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: 401-450 of 700
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Lot 401
A GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570-80
with a medially ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, having a broad slightly concave upper edge, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussetts, and flanged outwards at its lower edge (cracked) to receive a fauld of two (originally three) lames, the main edges of the breastplate formed with file-roped inward turns and its surfaces decorated with raised bands and borders burnished bright against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint)
41.0 cm; 16¼ in
Estimate:  £1100 - 1400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 402
A GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570-80
with a medially ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, having a broad slightly concave upper edge, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussetts, and flanged outwards at its lower edge (patched at its left end) to receive a fauld of two (originally three) lames, the main edges of the breastplate formed with file-roped inward turns and its surfaces decorated with raised bands and borders burnished bright against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint)
41.0 cm; 16¼ in
Estimate:  £1100 - 1400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 403
A SOUTH GERMAN BREASTPLATE WITH EMBOSSED DECORATION IN THE 'BLACK AND WHITE' FASHION, CIRCA 1540-50
with a medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, formed at its upper edge with a broad concave neck-opening struck at its centre with the quality-control-mark of the city of Nuremberg, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets (the right with a small loss at its outer end), and overlapped at its lower edge (patched at the centre) by a waist-lame flanged outwards at it lower end to receive a fauld of three lames (associated), the lowest of which is cut over the crotch with a shallow arch and fitted to either side of it with rivets for the attachment of tassets, the neck and arm-opening each formed with boldly roped inward turns, and the surfaces of the whole decorated with recessed bands and borders, the bands of the main plate medially ridged, all burnished bright against a formerly blackened ground (now cleaned to a mottled bright finish; the whole lightly pitted and the right of the breast with two later holes for a lance-rest closed by hammering)
44.0 cm; 17¼ in
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 404
A GERMAN COLLAR, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
formed of three lames front and rear (the first two restored), the third of them in each case deeper than the rest and descending at the front to a point, the two sections joined at the right by an internal hinge at their upper end and a pivoting-rivet at their lower end, and fastened to one another at the left by a plain stud and hole at its upper end and a mushroom-headed stud and keyhole-slot at its lower end, the lowest rear plate fitted over each shoulder with a brass hinge bearing an iron peg for the attachment of a pauldron (the peg of the left missing), and the main edges of both plates formed with full or partial plain turns (lightly oxidised and tarnished overall)
17.5 cm; 6⅞? in
Estimate:  £250 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 405
TWO SPURS, PROBABLY 17TH CENTURY; A PAIR OF DRESS SPURS, AND A FURTHER SPUR, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first with seven-point star-shaped rowel, moulded neck and heel-band, the latter adapted for display; the second with pierced star-shaped rowel, curved moulded neck, and curved arched heel-band, fitted with tabs; the third chromed, with black leather straps; and the fifth similar
the first: 12.5 cm; 5 in
(5)

Estimate:  £100 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 406
A COMPOSITE HARQUEBUSIER'S ARMOUR, PROBABLY DUTCH, MID-17TH CENTURY
comprising pot with hemispherical skull formed in two pieces joined along the crest of a low medial comb, projecting forward to a flat obtusely-pointed integral peak bearing the crowned 'IR' government ownership mark of the reign of James II (1685-8) and pierced at its rear with a rectangular hole to accommodate a sliding nasal-bar (restored) with a leaf-shaped upper terminal, retained by a staple and locking-screw (restored), and fitted at its rear and sides respectively with a narrow obtusely-pointed one-piece neck-guard embossed to simulate five lames, and pendent scutiform cheek-pieces each pierced at their centres with five auditory-holes in dice-formation; one-piece breastplate of vestigial 'peascod' form with raised neck-opening and outward-flanged lower edge, struck at the right of the belly with the proof-mark of a bullet and fitted at each side of the chest with a pierced stud and swivel-hook to secure the shoulder-straps issuing from the backplate; one-piece backplate with raised neck-opening bearing an indistinct mark, probably the crowned 'IR' government ownership mark of the reign of James II, and outward-flanged lower edge, fitted to either side of the neck-opening and to either side of the waist respectively with forward-projecting shoulder-scales and a waist-belt (restored); the main edges of all elements formed with plain inward-turned edges accompanied either by recessed borders or, in the case of the breastplate, by pairs of incised lines (the skull patched at the left of the brow, the breastplate bruised at the centre of its lower edge, the neck-opening cracked and pierced with four small holes at the centre of its upper edge, and all elements more or less heavily pitted); the cuirass worn over a buff coat (restored) with long sleeves and long skirt, fastened down the front by laces, and the whole mounted on a sturdy wooden stand
Estimate:  £2000 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 407
A CAP-A-PIE FIELD ARMOUR IN THE LATE 15TH CENTURY GERMAN 'GOTHIC' STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
comprising sallet with rounded one-piece crown rising to a broad hollowed medial keel, formed at its front with a single broad stepped vision-slit and extending backwards over the nape as a broad squared 'tail'; bevor formed of a main plate shaped to the chin and fitted at its flanged lower edge with a deep gorget-plate narrowing to its lower end; collar formed of three lames front and rear; medially-ridged breastplate formed of a main plate overlapped at its lower edge by a plackart with a chevron-shaped upper edge rising to a lobate finial, and a flanged lower edge bearing a fauld of three lames, the lowest of which is cut at its centre with a shallow arch fitted internally with a skirt of mail separating a pair of short integral tassets each of two lames; backplate formed in one piece with a flanged lower edge (its centre patched); spaudlers each of three lames, the first of the right stamped at its apex with the initials 'FD', and both fitted at their lower edges with gutter-shaped upper cannons connected by means of internal leathers through one-piece winged couters open at their rears, to tubular lower cannons opening at the front; circular besagues each connected by a strap and buckle to the front edge of its spaudler; gauntlets each formed of a long pointed cuff open at its inside, an outer wrist-plate shaped to the end of the ulna, a single long metacarpal-plate, shaped knuckle and finger-plates, and scaled thumb and finger-defences; cuisses of long gutter-shaped form each embossed with a simulated side-plate and three simulated upper extension-lames, and fitted at its lower edge with a winged poleyn of six lames overlapping outwards from the third, formed with a medial keel; tubular full-length greaves opening at their outsides; and sabatons each of eight lames with pointed toe-caps and separate hinged heel-plates; all parts of the armour except for the sallet, collar, greaves and sabatons decorated with sprays of 'Gothic' flutes, and their main edges formed at numerous points with plain inward turns (the whole showing a light to medium patina overall and some small patches of active rust); mounted on a wooden stand with a square base
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 408
A CAP-A-PIE FIELD ARMOUR IN THE LATE 15TH CENTURY GERMAN 'GOTHIC' STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
comprising sallet with medially-ridged one-piece crown fitted at its front with a pivoted demi-visor and at its rear with a backwards-projecting pointed 'tail' of four lames beneath a tapering tubular plume-holder; bevor formed of a main plate shaped to the chin and fitted at its flanged lower edge with a deep gorget-plate narrowing to its lower end; medially-ridged one-piece breastplate embossed to simulate a separate main plate and plackart, and flanged outward at its lower edge to receive a fauld of three lames, the lowest of which is cut at its centre with a shallow arch fitted internally with a skirt of mail separating a pair of pendent one-piece scutiform tassets; backplate formed in one piece embossed to simulate a separate main plate and pair of lower plates, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a culet of three lames; spaudlers each of three lames connected by a turner to a vambrace formed of a tubular upper and lower cannon linked to one another by means of internal leathers through a large winged couter open at its rear; circular besagues each suspended by a strap from the arm-opening of the breastplate; gauntlets each formed of a flared and pointed tubular cuff closed at its inside by an overlapped join, a wrist-plate, five metacarpal-plates, a shaped knuckle-plate, and scaled thumb and finger-defences (the first scale of the right thumb-defence detached); cuisses of gutter-shaped form each narrowing to their upper ends and fitted at their lower ends with medially-ridged winged poleyns of five lames overlapping outwards from the third; tubular ankle-length greaves opening at their outsides and connected by two lames front and rear to sabatons each of thirteen lames with pointed toe-caps and separate hinged heel-plates each of six lames; all parts of the armour except for the sallet, cannons and sabatons decorated with sprays of 'Gothic' flutes, their subsidiary edges extensively cusped, and their surfaces with a heat-blued finish (in part worn and oxidised)
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 409
A GERMAN BLACK-AND-WHITE COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with two-piece crown joined by a tall file-roped comb, integral down-turned brim rising to a point front and rear and formed with a notched inward-turned edge, the crown decorated at each side with a large embossed fleur-de-lys on a blackened ground refreshed with paint, and the base encircled by nine iron rivets with brass rosette washers (one missing)
26.0 cm; 10 1/4 in high
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 410
A GERMAN BLACK-AND-WHITE COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with two-piece crown joined along the crest of a tall file-roped comb, integral down-turned brim rising to a point front and rear and formed with a notched inward turned edge, the skull decorated at each side with a broad raised crescentic band on a blackened ground, and the base encircled by ten iron rivets with brass rosette washers (two washers missing)
26.0 cm; 10 1/4 in high
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 411
A GERMAN BLACK-AND-WHITE COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with two-piece crown joined along the crest of a tall file-roped comb bordered at each side by a narrow groove, integral down-turned brim rising to a point front and rear and formed at its edge with a notched inward turn, the skull decorated on each side with a large embossed fleur-de-lys on a blackened ground, and the base encircled by nine iron rivets with brass rosette-washers (one missing)
24.0 cm; 9 1/2 in high
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 412
AN ITALIAN MORION IN THE SPANISH FASHION, LATE 16TH CENTURY
formed in one piece with almond-shaped crown rising to a short backward-directed "stalk" at its apex, narrow, slightly downturned brim, the base of the crown encircled by lining-rivets with brass rosette washers (replaced), the brim decorated at its edge with a plain inward turn, and stuck at its rear with a crowned escutcheon charged with three indistinct devices, (lightly patinated and small patches of rust)
20.0 cm; 8 in high
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 413
A GERMAN COMB-MORION, NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1580, WITH LATER ETCHED DECORATION
formed in one piece with a hemispherical crown rising to a high roped medial comb, and an integral brim turned down at each side, rising to an obtuse point at the front and rear (the front one slightly bruised), decorated around its edge with a file-roped inward turn, the front struck with the quality-control mark of the city of Nuremberg (the rear and sides each pierced with later wiring-holes), the base of the crown encircled by twelve round-headed lining-rivets with rosette-washers of iron (one washer missing), etched on each side of the crown with a circular cartouche enclosing, on the right, a representation of the Sacrifice of Isaac, and on the left, a mounted huntsman carrying a spear, in each case overlaying a pattern of alternating vertical bands respectively comprised of arabesque interlace and scrolling foliage inhabited by birds of prey, the latter design repeated on the comb and the brim and involving in the case of the former, oval cartouches enclosing, on the right, a soldier holding a banner, and on the left, a drummer, each in contemporary dress, the etching executed throughout on a blackened and stippled ground (light wear and patination overall
29.1 cm; 11 1/2 in high
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 414
AN ITALIAN MORION IN THE 'SPANISH' FASHION, LATE 16TH CENTURY
with tall one-piece almond-shaped crown rising to a very short 'stalk' at its apex (holed), slightly down-turned narrow brim formed with a plain inward-turned border and plain turned edges, and the base of the crown encircled by fourteen iron rivets (heavily patinated overall)
21.0 cm; 8 1/4 in high
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 415
AN ITALIAN COMB-MORION, CIRCA 1580
formed in one piece with a rounded crown rising to a high roped medial comb decorated to either side of its apex and base with incised lines, and an integral brim turned down at each side and rising to an acute point at the front and the rear (the front point bruised), its edge decorated with a file-roped inward turn bordered by a narrow groove, the base of the crown pieced at the nape with a pair of holes for the attachment of a plume-holder (missing) and encircled by six (originally fourteen) lining-rivets with brass rosette-washers, retaining its original blued finish overall

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

Breastplates of this distinctive form were popular in Spain in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Some bear marks including the well-known "crow's-foot mark" attributed to the Aragonese town of Calatayud. One such example bearing this mark is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (See Eaves, 2002, p140). A large number of breastplates of this type were formerly in the armoury of the Dukes of Ossuna. Some of which are to be found in the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Musée de l'Armée, Paris. A further series from the Armoury of the Dukes of Medinaceli is now preserved in the Army Museum, Madrid. Several examples of the type from the armoury of the knights of St John of Rhodes are to be found in the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 424
A COMPOSITE SOUTH GERMAN CUIRASS FOR LIGHT FIELD USE, NUREMBERG, LATE 16TH CENTURY
comprising breastplate formed of a medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, boxed at each side, decorated at the edges of the gussets of its arm-openings and at its neck-opening with file-roped inward turns, fitted on the right shoulder with an iron buckle, and flanged outwards at its V-shaped lower edges to receive a fauld of a single lame (probably originally three) medially-ridged and boxed en suite with the breast, and associated backplate formed of a boxed main plate shaped to the scapulae, fitted with separate side-plates and waist-flange, with file-roped borders at the neck and arm-openings, and the breastplate and backplate each struck at the top with Nuremberg city control-mark (areas of pitting, the edges with minor chips)
37.5 cm; 14 3/4 in high
(2)

Provenance
The Moser Collection
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 425
‡ A MINIATURE CLOSE HELMET OF SO-CALLED 'SAVOYARD' TYPE, POSSIBLY EARLY 17TH CENTURY NORTH ITALIAN
with rounded skull joined medially by a overlapped and riveted join enclosed to either side by an incised line, fitted at the nape with a tapering tubular plume-holder decorated with diagonal incised lines between its moulded upper and lower ends, at its flanged lower edge with a rounded one-piece rear gorget-plate, and at it front with a peak, upper bevor and lower bevor attached by common pivots with radially-fluted domed heads, the peak projecting forward to an obtuse point, the upper bevor cut at its upper edge with semi-circular apertures for the eyes and at its lower end, beneath an embossed nose, with a lozenge-shaped aperture for the mouth, and the lower bevor flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a rounded front gorget-plate en suite with the rear one, the main edges of the helmet formed with plain inward turns accompanied by large round-headed rivets, the skull retaining a crimson velvet lining (now detached) and the whole an overall blackened finish
8.0 cm; 3 ⅛? in high
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 426
AN AUSTRIAN GAUNTLET FOR THE LEFT HAND WITH EMBOSSED DECORATION IN THE 'BLACK- AND-WHITE' FASHION, INNSBRUCK, CIRCA 1550-5
formed of a flared and obtusely-pointed cuff (corroded through at one point of its upper edge) fitted at the inside with a separate fixed inner plate, six metacarpal-plates, a knuckle-plate decorated with a file-roped transverse rib, a shaped finger-plate, a laterally-hinged thumb-defence (its main plate associated and its scale restored) and scaled finger-defences (restored), the upper edge of the cuff formed with a file-roped inward turn accompanied by a recessed border enclosed to the inside by a narrow groove, and the cuff and last metacarpal-plate embossed in low relief with stylised acanthus foliage set against a plain, originally blackened ground (with a mottle patina overall)
31.0 cm; 12 ¼ in

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



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

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

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

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

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

Literature
Hayes, J., Rowlandson Watercolours and Drawings, London 1972, Page 149, plate 85
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Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 433
HANS BURGKMAIR (1473-1531) AND OTHER ARTISTS
NINE PLATES FROM THE TRIUMPH OF EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN I, 18TH CENTURY
seven depicting mounted armoured figures, one of armoured figures on foot, and one with two riders bearing standards of the English and Bohemian inheritances of the Austrian territories
woodcut prints
all approx. 40 cm by 40 cm; 15 3/4 in by 15 3/4 in
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Lot 434
DOMINICUS CUSTOS (1560-1612) AFTER GIOVANNI BATTISTA FRONTANA (1524-1587)
FIVE ENGRAVINGS FROM THE ARMENTARIUM HEROICUM SHOWING FIGURES IN ARMOURS FROM SCHLOSS AMBRAS
together with:
an engraving of Sir Thomas Wharton by Valentine Green after Van Dyke, published 1775 by John Boydell
an artists proof etching by Francis Kelly entitled Great Bascinet
various sizes, approx. 45 cm by 35 cm; 17 3/4 in by 13 3/4 in
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Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 435
BADHAM, Sally & NORRIS, Malcolm, Early Incised Slabs and Brasses from the London Marblers (1999); EVANS, Joan, Dress in Medieval France (1952); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Transactions of the Monumental Brass Society: Volume XIX, Part 3, 2016 (2016); GARDNER, A., Alabaster Tombs of the pre-Reformation Period in England (1940), bound in green cloth with gilt lettering, bookplate of Claude Blair; ESDAILE, Arundell, Temple Church Monuments (1933); DOWNING, Mark, The Military Medieval Effigies Remaining in Shropshire (1999); Armour in Monuments (a photograph album of armoured monumental figures), with bookplate of Anthony de Reuck; NORRIS, Malcolm, Monumental Brasses: The Craft (1978); MCKENDRICK, Scott, LOWDEN, John & DOYLE, Kathleen, Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination (2011)
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Estimate:  £50 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 436
BLAIR, Claude, NORMAN, V. & ROBINSON, H.R., Glossarium Armorum: Defensive Arms (1972), with six further editions in various languages, in their slipcase; BLACKMORE, David, Arms & Armour of the English Civil Wars (1990); CLAEYS, Prosper & GEERTS, J., Les Anciennes Fortifications de la Ville de Gand (1886); DEMMIN, A., Monograms, Marks and Initials of the Armourers (1894); DE REUCK, Anthony, Extracts from De Cosson Dictionary revised by Anthony de Reuck, mostly Milanese, printed articles in paper folder; GARDNER, J. Starkie, Armour in England, numerous illustrations and plates, marbled endpapers, bound in red cloth with gilt lettering (some scuffing to spine and edges), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 8vo; GOLLANZ, Professor I., Gringolet, Gawain's Horse (1907); GYNGELL, Dudley, Armourers Marks (1966); MACARTNEY, S. & West, J., The Lewisham Silk Mills and the History of an Ancient Site (1998); SCALINI, Mario, Armature da Cosimo I A Cosimo II De' Medici (1990); SCALINI, Mario, Armature All'Eroica dei Negroli (1987), two copies; SCALINI, Mario, Armamento difensivo Trecentesco (1984); PHILLIPS, Charles J., Arms and Armour seized at Knole during the Civil War (1918)
Estimate:  £50 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 437
BLAIR, Claude, The Silvered Armour of Henry VIII in the Tower of London, plates, bound in green cloth (overall good condition), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to; NICKEL, Helmut, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Arms & Armor from the permanent Collection (1991); HELMUT, Nickel, The Art of Chivalry; PYHRR, Stuart, European Armor from the Imperial Ottoman Arenal (1989); VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Scottish Art Review, Volumes: 6, No. 1 (1956); 7, No. 2 (1959); 8, No. 3 (1962); 9, No. 1 (1963); 10, No. 2 (1965); 10, No. 1 (1965); 12, No. 2 (1969); VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Volumes: 6, No. 6 (1948); 8, No. 4 (1949); 8, No. 6 (1950); 11, No. 2 (1952); 14, No. 9 (1956), two copies; 15, No. 5 (1957); 25, No. 4 (1966); 28, No. 4 (1969)
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Estimate:  £50 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 438
BLORE, Edward, The Monumental Remains of Noble and Eminent Persons, comprising Sepulchral Antiquities of Great Britain (1826), numerous plates, marbled boards, bound in quarter light brown leather with raised bands and gilt lettering, bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to; GREENHILL, F.A., Incised Effigial Slabs: Volumes 1&2 (1976), two volumes, in its slipcase; VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Archaeological Journal: Alabaster Tombs of the Gothic Period, Volume LXXX (1923); CHEETHAM, Francis, English Medieval Alabsters (2005); HOLLIS, Thomas & George, The Monumental Effigies of Great Britain (2012); HUNT, John, Irish Medieval Figure Sculpture 1200-1600 (texts and plates) (1974), two volumes
(8)
Estimate:  £100 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 439
BOCCIA, Lionello G., Dizionari Terminologici: Armi Difensive dal Medioevo All'eta Moderna (1982); COWGILL, J., DE NEERGAARD, M. & GRIFFITHS, N., Medieval Finds from Excavations in London: Knives and Scabbards (1987); EVANS, D.H. & LOVELUCK, Christopher (eds.), Life and Economy at early Medieval Flixborough AD600-1000: The Artefact Evidence (2009); GRIFFITH-JONES, Robin & PARK, David (eds.), The Temple Church in London: History, Architecture, Art (2010); HARDING, D.F., Lead Shot of the English Civil War: A Radical Study (2012); HOLTER, David & FRONTEDDU, Peter, Making Leather Knife Sheaths: Volume 1 (2012); HUMBLE, Richard, Warfare in the Middle Ages (1989); ROGERS, Nicola S.H., The Archaeology of York, Volume 17: Anglian and Other Finds from 46-54 Fishergate (1993); SOTHEBY'S, El Retrato Ecuestre del Duque de Lerma de Pedro Pablo Rubens (1962); SOTHEBY'S, Sotheby's London: The Gospels of Henry the Lion (6th December 1983) (1983); VAN NESPEN, W., Schatten van de Vlaamse Schuttersgilden (1967); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Treasure Hunting, Britain's Best Selling Metal Detecting Magazine: October 2004; August 2014, two volumes; WESTHOLM, Gun, Hanseatic Sites Routes and Monuments: A Traveller's Guide to the past and present (1996)
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Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 440
BONHAMS, Antique Arms & Armour (2015); DILLON, Harold Arthur, Calais and the Pale, Communicated to the Society of Antiquaries by the Honourable Harold Arthur Dillon, Sec. S.A. (1892); EDWARDS, Ifor & BLAIR, Claude, Welsh Bucklers (1982); HOLMES, Martin, A Helmet from Upper Winchendon Buckinghamshire (1965); ROSSI, Francesco, Mediaeval Arms and Armour (1990); SOTHEBY'S, Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History (2017); VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Antiquaries Journal, Volume X No. 2 (1930); Volume XI No. 4 (1931); Volume XII No. 2 (1932); Volume XIII No. 2 (1933); Volume XVI No. 4 (1936); Volume XVII No. 1 (1937); Volume XX No. 3 (1940); Volume XXII No. 2 (1942); Volume XXIII Nos. 1, 2 (1943); Volume XXIV Nos. 3, 4 (1944); WILLIAMS, A.R., A Technical Note on some of the Armour of King Henry VIII and his Contemporaries (1979); together with five leatherbound photograph albums of arms and armour and a large quantity of photocopied articles, museum guides and catalogues
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 441
ABRAHAM, Lyndy, A Dictionary of Alchemical Imagery (1998); BUCHANAN, Brenda J., Gunpowder, Explosives, and the State (2005); BUCHANAN, Brenda J., Gunpowder: The History of International Technology (1996); KELLY, Jack, Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards & Pyrotechnics (2004); PARTINGTON, J.R., A History of Greek Fire and Gunpowder (1960); SCHUBERT, H.R., History of the British Iron and Steel Industry (1956); VAN DUYSE, Hermann, Le "Goedendag" (1896); VIOLLET-LE-DUC, M., l'Architecture militaire, numerous illustrations, marbled endpapers, bound in half black leather with raised bands and gilt lettering, bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to; VREEKEN, H., Decorative Art: Middle Ages and Renaissance (1994)
(9)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 442
BURGESS, E. Martin, The Mail-Maker's Technique [reprinted from The Antiquaries Journal, Volumes XXXIII, 1953, Numbers 1-2], numerous illustrations, bound in green cloth with gilt lettering (good condition), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 8vo; DE COSSON, Baron & BURGES, W. (notes), Ancient Helmets and Examples of Mail: A Catalogue of the Objects exhibited in the Rooms of The Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, numerous plates, bound in patterned brown cloth with gilt lettering (overall good condition, some foxing to pages), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 8vo
(3)
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 443
BUTTIN, Charles, Les Bardes Articulées au Temps de Maximilien I, plates, bound in green cloth (overall good condition), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 4to; BUTTIN, Francois, La Lance et L'arrêt de cuirasse, numerous plates, bound in green cloth (overall good condition), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 8vo; BUTTIN, Charles, Armures et Fleches d'Epreuve, bound in green cloth (overall good condition), bookplate of Anthony de Reuck, 8vo
(3)
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 444
CAPWELL, Tobias, Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour in the Wallace Collection (2011), in its cloth-bound slipcase, with digital collection on USB drive; PAGGIARINO, Carlo, The Wallace Collection (2011); MANN, Sir James, The Wallace Collection: European Arms & Armour (1962), 2 volumes; INGAMELLS, John (foreword), The Wallace Collection: Guide to the Armouries (1982); NORMAN, A.V.B., Supplement to the Wallace Collection (1986)
(6)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 445
CAPWELL, Tobias, Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour in the Wallace Collection (2011), in its cloth-bound slipcase, with digital collection on USB drive; NORMAN, A.V.B., Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armour Supplement (1986); MANN, James G., Wallace Collection: Brief Guide to the Arms and Armour (1938); MANN, James G., Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armour: Part III (Gallery V) & Part I (Gallery VII) (1945), 2 volumes
(5)

Estimate:  £60 - 90 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 446
CHISNALL, Barry & DAVIES, Geoffrey, British Cavalry Carbines and Pistols of the Napoleonic Era (2015); BLAIR, Claude, European and American Arms (1962); HAYWARD, J.F., European Firearms (1955); ELGOOD, Robert, Firearms of the Islamic World (1995), 2 copies; HAYWARD, J.F., The Art of the Gunmaker (1965); WILSON, G.M., Ivory Stocked Pistols (1988); GRIFFIN, Eric, Griffin of Bond Street (1993); BROWN, Nigel, British Gunmakers: Volume One (2004); ROBINSON, B.W., Arms and Armour of Old Japan (1951); ROBINSON, H. Russell, A Short History of Japanese Armour (1965); ROBINSON, B.W., A Primer of Japanese Sword-Blades (1955); ROBINSON, H. Russell (ed.), The Manufacture of Armour and Helmets in 16th Century Japan (1962); NAGAYAMA, Kokan, The Connoisseur's Book of Japanese Swords (1995); AUTHOR UNKNOWN, Scottish Basket Hilts Illustrated; CAMPBELL, Lord Archibald, Notes on Swords from the Battlefield of Culloden (1894), and another copy (1971); WHITELAW, Charles E., Notes on Swords with signed Basket Hilts by Glasgow and Stirling Makers (2003); HAYES-MCCOY, G.A., Sixteenth Century Irish Swords; WHITELAW, Charles E., Scottish Arms Makers (1977), 2 copies; MURTAGH, Hurman (ed.), The Irish Sword (1976); CALDWELL, David H., Scottish Weapons & Fortifications 1100-1800 (1981)
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Estimate:  £50 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 447
CHRISTIE'S CATALOGUES, The Collection of Arms & Armour, early English Oak and Tapestry of the late Morgan S. Williams Esq. (1921); The Meyrick Arms and Armour: The Property of Leonard Brassey, Esq., M.P. (1922), two copies; SOTHEBY'S CATALOGUES, Catalogue of Armour, from Wilton House, Salisbury, The Property of the Right Hon. The Earl of Pembroke & Montgomery (1923); Catalogue of The Magnificent Colletion of Armour, Weapons and Works of Art, The Property of the late S.J.Whawell, Esq. (1927); Catalogue of the Very Choice Collection of Armour and Weapons, The Property of the late Baron C.A. de Cosson (1929), two copies; Catalogue of A Valuable Collection of Armour and Arms, The Property of a Collector (1930); Catalogue of Valuable Armour and Weapons from Various Sources and Collections (1935); Catalogue of Glass, Armour, Pewter, Medieval Works of Art, Etc. (1936); Catalogue of Fine Armour and Weapons (1950); Catalogue of Arms and Armour (1961), two copies; Catalogue of Printed Books (1961); Catalogue of Fine Arms and Armour (1961); Catalogue of Arms and Armour and Oriental Rugs and Carpets (1962); Catalogue of Arms and Armour and English and Continental Furniture (1962); Catalogue of Firearms and Swords (1964), two copies; VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Wilton Suits: A Controversy, With Notes on other Archaeological Questions by various Writers (1918)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 448
CLEPHAN, R. Coltman, The Tournament: Its Periods and Phases, plates, bound in gilt red cloth (spine slightly worn, otherwise good condition), bookplates of Anthony de Reuck, 4to; ANGLO, Sydney (introduction), The Great Tournament Roll of Westminster: A Collotype Reproduction of the Manuscript (1968), 2 volumes; MAMEROT, Sebastien, A Chronicle of the Crusades (Illuminations by Jean Colombe) (2016), two volumes; APPELBAUM, Stanley (introduction and notes), The Triumph of Maximilian I (1964); YOUNG, Alan R., The English Tournament Imprese (1988), with bookplate of Anthony de Reuck; PERCY, Bishop (ed.), The Northumberland Household Book (1905); HEYWOOD, William, Palio & Ponte (1904); CRIPPS-DAY, Francis, The History of the Tournament in England and in France (1918); YOUNG, Alan, Tudor and Jacobean Tournaments (1987); DILLON, Viscount D.C.L. F.S.A. (ed.), Pageant of the Birth Life and Death of Richard Beauchamp Earl of Warwick K.G. 1389-1439 (1914); BARKER, Juliet R.V., The Tournament in England, 1100-1400 (1986)
Estimate:  £100 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 449
CREENY, Rev. R.W., Monumental Brasses of the Continent of Europe, numerous engraved plates, bound in green cloth (overall good condition, some foxing), folio
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 450
CZOBOR, Bela, Die Historischer Denkmäler Ungarns, 2 vols., numerous illustrated plates (many in colour), marbled boards, bound in half brown morocco (slightly worn), folio
(2)
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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