Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale on
Wednesday 28th June 2017
On view:
Sunday 25th June - 12 noon to 4pm
Monday 26th June - 10am to 7pm
Tuesday 27th June - 10am - 5pm
Lots: 51-100 of 700
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Lot 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


Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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



Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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



Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)


Estimate:  £3000 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £1000 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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



Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)

Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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


Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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



Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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


Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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



Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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


Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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


Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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


Estimate:  £70 - 90 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 95
A HARDWOOD CLUB, PROBABLY AUSTRALIAN 19TH CENTURY
tapering at each end (small cracks)
119.0 cm; 46 7/8 in overall

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £300 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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