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: 251-300 of 700
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Lot 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


Estimate:  £350 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

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

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


Estimate:  £2000 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £2000 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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


Estimate:  £3500 - 4500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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.
Estimate:  £2000 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £4000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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


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

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


Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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



Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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.
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

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

Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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.
Estimate:  £2500 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £300 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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.

Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

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

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

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



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

Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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.
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

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


Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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