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: 551-600 of 700
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Lot 551
AN ITALIAN POWDER-FLASK FORMED ENTIRELY OF IRON, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with tapering body of hemi-spherical section, the outer face fluted and decorated with beadwork and engraved foliage, the inner face engraved with ropework and scrolls, fitted with hinged cover (screw missing) with tapering fluted nozzle with spring cut-off, four mounts for suspension and belt hook (areas of pitting)
19.0 cm; 7 1/2 in high
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 552
A GERMAN COMBINED POWDER-FLASK, WHEEL-LOCK SPANNER, TURNSCREW AND POWDER-MEASURE, 17TH CENTURY
with triangular head formed with three spanner apertures and a turnscrew, moulded shank pierced with a series of holes engaging a sprung stud on the faceted outer cover, the latter forming the powder-measure
18.0 cm; 7 1/8 in overall


Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 553
A SMALL PRIMING FLASK FOR THE 9TH BATTALION OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, CIRCA 1790-1815
of polished horn, with brass nozzle with spring cut-off, brass basal cap engraved '9RAB.6.1', and two loops for suspension
21.0 cm; 8 ¼ in

These flasks were in use circa 1790-1815. Other examples are preserved at the Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson. See Blackmore 1976, p. 182, no. 270.




Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 554
A RUSSIAN POWDER HORN, MID-19TH CENTURY
of polished cow horn, fitted with brass nozzle with spring cut-off, shaped brass basal cap, fitted with wooden stopper with short cyrillic inscription, and two brass rings for suspension
39.5 cm; 15 1/2 in

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 555
TWO COW HORN FLASKS, 19TH CENTURY AND 20TH CENTURY
the first of flattened-oval section, the inner face engraved with cross hatching and the outer with traditional Celtic strapwork, pierced towards the nozzle for suspension, and fitted at the base with a wooden cap; the second plain, with wooden basal plug, moulded neck, and wooden stopper
the first: 23.0 cm; 9 in
(2)
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 556
A WALKER'S PATENT POWDER MAGAZINE
with copper cylindrical body, the top recessed, fitted with carrying handle, an exterior and interior lid, the interior with six painted iron segmental canisters around a central cylindrical canister, each with threaded brass cap, the cap and the body stamped 'Walker Patent Wapping' (rubbed, Japanned finish removed)
20.8 cm; 8 1/4 in high

James Walker patented this design on 7th September 1810.
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 557
A COPPER POWDER-FLASK BY JAMES DIXON & SONS, SHEFFIELD, 19TH CENTURY
with copper body and graduated brass nozzle with spring cut-off (defective)
19.5 cm; 7 3/4 in
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 558
A RARE GUNNER'S FOLDING CALLIPER BY BERGE, LONDON, CIRCA 1800-08
of brass, comprising two symmetrical flat halves hinged at one end and finely engraved with scales for 'Quantity of Powder for filling the Chambers of Brass Mortars & Howitzers', 'Shot', 'Iron Guns proof Service' and 'Brass Guns proof Service', signed 'M Berge London', and retaining its iron tips
30.5cm; 12in extended

John Berge (1742-1808) was apprenticed to Peter Dolland and worked with him until 1791. He became principle workman to Jesse Ramsden and succeeded him in 1800. See Taylor 1989, no. 571.


Estimate:  £600 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 559
A FITTED MAHOGANY CASE FOR A PAIR OF PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOLS BY JOHN (1) BLANCH, 29 GRACE CHURCH STREET, LONDON, CIRCA 1826-48
lined in green baize, the lid with vacant brass escutcheon on the outside and trade label inside, complete with turnscrew, bullet mould, rammer and powder-flask
28.0 cm; 11 in x 17.5 cm; 6 7/8 in
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 560
TWO EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER-FLASKS, MID-19TH CENTURY
each decorated with foliage and fitted with brass nozzle with cut-off, the first stamped 'G. and J. W. Hawksley', and the second 'James Barlow improved patent' (detached, both with dents)
the first: 21.0 cm; 8 1/4 in
(2)
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 561
AN IRON BAR-SHOT, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
formed of a pair of broad iron cylinders joined by a bar of square section
31.7 cm; 12 1/2 in overall

See Blackmore, cat. no. 335.
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 562
A MINIATURE BRONZE GARRISON CANNON, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering multi-stage barrel with raised astragal mouldings, flaring at the muzzle, incised around the vent field, globose cascable, plain trunnions, with its iron stirrup mount, on its bronze garrison carriage
24.0 cm; 9 1/2 in barrel
1.0 cm; 3/8 in bore


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 563
A MINIATURE BRASS NAVAL CANNON, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel formed in two moulded stages, plain trunnions, pierced cascable with flattened terminal, on its stepped wooden carriage with brass mounts including pierced trucks, cap-squares and elevating device
22.2 cm; 8 3/4 in barrel
1.2 cm; 1/2 in bore
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 564
A MINIATURE BRONZE CANNON, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel formed in six stages with raised astragal mouldings, flaring at the muzzle, globose cascable, plain trunnions, with its iron stirrup mount, on a later wooden base
23.0 cm; 9 in barrel
1.8 cm; 3/4 in bore

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 565
A BRONZE HAND MORTAR AND A BRASS POWDER-FLASK, 19TH CENTURY
the first formed in three moulded sections and the second of embossed brass, decorated with a symmetrical flower on each face and with spring cut-off
the first: 10.2 cm; 4 in overall
3.0 cm; 1 1/8 in bore
(2)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 566
A BRASS SIGNAL CANNON, 18TH CENTURY
with tapering multi-stage barrel, moulded at the muzzle, with raised bands, plain vent fields, drawn out to a globous cascable and a plain trunnion, on an 18th Century carved wooden carriage with hardwood trucks, the cheeks carved with foliage and fitted with brass cap-squares (one cheek cracked)
75.5 cm 29 1/4 in
Estimate:  £2500 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 567
A SALUTING CANNON IN THE STYLE OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY, 19TH CENTURY
with multi-stage bronze barrel moulded at the muzzle, spirally fluted over the chase, decorated with tongues of fire within triangular flames on the first reinforce, fitted with a pair of dolphin lifting handles, trunnions decorated with punched ornament, and serpentine cascable: on an iron-clad wooden carriage, probably earlier, with iron-shod spoked cambered wheels
43.5 cm; 17 1/8 in barrel
1.8 cm; 3/4 in bore

Estimate:  £600 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 568
A PORTABLE HUNTING STOOL, 19TH CENTURY
with padded leather-covered seat (the seam opened), two iron ring-clips acting on a spiked cane (cracks, top mount incomplete), and the top fitted with a U-shaped barrel rest
123.0 cm; 48 1/2 in high


Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 569
A GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDER-FLASK, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with dark stained curved flattened body, the inner face engraved with a pattern of concentric circles, the outer surface decorated with a running lion surrounded by foliage, and with iron mounts including nozzle with spring closure and cut-off, basal cap and a ring for suspension (belt hook and one ring missing)
34.5 cm; 13 5/8 in
Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 570
A GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDER-FLASK, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with dark stained curved flattened body numbered '184', the inner face decorated with two ropework panels, the outer surface decorated with a niched figure in contemporary dress, with iron mounts including nozzle with spring-closure and cut-off, basal cap, belt-hook and two rings for suspension (one screw missing)
35.0 cm; 13 3/4 in
Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 571
A GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDER-FLASK, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with dark stained curved flattened body numbered '177', the inner face engraved with foliate borders (chipped), the outer surface decorated with a musketeer in contemporary dress, and with iron mounts including nozzle with spring closure and cut-off, belt-hook, basal cap and a ring for suspension (one ring missing)
30.5 cm; 12 in

Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 572
A GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDER-FLASK, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with curved flattened body numbered '135', the inner face engraved with a pattern of concentric circles, the outer face decorated with a pair of figures in contemporary dress baiting a fox with spiked shields in an enclosure, and with iron mounts including cap with spring cut-off, belt-hook, basal cap and two rings for suspension (nozzle missing)
27.0 cm; 10 5/8 in


Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 573
A FINE PAIR OF 20 BORE NORTH GERMAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, CIRCA 1680-90, PERHAPS BY A MEMBER OF THE CLOETER FAMILY OF MANHEIM AND GREVENBROICH
with two-stage barrels engraved with a band around the muzzles, formed with octagonal breeches, struck with three marks beneath including the letters 'HKM' (Neue Stųckel 2969), the top of the breeches inlaid with brass panels engraved with scrollwork, fitted with external actions on the left side (one mainspring missing), off-set trigger's, cocks and screw-in pans and steels on the right, swelling butts fitted with domed caps cut with elaborately cusped borders, engraved with a pair of foliate scrolls in place of an escutcheon, trigger-guards with moulded forward bar, two small ramrod-pipes, and one retaining its ramrod
47.0 cm; 18 ½ in overall

This pair of pistols is related to the well-known group of firearms stocked entirely in steel, many of which are signed Cloeter. Other examples are preserved in the Tųjhusmuseet Copenhagen, the Royal Armoury Stockholm and another pair, formerly in the Hanoverian Royal Collections, was sold Sotheby's 5 - 15 October 2005, lot 759. For a discussion of this group see Hayward 1962, pp.187-188. The mark on the present pistols is also found on other firearms stocked in this manner with Suhl marks, as recorded in Stųckel.
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 574
A PAIR OF 25 BORE CENTRAL EUROPEAN LONG FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS, CIRCA 1740
with tapering sighted barrels formed with long flats, engraved with foliage over the breeches, stamped with the barrelsmith's name 'Cartie' and inscribed '39' and '40' respectively, brass-lined vents, stepped bevelled locks with filed details, figured walnut full stocks carved in low relief (wormed, one fore-end incomplete, the other repaired and missing its cap), brass mounts including pierced scrolling side-plates involving monsterheads, spurred pommels, trigger-guards with foliate terminals, and a pair of faceted ramrod-pipes
37.0 cm; 14 1/2 in barrels
Estimate:  £1400 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 575
A FRENCH 20 BORE FLINTLOCK LONG HOLSTER PISTOL BY LA CHAISE A PARIS, CIRCA 1730-40
with tapering sighted barrel fitted with silver bead fore-sight on a bed of gold scrolls, inscribed '6', signed in gold and decorated with a gold trophy-of-arms over the breech (worn), engraved tang, signed engraved stepped bevelled lock involving a trumpeting putti ahead of the cock and a trophy-of-music on the tail (cock replaced, action defective), figured walnut full stock carved with foliage (cracked and chipped), engraved iron mounts comprising pierced side-plate formed of scrolls and foliage carrying a warrior profile medallion, spurred pommel, trigger-guard with acanthus finial, and a pair of ramrod-pipes and wooden ramrod
32.5 cm; 12 1/4 in barrel

Laurent de Lachaise is recorded in Paris circa 1706-44.
Estimate:  £350 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 576
A GERMAN MODEL 1871 DREYSE SYSTEM NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLE ADAPTED FOR BAYONET PRACTICE, DATED 1873
with tapering sprung bayonet with threaded tip, stamped with arsenal marks over the breech, the action removed and filled with wood, regulation stock and iron mounts (trigger-guard missing)
174.0 cm; 68 1/2 in overall

Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 577
A 22/28 BORE GERMAN PERCUSSION WENDER GUN, CIRCA 1750
converted from flintlock, with two-stage sighted turn-over barrels released by a catch impaling the front of the trigger-guard, the upper barrel inscribed '9', the breech face separated from the action by a brass washer, bevelled locks, figured walnut full stock carved with scrolls over the butt (worm damage, the fore-end repaired), brass mounts of shaped outline, brass fore-end caps, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod
79.5 cm; 31 ¼ in barrels

Estimate:  £400 - 550 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 578
A .700 CALIBRE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1740
with swamped barrel formed with a long flat, the interior cut with a series of straight grooves, fitted with silver fore-sight on a silver foliate bed, chiselled with foliage, scrolls, an enthroned figure, a pair of opposed masks and inscribed with the number '130' over the breech, the tang overlaid by an engraved brass plaque, rounded lock (pan screw missing) chiselled with foliage inhabited by a profile mask ahead of the cock and a bird behind, the cock decorated en suite and the steel involving a serpent at the base, figured walnut half-stock carved with scrolls about the rear ramrod-pipe and the over the butt, the latter with raised cheek-piece on the left, applied with a brass plaque chased with foliage involving a stag about the tang, brass mounts including butt-plate decorated with bold scrolls of foliage (the heel damaged), pierced side-plate (repaired), matching trigger-guard (repaired, rear ramrod-pipe incomplete), horn fore-end cap, and wooden ramrod (tip missing)
105.5 cm; 41 1/2 in barrel


Estimate:  £500 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 579
AN 18 BORE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY ROSS IN HALL, CIRCA 1740
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, inscribed '94' and signed over the breech, stepped bevelled lock, double set trigger, figured walnut full stock carved with scrolls about the tang and behind the rear ramrod-pipe, the butt carved with further scrolls, with raised cheek-piece on the left and patch-box with sliding cover on the right (small cracks), the former inlaid with a star in contrasting pieces of horn, moulded brass mounts comprising openwork dragonesque side-plate, trigger-guard with foliate terminal, butt-plate with ridged tang, and three faceted ramrod-pipes, iron sling swivel (the rear swivel missing), horn fore-end cap, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod
68.5 cm; 27 in barrel
Estimate:  £500 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 580
A .600 CALIBRE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE WITH DUTCH LOCK BY JEAN DE WYCK A UTRECHT, CIRCA 1740
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, inscribed '89', signed rounded lock (faint, the upper half of the cock missing, defective), double set trigger, figured walnut full stock incised with scrolls, the butt with raised cheek-piece carved with sprays of foliage, on the right and with patchbox with fluted cover on the right, the latter inscribed 'Birk 1881' in ink on the inside, brass mounts including solid side-plate rigger-guard with foliate terminal and butt-cap formed en suite, and horn fore-end cap (chipped, ramrod missing)
78.0 cm; 30 3/4 in barrel

For a discussion of this maker see Hoff 1978, pp. 127-129.
Estimate:  £500 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 581
A 22 BORE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1740
in the Italian taste, with Italian sighted barrel formed with a long flat, signed Gabriel Chinelli and engraved with bold scrolls of foliage, stepped bevelled lock, figured walnut half-stock carved with foliage about the rear ramrod-pipe, the butt with raised cheek-piece on the left carved with further scrolls involving a delicate Stag's head behind, brass mounts including pierced side-plate involving an issuant grotesque, butt-plate with a grotesque and scrolls on the tang, engraved trigger-guard (incomplete, fore-end cap and sling swivel missing), and horn-tipped wooden ramrod
121.5 cm; 47 7/8 in barrel


Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 582
AN 18 BORE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE, CIRCA 1750
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, inscribed '96' and signed 'Johann Waas In Bamberg' over the breech, tang numbered '1', bevelled lock signed 'Mathias Karch a Hechingen' (inoperative), double set trigger, figured walnut full stock carved with scrolls about the tang, the butt with raised cheek-piece on the left and patch-box with sliding cover on the right (cracks), engraved iron mounts including solid side-plate decorated with a hunter taking aim at a stag, trigger-guard and butt-plate each decorated with scrolls enclosing a portrait bust, (fore-end cap missing) and horn-tipped ramrod
74.5 cm; 29 3/8 in barrel

Mathias Karch is recorded in Hechingen, Württemberg, circa 1730-90.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 583
AN 18 BORE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1740
with two-stage barrel fitted with silver 'spider' fore-sight, engraved '56' and stamped with the brass-lined barrelsmith's marks of Gratzl over the breech, a running horse in a rectangular panel and the maker's name in a shaped recess, along with a further series of marks all in the Spanish manner over the breech (tang screw missing), strongly bevelled lock, figured walnut half-stock (cracked through at the fore-end), carved with rococo scrolls behind the tang and over the butt, the latter with raised cheek-piece and carved in imitation of a tang (wormed), and wooden trigger-guard reinforced with an iron strip (fore-end cap, ramrod-pipe and butt screws missing)
114.0 cm; 45 in barrel

Two maker's of this name are recorded in Vienna circa 1690-1753.


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 584
A .550 CALIBRE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE, CIRCA 1740
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel engraved '95' over the breech, stamped with the brass-lined barrelsmith's mark, a standing figure in a shaped recess over the breech and rifled with seven grooves, bevelled lock, double set trigger, figured walnut full stock moulded over the fore-end (extensive chips and cracks), carved with a raised moulding about the rear ramrod-pipe and the tang, the butt with raised cheek-piece on the left and patchbox with sliding cover on the right, brass mounts including solid sideplate, butt-plate with foliate tang, trigger-guard en suite, and three ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end cap, and associated horn-tipped ramrod
73.0 cm; 28 3/4 in barrel
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 585
A PAIR OF 22 BORE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUNS BY MATHIAS KARCH IN HECHINGEN
with signed octagonal sighted barrels inscribed '112' and '113' respectively over the breeches, tangs numbered '1' and 2', signed stepped locks (one cock missing), figured walnut full stocks (areas of worm, small chips), moulded over the fore-ends and carved with rococo scrolls about the rear ramrod-pipes and the tangs, the butts with raised cheek-pieces and carved with rococo scrolls, foliage and shell ornament, brass mounts of shaped outline comprising side-plates (one missing two screws), butt-plates, wooden trigger-guards with brass reinforces with matching terminals, and three ramrod-pipes (fore-end caps and ramrods missing)
79.4 cm; 31 1/4 in barrels
(2)

Mathias Karch is recorded in Hechingen, in the Duchy of Wurttemburg, circa 1730-90.
Estimate:  £700 - 1100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 586
A 16 BORE GERMAN SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1740
with swamped etched barrel decorated with silver scrolls in the Turkish taste including a calligraphic panel over the breech, engraved tang, rounded lock with drain, figured walnut half-stock carved with scrolls and shell ornament behind the rear ramrod-pipe and over the butt, the latter with carved raised cheek-piece, two-piece silver side-plate, and silver forward ramrod-pipe (the remaining mounts, fore-end cap and ramrod missing)
97.0 cm; 38 1/4 in barrel

Estimate:  £250 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 587
A FLUTED CLOSE HELMET IN THE SO-CALLED GERMAN 'MAXIMILIAN' FASHION OF CIRCA 1515-30, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
with rounded one-piece skull formed with a pair of low boldly-roped medial combs separated by a hollowed ground, fitted with a plume-holder at the nape, a single neck-lame, and 'bellows' visor and bevor attached to the skull by common pivots with radially-fluted washers, both the visor and bevor secured at their right sides by spring-catches with push-button releases, the visor with a pair of horizontal vision slots and three pairs of horizontal ventilation slots, and the skull and neck-pate embossed with flutes enclosed by incised lines
30.5 cm; 12 in high

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 588
~AN ITALIAN STONEBOW, SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with slender steel bow retained by a pair of irons and fitted with a later string of twisted cord, wooden tiller of characteristic form (cracked and repaired), inlaid with engraved ivory plaques including masks, putti, monsterhead tendrils and scrolling foliage (some wear and restorations), fitted with conical iron tip, fixed front sight, folding back-sight, curved moulded trigger, and turned wooden finial
88.5 cm; 34 7/8 in tiller
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 589
A GERMAN STONEBOW (SCHNEPPER) FOR A CHILD, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with slender steel bow fitted with an early string of twisted cord with wooden spacers, associated iron fore-sight, built-in gaffle retained by a spring-catch at the rear, domed lever terminal, rectangular folding back-sight, fruitwood butt inlaid with staghorn lines and a winged warrior rondel, and steel trigger-guard
52.5 cm; 20 3/4 in tiller

Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 590
A GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDER-FLASK, DATED 1615
with curved flattened body, the inner face engraved with a pattern of concentric rings, the outer face decorated with a central rondel filled with a sun-in-splendour flanked by two warriors in contemporary dress, iron mounts comprising belt hook, basal cap and top mount each fitted with a ring for suspension and the latter with spring closure and cut-off
36.5 cm; 14 3/8 in

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 591
AN ITALIAN POWDER-FLASK, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with tapering leather-covered wooden body of hemi-spherical section, fitted with iron bounds comprising basal-cap, nozzle with cut-off, reinforces, four rings for suspension, and applied with the owner's arms, beneath a coronet, per fess: in chief, a quatrefoil; in base, three bendlets (Sotto una coroncina, bandato; sul capo uno quadrifoglio), at the front
22.0 cm; 8 3/4 in high

The arms are those of Orsini or Sortino.


Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 592
A FRENCH CARVED BONE POWDER-FLASK, DIEPPE, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with carved polished body decorated with a monstrance supported by putti on the outer face above a portrait profile, the inner face decorated with the head of Christ and a coat-of-arms, fitted with punched and chased brass basal cap and nozzle, the latter with sprung closure
23.8 cm; 9 3/8 in high

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 593
A CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED HORN PILL OR COSMETIC POWDER-FLASK, 19TH CENTURY
with stained body formed with nine recesses, fitted with double hinged cover and a further pivoting cover, the latter studded with foliate washers and with a crowned vacant escutcheon supported by a lion and a unicorn, with a single ring for suspension
17.5 cm; 6 7/8 in


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 594
A SMALL SAND FLASK, 19TH CENTURY
formed of a small gourd, decorated with a French Colonial bust on one side and an infantryman on the other, the base with a short inscription (perhaps 'Ajaccio', rubbed) an fitted with white metal nozzle, chain and stopper
5.0 cm; 2 in

Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 595
A SAND-FLASK, 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FRENCH
formed of a small polished nut, the edge bound by a scalloped white metal mount rising to a foliate moulding and nozzle
9.3 cm; 3 3/4 in


Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 596
A RARE BELGIAN 5MM PINFIRE DOLNE-BAR PATENT 'APACHE' SIX-SHOT SELF-COCKING KNUCKLE-DUSTER REVOLVER BY L. DOLNE, LIČGE, NO. 559, CIRCA 1875
with blued rotating barrel-block, white metal frame numbered and stamped 'DOLNE-BAR INV. BREVET' on the right, folding trigger, folding lockable knuckle-duster grip, and wavy bayonet
19.0 cm; 7 ½ in overall
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 597
A BELGIAN COMBINED KNIFE AND 100 BORE D.B. POCKET PISTOL BY LICOT, NAMUR, LIČGE PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURY
with folding single-edged knife-blade, a pair of etched twist barrels arranged side-by-side, each with cap-shaped hammer with knurled spur at the breech and folding paddle-shaped trigger, the body faced with engraved German silver plaques over brass fillets and the butt inset with slender horn panels
8.5 cm; 3 3/8 in barrels

Estimate:  £1000 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 598
A 140 BORE BELGIAN D.B. FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, SIGNED GALAS, LONDON, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with turn-off cannon barrels, box-lock action signed on the left and inscribed 'London' on the right, each within a scroll carried by foliage, swelling butt engraved with scrolls and foliage, and broad trigger-guard decorated with an expanded flowerhead
2.9 cm; 1 1/8 in barrels


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 599
A FRENCH CONCEALED SMALL PERCUSSION PISTOL, PROBABLY LATE 19TH CENTURY
formed in imitation of a Japanese tinder lighter, with near ovoid brass body, fitted with hinged lid inscribed 'Prenez garde ą celui qui me vole', the interior with very short brass barrel, and blued iron mechanism operated by a small chain attached to the lid
4.5 cm; 1 3/4 in

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 600
~TWO BELGIAN MINIATURE IVORY-MOUNTED PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS, 19TH CENTURY
with turn-off barrels, engraved actions, folding triggers, ivory butts and one with a small ring for suspension
4.3 cm; 1 5/8 in overall
(2)

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