Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale on
Wednesday 28th June 2017

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1.      A JAPANESE LACQUERED SWORD CASE (KATANA ZUTSU), EDO PERIOD
of characteristic form, the outside lacquered green, painted with a gold mon and fitted with a brass buckle (buckle partly detached, small losses)
115.0 cm; 45 1/4 in overall
£600-800
2.      A JAPANESE LACQUERED SWORD CASE (KATANA ZUTSU), EDO PERIOD
of characteristic form, similar to the preceding but smaller, the outside lacquered green, painted with a gold mon and fitted with a brass buckle (small losses)
94.0 cm; 37 in overall
£500-600
3.      A JAPANESE STAND FOR A DAISHO (KATANE KAKE), MEIJI PERIOD
decorated with a gilt dragon surrounded by swirling clouds and tongues of fire
45.0 cm; 17 3/4 in wide
£300-500
4.      A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), LATE EDO PERIOD
with slightly curved single-edged blade formed with a long slender fuller along the back-edge on each face and straight hamon, tang signed 'Hizen no kuni Hashimoto Shinzaemon Tadayoshi' and pierced with two mekugi-ana, in shira saya
76.8 cm; 30 1/4 in blade £1200-1500
5.      **A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, formed with two grooves with differing characters on each face and inset with red pigmenting pierced with a single mekugi-ana and signed 'Hizen kuni Tadayoshi', in shira saya
71.2 cm; 28 in blade
£700-900
6.      A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade (tip reshaped), plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, iron tsuba decorated with kura enriched with gold (small losses), fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with katana and yari menuki, the fuchi and kashira decorated with gilt flowers, in a wooden saya with kozuka
60.4 cm; 23 3/4 in blade £400-600
7.      A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade with straight hamon (one small area ground), plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, iron tsuba inlaid with soft metal designs including a stylised mountain, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with brass menuki, fuchi and kashira, in a lacquered saya
62.7 cm; 24 3/4 in blade
£500-700
8.      A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, iron tsuba decorated with foliage, the menuki, fuchi and kashira all decorated with gilt flowers, fruit and foliage, in its lacquered saya with iron kojiri
76.0 cm; 30 in blade
£700-900
9.      A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
for a Daimyô, with slightly curved single-edged blade with fine wavy hamon, suriage tang signed 'Kanesada' and pierced with two mekugi-ana, pierced iron tsuba formed as an expanded four-petalled flower, silk-bound sharkskin-covered grip with shakudo menuki decorated with traditional motifs involving fans enriched with gold, shakudo fuchi and kashira each decorated with gilt dragons, in red lacquered saya with signed kozuko and kôgai, each decorated en suite with the menuki
70.3 cm; 27 3/4 in blade

£3500-4500
10.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with slightly curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, tang signed '...Kuni ju Kiyokane saku', dated Showa 10 (1935) and pierced with a single mekugi-ana, iron tsuba inlaid with gold flowers fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with traditional mounts, in a black lacquered saya, the upper portion decorated with a banded design
64.0 cm; 25 1/4 in blade £1200-1800
11.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade with straight hamon (small areas of pitting), chiselled over the back-edge on each side with a scaly serpent, tang pierced with three mekugi-ana, signed 'Tanba no kami Yoshimichi' and dated Empo 5 (1677), signed copper tsuba decorated in imitation of bark with a serpent passing through and around it, the latter finely chiselled with scales and with gilt eyes, wooden grip carved with a further serpent encircling and rising up to the top, in its wooden saya carved with a serpent coiled over its length, enriched with polychrome shell and its forked tongue formed as a pair of kogai
69.7 cm; 27 3/8 in blade
£700-900
12.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade formed with a pair of grooves of differing length on each face, plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana (the top chipped), iron tsuba (pitted), decorated with flowers and foliage in copper, fabric-bound fishskin-covered grip with gilt mounts, soft metal decorated menuki involving demons, in its lacquered saya
65.5 cm; 25 3/4 in blade
£300-400
13.     TWO JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA) BLADES 20TH CENTURY
the first for a military sword, with slightly curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, tang signed 'Kinsaku [humbly made] Takayama to, Tosho [swordsmith] Hattori Masahiro' with two mekugi-ana; the second later, unsharpened
the first: 61.7 cm; 24 3/8 in blade
(2)
£200-300
14.     **A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade with uneven hamon, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, iron tsuba chiselled with flowers and foliage (previously inset with soft metal), fabric-bound grip with brass menuki, in wooden saya (worn)
70.7 cm; 27 7/8 in blade £250-350
15.     **A JAPANESE W.W.II SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade with uneven hamon, tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana and signed 'Mino ju Shigehiro', regulation hilt and mounts, in associated saya
67.2 cm; 26 1/2 in blade £300-400
16.     A JAPANESE W.W.II OFFICER'S SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, signed 'Kanesumi' and dated Showa 18 (1943), regulation hilt, mounts and saya
66.0 cm; 26 in blade
£250-350
17.     A JAPANESE SHORTSWORD (WAKIZASHI)
probably for a merchant, with slightly curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, signed shibuichi tsuba (adapted to fit) decorated with a tiger and bamboo foliage, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with gilt menuki formed as dragons, and shakudo fuchi and kashira each decorated with dragons enriched with gold, in lacquered saya with large shibuichi kojiri, the greater part of the saya's surface decorated with a banded design, with kozuko the grip decorated with waves enriched with silver pellets on copper
48.0 cm; 18 7/8 in blade
£1300-1600
18.     A JAPANESE SHORTSWORD (WAKIZASHI)
with slightly curved single-edged blade formed with a flat back-edge, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, with small iron tsuba, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with gilt menuki formed as exotic birds, and iron fuchi and kashira each decorated in gold and silver with scrolls and exotic birds, in lacquered saya
40.2 cm; 15 3/4 in blade
£700-1000
19.     A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (WAKIZASHI)
with curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, iron tsuba decorated with a donkey and a figure in traditonal costume, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with gilt flowerhead menuki, fuchi and kashira, in its lacquered saya with kozuka decorated with a tiger eating a bamboo branch
53.5 cm; 21 1/8 in blade
£400-600
20.     A JAPANESE WAKIZASHI
with slightly curved single-edged blade formed with straight hamon, tang signed Morishige, in shira saya, together with signed tsuba decorated with openwork foliage highlighted with gold scrolls (losses), grip, and fishskin-covered saya
54.8 cm; 21 5/8 in blade
(4) £800-1200
21.     A JAPANESE SHORTSWORD (WAKIZASHI)
with slightly curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon, tang signed 'Yasutsugu saku' and pierced with two mekugi-ana, with iron tsuba decorated with a sage following a dragon in flight within a landscape enriched with soft metal, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with shakudo menuki, fuchi and kashira, in lacquered saya
38.0 cm; 15 in blade £500-700
22.     A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (WAKIZASHI)
with curved single-edged blade, tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana and signed (worn), carved wooden grip and saya, decorated with three coiled scaly dragons enriched with mother-of-pearl and horn
50.8 cm; 20 in blade
£500-700
23.     TWO JAPANESE MOUNTS FOR A WAKIZASHI, EDO PERIOD
comprising fuchi and kashira each decorated in iro-e on a shakudô nanako ground with dragons
3.7 cm; 1 3/8 in fuchi, at its widest £200-300
24.     A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO)
with single-edged robust blade with straight hamon, formed with a short groove along the back-edge on each face, tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana and signed 'Yamato no kami Minamoto Shinsai', in shira saya, with its lacquered hilt and saya with iron mounts inlaid with gold scrollwork and complete with its kozuko, with certificate no. 3001945
22.5 cm; 8 7/8 in blade
(2)

£1500-2000
25.     A JAPANESE ARMOUR PIERCING DAGGER (YOROIDOSHI TANTO)
with robust blade, tang signed 'Sanbun...' 'Munechika' and pierced with a single mekugi-ana, black lacquered grip, in its matching scabbard decorated with two gilt mon on one side and a single mon on the other
16.2 cm; 6 3/8 in blade
£800-1200
26.     ˜A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (TANTO)
with curved single-edged blade formed with a reinforced point (areas of pitting), tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana and signed (worn), carved wooden grip and saya, decorated with a squid and a prawn respectively, enamelled cloisonée tsuba decorated with clouds and flowerheads on a blue ground, the saya with carved ivory kurigata formed as a rabbit, and with kozuka and kogai each with copper grip
36.5 cm; 14 3/8 in blade £400-600
27.     A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO)
with single-edged blade with wavy hamon, tang pierced with three mekugi-ana and signed 'Mihara ju' (shortened), small oval horn tsuba, copper-mounted fabric-bound grip, in its red lacquered saya with kozuka
26.0 cm; 10 1/4 in blade £350-450
28.     A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO)
with single-edged blade with a straight hamon, and a low-triangular section back-edge, plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, replaced wooden tsuba, copper-mounted sharkskin-covered grip, in its copper-mounted lacquered saya with kozuka
28.4 cm; 11 1/4 in blade
£450-600
29.     A JAPANESE BONE-MOUNTED DAGGER (TANTO)
with slightly curved single-edged blade, bone hilt carved with a serpent mask in the round (tsuba loose), in its saya signed 'Koun', decorated en suite and with a vertical arrangement of figures in traditional garb
18.7 cm; 7 3/8 in blade
£80-120
30.     A JAPANESE LONG SPEAR (OMI-YARI)
with long blade of triangular section, formed with a long slender fuller on the innermost face and with fine slightly wavy hamon on each edge, moulded at the base, long plain plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, expertly polished, in shira saya
61.0 cm; 24 in blade
£1500-2000
31.     A JAPANESE SPEAR (NAGINATA)
with curved blade formed with wavy hamon and a short groove along the back-edge on each face at the base, tang pierced with two mekugi-ana and signed 'Higo no kuni Kuni', in shira saya, with certificate 3002402
46.5 cm; 18 1/4 in blade £1000-1500
32.     A JAPANESE SPEAR (NAGINATA)
with curved blade formed with wavy hamon, formed with a short groove along the back-edge on each face at the base, tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana and signed 'Bushu ju Kunitsugu', in shira saya
43.0 cm; 17 in blade
£700-900
33.     A JAPANESE SPEAR (UCHI-NE)
of flattened-diamond section and moulded at the base, straight hamon, and long tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana and signed, in shira saya
10.5 cm; 4 1/8 in head £250-300
34.     A JAPANESE SPEAR (MAGARI-YARI), EDO PERIOD
with tapering terminal blade of flattened-diamond section, a pair of symmetrical basal lugs, tapering hollow socket, on its wooden haft enriched with shell lacquer (losses) at the top and with iron shoe (loose)
32.5 cm; 12 3/4 in overall £800-1000
35.     A JAPANESE SPEAR (MAGARI-YARI)
with terminal spike of flattened-diamond section, a pair of basal lugs, the principle edges with straight hamon, and long tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana and signed 'Daijo Fujiwara Kanetsugu saku', in shira saya, with certificate 234745
19.0 cm; 7 1/2 in head
£700-1000
36.     A JAPANESE IRON ARROW, EDO PERIOD
with large leaf-shaped head pierced with symmetrical arrangements of hearts and long slender tang
63.0 cm; 24 3/4 in overall

£100-150
37.     TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
the first of bronze, signed 'Masanori', with kozuka hitsu-ana, finely chiselled with an openwork design involving a crane and swirling clouds enriched with gilt pellets; the second of iron, kozuka hitsu-ana and pieced as an openwork flower
the first: 6.5 cm; 2 1/2 in
(2) £400-600
38.     A JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (TSUBA)
of iron mokko gata form, with sekigane, kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, decorated with a pagoda, a figure in traditional dress, two censers and foliage in soft metals enriched with shakudo
7.0 cm; 2 in £400-600
39.     A JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (TSUBA)
of iron, signed 'Echigo no uni Kinai ju', with kozuka hitsu-ana, the kogai hitsu-ana plugged in shakudo, decorated with an openwork design of flowers enriched with gold
6.8 cm; 2 3/8 in
£250-300
40.     TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
both with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, the first of polished bronze, signed, decorated with a figure in traditional dress, flowers and foliage, and all enriched with gold; the second decorated with an ox in a mountainous landscape enriched with gold
the first:7.2 cm; 2 7/8 in
(2) £300-400
41.     TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
of iron, each with kozuka hitsu-ana, the first with silver fukurin in imitation of bamboo, decorated with a tiger and bamboo foliage enriched with shakudo; the second decorated with a geometric openwork design, with certificate no. 208080
the first: 6.6 cm; 2 5/8 in
(2)
£300-500
42.     A JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (TSUBA)
of silver, signed 'Sekiryu Mitsuyuki', with kozuka hitsu-ana, decorated in low relief with a sage, exotic birds and a tree, patinated and enriched with gold
5.2 cm; 2 1/8 in
£250-350
43.     TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
the first of iron, signed 'Kofu ju Tatsutoki', with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, decorated with a prancing grasshopper enriched with gold; the second with of bronze mokko gata form, decorated with a sage enriched with gold
the first: 6.8 cm; 2 5/8 in
(2) £300-350
44.     TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
of iron, the first with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, decorated with gold flowers and butterflies; the second for a tanto, with kozuka hitsu-ana, decorated with openwork designs inhabited by gilt dragons
the first: 7.0 cm; 2 3/4 in
(2) £250-300
45.     A GROUP OF FIVE JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA), EDO PERIOD
the first signed, decorated with a seated figure within an interior and garlands of foliage; the second decorated with armoured warriors enriched with soft metals (rubbed); and three further tsuba
the first: 7.0 cm; 2 3/4 in
(5) £200-300
46.     A JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (TSUBA)
of iron with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, with silver fukurin, and decorated on each face with silver scrollwork and traditional motifs
6.2 cm; 2 3/8 in
£200-250
47.     TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
each of iron with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, the first with shibu-ichi fukurin, and decorated with shakudo birds and flowers; the second decorated with openwork flowers and traditional motifs, with certificates 452194 and 054
the fist: 7.0 cm; 2 3/4 in
(2)
£200-300
48.     TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
the first bronze, of mokko gata form with kozuka hitsu-ana, decorated with gilt figures, one on a monster, and flowers on a punched ground; the second of iron, with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, decorated on one side with a pair of butterflies displayed, each enriched with soft metal
the first: 6.4 cm; 2 ½ in
(2)
£200-250
49.     TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
of iron, the first of mokko gata form with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, decorated with a butterfly, a beetle and a grass hopper in soft metals on one face and a snail on the other; the second larger, signed 'Yamashiro no kuni Fushimi ju Kaneie', with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana and decorated with a figure in a boat
the first: 6.5 cm; 2 1/2 in
(2) £200-300
50.     TWO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA)
of bronze, the first with kozuka hitsu-ana, decorated on each face with a pattern of waves and shakudo leaves; the second of mokko gata form, signed 'Ikkan', with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, decorated in brass with a dragon and two rondels
the first: 5.5 cm; 2 ¼ in
(2) £200-300
51.     A JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (TSUBA)
signed 'Choshu Hagi ju Tsunenobu', decorated on each face with a dragon surrounded by clouds sown with soft metal pellets, with certificate 4001663
6.0 cm; 2 3/8 in

£200-250
52.     A JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (TSUBA)
of iron mokko gata form, with kozuka hitsu-ana and kogai hitsu-ana, decorated with a figure in traditional dress on one face and a fan on the other
6.3 cm; 2 1/2 in
£120-180
53.     A JAPANESE IRON FULL-FACE MASK (SOMEN) IN THE MANNER OF FUKUTAKE ICHIRO, SHOWA PERIOD
of hammered russet iron, open at the front, embossed with scrolls at the cheeks and over the brows, the inside lacquered red
20.5 cm; 8 in high


£1200-1800
54.     THE FRONT PLATE FROM A JAPANESE SADDLE (KURA)
of carved wood, incised with a kao on the underside, the outer face decorated with swirling clouds and a dragon, enriched with gold lacquer (small cracks)
28.0 cm; 11 in high
£250-350
55.     A PAIR OF JAPANESE STEEL STIRRUPS (ABUMI BATTO), EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY
with lacquered treads (small cracks), strongly curved at the front and rising to a signed pierced plate (signature rubbed) incorporating a loop buckle for suspension, the outer surface inlaid with silver scrolls and rondels filled with flowerheads and geometric motifs (patinated overall)
25.3 cm; 10 in high


£400-600
56.     A JAPANESE MAIL SHIRT (KUSARI-KATABIRA) FOR WEAR IN CONJUNCTION WITH A KIMONO AND A HORSE BIT
of butted links, close-meshed over the upper torso and shoulders, with characteristic open diamond-weave at the cuffs and over the lower portion, open at the front, and a pair of full open sleeves (small losses) and a horse bit with writhen two-piece bit, a pair of rings and chain reins
(2) £500-800
57.     A JAPANESE ARMOUR CASE (GUSOKU BITSU), EDO PERIOD
of green-painted canvas over wood, decorated with a gilt mon front and back, and fitted with a pair of iron catches and carrying handles
52.5 cm; 20 3/4 in high
£200-300
58.     A JAPANESE HELMET (KABUTO) AND FACE DEFENCE (MEMPO)
with ribbed skull formed of sixty-four riveted plates and signed 'Myochin' on the inside, fitted with mabezashi, gilt tehen, shikoro of five plates, the uppermost with a mitsudomoe mon within a gourd on the fukigaeshi, relacquered dark red throughout, with lacquered cicada maedate, with matching mempo, with detachable nose-piece, moustache and yodarekake of two plates, relacquered en suite with the kabuto
the kabuto 28.0 cm; 11 in high
(2)

£3000-3500
59.     A JAPANESE HELMET (KABUTO)
with twelve-piece ribbed black lacquered skull, fitted with mabezashi lacquered red on the underside and decorated with gilt dragons on the outer face, brass tehen, shikoro of four plates, the uppermost with fukigaeshi decorated with a mon, with brass maedate formed as a pair of horns with a central silvered crescent
25.0 cm; 9 7/8 in high
£1000-1500
60.     A JAPANESE HELMET (KABUTO)
with four-piece skull formed with a medial ridge and a lower transverse ridge, fitted with mabezashi embossed in imitation of eyebrows, shikoro of six plates, the uppermost with ear-shaped fukigaeshi, relacquered brown throughout, with a later lining and fitted with a gilt clam-shell maedate
30.0 cm; 11 3/4 in high
£1000-1200
61.     A JAPANESE HELMET (KABUTO)
with eight-piece ribbed black lacquered skull, fitted with mabezashi lacquered red on the underside, brass tehen, shikoro of five plates, the uppermost fukigaeshi applied with a mon, with brass maedate decorated with a pair of fronds, mempo with pronounced chin and yodarekake of three plates
30.0 cm; 11 3/4 in high the kabuto
(2) £500-700
62.     A JAPANESE HELMET (KABUTO), EDO PERIOD
with three-piece skull fitted with a peg for a maedate, shikoro of four plates with fukigaeshi, and relacquered brown
25.0 cm; 9 3/4 high
£400-600
63.     A JAPANESE LACQUERED LEATHER AND IRON HELMET (NERI GAWA), EDO PERIOD
formed as a leather scaly serpent coiling around the skull and rearing its head over the brow and up to the summit, fitted at the base with a lacquered iron brim pierced for a peak and neck-defence (losses)
26.0 cm; 10 1/4 in high


£300-400
64.     A 18 BORE JAPANESE SNAP MATCHLOCK MUSKET (TANEGASHIMA TEPPO), EDO PERIOD
with octagonal barrel signed beneath the breech, retained by a slender muzzle band and three pins beneath, fitted with iron pan with brass pivot-cover, brass fence, brass action with button trigger, cherrywood full stock inset with an engraved brass panel about the tang and brass trigger-guard (ramrod missing, small cracks)
106.3 cm; 41 7/8 in barrel

£400-600
65.     **A PHILIPPINES (MORO) BRASS HALF ARMOUR, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the helmet of burgonet form, with two-piece skull joined by a tall openwork comb pierced with scrollwork, fitted on the left with a plume-holder, peak and neck-defence each pierced en suite, fitted with a pair of cheek-pieces (one replaced), and the base of the skull cast in imitation of lining rivets; the shirt formed of numerous large brass plates joined by butted brass rings, opening at the front, secured by two brass lugs and decorated with three pairs of shaped silver panels, extending to the thigh, and covering the upper portion of the arms
(2)
£800-1000
66.     TWO CHINESE HAFTED WEAPONS; TWO SOUTH EAST ASIAN SPEARS; A SUDANESE KASKARA, AND TWO FURTHER HAFTED WEAPONS
the first and second with wavy blades, one pierced with a brass openwork rondel, each moulded at the base and with tapering sockets; the third with pattern-welded slender head of hollow-diamond section, long silver ferrule, wooden haft and early wooden scabbard; the fourth with leaf-shaped head, white metal ferrule and a portion of its haft; the fifth with flat fullered blade, iron cross-guard and associated wooden grip; the sixth African, with long leaf-shaped blade and the last perhaps American, with long blade-shaped terminal spike interrupted in the centre by a pair of slightly recurved blades, tapering socket and a pair of straps
the first: 80.0 cm; 31 1/2 in
(7) £200-300
67.     A CHINESE SWORD (DAO), LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with broad double-edged blade, engraved brass hilt decorated with traditional motifs, reeded hardwood grip, in its wooden scabbard with matching brass mounts and retaining some of its tortoiseshell covering (losses)
40.5 cm; 16 in blade

£120-180
68.     **A CHINESE SWORD (DAO), 19TH CENTURY
with broad fullered blade (tip chipped), iron hilt comprising disc-guard and compressed ovoid pommel, wooden grip (binding missing), and leather-covered scabbard with iron mounts
69.5 cm; 27 3/8 in blade
£150-200
69.     ˜FOUR SOUTH EAST ASIAN DAGGERS (KRIS) AND A FURTHER DAGGER, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the first a so-called executioner's kris, with long blade, carved horn grip with silver ferrule, in its silver-mounted scabbard; the second similar, in its scabbard; the third Javanese, with wavy blade, and carved angular grip with a beaked pommel, in its scabbard; the fourth Javanese, with hardwood hilt incorporating two small scrollwork panels; and the fifth with single-edged fullered leaf-shaped blade, carved horn grip, in its wooden scabbard bound with plaited cord
the first: 58.0 cm; 22 7/8 in blade
(5) £300-400
70.     A BORNEO (DYAK) HEADHUNTERS SWORD (MANDAU), 20TH CENTURY
of characteristic type, with broad blade pierced with a scrolling pattern along the upper portion of the back-edge and at the forte, carved bone-mounted hilt wrapped with plaited copper wire, in its bone-mounted wooden scabbard with rattan suspension (losses, areas of wear)
59.8 cm; 23 1/2 in blade £100-150
71.     TWO BHUTANESE DAGGERS AND TWO ARGENTINIAN GOUCHO KNIVES, 20TH CENTURY
the first with broad blade, carved horn grip, in its decorated brass scabbard; the second smaller, mounted in embossed white metal; the third with single-edged blade stamped with the bladesmith's name, white metal hilt decorated in gold coloured metal and applied with the enamelled arms of Argentina, in its scabbard and another, larger
the first: 24.2 cm; 9 1/2 in blade
(4)
£100-150
72.     A SOUTH EAST ASIAN SPEAR, 19TH CENTURY
with slender leaf-shaped head of pattern-welded iron, moulded at the base and formed with a short socket, on its darkwood haft (cracked)
36.5 cm; 14 3/8 in head
£60-80
73.     A TIBETAN DAGGER, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, gilt-brass hilt including openwork cap pommel (chips), and fishskin-covered grip
24.3 cm; 9 5/8 in blade
£80-120
74.     A BATTACK SWORD (PISO PODANG), 19TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged blade, brass hilt engraved with pairs of slender lines, including a pair of shaped quillons, integral grip, and moulded knob-shaped pommel with hair finial, in its wooden scabbard encased in embossed silver with fine ropework borders, with small rings for a fringe and a pair of rings for suspension
74.5 cm; 29 3/8 in blade
£300-500
75.     A BHUTANESE SWORD, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with straight single-edged blade, brass hilt including openwork pommel, fishskin-covered grip bound with rattan, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with large brass chape
59.5 cm; 23 1/2 in blade


£150-200
76.     AN INDIAN AXE, 19TH CENTURY
with crescentic head pierced, engraved and applied with silver with a symmetrical design of foliage enclosing a central flower, rear pean formed as an elephant, gilt-brass haft engraved with flowers and foliage, and the basal cap incorporating a concealed knife
47.0 cm; 198 1/2 in overall £200-300
77.     AN INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), 18TH CENTURY
with slightly curved blade formed with a reinforced tip, the lower two thirds formed with a slender medial ridge and chiselled with a brief inscription on each face of the forte, integral iron hilt comprising a pair of side bars with pierced finials, a pair of moulded grip bars and retaining some early silvered and gilt finish
28.7 cm; 11 1/4 in blade

£500-700
78.     AN INDO-PERSIAN DAGGER (PESHKABZ)
with tapering reinforced blade decorated with silver flowers and foliage at the forte (rubbed), engraved iron hilt overlaid with sheet silver, pommel with a small shaped pierced button finial, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard with silver locket and chape
21 cm; 8 1/4 in blade
£300-400
79.     A HINDU KUSH DAGGER (JAMDHAR KATARI), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with slightly curved fullered double-edged blade, iron hilt comprising straight cross-piece, shallow elliptical pommel, the upper portion chiselled with scrolling monsters on each face, moulded grip, in its wooden-lined brass scabbard with bud-shaped finial and locket decorated with ropework, and the latter with an inner loop for suspension
20.2 cm; 8 in blade
£600-800
80.     AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR) FOR A BOY AND A KUKRI KNIFE, 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES
the first with curved single-edged blade, copper hilt of characteristic form and integral grip; and the second of characteristic form with hardwood grip (cracked)
the first: 48.5 cm; 19 1/8 in blade
(2) £80-120
81.     **AN INDIAN GAUNTLET SWORD (PATA), 19TH CENTURY
with straight fullered European blade double-edged towards the hilt, iron gauntlet hilt extending over the lower portion of the blade, fitted with two bars on the inside, the outer surface embossed with a pair of eyes, and reeded over the lower arm (small dents and holes)
100.4 cm; 39 1/2 in blade


£200-300
82.     **AN INDIAN SWORD (KHANDA), 18TH CENTURY
with long fullered European blade, iron hilt of characteristic form extending over the lower portion of the blade, including figure-of-eight shaped guard, broad knuckle-guard, and attenuated pommel (cleaned), in its wooden scabbard with dark red silk covering (losses)
102.0 cm; 40 1/8 in blade £250-350
83.     AN ARAB BROADSWORD (KATARRA), OMAN OR ZANZIBAR, 18TH CENTURY
with broad blade formed with a short fuller on each face and cut with a running wolf mark, hilt of characteristic form with tall faceted silver pommel and the grip bound with plaited silver wire, in its silver-mounted tooled leather scabbard with two decorated bands with rings for suspension, chape en suite and plain locket
81.0 cm; 31 7/8 in blade

£500-800
84.     **A PERSIAN BROADSWORD, 19TH CENTURY
with broad flat double-edged blade formed with a long stylised serpent medial moulding, etched with foliage, calligraphy and an armoured warrior at the forte on each face, iron hilt including drooping quillons with petal-shaped terminals, integral grip and shaped pommel, decorated throughout with silver koftgari foliage
83.5 cm; 32 7/8 in blade

£300-400
85.     A BALKAN SILVER-MOUNTED SHORTSWORD (YATAGHAN), LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY PROBABLY CRETE
with curved single-edged blade struck with a mark on one face, silver hilt extending over the lower portion of the blade (small losses), decorated with traditional scrollwork flowers and trophies-of-arms, including small eared pommel, in its wooden scabbard encased in embossed silver decorated with elaborate trophies-of-arms, scrolls and foliage, the chape formed as a monsterhead, the locket enriched with beadwork, formed with a small loop for suspension and with a brief inscription at the front
54.8 cm; 21 5/8 in blade

For a similar example see Elgood 2009, p. 212, no. 272 £500-700
86.     A DECORATED NEPALESE DAGGER (KUKRI), LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged blade inlaid with a pair of crossed kukri on one face, carved hardwood grip of characteristic form, in it leather-covered wooden scabbard with large gilt-brass locket and chape decorated with filigree, the outer surface set with numerous coloured pastes and pearls within frames of turquoise, with its accompanying knives
32.3 cm; 12 3/4 in blade
£150-200
87.     A SILVER GILT-MOUNTED ARAB DAGGER (JAMBIYA), 20TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade, silver gilt-hilt engraved with foliage and decorated with filigree, in its silver gilt scabbard decorated en suite, applied with the arms of Saudi Arabia, in its presentation green velvet covered case, stated by the vendor to have been presented to Maurice Oldfield by the King of Jordan
16.3 cm; 6 3/8 in blade £1000-1500
88.     AN ARAB JAMBIYA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with broad curved blade, horn hilt applied with a white metal sheet on the inner face (losses), in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with a belt for suspension
18.7 cm; 7 3/8 in blade

£70-90
89.     THREE CAUCASIAN DAGGERS (KINDJAL), LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the first with broad blade formed with a pair of slender central fullers, stamped with a mark on the outer face, the hilt fitted with a pair of shaped horn grip-scales retained by three pairs of rivets with large iron bosses on the outer face, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard (incomplete); the second with blued fullered blade decorated with gold scrolls and foliage over the centre and on each face of the forte, iron hilt decorated with gold en suite; the third small, with fullered blade, nielloed silver hilt, in its silver-covered scabbard decorated en suite, the locket stamped with a mark
the first: 37.5 cm; 14 3/4 in blade
(3) £400-500
90.     A SOUTH AFRICAN IRONWOOD CLUB, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
formed in one piece, with angular rounded head drawn-out at the front to a low pointed finial (small surface crack behind), and long haft swelling slightly towards the base
58.8 cm; 23 1/8 in overall

£200-300
91.     ˜A CLUB IN MAORI WAHAIKA STYLE
of bone, almost certainly from a sperm whale, characteristic spatulate form, cut with a shallow notch on the forward-edge, the back-edge carved with a scarified figure and scrollwork at the base, the grip pierced for a thong, and carved with a mask at the terminal
28.2cm; 11 1/8in £1500-2000
92.     TWO AFRICAN SPEARS
the first with medially-ridged leaf-shaped blade, long tapering socket, wooden haft and long iron shoe; the second with triangular blade, tapering socket, wooden haft partly wrapped in fur and iron shoe
the first: 94.0 cm; 37 in head
(2) £80-120
93.     **AN AFRICAN FIGHTING DAGGER (BASWA KNIFE), CONGO, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
with broad blade of leaf-shaped form, cut with a series of decorative lines, formed with a central ridge and blackened to contrast, hardwood hilt (small cracks) formed with a pronounced inverted mushroom-shaped pommel studded over the greater part of its surface with geometric designs in white metal, and the top of the pommel with a knot pattern
38.0 cm; 15 in overall £150-200
94.     **TWO AFRICAN DAGGERS, PROBABLY CONGO, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first with symmetrical blade including a pair of broad basal lugs (one chipped) and shaped hardwood grip; the second with curved blade engraved with a medial design, pierced at the base, and the grip bound with copper wire
the first: 31.2 cm; 12 3/8 in overall
(2) £120-180
95.     A HARDWOOD CLUB, PROBABLY AUSTRALIAN 19TH CENTURY
tapering at each end (small cracks)
119.0 cm; 46 7/8 in overall
£150-200
96.     AN INDO-PERSIAN HELMET (KULAH-KHUD), 19TH CENTURY
with ribbed hemispherical skull decorated with silver scrollwork and foliage enriched with small gold stars (rubbed), fitted with a central plume-holder on a chiselled foliate base, a further pair of plume-holders on each side of the sliding nasal bar all decorated en suite with the skull, and mail neck-defence (small losses)
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in high
£300-350
97.     A DECORATED INDO-PERSIAN DHAL AND BAZU-BAND,19TH CENTURY
the dhal fitted with four central bosses, decorated with silver koftgari calligraphy and chiselled over its surface with foliage inhabited by exotic beasts enriched with gold (losses, areas of wear) and a single bazu band of characteristic form (the inner lames loose), decorated en suite with the dhal and retaining some of its original lining (light wear)
the dhal: 43.8 cm; 17 1/4 in diameter
(2) £2500-3500
98.     A PLATE FROM AN INDO-PERSIAN CHAR AINA 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with turned rounded edge, fitted with six shaped loops for straps, the border decorated with scrolls, flowers and foliage in gold koftgari (polished bright, one loop missing)
29.4 cm; 11 5/8 in high

£400-600
99.     A SOUTH INDIAN ARM DEFENCE (BAZU BAND), LATE 17TH CENTURY
formed of a gutter-shaped mainplate with strongly recurved bud-shaped finial at the elbow, embossed with a bold design of foliage and a central mask over its surface, beaded border, retaining its inner plate, and some silvered finish (areas of patination)
33.5 cm; 13 1/4 in overall

A Bazu Band of related form preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is illustrated Elgood 2004, p. 63 no. 5.11 £400-600
100.    AN INDIAN HIDE SHIELD (DHAL), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
of low convex form, the inside painted red and decorated with gilt stylised flowers and foliage, fitted with a pair of iron rings for enarmes, the outer surface painted in polychrome with a central rondel filled with flowers and foliage within a matching border, a broad band of scrolling folliage, and the perimeter en suite with the centre, fitted with four corresponding brass bosses
62.0 cm; 24 3/8 in diameter £500-700
101.    AN 18 BORE INDIAN PERCUSSION GUN, SIND, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering sighted barrel moulded at the muzzle and retained by three shaped brass bands, flat lock made in British regulation style, full stock with segmental fore-end, pronounced hooked butt applied with large brass plaques, and a pair of sling swivels (ramrod missing, worn)
121.3 cm; 47 3/4 in barrel
£200-300
102.    A 16 BORE OTTOMAN DETACHED BARREL FROM A FLINTLOCK RIFLE, 18TH CENTURY, FITTED WITH ENGLISH PERCUSSION BREECH, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
etched twist octagonal and sighted, rifled with nine grooves, encrusted with gold scrolls and foliage at the breech and muzzle, the latter with standing back-sight, fitted with scroll-engraved percussion bolster with platinum line and plug, and two ramrod-pipes
84.5 cm; 33 1/4 in barrel


£250-350
103.    **A RARE 28 BORE OTTOMAN FLINTLOCK BREECH-LOADING GUN ON THE LORENZONI PRINCIPLE, TURKEY, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with turn-off barrel formed with raised mouldings inlaid with silver lines at the muzzle and breech, faceted breech inlaid with silver lines, bevelled lock, bevelled automatic cock operated by a horizontal bar acting on the circular brass breech block rotated by the side-lever decorated with silver chevrons, silver-inlaid action with circular gas escape above and below, the former grooved for sighting, hinged priming magazine cover with spring-catch closure, ball magazine on the left with hinged cover closed by a spring-catch (the lock and action with restorations), figured walnut butt inlaid with silver wire scrolls, flowers and foliage, iron butt-plate and trigger-guard (iron parts pitted), and no provision for a ramrod
62.2 cm; 24 1/2 in barrel

£1000-1400
104.    **AN 11 BORE BALKAN SILVER-MOUNTED GUN (KARIOPHILI) WITH OTTOMAN BARREL, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY IONNINA
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel chiselled and encrusted with silver at the muzzle and the breech (rubbed), retained by four engraved white metal bands, the breech incorporating a standing back-sight, engraved lock, full stock encased with engraved white metal en suite with the barrel bands over the fore-end, around the lock and over the butt (cracked through), the latter of characteristic form and inlaid with two further shaped engraved white metal panels on each side, a pair of sling swivels, and iron ramrod
104.5 cm; 41 1/8 in barrel

See Elgood 2009, pp. 241-244. £800-1200
105.    A 22 BORE WEST BALKANS FLINTLOCK GUN (HERZEGOVINA OR MONTENEGRO), 19TH CENTURY
with tapering sighted barrel inlaid with silver scrolls (losses) and retained by four brass bands, associated rounded lock, full stock encased in openwork brass panels over the fore-end, the butt profusely applied with shaped mother-of-pearl panels enriched with brass nails (small losses), iron trigger-guard, a single lug for a suspension ring, and iron ramrod
78.7 cm; 31 in barrel
£250-350
106.    A 22 BORE BALKAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BOKA KOTORSKA, IONNINA, OR JANNINA
with engraved tapering barrel formed with a flat and applied with small brass panels over the breech, the tang overlaid with a nielloed silver panel decorated with conventional foliage, border-engraved bevelled lock, full stock encased with finely nielloed silver against a punched parcel-gilt ground, decorated with a running pattern of flowers and foliage over the fore-end, an allegorical figure, perhaps Ceres, and an exotic bird ahead of the trigger-guard, the butt decorated with stylised rococo scrolls, further figures, flowers and foliage, small pommel formed with a raised terminal, trigger-guard decorated en suite, and slender simulated ramrod
24.3 cm; 9 5/8 in barrel

This pistol forms part of a group that were almost certainly made for the Greeks at the court of King Otto in the third decade of the 19th century as part of the Greek Romantic Revival following the War of Liberation. Another example is illustrated Elgood 2009, pp. 62-3.
£1000-1500
107.    A 20 BORE OTTOMAN BALKAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER (KUBUR) PISTOL, TURKEY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel chased over the breech and with traces of a brief inscription on the flat, the muzzle enclosed by a chased white metal band, engraved bevelled lock decorated with scrollwork, carved full stock, the butt encased in silver decorated with filigree, set with a niello panel, beadwork and coral in raised settings, chiselled iron trigger-guard with foliate terminal, and iron openwork side-plate, and imitation ramrod
31.5 cm; 12 3/8 in barrel £500-700
108.    AN 18 BORE OTTOMAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER (KUBUR) PISTOL, TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel fluted over the median and chiselled with gilt-enriched scrolls over the breech (small losses), retained by a broad embossed silver muzzle band decorated with flowers and scrollwork and a further slender silver band, grooved tang enriched with gilt scrolls, bevelled lock with rounded tail decorated with gilt en suite with the tang, hardwood full stock carved with scrolling leafy tendrils, silver mounts comprising sideplate, trigger-guard and spurred pommel each decorated with foliage, escutcheon set with two corals and a central niello panel and simulated ramrod
32.4 cm; 12 3/4 in barrel £800-1200
109.    A SMALL OTTOMAN FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS, TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY
with russet iron barrel formed in two stages, encrusted with engraved silver foliage at the flared muzzle and on the octagonal breech, russet tang encrusted with silver en suite, flat bevelled lock fitted with cock each encrusted with stylised trophies-of-arms in encrusted silver, full stock profusely inlaid with silver flower-heads within a framework of trellis (small losses and replacements), the grip carved with a stag's head in the round enriched with silver wire scrolls, circles and pellets, silver mounts comprising side-plate and trigger-guard cast and chased with rudimentary trophies-of-arms, plain butt-plate inscribed 'From Elirs Issy (Syria) To Capt. A. Hume (England)', iron side-loop, and false ramrod
21.8 cm; 8 5/8 in barrel

Literature
Oliver Pinchot, Arms of the Paladins, The Richard R. Wagner Jr. Collection of Fine Eastern Weapons, 2014, p.98, fig.5-28

Lt. Col. John Angus Hume O.B.E. (1914-2005) was commissioned into the Somerset Light Infantry in 1941 and went to Syria the following year as a representative of the Army deployed to discourage any German advance through the Caucasus to the Middle East. Hume, an acting Captain, was based at Hannah in northern Syria working with the cereals procurement agency under the head of the British Mission to Syria and the Lebanon, Major-General Sir Edward Spears. Hume negotiated grain contracts in an area comprising 500 villages with local customs dating from the Ottoman era for the collection, storage and disposal of produce. Only by gradually winning the confidence of local mukhtars, and convincing them that they were receiving fair payment, was he able to ensure the quotas required to provide for the armies in the Middle East, as well as for the local population.

£600-800
110.    A PAIR OF OTTOMAN PERCUSSION RIFLED PISTOLS OF PRESENTATION TYPE, TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY
in the French taste, with etched twist barrels formed in two stages, with gold sunbursts in place of the fore-sights and gold scrollwork over the breeches, the tangs enriched with gold en suite with the breeches, flush-fitting locks with gold borders, carved half-stocks enriched with silver wire and pellets, the fore-ends carved as monstrous heads decorated with a woven pattern behind, carved with foliage opposite the locks, tangs surrounded by a pattern of scrolling leafy tendrils, fluted butts inlaid with matching foliage, silver wire wrigglework, and minute petals, etched iron mounts comprising vestigial side-plates, trigger-guards with foliate terminals and butt-caps with swivelling caps, the latter two enriched with gold border ornament, and no provision for ramrods
26.5 cm; 10 5/8 in barrels
(2) £4000-6000
111.    A CAUCASIAN SILVER-MOUNTED SWORD (SHASQA), 19TH CENTURY WITH EARLIER BLADE DATED 1767-8
with curved blade double-edged towards the point (chipped on the back-edge) cut with three slender fullers along the greater part of its length on one face and with a short fuller extending along the forte of the other and with a gold cartouche signed 'Asad Allah Isfahani' with the date, nielloed silver hilt of characteristic form, decorated with scrolls of foliage within beadwork frames, eared pommel, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with four silver mounts, the outer faces decorated en suite with the hilt, the inner faces with foliate designs in niello, the second and third mounts with loops, complete with silver-mounted buff leather suspension, the mounts decorated en suite
77.0 cm; 30 3/8 in blade
£2000-2500
112.    A CAUCASIAN DAGGER (KINDJAL), 19TH CENTURY
with broad double-edged fullered blade, horn grip retained by three pairs of rivets with decorated silver bosses on the outer face, fitted with a nielloed and chiselled silver collar at the base, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with nielloed silver mounts en suite with the hilt, the locket dated '1901' and with a Cyrillic inscription and the chape decorated with a niello spray of foliage
34.0 cm; 13 3/8 in blade £400-600
113.    A JAPANESE SHORTSWORD (WAKIZASHI)
with curved single-edged blade formed with two fullers on each face, plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, iron tsuba decorated with a fan and foliage in soft metal, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, foliate menuki, in its lacquered saya with signed kozuka
35.0 cm; 13 ¾ in blade
£600-800
114.    AN INDIAN MAIL SHIRT, 17TH CENTURY
formed of rows of riveted iron rings alternating with rows of solid rings, extending over the thighs, open at the front, a pair of full length sleeves, fitted at the front with four large iron plates signed on the inside, with hasps for closure, two pairs of side panels and a series of rectangular plates over the back, with gold-patterned red fabric lining £800-1200
115.    A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA) AND AN AFGHAN KHYBER KNIFE, 19TH CENTURY
the first with slightly curved single-edged blade (rusted) and plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, in a lacquered saya; the second with reinforced tapering blade and brass-mounted horn grip (worn), in its scabbard
the first: 76.5 cm; 30 1/8 in blade
(2)
£300-400
116.    A RUSSIAN OTHER RANK'S 1881 MODEL SABRE (SHASQA), DATED 1904
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a single fuller along the greater part of its length, engraved with Cyrillic letters (illegible) and the year '1904' at the forte on one face, and the letter 'A' crowned with troop designation 'A5' at the forte on the other face, brass-gilt hilt with spirally carved wooden grip and eared pommel pierced with a loop for suspension, in its brass-mounted black leather scabbard
86.5 cm; 34 1/8 in blade £400-600
117.    TWO INDIAN SWORDS (TALWAR), LATE 18TH CENTURY
the first with curved watered blade double-edged towards the point, formed with a long fuller and a series of grooves and rondels, iron hilt including long slender langets, lobed quillons, and large chiselled disc pommel, the second similar, with recurved knuckle-guard and a pierced loop for suspension, with two scabbards
the first: 82.5 cm; 32 ½ in blade
(4) £500-700
118.    ˜A SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, CIRCA 1760-80
with curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point and with traces of blueing at the forte, pierced and chiselled silver hilt comprising quillon-block cast with a trophy of arms, a pair of vertically recurved quillons with hound's head terminals, matching pommel, knuckle-chain, and carved ivory grip enriched with silver studs, in its vellum-covered wooden scabbard with silver mounts, the locket engraved on one face with a depiction of Pegasus and the inscription 'Gloria in Fide'
65.5 cm; 25 ¾ in blade

£800-1200
119.    A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD RETAILED BY CLARKE, WILLIAM KINMAN, LONDON, CIRCA 1765-66
with colichemarde blade etched with scrolls at the forte, silver hilt cast, pierced and chased in low relief, comprising double shell-guard decorated with flowers and scrolling tendrils all enriched with faceted designs, quillon, knuckle-guard and ovoid pommel decorated en suite, and the grip with its original binding of plaited silver wire and ribband (slightly loose), in its vellum-covered wooden scabbard with silver mounts decorated en suite with the hilt, the locket engraved on one face with 'Clarke, No. 102, Cheapside'
79.0 cm; 31 1/8 in blade

William Kinman (1728-circa 1807), a prolific and talented maker of silver sword hilts, was in business as a hilt-maker from 1759 until the early 1780s and then subsequently as a founder, working from premises on the western fringes of the City of London. Richard Clarke's firm (circa 1741-1812) occupied premises at 102 Cheapside in the City of London from 1765 until 1785. £800-1000
120.    A BRITISH OTHER RANK'S HEAVY CAVALRY SWORD, CIRCA 1740-70
with broad blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a narrow fuller over two thirds of its length, stamped with an unidentified mark on each face, brass basket-hilt of rounded bars involving S-shaped bars, bun-shaped pommel, leather lining and fishskin-covered grip
88.0 cm; 34 5/8 in blade

This sword is one of many styles of Heavy Cavalry sword carried by other ranks and NCOs in regiments of Horse Guards, Horse Grenadier Guards, Horse, Dragoon Guards and Dragoons from the early 18th century until the regularisation of swords for such regiments in 1788. Swords were purchased by the regimental colonels and their form often changed when a regiment's colonel changed or when the regiment's swords were renewed. There was no uniformity of swords throughout the Heavy Cavalry of the British Army at this time and different regiments carried different styles of hilt at various periods. A sword with this style of hilt is known to have been carried by Private Thomas Brown of Bland's (3rd) Dragoons at the Battle of Dettingen, 1743.
£1400-1600
121.    A BRITISH OTHER RANK'S HEAVY CAVALRY SWORD, CIRCA 1740-70
with broad blade double-edged towards the point, cut with two fullers over the greater part of its length, iron basket-hilt comprising eight openwork leaf-shaped panels, bun-shaped pommel and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip
97.3 cm; 38 3/8 in blade

Swords with hilts of this type have been associated with the 2nd Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards and the 1st and 2nd Dragoons in the period circa 1740-52 and were probably carried by other regiments as well, before and after that period.
£1000-1500
122.    A BASKET-HILTED BACK SWORD, PROBABLY CARRIED BY AN OFFICER OF THE HIGHLAND SCOTTISH INFANTRY, CIRCA 1750-98
with broad blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a fuller over the greater part of its length, etched with scrolls of foliage, exotic birds, portrait profiles of Turks and commemorative inscriptions including the earlier date 1665, iron basket-hilt of fluted bars of near rectangular section including an alternating arrangement of near rectangular and square panels, each pierced with symmetrical arrangements of hearts and circles, with cusped borders and enriched with incised lines, scrolling quillon, fluted bun-shaped pommel, an early leather liner, and fishskin-covered grip bound with wire between 'Turk's heads'
92.8 cm; 36 ½ in blade
£2000-2500
123.    A BRITISH OTHER RANK'S HEAVY CAVALRY SWORD, CIRCA 1740-70
with broad blade double-edged towards the point, stamped 'Andria' and 'Ferara' between a series of decorative crosses within three fullers at the forte and with a copper-lined cross and orb mark on each face (small losses), iron basket-hilt of flattened bars including narrow panels and near square saltire panels, bun-shaped pommel, retaining early blackened finish, and fishskin-covered wooden grip bound with plaited wire between 'Turk's heads'
82.0 cm; 32 ¼ in blade
£1200-1800
124.    A HIGHLAND BASKET-HILTED BACKSWORD, SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with straight blade double-edged for its upper half, cut with two fullers on each face, iron basket-guard of rounded bars carrying four oval hooped frameworks each filled with three moulded crosses and foliate terminals arranged vertically, bun-shaped pommel, and spirally carved wire-bound fishskin-covered grip
79.0 cm; 31 1/8 in blade

The form of hilt on this sword is known to sword-scholars today as the 'Pinch of Snuff' type, after a depiction of a hilt of this form in a portrait of an officer of the 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot circa 1760; it was, however, very popular with officers of other Highland Scottish regiments in the third quarter of the 18th century.
£1500-2000
125.    A BRITISH INFANTRY GRENADIER'S BASKET-HILTED HANGER OR SHORT SABRE, CIRCA 1750-70
with slightly curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point, stamped 'S. Harvey' on each face, iron three-quarter basket-hilt of flattened bars involving a series of heart, diamond and other shaped apertures, bun-shaped pommel, and fishskin-covered grip (binding missing)

From circa 1680 until 1856, each British infantry battalion contained a Grenadier company, selected from the tallest and strongest men in the battalion, formed on the right of the line when on parade and regarded as the elite of the battalion. The swords issued to Grenadiers often had basket-hilts, which not only symbolised their elite status but also gave extra protection to the right hands of the Grenadiers. Grenadiers were usually used as assault troops and so they could expect to become involved in desperate hand-to-hand combat, in which the basket-hilt functioned very well as a mailed fist.
£1200-1800
126.    A BRITISH HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER'S FIELD SWORD, CIRCA 1750-70
with tapering blade double-edged towards the point, cut with two fullers along the greater part of its length, with traces of etched decoration (probably Gill, Warranted) at the forte, iron hilt formed of a half-basket-guard pierced with curved slots and a scallop design, knuckle-guard, quillon and inner-guard en suite, ovoid pommel chiselled with a scallop shell on each face, and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip
90.4 cm; 35 5/8 in blade

This sword would probably have been carried by a British cavalry officer on campaign, for service in the field as a fighting sword; its comparatively light weight and the delicate form of its hilt suggest that its original owner would have been an officer of Dragoon Guards or Dragoons, rather than one of Horse.

£800-1000
127.    A COMPOSITE HIGHLAND BROADSWORD OF MILITARY TYPE, CIRCA 1780-98
with tapering blade (bent, the tip slightly shortened) stamped on each face 'Andria Farrara' between a series of crosses within a long slender fuller (worn), iron hilt including basket-guard formed of numerous vertical panels pierced with an alternating arrangement of slipped circles and circles within incised borders (small cracks and repairs, slightly loose), scrolling quillon, and bun-shaped pommel, and spirally carved wooden grip
80.5 cm; 30 ¾ in blade

£400-600
128.    A FINE AND RARE BRITISH HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD, CIRCA 1750-70
with tapering blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a central fuller along the greater part of its length and another along the back-edge, iron basket-hilt of rounded bars including two horizontal bands, the upper formed as a colonnade and the lower bordered by a scalloped design, a large oval at the rear, heart-shaped vestigial quillon, bun-shaped pommel, retaining much black painted and gilt 'Japanned' finish (small losses), spirally-carved fishskin-covered grip bound with plaited wire between 'Turk's Heads', and retaining an early scarlet cloth and doeskin liner
79.0 cm; 31 12/8 in blade

This sword would have been carried by a British cavalry officer on campaign, for service in the field as a fighting sword; the light weight and length of its blade suggests that its original owner would have been an officer of Dragoon Guards or Dragoons, rather than one of Horse - whose 'field' swords tended to be more massive and with longer blades. At the time when this sword would have been made, British military swords were unregulated and their design left to the whim of the colonels of individual regiments. This is an example of the application of that practice to an officer's sword. The remains of the original japanning (a form of black protective lacquering) and gilded decoration on this hilt suggest that it must have been commissioned by a very stylish officer. Swords with this form of basket hilt are known, from portraits, to have been popular with officers of Heavy Cavalry regiments in the third quarter of the 18th century.

A sword with an undecorated hilt of this form is illustrated Southwick 1982, p. 146 no. 396. £2000-2500
129.    A BRITISH OTHER RANK'S LIGHT CAVALRY SWORD, 15TH (THE KING'S) LIGHT DRAGOONS, CIRCA 1775-88
with single-edged blade formed with a clipped-back point, engraved 'King's Light Dragoons' on each face and 'Cullum' at the forte, iron stirrup hilt including a pair of short slender langets, the knuckle-guard engraved with troop designation 'E5', quillon, rounded back-strap and cap pommel, and fishskin-covered grip
91.0 cm; 35 7/8 in blade
The 15th Light Dragoons was the first regiment of light dragoons to be formed in the British Army, being raised in 1759 by Colonel George Augustus Elliott, later Lord Heathfield KB (1717-90). The regiment's first swords, which were similar in form for both officers and men, had blades such as that in this example but more rudimentary hilts, with just a cross-guard and a globular pommel - the pommels of the officers' swords being cast and chased as lions' heads. These first swords seem to have been carried from circa 1759 until the mid-1770s. Cullum was at 12 Charing Cross and later, from 1788, at 9 Charing Cross (the firm existing from 1741 until 1795). A similar sword, with troop designation 'E4', is preserved in the National Army Museum, London (acc. No. 1970-05-16-1) £700-900
130.    A 1788 PATTERN HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD
with regulation fullered blade double-edged towards the point, etched with the crowned Royal cypher, regulation iron basket-hilt (small crack) with ovoid pommel, and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its iron-mounted tooled black leather scabbard
89.0 cm; 35 in blade

This is an example of the first 'pattern' sword for officers of British Heavy Cavalry regiments (Dragoon Guards and Dragoons). This pattern of sword was introduced in 1788 and in service until it was superseded in 1796; the style of its hilt was based upon that in use by the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons in 1788. Prior to the standardisation of swords for British Heavy and Light Cavalry regiments in 1788, regiments had carried their own 'regimental-patterns' of sword.
£1200-1800
131.    A BRITISH INFANTRY OFFICER'S SABRE WITH SILVER-GILT HILT BY GOLDNEYS, ST JAMES'S, LONDON, CIRCA 1795-96
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a shallow fuller on each face, etched and gilt on a blued panel over the lower third with trophies involving celestial motifs, silver-gilt stirrup hilt including a pair of langets, lionhead pommel, and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its silver-gilt-mounted leather scabbard with locket, chape and band with loops for suspension, the locket engraved 'Goldneys, late Neild, St James's Street, Sword Cutlers to his Royl. Highness the Prince of Wales' and stamped with the maker's mark HF
81.0 cm; 31 7/8 in blade

Sabres became popular with flank company officers of British infantry regiments in the 1790s and were ultimately officially recognised as the swords of such officers in 1803.

The firm of Goldneys - a partnership between the brothers Thomas (1769-1856) and Samuel (1770-1843) Goldney - took over the premises of James Neild (1744-1814) at 4 St. James's Street in 1793 and continued in business until 1828; the firm was noted as prominent Royal sword cutlers.
£1500-2000
132.    ˜A BRITISH INFANTRY OFFICER'S SABRE BY WILDING & CHILDE, 186 STRAND, LONDON, CIRCA 1810-15
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, with a shallow three-quarter length fuller on each face, etched and gilt on a blued panel over the first half of the blade with trophies and foliage, gilt-brass stirrup hilt comprising a pair of foliate langets, quillon, lionhead pommel, and chequered ivory grip (age cracks, small chips), in its brass-mounted leather scabbard, the locket engraved 'Wilding & Childe, 186 Strand, London'
75.0 cm; 29 ½ in blade

The firm of Wilding & Childe, sword cutlers and lacemen (sellers of gold and silver lace), was a partnership between Samuel Wilding (d.1826) and John Childe that operated at 186 Strand, London, from 1810 until 1826; after Wilding's death, Childe operated alone until 1830.
£1500-2000
133.    ˜A BRITISH 1803 PATTERN LIGHT INFANTRY OFFICER'S SABRE BY OSBORN 82 PALL MALL, CIRCA 1803-15
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a shallow fuller over most of its length, etched and gilt on a blued panel with trophies, 'GR' crowned, and engraved 'Osborns warranted', gilt-brass hilt with chequered ivory grip (cracked), in its gilt-brass mounted black leather scabbard
76.5 cm; 30 1/8 in blade

The blade-maker Henry Osborn (1756-1827) also made guns and operated, by himself and with partners, from premises in Birmingham and London from about 1785 until his death. His London premises were at 82 Pall Mall and he operated there alone from 1803 to about 1805 and again from 1814 until 1815. £800-1200
134.    A BRITISH LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S 1796 PATTERN SWORD, CIRCA 1814
with curved regulation blade etched and gilt on a blued panel over the greater part of its length with Royal cypher, trophies, elaborate scrolls of foliage, a mounted dragoon and 'William Jones' on a scroll carried by a female figure at the forte, regulation iron stirrup hilt including faceted back-strap, and wire-bound leather-covered grip, in its iron scabbard with a pair of loops for suspension
84.0 cm; 33 in blade

The owner of this sword was William Jones of the Carmarthenshire Yeomanry Cavalry. In 1798, Jones was commissioned cornet in that regiment, which had been raised by Lord Dynevor in 1794; he was promoted lieutenant in 1803 and captain in 1814. He was still serving in 1825 and may have continued to serve in the regiment until its disbandment in 1827. The Royal Arms shown are those in use from 1801 to 1816 and the light dragoon is depicted wearing a shako, which was adopted after 1811. It seems likely that Jones bought this sword in 1814, possibly to celebrate his attaining the rank of captain. £1500-1800
135.    A BRITISH OFFICER'S MAMELUKE-HILTED SABRE, CIRCA 1801-10
with curved blade, etched and gilt over two thirds of each face with Royal Arms, trophies, and scrolls of foliage, close-plated hilt including a pair of langets, quillons formed as lions' paws, lionhead pommel, knuckle-chain, and banded horn grip, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with close-plated mounts, and two loops for suspension
70.5 cm; 27 ½ in blade
£1000-1200
136.    ˜A BRITISH INFANTRY OFFICER'S SPADROON, CIRCA 1788-96
with tapering fullered German blade engraved '[Run]kel ... Solingen' on the back-edge, double-edged towards the point, etched with 'GR' crowned and a scroll of foliage on each face (worn), gilt-brass hilt comprising quillon, double ring-guard, knuckle-guard, cushion-shaped pommel, and reeded ivory grip, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard
81.0 cm; 31 7/8 in blade
£500-700
137.    A BRITISH 1796 PATTERN HEAVY CAVALRY OR STAFF OFFICER'S DRESS SWORD, CIRCA 1796-1800
with fullered blade double-edged towards the point and engraved 'J. Runkel Solingen' on the back-edge, etched and gilt on a blued panel over the first half of the blade with crowned 'GR' and Royal Arms, gilt-brass regulation hilt, and wire-bound grip, in its steel scabbard
82.6 cm; 32 ½ in blade
£400-600
138.    ˜A VICTORIAN GENERAL OFFICER'S 1831 PATTERN SWORD, CIRCA 1876-80
with curved blade formed with a hatchet point, etched with 'VR' crowned, scrolls of foliage, a crossed sword and baton on each face, signed 'Simmons, Pall Mall, London' at the forte, gilt-brass mameluke hilt comprising cross-guard cast with a crossed sword and baton, back-strap and ivory grips retained by a pair of rivets with gilt-brass foliate washers, with its sword knot, in its brass-mounted scabbard
80.0 cm; 31 ½ in blade

This sword is an example of that ordered to be worn by officers of generals' rank in 1831 and still worn, with a different form of scabbard. The design is said to have been influenced by the 1st Duke of Wellington, who is known to have owned and worn several different examples of this form. £500-600
139.    ˜A GENERAL OFFICER'S 1831 PATTERN SWORD BY THURKLE, SOHO, LONDON, CIRCA 1898-1900
with curved blade formed with a hatchet point, etched with 'VR' crowned, a crossed sword and baton, scrolls of foliage, and with the maker's details, gilt-brass mameluke hilt and ivory grips (cracked), with its sword knot, in its steel scabbard
82.5 cm; 32 ½ in blade

Edward Thurkle occupied premises at 5 Denmark Street, Soho, London from 1877 to 1900. £400-600
140.    A BRITISH STAFF OFFICER'S SWORD BASED ON THE 1822 PATTERN BRITISH INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD, CIRCA 1837-45
with pipe-backed blade, etched with 'VR' crowned on each face, motto, crest and initials of William John Gairdner at the forte, regulation gilt-brass hilt, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its steel scabbard with loops for suspension, the locket engraved 'Captn. & Adjt. W.J. Gairdner from Coll. U. Yule 1823'
85.1 cm; 33 ½ in blade

The blade has been added to the hilt in its service life.

This sword's brass guard is specified in Dress Regulations 1822 as that to be worn by generals and Staff officers with effect from that date; generals adopted a completely different pattern of sword in 1831. Its blade is of the 'pipe-backed' form specified for the swords of Cavalry and Infantry officers in 1822 and current until 1845.

William John Gairdner (1789-1861) was commissioned ensign in the 10th Bengal Native Infantry in 1808. He was promoted lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, 10th Bengal Native Infantry, in 1814, captain, 14th Bengal Native Infantry, in 1824, major in 1835 and lieutenant-colonel in 1842. Transferring to the 16th Bengal Native Infantry in 1846, he was promoted colonel of the 63rd Bengal Native Infantry in 1852, returning to Scotland on furlough in the same year. He was promoted major general in 1854 and died at Strathtyrum House, St Andrews, Fife, in February 1861.

Gairdner was regularly on active service between 1809 and 1850, serving in the Nepal War of 1816, the Third Maratha War of 1817-18, the First Burma War of 1826, the Gwalior Campaign of 1843 and the First Sikh War of 1845-46. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 1846.
£1200-1800
141.    AN 1822 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD, CIRCA 1840-54
with pipe-backed blade etched with crowned Royal cypher, gilt-brass regulation hilt with openwork folding side-guard, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its gilt-brass scabbard, the locket engraved 'Major General W.J. Gairdner CB 14th & 16th Bengal NI'
82.4 cm; 32 ½ in blade
£350-450
142.    AN 1822 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD FOR AN OFFICER OF MILITIA BY HAMBURGER ROGERS & CO., COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, CIRCA 1845-70
with regulation blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a single fuller over two thirds of its length, etched with 'VR' crowned and with maker's details, silver-plated hilt with folding side-guard and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its silver-plated scabbard (one side tarnished) with loops for suspension
82.4 cm; 32 ½ in blade

The silver-plating of the hilt and scabbard suggests that it may have been owned by an officer of Militia. After 1830, officers of regiments of Militia wore uniforms embellished with silver lace.

Hamburger Rogers & Co. was at 30 King Street, Covent Garden, London, from 1836 until 1917.
£400-600
143.    A BRITISH INFANTRY OFFICER'S 1822 PATTERN LIGHT-WEIGHT SWORD, RETAILED BY I. LEVY, 2 HEMMING'S ROW, ST MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON, CIRCA 1837-45
with pipe-backed blade etched with the crowned Royal cypher, foliage (worn) and 'I. Levy, 2 Hemming's Row, St Martin's Lane, London' at the forte, gilt-brass regulation hilt with openwork folding side-guard and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its gilt-brass-mounted leather scabbard
81.5 cm; 32 1/8 in blade

The scabbard is of the type worn by officers below field rank. £200-250
144.    A BRITISH INFANTRY OFFICER'S 1845 PATTERN SWORD, RETAILED BY FIRMIN & SONS LTD, 153 STRAND, CIRCA 1860-80
with fullered blade double-edged towards the point, etched with 'VR' crowned, scrolls of foliage and 'Firmin & Sons Ltd, 153 Strand, London' at the forte, gilt-brass regulation hilt with wire-bound fishskin-covered grip and sword knot, in its brass scabbard
81.4 cm; 32 in blade
£200-250
145.    AN EAST INDIA COMPANY INFANTRY OFFICER'S 1822 PATTERN SWORD, CIRCA 1832-45
with pipe-backed blade, gilt-brass hilt including the East India Company's rampant lion and the initials 'EIC' within a wreath, folding side-guard, and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its brass scabbard
81.0 cm; 31 7/8 in blade

The British East India Company maintained three separate armies in the Presidencies of Bengal, Madras and Bombay, each of which contained numerous regiments of infantry. £400-500
146.    THE BRITISH INFANTRY OFFICER'S 1845 PATTERN SWORD OF MAJOR WILLIAM HENRY KERR, BY WILKINSON & CO., NO 8590 FOR 1857
with regulation blade etched with 'VR' crowned and scrolls of foliage, gilt-brass regulation hilt with folding side-guard and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its brass scabbard
82.5 cm; 32 ½ in blade

William Henry Kerr (1825-1903) was born in Brittany. He was the son of Lieutenant Robert Kerr (1794-1857), whose military career had begun in the Royal Waggon Train at the Battle of Waterloo. William Henry Kerr purchased an ensigncy in the 80th (Staffordshire Volunteers) Regiment of Foot in July 1846, almost immediately exchanging to the 13th Foot. He purchased promotion to lieutenant in 1851 and to captain in 1854 but did not serve with his regiment when it deployed to the Crimea for the last year of the war with Russia of 1854-56. He was with the 13th at the Cape of Good Hope when news of the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny arrived, late in 1857, and was with the left wing of his regiment when it landed and disembarked at Calcutta in January 1858. He served for the remainder of the Mutiny with the left wing of the 13th, generally under command of Major J.W. Cox but occasionally in command himself. Hart's Army List subsequently summarised his active service in 1858 thus:

'Served in the Indian Campaign and commanded the left wing of the 13th Light Infantry in a general action at Amorah on 17th April 1858, also at Amorah on 25th April, he commanded 150 men; on 29th April he went in command of 200 of the 13th and was present at the taking of the fort of Nuggur; on 9th June he commanded 2 companies at the attack on the Rebels' position at Amorah, and was in command at Hurriah when attacked by the Rebels on 29th August.'

Kerr's service in the Indian Mutiny was rewarded by the award of the campaign medal and the brevet rank of major (20th July 1858) and recognised by a Mention in Dispatches in The London Gazette of 27th July 1858. Kerr continued to serve with the 13th Regiment of Foot until 1863, purchasing the regimental rank of major in 1860. £300-350
147.    A BRITISH RIFLE OFFICER'S 1827 PATTERN SWORD, RETAILED BY COOK & CROOKES, 6 ALBEMARLE STREET, LONDON, CIRCA 1864-68
with regulation blade etched 'Hants, RV' and 'Cook & Crookes, 6 Albemarle Street, London', iron hilt, half-chequered back-strap, and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip
81.5 cm; 32 in blade

Numerous corps of Rifle Volunteers were raised throughout Britain (but not in Ireland) between 1859 and 1861 as a response to the short-term threat of invasion from the France of the Emperor Napoleon III. Regimented into county-based units in circa 1861-62, and becoming, in 1881, Volunteer battalions of regular Army line infantry regiments and then, in 1908, Territorial Force battalions: the Rifle Volunteers of circa 1859-61 were the ancestors of the Territorial Army.
£200-250
148.    ˜A BRITISH OR EAST INDIA COMPANY ARMY OFFICER'S MAMELUKE-HILTED SABRE, CIRCA 1810-25
with curved blade etched in imitation of watered pattern and formed with a hatchet point, iron mameluke hilt comprising scroll-engraved cross-piece and back-strap and ivory grips (small cracks), in its iron scabbard with loops for suspension
74.6 cm; 29 1/4 in blade £2000-2500
149.    ˜AN OFFICER'S FULL DRESS OR LEVÉE SWORD BY DAVIES & SON, HANOVER STREET, LONDON, CIRCA 1860-70
with curved blade formed with a hatchet point, etched with 'VR' crowned, scrolls of foliage and 'Wiltshire Yeomanry', signed 'Davies & Son, 19 Hanover Square, London' at the forte on one face, gilt-brass mameluke hilt, ivory grips, sword knot, in its brass-mounted iron scabbard
76.6 cm; 30 ¼ in blade £600-800
150.    A HELMET FOR THE 2ND COUNTY OF LONDON IMPERIAL YEOMANRY, CIRCA 1908-14
with white metal skull (some scratches, slightly tarnished), brass fittings, brass chin-scales, original lining and white horsehair plume
39.0 cm; 15 1/3 in high £450-550
151.    AN 1871 PATTERN HELMET FOR THE THIRD (THE PRINCE OF WALES'S) DRAGOON GUARDS, CIRCA 1871-1914
with brass skull, brass fittings, brass chin-scales, original lining and red and black horsehair plume
38.2 cm; 15 ¼ in high

£450-550
152.    A FRENCH DRAGOON HELMET, 19TH CENTURY
with brass skull fitted with leopard-pattern cloth, decorated crest secured to the skull with screws, black horsehair, brass chin-scales, original lining and red plume
34.5 cm; 13 ½ in high £300-400
153.    THREE FRAMED AND GLAZED CITY PLANS
'Menin', 'Ypres' and 'Lisle' for Mr Tindal's Continuation of Mr Rapin's History of England, 1759-1763
each 64.0 cm by 55.8 cm; 25 1/2 in by 22 in
(3) £50-80
154.    FIVE FRAMED AND GLAZED PICTURES, INCLUDING FOUR PRESENTED TO MAJOR HOLMES
the first depicting a line infantryman (Clairon); the second a footsoldier (Clairon); the third the camp of the 4th division, dated July 15th 1855; the fourth a poster for the Hampshire Regiment dance; the fifth a map of Operation Joint Guardian, signed by General Sir Mike Jackson KCB CBE
various sizes
(5) £120-180
155.    SEVEN FRAMED AND GLAZED PICTURES
depicting various military charges including Charges de Dracons à Grave, "Blackwell's Military Figures", "The Ex-Emperor in a Bottle", hussars, and line infantrymen
various sizes
(7)
£100-150
156.    GENERAL DE MESSIRES. LETTER SIGNED, WITH STAMP, "REQUISITION EXTRAORDINAIRE", 1794
discussing the role of structural engineers for the building of a path (worn, some staining)
34.7 cm by 48.0 cm; 13 5/8 in by 18 7/8 in
£80-120
157.    A WELL MODELLED CLAY BUST OF A GREAT WAR FIGURE
depicting a soldier with coat and helmet, with traces of gold-coloured paint (heavily blackened), on a wooden plinth
23.0 cm; 9 1/8 in high
£50-80
158.    AN OTTOMAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER, TURKEY, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade formed with a long raised central rib on each face, and well formed hilt encased in sheet silver (small dents)
28.0 cm; 11 in blade £500-700
159.    ˜AN OTTOMAN DAGGER (KARD), BALKANS, 19TH CENTURY
with single-edged blade, ivory hilt formed in two pieces and with a white metal ferrule at the base, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with a white metal band at the top and small white metal foliate chape
21.5 cm; 8 1/2 in blade
£200-250
160.    A GERMAN CHISELLED IRON SCABBARD FOR A SMALL DAGGER, MID-17TH CENTURY
formed in one piece, of tapering circular section, decorated with rudimentary figurative designs and scrolls (patinated)
20.0 cm; 7 7/8 in £200-300
161.    TWO CONTINENTAL PLUG BAYONETS, MID-17TH CENTURY
the first with double-edged blade (pitted), brass hilt with acorn quillon terminal and down-turned shell decorated with a green man mask, and turned wooden grip with acorn-shaped pommel (grip cracked); the second with broad double-edged blade, iron quillons and turned wooden grip (worn)
the first: 21.5 cm; 8 1/2 in blade
(2)
£120-200
162.    A COMPOSITE SWISS SABRE, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with curved broad blade double-edged towards the point, incised with a hand grasping a falchion on one face (rubbed), iron hilt (loose) comprising vertically recurved quillons, inner and outer ring-guards, decorated with later filed ornament and petal-shaped terminals, lionhead pommel, and the grip with later binding
87.8 cm; 34 5/8 in blade

The mark is probably that of Christoph I Stantler, see Stocklein 1911, p. 287.
£500-700
163.    A NORTH EUROPEAN MILITARY SWORD, MID-17TH CENTURY
with associated broad curved fullered blade formed with a hatchet point, struck with three crown marks on the reverse, iron hilt of rounded bars including down-curved quillon with globular terminal, outer ring-guard, frontal guard and knuckle-guard, the principle bars decorated with double mouldings matching the quillon, globular pommel, and wire-bound grip
84.7 cm; 33 3/8 in blade £200-300
164.    A NORTH EUROPEAN PAPPENHEIM RAPIER, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with broad tapering double-edged blade of flattened-diamond section, tapering ricasso, symmetrical iron hilt of rounded bars including vertically recurved quillon with swollen terminal (the other quillon missing), outer ring-guard swelling in the centre, lower ring-guard previously fitted with a sprung-in plate (missing) and joined to the upper by a pair of arms, faceted plummet-shaped pommel, and leather-covered wooden grip (small losses, the iron parts chemically cleaned)
98.3 cm; 38 3/4 in blade
£400-550
165.    A GERMAN MILITARY SWORD, MID-17TH CENTURY AND ANOTHER
the first with broad double-edged blade stamped 'G*I*E*S*A' and 'M*A*R*I*A' within a pair of short fullers on each face, signed 'Federico Picinino' on both faces of the forte, iron hilt chiselled with foliage in low relief (worn, ring-guards bent, plates missing), comprising down-curved quillon with monsterhead terminal, inner and outer ring-guards each with a swelling central moulding involving a flowerhead, knuckle-guard en suite and matching plummet-shaped pommel, and wooden grip (wormed) with 'Turk's heads'; the second with broad blade inscribed 'E Domine Spera Vinon' and 'Funar Ineternum', iron hilt including recurved quillons with globular terminals, outer ring-guard en suite (plate missing), globular pommel and wooden grip with plaited wire binding (Turk's heads' missing)
the first: 83.0 cm; 32 5/8 in blade
(2)
£200-300
166.    AN UNUSUAL BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, PROBABLY GERMAN 18TH CENTURY FOR PARADE
with broad double-edged flat blade formed with an acute point and a short fuller on each face, brass basket-hilt retaining traces of an early silvered finish, comprising a pair of quillons, one with writhen terminal the other stepped, knuckle-guard, outer-guard formed of a saltire arrangement of bars and a vertical bar, matching inner-guard, thumb-ring, large bun-shaped pommel embossed with a cross on the top, and brass tubular grip of oval-section
81.0 cm; 31 7/8 in blade

£300-400
167.    A GERMAN SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1740 AND FIVE FURTHER SMALL-SWORDS
the first with tapering blade formed in two stages, brass hilt cast in low relief, including double shell-guard with scrollwork border, a pair of straight quillons, knuckle-guard, spirally moulded pommel and grip all decorated with designs of fruit and foliage; together with five further small-swords, each with shortened blade (hilts with losses), the first with brass grip and pommel cast with trophies-of arms, the second with pierced iron shell-guard, knuckle-guard and pommel decorated with writhen designs, the third and fourth with iron hilts with traces of inlaid decoration and the last inlaid with brass scrollwork over the forte
the first: 79.7 cm; 31 3/8 in blade
(6)
£120-200
168.    A GERMAN OFFICER'S DEGEN, MID-18TH CENTURY
with tapering double-edged blade inscribed with the spurious date and the running wolf of Solingen on each face, gilt-brass hilt with boatshell-guard, a pair of quillons, knuckle-guard, pommel, and solid grip all decorated with writhen designs and rococo ornament
80.0 cm; 31 1/2 in blade

£200-250
169.    THREE GERMAN SMALL-SWORDS, MID-18TH CENTURY
the first with associated tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, brass hilt cast in low relief with putti and classical figures, including openwork double shell-guard, forward-canted quillon, knuckle-guard interrupted by a figural moulding, globular pommel, and wire-bound grip reinforced with vertical brass bars; the second with tapering blade stamped 'Fortuna' and 'Virtute' on the respective faces within a slender fuller, associated tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, brass hilt engraved and cast in low relief, including openwork double shell-guard, forward-canted quillon with grotesque mask finial, knuckle-guard interrupted by a pan-figure moulding, globular pommel, and wire-bound grip reinforced with vertical brass bars; the third composite, with brass hilt cast with classical figures and scrolls (knuckle-guard missing)
the first: 74.1 cm; 29 1/4 in blade
(3) £250-300
170.    A LIGHT CAVALRY SWORD, GERMAN OR AUSTRIAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY AND A MILITARY STYLE SWORD FOR A BOY, 19TH CENTURY
the first with regulation blade etched with foliage and a garland, iron stirrup hilt; the second with curved blade with rounded tip, brass stirrup hilt engraved 'HN25' on the knuckle-guard, in its brass scabbard
82.0 cm; 32¼ in blade
(2) £90-150
171.    A COMPOSITE GERMAN TWO-HAND SWORD WITH EARLY 16TH CENTURY BLADE, THE HILT 19TH CENTURY
with broad double-edged blade formed with a sharp point, a short central fuller and struck on the reverse with a cross and orb mark, rectangular fullered ricasso struck on each face with two pairs of crescent-shaped marks, gold painted iron hilt comprising a pair of drooping quillons with sharply recurved terminals each pierced with three circular holes, flattened fig-shaped pommel, and wooden grip bound with red fabric between red tasselled collars (the grip covering worn and open at the seam)
99.0 cm; 39 in blade
£1100-1400
172.    TWO GERMAN ARMING SWORDS, FIRST HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY
the first with curved fullered blade double-edged toward the point, etched with scrolls, a portrait profile figure and the inscription 'Solideo Gloria' on each face (worn), iron hilt comprising quillon, outer-guard, and knuckle-guard each decorated with a writhen pattern, associated pommel, and wooden grip (the hilt plate and thumb-ring missing, chemically cleaned); the second similar, with plain blade, writhen hilt, and a portion of its wire binding (the hilt plate and thumb-ring missing, chemically cleaned)
the first: 77.5 cm; 30 1/2in blade
(2) £350-450
173.    A PRUSSIAN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD
with regulation blade, brass stirrup-hilt with enamelled star of the Order of the White Eagle on the langet, wire-bound grip, in its black iron scabbard with a single suspension-loop
74.7 cm; 29⅜ in blade £120-200
174.    A JAPANESE SHORT DAGGER (AIKUCHI)
with slightly curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, lacquered grip and in its saya en suite
22.5 cm; 8 7/8 in blade £500-700
175.    A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade with traces of a straight hamon, signed tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, openwork iron tsuba involving stylised dragons, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, gilt mounts including menuki involving figures in traditional dress and flowers, in a lacquered saya
67.0 cm; 26 3/8 in blade £1000-1500
176.    A BOAR SPEAR IN 17TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with diamond-shaped head of flattened-diamond section, formed with a pair of short basal lugs, tapering socket, on it iron studded faceted wooden haft with iron shoe
36.2 cm; 14 1/4 in head
£100-150
177.    A GERMAN MACE FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, SECOND HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with head of seven shaped flanges, acorn-shaped central finial, tubular haft, writhen grip pierced for a thong and hemispherical basal cap
55.0 cm; 21 5/8 in overall

£1500-2000
178.    A TWO-HAND SWORD IN GERMAN LATE 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with broad flat blade incised with a scrollwork mark on one face, leather-covered ricasso interrupted by a pair of lugs, symmetrical iron hilt of flattened bars, including upper and lower ring-guards each interrupted by a circular moulding, a pair of straight quillons en suite, fluted plummet-shaped pommel, and leather-covered wooden grip
130.8 cm; 51 1/2 in blade

£1500-1800
179.    A SPANISH CUP-HILT RAPIER, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with tapering iron blade, short fuller struck with an inscription on each face (rubbed), iron hilt including cup-guard, a pair of straight quillons, knuckle-guard, small pommel, and fluted bone grip with a brass collar top and bottom
99.0 cm; 39 in blade

£300-400
180.    AN ARMING SWORD, 17TH CENTURY
with broad straight double-edged blade struck with a bird mark on one face at the ricasso and a profile mask on the other (rubbed), iron hilt comprising a pair of straight quillons with moulded terminals, outer ring-guard, vestigial inner-guard, and fluted ovoid pommel chiselled with foliage around the top, and later wire-bound grip between 'Turk's Heads'
72.3 cm; 28 1/2 in blade

£400-500
181.    A TRANSITIONAL SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade formed in two stages, iron hilt formed of a pair of straight moulded quillons, outer shell-guard, faceted ovoid pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire, riband and 'Turk's Heads'
72.7 cm; 28 5/8 in blade
£200-300
182.    A RAPIER IN 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with broad blade of flattened-hexagonal section, formed with three short fullers framed by incised lines on each face and continuing over the ricasso, iron hilt of rounded bars interrupted by writhen globular mouldings, including two outer ring-guards, a pair of straight quillons, knuckle-guard and plummet-shaped pommel and the grip bund with plaited wire between 'Turk's Heads'
98.4 cm; 38 3/4 in blade

£800-1200
183.    A RAPIER IN EARLY 17TH CENTURY STYLE, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
with tapering fullered blade struck with a mark on each face of the ricasso, iron hilt of rounded bars interrupted by central writhen bud-shaped mouldings, including recurved quillons, trifurcated inner-guard and ovoid pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire between 'Turk's Heads'
109.2 cm; 43 in blade £600-800
184.    AN ITALIAN MULTI-RING RAPIER, CIRCA 1630-40
with long tapering blade of flattened-hexagonal section, struck with two cross marks within a short fuller framed by incised lines, rectangular ricasso struck with the letters 'CS' crowned arranged vertically, symmetrical iron hilt of rounded bars, comprising a pair of straight quillons, inner and outer ring-guards each of seven bars, the uppermost joined to the knuckle-guard by an additional bar, fitted with a pierced fluted plate at the base, fluted pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire between 'Turk's Heads'
115.8 cm; 45 5/8 in blade £1200-1800
185.    A COMPOSITE RAPIER, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with tapering blade stamped 'Lamberte en G.C.' between decorative cross marks, tapering fullered ricasso, iron hilt of faceted bars, comprising a pair of forward-pointing curved quillons with pointed terminals formed as fir cones, trifurcated outer guard with terminals en suite with the quillons, outer ring-guard interrupted with a central moulding, and ovoid pommel formed en suite and iron grip chiselled with fluted interlace designs
107.2 cm; 42 1/4 in blade £700-900
186.    AN UNUSUAL STILETTO, 19TH CENTURY
with robust blade of open-cruciform section formed with a barbed arrow-head tip, moulded forte incorporating a threaded collar, writhen iron hilt extending into the blade with a spirally moulded spike, including a pair of curved quillons and integral grip
22.8 cm; 9 in blade
£600-800
187.    A LEFT-HAND DAGGER, POSSIBLY 17TH CENTURY
with tapering blade of hollow-diamond section, etched 'Ad Majdorem del Gloriam' on the front, grooved rectangular ricasso stamped with the letter 'S' beneath a cross, iron hilt comprising a pair of short quillons with large fluted onion-shaped terminals, side-ring interrupted by a central globular moulding, pommel en suite with the quillon terminals, and the grip formed of contrasting strips of horn divided by slender iron fillets all between iron coronet collars
25.0 cm; 9 7/8 in blade
£1000-1500
188.    A SMALL LEFT-HAND DAGGER, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with slender fullered blade of flattened -diamond section, rectangular ricasso pierced with a pair of long slots, iron hilt comprising a pair of straight quillons with tightly scrolling terminals, ring-guard, globular pommel divided by four low vertical bands, and the grip bound with plaited wire between 'Turk's Heads'
17.0 cm; 6 3/4 in blade

£500-700
189.    A RONDEL DAGGER IN FIRST HALF OF THE 15TH CENTURY STYLE, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
with tapering blade formed with a reinforced point, iron hilt of characteristic form including engraved circular disc-pommel, the grip formed in imitation of twigs, in its iron-mounted leather-covered scabbard including locket with button for a belt
26.7 cm; 10 5/8 in blade
£1000-1500
190.    AN ITALIAN GUNNER'S STILETTO, THE BLADE FIRST HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with tapering graduated blade of triangular section, moulded forte, later iron hilt comprising turned moulded quillons, grip and large disc pommel
31.2 cm; 12 1/4 in blade
£1000-1500
191.    A COMPOSITE ITALIAN LEFT-HAND DAGGER, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with earlier German blade of stout diamond-section, formed with two pairs of long slender fullers on each face and a pronounced medial ridge, grooved rectangular ricasso, iron hilt comprising 'crab-claw' quillons each interrupted by a central moulding, side-ring fitted with a sprung-in-plate pierced with a series of circles and a central cross, associated pommel chiselled with scallop shells on a wavy ground, and the grip bound with plaited wire between 'Turk's Heads'
38.0 cm; 15 in blade
£1400-1800
192.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1770
with hollow-triangular blade signed 'Guilmin M. Fourbisseur a Versailles' at the forte, silver hilt pierced, cast and chased in low relief, comprising double shell-guard decorated with a fine trellis pattern of minute flowerheads within a frame of garlands and differing central ovals each filled with an urn, a pair of foliate arms, one marked (indistinct), gobular quillon, quillon-block, knuckle-guard and pommel all en suite with the shell, and the grip with an early binding of plaited wire and ribband between 'Turk's Heads', in a contemporary leather scabbard with silver locket, brass chape and iron suspension chain with belt hook, the latter decorated with openwork and a central flower medallion
84.5 cm; 33 1/4 in blade

Guilmin is recorded working in Versailles circa 1767-75. £1200-1500
193.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1770
with colichemarde blade, etched and gilt with trophies and scrolls at the forte (light wear), silver hilt finely pierced, cast and chased in low relief, comprising double shell-guard decorated with ovals filled with bouquets flanked by garlands on a trellis of minute flowerheads, all bordered by scrolling foliage, globular quillon and a pair of arms each decorated with openwork flowerheads, quillon-block, knuckle-guard, pommel and solid grip all decorated en suite with the shell, in contemporary vellum-covered wooden scabbard with silver mounts, iron suspension chain and pierced iron belt hook
77 cm; 30 3/8 in blade

£1000-1500
194.    A RARE FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1780
with slender hollow-triangular blade with traces of a signature at the forte including 'Fourbisseur du Roy', silver hilt cast, pierced and chased in low relief, including double shell-guard decorated with bouquets and a trellis arrangement of beadwork carrying two ovals decorated with later (perhaps spurious) coats-of-arms on the outer face, the inner fitted with a pair of hinged frames, probably fitted with portrait plaques previously, quillon and knuckle-guard each decorated with conventional foliage, pommel with trophies-of-arms and the side with trellis en suite with the shell, and later grip of plaited wire and ribband between 'Turk's Heads', in associated leather scabbard with silver mounts
82 cm; 32 1/4 in blade £1000-1500
195.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1760
with hollow-triangular blade etched with scrolls, a sun-in-splendour and signed 'Lardy Marchand Fourbisseur a l'epée Royal a Angouleme' and 'De la Marque Raism Faite Sohlingen' on the respective faces at the forte, silver hilt pierced cast and chased in low relief, including double shell-guard decorated with trophy-of-arm ovals enclosed by fronds on a trellis of small flowerheads, quillon-block, knuckle-guard and pommel all decorated en suite, and the grip bound with plaited wire and ribband between 'Turk's Heads', in a leather scabbard with matching silver mounts
79.8 cm; 31 3/8 in blade

£800-1000
196.    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1790
with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls, trophies, traces of gilt and the bladesmith's initials 'I.S.B.', silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising double shell-guard (loose) decorated with openwork trellis within a fine scrollwork frame, quillon and knuckle-guard decorated with faceted beadwork and ropework, ovoid pommel and integral grip decorated en suite, in tooled leather scabbard (restored) with locket and middle band decorated en suite with the hilt
84.7 cm; 33 3/8 in blade
£800-1000
197.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, PARIS, 1795
with slender hollow-triangular blade inscribed 'ISB' on one side at the forte, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief (rubbed), including oval shell-guard decorated with a large flowerhead enclosed by a frieze of flowers within beadwork frames, quillon pierced with a flowerhead, knuckle-guard, pommel and integral grip all en suite with the shell, in its wooden scabbard with silver locket and middle band (the lower portion chipped, chape replaced)
83.8 cm; 33 in blade

£700-900
198.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1780
with hollow-triangular blade etched with scrolls at the forte, silver hilt cast, pierced and chased in low relief, including oval shell-guard decorated with four flowerhead panels on an openwork ground, the knuckle-guard, pommel and integral grip all decorated en suite (small cracks, rubbed), and a pair of marked slender arms, in its fishskin-covered wooden scabbard (small losses) with silver locket, chape and middle band all decorated en suite
75.7 cm; 29 3/4 in blade
£700-900
199.    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1790
with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls and trophies and with traces of gilt at the forte, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising double shell-guard decorated with openwork trellis within a scrollwork frame, quillon and knuckle-guard decorated with faceted beadwork and ropework, ovoid pommel and integral grip decorated en suite, in its brown leather scabbard (one small repair, chape possibly associated) with locket and middle band decorated en suite with the hilt
86.0 cm; 33 7/8 in blade
£600-800
200.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1780
with tapering hollow-triangular blade, signed 'Le Court Fourbissr. du Roi, Rue St Honoré près celle des Poulies Au Grand Monarque Paris', silver hilt finely pierced, cast and chased in low relief, comprising double shell-guard decorated with a differing trophy-of-arms on each face inside and out, each flanked by a pair of trellis panels enclosed with delicate roping, the whole surrounded by beadwork and conventional foliage, a pair of arms (marks rubbed), and globular quillon, knuckle-guard, pommel and grip all decorated in openwork en suite (rubbed)
84.0 cm; 33 1/8 in blade

Lecourt is recorded as fourbisseur in Paris, circa 1775-85.

£800-1200
201.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, PARIS CHARGE MARK, 1756-62
with colichemarde blade etched with scrolls at the forte, silver hilt cast and chased with scrolls against a finely punched ground, including double shell-guard decorated with trophies-of-arms, a pair of arms, quillon-block and pommel en suite with the shell, and the grip bound with plaited wire and ribband between 'Turk's Heads' (loose)
77.5 cm; 30 1/2 in blade

£700-900
202.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1760
with hollow-triangular blade etched with scrolls at the forte, silver hilt pierced, cast and chased in low relief (rubbed), including double shell-guard decorated with a boar set upon by a pair of hounds, the arms, quillon, knuckle-guard and pommel all decorated en suite, and the grip bound with plaited wire between 'Turk's Heads'
77.2 cm; 30 5/8 in blade
£700-900
203.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, PARIS CHARGE MARK, 1756-62
with hollow-triangular blade etched with scrolls, inscribed 'Le Doux Marchand fourbisseur à la tête noire à Rochefort en aunis', 'de la manufacture de la marque a L'extra fin. A Sohlingen and 'extra fin' within a garland at the forte, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising double shell-guard filled with differing scenes of martial trophies and scrolls within a moulded frame, quillon, a pair of arms, marked, and knuckle-guard all decorated en rocaille, and globular pommel en suite with the shell
76.8 cm; 30 1/4 in blade
£600-800
204.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1760
with associated hollow-triangular blade etched and with traces of gilt decoration including scrolls and the crowned French Royal Arms within an oval panel at the forte, silver hilt cast, pierced and chased in low relief, including double shell-guard decorated with trophies-of-arms on a ground of scrollwork within a writhen frame, quillon-block, and pommel en suite and the knuckle-guard interrupted by a central shell moulding and the grip with bound with plaited wire between 'Turk's Heads' (loose)
80.7 cm; 31 3/4 in blade

£600-800
205.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, PARIS 1809
with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with foliage, trophies and with the initials 'I.G.B.' at the forte, silver hilt including double shell-guard, quillon-block, quillon, knuckle-guard, small ovoid pommel and grip all cast and chased with faceted beads in imitation of brilliants (one bead missing, marks rubbed), in leather-covered scabbard with chased silver mounts including locket with a ring for suspension
78.7 cm; 31 in blade
£500-700
206.    A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH CUT STEEL HILT, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with polished hollow-triangular blade, finely pierced and chiselled steel hilt set with numerous beads in imitation of brilliants, including oval shell-guard decorated with expanded flowerheads, a pair of matching quillons, knuckle-guard (now detached), pommel and openwork integral grip all en suite, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with iron mounts (chape detached) and complete with a contemporary chain and openwork belt hook
78.8 cm; 31 in blade
£500-700
207.    A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1740
with hollow-triangular blade etched with scrolls, inscribed 'Le Bernde ne Conte' and 'sa fourtune ne tournente' in ovals at the forte, iron hilt including double shell-guard finely pierced with scrolling foliage, quillon, knuckle guard and pommel pierced en suite, and the grip bound with plaited wire and ribband between 'Turk's heads' (loose), in its leather scabbard with iron locket, chape and middle band decorated en suite and with contemporary chain and belt hook, the latter decorated with a central medallion filled with flowerheads
80.5 cm; 31 3/4 in blade
£500-700
208.    A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH CHISELLED IRON HILT, CIRCA 1760
with hollow-triangular blade etched with scrolls enclosing a portrait bust profile on each face at the forte, iron hilt pierced and chiselled with broad scrollwork including double shell-guard, quillon-block and pommel, and the grip with a later binding of plaited wire and ribband between 'Turk's Heads', in contemporary fishskin-covered wooden scabbard (small losses) with decorated iron locket and chape, complete with a chain and belt hook, the latter decorated with an urn enclosed by flowers
84.5 cm; 33 1/4 in blade

£400-600
209.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1720
with colichemarde blade, etched with scrolls and a warrior rondel carried on a trophy-of-arms on each face, silver hilt, comprising double shell-guard with moulded brim, a pair of arms (marked, rubbed), forward-canted quillon, knuckle-guard, pommel, and the grip with a later wire binding between 'Turk's Heads'
83.3 cm; 32 7/8 in blade
£600-800
210.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1770
with associated colichemarde blade, etched with scrolls and a warrior figure, inscribed 'Amour vers La Patrie' at the forte, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising boatshell guard, a pair of straight quillons, knuckle-guard, pommel and solid grip decorated all decorated with moulded designs of fluting
81.7 cm; 32 1/8 in blade
£500-700
211.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1770
with associated blade of flattened-triangular section, formed with a series of full-length fullers, etched with scrollwork and a mask on the inner face, the outer formed with a notched central ridge over its length, silver hilt including boatshell guard with moulded brim, a pair of slender arms (marks rubbed), moulded knuckle-guard and gadrooned ovoid pommel and the grip bound with plaited wire and ribband between moulded collars
81.2 cm; 32 in blade
£500-700
212.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, PARIS 1809
with hollow-triangular blade etched with trophies and scrolls, silver hilt including double shell-guard decorated with geometric designs on the outer face, quillon, knuckle-guard, ovoid pommel and integral grip all cast and chased with beadwork in imitation of brilliants
83.3 cm; 32 7/8 in blade
£500-700
213.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls and trophies on a blued panel, silver hilt cast and chased with beadwork in imitation of brilliants, comprising oval shell-guard with wavy border, a pair of small arms, forward-canted quillon, knuckle-guard, urn-shaped pommel and integral grip
81.4 cm; 32 1/8 in blade
£500-700
214.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, PARIS, ASSOCIATION OF GOLD AND SILVERSMITH'S MARK, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls, trophies and foliage on a blued panel at the forte, silver hilt cast and chased with faceted beadwork in imitation of brilliants, including double shell-guard, a pair of very slender arms, one marked and with the maker's mark, in a diamond the letters 'P' and 'M' arranged vertically and divided by a crescent, knuckle-guard, ovoid pommel and integral grip all en suite
84.7 cm; 33 3/8 in blade
£400-600
215.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade of flattened-hexagonal section, etched with a trophy-of-arms within an oval surrounded by scrollwork on each face at the forte, silver hilt cast and chased with a fluted writhen design, comprising short quillon, outer ring-guard, knuckle-guard, ovoid pommel and integral grip
60.4 cm; 23 3/4 in blade
£350-450
216.    A SMALL-SWORD WITH SILVER COLOURED HILT, PROBABLY FRENCH, 19TH CENTURY
with earlier hollow-triangular blade etched with scrolls (pitted), silver-coloured metal hilt, including double shell-guard, straight quillon, knuckle-guard and pommel with gadrooned base and the grip cast in imitation of wire binding and ribband
83.8 cm; 33 in blade £450-500
217.    A NORTH EUROPEAN SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD WITH FLEMISH BLADE, CIRCA 1760
with hollow-triangular blade inscribed 'Petrus Durep a Bruxelles' on each side of the forte within a linear frame enriched with scrollwork (shortened), silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising double shell-guard decorated with a gadrooned design within a moulded frame, quillon with small globular terminal, quillon-block, knuckle-guard and pommel all decorated with a scrollwork design (rubbed) and the grip bound with plaited wire between silver collars
68.2 cm; 26 7/8 in blade

£300-400
218.    A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH CHISELLED IRON HILT, CIRCA 1770
with tapering blade of flattened-hexagonal section etched and gilt with scrollwork on each side of the forte, iron hilt including double shell-guard pierced with trellis sown with minute flowerheads carrying a central flowerhead oval on each face, quillon-block, knuckle-guard and pommel all decorated en suite, with some early gilt finish, and the grip bound with plaited wire and ribband between 'Turk's Heads'
79 cm; 31 1/8 in blade

£400-600
219.    A FRENCH BRASS-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with colichemarde blade etched and gilt with scrolls at the forte and with traces of blued finish, brass hilt cast in low relief, including double shell-guard decorated with ovals filled with trophies-of-arms and surrounded by garlands, and the other elements decorated en suite
83.8 cm; 33 in blade
£250-350
220.    A RARE FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH EXPANDING HILT, CIRCA 1770
with tapering blade of flattened-hexagonal section, impressed with a series of decorative marks at the forte and with traces of the inscription 'Vive Le Roy' on one face, iron hilt comprising double shell-guard finely pierced and chiselled with scrolling foliage and flowers, quillon, knuckle-guard incorporating a fixed bar and two further bars folding out, each retained by a sprung clip released by a lever on the outer guard, pierced globular pommel en suite with the shell, and the grip bound with plaited wire between iron collars
89.4 cm; 35 1/4 in blade


£1000-1500
221.    A SMALL-SWORD WITH IRON HILT, CIRCA 1690
with earlier blade stamped 'Deus' within a short slender fuller on each face, iron hilt comprising asymmetrical double shell-guard with moulded brim interrupted on each face by a pair of addorsed putti, short quillon and knuckle-guard each issuant from a mask, the latter interrupted by a central moulding involving foliage and a demi-figure crowned with fruit, near spherical pommel and later grip bound with plaited wire between iron collars
79.5 cm; 31 1/4 in blade
£350-450
222.    A GERMAN SMALL-SWORD WITH PORCELAIN GRIP, MID-18TH CENTURY
with associated blade formed in two stages and etched with scrolls at the forte, gilt-brass hilt decorated with scrolls and writhen designs, including short quillon, outer ring-guard, knuckle-guard, pommel and porcelain grip painted with battle scenes on each face (small loses, repaired at the base)
83.2 cm; 32 3/4 in blade
£400-600
223.    A CONTINENTAL SMALL-SWORD WITH GILT-BRASS HILT, CIRCA 1770
with associated blade of flattened-hexagonal section over the lower portion and with traces of etched decoration, gilt-brass hilt cast in low relief with rococo shell ornament, anthemion and scrolls, including boatshell guard, a pair of quillons with reversed globular terminals, knuckle-guard, pommel and integral grip
85.5 cm; 33 3/4 in blade £400-600
224.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD FOR A BOY, CIRCA 1760
with slender blade, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, including double shell-guard decorated with a diaper pattern within a scrollwork border, forward-curved quillon, later knuckle-guard, ovoid pommel and integral grip decorated en suite
60.7 cm; 24 in blade £200-300
225.    A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH CHISELLED AND GILT IRON HILT, CIRCA 1760
with tapering blade of flattened-hexagonal section, etched and gilt with scrolls, allegorical figures and classical figures over almost its entire length, finely chiselled iron hilt, comprising double shell-guard decorated with differing trophies-of-arms surrounded by vine foliage, a pair of arms, globular quillon and knuckle-guard each decorated with foliage, quillon-block and pommel en suite with the shell, and all against a punched gilt ground (areas of wear), and the grip bound with plaited wire between 'Turk's heads'
74.8 cm; 29 1/2 in blade
£700-900
226.    A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH CHISELLED AND GILT IRON HILT, CIRCA 1750
with hollow-triangular blade, iron hilt chiselled in low relief against a punched and gilt ground (gilding refreshed), including double shell-guard decorated with trophy-of-arms ovals on a fluted hatched ground within a foliate frame, the quillon-block, knuckle-guard and pommel decorated en suite, and the grip bound with plaited wire and ribband between 'Turk's Heads' (loose)
81.2 cm; 32 in blade £400-600
227.    A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH CHISELLED AND GILT IRON HILT, CIRCA 1780
with associated hollow-triangular blade etched with trophies and flowers, iron hilt pierced and chiselled in low relief against a gilt ground (pitted), including double shell-guard decorated with trophy-of-arms medallions carried on a ground of trellis flowerheads, openwork quillon, quillon-block, knuckle-guard and pommel all decorated en suite with the guard, and the grip with a later binding of plaited wire and ribband between 'Turk's Heads'
89.5 cm; 35 1/4 in blade
£500-700
228.    A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH CHISELLED AND GILT IRON HILT, CIRCA 1740
with associated hollow-triangular blade, iron hilt chiselled in low relief against a punched and gilt ground (small losses), including double shell-guard decorated with rococo flowers, shells and scrolls, a pair of large arms, quillon, knuckle-guard and pommel all decorated en suite, and the grip bound with plaited wire and ribband between 'Turk's Heads'
87.0 cm; 34 1/4 in blade
£500-800
229.    A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH CHISELLED AND GILT HILT, CIRCA 1770
with associated hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls and trophies at the forte, iron hilt chiselled with trophies-of-arms and trophies-of-music on each side of the shell-guard, the quillon-block, knuckle-guard and pommel all decorated with further trophies en suite, all on a punched and gilt ground (areas of wear), and the grip with a later binding of plaited wire and ribband between 'Turk's Heads'
73.6 cm; 29 in blade


£400-600
230.    A SMALL-SWORD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with slender hollow-triangular blade, iron hilt including oval shell-guard, small slender arms urn-shaped pommel and integral grip
81.4 cm; 32 1/8 in blade
£80-120
231.    A CONTINENTAL SMALL-SWORD WITH CHISELLED IRON HILT, CIRCA 1740
with two-stage blade etched with scrolls and foliage over the lower portion on each face, iron hilt pierced and chiselled with openwork designs of scrollwork carrying flowers, fruit and foliage, including double shell-guard, quillon, knuckle-guard, pommel and integral grip
73.7 cm; 29 in blade
£300-400
232.    A SMALL-SWORD FOR A BOY, CIRCA 1760
with two-stage blade etched over the greater part of its surface with scrolls, foliage, stylised allegorical figures and busts and some early gilding, brass hilt decorated with writhen designs (knuckle-guard and one arm replaced) and integral grip formed en suite
56.7 cm; 22 3/8 in blade £200-300
233.    A SMALL-SWORD FOR A BOY, CIRCA 1760
with hollow-triangular blade, iron hilt pierced and chiselled with a trellis design on the shell, quillon-block, knuckle-guard and pommel, the grip bound with plaited wire between 'Turk's Heads', in its iron-mounted painted wooden scabbard
63.0 cm; 24 3/4 in blade


£200-300
234.    A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD FOR A BOY, CIRCA 1750
with hollow-triangular blade signed on each face at the forte, brass hilt cast with rococo scrolls and foliage in low relief and retaining traces of silver finish, and integral writhen grip
49.0 cm; 19 1/4 in blade
£150-200
235.    A SMALL-SWORD WITH GILT-BRASS HILT, CIRCA 1760
with tapering blade of flattened-hexagonal section retaining some etched decoration, gilt-brass hilt cast in low relief with rococo ornament including scrolls, foliage and shell ornament and integral grip decorated en suite
58.5 cm; 23 in blade

£300-400
236.    A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD FOR A BOY WITH POLISHED IRON HILT, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with hollow-triangular blade signed 'fourbisseur Rue Coquille a la Justice a Paris' (name obscured), polished steel hilt including oval guard, faceted ovoid pommel and grip, in its painted wooden scabbard with iron mounts
51.7 cm; 20 3/8 in blade
£70-90
237.    A SMALL-SWORD FOR A BOY WITH CHISELLED AND GILT IRON HILT, CIRCA 1740
with hollow-triangular blade, iron hilt including asymmetrical shell-guard pierced with designs of foliage and trophies, openwork pommel and quillon-block decorated en suite, traces of gilding, and the grip with a later binding of plaited wire and ribband between 'Turk's heads'
49.5 cm; 19 1/2 in blade
£150-200
238.    A SMALL-SWORD FOR A BOY, CIRCA 1760
with hollow-triangular blade, iron hilt decorated with rococo scrolls, trellis and foliage, and the grip bound with plaited wire and ribband between 'Turk's Heads'
51.2 cm; 20 1/4 in blade
£150-200
239.    A SMALL-SWORD FOR A BOY, CIRCA 1750
with hollow-triangular blade, iron hilt decorated with trophies and openwork (worn), and the grip with a later binding
47.7 cm; 18 3/4 in blade
£200-300
240.    A SMALL-SWORD FOR A BOY WITH SILVER-ENCRUSTED HILT, CIRCA 1730, ENGLISH OR GERMAN
with hollow-triangular blade, iron hilt decorated with encrusted silver designs of scrolling foliage with fruit and flowers (rubbed), including asymmetrical shell-guard with moulded brim and the grip with a later binding of plaited wire between 'Turk's Heads'
63.6 cm; 25 in blade
£200-300
241.    A SMALL-SWORD FOR A BOY WITH SILVER-ENCRUSTED HILT, CIRCA 1730, ENGLISH OR GERMAN
with hollow-triangular blade, iron hilt decorated with encrusted silver designs of scrolling foliage with fruit and flowers within delicate beadwork frames (small losses), including asymmetrical shell-guard with two reclining figures on the outer face, quillon, knuckle-guard and small pommel, and the grip with a later binding of plaited wire between 'Turk's Heads'
66.0 cm; 26 in blade

£250-350
242.    A FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED SWORD IN THE HUNGARIAN MANNER FOR A BOY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with curved fullered kilig style blade struck with two marks on each face, silver stirrup hilt (marks indistinct) including writhen knuckle-guard interrupted by an oval moulding chased with the letter 'M', trefoil-shaped pommel, and the grips faced with horn panels retained by three rivets with silver flowerhead caps
48.8 cm; 19 1/4 in blade
£400-600
243.    A CONTINENTAL LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point, etched and gilt with trophies, a garland and foliage on a blued panel at the forte on each face, silvered stirrup hilt including a pair of foliate langets, down-curved quillon, knuckle-guard open at the top and joined to the lionhead pommel by a broad plate, and chequered hardwood grips, in its silvered scabbard engraved with neoclassical ornament
83.5 cm; 32 7/8 in blade
£1200-1500
244.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED EPÉE FOR A MEMBER OF 'L' INSTITUT D'EGYPT', EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with associated hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls on a blued panel at the forte, silver hilt of characteristic type including openwork shell-guard, pommel chased with a palmette and the grip applied with an Egyptian classical bust on each face, in a later scabbard (chape detached)
74.3 cm; 29 1/4 in blade £500-700
245.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED OFFICER'S EPÉE, PARIS, 1798-1809
with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with trophies and foliage on a blued panel at the forte, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, including down-turned shell-guard decorated with a trophy-of-arms enclosing a dragon, forward-curved quillon decorated with a flower-head, rear quillon stamped with the mark of the Association of Gold and Silversmiths and the maker's mark beneath, the pommel involving a hounds head, and the grips faced with a pair of mother-of-pearl plaques (later, one detached)
76.3 cm; 30 1/8 in blade

£400-600
246.    A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED OFFICER'S EPÉE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with trophies and foliage on a blued panel at the forte (worn), silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, including down-turned shell-guard decorated with the fight between the Horatii and Curiatti, eagle-head quillon and cap pommel (ferrule replaced) and fluted mother-of pearl grips (one detached, silver marks rubbed)
81.8 cm; 32 1/4 in blade
£400-600
247.    A FRENCH HUNTING SWORD, CIRCA 1760
with slightly curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point, etched with scrollwork and an oval panel filled with trophies on each face of the forte, gilt-brass hilt cast in low relief, comprising a pair of quillons, cap pommel and integral grip decorated with differing scenes of Diana and Acteon, in its leather scabbard (now in two pieces) with gilt-brass mounts
60.0 cm; 23 5/8 in blade
£300-400
248.    ˜A FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, CIRCA 1760
with straight blade double-edged towards the point, silver hilt comprising moulded cross-piece (marks rubbed), cap pommel chased with scrollwork, spirally carved ivory grip bound with plaited wire (losses), in its silver-mounted leather scabbard
61.0 cm; 24 in blade
£400-600
249.    A FRENCH HUNTING SWORD, MID-19TH CENTURY
with fullered blade double-edged for its last quarter, signed 'Manuf de Klingenthal Coulaux Freres' along the back-edge iron hilt including scalloped shell-guard, a pair of straight quillons with button-shaped terminals, green-stained horn grip retained by three iron rivets with fluted heads, in its leather-covered scabbard with iron mounts complete with accompanying knife en suite
42.0 cm; 16 1/2 in blade
£300-400
250.    ˜A HUNTING TROUSSE, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
comprising large carving knife and fork mounted together by a pair of studs and key-hole slots in the grip, the knife stamped with a mark on one face, iron cross-guard, and ivory grips, in its iron-mounted brown leather scabbard, complete with an accompanying knife and fork en suite and double-ended silver spoon, complete with buff-leather-covered belt hook, suspension and frog
22.2 cm; 8 3/4 in blade
£1000-1500
251.    ˜A FRENCH HUNTING SWORD, DATED 1854
with tapering blade with Châtellerault Imperial arsenal inscription and the date within the full-length fullers on the respective faces, iron hilt comprising a pair of pierced drooping quillons with flowerhead terminals, carved ivory grip (cracks and repairs), in its iron scabbard with belt hook and bottom mount en suite with the hilt
48.4 cm; 19 1/8 in blade

£350-400
252.    ˜A FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, CIRCA 1760
with broad fullered blade double-edged towards the point, etched with scrollwork, a wild boar and an exotic bird and with traces of gilding at the forte, silver cross-piece chased with trophies and foliage, and ferrule decorated with a flower, and carved ivory 'pistol' grip, in its fishskin-covered wooden scabbard (small losses, repaired) with silver mounts chased with scrolls and flowers en suite
55.0 cm; 21 5/8 in blade

£400-600
253.    A FRENCH HUNTING SWORD, CIRCA 1780
with broad curved fullered blade, slotted iron hilt of military type, bone grip (cracked) retained by three rivets, in its iron-mounted leather scabbard (split)
61.0 cm; 24 in blade

£400-600
254.    A FRENCH HUNTING SWORD, CIRCA 1760
with associated broad blade formed with a long low medial ridge, gilt-brass hilt cast in relief, including down-turned shell-guard formed as a scallop shell, quillon and cap pommel all formed en suite with the shell, and natural staghorn grip
60.8 cm; 24 in blade
£300-400
255.    AN ENGLISH HUNTING SWORD BY JOHN PROSSER, CHARING CROSS, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with broad fullered blade double-edged at the point, etched and gilt with elaborate trophies-of-arms, foliage, a wild boar and signed on each face at the forte (light wear), brass hilt comprising a pair of straight quillons with recurved terminals, down-turned shell-guard with moulded brim, cap pommel, and natural staghorn grip bound with plaited wire, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard with signed locket
51.5 cm; 20 1/4 in blade
£600-800
256.    ˜A DUTCH DAGGER, LATE 17TH CENTURY
with tapering blade double-edged at the point, formed with a near full-length fuller on each face and struck with a mark, a crowned star, at the forte, and ivory grip over brass fillets, the grip formed as a demi-figure carved in the round (age cracks)
32.5 cm; 12 3/4 in blade
£500-700
257.    A PLUG BAYONET, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with broad blade double-edged at the point and formed with a long slender fuller along the back-edge, iron hilt including a pair of short quillons, turned horn grip, small iron cap pommel, in its iron-mounted wooden scabbard with later green leather covering (iron parts with areas of light pitting)
13.0 cm; 5 1/8 cm blade
£700-900
258.    A PLUG BAYONET, LATE 17TH CENTURY
with straight blade double-edged for the upper half, struck with the bladesmith's mark, a crowned rose, on each face, iron hilt comprising a pair of moulded quillons, shell-guard and moulded pommel, and turned horn grip
29.5 cm; 11 5/8 in blade

A bayonet with the same mark is preserved in the Royal Armouries, Leeds (inv. no. X. 66).
£600-800
259.    A FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED COMBINED HUNTING KNIFE AND PLUG BAYONET, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade double-edged towards the point, etched and gilt with scrolls, trophies and a stag at the forte, slender tang threaded at the base for the reversible plug-grip, moulded silver hilt comprising cross-piece with scrolling terminals (marks rubbed, probably Paris Maison Commune 1771 and small charge mark for 1768-74), small cap pommel, carved ebony plug-grip, the lower portion chequered bulbous and the upper fluted, in its shagreen-covered wooden scabbard with silver locket and chape
31.8 cm; 12 1/2 in blade

A similar example, formerly in the Winsbury Collection, is illustrated in Blackmore 1971, no. 69. £600-800
260.    ˜A FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED COMBINED HUNTING KNIFE AND PLUG BAYONET, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade double-edged towards the point, slender tang threaded at the base for the reversible plug-grip, moulded silver hilt comprising small cross-piece (mark rubbed), small cap pommel, carved ivory grip, the lower portion bulbous and the upper fluted (small crack), in its shagreen-covered wooden scabbard with moulded silver locket and chape
30.2 cm; 11 7/8 in blade £800-1200
261.    A FRENCH CHISELLED AND GILT IRON COMBINED HUNTING KNIFE AND PLUG BAYONET, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade double-edged towards the point, threaded tang, iron hilt comprising small cross-piece chiselled with conventional foliage enriched with gilding in broad bands, iron plug-grip with bulbous base, chiselled and gilt with spiralling bands of flowers and foliage enclosing elliptical burnished panels with beadwork borders, in its shagreen-covered wooden scabbard with iron mounts decorated en suite with the hilt, including locket with a faceted stud and loop at the front for suspension
36.0 cm; 14 1/4 in blade
£1500-2000
262.    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED TROUSSE IN RENAISSANCE STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
comprising a pair of knives, each with iron blade struck with a mark, iron ferrules, horn grip and silver cap pommel chased with scrolling flowers and foliage, awl with hilt en suite, all in original leather-covered scabbard with large silver locket and chape each matching the hilts, the former with a ring, suspension chain and belt hook with clip, and the latter with an openwork finial incorporating a mask
11.2 cm; 4 3/8 in knife blades
£1500-2000
263.    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED SMALL TROUSSE, LATE 18TH CENTURY
comprising knife struck with a mark on the blade, moulded silver ferrule, faceted grip of smoky agate, iron awl, in its shagreen covered silver-mounted wooden scabbard
12.0 cm; 4 3/4 in knife blade

£800-1200
264.    A CONTINENTAL SMALL SILVER-MOUNTED TROUSSE, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
comprising three-pronged fork and knife, each with silver hilt engraved with a small flowerhead, in its fishskin-covered wooden scabbard with silver locket and chape
8.4 cm; 3 1/4 in blade £400-600
265.    A SARDINIAN COMBINED HUNTING KNIFE AND STILETTO, 18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade double-edged at the point, engraved back-edge, pierced with a slot at the forte to accommodate the stiletto spike, the latter threaded at the top to engage with the threaded chiselled ferrule, silver hilt engraved with flowers and trellis panels around the back-strap, and fitted with a pair of horn grips retained by rivets with four silver flowerhead washers
20.0 cm; 7 7/8 in blade
£400-500
266.    A SARDINIAN HUNTING KNIFE, 18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade double-edged at the point, engraved back-edge, silver hilt comprising foliate ferrule and cap pommel, and fluted horn grip with slender chased silver reinforces
24.2 cm; 9 1/2 in blade £400-500
267.    A SARDINIAN COMBINED HUNTING KNIFE AND STILETTO, 18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade double-edged at the point, pierced with a slot at the forte to accommodate the stiletto spike, the latter threaded at the top to engage with the threaded chiselled ferrule, silver hilt comprising ferrule and cap pommel, the former with an iron thumb-rest, and fluted horn grip
18.0 cm; 7 1/8 in blade
£300-400
268.    A BELGIAN COMBINED LARGE FOLDING KNIFE AND 140 BORE PERCUSSION PISTOL, LIÈGE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1860
with broad sprung single-edged folding blade secured by a catch at the base, polished steel body, the hilt formed of a slotted iron guard, a pair of iron grip-scales retained by three rivets, brass pommel, and fitted at the top with etched twist barrel with a knurled cap at the breech forming the percussion hammer
52.5 cm; 20 3/4 in open

£2000-2500
269.    A CONTINENTAL COMBINED HUNTING SWORD AND MIQUELET-LOCK PISTOL, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with double-edged blade inscribed 'Me en baines vin honor' and 'no me saives sin honor' within a short fuller on the respective faces framed by scrolls, fitted on the right of the forte with a small cannon pistol barrel and engraved miquelet-lock action (areas of pitting), engraved German silver hilt comprising a pair of quillons with globular terminals, openwork outer ring-guard decorated with a central flower, scroll-engraved cap pommel and later spirally carved bone grip bound with twisted wire and ribband
61.7 cm; 24 3/8 in blade £2000-2500
270.    **A GERMAN MACE FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with head formed of eight wedge-shaped flanges, tapering tubular haft pierced for a thong, the grip chiselled with a bold trellis pattern and moulded at the base (basal cap and finial missing)
56.8 cm; 22 3/8 in overall

£3500-4500
271.    **AN ITALIAN BEC-DE-CORBIN FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL IN THIRD QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with three-pronged claw-shaped head, leaf-shaped terminal spike, rear spike, writhen haft fitted with a belt hook, and the grip incorporating a disc top and bottom
70.0 cm; 27 5/8 in overall £2500-3500
272.    **A RARE ITALIAN 'SWINE'S FEATHER', LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with a long central blade of diamond section and a pair of associated basal blades all retained by a spring catch at the base, the three retracting and concealed within its tapering iron haft with later leather covering (hinged cover and shoe missing), and fitted at the top with two writhen bands
147.5 cm; 58 1/8 in overall when expanded

'Swine's-Feathers', also known as Swedish feathers and hand palizados were carried by infantry officers during peace time. Three further examples are recorded in the Royal Armouries, Leeds (inv. nr. XIV.16-18), another in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremburg (inv.nr. W.1616); another in the Musée d'Armes, Liège (inv. no. MAL 10389); two in the Musée de l'Armée, Paris and another, signed 'Gio Battista Stocco Crema', formerly in the Marzoli Collection. Another, formerly in the Lord Astor of Hever Collection, sold Sotheby's London, 5th May 1983, lot 156, was sold in these rooms 7th December 2011, lot 190. See Lewerken 1989, nos 158 and 159. £2000-2500
273.    **A GERMAN ESTOC, 16TH CENTURY AND LATER
with early long blade of stout-diamond section, black-painted iron hilt comprising a pair of later horizontally recurved quillons with globular terminals, early spirally moulded globular pommel, and fishskin-covered grip bound with iron bands between shaped collars
108.0 cm; 42 1/2 in blade
£4000-5000
274.    **A COMPOSITE GERMAN HAND-AND-A-HALF SWORD, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY AND LATER
with early broad double-edged blade of flattened-hexagonal section, cut with a wavy pattern and a cross pattern enclosed by linear frames at the forte on the respective faces, struck with a brass-lined running wolf mark (small losses) on one face, iron hilt of rounded bars comprising later drooping quillons with moulded terminals including a band of delicate ropework, inner-and outer guards each formed of a diagonal bar interrupted by a central moulding en suite with the quillon terminals, an additional frontally projecting bar at the base on each side, a pair of arms, and early writhen plummet-shaped pommel and later leather-covered two-stage grip
109.5 cm; 43 1/8 in blade

£2500-3500
275.    **A COMPOSITE ITALIAN MULTI-RING RAPIER, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with tapering blade of flattened-hexagonal section, stamped with a series of letters within a short fuller framed by lines on each face at the forte, grooved ricasso signed 'Antonio' and Piccinino' on the respective faces, symmetrical iron hilt of rounded bars, comprising inner and outer ring-guards of seven concentric bars each swelling slightly in the centre, fitted with a pierced and engraved figure-of-eight shaped plate at the base, a pair of straight quillons swelling towards the terminals, knuckle-guard with an additional bar front and rear, associated pommel from a Pappenheim rapier, and later grip bound with wire between 'Turk's Heads'
106.0 cm; 41 3/4 in blade
£2500-3500
276.    **AN ITALIAN RAPIER WITH BLADE OF EXCEPTIONAL LENGTH, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with very long slender blade of diamond-section, rectangular ricasso stamped with a mark on each face (rubbed), iron hilt of faceted bars comprising a pair of straight quillons with chiselled bud-shaped finials, chiselled écusson, outer-guard formed of three rings of increasing size vertically and each interrupted by a moulding en suite with the quillon terminals, matching knuckle-guard formed with an additional bar front and rear, inner-guard of four bars, associated ovoid pommel and the grip bound with plaited wire between 'Turk's Heads'
130.5 cm; 51 3/8 in blade

£2500-3500
277.    **A GERMAN SABRE OF SO-CALLED SINCLAIR TYPE, CIRCA 1600
with broad curved blade double-edged towards the point (small chips), formed with long fuller on each face and struck with a mark (rubbed) at the forte on one face, iron hilt of flattened rounded bars, comprising a pair of vertically recurved quillons with rounded terminals, outer guard formed as a large scallop shell joined to the pommel by a single bar and to the knuckle-guard with an S-shaped bar, the former joined to the the inner ring-guard by a bifurcated bar, thumb-loop, and mushroom-shaped pommel of rectangular section cut with radiating fluting on the top, and later leather-covered grip
80.0 cm; 430 1/2 in blade

Provenance
Sotheby's New York, 23 November 1988, lot 501 £2500-3500
278.    FOUR DETACHED SWORD BLADES, 17TH TO 19TH CENTURIES
the first 17th century, for a rapier, of flattened-diamond section, stamped with a brief inscription within a short fuller on each face; the second late 18th century, from a hunting sword, decorated with a running fox and the spurious dated '1414' on each face, and two further blades
the first: 80.0 cm; 31 1/2 in blade
(4) £150-200
279.    **A NORTH-EUROPEAN SILVER-ENCRUSTED RAPIER, EARLY 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GERMAN
with tapering blade of flattened-diamond section (slightly ground on one side), formed with a long fuller on each face and struck with a running wolf mark on the reverse, rectangular ricasso with a crown mark (rubbed, the blade lightly pitted), russet iron hilt of flattened bars, comprising vertically recurved quillons with spatulate terminals, lower ring-guard, upper ring-guard and knuckle-guard joined by a diagonal bar, a pair of arms, inner loop-guard, and spirally moulded ovoid pommel, decorated throughout with encrusted silver designs of scrolling leafy tendrils and flowers enriched with pellets (rubbed, small losses) and the grip bound with plaited silver wire between 'Turk's Heads'
99.0 cm; 39 in blade


£3000-4000
280.    AN ITALIAN BROADSWORD, THE BLADE LATE 15TH/16TH CENTURY, THE HILT LATER
with tapering blade of hollow-diamond section formed with a strongly pronounced medial ridge over its full length (small areas of lamination), iron hilt comprising a pair horizontally recurved quillons of diamond-section drawn-down in the centre to form a short langet on each side, strongly formed wheel pommel, and retaining an early leather-covered grip
74.2 cm; 29 in blade

For other swords of this type see Boccia and Coehlo 1975, Nos. 270, 271, and 274-80. £4000-6000
281.    A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BACKSWORD, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade double-edged for the last portion, formed with a long slender fuller along the back-edge on each face, signed 'Andrea Farara' at the forte on each face (rubbed, unclear in parts), well formed iron basket-hilt of rectangular bars cut with slender fluted lines (expert repairs), incorporating an oval aperture for reins, a saltire carrying a notched and cusped panel pierced with circles and hearts, three slender side-panels and knuckle-guard pierced en suite, scrolling rear quillon (an early replacement) and retaining an early doeskin liner, with later fluted conical pommel (expertly aged), and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip
78.7 cm; 31 in blade £1200-1800
282.    A LEATHER SCABBARD FOR A BROADSWORD, 19TH CENTURY
with brass locket and chape (crazing, small losses), on a wooden tree
78.5 cm; 31 in
£100-150
283.    AN ITALIAN SWEPT-HILT RAPIER, CIRCA 1620
with tapering blade of flattened-hexagonal section over the upper portion, stamped with the bladesmith's name between a series of decorative marks within a short fuller framed by a further pair of fullers on each face at the forte, rectangular ricasso stamped with the bladesmith's mark, 'S' crowned and 'T' crowned (signature and marks obscured by pitting), iron hilt of faceted bars, comprising straight quillons swelling towards the tips, outer-guard formed of three rings each swelling towards the centre, all rooted onto the arms of the hilt and the upper-most joined to the knuckle-guard by an additional bar, trifurcated inner-guard, faceted bun-shaped pommel (pitted throughout), with traces of original damascened gold scrollwork, and the grip bound with plaited wire between 'Turk's Heads'
104.7 cm; 41 1/4 in blade

Another hilt of this type decorated in the same manner is preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Acc. No. 04.3.7), see Boccia & Coelho 1975, no. 562.
£1200-1800
284.    AN ITALIAN SWEPT-HILT RAPIER, LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with blade of flattened-diamond section, recessed rectangular ricasso struck with the bladesmith's mark, in a shield the letters MS(?) arranged vertically beneath a crown, and 'Caino' on the respective faces, steel hilt of slender rounded bars, comprising straight quillons, knuckle-guard, upper and lower ring-guards, the former joined to the knuckle-guard by an additional bar, a pair of arms joining the ring-guards at the base, trifurcated inner-guard, tapering cylindrical pommel, and early grip of plaited wire and 'Turks' heads'
113.0 cm; 44 in blade

The inscription Caino probably refers to the place of manufacture, some nine miles from Brescia, rather than a family of bladesmiths of that name. An Italian swept-hilt rapier stamped with the bladesmith's mark of the so-called Master S of Caino was sold Sotheby's Olympia, 7th December 2001, lot 38. See Norman 1986, p.123; Boccia & Coelho 1975, p. 385; and Gotti et al 2011. £2500-3000
285.    A COMPOSITE RAPIER, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with tapering blade of diamond section, with traces of a bladesmith's inscription including 'Solingen' within a short fuller on the respective faces, symmetrical iron hilt of rounded bars, comprising a pair of straight quillons, inner and outer guards each formed of three rings, a later additional bar, knuckle-guard and associated fluted pommel and the grip with a later binding of plaited wire between 'Turk's Heads'
93.5 cm; 36 7/8 in blade
£800-1000
286.    A NORTH EUROPEAN RAPIER, CIRCA 1630-40
with tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, steel hilt comprising short down-curved quillon with fluted globular moulding, inner and outer ring-guard each interrupted by a baluster moulding and fitted with a pierced sprung-in kidney-shaped plate (chipped), moulded knuckle-guard joined to the ring-guard with a scrolling bar on each side, and chiselled ovoid pommel (worn throughout, later grip)
80 cm; 31 1/2 in blade

Inv. no. E099 £300-350
287.    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 £400-500
288.    A RARE ITALIAN LONG STILETTO, SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with tapering long slender blade of flattened-diamond section, integral cruciform hilt comprising a moulded baluster-shaped central bar, and a pair of quillons formed en suite retained by a central screw
72.0 cm; 28 3/8 in blade

Provenance
Galerie Fischer 2nd- 5th June 1937, lot 2451

The shape of the hilt suggests that this might have been a Pilgrim's concealed weapon.
£800-1000
289.    A PAPPENHEIMER RAPIER IN THE STYLE OF 1630
with 18th century broad tapering blade engraved with sun and moon masks, steel hilt of characteristic form, including a pair of vertically recurved quillons and knuckle-guard each formed with knop-shaped terminals, large mushroom-shaped pommel, and wire-bound grip
95.0 cm; 37 3/8 in blade £300-400
290.    A SWEPT-HILT RAPIER IN THE STYLE OF CIRCA 1630, 19TH CENTURY
with slender 18th Century blade of flattened-diamond section inscribed 'Pour Le Roy de Bretom [sic]' and 'Les Enemis des Faire' within a short fuller on each side, steel hilt of faceted bars including a pair of straight quillons, three outer ring-guards, trifurcated inner-guard, and small faceted pommel, and wire-bound grip
112.5 cm; 44 in blade £400-600
291.    A NORTH EUROPEAN SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1750, POSSIBLY DANISH
with associated fine tapering two-stage blade, the lower portion of flattened-octagonal then flattened-hexagonal-section, etched and gilt with elaborate trophies-of-arms, a crowned flaming heart, the motto 'Vigilante', and a panel of scrollwork, on a blued panel on each face, silver hilt (loose) cast and chased in low relief with differing flowers, leafy foliage, rococo scrolls and shell ornament, comprising double shell-guard, quillon, a pair of arms each joined to the cross by a short scrolling bar, knuckle-guard flattened ovoid pommel and solid grip decorated en suite and incorporating a large flower on each side, remaining in fine condition, in an associated scabbard
76.0 cm; 30 in blade

Provenance
The John K Lattimer Collection, New Jersey

Literature
D. D. Hartzler 2000, Silver-Mounted Swords: The Lattimer Family Collections, fig. 92
£800-1000
292.    A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, WILLIAM KINMAN, LONDON, 1779-80, RETAILED BY LOXHAM
with German hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls, classical figures and 'Me Fecit Solingen' on a blued panel over the lower portion (faded), silver hilt of classical design, comprising oval guard, a pair of straight quillons with slightly drooping globular terminals, a small pair of arms, knuckle-guard, urn-shaped pommel and the grip bound with copper wire between silver collars, in its silver-mounted parchment-covered scabbard with chape, middle-band and locket, the latter two chased with scrollwork and the locket signed 'Loxham Royal Exchange' (expertly lacquered throughout)
78.5 cm; 3 in blade

William Kinman was born in 1728, is recorded as a prominent silver hilt maker and also a founding member of the Founders' Company of London. See Southwick 2001, pp.159-160
£700-900
293.    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
£400-600
294.    AN ENGLISH SMALL-SWORD WITH PIERCED IRON HILT, CIRCA 1770
with tapering hollow-triangular blade etched with scrollwork at the forte (rubbed), iron hilt pierced and chiselled with scrolls and trellis designs, and the grip with an early binding of plaited wire between 'Turk's Heads'
83.2 cm; 32 3/4 in blade


£120-180
295.    A CONTINENTAL EPEE, MID-19TH CENTURY
with etched blade (rusted), brass hilt cast in low relief including shell-guard decorated with a pair of eagle heads, and the pommel formed as a plumed helmet
76.2 cm; 30 in blade
£60-80
296.    A GERMAN HUNTING SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, etched with scrolls and a running boar and stag and retaining traces of gilding at the forte, brass hilt cast in low relief, including down-turned shell-guard decorated with a boar set upon by hounds, cap pommel, knuckle-guard and natural staghorn grip
53.0 cm; 20 7/8 in blade £400-600
297.    A RARE DANISH OFFICER'S PALLASCH, CIRCA 1720-30
with broad heavy double-edged blade of flattened-hexagonal section (the upper third missing), etched and gilt with hounds in pursuit of hares amidst scrolls within a central fuller on each face, the dogs and hares interspersed with pierced rondels filled with an alternating arrangement of six coral and six turquoise beads, and enriched with further scrolls on a gilt panel on each face at the forte, brass hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising straight quillon with monsterhead finial, frontal guard decorated with the seated figure of victory on an elaborate trophy-of-arms and joined to the knuckle-guard by two curved bars with monsterhead finials, knuckle-guard en suite, thumb-loop and pommel each decorated with a further trophy-of-arms, fishskin-covered grip studded with three clam-shell rivets at the front, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard (missing the corresponding portion) with locket en suite with the hilt, the locket and hilt retaining some original gilding
62.7 cm; 24 ¾ in blade

This sword is based on the gold-hilted sword of King Frederick IV (1671-1730), preserved in Rosenborg Slot (cat. no. 40). The Rosenborg catalogue states that in 1726-27 the Danish Mounted Life Regiment, Livregiment til Hest, was issued with 539 broadswords with brass hilts decorated with the cypher of King Frederick IV. While the corresponding officer's sword is not known it was probably based on the gold-hilted Royal sword mentioned above. See Hoff et al,1956, pp. 68-69. Another, formerly in the Warwick Castle Armoury (Inv. No. E015), was sold in these rooms, lot 264, 12th December 2007 and another is illustrated Southwick 1982,
p.137, no. 366. £1500-2000
298.    AN ITALIAN ARTILLERY STILETTO, MID-17TH CENTURY
with tapering blade of triangular section, incised with graduation marks and inscribed with numbers from 1 to 120 on one face, moulded forte, iron 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 (very small losses), and with a moulded brass collar top and bottom
30.4 cm; 12 in blade
£400-600
299.    A COMPOSITE LEFT-HAND DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, iron hilt with drooping quillons, spherical pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire between 'Turks heads'
28.5 cm; 11 1/4 in blade

£250-350
300.    AN ITALIAN STILETTO MID-17TH CENTURY
with tapering blade of stiff-triangular section formed with a baluster moulding at the forte, moulded hilt comprising cross-piece, bud-shaped terminals, spirally-moulded grip and pommel formed en suite with the cross-piece, decorated throughout with raised bands of dentil moulding (small areas of pitting)
30.0 cm; 11 7/8 in £400-600
301.    FOUR SPANISH FOLDING KNIVES, A CONTINENTAL HUNTING DAGGER, AND A STILETTO, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first two with folding engraved blades signed 'Juan Cavvallo Montigo' and polished horn bodies; the third with engraved blade and wooden body; the fourth smaller, with horn body; the fifth with straight blade double-edged towards the point, moulded iron cross-piece, staghorn grip, white metal ferrule and leather scabbard; and the last with white metal cross-guard and detached mother-of-pearl grips
the first: 44.5 cm; 17 1/2 in blade
(6) £180-200
302.    TWO LEFT-HAND DAGGERS IN LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY STYLE, SPAIN, 20TH CENTURY
the first with pierced broad double-edged blade, iron hilt with drooping forward-canted quillons, side ring and faceted pommel all inlaid with gold flowers and scrolls within oval frames, in its scabbard with iron mounts en suite; the second with pierced fullered blade, iron hilt with drooping quillons, side-ring and pommel all decorated in gold with scrolling foliage and cherubic masks
the first: 27.7 cm; 11 in blade
(2) £300-400
303.    TWO LEFT-HAND DAGGERS IN LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY STYLE, SPAIN, 20TH CENTURY
the first based on that preserved in the Wallace Collection (inv. no. A805), with pierced fullered blade, iron hilt with straight quillons, ring-guard and pommel all encrusted with silver flowers, foliage and scrolls, in its scabbard with locket and chape en suite; the second with stiletto blade moulded at the base, and iron hilt with integral grip all inlaid in gold with scrolling leafy tendrils
the first: 26.2 cm;10 3/8 in
(2) £200-250
304.    A GERMAN PARTISAN FOR THE GUARD OF JOSEF DOMINIC, GRAF VON LAMBERG AND PRINCE BISHOP OF PASSAU (1680-1761)
with two-stage terminal blade, etched with trophies-of-arms, a pair of broad basal lugs etched with scrolling foliage and with the arms of the Counts of Lamberg on one face and the Bishopric on the other, moulded faceted socket, a pair of long straps, and later wooden haft
58.5 cm; 23 in head

Provenance
W. A. von Carstanjen Stiftung, no. 129

Joseph Dominicus Lamberg (1680-1761) was born in Styria, Upper Austria and educated in Linz, Rome, Bologna and Besançon. After his studies he was ordained in Passau in 1703 where he became provost in 1706, Canon of Salzburg 1707, was elected bishop of Seckau 1712, and elected bishop of Passau 1723. In January 1738 he was named as an Imperial ambassador in Rome but never occupied the post.

£1500-2500
305.    A GERMAN ETCHED SPONTOON FOR A GUARD OF THE REPUBLIC OF NUREMBURG, 18TH CENTURY
with leaf-shaped head etched with an elaborate trophy-of-arms on one face and 'R.P.NORMBERG' above the town arms on a trophy-of-arms on the other, moulded cross-piece, moulded socket, a pair of short straps, on its studded wooden haft with iron shoe
35.5 cm; 14 in head

Nuremburg was at the height of its economic and cultural development in the 16th and early 17th century. The devastations in the thirty years war, along with the shift of world trade routes from land to the sea, led to its decline and loss of free imperial status, becoming part of the Bavarian Kingdom in 1806.

£1000-1500
306.    A RARE ITALIAN PARTISAN, CIRCA 1530-40
with broad tapering long blade formed with a medial ridge and a pair of slightly up-turned basal lugs, decorated over the lower portion with pointille decoration, faceted tapering socket, and a pair of later straps, on a later wooden haft (the head pitted)
84.4 cm; 33 in head

A number of partisans with similar pointille decoration and almost certainly from the guard of Henry VIII are preserved in the Royal Armouries, Leeds. See Wilson 1985, pp.15-20. £600-700
307.    AN ENGLISH PARTISAN FOR THE GUARD OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II (1956, 1952-)
with tapering central blade of flattened-diamond section, the base of broad crescentic form incorporating two pairs of very short lugs, threaded base numbered '48' above, moulded brass socket, large pierced brass collar, the head etched and gilt with the Royal arms above the Royal cypher 'EiiR' on a blued panel on each face, on its original wooden haft covered with purple velvet, profusely studded with maroon velvet, with a pair of gilt-brass straps, gilt-brass shoe, and in very good condition throughout
54.2 cm; 21 3/8 in head £400-600
308.    A GERMAN HALBERD FOR THE GUARD OF JOHANN WILHELM, DUKE OF SAXE-WEIMAR (1530-73), MID-16TH CENTURY
with leaf-shaped terminal blade, small axe-blade, bifurcated rear pean incorporating an up-turned lug, finely etched on each face with scrolling leafy tendrils, the crested Ducal arms enriched with gold (losses) and a figure in traditional dress all on a stippled ground, a pair of straps, on a wooden haft
33.0 cm; 13 in head

Johann Wilhelm (1530-1573) married Dorothy Susanna of Simmern in 1560 and succeeded his brother in Gotha and Weimar 1554. His field and tournament armour, attributed to Anton Peffenhauser and decorated by Jorg Sorg, is preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (acc. no. 29.155.2). £3000-4000
309.    A RARE AUSTRIAN ETCHED PARTISAN FOR THE GUARD OF FERDINAND IV, ARCHDUKE OF AUSTRIA, AS KING OF THE ROMANS, DATED 1653
with tapering double-edged terminal blade formed with a medial ridge, inscribed 'ELECTIONE ROMANORUM REGS FERDINANDI QUARTI UNCT OFF CAPITANEI ATHIAS ROCHA GAILENBACH...ENPMIS DONATUR CASPREMBO...DUUMVIRIES...MUIRE...MILLITI...ISAC...PAFECT ANNO MDCLIII' above a seated female figure within a wreath on one face and an eagle within a wreath on the other, a pair of elaborate basal lugs, faceted moulded socket, and a pair of short straps, on a later wooden haft
64.5 cm; 25 3/8 in head

Provenance
Robert Charles, sold Tajan, Paris, 9 December 1993, lot 317

Ferdinand IV (1633-1654) King of Bohemia (from 1646) and of Hungary (from 1647) and King of the Romans (from 1653) was the eldest son of Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Maria Anna, daughter of Philip III of Spain. He was destined for the imperial crown, was elected king of the Romans at Augsburg on May 31, 1653, and crowned at Regensburg on June 18. However, he died prematurely the following year aged 21. £3500-4500
310.    A BAVARIAN ETCHED STATE PARTISAN, 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FOR THE GUARD OF MAXIMILIAN I, DUKE OF BAVARIA (1573-1651)
with broad tapering double-edged blade and a pair of shaped basal lugs etched on each face with a mounted knight, the crowned Royal Bavarian arms on a stippled ground of scrolling leafy tendrils and flowers, tapering faceted socket, and a pair of straps, on a wooden haft carved with a spiralling flute over the lower portion
51.5 cm; 20 1/4 in head

Provenance
Howard Ricketts

Maximilian I (1573-1651, Duke from 1597 and Elector from 1623) was a champion of the Roman Catholic side during the Thirty Years War. He substantially increased the size of his territories and established himself as undisputed leader of the German Catholics, achieved by what has been described as an obsessive style of government.

£2500-3500
311.    A GERMAN HALBERD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with long terminal spike of diamond-section, forward-leaning axe-blade pierced with a saltire arrangement of nine holes and two further groups of three holes, pierced rear pean struck with a mark, a pair of long straps (areas of pitting) on a long moulded wooden haft
80.5 cm; 31 5/8 in head

Provenance
Schloss Ramholz £600-800
312.    A GERMAN HALBERD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with long terminal spike of diamond-section, curved axe-blade pierced with a circular arrangement of seven holes and two further groups of three holes, pierced rear pean struck with a fleur-de-lys mark, a pair of long straps (areas of pitting) on a long moulded wooden haft
78.0 cm; 30 3/4 in head

Provenance
Schloss Ramholz


£600-800
313.    A GERMAN HALBERD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with long terminal spike of diamond-section, forward-leaning axe-blade pierced with a dice arrangement of five holes and two further holes, pierced rear pean, a pair of long straps (areas of pitting) on a long moulded wooden haft
81.2 cm; 32 in head

Provenance
Schloss Ramholz

£600-800
314.    A GERMAN HALBERD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with robust terminal spike of diamond-section, forward-leaning axe-blade pierced with a circular arrangement of three groups of three holes, pierced rear pean, a pair of long straps (areas of pitting) on a long moulded wooden haft
47.0 cm; 18 1/2 in head

Provenance
Schloss Ramholz

£600-800
315.    A GERMAN HALBERD, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with terminal spike of flattened-triangular-section, forward-leaning straight axe-blade pierced with a saltire arrangement of nine holes, pierced rear pean struck with a mark, a pair of long straps (areas of pitting) on a long moulded wooden haft
41.0 cm; 16 1/4 in head

Provenance
Schloss Ramholz
£600-800
316.    A HALBERD, LATE 16TH CENTURY, PROBABLY AUSTRIAN
with leaf-shaped terminal blade formed with a medial ridge and a pair of circular apertures at the base, small forward-leaning axe-blade, near triangular rear pean, faceted socket, and a pair of straps (areas of pitting) on a moulded wooden haft
46.0 cm; 18 in head

Provenance
Schloss Ramholz £600-800
317.    A HALBERD, LATE 16TH CENTURY, PROBABLY AUSTRIAN
with leaf-shaped terminal blade formed with a medial ridge and a pair of circular apertures at the base, small forward-leaning axe-blade (chipped), near triangular rear pean, faceted socket, and a pair of straps (pitted) on a moulded wooden haft
41.0 cm; 16 1/4 in head

Provenance
Schloss Ramholz £600-800
318.    A GERMAN HALBERD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with long terminal spike of diamond-section, forward-leaning axe-blade pierced with a dice arrangement of five holes and two further groups of three holes, pierced rear pean struck with a mark, a pair of long straps (areas of pitting) on a long moulded wooden haft
64.5 cm; 25 3/8 in head

Provenance
Schloss Ramholz

£600-800
319.    AN UNUSUAL GERMAN HALBERD, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with long terminal spike (slightly bent) formed with a moulding at the base, forward-leaning axe-blade pierced with a circular arrangement of seven holes and two pairs of larger holes, pierced rear pean with an additional upward spike, a pair of long straps (areas of pitting) on a long moulded wooden haft
62.5 cm; 24 5/8 in head

Provenance
Schloss Ramholz

£600-800
320.    A GERMAN HALBERD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with long terminal spike of diamond-section, forward-leaning axe-blade pierced with a circular arrangement of six holes and two further groups of three holes, pierced rear pean struck with a mark, a pair of long straps (areas of pitting) on a long moulded wooden haft
63.0 cm; 24 3/4 in head

Provenance
Schloss Ramholz
£600-800
321.    A RARE ITALIAN CORSECA, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
formed of a long central spike of diamond section, a pair of flat curved basal lugs with rebated pointed tips, one struck with a mark, faceted socket, and a pair of short straps, and retaining traces of etching throughout, on a later wooden haft
78.5 cm; 31 in head £600-800
322.    A GERMAN HALBERD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with long central spike of diamond section, forward leaning axe-blade pierced with a circular arrangement of holes and two further groups of three holes, pierced rear-fluke stamped with a mark, a pair of long straps, decorated over its surface with later etching (worn), on a wooden haft fitted with an additional pair of straps
127.0 cm; 50 in head £300-350
323.    A SOUTH GERMAN HALBERD, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with leaf-shaped central blade formed with a medial ridge and incorporating a pair of short lugs at the base, small forward leaning axe-blade pierced with three groups of circles, flat rear fluke pieced en suite, stamped with a mullet mark on ones side and with an up-turned lug at the top, tapering faceted socket, and a pair of short straps (one repaired) on a later wooden haft
40.0 cm; 15 1/2 in head £600-800
324.    A GERMAN HALBERD, MID-16TH CENTURY
with slender central spike, forward leaning curved axe-blade cut with an additional pair of notches to the rear and pierced with a trefoil, triangular rear spike formed en suite, tapering socket, and a pair of long straps (one side extensively delaminated, cleaned)
118.8 cm; 46 3/4 in head £350-450
325.    A RARE NORTH GERMAN HALBERD, 17TH CENTURY
with long tapering central spike extending down to the socket, enclosing a large pierced plate, the upper portion formed as a symmetrical arrangement of scrolling leaves, the lower portion forming a crescentic head on one side and a down-curved rear spike on the other, punched and engraved with scrolling linear patterns and tapering threaded socket, on a wooden haft fitted with four long engraved steel straps
78.0 cm; 30 3/4 in head £700-900
326.    AN ITALIAN BILL (RONCONE), EARLY 16TH CENTURY
with tapering spike of diamond section, flat hook-shaped blade stamped with a series of eye lash marks along the back edge, straight reinforced rear fluke, a pair of basal lugs, rectangular socket, and a pair of straps, on a later wooden haft
77.0 cm; 30 in head £500-700
327.    AN AXE, 18TH CENTURY
formed of a goosewing-shaped blade stamped with a series of decorative marks and initials on one side, rectangular rear pean, and short tapering socket (areas of pitting)
51.5 cm; 20 1/4 in head £200-250
328.    AN AXE, 18TH CENTURY
formed of a goosewing-shaped blade stamped with a series of decorative stars, crescents and the initials IZ on one side, rectangular rear pean, and short tapering socket (areas of pitting)
48.0 cm; 18 7/8 in head £200-250
329.    AN AXE, 18TH CENTURY
formed of a slightly curved blade stamped with a series of decorative pellets, crescents and lines, rectangular rear pean, and short tapering socket (areas of pitting)
28.5 cm; 11 1/8 in head £150-250
330.    AN AXE, 18TH CENTURY
formed of a goosewing-shaped blade stamped with a series of decorative stars, crescents and lines on one side, rectangular rear pean, and short tapering socket (chipped, areas of pitting)
40.0 cm; 14 3/4 in head £150-250
331.    **A CONTINENTAL MILITARY PARTISAN, SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with double-edged terminal blade formed with a reinforced tip, the base with a pair of broad lugs pierced on each side (one slightly bent), etched on each face with a crowned double eagle charged with a shield per bend sinister sable or, molded socket, a pair of straps, on a wooden haft (in two pieces)
37.5 cm; 14 3/4 in head

£250-350
332.    WITHDRAWN

333.    ˜A NAVAL OFFICER'S DIRK, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with straight slender blade of flattened-diamond section, etched and gilt with scrolls of foliage and a flower on a blued panel over three-quarters of its length on each face, gilt-brass hilt comprising faceted quillons, faceted cap pommel, and ivory grip with chamfered edges (cracked), in its leather scabbard with gilt-brass locket and chape, the former with a single ring for suspension
48 cm; 19 in
£600-800
334.    AN 1847 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD RETAILED BY MACKAY, DEVONPORT, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
of regulation type, the blade with traces of etched decoration and the maker's details at the forte, brass hilt with folding side-guard, complete with its sword knot in its scabbard
78.2 cm; 30 ¾ in blade
£200-300
335.    AN 1847 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD RETAILED BY MANTON & CO, ENGLAND, 20TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with etched blade with the maker's details at the forte, brass hilt with folding side-guard, in its scabbard
78.2 cm; 30 ¾ in blade
£100-150
336.    A GEORGE V 1891 PATTERN MID-SHIPMAN'S DIRK BY GIEVES
of regulation type, with etched blade with maker's name at the forte, brass hilt, complete with sword knot, in its scabbard
44.5 cm; 17 ½ in blade
£250-350
337.    A 1788 PATTERN CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORD
of regulation type, with spirally carved wooden grip (worn)
81.5 cm; 32 1/8 in blade
£100-150
338.    A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORD AND A VICTORIAN 1897 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD BY WILKINSON, NO. 21240 FOR 1877
of regulation type, including stirrup hilt with a rectangular loop above the langet, in its scabbard (pitted throughout); the second of regulation type, including etched blade decorated with the crowned Royal cypher 'VR', 'Royal Engineers', Regimental device and owner's initials 'HJWB', plated hilt, in its scabbard
the first: 83.8 cm; 33 in blade
(2)

The second is recorded as finished in 1877 by Wilkinson but no purchaser is mentioned.
£250-350
339.    ˜AN OFFICER'S SWORD, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with curved fullered blade with traces of etched Royal arms, brass stirrup hilt cast with lion masks in low relief, including a pair of shield-shaped langets, openwork knuckle-guard formed as a pair of entwined serpents, and back-strap and pommel formed as a maned lionshead, and banded ivory grip mounts with plaited wire (age cracks), in its brass-mounted leather scabbard (worn)
81.0 cm; 32 in blade £250-350
340.    AN 1892 PATTERN HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY TROOPER'S SABRE BY MOLE
of regulation type, the blade struck with Ordnance marks and dated '91, hilt stamped with maker's name on each side of the forte, in its scabbard with a leather strap (painted black, worn throughout)
94.2 cm; 37 1/8 in blade £70-90
341.    ˜A HUSSAR OFFICER'S LEVÉE SWORD, CIRCA 1870
with curved blade retaining traces of etching (pitted), gilt-brass hilt of regulation type, carved ivory grips (chipped), in its engraved gilt-brass mounted fishskin-covered wooden scabbard
77.5 cm; 30 1/2 in blade
£300-400
342.    THE SWORD CANE OF FIELD MARSHAL THE RT. HON. SIR HENRY PAGET, 1ST MARQUESS OF ANGLESEY, KG KP GCB GCH (1768-1854), COMMANDER OF THE ALLIED CAVALRY AT THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO, 18TH JUNE 1815, CIRCA 1818-28
with 17th century tapering slender blade of hollow-diamond section over the upper three-quarters, stamped 'Johannis' and 'Meigen' on the respective faces within a deep fuller ahead of a series of decorative pierced circles, malacca grip with gold finial engraved with the crest of the 1st Marquess of Anglesey, surrounded by The Garter and surmounted by a marquess's coronet, the grip pierced with a gold-lined aperture and fitted with woven black cord carrying a pair of tassels, matching scabbard forming the cane, with iron and brass finial
73.4 cm; 28 7/8 in blade 95.0 cm; 37 3/8 in overall

Sir Henry Paget, known to his contemporaries as a dandy, a duellist and one of the most stylish cavalry officers of his generation, was also a daring and successful cavalry commander. As the Earl of Uxbridge, he enjoyed Wellington's confidence sufficiently to be appointed the Duke's cavalry commander for the Waterloo campaign and, in recognition of his services, was created Marquess of Anglesey immediately after the battle. Towards the end of the battle he was severely wounded in the right knee by a grapeshot - famously remarking laconically at the time to Wellington that he appeared to have lost his leg; that leg was subsequently amputated above the knee and he used a series of bespoke, articulated, prosthetic right legs for the rest of his life. After convalescence, as contemporary illustrations record, Anglesey generally walked with the aid of two sticks. Late in 1827, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, a post that he held for only a year, although he was re-appointed to serve 1830-33. While he was a comparatively popular Lord Lieutenant because of his evident sympathy for the cause of Catholic emancipation, his role remained one in which he would have been in almost constant personal danger of attack. It is possible that this cane was purchased by Anglesey prior to his passage to Ireland in 1827, although it is equally possible that he purchased it a decade earlier - late Regency and Georgian Britain being a place in which gentlemen habitually went armed against the possibility of being attacked and robbed in the streets. While Paget was created a marquess in 1815, the presence of The Garter around the crest engraved into the cap indicates that the cane must post-date 1818 - Anglesey being appointed a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter in that year.
£3000-5000
343.    A VICTORIAN 1822 PATTERN OFFICER'S SWORD,
with etched blade decorated with the crowned Royal cypher and a bouquet of foliage (worn, areas of pitting), gilt-brass regulation hilt with openwork folding side-guard, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, leather liner, in its gilt-brass-mounted leather scabbard (now in three pieces), the chape engraved 'Presented by the Seamen and Marines of H. M. S. Pilot to Sergeant Stadden as a token of gratitude and respect 9th May 1843'
79.0 cm; 31 1/8 in blade
£250-350
344.    A VICTORIAN OFFICER'S BROADSWORD FOR THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS, BY HENDERSON & CO., 14 WEST NILE ST., GLASGOW
of regulation type, with etched blade decorated with scrollwork 'KOSB' and Royal cypher, iron hilt with cross-bar, in its iron scabbard
83.2 cm; 32 3/4 in blade
£250-350
345.    A GEORGE V HIGHLAND BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD
of regulation type, with etched fullered blade including crowned Royal cypher and crowned Royal arms, nickel-plated basket-hilt of flattened bars carrying an alternating arrangement of rectangular and square panels, fluted pommel, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, doeskin liner, in contemporary scabbard
84.5 cm; 33 1/4 in blade £250-350
346.    A VICTORIAN 1845 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD,
with etched blade decorated with the crowned Royal cypher, scrolling foliage and a vacant shield at the forte, gilt-brass regulation hilt with openwork folding side-guard, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, early leather liner, sword knot, in its gilt-brass-mounted leather scabbard (scuffed)
82.5 cm; 32 1/2 in blade

£300-400
347.    THREE HIGHLAND BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORDS, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURIES
the first with broad fullered blade by Mole of Birmingham, nickel-plated hilt, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in an associated leather scabbard with iron locket (chape missing); the second similar (blade rusted) in a leather field service scabbard), and the third similar to the preceding two
the first: 82.7 cm; 32 5/8 in blade
(3)
£600-800
348.    A BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD IN EARLY 18TH CENTURY SCOTTISH STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
of heavy construction, with broad fullered blade cut with a running wolf mark, iron hilt of rounded bars incorporating pierced panels with cusped borders, ramshorn mouldings, S-shaped bars, scrolling quillon and fluted pommel, and blackened grip with brass 'Turk's heads'
83.7 cm; 33 in blade

£600-800
349.    A BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD IN EARLY 18TH CENTURY SCOTTISH STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
of heavy construction, with broad fullered blade stamped with three marks on one face (indistinct), iron hilt of rounded bars incorporating pierced broad and narrow panels with cusped borders, scrolling quillon and fluted pommel, and spirally bound grip with 'Turk's heads'
83.7 cm; 33 in blade


£600-800
350.    AN 1897 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD, A RIFLE REGIMENT OFFICER'S SWORD, AND A BLACK WATCH OFFICER'S SWORD
of regulation type, the first with its field service scabbard (rusted throughout); the second with etched regulation blade, in its plated scabbard and the third with etched blade including battle honours, the owner's name 'C. Maclay' and retailers details 'Cater Pall Mall'
82.7 cm; 32 1/2 in blade
(3) £200-300
351.    THE 1887 PATTERN HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD OF H.W.CARSON, THE ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, BY WILKINSON, NO. 41475 FOR 1907
of regulation type, with etched blade including the initials 'A.H.S.W.' and decorated with scrolling foliage, replated hilt (repaired), wire-bound chequered grip, in its scabbard; together with a U.S. 1918 Remington bayonet, in its scabbard and four further bayonets
the first: 88.5 cm; 34 5/8 in
(5)
The first: the Wilkinson sword archives confirm this was acquired on 29th July 1907 by Carson.


£150-250
352.    A MODERN COPY OF A PRITCHARD GREENER REVOLVER BAYONET
brass hilt stamped Patent/17143/16, in its steel scabbard with leather suspension
21.0 cm; 8 3/8 in blade

£50-80
353.    A FRENCH AN XI LIGHT CAVALRY SABRE, DATED 1813
of regulation type, with curved fullered blade, the back-edge with Klingenthal Imperial Arsenal inscription and the date, stamped with inspector's marks of J. G. Bick and F. L. Lobstein at the forte, regulation brass triple-bar hilt with further marks, banded grip retained by a rivet with oval brass head, in its iron scabbard
89.0 cm; 35 in blade £400-600
354.    A RARE FRENCH GLAIVE FOR THE ECOLE DE MARS, CIRCA 1794
of regulation type, with broad double-edged blade, hilt comprising a pair of strong down-curved iron arms with brass bud-shaped finials, iron knuckle-guard, block-shaped brass guard cast with a Phrygian cap in low relief on each side, integral grip cast with an overlapping design of leaves and oval-section pommel, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard with large brass mounts decorated with neoclassical designs
48.4 cm;19 1/8 in blade

The Ecole de Mars was created on 13 prairial An II (1 June 1794) and disbanded in September of the same year. The schools was for teenaged men and organised along classical lines with three corps of 'milleries' each composed of ten 'centuries', in turn divide into ten 'decuries'. See Ariès 1967 and Petard. £500-700
355.    TWO FRENCH MODEL 1816 CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORDS, DATED 1831
of regulation type, the first with Klingenthal Royal arsenal inscription, brass hilt, in its iron scabbard; the second similar (arsenal inscription worn, in its scabbard
the first: 98.5 cm; 38 3/4 in blade
(2)
£350-450
356.    TWO ITALIAN MODEL 1860 HEAVY CAVALRY SWORDS
of regulation type, each with German blade stamped 'S&K' for Schnitzler & Kirschbaum at the forte on one face, regulation hilt with wire-bound leather grip (losses), in its scabbard (extensive rust throughout)
89.3 cm; 35 1/8 in blades
(2)

£80-100
357.    A FRENCH OFFICER'S SWORD, 19TH CENTURY
with curved blade etched and gilt with trophies and foliage on a blued panel over the lower half and signed at the forte (unclear), regulation brass hilt (repaired), in its brass-mounted leather scabbard
74.7 cm; 29 1/4 in blade

£300-500
358.    TWO HIGHLAND DIRKS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the first with tapering blade double-edged towards the point, formed with a scalloped back-edge and a short fuller on each face, natural staghorn grip fitted with a silver plaque on the side and top of the pommel each decorated with traditional scrollwork, in its silver-mounted scabbard decorated en suite, the second for a piper, with etched blade by Robert Mole, Birmingham, carved basket-weave grip with white metal ferrule and iron cap pommel, in its iron-mounted scabbard
the first: 27.5 cm; 10 3/4 in blade
(2) £400-500
359.    A SCOTTISH DIRK FOR THE 93RD (SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS) REGIMENT
with etched blade formed with a notched back-edge (rusted), carved grip decorated with a regimental bonnet, basket weave and enriched with white metal nails (pommel missing), in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with white metal mounts including locket (seized onto the hilt) decorated with a bouquet of thistles above '93'
30.5 cm; 12 in blade

£350-450
360.    FIVE BAYONETS, 19TH CENTURY
including a Chassepot bayonet, dated 1874, in its scabbard; a Gras bayonet, dated 1877; two Portugese bayonets each dated 1886, and in its scabbard; another, and four brass shells
the first: 57.4 cm; 22 5/8 in blade
(9) £120-180
361.    A U.S. MODEL 1850 INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD BY W. H. HORSTMANN & SONS, PHILADELPHIA
with etched regulation blade decorated with foliage, U.S. eagle charged with the shield, trophies, foliage and the maker's details (worn), regulation brass openwork hilt, leather-covered grip with a portion of its binding, in its brass-mounted iron scabbard
80.8 cm; 31 3/4 in blade £150-250
362.    A GERMAN HUNTING DAGGER, A 1907 BAYONET, AND TWO FURTHER KNIVES, 20TH CENTURY
the first with double-edged blade, and grip formed of a hoof, in its scabbard, the second by Wilkinson, in its scabbard; the third a copy of a FS fighting knife, and another dagger
the first: 15.2 cm; 6 in blade
(4) £80-100
363.    A COMPOSITE FRENCH INFANTRY SABRE, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, etched and gilt with trophies, foliage and a garland on a blued panel on each side of the forte (areas of fading), brass stirrup hilt with cap pommel, and the grip bound with plaited copper wire, in its brass-mounted leather-covered wooden scabbard
85.5 cm; 33 5/8 in blade
£250-300
364.    A CAVALRY SWORD FOR A BOY AND TWO CONTINENTAL REGULATION SWORDS, 19TH CENTURY
the first with curved blade double-edged towards the tip (one small chip), iron stirrup hilt, wire-bound leather-covered grip (incomplete), in its iron scabbard (pitted); the second probably German, with pipe-backed blade, brass triple-bar hilt and lionhead pommel; the third with slightly curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point, sheet iron guard, in its scabbard
the first: 37.5 cm; 14 3/4 in blade
(3) £150-200
365.    AN OFFICER'S UNIFORM OF THE QUEEN'S BODY GUARD OF THE YEOMAN OF THE GUARD
a scarlet double-breasted coatee with blue velvet collar and cuffs. Upright collar, the ends bearing a Union Spray on a ground of bayleaves, all in gold, silver and coloured embroidery. A similar design, with small buttons, on each cuff-slash. Buttons mounted with KC above a Union Spray: 8 each side in front, 3 on each slash and two at the waist behind. The skirts with white cloth lining and turnbacks. Massive skirt-slashes of gold bayleaf embroidery, the turnback ornaments also with embroidered KC above a Union Spray. Quilted white silk lining to coat, bearing label of Dege, 10 Savile Row, named to the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and dated 16.1.92. Gilt of buttons rubbed, epaulettes absent and fixings removed from shoulders £250-400
366.    A BRITISH DIPLOMATIC FULL DRESS AND OTHER UNIFORM
a blue single-breasted coatee with black velvet facings. Upright collar edged with gold "oakleaf" pattern lace and bearing oakleaf sprays in gold embroidery. Gauntlet cuffs, also edged with oakleaf lace, traced with a double row of gold Russia braid, and with embroidered oak sprays. Fine gilt buttons, mounted with KC Royal Arms: nine to front, two at the waist behind, three under each skirt-slash and two at the bottom of the skirts. Two sets of beckets for breast-stars. Black quilted lining, slightly defective. Companion trousers with 2 ½ inch gold lace stripes. A folding black silk bicorne with triple gold bullion loop secured by a button as on coatee, and bullion tassels at the ends. Black silk lining with label of Marshall & Co, 57 Jermyn St. Together with a double-breasted evening dress coatee by Pleydell & Sons, 6 Cork St, with black velvet collar. Twelve large and six small buttons as on the Full Dress. Maker's label named to RM Makins Esq and dated 20/3/31 £180-250
367.    AN OFFICER'S UNIFORM OF THE ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY
a Full Dress blue jacket by J Daniels & Co, Woolwich, edged all round with gold basket cord. 18 loops of the same cord each side in front, fastened by brass KC regimental ball buttons. Upright collar of scarlet cloth, edged with gold "Broken Bias" lace and bearing grenades in silver embroidery. Austrian knots to sleeves, in cord traced with Russia braid, and backseam ornaments of the same cord forming a crowsfoot at the top and Austrian knot at the bottom. Replacement shoulder-cords, also of basket cord, bearing QEC Colonel's badges of rank in silver embroidery. Fine quilted drab lining with maker's label named to WE Mann Esq RHA. Lace and cord slightly dull. Together with a set of gold cord cap-lines with acorn finials, and a pouch-belt. The pouch with blue cloth flap edged with gold lace and bearing the Gun in metal and QEC Royal Arms, oak and bayleaf sprays and motto scrolls in gold embroidery. The belt of regimental pattern gold lace, with ornate gilt buckle, slide and tip. Gilt elements rubbed, lace and embroidery dull
(4) £150-200
368.    A DEPUTY LIEUTENANT'S FULL DRESS WAIST BELT
scarlet leather, faced with 1 ¾ in silver "Oakleaf" pattern lace. Oblong waist plate of frosted white metal, with burnished edges, mounted with a Rose within an oakleaf wreath. Complete with its matching silver-laced sword-slings with ornate white metal billet-buckles. Together with an infantry officer's crimson silk waist sash, with pleated bow and fringe tassels with flat woven heads
(2) £150-200
369.    A JACKET, TROUSERS AND SASH OF MILITARY STYLE
A cream silk uniform, possibly made for an Indian potentate. The jacket of Victorian hussar style, edged with gold Russia braid. Upright collar edged all round with narrow French braid. Eleven loops of gold basket cord each side in front, with three rows of worked gold buttons. Plain cuffs with pointed edging of wide gold French braid, with cord forming a knot at the point. Backseam ornaments of narrow French braid, traced with groups of Russia braid eyes. Plaited gold cords to shoulders. An aiguillette of plaited basket cord with plain gilt metal tags. A matching pair of pantaloons, with thigh ornaments of French braid traced with Russia; and a cream silk sash some 6 ft long, the ends each ornamented with four pointed loops of 1-inch gold French braid and a row of fine gold fringe. Silk frayed and braid partially detached £150-200
370.    A POST 1902 HELMET PLATE FOR THE EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT, FOUR SILVER KING'S DRAGOON GUARD SHOULDER BADGES, BIRMINGHAM 1947, AND TEN FURTHER HARNESS BADGES, 20TH CENTURY
the first of brass with silvered regimental scroll at the bottom; the second with traces of enamel; the remainder including two King's Dragon guard harness mounts, and another two for the VII (Princess Royals) Dragoon Guards
the first: 10.0 cm; 4 in wide
(15) £120-180
371.    ˜THE SILVER AND IVORY-MOUNTED TIPSTAFF FOR THE TOWN OF HASTINGS, LONDON, 1906, PRESENTED BY THE TOWN TO HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES IN 1927 AT THE OPENING OF THE WHITE ROCK PAVILLION
with turned ivory body, silver finial cast and chased with the town arms of Hastings surmounted by an openwork crown, and the base fitted with an engraved slender paddle finial, decorated with an anchor on the reverse
25.5 cm; 10 in

This tipstaff is described in the Hastings and St. Leonards Observer of April 2, 1927. It was presented to the Prince of Wales at the opening of the White Rock Pavillion by one Mr James Chatfield, then the oldest fisherman of that town. It has been modelled on the badge of office of the Hasting's Water Bailiff, that ceased to exist as an office from the early 18th century. The original tipstaff is preserved in the Hastings Borough Museum and was discovered by Mr Charles Dawson of Lewes who gained renown for his discovery of the Piltdown skull. A copy of the newspaper article is included with this lot.
£1500-2000
372.    ˜A VICTORIAN IVORY-MOUNTED TIPSTAFF, 19TH CENTURY
with brass crown finial lined with plum velvet, and turned ivory grip (cracked)
31 cm; 12 1/4 in overall

For a related example see Mitton 1985, p. 67. £800-1000
373.    A BRISTOL TIPSTAFF FOR ST PHILIP'S WARD, NO. 8, DATED 1831 AND ANOTHER, FOR ST STEPHEN'S WARD, NO. 7, DATED 1831
each with characteristic inscribed, numbered and dated brass head with near spherical finial, and turned wooden grip (light wear)
41.2 cm; 16 1/4 in and 42.0 cm; 16 1/2 in
(2)

£400-600
374.    THREE BRASS-MOUNTED TIPSTAVES, 19TH CENTURY
the first with brass body engraved 'C4 13W', openwork crown finial and turned wooden grip; the second similar, engraved 'C8 20W'; and the third probably Liverpool, with brass body and the finial formed as an eagle displayed with a branch of laver in its beak, and turned wooden banded grip
the first: 18.7 cm; 7 3/8 in
(3) £250-350
375.    ˜A SILVER AND IVORY-MOUNTED WILLIAM IV TIPSTAFF, WK, LONDON, 1832
with turned ivory body (age cracks) and silver finial cast and chased with an openwork crown lined with purple velvet
17.5 cm; 6 7/8 in
£350-450
376.    A VICTORIAN SILVER-MOUNTED TIPSTAFF FOR THE CITY OF EDINBURGH, W. O. LEWIS, BIRMINGHAM 1921
with ebony body, silver terminals decorated with the Royal Arms enclosed by the Order of the Garter at one end and the inscription 'Instituted 1698', the other with the city arms of Edinburgh enclosed by the motto 'Nisi Dominus Frustra' and the inscription 'E.H.C. No. 230'
11.5 cm; 4 1/2 in overall

See Mitton 1985, p. 87. £400-600
377.    ˜A SILVER AND IVORY-MOUNTED CITY OF LONDON TIPSTAFF, WILLIAM BURWASH AND RICHARD SIBLEY, LONDON 1809
with ivory body, silver finial engraved with the arms of the City of London and cast and chased with an openwork crown, and moulded basal cap (rubbed)
11.5 cm; 4 1/2 in
£300-500
378.    A BRASS-MOUNTED TIPSTAFF, MID-19TH CENTURY
with brass body fitted with cast crown finial and carved ash grip
27.5 cm; 10 7/8 in
£120-150
379.    A VICTORIAN PAINTED TIPSTAFF FOR THE CITY POLICE AND ANOTHER PAINTED TIPSTAFF
each of turned hardwood and painted in polychrome, the first with 'City Police' in gilt letters and the second with a crown and the Royal Cypher 'VR'
the first: 27.0 cm; 10 5/8 in
(2)
£250-350
380.    TWO TIPSTAVES, 19TH CENTURY
the first by Parker Field & Sons, Holborn, with threaded crown finial, turned ebonised grip and brass base; the second with gold-painted crown finial, and turned wooden grip painted with the Royal Cypher 'VR'
the first: 18.0 cm; 7 1/8 in
(2)
£350-450
381.    A BRASS-MOUNTED TIPSTAFF FOR THE PARISH OF CAMBERWELL, CIRCA 1820
with brass body fitted with cast crown finial, engraved on the haft, and turned wooden grip
29.0 cm; 11 1/2 in
£200-250
382.    **A SOUTH GERMAN 'MAXIMILIAN' VISOR, CIRCA 1510-15
decorated beneath a stepped pair of vision-slits with three plain transverse ribs each enclosed by a pair of incised lines, pierced with six slender horizontal ventilation-slots and superimposed by eight circular ventilation-holes, and the rear ends of its pivot-arms (the left one cracked at its lower edge) with later riveted extensions pierced with a second pair of pivot-holes to adapt it to another helmet (lightly patinated overall)
13.0 cm;5⅛? in height
20.7cm; 8¼ in width
19.0 cm; 7½ in depth

Provenance
American Art Association, 23-24 November 1923, part of lot 251, purchased by
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. 23.270.1, deaccesioned to
Denver Art Museum, 1953

The visor is of an early form, transitional between the 'sparrow's beak' and 'bellows' types. £700-1000
383.    **A DUTCH HALF-SHAFFRON, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
formed of a main plate fitted at its upper corners with gutter-shaped ear-defences, at it sides with small lateral extensions pierced in each case with a pair of lace-holes, at its brow with an elaborate escutcheon attached by a screw with a slender pyramidal head beneath a large fretted plume-holder, and cut away at its lower corners with shallow eye-openings, its main edges formed with plain inward turns accompanied by pairs of incised lines and traces of gilding, and its upper edge fitted with a modern poll-plate and crinet of three lames (the whole patinated overall)
33.0 cm;13 in shaffron
56.5 cm; 22¼ in poll-plate and crinet

The shaffron was originally a full one cut down to a half one in working life. £1500-2000
384.    **THE FOREPART AND SIDES OF A MAIL SHIRT, PROBABLY OTTOMAN TURKISH OR MOGHUL INDIAN, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
formed of riveted rings of flat-section wire, with a central division at its neck upper and lower edge (lightly patinated overall) £80-120
385.    **A COMPOSITE SOUTH GERMAN FIELD ARMOUR, PARTLY NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1550-60
comprising burgonet with one-piece skull boxed in six vertical panels and rising to an acute central point, fitted at its brow with a broad rounded peak attached by pivots (replaced) having radially-fluted domed heads, at its flanged rear edge with an obtusely-pointed neck-guard (associated) formed of one lame embossed to simulate two, and at each side with a hinged cheek-piece fastened to its mate at the chin by a pierced stud and swivel-hook (the latter replaced), decorated at its centre with a six-sided pyramidal boss enclosed within a circle of ventilation-holes, and flanged outwards at its lower edge (patched in the case of the right one) to receive a neck-guard matching that at the rear; collar of four lames front and rear opening at the right of the neck, the lowest rear lame fitted at each side with a hinged stud for the attachment of a pauldron, and the lower edge of the front edge struck with two dots between an 'X' and an inverted 'V'; breastplate with a medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, struck just below the centre of its shallow neck-opening, between an 'X' and a 'V', with a maker's mark consisting of an escutcheon containing the initials 'CL' over a plane leaf, and fitted at each arm-opening with a moveable gusset, at the right of the chest with a folding lance-rest attached by two screws inserted internally, and its lower edge with an upward-overlapping waist-lame flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive an associated fauld of three lames suspended on a later pair of hasps, and cut at the centre of the lowest of them (associated) with a shallow arch separating a pair of tassets each of four lames; matching backplate struck at the centre of its broad nearly straight neck-opening with the same marks as recorded on the breastplate, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a culet of two lames; spaudlers each of eight lames (the first two associated and reworked) that extend down to the elbow where they connect by means of internal leather to a large couter, shaped to the point of the elbow and open at its rear, and a tubular lower cannon (associated) with a medially-ridged outer plate; besagues of circular form (restored) each rising at its centre to a six-sided pyramidal boss issuing from a low-relief trefoil; fingered gauntlets, medially-ridged and boxed at each side, each formed of a moderately long flared and pointed cuff struck with the quality-control mark of the city of Nuremberg and fitted with a separate hinged inner plate, six metacarpal-plates, a knuckle-plate decorated with a roped transverse rib, a shaped finger-plated and scaled finger and thumb-defences, the latter attached to the inner end of the last metacarpal-plate by a lateral hinge; cuisses, each formed of a long gutter-shaped main plate, medially ridged and boxed at each side, and fitted at its convex upper end with an extension-plate, and at its lower end with a winged poleyn of four lames; and greaves each of full-length tubular form (composite and patched at some points), made of two plates opening at their outside, the rear one cut at the heel with a large slot to accommodate a spur, and the front one cut at its lower edge with an arch to accommodate a round-toed sabaton of ten lames (restored using old metal); the main edges of the armour formed with roped inward turns largely accompanied by recessed borders blackened with modern black paint, and the left of the breastplate and the front of the collar etched in modern times with a coat of arms surmounted by a crested pair of barred helms; the whole accompanied by an assortment of mail gussets; a pair of modern spurs with rowels of six point; a modern crest of wood and simulated leather in the form of griffin painted red, black and gold

Provenance
American Art Association, 23-24 November 1923, part of lot 251, purchased by
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. 23.270.1, deaccesioned to
Denver Art Museum, 1953 £10000-13000
386.    A GERMAN ZISCHÄGGE, MID-17TH CENTURY
with one-piece hemispherical skull embossed with eight radiating ribs and fitted at its apex with a looped finial and brass octofoil washer, at its brow with a flat obtusely-pointed peak (its front pierced with two later suspension-holes), at its nape with a flaring obtusely-pointed neck-guard of four lames, and at each side with a scutiform cheek-piece attached by a later tinned iron hinge and pierced at its centre with five small auditory holes in dice-formation, the rear of the peak pierced with a rectangular hole to accommodate a missing sliding nasal-bar retained by a brass staple and accompanying wing-headed screw of iron, the surface of the helmet blackened (the colour worn through in places) and its interior fitted with a quilted buff-leather lining (complete but slightly detached at points)
25.0 cm; 9¼ in
£900-1400
387.    A GERMAN ZISCHÄGGE OF SHOT-PROOF WEIGHT, MID-17TH CENTURY
with one-piece hemispherical skull fitted at its apex with a rivet (probably replacing a finial), at its brow with a broad obtusely-pointed peak pierced at its centre with a transverse slot to accommodate a missing sliding nasal-bar and, immediately behind it, rivet-holes for the attachment of the staple and locking-screw that would have retained it, at the rear with a large flaring neck-guard of five lame, the last (lacking its right edge) decorated at its obtusely-pointed centre with nine round-headed rivets in rosette-formation, and at each side with rounded pendent cheek-pieces (the right detached, the left partly detached), each pierced with five auditory-holes in dice-formation, the main edges of the helmet formed with plain partial inward turns and its surfaces, originally having a black-from-the-hammer finish, now cleaned to a mottled bright finish
24.0 cm; 9½ in (with cheek-pieces) £700-900
388.    A FINE GERMAN SAPPER'S BURGONET OF SHOT-PROOF WEIGHT, LATE 16TH CENTURY
with rounded one-piece skull rising to a notably high, file-roped medial comb, projecting forward to a flat obtusely-pointed integral peak and backwards and downwards at its rear to a short obtusely-pointed neck-guard, and fitted at each side with a later hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at its lower end to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with five small auditory holes in dice-formation, the rear of the peak pierced with a circular hole to accommodate a later curved nasal-bar of circular section terminating at its upper end in a pointed hexagonal finial with a moulded base, and retained by a sturdy hasp and wing-headed screw, the edges of the peak and neck-guard formed with finely file-roped inward turns and the surfaces of all parts of the helmet retaining a black finish (refreshed with paint)
30.5 cm; 12 in

The nasal-bar and cheek-pieces appear to represent working-life modifications.
£900-1400
389.    A SOUTH GERMAN BURGONET, PROBABLY AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1600
with rounded one-piece skull (showing some losses at its left edge) rising to a high medial comb, projecting forward at its brow to an obtusely-pointed integral peak struck at the front with two indistinct marks, and backwards to a matching one-piece neck-guard, and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece (the left associated and partly reworked) flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard, and pierced at its centre with five small auditory holes in dice-formation, the main edges of the helmet formed with plain inward turns, and its surface blackened overall
28.0 cm; 11 in
£650-900
390.    A SOUTH GERMAN BURGONET WITH EMBOSSED DECORATION IN THE 'BLACK AND WHITE' FASHION, NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1570
with rounded one-piece skull rising to a high file-roped medial comb, struck at its left side with the quality-control mark of the city of Nuremberg, fitted at its brow with a broad obtusely-pointed pivoted peak (the pivots replaced), at its flanged rear edge with a short obtusely-pointed one-piece neck-guard, and at each side with a hinged cheek-piece (the right associated, lacking its lower border and attached only by wires) flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with seven small auditory holes in rosette-formation, those of the right contained within a circular boss, the main edges of the helmet formed with file-roped inward turns and its surfaces decorated with narrow recessed bands and slightly broader recessed borders originally burnished bright against a blackened ground (now cleaned to a mottled patina overall)
28.0 cm; 11 in £600-800
391.    GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with rounded two-piece crown (showing evidence of bruising, delamination and patching at the centre of each side) joined along the crest of high medial comb, and 'swept' integral brim rising to an acute point front and rear, the edge of the brim formed with a plain inward turn, the base of the crown encircled by twelve lining-rivets, of which ten retain brass rosette-washers, and fitted at the nape with a further pair of rivets for the attachment of a missing plume-holder, and each side decorated in low relief with a large fleur-de-lis burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint, partly over pitting)
27.0 cm; 10⅝ in £400-550
392.    NORTH GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with rounded two-piece crown joined along the crest of high medial comb, and 'swept' integral brim rising to an acute point front and rear, the edge of the brim formed with a plain inward turn (patched towards the front of the left side), the base of the crown encircled by twelve lining-rivets with brass rosette-washers and fitted at the nape with a later plume-holder, and each side decorated in low relief with a hexafoil enclosed by a circle bordered by stylised acanthus foliage burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint)
29.5 cm; 11⅝ in £550-750
393.    GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with rounded two-piece crown joined along the crest of high medial comb (showing a small crack just to the rear of its apex), and 'swept' integral brim rising to an acute point front and rear, the edge of the brim formed with a plain inward turn (the right bruised and the left with a short split), the base of the crown encircled by twelve lining-rivets with brass rosette-washers (two of the washers missing and three incomplete) and fitted at the nape with the remains of a later plume-holder, and each side decorated in low relief with a large fleur-de-lys burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground
25.5 cm; 10 in
£550-750
394.    GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with rounded two-piece crown joined along the crest of high file-roped medial comb, and 'swept' integral brim rising to an acute point front and rear, the edge of the brim formed with a notched inward turn, the base of the crown encircled by eight lining-rivets with brass rosette-washers and each side (one pierced with a small hole) decorated in low relief with a large fleur-de-lis burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint)
26.0 cm; 10¼ in £500-700
395.    GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with rounded two-piece crown joined along the crest of high file-roped medial comb, and 'swept' integral brim (pierced at each side and at the front with a later wiring-holes) rising to a short acute point front and rear, the edge of the brim formed with a notched inward turn, the base of the crown encircled by eight (originally ten lining-rivets) with brass rosette-washers, and each side of it decorated in low relief with a medial band burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint)
25.0 cm; 9⅞ in £400-550
396.    GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with rounded two-piece crown joined along the crest of high medial comb, and 'swept' integral brim rising to an acute point front and rear, the edge of the brim formed with a plain inward turn, the base of the crown encircled by ten lining-rivets with brass rosette-washers and fitted at the nape with a later plume-holder, and each side decorated in low relief with a large fleur-de-lis burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint)
26.5 cm; 10½ in £600-800
397.    A CLOSE HELMET IN THE EARLY 17TH CENTURY WESTERN EUROPEAN STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with rounded two-piece skull joined medially by a line of rivets hidden, except at the nape where a tapering plume-tube conceals them, beneath a roped strip of semi-circular section, peak, visor, upper bevor and lower bevor attached to the skull at each side by common pivots, the barred visor variously pierced with small circular ventilation-holes, and the markedly concave upper bevor pierced with four radiating lozenge-shaped holes separated by lines of smaller circular holes, the lower edges of the skull and bevor each flanged outwards to receive a single gorget-plate, the bevor connected to the skull at the right by a simple self-sprung stud and hole, the lower bevor connected to the upper bevor at the left by a swivel-hook and stud, and the main edges of the helmet formed with file-roped inward turns (lightly patinated overall)
28.5 cm; 11¼ in £250-300
398.    A GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570-80
with a medially ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, having a broad slightly concave upper edge, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of two (originally three) lames, the main edges of the breastplate formed with file-roped inward turns and its surfaces decorated with raised bands and borders burnished bright against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint)
32.7 cm; 17¼ in £1100-1400
399.    A GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570
with a medially ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, having a broad straight upper edge, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of two lames, the lowest of which is cut over the crotch with a shallow arch and pierced to either side of it with two pairs of rivet- holes for the former attachment of tasset suspension-straps (the inner of the outermost pair of holes in each case doubling as an articulation-point), the main edges of the breastplate formed with file-roped inward turns and its surfaces decorated with variously raised and recessed bands and borders burnished bright against a blackened ground)
46.5 cm; 18¼ in £1100-1700
400.    A SOUTH GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570-80
with a medially ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, having a broad slightly concave upper edge, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussetts, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of three lames (all associated), the lowest of which is cut over the crotch with a shallow arch and pierced to either side of it with a pair of rivet-holes for the former attachment of tasset suspension-straps (the outermost hole in each case doubling as an articulation-point and accompanied to its outside of it by a later rivet), the main edges of the breastplate and its fauld formed with file-roped inward turns and its surfaces decorated with raised bands and borders burnished bright against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint)
43.0 cm; 17 in £1000-1300
401.    A GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570-80
with a medially ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, having a broad slightly concave upper edge, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussetts, and flanged outwards at its lower edge (cracked) to receive a fauld of two (originally three) lames, the main edges of the breastplate formed with file-roped inward turns and its surfaces decorated with raised bands and borders burnished bright against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint)
41.0 cm; 16¼ in £1100-1400
402.    A GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570-80
with a medially ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, having a broad slightly concave upper edge, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussetts, and flanged outwards at its lower edge (patched at its left end) to receive a fauld of two (originally three) lames, the main edges of the breastplate formed with file-roped inward turns and its surfaces decorated with raised bands and borders burnished bright against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint)
41.0 cm; 16¼ in £1100-1400
403.    A SOUTH GERMAN BREASTPLATE WITH EMBOSSED DECORATION IN THE 'BLACK AND WHITE' FASHION, CIRCA 1540-50
with a medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, formed at its upper edge with a broad concave neck-opening struck at its centre with the quality-control-mark of the city of Nuremberg, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets (the right with a small loss at its outer end), and overlapped at its lower edge (patched at the centre) by a waist-lame flanged outwards at it lower end to receive a fauld of three lames (associated), the lowest of which is cut over the crotch with a shallow arch and fitted to either side of it with rivets for the attachment of tassets, the neck and arm-opening each formed with boldly roped inward turns, and the surfaces of the whole decorated with recessed bands and borders, the bands of the main plate medially ridged, all burnished bright against a formerly blackened ground (now cleaned to a mottled bright finish; the whole lightly pitted and the right of the breast with two later holes for a lance-rest closed by hammering)
44.0 cm; 17¼ in £600-800
404.    A GERMAN COLLAR, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
formed of three lames front and rear (the first two restored), the third of them in each case deeper than the rest and descending at the front to a point, the two sections joined at the right by an internal hinge at their upper end and a pivoting-rivet at their lower end, and fastened to one another at the left by a plain stud and hole at its upper end and a mushroom-headed stud and keyhole-slot at its lower end, the lowest rear plate fitted over each shoulder with a brass hinge bearing an iron peg for the attachment of a pauldron (the peg of the left missing), and the main edges of both plates formed with full or partial plain turns (lightly oxidised and tarnished overall)
17.5 cm; 6⅞? in £250-400
405.    TWO SPURS, PROBABLY 17TH CENTURY; A PAIR OF DRESS SPURS, AND A FURTHER SPUR, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first with seven-point star-shaped rowel, moulded neck and heel-band, the latter adapted for display; the second with pierced star-shaped rowel, curved moulded neck, and curved arched heel-band, fitted with tabs; the third chromed, with black leather straps; and the fifth similar
the first: 12.5 cm; 5 in
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£100-180
406.    A COMPOSITE HARQUEBUSIER'S ARMOUR, PROBABLY DUTCH, MID-17TH CENTURY
comprising pot with hemispherical skull formed in two pieces joined along the crest of a low medial comb, projecting forward to a flat obtusely-pointed integral peak bearing the crowned 'IR' government ownership mark of the reign of James II (1685-8) and pierced at its rear with a rectangular hole to accommodate a sliding nasal-bar (restored) with a leaf-shaped upper terminal, retained by a staple and locking-screw (restored), and fitted at its rear and sides respectively with a narrow obtusely-pointed one-piece neck-guard embossed to simulate five lames, and pendent scutiform cheek-pieces each pierced at their centres with five auditory-holes in dice-formation; one-piece breastplate of vestigial 'peascod' form with raised neck-opening and outward-flanged lower edge, struck at the right of the belly with the proof-mark of a bullet and fitted at each side of the chest with a pierced stud and swivel-hook to secure the shoulder-straps issuing from the backplate; one-piece backplate with raised neck-opening bearing an indistinct mark, probably the crowned 'IR' government ownership mark of the reign of James II, and outward-flanged lower edge, fitted to either side of the neck-opening and to either side of the waist respectively with forward-projecting shoulder-scales and a waist-belt (restored); the main edges of all elements formed with plain inward-turned edges accompanied either by recessed borders or, in the case of the breastplate, by pairs of incised lines (the skull patched at the left of the brow, the breastplate bruised at the centre of its lower edge, the neck-opening cracked and pierced with four small holes at the centre of its upper edge, and all elements more or less heavily pitted); the cuirass worn over a buff coat (restored) with long sleeves and long skirt, fastened down the front by laces, and the whole mounted on a sturdy wooden stand £2000-2500
407.    A CAP-A-PIE FIELD ARMOUR IN THE LATE 15TH CENTURY GERMAN 'GOTHIC' STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
comprising sallet with rounded one-piece crown rising to a broad hollowed medial keel, formed at its front with a single broad stepped vision-slit and extending backwards over the nape as a broad squared 'tail'; bevor formed of a main plate shaped to the chin and fitted at its flanged lower edge with a deep gorget-plate narrowing to its lower end; collar formed of three lames front and rear; medially-ridged breastplate formed of a main plate overlapped at its lower edge by a plackart with a chevron-shaped upper edge rising to a lobate finial, and a flanged lower edge bearing a fauld of three lames, the lowest of which is cut at its centre with a shallow arch fitted internally with a skirt of mail separating a pair of short integral tassets each of two lames; backplate formed in one piece with a flanged lower edge (its centre patched); spaudlers each of three lames, the first of the right stamped at its apex with the initials 'FD', and both fitted at their lower edges with gutter-shaped upper cannons connected by means of internal leathers through one-piece winged couters open at their rears, to tubular lower cannons opening at the front; circular besagues each connected by a strap and buckle to the front edge of its spaudler; gauntlets each formed of a long pointed cuff open at its inside, an outer wrist-plate shaped to the end of the ulna, a single long metacarpal-plate, shaped knuckle and finger-plates, and scaled thumb and finger-defences; cuisses of long gutter-shaped form each embossed with a simulated side-plate and three simulated upper extension-lames, and fitted at its lower edge with a winged poleyn of six lames overlapping outwards from the third, formed with a medial keel; tubular full-length greaves opening at their outsides; and sabatons each of eight lames with pointed toe-caps and separate hinged heel-plates; all parts of the armour except for the sallet, collar, greaves and sabatons decorated with sprays of 'Gothic' flutes, and their main edges formed at numerous points with plain inward turns (the whole showing a light to medium patina overall and some small patches of active rust); mounted on a wooden stand with a square base £4000-6000
408.    A CAP-A-PIE FIELD ARMOUR IN THE LATE 15TH CENTURY GERMAN 'GOTHIC' STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
comprising sallet with medially-ridged one-piece crown fitted at its front with a pivoted demi-visor and at its rear with a backwards-projecting pointed 'tail' of four lames beneath a tapering tubular plume-holder; bevor formed of a main plate shaped to the chin and fitted at its flanged lower edge with a deep gorget-plate narrowing to its lower end; medially-ridged one-piece breastplate embossed to simulate a separate main plate and plackart, and flanged outward at its lower edge to receive a fauld of three lames, the lowest of which is cut at its centre with a shallow arch fitted internally with a skirt of mail separating a pair of pendent one-piece scutiform tassets; backplate formed in one piece embossed to simulate a separate main plate and pair of lower plates, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a culet of three lames; spaudlers each of three lames connected by a turner to a vambrace formed of a tubular upper and lower cannon linked to one another by means of internal leathers through a large winged couter open at its rear; circular besagues each suspended by a strap from the arm-opening of the breastplate; gauntlets each formed of a flared and pointed tubular cuff closed at its inside by an overlapped join, a wrist-plate, five metacarpal-plates, a shaped knuckle-plate, and scaled thumb and finger-defences (the first scale of the right thumb-defence detached); cuisses of gutter-shaped form each narrowing to their upper ends and fitted at their lower ends with medially-ridged winged poleyns of five lames overlapping outwards from the third; tubular ankle-length greaves opening at their outsides and connected by two lames front and rear to sabatons each of thirteen lames with pointed toe-caps and separate hinged heel-plates each of six lames; all parts of the armour except for the sallet, cannons and sabatons decorated with sprays of 'Gothic' flutes, their subsidiary edges extensively cusped, and their surfaces with a heat-blued finish (in part worn and oxidised) £4000-6000
409.    A GERMAN BLACK-AND-WHITE COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with two-piece crown joined by a tall file-roped comb, integral down-turned brim rising to a point front and rear and formed with a notched inward-turned edge, the crown decorated at each side with a large embossed fleur-de-lys on a blackened ground refreshed with paint, and the base encircled by nine iron rivets with brass rosette washers (one missing)
26.0 cm; 10 1/4 in high £700-900
410.    A GERMAN BLACK-AND-WHITE COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with two-piece crown joined along the crest of a tall file-roped comb, integral down-turned brim rising to a point front and rear and formed with a notched inward turned edge, the skull decorated at each side with a broad raised crescentic band on a blackened ground, and the base encircled by ten iron rivets with brass rosette washers (two washers missing)
26.0 cm; 10 1/4 in high £700-900
411.    A GERMAN BLACK-AND-WHITE COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with two-piece crown joined along the crest of a tall file-roped comb bordered at each side by a narrow groove, integral down-turned brim rising to a point front and rear and formed at its edge with a notched inward turn, the skull decorated on each side with a large embossed fleur-de-lys on a blackened ground, and the base encircled by nine iron rivets with brass rosette-washers (one missing)
24.0 cm; 9 1/2 in high £700-900
412.    AN ITALIAN MORION IN THE SPANISH FASHION, LATE 16TH CENTURY
formed in one piece with almond-shaped crown rising to a short backward-directed "stalk" at its apex, narrow, slightly downturned brim, the base of the crown encircled by lining-rivets with brass rosette washers (replaced), the brim decorated at its edge with a plain inward turn, and stuck at its rear with a crowned escutcheon charged with three indistinct devices, (lightly patinated and small patches of rust)
20.0 cm; 8 in high £500-700
413.    A GERMAN COMB-MORION, NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1580, WITH LATER ETCHED DECORATION
formed in one piece with a hemispherical crown rising to a high roped medial comb, and an integral brim turned down at each side, rising to an obtuse point at the front and rear (the front one slightly bruised), decorated around its edge with a file-roped inward turn, the front struck with the quality-control mark of the city of Nuremberg (the rear and sides each pierced with later wiring-holes), the base of the crown encircled by twelve round-headed lining-rivets with rosette-washers of iron (one washer missing), etched on each side of the crown with a circular cartouche enclosing, on the right, a representation of the Sacrifice of Isaac, and on the left, a mounted huntsman carrying a spear, in each case overlaying a pattern of alternating vertical bands respectively comprised of arabesque interlace and scrolling foliage inhabited by birds of prey, the latter design repeated on the comb and the brim and involving in the case of the former, oval cartouches enclosing, on the right, a soldier holding a banner, and on the left, a drummer, each in contemporary dress, the etching executed throughout on a blackened and stippled ground (light wear and patination overall
29.1 cm; 11 1/2 in high £1200-1800
414.    AN ITALIAN MORION IN THE 'SPANISH' FASHION, LATE 16TH CENTURY
with tall one-piece almond-shaped crown rising to a very short 'stalk' at its apex (holed), slightly down-turned narrow brim formed with a plain inward-turned border and plain turned edges, and the base of the crown encircled by fourteen iron rivets (heavily patinated overall)
21.0 cm; 8 1/4 in high £300-400
415.    AN ITALIAN COMB-MORION, CIRCA 1580
formed in one piece with a rounded crown rising to a high roped medial comb decorated to either side of its apex and base with incised lines, and an integral brim turned down at each side and rising to an acute point at the front and the rear (the front point bruised), its edge decorated with a file-roped inward turn bordered by a narrow groove, the base of the crown pieced at the nape with a pair of holes for the attachment of a plume-holder (missing) and encircled by six (originally fourteen) lining-rivets with brass rosette-washers, retaining its original blued finish overall

The morion is one of a series offered for sale between the World Wars by W. H. Fenton & Sons of 11 New Oxford Street, London. An undated circular of Fenton (photographic copy held in Royal Armouries Library, Leeds) illustrates a morion almost identical to that offered here. Fenton was selling the morions by at least 1933. According to a later verbal report of his armourer, Theodore Egli, they had been obtained in Ireland. Examples are now to be seen in the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, (Inv. No. IV. 449), the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Acc. Nos Hen. M. 32, 33 & 34-1933, and the Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery. The group also included "Spanish" morions. See See Dufty & Reid 1968, pl. CII.c, Eaves, op. cit., pp. 161-2) and Eaves 2002, pp. 153-5. £1200-1500
416.    A GERMAN COMB MORION, NUREMBERG, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with rounded one-piece crown rising to a tall file-roped comb, integral brim turned down at each side and stamped with Nuremburg town mark, rising to a point front and back, its edge formed with a file-roped inward turn accompanied by a recessed border, the base of the skull encircled by twelve iron rivets with rosette-washers (one washer missing), and retaining traces of black from the hammer finish
31.0 cm; 12 1/4 in high £700-1100
417.    A GERMAN COMB MORION, NUREMBERG, LATE 16TH CENTURY
with rounded one-piece crown rising to a tall file-roped comb, integral brim down-turned at each side, stamped with Nuremburg town mark, rising to a low point front and rear (one small chip), the base of the skull encircled by eighteen iron rivets, and with roped inward turns (patinated)
28.0 cm; 11 in high £800-1200
418.    A GERMAN COMB MORION, NUREMBERG, LATE 16TH CENTURY
with rounded one-piece crown rising to a tall file-roped comb, integral brim turned down at each side, stamped with Nuremburg town mark and a further mark (both indistinct), rising to a point front and rear, its edge formed with a file-roped inward turn accompanied by a recessed border, the base of the skull encircled by eighteen iron rivets with brass rosette washers (small losses)
29.5 cm; 11 5/8 in high £700-900
419.    A GERMAN COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with heavy rounded two-piece crown joined along the crest of a tall comb with a plain turn, integral brim down-turned at each side, rising to a low point front and rear, the base of the skull encircled by fifteen iron rivets (one missing), plain inward turns, and retaining an early lining band beneath black paint (small dents, patinated)
27.5 cm; 10 3/4 in high £700-900
420.    A SOUTH GERMAN BURGONET, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1600
formed of a rounded one-piece skull rising to a high medial comb, projecting forward to an obtusely-pointed peak struck at its point with the quality-control mark of the city of Augsburg and an indistinct maker's mark incorporating the letter 'M', flanged outwards at the nape to receive an obtusely-pointed one-piece neck-guard and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece pierced at its centre with five circular ventilation-holes and flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard, the main edges of the helmet turned inwards, its surface retaining much of a black-from-the-hammer finish (the skull showing surface delamination of its metal, the right centre of the peak cracked, the hinge for the left cheek-piece replaced) £1000-1500
421.    A GERMAN ZISCHÄGGE, MID 17TH CENTURY
with hemispherical one-piece skull embossed with four radiating ribs, fitted at its apex with a pierced finial and circular washer, and at its brow with a flat ogival peak, pierced at the rear with a rectangular hole to accommodate a sliding nasal-bar, secured at the brow by a rectangular staple and locking-screw, and struck at its point with an indistinct mark (the right end cracked, the centre pierced with a pair of later suspension-holes), at its nape with a broad ogival neck-guard of three upward-overlapping lames and its sides with pendant cheek-pieces (the left detached) of sub-triangular form each with a semi-circular notch at the top of its front edge, the main edges of the helmet decorated throughout with plain inward turns (the surface showing light patches of pitting and minor denting)
21.6 cm; 8 in high £900-1200
422.    A ZISCHÄGGE, PROBABLY GERMAN, MID-17TH CENTURY
formed of a one-piece hemispherical skull embossed with six radiating ribs, fitted at its apex with a pierced finial on a circular washer, at its brow with a flat peak stamped with the letter 'L', sliding nasal bar retained by a wing-headed screw, flaring neck-guard of four lames, formed at its edges with plain inward turns, and blackened throughout (cheek-pieces missing)
24.0 cm; 9 1/2 in high £400-600
423.    A RARE INFANTRY BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1500, PROBABLY SPANISH
formed in one piece with a strong medial ridge and bold angular outward turns at the neck and arm-openings, its shoulders in each case fitted with a short strap terminating in a double-ended iron buckle, its lower edge flanged outwards to receive a fauld of two upward-overlapping lames, the lowest fitted at each side, beneath brass rosette washers, with short straps for the suspension of pendant tassets (lightly patinated overall with a few patches of pitting, the main plate pierced at each side with three later holes, the fauld-lames associated and partly reworked, the lowest with some plugged holes; all rivets, straps, rosettes and buckles replaced)
45.6 cm; 18 in high

Breastplates of this distinctive form were popular in Spain in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Some bear marks including the well-known "crow's-foot mark" attributed to the Aragonese town of Calatayud. One such example bearing this mark is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (See Eaves, 2002, p140). A large number of breastplates of this type were formerly in the armoury of the Dukes of Ossuna. Some of which are to be found in the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Musée de l'Armée, Paris. A further series from the Armoury of the Dukes of Medinaceli is now preserved in the Army Museum, Madrid. Several examples of the type from the armoury of the knights of St John of Rhodes are to be found in the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. £2000-3000
424.    A COMPOSITE SOUTH GERMAN CUIRASS FOR LIGHT FIELD USE, NUREMBERG, LATE 16TH CENTURY
comprising breastplate formed of a medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, boxed at each side, decorated at the edges of the gussets of its arm-openings and at its neck-opening with file-roped inward turns, fitted on the right shoulder with an iron buckle, and flanged outwards at its V-shaped lower edges to receive a fauld of a single lame (probably originally three) medially-ridged and boxed en suite with the breast, and associated backplate formed of a boxed main plate shaped to the scapulae, fitted with separate side-plates and waist-flange, with file-roped borders at the neck and arm-openings, and the breastplate and backplate each struck at the top with Nuremberg city control-mark (areas of pitting, the edges with minor chips)
37.5 cm; 14 3/4 in high
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Provenance
The Moser Collection £1500-2000
425.    **A MINIATURE CLOSE HELMET OF SO-CALLED 'SAVOYARD' TYPE, POSSIBLY EARLY 17TH CENTURY NORTH ITALIAN
with rounded skull joined medially by a overlapped and riveted join enclosed to either side by an incised line, fitted at the nape with a tapering tubular plume-holder decorated with diagonal incised lines between its moulded upper and lower ends, at its flanged lower edge with a rounded one-piece rear gorget-plate, and at it front with a peak, upper bevor and lower bevor attached by common pivots with radially-fluted domed heads, the peak projecting forward to an obtuse point, the upper bevor cut at its upper edge with semi-circular apertures for the eyes and at its lower end, beneath an embossed nose, with a lozenge-shaped aperture for the mouth, and the lower bevor flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a rounded front gorget-plate en suite with the rear one, the main edges of the helmet formed with plain inward turns accompanied by large round-headed rivets, the skull retaining a crimson velvet lining (now detached) and the whole an overall blackened finish
8.0 cm; 3 ⅛? in high £1200-1800
426.    AN AUSTRIAN GAUNTLET FOR THE LEFT HAND WITH EMBOSSED DECORATION IN THE 'BLACK- AND-WHITE' FASHION, INNSBRUCK, CIRCA 1550-5
formed of a flared and obtusely-pointed cuff (corroded through at one point of its upper edge) fitted at the inside with a separate fixed inner plate, six metacarpal-plates, a knuckle-plate decorated with a file-roped transverse rib, a shaped finger-plate, a laterally-hinged thumb-defence (its main plate associated and its scale restored) and scaled finger-defences (restored), the upper edge of the cuff formed with a file-roped inward turn accompanied by a recessed border enclosed to the inside by a narrow groove, and the cuff and last metacarpal-plate embossed in low relief with stylised acanthus foliage set against a plain, originally blackened ground (with a mottle patina overall)
31.0 cm; 12 ¼ in

The embossed decoration of the gauntlet is of a style characteristic of that found on officer's-quality "black-and-white" armours made in the middle years of the 16th century by Innsbruck armourers such as Michel Witz the Younger, and Sebastian Katzmair (Bruno Thomas & Ortwin Gamber, Die Innsbrucher Plattnerkunst, Innsbruck, 1954, pp. 81, 85 & 78-9). £1000-1500
427.    A DECORATIVE IRON SHIELD IN 14TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
of 'heater-shaped' outline, the outer face etched with the arms of the Visconti family of Milan within a frame of acanthus, the border studded with rivets, the inner face fitted with an iron plate, with a loop for suspension
70.5 cm; 27 3/4 in high £500-700
428.    A SOUTH GERMAN 'ALMAIN' COLLAR WITH LATER ETCHED DECORATION, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY
formed of three lames front and rear, opening at the right and fitted at each side with a spaudler of six lames of which the lowest is fitted with a strap (replaced) and buckle to fasten around the arm, the top lame in each case formed at its upper edge with a file-roped inward turn, the whole later etched in its main bands and borders with running foliage on a blackened ground, and in its subsidiary borders with a wave pattern on a similar ground
15.5 cm; 6⅛? in high £500-800
429.    A PAIR OF ETCHED GREAVES AND SABATONS IN THE SOUTH GERMAN STYLE OF THE THIRD QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
each formed of tubular full-length greave well shaped to the calf and ankle, opening at the inside, cut at the heel with a vertical slit to accommodate a spur and at its front lower edge with an arch to accommodate an integral sabaton of ten lames, the last five of which are decorated with a file-roped medial rib, and the last of which forms a rounded toe-cap, the whole etched in its main bands and borders with running foliage on a blackened ground, and in its subsidiary borders with a wave pattern on a similar ground (the last three lames of the left sabaton and the last two of the right patched, and the whole lightly patinated overall)
(2)
46.5 cm; 18 ¼ in £350-500
430.    CONTINENTAL SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY
THE RÜSTKAMMER
depicting a seated figure in late 17th century dress, spanning a wheel-lock carbine, and surrounded by arms and armour including edged and hafted weapons, a burgonet, part of a gem-set decorated equestrian garniture and a combined shield, gauntlet and sword, signed 'J.H.' bottom right
oil on panel, in a carved wooden frame
52.5 cm; 20 ¾ in x 44.0 cm; 17 3/8 in overall


£2500-3500
431.    ELLEN DILLON (1809-1896) AFTER MARCUS GEERAERTS (1561/2-1636)
SIR HENRY LEE, KG WITH A DOG
inscribed reverse of panel: Copied at Ditchley by Ellen Dillon, wife of Hon'ble Arthur Dillon BA 1844. Sir Henry Lee
oil on board
28.5 cm by 21 cm; 11 in by 8 1/2 in

Ellen Dillon was the wife of Arthur Edmund Denis Dillon-Lee, 16th Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallin, and the mother of Harold Arthur Lee-Dillon, 17th Viscount Dillon (1844-1932), who was President of the Society of Antiquaries (1897-1904), Curator of the Tower Armouries (1895-1913), Trustee of the British Museum (1897-1932), Senior trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, Antiquary of the Royal Academy, and an Original Fellow of the British Academy.

Sir Henry Lee, KG (1533-1611) was Elizabeth I's Champion probably from 1570-90. In this role he organised the Accession Day tilts held on 17th November to celebrate the Accession of Elizabeth I. He was Master of the Armouries from 1580-1610. He owned Ditchley Park, later by descent the property of the Vicounts Dillon, which contained the famous Geeraerts work "The Ditchley Elizabeth", now in the National Portrait Gallery. Lee had three Greenwich armours in the Jacobe album, from which one field armour and several elements survive. The original painting of Sir Henry Lee remains at Ditchley, now the property of the Ditchley Foundation. £400-500
432.    THOMAS ROWLANDSON (1756-1827)
THE LONG JOHN, A CANNON AT GOSPORT
signed and dated l.l.: T. Rowlandson. 1790
watercolour over pencil, pen and grey ink
together with THE LINE OF KINGS, pen and wash by the same hand, and a different print also entitled THE LINE OF KINGS
the largest 14 cm by 22 cm; 5 1/2 in by 8 3/4 in

Provenance
with Spink, London, then
Christie's, London 24 November 1998, lot 33

Exhibited
Morton Morris and Spink, Thomas Rowlandson 1756-1827, London , March 1978, no. 29

Literature
Hayes, J., Rowlandson Watercolours and Drawings, London 1972, Page 149, plate 85
(3) £500-700
433.    HANS BURGKMAIR (1473-1531) AND OTHER ARTISTS
NINE PLATES FROM THE TRIUMPH OF EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN I, 18TH CENTURY
seven depicting mounted armoured figures, one of armoured figures on foot, and one with two riders bearing standards of the English and Bohemian inheritances of the Austrian territories
woodcut prints
all approx. 40 cm by 40 cm; 15 3/4 in by 15 3/4 in
(9)

£800-1000
434.    DOMINICUS CUSTOS (1560-1612) AFTER GIOVANNI BATTISTA FRONTANA (1524-1587)
FIVE ENGRAVINGS FROM THE ARMENTARIUM HEROICUM SHOWING FIGURES IN ARMOURS FROM SCHLOSS AMBRAS
together with:
an engraving of Sir Thomas Wharton by Valentine Green after Van Dyke, published 1775 by John Boydell
an artists proof etching by Francis Kelly entitled Great Bascinet
various sizes, approx. 45 cm by 35 cm; 17 3/4 in by 13 3/4 in
(7) £350-450
435.    BADHAM, Sally & NORRIS, Malcolm, Early Incised Slabs and Brasses from the London Marblers (1999); EVANS, Joan, Dress in Medieval France (1952); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Transactions of the Monumental Brass Society: Volume XIX, Part 3, 2016 (2016); GARDNER, A., Alabaster Tombs of the pre-Reformation Period in England (1940), bound in green cloth with gilt lettering, bookplate of Claude Blair; ESDAILE, Arundell, Temple Church Monuments (1933); DOWNING, Mark, The Military Medieval Effigies Remaining in Shropshire (1999); Armour in Monuments (a photograph album of armoured monumental figures), with bookplate of Anthony de Reuck; NORRIS, Malcolm, Monumental Brasses: The Craft (1978); MCKENDRICK, Scott, LOWDEN, John & DOYLE, Kathleen, Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination (2011)
(10) £50-70
436.    BLAIR, Claude, NORMAN, V. & ROBINSON, H.R., Glossarium Armorum: Defensive Arms (1972), with six further editions in various languages, in their slipcase; BLACKMORE, David, Arms & Armour of the English Civil Wars (1990); CLAEYS, Prosper & GEERTS, J., Les Anciennes Fortifications de la Ville de Gand (1886); DEMMIN, A., Monograms, Marks and Initials of the Armourers (1894); DE REUCK, Anthony, Extracts from De Cosson Dictionary revised by Anthony de Reuck, mostly Milanese, printed articles in paper folder; GARDNER, J. Starkie, Armour in England, numerous illustrations and plates, marbled endpapers, bound in red cloth with gilt lettering (some scuffing to spine and edges), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 8vo; GOLLANZ, Professor I., Gringolet, Gawain's Horse (1907); GYNGELL, Dudley, Armourers Marks (1966); MACARTNEY, S. & West, J., The Lewisham Silk Mills and the History of an Ancient Site (1998); SCALINI, Mario, Armature da Cosimo I A Cosimo II De' Medici (1990); SCALINI, Mario, Armature All'Eroica dei Negroli (1987), two copies; SCALINI, Mario, Armamento difensivo Trecentesco (1984); PHILLIPS, Charles J., Arms and Armour seized at Knole during the Civil War (1918) £50-70
437.    BLAIR, Claude, The Silvered Armour of Henry VIII in the Tower of London, plates, bound in green cloth (overall good condition), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to; NICKEL, Helmut, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Arms & Armor from the permanent Collection (1991); HELMUT, Nickel, The Art of Chivalry; PYHRR, Stuart, European Armor from the Imperial Ottoman Arenal (1989); VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Scottish Art Review, Volumes: 6, No. 1 (1956); 7, No. 2 (1959); 8, No. 3 (1962); 9, No. 1 (1963); 10, No. 2 (1965); 10, No. 1 (1965); 12, No. 2 (1969); VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Volumes: 6, No. 6 (1948); 8, No. 4 (1949); 8, No. 6 (1950); 11, No. 2 (1952); 14, No. 9 (1956), two copies; 15, No. 5 (1957); 25, No. 4 (1966); 28, No. 4 (1969)
(19) £50-70
438.    BLORE, Edward, The Monumental Remains of Noble and Eminent Persons, comprising Sepulchral Antiquities of Great Britain (1826), numerous plates, marbled boards, bound in quarter light brown leather with raised bands and gilt lettering, bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to; GREENHILL, F.A., Incised Effigial Slabs: Volumes 1&2 (1976), two volumes, in its slipcase; VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Archaeological Journal: Alabaster Tombs of the Gothic Period, Volume LXXX (1923); CHEETHAM, Francis, English Medieval Alabsters (2005); HOLLIS, Thomas & George, The Monumental Effigies of Great Britain (2012); HUNT, John, Irish Medieval Figure Sculpture 1200-1600 (texts and plates) (1974), two volumes
(8) £100-120
439.    BOCCIA, Lionello G., Dizionari Terminologici: Armi Difensive dal Medioevo All'eta Moderna (1982); COWGILL, J., DE NEERGAARD, M. & GRIFFITHS, N., Medieval Finds from Excavations in London: Knives and Scabbards (1987); EVANS, D.H. & LOVELUCK, Christopher (eds.), Life and Economy at early Medieval Flixborough AD600-1000: The Artefact Evidence (2009); GRIFFITH-JONES, Robin & PARK, David (eds.), The Temple Church in London: History, Architecture, Art (2010); HARDING, D.F., Lead Shot of the English Civil War: A Radical Study (2012); HOLTER, David & FRONTEDDU, Peter, Making Leather Knife Sheaths: Volume 1 (2012); HUMBLE, Richard, Warfare in the Middle Ages (1989); ROGERS, Nicola S.H., The Archaeology of York, Volume 17: Anglian and Other Finds from 46-54 Fishergate (1993); SOTHEBY'S, El Retrato Ecuestre del Duque de Lerma de Pedro Pablo Rubens (1962); SOTHEBY'S, Sotheby's London: The Gospels of Henry the Lion (6th December 1983) (1983); VAN NESPEN, W., Schatten van de Vlaamse Schuttersgilden (1967); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Treasure Hunting, Britain's Best Selling Metal Detecting Magazine: October 2004; August 2014, two volumes; WESTHOLM, Gun, Hanseatic Sites Routes and Monuments: A Traveller's Guide to the past and present (1996)
(15) £40-60
440.    BONHAMS, Antique Arms & Armour (2015); DILLON, Harold Arthur, Calais and the Pale, Communicated to the Society of Antiquaries by the Honourable Harold Arthur Dillon, Sec. S.A. (1892); EDWARDS, Ifor & BLAIR, Claude, Welsh Bucklers (1982); HOLMES, Martin, A Helmet from Upper Winchendon Buckinghamshire (1965); ROSSI, Francesco, Mediaeval Arms and Armour (1990); SOTHEBY'S, Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History (2017); VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Antiquaries Journal, Volume X No. 2 (1930); Volume XI No. 4 (1931); Volume XII No. 2 (1932); Volume XIII No. 2 (1933); Volume XVI No. 4 (1936); Volume XVII No. 1 (1937); Volume XX No. 3 (1940); Volume XXII No. 2 (1942); Volume XXIII Nos. 1, 2 (1943); Volume XXIV Nos. 3, 4 (1944); WILLIAMS, A.R., A Technical Note on some of the Armour of King Henry VIII and his Contemporaries (1979); together with five leatherbound photograph albums of arms and armour and a large quantity of photocopied articles, museum guides and catalogues £60-80
441.    ABRAHAM, Lyndy, A Dictionary of Alchemical Imagery (1998); BUCHANAN, Brenda J., Gunpowder, Explosives, and the State (2005); BUCHANAN, Brenda J., Gunpowder: The History of International Technology (1996); KELLY, Jack, Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards & Pyrotechnics (2004); PARTINGTON, J.R., A History of Greek Fire and Gunpowder (1960); SCHUBERT, H.R., History of the British Iron and Steel Industry (1956); VAN DUYSE, Hermann, Le "Goedendag" (1896); VIOLLET-LE-DUC, M., l'Architecture militaire, numerous illustrations, marbled endpapers, bound in half black leather with raised bands and gilt lettering, bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to; VREEKEN, H., Decorative Art: Middle Ages and Renaissance (1994)
(9) £80-120
442.    BURGESS, E. Martin, The Mail-Maker's Technique [reprinted from The Antiquaries Journal, Volumes XXXIII, 1953, Numbers 1-2], numerous illustrations, bound in green cloth with gilt lettering (good condition), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 8vo; DE COSSON, Baron & BURGES, W. (notes), Ancient Helmets and Examples of Mail: A Catalogue of the Objects exhibited in the Rooms of The Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, numerous plates, bound in patterned brown cloth with gilt lettering (overall good condition, some foxing to pages), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 8vo
(3) £20-30
443.    BUTTIN, Charles, Les Bardes Articulées au Temps de Maximilien I, plates, bound in green cloth (overall good condition), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to; BUTTIN, Francois, La Lance et L'arrêt de cuirasse, numerous plates, bound in green cloth (overall good condition), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 8vo; BUTTIN, Charles, Armures et Fleches d'Epreuve, bound in green cloth (overall good condition), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 8vo
(3) £60-80
444.    CAPWELL, Tobias, Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour in the Wallace Collection (2011), in its cloth-bound slipcase, with digital collection on USB drive; PAGGIARINO, Carlo, The Wallace Collection (2011); MANN, Sir James, The Wallace Collection: European Arms & Armour (1962), 2 volumes; INGAMELLS, John (foreword), The Wallace Collection: Guide to the Armouries (1982); NORMAN, A.V.B., Supplement to the Wallace Collection (1986)
(6) £80-120
445.    CAPWELL, Tobias, Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour in the Wallace Collection (2011), in its cloth-bound slipcase, with digital collection on USB drive; NORMAN, A.V.B., Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armour Supplement (1986); MANN, James G., Wallace Collection: Brief Guide to the Arms and Armour (1938); MANN, James G., Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armour: Part III (Gallery V) & Part I (Gallery VII) (1945), 2 volumes
(5)
£60-90
446.    CHISNALL, Barry & DAVIES, Geoffrey, British Cavalry Carbines and Pistols of the Napoleonic Era (2015); BLAIR, Claude, European and American Arms (1962); HAYWARD, J.F., European Firearms (1955); ELGOOD, Robert, Firearms of the Islamic World (1995), 2 copies; HAYWARD, J.F., The Art of the Gunmaker (1965); WILSON, G.M., Ivory Stocked Pistols (1988); GRIFFIN, Eric, Griffin of Bond Street (1993); BROWN, Nigel, British Gunmakers: Volume One (2004); ROBINSON, B.W., Arms and Armour of Old Japan (1951); ROBINSON, H. Russell, A Short History of Japanese Armour (1965); ROBINSON, B.W., A Primer of Japanese Sword-Blades (1955); ROBINSON, H. Russell (ed.), The Manufacture of Armour and Helmets in 16th Century Japan (1962); NAGAYAMA, Kokan, The Connoisseur's Book of Japanese Swords (1995); AUTHOR UNKNOWN, Scottish Basket Hilts Illustrated; CAMPBELL, Lord Archibald, Notes on Swords from the Battlefield of Culloden (1894), and another copy (1971); WHITELAW, Charles E., Notes on Swords with signed Basket Hilts by Glasgow and Stirling Makers (2003); HAYES-MCCOY, G.A., Sixteenth Century Irish Swords; WHITELAW, Charles E., Scottish Arms Makers (1977), 2 copies; MURTAGH, Hurman (ed.), The Irish Sword (1976); CALDWELL, David H., Scottish Weapons & Fortifications 1100-1800 (1981)
(23) £50-70
447.    CHRISTIE'S CATALOGUES, The Collection of Arms & Armour, early English Oak and Tapestry of the late Morgan S. Williams Esq. (1921); The Meyrick Arms and Armour: The Property of Leonard Brassey, Esq., M.P. (1922), two copies; SOTHEBY'S CATALOGUES, Catalogue of Armour, from Wilton House, Salisbury, The Property of the Right Hon. The Earl of Pembroke & Montgomery (1923); Catalogue of The Magnificent Colletion of Armour, Weapons and Works of Art, The Property of the late S.J.Whawell, Esq. (1927); Catalogue of the Very Choice Collection of Armour and Weapons, The Property of the late Baron C.A. de Cosson (1929), two copies; Catalogue of A Valuable Collection of Armour and Arms, The Property of a Collector (1930); Catalogue of Valuable Armour and Weapons from Various Sources and Collections (1935); Catalogue of Glass, Armour, Pewter, Medieval Works of Art, Etc. (1936); Catalogue of Fine Armour and Weapons (1950); Catalogue of Arms and Armour (1961), two copies; Catalogue of Printed Books (1961); Catalogue of Fine Arms and Armour (1961); Catalogue of Arms and Armour and Oriental Rugs and Carpets (1962); Catalogue of Arms and Armour and English and Continental Furniture (1962); Catalogue of Firearms and Swords (1964), two copies; VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Wilton Suits: A Controversy, With Notes on other Archaeological Questions by various Writers (1918) £200-300
448.    CLEPHAN, R. Coltman, The Tournament: Its Periods and Phases, plates, bound in gilt red cloth (spine slightly worn, otherwise good condition), bookplates of Anthony de Reuck, 4to; ANGLO, Sydney (introduction), The Great Tournament Roll of Westminster: A Collotype Reproduction of the Manuscript (1968), 2 volumes; MAMEROT, Sebastien, A Chronicle of the Crusades (Illuminations by Jean Colombe) (2016), two volumes; APPELBAUM, Stanley (introduction and notes), The Triumph of Maximilian I (1964); YOUNG, Alan R., The English Tournament Imprese (1988), with bookplate of Anthony de Reuck; PERCY, Bishop (ed.), The Northumberland Household Book (1905); HEYWOOD, William, Palio & Ponte (1904); CRIPPS-DAY, Francis, The History of the Tournament in England and in France (1918); YOUNG, Alan, Tudor and Jacobean Tournaments (1987); DILLON, Viscount D.C.L. F.S.A. (ed.), Pageant of the Birth Life and Death of Richard Beauchamp Earl of Warwick K.G. 1389-1439 (1914); BARKER, Juliet R.V., The Tournament in England, 1100-1400 (1986) £100-120
449.    CREENY, Rev. R.W., Monumental Brasses of the Continent of Europe, numerous engraved plates, bound in green cloth (overall good condition, some foxing), folio £100-150
450.    CZOBOR, Bela, Die Historischer Denkmäler Ungarns, 2 vols., numerous illustrated plates (many in colour), marbled boards, bound in half brown morocco (slightly worn), folio
(2) £50-80
451.    DEAN, Bashford, The Collection of Arms and Armor of Rutherford Stuyvesant (1843-1909) (1914), bound in half brown leather with raised bands and gilt lettering (overall good condition), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, folio; GRANCSAY, Stephen V., A Loan Exhibition of Equestrian Equipment from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1955); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Metropolitan Museum Journal: Volume 5 (1972); METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Historical Armor: A Picture Book (1951); The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, June 1952 (1952); DE MONTEBELLO, Philippe (foreword), The Art of Chivalry (1982); GRANCSAY, Stephen V., Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1953); WATKINS, Jane (ed.), Studies in European Arms and Armour (1992); PETERSON, Harold L., Arms and Armor in Colonial America 1526-1783 (1956); GRANCSAY, Stephen V. & VON KIENBUSCH, Carlo Otto, The Bashford Dean Collection of Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1933), numerous plates, bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering, bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to
(10) £180-220
452.    DESTRÉE, J., KYMEULEN, A.J., & HANNOTIAU, Alex, Les Musées Royaux à Bruxelles: Armes et Armures, numerous engraved plates, bound in gilt green cloth (very good condition), folio; DE LA NIEPPE, Edgar de Prelle, Catalogue des Armes et Armures du Musée de la Porte de Hal, marbled boards, bound in half green cloth, 4to
(2) £60-80
453.    DILLON, Viscount (introduction and notes), An Almain Armourer's Album (Selections from an MS. in Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington), coloured plates, marbled end papers in original gilt vellum (worn), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, folio £200-300
454.    FOULKES, Charles, The Armouries of the Tower of London, 2 vols., numerous plates (many in colour), bound in gilt blue cloth (spine slightly worn, otherwise good condition), armorial bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to
(2) £80-120
455.    FFOULKES, Charles, The Armourer and his Craft, illustrated plates, bound in gilt red cloth (spine slightly worn at its base), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to; BINSKI, Paul, Medieval Craftsmen: Painters (1991); CHERRY, John, Medieval Craftsmen: Goldsmiths (1992); CHERRY, John, Medieval Decorative Art (1991); DE HAMEL, Christopher, Medieval Craftsmen: Scribes and Illuminators (1992); EAMES, Elizabeth, Medieval Craftsmen: English Tilers (1992); PFAFFENBICHLER, Matthias, Medieval Craftsmen: Armourers (1992); STANILAND, Kay, Medieval Craftsmen: Embroiderers (1991)
(8)
£150-250
456.    FLORIT Y ARIZCUN, J.M. Florit, Catalogo de las Armas del Instituto de Valencia de Don Juan (1927); DEL CAMPO, Alvaro Soler, The Art of Power: Royal Armor and Portraits from Imperial Spain (2010)
(2) £60-90
457.    FRANCIS, Sir Grose, Grose's Military Antiquities, 2 vols., engraved plates, marbled boards (worn), bound in half dark brown leather (corners and pages worn, some foxing), bookplates of Anthony de Reuck, 4to
(2) £120-160
458.    GAMBER, Ortwin, Die Ledernen Rossharnischteile im Salzburger Museum Carolino Augusteum (1961); HARRISON, H.S., War and the Chase: A Handbook to the Collection of Weapons of savage, barbaric, and civilised peoples (1929); NORMAN, A.V.B., Arms and Armour in the Royal Scottish Museum (1972); SOTHEBY'S, The Hever Castle Collection: Arms and Armour (1983); UNKNOWN AUTHOR, Guide to the Castle of the Counts of Flanders, Ghent (1980); VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Art of the Armourer: An Exhibition of Armour, Swords and Firearms (1963), two copies); VARIOUS AUTHOURS, The Wilton Suit: A Controversy (1918); together with a large group of books and museum guides on arms and armour
(44) £40-60
459.    GAY, Victor, Glossaire archeologique du moyen age et de la Renaissance, 2 vols., illustrations, bound in gilt-patterned blue cloth (spines slightly worn, covers slightly stained), bookplates of Anthony de Reuck and of Richard Williams, 4to
(2) £60-80
460.    HAENEL, Erich, Kostbare Waffen aus der Dresdner Rüstkammer, numerous plates, bound in gilt green paper (good condition except for some scuffing to corners), folio £160-200
461.    HEWITT, John, Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe, 3 vols., illustrated plates, bound in gilt-patterned cloth, bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to
(3) £70-90
462.    BROWN, Ruth Rhynas, Bombards: Mons Meg and her sisters (1989); CARUANA, A.B., Tudor Artillery 1485-1603 (1992); CARUANA, A.B., English Sea Ordnance 1523-1875 (1994); HILDRED, Alexzandra, Weapons of Warre: The Armaments of the Mary Rose (Volume 3) (2011); MCLACHLAN, Sean, Medieval Handgonnes (2010); MILLER, D.M.O., The Master-General of the Ordnance: A Short History of the Office; SMITH, Robert Douglas & DEVRIES, Kelly, The Artillery of the Dukes of Burgundy 1363-1477 (2005); SMITH, Robert D. & BROWN, Ruth Rhynas (eds.), Guns from the Sea: Ships' Armaments in the Age of Discovery (1988); WIGGINS, Kenneth, Siege Mines and Underground Warfare (2003); SMITH, Robert D. & KRAMER, G.W., Das Feuerwerkbuch (2001)
(10) £60-80
463.    JOUBERT, Felix, The Scott Collection of European Arms and Armour, 3 vols., plates, bound in gilt green cloth (good condition), folio
(3) £250-350
464.    KELLY, Francis M. & SCHWABE, Randolph, A Short History of Costume and Armour 1066-1800 (1931); BLAIR, Claude (preface), Princely Arms and Armour (1975); THOMAS, Bruno, GAMBER, Ortwin & SCHEDELMAN, Hans, Arms and Armour (1964); OAKESHOTT, Ewart, European Weapons and Armour (1980); NORMAN, Vesey, Arms and Armour: Pleasures and Treasures (1964); VON REITZENSTEIN, Alexander, Der Waffenschmied (1964); DE RIQUER, Marti, L'Arnes del Cavaller (1968); TARASSUK, Leonid & BLAIR, Claude (eds.), The Complete Encyclopedia of Arms & Weapons (1979); ASHDOWN, Charles Henry, British & Foreign Arms and Armour (1909); NICKEL, Helmut, Ullstein Waffenbuch (1974); STONE, George Cameron, A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armour (1934)
(11)
£50-70
465.    LAKING, Sir Guy Francis, Catalogue of the Armoury in the Palace, Valetta. Malta., plates, bound in dark-green leather with gilt lettering (good condition), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 8vo; LACY, Charles De Lacy, The History of the Spur, plates, patterned cloth boards, bound in quarter blue leather (very good condition), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 8vo
(2) £40-60
466.    LAKING, Sir Guy Francis, The Armoury of Windsor Castle, European Section, 39 illustrated plates, white cloth boards with gilt crowned cypher of Edward VII (slightly worn, some marks), bound in quarter brown morocco (slightly worn at the base of spine), armorial bookplate of John Wilkinson Latham, 4to £100-200
467.    LAKING, Sir Guy Francis, A Record of European Arms and Armour, 7 vols. (including CRIPPS-DAY, Francis Henry, A Record of Armour Sales 1881-1924; A record of Church Armour ), plates and illustrations, bound in yellow cloth (all volumes in good condition), armorial bookplates of Anthony de Reuck, 4to
(7) £300-400
468.    MATTHEWS, John & George F., Year Books of Probates (from 1630) (1904), worn; HALLEN, A.W. Cornelius (transcr.), The First Volume of The Registers of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate (1558-1628), Parts 3 & 4 (1887), worn, the front page of the first detached; KNIGHTON, C.S. (ed.), Calendar of State Papers Preserve in the Public Record Office: Edward VI 1547-1553 (1992); GAIRDNER, James (ed.), The Paston Letters (1986); WOOD, J.C., Thomas Christopher Hofland: Painter and Angler, 1777-1843, article in orange folder with photograph enclosed; COLVIN, H.M., The History of the King's Works: Volume IV 1485-1660 (Part II) (1982); GROOS, G.W. (trans.), The Diary of Baron Waldstein: A Traveller in Elizabethan England (1981); KNIGHTON, C.S. (ed.), Calendar of State Papers: Domestic Series, Mary I 1553-1558 (1998); MILLAR, Oliver (ed.), The Walpole Society: 1970-1972 (1972); BREWER, H.S. (ed.), Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII, bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering (slightly worn), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to; STARKEY, David (ed.), The Inventory of King Henry VIII: The Transcript (1998)
(13) £60-80
469.    Le Musée d'Artillerie, Le Musée d'Artillerie, numerous plates, marbled endpapers and boards, bound in gilt green cloth (some foxing on pages, some scuffing to corners and spine), armorial bookplates of Edward Barry and of John Wilkinson Latham, folio £60-80
470.    LYSONS, Rev. Daniel, The Environs of London: Surrey, marbled boards, bound in quarter orange cloth with gilt lettering, folio; DAVIES, Matthew & SAUNDERS, Ann, The History of the Merchant Taylors' Company, in its slip case (2004); MONIER-WILLIAMS, Randall, The Tallow Chandlers of London: Volume IV (1977); BERGER, Ronald M., The Most Necessary Luxuries (1993); MEGSON, Barbara, Such Goodly Company: A glimpse of the life of the Bowyers of London (1993); WELCH, Charles, History of the Cutlers' Company of London: Volumes 1 & 2 (1923), bound in green cloth with gilt lettering, 4to; HEAL, Ambrose, The London Goldsmiths, 1200-1800 (1972); REDDAWAY, T.F. & WALKER, Lorna, The Early History of the Goldsmiths' Company 1327-1509 (1975); LAWSON-CLARKE, Peter (ed.), A Brief History of the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London (1982); Guildhall Library Research Guide: City Livery Companies and Related Organisations (1989)
(11) £120-160
471.    MEYRICK, Samuel Rush, A Critical Enquiry into Ancient Armour, 3 vols., numerous plates (many in colour), bound in full gilt-patterned light brown morocco (good condition except for some scratches to front boards), all page edges gilt, folio
(3) £400-600
472.    OAKESHOTT, Ewart, The Sword in the Age of Chivalry (1964); OAKESHOTT, Ewart, The Archaeology of Weapons (1960); SOUTHWICK, Leslie, London Silver-hilted Swords: Their Makers, Suppliers & Allied Traders (2001); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Swords and Hilt Weapons (2012); BEZDEK, Richard H., German Swords and Sword Makers (2000); BEZDEK, Richard H., Swords and Sword Makers of England and Scotland (2003); MAZANSKY, Cyril, British Basket-Hilted Swords (2005)
(7) £80-100
473.    BARRON, J., Notes on the Armourers' and Brasiers' Company (1912); FFOULKES, Charles, Armour at Armourers' Hall (1978); RICHARDSON, David, The Swordmakers of Shotley Bridge (1973); WILLIAMS, R., Joseph Jenckes: Sword Cutler of Hounslow (1938); GIRTIN, Tom, The Mark of the Sword (1975); OXLEY, James E., The Fletchers and Longbowstringmakers of London (1968); STIMPSON, Derek (ed.), The Worshipful Company of Gunmakers: A History (2008); WEBB, Cliff, London Apprentices, Volume 8: Gunmakers' Company 1656-1800 (1997); WEBB, Cliff, London Apprentices, Volume 8: Gunmakers' Company 1656-1800 (1997); WEBB, Cliff, London Apprentices, Volume 3: Bowyers' Company 1680-1806; Fletchers' Company 1739-54, 1767-1808; Longbowstringmakers' Company 1604-68, 1709, 1714-17 (1996); WEBB, Cliff, London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, Volume 41, Blacksmiths' Company 1605-1800 (2004); WEBB, Cliff, London Apprentices, Volume 22, Armourers and Brasiers' Company c.1610-1800 (1998); RICHARDSON, Thom, The London Armourers of the 17th Century (2004)
(13) £40-60
474.    RICHARDSON, Thom & RIMER, Graeme, Littlecote: The English Civil War Armoury (2012); DUFTY, Arthur Richard, European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London (1974); DUFTY, Arthur Richard, European Armour in the Tower of London (1968); RIMER, Graeme, RICHARDSON, Thom & COOPER, J.P.D. (eds.), Henry VIII: Arms and the Man 1509-2009 (2009); DILLON, Viscount, Illustrated Guide to the Armouries, Tower of London (1910); MANN, James (foreword), Exhibition of Armour of Kings and Captains from the National Collections of Austria (1949); HOLMES, M.R., Arms and Armour in Tudor and Stuart London (1957); ROWSE, A.L., Folio Miniatures: The Tower of London (1977); DICK, W.R., A Short Sketch of the Beauchamp Tower, Tower of London: and also a Guide (missing pages); UNKNOWN AUTHOR, The Tower of London: Ministry of Public Building and Works Guide-book (1967); RICHARDSON, Thom, The Armour & Arms of Henry VIII (2002); CHARLTON, John (ed.), The Tower of London: its Buildings and Institutions (1978); NORMAN, A.V.B. & WILSON, G.M., Treasures from the Tower of London: Arms and Armour (1982), two copies
(14) £50-70
475.    SCALINI, Mario & TRAPP, Oswald (English translation by ROBERTS, Mark), The Armoury of the Castle of Churburg, 2 vols., plates, calf-backed boards, bound in quarter gilt brown leather with raised bands (overall good condition), armorial bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to, in its slip-case; TRAPP, Oswald (translation by MANN, James Gow), The Armoury of the Castle of Churburg, engraved plates, bound in gilt red cloth, armorial book plate of Anthony de Reuck, folio, No. 93 of 400 copies; TRAPP, Oswald, Ritter Jakob Trapp auf Churburg (1529-1563) (1954); PAGGIARINO, Carlo, The Churburg Armoury (2006), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck
(4) £100-120
476.    SCHNEIDER, Hugo, Altschweizerische Waffenproduktion (1964); WEGELI, Rudolf, Inventar der Waffensammlung des Bernischen historischen Museums in Bern: I-IV (1920), 2 volumes; OBERHAMMER, Vinzenz, Die Innsbrucker Plattnerkunst (1954); GESSLER, E.A. (foreword), Schweizerisches Landesmuseum: Führer durch die Waffensammlung, Ein Abriss der schweizerischen Waffenkunde (1928); SCHNEIDER, Hugo, Schutzwaffen aus sieben Jahrhunderten (1953)
(6) £40-60
477.    SERDON, Valerie, Armes du Diable: Arcs et Arbaletes au Moyen Age (2005); HEATH, E.G. (ed.), Journal of The Society of Archer-Antiquaries: Volume 4 (1961); MCEWEN, E. (ed.), Journal of The Society of Archer-Antiquaries: Volume 31 (1988); HEATH, E.G. (ed.), Journal of The Society of Archer-Antiquaries: Volume 2 (1968); MCEWEN, E (ed.), Journal of the Society of Archer-Antiquaries: Volume 21 (1978); TUCKER, W.E. (ed.), Journal of the Society of Archer-Antiquaries: Volumes 1 & 2 (1958-59); HILL, D.J.F. (ed.), Journal of the Society of Archer-Antiquaries: Volume 34 (1991) (1991) GIBSON, Geoffrey (compiled by), Journal of The Society of Archer-Antiquaries Index Volume 1-30, 1958-1987; SOAR, Hugh D.H., Straight and True: A Select History of the Arrow (2012); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Arrowhead: The Newsletter of the Society of Archer-Antiquaries (1990-92), 6 volumes
(15) £60-90
478.    SKELTON, Joseph, Ancient Arms and Armour from the Collection of Llewlyn Meyrick, 2 vols., engraved plates (some foxing), marbled endpapers and boards, bound in half red morocco (the boards and spines of both volumes slightly worn), 4to
(2) £140-180
479.    STOTHARD, C.A., Stothard's Monumental Effigies, numerous plates (many in colour), marbled endpapers and boards, bound in half red leather with raised bands and gilt lettering (slightly worn), bookplate of Charles Francis Wyatt, folio £150-200
480.    STRUTT, Joseph, A complete view of the Dress and Habits of the People of England, numerous plates, marbled boards, bound in half light brown leather with raised bands and gilt lettering (spine and boards slightly worn), 4to £100-200
481.    FLEETWOOD, Georg W., Die Waffensammlungen des Vatikans in Rom (1931); GAIBI, A., L'armatura del Re Sole e gli ultimi armaroli bresciani (1961); GAMBER, Ortwin, Die königlich Englische Hoffplattnerei, plates, bound in green cloth (overall good condition), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to, No. 188; GAMBER, Ortwin, Die Harnischgarnitur [Reprinted from Livrustkammaren, Journal of the Royal Armoury, Vol. VII: 3-4] (1955), the cover detached from the text; GAMBER, Ortwin, Die Kriegrüstungen Erzherzog Ferdinands II. aus der Prager Hofplattnerei; THOMAS, Bruno, Harnischstudien I; III; IV, 3 vols., plates, paperback (the front cover of volume one almost completely detached, overall slightly worn and some scuffing), 4to; THOMAS, Bruno & GAMBER, Ortwin, Storia di Milano: l'Arte Milanese dell'Armatura, plates, bound in green cloth (overall good condition), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 8vo; THOMAS, Bruno, Storia di Brescia: Armature e Armi Bianche (printed article); VON REITZENSTEIN, A., Die Plattner von Augsburg (1955) £40-60
482.    THOMAS, Bruno & GAMBER, Ortwin (translation by SCHAFFER, Maria Saibene), l'Arte Milanese dell'Armatura, plates, bound in green cloth, bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to £80-120
483.    THOMAS, Bruno & GAMBER, Ortwin, Katalog der Leibrüstkammer (1976), 2 volumes, bound in cloth with gilt lettering; GLüCK, Franz (foreword), Das Wiener Bürgerliche Zeughaus (1960)
(3) £100-140
484.    THORDEMAN, Bengt (PH. D.), Armour from the Battle of Wisby 1361, 2 vols., numerous plates, bound in red patterned cloth, bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to
(2) £120-180
485.    VARIOUS AUTHORS, Journal of The Arms and Armour Society: 1953-2009, 34 vols., comprising 19 volumes with plates, bound in gilt red cloth (overall good condition, some wear to earlier volumes), armorial bookplates of Anthony de Reuck, 8vo, and 15 vols., paperback (good condition)
(34) £600-800
486.    VARIOUS AUTHORS, Zeitschrift für historische Waffen- und Kostumkünde: 1959-1993; 2005; 2008-2010, 39 vols., plates, thirty-five volumes bound in gilt burgundy cloth (overall good condition), four volumes paperback, 8vo
(39) £700-1000
487.    VARIOUS AUTHORS, Fragmenta Armamentaria: Volumes I-II; V-VI; Church Armour, 11 vols., plates, marbled boards, bound in quarter gilt green cloth (good condition), various bookplates, various sizes
(11) £80-120
488.    VARIOUS AUTHORS, Livrustkammaren: Journal of the Royal Armoury, Stockholm, 1937-1993, 117 vols., paperback (good condition, a small number of pages detached), 8vo
(117) £300-500
489.    CALLENDER, Geoffrey, The Queen's House, Greenwich. A Short History, 1617-1937 (1937); CHRISTIE'S, Fine Antique Arms and Armour, Wednesday, October 24, 1979 (1979); DE REUCK, Anthony & WILLIAMS, Alan, The Royal Armoury at Greenwich 115-1649: A History of its Technology (1995); DIXON, Philip, Excavations at Greenwich Palace (1972); DIXON, Philip, Transactions of the Greenwich and Lewisham Antiquarian Society, Volume VII, No. 5: Greenwich Palace Excavations (1970); EAVES, Ian, Journal of the Arms and Armour Society, Volume XVI, No. 3: The Greenwich Armour and Locking-Gauntlet of Sir Henry Lee in the Collection of The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers (1999); GRANCSAY, Stephen, Notes on Armor of the Greenwich School (1929); GRANCSAY, Stephen, The Armor of Galiot de Genouilhac (1937); HAC, NICOLSON, Nigel (preface), Cranbook School: An Illustrated History 1518-1974 (1974); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Transactions of the Greenwich and Lewisham Antiquarian Society, Volume II (1920); Volume III, No. 4 (1929), two copies; Volume VI (1963), two copies; Volume VI, No. 2 (1966); Volume X, No. 1 (1985); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Exhibition of Armour made in the Royal Workshops at Greenwich (1951)
(17) £60-80
490.    VARIOUS AUTHORS, Maximilian I: 1459-1519 (1959); COOK, David, The Black Prince (2014); EECKHOUT, Paul, Charles-Quint et sons Temps (1955); DRIMMEL, Heinrich (foreword), Sonderausstellung: Karl V (1958); VARIOUS AUTHOURS, The Antiquaries Journal: Volume XIX (1939); VARIOUS AUTHOURS, The Times of Edward the Black Prince: Replicas of his Achievements; Knights of the Garter, Past and Present (1959); VARIOUS AUTHOURS, Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, Volume LXXXIX: Influence of Art on Instruments of War (1941); MANN, James, Parsons Journal, Volume 9: The Making and Decoration of Armour (1960); all books bound in green cloth with gilt lettering
(8) £50-70
491.    MANN, James, The Development of European Armour, a collection of five essays by the authour, with prefatory notes by Charles Ffoulkes, bookplate of Anthony de Reuck; VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Archaeological Journal, Volume 41 (1884); VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs, Illustrated and Published Monthly, Nos. II; XIV; XV; XXIV; XXVII (1903-5), 5 vols., plates, paperback (covers scuffed and worn, the pages in overall good condition), 4to; VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Society of Antiquaries of London (1951); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Archaeologia: Or Miscellaneous Tracts relating to Antiquity (published by the Society of Antiquaries of London Vols. 51 (Part 1); 57 (Part 1); 79, 3 vols., plates, bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering (binding of volume 79 almost detached, otherwise good condition), 4to; VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Antiquaries Journal, Volume 77 (1997); VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Walpole Society: 1952-1954, Volume 34 (1969); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 28 (1942)
(14)
£30-50
492.    AKEHURST, Richard, Sporting Guns: Pleasures and Treasures (1968); CAPWELL, Tobias, Catalogue of the Collection of European Arms & Armour formed at Greenock by R.L. Scott (2006); DREJHOLT, Nils, Firearms of the Royal Armouries I from Gutsav II Adolf to Charles XIII (1996); DRUMMOND, James (illustrations), Ancient Scottish Weapons (2006); KELVIN, Martin, The Scottish Pistol: Its History, Manufacture and Design (1996); MEYERSON, Ake & RANGSTRÖM, Lena, Wrangel's Armoury (1984); NORMAN, A.V.B. & WILSON, G.M., Treasures from the Tower of London: Arms and Armour (1982); RIMER, Graeme, Wheellock Firearms of the Royal Armouries (2001); TØJHUSMUSEET, The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum: Illustrated Guide to the Permanent Exhibition (1990); WILKINSON, Frederick, Antique Firearms (1969)
(10) £50-70
493.    AKEHURST, Richard, Antique Weapons for Pleasure and Investment (1969); ANGIER, R.H., Firearm Blueing and Browning (1936); BOOTHROYD, Geoffrey, A Guide to Gun Collecting (1961); BRAUN, Anne, Historical Targets (1983); BURY, Lieut.-Col Viscount (ed.), Manual of Rifling and Rifle Sights (1971); FORSYTH, Lieut. James, The Sporting Rifle and its Projectiles (1978); FRANKLAND, Sir Thomas, Cautions to Young Sportsmen (1801); HANGER, Colonel George, To All Sportsmen (1971); KEEGAN, John, War and our World: The Reith Lectures (1998); KING, Peter, The Shooting Field: One hundred and fifty years with Holland & Holland (1975); LISTER, Ronald, Antique Firearms: Their Care, Repair & Restoration (1969); MARCHINGTON, John, Game Shooting: Management & Economics (1976); MARSHALL, Percival, The Shooting Times Anthology (1963); MCCRORY, R.H., Lock, Stock and Barrel: Antique Gun Repair (1966); NONTE, Major George, Shooter's Bible: A Black Powder Guide (1969); SKERTCHLY, Sydney B.J., The Manufacture of Gunflints (1984); VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Gun Collector, No. 21, April 1948: The Frank R. Horner Collection of American & European Pepperboxes (1948)
(17) £100-120
494.    AKEHURST, Richard, Game Guns & Rifles (1969); ATKINSON, John A., Duelling Pistols and some of the Affairs they settled (1964); ATKINSON, John A., The British Duelling Pistol (1978); BLACKMORE, Howard L., English Pistols (1985); BLACKMORE, Howard L., A Dictionary of London Gunmakers 1350-1850 (1986); BLANCH, H.J., A Century of Guns (1909); BOOTHROYD, Geoffrey, The Shotgun: History and Development (1985); BURGOYNE, John W., The Queen Anne Pistol 1660-1780 (2002); CRUDGINGTON, I.M. & BAKER. D.J., The British Shotgun: Volume One 1850-1870 (1979), two copies; DIXON, Norman, Georgian Pistols, The Art and Craft of the Flintlock Pistol, 1750-1840 (1971); GREENER, William, The Gun 1834 (1971); GREENER, William, The Gun and its Development (1910); TAYLERSON, A.W.F., The Revolver 1865-1888 (1966); TAYLERSON, A.W.F., The Revolver 1818-1865 (1968); ; WINANT, Lewis, Early Percussion Firearms (1959), two copies; WINANT, Lewis, Firearms Curiosa (1955)
(18) £100-140
495.    AYLWARD, J.D., The small-sword in England (1960); BLACKMORE, Howard L., The Arms & Armour Series: Hunting Weapons (1971); BLAIR, Claude, European Armour (1958); MAZANSKY, Cyril, British Basket-Hilted Swords (2005); NORMAN, A.V.B., The Rapier and Small-Sword 1460-1820 (1980); SOUTHWICK, Leslie, London silver-hilted swords: Their makers, suppliers & allied traders, with directory (2001)
(6) £70-90
496.    BEDFORD, Clay P., Early Firearms of Great Britain and Ireland from the collection of Clay P. Bedford (1971); BLACKMORE, Howard L., English Pistols (1985); BLACKMORE, Howard L., A Dictionary of London Gunmakers 1350-1850 (1986); BLACKMORE, Howard L., Gunmakers of London Supplement 1350-1850 (1999); NEAL, W. Keith & BACK, D.H.L., Great British Gunmakers 1740-1790: The History of John Twigg and the Packington Guns (1975); NEAL, W. Keith & BACK, D.H.L., Great British Gunmakers 1540-1740 (1984)
(6) £100-140
497.    BLAIR, Claude, Armi Antiche: Bollettino dell'Accademia di S. Marciano - Torino (1988-89); DRAPKIN, R., Antique European and American Firearms at the Hermitage Museum (1971); ELGOOD, Robert, Firearms of the Islamic World (1995); HALL, Christopher, Guns in Australia (1975); LAVIN, James D., A History of Spanish Firearms (1965); MILLER, Jurij A., Pragtvaben fra Zarernes Skatkamer (1996), and another copy in English; LUPI, Gianoberto, I Primi Fucili A Ripetizione (1976); NEAL, W. Keith, Spanish Guns and Pistols (1955); SOLER DEL CAMPO, Alvaro, Catálogo de arcabucería madrileña (1687-1833), Real Armería de Madrid (1999)
(12) £60-80
498.    BURY, Lieut. -Col. Viscount (ed.), Manual of Rifling and Rifle Sights (1864); CHURCHILL, Robert, Game Shooting (1955); COURTNEY, Andrew, Muzzle Loading Today (1981), two copies; CURTIS, W.S. (introduction), An Essay On Shooting (1975); DUKE OF BEAUFORT, K.G. (ed.), The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes, Shooting: Moor & Marsh (1909); DUKE OF BEAUFORT, K.G. (ed.), The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes, Shooting: Field & Covert (1920); GORCOCK, Jeffrey, Grouse Shooting Made Quite Easy (1998); HASTINGS, Macdonald, The Shotgun (1981); HEATON, Henry William, Notes on Rifle-Shooting (1993); LANCASTER, Charles, An Illustrated Treatise on the Art of Shooting (1906); MATTHEWS, Paul, The Paper Jacket (1991); "PURPLE HEATHER", Something about Guns and Shooting (1891); RUSSELL, Lieut. Alex, The Illustrated Handbook of Rifle Shooting (1989), two copies; WALSH, J.H., The Modern Sportsman's Gun and Rifle in Two Volumes (1988), two volumes
(17) £30-50
499.    HAYWARD, J.F., The Art of the Gunmaker: Volume 1 (1500-1660) (1965); HAYWARD, J.F., The Art of the Gunmaker: Volume 2 (1660-1830) (1963); HAYWARD, J.F. (ed.), The Flintlock: its origin and development (1965); HAYWARD, J.F., European Firearms at the Victoria & Albert Museum (1955); NEAL, Keith, Spanish Guns and Pistols (1955); PETERSON, Harold L. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Firearms (1964)
(6) £60-90
500.    HELD, Robert (ed.), Arms and Armor Annual: Volume One (1973), two copies; NICKEL, Helmet, PYHRR, Stuart W. & TARASSUK, Leonid, The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1982); PYHRR, Stuart W., Firearms from the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein (1985); PYHRR, Stuart W., LAROCCA, Donald J. & OGAWA, Morihiro, Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 1991-2002 (1991); RILING, Joseph R., The Art and Science of War in America 1690-1800 (1990); SCOTT & O'SHAUGHNESSY INC, Catalogue of the Magnificent Collection of ancient Arms and Edge Weapons formed by Charles M. Schott, Jr. of New York City (1918); VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Metropolitan Museum Journal, Volume 21 (1986); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Studies in European Arms and Armor (1992); VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Scottish Art Review: Scottish Weapons (Volume 9, No. 1, 1963); Ancient Scottish Weapons (Volume 10, No. 2, 1965); Arms and Armour (Volume 12, No. 2, 1969) (1963-1969), three volumes; THE WALPOLE GALLERIES, Arms and Armor, Edged Weapons and Pole Arms including the Baltzer and Lester Groups, No. 382 (1925); THE WALPOLE GALLERIES, An Interesting Group: Firearms, Weapons, Books, Crossbows, Sword Canes, Cannon, Chinese, Japanese, Malay, Filipino and Indian Relics, No. 453 (1927)
(14) £80-100
501.    NEAL, W. Keith & BACK, D.H.L., Forsyth & Co.: Patent Gunmakers (1969); NEAL, W. Keith & BACK, D.H.L., British Gunmakers, Messrs Griffin & Tow and W. Bailes, 1740-1790 (1989); BACK, D.H.L., Great British Gunmakers: Forsyth & Co., Patent Gunmakers 1806-1852 (1995); BACK, D.H.L., Great Irish Gunmakers, Messrs Rigby, 1760-1869 (1992); BAKER, David J., Thomas Horsley, Gunmaker of York (2006); DALLAS, Donald, Boss & Co., Builders of Best Guns Only (1995); GRIFFIN, Eric, Griffin of Bond Street (1993); MUNSON, H. Lee, The Mortimer Gunmakers, 1753-1923 (1992)
(8) £100-120
502.    NEAL, W. Keith & BACK, D.H.L., The Mantons: Gunmakers (1967); NEAL, W. Keith & BACK, D.H.L., The Manton Supplement (1978); NEAL, W. Keith & BACK, D.H.L., Great British Gunmakers, 1740-1790: The History of John Twigg and the Packington Guns (1975); UNSWORTH, L. Patrick, The Early Purdeys (1996)
(4) £100-120
503.    ROAD, C.H., The British Soldier's Firearm, 1850-1864 (1964); WILKINSON, Henry, Engines of War (1973); BLACKMORE, Howard L., British Military Firearms, 1650-1850 (1994); BAILEY, D.W., British Military Longarms, 1715-1865 (1986); ROBINS, Benjamin, New Principles of Gunnery (1972); SCOFFERN, J., Projectile Weapons of War & Explosive Compounds (1971); CARPENTER, Austin C., Cannon: The Conservation, Reconstruction and Presentation of Historic Artillery (1993); SMITH, George, An Universal Military Dictionary (1969); BAILEY, De Witt, British Military Flintlock Rifles, 1740-1840 (2002); BAILEY, De Witt, Pattern Dates for British Ordnance Small Arms, 1718-1783 (1997); BAILEY, De Witt, Small Arms of the British Forces in America, 1664-1815 (2009); WEBSTER, Donald B., Military Bolt Action Rifles, 1841-1918 (1993); SUMMERS, Jack L., Tangled Web: Canadian Infantry Accoutrements, 1855-1985 (1992); GALE, R.R., "A Soldier-Like Way": The Material Culture of the British Infantry, 1751-1768 (2007); GOLDSTEIN, Erik, 18th Century Weapons of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers from Flixton Hall (2002) £50-70
504.    SOTHEBY'S, The Hanover Sale: The Royal House of Hanover, Schloss Marienburg, Volume/Band I, including slipcase with DVD of Volumes I-III; SWENSON, G.W.P., Pictorial History of the Rifle (1971); WILKINSON, Frederick, British and American Flintlocks (1971); RICKETTS, Howard, Firearms: 140 Illustrations in colour & black and white (1972); JACKSON, Herbert J. & WHITELAW, Charles E., European Hand Firearms of the 16th, 17th & 18th Centuries (1939); GUSLER, Wallace B. & LAVIN, James D., Decorated Firearms 1540-1870 from the Collection of Clay P. Bedford (1977); BLACKMORE, Howard L., Guns and Rifles of the World (1965); BLAIR, Claude, Pistols of the World (1968); HELD, Robert, The Age of Firearms: A Pictorial History (1970); DILLIN, Captain John G.W., The Kentucky Rifle (1924)
(11) £80-100
505.    MEYRICK, Samuel Rush, Meyrick's Antient Armour, numerous illustrated plates, marbled endpapers and boards, bound in half red Morocco with gilt lettering and raised bands (overall good condition, the corners slightly worn), folio
(2) £200-300
506.    CAPWELL, Tobias, Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour in the Wallace Collection (2011), in its cloth-bound slipcase; ELGOOD, Robert, Firearms of the Islamic World (1995); WILKINSON, Frederick, Edged Weapons (1970), with three further books
(6) £100-150
507.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
THE PROPHET MOSES, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
stained glass, after the late 11th/early 12th century window, in the southern clerestory of Augsburg cathedral, now mounted in a frame for display
228.6 cm x 61.0 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2932
£1000-1500
508.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
THREE APOSTLES AT THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST
stained glass, after the window of circa 1134-58 in Le Mans Cathedral
62.2 cm x 49.5 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2931
£500-600
509.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
MADONNA AND CHILD ATTENDED BY ANGELS (NOTRE-DAME DE LA BELLE-VERRIÈRE)
stained glass, after the window of circa 1180-1225 in Chartres Cathedral
215.9 cm x 193.0 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2935
£4000-6000
510.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
ADAM DELVING
stained glass, after the window of circa 1176-80 in the clerestory of the quire at Canterbury cathedral
91.44 cm x 47.0 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2930
£800-1000
511.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
THE BEHEADING OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
stained glass, after the window of circa 1250 in The Sainte Chapelle, Paris
72.4 cm x 114.3 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2934
£1000-1500
512.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
PORTRAIT OF A FEMALE SAINT
stained glass, after the window of circa 1250 in The Sainte Chapelle, Paris
72.4 cm x 114.3 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2934
£1000-1500
513.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
DAVID AS KING OF JUDAH
stained glass, after the 13th century window in St Stephen's Cathedral, Bourges
289.6 cm x 83.0 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2940
£2000-3000
514.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
THE DEATH AND BURIAL OF THE VIRGIN
stained glass, after the window of circa 1260 on the south side of the nave aisle in Chartres Cathedral, donated by the Shoemakers Guild, with its iron and wooden frame for display
243.9 cm x 223.5 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2936
£4000-6000
515.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
ELIAS ASCENDING INTO HEAVEN
stained glass, after the late 13th century Three Magi Window in the Marienkapelle of Cologne Cathedral
84.0 cm x 71 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2937
£1000-1500
516.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
JONAH AND THE WHALE
stained glass, after the late 13th century Three Magi Window in the Marienkapelle of Cologne Cathedral
84.0 cm x 71 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2937
£1000-1500
517.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
A BORDER
stained glass, after a 13th century window in the Church of St Remi, Rheims

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2949
53.3 cm x 19.0 cm

£100-150
518.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
A BORDER
stained glass, after a 13th century window in Rouen Cathedral

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2948 £100-150
519.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
A BORDER
stained glass, after a 13th century window in the Abbey of St Denis

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2947
68.6 cm x 17.8 cm
£100-150
520.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
A BORDER
stained glass, after the Jesse window, Le Mans Cathedral

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2946
73.7 cm x 38.1 cm

£100-150
521.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
A BORDER
stained glass, after a 13th century window in Angers Cathedral
50.8 cm x 29.2 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2933
£100-150
522.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
A BORDER
stained glass, after a 13th century window in St Cuthberts Church, Cologne
61.0 cm x 22.9 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2938

£100-150
523.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT
stained glass, after the window of circa 1280 in the Dominican Friars Church, Colmar, Alsace

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2942
£500-600
524.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
SAINT CASPAR
stained glass, after the window of circa 1346 in Augsburg Cathedral
81.3 cm x 45.7 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2943
£700-900
525.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
DAVID SLAYS EIGHT HUNDRED
stained glass, after the mid-14th Century window in St Stephen's Church, Mulhausen
194.0 cm x 139.0 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
526.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
DAVID AND GOLIATH
stained glass, after the mid-14th Century window in St Stephen's Church, Mulhausen
194.0 cm x 139.0 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2939.1
£2000-3000
527.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
SAUL SEEKS DAVID'S LIFE
stained glass, after the mid-14th Century window in St Stephen's Church, Mulhausen
194.0 cm x 139.0 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2939.2

£2000-3000
528.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
DAVID'S AMBASSADORS ARE DISHONOURED
stained glass, after the mid-14th Century window in St Stephen's Church, Mulhausen
194.0 cm x 139.0 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2939.3
£2000-3000
529.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
SAINT FRANCIS
stained glass, after the 14th century window in the North trancept of San Nicola, Basilica of St Francis, Assisi
119.4 cm x 78.7 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2941

£1200-1800
530.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
THE ARMS OF ENGLAND
stained glass, after the window of circa 1360 at St Decumen's Church, Watchet
77.5 cm x 30.5 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2945

£400-600
531.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
CHRIST FEEDING THE FIVE THOUSAND
stained glass, after the 15th Century window at Ulm Minster
273.0 cm x 198.1 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2952

£2000-3000
532.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
SAINT EDWARD THE CONFESSOR
stained glass, after the original in St Mary's Church, Ross
81.3 cm x 40.6 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2944
£700-900
533.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
ST APOLLANIA AND ST BARBARA
stained glass, after the window of circa 1487 in St Lawrence's Church, Nuremburg
99.0 cm x 55.9 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2951

£1000-1500
534.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
MADONNA AND CHILD
stained glass, after the early 16th Century window in St Ulrich's Church, Augsburg
281.9 cm x 61.0 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2950

£2000-3000
535.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
MADONNA WITH CHILD AND ST ANNE
stained glass, after the window of circa 1515 in St Sebaldus Church, Nuremburg
111.8 cm x 43.2 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2954

£800-1000
536.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
SAINT CHRISTOPHER
stained glass, after the window of circa 1515 in St Sebaldus Church, Nuremburg

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2955
43.2 cm x 111.8 cm
£800-1000
537.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
ST SEBALDUS
stained glass, after the window of circa 1515 in St Sebaldus Church, Nuremburg

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2956
43.2 cm x 111.8 cm
£800-1000
538.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
KING CLOTAR WEIGHING HIS GOLD ARMOUR MADE BY ST. ELOI (ELIGIUS)
stained glass, after the window now preserved in the Louvre, Paris
39.3 cm x 36.8 cm

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts Inv. No. JWHA 2953
£400-600
539.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
SAINT GEORGE SLAYING THE DRAGON
stained glass

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts
£300-500
540.    ZETTLER STUDIOS (1870-1934)
A COAT OF ARMS IN GERMAN MEDIEVAL STYLE
stained glass, involving a helm with houndshead crest

Provenance
John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts £150-200
541.    A CASED ARCHERY SET, 20TH CENTURY
comprising steel bow in two pieces, sixteen arrows in a wooden rack, and leather quiver for six arrows
74.5 cm; 29 3/8 in x 33.0 cm; 13 in x 11.0 cm; 4 1/4 in, the case £40-60
542.    A HUNGARIAN CEREMONIAL IRON AXEHEAD, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with small crescentic head engraved with the crowned Hungarian Royal arms on one face and with the inscription 'Eljen in Magyar' on the other, and down-turned rear pean, on a later wooden haft
11.5 cm; 4 1/2 in wide
£100-150
543.    A SOUTH GERMAN ETCHED IRON CASKET, 17TH CENTURY
with hinged lid, the interior fitted with a lug and two shooting bolts acting on the rim, the outer surface etched with strapwork designs on a stippled ground, with bun feet and moulded carrying handle, with its key
15.5 cm; 6 1/8 in wide; 10.5 cm; 4 1/ 8 in deep
£1500-2000
544.    A GERMAN PAINTED IRON STRONG BOX, LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY
formed of a series of large iron plates overlaid with broad interlaced iron bands, fitted with a pair of hasps at the front for securing the lid, false lock with embossed frontal escutcheon, a writhen carrying handle at each end, the inside fitted with a lock mechanism incorporating five shooting bolts retained by a pair of pierced engraved plates, and with a writhen support for the lid, the inside painted red and the outer surfaces and the lid painted with foliage on a green ground (now faded)
55.0 cm; 21 in £1500-2000
545.    A BRASS DOG COLLAR, 19TH CENTURY
stamped with scrollwork at the borders and inscribed 'Blackie, Sweet Briar Hall, Nantwich', fitted with iron loop and complete with padlock and key
13.4 cm; 5 1/4 in diameter
£200-300
546.    A SURGEON'S KIT, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
arranged over two layers, the upper tier with a large scalpel by Millikin & Lawley, another by H. Bigg, and a further large scalpel, eighteen further instruments, the lower tier with a saw and forceps (some elements missing): contained in its brass bound mahogany case
44.0 cm; 17 1/4 in £500-700
547.    TWO PAIRS OF W.W.II LEATHER GAITERS
and a pair of canvas gaiters etc
(8) £40-60
548.    A FLINTLOCK MECHANISM FOR AN EAST INDIA COMPANY NEW LAND PATTERN SERVICE PISTOL, DATED 1816; ANOTHER FLINTLOCK MECHANISM AND ANOTHER FOR A SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1815-20
the first with flat bevelled border-engraved plate stamped with the date on the tail, East India Company Rampant Lion, and crowned '2' beneath the pan; the second a flintlock mechanism (cock missing) with flat bevelled plate with 'GR' crowned beneath the brass pan, rounded tail stamped with bale mark, 'PR' over 'C' beneath 'Tower' (some pitting); the third with bright bevelled stepped plate, rainproof pan and steel-spring with roller
the first 13.6 cm; 5 3/8 in
(3)

Provenance
James S. Gooding, sold Bonhams, Knightsbridge part of lots 181 and 205.


£200-300
549.    FOUR DETACHED LOCK MECHANISMS, 19TH CENTURY
the first for a flintlock pistol (losses); the second for a flintlock gun, the third and fourth for a Morroccan snaphaunce musket (each with losses, rusted throughout)
the first: 10.7 cm; 4 1/4 in overall
(4)
£100-150
550.    A RARE GERMAN COMBINED POWDER-FLASK, WHEEL-LOCK SPANNER AND RAMROD, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
formed entirely of iron, the powder-flask of flattened heart-shaped form, fitted with spring lever and closure, a loop for suspension, the front with three spanner apertures, the base with long ramrod threaded at its base for a pricker
58.5 cm; 23 in overall

A very similar example is preserved in the Wallace Collection, inv. no. A1307. £500-800
551.    AN ITALIAN POWDER-FLASK FORMED ENTIRELY OF IRON, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with tapering body of hemi-spherical section, the outer face fluted and decorated with beadwork and engraved foliage, the inner face engraved with ropework and scrolls, fitted with hinged cover (screw missing) with tapering fluted nozzle with spring cut-off, four mounts for suspension and belt hook (areas of pitting)
19.0 cm; 7 1/2 in high £400-600
552.    A GERMAN COMBINED POWDER-FLASK, WHEEL-LOCK SPANNER, TURNSCREW AND POWDER-MEASURE, 17TH CENTURY
with triangular head formed with three spanner apertures and a turnscrew, moulded shank pierced with a series of holes engaging a sprung stud on the faceted outer cover, the latter forming the powder-measure
18.0 cm; 7 1/8 in overall

£300-400
553.    A SMALL PRIMING FLASK FOR THE 9TH BATTALION OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, CIRCA 1790-1815
of polished horn, with brass nozzle with spring cut-off, brass basal cap engraved '9RAB.6.1', and two loops for suspension
21.0 cm; 8 ¼ in

These flasks were in use circa 1790-1815. Other examples are preserved at the Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson. See Blackmore 1976, p. 182, no. 270.



£250-350
554.    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 with short cyrillic inscription, and two brass rings for suspension
39.5 cm; 15 1/2 in
£200-300
555.    TWO COW HORN FLASKS, 19TH CENTURY AND 20TH CENTURY
the first of flattened-oval section, the inner face engraved with cross hatching and the outer with traditional Celtic strapwork, pierced towards the nozzle for suspension, and fitted at the base with a wooden cap; the second plain, with wooden basal plug, moulded neck, and wooden stopper
the first: 23.0 cm; 9 in
(2) £50-80
556.    A WALKER'S PATENT POWDER MAGAZINE
with copper cylindrical body, the top recessed, fitted with carrying handle, an exterior and interior lid, the interior with six painted iron segmental canisters around a central cylindrical canister, each with threaded brass cap, the cap and the body stamped 'Walker Patent Wapping' (rubbed, Japanned finish removed)
20.8 cm; 8 1/4 in high

James Walker patented this design on 7th September 1810. £500-700
557.    A COPPER POWDER-FLASK BY JAMES DIXON & SONS, SHEFFIELD, 19TH CENTURY
with copper body and graduated brass nozzle with spring cut-off (defective)
19.5 cm; 7 3/4 in £20-30
558.    A RARE GUNNER'S FOLDING CALLIPER BY BERGE, LONDON, CIRCA 1800-08
of brass, comprising two symmetrical flat halves hinged at one end and finely engraved with scales for 'Quantity of Powder for filling the Chambers of Brass Mortars & Howitzers', 'Shot', 'Iron Guns proof Service' and 'Brass Guns proof Service', signed 'M Berge London', and retaining its iron tips
30.5cm; 12in extended

John Berge (1742-1808) was apprenticed to Peter Dolland and worked with him until 1791. He became principle workman to Jesse Ramsden and succeeded him in 1800. See Taylor 1989, no. 571.

£600-1000
559.    A FITTED MAHOGANY CASE FOR A PAIR OF PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOLS BY JOHN (1) BLANCH, 29 GRACE CHURCH STREET, LONDON, CIRCA 1826-48
lined in green baize, the lid with vacant brass escutcheon on the outside and trade label inside, complete with turnscrew, bullet mould, rammer and powder-flask
28.0 cm; 11 in x 17.5 cm; 6 7/8 in £400-600
560.    TWO EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER-FLASKS, MID-19TH CENTURY
each decorated with foliage and fitted with brass nozzle with cut-off, the first stamped 'G. and J. W. Hawksley', and the second 'James Barlow improved patent' (detached, both with dents)
the first: 21.0 cm; 8 1/4 in
(2) £30-50
561.    AN IRON BAR-SHOT, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
formed of a pair of broad iron cylinders joined by a bar of square section
31.7 cm; 12 1/2 in overall

See Blackmore, cat. no. 335. £120-180
562.    A MINIATURE BRONZE GARRISON CANNON, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering multi-stage barrel with raised astragal mouldings, flaring at the muzzle, incised around the vent field, globose cascable, plain trunnions, with its iron stirrup mount, on its bronze garrison carriage
24.0 cm; 9 1/2 in barrel
1.0 cm; 3/8 in bore

£400-600
563.    A MINIATURE BRASS NAVAL CANNON, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel formed in two moulded stages, plain trunnions, pierced cascable with flattened terminal, on its stepped wooden carriage with brass mounts including pierced trucks, cap-squares and elevating device
22.2 cm; 8 3/4 in barrel
1.2 cm; 1/2 in bore £400-600
564.    A MINIATURE BRONZE CANNON, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel formed in six stages with raised astragal mouldings, flaring at the muzzle, globose cascable, plain trunnions, with its iron stirrup mount, on a later wooden base
23.0 cm; 9 in barrel
1.8 cm; 3/4 in bore
£500-700
565.    A BRONZE HAND MORTAR AND A BRASS POWDER-FLASK, 19TH CENTURY
the first formed in three moulded sections and the second of embossed brass, decorated with a symmetrical flower on each face and with spring cut-off
the first: 10.2 cm; 4 in overall
3.0 cm; 1 1/8 in bore
(2) £100-150
566.    A BRASS SIGNAL CANNON, 18TH CENTURY
with tapering multi-stage barrel, moulded at the muzzle, with raised bands, plain vent fields, drawn out to a globous cascable and a plain trunnion, on an 18th Century carved wooden carriage with hardwood trucks, the cheeks carved with foliage and fitted with brass cap-squares (one cheek cracked)
75.5 cm 29 1/4 in £2500-3000
567.    A SALUTING CANNON IN THE STYLE OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY, 19TH CENTURY
with multi-stage bronze barrel moulded at the muzzle, spirally fluted over the chase, decorated with tongues of fire within triangular flames on the first reinforce, fitted with a pair of dolphin lifting handles, trunnions decorated with punched ornament, and serpentine cascable: on an iron-clad wooden carriage, probably earlier, with iron-shod spoked cambered wheels
43.5 cm; 17 1/8 in barrel
1.8 cm; 3/4 in bore
£600-900
568.    A PORTABLE HUNTING STOOL, 19TH CENTURY
with padded leather-covered seat (the seam opened), two iron ring-clips acting on a spiked cane (cracks, top mount incomplete), and the top fitted with a U-shaped barrel rest
123.0 cm; 48 1/2 in high

£70-100
569.    A GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDER-FLASK, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with dark stained curved flattened body, the inner face engraved with a pattern of concentric circles, the outer surface decorated with a running lion surrounded by foliage, and with iron mounts including nozzle with spring closure and cut-off, basal cap and a ring for suspension (belt hook and one ring missing)
34.5 cm; 13 5/8 in £200-250
570.    A GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDER-FLASK, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with dark stained curved flattened body numbered '184', the inner face decorated with two ropework panels, the outer surface decorated with a niched figure in contemporary dress, with iron mounts including nozzle with spring-closure and cut-off, basal cap, belt-hook and two rings for suspension (one screw missing)
35.0 cm; 13 3/4 in £200-250
571.    A GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDER-FLASK, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with dark stained curved flattened body numbered '177', the inner face engraved with foliate borders (chipped), the outer surface decorated with a musketeer in contemporary dress, and with iron mounts including nozzle with spring closure and cut-off, belt-hook, basal cap and a ring for suspension (one ring missing)
30.5 cm; 12 in
£200-250
572.    A GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDER-FLASK, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with curved flattened body numbered '135', the inner face engraved with a pattern of concentric circles, the outer face decorated with a pair of figures in contemporary dress baiting a fox with spiked shields in an enclosure, and with iron mounts including cap with spring cut-off, belt-hook, basal cap and two rings for suspension (nozzle missing)
27.0 cm; 10 5/8 in

£200-250
573.    A FINE PAIR OF 20 BORE NORTH GERMAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, CIRCA 1680-90, PERHAPS BY A MEMBER OF THE CLOETER FAMILY OF MANHEIM AND GREVENBROICH
with two-stage barrels engraved with a band around the muzzles, formed with octagonal breeches, struck with three marks beneath including the letters 'HKM' (Neue Støckel 2969), the top of the breeches inlaid with brass panels engraved with scrollwork, fitted with external actions on the left side (one mainspring missing), off-set trigger's, cocks and screw-in pans and steels on the right, swelling butts fitted with domed caps cut with elaborately cusped borders, engraved with a pair of foliate scrolls in place of an escutcheon, trigger-guards with moulded forward bar, two small ramrod-pipes, and one retaining its ramrod
47.0 cm; 18 ½ in overall

This pair of pistols is related to the well-known group of firearms stocked entirely in steel, many of which are signed Cloeter. Other examples are preserved in the Tøjhusmuseet Copenhagen, the Royal Armoury Stockholm and another pair, formerly in the Hanoverian Royal Collections, was sold Sotheby's 5 - 15 October 2005, lot 759. For a discussion of this group see Hayward 1962, pp.187-188. The mark on the present pistols is also found on other firearms stocked in this manner with Suhl marks, as recorded in Støckel. £4000-6000
574.    A PAIR OF 25 BORE CENTRAL EUROPEAN LONG FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS, CIRCA 1740
with tapering sighted barrels formed with long flats, engraved with foliage over the breeches, stamped with the barrelsmith's name 'Cartie' and inscribed '39' and '40' respectively, brass-lined vents, stepped bevelled locks with filed details, figured walnut full stocks carved in low relief (wormed, one fore-end incomplete, the other repaired and missing its cap), brass mounts including pierced scrolling side-plates involving monsterheads, spurred pommels, trigger-guards with foliate terminals, and a pair of faceted ramrod-pipes
37.0 cm; 14 1/2 in barrels £1400-1800
575.    A FRENCH 20 BORE FLINTLOCK LONG HOLSTER PISTOL BY LA CHAISE A PARIS, CIRCA 1730-40
with tapering sighted barrel fitted with silver bead fore-sight on a bed of gold scrolls, inscribed '6', signed in gold and decorated with a gold trophy-of-arms over the breech (worn), engraved tang, signed engraved stepped bevelled lock involving a trumpeting putti ahead of the cock and a trophy-of-music on the tail (cock replaced, action defective), figured walnut full stock carved with foliage (cracked and chipped), engraved iron mounts comprising pierced side-plate formed of scrolls and foliage carrying a warrior profile medallion, spurred pommel, trigger-guard with acanthus finial, and a pair of ramrod-pipes and wooden ramrod
32.5 cm; 12 1/4 in barrel

Laurent de Lachaise is recorded in Paris circa 1706-44. £350-500
576.    A GERMAN MODEL 1871 DREYSE SYSTEM NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLE ADAPTED FOR BAYONET PRACTICE, DATED 1873
with tapering sprung bayonet with threaded tip, stamped with arsenal marks over the breech, the action removed and filled with wood, regulation stock and iron mounts (trigger-guard missing)
174.0 cm; 68 1/2 in overall
£70-100
577.    A 22/28 BORE GERMAN PERCUSSION WENDER GUN, CIRCA 1750
converted from flintlock, with two-stage sighted turn-over barrels released by a catch impaling the front of the trigger-guard, the upper barrel inscribed '9', the breech face separated from the action by a brass washer, bevelled locks, figured walnut full stock carved with scrolls over the butt (worm damage, the fore-end repaired), brass mounts of shaped outline, brass fore-end caps, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod
79.5 cm; 31 ¼ in barrels
£400-550
578.    A .700 CALIBRE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1740
with swamped barrel formed with a long flat, the interior cut with a series of straight grooves, fitted with silver fore-sight on a silver foliate bed, chiselled with foliage, scrolls, an enthroned figure, a pair of opposed masks and inscribed with the number '130' over the breech, the tang overlaid by an engraved brass plaque, rounded lock (pan screw missing) chiselled with foliage inhabited by a profile mask ahead of the cock and a bird behind, the cock decorated en suite and the steel involving a serpent at the base, figured walnut half-stock carved with scrolls about the rear ramrod-pipe and the over the butt, the latter with raised cheek-piece on the left, applied with a brass plaque chased with foliage involving a stag about the tang, brass mounts including butt-plate decorated with bold scrolls of foliage (the heel damaged), pierced side-plate (repaired), matching trigger-guard (repaired, rear ramrod-pipe incomplete), horn fore-end cap, and wooden ramrod (tip missing)
105.5 cm; 41 1/2 in barrel

£500-600
579.    AN 18 BORE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY ROSS IN HALL, CIRCA 1740
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, inscribed '94' and signed over the breech, stepped bevelled lock, double set trigger, figured walnut full stock carved with scrolls about the tang and behind the rear ramrod-pipe, the butt carved with further scrolls, with raised cheek-piece on the left and patch-box with sliding cover on the right (small cracks), the former inlaid with a star in contrasting pieces of horn, moulded brass mounts comprising openwork dragonesque side-plate, trigger-guard with foliate terminal, butt-plate with ridged tang, and three faceted ramrod-pipes, iron sling swivel (the rear swivel missing), horn fore-end cap, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod
68.5 cm; 27 in barrel £500-600
580.    A .600 CALIBRE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE WITH DUTCH LOCK BY JEAN DE WYCK A UTRECHT, CIRCA 1740
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, inscribed '89', signed rounded lock (faint, the upper half of the cock missing, defective), double set trigger, figured walnut full stock incised with scrolls, the butt with raised cheek-piece carved with sprays of foliage, on the right and with patchbox with fluted cover on the right, the latter inscribed 'Birk 1881' in ink on the inside, brass mounts including solid side-plate rigger-guard with foliate terminal and butt-cap formed en suite, and horn fore-end cap (chipped, ramrod missing)
78.0 cm; 30 3/4 in barrel

For a discussion of this maker see Hoff 1978, pp. 127-129. £500-600
581.    A 22 BORE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1740
in the Italian taste, with Italian sighted barrel formed with a long flat, signed Gabriel Chinelli and engraved with bold scrolls of foliage, stepped bevelled lock, figured walnut half-stock carved with foliage about the rear ramrod-pipe, the butt with raised cheek-piece on the left carved with further scrolls involving a delicate Stag's head behind, brass mounts including pierced side-plate involving an issuant grotesque, butt-plate with a grotesque and scrolls on the tang, engraved trigger-guard (incomplete, fore-end cap and sling swivel missing), and horn-tipped wooden ramrod
121.5 cm; 47 7/8 in barrel

£300-400
582.    AN 18 BORE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE, CIRCA 1750
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, inscribed '96' and signed 'Johann Waas In Bamberg' over the breech, tang numbered '1', bevelled lock signed 'Mathias Karch a Hechingen' (inoperative), double set trigger, figured walnut full stock carved with scrolls about the tang, the butt with raised cheek-piece on the left and patch-box with sliding cover on the right (cracks), engraved iron mounts including solid side-plate decorated with a hunter taking aim at a stag, trigger-guard and butt-plate each decorated with scrolls enclosing a portrait bust, (fore-end cap missing) and horn-tipped ramrod
74.5 cm; 29 3/8 in barrel

Mathias Karch is recorded in Hechingen, Württemberg, circa 1730-90.
£400-600
583.    AN 18 BORE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1740
with two-stage barrel fitted with silver 'spider' fore-sight, engraved '56' and stamped with the brass-lined barrelsmith's marks of Gratzl over the breech, a running horse in a rectangular panel and the maker's name in a shaped recess, along with a further series of marks all in the Spanish manner over the breech (tang screw missing), strongly bevelled lock, figured walnut half-stock (cracked through at the fore-end), carved with rococo scrolls behind the tang and over the butt, the latter with raised cheek-piece and carved in imitation of a tang (wormed), and wooden trigger-guard reinforced with an iron strip (fore-end cap, ramrod-pipe and butt screws missing)
114.0 cm; 45 in barrel

Two maker's of this name are recorded in Vienna circa 1690-1753.

£200-300
584.    A .550 CALIBRE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE, CIRCA 1740
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel engraved '95' over the breech, stamped with the brass-lined barrelsmith's mark, a standing figure in a shaped recess over the breech and rifled with seven grooves, bevelled lock, double set trigger, figured walnut full stock moulded over the fore-end (extensive chips and cracks), carved with a raised moulding about the rear ramrod-pipe and the tang, the butt with raised cheek-piece on the left and patchbox with sliding cover on the right, brass mounts including solid sideplate, butt-plate with foliate tang, trigger-guard en suite, and three ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end cap, and associated horn-tipped ramrod
73.0 cm; 28 3/4 in barrel £300-500
585.    A PAIR OF 22 BORE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUNS BY MATHIAS KARCH IN HECHINGEN
with signed octagonal sighted barrels inscribed '112' and '113' respectively over the breeches, tangs numbered '1' and 2', signed stepped locks (one cock missing), figured walnut full stocks (areas of worm, small chips), moulded over the fore-ends and carved with rococo scrolls about the rear ramrod-pipes and the tangs, the butts with raised cheek-pieces and carved with rococo scrolls, foliage and shell ornament, brass mounts of shaped outline comprising side-plates (one missing two screws), butt-plates, wooden trigger-guards with brass reinforces with matching terminals, and three ramrod-pipes (fore-end caps and ramrods missing)
79.4 cm; 31 1/4 in barrels
(2)

Mathias Karch is recorded in Hechingen, in the Duchy of Wurttemburg, circa 1730-90. £700-1100
586.    A 16 BORE GERMAN SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1740
with swamped etched barrel decorated with silver scrolls in the Turkish taste including a calligraphic panel over the breech, engraved tang, rounded lock with drain, figured walnut half-stock carved with scrolls and shell ornament behind the rear ramrod-pipe and over the butt, the latter with carved raised cheek-piece, two-piece silver side-plate, and silver forward ramrod-pipe (the remaining mounts, fore-end cap and ramrod missing)
97.0 cm; 38 1/4 in barrel
£250-400
587.    A FLUTED CLOSE HELMET IN THE SO-CALLED GERMAN 'MAXIMILIAN' FASHION OF CIRCA 1515-30, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
with rounded one-piece skull formed with a pair of low boldly-roped medial combs separated by a hollowed ground, fitted with a plume-holder at the nape, a single neck-lame, and 'bellows' visor and bevor attached to the skull by common pivots with radially-fluted washers, both the visor and bevor secured at their right sides by spring-catches with push-button releases, the visor with a pair of horizontal vision slots and three pairs of horizontal ventilation slots, and the skull and neck-pate embossed with flutes enclosed by incised lines
30.5 cm; 12 in high
£600-800
588.    ˜AN ITALIAN STONEBOW, SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with slender steel bow retained by a pair of irons and fitted with a later string of twisted cord, wooden tiller of characteristic form (cracked and repaired), inlaid with engraved ivory plaques including masks, putti, monsterhead tendrils and scrolling foliage (some wear and restorations), fitted with conical iron tip, fixed front sight, folding back-sight, curved moulded trigger, and turned wooden finial
88.5 cm; 34 7/8 in tiller £700-1000
589.    A GERMAN STONEBOW (SCHNEPPER) FOR A CHILD, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with slender steel bow fitted with an early string of twisted cord with wooden spacers, associated iron fore-sight, built-in gaffle retained by a spring-catch at the rear, domed lever terminal, rectangular folding back-sight, fruitwood butt inlaid with staghorn lines and a winged warrior rondel, and steel trigger-guard
52.5 cm; 20 3/4 in tiller
£700-1000
590.    A GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDER-FLASK, DATED 1615
with curved flattened body, the inner face engraved with a pattern of concentric rings, the outer face decorated with a central rondel filled with a sun-in-splendour flanked by two warriors in contemporary dress, iron mounts comprising belt hook, basal cap and top mount each fitted with a ring for suspension and the latter with spring closure and cut-off
36.5 cm; 14 3/8 in
£500-700
591.    AN ITALIAN POWDER-FLASK, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with tapering leather-covered wooden body of hemi-spherical section, fitted with iron bounds comprising basal-cap, nozzle with cut-off, reinforces, four rings for suspension, and applied with the owner's arms, beneath a coronet, per fess: in chief, a quatrefoil; in base, three bendlets (Sotto una coroncina, bandato; sul capo uno quadrifoglio), at the front
22.0 cm; 8 3/4 in high

The arms are those of Orsini or Sortino.

£500-700
592.    A FRENCH CARVED BONE POWDER-FLASK, DIEPPE, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with carved polished body decorated with a monstrance supported by putti on the outer face above a portrait profile, the inner face decorated with the head of Christ and a coat-of-arms, fitted with punched and chased brass basal cap and nozzle, the latter with sprung closure
23.8 cm; 9 3/8 in high
£400-600
593.    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED HORN PILL OR COSMETIC POWDER-FLASK, 19TH CENTURY
with stained body formed with nine recesses, fitted with double hinged cover and a further pivoting cover, the latter studded with foliate washers and with a crowned vacant escutcheon supported by a lion and a unicorn, with a single ring for suspension
17.5 cm; 6 7/8 in

£200-300
594.    A SMALL SAND FLASK, 19TH CENTURY
formed of a small gourd, decorated with a French Colonial bust on one side and an infantryman on the other, the base with a short inscription (perhaps 'Ajaccio', rubbed) an fitted with white metal nozzle, chain and stopper
5.0 cm; 2 in
£50-80
595.    A SAND-FLASK, 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FRENCH
formed of a small polished nut, the edge bound by a scalloped white metal mount rising to a foliate moulding and nozzle
9.3 cm; 3 3/4 in

£100-150
596.    A RARE BELGIAN 5MM PINFIRE DOLNE-BAR PATENT 'APACHE' SIX-SHOT SELF-COCKING KNUCKLE-DUSTER REVOLVER BY L. DOLNE, LIÈGE, NO. 559, CIRCA 1875
with blued rotating barrel-block, white metal frame numbered and stamped 'DOLNE-BAR INV. BREVET' on the right, folding trigger, folding lockable knuckle-duster grip, and wavy bayonet
19.0 cm; 7 ½ in overall £1200-1500
597.    A BELGIAN COMBINED KNIFE AND 100 BORE D.B. POCKET PISTOL BY LICOT, NAMUR, LIÈGE PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURY
with folding single-edged knife-blade, a pair of etched twist barrels arranged side-by-side, each with cap-shaped hammer with knurled spur at the breech and folding paddle-shaped trigger, the body faced with engraved German silver plaques over brass fillets and the butt inset with slender horn panels
8.5 cm; 3 3/8 in barrels
£1000-1200
598.    A 140 BORE BELGIAN D.B. FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, SIGNED GALAS, LONDON, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with turn-off cannon barrels, box-lock action signed on the left and inscribed 'London' on the right, each within a scroll carried by foliage, swelling butt engraved with scrolls and foliage, and broad trigger-guard decorated with an expanded flowerhead
2.9 cm; 1 1/8 in barrels

£400-600
599.    A FRENCH CONCEALED SMALL PERCUSSION PISTOL, PROBABLY LATE 19TH CENTURY
formed in imitation of a Japanese tinder lighter, with near ovoid brass body, fitted with hinged lid inscribed 'Prenez garde à celui qui me vole', the interior with very short brass barrel, and blued iron mechanism operated by a small chain attached to the lid
4.5 cm; 1 3/4 in
£300-400
600.    ˜TWO BELGIAN MINIATURE IVORY-MOUNTED PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS, 19TH CENTURY
with turn-off barrels, engraved actions, folding triggers, ivory butts and one with a small ring for suspension
4.3 cm; 1 5/8 in overall
(2)
£200-300
601.    ˜A CASED PAIR OF 120 BORE BELGIAN IVORY-MOUNTED PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS, LIÈGE PROOF, MID-19TH CENTURY
with turn-off etched twist barrels, scroll-engraved burnished actions, folding triggers, and ivory butts: in a later padded case with burrwood veneered lid inset with an ivory escutcheon
3.3 cm; 1 1/4 in barrels




£400-500
602.    ˜TWO CONTINENTAL IVORY-MOUNTED PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS, MID-19TH CENTURY
almost forming a pair, of 100 and 80 bore respectively, with fluted rifled barrels, scroll-engraved side-hammer actions with folding triggers, fluted ivory butts carved with foliage behind the actions (small age cracks), and sliding engraved iron butt-caps covering small traps
14.8 cm; 5 7/ 8 in overall
(2) £400-600
603.    ˜A PAIR OF 40 BORE BELGIAN PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS SIGNED LE PAGE A PARIS, LIÈGE PROOF, MID-19TH CENTURY
with etched twist turn-off barrels, the breeches signed within scrollwork frames, scroll-engraved actions fitted with scroll-engraved folding triggers, and rounded ivory butts (cracks, small chips)
6.3 cm; 2 1/2 in barrels
(2) £400-600
604.    A 4MM CONTINENTAL MINIATURE PIN-FIRE PISTOL, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with engraved barrel operated by a rotary under-lever, engraved action, engraved tang, carved blackened wooden butt, and pierced trigger
3.8 cm; 1 3/4 in barrel
£100-150
605.    A 15 BORE BELGIAN PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1830
with octagonal etched twist barrel, scroll-engraved action with flush-fitting side-hammer, engraved folding trigger, scroll-engraved tang, ebonised butt (cracked), and engraved German silver butt-cap with trap
6.7 cm; 2 5/8 in barrel

£200-300
606.    A 40 BORE FRENCH PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL BY JALABERT LAMOTTE, ST ETIENNE, CIRCA 1840
with etched twist sighted rifled barrel, engraved action signed on the left, decorated with foliage, fitted with engraved hammer chiselled with a lionhead and engraved folding trigger, figured hardwood butt, and the pommel fitted with silvered trap cover decorated with a classical mask
6.5 cm; 2 1/2 in barrel
£300-400
607.    A 28 BORE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION RIFLED TRAVELLING PISTOL, MID-19TH CENTURY
with octagonal sighted polygroove rifled barrel, engraved tang incorporating the back-sight, border-engraved flush-fitting side-hammer action with engraved hammer, figured walnut half-stock, chequered butt, engraved iron mounts including 'batwing' side-plate, and butt-cap with scalloped trap-cover, and vacant German silver escutcheon
13.3 cm; 5 1/4 in barrel
£200-300
608.    A PAIR OF 50 BORE BELGIAN PERCUSSION RIFLED TARGET PISTOLS SIGNED CARON A PARIS ARQ. DE S. M. L'EMPEREUR, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1860
with sighted barrels formed with a series of elongated panels divided by delicate ribs, signed in the centre in encrusted gold between scrolls, chiselled with scrolling foliage against a matted ground at the breeches and numbered '1' and '2' respectively, breech tangs decorated with foliage en suite, flush-fitting locks decorated with matching designs of scrolling foliage and formed with a small step at the back, fitted with hammer decorated en suite, blued triggers, ebony half-stocks carved with vine tendrils and foliage over the greater part of their surface, iron mounts decorated en suite with the locks and breeches, comprising scrolling trigger-guards encrusted with the owner's gold initials 'JL' within a gold frame, domed pommels formed with four delicate raised ribs, engraved iron barrel bolt escutcheons, and no provision for ramrods
24.5 cm; 9 5/8 in barrels
(2)

E.P. Caron is recorded in Paris circa 1852-74 and as Arquebusier de l'Empereur (Napoleon III) 1852-70.
£4000-6000
609.    A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS FOR PRESENTATION TO AN AFRICAN OR EASTERN POTENTATE BY LAMOTTE AINE À ST ETIENNE, CIRCA 1830
with browned swamped barrels formed in two-stages, fitted with silver fore-sights on a large gilt flowerhead bed, decorated with gilt classical urns, flowers and stars at the medians, the breeches decorated with gilt celestial motifs and thunderbolts on a finely matted ground, struck on the left of the breeches with St Etienne marks (Neue Støckel 8745, the gold with small losses), engraved tangs fitted with the back-sights and retained by gilt screws, flush-fitting locks signed on a silver oval beneath the rainproof pans enclosed by a pair of fronds, fitted with bevelled 'French' cocks, platinum-lined pans and steel springs with rollers, figured walnut full stocks profusely inlaid in silver wire with scrolls, leafy tendrils and flowers over the greater part of their surface, including a bouquet issuant from an urn behind the rear ramrod-pipe and a further bouquet behind the barrel tangs, the fore-ends inset with an engraved silver plaque in place of the ramrod channel, full silver mounts cast and chased in low relief, comprising solid side-plates decorated with foliage and garlands, trigger-guards, spurred pommels and escutcheon en suite, and no provision for ramrods
29.5 cm; 11 5/8 in barrels
(2)

Joseph, Jean and Jean-Baptiste Lamotte were three generations of St Etienne gunmakers recorded circa 1716-1856. Jean held a significant exhibition of weapons in Smirna (Izmir), Turkey, and is famous for his deluxe weapons that were made for the Eastern market. £5000-7000
610.    A PAIR OF FRENCH 16 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOLS FOR PRESENTATION TO AN EASTERN POTENTATE SIGNED BOUTET, ENTREPRENEUR A VERSAILLES, ST ETIENNE PROOF, CIRCA 1820
with blued swamped barrels formed in two stages, fitted with silver fore-sights on a sunburst, decorated with punched and gilt thunderclouds, stars and garlands, moulded medians, the breeches chiselled with elaborate burnished trophies-of-arms surmounted by a crescent in high relief on a gilt punched ground, chiselled and gilt tangs, rounded locks signed 'Boutet Entrepreneur' and inscribed 'Manufacture a Versailles' respectively, each chiselled and gilt on the tails with martial trophies, the cocks, top-jaws and steels chiselled en suite, the pans with water drains and steel springs with rollers, walnut full stocks profusely inlaid with silver wire scrolls enriched with silver foliage, full silver mounts comprising side-plates, spurred pommels, trigger-guards and escutcheons all embossed with trophies-of-arms in high relief, a pair of silver ramrod-pipes, and each with its horn-tipped baleen ramrod
23.2 cm; 9 1/8 in barrels
(2) £6000-8000
611.    A PAIR OF 18 BORE ENGLISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS BY OAKES, CIRCA 1780
with rebrowned barrels signed over the breeches, engraved with a band of beadwork, stamped with the London Gunmakers' Company view and proof marks and the barrelsmith's mark, engraved grooved tangs, signed stepped engraved locks fitted with bolt safety-catches (restorations), figured walnut full stocks (one butt cracked through and repaired) engraved blued iron trigger-guards with acorn finials, silver butt-caps cast and chased with the winged figure of victory seated on trophies-of-arms, oval silver escutcheons engraved with the owner's initials 'TC' and horn-tipped wooden ramrods (extensively refinished throughout)
23 cm ; 9 1/8 in barrels
(2)

£3000-4000
612.    A PAIR OF 14 BORE LIÈGOIS FLINTLOCK LONG HOLSTER PISTOLS BY PONCIN A LIÈGE, CIRCA 1720
with swamped sighted barrels signed on the flat, chiselled with a low moulding terminating with foliage over the breeches, grooved tangs engraved 'GVB', slightly curved, stepped bevelled brass locks fitted with bevelled iron cocks (one replaced), figured walnut full stocks, moulded over the fore-ends (one fore-end partly replaced, the other repaired), brass mounts comprising openwork side-plates involving grotesque masks and monsterhead scrolls, trigger-guards with foliate terminals, spurred pommels with caps formed as expanded flowerheads, crowned escutcheons filled with portrait warrior profiles, a pair of faceted ramrod-pipes, and horn-tipped wooden ramrods
35.5 cm; 14 in barrels


£4000-6000
613.    ˜A PAIR OF 22 BORE LIÈGOIS SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS BY N. I. BOSSET A LIÈGE, CIRCA 1740
each with tapering barrel formed in two stages, fitted with silver fore-sight and moulded over the breech, signed rounded lock fitted with moulded cock and pan, the latter with pierced water drain at the rear, highly figured walnut full stock (small repairs) moulded over the fore-end, carved with foliage in low relief behind the rear ramrod-pipe, ahead of the trigger-guard and about the tang, full silver mounts comprising slender flush-fitted scrolling side-plate, moulded trigger-guard with foliate terminal, 'bird's head' pommel, vacant escutcheon, and two ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end cap, and associated ivory-tipped wooden ramrod
24 cm; 9 1/2 in barrels
(2)

Nicolas Jampsin Bosset is recorded in Liège circa 1732-49, he made twenty five thousand guns for the Netherlands in association with Jean Francois Couna. £2000-2500
614.    A PAIR OF FRENCH 100 BORE FOUR BARRELLED TURN-OVER TRAVELLING PISTOLS FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL BY GRENEL A PARIS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with turn-off cannon barrels, the breeches faced with a brass washer, box-lock actions signed on a scroll on the right and inscribed 'A Paris' on a scroll on the left, case-hardened sliding thumb-piece safety-catches, flat-sided butts engraved with scrolls, late rococo shell designs and bouquets on each side and on the spines, and sliding iron trigger-guards releasing the barrels
3.7 cm; 1 1/2 in barrels
(2)
£3500-4000
615.    A PAIR OF 25 BORE LIÈGOIS FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOLS SIGNED L. LIBERT A LIÈGE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
each with sighted barrel formed in three stages, engraved tang, signed rounded border-engraved brass lock fitted with engraved iron cock and steel spring with roller, walnut full stock carved with a raised moulding and foliage about the tang, moulded brass mounts including trigger-guard decorated with trophies on the bow, solid side-plate and 'bird's head' pommel engraved with scrolls and foliage, and wooden ramrods
15.7 cm; 6 ¼ in barrels
(2)

Lambert Libert is recorded as a gun dealer in Liège circa 1798-1809. £1200-1500
616.    A PAIR OF 40 BORE FRENCH FLINTLOCK RIFLED OFFICER'S PISTOLS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
each with octagonal swamped sighted micro-groove rifled barrel, stamped with the barrelsmith's mark and with traces of punched and gilt decoration at the breech, engraved tang incorporating the back-sight, bevelled lock engraved with foliage on the tail, fitted with engraved cock, semi-rainproof pan, and steel spring with roller, set trigger, figured walnut full stock, (each fore-end with small repairs), chequered butt carved with a band of foliage around the cap and applied with a slender panel of silver over the spine, burnished iron mounts comprising trigger-guard with urn-finial, butt-cap decorated with a flower, two-piece side-plate involving a lion's head and a bouquet of flowers, and two ramrod-pipes, and one retaining its horn-tipped baleen ramrod (the other replaced)
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in barrels
(2)
£800-1100
617.    A PAIR OF 54 BORE CONTINENTAL OVER-AND-UNDER FLINTLOCK TAP-ACTION PISTOLS, CIRCA 1810
each with turn-off barrels, engraved breech, box-lock action decorated with trophies-of-arms on the right and left, the former fitted with tap-lever, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking the steel, chequered walnut butt inlaid with silver wire (losses) carved with an expanded flowerhead on each side, and border-engraved iron trigger-guard
7.7 cm; 3 in barrels
(2)
£500-700
618.    A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS POCKET PISTOLS SIGNED F. BURY, 19TH CENTURY
each with brass barrel swelling to an elliptical muzzle, box-lock action signed within a foliate frame on each side, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, walnut butt, iron trigger-guards and iron-tipped wooden ramrod
9.7 cm; 3 7/8 in barrels
(2)
£600-800
619.    A 20 BORE FRENCH FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOL, ST ETIENNE PROOF, CIRCA 1810
with octagonal swamped sighted polygroove-rifled barrel, engraved tang incorporating the back-sight, engraved lock, figured walnut full stock carved about the tang, chequered butt, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard with a bird on the bow, two-piece side-plate, and faceted pommel cap, and vacant white metal escutcheon (later ramrod)
19.7 cm; 7 3/4 in barrel
£400-600
620.    A 40 BORE BAVARIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY JACOB KUCHENREUTER, CIRCA 1750
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel signed in silver script between silver scrolls and with traces of blued finish, the breech stamped with the gold-lined barrelsmith's mark (indistinct, probably Neue Støckel 621) and inlaid with a band of silver pellets, tang numbered '1' and incorporating the back-sight, rounded lock, full stock carved with foliage and flowers about the barrel tang, brass mounts of shaped outline, including solid side-plate, trigger-guard and spurred pommel, and horn fore-end cap (loose, incomplete, later ramrod)
26.5 cm; 10 in barrel £800-1000
621.    A 25 BORE D.B. FRENCH FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY HERBERT A LOUVIER, CIRCA 1770
with rebrowned barrels formed in two stages, fitted with silver fore-sight on a gilt sunburst, decorated with gilt scrolls, inscribed 'Canon Tordu' in gold on the rib and stamped with two barrelsmith's marks each within an oval, the letters 'L.C' and a fleur-de-lys, grooved barrel tang, signed rounded locks enriched with a band of punched and gilt ornament on the tails, figured walnut half-stock carved with scrolls and a bouquet in low relief behind the rear ramrod-pipe and about the tang, iron mounts including trigger-guard with a foliate terminal and broad bow, border-engraved shaped butt-plate, and matching rear ramrod-pipe, vacant silver escutcheon, and baleen ramrod, perhaps the original
90.5 cm; 35 3/8 in barrels

£1000-1500
622.    ˜A 20 BORE D.B. FRENCH FLINTOCK SPORTING GUN BY PERIN FILS À POITIERS, CIRCA 1820
with browned twist sighted barrels signed in gold over the breeches, the breeches inlaid with two gold lines (small losses), engraved breech tangs decorated with beadwork and foliage, signed bevelled locks engraved with waterfowl on the tails, fitted with semi-rainproof pans (gold lining removed) engraved steels, steel springs with rollers, figured walnut half-stock carved with conventional foliage along the fore-end, about the tang and the mounts, chequered fore-end and grip, the latter terminating in a green man mask carved in the round, carved cheek-piece decorated with vine foliage, white metal mounts comprising trigger-guard with urn-shaped finial, butt-plate with foliate borders, and two ramrod-pipes, and associated ivory-tipped baleen ramrod
81.0 cm; 31 7/ 8in barrels

Louis Perin is recorded in Poitiers circa 1820 and participating in the Paris Exhibition of 1823. £3000-4000
623.    A 19 BORE D.B. BAVARIAN PERCUSSION SPORTING BALL GUN BY I. ADAM KUCHENREUTER IN REGENSBURG, CIRCA 1830
with rebrowned twist sighted barrels signed in gold block letters on the rib (small losses), struck with the barrelsmith's mark (rubbed, probably Neue Støckel 624), and encrusted with silver scrolls, engraved breech decorated with a grazing deer, pierced platinum plugs, scroll-engraved slender tang fitted with pop-up back-sight, engraved flush-fitting back-action locks decorated with differing woodland scenes involving deer, fitted with gravity stops, scroll-engraved hammers and set triggers, figured walnut half-stock (small cracks), chequered grip, the butt with raised cheek-piece on the left and patchbox with sliding cover on the right, scrolling wooden trigger-guard reinforced with engraved iron, engraved butt-plate, engraved rear ramrod-pipe and barrel bolt escutcheons, vacant German silver escutcheon beneath the fore-end, iron sling swivel and associated brass-tipped ramrod
66.7 cm; 26 1/4 in barrels £400-600
624.    A .600 CALIBRE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY IOH. ANDRE KUCHENREITER, CIRCA 1770
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, inlaid with silver scrolls about the fore-sight and over the breech, the latter signed in silver letters and stamped with the gold-lined barrelsmith's mark (Neue Støckel 624), gilt back-sight with Chamois finial, rounded lock signed on a scroll, double set trigger, figured walnut full stock moulded over the fore-end, carved with a flower behind the rear ramrod-pipe and a pair of fronds behind the tang, the butt with carved raised cheek-piece on the left and patchbox with sliding cover on the right, brass mounts of shaped outline, including solid side-plate, butt-plate, trigger-guard and vacant escutcheon, horn fore-end cap, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod
70.8 cm; 27 7/8 in barrel

Johann Andeas Kuchenreuter, brother of Johan Christoph and father of Johan Adam, was hofbüchsenmacher to the Princes von Thurn und Taxis.


£1000-1500
625.    A .577 CALIBRE BOHEMIAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE, CIRCA 1680
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves (back-sight missing, signed over the breech (worn, probably Johann Taitlinger, tang screw replaced), finely engraved lock decorated with a pair of mounted knights, one carrying a shield charged with the letters 'GR', and with the commemorative date 1506, fitted with internal wheel, the spindle enclosed by an engraved garland of flowers, dog and dog spring bridle finely pierced and engraved with further designs of monsters, exotic birds and putti, double set trigger (incomplete), burrwood full stock, moulded over the fore-end and inlaid with staghorn segmental lines, the butt inlaid with a boar set upon by a lion and signed 'GR' on the left and fitted on the right with patchbox with sliding cover veneered with a Turk being shot by a mounted warrior, a hippocamp and a castellated landscape, two engraved staghorn ramrod-pipes enriched with segments of stained horn, engraved fore-end cap en suite, and iron trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, and associated ramrod matching the fore-end (areas of wear)
81.0 cm; 31 7/8 in barrel £3500-4500
626.    A 24 BORE D.B. FRENCH FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY BOUTET DIRECTEUR ARTISTE MANUFACTURE A VERSAILLES, CIRCA 1800-05
with sighted barrels formed in three stages, inlaid with a pair of gold lines at the muzzle, fitted with silver fore-sight on a gilt bed, decorated in gold with conventional foliage and pellets over the median, signed in script on the rib over the breeches, enriched with gilt trophies-of-arms, diamond-shaped panels, key ornament and all set within beadwork frames, struck with two marks, the letter 'B' in an octagon twice and the letters 'LC' in an oval three times (rubbed, indistinct), characteristic oval gold-lined vents (losses), stamped 'Manu' and 'Vlles' beneath the breeches, engraved grooved breech tang, burnished stepped locks with bevelled borders, signed 'Boutet Directeur Artiste' on the right and 'Manufre a Versailles' on the left, fitted with engraved burnished cocks and steels each decorated with conventional foliage, semi-rainproof pans (previously gold-lined) and steel springs fitted with rollers, figured walnut half-stock (cracked through and repaired at the grip), inlaid with silver wire scrolls, and flowers, chequered fore-end and grip, inlaid with engraved silver behind the rear ramrod-pipe, ahead of the trigger-guard and on the spine of the butt, the latter with raised cheek-piece on the left and fitted with an ebony butt-cap carved with a flower enclosed by a band of foliage, ebony trigger-guard inset with a silver plaque, the rear portion reinforced by a finely carved scroll enriched with neoclassical foliage and inlaid with finely engraved silver plaques, three faceted burnished iron ramrod-pipes, two sling swivels, vacant silver shield-shaped escutcheon, and brass-tipped baleen ramrod
85.7 cm; 33 3/4 in barrels

It is likely that this gun was repaired in its early working life following the damage to the grip when the trigger-guard, butt-plate and silver inlay were added. This early restoration probably included the addition or refreshment of the chequering and the other elements. The style of the restoration suggests a German, perhaps Bavarian, workshop.

Nicolas-Noël Boutet (1761-1833) the distinguished maker of armes de luxe inherited the position of gunmaker to Louis XIV from his father-in-law, Pierre de Sainte (active 1747-88). In 1792 he became technical Director at the new Versailles Manufactory and in 1800 rose to Directeur Artiste with overall control. He held this position until the closure of the manufactory in 1818. Boutet died fifteen years later in poverty, his career having survived six French Political regimes.
£7000-9000
627.    A RARE 8 BORE ITALIAN FLINTLOCK MUSKET, CIRCA 1650-60
shortened in its early life to carbine length, with tapering barrel formed in two stages and fluted over the breech, flat lock retained by two side nails, fitted with slender moulded cock, later top-jaw retained by an acorn-shaped screw, external main-spring and steel spring with filed mouldings, moulded full stock, carved with chevron mouldings over the fore-end (the forward portion restored), curved butt with rounded spine, iron mounts comprising a pair of small side nail washers, trigger-guard with shaped finial, butt bound with a moulded iron band and a single ramrod-pipe and associated iron-tipped wooden ramrod
65.0 cm; 25 5/8 in barrel

Provenance
William Goodwin Renwick, sold Sotheby & Co. 19 March 1973, lot 9

The above catalogue states that the only other recorded types of this flintlock were preserved in the Cabinet d'Armes of Louis XIII. A very similar example mounted on a French stock (Cabinet d'Armes no. 139) is preserved in the Victoria and Albert Museum. See Hayward 1969, nos. 40 and 41.
£3000-5000
628.    AN 18 BORE ITALIAN WHEEL-LOCK CARBINE, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel formed in three stages, flat lock retained by two side nails, struck on the inside with the maker's mark, the initials 'MN' divided by a standing figure and a further mark, perhaps crossed keys with a mitre between (rubbed), fitted with external wheel retained by a semi-circular bracket over the lower half, moulded dog with engraved neck, and sliding pan-cover, full stock (small repairs), moulded over the fore-end, slightly curved butt, brass mounts retaining traces of silvered finish, comprising a pair of foliate side nail washers, trigger-guard chiselled with foliage, the butt encircled by a ropework band, a matching band ahead of the lock and moulded rear ramrod-pipe, and associated brass-tipped ramrod
42.3 cm; 16 5/8 in barrel

£3000-5000
629.    A FINE 60 BORE GERMAN (THURINGIAN) WHEEL-LOCK CARBINE, SUHL, LATE 16TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel chiselled against a finely matted ground over its full length with the five allegorical figures, probably of the seven liberal arts, within architectural niches surrounded by leafy tendrils inhabited by exotic birds, a hound and a rabbit, struck with the maker's mark (Neue Støckel 2767) over the breech, engraved tang signed 'HW', flat lock retained by two side nails, struck with leafy tendrils on a matted ground and stamped with the maker's mark en suite with the barrel, fitted with raised wheel-cover decorated with a double eagle displayed, engraved dog formed as a marine monster, sliding pan-cover with button release (spring defective), and delicately filed safety spring with button lever, full stock inlaid with engraved staghorn plaques within segmental frames, comprising leafy mouldings enriched with pellets over the fore-end, flowers and scrolls about the tang, a devils mask between two scrolling demi-masks behind the ramrod-pipe aperture, a strapwork frame inhabited by an owl and two rabbits opposite the lock, foliate strapwork about the trigger, hooked butt formed with a slender comb decorated with a classical vase beneath and bouquets of fruit above, the left and right with differing espagnolette masks on strapwork panels, exotic birds and flowers, and all enriched with scrollwork and pellets, associated iron trigger-guard, engraved staghorn ramrod-pipe and fore-end cap (small cracks and chips, a small numbers of inlays missing, some minor restorations), and associated horn-tipped wooden ramrod
63.5 cm; 25 in barrel

Provenance
Thomas Davies-Colley, Newbold Estate, Bruera, Chester, circa 1890
Thence by descent

The treatment of the barrel and lock belongs to a small group of wheel-lock firearms including a number with profusely inlaid stocks previously attributed Klaus Hirt of Wassungen. A pair of such pistols, with the same mark as the present carbine and also with a double eagle on the lock, were formerly in the Saxon Royal Collections, Dresden, sold Sotheby & Co, London, 23 March 1970, lot 66. Another pistol decorated in this manner was sold Sotheby's Olympia, lot 26 June 2003. The leafy tendrils on the barrel and lock are characteristic of Suhl firearms of this period a number of which have stocks carved en suite. For a discussion of this group, many of which are preserved in the former Saxon Electoral Armoury, now the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden see Schaal 1978, pp.19-33.
£8000-10000
630.    A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS BY THOMAS LEE, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with brass barrel formed in three stages, flared at the muzzle, inscribed 'London' over the breech, and fitted with spring bayonet beneath, the latter operated by an iron catch ahead of the trigger-guard, engraved iron tang, signed engraved stepped lock, three-quarter stock, engraved brass mounts including trigger-guard and butt-plate decorated with scrolls and with an iron ramrod on the left of the barrel (the iron parts with areas of rust and pitting)
35.0 cm; 13 3/4 in barrel

This maker is recorded in Snowhill, Birmingham, circa 1834-45. £600-800
631.    A FRENCH .45 CALIBRE PIN-FIRE PISTOL REVOLVER-CARBINE BY EUGÈNE LEFAUCHEUX, NO. 1071, CIRCA 1870
with round sighted barrel fitted with folding back-sight, plain numbered action, struck with the maker's mark (Neue Støckel 7770), fitted with loading gate on the right and also numbered '165' on the left, walnut butt, iron mounts including spurred trigger, 'skeleton' butt, and suspension chain
39.0 cm; 15 3/8 in barrel

£500-700
632.    A .750 CALIBRE INDIA PATTERN FLINTLOCK MUSKET, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with tapering sighted barrel struck with proof marks and moulded at the breech, border-engraved rounded lock with 'Tower', 'GR' crowned and Ordnance mark, figured walnut full stock stamped with the letter 'M' opposite the lock and '6H' crudely incised beneath the butt, regulation brass mounts, iron sling swivels, iron ramrod, and bayonet stamped 'JOHN GI-…'
100.4 cm; 39 ½ in barrel £1000-1400
633.    A 22 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY THOMAS LOUGH, BERWICK, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS CIRCA 1830
with rebrowned sighted barrels, signed on the flat, scroll-engraved breeches, scroll-engraved slender tang decorated with a game bird, signed scroll-engraved back-action locks decorated with differing game vignettes, highly figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard and butt-plate decorated with further game bird scenes, silver barrel bolt escutcheons and brass-tipped wooden ramrod
70.5 cm; 27 3/4 in barrels

Thomas Lough Junior is recorded at Bridge Street, Berwick Upon Tweed circa 1833.
£500-700
634.    A .577 CALIBRE SNIDER-ACTION RIFLED CARBINE BY JAMES WOODWARD & SONS, CIRCA 1880
with signed rounded sighted browned barrel fitted with folding back-sight, scroll-engraved blued patent breech, signed scroll-engraved lock, figured walnut polished half-stock, scroll-engraved iron mounts, horn fore-end cap, no provision for a ramrod and refinished throughout
47.5 cm; 18 3/4 in barrel


£1000-1400
635.    A 20 BORE FRENCH D.B. FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY OUDIN A NANCY, CIRCA 1740
with three-stage sighted barrels inscribed 'Canon Tordu' in gilt letters over the breech, moulded tang incorporating the back-sight, signed rounded locks, figured walnut half-stock carved with a low moulding about the tang and mounts, the butt fitted with an early leather pad, and iron mounts including trigger-guard with moulded finial (the iron parts pitted throughout, later ramrod)
87.5 cm; 34 1/2 in barrels

C. Oudin is recorded in Nancy circa 1670, perhaps the father of the present maker. £500-700
636.    A D.B. 25 BORE FRENCH FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY BRUMON MICALOMIER A ST ETIENNE, CIRCA 1790
with tapering sighted barrels with traces of an inscription on the rib, stamped '..Bert' and 'Tordu' beneath, and with traces of St Etienne proof mark on top, border-engraved grooved breech tang, border-engraved rounded locks signed 'Brunon Micalomier' and 'St Etienne' respectively, figured walnut half-stock (chipped behind the right lock), inlaid with silver wire about the tang, and engraved iron mounts comprising trigger-guard with foliate terminal, barrel tang and rear ramrod-pipe with terminals of shaped outline, and a pair of moulded forward ramrod-pipes
(ramrod missing)
84.0 cm; 33 1/8 in barrels

Jérôme Brunon married Maria Micalomier in 1794 and traded under the name Brunon-Micalomier from 1805. £300-400
637.    A GERMAN BELLOWS SYSTEM AIR GUN, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with octagonal tip-up sighted barrel sleeved in brass and operated by an iron lever in front of the trigger-guard, brass-covered tang, the action enclosed by two shaped brass plaques, double set trigger, figured full stock incised with linear ornament, brass mounts including butt-plate with an additional plate on the right for the crank, horn ramrod, and horn fore-end cap
83.7 cm; 33 in barrel £300-500
638.    AN 18 BORE GERMAN PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1760
converted from flintlock, with two-stage sighted barrel inlaid with brass over the breech, rounded lock, full stock (fore-end replaced), carved with foliage about the rear ramrod-pipe and about the tang, the butt with carved raised cheek-piece, brass mounts of shaped outline including trigger-guard, solid side-plate and butt-plate with tang, and horn fore-end cap (later ramrod-pipe)
72.5 cm; 28 1/2 in barrel
£250-350
639.    A .44 CALIBRE RIM-FIRE AUSTRIAN WANZL-SYSTEM RIFLED CARBINE BY ALBERT STAEHLE IN WIEN, CIRCA 1865-7
with tapering sighted rifled barrel, fitted with folding ladder back-sight, signed ahead of the scroll-engraved breech, scroll-engraved back-action lock, border-engraved tang, figured walnut full stock with chequered grip (cracked through and expertly repaired), scroll-engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard with horn reinforce behind, horn fore-end cap, iron escutcheon with the owner's gilt initials 'GF' opposite the lock, iron sling swivels and no provision for a clearing rod
56.8 cm; 22 3/8 in barrel

Albert Staehle is recorded in Josephstadt, Vienna where he became Hofbüchsenmacher in 1867.


£500-700
640.    AN AMERICAN COMBINED 16 BORE GUN AND .36 CALIBRE RIFLE, MID-19TH CENTURY
with rebrowned sighted barrels formed with a long broad flat, scroll-engraved tang with provision for a peep-sight, scroll-engraved flush-fitting locks, walnut half-stock, chequered grip, engraved German silver mounts including spurred trigger-guard and characteristic pronounced butt-cap, brass patch-box cover and surround, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod
72.8 cm; 28 3/4 in barrels
£350-450
641.    A FINE FRENCH D.B. SINGLE TRIGGER PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY HENRI LEPAGE, DATED 1842, MADE FOR LOUIS PHILIPPE, KING OF FRANCE (1773-1850, REIGNED 1830-48)
with sighted barrels of fine 'marbled twist' pattern, inscribed 'Ignem haec arma feruit, et lethum fulminis instar' (Ruinous as lightning, this arm brings fire), between sprays of chiselled vine fruit and foliage on the rib, struck with the barrelsmith's mark, LB crowned with a star beneath (similar to Neue Støckel 1233, probably for Leopold Bernard), case-hardened breech chiselled with vine fruit and foliage (the muzzle with very small areas of light pitting), chiselled case-hardened breech tang en suite with the breech and rib, flush-fitting chiselled case-hardened locks decorated with fluted borders and further vine fruit and foliage, each signed 'Francorum regis Lepages fabricator in armis' (Lepage, maker of arms for the King of France), chiselled angular cocks en suite with the locks, highly figured walnut half-stock carved with fluting and leafy fronds over the fore-end and the butt, the latter carved with fluting over the spine, twist pattern about the tang and with a vignette filled with the conjoined letters 'HLP' on the right, chiselled iron mounts comprising trigger-guard and butt-plate decorated with vine fruit and foliage en suite with the locks, the former incorporating a lever safety-catch at the rear, the latter with the inscription 'Henricus e Lepagis Ioannis sanguine cretus Napoleo quem bella gerens ut cuderet arma iussit, Francorum regis nunc et faber ipse hoc sibi finrit opus, quod plumbum missile vibrat' (Henri, descended from the blood of Jean Lepage, whom Napoleon - the war-bearer - ordered to forge arms, and himself is now maker for the King of France, makes this work for him, which fires the lead bullet), rear ramrod-pipe decorated en suite, two barrel bolt escutcheons, two further chiselled ramrod-pipes on the barrel, silver-tipped ramrod, and in fine condition throughout
76.5 cm; 30 1/8 in barrels

Henri Lepage is recorded in Paris circa 1822-42. He was the son of Jean Lepage who he succeeded in 1822 as gunmaker to Louis XVIII, Charles X, the ducs d'Orléans. He took part in the Paris exhibitions of 1823, 1827, 1834, and 1839 where he obtained a silver medal. In addition to gunmaking he was notable as one of the early European antique dealers specialising in the trade of antique arms and armour. He retired in 1852 and died in 1854. Leopold Bernhard was well known for his fine quality barrels. £3000-5000
642.    A CASED 16 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION GUN BY WILLIAM ROCHESTER PAPE, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with rebrowned twist sighted barrels, breeches with engraved platinum plugs, signed scroll-engraved locks, figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard, butt-plate and rear ramrod-pipe, gilt escutcheon engraved with the owner's crest and associated brass-tipped ramrod: in relined fitted mahogany case with facsimile trade label, brass powder-flask and leather shot-flask
78.0cm; 30 3/4 in barrels
£700-900
643.    A .700 CALIBRE PERCUSSION MUSKET, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURY
with sighted barrrel, border-engraved lock plate with 'Tower' and crown (hammer and other components missing), regulation full stock, and regulation brass mounts (worn)
65.0 cm; 25 5/8 in barrel

£100-150
644.    A .750 CALIBRE EAST INDIA COMPANY TRANSITIONAL PATTERN FLINTLOCK MUSKET, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with sighted barrel, rounded lock signed 'Wilson' with East India mark on the tail (rubbed), full stock (cracked), brass mounts (one lock retaining screw missing) and iron ramrod
96.5 cm; 38 in barrel

£250-300
645.    A .700 CALIBRE PERCUSSION MUSKET FOR INDIAN SERVICE REGULATION TYPE, DATED 1863 AND A COPY OF A FLINTLOCK SEA SERVICE PISTOL
the first with reblued sighted barrel retained by three bands, regulation dated lock with 'VR' crowned on the tail, signed 'L.A.Co.' for London Armoury Company and with the Ordnance mark ahead of the hammer, full stock, regulation brass mounts and iron ramrod; the second with original rounded lock with 'GR' crowned, 'Farmer' and dated 1744
the first: 99.0 cm; 39 in barrel
(2) £200-300
646.    A 15 BORE DETACHED BRASS BARREL FROM A CARBINE BY JOHN (2) JOYNER, HOLBORN, CIRCA 1765
swamped, signed in a liner frame drawn-out to a loop over the breech, struck with barrelsmith's mark, London Gunmakers Company view and proof marks, threaded for a breech block, and inscribed 'Happy is he that escapes me' around the muzzle (rubbed)
57.2 cm; 22 1/2 in barrel

£200-300
647.    A D.B. 12 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY J. NOBBS, ISLE OF WIGHT, CIRCA 1860
with short etched twist sighted barrels stamped '1870' and with the barrelsmith's mark, 'AB' crowned beneath the breeches, platinum plugs, signed engraved back-action locks (later hammers), figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, and iron mounts
61.0 cm; 24 in barrels


£100-150
648.    A D.B. 13 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY C. INGRAM, GLASGOW, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with rebrowned twist sighted barrels, signed scroll-engraved locks (worn), walnut half-stock, iron mounts, vacant silver escutcheon, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod
64.5 cm; 25 3/8 in barrels
£150-250
649.    A 12 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN SIGNED I. HOLLIS AND SONS, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1861-70
with signed rebrowned tapering sighted barrel, scroll-engraved breech, scroll-engraved breech tang, signed scroll-engraved lock, figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, and scroll-engraved iron mounts (associated ramrod)
76.4 cm; 30 1/8 in barrel £200-300
650.    A .650 CALIBRE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION RIFLED MUSKET, CIRCA 1840
with octagonal sighted rifled barrel fitted with adjustable back-sight and stamped with a mark, in a circle a shield and the letters 'LU', rounded cock rebuilt from flintlock, full stock of military type, the butt with raised cheek-piece on the left and impressed 'LU' on the right, brass regulation style mounts including solid side-plate, trigger-guard and butt-plate (fore-end cap missing), and brass tipped wooden ramrod
97.3 cm; 38 3/8 in barrel

£250-350
651.    **an 80 BORE irish SIX-shot percussion pepperbox revolver by william & john rigby, dublin, no. 10471 for 1853
with fluted tapering barrel group, engraved with foliage ahead of the nipples and behind the muzzle, released by a stud on each side of the action, the spindle serving as a ramrod, rounded action engraved with characteristic scrolling foliage and signed on a scroll on the left and inscribed 'Dublin' on the right, fitted with engraved bar hammer grooved for sighting, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, and engraved nipple-shields, engraved trigger-guard, engraved back-strap, finely chequered figured walnut butt, and retaining traces of blued finish throughout
8.0 cm; 3 1/8 in barrels

Sold in 1853 to H. Donovan 'six-shot 80 bore pistol', see Back 1992, p.135.

£3000-4000
652.    **a 54 BORE irish SIX-shot percussion pepperbox revolver by william & john rigby, dublin, CIRCA 1845
with fluted tapering case-hardened barrel group, engraved with foliage ahead of the nipples and behind the muzzle, blued rounded action engraved with characteristic scrolling foliage and signed on a scroll on the left and inscribed 'Dublin' on the right, fitted with engraved case-hardened bar hammer with faceted pointed finial for sighting, blued sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, and engraved case-hardened nipple-shields, engraved blued trigger-guard, engraved blued back-strap, finely chequered figured walnut butt, and expertly refinished throughout (some engraving refreshed)
9.5 cm; 3 ¾ in barrels
£3000-4000
653.    A CASED 120 BORE TRANTER PATENT FIRST MODEL SELF-COCKING FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, NO. 8368T, CIRCA 1855
with sighted barrel engraved with a band of foliage around the muzzle, border-and scroll-engraved action numbered on the right, fitted with safety-catch, arbor pin and patent rammer, bright cylinder, bright patent double trigger, and chequered butt with scroll-engraved iron butt-cap: in lined and fitted mahogany case with 120 bore bullet mould, Dixon & Sons powder-flask, turnscrew, wrench and a combined bullet mould with cleaning jag and pricker
10.0 cm; 4 in barrel £1400-1800
654.    A CASED 120 BORE BEAUMONT-ADAMS FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER BY ROBERT ADAMS, 76 KING WILLIAM STREET, LONDON, NO. 35,882R, AND B20133, CIRCA 1858
with blued sighted barrel signed on the flat, stamped with proof marks and L.A.C. for London Armoury Company on the left, border-engraved blued frame inscribed and numbered on the right, fitted with blued safety-catch, blued rammer numbered 2051, blued numbered cylinder, finely chequered walnut butt, iron trigger-guard and butt-cap, and some original finish (areas of wear, small dents and scratches): in a fitted mahogany case relined in green baize, with later bullet mould and powder-flask
11.0 cm; 4 3/8 in barrel
£700-900
655.    A RARE MATCHED PAIR OF 54 BORE SIX-SHOT FRENCH MODEL 1854 PERCUSSION REOLVERS BY DEVISME, A PARIS, NOS 1285 AND 1295, CIRCA 1855-60
each with signed octagonal barrel (fore-sight removed), signed and numbered on the right of the barrel lug and fitted with locking lever on the left (one retaining screw incomplete), cylinder struck with the maker's mark and with Thovenin pillars in each chamber, action with internal hammer and knurled spur, figured walnut butt with chequered grip, iron mounts comprising trigger-guard and butt-plate, and the latter with short threaded rammer forming a pommel
16.2 cm; 6 3/8 in barrels
(2)

£2500-3500
656.    A .31 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 1849 FIVE SHOT PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER, NO. 49809 FOR 1852
of standard production specifications, with octagonal sighted barrel with two line New York address, engraved numbered cylinder, brass trigger-guard and back-strap with much silver-plating, the remaining parts with traces of early finish, and matching numbers throughout
15.3 cm; 6 in barrel
£500-700
657.    A .36 CALIBRE SIX-SHOT COLT MODEL 1851 LONDON NAVY REVOLVER, NO. 40189 FOR 1856
of standard production specifications, with sighted barrel stamped 'Address Col. Colt London', cylinder with traces of engraving, iron trigger-guard and back-strap, walnut grips, and matching numbers
19 cm; 7 1/2 in barrel
£900-1200
658.    A 4MM BELGIAN SMALL SIX-SHOT PIN-FIRE REVOLVER, LIÈGE PROOF, NO. 2994, MID-19TH CENTURY
with octagonal sighted barrel, numbered frame with loading-gate on the right, folding trigger and hardwood butt
6.0 cm; 2 3/8 in barrel
£60-80
659.    A .38 CALIBRE RIM-FIRE FIVE-SHOT FORE-HAND & WADSWORTH 'BULLDOG' REVOLVER, CIRCA 1871-80
of standard production specifications, the barrel, cylinder and frame scroll-engraved with nickel-plated finish (action defective, areas of surface rust), and polished hardwood grips
6.0 cm; 2 3/8 in barrel
£150-200
660.    A 40 BORE BELGIAN MARIETTE PATENT FOUR-SHOT UNDER-HAMMER PERCUSSION PEPPERBOX REVOLVER, LIÈGE PROOF, MID-19TH CENTURY
with etched twist turn-off barrels, scroll-engraved rounded action, stamped 'Mariette Bréveté' on the underside of the back-strap, ring trigger, and ebonised butt
7.4 cm; 2 7/8 in barrels
£300-400
661.    A CASED 8MM PIN-FIRE REVOLVER, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1870
with sighted barrel engraved with a flourish over the breech, engraved frame and cylinder each decorated with foliage on a punched ground, the former fitted with loading-gate on the right and folding trigger, and finely chequered butt: in its tooled letter case lined in purple velvet (faded, areas of light wear)
9.0 cm; 3 1/2 in barrel £400-600
662.    A BELGIAN PIN-FIRE REVOLVER, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1870 AND TWO FLINTLOCK TINDER LIGHTERS
the first with octagonal sighted barrel, engraved blued cylinder, scroll-engraved frame, folding trigger, and hardwood butt, in its leather holster; the second and third perhaps 19th century, each with scroll-engraved brass body, iron trigger-guards and walnut butts
the first: 8.5 cm; 3 3/8 in barrel £100-150
663.    A 25 BORE FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOL BY REA, TOWER PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1790
with brass barrel formed in two stages and engraved with a band of beadwork at the breech, iron tang, signed stepped lock, full stock (fore-end repaired), brass mounts including later solid side-plate and trigger-guard with acorn finial and later bow, associated ramrod (worn, repairs)
18.0 cm; 7 1/8 in barrel
£400-600
664.    A 15 BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOL OF LIVERY TYPE BY WATERS & CO, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1781-90
with tapering barrel fitted with spring bayonet on the left of the muzzle (expertly restored), signed rounded border-engraved lock (top-jaw replaced), figured walnut full stock carved with an apron moulding about the tang (fore-end chipped on the left), brass mounts comprising side-plate of shaped outline fitted with brass bayonet catch, trigger-guard with moulded terminal, butt-cap, a pair of ramrod-pipes, escutcheon engraved with the owner's initials 'JM' and brass-tipped ramrod, perhaps the original
22.8 cm; 9 in barrel

John Waters (1766-88) was granted British patent no. 1284 on 9 March 1781 for attaching bayonets to pistols. He has been credited with the invention of the spring bayonet though this was contested, unsuccessfully, by William Grice. £500-600
665.    THE BARRELS AND STOCK OF THREE ENGLISH PISTOLS AND A PISTOL SIGNED CLARKSON, 18TH CENTURY AND LATER
the first mid-18th century, converted from flintlock, with three-stage barrel, full stock (cut-down) and brass spurred pommel with grotesque cap; the second mid-18th century, with tapering barrel (pitted), and brass grotesque mask butt-cap and openwork side-plate; the third early 19th century, with rebrowned octagonal barrel inscribed 'London', and the fourth composite, with tapering barrel, signed lock and brass mounts (each worn throughout)
the first: 22.3 cm; 8 3/4 in barrel
(4) £350-450
666.    A 50 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL SIGNED ROSS, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURY
with browned twist sighted turn-off rifled barrel, scroll-engraved German silver side-hammer action signed on the left, chequered walnut butt with German silver butt-cap with small trap, and iron trigger-guard
8.5 cm; 3 3/8 in barrel
£150-250
667.    A PAIR OF 22 BORE PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOLS SIGNED DEANE, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with octagonal sighted barrels inscribed 'London', engraved tangs signed scroll and border-engraved locks, figured walnut full stocks, engraved iron trigger-guards en suite with the locks, and vacant white metal escutcheons, and brass-tipped wooden ramrods
13.0 cm; 5 1/8 in barrels
(2) £400-500
668.    A 25 BORE PERCUSSION LIVERY PISTOL BY NOCK, CIRCA 1800
converted from flintlock, with tapering barrel signed within a linear frame over the breech, signed rounded lock, figured walnut full stock, full brass mounts including flush-fitting side-plate, spurred pommel and trigger-guard with bud-shaped finial (ramrod-pipes chipped) and horn-tipped ramrod (seized)
23.0 cm; 9 1/8 in barrel

£180-220
669.    A 60 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL BY I. & W. RICHARDS, LONDON, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1800
with turn-off barrel, box-lock action signed on the left and inscribed London on the right, the latter within a trophy-of-arms oval, folding trigger, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, and flat-sided walnut butt
4.7 cm; 1 7/8 in barrel
£150-200
670.    A 12 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL BY T. WORLEY, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830
with octagonal barrel, German silver action engraved with scrolls of foliage and signed on the left, folding trigger, finely chequered walnut butt, and vacant German silver escutcheon
3.5 cm; 1 1/2 in barrel

Thomas Worley is recorded as a lockmaker in Birmingham and Darlaston circa 1820-28.
£100-150
671.    **A RARE PAIR OF 140 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL BY WILLIAM AND JOHN RIGBY, DUBLIN, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1835
with turn-off barrels, engraved tangs incorporating the back-sights, engraved flat-sided butts incorporating the actions, signed in a panel on the left and inscribed 'Dublin' on the right, fitted with engraved side-hammers, folding triggers, and the butts each pierced to act as a barrel wrench
3.0 cm; 1 1/4 in barrels

For a pair of similar pistols by these makers see See Back 1992, p. 75, ill. 25.


£2000-3000
672.    A PAIR OF 50 BORE BELGIAN PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS, LIÈGE PROOF, MID-19TH CENTURY
with octagonal turn-off rifled barrels, scroll-engraved box-lock actions with engraved hammers and folding triggers, ebonised butts, and scroll-engraved swivelling butt-caps with small cavities for caps
5.2 cm; 2 1/8 in barrels
(2) £250-350
673.    A 25 BORE PERCUSSION SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, CIRCA 1850
with turn-off barrel, scroll-engraved rounded action with flush-fitting hammer extending to a low bulbous hammer head over the recessed nipple-cavity, folding trigger, ebonised butt, scroll-engraved cap with trap, and vacant German silver escutcheon
5.5 cm; 2 1/4 in barrel


£150-200
674.    TWO CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION PISTOLS, MID-19TH CENTURY
the first 40 bore, with etched twist turn-off rifled barrel, scroll-engraved rounded action with Liège proof mark on the left, folding trigger, and fluted ebonised butt carved with foliage, the second smaller, 80 bore, with turn-off barrel, scroll-engraved box-lock action, and fluted ebonised butt
the first: 3.8 cm; 1 1/2 in barrel
(2)
£180-250
675.    A PAIR OF 50 BORE FRENCH PERCUSSION RIFLED TRAVELLING PISTOLS BY CARPENTIER A MÂCON, CIRCA 1840
each with browned twist turn-off barrel decorated with silver and gold at the breech and muzzle, scroll-engraved box-lock action signed in gold within a silver oval frame on the top, fitted with back-sight, engraved hammer of pronounced form, and folding trigger, highly figured butt, and engraved butt-cap with engraved 'nut-cracker' pommel
12.0 cm; 4 3/4 in barrels
(2)
£500-700
676.    A BELGIAN .650 CALIBRE PERCUSSION CAVALRY PISTOL, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1860
of regulation type, the lock by Dresse Laloux & Cie, three-quarter stock, brass mounts comprising side-plate, trigger-guard and butt-cap, later iron muzzle band, back-strap and ramrod
19.5 cm; 7 3/4 in barrel £250-350
677.    A .700 CALIBRE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION CAVALRY PISTOL, CIRCA 1840
with tapering barrel retained by a single brass barrel band, regulation lock fitted with scroll-engraved hammer, full stock, and regulation brass mounts (worn, repairs)
19.2 cm; 7 5/8 in barrel
£200-300
678.    A 16 BORE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION PISTOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
converted from flintlock, the barrel signed 'Joaq Lopez', full stock, iron mounts and iron ramrod (pitted throughout)
19.5 cm; 7 3/4 in barrel
£100-150
679.    A 13 BORE NEAPOLITAN PERCUSSION PISTOL, MID-19TH CENTURY
with earlier barrel formed in two stages and struck with a series of gold-lined marks including the Royal manufactory (Neue Støckel 817 and 814), engraved tang decorated with scrolls and foliage, back-action lock en suite with the tang and with a maker's mark (gold lining removed, unclear), carved full stock decorated with foliage over much of its surface, chequered butt decorated with further scrolls (small cracks), German silver mounts including openwork side-plate centring on a female demi-figure, and butt with trap-cover formed as a moustacheod grotesque (ramrod missing)
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in barrel

£300-400
680.    A PAIR OF 40 BORE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOLS, MID-19TH CENTURY
each with octagonal barrel etched in imitation of twist pattern and fitted beneath with spring bayonet operated by the trigger-guard, box-lock action engraved on each side with a trophy-of-arms, fitted with blued hammers and sliding thumb-piece safety-catches, chequered walnut butts, in an early, probably original, soft leather carrying case complete with nipple-wrench and with provision for other accessories (now missing)
11.6 cm; 4 5/8 in barrels
(2)
£700-900
681.    A PAIR OF 50 BORE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS, MID-19TH CENTURY
with turn-off cannon barrels, scroll-engraved box-lock actions (losses), folding triggers, and fluted butts
6.8 cm; 2 5/8 in barrels
(2) £300-400
682.    A CASED PAIR OF 80 BORE GERMAN PERCUSSION RIFLED TARGET PISTOLS BY SCHNEEVOIGT IN LAHR, DATED 1836
with browned swamped octagonal rifled barrels, signed on the flats, inscribed 'I. Engl. Guss Stahl' and dated beneath, case-hardened breeches inlaid with gold lines and with engraved percussion bolsters, engraved case-hardened breech tangs fitted with adjustable blued back-sights, signed scroll-engraved case-hardened locks fitted with blued set triggers, highly figured walnut half-stocks with chequered butts, carved dark-stained scalloped fore-end caps, the butts fitted with carved ebony caps inset with a silver shield engraved with the owners arms, on an azure shield two ducks beneath a mullet (small dents), engraved blued trigger-guards with shaped finials, engraved blued trigger-plates, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, much early finish throughout and each with its tampion: in original hardwood case lined in dark green velvet, complete with its full complement of accessories including slender copper powder-flask, bullet mould, turnscrew and cap dispenser
24.5 cm; 9 ¾ in barrels

Christian Frederick Schneevoigt is recorded in Schlesswig Holstein and Lahr, Baden circa 1818-78. £5000-7000
683.    A CASED PAIR OF 50 BORE FRENCH BREECH-LOADING PERCUSSION RIFLED TARGET PISTOLS BY GASTINNE-RENETTE, PARIS, NOS. 3495 AND 3496, DATED 1885 AND 1886
with browned octagonal rifled barrels, signed 'Inv Gastinne-Renette A Paris', numbered '1' and '2' respectively, fitted with blued fore-sights, struck with the dates and numbered beneath the breeches, scroll-engraved blued tangs incorporating the back-sights, scroll-engraved case-hardened stepped flush-fitting locks signed in small letters along the bottom, blued triggers, highly figured walnut half-stocks with finely chequered butts, iron mounts comprising engraved blued spurred trigger-guards also forming the barrel levers, decorated with the owner's crest, a boar's head, above the motto 'Vi Aut Virtute', scroll-engraved case-hardened pommel caps, vestigial side-plates and barrel bolt escutcheons, and much original finish throughout: in their original brass-bound fitted mahogany case lined in blued velvet (cracked on the reverse), the lid with brass escutcheon engraved with the owner's crest and motto on the outside and the maker's name in gilt letters on the interior, complete with accessories including powder-flask by Dixon & Sons, Sheffield, burnished bullet mould, nipple-wrench and turn-screw
25.4 cm; 10 in barrels

The firm of Gastinne-Renette was one of the leading target and duelling pistol makers in Paris during the 19th century. They won medals at the Paris exhibitions of 1839 and 1844, as well as holding appointments to Napoleon III and the King of Spain. Duelling lessons were still available at the firm's premises in the Champs-Elysées until the outbreak of the First World War, where it is still represented to this day. The champion shot, Walter Winans devotes a chapter to "Gastinne-Renette's gallery in Paris", in The art of Revolver Shooting (1911), where he concludes "in regard to galleries where one can get pistol practice, that of Gastinne-Renette in Paris stands easily first, and not only is it lit up in the best style for all sorts of shooting, but the weapons supplied are the best in the world" £5000-7000
684.    A CASED PAIR OF 40 BORE BAVARIAN PERCUSSON RIFLED TARGET PISTOLS BY JOH. ANDRE KUCHENREITER IN REGENSBURG, CIRCA 1840
with signed octagonal swamped sighted multi-groove rifled barrels inlaid with platinum lines at the breeches and muzzles, scroll-engraved breeches, scroll-engraved breech tangs fitted with adjustable blued back-sights, scroll-and border-engraved locks signed and inscribed 'In Regensburg' respectively, walnut half-stocks, the butts cut with a panel of chequering on each side, scroll-engraved iron mounts including spurred trigger-guards and butt-caps, vacant white metal escutcheons, and much original finish: in their original fitted case lined in padded green velvet, the lid impressed with the maker's details in gilt letters on the interior (the exterior worn), with accessories including bullet mould, powder-flask
25.2 cm; 10 in barrels £3500-4500
685.    ˜A PAIR OF 15 BORE SPANISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS, THE BARRELS BY GERONIMO FERNANDEZ, CIRCA 1720
each with two-stage barrel fitted with silver 'spider' fore-sight, moulded girdle, octagonal breech struck with the barrelsmith's marks of Geronimo Fernandez (Neue Støckel 7388 and 7389) and a series of decorative crosses all lined in gold (losses), strongly bevelled lock fitted with faceted pans, moulded highly figured full stock (small repairs), carved with foliage behind the rear ramrod-pipe and about the tang, the butt carved with a slender rib along the spine and shaped in imitation of a cap pommel, iron mounts comprising scrolling side-plate with a central moulding, faceted trigger-guard en suite with the lock, and with foliate terminal, faceted cap pommel, and a pair of faceted ramrod-pipes, and brass-tipped whalebone ramrod with iron worm
28.7 cm; 11 1/4 in barrel

Geronimo Fernndez is recorded in Madrid circa 1690-1727.
£1500-2000
686.    A 20 BORE CENTRAL ITALIAN PERCUSSION HOLSTER PISTOL, MID-18TH CENTURY
converted from flintlock, with tapering barrel signed 'Llazari' (the muzzle slightly shortened) and chiselled with scrolls and foliage over the breech, engraved tang, rounded lock chiselled en suite with the breech ahead of the hammer and on the tail, full stock moulded over the fore-end and carved with scrolls in low relief (small cracks and repairs), chiselled iron mounts comprising trigger-guard, side-plate, spurred pommel, a pair of ramrod-pipes and escutcheon all decorated en suite with the breech and wooden ramrod
24.0 cm; 9 1/2 in barrel
£500-700
687.    A 22 BORE FRENCH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY CHASTEAU A PARIS, CIRCA 1760
with tapering barrel fitted with silver bead fore-sight and formed with a flat, chiselled with scrolls enclosing a warrior rondel over the breech on a gilt ground, engraved grooved tang, stepped lock signed on a scroll beneath the pan, engraved with trophies-of-arms and scrolls on a gold ground, full stock carved with scrolls of foliage in low relief (rubbed), iron mounts chiselled and gilt en suite with the lock and breech, comprising openwork side-plate, trigger-guard with moulded finial, and spurred pommel (the iron parts with areas of pitting, rubbed and patinated)
20.5 cm; 8 in barrel

Chasteau was arquebusier du Roi to Louis XV, see Hayward 1963, p. 45. £1200-1500
688.    AN 18 BORE GERMAN HOLSTER PISTOL BY BY M. SCHWARTZ VON CLERF, CIRCA 1760
with two-stage sighted barrel (muzzle dented) engraved with scrolls over the breech, engraved tang, signed stepped lock engraved with a profile mask issuant with scrolls (comb of the cock and the top-jaw screw chipped), figured full stock carved with a moulding about the rear ramrod-pipe and the tang, 'bird's' head butt, brass mounts including solid side-plate decorated with a figure and scrollwork, and pommel cap with a grotesque mask cap, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod
20.6 cm; 8 ½ in barrel


£400-500
689.    A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS PISTOL BY KNUBLEY, LONDON, CIRCA 1790
with brass barrel flared towards the muzzle, fitted with spring bayonet retained by the trigger-guard beneath and with ramrod-pipes on the right, brass action signed on the left and inscribed 'London' on the right, each within ovals carried by trophies-of-arms, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, iron trigger-guard engraved with a flowerhead (worn) and flat-sided walnut butt (associated ramrod, proof marks rubbed)
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in barrel £800-1000
690.    A PAIR OF 26 BORE FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOLS, FOREIGNER'S MARK, LONDON VIEW AND PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1760
with moulded cannon barrels, rounded breeches stamped beneath and with the later inscription 'Wogdon' above, separate tangs of shaped outline, rounded actions fitted with associated bevelled cocks, sliding trigger-guard safety-catches, figured walnut butts, pear-shaped butt-plates, and belt hooks (polished)
18.2 cm; 7 1/4 in barrels
(2) £1500-2000
691.    A 32 BORE FLINTLOCK COAT PISTOL BY SPENCER, LYNN, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820
with octagonal twist sighted barrel inscribed 'Lynn' (rubbed) and stamped with proof marks beneath, platinum lined vent, engraved tang incorporating the back-sight, signed stepped bevelled lock, fitted with rainproof pan, steel spring with roller and 'French cock' (the upper portion replaced), figured walnut full stock, chequered grip, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard (light pitting), vacant silver escutcheon, and silver barrel bolt escutcheons
12.7 cm; 5 in barrel

Matthew S. Spencer is recorded in Lynn Regis (King's Lynn, Norfolk), circa 1804-1853.
£400-500
692.    A PAIR OF 20 BORE FLINTLOCK LIVERY PISTOLS BY JOLLEY, TOWER PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1790
with tapering barrels moulded at the breeches, engraved breech tangs, signed border-engraved locks, matching cocks, figured walnut full stocks, brass mounts including trigger-guards with engraved bows and acorn finials and horn-tipped ramrods, one with its iron worm (the other associated)
20.5 cm; 81/8 in barrel
(2) £900-1200
693.    A 15 BORE FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOL BY H.W. MORTIMER, CIRCA 1790
with rebrowned octagonal swamped sighted barrel inscribed 'London' over the breech, stamped with London Gunmakers Company view and proof marks beneath, inlaid with two gold lines and with gold-lined vent, engraved breech tang incorporating the back-sight, signed stepped lock fitted with bolt safety-catch, figured walnut full stock, chequered butt incised with a flowerhead, and engraved iron trigger-guard with urn finial (the engraving refreshed throughout, later ramrod)
27.0 cm; 10 5/ 8in barrel £1500-2000
694.    A CASED PAIR OF 42 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS BY WOOD, YORK, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with signed octagonal turn-off barrels, scroll-engraved box-lock actions, folding trigger-guards with traces of blued finish, finely chequered walnut butts, vacant white metal escutcheon: in associated fitted oak case (lid cracked), complete with iron bullet mould and brass flask
7.5 cm; 3 in barrels £400-600
695.    A 100 BORE PERCUSSION TURN-OVER PISTOL BY LANG, 7 HAYMARKET, LONDON, CIRCA 1830
with turn-off barrels engraved around the muzzles and one numbered '4', the breech inscribed 'London' and 'Patent' on the respective faces, box-lock action finely engraved with foliage and signed in full within a square panel on the left, folding trigger, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, chequered walnut butt, engraved silver butt-cap and vacant silver escutcheon
3.8 cm; 1 1/2 in barrels

Joseph Lang is recorded at 7 Haymarket 1825-52. £400-500
696.    A CASED PAIR OF 40 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS BY ROBERTSON, GLASGOW, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with octagonal sighted barrels signed on the top flats, scroll-engraved brass actions with engraved side-hammers (one nipple missing), finely chequered walnut butts, engraved iron trigger-guards, and vacant German silver escutcheons: in a fitted oak case with brass flask and powder measure
8.0 cm; 3 1/8 in barrels

£500-600
697.    A PAIR OF 28 BORE PERCUSSION PISTOLS BY BECKWITH, LONDON, NO. 2657, CIRCA 1840
each with signed rebrowned twist octagonal sighted barrel struck with the serial number beneath, scroll-engraved breech inlaid with platinum lines, pierced platinum vent, scroll-engraved breech tang incorporating the back-sight, signed scroll-engraved flush-fitting lock with bolt safety-catch, figured walnut full stock, chequered butt, scroll-engraved iron trigger-guard, butt-cap with trap, white metal escutcheon, swivel ramrod, and horn fore-end cap
15.3 cm; 6 in barrels
(2)
£1200-1800
698.    A CASED PAIR OF 15 BORE FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS BY TWIGG, CIRCA 1790
each with browned twist sighted barrel inscribed 'London' in block capitals on the top flat, stamped with private proof marks on the left of the breech and stamped 'ITH STUBBS' beneath, engraved tangs incorporating the back-sight, stepped lock signed in script beneath the pan, fitted with bolt safety-catch, associated bevelled cock and roller on the steel spring, figured walnut half-stock, finely chequered butt, engraved iron mounts comprising trigger-guard decorated with bouquets on the bow and with pineapple finial, two ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end cap, vacant shield-shaped silver escutcheon, and each with associated horn-tipped ramrod, one with iron worm (refinished throughout): in a contemporary fitted mahogany case lined in green baize, the lid with brass flush-fitting carrying handle, with associated bullet mould and powder-flask
22.7 cm; 8 7/8 in barrels £4000-6000
699.    A CASED PAIR OF 22 BORE FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS BY HARVEY WALKLATE MORTIMER, CIRCA 1780
each with rebrowned twist octagonal sighted barrel signed 'H Mortimer' in script and inscribed 'London' in italic capitals, engraved with a band of beadwork (refreshed), struck with the barrelsmith's, London Gunmakers Company view and proof marks at the breech, stepped lock engraved with foliage on the tail and beneath the pan, signed in script beneath the latter, fitted with bevelled cock decorated en suite, and steel with roller, figured walnut full stock, flat-sided butt with flattened spine, engraved iron mounts comprising trigger-guard with a flower on the bow and acorn finial, pear-shaped butt-pate decorated with a sunburst, two ramrod-pipes (later ramrods): in a contemporary fitted oak case lined in green baize, the case lid with flush-fitting brass carrying handle on the outside and trade label for William Bond at 59 Lombard Street on the inside, complete with a brass three-way flask
26.0 cm; 10 1/4 in barrels

Flat-sided butts, characteristically associated with Wogdon, are rarely encountered with this maker. See Munson 1992, p. 182, plate 280. £5000-7000
700.    A CASED PAIR OF 22 BORE D.B. FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOLS BY CLARK, CIRCA 1820
with browned twist sighted barrels inscribed 'London' in script on the flats at the breeches and struck beneath with London proof marks, scroll-and border-engraved tangs incorporating the back-sights and decorated with union ovals, stepped locks signed in script, engraved with trophies on the tails and sunbursts ahead, fitted with engraved cocks, semi-rainproof pans, rollers on the blued steel springs, blued bolt safety-catches, highly figured walnut three-quarter stocks, chequered butts, engraved iron mounts comprising blued trigger-guards with pineapple finials and decorated with trophies, foliage and border ornament on the bows, ramrod-pipes, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, vacant silver escutcheons, and some early finish: in original mahogany case lined in green baize, the lid with flush-fitting brass carrying handle, the interior with trade label of Gass at 42 & 43 Oxford Street (small tears), complete with fireproof three-way flask by 'G. & J. W. H', regulation bullet mould, and rammer (compartment lids replaced, areas of wear, key escutcheon missing)
15.2 cm; 6 in barrels

David Gass is recorded having his gun and pistol repository at 42-3 Oxford Street circa 1808-35. £7000-10000