Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale on
Wednesday 6th December 2017
On view:
3 December 2017 12:00 to 16:00
4 December 2017 10:00 to 19:00
5 December 2017 10:00 to 17:00
Lots: 251-300 of 384
Buyer's Premium at our standard rate(s) plus VAT is payable on all purchases.
Additional fees could also be applicable to certain lots. For further information see the full lot details page by clicking the thumbnail image of the relevant lot.
Lot 251
A LARGE COLLECTION OF MEDIEVAL COPPER-ALLOY AND IRON BUCKLES OF VARIOUS PATTERNS, MOSTLY 14TH CENTURY
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 252
A LARGE COLLECTION OF MEDIEVAL COPPER-ALLOY AND IRON BUCKLES AND STRAP-FITTINGS, MOSTLY 14TH CENTURY
of various patterns, some decorated
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 253
A LARGE COLLECTION OF MEDIEVAL COPPER-ALLOY AND IRON BUCKLES, MOSTLY 14TH / 15TH CENTURY
of various patterns, including some with decoration and some with gilding
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 254
A LARGE COLLECTION OF TUDOR AND LATER COPPER-ALLOY BUCKLES
most with double trapezium-shaped loops, and some with 'figure-of-eight' loop, including a few with simple decoration
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 255
A COLLECTION OF MEDIEVAL IRON BUCKLES, MOST 14TH / 15TH CENTURY
of various patterns
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 256
A COLLECTION OF COPPER-ALLOY AND IRON SHOE AND BELT-BUCKLES, MOSTLY 16TH AND 17TH CENTURIES
of various patterns
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 257
A LARGE COLLECTION OF MEDIEVAL, TUDOR, STUART AND GEORGIAN COPPER-ALLOY AND IRON BUCKLES
of various patterns, some decorated
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 258
A COLLECTION OF MEDIEVAL GILT COPPER-ALLOY AND METAL BUCKLES, 12TH TO 14TH CENTURIES
many with relief or engraved decoration, one with traces of enamel, two Medieval bronze loop-buckles, a buckle in the form of a lion passant, and three gilt copper-alloy cylindrical pendants, one with engraved decoration and two similarly decorated chapes
(24)
Estimate:  £150 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 259
A LARGE COLLECTION OF COPPER-ALLOY AND IRON BUCKLES, MAINLY TUDOR AND STUART
together with suspension-hooks, sword-belt hangers, belt-mounts and other fittings
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 260
A GROUP OF MISCELLANEOUS PIECES OF EXCAVATED METALWORK AND JEWELLERY
including an Anglo Saxon relief-cast copper-alloy ferrule, a copper-alloy pendant modelled as a helm of the mid-13th century, a finger-ring with a loose stone, a quantity of uncut garnets from the Thames, two plain copper-alloy finger-rings, two engraved copper-alloy archers' thumb rings in the Asian style, two gilt copper-alloy hinged strap-mounts, and two further copper-alloy fittings articulated at their centres
(12)
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 261
A GROUP OF FOSSILS AND OTHER MISCELLANEA
comprising two small fossil fish, Knightia sp., each on a limestone matrix, Green River Formation, Eocene, Wyoming; five further small fossils including an ammonite, a polished section of a belemnite and a bivalve; a small iron meteorite fragment from Texas, and a small dried fish
(9)
Estimate:  £50 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 262
A COLLECTION OF TOY CANNON
of various sizes and designs, twelve of cast bronze and one of cast iron, two of the former found in Dorset and one in the Thames, 18th and 19th centuries, together with the copper-alloy side-plate of as 'Brown Bess' musket, second half of the 18th century
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 263
A LARGE COLLECTION OF MEDIEVAL AND LATER BUCKLES, CHAPES, LOCKETS, STRAP-ENDS, DECORATIVE MOUNTS, BODKINS AND PINS
together with assorted flints and iron strikers, later writing tools, badges and miscellaneous items
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 264
A GROUP OF FIVE SWORD POMMELS, 11TH TO 18TH CENTURY
comprising a Viking sword-pommel of copper-alloy formed with five radiating lobes, 11th century; two dagger-pommels, the first disc-shaped and of copper-alloy, 15th or early 16th century; a saddle-pommel of copper-alloy formed in two halves and decorated with diagonal lines of cabling, late 16th or early 17th century, and a pommel-shaped finial decorated with fretting and small rivets, probably late 17th or 18th century
(5)

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 265
A LARGE GROUP OF ARROW-HEADS AND MISCELLANEA
comprising nine small arrow-heads, some with sockets and some with tangs, from the site of a battle fought at Las Navas de Tolosa, Spain, in 1212 (accompanied by documentation), together with a collection of arrow and bolt-heads of various sizes and forms, mostly with sockets, Medieval and later, one of the arrow-heads of large, broad form found in the Thames at Queenhythe, 1982, and one of the bolts struck with an omega-shaped mark; together with three caltrops, Medieval and later, one of large size found in the Thames in 1988, and one of small size with barbed points found at Skokloster, Sweden, in 1974
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 266
A FINELY MADE ONE-FIFTH SCALE MODEL IN PEWTER SHEET BY A.M.G. MCLEOD, CIRCA 1990, OF A CLOSE HELMET MADE IN THE ROYAL ARMOUR WORKSHOPS AT GREENWICH, CIRCA 1585-90 AND NOW IN THE ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM, LEEDS, INV. NO. IV. 41 AND A PORTRAIT OF MAXIMILLIAN, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (1459-1519) AFTER HANS BURKMAIR, 20TH CENTURY
the right of the bevor bruised; mounted in a domed glass display-case with a printed label, and accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity signed by the Master of the Armouries; the second depicting the mounted armoured Holy Roman Emperor with the date above; and an oval engraved portrait (cut out) of a late 17th century sitter wearing a late 16th century Greenwich armour
(3)
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 267
A GROUP OF SMALL ELEMENTS OF ARMOUR
comprising and etched and gilt scaled finger-defence of a late 16th century German gauntlet (the first scale associated); four elements of pikemen's and harquebusiers' shoulder-straps, English, c. 1630-50, the lower rear corner of a lame of a mid-16th century shoulder-defence, a plate fluted in the 'Gothic' style and bearing the initials of Anthony de Reuck, a fragment of iron stated to have been excavated from the site of the battle of Tewksbury, Gloucestershire, fought in 1471, a swivel-hook and pin possibly from a 16th century armour; and two fragments of mail formed of riveted rings of round-section wire, one edged with brass rings of which some are punched and some formed with butted joins, probably Indian 18th/19th century
Estimate:  £40 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 268
A GROUP OF SPEAR AND CROSSBOW-QUARREL HEADS
comprising a leaf-shaped spear-head, struck on each side with a mark, possibly of the South German city of Augsburg, 16th century; a small tanged, leaf-shaped spear-head, possibly Indian, 18th/19th century (lightly patinated); an excavated blade possibly of an Asian spear; and two crossbow quarrel-heads with acute points of triangular section, and the shaft of a quarrel with wooden flight (one lacking its rear end)
(6)
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 269
A COLLECTION OF SHOT OF VARIOUS SIZES
including two of stone for a saker found at Dover Castle, Kent, in 1914, 15th/16th century, seven small shot of lead found at Oliver's Mount Battery, Winchester, 1988, in one case flattened on impact, and in two retaining their casting-sprues, perhaps 17th century, together with a collection of lead shot of various sizes and forms, 16th to 19th centuries, and a large stone-bow projectile from the Thames, 16th-18th centuries
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 270
TWO LEAD-ALLOY TOY SOLDIERS AND THE BASE OF ANOTHER
one representing a musketeer and one a drummer (lacking its head), found in the Thames, 18th/19th century, a small lead-alloy badge in the form of a Medieval archer, together with an arrow, a sword-scabbard and an unidentified device of the same material, and a miniature penknife with mother of pearl grip-plates, late 19th/early 20th century
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 271
AN ANGLO-SAXON SHIELD-BOSS AND GRIP, LATE 5TH OR 6TH CENTURY
the first of Dickinson's type 1.1, the second terminating at each end in adorsed volutes (one missing)

See Dickinson & Härke 1992, pp.10-13 & 24-7, fig. 7 & 16-17 for comparable examples.
Estimate:  £250 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 272
A GROUP OF DETACHED ELEMENTS OF GAUNTLETS OF THE LATE 14TH AND EARLY 15TH CENTURIES
including three knuckle-plates, two of copper-alloy and one of iron with an applied medial rib of copper-alloy; a terminal finger-plate of a gauntlet of engraved copper-alloy; the distal two scales of a thumb-defence and three further thumb or finger-scales
(8)
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 273
AN AUSTRIAN SADDLE, 19TH CENTURY
with leather-covered wooden frame, brass-bound cantle and brass pommel formed as a horse's head

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 274
AN AUSTRIAN SADDLE, 19TH CENTURY
with leather-covered wooden frame, brass-bound cantle and brass pommel formed as a horse's head
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 275
A PERSIAN BRONZE HORSEBIT, LURISTAN, FIRST MILLENIUM B.C. AND THREE FURTHER EARLY BRONZE HORSEBITS
the first of characteristic form, with recurved bit and an elaborate ibex moulding at each end forming the sidebars; together with a Roman bronze horse bit, with writhen bars and four rings for harness and two further brass bits
(4)

A related example to the first is recorded in the collection of David-Weill see Godard 1931, pl.XLVI, No. 176.
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 276
WINTER, George Simon, Horse Bit Studies, numerous engravings, nos. 1 to 114 numbered consecutively (light foxing, staining); nos. 1 to 60 as single plates and nos. 61-72; 73-84; 85-94; 95-104; 107-113 as group plates (boards and endpapers missing)


Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 277
A WEST EUROPEAN HORSEBIT, EARLY 17TH CENTURY, AND TWO FURTHER BITS
the first of russet iron, with scrolling faceted iron sidebars with delicate floral mouldings, two-piece bit, with its chains; the second with two short sidebars; the third with a ring-shaped bit
(3)
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 278
A WEST EUROPEAN HORSEBIT, 17TH CENTURY, AND THREE FURTHER HORSEBITS
the first with scrolling faceted sidebars, with shaped mouldings, fitted on each side with a gilt-brass boss, decorated with a cherubic mask within a foliate frame (worn), two-piece bit, with its chains; the second with pierced sidebars, openwork washers, and U-shaped bit; and two further bits
(4)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 279
TWO VICTORIAN GENERAL OFFICERS' HORSEBITS AND EIGHT FURTHER HORSEBITS
the first and second with scrolling sidebars fitted with brass bosses each with the crowned royal cypher and general officer's device; the third for the Cameronians; the fourth for the Queen's own; the fifth for the King's Royal Rifle Corps; two for artillery regiments; and three further regimental horse bits
(10)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 280
NINE REGIMENTAL HORSEBITS, LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the first for the Prince of Wales' Own Hussars; the second for the 18th Hussars; the third for Prince Albert's Own Hussars; the fourth for the 14th King's Hussars; the fifth and sixth for the Prince of Wales' Own Hussars; and three further bits
(9)
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 281
TWO VICTORIAN INFANTRY MOUNTED OFFICER'S HORSE BITS AND SEVEN FURTHER REGIMENTAL HORSEBITS, 19TH CENTURY
each with iron bit and scrolling sidebars, three with brass bosses for the infantry-mounted officers, and the remainder for the Guards
(9)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 282
A GEORGE V LEEDS CITY POLICE HORSEBIT, ANOTHER POLICE HORSEBIT AND SIX FURTHER VARIOUS BITS
the first and second with chromed scrolling sidebars fitted with white metal and brass bosses; the third, fourth, and fifth decorated with the Garter motto; and three further bits
(8)
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 283
A LIFEGUARD'S HORSEBIT AND A QUANTITY OF TACK
the horsebit chromed, the bosses decorated with Peninsula and Waterloo battle honours, straps decorated with guard stars in white metal
(7)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 284
A GROUP OF EIGHT VARIOUS HORSEBITS
each fitted with brass side-bosses, the first, second and third with crowned 'VR' cypher enclosed by the Garter; the fourth with crowned royal arms of 'ER II'; the fifth, sixth and seventh with crowned 'ER VII' cypher; and the eighth with 'ER II' cypher
(8)
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 285
FIVE HORSEBITS
each with scrolling sidebars, fitted with brass bosses, the first four with crowned 'VR' cypher; the fifth with 'GR V' cypher; and another
(6)
Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 286
TWO MEXICAN SPURS, A MEXICAN HORSEBIT AND SIX FURTHER SOUTH AMERICAN HORSEBITS, 19TH CENTURY
the first with large multi-spike rowel, iron neck and heel-band, each decorated with white metal, the terminals of the latter pierced for straps; the second similar, of iron (pitted); the third of iron inlaid with bands of silver; the fourth inlaid with engraved plaques of silver decorated with flowers and foliage; and five further bits
(9)
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 287
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:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 288
TWO PAIRS OF MEXICAN ROWEL SPURS AND ANOTHER PAIR OF SPURS, PROBABLY SOUTH AMERICAN, 19TH CENTURY
the first with large multi-spiked iron rowel, iron necks and heel-bands inlaid with silver geometric designs, and a pair of early plaited straps with buckles; the second similar, with arched openwork necks, faceted heel-bands and early straps; the third fitted with iron multi-spike rowels, white metal bulb-shaped necks, arched heel-bands and a pair of straps
(6)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 289
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:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 290
A BRASS SALUTING CANNON BARREL, 19TH CENTURY
formed in two tapering stages, moulded at the muzzle, and cascable, decorated with a series of concentric lines over its length, and fitted with a pair of trunnions on a sweated-on raised band
24.5 cm; 9 5/8 in barrel
2.5 cm; 1 in bore
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 291
A BRONZE MODEL MORTAR, 20TH CENTURY
formed in four stages, with raised astragal mouldings (the middle band with a very small chip beneath), a pair of basal trunnions, raised vent on its iron-clad wooden bed
7.0 cm; 2 3/4 in barrel
2.6 cm; 1 1/8 in bore
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 292
A RARE EXTERNAL HANGING SIGN FOR A GUNSMITHS FACTORY OR SHOP, LAST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
formed as cast iron solid bodied model of a two band Enfield short rifle, fitted with its two original wrought iron hanging chains, and much early black paint
121.0 cm; 47 5/8 in overall


Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 293
THE ROYAL COMPANY OF ARCHERS UNIFORM OF THE EARL OF GLASGOW,
comprising trousers, tail coat and epaulettes all heavily embroidered with bullion and with the device for the Royal Company, cocked hat by Morgan & Co, 5 Albemarle Street, London W (loop missing), a further cocked hat, aiguillette, two unrelated pieces of embroidered fabric, in original tin case with brass plaque engraved 'Earl of Glasgow'
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 294
§A SILVER-MOUNTED RHINOCEROS HORN SWAGGER STICK FOR THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT, BIRMINGHAM 1880
with worked moulded body, engraved silver cab engraved 'G. Smyth, Coventry March 1896' and silver finial
73.5 cm; 29 in overall


Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 295
AN 1847 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD RETAILED BY MACKAY, DEVONPORT, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
of regulation type, the blade with traces of etched decoration and the maker's details at the forte (worn), brass hilt with folding side-guard, in its scabbard
78.2 cm; 30 ¾ in blade

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 296
A NAVAL OFFFICER'S SWORD, COCKED HAT, EPAULETTES, AND ELEMENTS OF UNIFORM FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY
the sword with etched blade by J. Friedebergof Portsea, regulation hilt engraved 'LEB' on the folding side-guard, in its regulation scabbard; the cocked hat with its bullion, cased; the epaulettes by Bilney & Rowlands, Portsea, with belt, cased, the case lid painted Lt. L. E. Baxter; uniform comprising coat by Gieve Matthews and Seagrove, named to G. H. Andrew and dated 24.6.12, trousers, mess tail coat and waistcoat
the sword: 80.0 cm; 31 1/2 in blade
(7)
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 297
A SILVER CROSS FOR THE OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE MATCH FOR THE CHANCELLORS CHALLENGE PLATE, BIRMINGHAM, 1910 TO G. L. RITCHIE
the front with the arms of Oxford and Cambridge, the reverse engraved G. L. Ritchie 1910, in good condition, cased
6.9 cm; 2 3/4 in

G. L. Ritchie was awarded the Military Cross 26th January 1917 for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great courage and determination in collecting and attending to the wounded under very heavy fire.



Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 298
A SMALL PRIMING FLASK FOR THE 9TH BATTALION OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, CIRCA 1790-1815
of polished horn, with brass nozzle with spring cut-off, brass basal cap engraved '9RAB.6.1', and two loops for suspension
21.0 cm; 8 ¼ 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 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 299
AN ITALIAN POWDER-FLASK, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with tooled leather body, the inner portion faced in iron and fitted with a short belt hook, fitted with nozzle with spring cut-off and two rings for suspension
19.0 cm; 7 1/2 in high
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 300
A RARE 15 BORE WHEEL-LOCK MUSKET, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY, GERMAN OR DUTCH
with lightly swamped octagonal barrel stamped with a mark (Neue Støckel 7969) at the breech (fore-sight missing light pitting), fitted with moulded brass back-sight, bevelled lock retained by two side-nails, fitted with external wheel retained by a single moulded bracket, angular dog, sliding moulded pan-cover, flat dog (small losses, top-jaw chipped, spring and screw worn), the interior struck with the letters 'IW', blackened hardwood full stock (fore-end cracked at the terminal), flattened on each side of the centre of the fore-end and fitted with a slender transverse arm for a rest, butt of fishtail form, inlaid with an engraved mother-of-pearl oval behind the tang and on the left of the butt decorated with strapwork and foliage, moulded iron trigger-guard, bone forward ramrod-pipe, and wooden ramrod (repaired), perhaps the original
128.5 cm; 50 5/8 in barrel
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Buyer's Premium at our standard rate(s) plus VAT is payable on all purchases.
Additional fees could also be applicable to certain lots. For further information see the full lot details page by clicking the thumbnail image of the relevant lot.