Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale
on Wednesday 27th June 2018

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1.      A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, mokume hada (almost muji-hada), gunome-choji hamon with nioi-deki and some ko-nie, boshi with a long kaeri and nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and yoko-yasurime; with brown nashiji lacquered saya, ashi and knotted sageo, brass mokko-gata tsuba with nanako seppa-dai and tsuka of brown ito over patterned brocade, all metal mounts of brass and including Kiri mon in relief
Nagasa: 68.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.7 cm £4000-5000
2.      A JAPANESE SWORD (TACHI), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, itame-mokume hada, some tate-wari on both sides in the monouichi area, choji-midare hamon with shinogi in some areas and with tobi-yaki, sunagashi and kinsuji throughout, boshi with sunagashi, hakikake and a short kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and sujikai-yasuri and signed Soshu Ju Akihiro on the omote and Oan 7 (1374) on the ura
Nagasa: 65.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm

The style of dating is an idiosyncrasy of Akihiro, omitting the characters for both year and month.

This sword is accompanied by a detailed appraisal from the Token Society of Great Britain. £2000-2500
3.      A JAPANESE SWORD MOUNT (TACHI KOSHIRAE), EDO PERIOD
ito-maki-tachi koshirae with red lacquer saya and dark brocade with gold takie mon (distressed condition), all metal mounts of silver colour and decorated in karakusa and iron menuki depicting dragons
Overall length: 103.0 cm £500-750
4.      A JAPANESE SWORD MOUNT (KOSHIRAE), SHOWA PERIOD
with black lacquer saya painted with gold flecks, tsuba, tsuka comprising flat panel of karakusa design with shakudo kabuto-gane, kashira and gold menuki formed as a coiled dragon, and wooden tsunagi
99.0 cm long overall
£750-1500
5.      **A KOTO-TACHI BLADE, PROBABLY 14TH CENTURY
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, and ko-kissaki with several kizu and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana and kuri-jiri signed shumei Rai Kunehisa; with black saya with gilt handachi-style koshirae, shakudo mokko-gata tsuba mumei with interlocking floral design, gilt menuki in the form of a dragon, handachi-style kabuto-gane and fuchi, and tsuka of black samé
Nagasa: 63.2 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.3 cm

£1000-1200
6.      A JAPANESE SWORD (TACHI), EDO PERIOD
the shinshinto blade tori-zori, iori-mune and o-kissaki, hamon rubbed and nakago with a single mekugi-ana and signed Fujiwara X X Nobuhide; with red lacquered saya, all metal mounts in sentoku featuring gilt koi, menuki formed as dragons in silver and tsuka with black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 73.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm £400-600
7.      A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, suguha hamon with some slight midare in the monouichi area in nie-deki and with sunagaeshi, ko-midare boshi with sunagaeshi and kaeri and o-suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana, in shira-saya; with gold-coloured nashiji lacquered saya, iron tsuba mumei depicting a pastoral scene in gold highlights, fuchi kashira of floral design in soft metals on a shakudo-nanako ground, shakudo menuki and tsuka of green patterned ito over white samé
Nagasa: 70.7 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm £1500-2000
8.      A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, notare-midare hamon in nioi-deki with wide nioi-guichi and sloping yakidashi, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with katayamagata marked with a sixteen-petal Kiko under which is signed Iga (no) Kami Fujiwara Kinimichi, in shira-saya; with black lacquered saya, round iron tsuba depicting a mountain scene, sentoku fuchi-kashira depicting a pastoral scene (fuchi signed Masatoshi), kozuka decorated ensuite, kogai with mon inlaid in gilt and signed Munenaga, menuki depicting figures in soft metals and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 52.5 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm £2000-3000
9.      A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, ko-mokume hada, suguha hamon with slight midare in nie, komaru boshi with a short kaeri and ubu nakago with one mekugi-ana and signed Hizen (no) Kuni Kawachi (no) Kami Fujiwara Masahiro, in shira-saya; with black lacquered saya, square tsuba decorated with geese in sukashi, shakudo fuchi-kashira depicting a fox in gold and tori in copper and shakudo, menuki formed as a floral design and tsuka of ito over white samé
Nagasa: 71.6 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate No. 150619 dated Heisei 17th year (2005). £2500-3000
10.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, ko-mokume hada, wide suguha hamon in ko-nie, wide suguha boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Mimasaka (no) Kuni Yokoyama Ju Kanemitsu on the omote, in shira-saya; with red nashiji saya with Tsurumaru mon, sageo ashi decorated with similar mon, koiguchi and kabuto-gane (some damage to lacquer)
Nagasa: 63.3 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £2500-3500
11.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), MEIJI PERIOD
the blade tori-zori and ko-kissaki, engraved suken with vraja at the base of the omote and futatsu-koshi-hi at the base of the ura, gunome hamon in nioi-deki becoming choji in parts with some ashi (mostly saki-ashi), ko-midare boshi with kaeri and nakago signed XXXX Gassan Sadakazu Nana Ju Roku on the omote and Meiji Yonjushi Nen Hachi Gatsu Kitchi Jitsu on the ura; with Meiji-period kyo-gunto koshirae
Nagasa: 68.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.5 cm; Saki-haba: 1.4 cm £3000-4000
12.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KEICHO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri with wide mihaba and extended chu-kissaki, gunome-hamon with togari almost becoming sambon-tsugi, ko-maru boshi with some hakikake and ubu nakago with one mekugi-ana, sujikai yasurime, kata-yamagata jiri and signed Echizen Kuni Ju Kanenori on the omote; with black lacquered inro-saya, tsuba mumei of sentoku decorated with fans in shakudo and fuchi-kashira formed as crashing waves and silver spray in the Omori style
Nagasa: 71.2 cm; Moto-haba: 3.2 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate dated Heisei 24 year (2012) No. 390565. £2500-3000
13.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, o-mokume hada, gunome hamon with wide nioi-guchi in nioi and many sunagaeshi throughout and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Bishu Ju Osafune Sukesada (thought to date from Muromachi period); with shira-saya
Nagasa: 68.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm £2000-3000
14.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EARLY EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori and ko-kissaki, mokume-hada with some itame gokoro, ko-gunome hamon based on suguha in nioi with many gunome-ashi, slight midare-boshi with kaeri and suriage nakago with three mekugi-ana and remnants of signature Izumi (No) Kami); with red lacquer saya, black koi-guchi, kurikata and ko-jiri, round iron tsuba mumei of a multi-petalled kiku in sukashi, fuchi kashira of shakudo depicting gilt foliage and a setting sun respectively, and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 66.1 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm

This sword is accompanied by a detailed appraisal from To-ken Society GB which includes a copy of an oshigata. £2000-2500
15.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EDO PERIOD
The blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, mokume hada with some tsukare, suguha hamon in ko-nie with sunagaeshi and nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana and kuri-jiri; with black lacquered saya, maru-bori tsuba with traces of gilt over a sukashi cloud design, iron fuchi-kashira depicting grass with gold inlay, copper menuki depicting a daikon and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 64.7 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm £1250-1750
16.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), GENDAITO PERIOD
the blade deep tori-zori and ko-kissaki, engraved with a horimono of entwined dragons in a suken kurikara followed by a hi on the omote and a suken kurikara with dragon on the ura, ko-mokume / itame hada with ji-nie, hamon in ko-nie, ko-maru suguha boshi and ubu nakago with kesho yasurime, kuri-jiri and signed Osaka Junin Gassan Sadakatsu Kin Hori Dosaku with Kao on the omote and dated Taisho Hinoe Tora Nen, Juichi Gatsu Kichi Jitsu (November 11, 1926) on the ura; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 69.6 cm; Moto-haba: 2.4 cm; Saki-haba: 1.7 cm

The signature on the omote states that Gassan carved the horimono of the blade himself. This sword is accompanied by both a Tokubetsu Kicho certificate No. 156442 and a Hozon certificate No. 3011686. £1500-2500
17.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and extended chu-kissaki, ko-itame and mokume hada with ji-nie, hamon in ko-nie, suriage machi-okuri nakago with two mekugi-ana and kesho-yasuri and signed Geishu Yamagata Ihara Ju Masamitsu on the omote and Shinsei Kotetsu Omote Kore O Tsukuru and dated Keio Gannen Juni (1865) on the ura; with decorative double habaki engraved with a yari on one side and a teppo on the other and in shira saya
Nagasa: 67.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm

The sword is accompanied by a detailed appraisal by the To-ken Society GB which includes an oshigata and NBTHK Hozon certificate, No. 300728 dated 2nd May 2015. £1500-2500
18.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-hada, notare-midare hamon with ashi, long yakidashi and nie in the habuchi, ko-maru boshi with short kaeri and slightly suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana and signed Ki (no) Kuni Sukemitsu on the omote; with black lacquered saya, iron mokko-gata tsuba mumei, fuchi kashira depicting mythical creatures in gilt on shakudo-nanako ground and tsuka of green ito over white samé
Nagasa: 70.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 1.7 cm £1750-2500
19.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade hon-zukuri, tori-zori, and ko-kissaki, engraved with a bo-hi on each face, masame hada (probably indicating Yamato-den), hamon in togari at its lower part and becoming gunome towards the centre in ko-nie throughout with many ko-ashi and some sunagaeshi, midare-komi ko-maru boshi with kaeri and hakikake; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 63.1 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £1500-2000
20.     TWO JAPANESE SWORDS (KATANA AND TACHI)
the first blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, suguha hamon in nioi and ko-nie with some hakikake and faint bo-utsuri near the shinogi, boshi with short kaeri and ubu nakago mumei with three mekugi-ana, yoko-yasuri and kuri-jiri; with shira-saya and together with shin-gunto mounts including red tassel for a high ranking officer and menuki formed as a yotsune-mon of the Sasaki family; the second blade shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune, and chu-kissaki, compact ko-mokume hada, suguha hamon in nioi and ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu-nakago with single mekugi-ana and signed Yasunobu on the omote and dated Showa Junana Nen Ju Gatsu Kichi Jitsu on the ura
the first: Nagasa: 65.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm
the second: Nagasa: 64.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm
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The first sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate No. 328028 dated Heisei 3rd year (1991) attributing it to the Mihara school and an NTHK certificate dated Heisei 9th year (1997) attributing the same. The second blade is Yasukuni-to, being made by the school of swordsmiths known as Nihonto Tanren Kai (Japanese Sword Forging Centre). £2000-3500
21.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EARLY SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada almost masame in places, ko-gunome hamon in nioi-deki with a straight yakidashi near the nakago, boshi with some hakikake and nakago with single mekugi-ana (slightly corroded); with shira-saya
Nagasa: 64.8 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm £1200-1500
22.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and extended chu-kissaki, tight ko-mokume hada with some ji-nie, notare-midare hamon in nie, boshi with kaeri and suriage nakago with three mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri, o-suji-chigai yasurime and mei of two characters reading Ujinori; with black lacquered saya, plain iron mokko-gata tsuba mumei, menuki depicting Buddhist sage and koi and tsuka of ito over white samé
Nagasa: 69.2 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm £2000-3000
23.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, mokume-hada with ji-nie forming irregular patches of nie, a clear shirake-utsuri close to the shinogi, notare-midare hamon in nie with sunagashi, ko-maru boshi with a short kaeri and hakikake and ubu nakago mumei with one mekugi-ana and ha-agari kuri-jiri; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 63.4 cm; Moto-haba: 2.4 cm; Saki-haba: 1.5 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate 375922 dated February 2008 which attributes the sword to Fuyuhiro and dates it from the later Muromachi period, as well as an appraisal from the Token Society of Great Britain including an oshigata. £1500-1750
24.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade Mino-style, shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and o-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada tending towards masame with several tobiyaki on each side, togari hamon in ko-nie-deki becoming suguha near the kissaki, suguha boshi with short kaeri and ubu nakago with four mekugi-ana, suji-chigai yasurime, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Kaga (no) Kami Fujiwara Moromichi; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 60.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.3 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate No. 377394 dated Heisei 19th year (2008). £1500-2000
25.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, ko-mokume / konuki hada, suguha hamon in nie, midare boshi with short kaeri and hakikake and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, yoko yasuri and kata-yamagata jiri and signed Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 45.2 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm £1200-1750
26.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), LATE EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, mokume-itame hada becoming more itame towards the monouichi, notare-midare hamon in nie with sunagashi, kaen-boshi and ubu nakago mumei (some machi-okuri) with kiri-jiri and yoko-yasuri
Nagasa: 67.9 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm

This sword is accompanied by a certificate which states that the sword was determined to be from the Keio period (1865-1868) and in the tradition of Shinkei Tanemitsu at the NTHK UK shinsa in 2003. £1200-1500
27.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki (with funbari), ko-mokume hada (almost muji-hada), suguha hamon in nioi, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, ha-agari jiri and signed Kashu Ju Fujiwara Ieshige Tsukuru on the omote; with black lacquered saya, fuchi-kashira of gilt nanako design, menuki depicting chrysanthemum in gilt on shakudo ground, tsuka of light tan-coloured ito over white samé and wooden tsunagi
Nagasa: 52.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm £1500-2000
28.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and extended chu-kissaki, mokume-hada with some itame and a faint shirake-utsuri, ko-gunome hamon in nioi, midare-komi boshi with some hakikake and a short kaeri; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 61.1 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 2.2 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK certificate No. 152787 and dated Showa 33, attributing the sword to a Kaga smith Kan ? Tsugu. £1200-1500
29.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori and chu-kissaki, itame-gokoro-hada, suguha hamon in nie-deki, wide ichimai-boshi with short kaeri and suriage nakago with three mekugi-ana, kiri-jiri and signed Tango (no) Kami Fujiwara Jumyo on the omote; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 68.2 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm

This sword is accompanied by NTHK GB Hozon certificate 375046 dated August 2003 and NBTHK Hozon certificate 375046 dated August 2005.
£1200-1500
30.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EARLY EDO PERIOD
the blade shallow tori-zori and chu-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada, very narrow suguha hamon and with small kiri-komi on the mune and o-suriage nakago mumei with two mekugi-ana; with saya of light brown lacquer with black kojiri, soritsuna and koi-guchi, round iron sukashi tsuba depicting a bamboo grove and signed Masatsugu, shakudo fuchi-kashira depicting a wooded country scene with highlights in copper and gold, and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 48.1 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm £1000-1500
31.     A JAPANESE SWORD (BIZEN KATANA), MUROMACHI PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-gokoro-hada with some masame, ko-midare hamon in nie with some sunagashi and ji-nie and suriage nakago with three mekugi-ana, kiri-jiri and kiri-yasuri and signed Sukesada under the lowest mekugi-ana; with habaki engraved with the 'crossed-feathers' mon of the Abe family and in shira-saya
Nagasa: 70.9 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.7 cm £1000-1500
32.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada becoming masame in places, gunome hamon with some sunagaeshi in nie, ko-maru boshi with hakikake and kaeri and ubu nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana, katte-sagari yasurime and ha-agari kuri-jiri; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 66.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.6 cm £1000-1500
33.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHOWA PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori and chu-kissaki, ko-mokume-hada with some masame, ko-choji-hamon becoming gunome based on suguha towards the monouichi, o-maru boshi with hakikake in ko-nie and ubu nakago with yamagata jiri and some kesho-yasuri and signed Iryushi Nagamitsu Saku; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 66.9 cm; Moto-haba: 3.3 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm

Although undated, this is a superior piece from the Showa era (1926-89) and is in excellent condition. £1000-1500
34.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow zori (almost mu-zori), iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-masame hada, irregular hamon in ko-nie and nioi with a number of kizu and tate-wari and nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 62.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £800-1000
35.     A JAPANESE SWORD (BUNGO PROVINCE), LATER MUROMACHI PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, masame-hada, gunome-midare hamon in nioi, narrow boshi and ubu nakago mumei with a single mekugi-ana; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 60.0cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.6 cm

The sword is accompanied by an NTHK Hozon certificate, issued at UK shinsa in 2003 and attributing the mumei blade to Takeda Yukinaga of Bungo province.
£800-1200
36.     A LARGE KATANA, EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori and extended chu-kissaki, gunome-midare hamon (rubbed), and ubu nakago with a single mekugi-ana and kuri-jiri, signed Higo Dotanuki Munehiro on omote and dated Ansei Ni Nen Hachi Gatsu Hi (8th month of Ansei period, 1855) on ura; with red nashiji lacquered saya, all mounts in red copper including round tsuba mumei, decorated with shakudo chidori flying over a silver kiku and crashing waves, the fuchi decorated en suite
Nagasa: 71.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.2 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £800-1200
37.     A JAPANESE SWORD (HANDACHI KATANA), LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, gunome-midare hamon in nie and nioi with gunome-ashi and some sunagaeshi, midare boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago mumei with a single mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and some tate-wari; with iron saya, round iron tsuba depicting trees and horses on a nanako ground with some gilt highlights (rubbed) and menuki of karakusa design
Nagasa: 66.9 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £750-1250
38.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada becoming masame in places, gunome-midare hamon becoming larger towards the kissaki, ko-maru suguha boshi with kaeri and suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana and signed Fujiwara Yukimitsu, in shira-saya; with black lacquered saya, round iron tsuba mumei, kozuka depicting a birdcatcher on a shakudo-nanako ground, tsuka of purple ito over white samé and wooden tsunagi
Nagasa: 50.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.5 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £800-1200
39.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), POSSIBLY LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, and chu-kissaki, a small kiri-komi on the mune, mokume-hada, notare-midare hamon with ko-nie and nioi extending into the boshi, and o-suriage nakago mumei (possibly Bizen-den), late Koto period; with black lacquered saya enhanced with polished samé and silver strips, round iron tsuba mumei inlaid in gold and silver with dragons (rubbed), menuki formed as silver dragons and floral designs and black painted tsuka with samé
Nagasa: 70 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm £600-800
40.     A JAPANESE SWORD MOUNT (KOSHIRAE), LATE EDO PERIOD
with saya of polished samé, hexagonal iron tsuba mumei, iron fuchi-kashira with fuchi of nanako design and kashira comprising multiple small kiko with gold centres, menuki of geometric pattern in silver, tsuka of brown ito over black samé and wooden tsunagi
Overall length: 87.3 cm £500-750
41.     **A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EDO PERIOD, IN WW2 MOUNTS
the blade shinogi-zikuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, ji-hada itame-gokoro, notare-midare hamon in nioi and o-suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana and signed Kawachi No Kami Minamoto Hironobu (?); with gunto saya, brass mokko-gata tsuba with floral design, military mounts and tsuka with officer's knot,
Nagasa: 61.5 cm; Moto-haba: 3.2 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm £500-800
42.     **A JAPANESE SWORD (KOTO-KATANA), MUROMACHI PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, mokume-hada with some zukari, hamon in nioi-deki, komaru boshi with kaeri and o-suriage nakago with four mekugi-ana; with samé saya, sentoku tsuba mumei showing Shoki the demon-queller, ito missing, and together with a small group of additional fuchi kashira and menuki
Nagasa: 63.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.5 cm £400-600
43.     THREE JAPANESE SWORDS (KATANA, WAKIZASHI, AND HAMADASHI TANTO), EDO PERIOD
the first blade Mino shinogi-zukuri and extended chu-kissaki; with iron tsuba mumei depicting a sage in bamboo grove with gold highlights; the second blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, gunome-midare hamon (rubbed), and ubu nakago mumei with one mekugi-ana; with round iron tsuba mumei depicting a figure highlighted in gold nunome, iron fuchi-kashira with gold and shakudo floral design, menuki formed as oxen, and kozuka mumei with a mythical creature on a nanako ground, probably late Edo period; the third blade hira-zukuri, iori-mune, and ubu nakago mumei with two mekugi-ana and ha-agari kuri-jiri; with iron tsuba decorated with design of a sakura and snake, and associated kozuka in shibuichi; each sword in striped red-painted saya
the first: Nagasa: 67.5 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm
the second: Nagasa: 35.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm
the third: Nagasa: 22.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.3 cm; Saki-haba: 2.5 cm
(3) £400-600
44.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EARLY EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, suguha hamon in ko-nie, narrow hakikake boshi and o-suriage nakago mumei with three mekugi-ana and yoko-yasuri
Nagasa: 64.9 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 1.6 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NTHK certificate attributing the sword to the school of Takeda Teruyuki from Bungo province and dating it to approximately 1673. £400-500
45.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, gunome-midare hamon with gunome-ashi, midare-komi boshi with kaeri and nakago mumei with two mekugi-ana; with enhanced saya, round iron tsuba inlaid with a silver floral design, fuchi kashira in shakudo depicting water dragons in turbulent seas, and tsuka with white ito over black samé
Nagasa: 66.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm
£300-400
46.     **A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), MUROMACHI PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, and chu-kissaki, notare-midare hamon in nioi, and suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana and signed Bishu Osafune Hisamitsu on the omote; with distressed black ribbed saya
Nagasa: 66.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £200-300
47.     A JAPANESE SWORD (CHISA KATANA), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, narrow suguha hamon and ubu nakago mumei with two mekugi-ana (one filled); with saya enhanced with samé and sentoku ko-jiri depicting a dragon in stormy seas, round iron tsuba retaining traces of signature and menuki, kozuka, and tsuka decorated en suite
Nagasa: 50.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm £200-300
48.     A JAPANESE SWORD (CHISA KATANA), EDO PERIOD
the blade a very shallow tori-zori (almost mu-zori) and chu-kissaki, two koshi-hi under a bo-hi on the omote, futatsu-hi on the entire length of the ura and ubu-nakago with funa-gata jiri, signed Bitchu Kuni Yamadaju Kunishige on the omote and dated Keian Gannen Ni Gatsu Jitsu (1648) on the ura; with black lacquered saya (minor damage to koi-guchi), iron sukashi tsuba painted black, and plain wooden tsuka with iron fuchi kashira and dogane
Nagasa: 49.4 cm; Moto-haba: 2.6 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £200-300
49.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, mokume hada with some itame, suguha hamon in ko-nie, ko-maru boshi with hakikake and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Fujiwara Yasuyuki Saku on the omote; with black lacquered saya decorated with soft metal oni on a gilded band below the kurikata possibly added later, round shibuichi tsuba mumei depicting a maritime scene, sentoku kozuka depicting a raised horse and lake in shakudo and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 38.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm

This sword is accompanied by NBTHK 'White paper' No. 255568 dated Showa 47th year (1972). £1500-2000
50.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, ko-mokume hada, gunome-choji-midare hamon beginning with a short yakidashi on each face in nioi and with ashi and sunagaeshi, suguha boshi with short kaeri, ubu nakago mumei with yoko-yasurime and kengyo-jiri; with koshirae of plain striped wood and saya-gaki attributing the blade Bishu Osafune Ju Morimitsu
Nagasa: 42.4 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm

The hamon is likely in imitation of the Ichimonji school, perhaps by the Ishido school. £1500-1750
51.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and o-kissaki, engraved with a horimono of entwined dragons on the omote and a suken with vraja on the ura, itame-gokoro hada almost masame in parts, gunome-midare hamon in ko-nie and suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana, yoko-yasuri and traces of kinzogan mei; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 42.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.2 cm; Saki-haba: 2.4 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate No 3004282, attributing the blade to Etchu (No) Kami Masayoshi. £1200-1500
52.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada, gunome-midare hamon predominantly in nie-deki with abundant sunagaeshi throughout, wide midare-komi boshi with hakikake and kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, suji-chigai yasurime, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Kanehiro on the omote; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 43.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm £1200-1500
53.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), LATE EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori and chu-kissaki, notare-midare hamon with togari, gunome and some kinsuji in a coarse nie and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, o-suji-chigai yasuri, kata-yamagata jiri and signed Hoki no Kuni Ju Kurayoshi Ju Hiroyoshi (Koga) on the omote; with black lacquer saya decorated with flowers, iron tsuba mumei decorated with tendrils inlaid in gilt, fuchi-kashira depicting a scene from the Genpei War and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 44.5 cm; Moto-haba: 31.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate No. 3007601 dated Heisei 27th year (2015). £1200-1500
54.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EARLY EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori and funbari, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada, notare-midare hamon in nioi-deki with some gunome and gunome-ashi, suguha boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, katte-sagari yasurime, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Bishu Osafune Ju Tadamitsu on the omote; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 46.1 cm £1000-1200
55.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, choji-midare hamon possibly in imitation of ichimonji hamon in ko-nie deki with a number of tobiyaki, boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, yoko-yasurime, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Norimune on the omote and an indistinct shumei on the ura (possibly Ichimonji); with shira-saya
Nagasa: 53.2 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm
£800-1200
56.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHIN-SAKU-TO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri, iori-mune and o-kissaki, prominent masame hada almost becoming ayasugi in parts, ko-gunome hamon in nie with ashi, sunagaeshi and some chikei, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and signed Kiyonaga Ju Morishige Saku on the omote and dated Heisei Ni Nen X Kichi-Jitsu (1990) on the ura, in shira-saya with sayagaki; with black lacquered saya of polished finish, all iron mounts including fuchi-kashira, tsuba and ko-jiri depicting "crossed feather" mon in gold and menuki formed as floral branches
Nagasa: 33.5 cm; Moto-haba: 3.7 cm; Saki-haba: 2.7 cm £800-1200
57.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada, hamon with long yakidashi in nioi-deki, boshi not visible, several kizu and ubu nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana and yoko yasurime
Nagasa: 44.2 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm £400-750
58.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EARLY EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-mokume hada, suguha hamon in ko-nie with sunagaeshi and ubu nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana, and ha-agari kuri-jiri
Nagasa: 51.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.4 cm

The sugata suggests this blade may be Kanbon period (1661-1673). £750-1250
59.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri and iori-mune, mokume-hada with some itame-gokoro, narrow suguha hamon in ko-nie, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago mumei with one mekugi-ana, ha-agari kuri-jiri and yoko-yasuri; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 53.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.7 cm
£750-1000
60.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and extended chu-kissaki, itame-hada with some tsukare and occasional kizu, notare-midare hamon in nioi and nie with sunagaeshi, midare boshi with hakikake and kaeri, and suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana, kiri-jiri and traces of mei (Bishu Osafune); with black lacquered saya, iron maru-bori tsuba mumei decorated with leaves in gold by a running river, shakudo fuchi-kashira with floral decoration in gilt and menuki formed as cockerels in copper
Nagasa: 51.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm
£800-1200
61.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, suguha hamon becoming notare-midare in lower parts, suguha boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, yoko yasurime, kuri-jiri and signed Izumi (no) Kami Minamoto Morisama Saku on the omote; with shira-saya

The blade is accompanied by an NBTHKTokubetsu Hozon certificate No. 1004346 dated Heisei 27th year (2015). £750-1000
62.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, ko-mokume hada, gunome-midare hamon in ko-nie with many ashi, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana (some damage to blade); with shira-saya
Nagasa: 54.2 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £500-750
63.     A JAPANESE SWORD MOUNT (KOSHIRAE), LATE EDO PERIOD
with black lacquered wakizashi saya ribbed in an inro style, split kogai mumei in shibuichi on the omote, kozuka mumei with raised mon in shakudo on the ura, wooden floral menuki (one damaged) and wooden tsunagi
Overall length: 55.0 cm £400-500
64.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, mokume-hada, notare-midare hamon, ko-midare boshi with hakikake and suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana, machi-okuri signed Yasutsugu with an Aoi-mon; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 50.7 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £500-700
65.     **A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, notare-midare hamon in ko-nie with wide undulations, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with a single mekugi-ana and kuri-jiri and signed Yokoyama Ko (?) No Dai Fujiwara Sukesada on the omote and Bishu Osafune Junin on the ura; with black saya £200-300
66.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), LATE MEIJI PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri and ko-kissaki, suguha hamon with a number of kizu (rubbed and possibly acid etched); with saya and tsuka wrapped with cherry tree bark
Nagasa: 37.7 cm; Moto-haba: 2.3 cm; Saki-haba: 1.4 cm

£100-150
67.     A JAPANESE SWORD (TACHI), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, deep tori-zori and tunbari, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, o-mokume hada with some itame and some ji-nie, gunome midare hamon becoming ko-midare in the mono-uichi area and with profuse sunagaeshi throughout, deep ko-midare boshi with small kaeri and suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana, yoko-yasuri and signed Bishu Osafune Masamitsu; with shira-saya and saya-gaki
Nagasa: 75.3 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho certificate No. 237806 dated Showa 47th year (1972) and NTHK certificate dated Heisei 27th year (2015). £2500-3000
68.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EDO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri and shallow saki-zori, compact itame-hada, gunome-midare hamon in ko-nie with ashi and ending with a short yakidashi and ubu nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and yoko-yasuri; with black lacquered saya, oval tsuba mumei in shibuichi depicting a sage beside a pine tree and river with a flying crane highlighted in gold and copper, fuchi-kashira depicting figures highlighted in gold and signed with a kao and shakudo menuki depicting horses
Nagasa: 29.7 cm; Moto-haba: 2.4 cm; Saki-haba: 1.5 cm £1000-1500
69.     A JAPANESE SWORD (TACHI), KOTO PERIOD
the blade koshi-zori and ko-kissaki, engraved with a bo-hi on each face, ko-mokume hada with some itame, wide bo-utsuri along the hi, hamon in nioi narrow in the kissaki and mono-uichi and suriage and machi-okuri nakago with three mekugi-ana and mei of Kageyori, in shira-saya with extensive saya-gaki confirming the sword as Bizen Kageyori; with green lacquered saya, sageo ashi decorated with kiri mon, all metal mounts of darkened silver resembling shakudo and tsuka of light brown ito over samé
Nagasa: 67.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.5 cm; Saki-haba: 1.4 cm £4000-5000
70.     A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO), PROBABLY MEIJI PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri; with carved bone scabbard decorated with figures including a samurai in armour; together with an officer's leather-covered saya and tsuka dating from the Pacific War period
(2)
£80-120
71.     A JAPANESE SWORD (ITO-MAKI-TACHI), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and o-kissaki, red lacquered bo-hi, ko-itame ji-hada, suguha hamon in ko-nie and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana and kuri-jiri yasurime signed O-eh Kanetoshi on the omote and dated Bunkyo Ni Nen Ju Gatsu Hi (1862) and signed Tosa Shi Yokoyama Shi No Motome (No Yori) Tsukuru Komi ("This sword was made on the order of Mr Yokoyama, a retainer of the Tosa clan") on the ura; with nashiji lacquered saya (slight fading), mokko-gata tsuba mumei with ray design and two large brass seppa-dai, menuki formed as gold dragons, and green ito over white samé
Nagasa: 85.3 cm; Moto-haba: 3.7 cm; Saki-haba: 2.8 cm
£3000-4000
72.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KOTO-TACHI) IN YAMOTO-DEN (POSSIBLY TEGAI)
the blade hon-zukuri, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, bo-hi on each face, masame-hada and o-suriage nakago with three mekugi-ana and machi-okuri; with samé-saya, Shin Gunto tsuba and tsuka with sakura mon
Nagasa: 69.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £1500-2000
73.     A JAPANESE SWORD (TACHI), EARLY MUROMACHI PERIOD, POSSIBLY A YAMASHIRO BLADE
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, ji-hada with possible faint utsuri, narrow suguha hamon in ko-nie, narrow boshi with kaeri and o-suriage nakago mumei with four mekugi-ana (one filled); with shira saya
Nagasa: 70.3 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.7 cm £1500-2000
74.     A DAISHO, LATE EDO PERIOD
daito blade shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori and extended chu-kissaki, mokume-hada, notare hamon with gunome-nioi and nakago uninspected; shoto blade tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, tight ko-mokume-hada, notare-midare hamon becoming sanbon-sugi, midare-boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with one mekugi-ana, agari kuri-jiri, and o-sujikai yasuri; each blade with its black saya (kurikata missing) decorated with celestial figures in gilt taki-maki, mokko-gata tsuba in shakudo nanako, fuchi kashira of shakudo with immortals highlighted in gold, menuki formed as religious ornaments and tsuka of black ito over white samé
daito: Nagasa: 71.3 cm; Moto-haba: 3.2 cm; Saki-haba: 2.2 cm
shoto: Nagasa: 53 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm
(2) £4000-6000
75.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori and iori-mune, suguha hamon (faded) and o-suriage nakago mumei with two mekugi-ana; with ornate gold lacquer saya decorated with rural scenes depicting trees, houses and blue sakura, round iron tsuba decorated in gilt with trees and sakura under moon, fuchi-kashira, split kogai, kozuka and kojiri decorated in guri-bori, menuki formed as immortals in shakudo and gold, and tsuka of black ito over white same
Nagasa: 61.3 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm £2500-3500
76.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, mu-zori, iori-mune and extended chu-kissaki, choji-midare hamon in imitation of Bizen Ichimonji style (becoming gunome towards the kissaki and with some tobiyaki) and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana and ha-agari kiri-jiri signed tachi-mei, Tojiro Hisakuni and on the ura Hagara Jirosaemon Shoin; with black lacquer saya, buke-zukuri koshirae comprising large mokko-gata tsuba with hammered finish, iron fuchi-kashira, menuki formed as a dragon and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 93.3 cm; Moto-haba: 3.4 cm; Saki-haba: 2.2 cm £2000-3000
77.     A JAPANESE SWORD (CHISA KATANA), EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, notare-midare hamon with some gunome-choji, tobiyaki and long yakidashi, notare-boshi with kaeri; with black inro-style saya with iron kojiri and two loops for suspension, shakudo tsuba and fuchi kashira, small iron kogai with gilt nunome, and tsuka with close black leather wrapping and silver floral mon
Nagasa: 59.6 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm
£1500-2000
78.     A JAPANESE SWORD (HAN'TACHI KATANA), LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, mokume-hada, suguha hamon in nie, o-suriage nakago mumei with two mekugi-ana and yoko-yasurime; with red lacquer saya, iron kojiri, rounded iron tsuba, gilt menuki formed as large cranes and tsuka of green ito over white samé
Nagasa: 69.8 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm £700-900
79.     A JAPANESE DAGGER (HAMADACHI TANTO), EDO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri and tori-zori, tama-oi-ryu on the omote and bonji on the ura, notare-midare hamon, komaru-boshi with long kaeri and ubu nakago; with black saya of woodgrain design depicting a single dragon with details in gold, silver kojiri depicting immortals in gold highlights, tsuba with raised floral design, silver fuchi depicting elder confronting a tiger and kashira a large tiger in close detail, the first menuki depicting a crane and horse in gold and the other the head of an elder and kozuka with figure in high relief and signed (unreadable)
Nagasa: 30.2 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.4 cm £4000-6000
80.     A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), LATE EDO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri, mu-zori and iori-mune, narrow suguha hamon and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, ha-agari kurijiri, o-sujikai yasurime and signed Kaneuji; with black lacquer saya highlighted with fish in gold, koshirae decorated with typical Omori school crashing undercut waves with gold spray over the kojiri, kurikata, koi-guchi and fuchi kashira, kozuka signed Omori and menuki formed as ducks
Nagasa: 29.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 2.2 cm
£4000-6000
81.     A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), EDO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri and iori-mune, ko-mokume-hada with some ji-nie, narrow suguha-hamon in nie with slight undulations, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with one mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and yoko-yasurime signed Tadayoshi on the omote; in shira saya together with full copper mounts comprising long ko-jiri, kogai decorated ensuite (kozuka missing) and wooden sunagi
Nagasa: 30.2 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho certificate (green paper), No. 322184, dated to the Showa period equivalent 21st March 1977, and indicates that the sword is by Shodai Tadayoshi. £3000-4000
82.     A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), LATE EDO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri and iori-mune, suken horimono on the omote and a short hi on the ura, mokume-hada, narrow suguha hamon with some midare widening towards the kissaki and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, ha-agari kurijiri and signed Kane_?_saku; with saya, koshirae decorated with leaves and gold seeds on a shakudo-nanako ground, and together with associated kozuka
Nagasa: 29.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm £2000-3000
83.     ˜AN IVORY DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), EDO PERIOD
shobu-zukuri, iori-mune and kurikara horimono on each face; with ivory saya deeply carved with crowded scenes of figures under trees and ivory kozuka £1000-1500
84.     A JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (SOTEN TSUBA), LATE EDO PERIOD
large iron maru-bori Soten tsuba depicting a Genpei war scene with crashing seas and armoured warriors in gilt and signed Goshu Hikone Ju Nomura Soten
Diameter: 9 cm
£400-600
85.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHOWA PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, notare-midare hamon (further details obscured by rubbing) and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, kengyo jiri, midare yasuri and signed Todai XX Masamitsu Saku on the omote and dated Showa Jusan Nen Roku Gatsu (1938) on the ura; with shin-gunto mounts comprising saya with leather weather cover and round iron tsuba mumei
Nagasa: 60.8 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.2 cm £500-750
86.     A JAPANESE BONE-MOUNTED TANTO, A JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (TSUBA); AND A POCKET KNIFE, 19TH CENTURY
the first with curved single-edged blade, carved bone grip, tsuba and saya each decorated with figures in contemporary dress; the second of openwork iron retaining some brass inlay (pitted); the third with folding blade and pick and staghorn faced body; and a small Balkan dagger, of bichaq form,in its scabbard; together with a quantity of sword scabbards and elements
the first: 21.2 cm; 8 3/8 in blade
(qty)

£200-300
87.     A JAPANESE BONE-MOUNTED SWORD (KATANA) AND SHORTSWORD (TANTO), MEIJI PERIOD
each with curved single-edged blade, with grip and saya each of bone segments and carved with a vertical arrangement of figures in traditional dress (worn, losses)
the katana: 52.8 cm; 20 3/4 in blade
(2) £150-200
88.     TWO JAPANESE BONE-MOUNTED SWORDS (KATANA), MEIJI PERIOD
each with curved single-edged blade, carved bone hilt and saya decorated with figures in traditional costume and with brass mounts
the longer: 47.5 cm; 18 3/4 in blade
(2) £150-200
89.     TWO JAPANESE NAVAL OFFICER'S DIRKS, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first model 1883, of regulation type, with grooved blade, brass hilt, wire-bound grip, in its scabbard;the second similar, the grip carved in imitation of wire-bound fishskin, in its scabbard
the first: 22.3 cm; 8 3/4 in blade
(2)


90.     TWO JAPANESE DAGGERS (TANTO) AND A JAPANESE KNIFE, 19TH / 20TH CENTURY
the first with slightly curved single-edged blade engraved with a bo-hi on the omote and ryu on the ura and shira-saya engraved with a short pattern of clouds; the second with straight single-edged blade and saya of bone carved with foliage and a vertical arrangement of figures in traditional dress (kashira and kojiri missing); the third with similar blade, saya with painted decoration in black and green and tsuka of white samé with gilt menuki formed as coiled dragons
the first: 17.5 cm; 6 7/8 in blade
(3)

£200-300
91.     TWO JAPANESE DAGGERS (TANTO), POSSIBLY 19TH CENTURY
the first with slightly tapering double-edged blade of flattened diamond section, nakago mumei, brass hilt and scabbard engraved with foliage and dragons; the second with tapering double-edged blade of flattened diamond section engraved with a dragon on the omote and bo-hi on the ura, and brass scabbard, together with two miniature Japanese swords (one snapped at the hilt)
(4) £200-300
92.     FOUR JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA), EDO PERIOD
the first of mokko-gata form inlaid with foliage and sakura in gilt on both sides; the second of round form with traces of gold inlay and sakura in yo-sukashi; the third of round form with low-relief leaf design over a fan in copper (rubbed); the fourth of large round shibuichi form depicting Shoki tormented by Oni, all tsuba mumei
(4) £250-350
93.     **THREE JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBAS), EDO PERIOD
the first of squared dark copper depicting an Oni in relief in shakudo and gilt highlights and with Sosho script in the background, mumei; the second of oval shape in shakudo nanako, decorated with a flowering branch highlighted in gold and shakudo in relief on the front face and with an insect in copper on the reverse, mumei; the third maru-bori decorated with a rural scene depicting a figure hammering at a table in the foreground and highlights of trees and mountains in gold
(3)
£200-300
94.     FIVE JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA), EDO PERIOD
the first iron sukashi tsuba; the second of mokko-gata form with hammered surface; the third of large mokko-gata form with hammered floral design; the fourth of plain round form with sakura in yo-sukashi; the fifth of round iron sukashi form with four Aoi and tendril design, all tsuba mumei
(5) £200-300
95.     THREE JAPANESE SKEWERS (KOGAI), EDO PERIOD
the first of iron, of two pieces, decorated with a web design in soft metal (small losses); the second in copper, also of two pieces and engraved with foliage; and the third of copper, inlaid with soft metal foliage, all cased together and mumei
the first: 19.2 cm; 7 5/8 in overall

£200-250
96.     **A JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (TSUBA), LATE EDO PERIOD
mokko-gata tsuba of katana size in shakudo with nanako ground, decorated on both sides with a crowded gilt floral design in high relief, mumei but probably of Mino Goto workmanship
£150-200
97.     A JAPANESE HALBERD (NAGINATA), EDO PERIOD
the blade sugata naginata, strong saki-zori, naginata-hi on each face, ko-mokume hada, suguha hamon in nie-deki with some sunagaeshi, yaki-zume boshi and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana and signed Bishu Shitahara Ju Hiroshige; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 39.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm £750-1250
98.     A JAPANESE SPEAR (NAGINATA), LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade sugata naginata, saki-zori, a short hi on each face in red lacquer (worn), masame hada, narrow suguha hamon in nie-deki, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and nakago with suji-chigai yasurime and ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Me Hisamitsu; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 35.2 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm £750-1250
99.     A JAPANESE SPEAR (YARI), LATE KOTO PERIOD
su-yari with suguha hamon in nioi, masame-hada and nakago mumei with two mekugi-ana; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 29.5 cm
£150-300
100.    A JAPANESE HALBERD (NAGINATA), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade naginata sugata, strong saki-zori, naginata-hi lacquered red, mostly masame ji-hada, suguha hamon, boshi with slight kaeri at the boshi and ubu nakago mumei with two mekugi-ana; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 39.1 cm; 1.9 cm £750-1250
101.    A JAPANESE SPEAR (YARI), PROBABLY MEIJI PERIOD
of Naga Yari type, the blade of inverted Jumonji shape with bonji on one face and human head on the other and short nakago mumei; with mother-of-pearl aogai on the pole £150-250
102.    **A JAPANESE SWORD STAND (KATANA-KAKE), LATE EDO PERIOD
designed to accommodate three swords with two large Tokugawa Aoi Mon in gold lacquer on each face of the main panel and two further on the supporting legs (some minor damage overall) £300-400
103.    A JAPANESE SWORD STAND (KATANA-KAKE), LATE EDO PERIOD
designed to accommodate three swords and lacquered throughout with sakura tree blossoms and foliage inhabited by cranes in gold (legs detached, significant losses overall) £250-350
104.    A JAPANESE QUIVER (SHIKO), EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY
of leather, the front painted with a gilt Kugi nuki mon, fitted with horn finials incorporating a hook for suspension, and complete with four iron-tipped arrows, each with bamboo shaft, feather flight and horn nock
95.5 cm; 37 5/8 in overall

£250-350
105.    A JAPANESE ARMOUR (DO-MARU), LATE EDO PERIOD
comprising momonari kabuto with shikoro of four lames and gilt maedate in blue shikake lacing (fukigaeshi missing), mempo with yodarekake of three lames (detached), kote of mail and black lacquer sections and other elements of armour in distressed condition, mounted on a wooden Japanese mannequin with carved face (one foot detached)


£1500-2000
106.    A JAPANESE HELMET (KABUTO), EDO PERIOD
with iron skull of momonari form, hachi of black lacquer over the outer surface and red on its underside, small fukigaeshi, shikoro of five lames and early lining together with cord £600-800
107.    A JAPANESE FACE DEFENCE (MEMPO), EDO PERIOD
of black lacquered iron, red on the inside, fitted with separate nose, moustache and with lacquered gold "teeth" and red upper lip, and yodarekake of four lacquered iron lames with blue lace (unsigned, overall good condition) £700-900
108.    A JAPANESE MATCHLOCK GUN (TEPPO), LATE EDO PERIOD
of large and heavy size (Ohn-zutsu) with black lacquered stock decorated with seven large mon in gold lacquer including Kiri-mon, Kutsuwa-mon (Shimazu family), Uroko-mon, Momo-mon, Mitsuboshi-mon and Hane-mon and heavy octagonal iron barrel widening towards the muzzle engraved with mythical birds in a clouded sky and with a panel at the base with characters in gilt Naka Yama Dai and X Kore
Barrel: 70.0 cm; 27 5/8 in long
Overall: 101.0 cm; 39 7/8 in long £2000-2500
109.    A JAPANESE MATCHLOCK GUN (TEPPO), LATE EDO PERIOD
of large size (Ohn-zutsu) with plain oak stock and octagonal iron barrel widening towards the muzzle decorated with a dragon inlaid in silver and gold and a panel at the base with characters Kashu Ju Yoshimura ? Saku and a diamond shape inlaid in silver with the character San (3)
Barrel: 68.3 cm; 26 7/8 in long
Overall: 104.0 cm; 41 in long £2000-2200
110.    A JAPANESE MATCHLOCK GUN (TEPPO), LATE EDO PERIOD
of large size (Ohn-zutsu) with oak handle and stock decorated with sentoku Choji-mon and octagonal iron barrel widening towards the muzzle inlaid with a design of cranes in a bamboo grove in silver and a gyoyo-mon of the Nabeshina clan
Barrel: 104.0 cm; 41 in long
Overall: 136.0 cm; 51 in long £1500-2000
111.    A JAPANESE MATCHLOCK GUN (TEPPO), LATE EDO PERIOD
of medium size (chu-zutsu) with wooden stock painted black and extensively decorated with gilt tendrils and Tokugawa Aoi-mon also in gold lacquer over black lacquered base, and iron barrel profusely decorated with silver inlaid dragons and clouds highlighted in gold and an inscription
Barrel: 73.0 cm; 28 3/4 long
Overall: 102.6 cm; 40 3/8 in long £1500-2000
112.    A JAPANESE MATCHLOCK GUN (TEPPO), LATE EDO PERIOD
of large and heavy size (Ohn-zutsu) with an oak stock and handle inlaid with some sentoku sakura and octagonal iron barrel widening towards the muzzle inlaid with a dragon chasing the tama and clouds in silver, and wooden ramrod
Barrel: 85.0 cm; 33 1/2 in long
Overall: 114.0 cm; 44 7/8 in long £1500-1800
113.    A JAPANESE MATCHLOCK GUN (TEPPO), LATE EDO PERIOD
of medium size (chu-zutsu) with black lacquered wooden stock decorated with sentoku sakura throughout and iron octagonal barrel widening towards the muzzle and decorated with a dragon in clouds chasing the tama with details in gold, silver and copper, together with ramrod
Barrel: 77.0 cm; 30 3/4 in long
Overall: 108.0 cm; 42 1/2 in long £1300-1600
114.    A JAPANESE MATCHLOCK GUN (TEPPO), LATE EDO PERIOD
of large, heavy form (Ohn-zutsu) with oak stock and iron barrel decorated with a silver inlaid dragon and tama, octagonal hole and both fore- and near-sights and wooden ramrod
Barrel: 76.0 cm; 29 7/8 in long
Overall: 106.2 cm; 41 3/4 in long £1200-1500
115.    A JAPANESE MATCHLOCK GUN (TEPPO), EDO PERIOD
of medium size (chu-zutsu) with oak stock and handle decorated with small sentoku sakura throughout and a single fletched arrow on its underside and plain octagonal iron barrel widening towards the muzzle with a single sentoku support ring and ramrod
Barrel: 100.0 cm; 39 3/8 in long
Overall: 129.0 cm; 50 7/8 in long £1200-1400
116.    A SHORT JAPANESE MATCHLOCK GUN (TEPPO), EDO PERIOD
of small size with a plain oak stock and handle (slightly stained and scuffed in places), and octagonal iron barrel widening towards the muzzle and inlaid with mon in silver, gold and copper
Barrel: 71.0 cm; 28 in long
Overall: 95.5cm; 37 5/8 in long £1200-1400
117.    ˜A CHINESE DAGGER AND TWO BURMESE DHA DAGGERS, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the first with slender single-edged blade, plain white ferule and pale green stone grip, in its carved wooden scabbard decorated with an elaborate trellis design on the outside; the second with single-edged blade, silver ferrule and ivory grip; and the third with curved single-edged blade overlaid with a running pattern of silver foliage on each face, silver ferrule, carved ivory grip with later horn terminal
the first: 17.5 cm; 6 7/8 in blade
(3) £150-250
118.    A TIBETAN DAGGER, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with broad single-edged blade, silver hilt including pommel pierced with an openwork design backed by a gilt panel on the front, the grip bound with plaited silver wire, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with engraved silver mounts and a chased gilt slender band in the middle
16.8 cm; 6 5/8 in blade

£80-100
119.    A CIRCULAR CANE SHIELD, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY SOUTHEAST ASIAN OR CHINESE
of spiralling cane wrapped in rattan and of low convex form, the interior fitted with a pair of plaited circular enarmes
38.5 cm; 15 1/8 in diameter
£200-300
120.    **A RARE TIBETAN SWORD, 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with pattern-welded single-edged blade formed with a curved point, silver hilt of characteristic form, comprising shaped guard with raised brim, and lobed pommel each chased with traditional scrollwork, the latter set with a green stone at the front and with a loop at the rear for a tassel, leather grip reinforced at the front with a further chased silver plaque, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with large iron chape, the front with delicately pierced border retaining trace of gilding, fitted with a large chased silver plaque en suite with the hilt and set with three red and one turquoise stone, retaining traces of early gilding, and matching white metal locket
64.5 cm; 25 3/8 in blade

See Larocca 2006, p. 159 for a related example.
£700-900
121.    TWO BRONZE CANNON, PROBABLY CHINESE LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
almost forming a pair, with slightly tapering bronze barrels of large bore, formed with raised astragal mouldings and moulded at the muzzles, plain vent fields, compressed globose cascables, and in green patinated condition overall
75.5 cm; 29 ¾ in barrels
9.0 cm; 3 ½ bores
(2)
£3000-4000
122.    ˜THREE SOUTH EAST ASIAN DAGGERS (KRIS), 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the first with tapering double-edged pattern-welded blade (mendak and selut missing) and carved Sulawesi jawa demam hilt, in its wooden scabbard; the second with slender blade (polished bright) and similar hilt, in its wooden scabbard, the lower portion encased in chased silver decorated with scrolling foliage; the third with wavy blade and carved ivory jawa demam hilt (small chips, loose), in its wooden scabbard
the first: 32.8 cm; 12 7/8 in blade
(3) £100-200
123.    A SOUTH EAST ASIAN DAGGER (KRIS) AND A FURTHER DAGGER, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the first with tapering blade and hardwood hilt incorporating two small scrollwork panels; the second with single-edged fullered leaf-shaped blade, carved horn grip, in its wooden scabbard bound with plaited cord
the first: 33.8 cm; 13 1/4 in blade
(2) £20-40
124.    A MALAYSIAN DAGGER (KRIS); A NORTH INDIAN DAGGER) PESH-KABZ AND A FOLDING KNIFE (NAVAJA), 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES
the first with pattern-welded blade, finely carved grip formed as a stylised deity and decorated over its surface with flowers, in its scabbard; the second with broad blade; the second with reinforced polished blade and hardstone grip, in its scabbard; and the third with folding blade and brass body fitted with engraved horn and bone panels
the first: 40.5 cm; 16 in blade
(3) £200-300
125.    SIX MALAYSIAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN DAGGERS, 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURIES
the first a Philippine machete (barong), with single-edged leaf-shaped blade, silver ferule and carved wooden hilt; the second a Sulawesi dagger (kris) with pattern-welded wavy blade and carved grip of stylised beak form; a Dyak shortsword (mandau), with heavy blade and carved bone hilt; two parang and a Gurkha kukri knife
the first: 39.5 cm; 15 1/2 in blade
(6) £250-300
126.    **AN INDONESIAN SILVER-MOUNTED SHORTSWORD (PARANG), LATE 19TH CENTURY
with slightly curved single-edged pattern-welded blade, silver hilt chased with traditional foliage and trellis, and finely carved hardwood grip formed as a stylised monster, in its hardwood scabbard with horn throat
57.5 cm; 22 3/4 in blade
£250-350
127.    **A CEYLONESE SHORTSWORD (KASTANE), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged blade, inlaid with engraved brass scrolls at the forte on each face (slightly rubbed), iron hilt inlaid en suite including a pair of short serpentine arms at the base, pointed langets and recurved knuckle-guard with monsterhead finial (the brass with small losses), and carved hardwood grip with carved serpent finial
50.0 cm; 19 3/4 in blade
£350-450
128.    A NEPALESE GURKHA KUKRI KNIFE AND FIVE SOUTHEAST ASIAN DAGGERS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the first of characteristic form, with engraved blade, and carved horn grip, in its scabbard; the second with kukri style blade, iron cross-guard and carved stone grip, in its scabbard; two miniature kris, each in its scabbard, and two further daggers
the first: 32.5 cm; 12 3/4 in blade
(6)
£150-200
129.    A NEPALESE GURKHA KUKRI KNIFE, 20TH CENTURY
of characteristic form, stamped E66 at the forte, in its scabbard complete with two knives
28.2 cm; 11 1/8 in blade
£60-80
130.    AN INDIAN SWORD (KHANDA), LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY
with broad single-edged blade widening towards a sharply pointed tip, formed with two long slender fullers on each face and cut with rudimentary designs at the forte, characteristic iron hilt including figure-of-eight shaped guard, a pair of shaped langets, broad knuckle-guard, attenuated pommel and cord-bound grip, and with some gold painted finish (small chips)
85.5 cm; 33 3/4 in blade
£400-600
131.    A SOUTH INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), LATE 16TH/17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY TANJORE
with sharply tapering blade formed with a series of slender converging fullers and with a reinforced tip, strongly formed iron hilt extending over the base of the blade on each face with a pair of pierced shaped panels drawn-out to a long chiselled finial, incorporating a broad recurved plate for covering the hand and rising to a monsterhead terminal, fluted side bars and a pair of grip-bars with pronounced central mouldings (areas of pitting)
50.0 cm; 19 3/4 in blade

A very similar katar is preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. no. 36.25.905). For a discussion of this group see Elgood 2004, pp. 146-150.


£1000-1500
132.    AN INDIAN DAGGER, PROBABLY TANJORE, LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY; AN AFRICAN DAGGER AND A SUDANESE SWORD (KASKARA), 19TH CENTURY
the first with curved single-edged blade, iron hilt including a pair of bud-shaped quillons, recurved knuckle-guard with bud-shaped finials, and solid grip rising to a bird's head pommel; the second with single-edged blade, horn grip, in its brass-mounted scabbard; and the third with broad flat etched blade, white metal cross-piece and leather-bound grip
the first: 41.5 cm; 16 3/8 in blade
(3) £200-250
133.    **AN INDIAN GEM-SET JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), 19TH CENTURY
with recurved double-edged blade of watered steel, jade hilt with short scrolling quillons and lobe-shaped pommel, inlaid over its entire surface with flowers in coloured pastes on gold stems within an elaborate gold cartouche framework, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard covered with gilt embroidered fabric, with carved jade locket decorated with gold and pastes en suite with the hilt (chape missing)
24.3 cm; 9 5/8 in blade £2500-3000
134.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), PROBABLY LATE 18TH CENTURY
with recurved blade formed with a medial ridge, green jade hilt carved with a pair of short scrolling quillons, decorated in low relief with a lotus flower and foliage on each face, rising to a lobed pommel decorated with further lotus flowers and foliage, and all enriched with small coloured pastes in raised gold settings
22.0 cm; 8 3/4 in blade
£2500-3500
135.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), LATE 18TH CENTURY
with recurved blade formed with a medial ridge and reinforced tip, mottled green jade hilt carved with a pair of short scrolling quillons, decorated in low relief with a lotus flower and foliage on each face, rising to a lobed pommel decorated with further flowers and foliage, and all enriched with small garnets in raised gold settings (one missing), the blade painted with the inventory number 'D71'
22.2 cm; 8 3/4 in blade
£2000-3000
136.    **AN INDIAN GEM-SET JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with recurved double-edged blade formed with a reinforced tip, jade hilt carved over the majority of its surface with a lozenge framework, comprising a pair of short scrolling quillons carved with foliage and set with four garnets in raised gold settings, and integral grip rising to a lobed pommel carved with an expanded lotus flowerhead set with a further garnet in a raised gold setting, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D8?'
27.5 cm; 10 7/8 in blade
£800-1200
137.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with slightly curved double-edged blade, carved jade hilt comprising a pair of scrolling quillons, integral waisted grip rising to an angular pommel formed of three large lotus flower buds, the remaining surface of the hilt carved with lotus flowers and foliage, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with carved jade locket (chape missing)
21.0 cm; 8 3/8 in blade £2000-2500
138.    **AN INDIAN GEM-SET JADE-HILTED DAGGER, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTEURY
cut-down from a talwar sword, with slightly recurved blade double-edged towards the tip, mutton fat jade hilt comprising a pair of langets, straight quillons with button-shaped terminals, disc-shaped pommel and integral faceted grip, carved throughout with recessed panels divided by slender lines and inlaid with three gem-set flowers in raised gold settings front and back, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D72'
26.5 cm; 10 1/2 in blade
£1500-2000
139.    **AN INDIAN GEM-SET JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with slightly recurved blade of watered steel, the back-edged enclosed over most its length with a cusped reinforcing strip, white jade hilt comprising short scrolling quillons, integral grip and lobed pommel all carved with a vertical arrangement of lotus flowers and foliage, and the pommel encrusted with three flower-shaped arrangements of garnets in raised settings centring on colourless pastes, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D79'
20.0 cm; 7 7/8 in blade
£1500-2000
140.    **AN INDIAN AGATE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), 19TH CENTURY
with curved blade formed with a slender medial ridge and a reinforced tip, grey-brown agate hilt including a pair of short vestigial quillons and lobed pommel carved with a small panel of foliage, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D69'
19.1 cm; 7 5/8 in blade
£1000-1200
141.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), LATE 18TH CENTURY
with recurved double-edged blade formed with a slender medial ridge, jade hilt comprising a pair of short scrolling quillons, integral grip and lobe-shaped pommel, carved over the greater part of its surface with an integrated design of lotus flowers and foliage, and the pommel set with a garnet in a raised gold setting on each side and a further garnet at the top, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard with carved jade locket decorated en suite and incorporating a small loop at the front (chape missing), the blade painted with the inventory number 'D65'
22.7 cm; 9 in blade
£1200-1500
142.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), LATE 19TH CENTURY
with straight double-edged blade of watered steel and formed with a slender medial ridge, jade hilt comprising a pair of scrolling quillons, integral grip shaped for the fingers and lobe-shaped pommel, carved at each end with lotus flowers and foliage, in its wooden scabbard covered with brocaded fabric, fitted with carved jade locket incorporating a small loop at the front and silver chape, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D66'
23.8 cm; 9 3/8 in blade
£1200-1500
143.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with earlier slightly recurved blade formed with two tapering fullers divided by a chiselled panel terminating in a flowerhead at the forte on each side and with a reinforced tip, light green jade hilt including a pair of scrolling quillons, integral grip and well carved pommel formed as a bridled horsehead, carved over the greater part of its surface with a vertical arrangement of lotus flowers and foliage on each side, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D63'
24.2 cm; 9 5.8 in blade
£1000-1500
144.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER (CHILANUM), LATE 19TH CENTURY
with broad jambiya blade, carved white jade grip of chilanum form, comprising scrolling quillons, knuckle-guard, bifurcated pommel and integral grip, decorated over its surface with lotus flowers and foliage, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D51'
19.8 cm; 7 3.4 in blade £800-1200
145.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER (CHILANUM), 19TH CENTURY
with slender slightly curved double-edged blade formed with a slender fuller on each face, the forte enclosed by a shaped russet collar decorated with gold flowers and foliage on each face, spinach green hilt comprising oval guard with notched rim (very small chips), a pair of short bud-shaped quillons, recurved knuckle-guard carved with foliage and with bud-shaped finials, bifurcated pommel, bud-shaped pommel button and faceted integral grip with a central moulding, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D52'
27.5 cm; 10 7/8 in blade £1000-1200
146.    **AN INDIAN CRYSTAL-HILTED DAGGER (CHILANUM), LATE 19TH CENTURY
with slender slightly curved double-edged blade, the forte enclosed by a silver collar chased with silver flowers on each face, crystal hilt comprising oval guard with notched rim (cracked), a pair of short bud-shaped quillons, recurved knuckle-guard with bud-shaped finials, bifurcated pommel, bud-shaped pommel button and integral grip with a central moulding, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D53'
23.0 cm; 9 1/8 in blade £800-1200
147.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER (JAMBIYA), 19TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade of watered steel, formed with a medial ridge, and brown jade hilt carved with a moulded slightly waisted grip, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D75'
26.4 cm; 10 3/8 in blade
£800-1200
148.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), 19TH CENTURY
with recruved double-edged blade, spinach-green jade hilt (probably adapted from an earlier dagger) incorporating a lobe-shaped pommel, carved at the top and bottom with vine fruit and foliage and shaped for the fingers
23.7 cm; 9 3/8 in blade
£800-1200
149.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KARD), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with single-edged blade of watered steel, carved jade grip decorated on each face with conventional foliage and rising to a lobed pommel decorated with lotus flowers, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D59'
21.0 cm; 8 1/4 in blade
£500-700
150.    **AN INDIAN SMALL JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), 19TH CENTURY
with associated recurved fullered blade, blue grey jade hilt carved with foliage in low relief at the base (small cracks) and lobed pommel decorated with further flowers and foliage, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D53'
17.5 cm; 6 7/8 in blade

£400-600
151.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), LATE 19TH CENTURY
with recurved double-edged blade of watered steel, carved blue-grey jade hilt with short quillons, waisted grip and lobe-shaped pommel
20.0 cm; 7 7/8 in blade
£500-700
152.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with associated recurved double-edged blade inlaid with a gold calligraphic cartouche on one side at the forte, pale green carved jade hilt comprising a pair of short quillons, integral grip shaped for the fingers and lobe-shaped pommel, decorated over its surface with a vertical arrangement of bud-shaped lotus flowers and foliage, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D67'
23.5 cm; 9 1/4 in blade
£700-1000
153.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY
with straight double-edged blade from a spear, chiselled with foliage at the forte, green jade hilt carved with foliage, including tapering grip and bifurcated pommel with scrolling terminals and carved bud-shaped button, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D83'
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in blade
£600-800
154.    **AN INDIAN JADE HILT FROM A ZAFAR TAKIEH, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with associated pattern-welded doubled-edged blade from a Malaysian kriss, green jade grip of characteristic form, finely carved with foliage over its surface, with scrolling terminals, and the top carved with a flowerhead set with a red stone, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D84'
32.0 cm; 12 1/2 in blade

£500-800
155.    **AN INDIAN SMALL JADE-HILTED DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY
with double-edged blade, and slender jade grip with lobed pommel carved with foliage, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D57'
13.5 cm; 5 3/8 in blade
£150-200
156.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), LATE 19TH CENTURY
with recurved blade with a gold inlaid calligraphic cartouche at the forte (rubbed), pale white jade grip with a pair of short scrolling foliate quillons, slender grip shaped for the fingers, and lobated pommel, the latter with a well carved openwork lotus flowerhead on each face, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D77'
21.0 cm; 8 3/8 in blade
£800-1200
157.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), LATE 19TH CENTURY
with recurved blade formed with a medial ridge and a reinforced tip, carved mutton-fat jade hilt, comprising scrolling quillons carved with a lotus flower and foliage, integral grip shaped for the fingers and lobed pommel carved en suite, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D73'
21.5 cm; 8 1/2 in blade

£800-1200
158.    **AN INDIAN COMPOSITE DAGGER WITH GOLD-INLAID JADE GRIP, 19TH CENTURY
with double-edged jambiya blade formed with a medial ridge, russet iron hilt decorated with a dense arrangement of minute gilt flowerheads, spinach green jade hilt profusely inlaid with a running pattern of gold flowers and foliage
22.5 cm; 8 7/8 in blade


£700-900
159.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), LATE 19TH CENTURY
with earlier curved double-edged blade of watered steel formed with a slender medial ridge on each face, mutton fat jade hilt carved with a pair of vestigial quillons, sprays of conventional foliage and lobated pommel, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D70'
24.2 cm; 9 1/2 in blade £600-800
160.    **AN INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY
with earlier khanjarli type fullered blade with a reinforced tip, and pale green jade 'pistol' grip, the blade painted with the inventory number 'D74'
21.5 cm; 8 1/2 in blade

£400-500
161.    AN INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY AND A FOLDING KATAR, 19TH CENTURY
the first with flat tapering double-edged blade, iron hilt extending over the base of the blade and retaining the latter with a pair of rivets, with chiselled beaded border, a pair of moulded baluster shaped grip-bars, much early silver-plated finish, in its wooden scabbard covered with tooled leather and fitted with brass chape; the second with tapering blade with characteristic cover and iron hilt each decorated with silver koftgari, in its scabbard
the first: 26.8 cm; 10 5/8 in blade
(2) £500-700
162.    TWO INDIAN DAGGERS (KATAR), 18TH CENTURY
the first with tapering blade of watered steel formed with a reinforced tip (small areas of light pitting), iron hilt including a pair of moulded grip-bars, decorated over its surface with gold koftgari scrolling foliage (rubbed) on a russet ground; the second with tapering blade formed with a central ridge, reinforced tip and a pair of converging fullers on each face, long iron hilt with a pair of grip-bars and retaining some gold koftgari border ornament
the first: 21.5 cm; 8 1/2 in blade
(2) £500-700
163.    AN INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), 19TH CENTURY
with tapering blade of watered steel, formed with a reinforced tip and central ridge on each face, the latter decorated with gold koftgari flowers and foliage, iron hilt comprising a pair of slender side bars and grip bars all decorated en suite with the blade
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in blade
£300-400
164.    TWO INDIAN DAGGERS (KATAR) AND ANOTHER DAGGER WITH TALWAR HILT, 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES
the first with sharply tapering fullered blade formed with a reinforced tip, a pair of side bars widening towards the terminals, and a pair of faceted grip bars; the second with reinforced blade and slender hilt; the third with double-edged blade from a European military sword, and characteristic iron hilt with recurved knuckle-guard
the first: 27.0 cm; 10 5/8 in blade
(3)
£150-200
165.    AN INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), 18TH CENTURY
with short tapering blade, iron hilt extending over the base of the blade, formed of a pair of flaring side bars and a pair of elaborate pair of grip bars (pitted)
21.0 cm; 8 1/4 in blade

£150-200
166.    AN INDIAN DAGGER (KHANJAR), MID-19TH CENTURY
with slightly recurved blade of finely watered steel, double-edged for its upper two thirds and formed with a delicate filed moulding on the back-edge, blued iron hilt formed with a pair of basal lobes, and smoky quartz pommel set with a green paste in a gold setting on each face, in its fabric-bound leather-covered wooden scabbard with blued iron mounts en suite with the hilt (areas of rust)
21.0 cm; 8 1/4 in blade

£2000-2500
167.    A SPANISH FOLDING KNIFE (NAVAJA) AND FIVE MIDDLE EASTERN DAGGERS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURIES
the first with folding blade formed with a long clipped-back point, iron body faced with an alternating design of bone, mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell and German silver terminals; the second a small Caucasian kindjal with fullered blade, engraved brass hilt, in its matching scabbard; the third a white metal-mounted jambiya, in its scabbard; the fourth a miniature pesh kabz, the hilt composed of green stone and mother-of-pearl, and two further daggers
the first: 24.7 cm; 9 3/4 in blade
(6) £200-250
168.    ˜A SMALL INDIAN KNIFE, 19TH CENTURY
with recurved blade formed with a reinforced tip, iron hilt and a pair of ivory grips-scales retained by three iron rivets
14.0 cm; 5 1/2 in blade

£50-80
169.    **AN INDIAN THROWING RING (CHAKRAM), LATE 19TH CENTURY
of flattened iron, the inner border inlaid with silver foliage on each face (losses, small areas of pitting)
20.2 cm; 8 in diameter £100-150
170.    AN INDIAN DAGGER, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with wavy double-edged hollow blade, chiselled over the forte with gilt flowers, integral hollow iron hilt decorated in gold with exotic birds, hinged pommel formed as a gilt monsterhead opening to reveal a concealed dagger fitted with a threaded pommel incorporating a further removable blade, in its scabbard
22.5 cm; 8 7/8 in blade


£250-350
171.    ˜A PERSIAN DAGGER (KARD), LATE 19TH CENTURY
with tapering single-edged blade of watered steel, iron hilt decorated with gold koftgari foliage, and a pair of ivory grip-scales retained by two rivets, in its wooden scabbard encased in pierced and chased silver decorated with scale designs and a brief inscription on one face "Indeed we have given you a clear conquest." (Qur'an 48 (al-Fath), vs. 1) and on the other face "al- 'izz wa'l-iqbal wa'l-dawla wal-baqa li-sahibihi" ("Glory and fortune and wealth and long life to its owner.")
22.5 cm; 8 7/8 in blade
£400-600
172.    **AN INDIAN DAGGER (PESH-KABZ), 20TH CENTRY
with recurved blade of T-section, decorated with gold scrollwork at the forte the hilt pierced and inset with minute balls, inlaid with further scrolls en suite, and fitted with hardwood grip-scales inset with bone rondels, in its velvet-covered scabbard
22.0 cm; 8 3/4 in blade £150-200
173.    **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
£250-300
174.    ˜AN INDIAN KHYBER KNIFE, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering blade formed with a reinforced back-edge, iron hilt encrusted with gold flowers within linear frames, (losses) and a pair of ivory grip-scales retained by four rivets (small chips)
39.5 cm; 15 1/2 in blade
£250-350
175.    **A BALKAN TROUSSE, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
formed of three single-edged knives, each decorated with gold scrollwork at the forte, and chased silver grip, in a silver-covered wooden scabbard, the outer surface chased with traditional motifs, the basal finial formed as a marine monster, and the top fitted with a red and blue-stone encrusted band
15.0 cm; 6 in blade

£400-500
176.    A TURKISH SHORTSWORD (YATAGHAN), SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged blade with traces of calligraphic panels, embossed brass hilt extending over the forte, decorated with flowers and foliage, and a pair of large horn grip scales rising to a characteristic eared pommel, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard (chape missing)
64.3 cm; 25 3/8 in blade

£300-400
177.    **AN INDIAN DAGGER (BICHWA), LATE 19TH CENTURY
with two characteristic slightly recurved blades, each of flattened-diamond section and formed with a reinforced point, brass loop-shaped hilt with slender inner-guard, the outer with pierced cusped border and a pair of elephants
20.0 cm; 8 in blades
£250-300
178.    AN INDIAN DAGGER (BICHWA), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with curved 'scorpion sting' blade formed with a reinforced tip, loop-shaped iron hilt chiselled with a foliate border at the front, a slender band at the back and bud-shaped pommel
18.5 cm; 7 1/24 in blade

£80-100
179.    AN INDIAN DAGGER (CHILANUM), LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY
with curved tapering double-edged blade formed with a central rib and a reinforced tip, iron hilt comprising bifurcated guard and pommel, the latter extending on one side to form a recurved knuckle-guard with stylised monsterhead finial, and bud-shaped pommel button (areas of pitting and wear)
23.0 cm; 9 in blade

£150-200
180.    AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), LATE 18TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged watered steel blade (the tip with one small chip, areas of surface rust), iron hilt of characteristic form, including straight quillons swelling to a pair of mushroom-shaped terminals, recurved knuckle-guard, large disc pommel and solid grip, decorated over its entire surface with a dense pattern of gold damascened flowers and foliage (areas of rust and light pitting)
81.0 cm; 31 7/8 in blade
£1200-1800
181.    A SOUTH INDIAN RAPIER LATE 15TH/16TH CENTURY, PROBABLY MALIBAR
with associated long slender blade of flattened-diamond section, iron hilt extending over the base of the blade with a pair of attenuated shaped panels, near figure-of-eight shaped guard drawn out towards the blade in four pronounced points, disc pommel with shaped button and integral grip (pitted)
114.0 cm 45 in blade

For a discussion of this group see Elgood 2004, pp.79-89. £1000-1500
182.    AN INDIAN SWORD (FIRANGI), 18TH CENTURY
with straight fullered blade of European make struck with a double eye-lash mark on one face at the forte, punched with a brief inscription on each face, iron hilt comprising a pair of long shaped langets enclosing the forte, figure-of-eight shaped guard extending to a broad moulded knuckle-guard, fluted cup-shaped pommel, attenuated pommel and integral grip
104.0 cm; 41 in blade £200-300
183.    ˜A PERSIAN SWORD (SHAMSHIR), LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged blade (one small chip, pitted), iron hilt retaining some gold koftagri scrollwork and ivory grip-scales
78.5 cm; 31 in blade £150-200
184.    **AN INDIAN STAFF WEAPON (BHUJ), LATE 19TH CENTURY
with plain blade formed with a clipped-back point, the lower portion enclosed by an elephant's head with a seated rider holding an ancus above, copper haft chased with foliage, screw-in basal cap incorporating a concealed blade, with its matching copper-mounted velvet scabbard
16.0 cm; 6 1/4 in blade
£250-350
185.    **A PERSIAN AXE (TABAR), 19TH CENTURY
with wedge-shaped head formed with a curved blade and a flattened rear pean, decorated with gold koftgari border foliage and chiselled with foliage inhabited by exotic animals, and tubular iron haft decorated with silver koftgari
61.0 cm; 24 in overall £500-700
186.    **AN INDO-PERSIAN AXE, LATE19TH CENTURY
with crescentic head decorated with silver koftgari foliage (losses, patinated), central spike, shaped rear pean and tubular haft
71.5 cm; 28 1/4 in overall
£100-150
187.    AN INDIAN AXE, 19TH CENTURY
with iron head formed with a robust faceted central spike, small crescentic axe-blade decorated with brass flowers and foliage, incorporating a small loop at the top, on its turned ivory haft
46.5 cm; 18 3/8 in overall

£150-200
188.    AN INDIAN AXE, TWO INDIAN SWORDS (TALWAR) AND A FURTHER INDIAN SWORD (KHANDA), 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES
the first with crescentic head engraved with lines and inlaid with brass, on its wooden haft; the second with curved blade double-edged toward the point, stamped with a mark at the forte, iron hilt incorporating a pair of down-turned quillons with flat bud-shaped finials and cup pommel; the third with slightly curved blade and characteristic iron hilt; and the fourth with straight European blade double-edged towards the point, iron hilt with figure-of-eight shaped guard and attenuated pommel
the first: 64.0 cm; 25 1/4 in overall
(4)
£200-250
189.    TWO INDIAN AXES (BULLOVA) AND THREE SPEARS, 19TH CENTURY
the first and second each with crescentic head and moulded socket, each on a wooden haft; the third African, with etched three-pronged head, on a wooden haft; the fourth with leaf-shaped blade impressed with a series of eye-lash marks, tapering socket, on a wooden haft; the fifth with hollow-triangular blade, moulded socket, on a wooden haft
the first: 79.0 cm; 31 1/8 in overall
(5) £200-300
190.    **AN INDIAN SPEARHEAD, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with tapering reinforced tip of diamond-section, double-edged at the base, border-engraved rectangular ricasso, tapering faceted socket moulded at the base and the top formed as a chiselled monsterhead
37.4 cm; 14 3/4 in head
£150-200
191.    AN INDIAN SILVER-MOUNTED SPEAR, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with slender leaf-shaped blade formed with a pair of recessed elliptical panels on each face, long faceted socket, on its wooden haft, the top fitted with an finely cast and chased silver spherical moulding pierced with flowers and foliage, and the bottom wrapped with iron
46.2 cm; 18 ¼ in head
£200-300
192.    TWO INDIAN AND FOUR AFRICAN SPEARS, 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES
the first with tapering head formed with a medial ridge and a reinforced tip, faceted socket enriched with brass (small losses) on its bamboo haft with weighted iron shoe, decorated with brass en suite with the head; the second similar (tip slightly chipped) on its bamboo haft (shoe missing); the third formed entirely of iron, with tapering head of square section; the fourth and fifth on short wooden hafts and the sixth with pattern-welded head
the first: 49.3 cm; 19 1/2 in head
(6) £200-300
193.    AN INDIAN SPEARHEAD, 19TH CENTURY
with triangular head formed in two-stages and with a reinforced tip, and tapering socket formed with two raised mouldings
39.5 cm; 15 1/2 in overall
£150-200
194.    A CAUCASIAN SHORTSWORD (KINDJAL), DATED 1910/11
with broad blade tapering to a sharp point, formed with a watered central fuller on each face and cut with a brief inscription 'Sahibuhu Shamil' (Its owner, Shamil), silver hilt chased with foliage and beadwork enriched with niello, horn grip-scales retained by three rivets, the upper and lower drawn-out to a pronounced faceted moulding at the front, in its original leather-covered wooden scabbard with large silver mounts chased en suite with the hilt on the outer face and with the date 1328 (1910-11) and a brief inscription 'amal Harun Sahibuhu Buri/Bari (?) ramsi (?)' (Made by Harun, its owner Burj/Barj (?) Ramsi (?)) in niello on the inner (two reinforcing panels missing)
41.2 cm; 16 1/4 in blade £800-1200
195.    A RUSSIAN COSSAK MILITARY DAGGER (KINDJAL), DATED 1917, ANOTHER, DATED 1910; A HIGHLAND DIRK BY JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS, AND TWO BAYONETS
the first of regulation type, with curved blade formed with two long fullers on each face and dated at the forte, wooden grip, in its scabbard; the second similar, in its scabbard; the third with signed notched blade, basket-weave grip (pommel glass missing), in its scabbard with accompanying pieces; a U.S. bayonet, dated 1917, in its scabbard; a German Mauser bayonet and a trench dagger with blade of cruciform section, in its scabbard
the first: 43.7 cm; 17 1/4 in blade
(6)
£300-500
196.    **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
£250-300
197.    A PERSIAN ETCHED IRON HELMET (KULAH KHUD), QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
of hemispherical form, fitted at its apex with a spike with moulded base, at the front with a sliding nasal bar secured by a thumb-screw and with a plume-holder on either side, decorated throughout with a framework of gold cartouches, mounted warriors, exotic beasts and birds, all enriched with gold, and mail neck defence of butted links
28.0 cm; 11 in high £500-600
198.    AN UNUSUAL PERSIAN HELMET FOR A CHILD (KULAH KHUD), QAJAR, LATE 19TH CENTURY
of hemispherical form, fitted at its apex and with a loop on each side at the base for straps, decorated throughout with a series of etched cartouches filled with exotic birds and flowers, all within an elaborate gold koftgari framework (patinated, the gold worn)
13.0 cm; 5 1/8 in high

£200-300
199.    A PERSIAN ETCHED IRON HELMET (KULAH KHUD), QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
of hemispherical form, the brim hammer welded to the bowl, fitted at its apex with a moulded base for a spike (now missing), at the front with a sliding nasal bar secured by a thumb-screw and with a plume-holder on each side, decorated throughout with a framework of gold cartouches filled with mounted warriors and calligraphy, the brim encircled by a calligraphic panel framed by gold lines, and mail neck-defence of butted links
14.5 cm; 5 3/4 in high £300-400
200.    AN INDO-PERSIAN HELMET (KULAH KHUD), ARM DEFENCE (BAZU BAND) AND SHIELD (DHAL), 19TH CENTURY
the first with hemi-spherical skull, pierced with four heart-shaped panels each fitted with an iron plate within a moulded frame, the skull fitted at its apex with a low spike, a pair of plume-holders at the front and with a staple for a sliding nasal guard, decorated over the greater part of its surface with gold koftgari flowers and foliage and mail neck-defence of butted links; the second of gutter-shaped form, fitted with hinged inner arm-defence, each decorated with gold and silver koftgari foliage, mail covering for the hand of butted links, and with a padded lining; and the third of shallow convex form, the outer face applied with brass foliage and flowers and decorated with silver koftgari foliage enriched with gold flowers
the first: 14.5 cm; 5 3/4 in high
(3) £800-1000
201.    **AN INDO-PERSIAN ARM DEFENCE (BAZU BAND), 19TH CENTURY
of characteristic gutter-shaped form, retaining a small number of butted mail links and four buckles for attachment (wrist-plate missing), the interior with red fabric lining, and the outer surface etched with stylised calligraphy enclosing panels of seated figures in traditional garb within a framework of scrolling foliage and animals, all enriched with gold
40.9 cm; 16 in
£250-300
202.    **A MORO TRIBESMANS SHIRT, 19TH CENTURY
formed of thick brass butted links, extending to the upper thigh and the top of the arms, the front and back with rows of horn plaques, the main frontal plates enriched with small chased white metal plaques and with a pair of catches for closure (one incomplete, some plaques cracked, small losses) £700-900
203.    AN INDIAN MAIL SHIRT, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
of notable weight, formed entirely of large butted rings of circular-section wire, with a large rounded neck-opening, elbow-length sleeves and a hip-length skirt (heavily oxidised overall)
71 cm; 28 in £300-400
204.    A PARTIAL NORTH INDIAN ARMOUR OF MAIL AND FABRIC, 19TH CENTURY
comprising collar, cuirass and arm-defences each of crimson cotton having its edges beaded within green silk, and overlain with mail of small rings formed of iron and copper wire in both case of circular-section, and covered over at its edges with gold brocade strips, the copper rings arranged within those of iron in a wavy lozenge-shaped trellis-pattern, the upstanding collar opening at the front and extending over the shoulders, the cuirass having straight upper and lower edges and closed down the front with four green silk ties and pairs of loose rings, and the arm-guards each cut away at the inside of the elbow, terminating in mittens and closed at the inside the arm by three green silk ties and loose rings en suite with those of the cuirass (the mail oxidised throughout and showing some small holes, and the fabric showing some wear); and mounted on a stand of wood steel and perspex £1500-1800
205.    AN INDIAN POWDER FLASK, 19TH CENTURY
with iron body of compressed horn-shaped form decorated with gilt scrollwork and details, the base formed as a gaping monster with turquoise eyes, fitted with spring cut-off, and a loop for suspension
17.2 cm; 6 3/4 in overall
£150-200
206.    TEN INDIAN ARROWS, 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ORISSA
with long tapering pointed cylindrical heads for piercing armour, bamboo hafts and carved nocks
approx 71.0 cm; 28 in
(10)
£300-350
207.    FOURTEEN INDIAN ARROWS, 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ORISSA
with small leaf-shaped heads stepped at the base and with short sockets, bamboo hafts and carved bone nocks (nine nocks missing)
approx. 78.0 cm; 30 3/4 in
(14)
£280-350
208.    TWELVE INDIAN ARROWS, 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ORISSA
with small reinforced leaf-shaped heads, short tapering sockets, bamboo hafts and carved nocks (four nocks missing)
approx. 76.0 cm; 30 in
(12) £240-300
209.    A PAINTED INDONESIAN BOW, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
of curved tapering wood thickening towards the centre, decorated with traditional scrollwork, foliage and flowers inhabited by stylised animals in polychrome (losses)
154.0 cm; 60 5/8 in
£80-100
210.    **AN INDO-PERSIAN DECORATED COMPOSITE BOW, 18TH CENTURY
of wrapped hide and sinew, the inner and outer surfaces painted with a central slender polychrome panel over the greater part of its height, the top and bottom each with a panel of gilt flowers and foliage on a red ground on the inside, and the terminals painted with brief inscriptions including 'aqibat ba khayr bad "May the end be good" (small losses)
94.5 cm; 37 1/4 in



£300-400
211.    **AN INDIAN DECORATED QUIVER AND NINE ARROWS, 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY MUGHAL
the quiver of leather covered in red velvet embroidered in silver thread with scrolling foliage inhabited by exotic birds (worn, losses), the arrows with bamboo shafts each retaining some polychrome decoration and flights
the quiver 59.0 cm; 23 ¼ in
(10)

For a related quiver see Ricketts and Missillier 1988, p.109, no. 184 and p.189. £1000-1200
212.    **A PAINTED BOW, PROBABLY OTTOMAN TURKISH 18TH CENTURY
of recurved form, with tapering nocks, moulded for a grip in the centre, the outer surface with some wrapped hide and early painted finish including arabesques and flowers (losses)
69.0 cm; 27 1/8 in
£400-600
213.    AN AFRICAN SPEAR, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with leaf-shaped blade tapering socket decorated with incised ornament, on its wooden haft with spiked basal finial
49.5 cm; 19 1/2 in head
£60-80
214.    ˜A RARE AFRICAN ENGRAVED IVORY BANGLE, 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY CONGO
engraved with two ships on the outside, the inside painted with an early inventory number '1592A'
12.0 cm; 4 3/4 in

Provenance
John Hewett, London £400-600
215.    ˜AN ABYSSINIAN SWORD (SHOTEL), LATE 19TH CENTURY
with characteristically curved double-edged blade formed with pair of fullers, rhinoceros horn hilt, silver pommel button, in its hide scabbard
65.5 cm; 25 3/4 in blade

£200-300
216.    A PAPUA NEW GUINEAN CLUB (MASSIM CULTURE), LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
of dark wood with spatulate blade and carved grip with flattened bulbous pommel hollowed at its centre on each face (small chips)
72.0 cm; 28 1/3 in overall £200-300
217.    AN AFRICAN BRONZE CAR MASCOT, MID-20TH CENTURY
formed as an African male holding a flintlock gun and threaded at the base
13.2 cm; 5 1/4 in
£50-100
218.    A WHALEBONE HARPOON, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY INUIT
with whalebone spike turned with a pair of collars at the base and pierced for the thong, on a wooden haft
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in head
£300-400
219.    FOUR AMERICAN INDIAN ARROWS AND A BOW, 20TH CENTURY
the arrows comprising one with barbed head, two with spiked head and one with spearhead, each on its bamboo haft with feather flight, the bow of hardwood
the longest arrow 190.5 cm; 75 in
(5) £100-120
220.    A FINE 22 BORE INDO-ARAB SILVER AND SILVER-GILT MOUNTED MATCHLOCK RIFLE, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY OMAN
with etched twist Turkish barrel formed in three stages, rifled with eight grooves, encrusted with gold scrolls and arabesque designs, the forward portion of 'hog's back' form, the median octagonal, and stamped with a mark and the breech incorporating a standing back-sight, retained by a silver gilt filigree band at the muzzle and a series of silver bands decorated with gilt flowerhead panels, the forward retaining its tassel and with a loop for suspension, gold-encrusted tang, the action enclosed by engraved silver panels, fitted with chiselled iron serpentine and match-holder, hardwood full stock, fitted with a chased silver panel about the trigger, the butt applied with numerous silver and silver gilt shaped panels and flowerheads enriched with dome-headed nails, fitted with a bulbous butt-cap inlaid with mother-of-pearl plaques between twisted silver wire lines, iron suspension loop opposite the lock and retaining its wooden ramrod with iron terminal and chased silver finial engraved with foliage
109.2 cm; 43.0 cm barrel

Omani barrels were frequently imported from India and Persia and are encountered throughout the Nejd country, the Hejaz and the Yemen. The barrel and stock decoration of the present gun is notably elaborate. Less richly embellished examples of similar form are preserved in the Tareq Rajab Museum, Kuwait. See Elgood 1995, p.181.
£4000-7000
221.    A 28 BORE INDIAN MATCHLOCK GUN, 19TH CENTURY
with twist sighted barrel retained by six slender shaped brass bands, that over the breech enclosing a standing iron back-sight, integral iron pan with brass pivot-cover, later iron serpentine operated by a pierced iron trigger, the action enclosed by a large border-engraved brass plaque on each side, wooden full stock (fore-end replaced), slender faceted butt applied with a brass inventory tag 'S.M. 148' on the right, and brass butt cap (ramrod missing)
121.5 cm; 47 3/4 in barrel
£350-450
222.    A 60 BORE NORTH AFRICAN SNAPHAUNCE GUN, MOROCCO, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel moulded at the muzzle and retained by numerous iron and brass bands, fitted with a standing back-sight at the breech, iron lock of characteristic form, full stock partly encased in iron over the fore-end, the forward portion of the butt inlaid with twisted wire, pigments, and minute bone pellets, and the rear portion inset with large segments of bone encased in iron, engraved brass trigger-guard and iron ramrod
121.5 cm; 47 7/8 in barrel

£300-400
223.    ˜A 22 BORE NORTH AFRICAN OTTOMAN TOE-LOCK GUN, ALGERIA, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with octagonal barrel retained by four embossed silver bands each decorated with flowers and scrollwork, standing back-sight, external iron lock faced in brass and cut with a brief inscription on the lower edge, the principle parts applied with silver chased with scrollwork, iron baluster trigger, full stock inlaid with engraved silver flowerheads (small losses), inlaid with openwork panels on each side of the fore-end, one set with a coral, engraved silver trigger-plate, faceted butt (small repairs), and ivory butt-cap (sling swivels and ramrod missing)
134.5 cm; 53 in barrel
£400-600
224.    A 20 BORE NORTH AFRICAN (KABYLE) SNAPHAUNCE MUSKET, 19TH CENTURY AND ANOTHER, 20 BORE
the first with sighted barrel retained by a series of white metal bands, iron lock inlaid with a brass scrollwork panel, wooden full stock, and the butt encrusted with domed nails (worn throughout, ramrod missing); the second with signed barrel, plain iron lock, full stock , with its iron ramrod
the first: 134.7 cm; 53 in barrel
(2)
£200-300
225.    TWO NORTH AFRICAN SNAPHAUNCE KABLYE MUSKETS AND THREE AFRICAN PISTOLS, 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES
the first two with tapering barrels retained by numerous brass bands, rudimentary iron locks, wooden full stocks inlaid with engraved plaques on the butts, the first enriched with studs and each with iron ramrod; the third and fourth with snaphaunce locks and rounded butts (worn throughout)
the first: 114.5 cm; 45 in barrel
(5)

£200-300
226.    **A 28 BORE INDIAN MATCHLOCK GUN (TORADOR), 19TH CENTURY
with sighted shortened barrel retained by three slender metal bands, the rearmost enclosing the back-sight, breech with integral pan with pivot-cover, enclosed action with pierced serpentine and shaped trigger, full wooden stock (shortened) with traces of painted decoration, and iron ramrod
47.0 cm; 18 1/2 in barrel £150-250
227.    A PAIR OF 16 BORE BALKAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with tapering sighted barrels each formed with a long flat, engraved in imitation of a signature and chiselled with foliage over the breeches, scroll-engraved strongly bevelled locks fitted with cocks and steels decorated en suite, hardwood full stocks carved with foliage ahead of the locks, side-plates and about the tangs, the latter also involving a flowerhead, brass mounts including engraved solid side-plates, spurred pommels engraved and cast with foliage and engraved trigger-guards decorated with flowers and brass-tipped wooden ramrods, one perhaps the original
35.2 cm; 13 7/8 in barrels £800-1200
228.    A PAIR OF 16 BORE TURKISH FLINTLOCK KUBUR PISTOLS, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrels formed in two stages, engraved with faux European signatures and retained by chased silver muzzle bands, engraved rounded locks, full stocks profusely inlaid with white metal wire scrolls and pellets, white metal mounts including trigger-guards decorated with crescents, solid side-plates and spurred pommels, and each with imitation silver metal ramrod
28.0 cm; 11 in barrels
(2)
£350-550
229.    ˜A 16 BORE NORTH AFRICAN SNAPHAUNCE MUSKET, MOROCCO, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering sighted barrel engraved with scrolls and enriched with brass and silver, retained by a series of engraved brass bands (one damaged), engraved lock retained by three side nails and also decorated with brass, hardwood full stock with pronounced butt inlaid with silver wire scrolls and ivory butt cap (ramrod missing)
119.7 cm; 47 1/4 in barrel

£250-350
230.    AN 18 BORE NORTH AFRICAN SNAPHAUNCE PISTOL, MOROCCO, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel formed in two stages, encrusted with a slender brass band around the muzzle and inlaid with engraved brass and white metal panels over the breech and retained by two chased brass bands, iron lock struck with a mark and decorated en suite with the breech (the upper three quarters of the cock missing), full stock inlaid with brass wire scrolls opposite the lock, brass mounts comprising trigger-guard and spurred pommel
30.8 cm; 12 1/8 in barrel
£300-400
231.    **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 on the trigger-guard (screws replaced), spirally moulded pommel, and imitation ramrod
31.5 cm; 12 3/8 in barrel

£800-1000
232.    A BALKAN WHITE METAL MOUNTED COMBINED RAMROD AND STILETTO, A POWDER-FLASK AND A SHOT OR POWDER MEASURE, GREECE, 19TH CENTURY
the first with slender polished blade, white metal scabbard forming the ramrod, and white metal grip with chain; the second of circular form, with domed outer face decorated with celestial motifs in niello, iron nozzle with pricker stopper; and the third with chased silver body and iron measure
the first: 32.5 cm; 12 3/4 in overall
(3) £250-300
233.    AN 18 BORE BALKAN FLINTLOCK KUBUR PISTOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY; ANOTHER, EARLY 19TH CENTURY AND A TURKISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS,19TH CENTURY
the first with Italian barrel signed 'G. Sofiantino', chiselled with scrolls over the breech and retained by a chased white metal muzzle band (tang chipped), chiselled lock, full stock inlaid with gilt openwork brass over the spine of the butt and set with corals (losses), chiselled iron trigger-guard and spurred pommel; the second with two-stage barrel chiselled with a trophy over the breech, lock chiselled en suite full stock applied with large paste-set panels over the butt, and brass mounts (losses, worn, fore-end detached); the third with two-stage barrel flared at the muzzle, British regulation lock, full stock and iron mounts
the first: 26.2 cm; 10 3/8 in barrel
(3) £250-300
234.    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)
£1200-1800
235.    A EUROPEAN BRONZE SWORD, CIRCA 1100-800 B.C.
in excavated condition, cast in one piece, the blade widening towards the middle, formed with a low rounded ridge over its length and thickening towards the hilt, waisted at the forte, integral tang pierced with a pair of holes, vestigial rivets for attaching the grip, and 'fish-tail' pommel (the tip and the pommel with small chips)
54.2 cm; 21 3/8 in overall

The form of this sword is related to the Holme Pierrepoint type with its characteristic widely splayed shoulders, small pin rivets and ricasso notches. This group appears to be distributed largely in the British Isles extending into the Continent, especially Scandinavia. Of the four swords found in Britain, two have been discovered in the Trent Valley and two in the Thames Valley. See The British Museum online catalogue entry for object 1864, 0903.5. £1000-1500
236.    A COLLECTION OF LATE VIKING AND SAXON COPPER-ALLOY MOUNTS FOR STIRRUP SUSPENSION-STRAPS, 11TH CENTURY AND LATER
with relief cast decoration; and a Viking strap-end from Winchester
(11)

Mostly from Yorkshire and mostly illustrated in David Williams' book on the subject (see bibliography). For related examples see Mills 2001, pp. 78-82. £80-100
237.    A COLLECTION OF EIGHT MEDIEVAL AND TUDOR SWORD AND DAGGER-CHAPES, 15TH/16TH CENTURY AND LATER
including one of gilt copper-alloy engraved on each face with intertwined flowering branches involving the initials 'W.B.', one of gilt copper-alloy decorated on each face with rows of small shields on a blackened ground, one of lead-alloy decorated in shallow relief on both sides with a coat-of-arms, one of plain copper-alloy decorated with low-relief ornament rising on each face to a central trefoil, and a copper-alloy sword-locket
(9) £80-100
238.    A LARGE COLLECTION OF MEDIEVAL BUCKLES, 12TH TO 17TH CENTURIES AND LATER, A FINELY MADE ONE-FIFTH SCALE MODEL OF A CLOSE HELMET, AND A PORTRAIT OF MAXIMILLIAN, 20TH CENTURY
the buckles of various patterns, including some with gilding and engraved decoration, one with traces of enamel, two medieval bronze loop-buckles and a buckle in the form of a lion passant; the helmet mounted in a domed glass display-case with a printed label £150-200
239.    A GERMAN TWO-HAND SWORD, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with earlier straight double-edged blade tapering to a sharp point and formed with a pair of near full length fullers on each face, struck with a brass inlaid running wolf mark on one face (small cracks, pitted) rectangular ricasso with engraved border, struck with a series of marks on each face including a Pi and cross and orb, fitted with a later crescentic lug (the other missing, tang repaired in its working life), iron cross-guard, comprising pair of drooping quillons with tightly scrolling terminals each with an additional lug front and back formed en suite, inner and outer ring-guard each filled with a fleur-de-lys, fluted globular pommel, decorated throughout with scrolls
132.5 cm; 52 1/8 in blade £1500-2000
240.    A TWO-HAND SWORD IN GERMAN LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with flat double-edged wavy blade tapering to a sharp point, rectangular ricasso incorporating a pair of crescentic basal lugs, blackened iron hilt comprising a pair of down-curved spatulate quillons with small bud-shaped finials, a pair of basal arms with tightly scrolling terminals, inner and outer ring-guards each swelling in the centre and enclosing a further ring, plummet-shaped pommel, and elaborate leather-covered wooden grip
128.0 cm; 50 3/8 in blade
£1000-1500
241.    A RARE ENGLISH BACKSWORD WITH BRASS MORTUARY HILT, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with broad blade double-edged towards the point, cut with three slender fullers of differing length and struck with a pair of celestial masks on each face (pitted), symmetrical brass basket-hilt of characteristic form decorated with a pair of masks on the base, comprising a pair of vestigial langets, scrolling quillon struck 'M' crowned on the inside, knuckle-guard, two frontal bars joined by a vertical bar and fitted with a further scrolling bar, chiselled globular pommel, and later grip bound with plaited wire (losses) between brass collars
85.2 cm; 33 5/8 in blade
£1200-1800
242.    A NORTH EUROPEAN CAVALRY SWORD, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with tapering double-edged blade struck with a running wolf mark and inscribed with the spurious date '1441' within a short fuller on each face, asymmetrical iron hilt including inner and outer ring-guards each filled with a pierced sprung-in plate, outer-guard and knuckle-guard each interrupted by a globular moulding and joined by an S-shaped bar, thumb-ring, and compressed spherical pommel, and later grip
78.8 cm; 31 in blade
£300-400
243.    A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade formed with a rectangular ricasso, iron hilt of rounded bars carrying an alternating arrangement of rectangular and square panels with cusped borders, each pierced with a symmetrical arrangement of hearts and circles emphasised by incised lines and fluting (refreshed), short scrolling quillon, associated bun-shaped pommel and later grip
82.2 cm; 32 3/8 in blade

£700-900
246.    A FINE FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH ENAMELLED AND GOLD CLOSE-PLATED SILVER HILT, LATE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY PARIS
with slender tapering German blade of hollow-triangular section (tip shortened), etched and gilt with scrolling foliage, a trophy-of-arms and the inscription 'Me Fecit Solingen' over the lower portion, silver hilt close-plated with gold, comprising oval shell-guard engraved on the outer face with a central floral garland around the blade within a plaited frame, the inner face decorated in blue and white enamels with sprays of foliage and two ovals each filled with differing trophies-of-arms, down-curved quillon decorated with an enamelled flowerhead on each face, knuckle-guard interrupted by a trophy-of-arms oval and quillon-block en suite, the latter with a pair of issuant arms formed as scrolling tendrils (one chipped), ovoid pommel decorated with an enamelled trophy-of-arms oval front and back and with a flower on each side, and the grip decorated with further trophies, garland and foliage en suite small dents, the enamel with losses)
73.0 cm; 28 3/4 in blade

The unusual technique displayed on this hilt is an apparent variation of French plating. See La-Niece (ed). 1993, pp. 211-213. £4000-6000
247.    PROPERTY FROM THE DESCENDANT FAMILY OF ARTHUR RICHARD DUFTY CBE, (1911-1993), MASTER OF THE ROYAL ARMOURIES (1963-76) AND PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES (1978- 81)

A FINE FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH PASTE-SET SILVER-GILT HILT, PARIS, 1778-9
with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolling foliage, trophies and an allegorical figure on a blued panel at the forte, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising oval shell-guard chased with a series of raised foliate rondels between panels of foliage and punched linear ornament, the inner face with a matching arrangement of flower heads in faceted pastes within paste frames and enriched with further engraved and punched panels en suite (one paste missing), stamped beneath the washer with Paris and the makers marks including the letters 'IR' a sword between, a pair of straight quillons swelling at the terminals, a pair of pas d' âne, knuckle-guard interrupted by a central floral moulding, tall fluted pommel, threaded button, decorated throughout with faceted pastes in raised settings, those on the grip and pommel separated by long gilt flutes, and the principle borders enriched with faceted beadwork and roping, on an early leather scabbard with silver locket and chape
76.5 cm; 30 1/8 in blade

Provenance
Christie's, King Street, 20th October 1969, lot 142.

A sword with a related hilt was sold in these rooms, 9th December 2009, lot 226. Another is preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. no. 26.145.302. See Dean 1929, plate LXXV, no. 90. £3500-4500
248.    PROPERTY FROM THE DESCENDANT FAMILY OF ARTHUR RICHARD DUFTY CBE, (1911-1993), MASTER OF THE ROYAL ARMOURIES (1963-76) AND PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES (1978- 81)

A FINE AND RARE RUSSIAN SMALL-SWORD WITH GOLD-ENCRUSTED CHISELLED IRON HILT, TULA, CIRCA 1780-90
with slender tapering hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with the crowned Imperial Tula arms, russet iron hilt comprising oval shell-guard with delicate beadwork border, the inner surface encrusted with garlands of flowers in three colours of gold, curled quillon with delicately formed ball terminal, a pair of pas d'âne and knuckle-guard each en suite with the quillon, the latter encrusted with a gold bouquet front and back, quillon-block, well formed urn-shaped pommel with brass fluted bud-shaped threaded button (an early association) and solid grip all encrusted with bouquets in three colours of gold en suite (small losses)
83.5 cm; 33 in blade

The arms manufacture in Tula started in the 16th century with iron workshops utilising local ores. In 1595, following a ukase (decree) of the Tsar thirty armourers were appointed to make firearms and edged weapons for the army and settled there with their families, forming the Crown Armourers' quarter. On 15th February 1712 a decree was issued, setting out the construction of a new arms factory which had a considerable output due to the demands of the protracted Great Northern War with Sweden (1700-21). Following the Russian victory and decreased demands by the army the factories occupied themselves with the manufacture and decoration of hunting, luxury and personal weapons. In 1748 a dedicated workshop for sword manufacture, including those for dress, was established. The Tula armourers enjoyed the right, granted by the crown, to practise their trade in home workshops when they had completed the factory's annual quota. Standards were set high and Tula work has since been prized for is technical accomplishment as well as its artistic merit as is evident on the present sword. See Mavrodin 1977, pp. 5-7. A sword with related hilt was sold Sotheby's, Billingshurst, 14th July 1998, lot 21.
£2000-3000
249.    ˜A COMPOSITE TRANSITIONAL SWORD, LATE 17TH CENTURY
with two-stage blade of flattened-diamond section over the upper portion and inlaid with brass scrolls over the lower, iron double shell-guard formed of figure-of-eight shaped bars with a central moulding front and back and fitted with a pair of finely pierced sprung-in plates, horizontally recurved quillons (one bent) with swollen fluted terminals, fluted ovoid pommel, and spirally carved ivory grip (cracked)
70.5 cm; 27 3/4 in blade
£400-600
250.    A TRANSITIONAL SMALL-SWORD CIRCA 1680
with blade of flattened-hexagonal section retaining traces of a bladesmith's stamp within a pair of short fullers on each side, fluted iron hilt including double shell-guard, a pair of flattened quillons swelling towards the terminals, a pair of arms, and ovoid pommel, and later grip bound with plaited wire and Turks' heads
84.5 cm; 33 in blade £300-400
251.    A COMPOSITE SMALL SWORD, 18TH CENTURY
with earlier blade stamped 'Hans Moun Solindio' within a short fuller on each side, steel hilt including shallow bowl-shaped guard, and the quillon, knuckle-guard, pommel and grip each decorated with a faceted pattern
91.7 cm; 36 1/8 in blade £250-350
252.    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
£400-600
253.    A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1770
with colichemarde blade etched with scrolls, a trophy-of-arms and the letter 'B' at the forte (rubbed), silver hilt with gadrooned borders cast and chased in low relief, comprising 'boatshell' guard, a pair of straight quillons with slightly recurved terminals, knuckle-guard, a pair of small plain arms stamped with a series of silver marks (rubbed), spirally moulded pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire and embossed ribband between moulded collars
84.7 cm; 33 3/8 in blade £600-800
254.    A GERMAN SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1800
with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls and foliage on a blued panel over the lower portion, silver hilt comprising shallow oval shell-guard with notched border, a pair of small faceted arms, short drooping quillon, knuckle-guard widening in the centre, faceted ovoid pommel, and solid grip en suite with the pommel, in its original leather scabbard with silver locket and chape, the former incorporating a ring for suspension and stamped with the purity mark '13.' in a rectangle
86.0 cm; 33 7/8 in blade

Provenance
E. Oser Collection, Basel, sold Dr.Störi Kunstsalon, Zurich, 6th December 1929, lot 59
£400-600
255.    A SMALL SWORD WITH CHISELLED IRON HILT, CIRCA 1780
with slender hollow-triangular blade, iron hilt including pierced double shell-guard, globular quillon, knuckle-guard and pierced pommel all decorated with scrolling foliage, and the grip bound with plaited wire and ribband between 'Turk's heads'
77.5 cm; 30 1/2 in blade
£200-300
256.    **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
£300-400
257.    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
£120-180
258.    **A SPANISH DRESS EPEE, BY TRADITION PRESENTED TO GENERAL JOHN H. EATON AS ENVOY EXTRAORDINARY AND MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY TO SPAIN (1836-1840) BY MARIA CHRISTINA OF SPAIN AS REGENT FOR HER DAUGHTER, THE FUTURE ISABELLA II, THE BLADE DATED 1837
with tapering double-edged blade of flattened-hexagonal section, stamped 'Ano D 1837' and 'Fa Ntl Di Toledo' on the respective faces at the forte, gilt-brass hilt cast with classical ornament in low relief, including oval shell-guard decorated with the Iberian eagle flanked by classical figures, quillon-block with the letter 'F' for Ferdinand' enclosed in a laurel wreath, a pair of straight quillons, knuckle-guard and pommel, and integral grip all decorated en suite, in its blued iron scabbard (now oxidised to brown) with gilt-brass suspensions mounts and drag
76.8 cm; 30 1/4 in blade

Provenance
By tradition presented to General John H. Eaton when Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain (1836-1840) by Maria Christina of Spain (when Regent for her daughter, the future Isabella II); thence to his friend and physician Dr William B. Magruder; thence to his brother Colonel James A. Magruder, a personal friend of General Grant, who wore the sword on full dress occasions including the funeral of President Lincoln, thence by descent to

Mrs. Millicent Magruder Nichols, Massachusetts who gifted the sword to Dumbarton House in 1967.

John Henry Eaton (1790-1856), was born in Halifax near the town of Scotland Neck, North Carolina. He attended University North Carolina 1802-1804, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar commencing practice in Franklin. In 1808 or 1809 he moved to Franklin, in Williamson County, Tennessee, to take up residence on lands owned by his father. Here he met his future wife, Myra Lewis, who with her sister were the wards of General Andrew Jackson. Eaton's marriage thus brought him further wealth and also an opening into a political career. In 1818 Eaton was appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of George W. Campbell; at the end of the term he was elected as a Democrat. Eaton served in the Senate from 1818-1829, when he resigned to become secretary of war in President Jackson's cabinet remaining there until June 1831. In 1834 Jackson appointed him governor of the Territory of Florida, and in 1836 envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Madrid. The latter appointment he held until 1840.

£400-600
259.    AN ITALIAN GUNNER'S STILETTO (FUESTTO DI BOMBARDIERE), MID-17TH CENTURY
with tapering blade of triangular section, engraved on the inner face with calibrated graduations from 1 to 120, moulded baluster-shaped forte, brass hilt comprising a pair of spirally moulded quillons, ovoid pommel formed en suite, and spirally carved horn grip inset with bone rondels and small brass nails, in its iron scabbard with moulded chape (leather covering missing)
26.5 cm; 10 ½ in blade
£250-300
260.    A COMPOSITE LEFT-HAND DAGGER, 17TH CENTURY AND LATER; A SMALL DAGGER; AN AFRICAN DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY; TWO MOROCCAN JAMBIYAS; AND THREE GURKHA KUKRI KNIVES
the first with straight blade of flattened-diamond section, iron hilt (incomplete) including outer ring-guard drawn down to form blade-catcher, and later solid brass grip from a small-sword; the second with tapering blade, brass hilt (one quillon missing) and solid grip cast with a crouching hound; the third with straight double-edged blade swelling towards the centre, incised with hatched panels on each face, and hardwood grip (cracked); the remaining pieces in their scabbards
the first: 23.5 cm; 9 1/4 in blade
(8) £150-200
261.    ˜TWO CONTINENTAL DAGGERS, 19TH CENTURY
the first a left-hand dagger, with burnished wavy blade formed of flattened-diamond section, recurved burnished steel cross-guard with moulded terminals, white metal ferrule, and German silver ferrule; the second with short blade of hollow-diamond section, iron cross-piece (one terminal chipped) and spirally-carved ivory grip, in its white metal scabbard
the first: 27.5 cm; 10 3/4 in blade
(2) £150-200
262.    ˜A SMALL DAGGER AND TWO SKINNING KNIVES, EARLY 20TH CENTURY, SCANDINAVIAN OR INUIT
the first with straight single-edged blade, iron cross-piece with moulded quillons, composite grip, and brass ferrule top and bottom; the second and third with grooved single-edged blades, each grooved on one face and stamped with mark, iron ferule and walrus ivory grip
the first: 14.2 cm; 5 5/8 in blade
(3)
£250-350
263.    ˜AN ENGLISH OFFICER'S FIGHTING KNIFE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY; AND A NAVAL DIRK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
the first with double-edged blade of flattened-diamond section, chequered wooden grip with aluminium washer top and bottom, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard; the second with short straight double-edged blade formed with a full-length central fuller, brass foliate cross-piece and pommel and short turned ivory grip, in its engraved brass scabbard
the first: 16.5 cm; 6 1/2 in blade
(2) £400-500
264.    A PUSH DAGGER IN AMERICAN 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY STYLE
with sharply tapering hollow-triangular blade, brass guard curved for the fingers and with cylindrical stem, turned bone grip, in its leather scabbard with brass chape
11.4 cm; 4 1/2 in blade £120-180
265.    A SCOTTISH SILVER-MOUNTED SKEAN DHU, GLASGOW, 1953; A SCOTTISH SKEANOCKLE, EDINBURGH 1929; A SMALL SKINNING KNIFE WITH GERMAN BLADE AND AN IRISH SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER, DUBLIN, 1910
the first with polished blade formed with a notched back-edge; carved basket-weave grip with silver mounts including pommel set with a piece of faceted glass, in its silver-mounted scabbard; the second with tapering fullered blade formed with a notched back-edge, silver cross-piece and pommel cap, and natural staghorn grip, in its silver-mounted leather scabbard; the third marked 'Solingen' on the blade and with German silver mounts, in its scabbard; and the fourth with tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, small silver cross-piece and cap pommel, basket-weave grip, in its leather scabbard, with silver mounts engraved with traditional Celtic scrollwork
the first: 8.5 cm; 3 3/8 in blade
(4)

£200-300
266.    A SILVER-MOUNTED HIGHLAND DIRK, JOHN MAITLAND TALBOT, EDINBURGH, 1902
probably for use as a paper knife, with silver blade formed with a notched and grooved back-edge, engraved ferrule decorated with thistle foliage, basket-weave grip studded with domed silver nails, engraved silver pommel decorated with Celtic rope work and set with a yellow paste
22.5 cm; 8 7/8 in blade
£300-400
267.    A NORTH GERMAN BOAR SPEAR FROM THE COURT HUNT OF ERNST AUGUST, DUKE OF BRUNSWICK AND LÜNEBURG, ELECTOR OF HANOVER, PRINCE BISHOP OF OSNABRÜCK (1629-1698), LATE 17TH CENTURY
with heavy leaf-shaped blade of hollow-diamond section (minor delaminations), socket of hexagonal section engraved with the ducal monogram at the base, on an early oak haft bound with a pattern of leather trellis (toggle missing)
33.0 cm; 13 in head

Provenance
Schloss Marienburg, Nordstemmen, Germany
£1200-1800
268.    A RARE ITALIAN GOTHIC SPEAR, LATE 15TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY VENETO
with slender tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, stamped with a series of pellets, flowers and a waved pattern over the lower portion on each side, faceted socket, and a pair of short straps, on a later wooden haft
78.7 cm; 31 in head

A similar spear attributed to the Veneto is illustrated in Boccia and Coelho 1975, no. 142. £1200-1800
269.    A BAVARIAN SWORD HALBERD, PROBABLY SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with slightly curved terminal sword blade swelling to a double-edged point and cut with a long slender fuller along the back-edge on each side, curved axe-blade, tapering socket with bevelled edges, a pair of long straps, on its wooden haft with an additional pair of straps
112.2 cm; 44 ¼ in head

A large number of halberds of this form, formerly in the Bavarian arsenal, are now preserved in the Bavarian Army Museum, Ingoldstadt. Others have been sold in these rooms 4 December 2013, lot 162; 7 May 2014, lot 116; 24 June 2015, lot 233. See Seitz 1968, p. 216, ill. 221.

£1000-1500
270.    A FINE SWISS HALBERD OF SO-CALLED SEMPACH TYPE, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ZURICH
with reinforced terminal spike, long slightly curved axe-blade, triangular rear fluke stamped with a double lily mark on one side, and a pair of long straps, on an early wooden haft incised with the letters 'HR' at the top (worm damage)
31.5 cm; 12 3/8 in head

Provenance
The Bodmer Collection, Schloss Kyburg, Switzerland, circa 1920

The mark is that of Lamprecht or Lambert Koller. Similar halberds struck with this mark are preserved in the Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich. See Meier 1982 nos. 16 and 17. £800-1200
271.    A NORTH EUROPEAN HALBERD, 17TH CENTURY
with leaf-shaped terminal blade formed with a medial ridge, curved axe-blade, rear pean with an additional up-turned lug, tapering faceted socket, a pair of straps (areas of pitting, axe-blade repaired), on a long moulded wooden haft with tassel
41.0 cm; 16 1/8 in head

Provenance
Schloss Ramholz £400-600
272.    A NORTH EUROPEAN HALBERD, 17TH CENTURY
with leaf-shaped terminal blade formed with a medial ridge, curved axe-blade (small chips top and bottom), rear pean with an additional up-turned lug, tapering faceted socket, a pair of straps (areas of pitting), on a long moulded wooden haft with tassel
39.2 cm; 15 1/2 in head

Provenance
Schloss Ramholz
£400-600
273.    A FRENCH HALBERD FOR THE 'GARDES SUISSE DES ENFANTS DE FRANCE', CIRCA 1774-80
with tapering double-edged terminal blade formed with a medial ridge and engraved with chevrons on each face, border-engraved curved axe-blade and 'm' shaped rear fluke, the latter with an additional central lug, engraved with a sun-in-splendour in the centre on one face and the arms of France carried by a trophy-of-arms on the other, tapering faceted socket engraved 'N26' and with a transverse bolt with sharp up-turned point, on its wooden haft with iron shoe
54.3 cm; 21 3/8 in head

Provenance
The George R. Hann Collection, Pennsylvania, sold Christie's 19 May 1980, lot 58.

See Ariès1969, 2 fascicule for a discussion of this group. £1200-1800
274.    A FRENCH HALBERD FOR THE GUARD OF KING PEDRO II OF PORTUGAL 1683-1706
with tapering double-edged terminal blade formed with a medial ridge, border-engraved curved axe-blade and 'm' shaped rear fluke, the latter with an additional central lug, engraved with the crowned Royal cypher between fronds, a flowerhead and the crowned number 'N55' between further fronds on each face, tapering faceted socket with a transverse bolt with sharp up-turned point, on its wooden haft with iron shoe
59.6 cm; 23 1/2 in head
£700-900
275.    TWO MILITARY SPONTOONS, 19TH CENTURY
each with leaf-shaped head of flattened-diamond section, straight cross-piece with conical terminals, tapering socket with raised mouldings, a pair of straps, and each on a wooden haft with iron shoe (one incomplete)
45.5 cm; 18 in heads
(2)
£200-250
276.    A FRENCH ETCHED PARTISAN, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with very broad blade of flattened-diamond section tapering to a narrow point, formed with a pair of slender up-turned lugs at the base, the head etched on each side with differing classical warrior profile medallions, flowerheads and scrolling foliage all enriched with pointilée scrollwork on a finely matted ground and enclosed within a framework of pellets (the head slightly curved in profile), moulded collar, conical socket decorated en suite, and a pair of long straps, one stamped 'C. Gounod', on a wooden haft
60cm; 23 5/8in head £2000-2500
277.    A FRENCH DECORATED PARTISAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with broad tapering central blade of hollow-diamond section, formed with a pair of up-turned lugs, etched and gilt on each side over the lower portion with scrolling tendrils terminating in winged grotesques, scrollwork and a classical trophy-of-arms all centring on a rondel filled by a mounted figure, perhaps Marcus Curtius, tapering socket formed with a moulding at the top, fitted with a pair of robust up-turned spikes at the base, retaining some early gilding throughout (the head with areas of pitting and wear), on a wooden haft with iron shoe, covered with red fabric at the top and with a silver bullion tassel
64cm; 25 1/4in head

£1600-2000
278.    A RARE ITALIAN PARTISAN FOR THE GUARD OF CHRISTINA, REGENT OF SAVOY, CIRCA 1640
with tapering wavy blade of flattened-diamond section, formed with a single long slightly recurved basal lug, etched on one face of the blade with the crowned mirrored initials 'C' and on the other with the crowned Royal arms enclosed by the Knot of Savoy, tapering moulded socket, a pair of straps, on an early wooden haft studded with brass nails with domed heads
54.3 cm; 21 ½ in head

Christine Marie of France was the daughter of Henry IV and Marie de' Medici, she married Victor Amadeus I of Savoy in 1619 and was regent of Savoy 1638-48, following her husband's death the previous year. Another partisan from this group is preserved in the Royal Armoury, Turin. See Bertolotto et al 982, no. 254.

Provenance
The George R. Hann Collection, Pennsylvania, sold Christie's 19 May 1980, lot 60
£1200-1800
279.    A RARE ENGLISH PARTISAN FOR THE GUARD OF KING WILLIAM III (1650, 1689-1702) AND QUEEN MARY II (1662, 1689-1694), CIRCA 1689-94
with tapering central blade of flattened-diamond section, the base of broad crescentic form etched on each side with the Royal cypher, moulded neck fitted with a pierced faceted collar, tapering socket, a pair of straps (the head worn), on its wooden haft
68.0 cm; 26 3/4 in head

Provenance
Robin Wigington (1932-2002)

Six State Partisans of this shape are preserved in the Royal Armouries, Leeds. They are dated to the early 18th century and are described in a guide of 1788 as having been used at the funeral of William III. See Ffoulkes 1915, p. 229, nos 341-346. £800-1200
280.    A RARE PARTISAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY; AN AUSTRIAN MILITARY SPONTOON, CIRCA 1720-40 AND A SPEAR, PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY
the first with tapering head pierced with the crowned Royal Cypher 'GR', and the base including a pair of short scrolling arms and moulded socket, on a later wooden haft; the second with etched head including the the Imperial cypher for Charles VI on one face and with an elaborate trophy-of-arms on the other (worn, small chips), moulded socket, and a pair of straps, on a later wooden haft; and the third with tapering head formed with a medial ridge, a pair of short straps, on a later wooden haft
the first: 43.5 cm; 17 1/8 in head
(3)

The first is probably for a captain of an elite Royal guard an apparently an unrecorded type. £500-700
281.    A RARE ENGLISH PARTISAN FOR THE GUARD OF QUEEN ANNE (1665, 1702-1714)
with tapering central blade of flattened-diamond section, the base of broad crescentic form incorporating two pairs of short straight ribbon-like lugs, moulded socket, large pierced collar, the head with traces of the etched Royal arms and deeply incised 'AR' at the base on each face, and a pair of straps, on an early wooden haft with iron shoe (the head worn)
67.0 cm; 26 3/8 in head

English partisans of this type were re-used and decorated as the monarchs changed. There do not appear to be any partisans of this type recorded in the Royal Armouries, Leeds.

Provenance
Robin Wigington (1932-2002) £700-900
282.    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
£200-300
283.    AN OFFICER'S SWORD WITH FIVE-BALL HILT, CIRCA 1780
with curved single-edged blade, brass hilt with five-ball outer ring-guard and knuckle-guard, scrolling quillon, cushion-shaped pommel and fluted hardwood grip, in its leather scabbard with brass chape, locket and middle-band, the latter two each with a loop for a suspension ring (now missing, polished bright)
69.0 cm; 27 1/8 in blade
£400-600
284.    A 1796 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD BY PROSSER, CHARING CROSS, LONDON
of regulation type, the blade etched and gilt on a blued panel with a wreath, the crowned Royal arms, 'warranted' and foliage on one face and further designs of foliage on the other, gilt-brass hilt with folding shell-guard, original grip bound with plaited silver wire, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard with the locket signed by the maker (light wear)
80.5 cm; 31 3/4 in blade
£600-800
285.    A FINE OFFICER'S DRESS SWORD, CIRCA 1821-39
with slender tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, etched and gilt with scrolling foliage, trophies-of-arms, and the crowned Royal Cypher on a blued panel over three-quarters of its length, gilt-brass hilt comprising quillon with foliate terminal, double shell-guard folding at the rear, knuckle-guard, pommel and wire-bound grip between two gilt collars, in its leather scabbard with gilt-brass locket and chape, the former signed 'Moore, late Bicknell & Moore Old Bond Street'
76.2 cm; 30 in blade

See Southwick 2001, pp. 181-2 for an account of this maker. £400-600
286.    A 1796 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD AND AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY
the first of regulation type, with etched blade signed 'J. J. Runkel Solingen' (pitted), gilt-brass hilt with folding side-guard (grip loose); the second with curved single-edged blade double-edged towards the point, and hilt of characteristic form
the first: 82.2 cm; 32 3/8 in blade
(2) £100-150
287.    A WILLIAM IV 1845 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD
of regulation type, with curved blade (pitted), regulation brass hilt (grip binding missing, fishskin incomplete)
81.7 cm; 32 1/8 in blade
£20-30
288.    AN EDWARD VII 1897 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD, DATED 1903
of regulation type, with dated blade and hilt with crowned royal cypher (light rust), in its field service scabbard, complete with sword knot
82.5 cm; 32 1/2 in blade £60-80
289.    ˜A GEORGE V 18TH HUSSARS MAMELUKE-HILTED OFFICER'S SWORD
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, etched with scrolling foliage, crowned Royal Arms, 'GRV' cypher, on one face and further designs including ' XIII Royal Hussars XVIII' on the other, gilt-brass hilt cast with foliage and palmette in low relief, the outer face with the Regimental device and inscription 'Pro Patria Conamur' in white metal, ivory grip retained by a pair of rivets with flowerhead caps (cracked), in its silver-plated scabbard with gilt-brass locket, middle-band and chape all cast with scrolls and flowers in low relief, two rings for suspension, and with its bullion sword knot (slightly frayed)
79.5 cm; 31 1.4 in blade £1200-1500
290.    ˜A MAMELUKE-HILTED SWORD BY HAWKES MOSELY & CO, MANUFACTURERS TO THE QUEEN, MID-19TH CENTURY
with curved polished blade double-edged towards the point, etched with elaborate scrolling foliage on each face and with the maker's details at the forte on the reverse, iron cross-guard including quillons with button-shaped terminals, ivory grip retained by two pairs of rivets with engraved heads, in its iron scabbard with brass mounts cast in low relief (areas of pitting), with bullion sword knot
77.3 cm; 30 1/2in blade
£300-500
291.    A VICTORIAN 1822 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD, A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORD AND A RIFLE REGIMENT SWORD
the first with pipe-backed regulation blade etched with 'VR' crowned on each face, regulation brass hilt with folding side-guard, in a leather scabbard with white metal locket (chape missing); the second of regulation type, with curved blade and stirrup hilt, and the third with light weight blade and regulation hilt (losses, worn), in its scabbard
the first: 81.0 cm; 32 in blade
(3) £150-200
292.    A 1912 PATTERN CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD, NO. 46310 AND A COURT SWORD, 19TH CENTURY
the first of regulation type, with plated blade and hilt, the latter engraved with foliage, with its leather knot; the second with hollow-triangular blade, etched and gilt with foliage and trophies on a blued ground over the lower portion, iron openwork hilt studded with faceted beads (quillons missing, with its knuckle-chain (rusted)
the first: 89.0 cm; 35 in blade
(2) £150-200
293.    A WILLIAM IV 1822 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD PRESENTED BY MAJOR GOLDSWORTHY TO HIS FRIEND ROBERT LANE IN 1835, BY PROSSER, MAKER TO THE KING AND ROYAL FAMILY, CHARING CROSS
of regulation type, with pipe-backed blade etched with the crowned Royal cypher and the maker's details on each face and with presentation inscription on the reverse, gilt-brass hilt incorporating the Royal Cypher and leather-lined folding side-guard, wire-bound grip, in its gilt-brass-mounted leather scabbard with signed locket by the maker
82.5 cm; 32 1/2 in blade

John Goldsworthy was born 1808 and is recorded in the Ordnance Medical Department as 2nd Assistant Surgeon on 12th June 1827. He died 3rd May 1840 aged 32 and is buried in Woolwich Churchyard, Kent. £800-1000
294.    A ROYAL HORSE GUARDS 1874 PATTERN OFFICER'S SWORD BY HENRY WILKINSON, PALL MALL, NO. 29785 FOR 1889
of regulation type, the blade etched with crowned Royal cypher, battle honours, crowned Royal cypher, 'RHG' crowned, the owner's initials and maker's details, regulation hilt with brass details and leather liner, in its scabbard
98.5 cm; 38 3/4 in blade

The Wilkinson records state that this was proved 7th November 1889 and later purchased by Viscount Sudeley, Royal Horse Guards.

£800-1200
295.    A RARE ETHIOPIAN CAVALRY SWORD BY WILKINSON, PROBABLY FOR THE IMPERIAL BODY GUARD, BY WILKINSON, SWORD MAKER TO GEORGE V, CIRCA 1910
of 1882 cavalry type, with regulation blade etched "Sword Maker to H.M. King George V" on one face and with the same in Amheric script on the other, regulation iron hilt, composition grips, in its scabbard stamped 'Mole Patent' at the throat, and with two rings on one side for suspension
85.0 cm; 33 1/2 in blade

The Wilkinson blade and rubbing books include a number of references to orders from Abyssinia during the period 1909-12. See Wilkinson Latham 2008, pp. 202-205.

£250-350
296.    AN 1887 PATTERN HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD BY WILKINSON, NO. 18720 FOR 1872
of regulation type, with etched blade including the crowned Royal cypher and scrolling foliage on each face, the forte with the maker's details on one face an the owner's crested initials 'PMP' beneath a rampant dragon on the other, regulation iron hilt, in an associated plated scabbard
89.7 cm; 35 3/8 in blade

The crest is that of Pakenham, Parkhurst or Pleasance.
£300-400
297.    AN 1856 PATTERN DRUMMERS MARK I SHORTSWORD, ANOTHER, AND A CONTINENTAL INFANTRY SHORT SWORD, 19TH CENTURY
the first of regulation type, with broad straight blade and brass hilt cast in low relief; the second with associated curved single-edged blade, in its leather scabbard; and the third of French model 1816 infantry shortsword type, with regulation brass hilt including banded grip, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard
the first: 48.2 cm; 19 in blade
(3) £200-250
298.    **AN UNUSUAL OFFICER'S SWORD, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with earlier straight blade double-edged towards the point, formed with three near full length fullers on each face, the reverse stamped with a series of marks, iron triple-bar hilt (one small repair), and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its iron scabbard
90.0 cm; 35 1/2 in blade £200-300
299.    A GEORGE V 1897 PATTERN INFANTRY SWORD
with etched blade, regulation hilt, in its scabbard (worn, areas of rust)
81.2 cm; 32 in blade
£50-80
300.    AN 1847 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD BY R. GAUNT & SON LTD, LATE EDWARD THURKLE, CONDUIT STRET, LONDON, NO. 12363, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with etched blade including crowned fouled anchor, foliage and the maker's details (small areas of pitting), brass hilt with folding side-guard, wire-bound grip, in a contemporary leather scabbard with elaborately cast brass mounts and complete with its sword knot
79.5 cm; 31 1/4 in blade

£200-250
301.    AN 1847 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD, 20TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with plain blade, brass hilt with folding side-guard, wire-bound grip, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard with sword knot
75.5 cm; 29 3/4 in blade £150-200
302.    A MODERN COPY OF A NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD
with etched blade including fouled anchor, crowned Royal arms and 'Manton & Co. England' at the forte, regulation bras hilt with folding side-guard, in its scabbard and complete wit its knot
80.4 cm; 31 3/4in blade £50-80
303.    AN ARGENTINIAN NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD, 20TH CENTURY
with etched blade by Wilkinson of London, decorated with foliage, a fouled anchor 'Armada Argentina' a man-of-war and the National arms, brass hilt cast with openwork foliage, a fouled anchor and a marine monster, and white composition grips, in its brass-mounted scabbard
74.5 cm; 29 3/8 in blade
£150-200
304.    A VENEZUELAN NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD, 20TH CENTURY
with etched blade decorated with foliage, the national arms and 'Fuerzas Armadas de Venezuela', brass stirrup hilt cast with the national arms on the langet, lionhead pommel, composite grip, in its leather scabbard with brass mounts cast with a fouled anchor on the locket and middle band
70.8 cm; 27 7/8 in blade £150-200
305.    A CONFEDERATE STATES NAVAL ENGINEER OFFICER'S SWORD BY L.HAIMAN & BROTHERS, COLUMBUS GEORGIA, CIRCA 1860-65
with slightly curved single-edged blade double-edged at the point and formed with a long fuller, etched with scrolling foliage, 'Deo Vindice', 'C.S.' and the maker's details on one face and further designs around a vacant panel on the other, brass hilt cast in low relief with open designs of foliage enclosing the letters 'C.S.' on the shell, with knuckle-guard and cap pommel and the grip with a portion of its wire binding (loose), in its iron scabbard with brass mounts
83.0 cm; 32 3/4 in blade

See Bezdek 1994, pp. 418-9 and 626.
£500-700
306.    A U.S. MODEL 1850 OFFICER'S SWORD
with French regulation blade signed 'Coulaux & Cie Klingenthal' on the back edge, etched with scrolling foliage, 'U.S.', a Federal Eagle, and 'E Pluribus Unum', gilt-brass regulation hilt, wire-bound grip, in its brass-mounted iron scabbard with two rings for suspension
82.0 cm; 32 1/4 in blade

£400-600
307.    A CONFEDERATE STATES CAVALRY SWORD, CIRCA 1860
with curved single-edged blade formed with a three-quarter length fuller on each face, brass triple-bar hilt, cap pommel, and wire-bound leather-covered grip, in its iron scabbard with two brass bands each fitted with an iron suspension ring
90.0 cm; 35 1/2 in blade

Swords of this form are associated with the maker Louis Froelich and his Confederate States Armory in Kenansville, North Carolina. £200-300
308.    A U.S. MODEL 1852 NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD BY W. H. HORSTMANN & SONS, PHILADELPHIA
with etched regulation blade formed with a long fuller, decorated with trophies-of-arms, a federal eagle, fouled anchors, 'U.S.N.' and a panel framed by stars, regulation brass hilt cast with openwork foliage and 'U.S.N.', wire-bound grip, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard
69.0 cm; 27 1/4 in blade
£600-800
309.    A U.S. MODEL 1840 CAVALRY SWORD
of regulation type, the blade stamped 'C & J' at the forte, regulation brass triple-bar hilt, and wire-bound leather-covered grip
92.0 cm; 36 1/4 in blade

£60-80
310.    A MODERN COPY OF A U.S. CONFEDERATE OFFICER'S SWORD
with fullered blade double-edged towards the point, brass hilt cast with foliage and 'C.S.', and leather-covered grip
77.5 cm; 30 1/2 in blade
£50-80
311.    A U.S. CAVALRY SWORD, CIRCA 1860, PROBABLY CONFEDERATE
with curved blade double-edged towards the point and formed with a long fuller on each face, brass triple-bar hilt, cap pommel, and wire-bound grip with some of its original covering
88.0 cm; 34 5/8in blade


£80-100
312.    A FRENCH ANXI CUIRASSIER'S SWORD, CIRCA 1810
of regulation type, with fullered single-edged blade stamped with marks at the hilt (rubbed); regulation brass hilt with Versailles stamp, wooden grip retaining a portion of its leather covering, in its iron scabbard
97.5 cm; 38 3/8 in blade

£400-600
313.    A FRENCH MODEL 1784 'GARDE DE BATAILLE' DRAGOON OFFICER'S SWORD
with tapering blade formed with two long fullers, double-edged towards the point, inscribed 'Manufacture de Klingenthal' on the back-edge and stamped with the control mark of François Antoine Bisch, regulation brass hilt including pierced outer shell-shaped guard (one bar broken), cap pommel and leather-covered grip bound with plaited brass wire
89.7 cm; 35 3/8 in blade

See Ariès 4 fascicule 1967. £200-250
314.    A FRENCH MOUNTED INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD, CIRCA 1800-05
with curved blade double-edged towards the point and formed with a long fuller on each face, etched and gilt with trophies-of-arms and foliage and with traces of bluing at the forte on each face, regulation brass hilt including down-curved moulded quillon, fluted knuckle-guard, and gadrooned cap pommel with faceted neck and fluted hardwood grip (hairline crack on the reverse)
81.5 cm; 32 in blade


£120-150
315.    A FRENCH OFFICER'S SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade signed on each face at the forte (indistinct), formed with a pair of half-length fullers on each face, iron hilt comprising flattened globular quillon, knuckle-guard and pommel all decorated with spirally fluted designs, and the grip bound with plaited wire and copper ribband between iron collars
81.5 cm; 32 1/8 in blade

£250-300
316.    A CONTINENTAL OFFICER'S SWORD, MID-19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY AUSTRIAN
of model 1854 type, with curved fullered blade formed with a clipped-back point, etched with trophies and foliage at the forte within a long fuller, iron stirrup hilt up-turned at the rear, with scrolling quillon and pierced for a knot, in its scabbard with two suspension rings
83.5 cm; 32 7/8 cm blade £250-350
317.    A RARE FRENCH ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICER'S SHORT SABRE, CIRCA 1772
of regulation type, with broad fullered blade double-edged towards the point, etched 'Coullier Fourbisseur de la Maison du Roy, Rue St Honoré no. 574 a Paris' in a panel at the forte on each face, gilt-brass hilt comprising a pair of border-engraved curled quillons and integral grip formed as a maned eagle's head
67.8 cm; 26 ¾ in blade

See Bottet 1910, p. 38, pl. XI £300-400
318.    AN 1856 PATTERN MARK I DRUMMER'S SWORD; A BANDSMAN'S SWORD, CIRCA 1820; A MILITIA SWORD, LATE 18TH CENTURY AND TWO NAVAL SWORDS, 19TH CENTURY
the first of regulation type, in its scabbard; the second of regulation type (scabbard missing); the third with Shotley Bridge blade (pitted), and brass hilt inscribed 'M Huntingdon' '4/14' (loose, pommel missing); the fourth with straight single-edged blade and brass stirrup hilt and the fifth with slightly curve fullered blade and brass stirrup hilt with an additional bar at the front
the first: 49.0 cm; 19 1/4 in blade
(5) £200-250
319.    A RUSSIAN 1834 MODEL SAW-BACK SHORT SWORD; TWO FRENCH MODEL 1831 SHORT SWORDS (COUPE CHOUX) AND FOUR FURTHER EDGED WEAPONS
the first of regulation type, with saw-backed blade, stamped with an arsenal mark at the forte, dated brass hilt, in its scabbard; the second and third of regulation type, one by Talabot Freres and dated 1832 at the forte, the other numbered 1042 on the cross-piece; the fourth and fifth brass-hilted bayonets of Brunswick type, and a Prussian infantry sword (cut-down); and a massive fighting knife, 20th century, with brass cross-guard
the first: 49.0 cm; 19 1/4 in blade
(8) £400-500
320.    A BAVARIAN MODEL 1855 INFANTRY OFFICER'S SHORTSWORD AND ANOTHER, MID-19TH CENTURY
of regulation type, the first with blade by Hörster of Solingen, brass hilt, in its scabbard; the second with single-edged blade, brass hilt and banded grip, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard
the first: 48.0 cm; 18 7/8 in blade
(2) £150-200
321.    AN AUSTRIAN MODEL 1889 STATE OFFICIALS SABRE, A NORWEGIAN OFFICER'S SWORD, A CONTINENTAL CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORD AND A BROADSWORD, 19TH CENTURY
the first of regulation type, with etched blade including the Imperial cypher of Franz Joseph I, stamped 'Weyersberg & Stamm, Solingen' at the forte, gilt-brass hilt, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard cast with the Imperial cypher on the locket; the second of regulation type, with brass hilt incorporating the crowned Royal arms, in its scabbard; the third with curved blade, iron stirrup hilt, in its scabbard; and the fourth probably Austrian, with tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, iron cruciform hilt, moulded pommel and integral grip
the first:76.0 cm; 30 in blade
(4) £200-300
322.    A BRASS-HILTED SHORTSWORD, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY RUSSIAN AND A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, LONDON, LATE 18TH CENTURY
the first of regulation type, with slightly curved blade double-edged towards the point, brass hilt including spirally cast grip; the second with hollow-triangular blade, silver hilt (losses), including shell-guard engraved with the crest of the Barons Riversdale of Ireland, and urn-shaped pommel
the first: 63.7 cm; 25 1/8 in blade
(2)

£200-300
323.    TWO 1875 PATTERN ARTILLERY CARBINE BAYONETS
of regulation type, each with saw-backed blade struck with ordnance marks at the forte, iron stirrup hilt, and composition grips
65.5 cm; 25 3/4 in blades
(2) £200-250
324.    SIX 1856 PATTERN ENFIELD BAYONETS; AN 1875 PATTERN ARTILLERY BAYONET; AN 1855 PATTERN LANCASTER BAYONET AND AN AUSTRIAN 1867 MODEL BAYONET
the first six comprising one with blade by Parker Field & Sons, etched on one face with 'Prize Rifle 2nd Company / Seaford, 1859. / Won by Sergeant H. Groves', in its scabbard (grips worn, the chape detached), four with scabbards (one missing its press stud), and one without scabbard (blade pitted, losses to grips); the seventh with saw-backed blade; the eighth with hatchet point and brass hilt, missing its scabbard
(9) £400-600
325.    A GROUP OF TWENTY-FIVE SOCKET BAYONETS
comprising six Brown Bess musket bayonets; one 1842 pattern bayonet; nine 1853 pattern Enfield bayonets, and eight further socket bayonets
(25) £500-700
326.    FOUR BRITISH 1888 PATTERN, FOUR BRITISH LEE ENFIELD NO. 7 BAYONETS AND ELEVEN FURTHER BAYONETS
the first eight in their scabbards; a socket bayonet; a spike bayonet; eleven further bayonets and a fighting knife
(22)
£300-400
327.    FIVE BAYONETS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
comprising three British 1888 pattern dated '91, '95 and '95; and two yataghan bayonets, struck with the Weyersberg King's head mark, iron hilt with quillon, chequered grip, in its scabbard
the fourth: 55.5 cm;21 7/8 in blade
(5) £250-300
328.    THIRTEEN BRITISH 1907 PATTERN BAYONETS AND FIVE FURTHER BAYONETS
comprising three 1907 pattern bayonets with quillons, in their scabbards; ten 1907 second pattern bayonets, in their scabbards; three British 1917 pattern bayonets, in their scabbards and two further bayonets, in their scabbards
(18)
£250-300
329.    FIVE FRENCH 1866 MODEL CHASSEPOT SABRE BAYONETS; FIVE FRENCH 1874 MODEL GRAS BAYONETS; THREE FRENCH 1886 MODEL LEBEL BAYONETS; TWO FRENCH 1890 MODEL LEBEL BAYONETS AND TEN SOCKET BAYONETS
the first fifteen of regulation type, nine in their scabbards; ten further bayonets including a Canadian C1 Model rifle bayonet; together with three bayonets repurposed for a fireplace set, a United States Army pouch and a WW2 British Army Royal Engineers field saw, in its pouch
(30) £300-400
330.    TWO FRENCH CHASSEPOT AND TWO GRAS BAYONETS
the first with St Etienne arsenal inscription and dated 1872; the third and fourth each with St Etienne arsenal inscription and dated 1877, and each in its scabbard
the first: 57.2 cm; 22 1/2 in blade
(4) £150-200
331.    A MODERN COPY OF AN AMERICAN DAHLGREEN BAYONET MARKED AMES MFG CO CHICOPEE, MASS
the forte with the spurious date 1862, brass hilt, in its leather scabbard
30.8 cm; 12 1/8 in blade
£20-30
332.    TWO JAPANESE MODEL 1897 ARISAKA BAYONETS, A U.S. CONFEDERATE BAYONET AND FIVE FURTHER BAYONETS
the first two, in their scabbards; a Swedish 1896 pattern bayonet, in its scabbard and four further bayonets
(8)

£300-400
333.    FOUR GERMAN SEITENGEWEHR 1898/1905 PATTERN BAYONETS AND EIGHT FURTHER BAYONETS
comprising four 'Butcher knife' bayonets, each with saw-backed blade, in its scabbard; two further 1898/1905 bayonets with plain blades; a Seitemgewehr model 1898 bayonet, in its scabbard; and five further bayonets
(12)
£200-300
334.    A VICTORIAN OFFICER'S HELMET OF THE 1st KING'S DRAGOON GUARDS, ALMOST CERTAINLY THAT OF MAJOR WALTER CLOPTON WINGFIELD
an 1847 Pattern 'Albert' helmet, with gilt-brass skull and fittings. To the front a QVC above an ornate cartouche, flanked with sprays of oak and laurel leaves, and mounted with a white metal star, bearing a gilt strap inscribed with the regimental title with VR cypher in the centre. Foliate decoration to the peaks. A "candlestick" plume socket with acanthus base, containing a black horsehair plume. Burnished gilt chin-chain lined with black velvet, with rose finials. Shaped internal headband of red leather, bearing initials (indistinct), with silk lining above. The skull with minor dents and some rubbing to the gilt; the bayleaf spray with one leaf defective; plume not original.

The initials on the headband of this helmet, though difficult to decipher, appear to be those of Major Walter Clopton Wingfield, who served with the King's Dragoon Guards from 1851 until 1861, and is credited with being the inventor of Lawn Tennis. When he was commissioned, his helmet, in common with those of all the Dragoon Guards and Heavy Dragoon regiments, would have been fitted with a black plume. Plumes of regimental colours were introduced in 1854, those of the King's Dragoon Guards being scarlet. Wingfield was serving in the United Kingdom in the early 1850s and would clearly have replaced the black plume on his helmet by a scarlet one at that time. See Alexander 1986. £1500-2000
335.    AN OFFICER'S CROSSBELT OF THE 13TH HUSSARS
Gold "Herringbone train" lace with white central stripe, on a pale leather backing. Buckle, tip and slide of "Light Dragoon" pattern in silver (Birmingham hallmarks of J&Co) with finely-engraved edges. Six white metal labels mounted with regimental battle-honours finely incised in gilt. Pickers, chains and chain-boss replaced by items with crude engraving not matching the other fittings. Leather of belt frayed and flaps at both ends torn. Together with an infantry helmet of blue cloth by Pulford & Sons, originally of officer's pattern, now lacking its gilt backpiece and fitted with ORs' brass spike.
(2)

£200-300
336.    A BRITISH MILITARY DRUM, 20TH CENTURY
the body painted with the Royal Arms in polychrome on a blue field, painted hoops and with its tension strings and leather tabs
36.0 cm; 14 1/4 in high
£50-100
337.    A VERY RARE GEORGIAN COLOUR OF NO. 15 COMPANY, 2ND BATTALION, THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS
an 1814 Issue silk colour of No.15 Company, Coldstream Guards. A Union flag, 68 in. x 78 in., with painted decoration. The centre bearing St Edward's Crown above the company symbol (Carolingian crown), 'EGYPT', the Sphinx between laurel sprays, 'BARROSA', a bugle-horn , 'PENINSULA' and 'WATERLOO'. The horizontal arm of the cross inscribed 'LINCELLES' and 'TALAVERA'. The numeral 'XV' in the canton. This colour was recently discovered in near-relic condition and has been expertly restored on a museum quality mount to display the obverse face.
172.5 cm x 194.5 cm, the colour

On pages 155-6 of Major Dawnay's definitive work on the Standards and Colours of the Household Division, it is stated that the three original battle-honours (Lincelles, Talavera and Barrosa) appeared on the 1814 issue of colours of the Coldstream Guards, and that the honours for Peninsula and Waterloo were subsequently added officially to the inferior arm of the cross in the only space available, i.e. beneath the bugle-horn in the case of the Light Infantry Companies. The next two issues of colours (which were presumably of similar design) took place in 1821 and 1828. Fig. 93 shows the 1828 issue to No. 15 Company, in which the bugle-horn has reverted to its normal place below all of the battle-honours.

The Coldstream Guards were represented only by the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo, and the only colours carried were those of the Colonel and of XIII Company. These survived the battle and were laid up in the Guards' Chapel. Their remnants are illustrated on page 164 (Dawnay op. cit), having been destroyed by a German V1 bomb in 1944. £12000-18000
338.    A COLLECTION OF MILITARY INSIGNIA, BUTTONS AND MISCELLANEA
Including Infantry Regiment collar-badges and shoulder titles, Officer's headress fittings, Air Force insignia of the Canadian and Australian air force, a large collection of cigarette cards, a pair of Staffordshire flat back Equestrian figures of General French and Lord Kitchener, RAF Central Band Insignia and a selection of Scottish Officer's badges.
(Lot)
£400-600
339.    INFANTRY HEADDRESS PLATES
Three OR's shako-plates including an 1861 pattern plate of the 2nd Regiment; an 1869 pattern plate of the 13th Light Infantry; and an OR's 1878 pattern helmet-plate of the 97th Regiment
(3) £40-60
340.    A BOARD OF SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE INSIGNIA (1920-1921)
one card mounted with cap and collar badges, titles and buttons including School Cadets; NCO's, above chevrons; Air Staff 1959; W.O.'s and o.r's Republic of South Africa badges 1961 onwards; Navr.-Bombaimer, 1937; Air Staff, 1959; and an embroidered and gilt metal Officer's below Colonel cap badge, 1954. Together with a group of pamphlets and magazines. £100-200
341.    **A FRENCH HELMET FOR AN OFFICER OF THE CENT-GARDES, CIRCA 1854-70
with iron skull, brass mounts including crest, helmet-plate and associated chin-scales (plumes, crest and lining missing, surface rust and areas of wear)
27.0 cm; 10 5/8 in high £100-150
342.    A FRENCH COMPOSITE CAVALRY CUIRASS, THE BACKPLATE DATED 1828, A MORION IN EARLY 17TH CENTURY STYLE AND A PAIR OF SOUTH AMERICAN SPURS
the first comprising breastplate by Coulaux Frères and numbered '150', with medial ridge and brass regulation rivets, the back-plate dated, inscribed 'Manuf Rle de Klingenthal', numbered 1645 and complete with its shoulder straps (worn); the morion formed in two pieces, joined at a notched comb, and with a broad brim rising at the front and rear; and the spurs each with large multi-spiked rowel and white metal heel bands
the first: 39.0 cm; 15 3/8 in high
(5)

£250-350
343.    A CAP-A-PIE FIELD ARMOUR WITH ETCHED DECORATION, 19TH CENTURY IN THE NORTH ITALIAN STYLE OF CIRCA 1560
of excellent workmanship, comprising close helmet with rounded skull formed in two pieces joined by soldering along the crest of a low medial comb and fitted at its front with visor, upper bevor and lower bevor attached to it by common pivots with dome-heads, the forward-sloping visor pierced at its front with a centrally-divided vision-slit, the upper bevor of blunt prow-shaped form, the upper and lower bevor in each case fastened at the right side by a swivel-hook and pierced-stud, the lower edges of the skull and lower bevor flanged outwards in each case to receive a single gorget-plate; collar of a single plate front and rear, the former descending to an obtuse; breastplate of deep-bellied fashion formed of a main plate and an upward-overlapping waist-lame flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fault of one lame fitted to either side of a semi-circular cut out with a pair of straps supporting a pair of pendent tassets each of nine lames terminating in winged poleyns of three lames; backplate formed of a main plate and an upward-overlapping waist-lame flanged outwards at its lower edge; large symmetrical pauldrons each of even lames overlapping outwards from the third and connected by turners to fully articulated tubular vambraces with winged couters of three lames open at the insides of the elbows; right gauntlet with flared and pointed cuff closed at the inside of the wrist by an overlapped and riveted join and fitted with three metacarpal-plates and a knuckle-plate, the latter decorated with a transverse roped rib, fitted at its front edge with a hinged thumb-defence of five scales, and shaped at its distal end to receive scaled finger-defences now represented only by detached fragments; and tubular greaves attached by rivets to the poleyns, and in each case fitted at the rear with a separated articulated heel-plate, and at the front with an integral broad-toed sabaton of five lames overlapping outwards from the fourth; the main edges of the armour formed with plain inward turns, and the secondary edges bordered by single incised lines, the whole etched in bands and borders on a plain blackened ground with foliate scrolls, symmetrical in the bands and asymmetrical in the borders, and in cartouches on the fronts of the pauldrons with similar ornament encircling in one case a representation of St George and the Dragon, and in the other an armoured figure possibly representing St Joan £8000-10000
344.    A NORTH ITALIAN CLOSE HELMET FOR HEAVY FIELD USE, CIRCA 1550-60
with rounded one-piece skull rising to a high boldly roped comb (its crest slightly damaged at two points), pierced over each ear with nine circular auditory-holes, fitted at the nape with a brass plume-holder (restored) and at the front with a visor, upper bevor and lower bevor attached by common dome-headed pivots (restored), the visor with strongly-stepped centrally-divided vision-slit fitted at the right of its lower edge with a lifting-peg (restored), the upper bevor with slightly concave profile cut at the right of its upper edge with a rectangular notch to accommodate the lifting-peg, pierced at the same side with nine small circular ventilation-holes and fitted at its lower edge with a pierced stud to accommodate a swivel-hook attached at the right of the lower bevor, the latter fitted at the right of the neck with a pivoted visor-prop (restored), the lower edge of the skull and lower bevor each flanged outwards to receive two gorget-plates (the lowest in each case restored, the uppermost one at the front patched at each end), the main edges of the helmet formed with file-roped inward-turns, accompanied in the case of the those bordering the face-opening with single incised lines, and the subsidiary edges bordered by pairs of such lines (moderately heavily pitted overall)
32.0 cm; 12⅝ in

Provenance
Stanley V. Durrant, London
£3000-4000
345.    A RARE SOUTH GERMAN CLOSE HELMET FOR FIELD USE, CIRCA 1510-15
with broad rounded one-piece skull strongly shaped to the nape and formed with a broad low hollowed medial comb (the crown patched and the face-opening restored), 'bellows' visor formed with three transverse ridges each enclosed by a pair of incised lines, the top ridge forming a step beneath a centrally-divided vision-slit, the other two surmounted in each case by two pairs of horizontal ventilation-slots, bevor (with small riveted patched at right of neck) and neck-guard of three lames, the visor and bevor attached to the skull by later common pivots and secured at the right side in each case by a later spring-catch, the main edges of the bevor and neck-guard decorated with plain ribs, and expertly blackened throughout (minor losses)
28.5 cm; 11¼ in high

The helmet is of notable size. Its proportions can be compared with those of an example formerly in the collections of William Burgess, Sir Guy Francis Laking and Dr Richard Williams, now belonging to the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds (Laking 1920-2, Vol. 4, p. 89, fig. 1165). Its plain skull and broad low comb identify it as an early example of its kind. £10000-14000
346.    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 £500-700
347.    A MINIATURE CAP-A-PIE ARMOUR WITH ETCHED DECORATION IN THE 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
of steel, comprising close helmet with two-piece combed skull, pivoted visor and bevor, the former pierced with ventilation-holes, and a single fixed gorget-plate front and rear; breastplate and backplate, each of one plate, the former medially ridged and fitted at its lower edge with a skirt, one-piece tassets and flat codpiece; large symmetrical pauldrons connected by turners to three-piece vambraces with winged couters (the left perforated at the point of the elbow); full legharness with winged poleyns and integral articulated sabatons; the front of the armour etched overall with scrolling foliage on a blackened ground involving, at the centre of the breastplate, an escutcheon charged with a rampant lion and shield; on a wooden stand with a black-painted wooden base
52.0 cm; 20½ in £250-350
348.    A CAST IRON STATUETTE OF A MAN IN FULL ARMOUR, BY NESTORS OF ENGLAND, EARLY 20TH CENTURY, IN THE EARLY 16TH CENTURY STYLE
formed with a hollowed rear, separate lower arm-defences and a separate detachable two-hand sword, and mounted on a stepped square base (patinated overall)
65.5 cm; 25¾ in
£30-50
349.    A COMPOSITE NORTH EUROPEAN PIKEMAN'S ARMOUR, IN MID-17TH CENTURY STYLE, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
comprising pot with one-piece egg-shaped crown fitted within its lower edge with a separate slightly down-turned brim and at each side with a pendent scutiform cheek-piece; one-piece medially-ridged breastplate with V-shaped waist-line, fitted at each side of the chest with a swivel-hook and pierced stud to secure the shoulder-straps of the backplate, and at each side of the waist with restraining-hooks for its waist-belt, its lower end formed with a deep flange supporting on a pair of hinges at each side a one-piece trapezoidal tasset embossed to simulate five lames and decorated with round-headed rivets; and one-piece backplate with straight lower edge, fitted to either side of its neck-opening with a scaled shoulder-strap (detached, its leathers replaced) and to either side of its lower end with a waist-belt (replaced); the neck-opening of the breastplate and backplate each struck with a trio of dots; the main edges of the armour formed with plain inward turns accompanied by recessed or engraved borders (the whole painted black over a partly oxidised surface) £300-400
350.    A NORTH ITALIAN BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1600
formed of a medially-ridged main plate cut with a deep neck-opening, fitted at each of its arm-openings with a moveable gusset, and at its lower edge with two medially-ridged waist-lames of shallow V-shaped form, the lower of them flanged outwards at its lower edge (split at two points) to receive a fauld of one lame fitted to either side of its central semi-circular cut-out with a pair of later round-headed rivets for the attachment of tassets and pierced near them with several holes of later date, the main edges of the breastplate formed with file-roped inward turns (the main plate fitted within each shoulder with a later extension-plate, and the surface of the whole finely patinated overall)
39.5 cm; 15½ in

Provenance
Robin J. Wigington, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
£600-800
351.    A NORTH EUROPEAN PIKEMAN'S BREASTPLATE, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
of vestigial peascod fashion, formed in one piece with shallow neck and arm-openings and a deep flange at the waist supporting at each side, on a pair of later hasps, an associated one-piece tasset of trapezoidal form (its outer edge trimmed in each case) embossed to simulate seven lames, its margins in all cases pierced with pairs of stitch-holes for attaching a lining, the second simulated lame pierced with two pairs of holes to attach it original hasps, and the main edges of both the breastplate and tassets formed with plain inward turns accompanied in the case of the tassets by recessed borders (showing a mottled medium patina overall and patches of active corrosion at each shoulder)
55.0 cm; 19⅝ in

Provenance
Robin J. Wigington, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire £500-700
352.    A HIGH-QUALITY CAST OF A STEEL TARGET WITH EMBOSSED AND CHASED ORNAMENT, PRODUCED IN THE FACTORY OF THE COUNTS OF ILSENBURG AM HARTZ , CIRCA 1880-90 IN THE NORTH ITALIAN STYLE OF THE THIRD QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY
of notable weight, circular in form, rising at its centre to a prominent six-sided pyramidal point, formed around its margin with an elaborate simulated roped turn accompanied by a recessed border, and decorated in relief within that border and within a narrower concentric border interrupted by three grotesque masks, with lively scenes of classical warriors in combat involving, before a city, Helen of Troy being taken to a boat, all finely chased on a stippled ground, and the rear bearing at its left a circular seal inscribed around a central coat of arms with the words GRAFL. FACTOREI · ILSENBURG, at its centre the painted inventory number 796, and its upper end a sturdy welded suspension-bar
54.7 cm; 21½ in diameter
£1000-1500
353.    PROPERTY FROM THE DESCENDANT FAMILY OF ARTHUR RICHARD DUFTY CBE, (1911-1993), MASTER OF THE TOWER OF LONDON (1963-76) AND PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES (1978- 81)

GORGET-PLATES OF A CLOSE HELMET, LATE 19TH CENTURY IN THE INNSBRUCK STYLE OF THE MID-16TH CENTURY
comprising two lames front and rear, each having a scalloped upper edge punched with a single dot in each lobe, the lame lowest in each case formed with a file-roped inward turn and embossed in low relief at its centre with stylised foliage (lightly patinated overall)
(2)

5.5 cm; 2⅛ in high 25.5 cm; 10 in deep £250-350
354.    PROPERTY FROM THE DESCENDANT FAMILY OF ARTHUR RICHARD DUFTY CBE, (1911-1993), MASTER OF THE TOWER OF LONDON (1963-76) AND PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES (1978- 81)

A FINELY MADE MODEL BREASTPLATE BY H. RUSSELL ROBINSON OF THE TOWER OF LONDON ARMOURIES, CIRCA 1950-60, IN THE SOUTH GERMAN STYLE OF CIRCA 1450-60
formed of a main plate with a medial ridge and slight forward projection over the abdomen, boxed at each side, fitted at its shallow neck-opening with an applied stop-rib, pierced at its right arm-opening with four holes for the attachment of a lance-rest, and fitted within its lower edge with a waist-lame carrying a deep fauld of three upward-overlapping lames each decorated at it upper edge with a series of cusps, and formed in the case of the lower edge of the third, which has a shallow arched cut-out at its centre, with a plain inward turn (very lightly patinated overall)
29.0 cm; 11½ in

The model is a based on a breastplate of late Kastenbrust fashion and probable Innsbruck manufacture preserved in the Museum der Stadt, Vienna, inv. no. 278. It was made by H. Russell Robinson who worked at the Tower of London Armouries from 1950 to 1978, and presented it to Arthur Richard Dufty, President of the Society of Antiquaries of London, 1978-81, and Master of the Armouries at the Tower of London, 1963-76, on his retirement from the latter post.

A drawing made by Robinson of the original breastplate is reproduced By Claude Blair, European Armour, London, 1958, fig.250. £200-300
355.    HAKUSUI, Inami, Nippon-To: The Japanese Sword (1948); JOLY, H. L., INADA, H., The Sword Book in Honcho Gunkiko and the Book of Same (1913); ROBINSON, B. W., The Arts of the Japanese Sword
(3) £60-80
356.    W. Keith Neal & D.H.L. Back, Great British Gunmakers 1540-1740; Great British Gunmakers 1740-1790; Griffin & Tow, and W. Bailes; The Mantons: Gunmakers; The Manton Supplement; British Gunmakers, Their Trade Cards, Cases and Equipment 1760-1860; W. Keith Neal, Collecting Duelling Pistols; J.N. George & R. Chapman, Restoration of Antique Firearms; H.L. Blackmore, Gunmakers of London 1350-1850; Gunmakers of London Supplement; Gun and Rifles of the World; The World's Finest Sporting Guns; English Pistols; British Military Firearms; J.F. Hayward, The Art of the Gunmaker, vol. 1 1500-1660 and vol. 2 1660-1830; C. Blair, Pistols of the World; E. Griffin, Griffin of Bond Street; P. Hawkins, The Price Guide to Antique Guns & Pistols; G. Boothroyd, Bothroyds' Revised Directory of British Gunmakers; Gun Collecting; Gusler & Lavin, Decorated Firearms, 1540-1870, from the Collection of Clay P. Bedford; F.M. Sellers, The William M. Locke Collection; Lenk, Urquhart, Hayward, The Flintlock; N. Dixon, Georgian Pistols; L. Winant, Firearms Curiosa; J.W. Burgoyne, The Queen Anne Pistol 1660-1780; W.Y. Carman, A History of Firearms from Earliest Times to 1914; R. Lister, Antique Firearms, Their Care, Repair & Restoration; G. Rimer, Wheellock Firearms of the Royal Armouries; J.A. Atkinson, Duelling Pistols; I. Glendenning, British Pistols & Guns, 1640-1840; Grancsay & Bedford, Early Firearms of Great Britain and Ireland; J.N. George, English Pistols & Revolvers; English Guns & Rifles; F. Wilkinson, Flintlock Pistols; Frith & Andrews, Antique Pistol Collecting; K.R. Dill, London Gunmakers and the English Duelling Pistol 1770-1830; D.F. Butler, United States Firearms, The First Century, 1776-1875; F. Klay, The Samuel E. Dyke Collection of Kentucky Pistols; D. Noble, An Introduction to the History of Duelling; J. Henderson, Firearms Collecting for Amateurs; P. Wahl & D. Toppel, The Gatling Gun; R. Ford, The World's Great Handguns; N. Flayderman, Flayderman's Guide To Antique American Firearms, 8th edition; S.P. Fjestad, Blue Book of Gun Values, 26th edition £60-80
357.    Heer, Der Neue Støckel, 3 vols., 1978 £120-180
358.    H.L. Visser, The Visser Collection, vols. 1 (1-3) and 2; Aspects of Dutch Gunmaking; Dutch Guns in Russia; H. Schedelmann, Die Großen Büchsenmacher; Die Wiener Büchsemacher und Büchseschäfter; L. Tarassuk, Russian Pistols in the Seventeenth Century; S. Grancsay, Master French Gunsmith's Designs; M. Terenzi, L'Arte di Michele Battista Armaiolo Napoletano; N. di Carpegna, Brescian Firearms; A. Gaibi, Armi da Fuoco Italiane; L.G. Boccia, Nove Secoli di Armi da Caccia; R. Held, Un Meditato Appello ai Governanti; A Review of 162 Antique Arms and Pertinent Objects; Durdík, Mudra, Šáda, Alte Handfeuerwaffen; Kist, Puype, van der Mark, van der Sloot, Dutch Muskets and Pistols; A.N. Kennard, French Pistols and Sporting Guns; H. Müller, Fusils Pistolets Revolvers Imprimerie des Arts et Manufactures Paris; W. Keith Neal, Spanish Guns and Pistols; J.D. Lavin, A History of Spanish Firearms; C. Gaier, Quatre Siècles d'Armurerie Liégeoise; J.J. Buigné, Le "Qui est qui" de l'arme en France de 1350 à 1970, 2 vols.; University of Chicago, The Art Bulletin, June 1936 (article by Grancsay on Brescian pistols); P. Pinti, Antiche Armi da Fuoco Italiane dei secc. XVII-XIX; Bosson, Géroudet, Heer, Armes de Chasse; Lugs, Handfeuerwaffen, 2 vols.; C.R. Beard, The Pistols of Brescia, 1937 (2006 Trotman reprint); R. Caranta & P. Cantegrit, L'Aristocratie du Pistolet; Bailey, Hogg, Boothroyd, Wilkinson, Guns & Gun Collecting; E. Graells, Les Armes de Foc de Ripoll; H.L. Peterson, Las Armes de Fuego; J.S. Azpillaga, Apuntes de la Armeria Espanola Siglos XVI a XIX; X.S. I Arago, Catalunya I les Armes de Prestigi, Armes de Foc 1550-1850; U. Gobbi, Armi e Armaioli nella Milano del XIX secolo; M. Forissier, L'Armurerie de Saint-Etienne au XXe Siecle; A.H. Merino, El Tiro con Armas de Avancarga Hoy; A. Gattia, Fucili e Pistole; The American Society of Arms Collectors, October 9 - 13 1985. £80-120
359.    M. Pétard, Des Sabres et des Épées, vols. 1 and 2; J.D. Forman, The Scottish Dirk; C. Martyn, The British Cavalry Sword from 1600; C. Mazansky, British Basket-Hilted Swords; E. Oakeshott, Records of the Medieval Sword; J.F. Hayward, Swords and Daggers; R.H. Bezdek, Swords and Sword Makers of England and Scotland; R. Cohen, By The Sword; E. Valentine, Rapiers; J. Wilkinson-Latham, Regulation Military Swords; J.D. Gamble, Axes of War and Power; R. Underwood, Anglo-Saxon Weapons & Warfare; W. Wilson, Arte of Defence; J. Lhoste, Les Épéees Portées en France des Origines à Nos Jours; R. Held (ed.), Art, Arms and Armour, An International Anthology; S.V. Grancsay, Arms & Armor, Essays by Stephen V. Grancsay fromt The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 1920-1964; C.E. Whitelaw, Scottish Arms Makers; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Historical Armor, A Picture Book; R-J. Charles, La Collection Georges Pauilhac au Musée de l'Armée, exhibition guide; C.C. Stone, A Glossary… Arms and Armour, reprint; J.G. Mann and M.A. B. Litt, Studies in European Armour, 1929 (Trotman reprint 2003); J. Anderson, Ancient Scottish Weapons, A Series of Drawings by the Late James Drummond (reprint); Various contributors, Die Waffensammlung des Österreichischen Kaiserhauses im K.K. Artillerie-Arsenal-Museum in Wien, reprint of 1866-1870 original; J.A. Godoy, Armes a Feu XVe-XVIIe Siecle, Collection du Musée d'Art et Histoire, Genève; Various contributors, Kataloge des Bayerischen Nationalmuseums Handfeuerwaffen; A.D. Ortiz, C.H. Carretero and J.A. Godoy, Resplendence of the Spanish Monarchy, Renaissance Tapestries and Armor from the Patrimonio Nacional; C. Blair, The James A. De Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor; A.G. Llansó, Museo-Armería de D. José Estruch y Cumella, 1976 reprint of 1896 original; Various contributors, Napoléon et les Invalides, Collections du Musée de l'Armée; M.L. Levkoff, Hearst the Collector; N. Drejholt, Firearms of the Royal Armouries, Stockholm, 2 vols.; B. Thomas and O. Gamber, Waffensammlung, Kunsthistoriches Museum, Wien, 2 vols.; Mann and Norman, Wallace Collection Catalogues, European Arms and Armour, 2 vols., European Arms and Armour Supplement; Collection Alfonso Fierro, Armas de Fuego Antiguas; W.J. Karcheski, Arms and Armor in The Art Institute of Chicago; I. Eaves, Catalogue of European Armour at the Fitzwilliam Museum; P. Allevi, Museo d'Arti Applicate, Armi da Fuoco; C. Calamandrei, Lame Del Risorgimento, Palazzo dei Vicari, 2-10 September 1978; Armi Antiche a Gardone, Mostra inaugurale del Museo delle Armi e della Tradizione Armiera di Gardone Val Trompia; Å. Meyerson and L. Rangström, Wrangel's Armoury; P. Krenn, The Landeszeughaus of Graz; M. Mauro, Armeria della Rocca Mostra di Armi Antiche, 29 July - 29 October 1989, Mondavio; The Journal of the Walters Art Gallery, 1939, article S. Grancsay on Maucher carved gunstocks; S.W. Pyhrr, Firearms from the Collection of The Prince of Liechtenstein; L.G. Boccia and J.A. Godoy, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Armeria II; Various contributors, Museo de Armas Eibar; Various contributors, L'Armeria Reale di Torino; L. Tarassuk, Antique European and American Firearms at the Hermitage Museum; I.N. Paltousova, A.A. Catoire de Bioncourt's Weapons Collection, St. Petersburg, 2003; Bardovskaya, Wedensky and Fajbisovitch, Arsenal of Tsarskoye Selo; Various contributors, Armoury Chamber of the Russian Tsars; Dr. H. Schneider, Hand- und Faustfeuerwaffen 1540-1820, Schweizerischen Landesmuseum; B. Thomas and L.G. Boccia, Historische Prunkwaffen aus dem Museo Nazionale (Palazzo del Bargello) zu Florenz, restauriert in den Werkstätten der Wiener Waffensammlung, 16 July - 4 October 1970; L.G. Boccia, Il Museo Stibbert a Firenze, 2 vols.; Armi D'Attacco da Difesa e da Fuoco. La Collezione d'armi del Museo d'Arte Medievale e Moderna di Modena; Le Armi, Museo Bardini; N. di Carpegna, Firearms in The Princes Odescalchi Collection in Rome; F. Rossi and N. di Carpegna, Armi Antiche dal Museo Civico L. Marzoli, Palazzo della Loggia, Brescia June - September 1969; R. Held; 70 Interesting Firearms in the Arms and Armour Museum of the Republic of San Marino; J. Pasquier and J.J. Reverseau, Armes, Musee des Arts Decoratifs Bordeaux, January - June 1980; M. Terenzi, Mostra Delle Armi da Puoco Anghiaresi e dell'Appennino Tosco-Emiliano, Palazzo Taglieschi, 11 August - 15 September 1968; Mostra di Armi Antiche, Castello dei Conti, 16 July - 16 August 1967; Various contributors, Armi e Armati, Musei del Comune, Firenze; R.S. Elliot, Matchlock to Machine Gun, The Firearms Collection of the New Brunswick Museum; Dr. Otto Schwarz, Das Landeszeughaus in Graz, 1971 reprint; A. Geibig, Die Kunst der Konstrukteure; Zwischen Politik und Krieg, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg; Guy Francis Laking, A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries, 2008 reprint; B. Dean, The Collection of Arms and Armor of Rutherfurd Stuyvesant (Trotman limited edition facsimile no. 2 of 50); F. Joubert, Catalogue of the Collection of European Arms & Armour formed at Greenock by R.L. Scott, (Trotman 2006 reprint); Museo Stibbert, Firenze, La Cavalcata, 2003; A. Soler del Campo, Real Armería Palacio Real; U. Franzoi, L'Armeria del Palazzo Ducale a Venezia; Die Waffensammlung des Dogenpalastes in Venedig; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Armored Horse in Europe 1480-1620; G. Macoir, La Salle des Armures du Musee de la Porte de Hal, Bruxelles, 1910 (reprint); Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Pistolen; La Maison de la Chasse et de la Nature (guide); Lt. Col. E. Hardy, Le Musée de l'Armée, (2005 Trotman reprint); M. Spencer and F. Philpott, Early European Hand-Firearms in Liverpool Museum; T. Curtis, The Lyle Official Arms and Armour Review, 1977; F. Cannan, Scottish Arms and Armour; E.G. Heath (intro), Bow verses Gun; H.W. Bowman, Famous Guns from the Smithsonian Collection; Famous Guns from the Winchester Collection; Antique Guns from the Stagecoach Collection; M. Signorini, Breve Storia delle Armi Bresciane; Various contributors, The Collection of Arms and Armour in the Museum of Peasant Uprisings, Muzeji Hrvatskog Zagorja; S. Turnbull, The Book of the Medieval Knight; two vols. Journal of The Royal Armoury, Stockholm, 1976 and 1980; and a Japanese publication on swords and sword-fittings. £80-120
360.    Auction catalogues including: Christie's, Clarence H. Mackay, 27 July 1939; The Armoury of Their Serene Highnesses the Princes zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Dyck, Parts I and II (two copies of each); Parke-Bernet Galleries, William Randolph Hearst, 4 December 1952; Sotheby's, Renwick Collection, Parts I and VI, The Hever Castle Collection, 5 May 1983; Collection Charles Draeger, 7 December 1987; The Visser Collection, Parts I and II, 3 July 1990 and 3 June 1991; and many others; and a number of Peter Finer catalogues £40-60
361.    VARIOUS AUTHORS, Zeitschrift für Historische Waffen- und Kostümkunde Generalregister des ersten bis vierzigsten Jahrgangs 1897-1939 (1937); Zeitschrift für Historische Waffen- und Kostümkunde Neue Folge, 20 volumes (1937-1944); Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Historische Kostüm- und Waffenkunde, 4 volumes (1955-1959); Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Waffen- und Kostümkunde, 106 volumes (1959-2016) £2000-2500
362.    VARIOUS AUTHORS, Arms and Armour Yearbook of the Royal Armouries, Volumes I-VI (1996-2001); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Arms and Armour Journal of the Royal Armouries, 25 volumes (2004-2016)
£120-180
363.    GRANCSAY, Stephen V., Arms & Armor: Essays from The Metropolitan Musuem of Art Bulletin (1920-1964) (1986); BEGLINGER, Dr. Rudolf, Sammlung Otto Markés (2001); BELOUS, Russell E. (Editor), A distinguished collection of Arms and Armor on permanent display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History (History Division Bulletin No. 4) (1968); BOLLETTINO DELL'ACCAFEMIA DI S. MARCIANO - TORINO, Armi Antiche, (1960); CRIPPS-DAY, Francis Henry (Edited), Fragmenta Armamentaria, Volume II: Miscellanea, Part IV (2002); CRIPPS-DAY, Francis Henry (Edited), Fragmenta Armamentaria, Volume II: Miscellanea, Part V (2004); FRICKER, Jurgen, Historische Waffen, 38 volumes (1987-2008); GÉROUDET, Réné (editeur-directeur), Armes anciennes. Revue consacrée a l'étude des armes ancienne paraissant deux fois par an (No 1-1953); HAYWARD, J. F., Claude Savigny and French Arms Decoration of the Late 16th Century. Vol. VII: I (1955); HELD, Robert (Editor) & VARIOUS AUTHORS, Arms and Armour Annual Volume I (1973); KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM WIEN, Sonderausstellung Karl V. (1958); MÜLLER, Heinrich & WIRTGEN, Rolf, Geharnischte Zeiten: 2000 Jahre Körperschutz des Soldaten vom antiken Muskelpanzer zur kugelsicheren Weste (1995); NICKEL, Helmut, PYHRR, Stuart W., & TARASSUK, Leonid, The Art of Chivalry, European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1982); NICKEL, Helmut, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Arms & Armor from the permanent Collection (2002); SALA DAS ARMAS DE CASCAIS, Catalogo De Armas Antigas (1970); SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF LONDON, Archaeologia, Vol. 99 (1965); SOTHEBYS, Armes Ancienne: Collection Charles Draeger (1987); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Metropolitan Museum Journal, Volume 24 (1989); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Gladius. Estudios Sobre Armas Antiguas, Armamento, Arte Militar y Vida Cultural en Oriente y Occidente: Tomo XIX (1999); VARIOUS AUTHOURS, Gladius. Etudes sur les Armes Anciennes, l'Armement, l'Art Militire et la vie Culturelle en Orient et Occident: Tome II (1963); WILLIAMS, S. Ancient Arms and Armour: A Lecture (1890) £100-150
364.    BLAIR, Claude, Waddesdon Manor Catalogue: Arms, Armour and Base-metal Work: James A.De Rothschild Collection (James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor) (1974); CAPWELL, Tobias, The Real Fighting Stuff. Arms and Armour at Glasgow Museum (2007); DUFTY, Arthur Richard, European Armour in the Tower of London (1968); DUFTY, Arthur Richard, European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London (1974); EAVES, I., Catalogue of Arms European armour at the Fitzwilliam museum (2002); HAYWARD, John, Swords and Daggers in the Victoria & Albert Museum (1951); JOUBERT, Felix, introduction by CAPWELL, Tobias & WOOSNAM-SAVAGE, R., Catalogue of the Collection of European Arms & Armour formed at Greenock by R. L. Scott (2006); MANN, Sir James, Wallace Collection Catalogues. European Arms and Armour. Volume I Armour (1962); MANN, Sir James, Wallace Collection Catalogues. European Arms and Armour. Volume II Arms (1962); NORMAN, A. V. B., Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armour Supplement (1986); SCOTT, J. G., European Arms & Armour at Kelvingrove (1980); WALKER, Derek & WILSON Guy, The Royal Armouries in Leeds: The making of a museum (1996) £120-180
365.    FFOULKES, Charles, European Arms and Armour in the University of Oxford (1912); CARKEET-JAMES, E. H., His Majesty's Tower of London (1951); FFOULKES, Charles, Arms and the Tower (1939); HILL, B. J. W., The History and Treasures of Windsor Castle (1962); MANN, James, Arms and Armour in England (1960), two copies; WALLACE COLLECTION, Wallace Collection Catalogues. European Arms and Armour. Part I (Gallery VII) (1924); MANN, Sir James, Wallace Collection Catalogues. European Arms and Armour. Part II (Gallery VI) (1924); MANN, Sir James, Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armour Supplement (1945); MANN, Sir James, Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armour: Text with historical notes and Illustrations, Volumes I-II (1962); NORMAN , WILSON, A. V. B, G. M., Treasures from the Tower of London. Arms and Armour (1982); NORTH, Anthony, Victoria & Albert Museum: European Swords (1982); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Royal Armouries: Torture and Punishment (1997); WILLIAMS, Alan & DE REUCK, Anthony, The Royal Armoury at Greenwich 1515-1649: A History of its Technology (1995) £100-150
366.    WEGELI, Rudolf, Inventar der Waffensammlung des Bernishen historischen Museum In Bern I-IV. Schutzwaffen; Schwerter und Dolche; Stangenwaffen; Fernwaffen (1920; 1929; 1939; 1948); BOSSON, Clément (Introduction and Catalogue Edit), GÉROUDET,René & HEER, Eugène, Armes Anciennes des Collections Suisses (1972); FRANASZEK, Antoni, PIWOCKA, Magdalena, & PETRUS, Jerzy P. The relief of Vienna in 1683, The exhibition in the Wawel Royal Castle on the 300th Anniversary of the Battle: A Guide (1983); HISTORISCHES MUSEUM WIEN, Das Wiener Bürgerliche Zeughaus: Barock und Klassizismus (1962); KRENN, Peter & KARCHESKI, Walter J. (Jr.), Imperial Austria. Treasures of Art Arms & Armor from the State of Styria (1992); KRENN, Peter, Gewehr und Pistole, Landeszeughaus Graz (no date); KRENN, Peter, The Landeszeughaus of Graz, English Edition (1991); LANDESZEUGHAUS GRAZ AM STEIERMÄRKISCHEN LANDESMUSEUM JOANNEUM, Harnisch und Helm (1987); VITAL, Nicolo, The Old Arsenal in Solothurn (1980); VON WALCHER, Alfred Ritter (editor), Burg Kreuzenstein an der Donau (1914) £100-150
367.    ARNOLD, Ulli & SCHMIDT, Werner (editors), Barock in Dresden (1986); BACHMANN, Manfred, MARX, Harald & WACHTLER, Eberhard, Der silberne Boden: Kunst und Bergbau in Sachsen (1990); BLASCHKE, Karlheinz, Der Furstenzug Zu Dresden (1991); CZOK, Karl, August der Starke und Kursachsen (1920); HARTMANN, Hans-Gunther, Moritzburg (1990); HERES, Gerald, Dresdener Kunstsammlungen im 18 Jahrhundert (1991); HILBERT, Klaus, LEHMANN, Karl & RICHMANN, Lothar, Degen Pallasche Sabel Faschinenmesser (1978); KAPPEL, Jutta (editor), Konigliches Dresden: Hofische Kunst im 18. Jahrhundert (1990); KEMPE, Lothar, Schlosser und Garten um Dresden (1979); MARX, Harald, Matthaus Daniel Poppelmann: der Architekt des Dresdner Zwingers (1990); MENZHAUSEN, Joachim, The Green Vaults (1970); NEUHARDT, Johannes (foreword), Kostbarkeiten aus den Schatzkammern von Sachsen (1992); POLENZ, Hans & SEYDEWITZ, Gabriele (editors), 900 Jahre Haus Wettin: 1089-1989 (1989); POSSE, Otto, Die Wettiner (1994); SCHÖBEL, Johannes (forward), Barockes Balali, Die Schatzkammer, Band 22 (1968); SEYDEWITZ, Ruth & Max, Das Dresdener Galeriebuch (1962); SEYDEWITZ, Ruth & Max, Die Dresdener Kunstschatze (1962); STAATLICHE KUSTSAMMLUNG DRESDEN, Restaurierte Kunstschätze aus Dresdner Museen (1990); WOERMANN, Karl, Katalog der Koniglichen Gemaldegalerie zu Dresden (1887) £50-70
368.    HAENEL, Erich, Kostbare Waffen: aus der Dresdner Rüstkammer (1923), numerous illustrated plates (some colour), bound in brown paper (front and back cover worn away), quarto £120-180
369.    DREGER, Max, & contributions by DE GRUYTER, Walter, Waffensammlung Dreger: Mit einer Einführung in die Systematik der Waffen (DREGER, Max, Historische Waffen und Kostüme Volume 1) (1926); AUGSBURG SCHAEZLER-HAUS MAXIMILIANSTRASSE, Ausstellung Augsburger Renaissance (1955); BIDERMANN, H. G., Rüstkammer ʺ?Schloss Glattˮ? Schutz- und Trutzwaffen vom Mittelalter bis zum Beginn der Neuzeit (2002); GEIBIG, A., Gefährlich und Schön (1996); HAENEL, ERICH, Alte Waffen (1920); HILTL, Georg, Waffen-Sammlungen des Prinzen Carl von Preussen (1981); STAATLICHE KUNSTSAMMLUNGEN AUGSBURG UND DEM ZENTRALINSTITUT FÜR KUNSTGESCHICHTE IN MÜNCHEN, Welt im Umbruch. Augsburg zwischen Renaissance und Barock Band I-III: Beiträge (1981) £120-180
370.    MÜLLER, Heinrich & KÖLLING, Hartmut, Europäische Hieb- und Stichwaffen aus der Sammlung des Museums für Deutsche Geschichte (1981); HISTORISCHES MUSEUM WIEN, Das Wiener Bürgerliche Zeughaus: Barock und Klassizismus (1962); LEWERKEN, Heinz-Werner & KARPINSKI, Jurgen, Kombinationswaffen des 15.-19. Jahrhunderts (1989); MEIER, Jürg, Sammlung Carl Beck Sursee (1998); MEYER, Werner & LESSING, Erich, Deutsche Ritter Deutsche Burgen (1998); MÜLLER, Heinrich & KUNTER, Fritz, Europäische Helme aus der Sammlung des Museums für Deutsche Geschichte (1984); MÜLLER, Heinrich, Das Berliner Zeughaus Vom Arsenal zum Museum (1994); SCHWARZ, Otto, Das Steiermärkische Landeszeughaus in Graz (1953); TRENSCHEL, Hans-Peter, Mainfränkischen Musuems Würzburg, Schutz und Blankwaffen, 13-17 Jahrhundert (1992); ULLMANN, Dr. Konrad, Die Schönsten Harnische, in der Emder Rüstkammer (1968); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Waffen und Uniformen in der Geschichte (1957); WACKERNAGEL (Hrsg.), Rudolf H., Das Münchner Zeughaus (1983) £120-180
371.    ROBERT, L., Catalogue des Collections Composant Le Musée D'Artillerie en 1889, par L. Robert, Colonel D'Artillerie en retraite, Conservateur Du Musée, vol. 1-2 (1889); ROBERT, L., Catalogue des Collections Composant Le Musée D'Artillerie en 1889, par L. Robert, Colonel D'Artillerie en retraite, Conservateur Du Musée, vol. 3 (1889); ROBERT, L., Catalogue des Collections Composant Le Musée D'Artillerie en 1889, par L. Robert, Colonel D'Artillerie en retraite, Conservateur Du Musée, vol. 4 (1889); GIRAUD, M. J-B. & MOLINIER, M. Emile, La Collection Spitzer (1981); LACROIX, M. Paul, L'armee depuis le moyen age jusqu'a la revolution (1886); MACOIR, G., La salle des Armures du Musèe de la Porte de Hal (1910); MUSÉE DE L'ARMÉE, Arms and armour from St Louis to Louis XIII: treasures of the historic collection (2009); REVERSEAU, Jean-Pierre & MUSEE DE L'ARMEE, Armes insolites du XVIe au XVIIIe siecle, (1990); REVERSEAU, Jean-Pierre & Preface by GENERAL BRESSÉ, Armes et armures de la Couronne au musée de l'Armée (2004); REVERSEAU, Jean-Pierre; preface by GENERAL LE DIBERDER, Les Armures Des Rois De France Au Musée De L'armée (1982) £150-200
372.    THORDEMAN, Bengt, Armour from the Battle of Wisby 1361, Volumes I-II, Text and Plates (1939; 1940); CAPUCCI, Roberto, Roben wie Rustungen: Mode in Stahl und Seide Einst und Heute (1991); GODOY, José-A., LEYDI, Silvio, Parures Triomphales: Le maniérisme dans l'art de l'armure italienne (2003); KOTTENKAMP, Dr. F., The history of chivalry and armor (1988); LANZARDO (Hrsg.), Dario, Ritter-Rüstungen. Der Eiserne Gast - ein mittelalterliches Phänomen (1990); MÜLLER, Heinrich & KUNTER, Fritz, Europäische Helme aus der Sammlung des Museums für Deutsche Geschichte (1984); NEUHAUS, August, Ein Prunkturnierharnisch im Germanischen Nationalmuseum (1937); RANGSTROM, Lena (ed.), Riddarlek och Tornerspel, Tournaments and the Dream of Chivalry (1992); SPITERI, Stephen C., Armoury of the Knight (2003); YOUNG, Alan, Tudor and Jacobean Tournaments (1987) £100-150
373.    WILLIAMS, Alan, The Knight and the Blast Furnace: A History of Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period (History of Warfare, Volume 12) (2003); BLAIR, Claude, European & American Arms c.1100-1850 (1962); COSSON & BURGESS W., The exhibition catalogue of ancient helmets and examples of mail (1985); CURTIS, Howard M., 2,500 Years of European Helmets (1978); DILLON, V., Armor: an Elizabethan armourer's album and Armour notes (1968); GIROUARD, M., The return to Camelot: chivalry and the english gentleman (1981); MANN, JAMES G., The etched decoration of armour: a study in classification (1940); PFAFFENBICHLER, Matthias, Medieval Craftsmen Armourers (1992); PYHRR, Stuart W., European Helmets, 1450-1650. Treasure from the Reserve Collection (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) (2000); SPITZLBERGER, Dr. Georg (Forward), Landshuter Plattnerkunst: Ein Überblick, Katalog der Ausstellung (1975); THOMAS, Bruno & GAMBER, Ortwin, Die Innsbrucker Plattnerkunst, Katalog (1954); THOMAS, Bruno, Deutsche Plattnerkunst (1944); THOMAS, Bruno, Harnische (1947) £150-250
374.    JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ARMOURY STOCKHOLM, Livrustkammaren (1949); ASKGAARD, Finn, Un Collezionista d'armi: Il principe Cristiano V (1963); CEDERSTROM, Rudolf Den Äldre Livrustkammaren, 1654 (1930); D'ANJOU, René, Traite de la Forme et Devis d`un Tournoi (1946); MEYERSON, RANGSTROM, Ake, Lena, Wrangel's Armoury (1984); NORDSTROM, Lena, White Arms Of The Royal Armoury (1984) £50-70
375.    DEAN, Bashford, Catalogue of European Court Swords and Hunting Swords (1929); BEZDEK, Richard H., German Swords and Sword Makers: Edged Weapon Makers from the 14th to the 20th Centuries (2000); BOSSON, Clement, Le Morgenstern (1963); BOTETT, Maurice, L'Arme Blanche De Guerre Francaise Au XVIII Siecle (1910); COE, Michael D., CONNOLLY, Peter, HARDING, Anthony, HARRIS, Victor, LAROCCA, Donald J., RICHARDSON, Thom, NORTH, Anthony, SPRING, Christopher, & WILKINSON, Federick, Swords and Hilt Weapons (1989); CRONAU, Rudolf, Geschichte der Klingenindustrie Solingens, Reprint of 1885 issue (1993); HAEDEKE, Hans-Ulrich, Blankwaffen (1982); HUTTON, Alfred, The sword and the centuries (1901); LENKIEWICZ, Z., 1000 Marks of European Blademakers (1991); MÜLLER, Heinrich & KÖLLING, Hartmut, Europäische Hieb- und Stichwaffen aus der Sammlung des Museums für Deutsche Geschichte (1981); OAKESHOTT, EWART., The archaeology of weapons, arms and armour from prehistory to the age of chivalry (1960); OAKESHOTT, EWART., The sword in the age of chivalry (1964); SONDERAUSSTELLUNG DES MUSEUMS FUR DEUTSCHE GESCHICHTE, Alte Hieb-Stich- waffen (1986); STUBER, WETTER, Stuber, Hans, Blankwaffen Armes Blanches, Armi Bianche, Edged Weapons (1982); TANNER, Heinrich, Flammberg-Schwerter aus der Sammlung des Verfassers (1994); UHLEMANN, Heinz R., Kostbare Blankwaffen, aus dem Deutschen Klingenmuseum Solingen (1968); WAGNER, Eduard, Hieb Und Stichwaffen (1966); WILKINSON, F., Edged weapons (1970) £100-150
376.    HAYWARD, J. F., The Art of The Gunmaker vol. 1 1500-1660 (1962); HAYWARD, J. F.,The Art of The Gunmaker vol. 2 1500-1660 (1962); AKEHURST, Richard, Sporting Guns (1972); BAKER, David, The Royal Gunroom at Sandringham (1989); HAYWARD, J. F., European Firearms (Victoria and Albert Museum)(1955); PETERSON, Harold L., The Book of The Gun (1966); RICKETTS, Howard, Firearms (1972); SCHEDELMANN, Hans, Die Grossen Buchsenmacher (1972); SCHEDELMANN, Hans, Die Wiener Buchsenmacher und Buchsenschafter (1944) £80-100
377.    WAGNER, Eduard, Hieb Und Stichwaffen (1966); ANNIS, P.G.W., Naval swords, British and American naval edged weapons 1660-1815 (1970); AYLWARD, J.D., The small-sword in England, its history, its forms, its makers, and its masters (1960); BARBER, Richard, The reign of Chivalry (1980); BOTTET, M., Monographies de l'arme blanche (1789-1870) et de l'arme a feu portative (1718-1900) des armees francaises de terre et de mer (1959); BULL, Stephen, A historical guide to arms and armour (1994); DEUTSCHEN HISTORISCHEN MUSEUM, Hofjagd. Aus den Sammlungen des Deutschen Historischen Museums (2002); EDGE, David & PADDOCK, John Miles, Arms & Armour of the Medieval Knight (1988); EVANS, John, The ancient Bronze Implements, Weapons, and Ornaments of Great Britain and Ireland (1881); FRIEDRICH, Wolfgang, Die Uniformen der Rurfürstlich Gächsischen Urmee 1683-1763 (1998); GABRIEL, Bise, Le Livre de la Chasse de Gaston Phoebus, Comte de Foix (1987); HOBUSCH, Erich, In Alten Jagdchroniken gablattert (1990); SCHOBEL, Johanness, Jagdwaffen. Und Jagdgerat Des Historischen Museum Zu Dresden (1976); SERCER, Marija, Staro Oruzje Na Motki (1972); VALENTINE E., Rapiers: an illustrated reference guide to the Rapiers of the 16th and 17th centuries, and their companions (1968); WAGNER, Eduard, DROBNA, Zoroslava, DURDIK, Jan, Tracht Wehr Und Waffen Des Spaten Mittelalters (1350-1450) (1960); WILKINSON-LATHAM, R.J., Pictorial history of swords and bayonets, including Dirks and Daggers (1973) £80-100
378.    MAZZINI, Franco, L'armeria reale di Torino (1982); BOCCIA, Giorgio Lionello, Il Museo Stibbert, a Firenze, Volume Terzo: l'armeria europea (1975); BOCCIA, Giorgio Lionello, Il Museo Stibbert, a Firenze, Volume Terzo: l'armeria europea (1975); COLLURA, Domenico, DELL'ACQUA, Gian Alberto & MOLFINI, Alessandra Mottola, Armi e armature Museo Poldi Pezzoli (1980); DI CARPEGNA, Nolfo, Antiche Armi dal sec. IX al XVIII, già Collezione Odescalchi (1969); FRANZOI, Umberto, Armoury of the Doges Palace in Venice (1996); GIORGETTI, Giovanni, A Guide to the Arms And Armour Collection In Cesta Castle, San Marino (1969); MANN, James G., The Lost Armoury of the Gonzagas (2005); MAURO, Maurizio, Armeria della Rocca, Mostra di Armi Antiche (1989); NEBBIA, Ugo, Le Sale D'Armi del consiglio dei dieci nel Palazzoz Ducale di Venezia. Guida Storica e Descrittiva (1923); ROSSI, Francesco & MAGAGNATO, Licisco, Museo di Castelvecchio, Le Armi 1300-1700 (1987); ROSSI, Francesco, Guida del Museo delle Armi "Luigi Marzoli" (1988); TERENZI, Marcella & MUSEO NAZIONALE DI CASTEL S. ANGELO, Mostra di armi antiche (sec. XIV-XV).: Poppi, Castello dei conti Guidi, 16 luglio-16 agosto 1967(1967); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Os Descobrimentos Portugueses e a Europa do Renascimento: A mão que ao Ocidente o véu Rasgou Armaria (1983) £100-150
379.    STONE, George Cameron, A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor In All Countries and In All Times.; BLACKMORE, Howard L., Firearms (1964); BOTTET, Maurice, Monographie de l'arme a feu portative des armees francaises de terre et de mer de 1718 a nos jours (1905); KIST, PUYPE, VAN DER SLOOT, J.B., J.P., R..F.,Dutch Musketrs and Pistols (Musket, Roer and Pistolets). An Illustrated history of seventeeneth century gunmaking in the Low Countries (1974); NEAL, W. Keith, Collecting duelling pistols (1968); RAWSON, P. S., The Indian Sword (1967); RAWSON, P. S., The Indian Sword (1968); RILING, Ray, The Powder Flask Book (1953); RIMER, Graeme, Wheellock Firearms (2001); SCHAAL, Dieter, Suhler Feuerwaffen. Exponate aus dem historischen Museum zu Dresden (1982) £40-60
380.    MUSEO-ARMERIA DE D. JSE ESTRUCH Y CUMELLA, Museo-Armería de D. José Estruch y Cumella: Reproducción fotográfica de los ejemplares más notables que en él se conservan. Volume 1 of Colección Hispánica Puvill. Sección Varios (1976); CALVERT, A. F. C., Spanish arms and armour: being a historical and descriptive account of the Royal Armoury of Madrid with 386 illustrations (1907); CEDERSTROM, Rudolf Den Äldre Livrustkammaren, 1654 (1930); CORTÉS, Javier, Das königliche Zeughaus von Madrid Fremdenfûhrer (1967); ORTIZ, Antonio Dominguez, CARRETERO, Concha Herrero & GODOY, Jose A., Resplendence of the Spanish Monarchy : Renaissance Tapestries and Armour from the Patrimonia Nacional (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) (1991); PATRIMONIA NACIONAL TESORO ARTISTICO, Guia ilustrada de la real armeria de Madrid (1950); QUINTANA LACACI, Armeria del Palacio Real de Madrid (1987) £80-100
381.    ARNOLD, MENZHAUSEN, SPITZER, Ulli, Joachim, Gerd, Grunes Gewolbe Dresden (1986); CHIDYNSKY, Antoni Romuald, Militaria Maborskie (1991); CHODYNSKIEGO, Antoniego (ed.), Orez Zdobiony XVI-XVIII w. (1986); CZOK, Karl, Am Hofe August der Starken (1989); DE LATOUR, Ryszard, Bron katalog zbiorow (1985); DRESDEN KUNSTBLATTER, Zweitmonatsschrift der Staatlichen Kunstammlungen Dresden (1993); FERENC TEMESVÁRY, Ferenc, Arms and Armour (1983); KOBIELSKI, Stanislaw, Polska Bron Bron Palna (1975); MÜLLER, Reinhold, Die Armee Augusts des Starken. Das Sächsische heer von 1730 bis 1733 (1984); NADOLSKI, Andrzej, Polish Arms Side Arms (1974); NADOLSKI, Andrzej, Polska Bron bron biata (1984); PETRUS, PIATKIEWICZ-DERENIOWA, PIWOCKA, Jerzy T., Maria, Magdalena, The Orient in the Wawel Collections. Guide Book; POLSKA ZBROJA HUSARSKA od polowy XVI do poczatkow XVIII w.; Selective Catalogue of the Museum Of Military History (1991); SOLDATENKO, Anatol, Europejski orez paradny XVII-XIX Ze Zbiorow Panstwowego Ermitazu W Leningradzie (1991); STAATLICHE KUNSTAMMLUNGEN DRESDEN KONIGLICHES SCHLOB ZU WARSCHAU, Unter einer Krone. Kunst und Kultur der sachisch-polnischen Union (1997); SZABLOWSKI, Jerzy, Collections of The Royal Castle Of Wawel (1975); The Splendor of Dresden: Five Centuries of Art Collecting. An Exhibition from the State Art Collection Of Dresden, German Democratic Republic, exh. Cat. (1978); ZYGULSK JUN., Zdislaw, Bron Wschodnia. Turcja Persa Indie Japonia (1986); ZYGULSK JUN., Zdislaw, Stara bron w polskich zbiorach (1984); ZYGULSK JUN., Zygulski, Bron W Dawnej Polsce. Na Tle Uzbrojenia Europy I Bliskiego Wschodu (1975) £120-180
382.    GOVERNMENT ARMOURIES OF THE MOSCOW KREMLIN, Collection of scientific works of the government armouries (1954); A ROYAL ARMOURIES EXHIBITION, Treasures of the Moscow Kremlin. Arsenal of the Russian Tsars (1988); DUROV, V. A., Russian and Soviet Military Awards. Order of Lenin State History Museum (1990); Fine arms from Tula: firearms and edged weapons in the hermitage, Leningrad (1977); MOLLO, Eugene, Russian Military Swords 1801 - 1917 (1969); Musee de Tzarskoe-Selo du Collection D'Armes de Sa Majestie L'emprereur de toutes les russies (1981); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Russiche Prunkwaffen und Rustungen (1982) £80-100
383.    BOCCIA, Lionello G. & COELHO, Eduardo T., Armi bianche italiane (1975); BOCCIA, Giorgio Lionello & ROSSI, Francesco & MORIN, Marco, Armi e armature Lombarde (1980); BOCCIA, Giorgio Lionello, Le armature di S. Maria della Grazie di curtatone di Mantova e l'armatura Lombarda del '400 (1982); PURCELLI-GUERRA, Arturo, Le arti e gli stili in ogni tempo e paese. Armi in Occidente (1966); THOMAS, Bruno & GAMBER, Ortwin & SCHEDELMANN, Hans, Armi e armature europee (1963) £120-180
384.    DEAN, Bashford, Catalogue of European Court Swords and Hunting Swords (1928); Catalogue of European Daggers (1928); Catalogue of a loan exhibition of Arms and Armor (1911); Collection of Arms and Armor (1930); Collection of Arms and Armor including the William H. Riggs Donation (1915); Collection of Arms and Armor including the William H. Riggs Donation (1921); ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM, Arms and Armor (1964); FLIEGEL, Stephen N., Arms and Armour - The Cleveland Museum of Art (1988); GRANCSAY, Stephen V., Catalogue of Armor: the John Woodman Higgins Armory (1961); KARCHESKI, Walter J. (Jr.) with Preface by WARDROPPER, Ian, Arms and Armor in the Art Institute of Chicago (1995); VON KIENBUSCH, Carl Otto, The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection of Armor and Arms (1963) £150-200
385.    BLACKMORE, Howard L., Arms and Armour (1965); BORG, Alan, Arms and Armour in Britain (1979); BULL, Stephen, A historical guide to arms and armour (1991); COSS, P., The knight in medieval England 1000-1400 (1993); DAEHNHARDT, Rainer, Horse and Man: A Millenary Relationship. The Rainer Daehnhardt Collection (Alter National Stud Exhibition) (2000); DIEDRICH, Hans Heinrich, Das Museum der Grafschaft Mark Burg Altena (1975); DOWNING, T., & MILLMAN, M., Civil War (1991); ETTORE, Camesasca, L'opera completa del Bellotto (1974); FFOULKES, Charles, Armour & Weapons (1909); HOBBES, Nicholas, Essential Militaria (2003); HOOPES, Thomas T., Armor and arms. An elementary handbook and guide to the collection in the City art Museum of St Louis, Missouri, USA (1954); KENNARD, A. N., French Pistols and Sporting Guns (1972); KOCH, H.W., Medieval Warfare (1983); MAGLIOLI, Vittorio, Armeria reale di Torino. Guida breve per il visitore (1959); NORMAN, A.V.B., POTTINGER, D., English weapons and warfare (1979); NORMAN, Vesey, Arms and Armour (1972); OAKESHOTT, Ewart, European Weapons and Armour, from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution (1978); OGASAWARA, Nobuo, Japanese Swords (1983); PETERSON, Harold L., Arms and armor in Colonial America (1956); PRESTWICH, M., Armies and warfare in the Middle Ages: the English experience (1996); REID, William, Arms through the ages (1976); ROBINSON, B.W., Arms and armour of old Japan (1951); SCHULZ, Dr. Hans, Monographien zur Weltgefchichte Wallenstein (1912); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Österreich in Wort und Bild, Folge 47/48 (1953); VERBRUGGEN, J.F., The art of warfare in Western Europe during the Middle Ages, from the eighth century to 1340 (1977); VON REITZENSTEIN, Alexander Freiherr, Der Waffenfchmied, vom Handwek der Schwertschmiede Plattner und Büchsenmacher (1964); VON REITZENSTEIN, Alexander Freiherr, rittertum und ritterschaft; WILKINSON-LATHAM, R., Phaidon guide to Antique weapons and armour (1981) £60-80
386.    HEWITT, John, Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe from the iron period of the northern nations to the end of the thirteenth century, 3 volumes (1855); ASHDOWN, Charles Henry, British and foreign arms and armour (1909); BOUTELL , Charles, Arms and Armour In Antiquity and Middle Ages: Also A descriptive notice of modern weapons (1907); DEMMIN, August, An Illustrated History of Arms and Armour from The Earliest Period To The Present Time (1901); DEMMIN, August, Die Kriegswaffen in ihren geschichtlichen Entwicklungen von den ältesten Zeiten bis auf die Gegenwart (1891); GARDNER, J. S., Foreign Armour in England (1898) £60-80
387.    BOEHEIM, Wendelin, Hanbuch der Waffenkunde. Das Waffenswesen (1890); BOUTELL , Charles, Arms and Armour In Antiquity and Middle Ages: Also A descriptive notice of modern weapons (1871); DEMMIN, August, Guide des Amateurs D'Armes et Armures Anciennes (1879); GROSZ, August, Der Harnisch (1932); HAENEL, Erich, Alte Waffen (1920); HELLER, Karl, Rothenburg in Wehr und Waffen (1926); LAUTS, Jan, Alte deutsche Waffen (1938); MAINDRON, G.-R. Maurice, Les armes (1890); MARTIN, Paul, Waffen und Rüstungen von Karl dem Grossen bis zu Ludwig XIV (1967); MÜLLER, Heinrich, Historische Waffe, kurze entwicklungsgeschichte der waffenvom frühfeudalismus bis zum 17. jahrhundert (1957); NICKEL, Helmut, Ullstein Waffenbuch, Eine kulturhistorische Waffenkunde mit Markenverzeichnis (1974); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Eisenkleider: Plattnerarbeiten aus drej Jahrhunderten aus der Sammlung des Deutschen Historischen Museums (1992) £30-50
388.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
DAVID SLAYS EIGHT HUNDRED
stained glass, after the mid-14th Century window in St Stephen's Church, Mulhausen
109.0 x 65.0 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2939.4

The title of this window is somewhat misleading. It probably refers to one of David's warriors, Adino: 'These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time.' 2 Samuel 23:8-10.
£2000-3000
389.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
SAUL SEEKS DAVID'S LIFE
stained glass, after the mid-14th Century window in St Stephen's Church, Mulhausen
108.0 x 65.0 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2939.2 £2000-3000
390.    ˜A NORTH EUROPEAN CROSSBOW, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with slender iron bow retained by a pair of irons and fitted with a large loop, early string (worn and frayed), carved wooden tiller decorated with foliage, including a scrolling rest at the front, a stag's head in the round beneath the butt and chequered grip (small cracks, the grip cracked through and repaired), fitted with ivory nut, brass bolt channel, fully adjustable iron fore-sight, standing back-sight, brass lugs for a windlass, spurred brass trigger-guard, double set trigger, and brass butt-plate
78.0 cm; 30 3/4 in tiller
£1500-2000
391.    A STONEBOW TILLER AND GAFFLE BY E. BLANCHER, ATTLEBOROUGH EARLY 18TH CENTURY; ANOTHER BY BORROW, PRESTON, LATE 18TH CENTURY AND A DETACHED BOW
the first with brass nut, wooden tiller faced in iron, signed on the top flat and fitted with slender trigger with acorn terminal (cracked, the metal parts pitted), the second with later folding fore-sight, signed folding back-sight incorporated within the gaffle, and wooden tiller; and the third for a stonebow
the first: 80.5 cm; 31 3/4 in tiller
(3) £200-300
392.    FIVE TRUNCHEONS, LATE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES
of turned wood, two plain; the third painted green with 'VR'; the fourth with 'GR' crowned and 'Special Constable 1914-19' in polychrome and the last painted 'Hackney E.7'
the longest 45.8 cm; 18 in
(5)
£150-200
393.    A CONTINENTAL EXHIBITION MULTI-BLADE FOLDING KNIFE, LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with steel body faced with mother-of-pearl plaques on each side (losses), fitted with approximately one hundred various folding implements including a blade, incised hoof cleaner, saw with blued blade, wire cutters, and a corkscrew (master blade broken)
9.8 cm; 3 7/8 in closed £400-600
394.    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)

£600-800
395.    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) £250-300
396.    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) £250-300
397.    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) £200-300
398.    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) £150-200
399.    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)
£300-400
400.    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.


£40-60
401.    TRANTER REVOLVER ACCESSORIES, 19TH CENTURY
comprising copper flask by Dixon & Sons, Sheffield, 80 bore bullet mould, a tin of patent lubricating bullets, turnscrew and rammer
the first: 11.3 cm; 4 1/2 in
(5) £400-600
402.    TWO 54 BORE BULLET MOULDS, 19TH CENTURY
each fitted with spru-cutter, the second marked 'WD'
the first: 20.2 cm; 8 in
(2) £200-250
403.    A 120 BORE BULLET MOULD AND AN 80 BORE BULLET MOULD, 19TH CENTURY
each of brass, the first numbered 6291 and each fitted with iron spru-cutter
the first: 19.5 cm; 7 3/4 in
(2)
£200-250
404.    FIVE BULLET MOULDS, 18TH TO 20TH CENTURIES
each of iron, three of pincer form, one incorporating a rammer, and two with block-shaped heads for conical bullets and ball, the latter two with spru-cutters
12.5 cm; 4 7/8 in to 14.0 cm; 5 1/2 in
(5)
£200-250
405.    A COLT PATENT ARMY BULLET MOULD, 19TH CENTURY
of blued iron, stamped 'Colt's Patent' and '44H'
12.8 cm; 5 in
£200-250
406.    A COLT PATENT ARMY BULLET MOULD, 19TH CENTURY
of blued iron, stamped 'Colt's Patent' and '44H' (dents)
12.8 cm; 5 in
£200-250
407.    A BULLET MOULD FOR A .36 CALIBRE COLT POCKET REVOLVER
(small dents)
12.4 cm; 4 3/4 in overall
£200-250
408.    A GANG MOULD FOR TWENTY BULLETS, FOUR PINCER BULLET MOULDS, FOUR FURTHER BULLET MOULDS, A COMBINED TURNSCREW AND NIPPLE WRENCH FOR A REVOLVER, TWO POWDER MEASURES, A RELOADING TOOL AND SIX WAD CUTTERS, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
including, the first of brass, for 50 bore ball, with iron spru-cutter (worn); the second of brass, for 38 bore, of Adams type, with iron spru-cutter; and the third of brass, for 54 bore conical bullets
the first: 36.5 cm; 14 3/8 in overall
(20) £200-300
409.    A QUANTITY OF LEAD BULLETS, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
(qty) £150-200
410.    FIVE PISTOL CASES, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
the first of mahogany for a pair of percussion duelling pistols with facsimile trade label of Samuel Nock, the lid with brass escutcheon, the interior stripped and retaining a portion of its green baize lining on the lid (slight foxing, small cracks to case), together with two cases for revolvers and two further cases
(5) £150-200
411.    A DETACHED FLINTLOCK MECHANISM FROM A RAMPART GUN; ANOTHER, FOR A MUSKET, BY T. KETLAND & CO; A MILITARY NOCK PATENT ENCLOSED FLINTLOCK MECHANISM AND FURTHER LOCK PARTS, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURIES
the first with bevelled lockplate and cock (pitted, mainspring disengaged); the second with 'GR' crowned', signed on the tail and engraved with border ornament; border and engraved; the third with 'GR' crowned (cleaned, top-jaw missing); a detached flintlock musket lockplate, with 'GR' crowned and 'Tower', a detached percussion lock signed Goostree and a large group of lock elements
the first: 21.5 cm; 8 1/2 in
(qty) £400-600
412.    THE BARREL, CYLINDER, FRAME AND TRIGGER-GUARD OF A COLT .31 CALIBRE MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER, NO. 35270 FOR 1852; A COLT-TYPE BULLET MOULD AND A PIN-FIRE REVOLVER
the first with New York address, with its rammer, inscribed 'C.Justice on the base of the back-strap, walnut grips and matching numbers; the second of brass, with blued iron spru-cutter; and the third with sighted barrel, plain cylinder and folding trigger
the first: 15.2 cm; 6 in barrel
£400-600
413.    THE BARREL, BUTT AND PARTS OF A 28 BORE OVER-AND-UNDER PERCUSSION PISTOL BY MARRISON, NORWICH, CIRCA 1840; A DETACHED BARREL FROM A 22 BORE HIGHLAND PERCUSSION DRESS PISTOL, CIRCA 1830; A SPRING BAYONET FROM A PISTOL AND FURTHER ELEMENTS AND PISTOL ACCESSORIES, 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES
the first with signed barrels (rubbed), two engraved lock-plates, a single hammer and chequered butt (chipped) and engraved iron butt-cap with trap; the second converted from flintlock, formed in three stages and retaining some engraved decoration; the third with a lug for attaching to the barrel, with its spring and button release; the barrel and stock from a Continental percussion military pistol, mid-19th century (worn); a baluster shaped silver oil bottle with pricker, a detached brass side-plate from a French flintlock pistol; a collection of rammers and oil bottles
the first: 15.5 cm; 6 1/8 in barrels
(qty)
£400-500
414.    TWO DETACHED BARRELS FOR A PAIR OF 50 BORE PERCUSSION RIFLED DUELLING PISTOLS BY J. PURDEY, 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET, LONDON, NO. 1887 AND 1888 FOR 1830
both octagonal twist signed and sighted (small dents), numbered beneath, stamped 'JP' and with London Gunmakers' Company view and proof marks (lugs missing), and one with its case-hardened breech, inlaid with platinum line, pierced platinum plug and incorporating the back-sight
24.0 cm; 9 1/2 in barrels
(2)

Literature
L. Patrick Unsworth, The Early Purdeys,1996, p. 132, sold 7th July 1830
£400-600
415.    A DETACHED 15 BORE BARREL AND STOCK FOR A PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE, BY J. PURDEY, LONDON NO. 8178, CIRCA 1870, AND A BARREL FOR AN 8 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN, MID-19TH CENTURY
the first barrel in the white, octagonal (back-sight removed) and signed over the breech, rifled with four shallow grooves, with scroll-engraved recessed breech decorated with foliage and fitted with pierced platinum plug, the stock of figured walnut and three-quarter length, chequered fore-end and pistol grip (repaired, mounts missing); the third sighted, fitted with engraved breech with platinum line and plug
88.5 cm; 34 7/8 in barrel
(3)
£300-400
416.    A LARGE GROUP OF CLEANING RODS AND ACCESSORIES
including a powder measure, cap tins, a brass bullet mould and a turnscrew
(qty)
£150-200
417.    TWO PISTOL HOLSTERS, TWO LEATHER POUCHES AND TWO PERCUSSION CAP TINS
the first of tooled leather; the third impressed 'CS', and the fifth with paper label of F. Joyce & Co on the lid
(6) £100-150
418.    A MARTINI INTERNATIONAL BACK AND FRONT SIGHT FOR A .22 RIFLE; A TANG SIGHT FOR A MARTINI 12/15 RIFLE; A 303 SMLE TARGET SIGHT AND AN INCLINOMETER FOR A FIELD GUN
and two rifle combination tools
(qty) £150-200
419.    THE STOCK AND ACTION OF A GLOBE RESERVOIR AIR RIFLE, CIRCA 1830 AND SIX AIR GUN PUMPS, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
the first fitted with loading tap-lever on the left and engraved with scrollwork (losses including cocking lever) and four air pumps with handles (the fifth missing its handle)
the first: 20.0 cm 8 in overall
(6)
£300-400
420.    FIVE PISTOL RAMRODS, 19TH CENTURY
with brass tips and bulbous terminals
16.8 cm; 6 5/8 in to 24.3 cm; 9 5/8 in
(5)
£200-250
421.    FIVE PISTOL RAMRODS, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
with brass tips (one missing) and bulbous terminals
17.8 cm; 7 in to 30.3 cm; 12 in
(5) £200-250
422.    FIVE PISTOL RAMRODS, 19TH CENTURY
with brass tips and bulbous terminals
12.3 cm; 4 7/8 in to 24.3 cm; 9 5/8 in
(5) £200-250
423.    SIX TURNSCREWS AND A NIPPLE-WRENCH, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
one with horn handle the remainder of wood
11.0 cm; 4 3/8 in to 14.2 cm; 5 5/8 in
(7) £200-250
424.    SIX NIPPLE-WRENCHES, A TURN-SCREW AND A CLEANING JAG, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
three wrenches with prickers and the turnscrew with horn handle
11.5 cm; 4 1/2 in to 14.8 cm; 5 3/4 in
(8) £200-250
425.    SIX TURNSCREWS AND A NIPPLE-WRENCH, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
with wooden handles, the wrench with brass-tipped pricker
9.2 cm; 3 5/8 in to 13.5 cm; 5 3/8 in
(7)
£200-250
426.    NINE OIL BOTTLES, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
including one by C. & J.W Hawkesley and another by James Dixon & Sons Sheffield, six further flasks in pewter and the ninth in brass
(9) £200-250
427.    NINE OIL BOTTLES
(9) £200-250
428.    FOUR WAD-CUTTERS AND FURTHER ACCESSORIES, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
including an engraved cock, a quantity of percussion nipples, an oil bottle, a turned bone box and a facsimile trade label for Joseph Egg
(qty)
£200-250
429.    FIVE PERCUSSION CAP TINS, 19TH CENTURY
three embossed 'Eleys' on the lid and one with paper label 'Successor to F. Joyce & Co.' (the fifth paper label with small losses)
(5)
£200-250
430.    NINE PERCUSSION CAP TINS, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
and a tin of W. Tranters patent Lubricating composition
(11) £200-250
431.    NINE PERCUSSION CAP TINS, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
and seven keys for pistol cases
(19) £200-250
432.    SIX REVOLVER CAP TINS, 19TH CENTURY
four embossed 'Eley Bros, London', one with paper label for the same and one plain
(6) £200-250
433.    ˜FIVE PATCH BOXES AND A PERCUSSION CAP TIN, 19TH CENTURY
the first of turned ivory, the second and third of turned horn, the fourth of turned wood and all with threaded lids, the fifth and sixth of tin, each embossed 'Eley London' on the lid, an a small japanned tin flask, perhaps for powder
(6)

£200-250
434.    TWO REVOLVER FLASKS, 19TH CENTURY AND ANOTHER, LATER
the first two by James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield, and the third embossed with an eagle
the first 15.0 cm; 6 in
(3) £200-250
435.    FOUR PISTOL POWDER-FLASKS, 19TH CENTURY
each of copper, two by G. & J.W.Hawksley and two by Sykes
8.0 cm; 3 1/8 in to 12.0 cm; 4 3/4 in £200-250
436.    A PIGSKIN POWDER-FLASK BY BARTRAM & CO., 19TH CENTURY, TOGETHER WITH TWENTY THREE FURTHER SHOT-FLASKS AND A LEATHER BANDOLIER
the first with pigskin body fitted with signed German silver graduated nozzle with cut-off; a shot-flask with tooled leather body, brass nozzle and removable spring brass measure; a leather bandolier with detachable brass measure; and the remainder with leather bodies and double cut-offs (some worn, losses)
the first: 20.0 cm; 7 7/8 in
(24) £300-400
437.    A GERMAN SILVER POWDER FLASK TOGETHER WITH TWO FURTHER GUN FLASKS, THREE PISTOL FLASKS, A TWO-WAY FLASK AND A HORN, 19TH CENTURY
the first with German silver body, engraved with the owner's crest and lightly engraved 'Thomas Cleobury', graduated nozzle with cut-off; the second and third with embossed brass bodies, graduated nozzles and spring cut-offs, the third embossed with oak foliage and stags heads; the fourth embossed with a scallop, the fifth 8.0 cm overall and with Syke's patent nozzle and the sixth of iron with a sprung cap at each end
the first: 21.0 cm; 8 1/4 in overall
(9)
£400-500
438.    A RUSSIAN POWDER HORN, MID-19TH CENTURY
of polished cow horn, fitted with brass nozzle with spring cut-off, shaped brass basal cap, fitted with wooden stopper, and two brass rings for suspension
38.0 cm; 15 in
£250-300
439.    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 '3RRAB', and two loops for suspension each with a clip
18.0 cm; 7 1/8 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. £250-300
440.    AN IRON BREECH BLOCK FOR A BREECH-LOADING CANNON, 19TH CENTURY
formed in three stages, the main body octagonal, and fitted with a later screw-in vent
27.5 cm; 10 3/4 in high

£200-300
441.    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 £300-400
442.    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) £250-300
443.    A BRONZE MINIATURE SWIVEL GUN, 19TH CENTURY
with five-stage tapering barrel formed with raised astragal mouldings and swelling at the muzzle, a pair of plain trunnions, cast with a bell flower over the first reinforce, chiselled dolphin lifting handles, cascable with pointed button and iron stirrup mount, and a later wooden field carriage
29.0 cm; 11 1/2 in barrel
1.2 cm; 5/8 in bore
(2) £200-300
444.    A NORWEGIAN WWII COMMEMORATIVE MODEL STEN GUN
of brass, on a marble base inscribed 'Til Pi Sj/13135 Fillip Hult. Med tak for godtkameratskap og samarseode 1940-45 SJ/13135 Lorang Andresen'
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in overall


£80-120
445.    A PAIR OF MODEL FIELD GUNS DATED 1647, GERMAN OR DUTCH
with multi-stage tapering bronze barrels cast with foliage, raised astragal mouldings and a pronounced moulding at the muzzles, the chases dated and with a vacant armorial shield beneath an heraldic helm, well formed cascabels each with pomegranate button, dolphin lifting handles and plain trunnions (small dents): on their oak carriages with brass and iron mounts and spoked cambered wheels (small losses), the cheeks each painted with an early inventory number 'No. 12'
42.6 cm; 16 3/4 in barrels
2.0 cm; 3/4 in bores
(2)

Provenance
By tradition from Windsor Castle, as stated in an old inventory
The property of a Lady, sold Christie's, 18th July 2002, lot 290 £4000-5000
446.    TWO MINIATURE NAVAL GUNS IN MID-18TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first with tapering multi-stage barrel with raised mouldings, raised vent, plain trunnions and globose cascable, on its stepped wooden carriage with brass cap-squares and trucks; the second similar, on its wooden carriage with wooden trucks
the first: 24.0 cm; 9 1/2 in barrel
1.5 cm; 5/8 in bore
(2) £400-600
447.    A FOUR MINIATURE CANNON IN 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY STYLES, 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first two a pair, with multi-stage brass barrels, each on its stepped wooden carriage with brass trucks; the third with brass barrel moulded at the chase, formed with a ring cascable, on its stepped wooden carriage, the fourth with slender iron barrel, on its stepped wooden carriage
the first each: 14.5 cm; 5 3/4 in barrels
3/8 in bore; 1.0 cm bores
(4) £200-400
448.    THREE SMALL SALUTING CANNON, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the first with tapering multi-stage barrel formed with pronounced astragal mouldings, raised vent, globose cascabel, on its field carriage with spoked cambered wheels and fitted with an elevating device; the second with tapering brass multi-stage barrel, on its wooden field carriage with iron-shod wheels; the third with tapering iron barrel swelling at the muzzle, globose cascable, on its field carriage with iron-clad spoked cambered wheels, complete with ammunition boxes and cleaning rod
the first: 27.5 cm; 10 7/8 in barrel
1.7 cm 5/8 in bore
(3)

£500-700
449.    A FINELY CONSTRUCTED MODEL CARRONADE IN EARLY 19TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
with tapering brass barrel formed with raised mouldings, the breech incorporating a raised back-sight and characteristic breeching loop, fitted beneath with a central pivot loop, on its sliding traversing oak carriage with elevating mechanism and brass details
20.0 cm, 7 7/8 in barrel
1.7 cm; 3/4 in bore

£400-600
450.    TWO MINIATURE CANNON AND A MINIATURE HOWITZER, 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first in 15th century style, with multi-stage iron barrel, on a wooden bed; the second in 18th century style, with tapering iron barrel formed with low astragal mouldings, globose cascable, on its wooden carriage with iron trucks, the third with three stage barrel with raised mouldings, on its wooden field carriage with brass spoked wheels
the first: 17.5 cm; 6 7/8 in barrel
1.2 cm 1/2 in bore
(3) £150-200
451.    A BRONZE MINIATURE NAVAL GUN IN 18TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH/20TH CENTURY
with tapering multi-stage barrel with raised astragal mouldings, plain trunnions and globose cascable drawn-out to a near spherical button, on its stepped bone carriage with bone trucks and brass fittings
22.3 cm; 8 ¾ in barrel
1.0 cm; 3/8 in bore
£300-350
452.    A MODEL MORTAR IN LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with bronze barrel with raised astragal mouldings, raised vent field, a pair of plain trunnions at the base, on its brass bed
9.3 cm; 3 5/8 in barrel
3.5 cn; 1 3/8 in bore
£200-250
453.    A MODEL MORTAR IN LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with bronze barrel formed in three stages with raised mouldings (small dents), raised vent field, a pair of plain trunnions at the base, on its wooden bed with iron details
11.5 cm; 4 1/2 in barrel
2.7 cm; 1 1/8 in bore

£350-400
454.    TWO MODEL MORTARS, 19TH CENTURY
the first with bronze three stage barrel with raised astragal mouldings, raised vent field, a pair of plain trunnions, on its wooden bed; the second with brass two stage barrel, on is brass bed cast with a mortar ball and rope
the first: 9.5 cm; 3 3/4 in barrel; 2.7 cm 1 1/8 in bore
(2) £250-350
455.    A .700 CALIBRE BORE FRENCH MODEL 1822 PERCUSSION CAVALRY PISTOL
of regulation type, with sighted barrel struck with a series of marks on the left of the breech and the model designation on the tang, lock with Châtellerault arsenal inscription, stock with arsenal inscription on the left, brass mounts and iron ramrod
20.0 cm; 7 7/8 in barrel £250-300
456.    A .700 CALIBRE FRENCH MODEL AN IX PERCUSSION CAVALRY PISTOL, CIRCA 1820
converted from flintlock, of regulation type, with tapering barrel secured by a brass muzzle band, rounded lock with Maubeuge arsenal inscription, walnut stock and brass mounts (back-strap chipped, ramrod missing)
20.0 cm; 7 7/8 in barrel

£200-400
457.    A .700 CALIBRE FRENCH MODEL 1777/AN9 FLINTLOCK INFANTRY MUSKET
with sighted barrel retained by two iron and one brass band, regulation lock with Tulle Imperial arsenal inscription, full stock impressed '180' on the right of the butt, regulation brass mounts and iron ramrod
113.5 cm; 44 3/4 in barrel

See Tradition 1997, pp. 51-9. £400-600
458.    A .44 CALIBRE RIM-FIRE HOWARD PATENT RIFLED CARBINE, NO. 1471, CIRCA 1866-67
with blued barrel stamped 'CHARLES HOWARDS-PATENTS.OF.SEPT.26-AND-OCT.10.1865.AND MAY.15.1866' on the left and 'WHITNEY-ARMS-CO-WHITNEYVILLE-CONN' on the right, blued lever action, polished walnut butt, iron mounts, and some finish
54.5 cm; 21 ½ in barrel
£300-400
459.    TWO 14 BORE PERCUSSION CAVALRY CARBINES, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
for Indian use, of regulation type, each with sighted barrel retained by two iron bands, border-engraved lock, full stock, iron mounts, brass fore-end cap and iron ramrod (worn)
60.5 cm; 23 3/4 in barrels
(2)

£200-300
460.    A RARE 11MM KYNOCH PATENT CHASSEPOT CONVERSION RIFLE, NO. 31304 CIRCA 1886
of regulation type, with blued barrel stamped 'Kynoch Gun Factory Aston' and with the cartridge designation 'Musket 43-77-380' over the breech, fitted with folding back-sight graduated to 1000 yards, the muzzle with bayonet lug on the right, and retained by two blued iron bands, stamped 'Kynoch's Patent' on the left of the numbered receiver, full stock, and iron mounts including trigger-guard and sling swivels (clearing rod missing)
82.0 cm; 32 1/4 in barrel

This conforms to H. Schlund's British Patent 8998 of 25th July 1885 and was probably part of a Chinese contract by Kynoch. See Woodend 1981, p. 32 no. RB166.


£350-450
461.    A RARE .750 CALIBRE 1757 PATTERN MARINE OR MILITIA FLINTLOCK MUSKET, THE LOCK DATED 1757
of regulation type, with 42 in barrel struck with Ordnance marks at the breech, dated lock signed 'Jordan' and with 'GR' crowned, full stock (light worm, repaired ahead of the lock), regulation brass mounts, iron sling swivels, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod
147.5 cm; 58 in overall

See De Witt Bailey 1997, pp. 70-71. £1500-2000
462.    A RARE .700 CALIBRE PERCUSSION BREECH-LOADING UNDER-HAMMER SCHEEL PATENT MILITARY RIFLE, KONGSBURG PROOF MARKS, NO. 2909, DATED 1852
of regulation type, with sighted barrel retained by a pair of brass bands, fitted with standing back-sight ahead of the breech, tip-up breech operated by a lever on the right (now fitted with a modern nut), under-hammer action incorporating a lug for cocking, regulation walnut full stock, brass mounts including butt-plate and trigger-guard, steel sling swivel (the forward sling swivel missing), and matching numbers throughout
77.5 cm 30 ½ in barrel

Frederick Wilhelm Scheel, a Norwegian army officer and gun designer read of the American Hall rifle and adapted it into his own patent incorporating the under-hammer design of the Danish Löbnitz patent. In 1838 it was presented for tests by a Royal Commission, and one hundred of these rifles were tested by an infantry battalion in 1842. In the same year it was adopted by the Norwegian army and thus became the first breech-loader to be adopted as the single standard military firearm for a nation. See Blair 1983, pp. 242-243.
£1000-1200
463.    A .400 CALIBRE NORWEGIAN BREECH-LOADING SPORTING RIFLE BY L. H. HAAGEN & CO., CHRISTIANA, NO. 4179, CIRCA 1880
with tapering barrel formed with a full length flat, fitted with windage adjustable fore-sight, adjustable folding back-sight and signed in silver over the breech, the action incorporating a lever on the right for opening the breech, border-engraved lock fitted with knurled hammer, figured walnut full stock, chequered grip (cracked through at the grip and fore-end, chips), and iron mounts (ramrod missing)
72.0 cm; 28 3/8 in barrel
£600-800
464.    AN .44 CALIBRE NORWEGIAN REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK RIFLE BY C. HESSELBERG, TRONDHEIM, CIRCA 1880
with sighted barrel fitted with folding back-sight calibrated to 600 and signed over the breech, plain action with knurled hammer and extractor spurs, walnut full stock, chequered grip, iron mounts and wooden clearing rod (ramrod tip and fore-end cap missing, the iron parts pitted)
75.0 cm; 29 1/2 in barrel
£400-600
465.    A 10 BORE PERCUSSION PISTOL, 19TH CENTURY
of regulation type, for Indian use, the barrel with Birmingham proof marks, lock with 'Tower' crowned, full stock, brass mounts and iron ramrod
23.2 cm; 9 1/8 in barrel
£200-250
466.    A .56 CALIBRE 1756/77 PATTERN LONG SEA SERVICE PISTOL, SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with tapering barrel struck with Ordnance view and proof mark at the breech, lock with 'GR' crowned, crowned broad arrow and 'Tower', regulation stock with ordnance marks, regulation brass mounts, iron belt hook and brass-tipped ramrod
30.7 cm; 12 1/8 in barrel
£1000-1500
467.    A .56 CALIBRE 1756/77 PATTERN LONG SEA SERVICE PISTOL, SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with tapering barrel struck with Ordnance view and proof mark at the breech, lock with 'GR' crowned, crowned broad arrow and 'Tower', regulation stock with ordnance marks, regulation brass mounts, iron belt hook and brass-tipped ramrod (refinished, the stock with minor repairs)
30.7 cm; 12 1/8 in barrel £700-900
468.    A .56 CALIBRE 1801 PATTERN FLINTLOCK SEA SERVICE PISTOL
of regulation pattern, the barrel with King's proof mark at the breech, the lock stamped 'GR' crowned (top-jaw missing), full stock (small chips), brass mounts, iron belt hook (iron parts rusted), and a portion of an early ramrod
30.5 cm; 12 in barrel
£600-800
469.    A .56 CALIBRE 1801/16 PATTERN FLINTLOCK ARSENAL SHORTENED SEA SERVICE PISTOL
of regulation type, with tapering barrel struck with Ordnance view and proof mark at the breech, the lock with 'GR' crowned, '2' crowned and 'Tower', regulation stock with Board of Ordnance mark, regulation brass mounts, iron belt hook and ramrod
23.0 cm; 9 1/8 in barrel £800-1000
470.    A .56 CALIBRE 1801/16 PATTERN FLINTLOCK ARSENAL SHORTENED SEA SERVICE PISTOL
of regulation type, with tapering barrel struck with Ordnance view and proof mark at the breech, the lock with 'GR' crowned, '2' crowned and 'Tower' (rubbed), regulation stock with Board of Ordnance mark, regulation brass mounts, iron belt hook and ramrod
23.0 cm; 9 1/8 in barrel
£700-900
471.    A .56 CALIBRE WILLIAM IV 1824 PATTERN FLINTLOCK SEA SERVICE PISTOL
of regulation type, with rebrowned barrel struck with Ordnance view and proof marks at the breech, lock with 'WR' crowned and crowned broad arrow, stock with Board of Ordnance mark, brass mounts, iron belt hook and stirrup ramrod
22.8 cm; 9 in barrel

See De Witt Bailey 2013 pp. 11-15.

£800-1200
472.    A RARE PAIR OF 10 BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOLS FOR THE YACHT 'PLEIAD' BY E. & W. BOND, LONDON, CIRCA 1830
with browned tapering barrels struck with London view and proof marks at the breeches, signed case-hardened locks fitted with ring-neck cocks, walnut full stocks, brass mounts of regulation type, comprising flush-fitting side-plates, trigger-guards engraved 'Pleiad', butt-caps, ramrod-pipes and fore-end caps, and iron stirrup ramrods
23.0 cm; 9 1/8 in barrels
(2)

The 'Pleiad' was a one hundred foot screw yacht designed by William Laird Jr and built by John Laird of Birkenhead for the Exploring Voyage up the Niger, as recounted by the commander of the expedition and surgeon William Balfour Baikie on his return in 1856. It was armed with a 12 pounder pivot gun, four swivels, Minie rifles and double barrelled guns for the officers and muskets for the crew. The pistols are apparently not mentioned. The expedition was considered a success, demonstrating the navigability of the Niger and the value of quinine as a prophylactic against malaria. Baikie and his team clarified the topography of the area which provided the information for a map by John Arrowsmith. He also made descriptions of the geography and natural history of the territories they visited and gave a spirited attack on the slave trade and its causes . See Baikie 1854.

Another pair of pistols from this group are preserved in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, no. AAA2432.

£1200-1800
473.    A .36 CALIBRE PERCUSSION SIX-SHOT E. WHITNEY SECOND MODEL NAVY REVOLVER, NO. 2034, CIRCA 21860
of standard production specifications, with blued barrel stamped 'W.WHITNEY N. HAVEN', engraved cylinder (worn), iron frame, numbered loading lever, walnut grips, brass trigger-guard and some early finish, in an early leather holster
19.4 cm; 7 5/8 in barrel £600-800
474.    A .38 CALIBRE RIM-FIRE BACON PATENT SIX-SHOT RIM-FIRE SINGLE ACTION FIRST TYPE NAVY MODEL REVOLVER, CIRCA 1860
of standard production specifications, the barrel stamped 'Bacon Mfg Co. Norwich Conn.', loading lever numbered '304', scroll-engraved frame, and walnut grips
19.0 cm; 7 1/2 in barrel

£350-450
475.    A CASED 54 BORE FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION DOUBLE ACTION BEAUMONT ADAMS REVOLVER RETAILED E.M.REILLY & CO., OXFORD STREET, LONDON, NO. 41397, CIRCA 1861-70
with octagonal sighted blued barrel engraved with the retailer's details on the top-strap, blued numbered cylinder, border-engraved blued frame numbered en suite with the cylinder, blued rammer, blued arbour-pin with blued threaded catch, blued safety-stop, chequered butt, blued trigger-guard and butt-cap (the latter faded), and much early finish throughout: in original fitted oak case lined in green baize, the lid with trade label for 502 New Oxford Street, complete with brass flask by James Dixon & Sons, bullet mould and oil bottle
14.5 cm; 5 3/4 in barrel

£1600-2000
476.    A RARE 8 BORE D.B. ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMER BALL AND SHOT GUN, BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND, 98 NEW BOND STRET, LONDON, SERIAL NO. 8125 FOR 1884
with rebrowned twist nitro reproved (Imperial) sighted barrels signed on the flat and inscribed 'Winner of all the rifle trials 1883', border-engraved action with long top-strap, carved fences and doll's head extension, rebounding border-engraved back-action locks, figured 25.5 cm; 14 in stock with pistol-grip and including rubber recoil pad (perished), the butt pierced for a lanyard to attach to a punt
66.4 cm 26 1/8 in barrels
13lbs 5 3/8 oz

The maker's confirm that this gun was ordered on 26 April 1884 for Percy Aylmer. The specification notes 26 ¼ in barrels, low hammers, chambers to accept 3 ½ in paper case and that it was shot with 10 drams of powder. £3000-4000
477.    A D.B. PERCUSSION CAPE RIFLE BY JOSEPH BOURNE, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NO. 3398, CIRCA 1865
with twist sighted barrels, the right 14 bore and smooth, the left 40 bore and rifled for belted ball, broad rib marked from '1' to '19' in inch increments, platinum plugs, fitted with folding leaf back-sight and signed over the breech, signed scroll-engraved locks, figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, engraved iron mounts including patchbox-cover decorated with a running stag and numbered trigger-guard (one barrel bolt head slightly chipped), vacant silver escutcheon, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod
75.0 cm; 29 ½ in barrels £1500-2000
478.    A 28 BORE D.B. ROTARY UNDERLEVER PIN-FIRE RIFLE BY W. GREEN, BOND STREET, CIRCA 1860
with etched twist shortened barrels signed on the rib (back-sight removed, breech drilled, pitted), signed scroll-engraved back-action locks, sliding safety-catches (hammers missing), figured walnut half-stock with chequered fore-end and grip, and engraved iron mounts
58.0 cm; 22 7/8 in barrels
£100-200
479.    A CASED 12 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION GUN BY GEORGE THOMSON, MAKER IN ORDINARY TO HIS MAJESTY, EDINBURGH, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, NO. 443, CIRCA 1823
with browned twist sighted barrels signed in full on the flat, engraved with scrollwork on top of the breeches and numbered beneath, scroll-engraved breech tang, signed scroll-engraved case-hardened back-action locks decorated with differing game bird vignettes, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, scroll-engraved blued steel mounts comprising trigger-guard decorated with a game bird, butt-plate and fore-end cap, and vacant silver escutcheon: in its fitted oak case lined in green baize, the lid with trade label for John Thomson of Princes street, complete with brass powder-flask, tolled leather shot-flask and ramrod
76.5 cm; 30 1/8 in barrels

George Thomson is recorded in Edinburgh circa 1818-32 and as Gunmaker in Ordinary 1823 and John Thomas son is recorded at 14 Princes street circa 1823-7. £700-900
480.    A 14 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN, MID-19TH CENTURY AND A 25 BORE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
the first with two-stage sighted barrel, stepped lock, walnut half-stock, iron trigger-guard and brass butt-plate; the second with octagonal sighted barrel, back-action lock, carved half-stock decorated with foliage over the grip and with raised cheek-piece, and iron mounts including trigger-guard with a piece of scrolling horn behind
the first: 72.5 cm; 28 1/2 in barrel
(2) £150-200
481.    A 15 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY KITHER, DARTFORD, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with browned twist barrels signed on the rib, engraved breech with gold lines, pierced platinum plugs, signed border and scroll-engraved back-action locks, highly figured walnut half-stock (fore-end cracked through), chequered grip, and engraved iron mounts en suite with the tang and locks, comprising trigger-guard (terminal extended) and butt-plate, and brass-tipped ramrod
71.0 cm; 28 in barrels
£200-300
482.    A CASED 120 BORE AIR CANE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with reblackened sighted barrel fitted with brass rifled sleeve and threaded brass clearing rod also forming the cap, button trigger, iron butt reservoir with later leather covering, in a fitted oak case lined in green baize, with iron pincer bullet mould and reservoir spanner
57.5 cm; 22 5/8 in barrel



£300-400
483.    A 10 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY H. HART, NO. 1755, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with rebrowned tapering barrel (fore-sight missing), engraved breech and bolster, scroll-engraved tang, signed scroll-engraved flush-fitting lock, figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, scroll-engraved iron trigger-guard and butt-plate, German silver barrel bolt escutcheons and horn fore-end cap, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod
116.8 cm; 46 in barrel

Three Henry Harts are recorded circa 1827-61 in Henley-on-Thames and Oxfordshire. £400-600
484.    A COMPOSITE FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820
with tapering iron barrel flared at the muzzle, moulded breech, associated rounded lock, walnut full stock (bruising, small chips), and brass mounts (side-plate incomplete, ramrod missing)
35.0 cm; 14 in barrel £300-400
485.    THE LOCK AND STOCK OF A FLINTLOCK FUSIL BY WILSON, CIRCA 1760, AND A QUANTITY OF GUN BARRELS AND STOCK, 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES
the first with signed rounded lock (patinated), walnut three-quarter stock impressed '773' on the right of the butt and on the left of the tang, and brass mounts of livery type; the barrel and part of the stock of a percussion sporting gun, circa 1760, converted from flintlock; detached barrels from a 14 bore and .577 cape rifle; a detached 12 bore barrel from a sporting gun, London proof, 18th century, no.2546, breech missing; detached 11 bore d.b. barrels by William Weston, Brighton; two d.b. gun stocks and two further gun stocks and a large quantity of ramrods
(qty)
£350-450
486.    A RARE 16 BORE D.B. FLINTLOCK COACHING CARBINE BY DURS EGG, CIRCA 1785
with browned twist barrels signed 'D. Egg, London' in gold capital letters on the rib (two very small dents, light wear), fitted with silver fore-sight, inlaid with a gold line at the breeches and with gold-lined vents, stamped with London proof marks beneath and fitted with sliding bayonet secured by a knurled button on a moving collar, the blade of hollowed-triangular section to fit the profile of the ramrod channel, engraved grooved breech tang, signed stepped bevelled locks engraved with border ornament and trophies on the tails, fitted with bevelled cocks decorated with game birds, blued sliding bolt safety-catches, semi-rainproof pans (previously lined in gold), engraved steels with rollers, figured walnut half-stock, 'pineapple' chequered grip, engraved iron mounts comprising trigger-guard with pineapple finial of French form, butt-plate with tang of shaped outline, and fore-end cap decorated with a sunburst, silver barrel bolt escutcheons (the barrel bolt with one small chip, the mounts with small areas of pitting), and iron-tipped ramrod with worm, probably the original
40.5 cm; 16 in barrels

Durs Egg, the son of the gunmaker Leonz, was born in Switzerland in 1748. After a short stay in Paris he came to London and worked for John Twigg at 132 Strand. He was gunmaker to George IV and the Duke of York. He became blind in 1822 and died in 1831. A silver-mounted breech-loading Ferguson rifle by this maker is preserved in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. For a discussion of the Egg family see Blair 1973, pp. 266-299 and 305-353. £4000-5000
487.    A PAIR OF 28 BORE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUNS BY G. LICHTENFELS, A CARLSRUH, CIRCA 1790
with sighted barrels retaining almost all their original brown marbled finish, chiselled with scrolls about the medians, numbered breeches, signed rounded locks engraved with a spray of scrollwork on the tails, fitted with blued pans and cocks with blued top-jaws, figured walnut half-stocks impressed '27' and '28' behind the locks, carved with scrolls of foliage over the fore-ends and a bouquet about the tangs, the butts with carved raised cheek-pieces decorated with rococo foliage and flowers on the left, steel mounts including broad trigger-guards in the French taste with moulded finials, butt-plates with tangs matching the trigger-guards and the rear ramrod-pipes en suite, horn fore-end caps, iron sling swivels, and horn-tipped wooden ramrods (one missing its horn)
90.5 cm; 35 5/8 in barrels
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Provenance
Property of a European Nobleman by direct descent from the Grand Duke of Baden, sold in these rooms 4th December 2013, lot 427.

Probably by Johann Georg Lichtenfels recorded in Karlsruhe, Baden circa 1800 and Hofbüchsenmacher. £1800-2000
488.    A FINE PAIR OF FRENCH 16 BORE SILVER-GILT MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS FOR PRESENTATION TO AN EASTERN POTENTATE BY LEPAGE A PARIS, NUMBERED 1875 AND DATED 1816
each with swamped sighted barrel signed 'Le Page à Paris' between gilt stars within a wreath of conventional foliage over the median, fore-sight on a bed of storm clouds and decorated with anthemion over the breeches (losses), the latter with gold-lined vent, stamped with the serial numbers and the date beneath, gilt tang decorated with foliage and a flaming grenade within a linear frame, bevelled lock encrusted with gold neoclassical ornament including a quiver of arrows and fronds, the latter enclosing the gold-lined maker's signature in an oval the cock encrusted with further gold designs, figured walnut full stock (one butt with a closed crack), full chased silver gilt mounts comprising solid side-plate, trigger-guard and spurred pommel all decorated with dense arrangements of flowers, foliage and trophies, vacant escutcheon a pair of ramrod-pipes, gilt barrel bolt escutcheons and associated ivory-tipped wooden ramrod
23.1 cml 9 1/8 in barrels
(2)

Provenance
Charles Draeger, sold Sotheby's Monaco, 7th December 1987, lot 145. £4000-6000
489.    A PAIR OF 32 BORE ROMAN-LOCK TRAVELLING PISTOLS, CIRCA 1780, PROBABLY NAPLES
each with reblued tapering barrel formed in two stages, stamped with three gold-lined fleur-de-lys marks over the breech, engraved lock fitted with dog safety-catch, figured walnut full stock carved with scrolls and foliage in low relief, gilt-brass mounts comprising pierced strapwork side-plate, moulded trigger-guard with acanthus finial, spurred pommel a pair of moulded ramrod-pipes, a slender band for the fore-end cap and brass-tipped ramrod with iron worm
12.7 cm; 5 in barrels
(2)

£2500-3500
490.    A 20 BORE FLINTLOCK TRADE MUSKET AND ANOTHER, 25 BORE, 19TH CENTURY
the first with two-stage sighted barrel struck with imitation proof marks at the breech, rounded lock engraved with a bee and fitted with ring-neck cock, wooden full stock stained red, brass mounts including four moulded ramrod pipes and wooden ramrod; the second with tapering barrel, struck with Birmingham proof marks at the breech, flush-fitting lock engraved with an elephant and stamped 'Warranted', wooden full stock, and brass mounts and iron ramrod
the first: 112.5 cm; 44 ¼ in barrel
(2)


£200-300
491.    A 50 BORE GERMAN PERCUSSION RIFLED OFFICER'S PISTOL BY KLETT & SOHNE, ZELLA, CIRCA 1840 AND A 16 BORE PERCUSSION HOLSTER PISTOL, MID-19TH CENTURY
the first with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with eight grooves, the breech incorporating the back-sight, engraved tang, scroll-engraved lock fitted with gravity stop, full stock, chequered butt, and engraved iron mounts (ramrod missing); the second composite, with tapering sighted barrel, military lock converted from percussion, full stock, associated brass trigger-guard, and escutcheon with the initials 'AA' divided by a pair of crossed anchors (worn, losses, associated ramrod)
19.0 cm; 7 1/2 in barrel
(2) £350-450
492.    A 25 BORE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION RIFLED TARGET PISTOL, CIRCA 1840
with rebrowned octagonal sighted barrel, tang incorporating the back-sight, burnished lock with reblued hammer, set trigger, half-stock carved with a scallop at the fore-end, chequered butt (cracked through), and iron mounts including spurred trigger-guard
23.0 cm; 9 in barrel
£300-400
493.    AN 80 BORE NORTH ITALIAN ROMAN-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, MID-18TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel formed in four stages, engraved with panels of foliage and reeded over the second and third sections respectively, inlaid with a brass line at the breech, engraved tang, bevelled lock signed 'PAP' (Neue Støckel 4226) on the inside and engraved with scrolling foliage and a grotesque on the outside, figured walnut full stock moulded over the fore-end (the forward portion replaced), and about the tang, engraved iron mounts (areas of pitting) comprising trigger-guard decorated with a warrior profile on the bow and with foliate terminal, openwork side-plate decorated with foliage (cracked), spurred pommel decorated with foliage and fitted with a brass profile bust cap, crowned openwork escutcheon, and a pair of moulded ramrod-pipes, and iron-tipped wooden ramrod, perhaps the original
27.8 cm; 11 on barrel
£1200-1800
494.    A CONTINENTAL COMBINED HUNTING SWORD AND 130 BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOL, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY LIÈGE
with tapering blade doubled-edged for the last quarter, etched with a boar and a stag each pursued by a hound on the respective faces (rubbed), fitted at the forte with a brass two-stage barrel numbered '1' on the right, brass hilt cast in low relief and with some early gilding, comprising shell-guard decorated with a trophy-of-arms concealing the flintlock mechanism, short quillon, knuckle-guard and quillon-block decorated with classical figures, cap pommel decorated with a monsterhead, and staghorn grip
57.3 cm; 22 1/2 in blade

£1500-2000
495.    A PAIR OF 80 BORE CONTINENTAL PIN-FIRE PISTOLS, CIRCA 1870
with octagonal sighted barrels each with top-mounted extractor incorporating the back-sight, box-lock actions, engraved with a trellis patter, folding triggers and fluted butts (actions defective, losses)
11.5 cm; 4 1/2 in barrels
(2)
£100-150
496.    AN 18 BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, CIRCA 1760 AND A FRENCH .650 CALIBRE PERCUSSION CAVALRY PISTOL, CIRCA 1820
the first with swamped iron barrel struck with the barrelsmith's marks and London proof marks at the breech, signed lock (indistinct, cock missing), walnut full stock, engraved brass mounts cast in low relief, including trigger-guard with foliate terminal, solid side-plate, spurred pommel (ramrod missing); the second of regulation type (worn, ramrod missing)
the first: 25.5 cm; 10 in barrel
(2)
£300-350
497.    A CASED PAIR OF PERCUSSION PISTOLS BY WILLIAMSON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830
each with signed octagonal turn-off barrel engraved with a band of foliage around the muzzle, engraved rounded action decorated with trophies-of-arms, folding triggers, sliding thumb-piece safety-catches, and figured walnut butts: in a fitted mahogany case lined in green baize, the lid decorated with marquetry banding and applied with Lancashire Fusiliers badge, with some accessories including combined bullet mould and barrel key, and copper powder-flask
4.3 cm; 1 3/4 in barrels

Robert Williamson is recorded at 26 Silver Street, Hull circa 1815-28. £500-700
498.    A 13 BORE PERCUSSION OFFICER'S PISTOL BY WILKINSON, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with browned sighted barrel fitted with standing back-sight and inscribed 'London' over the breech, case-hardened breech, border-engraved case-hardened tang, border-engraved lock signed 'Wilkinson', figured walnut full stock, border-engraved iron mounts comprising trigger-guard, butt-cap with trap and stirrup ramrod, white metal escutcheon and horn fore-end cap
21.8 cm; 8 5/8 in barrel


£400-600
499.    A 15 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION PISTOL BY HEWSON, PICCADILLY LONDON, CIRCA 1820
with signed tapering sighted barrels, engraved breeches stamped with London proof marks beneath, platinum lines, platinum plugs, signed scroll-engraved locks with bolt safety-catches and engraved cocks, engraved breech tang, figured walnut half-stock, chequered butt, engraved iron trigger-guard with pineapple finial, vacant silver escutcheon and silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and stirrup ramrod
14.0 cm; 5 1/2 in barrels

Probably Thomas (2) Hewson, recorded in Piccadilly 1808-20, emigrated to South Africa circa 1820, worked in Grahamstown 1837 and died 1851. £400-600
500.    A PAIR OF 80 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS BY GARDINER, NEWCASTLE, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1835
with blued turn-off barrels engraved with a band of foliage around the muzzles, scroll-engraved burnished steel box-lock actions signed on the left, blued folding triggers, engraved action tangs, finely chequered walnut butts, and German silver escutcheons engraved with the initials 'J.S.'; together with their combined barrel wrench and nipple key, of burnished steel
16.5 cm; 6 1/2 in
(2)

John Gardener is recorded at 130 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne circa 1823-37.
£600-800
501.    A 25 BORE PERCUSSION PISTOL, THE LOCK DATED 1869
with browned barrel fitted with stirrup ramrod, lock stamped with 'EIC', a broad arrow, crown, 'Birmingham', the date and '14', full stock, and brass mounts
20.5 cm; 8in barrel
£250-300
502.    A 14 BORE FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL SIGNED SMITH, LONDON
with octagonal barrel signed on the flat, engraved tang, signed bored-engraved lock with foliage on the tail (refreshed, mechanism worn), full stock (cracks and repairs) and brass mounts including trigger-guard with acorn finial and brass-tipped ramrod
13.2 cm; 5 1/4 in barrel

£250-300
503.    A 54 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820; A U.S. PERCUSSION PISTOL, NO. 867, CIRCA 1840 AND A POWDER-FLASK
the first with turn-off barrel, engraved box-lock action with folding trigger, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, and flat-sided walnut butt; the second probably by W. W. Marston, with two-stage barrel, bar-hammer action and walnut grips; the third with brass body embossed with foliage (worn throughout)
the first: 4.2 cm; 1 5/8 in barrel
(3) £200-250
504.    A PAIR OF 140 BORE FLINTLOCK MUFF PISTOLS SIGNED BOND, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830
with short brass turn-off barrels, box-lock actions signed within trophy-of-arms ovals on the left and inscribed 'London' on the right, sliding thumb-piece safety-catches, flat-sided walnut butts, and iron trigger-guards
3.4 cm; 1 3/8 in barrels
(2) £500-700
505.    A 60 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL BY GRIFFIN, LONDON, CIRCA 1750
with turn-off tutenag cannon barrel, scroll-engraved box-lock action signed on a rococo scroll on the left and inscribed 'London' on the right, scroll-engraved tang, flat-sided walnut butt inlaid with silver wire rococo scrolls on each side and over the spine (small losses), silver escutcheon engraved 'Baron', and brass sliding trigger-guard safety-catch
6.2 cm; 2 3/8 in barrel

Literature
Eric Griffin, Griffin of Bond Street, Dorset 1993, pp. 190-191, plate 29. £350-450
506.    A 50 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL SIGNED H NOCK, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830
with turn-off barrel engraved with a band of foliage about the muzzle, brass box-lock action engraved with trophies-of-arms carrying ovals inscribed 'H.Nock' on the left and 'London' on the right, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking the steel, folding trigger, and chequered walnut butt (escutcheon missing)
4.3 cm; 1 5/8 in barrel
£250-350
507.    A 50 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL SIGNED DAVIDSON, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830
with blued turn-off barrel engraved with a band of foliage about the muzzle, blued action signed on the left and engraved with trophies-of-arms on each side, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking the steel, folding trigger, chequered walnut butt, engraved silver butt cap and vacant silver escutcheon
4.3 cm; 1 5/8 in barrel

£250-350
508.    A 54 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL BY GODSALL JNR, GLOUCESTER, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS CIRCA 1790
with turn-off cannon barrel moulded at the muzzle, box-lock action signed on an engraved rococo scroll on the left and inscribed 'Gloucester' on the right (worn, top-jaw and screw replaced), flat-sided walnut butt, and sliding trigger-guard safety-catch (pitted) with moulded borders
5.8 cm; 2 ¼ in barrel
£250-300
509.    **A 54 BORE OVER-AND-UNDER FLINTLOCK TAP-ACTION PISTOL BY JAMES STURMAN SEARLES, LONDON, CIRCA 1800
with turn-off barrels engraved around the muzzles, box-lock action inscribed 'London' within an oval on the right and signed on the left, each carried by a trophy-of-arms, fitted with tap-action (lever missing, action chipped on the right), sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking the steel, and flat-sided walnut butt (light pitting throughout, trigger-guard missing)
6.0 cm; 2 3/8 in barrels

This maker was granted a patent in 1791 for triggers for d.b. guns and made a telegraph gun that 'gives the earliest intelligence at the Approach of Thieves.....'. £350-450
510.    A PAIR OF 54 BORE FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOLS BY I. FURBER, PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1780
with cannon barrels, box-lock action signed on a scroll on the left, and engraved with a spray of rococo foliage on the right, engraved tangs, flat-sided walnut butts inlaid with silver wire rococo ornament and iron trigger-guards engraved with a rococo flower (the iron parts patinated)
6.5 cm; 2 1/2 in barrels
(2) £600-800
511.    A PAIR OF 54 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLS BY SIMMONS, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1800; A 40 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL BY UTTING, NO. 265 BOROUGH HIGH STREET, CIRCA 1800; AND THE LOCK AND STOCK OF A FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOL BY EDGSON, CIRCA 1800
the first with brass turn-off barrels and engraved brass actions (losses, partly dismantled), sliding thumb-piece safety-catches, and flat-sided walnut butts; the second with turn-off barrel, signed action (stripped), and flat-sided walnut butt; the third with signed stepped lock, and walnut stock (incomplete, barrel missing) with 'Wogdon' style butt
the first: 4.5 cm; 1 3/4 in barrel
(qty)

£200-300
512.    A 14 BORE FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL BY E & W BOND, LONDON, CIRCA 1826-30
with tapering sighted barrel with traces of signature, stamped 'FINE STUBBS TWISTED' and with London proof marks beneath (areas of light pitting) , engraved tang, signed stepped bolted lock fitted with 'French' cock (top-jaw and screw replaced), steel spring with roller and semi rainproof pan, figured walnut full stock, engraved brass mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial, elliptical butt-plate and vacant escutcheon, horn fore-end cap and horn-tipped wooden ramrod
12.8 cm; 5 1/8 in barrel £200-250
513.    A 15 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY BARBER, LONDON, CIRCA 1760
with associated barrel inscribed 'London', signed bevelled lock decorated with foliage and border ornament, walnut full stock inlaid with silver wire about the tang area (small repairs), iron trigger-guard with acorn finial silver trophy-of-arms side-plate, grotesque mask butt cap and vacant escutcheon (rubbed), and two iron ramrod-pipes (the engraving and marks on the barrel refreshed)
19.4 cm; 7 5/8 in barrel
£550-650
514.    A 25 BORE FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL BY W. BOND, LONDON, CIRCA 1810
with rebrowned signed octagonal barrel, engraved tang decorated with foliage, signed stepped lock fitted with bolt safety-catch, roller and engraved cock, figured walnut full stock, engraved brass mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial and butt-cap, and original brass-tipped ramrod with worm
10.0 cm; 4 in barrel
£350-450
515.    A 25 BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY R. WALLAR, CIRCA 1780
with two-stage brass barrel, signed and stamped with Irish Registration mark 'ME1880' for County Meath, engraved tang, border-engraved stepped lock, figured walnut full stock, flat-sided butt, and engraved brass mounts including trigger-guard with acorn finial and engraved bow decorated with a rococo flower, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod
20.0 cm; 7 7/8 in barrel
£500-700
516.    A PAIR OF 14 BORE IRISH SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS BY MICHAEL RANSFORD, DUBLIN, CIRCA 1740-50
with two-stage swamped barrels, inscribed 'Dublin' over the breeches within a linear frame and struck with the barrelsmith's mark, the letters 'MR' beneath a coronet (Neue Støckel 1820) and London proof marks, gold-lined vents, engraved grooved breech tangs decorated with foliage, rounded locks signed 'Ransford' in block capitals, pans with water drains (one cock repaired), full walnut stocks carved with mouldings over the fore-ends and leaves behind the rear ramrod-pipes and tangs, full silver mounts struck with Dublin marks (rubbed) cast and chased in low relief, comprising openwork side-plates decorated with foliage, trigger-guards with foliate terminals and expanded flowerheads on the bows, spurred pommels engraved with elaborate trophies-of-arms and fitted with grotesque mask caps, escutcheons engraved with the owner's crest, a dexter arm in armour embowed, holding in the hand a sword, and a pair of ramrods each decorated en suite with the trigger-guards, and horn-tipped wooden ramrods, one with its original iron worm
22.5 cm; 8 7/8 in barrels
(2)

Michael Ransford is recorded in Dublin circa 1710-57. See Garrett 2008, pp. 41-2.
£6000-7000