3/4 in
(10)

Estimate:  £180 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 235
A NICKEL GAME COUNTER, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
the face with sixty divisions numbered in fives, with button-shaped clicker, and small ring for suspension
6.0 cm; 2 3/8 in high

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 236
A POWDER-FLASK AND A CHARGE FLASK BY G.& J.W. HAWKSLEY, SHFFIELD, 19TH CENTURY AND FURTHER ACCESSORIES
the first of embossed brass, decorated with a basket weave design incorporating a trophy of game birds, fitted with graduated nozzle (spring defective); the second of copper; a further copper charge flask; a leather shot-flask; a 36 bore bullet mould; two cleaning rods; a nipple wrench; wad cutter; and further accessories
the first: 21.0 cm; 8 1/4 in overall
(16)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 237
AN ALLPORT PATENT IMPROVED PERCUSSION CAP DISPENSER AND TWO BARREL WRENCHES, 19TH CENTURY AND FURTHER ACCESSORIES
the first of brass stamped 'S Allport Improved' and fitted with blued spring, the second and third for pocket pistols, together with a bullet mould and two turnscrews
7.7 cm; 3 in diameter
(7)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 238
A B.S.A. IMPROVED MODEL D AIR RIFLE, NO. 61134, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
together with a pair of leather gaiters, a trench knife, a trench mace and a German bayonet
the first 72.3 cm; 28 1/2 in barrel
(6)
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 239
A FITTED OAK CASE FOR A SMITH & WESSON REVOLVER, LAST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
lined in blue baize (label removed, key escutcheon missing), the lid with brass escutcheon and complete with tis key
24.0 cm; 9 1/2 in long, external

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 240
SIX VARIOUS CASES, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
suitable for pistols, five lined and fitted, two applied with engraved silver plaques
(6)
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 241
A 6MM CASED PIN FIRE SIX-SHOT REVOLVER, CIRCA 1880
with octagonal sighted barrel, plain frame and cylinder, folding trigger, nickel-plated throughout, and ivory grip-scales, in its contoured case lined in pink silk (light wear)
5.2 cm; 2 in barrel

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 242
TWO RELOADING TOOLS AND A COMBINATION TOOL, 19TH CENTURY
the first of brass incorporating a lever acting on a cartridge body mould with spike, the second for caps, of brass, stamped '12', with its former; and the third with brass body with cap, containing a brush, jag and a small turnscrew
the first: 8.5 cm; 3 3/8 in high
(3)

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 243
A SILVER HUNTING-FLASK, TWO LEATHER PISTOL HOLSTERS AND A LEATHER BINOCULAR CASE, 20TH CENTURY
the first of tapering form, with hinged cap, in its leather case by H. Greaves; the second embossed 'HRT'; the third for a model 1914 pistol and the fourth of brown leather
the first: 20.8 cm; 8 1/4 in overall
(4)

Estimate:  £100 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 244
‡ A SPANISH ALMARADA DAGGER, CLASP KNIFE (NAVAJA) AND ANOTHER KNIFE, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
the first with stout tapering blade of square-section, moulded at the base, short quillon with faceted button-shaped terminal, and curved faceted horn grip swelling towards the pommel, the latter fitted with an iron foliate cap; the second of characteristic type, with engraved folding blade including brief inscription on one face, and brass body pierced and engraved with traditional ornament; and the third with engraved flat blade, engraved brass hilt, and horn grip inlaid with slender brass panels and brass wire
the first: 20.5 cm; 8 in blade
(3)

For a discussion of the first see Alfonso 2004, pp. 5-6.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 245
‡ A SPANISH PLUG BAYONET DATED 1772
with broad straight blade stamped 'Ano de 1772' and with the Royal cypher of Carlos III within a full length fuller on the respective faces, iron hilt comprising a pair of straight moulded quillons and turned horn grip with bulbous base
24.5 cm; 9 5/8 in blade


Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 246
‡ A SPANISH COWHORN POWDER-FLASK, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with curved body formed with a flat inner face to fit against the body, fitted with iron basal cap, iron belt hook with pierced shaped bracket, and brass nozzle with iron spring cut-off and base
26.5 cm; 10 1/2 in overall


Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 247
‡ A SPANISH CUP-HILT RAPIER, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with slender blade of diamond-section formed with a near full length fuller on each face, iron hilt comprising deep cup-guard with moulded brim, fitted with a finely pierced circular panel decorated with a running pattern of scrolling foliage and fruit, the inside with a circular panel pierced en suite, a pair of straight quillons with moulded button-shaped terminals, knuckle-guard with a central moulding and terminal en suite with the quillons, a pair of triangular écusson each with a vertical notched moulding, and compressed spherical pommel with moulded button, and the grip bound with plaited wire between iron collars
104.0 cm; 41 in blade


Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 248
‡ A SPANISH LEFT-HAND DAGGER, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with slender blade of diamond-section for its upper third, the lower two thirds with scalloped edges and engraved on each face with a criss-cross design, rectangular ricasso hollowed on the inner face for the thumb and engraved with a pattern of rondels, formed with a pair of blade-catching arms parallel with the blade and formed en suite with the lower portion, iron hilt comprising a pair of straight slender quillons with moulded terminals, up-turned shell-guard decorated with a central pierced design of a feeding song bird in a framework of running foliage, the outside enclosed by pairs of bars joining to a single branch up-turned towards the flattened bun-shaped pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire
40.7 cm; 16 in blade

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 249
‡ A MUSKET REST, 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with U-shaped iron head with scrolling terminals, tapering socket, early ash haft, perhaps the original, and conical iron socket
140.5 cm; 55 3/8 in overall

Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 250
‡ A RARE SPANISH HUNTING POUCH AND BELT, FIRST HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY
of buff leather, the pouch with provision for twelve charges and retaining eight cylindrical iron liners, with embroidered flap decorated with a shield supported by a pair of rampant lions within a framework of flowers and foliage (worn, losses), closed by the tabs with corresponding toggles (two toggles missing), the belt decorated en suite, fitted with two buff leather bags for flint, each with cord closure (one bag incomplete), and an iron buckle, framed and glazed
111.0 cm; 43 3/4 in belt length

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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