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: 601-650 of 700
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Lot 601
~A CASED PAIR OF 120 BORE BELGIAN IVORY-MOUNTED PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS, LIÈGE PROOF, MID-19TH CENTURY
with turn-off etched twist barrels, scroll-engraved burnished actions, folding triggers, and ivory butts: in a later padded case with burrwood veneered lid inset with an ivory escutcheon
3.3 cm; 1 1/4 in barrels





Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 602
~TWO CONTINENTAL IVORY-MOUNTED PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS, MID-19TH CENTURY
almost forming a pair, of 100 and 80 bore respectively, with fluted rifled barrels, scroll-engraved side-hammer actions with folding triggers, fluted ivory butts carved with foliage behind the actions (small age cracks), and sliding engraved iron butt-caps covering small traps
14.8 cm; 5 7/ 8 in overall
(2)
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 603
~A PAIR OF 40 BORE BELGIAN PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS SIGNED LE PAGE A PARIS, LIÈGE PROOF, MID-19TH CENTURY
with etched twist turn-off barrels, the breeches signed within scrollwork frames, scroll-engraved actions fitted with scroll-engraved folding triggers, and rounded ivory butts (cracks, small chips)
6.3 cm; 2 1/2 in barrels
(2)
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 604
A 4MM CONTINENTAL MINIATURE PIN-FIRE PISTOL, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with engraved barrel operated by a rotary under-lever, engraved action, engraved tang, carved blackened wooden butt, and pierced trigger
3.8 cm; 1 3/4 in barrel

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 605
A 15 BORE BELGIAN PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1830
with octagonal etched twist barrel, scroll-engraved action with flush-fitting side-hammer, engraved folding trigger, scroll-engraved tang, ebonised butt (cracked), and engraved German silver butt-cap with trap
6.7 cm; 2 5/8 in barrel


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 606
A 40 BORE FRENCH PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL BY JALABERT LAMOTTE, ST ETIENNE, CIRCA 1840
with etched twist sighted rifled barrel, engraved action signed on the left, decorated with foliage, fitted with engraved hammer chiselled with a lionhead and engraved folding trigger, figured hardwood butt, and the pommel fitted with silvered trap cover decorated with a classical mask
6.5 cm; 2 1/2 in barrel

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 607
A 28 BORE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION RIFLED TRAVELLING PISTOL, MID-19TH CENTURY
with octagonal sighted polygroove rifled barrel, engraved tang incorporating the back-sight, border-engraved flush-fitting side-hammer action with engraved hammer, figured walnut half-stock, chequered butt, engraved iron mounts including 'batwing' side-plate, and butt-cap with scalloped trap-cover, and vacant German silver escutcheon
13.3 cm; 5 1/4 in barrel

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 608
A PAIR OF 50 BORE BELGIAN PERCUSSION RIFLED TARGET PISTOLS SIGNED CARON A PARIS ARQ. DE S. M. L'EMPEREUR, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1860
with sighted barrels formed with a series of elongated panels divided by delicate ribs, signed in the centre in encrusted gold between scrolls, chiselled with scrolling foliage against a matted ground at the breeches and numbered '1' and '2' respectively, breech tangs decorated with foliage en suite, flush-fitting locks decorated with matching designs of scrolling foliage and formed with a small step at the back, fitted with hammer decorated en suite, blued triggers, ebony half-stocks carved with vine tendrils and foliage over the greater part of their surface, iron mounts decorated en suite with the locks and breeches, comprising scrolling trigger-guards encrusted with the owner's gold initials 'JL' within a gold frame, domed pommels formed with four delicate raised ribs, engraved iron barrel bolt escutcheons, and no provision for ramrods
24.5 cm; 9 5/8 in barrels
(2)

E.P. Caron is recorded in Paris circa 1852-74 and as Arquebusier de l'Empereur (Napoleon III) 1852-70.

Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 609
A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS FOR PRESENTATION TO AN AFRICAN OR EASTERN POTENTATE BY LAMOTTE AINE À ST ETIENNE, CIRCA 1830
with browned swamped barrels formed in two-stages, fitted with silver fore-sights on a large gilt flowerhead bed, decorated with gilt classical urns, flowers and stars at the medians, the breeches decorated with gilt celestial motifs and thunderbolts on a finely matted ground, struck on the left of the breeches with St Etienne marks (Neue Støckel 8745, the gold with small losses), engraved tangs fitted with the back-sights and retained by gilt screws, flush-fitting locks signed on a silver oval beneath the rainproof pans enclosed by a pair of fronds, fitted with bevelled 'French' cocks, platinum-lined pans and steel springs with rollers, figured walnut full stocks profusely inlaid in silver wire with scrolls, leafy tendrils and flowers over the greater part of their surface, including a bouquet issuant from an urn behind the rear ramrod-pipe and a further bouquet behind the barrel tangs, the fore-ends inset with an engraved silver plaque in place of the ramrod channel, full silver mounts cast and chased in low relief, comprising solid side-plates decorated with foliage and garlands, trigger-guards, spurred pommels and escutcheon en suite, and no provision for ramrods
29.5 cm; 11 5/8 in barrels
(2)

Joseph, Jean and Jean-Baptiste Lamotte were three generations of St Etienne gunmakers recorded circa 1716-1856. Jean held a significant exhibition of weapons in Smirna (Izmir), Turkey, and is famous for his deluxe weapons that were made for the Eastern market.
Estimate:  £5000 - 7000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 610
A PAIR OF FRENCH 16 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOLS FOR PRESENTATION TO AN EASTERN POTENTATE SIGNED BOUTET, ENTREPRENEUR A VERSAILLES, ST ETIENNE PROOF, CIRCA 1820
with blued swamped barrels formed in two stages, fitted with silver fore-sights on a sunburst, decorated with punched and gilt thunderclouds, stars and garlands, moulded medians, the breeches chiselled with elaborate burnished trophies-of-arms surmounted by a crescent in high relief on a gilt punched ground, chiselled and gilt tangs, rounded locks signed 'Boutet Entrepreneur' and inscribed 'Manufacture a Versailles' respectively, each chiselled and gilt on the tails with martial trophies, the cocks, top-jaws and steels chiselled en suite, the pans with water drains and steel springs with rollers, walnut full stocks profusely inlaid with silver wire scrolls enriched with silver foliage, full silver mounts comprising side-plates, spurred pommels, trigger-guards and escutcheons all embossed with trophies-of-arms in high relief, a pair of silver ramrod-pipes, and each with its horn-tipped baleen ramrod
23.2 cm; 9 1/8 in barrels
(2)
Estimate:  £6000 - 8000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 611
A PAIR OF 18 BORE ENGLISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS BY OAKES, CIRCA 1780
with rebrowned barrels signed over the breeches, engraved with a band of beadwork, stamped with the London Gunmakers' Company view and proof marks and the barrelsmith's mark, engraved grooved tangs, signed stepped engraved locks fitted with bolt safety-catches (restorations), figured walnut full stocks (one butt cracked through and repaired) engraved blued iron trigger-guards with acorn finials, silver butt-caps cast and chased with the winged figure of victory seated on trophies-of-arms, oval silver escutcheons engraved with the owner's initials 'TC' and horn-tipped wooden ramrods (extensively refinished throughout)
23 cm ; 9 1/8 in barrels
(2)


Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 612
A PAIR OF 14 BORE LIÈGOIS FLINTLOCK LONG HOLSTER PISTOLS BY PONCIN A LIÈGE, CIRCA 1720
with swamped sighted barrels signed on the flat, chiselled with a low moulding terminating with foliage over the breeches, grooved tangs engraved 'GVB', slightly curved, stepped bevelled brass locks fitted with bevelled iron cocks (one replaced), figured walnut full stocks, moulded over the fore-ends (one fore-end partly replaced, the other repaired), brass mounts comprising openwork side-plates involving grotesque masks and monsterhead scrolls, trigger-guards with foliate terminals, spurred pommels with caps formed as expanded flowerheads, crowned escutcheons filled with portrait warrior profiles, a pair of faceted ramrod-pipes, and horn-tipped wooden ramrods
35.5 cm; 14 in barrels



Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 613
~A PAIR OF 22 BORE LIÈGOIS SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS BY N. I. BOSSET A LIÈGE, CIRCA 1740
each with tapering barrel formed in two stages, fitted with silver fore-sight and moulded over the breech, signed rounded lock fitted with moulded cock and pan, the latter with pierced water drain at the rear, highly figured walnut full stock (small repairs) moulded over the fore-end, carved with foliage in low relief behind the rear ramrod-pipe, ahead of the trigger-guard and about the tang, full silver mounts comprising slender flush-fitted scrolling side-plate, moulded trigger-guard with foliate terminal, 'bird's head' pommel, vacant escutcheon, and two ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end cap, and associated ivory-tipped wooden ramrod
24 cm; 9 1/2 in barrels
(2)

Nicolas Jampsin Bosset is recorded in Liège circa 1732-49, he made twenty five thousand guns for the Netherlands in association with Jean Francois Couna.
Estimate:  £2000 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 614
A PAIR OF FRENCH 100 BORE FOUR BARRELLED TURN-OVER TRAVELLING PISTOLS FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL BY GRENEL A PARIS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with turn-off cannon barrels, the breeches faced with a brass washer, box-lock actions signed on a scroll on the right and inscribed 'A Paris' on a scroll on the left, case-hardened sliding thumb-piece safety-catches, flat-sided butts engraved with scrolls, late rococo shell designs and bouquets on each side and on the spines, and sliding iron trigger-guards releasing the barrels
3.7 cm; 1 1/2 in barrels
(2)

Estimate:  £3500 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 615
A PAIR OF 25 BORE LIÈGOIS FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOLS SIGNED L. LIBERT A LIÈGE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
each with sighted barrel formed in three stages, engraved tang, signed rounded border-engraved brass lock fitted with engraved iron cock and steel spring with roller, walnut full stock carved with a raised moulding and foliage about the tang, moulded brass mounts including trigger-guard decorated with trophies on the bow, solid side-plate and 'bird's head' pommel engraved with scrolls and foliage, and wooden ramrods
15.7 cm; 6 ¼ in barrels
(2)

Lambert Libert is recorded as a gun dealer in Liège circa 1798-1809.
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 616
A PAIR OF 40 BORE FRENCH FLINTLOCK RIFLED OFFICER'S PISTOLS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
each with octagonal swamped sighted micro-groove rifled barrel, stamped with the barrelsmith's mark and with traces of punched and gilt decoration at the breech, engraved tang incorporating the back-sight, bevelled lock engraved with foliage on the tail, fitted with engraved cock, semi-rainproof pan, and steel spring with roller, set trigger, figured walnut full stock, (each fore-end with small repairs), chequered butt carved with a band of foliage around the cap and applied with a slender panel of silver over the spine, burnished iron mounts comprising trigger-guard with urn-finial, butt-cap decorated with a flower, two-piece side-plate involving a lion's head and a bouquet of flowers, and two ramrod-pipes, and one retaining its horn-tipped baleen ramrod (the other replaced)
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in barrels
(2)

Estimate:  £800 - 1100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 617
A PAIR OF 54 BORE CONTINENTAL OVER-AND-UNDER FLINTLOCK TAP-ACTION PISTOLS, CIRCA 1810
each with turn-off barrels, engraved breech, box-lock action decorated with trophies-of-arms on the right and left, the former fitted with tap-lever, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking the steel, chequered walnut butt inlaid with silver wire (losses) carved with an expanded flowerhead on each side, and border-engraved iron trigger-guard
7.7 cm; 3 in barrels
(2)

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 618
A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS POCKET PISTOLS SIGNED F. BURY, 19TH CENTURY
each with brass barrel swelling to an elliptical muzzle, box-lock action signed within a foliate frame on each side, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, walnut butt, iron trigger-guards and iron-tipped wooden ramrod
9.7 cm; 3 7/8 in barrels
(2)

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 619
A 20 BORE FRENCH FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOL, ST ETIENNE PROOF, CIRCA 1810
with octagonal swamped sighted polygroove-rifled barrel, engraved tang incorporating the back-sight, engraved lock, figured walnut full stock carved about the tang, chequered butt, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard with a bird on the bow, two-piece side-plate, and faceted pommel cap, and vacant white metal escutcheon (later ramrod)
19.7 cm; 7 3/4 in barrel

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 620
A 40 BORE BAVARIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY JACOB KUCHENREUTER, CIRCA 1750
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel signed in silver script between silver scrolls and with traces of blued finish, the breech stamped with the gold-lined barrelsmith's mark (indistinct, probably Neue Støckel 621) and inlaid with a band of silver pellets, tang numbered '1' and incorporating the back-sight, rounded lock, full stock carved with foliage and flowers about the barrel tang, brass mounts of shaped outline, including solid side-plate, trigger-guard and spurred pommel, and horn fore-end cap (loose, incomplete, later ramrod)
26.5 cm; 10 in barrel
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 621
A 25 BORE D.B. FRENCH FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY HERBERT A LOUVIER, CIRCA 1770
with rebrowned barrels formed in two stages, fitted with silver fore-sight on a gilt sunburst, decorated with gilt scrolls, inscribed 'Canon Tordu' in gold on the rib and stamped with two barrelsmith's marks each within an oval, the letters 'L.C' and a fleur-de-lys, grooved barrel tang, signed rounded locks enriched with a band of punched and gilt ornament on the tails, figured walnut half-stock carved with scrolls and a bouquet in low relief behind the rear ramrod-pipe and about the tang, iron mounts including trigger-guard with a foliate terminal and broad bow, border-engraved shaped butt-plate, and matching rear ramrod-pipe, vacant silver escutcheon, and baleen ramrod, perhaps the original
90.5 cm; 35 3/8 in barrels


Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 622
~A 20 BORE D.B. FRENCH FLINTOCK SPORTING GUN BY PERIN FILS À POITIERS, CIRCA 1820
with browned twist sighted barrels signed in gold over the breeches, the breeches inlaid with two gold lines (small losses), engraved breech tangs decorated with beadwork and foliage, signed bevelled locks engraved with waterfowl on the tails, fitted with semi-rainproof pans (gold lining removed) engraved steels, steel springs with rollers, figured walnut half-stock carved with conventional foliage along the fore-end, about the tang and the mounts, chequered fore-end and grip, the latter terminating in a green man mask carved in the round, carved cheek-piece decorated with vine foliage, white metal mounts comprising trigger-guard with urn-shaped finial, butt-plate with foliate borders, and two ramrod-pipes, and associated ivory-tipped baleen ramrod
81.0 cm; 31 7/ 8in barrels

Louis Perin is recorded in Poitiers circa 1820 and participating in the Paris Exhibition of 1823.
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 623
A 19 BORE D.B. BAVARIAN PERCUSSION SPORTING BALL GUN BY I. ADAM KUCHENREUTER IN REGENSBURG, CIRCA 1830
with rebrowned twist sighted barrels signed in gold block letters on the rib (small losses), struck with the barrelsmith's mark (rubbed, probably Neue Støckel 624), and encrusted with silver scrolls, engraved breech decorated with a grazing deer, pierced platinum plugs, scroll-engraved slender tang fitted with pop-up back-sight, engraved flush-fitting back-action locks decorated with differing woodland scenes involving deer, fitted with gravity stops, scroll-engraved hammers and set triggers, figured walnut half-stock (small cracks), chequered grip, the butt with raised cheek-piece on the left and patchbox with sliding cover on the right, scrolling wooden trigger-guard reinforced with engraved iron, engraved butt-plate, engraved rear ramrod-pipe and barrel bolt escutcheons, vacant German silver escutcheon beneath the fore-end, iron sling swivel and associated brass-tipped ramrod
66.7 cm; 26 1/4 in barrels
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 624
A .600 CALIBRE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY IOH. ANDRE KUCHENREITER, CIRCA 1770
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, inlaid with silver scrolls about the fore-sight and over the breech, the latter signed in silver letters and stamped with the gold-lined barrelsmith's mark (Neue Støckel 624), gilt back-sight with Chamois finial, rounded lock signed on a scroll, double set trigger, figured walnut full stock moulded over the fore-end, carved with a flower behind the rear ramrod-pipe and a pair of fronds behind the tang, the butt with carved raised cheek-piece on the left and patchbox with sliding cover on the right, brass mounts of shaped outline, including solid side-plate, butt-plate, trigger-guard and vacant escutcheon, horn fore-end cap, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod
70.8 cm; 27 7/8 in barrel

Johann Andeas Kuchenreuter, brother of Johan Christoph and father of Johan Adam, was hofbüchsenmacher to the Princes von Thurn und Taxis.



Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 625
A .577 CALIBRE BOHEMIAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE, CIRCA 1680
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves (back-sight missing, signed over the breech (worn, probably Johann Taitlinger, tang screw replaced), finely engraved lock decorated with a pair of mounted knights, one carrying a shield charged with the letters 'GR', and with the commemorative date 1506, fitted with internal wheel, the spindle enclosed by an engraved garland of flowers, dog and dog spring bridle finely pierced and engraved with further designs of monsters, exotic birds and putti, double set trigger (incomplete), burrwood full stock, moulded over the fore-end and inlaid with staghorn segmental lines, the butt inlaid with a boar set upon by a lion and signed 'GR' on the left and fitted on the right with patchbox with sliding cover veneered with a Turk being shot by a mounted warrior, a hippocamp and a castellated landscape, two engraved staghorn ramrod-pipes enriched with segments of stained horn, engraved fore-end cap en suite, and iron trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, and associated ramrod matching the fore-end (areas of wear)
81.0 cm; 31 7/8 in barrel
Estimate:  £3500 - 4500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 626
A 24 BORE D.B. FRENCH FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY BOUTET DIRECTEUR ARTISTE MANUFACTURE A VERSAILLES, CIRCA 1800-05
with sighted barrels formed in three stages, inlaid with a pair of gold lines at the muzzle, fitted with silver fore-sight on a gilt bed, decorated in gold with conventional foliage and pellets over the median, signed in script on the rib over the breeches, enriched with gilt trophies-of-arms, diamond-shaped panels, key ornament and all set within beadwork frames, struck with two marks, the letter 'B' in an octagon twice and the letters 'LC' in an oval three times (rubbed, indistinct), characteristic oval gold-lined vents (losses), stamped 'Manu' and 'Vlles' beneath the breeches, engraved grooved breech tang, burnished stepped locks with bevelled borders, signed 'Boutet Directeur Artiste' on the right and 'Manufre a Versailles' on the left, fitted with engraved burnished cocks and steels each decorated with conventional foliage, semi-rainproof pans (previously gold-lined) and steel springs fitted with rollers, figured walnut half-stock (cracked through and repaired at the grip), inlaid with silver wire scrolls, and flowers, chequered fore-end and grip, inlaid with engraved silver behind the rear ramrod-pipe, ahead of the trigger-guard and on the spine of the butt, the latter with raised cheek-piece on the left and fitted with an ebony butt-cap carved with a flower enclosed by a band of foliage, ebony trigger-guard inset with a silver plaque, the rear portion reinforced by a finely carved scroll enriched with neoclassical foliage and inlaid with finely engraved silver plaques, three faceted burnished iron ramrod-pipes, two sling swivels, vacant silver shield-shaped escutcheon, and brass-tipped baleen ramrod
85.7 cm; 33 3/4 in barrels

It is likely that this gun was repaired in its early working life following the damage to the grip when the trigger-guard, butt-plate and silver inlay were added. This early restoration probably included the addition or refreshment of the chequering and the other elements. The style of the restoration suggests a German, perhaps Bavarian, workshop.

Nicolas-Noël Boutet (1761-1833) the distinguished maker of armes de luxe inherited the position of gunmaker to Louis XIV from his father-in-law, Pierre de Sainte (active 1747-88). In 1792 he became technical Director at the new Versailles Manufactory and in 1800 rose to Directeur Artiste with overall control. He held this position until the closure of the manufactory in 1818. Boutet died fifteen years later in poverty, his career having survived six French Political regimes.

Estimate:  £7000 - 9000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 627
A RARE 8 BORE ITALIAN FLINTLOCK MUSKET, CIRCA 1650-60
shortened in its early life to carbine length, with tapering barrel formed in two stages and fluted over the breech, flat lock retained by two side nails, fitted with slender moulded cock, later top-jaw retained by an acorn-shaped screw, external main-spring and steel spring with filed mouldings, moulded full stock, carved with chevron mouldings over the fore-end (the forward portion restored), curved butt with rounded spine, iron mounts comprising a pair of small side nail washers, trigger-guard with shaped finial, butt bound with a moulded iron band and a single ramrod-pipe and associated iron-tipped wooden ramrod
65.0 cm; 25 5/8 in barrel

Provenance
William Goodwin Renwick, sold Sotheby & Co. 19 March 1973, lot 9

The above catalogue states that the only other recorded types of this flintlock were preserved in the Cabinet d'Armes of Louis XIII. A very similar example mounted on a French stock (Cabinet d'Armes no. 139) is preserved in the Victoria and Albert Museum. See Hayward 1969, nos. 40 and 41.

Estimate:  £3000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 628
AN 18 BORE ITALIAN WHEEL-LOCK CARBINE, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel formed in three stages, flat lock retained by two side nails, struck on the inside with the maker's mark, the initials 'MN' divided by a standing figure and a further mark, perhaps crossed keys with a mitre between (rubbed), fitted with external wheel retained by a semi-circular bracket over the lower half, moulded dog with engraved neck, and sliding pan-cover, full stock (small repairs), moulded over the fore-end, slightly curved butt, brass mounts retaining traces of silvered finish, comprising a pair of foliate side nail washers, trigger-guard chiselled with foliage, the butt encircled by a ropework band, a matching band ahead of the lock and moulded rear ramrod-pipe, and associated brass-tipped ramrod
42.3 cm; 16 5/8 in barrel


Estimate:  £3000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 629
A FINE 60 BORE GERMAN (THURINGIAN) WHEEL-LOCK CARBINE, SUHL, LATE 16TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel chiselled against a finely matted ground over its full length with the five allegorical figures, probably of the seven liberal arts, within architectural niches surrounded by leafy tendrils inhabited by exotic birds, a hound and a rabbit, struck with the maker's mark (Neue Støckel 2767) over the breech, engraved tang signed 'HW', flat lock retained by two side nails, struck with leafy tendrils on a matted ground and stamped with the maker's mark en suite with the barrel, fitted with raised wheel-cover decorated with a double eagle displayed, engraved dog formed as a marine monster, sliding pan-cover with button release (spring defective), and delicately filed safety spring with button lever, full stock inlaid with engraved staghorn plaques within segmental frames, comprising leafy mouldings enriched with pellets over the fore-end, flowers and scrolls about the tang, a devils mask between two scrolling demi-masks behind the ramrod-pipe aperture, a strapwork frame inhabited by an owl and two rabbits opposite the lock, foliate strapwork about the trigger, hooked butt formed with a slender comb decorated with a classical vase beneath and bouquets of fruit above, the left and right with differing espagnolette masks on strapwork panels, exotic birds and flowers, and all enriched with scrollwork and pellets, associated iron trigger-guard, engraved staghorn ramrod-pipe and fore-end cap (small cracks and chips, a small numbers of inlays missing, some minor restorations), and associated horn-tipped wooden ramrod
63.5 cm; 25 in barrel

Provenance
Thomas Davies-Colley, Newbold Estate, Bruera, Chester, circa 1890
Thence by descent

The treatment of the barrel and lock belongs to a small group of wheel-lock firearms including a number with profusely inlaid stocks previously attributed Klaus Hirt of Wassungen. A pair of such pistols, with the same mark as the present carbine and also with a double eagle on the lock, were formerly in the Saxon Royal Collections, Dresden, sold Sotheby & Co, London, 23 March 1970, lot 66. Another pistol decorated in this manner was sold Sotheby's Olympia, lot 26 June 2003. The leafy tendrils on the barrel and lock are characteristic of Suhl firearms of this period a number of which have stocks carved en suite. For a discussion of this group, many of which are preserved in the former Saxon Electoral Armoury, now the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden see Schaal 1978, pp.19-33.

Estimate:  £8000 - 10000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 630
A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS BY THOMAS LEE, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with brass barrel formed in three stages, flared at the muzzle, inscribed 'London' over the breech, and fitted with spring bayonet beneath, the latter operated by an iron catch ahead of the trigger-guard, engraved iron tang, signed engraved stepped lock, three-quarter stock, engraved brass mounts including trigger-guard and butt-plate decorated with scrolls and with an iron ramrod on the left of the barrel (the iron parts with areas of rust and pitting)
35.0 cm; 13 3/4 in barrel

This maker is recorded in Snowhill, Birmingham, circa 1834-45.
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 631
A FRENCH .45 CALIBRE PIN-FIRE PISTOL REVOLVER-CARBINE BY EUGÈNE LEFAUCHEUX, NO. 1071, CIRCA 1870
with round sighted barrel fitted with folding back-sight, plain numbered action, struck with the maker's mark (Neue Støckel 7770), fitted with loading gate on the right and also numbered '165' on the left, walnut butt, iron mounts including spurred trigger, 'skeleton' butt, and suspension chain
39.0 cm; 15 3/8 in barrel


Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 632
A .750 CALIBRE INDIA PATTERN FLINTLOCK MUSKET, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with tapering sighted barrel struck with proof marks and moulded at the breech, border-engraved rounded lock with 'Tower', 'GR' crowned and Ordnance mark, figured walnut full stock stamped with the letter 'M' opposite the lock and '6H' crudely incised beneath the butt, regulation brass mounts, iron sling swivels, iron ramrod, and bayonet stamped 'JOHN GI-…'
100.4 cm; 39 ½ in barrel
Estimate:  £1000 - 1400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 633
A 22 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY THOMAS LOUGH, BERWICK, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS CIRCA 1830
with rebrowned sighted barrels, signed on the flat, scroll-engraved breeches, scroll-engraved slender tang decorated with a game bird, signed scroll-engraved back-action locks decorated with differing game vignettes, highly figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard and butt-plate decorated with further game bird scenes, silver barrel bolt escutcheons and brass-tipped wooden ramrod
70.5 cm; 27 3/4 in barrels

Thomas Lough Junior is recorded at Bridge Street, Berwick Upon Tweed circa 1833.

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 634
A .577 CALIBRE SNIDER-ACTION RIFLED CARBINE BY JAMES WOODWARD & SONS, CIRCA 1880
with signed rounded sighted browned barrel fitted with folding back-sight, scroll-engraved blued patent breech, signed scroll-engraved lock, figured walnut polished half-stock, scroll-engraved iron mounts, horn fore-end cap, no provision for a ramrod and refinished throughout
47.5 cm; 18 3/4 in barrel



Estimate:  £1000 - 1400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 635
A 20 BORE FRENCH D.B. FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY OUDIN A NANCY, CIRCA 1740
with three-stage sighted barrels inscribed 'Canon Tordu' in gilt letters over the breech, moulded tang incorporating the back-sight, signed rounded locks, figured walnut half-stock carved with a low moulding about the tang and mounts, the butt fitted with an early leather pad, and iron mounts including trigger-guard with moulded finial (the iron parts pitted throughout, later ramrod)
87.5 cm; 34 1/2 in barrels

C. Oudin is recorded in Nancy circa 1670, perhaps the father of the present maker.
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 636
A D.B. 25 BORE FRENCH FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY BRUMON MICALOMIER A ST ETIENNE, CIRCA 1790
with tapering sighted barrels with traces of an inscription on the rib, stamped '..Bert' and 'Tordu' beneath, and with traces of St Etienne proof mark on top, border-engraved grooved breech tang, border-engraved rounded locks signed 'Brunon Micalomier' and 'St Etienne' respectively, figured walnut half-stock (chipped behind the right lock), inlaid with silver wire about the tang, and engraved iron mounts comprising trigger-guard with foliate terminal, barrel tang and rear ramrod-pipe with terminals of shaped outline, and a pair of moulded forward ramrod-pipes
(ramrod missing)
84.0 cm; 33 1/8 in barrels

Jérôme Brunon married Maria Micalomier in 1794 and traded under the name Brunon-Micalomier from 1805.
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 637
A GERMAN BELLOWS SYSTEM AIR GUN, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with octagonal tip-up sighted barrel sleeved in brass and operated by an iron lever in front of the trigger-guard, brass-covered tang, the action enclosed by two shaped brass plaques, double set trigger, figured full stock incised with linear ornament, brass mounts including butt-plate with an additional plate on the right for the crank, horn ramrod, and horn fore-end cap
83.7 cm; 33 in barrel
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 638
AN 18 BORE GERMAN PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1760
converted from flintlock, with two-stage sighted barrel inlaid with brass over the breech, rounded lock, full stock (fore-end replaced), carved with foliage about the rear ramrod-pipe and about the tang, the butt with carved raised cheek-piece, brass mounts of shaped outline including trigger-guard, solid side-plate and butt-plate with tang, and horn fore-end cap (later ramrod-pipe)
72.5 cm; 28 1/2 in barrel

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 639
A .44 CALIBRE RIM-FIRE AUSTRIAN WANZL-SYSTEM RIFLED CARBINE BY ALBERT STAEHLE IN WIEN, CIRCA 1865-7
with tapering sighted rifled barrel, fitted with folding ladder back-sight, signed ahead of the scroll-engraved breech, scroll-engraved back-action lock, border-engraved tang, figured walnut full stock with chequered grip (cracked through and expertly repaired), scroll-engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard with horn reinforce behind, horn fore-end cap, iron escutcheon with the owner's gilt initials 'GF' opposite the lock, iron sling swivels and no provision for a clearing rod
56.8 cm; 22 3/8 in barrel

Albert Staehle is recorded in Josephstadt, Vienna where he became Hofbüchsenmacher in 1867.



Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 640
AN AMERICAN COMBINED 16 BORE GUN AND .36 CALIBRE RIFLE, MID-19TH CENTURY
with rebrowned sighted barrels formed with a long broad flat, scroll-engraved tang with provision for a peep-sight, scroll-engraved flush-fitting locks, walnut half-stock, chequered grip, engraved German silver mounts including spurred trigger-guard and characteristic pronounced butt-cap, brass patch-box cover and surround, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod
72.8 cm; 28 3/4 in barrels

Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 641
A FINE FRENCH D.B. SINGLE TRIGGER PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY HENRI LEPAGE, DATED 1842, MADE FOR LOUIS PHILIPPE, KING OF FRANCE (1773-1850, REIGNED 1830-48)
with sighted barrels of fine 'marbled twist' pattern, inscribed 'Ignem haec arma feruit, et lethum fulminis instar' (Ruinous as lightning, this arm brings fire), between sprays of chiselled vine fruit and foliage on the rib, struck with the barrelsmith's mark, LB crowned with a star beneath (similar to Neue Støckel 1233, probably for Leopold Bernard), case-hardened breech chiselled with vine fruit and foliage (the muzzle with very small areas of light pitting), chiselled case-hardened breech tang en suite with the breech and rib, flush-fitting chiselled case-hardened locks decorated with fluted borders and further vine fruit and foliage, each signed 'Francorum regis Lepages fabricator in armis' (Lepage, maker of arms for the King of France), chiselled angular cocks en suite with the locks, highly figured walnut half-stock carved with fluting and leafy fronds over the fore-end and the butt, the latter carved with fluting over the spine, twist pattern about the tang and with a vignette filled with the conjoined letters 'HLP' on the right, chiselled iron mounts comprising trigger-guard and butt-plate decorated with vine fruit and foliage en suite with the locks, the former incorporating a lever safety-catch at the rear, the latter with the inscription 'Henricus e Lepagis Ioannis sanguine cretus Napoleo quem bella gerens ut cuderet arma iussit, Francorum regis nunc et faber ipse hoc sibi finrit opus, quod plumbum missile vibrat' (Henri, descended from the blood of Jean Lepage, whom Napoleon - the war-bearer - ordered to forge arms, and himself is now maker for the King of France, makes this work for him, which fires the lead bullet), rear ramrod-pipe decorated en suite, two barrel bolt escutcheons, two further chiselled ramrod-pipes on the barrel, silver-tipped ramrod, and in fine condition throughout
76.5 cm; 30 1/8 in barrels

Henri Lepage is recorded in Paris circa 1822-42. He was the son of Jean Lepage who he succeeded in 1822 as gunmaker to Louis XVIII, Charles X, the ducs d'Orléans. He took part in the Paris exhibitions of 1823, 1827, 1834, and 1839 where he obtained a silver medal. In addition to gunmaking he was notable as one of the early European antique dealers specialising in the trade of antique arms and armour. He retired in 1852 and died in 1854. Leopold Bernhard was well known for his fine quality barrels.
Estimate:  £3000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 642
A CASED 16 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION GUN BY WILLIAM ROCHESTER PAPE, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with rebrowned twist sighted barrels, breeches with engraved platinum plugs, signed scroll-engraved locks, figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard, butt-plate and rear ramrod-pipe, gilt escutcheon engraved with the owner's crest and associated brass-tipped ramrod: in relined fitted mahogany case with facsimile trade label, brass powder-flask and leather shot-flask
78.0cm; 30 3/4 in barrels

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 643
A .700 CALIBRE PERCUSSION MUSKET, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURY
with sighted barrrel, border-engraved lock plate with 'Tower' and crown (hammer and other components missing), regulation full stock, and regulation brass mounts (worn)
65.0 cm; 25 5/8 in barrel


Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 644
A .750 CALIBRE EAST INDIA COMPANY TRANSITIONAL PATTERN FLINTLOCK MUSKET, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with sighted barrel, rounded lock signed 'Wilson' with East India mark on the tail (rubbed), full stock (cracked), brass mounts (one lock retaining screw missing) and iron ramrod
96.5 cm; 38 in barrel


Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 645
A .700 CALIBRE PERCUSSION MUSKET FOR INDIAN SERVICE REGULATION TYPE, DATED 1863 AND A COPY OF A FLINTLOCK SEA SERVICE PISTOL
the first with reblued sighted barrel retained by three bands, regulation dated lock with 'VR' crowned on the tail, signed 'L.A.Co.' for London Armoury Company and with the Ordnance mark ahead of the hammer, full stock, regulation brass mounts and iron ramrod; the second with original rounded lock with 'GR' crowned, 'Farmer' and dated 1744
the first: 99.0 cm; 39 in barrel
(2)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 646
A 15 BORE DETACHED BRASS BARREL FROM A CARBINE BY JOHN (2) JOYNER, HOLBORN, CIRCA 1765
swamped, signed in a liner frame drawn-out to a loop over the breech, struck with barrelsmith's mark, London Gunmakers Company view and proof marks, threaded for a breech block, and inscribed 'Happy is he that escapes me' around the muzzle (rubbed)
57.2 cm; 22 1/2 in barrel


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 647
A D.B. 12 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY J. NOBBS, ISLE OF WIGHT, CIRCA 1860
with short etched twist sighted barrels stamped '1870' and with the barrelsmith's mark, 'AB' crowned beneath the breeches, platinum plugs, signed engraved back-action locks (later hammers), figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, and iron mounts
61.0 cm; 24 in barrels



Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 648
A D.B. 13 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY C. INGRAM, GLASGOW, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with rebrowned twist sighted barrels, signed scroll-engraved locks (worn), walnut half-stock, iron mounts, vacant silver escutcheon, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod
64.5 cm; 25 3/8 in barrels

Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 649
A 12 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN SIGNED I. HOLLIS AND SONS, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1861-70
with signed rebrowned tapering sighted barrel, scroll-engraved breech, scroll-engraved breech tang, signed scroll-engraved lock, figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, and scroll-engraved iron mounts (associated ramrod)
76.4 cm; 30 1/8 in barrel
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 650
A .650 CALIBRE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION RIFLED MUSKET, CIRCA 1840
with octagonal sighted rifled barrel fitted with adjustable back-sight and stamped with a mark, in a circle a shield and the letters 'LU', rounded cock rebuilt from flintlock, full stock of military type, the butt with raised cheek-piece on the left and impressed 'LU' on the right, brass regulation style mounts including solid side-plate, trigger-guard and butt-plate (fore-end cap missing), and brass tipped wooden ramrod
97.3 cm; 38 3/8 in barrel


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