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: 151-200 of 700
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Lot 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


Estimate:  £450 - 550 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)

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

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

Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

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

Estimate:  £120 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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.

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £400 - 550 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)

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


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

Estimate:  £120 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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


Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £90 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £1100 - 1400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £120 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

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


Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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


Estimate:  £1500 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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


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


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

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


Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

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

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


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

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

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

Estimate:  £1400 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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.
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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


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


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

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


Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

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


Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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