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: 351-400 of 700
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Lot 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.



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


Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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.
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)

Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)


Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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


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


Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £250 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £180 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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.

Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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.
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)


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

Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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.
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

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

Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)

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

Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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.
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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.
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £10000 - 13000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £900 - 1400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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)
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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.

Estimate:  £900 - 1400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £650 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £400 - 550 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £550 - 750 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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

Estimate:  £550 - 750 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £400 - 550 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £1100 - 1400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £1100 - 1700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 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
Estimate:  £1000 - 1300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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