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Thomas Del Mar Ltd In association with

ANTIQUE ARMS, ARMOUR & MILITARIA THE STANLEY VICTOR DURRANT COLLECTION THE L. MOLE COLLECTION THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRINCE THE WORDEN HALL JACKS OF PLATE THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN NOBLEMAN

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION AT Thomas Del Mar Ltd 25 Blythe Road London W14 0PD

PUBLIC EXHIBITION Sunday 4th December 12 noon to 4pm Monday 5th December 10am to 7pm Tuesday 6th December 10am to 5pm

DAY OF SALE

Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 11AM, precisely Listen to the auction live on Tel. +44 (0) 20 7806 5535

This auction is conducted by Thomas Del Mar Ltd in accordance with our Conditions of Business printed in the back of this catalogue. All questions and comments relating to the operation of this sale or to its contents should be addressed to Thomas Del Mar Ltd and NOT to Sotheby’s.

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Important Information for Buyers All lots are offered subject to Thomas Del Mar Ltd.’s Conditions of Business and to reserves. The Conditions of Business for Buyers are published at the end of the catalogue. Please note that all measurements including bore sizes are approximate. Estimates are published as a guide only and are subject to review. The actual hammer price of a lot may well be higher or lower than the range of figures given and there are no fixed “starting prices”. A Buyer’s Premium of 24% is applicable to all lots in this sale. Excepting lots sold under Temporary Import rules which are marked with the symbol ‡ (see below), the Buyer’s Premium is subject to VAT at the standard rate (currently 20%). Lots offered for sale under the auctioneer’s margin scheme and VAT on the Buyer’s Premium is payable by all buyers. Lots marked with the symbol ‡ have been imported from outside the European Union (EU) to be sold at auction under Temporary Import Rules. When released to buyers within the EU, including the UK, the buyer will become the importer and must pay VAT at the rate of 5% on the hammer price. The Buyer’s premium will be subject to the standard VAT rate at 20%. Buyers outside the EU will normally be eligible to obtain a refund in respect of VAT, upon satisfactory documentary evidence of exportation. Further information on this matter is available on request. ~ Restricted Materials Lots marked with the symbol ~ have been identified at the time of cataloguing as containing organic material which may be subject to restrictions regarding import or export. The information is made available for the convenience of bidders and the absence of the symbol is not a warranty that there are no restrictions regarding import or export of the Lot. Thomas Del Mar Ltd. will be pleased to execute bids on behalf of those clients unable to attend the sale in person, subject to our Conditions of Business. All bids must be submitted in writing in good time and lots will always be purchased as cheaply as possible (depending on any other bids received, reserves and competition in the saleroom). This service is offered free of charge. Thomas Del Mar Ltd. can supply quotations for shipping of purchases, including transit insurance and VAT refund administration fees, and will assist in the application for any export licences which may be required. Administration fees may be applicable for this. Buyers are reminded that it is their responsibility to comply with UK export regulations and with any local import requirements. The display mounts used in the catalogue and sale exhibition, including armour stands and mannequins, may be made available to the successful buyer of the relevant lot. Please contact us for prices and further details.

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Storage On receipt of cleared funds, lots can be collected from Thomas Del Mar Ltd.’s premises at 25 Blythe Road, London, W14 0PD. Please note that collection is BY APPOINTMENT on +44 (0) 207 602 4805. All lots should be cleared within one month of the auction date, after which they will be transferred to a third party for storage. A transfer fee of £10 per lot plus all incurred transfer and storage costs due to the third party will be payable prior to release. iii


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Aries, Christian, Armes blanches militaires francaises, various volumes, Nantes, 1966-90

Blackmore 1976

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Blackmore 1986

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Blair & Woosman-Savage 1995

Blair, C. & Woosman-Savage, R.C., Scottish Firearms and a Register of Scottish Long-Guns, New York, 1995

Blair 1958

Blair, C., European Armour, circa 1066 to circa 1700, London, 1958

Blair 1974

Blair, C., Arms, Armour and Base-Metal Work in the James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, 1974

Boccia & Coelho 1975

Boccia, L.G. & Coelho, E.T., Armi Bianche Italiane, Milan, 1975

Breslin & Boulton 2003

Breslin & Boulton, “The Colt 1865 Pocket Navy and its older brother the Colt ‘1862 Police’”, in: Man At Arms Magazine, Volume Twenty-Five, Number Three, Woonsocket, 2003, pp. 22-35

Brooker 2016

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de Cosson & Burgess 1881

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Dillon 1888

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Dufty 1974

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Eaves 1989

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Franzoi 1990

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Garrett 2008

Garrett, Richard J., Irish Gunmakers, Hong Kong, 2008

Gessler 1928

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Hales 2013

Hales, R., Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour: A Lifetime’s Passion, St Peter Port, 2013

Harding 1997

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Hartzler 2000

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Hayward 1965

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Heer 1978

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Hodgeson 1906

Hodgeson, J.C., Wills and Inventories… of the Northern Countie, Pt 3, Surtees Society, Vol. CXI, 1906

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Holinshead 1557

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Juan 1898

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Kuppelmayer 1895

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Laking 1920

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Lavin 1965

Lavin, James D., A History of Spanish Firearms, London, 1965

Lederer 1988

Lederer, Paul S., “William Smith’s Patent Flintlock” in: The Canadian Journal of Arms Collecting: Volumes 25-28, Amherst, 1987-1990

Lewerken & Karpinski 1989

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Meier 1982

Meier, Jurg A., “Sempacher Halbarten - Die schweizerische Halbartenrenaissance im 17. Jahrhundert”, in Karl Stuber & Hans Wetter (eds.), Blankwaffen . Armes blanches . Armi bianche . Edged weapons, Zurich, 1982, pp.223-250

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Neal 1955

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Norman 1980

Norman, A.V.B., The Rapier and Small-Sword 1460-1820, London, 1980

Pyhrr 2002

Pyhrr, Stuart W., “Clarence H. Mackay as an Armour Collector”, in: Oliver, David (editor), The Nineteenth Park Lane Arms Fair, London, 2002

Reid 1963

Reid, William, “The Heart-Butt Pistols of East Scotland”, in: Whitelaw, Charles E., The Scottish Art Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1963, pp.26-30

Roads 1976

Roads, C.H., The British Soldier’s Firearm 1850-1864, London, 1964

Scott-Edeson 2000

Scott-Edeson, Peter A., Dating the firearms of John Manton and John Manton & Son: 1789-1834,

Southwick 2001

Southwick, L., London Silver-hilted Swords, their maker, suppliers and allied traders, Leeds, 2001

Taylerson, Andrews & Frith 1968

Taylersen, A.W.F., Andrews, R.A.N., & Frith, J., The Revolver 1818-1865, London, 1968

Wegeli 1905

Wegeli, Rudolf, Katalog der Waffen-Sammlung im Zeughaus zu Solothurn, Solothurn, 1905

Whitelaw 1977

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Wilkinson, Fred, Those Entrusted with Weapons. The Police, Post, Prison, Customs and Private Use of Weapons in Britain, London, 2002

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Eastern Arms and Armour VARIOUS OWNERS 1 A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), EDO PERIOD with single-edged blade with traces of hamon, tang with traces of a signature and pierced with two mekugi-ana, silver tsuba, fabric-bound grip, soft metal decorated mounts, signed kozuko with decorated grip, in its silver-mounted fishskin-covered saya 18.2 cm; 7 ¼ in blade ‡ £400-500 2 A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), EDO PERIOD with single-edged blade formed with a wavy hamon, signed tang Kanetsuji pierced with a single mekugi-ana, in shira saya, with tanto hilt, mounts and lacquered saya, including small iron tsuba, mouse menuki (grip binding and kozuka missing) 18.5 cm; 7 ¼ in blade £350-450 3 A W.W.II JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA) with slightly curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon, signed tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana and with arsenal stamp, iron tsuba, fabric-bound grip with iron menuki, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard 64.3 cm; 25 ⅜ in blade ‡ £200-300 1


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4 A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade with an even hamon, signed tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana (the edge with small chips), in shira saya 66.5 cm; 26 ¼ in blade ‡ £200-300

9 A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EDO PERIOD with single-edged blade formed with a wavy hamon, signed tang Katsumitsu pierced with a single mekugi-ana, in shira saya, with wakizashi hilt, mounts and lacquered saya, including small iron tsuba, floral menuki 44.5 cm; 17 ½ in blade £250-350

5 A JAPANESE SWORD (TACHI), THE BLADE EDO PERIOD with slightly curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, plain tang with pierced with two mekugi-ana (tip shortened), in shira saya; with white metal tsuba, grip and saya for a tachi the first: 65.6 cm; 25 ⅞ in blade (2)

10 A JAPANESE DECORATED SWORD GUARD (TSUBA), EDO PERIOD of pierced and chiselled iron, decorated with figures in traditional dress highlighted with soft metals 7.8 cm; 3 ⅛ in

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6 A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EDO PERIOD with single-edged blade formed with an uneven hamon, signed tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, (tsuba missing), fabric-bound grip with gilt fuchi decorated with a monkey, in lacquered saya 55.3 cm; 21 ¾ in blade

11 A JAPANESE NAGINATA, EDO PERIOD with curved single edged blade formed with a wavy hamon and a groove at the base, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, in shira saya 33.0 cm; 13 in blade

The inscription reads ‘Eikyo Zhen 8 gates’ (2nd year of Eikyo – AD1439 August). £500-700 7 A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EDO PERIOD with single-edged blade formed with an uneven hamon, signed tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, in shira saya 44.0 cm; 17 ¼ in blade The inscription reads ‘Qei 6 nen 8 gatsu’ (AD1399). £350-400 8 A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EDO PERIOD with single-edged blade formed with an uneven hamon, signed tang Tomotsugu pierced with a single mekugi-ana, engraved copper tsuba, fabric-bound grip with gilt mounts decorated with flowers, in lacquered saya (kozuka missing) 50.0 cm; 19 ¾ in blade £300-400

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14 A JAPANESE ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY comprising eighteen plate kabuto, fitted with mabizashi lacquered red on its underside, engraved brass tehen decorated with foliage, shikoro of four lames, the uppermost with fukigaeshi each applied with an engraved katagami mon, iron ressei style mempo lacquered inside, with ears, moustache and detachable nose, yodarekake of three lames, lacquered iron dô, kusazuri, a pair of ko-sode, a pair of iron and mail kote, and a pair of iron and mail haidate: on a wooden stand and with a black painted box £3000-4000 15 A MORO SHORTSWORD (KRIS), 20TH CENTURY with straight double-edged blade, bound with a pair of silver bands at the forte, cord-bound wooden grip with silver ferrule and carved horn pommel, in its wooden scabbard (pommel and scabbard with small chips) 60.0 cm; 23 ⅝ in blade ‡ £80-100 16 A MALAYSIAN DAGGER (BADE BADE), 19TH CENTURY AND AN INDIAN ELEPHANT GOAD (ANCUS) the first with slightly curved single-edged blade, grip of characteristic form entirely encased in chased silver (loose), in its wooden scabbard en suite with a carved horn finial at the locket; the second of iron, with flat head, short tubular haft and brass basal cap incorporating a spike the first 20.4 cm; 8 in blade (2) ‡ £150-200 17 SIX INDIAN SWORDS (TALWAR), 18TH/19TH CENTURY with curved blades and hilts of characteristic form, one hilt chiselled with foliage, two with scabbards 78.5 cm; 31 in blades approximately (6) £80-120

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18 AN INDO-PERSIAN SPIKED MACE, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY with near spherical spiked head fitted with a long terminal spike (small losses), tubular haft with a globular moulding at the top and bottom of the grip 81.5 cm; 32 ⅛ in overall £300-400 19 A SOUTHEAST ASIAN SPEAR, 19TH CENTURY with robust slender leaf-shaped head of diamond-section, long tapering bamboo haft (small cracks and chips), fitted at the top with a broad moulded silver ferrule decorated with niello flowers, chased with foliage and lotus petals and fitted at the top with a brass flowerhead washer, complete with its lacquered wooden scabbard decorated with gold foliage and flowers (small cracks, worn) 36.8 cm; 14 ½ in head £300-400 20 AN INDIAN WAR HAMMER, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY with conical faceted head, strongly down-curved tapering rear spike and faceted socket, fitted with a horn central finial, on its wooden haft covered with fishskin, fitted with a slender strap, faceted steel grip, and the steel parts decorated with lightly damascened gold scrollwork throughout (damascening worn, haft with light worm damage) 62.2 cm; 24 ½ in overall £300-400 21 AN INDIAN SCABBARD FOR AN EXECUTIONER’S SWORD (TEGHA), 19TH CENTURY of fabric-covered wood 101.0 cm; 39 ¾ in £40-60 5


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22 AN OMANI SWORD, LATE 19TH CENTURY with curved blade double-edged towards the point and formed with three long slender fullers on each face, iron hilt bound with leather enriched with silver ribband, pierced iron block-shaped pommel, in its wooden scabbard covered with tooled leather (small losses) with large silver mounts chased with scrollwork, and two bands with rings for suspension 71.0 cm; 28 in blade £350-450 23 A NEPALESE GURKHA KUKRI KNIFE, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade formed with a reinforced back-edge along the lower portion, carved horn grip (small chips), in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with large gold coloured locket and chape each decorated with traditional foliage, the former involving the emblem of the Gurkhas and complete with its accompanying knives 32.5 cm; 12 ¾ in blade ‡ £400-600 24 A PERSIAN SWORD (SHAMSHIR), LATE 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade etched with a calligraphic panel on each face at the forte and a gold cartouche at the front, iron cross-guard, the hilt faced with a single horn grip-scale at the front (the other missing) retained by iron rivets with silver caps, in its velvet-covered wooden scabbard with large brass mounts (worn) 75.5 cm; 29 ¾ in blade ‡ £300-400 25 TWO INDIAN DAGGERS (KATAR), 18TH CENTURY, A DAGGER AND AN AXE, 20TH CENTURY the first with sharply tapering fullered blade formed with a reinforced tip, and integral iron hilt with a pair of faceted grip-bars; the second with flat tapering blade, and iron hilt with a pair of grip-bars (pitted); the third of khanjar form, with recurved blade of flattened-diamond section, and iron grip; the last with wedge-shaped head and tubular socket for attaching to a haft, decorated over its surface with traditional designs 30.5 cm; 12 in blade £150-200 26 AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY with broad curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point, iron hilt of characteristic form, decorated over its surface with silver koftgari flowers, and integral grip decorated en suite 84.5 cm; 33 ¼ in blade ‡ £200-300 6


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27 27 A MOGHUL INDIAN MAIL SHIRT, 17TH/18TH CENTURY formed of riveted and butted iron rings, extending over the thighs, open at the front, a pair of full length sleeves, fitted at the front with four large iron plates with hasps for closure, two pairs of side panels and a series of small rectangular plates over the back (extensive holes and rust) ‡ £300-400 28 AN OTTOMAN SWORD (YATAGHAN), TURKEY, CIRCA 1880-90 with slightly curved single-edged blade decorated with a tughra and four panels of calligraphic inscriptions on one face and with a geometric pattern on the other (worn), the back edge with the date (worn, probably 1300 AH), gilt-brass hilt chased with flowers and a fluted design, and a pair of marine ivory grip-scales (age cracks) 59.0 cm; 23 ¼ in blade ~ £200-300 29 AN INDO-PERSIAN HELMET (KULAH KHUD), SHIELD (DHAL) AND ARM DEFENCE (BAZU BAND), LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY each of characteristic form, decorated with celestial masks and exotic beasts on a field of traditional foliage and scrollwork (surface rust throughout, the dhal missing its bosses and enarmes, kulah khud missing its nasal, mail missing throughout the first: 47.5 cm; 18 ½ in diameter (3) £150-200

30 TWO INDO-PERSIAN HELMETS (KULAH-KHUD), 19TH/20TH CENTURY, AND A HIDE SHIELD (DHAL), 19TH CENTURY the first with rounded skull embossed with a demonic mask at the front, fitted with central blade-like spike, a pair of horns, sliding nasal and a portion of its mail neck-defence; the second with ribbed rounded skull, central plume-holder, and a pair of further plume-holders either side of the sliding nasal, each fixed on a wooden stand (worn), and the third of hide, fitted with four low domed bosses with pierced borders corresponding to enarmes on the inside (worn) the first: 44.5 cm; 17 ½ in high, including stand (3) £350-450 31 TWO INDIAN POWDER-FLASKS, 19TH CENTURY of slightly differing size, each of curled horn form, of cloth over leather, iron rings for suspension, and later carved wooden stoppers the larger 19.5 cm; 7 ¾ in (2) £80-120 32 AN INDIAN POWDER-FLASK AND AN OMANI POWDERFLASK the first of curled horn form and covered with leather bound by thin strips of silver, fitted with turned bone nozzle with stopper and silver chain, and with two iron rings for suspension; the second of white metal, of compressed horn form, fitted with spring lever cut-off and decorated with faceted beadwork the first: 14,5 cm; 5 ¾ in high (2) ‡ £150-200

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33 TWO INDIAN IRON SHIELDS (DHAL) AND ANOTHER, PERSIAN, 19TH CENTURY of concave form, the first two decorated over the outer surface with silver koftgari scrolls and foliage, fitted with four bosses corresponding to enarmes (one missing), each with most of its red fabric lining and pad; the third of embossed copper, decorated with figures in traditional garb and enriched with silver the first: 34.8 cm; 13 ¾ in diameter (3) ‡ £200-300 34 AN OTTOMAN MIQUELET-LOCK GUN, TURKEY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with associated Indian sighted barrel swelling at the muzzle, retained by two engraved silver bands and chiselled with a panel at each end enriched with gilt scrollwork (worn), iron lock of characteristic form decorated with gold scrollwork, full stock applied with pierced and engraved silver plaques over much of its surface and faceted segmental butt decorated en suite (ramrod missing, the plaques with small loses, trigger restored) 103.2 cm; 40 ¾ in barrel £1400-1800 35 A NORTH AFRICAN 14 BORE SNAPHAUNCE HOLSTER PISTOL, 19TH CENTURY with tapering barrel formed in three stages and retained by two chased silver bands each set with red coral, iron lock of characteristic form, three-quarter stock overlaid with silver over the fore-end and iron beneath the lock, the butt set with decorative silver studs and with circular pommel en suite 35.0 cm; 13 ¾ in barrel £250-350

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36 A RARE 28 BORE INDIAN SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, LATE 18TH CENTURY with tapering barrel formed with a strongly moulded muzzle and a slender central reed over much of its length, decorated with gold koftgari at the muzzle and breech, iron tang en suite, rounded lock fitted with semi-rainproof pan, full stock, flat-sided butt of near bird’s head form, inset with a shaped silver plaque on each side, that on the right decorated with niello flowers, silver mounts comprising a finely pierced side-plate filled with scrolling foliage and flowers opposite the lock, pear-shaped butt-cap with foliate borders and a chased with central flowerhead, shaped nielloed escutcheon decorated with flowers, a long ramrod-pipe (dents, fore-end cap missing), and iron trigger-guard (probably an early working replacement, and iron ramrod, perhaps the original 25.5 cm; 10 in barrel £800-1000 37 A 20 BORE OTTOMAN FLINTLOCK KUBUR PISTOL, TURKEY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with two-stage barrel decorated with gold koftgari scrollwork, a stylised tughra and retained by a silver repousée scrollwork band, rounded lock en suite with the barrel, full stock carved over the fore-end, encased in silver repousée panels over the butt, chiselled iron mounts comprising trigger-guard with foliate terminal and spurred pommel, and imitation ramrod 29.5 cm; 11 ⅝ in barrel £1200-1800

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THE S.V. DURRANT COLLECTION

Stanley Victor Durrant 1931 – 2013 The following lots demonstrate the lifelong passion Stan had for antique arms and armour. His interest was first generated in his youth when, on his way to school, he spotted a sword projecting from a dustbin which he quickly retrieved. After a spell of National Service, part of which was spent at Sandhurst, he started his career as an electrical engineer. His collecting enthusiasm flourished with numerous visits to fairs, auctions and shops. However, Stan was extremely modest and seldom mentioned his collection to anyone. He supported several antique societies and was an early member of the Arms and Armour Society. He was ably assisted with the latter by his wife Kathleen, and served for many years as its Honorary Treasurer for which they were awarded the Society’s Medal. He regularly attended Society meetings at which he would quietly exhibit an item from his extensive collection. Stan was also a regular exhibitor at Arms Fairs and a keen shooter, often using guns from the collection.

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38 A JAPANESE W.W.II OFFICER’S SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade with some wavy hamon, signed tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, iron tsuba, fabricbound sharkskin-covered grip with regulation menuki, in its regulation saya 55.8 cm; 22 in blade

44 A JAPANESE W.W.II OFFICER’S SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon (worn) signed tang, regulation tsuba, grip, mounts and saya 66.5 cm; 26 ¼ in blade

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45 A JAPANESE W.W.II OFFICER’S SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade (worn) signed tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, regulation tsuba, grip (covering missing), mounts and saya 66.6 cm; 26 ¼ in blade

39 A JAPANESE W.W.II OFFICER’S SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, signed tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, regulation grip and copper mounts, in its painted iron saya 70.5 cm; 27 ¾ in blade £350-400 40 A JAPANESE W.W.II OFFICER’S SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon, signed tang pierced with three mekugi-ana, regulation grip and copper mounts with traces of gilding, in its iron saya with leather cover 71.4 cm; 28 ⅛ in blade £300-400 41 A JAPANESE W.W.II NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, plain tang numbered ‘708’ in impressed and painted numerals, pierced with a single mekugi-ana, regulation grip and mounts including numbered tsuba fitted with a sunburst washer either side, in its lacquered saya with regulation mounts and leather cover 64.2 cm; 25 ¼ in blade £300-400 42 A JAPANESE W.W.II OFFICER’S SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon, signed tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, regulation grip and mounts, in its leather-covered saya 67.5 cm; 26 ⅝ in blade £300-400 43 A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade formed with a pair of grooves of differing length on each face, plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana (the top chipped), iron tsuba (pitted), decorated with flowers and foliage in copper, fabric-bound fishskincovered grip with gilt mounts, soft metal decorated menuki involving demons, in its lacquered saya 65.5 cm; 25 ¾ in blade £300-400

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52 50 TWO JAPANESE SHORTSWORDS (WAKIZASHI) the first with curved single-edged blade with traces of a straight hamon, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, (grip missing), in a lacquered saya; the second with curved fullered blade (worn), plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, iron tsuba, and fabric-bound grip the first: 47.0 cm; 18 ½ in blade (2) £400-600 51 A JAPANESE SHORTSWORD (WAKIZASHI) with curved single-edged blade signed tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, iron tsuba, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with soft metal menuki, in its saya 40.0 cm; 15 ¾ in blade £250-350 52 A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI) with single-edged blade, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, in a lacquered saya 57.7 cm; 22 ¾ in blade £300-500 53 A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI) with single-edged blade, signed tang pierced with two mekugiana, iron tsuba decorated with soft metals, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with bird menuki, in a lacquered saya 48.7 cm; 19 ¼ in blade £300-500 14

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57 A FINE AND RARE INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), 18TH CENTURY, RAJASTHAN OR PUNJAB with triangular blade formed with a reinforced point and a broad shallow fuller framed by a single gold line, finely chiselled with an elephant set upon by a dragon on each face, one side engraved ‘Edwd. Geils LD/Ahmednuggur/12th Aug 1803’ in script (the other face with areas of pitting), iron hilt of characteristic form including a pair of faceted grip-bars, the side bars encrusted with gold leafy foliage in low relief on the outside enriched with delicate leafy tendrils and flowers in koftgari, the inside of the bars and the grip-bars each decorated en suite with koftgari, the latter and the base of the hilt each with leafy mouldings encrusted with gold, and remaining in good to fine condition throughout (the gold with small losses) 44.5 cm; 17 ½ in overall Two katars with related blades and similar, though less elaborately decorated, hilts are preserved in the Chi Mei Museum, Taiwan. See Hales 2013, nos. 157 and 158. £3000-5000

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58 A BURMESE DAGGER AND ANOTHER, TIBETAN OR BHUTANESE, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY the first of dha form, with leaf-shaped single-edged blade, silver ferrule, faceted ivory grip (cracked), in its wooden scabbard encased in silver decorated with filigree; the second with single-edged blade, hilt of characteristic form including grip bound with plaited wire, in its white metal scabbard the first: 12.7 cm; 5 in blade (2) ~ £150-180 59 A BURMESE SWORD (DHA), LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY with slightly curved blade decorated on each face with an almost full-length panel filled with scrolling silver foliage, silver hilt, in its velvet-covered wooden scabbard with silver mounts 62.5 cm; 24 ½ in blade £100-150 60 TWO CHINESE HAFTED WEAPONS; TWO SOUTH EAST ASIAN SPEARS; A SUDANESE KASKARA, AND TWO FURTHER HAFTED WEAPONS the first and second with wavy blades, one pierced with a brass openwork rondel, each moulded at the base and with tapering sockets; the third with pattern-welded slender head of hollow-diamond section, long silver ferrule, wooden haft and early wooden scabbard; the fourth with leaf-shaped head, white metal ferrule and a portion of its haft; the fifth with flat fullered blade, iron cross-guard and associated wooden grip; the sixth African, with long leaf-shaped blade and the last perhaps American, with long blade-shaped terminal spike interrupted in the centre by a pair of slightly recurved blades, tapering socket and a pair of straps the first: 80.0 cm; 31 ½ in (7) £200-300 61 FOUR SOUTH EAST ASIAN DAGGERS (KRIS) AND A FURTHER DAGGER, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY the first a so-called executioner’s kris, with long blade, carved horn grip with silver ferrule, in its silver-mounted scabbard; the second similar, in its scabbard; the third Javanese, with wavy blade, and carved angular grip with a beaked pommel, in its scabbard; the fourth Javanese, with hardwood hilt incorporating two small scrollwork panels; and the fifth with single-edged fullered leaf-shaped blade, carved horn grip, in its wooden scabbard bound with plaited cord the first: 58.0 cm; 22 ⅞ in blade (5) £300-400

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65 TWO OTTOMAN SWORDS, TURKEY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY the first a shamshir, with curved single-edged blade struck with a mark on one face, white metal hilt including a pair of straight quillons with elongated bud-shaped finials, horn grip (worn), and bulbous pommel set with a tear-shaped white metal washer on each face; in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with large white metal mounts including large chape (catch missing), and two rings for suspension; the second a kilig with curved fullered European blade, brass hilt and horn grip-scales the first: 84.0 cm; 33 in blade (2) ~ £900-1200 66 AN INDIAN SWORD (PATA) AND THREE FURTHER SWORDS (TALWAR), 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES the first with broad fullered blade, probably European, iron hilt of characteristic form extending over the lower portion of the blade, embossed on the outside, and fitted with grip and wrist-bar on the inside; the second with curved single-edged European blade, and characteristic iron hilt with large disc pommel; the third with with straight fullered European blade and iron hilt including recurved knuckle-guard with bud-shaped finial; and the fourth with curved blade, and iron hilt decorated with flowers in soft metals the first: 93.5 cm; 36 ¾ in blade (4) £300-500 67 AN UNUSUAL INDIAN SWORD, LATE 18TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade, gilt-copper hilt of shamshir form, comprising a pair of shield-shaped langets, short faceted quillon, knuckle-guard, and integral grip rising to a near right angular pommel, traces of gilding, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard (repaired) 75.5 cm; 29 ¾ in blade £350-450

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68 TWO AFGHAN KHYBER KNIVES, 19TH CENTURY the first with reinforced tapering blade silver hilt and banded horn grip, in its tooled leather-covered wooden scabbard with embossed white metal mounts comprising chape and locket each decorated with flowers and foliage, and an iron loop for suspension; the second of similar form, with iron hilt and horn grip, in a leather-covered scabbard the first: 59.0 cm; 23 ¼ in blade (2) £300-400 69 TWO INDO-PERSIAN DAGGERS (PESH-KABZ), 19TH CENTURY the first with recurved blade formed with a reinforced tip, the hilt decorated with gold koftgari flowers and fitted with a pair of ivory grip-scales, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard; the second with blade of T-section, lightly engraved iron hilt fitted with horn grip-scales, in its wooden scabbard with decorated brass chape the first: 21.5 cm; 8 ½ in blade (2) ~ £300-400 70 A COORG DAGGER (PICHANGATTI), 19TH CENTURY with hatchet blade formed with a clipped-back point and decorated with scrolls along the back-edge, brass hilt of characteristic form, applied on each side with a large silver plaque and enriched with gold, in its silver-mounted hardwood scabbard and complete with its suspension chain, clip and accompanying pieces 18.2 cm; 7 ⅛ in blade £250-350 71 AN INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), 19TH CENTURY with triangular blade formed with a reinforced tip, a pair of converging fullers and central rib on each face, and integral iron hilt with a pair of slender faceted grip-bars, in its fabriccovered wooden scabbard (worn) with iron chape 25.0 cm; 9 ⅞ in blade £250-350

72 FOUR ARAB JAMBIYAS, FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY the first with curved double-edged blade formed with a medial ridge, the hilt encased in sheet gold decorated with filigree scrollwork and with a raised setting top and bottom, in its wooden scabbard decorated with sheet gold en suite and complete with two rings for suspension; the second and third with curved blades of characteristic form (pitted, losses), horn grips (chipped) in their leather-covered scabbards enriched with silver (losses); and the last with curved blade and horn hilt enriched with brass nails and a central engraved brass panel the first: 15.2 cm; 6 in blade (4) ~ £500-700 73 A PERSIAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA), LATE 19TH CENTURY AND ANOTHER, MOROCCAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY the first with curved double-edged blade decorated with a panel of foliage inhabited by birds on each face of the forte, iron hilt decorated en suite with the forte, in its matching scabbard; the second with curved blade, hardwood grip with white metal mounts including large elliptical pommel, in its engraved white metal scabbard the first: 28.0 cm; 11 in blade (2) £250-350 74 A PAIR OF PERUVIAN BRASS STIRRUPS AND AN INDIAN SHIELD (DHAL) the first of characteristic clog-shaped form, incorporating a loop at the top for suspension; and the second modern, the interior with pad and a portion of its enarmes the first: 28.5 cm; 11 ¼ in (2) £100-150 75 A TURKISH SHORTSWORD (YATAGHAN) AND A BALKAN DAGGER (BICHAQ), 19TH CENTURY the first with curved single-edged blade (chipped) inlaid with brass scrolls and a brief inscription, horn hilt of characteristic form including eared pommel, in its scabbard; the second with slightly curved single-edged blade engraved white metal hilt fitted with a pair of horn grips, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard the first: 55.0 cm; 21 ¾ in blade (2) £300-500

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76 THREE CAUCASIAN DAGGERS (KINDJAL), LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY the first with broad blade formed with a pair of slender central fullers, stamped with a mark on the outer face, the hilt fitted with a pair of shaped horn grip-scales retained by three pairs of rivets with large iron bosses on the outer face, in its fabriccovered wooden scabbard (incomplete); the second with blued fullered blade decorated with gold scrolls and foliage over the centre and on each face of the forte, iron hilt decorated with gold en suite; the third small, with fullered blade, nielloed silver hilt, in its silver-covered scabbard decorated en suite, the locket stamped with a mark the first: 37.5 cm; 14 ¾ in blade (3)

78 TWO CAUCASIAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGERS (KINDJAL), THE FIRST DATED 1294 AH, CIRCA 187⅞ the first with fullered double-edged blade, nielloed silver and gilt hilt decorated with scrolls and foliage, in its wooden scabbard almost entirely encased in silver decorated en suite, including the date on the reverse, and fitted with a loop for suspension; the second with broad blade formed with a pair of central slender fullers and stamped with a crude mark on one face, the hilt fitted with a pair of horn grip-scales retained by iron rivets with large domed nielloed silver bosses on the outer face, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with nielloed silver locket and chape en suite with the hilt the first: 35.5 cm; 14 in blade (2)

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77 A CAUCASIAN DAGGER (KINDJAL) DATED 1891 with broad double-edged fullered blade etched with the initials ‘KKB’ on one face and the Cyrillic letters ‘ÇѺÔ’ (unclear) and the date ‘1881’ on the other, staghorn grip retained by three pairs of iron rivets with large decorated silver bosses on the outer face, fitted with a nielloed and chiselled silver collar at the base and a large washer at the top, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with nielloed silver mounts en suite with the hilt, the locket dated ‘1891’ on the inner face and the chape decorated with a spray of foliage 38.5 cm; 15 ⅛ in blade

79 TWO BANOCHIE TRIBAL AXES (LOHAR), TWO AFRICAN CLUBS (KNOBKERRY), THREE SPEARS AND THREE DAGGERS each of characteristic form, the first and second decorated with engraved brass and white metal and with bone grips; the third with bulbous head (cracked) and long haft; the fourth painted brown; the fifth with tapering blade of flatteneddiamond section, rattan-wrapped socket, and short wooden haft; the sixth with a portion of its haft; the eighth and ninth African, in their leather scabbards and the last probably Caucasian, with yataghan style blade, grip of shasqua form, in its white metal-mounted scabbard the first: 38.2 cm; 15 in overall (10)

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80 A JAPANESE 11 BORE SNAP MATCHLOCK MUSKET (TANEGASHIMA TEPPO), EDO PERIOD with octagonal swamped sighted barrel retaining traces of soft metal inlay over much of its surface, fitted at the breech with iron pan with brass pivot-cover, brass fence, brass action with iron serpentine, cherrywood full stock of characteristic form, inscribed ‘Oshima Kichibei ho’ in ink beneath the breech, shaped butt inset with brass flowerhead washers, and iron ramrod 77.0 cm; 30 ⅜ in barrel £300-400 81 A 16 BORE INDIAN MATCHLOCK MUSKET (TORADOR), 19TH CENTURY with swamped sighted barrel of burnished iron retained by a series of cord bands, chiselled with conventional foliage about the muzzle, an exotic bird and further foliage over the breech, the latter with iron pan with pivot-cover and standing back-sight, the action encased by a pair of iron plaques each pierced and chiselled with a bird-of-prey at the tail and etched with a chevron design, fitted on the right with a tapering cover for a pricker, full stock, a single iron sling swivel and iron ramrod 108.5 cm; 42 ¾ in barrel £400-600 82 A 22 BORE OTTOMAN PERCUSSION HOLSTER PISTOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, ANOTHER AND A COMPOSITE FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS PISTOL, 19TH CENTURY the first converted from flintlock, with tapering barrel, rounded lock, full stock and brass mounts cast in low relief including spurred pommel and solid side-plate; the second with lightly chiselled barrel (loose, flintlock missing) full stock and brass mounts cast in low relief; the third with iron barrel swelling to an elliptical muzzle, associated rounded lock (iron parts pitted), full stock (cracked through) and brass mounts the first: 37.5 cm; 14 ¾ in barrel (3) £200-300

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83 AN ENGLISH MORTUARY SWORD, MID-17TH CENTURY with broad double-edged German blade stamped with the bladesmtihs mark, a merman, two further marks and signed ‘Clemens Willems Me Fecit Solingen’ within three short fullers framed by a pair of slender fullers above and below on each face (worn), symmetrical iron hilt of characteristic form, comprising a pair of écusson, oval guard incised with an expanded flowerhead, rising up at the front to form a slender knuckle-guard, short vestigial quillon, frontal bar bifurcated at the base and joined to the knuckleguard by an additional pair of bars, fluted ovoid pommel and leather-covered wooden grip 89.5 cm; 35 ¼ in blade £1200-1800 84 A SPANISH CUP-HILT RAPIER, LATE 17TH CENTURY, with tapering slender blade of diamond-section, stamped ‘Heinrich Coel Solingen’ between a series of decorative marks within a short fuller on each face, iron hilt comprising deep cup-guard chiselled with a scalloped design beneath a frieze of scrolling foliage on each side, a pair of straight quillons with moulded terminals (one slightly bent), a pair of outer rings, knuckle-guard (repaired at the base), bun-shaped pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire between iron collars 98.5 cm; 38 ¾ in blade £350-450 85 A NORTH EUROPEAN RAPIER, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY with associated long slender blade signed ‘Ivan Martinez in Toledo’ within a short fuller on each face (rubbed), grooved rectangular ricasso, iron hilt chiselled with delicate fluting and wrigglework, comprising a pair of asymmetrical down-curved quillons each swelling to a foliate terminal, outer ring-guard interrupted by a moulding en suite with the quillons, matching knuckle-guard, small inner shell-guard, plummet-shaped pommel decorated with foliage, and the grip bound with plaited wire between ‘Turk’s heads’ 96.7 cm; 38 in blade £700-1000

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86 TWO SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORDS, CIRCA 1760 AND LONDON, 1785 the first with tapering hollow-triangular blade etched with a panel of scrollwork, silver hilt cast and chased with trophies-of-arms in low relief, including double shell-guard, globular quillon and pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire and silver ribband (rubbed); the second with hollow-triangular blade, silver openwork hilt cast and chased with designs of beadwork (rubbed), including oval shell-guard, ovoid pommel and the grip bound with plaited wire and ribband the first: 84.0 cm; 33 in blade (2) £700-900 87 THREE SMALL-SWORDS, 18TH CENTURY the first circa 1760, with etched colichemarde blade (worn), iron hilt decorated with writhen patterns, including double shell-guard, knuckle-guard and spirally fluted pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire between iron collars; the second circa 1760, with iron hilt (one arm missing), including pierced double shell-guard decorated with scrolling tendrils (worn); and the third late 17th century, with brass hilt (incomplete) cast in low relief the first: 84.5 cm; 33 ¼ in blade (3) £400-600 88 FOUR GERMAN HUNTING SWORDS, 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES the first mid-18th century, with tapering blade double-edged towards the point, brass hilt cast in low relief, including down-turned shell-guard, knuckle-guard and stained bone grip (worn); the second similar (hilt largely incomplete), with staghorn grip; the third 19th century, with tapering blade etched and gilt with trophies and foliage on a blued panel over the lower portion, gilt-brass hilt including straight quillons and shell-guard decorated with a lion, and horn grip retained by three pairs of rivets with fluted heads; and the fourth with brass shell-guard (the hilt incomplete), in its scabbard the first: 57.7 cm; 22 ¾ in blade (4) £500-700

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91 THREE SCOTTISH DAGGERS (SKIAN DHU), 20TH CENTURY each with tapering blade formed with a scalloped back-edge, the first with carved boxwood grip decorated with basketweave and white metal mounts including openwork pommel set with a foiled-backed paste, in its leather scabbard with openwork locket; the second with white metal mounts decorated with a key pattern in its scabbard; and the third smaller (pommel and scabbard missing) the first: 10.0 cm; 4 in blade (3) £200-300

£400-500 90 THREE SCOTTISH DAGGERS (SKIAN DHU), 20TH CENTURY each with tapering blade formed with a scalloped back-edge, the first etched with foliage and ‘Gordon Highlanders’, silvermounted ‘basketweave’ wooden grip enriched with silver nails openwork pommel, in its scabbard with silver locket and chape, the former engraved with the owner’s initials ‘FSAB’ on the outer face and ‘3rd Battn Gordon Highlanders’ on the inner; the second formed as a miniature dirk (pommel paste missing) in it scabbard with provision for accompanying pieces (missing); the third with Edinburgh silver marks for 1898 on the locket and maker’s mark the first: 10.5 cm; 4 ⅛ in blade (3) £350-450

92 A NAVAL OFFICER’S DIRK, CIRCA 1810 AND A DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade double-edged towards the point, etched with foliage and with traces of blued and gilt finish, gilt brass hilt cast with foliage in low relief, comprising cross-guard and cap pommel (knuckle-chain missing, hilt loose), carved hardwood grip, in its leather scabbard with engraved brass mounts (chape missing); the second with straight double-edged blade of flattened-diamond section, brass cross-guard (pommel missing) and turned hardwood grip the first: 31.0 cm; 12 ¼ in blade (2) £400-600 93 A NAVAL OFFICER’S DIRK, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY with straight double-edged blade (ground down), gilt-brass hilt comprising foliate cross-guard, lion mask pommel, and turned ivory grip (cracks), in its brass-mounted leather scabbard with two rings for suspension 31.0 cm; 12 ¼ in blade ~ £300-400

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94 A HUSSAR OFFICER’S SWORD, CIRCA 1786-90 with curved blade double-edged towards the point, formed with a near full length fuller on each face, etched and gilt with a mounted hussar, trophies involving crescents, and a hussar bust on a blued panel at the forte, the back-edge engraved ‘R. Sohlingen’ [sic], iron stirrup hilt including a pair of short slender langets, quillon, faceted back-strap and cap pommel, fluted ebony grip (chipped), in its iron mounted leather-covered wooden scabbard with large chape and locket each with a loop for suspension, the former engraved ‘D. Egg, Hay Market, London’ 86.5 cm; 34 in blade Durs Egg was at 1 Coventry Street, Haymarket circa 1786-1804. ~ £1500-2000 95 A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD with curved regulation blade etched and gilt on a blued panel over the lower third with the crowned Royal cypher and a mounted hussar on one face and the crowned Royal arms, trophies, and the maker’s details ‘Thomas Gills warranted’ on the other, regulation iron hilt, wire-bound leather-covered grip (wire partly loose), in it scabbard 83.5 cm; 32 ⅞ in blade £800-1200 96 A 1788 PATTERN THIRD DRAGOON GUARDS OFFICER’S SWORD with regulation fullered blade double-edged towards the point (shortened), etched and with traces of gilding with the crowned Royal cypher, the regimental details and trophies, regulation iron basket-hilt with faceted ovoid pommel (areas of pitting), and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip 76.7 cm; 30 ¼ in blade £1200-1800

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97 TWO 1796 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORDS the first with regulation blade retaining traces of etched and gilt decoration, regulation hilt (knuckle-guard incomplete, worn scabbard missing); and the second with associated curved blade and regulation brass hilt the first: 82.5 cm; 32 ½ in blade (2) £100-150 98 THREE 1796 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORDS the first with etched blued and gilt blade by Wooley & Deakin (worn), including the crowned Royal arms, trophies and crowned Royal cypher, regulation gilt-brass hilt with folding side-guard and wire-bound grip; the second of regulation type, with German blade stamped ‘Me Fecit Iasiar Buhgen[?] Solingen (worn); and the third with gilt-brass hilt including faceted oval pommel and ivory grip the first: 80.0 cm; 31 ½ in blade (3) ~ £350-450 99 A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD with regulation blade by Osborne, signed on the back-edge, regulation iron hilt, leather-covered wooden grip (wormed) in its scabbard 83.5 cm; 32 ⅞ in blade £250-350 100 A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD AND ANOTHER SWORD, EARLY 19TH CENTURY the first of regulation type (rusted, scabbard missing), the second of similar type, with brass hilt, in its scabbard the first: 83.0 cm; 32 ¾ in blade (2) £300-350 101 A WILLIAM IV 1822 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD BY PROSSER, LONDON AND THE VICTORIAN 1845 PATTERN INFANTRY SWORD OF GEORGE KENYON, 2ND VOLUNTEER BATTALLION, WEST RIDING REGIMENT the first with pipe-backed regulation blade etched with the crowned Royal cypher, a portion of its brass hilt, in its scabbard; the second with etched regulation blade including the owner’s name on a scroll at the forte, regulation gilt-brass hilt, in an associated scabbard the first: 82.4 cm; 32 ½ in blade (2) £300-350

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102 A VICTORIAN 1822 PATTERN OFFICER’S SWORD, with etched blade decorated with the crowned Royal cypher and a bouquet of foliage (worn, areas of pitting), gilt-brass regulation hilt with openwork folding side-guard, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, leather liner, in its gilt-brass-mounted leather scabbard now in three pieces), the chape engraved ‘Presented by the Seamen and Marines of H. M. S. Pilot to Sergeant Stadden as a token of gratitude and respect 9th May 1843’ 79.0 cm; 31 ⅛ in blade £250-350 103 TWO FOLDING KNIVES, TWO DAGGERS AND A CUDGEL, 20TH CENTURY the first by George Wostenholm of Sheffield, the main blade signed and engraved ‘I*X*L’, with further folding tools including pick and corkscrew (tip missing); the second a Spanish clasp knife, with etched blade by Riberon, and polished horn grips; the third with a clipped-back point and staghorn grip; the fourth with brass ‘knuckle-duster’ grip and the last a long leather-covered cylinder the first: 12.5 cm; 4 ⅞ in, overall, blades closed (5) £150-200 104 FOUR DAGGERS, 20TH CENTURY the first an Argentinian gaucho knife, with tapering blade engraved with a profile, embossed white metal grip, in its leather scabbard with embossed white metal mounts, the locket stamped ‘600 Garantida’; the second a silver-mounted dagger by Crown swords, commemorating the Royal wedding in 1981; the third and fourth F.S. fighting knives, late 20th century copies the first: 24.0 cm; 9 ½ in blade (4) £200-250


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105 AN OFFICER’S SWORD, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY with curved fullered blade with traces of etched Royal arms, brass stirrup hilt cast with lion masks in low relief, including a pair of shield-shaped langets, openwork knuckle-guard formed as a pair of entwined serpents, and back-strap and pommel formed as a maned lioneshead, and banded ivory grip mounts with plaited wire (age cracks), in its brass-mounted leather scabbard (worn) 81.0 cm; 32 in blade ~ £250-350 106 AN 1803 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD AND ANOTHER OFFICER’S SWORD, EARLY 19TH CENTURY the first with curved regulation blade etched and gilt with trophies, crowned Royal cypher, ‘warranted’ and the maker’s details ‘Reddell and Bate Birmingham’ (worn, bluing oxidised), gilt-brass regulation hilt and wire-bound grip; the second with curved fullered blade of regulation type, gilt-brass stirrup hilt with faceted back-strap rising to a maned lionhead pommel and chequered ivory grip (chipped) the first: 73.5 cm; 29 in blade (2) ~ £500-700 107 A VICTORIAN 1845 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD, with etched blade decorated with the crowned Royal cypher, scrolling foliage and a vacant shield at the forte, gilt-brass regulation hilt with openwork folding side-guard, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, early leather liner, sword knot, in its gilt-brass-mounted leather scabbard (scuffed) 82.5 cm; 32 ½ in blade £300-400

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110 108 THREE VICTORIAN 1845 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD the first with etched blade including the cypher of Victoria as Empress of India, regulation hilt en suite in its scabbard; the second and third worn the first: 82.0 cm; 32 ¼ in blade (3) £180-250 109 TWO VICTORIAN 1845 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORDS the first by Henry Wilkinson, with etched blade including the crowned Royal cypher, regulation brass hilt, in its scabbard, with sword knot; the second by Hobson & sons, in its scabbard the first: 81.7 cm; 32 ⅛ in blade (2) £250-350 110 A HUSSAR OFFICER’S LEVÉE SWORD, CIRCA 1870 with curved blade retaining traces of etching (pitted), gilt-brass hilt of regulation type, carved ivory grips (chipped), in its engraved gilt-brass mounted fishskin-covered wooden scabbard 77.5 cm; 30 ½ in blade ~ £300-400

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112 111 TWO 1831 PATTERN GENERAL OFFICER’S SWORDS AND AN EDWARD VII DRESS SWORD the first Victorian, with curved blade formed with a hatchet point, etched with the crowned Royal cypher crossed sword and baton and ‘Ranken & Co, Calcutta’, gilt-brass mameluke hilt, ivorine grips, in its brass scabbard; the second William IV, similar, with traces of crowned Royal cypher and ivory grips (scabbard missing); the third with etched blade including crowned Royal cypher, maker’s details ‘Lesley & Roberts, George St, Hanover Square, London’ and the crowned cypher enclosed by the order of St George above ‘Earls 6th - 7th’, in its scabbard the first: 76.5 cm; 30 ⅛ in blade (3) ~ £400-600 112 AN 1887 PATTERN EDWARD VII 5TH LANCER OFFICER’S SWORD BY HAMBURGER, ROGERS & CO, NO. 5145 AND AN 1885 PATTERN CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD the first with etched regulation blade including the crowned Royal cypher, regimental name device and motto and maker’s details, regulation hilt, in its scabbard; and the second of regulation type, stamped with ordnance marking at the forte, iron hilt (grips incomplete), in its scabbard the first: 90.0 cm; 35 ½ in blade (2) £700-900


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113 AN 1827 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD with Wilkinson type blade etched with scrolling foliage, crowned fouled anchor and the crowned Royal motto, giltbrass regulation hilt with folding side-guard, lionhead pommel, and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its scabbard with sword knot 78.7 cm; 31 in blade

116 AN 1827 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD with pipe-back blade (pitted), gilt-brass regulation hilt with folding side-guard, lionhead pommel, and wire-bound fishskincovered grip 79.0 cm; 31 ⅛ in blade

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114 AN 1827 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD with Wilkinson type blade etched with scrolling foliage, crowned fouled anchor and the crowned Royal arms (worn), brass regulation hilt with folding side-guard, lionhead pommel, and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its scabbard 79.7 cm; 31 ⅜ in blade

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118 A POST 1902 RIFLE REGIMENT OFFICER’S SWORD BY PULFORD & SONS, LONDON, NO. 101299 with etched regulation blade, regulation hilt, in its scabbard with a portion of its sword knot 81.7 cm; 32 ⅛ in blade £120-180 119 AN 1856 PATTERN PIONEERS’ SWORD BY WILKINSON; A PATTERN 1870 LEAD-CUTTING SWORD AND A CAVALRY SHORT SWORD BY WILKINSON, CIRCA 1880 each of regulation type, the first with saw-back blade, brass hilt, in its scabbard; the second with sheet iron hilt and banded iron grip; and the third with straight blade double-edged towards the point, short central fuller, and sheet iron hilt with moulded brim 57.5 cm; 22 ⅝ in blade (3) £250-350 120 A 1908 PATTERN CAVALRY SWORD AND SIX 1897 PATTERN INFANTRY SWORDS the first dated ‘11, in its scabbard; the second by Wilkinson, no. 37555 for 1900, with etched blade including crowned Royal cypher and arms, in its scabbard; the third by Wilkinson, no. 45352 for 1914/17, with etched blade with crowned Royal arms and cypher, in its scabbard; the fourth and fifth by Wilkinson sword company, unnumbered with etched blades (scabbards missing); the sixth by Samuel brothers, with etched blade, in its field service scabbard; and the seventh by Manton, Calcutta, with etched blade, in its plated scabbard with sword cover the first: 88.5 cm; 34 ⅞ in blade (7) £350-450

122 FIVE SHORTSWORDS FOR POLICE OR CUSTOMS USE, 19TH CENTURY the first with curved fullered blade (chipped), iron stirrup hilt, fishskin-covered grip, in its scabbard; the second similar, with brass hilt and brass scabbard mounts (scabbard leather missing); the third and fourth with straight blade double-edged towards the points, brass half-basket hilts, scrolling quillons pierced for a knot, leather-covered grips, each in its brassmounted scabbard (one chape missing); and the fifth with curved blade, brass stirrup hilt with lionhead pommel and integral banded grip the first: 59.5 cm; 23 ½ in blade (5) £400-600 123 THREE COURT SWORDS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY the first with etched blade by Starkey, Conduit Street, brass hilt cast with beadwork, in its scabbard, with sword knot and frog; the second with etched blade by Stovel & Mason, 23 Conduit Street polished steel beadwork hilt, in its scabbard, with its belt; and the third by Wilkinson and Son, with beadwork hilt reinforced with nickel, in its scabbard the first: 80.0 cm; 31 ½ in blade (3) £400-600 124 FOUR MINIATURE SWORDS, 20TH CENTURY comprising a Spanish sword, with etched blade inscribed ‘Artilleria Fabricade de Toledo’ on one face at the forte, etched hilt, in its etched scabbard; the remaining three of regulation type, two with their scabbards the first: 11.0 cm; 4 ⅜ in blade (4) £100-150

121 THREE HIGHLAND BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORDS, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURIES the first with broad fullered blade by Mole of Birmingham, nickel-plated hilt, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in an associated leather scabbard with iron locket (chape missing); the second similar (blade rusted) in a leather field service scabbard), and the third similar to the preceding two the first: 82.7 cm; 32 ⅝ in blade (3) £600-800

125 A HIGHLAND OFFICER’S BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY with straight double-edged blade formed with a short central fuller on each face, rectangular ricasso struck with ‘B’ crowned and ‘13’, iron hilt of regulation type formed of rounded bars carrying alternating rectangular and square panels decorated with cusped borders and pierced with hearts, short vestigial quillon, a pair of loops, fluted pommel and spirally carved grip 74.5 cm; 29 ⅜ in blade £300-500

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126 A BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD FOR AN OFFICER OF THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS, BY HENRY WILKINSON PALL MALL, NO. 27130 FOR 1886 of regulation type, with etched fullered blade decorated with thistle foliage, Regimental title, badge, the owner’s crest and maker’s details, iron hilt of rounded bars carrying alternating rectangular and square panels pierced with hearts, vestigial quillon, a pair of loops, fluted pommel, fishskin-covered grip, doeskin liner in its iron scabbard 84.0 cm; 33 in blade The Wilkinson sword records state that sword no. 27130, a Claymore, was sold February 1886 to Rossbegh of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. £400-500 127 A GEORGE V HIGHLAND BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD of regulation type, with etched fullered blade including crowned Royal cypher and crowned Royal arms, nickel-plated basket-hilt of flattened bars carrying an alternating arrangement of rectangular and square panels, fluted pommel, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, doeskin liner, in contemporary scabbard 84.5 cm; 33 ¼ in blade £250-350

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128 A RIFLE REGIMENT OFFICER’S SWORD BY HENRY WILKINSON, NO. 38591 FOR 1900; ANOTHER FOR THEODORE WILLIAM HOGG, BENGAL CAVALRY, PROBABLY BY WILKINSON, NO 8601 FOR 1857; AND A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY SWORD BLADE each of regulation type, the first with etched blade including the owner’s crest and initials (worn), in its scabbard; the second with etched blade including the owner’s name and regiment on two scrolls at the forte (worn), in its scabbard with buff leather belt; and the third etched with the crowned Royal Arms and motto on each face, later wooden grip, in its scabbard the first: 82.5 cm; 32 ½ in blade (3) The Wilkinson sword records confirm that sword no. 38591, a PO Rifles Pattern, was sold in November 1900 to A.E.(?G) Bonham Carter; and no. 8601, a Light Cavalry Pattern, was finished on 26th October 1857. £400-500 129 A VICTORIAN OFFICER’S BROADSWORD FOR THE KING’S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS, BY HENDERSON & CO., 14 WEST NILE ST., GLASGOW of regulation type, with etched blade decorated with scrollwork ‘KOSB’ and Royal cypher, iron hilt with cross-bar, in its iron scabbard 83.2 cm; 32 ¾ in blade £250-350

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130 A DRAGOON SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY PRUSSIAN with straight blade double-edged towards the point and formed with a long slender fuller along the back-edge, brass hilt comprising basket-guard of flattened bars, rounded knuckle-guard, quillon, thumb-loop and bun-shaped pommel 93.2 cm; 36 ¾ in blade £500-700 131 A FRENCH MODEL AN XI HEAVY CAVALRY SWORD, DATED 1813 AND A CAVALRY SWORD, 19TH CENTURY of regulation type, with fullered blade with Klingenthal Imperial arsenal inscription and the date on the back-edge, struck with inspector’s marks including that of J. G. Bick (Inspector February 1812 - May 1815) on one face, brass hilt, leathercovered grip (binding missing), in its iron scabbard (pitted); the second with curved fullered blade, brass triple-bar hilt, in its iron scabbard the first: 93.5 cm; 36 ¾ in blade (2) £500-700 132 A RUSSIAN MODEL 1881 DRAGOON SHASKA of regulation type, with curved fullered blade stamped with marks at the forte, painted with a white inventory number ‘2011 R1’, brass regulation hilt struck with arsenal marks and with a Cyrillic cartouche on the reverse, carved wooden grip, in its scabbard and complete with its bayonet 87.0 cm; 34 ¼ in blade £350-450

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133 A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1889 OFFICER’S SWORD FOR AN OFFICER OF THE KÖNIGIN WILHELMINA DER NIEDERLANDE (HANN) HUSSAR REGIMENT NO. 15; AND A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1889 CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD the first of regulation type, with etched blade including a lancer action, battle honours for Peninsula, Waterloo, El Bodon and Barossa, plated hilt including folding side-guard, in its scabbard; the second of regulation type, with pipe-backed blade, russet iron hilt, in its scabbard the first: 77.5 cm; 30 ⅛ in blade (2) £350-450 134 A MODEL 1889 WURTTEMBERG INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD; A MODEL 1889 PRUSSIAN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD, the first of regulation type, with etched blade brass hilt (incomplete, loose), grip with Kaiser Wilhelm II cypher, in its scabbard; the second of regulation type, with blade by Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie, grip with Kaiser Wilhelm II cypher, in its scabbard the first: 87.0 cm; 34 ¼ in blade (2) £250-350


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135 A CAVALRY SWORD FOR A BOY AND TWO CONTINENTAL REGULATION SWORDS, 19TH CENTURY the first with curved blade double-edged towards the tip (one small chip), iron stirrup hilt, wire-bound leather-covered grip (incomplete), in its iron scabbard (pitted); the second probably German, with pipe-backed blade, brass triple-bar hilt and lionhead pommel; the third with slightly curved fullered blade doubleedged towards the point, sheet iron guard, in its scabbard the first: 37.5 cm; 14 ¾ in blade (3) £300-400 136 A SPANISH MODEL 1843 ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SWORD; A SPANISH MODEL 1886 MEDICAL OFFICER’S SWORD; FIVE DETACHED BLADES AND SEVEN SCABBARDS the first of regulation type (blade tip and scabbard missing); the second of regulation type (plate heavily pitted); the third for a masonic sword, with etched blade (the threaded tang shortened), in its scabbard; the fourth Spanish dated 1888, with etched blade; the fifth by Henry Wilkinson, no. 36432, with etched blade incorporating the owner’s crest and motto (worn) in a leather scabbard; the sixth from a broadsword, with long central fuller and shortened tang; and the seventh by Paul Weyersberg & Co., Solingen; together with a chromed scabbard for a Scottish broadsword; four further iron scabbards and two field service scabbards the first: 71.5 cm; 28 ⅛ in blade (14) £250-350 137 A GERMAN OFFICER’S SWORD, LATE 19TH CENTURY with pipe-backed deluxe etched blade formed with a spearpoint, etched and gilt with trophies, oak foliage, the inscription ‘Hussmann Sanders 1896/7 s/l.’ on a scroll on one face and ‘Einer für Alle/Alle für Einen’ on the other, on a blued and gilt panel at the forte, brass stirrup hilt with quillon, a pair of rounded langets, and back-strap, banded fishskin-covered grip (binding missing), in its black painted scabbard with two rings for suspension 84.0 cm; 33 in blade £700-900

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142 TWO 1858 PATTERN CUTLASS BAYONETS (one with light surface rust, one cleaned) the first: 68.0 cm; 26 ¾ in blade (2) £400-600 143 AN 1856 PATTERN SWORD BAYONET FOR THE JACOBS DOUBLE RIFLE of regulation type, with double edged blade formed with twin fullers on each face, and iron openwork hilt (areas of pitting) 77.0 cm; 30 ⅜ in blade £700-900

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138 A U. S. INFANTRY OR ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SWORD WITH EAGLE HEAD POMMEL, CIRCA 1805-10 with curved blade formed with a long fuller on each face, etched with foliage and ‘Warranted’ and retaining traces of gilding on a blued panel over the lower half (the binding worn), brass hilt comprising quillon, five-ball outer-guard and knuckleguard, eagle head pommel and fluted bone grip (cracked and repaired), in its brass-mounted leather scabbard 71.5 cm; 28 ⅛ in blade £400-600 139 A U.S. MODEL 1850 INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD BY W. H. HORSTMANN & SONS, PHILADELPHIA with etched regulation blade decorated with foliage, the motto, U.S. eagle charged with the shield, trophies, foliage and the maker’s details (worn), regulation brass openwork hilt, leather-covered grip with a portion of its binding, in its brass mounted iron scabbard 80.8 cm; 31 ¾ in blade £300-500 140 EIGHT 1856 PATTERN ENFIELD BAYONETS each in its scabbard; one with its leather frog (two missing their press studs) the first: 57.5 cm; 22 ¾ in blade (8) £450-550 141 SEVEN 1856 PATTERN ENFIELD BAYONETS one with etched blade by Parker Field & Sons, decorated with the 11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars device (worn, areas of pitting, grips worn); one with its scabbard; and five further bayonets (one missing its press stud) the first: 57.5 cm; 22 ¾ in blade (7) £350-450

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144 TWO 1879 PATTERN ARTILLERY SAW-BACKED BAYONETS one in it its scabbard (the second worn) the first: 65.3 cm; 25 ¾ in blade (2) £200-300 145 AN 1836 PATTERN BRUNSWICK RIFLE BAYONET AND AN 1847 PATTERN BRUNSWICK RIFLE BAYONET the first by Malherbe a Liège (blade ground, worn) and the second in its scabbard (quillons bent) the first: 55.5 cm; 21 ⅞ in blade (2) £400-600 146 A FRENCH MODEL 1842 SABRE BAYONET; ANOTHER, MODEL 1859; TWO FRENCH MODEL 1866 CHASSEPOT SABRE BAYONETS; THREE FRENCH MODEL 1874 GRAS BAYONETS; A FRENCH MODEL 1878 MARINE BAYONET; A FRENCH MODEL 1886 LEBEL BAYONET; FOUR BRITISH 1907 PATTERN BAYONETS AND NINE FURTHER BAYONETS the first twelve in their scabbards; the thirteenth a Turkish Mauser model 1890 bayonet, a sabre bayonet and seven further bayonets, in their scabbard the first: 57.2 cm; 22 ½ in blade (22) £400-600 147 FOUR SOCKET BAYONETS, 19TH CENTURY the first with its scabbard retained by a spring catch; the second with ring locking catch; the third by Rea, with East India Company device on the socket; and the fourth with grooved open socket for attaching to the muzzle the first: 33.5 cm; 13 ¼ in blade (4) £120-180


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148 A GERMAN DETACHED WHEEL-LOCK FROM A SPORTING GUN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY with flat lockplate fitted with external wheel, sliding pan-cover with button release, and later dog and bridle (pitted) 25.0 cm; 9 ⅞ in overall £150-200 149 A STEEL PATENT LEVER SNUFFER BY JOSEPH RODGERS & SON, CUTLERS TO HIS MAJESTY, NO. 6 SUFFOLK STREET, SHEFFIELD, EARLY 20TH CENTURY with scissor action operating a pivoted vertical cutter, the latter inscribed ‘GR Patent Lever without spring’ beneath a crown, and the wick box signed on the right 16.5 cm; 6 ½ in overall £200-300 150 A PERCUSSION TOOL IN ITS LEATHER POUCH, MID-19TH CENTURY, A BRASS PERCUSSION CAP DISPENSER, MID19TH CENTURY, A SHOT CHARGER, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY, AND OTHER TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES the first of two pieces of burnished iron, in its pouch with a percussion nipple; the second stamped ‘J.S. improved on the outer face, the third of iron, double-ended with sprung covers; a steel cap-dispenser, with long rectangular body fitted with an internal spring; a percussion combination tool, with two matching walnut grips, one fitted with nipple wrench and the other with turnscrew and pricker; a mainspring clamp, with large oval head; a nipple-wrench; a Cogswell & Harrison brassmounted brush and a percussion combination tool (9) £300-400 151 A BRASS BULLET MOULD FOR A 38 BORE DEANE-ADAMS 1851 MODEL REVOLVER, NO. 2387; ANOTHER SIMILAR, FOR A 38 BORE, NO. 3584 and three iron bullet moulds including one 30 bore and one 60 bore (5) £200-300 152 THREE OIL BOTTLES AND A PIN-VICE, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER the first of trapezoidal form; the second octagonal and the third cylindrical, each with its screw top; the fourth of fine faceted construction (one jaw slightly chipped) (4) £80-100

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153 THREE CASES FOR PERCUSSION REVOLVERS, CIRCA 1860-70 AND LATER the first of oak, fitted, the lid with brass escutcheon, the interior with facsimile trade label of Deane & Son 30 King William Street (aged); the second a reproduction lined and fitted case for a Colt pocket revolver, with facsimile label and some accessories; the third similar, for a Colt Navy the first suitable for a revolver 33.0 cm; 13 in overall (3) £150-200 154 THREE PISTOL CASES, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY AND LATER the first mahogany, probably for a revolver (interior stripped); the second a mahogany reproduction for a colt Navy; and the third oak, for a saloon pistol, the interior fitted and lined with green baize the first suitable for a revolver of approximately 32.5 cm; 12 ¾ in overall (3) £120-180 155 AN OAK CASE FOR A PAIR OF PERCUSSION DUELLING PISTOLS BY WILLIAM BOND, CIRCA 1820-26 the lid with flush-fitting carrying handle, the interior stripped and retaining a portion of its green baize lining on the lid, the trade label now detached and framed (foxing and small losses) suitable for a pair of pistols each approximately 37.0 cm; 14 ½ overall £200-300 156 A MAHOGANY CASE FOR A SINGLE BARRELLED FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY JOSPEH MANTON, NO. 11 HANOVER SQUARE, CIRCA 1820-25 AND TWO FURTHER MAHOGANY GUN CASES, FIRST HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY the first fitted and lined in green baize, the lid with brass flushfitting carrying handle on the outside and trade label on the inside (foxing and light wear), provision for 82.0 cm; 32 ¼ in barrel, with its lock tray; the second fitted and lined in green baize, the lid with brass flush-fitting carrying handle and escutcheon engraved with the owner’s crest, a rampant lion, enclosed by the most the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, the interior with facsimile Joseph Manton trade label, provision for 82.5 cm; 32 ½ in barrel (interior worn, losses); the third similar, the lid inset with a brass number ‘3’ (worn, handle bent) (3) £300-400


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157 AN OAK CASE FOR A DOUBLE RIFLE OR GUN BY SAMUEL & CHARLES SMITH, 64 PRINCES STREET, CIRCA 1827-45 AND THREE FURTHER MAHOGANY GUN CASES, FIRST HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY the first fitted and lined in green baize, the lid with brass flushfitting carrying handle, the interior with trade label and a lengthy inscription (moth damage, light wear) and provision for 75.0 cm; 29 ½ in barrels; the second fitted and lined in green baize (worn), with provision for a 81.2 cm; 32 in barrel, and with a later lock tray; the third and fourth of similar type (interior stripped) (4)

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£300-400 158 A MAHOGANY GUN CASE FOR A D.B. PERCUSSION GUN BY WESTLEY RICHARDS, 170 NEW BOND STREET, LONDON, CIRCA 1840-50 AND THREE FURTHER GUN CASES the first fitted and lined in green baize, the lid with brass flushfitting carrying handle and the interior with trade label (worn, holes) and provision for 76.2 cm; 30 in barrels; the second oak, the interior lined in green baize (fittings stripped, worn), for barrel 81.3 cm; 32 in; the third of brass bound mahogany, the interior padded in lined in blue velvet, with provision for barrels 81/5 cm; 32 ⅛ in (losses); and the fourth similar, interior stripped (4) £300-400 159 A DOUBLE LEATHER GUN CASE FOR GREENER SHOTGUNS AND FOUR FURTHER CASES, 20TH CENTURY the first with provision for barrels 77.0 cm; 30 ¼ in, with trade label and oil bottle; the second a case for a Winchester, two leg of mutton cases (incomplete) and a further case (each worn throughout) (5) £100-150 160 A LARGE PAIR OF BRASS ARTILLERY CALIPERS BY ADAMS, LONDON, LATE 18TH CENTURY with a pair of steel-tipped arms, signed on one face and graduated from ‘1’ to ‘42’, each side with tables and the reverse with ‘LSM’ 63.5 cm; 25 in overall £1200-1800

161 TWO KNIVES AND A FORK, CIRCA 1760-70, PROBABLY WORCESTER the two knives with broad flat blades turned up and widening at the tip, struck with the cutler’s mark, a pistol and the letter ‘L’ on one face (light pitting), white ceramic grip decorated with blued flowers, foliage and scrolls and with white metal ferrules, and the fork with matching grip (restorations) the first: 28.5 cm; 11 ¼ in overall (3) £150-200 162 A SILVER-MOUNTED HORN FLASK DATED 1796; A BRASSMOUNTED COWHORN FLASK; A LEATHER BANDOLIER BY DIXON & SONS, 19TH CENTURY; THREE HORN FLASKS; AND A NORTH AFRICAN HORN FLASK the first probably for sand, with curved flattened body fitted with engraved silver basal cap and nozzle with stopper; the second with curved flattened horn body and brass graduated nozzle with cut-off; the third with leather body and brass nozzle with cut-off (worn); the seventh with slender curved horn body and iron spring cut-off (incomplete); and three later brass flasks the first:13.5 cm; 5 ⅜ in (10) £150-250 163 A LARGE COLLECTION OF POWDER AND SHOT-FLASKS, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER the first by Dixon & Sons, with graduated nickel nozzle, fitted with spring cut-off and pigskin-covered body; another, similar, by W. R. Pape, with leather-covered body; a copper patent flask by Sykes, embossed with foliage; another by Dixon & Sons, embossed with a pair of hounds in a landscape rondel; six further brass and copper flasks; two shot-flasks; four pistol flasks in late 18th/19th century style; and sixteen further flasks the first: 20.8 cm; 8 ¼ in overall (32) £350-450

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164 164 A LARGE COLLECTION OF POWDER AND SHOT-FLASKS, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER the first a Sykes Patent, with graduated nickel nozzle, fitted with blued spring cut-off and pigskin-covered body; another, similar, by G. & J. W. Hawksley, Sheffield; another, by Sykes, with brass nozzle; a copper flask by Hawksley, embossed with a game vignette including hounds; another by Dixon & Sons, embossed with a stork enclosed by foliage; two further embossed flasks; a leather shot-flask, two further flasks; two pistol flasks in 18th/early 19th century style; and fourteen further flasks, in 19th century style the first: 20.2 cm; 8 in overall (26)

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167 A GUNNER’S FLASK, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY of polished horn, with brass nozzle with spring cut-off, hardwood basal cap with turned screw-in plug, and two loops for suspension 33.0 cm; 13 in £200-300

165 A GERMAN ENGRAVED STAGHORN POWDER-FLASK, LATE 16TH CENTURY of bifurcated form, the inner face left natural, the outer carved with a figure, perhaps St Michael, in an architectural interior, fitted with iron basal caps, iron nozzle with spring cut-off, the inner with belt hook (one screw missing) and four loops for suspension 23.8 cm; 9 ⅜ in high

168 A .577 CALIBRE PERCUSSION ENFIELD TWO-BAND CARBINE, DATED 1862; A .650 CALIBRE PERCUSSION CARBINE, CIRCA 1860; AND TWO PERCUSSION CARBINES the first with tapering sighted barrel (bore worn, one band missing), struck with Liège proof mark at the breech, dated lock with ‘VR’ crowned, full stock impressed with Ordnance broad arrow and the date, brass mounts including butt-cap engraved ‘V/HS/A3/203’ (sling swivels missing), and iron ramrod; the second with tapering sighted barrel, lock engraved with a crown (iron parts rusted), full stock, brass mounts including butt-plate engraved ‘RP/899’ (sling swivels and ramrod missing); the third of regulation type (iron parts pitted), with brass mounts; and the fourth Continental, converted from flintlock (iron parts pitted) the first: 61.0 cm; 24 in barrel (4)

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166 A GUNNER’S FLASK, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY of polished horn, with brass nozzle engraved with broad arrow and ‘WD’, with spring cut-off, hardwood basal cap with turned screw-in plug, and two loops for suspension 37.0 cm; 14 ⅝ in Related examples are preserved at the Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson. See Blackmore 1976, p. 182, no. 268. £200-300

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169 A .700 CALIBRE PERCUSSION RIFLE OF MILITARY TYPE BY FRED BARNES, TOWER HILL, LONDON, CIRCA 1840 of Brunswick type, with tapering sighted barrel rifled with four shallow grooves, fitted with bayonet bar on the right of the muzzle, folding back-sight graduated to 800 yards, signed border-engraved lock, figured walnut full stock, brass mounts comprising trigger-guard with iron sling swivel, butt-plate, two ramrod-pipes and fore-end cap (forward sling swivel and one trigger-guard screw missing), and brass-tipped wooden ramrod 77.0 cm; 30 ⅜ in barrel Frederick Barnes was a sword cutler, wholesale Gunmaker and Percussion cap and Accoutrement maker recorded at Tower Hill, circa 1847-50. £500-700 170 A .650 CALIBRE PERCUSSION CAVALRY CARBINE, DATED 1844; AND A .700 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK CAVALRY CARBINE, CIRCA 1820 the first with tapering sighted barrel, standing back-sight, struck with Ordnance marks over the breech, dated lock with ‘VR’ crowned and ‘Tower’, walnut full stock, brass trigger-guard and butt-plate, saddle bar, and swivel ramrod (iron parts pitted, saddle ring missing); the second with tapering sighted barrel, associated rounded lock (iron parts pitted), full stock (repaired) and brass mounts the first: 50.8 cm; 20 in barrel (2)

171 A .577 CALIBRE PERCUSSION 1853 PATTERN FIRST MODEL THREE BAND ENFIELD RIFLE, DATED 1856 of regulation type, with Liège barrel struck with Ordnance marks and rifled with three grooves, dated lock with ‘VR’ crowned and stamped ‘P19’, regulation stock, brass mounts, iron sling swivels and ramrod 99.0 cm; 39 in barrel £350-450 172 A .577 CALIBRE PERCUSSION 1853 PATTERN FIRST MODEL THREE BAND ENFIELD RIFLE, DATED 1856 of regulation type, the barrel with Ordnance marks and rifled with three grooves, dated lock with crown and ‘Windsor’, regulation stock, brass mounts, iron sling swivels, ramrod and bayonet 99.0 cm; 39 in barrel £350-400 173 A .577 CALIBRE PERCUSSION 1853 PATTERN FIRST MODEL THREE BAND ENFIELD RIFLE, DATED 1857 of regulation type, the barrel with Ordnance marks and rifled with three grooves, dated lock with ‘VR’ crowned, regulation stock with Ordnance marks on the right of the butt, brass mounts, and iron sling swivels (iron parts polished bright) 99.0 cm; 39 in barrel £250-350

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177 A .600 CALIBRE PERCUSSION 1853 PATTERN THIRD MODEL THREE BAND RIFLED MUSKET, DATED 1857 of regulation type, the barrel rifled with three grooves and fitted with folding graduated back-sight, dated lock with ‘VR’ crowned and ‘Tower’, regulation stock, and brass mounts including butt-plate stamped ‘V/LK⅝18’, iron sling swivels, and iron ramrod (iron parts with areas of pitting) 99.0 cm; 39 in barrel

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175 A .600 CALIBRE PERCUSSION 1853 PATTERN THIRD MODEL THREE BAND RIFLED MUSKET, DATED 1861 of regulation type, the barrel with Ordnance marks and fitted with folding graduated back-sight, dated lock with ‘VR’ crowned and ‘Tower’ (pitted), regulation stock, and brass mounts including butt-plate stamped ‘’V/FE2/179’ (one sling swivel and ramrod missing) 99.5 cm; 39 ¼ in barrel

178 TWO .577 CALIBRE PERCUSSION SHORT 1856 PATTERN TWO BAND RIFLED CARBINES, THE FIRST DATED 1866 the first of regulation type, the barrel with Ordnance marks and rifled with three grooves, fitted with folding back-sight, dated lock with crown and ‘Tower’, regulation stock, iron mounts, sling swivels, and ramrod; the second similar (the iron parts pitted, worn), complete with its ramrod the first: 84.0 cm; 33 in barrel (2)

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£350-450 176 A .600 CALIBRE PERCUSSION 1853 PATTERN THIRD MODEL THREE BAND RIFLED MUSKET, DATED 1855 of regulation type, the barrel rifled with three grooves and fitted with folding graduated back-sight, dated lock with ‘VR’ crowned and ‘Tower’, regulation stock, and brass mounts including butt-plate stamped ‘D??/808’ (sling swivel and ramrod missing) 99.5 cm; 39 ¼ in barrel £300-500

179 A .577 CALIBRE PERCUSSION 1856 PATTERN TWO BAND RIFLED CARBINE BY G. HUNT, DUMFRIES, DATED 1860 of regulation type, with sighted barrel rifled with three grooves, fitted with bayonet bar, signed dated lock engraved with a crown, full stock, chequered fore-end and grip, iron mounts and sling swivels (areas of light pitting, ramrod missing) 84.0 cm; 33 ⅛ in barrel £300-350

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180 A .650 CALIBRE PERCUSSION CAVALRY CARBINE, DATED 1858 AND ANOTHER, DATED 1864 the first with tapering sighted barrel, standing back-sight, dated lock with ‘VR’ crowned and ‘Tower’, walnut full stock, brass trigger-guard and butt-plate with Indian inscriptions, saddle bar and ring, and swivel ramrod; the second similar (ramrod links and saddle ring missing), with Enfield stamp the first: 53.4 cm; 21 ⅜ in barrel (2) £350-450 181 A .577 CALIBRE PERCUSSION THREE BAND TARGET RIFLE BY COVE, HORNCHURCH, ESSEX, DATED 1860 with signed blued sighted barrel rifled with three grooves, stamped ‘Pritchett’ beneath, folding back-sight (barrel bands missing), calibrated to 900 yards, engraved breech tang, dated border-engraved lock with crown (hammer missing), figured walnut full stock, chequered fore-end and grip, border-engraved iron butt-plate, and iron fore-end cap (the remaining mounts missing) 99.3 cm; 39 ⅛ in barrel William T. Cove is recorded in Hornchurch and Romford, Essex, circa 1850-62. £400-500 182 A .577 CALIBRE PERCUSSION THREE BAND SNIDER ENFIELD RIFLE BY THE LONDON ARMOURY COMPANY, DATED 1862 with sighted barrel retained by three bands, fitted with folding graduated back-sight, action stamped with the maker’s details, signed dated lock with ‘VR’ crowned, full stock, brass mounts, iron sling swivels and ramrod 92.5 cm; 36 ½ in barrel £250-350 183 A .577 CALIBRE PERCUSSION TWO BAND TARGET RIFLE BY ALEXANDER HENRY, CIRCA 1870 with sighted barrel rifled with three grooves, folding back-sight calibrated to 900 yards, engraved case-hardened breech and breech tang, signed scroll-and border-engraved lock, figured walnut full stock, chequered fore-end and grip, scroll-engraved iron mounts comprising trigger-guard, butt-plate, iron sling swivels and cleaning rod (the iron parts with areas of light rust and pitting) 82.0 cm; 32 ¼ in barrel £600-800 41


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184 A .577 CALIBRE SNIDER-ENFIELD SHORT RIFLED CARBINE, DATED 1869; A .450 CALIBRE WESTLEY RICHARDS ‘MONKEY TAIL’ RIFLED CARBINE, NO.1037, DATED 1862 AND A .700 CALIBRE COMPOSITE PERCUSSION RIFLED CARBINE, 19TH CENTURY the first of regulation type, with blued barrel, folding backsight, blued dated lock, full stock, and blued iron mounts (surface rust); the second of regulation type, the barrel with folding back-sight, the hinged breech with broad arrow and ‘WD’, dated lock with ‘VR’ crowned, half-stock, and brass mounts including butt-cap engraved ‘ Y/STF/146’ for the Staffodshire Yeomanry (trap cover missing); the third with sighted barrel, Continental lock with crown and ‘Tower’, three quarter stock (chipped) and iron mounts (pitted) the first: 63.5 cm; 25 in barrel (3) £700-900 185 A .400 CALIBRE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION BREECHLOADING SMOOTH BORED TARGET GUN, CIRCA 1870 based on the Sartorius patent, with sighted barrel fitted with folding back-sight, tip-up breech-block operated by a rotary lever with knurled grip behind the breech, flush-fitting flat lock, figured walnut half-stock, iron mounts including trigger-guard and butt-cap (iron parts pitted, fore-end cap missing), and no provision for cleaning rod 82.5 cm; 32 ½ in barrel £600-800

186 A .577 CALIBRE PERCUSSION MARK III THREE BAND SNIDER-ENFIELD RIFLE, DATED 1871 with reblued sighted barrel rifled with three grooves, folding back-sight, case-hardened action and dated lock engraved with a crown on the tail, full stock, brass mounts, two iron sling swivels, and iron cleaning rod 93.0 cm; 36 ⅝ in barrel £400-500 187 A .577 CALIBRE PERCUSSION THREE BAND SNIDERENFIELD RIFLE BY WEBLEY & SON, MOOR ST., BIRMINGHAM, CIRCA 1880 with sighted barrel rifled with three grooves, folding backsight, signed lock (barrel and lock with areas of pitting), full stock, brass mounts, two iron sling swivels, and iron cleaning rod 93.0 cm; 36 ⅝ in barrel £250-300 188 TWO .577 CALIBRE VICTORIAN PERCUSSION THREE BAND SNIDER ENFIELD RIFLES, THE FIRST DATED 1885 AND 1861 the first rifled with three grooves (one band missing), folding back-sight, hinged breech-cover, dated lock with ‘VR’ crowned and ‘Tower’, full stock, brass mounts (iron parts pitted, cleaning rod missing); the second with sighted barrel, folding back-sight, dated lock with ‘Tower’, full stock, brass mounts and iron cleaning rod (iron parts pitted, worn) the first: 93.0 cm; 36 ⅝ in barrel (2) £400-500

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189 A .650 CALIBRE PERCUSSION CARBINE, 19TH CENTURY; A 20TH CENTURY COPY OF A PERCUSSION CARBINE; A COMPOSITE .577 CALIBRE PERCUSSION MUSKET, 19TH CENTURY; AND A PERCUSSION GUN, 19TH CENTURY with tapering sighted barrel (lock missing), full stock, and brass mounts including butt-plate engraved ‘RP/267’, and iron ramrod (sling swivels missing); the second with folding back-sight, border-engraved lock, full stock and brass mounts; the third with regulation barrel with folding back-sight and bayonet lug, border-engraved lock (defective), full stock (repaired), and iron mounts; and the fourth with two-stage barrel, flush-fitting scroll-engraved lock, half-stock and iron mounts (worn) the first: 67.8 cm; 26 ¾ in barrel (4) £250-350 190 A .750 CALIBRE PERCUSSION MUSKET, MID-19TH CENTURY of regulation type, with tapering sighted barrel, border-engraved lock with ‘VR’ crowned, three-quarter stock, brass mounts including two ramrod-pipes and fore-end cap (sling swivels missing), and iron ramrod 76.0 cm; 30 in barrel £250-300 191 A .750 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK MUSKET BY WILSON, CIRCA 1760 with tapering sighted barrel stamped ‘London’ over the breech, stamped with the barrelsmith’s mark, grooved breech and breech tang, signed stepped lock (later cock), walnut full stock (chips) swelling about the rear ramrod-pipe, brass mounts of regulation type including four ramrod-pipes, fore-end cap engraved ‘No. 44’ and iron ramrod (sling swivels missing, worn), with socket bayonet by Thomas Gill, struck with a crowned ‘4’ mark 107.0 cm; 42 ⅛ in barrel £500-700 192 A .750 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK MUSKET BY WILSON, CIRCA 1760 with tapering sighted barrel stamped ‘London’ over the breech, stamped with the barrelsmith’s mark, grooved breech and breech tang, signed stepped lock (later cock, iron parts pitted), walnut full stock (chips and cracks) swelling about the rear ramrod-pipe, brass mounts of regulation type including four ramrod-pipes, fore-end cap engraved ‘No. 16’, iron sling swivels, and iron ramrod 99.2 cm; 39 ⅛ in barrel £400-500

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193 A .750 CALIBRE EAST INDIA COMPANY FLINTLOCK MUSKET BY BAKER, DATED 1807 with tapering sighted barrel, border-engraved dated lock with the maker’s name on the tail, East India Company mark and the date beneath the pan (worn), full stock (cracks), brass mounts of regulation type including three ramrod-pipes, two iron sling swivels and iron ramrod, with socket bayonet 98.4 cm; 38 ¾ in barrel £450-600 194 A .750 CALIBRE INDIA PATTERN FLINTLOCK MUSKET, EARLY 19TH CENTURY of regulation type, with tapering sighted barrel (shortened, pitted), border-engraved rounded lock with ‘Tower’ and ‘GR’ crowned, figured walnut full stock stamped with Ordnance marks, brass mounts including butt-cap stamped ‘HR’, ‘JJL’ and ‘I.N.K....’, iron sling swivels, and iron ramrod 87.5 cm; 34 ½ in barrel £700-900 195 TWO .750 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK MUSKETS, 19TH CENTURY the first with tapering sighted barrel, moulded breech with traces of proof marks, regulation lock, full stock and brass mounts (iron parts pitted), and iron ramrod; the second similar (cleaned, stock cracked and repaired, restorations) the first: 99.0 cm; 39 in barrel (2) £450-550 196 TWO .577/450 MARTINI HENRY RIFLES, THE FIRST DATED 1887 of regulation type, the first with sighted barrel retained by two bands (back-sight removed), action with ‘VR’ crowned and ‘Enfield’, and full stock with Ordnance mark on the right of the butt (worn, clearnng rod missing); the second with folding back-sight, bayonet lug on the right of the forward barrel band, and with its cleaning rod (worn) the first: 52.5 cm; 20 ¾ in barrel (2) £250-350

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197 A .56 CALIBRE 1756 PATTERN LAND SERVICE FLINTLOCK PISTOL, DATED 1765 with 12 in barrel stamped with proof marks and the date at the breech, border-engraved rounded lock with broad arrow, ‘GR’ crowned and ‘Tower’, full stock (cracks and repairs about the lock and fore-end), and regulation brass mounts (late ramrod) 49.5 cm; 19 ½ in overall £2000-2500 198 A .56 CALIBRE 1756/77 PATTERN SEA SERVICE FLINTLOCK PISTOL with 12 in barrel stamped with proof marks at the breech, border-engraved lock with broad arrow, ‘GR’ crowned and ‘Tower’, full stock stamped with inspector’s marks, regulation brass mounts (trigger-guard cracked through), and iron belt hook stamped ‘6’ crowned (ramrod missing) 49.5 cm; 19 ½ in overall £800-1000 199 A .56 CALIBRE 1756/77 PATTERN SEA SERVICE FLINTLOCK PISTOL, DATED 1786 with 12 in barrel stamped with proof marks at the breech, border-engraved lock with broad arrow, ‘GR’ crowned and ‘Tower’, full stock stamped ‘WB’ behind the side-plate and dated (unclear, probably 1786) behind the tang (chipped), regulation brass mounts, and iron belt hook (late ramrod) 48.8 cm; 19 ¼ in overall £700-900

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200 A .56 CALIBRE 1756/77 PATTERN SEA SERVICE FLINTLOCK PISTOL, with 12 in barrel stamped with proof marks at the breech, border-engraved lock with broad arrow, ‘GR’ crowned and ‘Tower’, full stock stamped with inspector’s marks (coarsely cleaned and stained), regulation brass mounts, iron belt hook stamped ‘6’ crowned, and brass-tipped ramrod (ramrod missing) 49.5 cm; 19 ½ in overall £700-900 201 A .56 CALIBRE 1756/77 PATTERN SEA SERVICE FLINTLOCK PISTOL, DATED 1808 with 12 ¼ in barrel stamped with proof marks at the breech, border-engraved lock with broad arrow, ‘GR’ crowned and ‘Tower’, full stock stamped ‘K’ behind the side-plate and dated (unclear, probably 1808) behind the lock (chipped), and regulation brass mounts (belt hook and ramrod missing) 49.8 cm; 19 ⅝ in overall £700-900 202 A .650 CALIBRE LIGHT DRAGOON FLINTLOCK PISTOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with tapering 9 in barrel, border-engraved rounded lock with ‘GR’ crowned, ‘Tower’ and broad arrow (cock, steel and steel spring missing, engraving refreshed), full stock, and regulation brass mounts (extensively cleaned, later ramrod) 40.0 cm; 15 ¾ in overall £200-300 203 A BELGIAN .650 CALIBRE PERCUSSION CAVALRY PISTOL, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1860 of regulation type, the lock by Dresse Laloux & Cie, three-quarter stock, brass mounts comprising side-plate, trigger-guard and butt-cap, later iron muzzle band, back-strap and ramrod 19.5 cm; 7 ¾ in barrel £250-350

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204 A .75 CALIBRE 1797 PATTERN HEAVY DRAGON FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY HENRY NOCK with tapering 9 in barrel struck with proof marks at the breech, signed ‘screwless’ lock (mainspring missing or defective), full stock, brass trigger-guard (screw missing), and no provision for a ramrod (iron parts pitted) 39.0 cm; 15 ⅜ in overall See Brooker 2016, p. 145. £500-700 205 A .75 CALIBRE 1797 PATTERN HEAVY DRAGOON FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY HENRY NOCK, DATED 1806 with tapering 9 in barrel struck with proof marks at the breech, border-engraved lock signed on the tail, with ‘GR’ crowned and broad arrow, full stock stamped with inspector’s marks and the date (rubbed, probably 1806), brass trigger-guard and ramrod-pipe, and iron ramrod, probably the original 39.5 cm; 15 ½ in overall See Brooker 2016, p. 144. £800-1200 206 A .650 CALIBRE LIGHT DRAGOON FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY DURS EGG, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with tapering 9 ⅛ in barrel stamped with proof marks at the breech, border-engraved rounded lock signed on the tail and with ‘GR’ crowned, full stock stamped with inspector’s marks, regulation brass mounts, and brass-tipped ramrod with iron worm 40.5 cm; 16 in overall Durs Egg (1748-1831) was Contractor to Ordnance 1784-1820. £500-700 207 A .650 CALIBRE LIGHT DRAGOON FLINTLOCK PISTOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with tapering 9 in barrel, border-engraved rounded lock signed with ‘GR’ crowned and ‘Tower’ (cock missing), full stock, and regulation brass mounts (worn, ramrod-pipe and ramrod missing) 39.5 cm; 15 ½ in overall £300-400 47


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208 A .650 CALIBRE LIGHT DRAGOON FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY KETLAND & CO, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with tapering 9 ¼ in barrel stamped with proof marks at the breech, border-engraved rounded lock signed on the tail and with ‘GR’ crowned (steel spring missing), full stock, and regulation brass mounts (trigger-guard missing, ramrod replaced) 40.0 cm; 15 ¾ in overall £400-500 209 A .600 CALIBRE NEW LAND PATTERN FLINTLOCK PISTOL, DATED 1805 with tapering 9 in barrel stamped with proof marks at the breech, lock with ‘GR’ crowned, ‘Tower’ and broad arrow, full stock with inspector’s marks and the date (rubbed, probably 1806), regulation brass mounts, and iron stirrup ramrod 39.5 cm; 15 ⅝ in overall £500-700 210 A .750 CALIBRE MILITARY FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL OF DRAGOON TYPE, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820 with tapering 9 ⅛ in barrel struck with proof marks at the breech, border-engraved lock with a crown and ‘Tower’ (top-jaw and screw replaced), full stock, regulation brass mounts and iron ramrod 40.0 cm; 15 ¾ in overall £500-700 211 A FLINTLOCK MILITARY PISTOL AND THE BARRELS AND STOCKS OF TWO FURTHER MILITARY PISTOLS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with first with tapering sighted barrel, lock signed ‘Gill’, with ‘GR’ crowned, ‘Tower’ and broad arrow (cock missing), half-stock and regulation brass mounts including pommel engraved ‘1814’ (extensively worn); the second with tapering barrel struck with Ordnance marks, stirrup ramrod, full stock and brass mounts; and the third with tapering barrel, full stock and brass mounts (the second and third with losses) the first: 33.5 cm; 13 ¼ in barrel (3) £500-700

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212 A .600 CALIBRE NEW LAND PATTERN FLINTLOCK PISTOL, CIRCA 1810 with tapering 9 in barrel stamped with proof marks at the breech, stepped bolted lock with ‘GR’ crowned, ‘Tower’ and broad arrow (one side nail missing), full stock, regulation brass mounts (trigger-guard bent), and iron stirrup ramrod 39.5 cm; 15 ⅝ in overall £500-700 213 A .650 CALIBRE 1836 PATTERN CAVALRY FLINTLOCK PISTOL with 9 in barrel stamped with proof marks at the breech, stepped bolted lock with broad arrow and ‘WR’ crowned, full stock stamped with inspector’s marks (pierced for display through the butt), regulation brass mounts and iron swivel ramrod (links replaced) 39.5 cm; 15 ½ in overall £600-800 214 A .600 CALIBRE EAST INDIAN COMPANY SHORT CAVALRY PISTOL, DATED 1802 with russet 9 ¼ in barrel struck with proof marks and East India company device at the breech, dated russet lock signed ‘Henshaw’ and with East India company device, full stock impressed with a mark behind the lock, brass mounts of regulation type, and iron ramrod 40.0 cm; 15 ¾ in overall £500-700 215 A .650 CALIBRE EAST INDIA COMPANY CAVALRY PISTOL, DATED 1813 with 9 ⅛ in barrel struck with proof marks at the breech, dated lock with East India company rampant lion (top-jaw and screw replaced), full stock, brass mounts of regulation type, and iron swivel ramrod 40.5 cm; 16 in overall £300-500

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216 A .700 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK PISTOL FOR THE EAST INDIA COMPANY, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY with tapering russet barrel, rounded lock with East India rampant lion, full stock, brass mounts of regulation type, and butt with an iron ring for suspension (ramrod missing) 23 cm; 9 ⅛ in barrel £250-350 217 A .577 CALIBRE SEA SERVICE PERCUSSION BELT PISTOL, DATED 1855 with blued sighted 6 in barrel stamped with proof marks at the breech, dated lock with ‘VR’ crowned, and ‘Tower’, full stock impressed ‘Bailey’ and ‘Tipping and Lawden’ opposite the lock, brass mounts, iron belt hook and iron swivel ramrod 30.5 cm; 12 in overall £400-500 218 A .577 CALIBRE 1856 PATTERN PERCUSSION PISTOL, DATED 1859 with 10 in sighted barrel struck with proof marks at the breech (back-sight now fixed), border-engraved lock with crowned date, full stock impressed ‘Joseph Smith’ opposite the lock, regulation brass mounts, iron lanyard ring and iron ramrod (links and head missing) 41.5 cm; 16 ⅜ in overall £500-700 219 A .700 CALIBRE FRENCH MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK CAVALRY PISTOL of regulation type, with rebrowned barrel, lock stamped with ‘P crowned and ‘35’ (stock repaired behind the lock), brass mounts, and associated iron ramrod 19.5 cm; 7 ¾ in barrel £250-350

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221 A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS BY FRANCIS SMART, CIRCA 1690 with brass barrel formed in three stages, formed with a raised moulding and struck with the barreslmith’s mark, London view and proof marks at the breech, iron tang, signed borderengraved iron lock retained by three screws, full stock carved with a raised moulding about the tang (chipped ahead of the lock, cracked on one side of the butt), brass mounts including trigger-guard with arrow shaped terminal, butt-plate, flushfitting side-plate, and a single moulded ramrod-pipe, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod 73.5 cm; 29 in barrel Francis Smart was apprenticed to Godfrey Tailor in 1686, was free of the Gunmakers Company 1693 and is recorded ‘at the Cross Guns and Three Crowns’ Leadenhall Street in 1711. He was Gunmaker to Ordnance 1695-1720 and exported 2500 gunlocks to Barbary in 1721. £1500-2000 222 A PERCUSSION MUSKETOON FOR THE EAST INDIA COMPANY BY WILSON, THE BARREL DATED 1770, LOCK DATED 1812 converted from flintlock, with brass barrel formed in four stages (loose), signed, dated, engraved with East India Company mark, stamped with the barrelsmiths mark, private proof marks and an Eastern inscription at the breech, fitted with drum percussion bolster (loose), (tang missing), East India company lock dated 1812, full stock carved with a raised moulding about the tang, pierced for a swivel, brass mounts of regulation type, and a pair of iron sling swivels 100.2 cm; 39 ½ in overall For related examples see Harding 1997, pp, 342-3. £1200-1800 51


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223 A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS, THE LOCK DATED 1729 with iron barrel formed in four stages, associated dated military lock with ‘GR’ crowned and ‘Tower’, full stock, chequered grip, brass mounts including butt-plate with pronounced heel engraved with a dragonesque scroll, trigger-guard with moulded finial, and vacant shield-shaped escutcheon (the iron parts pitted) 79.0 cm; 31 ⅛ in overall £500-700 224 A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS BY RICHARD (1) WILSON, LONDON, 1760 with brass barrel formed in four stages, struck with the barrelsmith’s mark, London view and proof marks, and signed ‘Wilson * London’ over the breech, engraved grooved iron tang, border-engraved rounded lock signed beneath the pan, decorated with a bouquet on the tail and fitted with bolt safety-catch (cock and steel working replacements), figured walnut full stock carved with a scalloped moulding about the tang, brass mounts cast in low relief, comprising trigger-guard engraved with a rococo flower on the bow en suite with the lock and with acorn finial of early form, butt-plate with engraved tang, vacant escutcheon, two ramrod-pipes and brass-tipped ramrod with iron worm, perhaps the original 80.0 cm; 31 ½ in overall £1500-2000 225 A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS BY WILLIAM BRETTELL, CIRCA 1780 with brass barrel formed in two stage and belled at the muzzle, iron tang, signed rounded lock (iron parts pitted), full stock (small dents), brass mounts including trigger-guard (repaired), with moulded terminal, and butt-plate with tang of shaped outline, and brass-tipped ramrod 79.7 cm; 31 ⅜ in overall William Brettell was free of the Joiners Company in 1774 and is recorded as a gunmaker in Whitechapel circa 1780-1809 and East Smithfield 1809-13. £800-1000 52


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226 AN 80 BORE BUTT RESERVOIR AIR RIFLE, CIRCA 1800 with browned twist octagonal sighted multi-groove rifled barrel (back sight missing), scroll-engraved action fitted with sprung cocking lever on the right and loading lever on the left, engraved trigger-guard, iron butt reservoir encased in leather, walnut foreend, white metal fore-end cap and barrel bolt escutcheons, together with a modern spare browned twist rifled sighted barrel complete with fore-end, and horn-tipped ramrod 75.5 cm; 29 ¾ in barrel (2) £1400-1800 227 A CASED .35 CALIBRE AIR CANE, LATE 19TH CENTURY with rifled barrel sleeved in brass, button trigger at the breech end and turn-off brass finial at the muzzle, screw-in air reservoir section of gun-stock form encased in fish skin: in a later fitted wooden case lined in green baize 100.3 cm; 39 ½ in overall £200-250

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228 A CASED .32 CALIBRE AIR CANE, LATE 19TH CENTURY with rifled barrel sleeved in brass (ramrod missing), button trigger at the breech end and turn-off brass finial at the muzzle, screw-in air reservoir section threaded at the top and fitted with horn knob, the outer surface painted brown in imitation of wood, complete with a pump, in a later wooden case 92.5 cm; 32 ½ in overall £200-300 229 A CASED .32 CALIBRE AIR CANE BY G. E. LEWIS, BIRMINGHAM, LATE 19TH CENTURY with rifled barrel sleeved in brass, button trigger at the breech end and turn-off brass finial at the muzzle, the latter retaining the ramrod, screw-in air reservoir section, recurved, threaded at the top and fitted with angular grip, the outer surface painted brown in imitation of wood, complete with a pump, in a later fitted wooden case lined in green baize (lid detached) 94.5 cm; 37 ¼ in overall £300-400 230 A CASED .42 CALIBRE AIR CANE, LATE 19TH CENTURY with black painted body fitted with button trigger (rifled sleeve, ramrod and muzzle cap missing), the reservoir section fitted with ivory knob (chipped): in a later fitted oak case lined with blue baize 93.2 cm; 36 ¾ in overall ~ £200-250 231 A 28 BORE DAY’S PATENT PERCUSSION UNDERHAMMER WALKING STICK GUN, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, NO.18 CIRCA 1840 with tapering sighted barrel threaded at the breech, rounded under-hammer action with folding trigger, stamped ‘18’ on the left, engraved ‘Day’s Patent UK’ on top (worn), figured hardwood grip inset with a threaded iron collar (worn) 87.0 cm; 34 ¼ in overall John Day patented this model of cane in 1823 under British Patent no. 4861. Apparently it was the most popular design for a cane of this type and was still in use circa 1859. See Winant 1956, p. 136. £300-400

232 TWO RIFLED AIRCANES, LATE 19TH CENTURY the first .32 calibre, with rifled barrel sleeved in brass, with button trigger at the breech end and turn-off brass finial at the muzzle, screw-in air reservoir section threaded at the top and fitted with horn knob (cracked) and the outer surface painted in imitation of exotic wood; the second of similar type, with later black paint (incomplete) the first: 97.5 cm; 38 ⅜ in overall (2) £300-400 233 TWO RIFLED AIRCANES, LATE 19TH CENTURY the first .32 calibre, with rifled barrel sleeved in brass, with provision for a stud trigger at the breech end and turn-off brass finial at the muzzle, the latter incorporating a brass loading rod, screw-in air reservoir section threaded at the top and fitted with bone knob (cracked) and the outer surface formed with nodules in imitation of root wood, painted black; the second of similar type, with hardwood loading rod, horn knob and later black painted finish the first: 95.0 cm; 37 ½ in overall (2) £300-400 234 THREE RIFLED AIRCANES, LATE 19TH CENTURY the first .36 calibre, with rifled barrel sleeved in brass, with button trigger at the breech end and turn-off brass finial at the muzzle, screw-in air reservoir section threaded at the top and fitted with horn knob; and with a silver band around the upper section with the later inscription ‘Colonel Sebastian Moran/Bagatelle Card Club’ (taken from Conan Doyle’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’) on one side and ‘Don Ferder Fecit 1870’ on the other; the second .36 calibre, with button trigger, and later brown paint overall; the third similar (brass muzzle cap missing), with loading lever and some black painted finish (pitted) the first: 92.5 cm; 36 ½ in (3) £400-600 235 TWO .36 CALIBRE RIFLED AIR CANES the first with brass muzzle cap, button trigger, rotating breechcover, curved upper portion, angular handle, and painted in imitation of wood (small chips); the second with brass muzzle cap, button trigger, rotating breech-cover and horn grip (worn) the first: 92.5 cm; 36 ½ in (2) £200-300

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236 A CASED 14 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY JOHN MANTON & SON, 6 DOVER STREET, PICCADILLY, LONDON, CIRCA 1840 with sighted barrels signed on the rib (polished bright), engraved breeches, with platinum plugs, engraved tang, signed engraved locks, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial, butt-plate with decorated tang, silver escutcheon engraved with traces of engraving, silver barrel bolt escutcheons (iron parts cleaned, worn, serial numbers not visible), brass-tipped wooden ramrod: in two tier brass-bound mahogany case, perhaps the original, with provision for its pair (missing), the lid with flush-fitting carrying handle and brass escutcheon engraved with the owner’s crest, a lion’s gamb erect holding a cross, on the exterior (cracked), the interior with trade label for 6 Dover Street, complete with some contemporary accessories including two Sykes patent powder-flasks, shot-flask, T-shaped nipple wrench fitted with pricker and two compartments with spare nipples, wad-cutter and cleaning jags 73.0 cm; 28 ¾ in barrels £1000-1500 237 THE BARREL AND STOCK OF A D.B. 14 BORE SPORTING GUN BY JOSEPH MANTON, NO. 4457, CIRCA 1808 with browned twist sighted barrels signed ‘Joseph Manton patent elevation’ on the rib, patent breech with platinum line (plugs removed), platinum-lined barrelsmiths patent marks (one lining removed), figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end, engraved iron mounts including numbered trigger-guard with pineapple finial, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, vacant silver escutcheon, and associated brass-tipped ramrod (worn) 81.0 cm; 31 ⅞ in barrels See Scott-Edeson 2000, p. 78. £200-300

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238 A 10 BORE PERCUSSION WILDFOWLING GUN, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1800 AND A 6 BORE PERCUSSION WILDFOWLING GUN BY JACKSON, NOTTINGHAM, CIRCA 1850 the first converted from flintlock, with two-stage sighted barrel, grooved breech, stepped lock fitted with scroll-engraved hammer, half-stock (repairs), chequered grip, border-engraved brass mounts including solid side-plate decorated with a swag, butt-cap with a festoon and trigger-plate (trigger-guard missing), brass fore-end cap engraved en suite, and iron ramrod; the second with sighted barrel signed in gold within a grooved rib over the breech, engraved breech and breech tang, signed engraved back-action lock, half-stock and engraved iron trigger-guard (the iron parts pitted, worn losses) the first: 128.7 cm; 50 ⅝ in barrel (2) £400-600 239 A 6 BORE PERCUSSION WILDFOWLING GUN, CIRCA 1840 AND A 6 BORE PERCUSSION WILDFOWLING GUN BY HODDON, MID-19TH CENTURY the first with tapering sighted barrel, case-hardened breech, border-engraved East India Company bar-in-wood lock with rampant lion ahead of the hammer, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, iron mounts (pitted), including trigger-guard with pineapple finial (one ramrod-pipe missing), escutcheon engraved with the owner’s initials ‘CC’, horn fore-end cap, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod; the second with two-stage barrel, signed flush-fitting lock, half-stock, engraved brass mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial (extensive rust, worn, ramrod missing) the first: 110.8 cm; 43 ⅝ in barrel (2)

240 AN 8 BORE PERCUSSION WILDFOWLING GUN BY COLSON, CIRCA 1850 with octagonal tapering sighted barrel, signed scroll-engraved lock, half-stock (wormed), chequered grip, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard with shaped finial, vacant white metal escutcheon, and horn fore-end cap (chipped, ramrod missing) 160.0 cm; 63 in barrel £300-400 241 A .450 CALIBRE SNIDER-ENFIELD RIFLED CARBINE, CIRCA 1860 AND A 9 BORE PERCUSSION WILDFOWLING GUN, MID-19TH CENTURY the first with tapering sighted barrel rifled with three grooves (worn), fitted with folding leaf back-sight, scroll-engraved tang, scroll-engraved lock, figured walnut half-stock, chequered foreend and grip, iron mounts and no provision for a cleaning rod (iron parts pitted, fore-end cap missing); the second with sighted barrel (bolt missing), flat lock, half stock, iron mounts and brass fore-end cap (worn, losses) the first: 70.5 cm; 27 ¾ in barrel (2) £250-350

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242 THE D.B. 16 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN OF ARTHUR WELLESLEY, 1ST DUKE OF WELLINGTON KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1769-1852) BY JOSEPH LANG, LONDON, CIRCA 1840 with sighted barrels, platinum plugs, engraved tang, signed scroll-engraved locks (defective), figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard with lever safety behind, and silver escutcheon engraved with the owner’s crest beneath a Ducal coronet (rubbed) and brass-tipped ramrod (worn throughout) 73.2 cm; 28 ⅞ in barrels £350-500 243 A 16 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY S. EVANS, CAMBRIDGE, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1800 converted from flintlock, with rebrowned sighted barrel formed in three stages, stamped with the gold-lined barrelsmith’s mark over the breech, pierced platinum plug, engraved tang, signed engraved stepped lock, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, engraved iron trigger-guard and butt-plate, vacant silver escutcheon, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, silver fore-end cap and brass tipped copper ramrod 74.5 cm; 29 ⅜ in barrel £300-400

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244 A CASED .600 CALIBRE PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE, MID-19TH CENTURY, THE LOCK SIGNED DOOLEY, LIVERPOOL with German browned twist octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, folding back-sight, engraved breech decorated with a stag, inlaid with a gold line and with platinum plug, scroll-engraved case-hardened breech tang, signed scrollengraved case-hardened lock fitted with hammer en suite, double set trigger, figured walnut full stock carved with foliage in relief about the rear ramrod-pipe and the trigger-guard, the tang enclosed by a neo-rococo moulding involving a warrior profile, chequered grip, the butt enriched with engraved staghorn pellets, inset with a mother-of-pearl urn-shaped plaque beneath, the left with raised cheek-piece inset with an engraved ivory stag vignette and carved with a stag set upon by a pair of hounds behind, and, on the right, with patchbox with sliding cover decorated with a further stag scene on the right, German silver mounts comprising openwork side-plate, trigger-guard with finial of shaped outline, butt-plate with matching tang, three ramrod-pipes and fore-end cap, gold escutcheon engraved with the owner’s crest, and brass-tipped iron ramrod: in its fitted mahogany case lined in green baize, the lid with flush-fitting carrying handle engraved with the owner’s name, Gilbert H. Philips, on the outside and with trade label inside, complete with horn flask, oil bottle, nipple-wrench and powder measure 60.7 cm; 23 ⅞ in barrel This gun appears to have been cased and built by Dooley around an existing German barrel, stock and mounts. This maker is recorded at 11 Ranelagh Street, Liverpool, circa 1843-57. ~ £2000-2500 245 A D.B. 12 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY RICHARDSON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840; A D.B. 12 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840; AND A D.B. 16 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY HOLLIS AND SHEATH, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1850 the first with sighted barrels signed on the rib, engraved breech inlaid with platinum lines, platinum plugs, signed scroll-engraved back-action locks, walnut half-stock, chequered grip, iron mounts (rear ramrod-pipe missing), and brass-tipped ramrod; the second with sighted barrels, engraved lock, walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, and iron mounts (worn); and the third similar (worn) the first: 91.5 cm; 36 in barrel (3) £300-400

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246 A 9 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY FISHENDEN, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830 AND A 15 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1800 the first with tapering sighted barrel formed in three stages, engraved breech inlaid with platinum lines, platinum plug, engraved slender tang (chipped), signed scroll-and borderengraved back-action lock (screw missing, chipped), half-stock, chequered grip, iron mounts silver fore-end cap and iron-tipped ramrod (the iron parts chemically cleaned); the second converted from flintlock, with sighted barrel, plain tang, stepped lock, half-stock, chequered grip, iron mounts, vacant silver escutcheon, and horn fore-end cap (cleaned throughout, ramrod missing) the first: 80.0 cm; 31 ½ in barrel (2) £300-400 247 A 12 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY TRULOCK & SON, CIRCA 1840 with etched twist sighted barrels signed ‘Wm Clarke Maker’ on the rib, engraved tang, signed engraved locks fitted with bolt safety-catches and decorated with scrolls and large game, figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, the butt with engraved iron trap cover on the right decorated with scrolls and a wild boar (rubbed), engraved iron mounts (iron parts rusted), vacant silver escutcheon, and brass-tipped ramrod 76.7 cm; 30 ¼ in barrels £200-300

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250 A .700 CALIBRE SWISS PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE BY FRERES SIBER A LAUSANNE, NO. 133, CIRCA 1845 with heavy octagonal twist multi-groove rifled barrel fitted with adjustable back-sight and with a block on the right of the muzzle for a windage-adjustable fore-sight, engraved breech with an eagle above a numbered oval, case-hardened tang, signed casehardened flush-fitting lock, set trigger, highly figured walnut full stock, iron mounts comprising spurred butt-plate, trigger-guard, three ramrod-pipes, the rear extending to form a rest beneath the stock, and two sling swivels (patinated), two vacant German silver escutcheons, horn fore-end cap, and horn-tipped ramrod 89.0 cm; 35 in barrel The brothers Jean Frédéric and Jean François Charles Siber are recorded working together in Lausanne circa 1845. £600-800 251 A .460 CALIBRE SWISS PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE BY G. MANZONI IN LUGANO, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1860 with sighted barrel formed in two stages, signed ‘G. Manzoni in Lugano’ over the breech and fitted with adjustable back-sight, fitted on the right of the muzzle with a tunnel mount for a bayonet, flush-fitting lock with a single bent, double set trigger, figured walnut full stock (cracked through and repaired at the grip), iron mounts comprising trigger-guard, spurred butt-plate fore-end cap and two sling swivels (ramrod missing) 83.0 cm; 32 ¾ in barrel £500-700

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254 A D.B. 12 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY VENABLES, OXFORD, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1860 with rebrowned sighted barrels signed on the rib, engraved breeches with platinum plugs, engraved breech tang decorated with vine fruit and foliage, signed locks engraved en suite with the tang, figured walnut half-stock, chequered foreend and grip, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard, butt-plate and barrel bolt escutcheons, silver escutcheon engraved with the owner’s crest above the initials ‘MCR’, and associated brass-tipped ramrod 74.0 cm; 29 ⅛ in barrels

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255 A D.B. 11 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY W. ROBERTS, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1850 AND A D.B. 10 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY BROOK, HASTINGS, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1850 the first with sighted barrels signed on the rib, signed scrollengraved locks decorated with pheasant, walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, engraved iron mounts, vacant German silver escutcheon, and associated ramrod (worn); the second with rebrowned twist barrels (fore-sight removed), signed scroll-engraved back-action locks, walnut half-stock, chequered grip, engraved iron mounts, vacant German silver escutcheon, and associated ramrod the first: 75.3 cm; 29 ¾ in barrels (2)

253 A D.B.16 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY W. GRIFFITHS, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1850 AND A D.B. 10 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY J. WILLIAMSON, STOCKTON-ON-TEES, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840 the first with rebrowned sighted barrels, scroll-and borderengraved tang, signed scroll-engraved back action locks, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip and fore-end, engraved iron mounts, vacant white metal escutcheon and white metal barrel bolt escutcheons; the second with twist sighted barrels, signed scroll-engraved locks (hammers missing), half-stock, chequered grip, iron mounts, white metal escutcheon, and brass-tipped ramrod (worn throughout) the first: 76.0 cm; 30 in barrel (2) £350-450 62

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258 A .451 CALIBRE PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE BY F.T. BAKER, 88 FLEET STREET, LONDON, DATED 1863 with smooth-bored barrel fitted with bead fore-sight, inscribed ‘Boucher’s patent’ on the median, signed over the breech, stamped ‘patent 872’ and retained by two iron bands (back-sight and tang-sight missing), signed dated flush-fitting lock (nipple sheared), highly figured walnut full stock, chequered fore-end and grip, iron mounts comprising trigger-guard and butt-plate, two iron eyes for sling swivels, horn fore-end cap and iron ramrod 83.5 cm; 32 ⅞ in barrel Frederick Thomas Baker, successor to T.K. Baker is recorded at 88 Fleet Street 1858-1900. His trade label claimed to be the patentee of the improved safety bolt, he was also granted patents for a breech action, a cartridge case and a cartridge loader. See Blackmore 1999, p. 45. On 29 March 1862 J. Boucher patented his rifling of ‘.....shallow grooves, having all edges rounded off, and of gradually increasing depth towards the muzzle to prevent windage. In a modification the lands are half the breadth of the grooves.....’. Boucher submitted this design, with modifications, to the Small Arms Committee on more than one occasion. It appears that he attempted too much at once and very little came of his efforts. See Roads 1964, p. 123. £600-800 259 A 30 BORE BREECH LOADING CALISHER AND TERRY MILITARY RIFLE, DATED 1869 with reblued sighted barrel, folding back-sight graduated to 1100 yards, bayonet bar on the right, stamped ‘Terry’s patent 30 bore’ over the breech, dated lock stamped ‘Calisher & Terry’ with crown on the tail, figured walnut full stock, iron mounts (refinished), including butt-plate, trigger-guard two sling swivels, and iron cleaning rod 82.5 cm; 32 ½ in barrel This model of rifle was entirely designed by Terry with Calisher involved in production only. See Woodend 1981, p. 12, RB63. £700-800

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260 A D.B. 11 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY WESTLEY RICHARDS, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, NO. 5058, CIRCA 1842; A D.B.14 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY GARDNER, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1850; AND A D.B.14 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN, MID-19TH CENTURY the first with browned twist sighted barrrels signed on the rib (worn)engraved breech with platinum lines and pierced platinum plugs (nipples removed), signed scroll-engraved bar-in-wood locks (hammers replaced), figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, engraved iron mounts, silver barrel bolt escutcheons and vacant silver escutcheon (worn throughout, ramrod missing); the second with sighted barrels, signed engraved back-action locks decorated with game scenes, walnut half-stock, chequered grip, and iron mounts (worn, ramrod missing); and the third with associated sighted barrels (pitted), scroll-engraved lock, walnut half-stock, and iron mounts (worn, ramrod missing) the first: 75.0 cm; 29 ½ in barrels (3) £250-350 261 A D.B. 10 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY E.M. REILLY & CO., LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1860; A D.B. 13 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY E.W. ANDREWS & CO., CLEVELAND, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840; AND A D.B. 14 BORE SPORTING GUN BY M. LEW, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840 the first with sighted barrels signed on the rib, breeches with platinum plugs, signed engraved locks (worn), walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, engraved iron mounts (iron parts worn, engraving and signatures indistinct), vacant silver escutcheon, and brass-tipped ramrod; the second with rebrowned sighted barrels signed on the rib, engraved breech inlaid with two platinum lines, engraved tang, signed scroll-engraved locks decorated with game birds (one defective, one hammer chipped), walnut half-stock, chequered grip, engraved iron mounts, white metal escutcheon engraved ‘W, McCowen’, (iron parts pitted, ramrod missing); the third with sighted barrels with traces of a signature on the rib (lifting), stamped ‘E. Wilson Gun’ beneath the breech, engraved locks, walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, and engraved iron mounts (worn, forward ramrod-pipes and ramrod missing) the first: 76.5 cm; 30 ⅛ in barrels (3) £400-600 262 A D.B. FRENCH ROBERT SYSTEM BREECH-LOADING SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1840; A PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY JOSEPH MANTON, CIRCA 1840 AND ANOTHER PERCUSSION GUN, MID-19TH CENTURY the first with etched twist sighted barrels, signed in gold on the rib, engraved hinged patent breech and action, figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, and iron mounts (iron parts pitted, trigger-guard missing); the second with shortened three-stage barrel, platinum lines and plug at the breech, signed stepped lock, half-stock, and iron mounts (the iron parts extensively pitted, numbers not visible); and the third 10 bore, with three three-stage barrel, scroll-engraved lock (hammer missing), half-stock and iron mounts (iron parts pitted) the first: 79.0 cm; 31 ⅛ in barrels (3) £250-350

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263 A RARE 20 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY EDWARD BATE, LONDON, 1775, SILVER MAKER’S MARK OF JOHN KING with two-stage barrel in the Spanish taste, fitted with silver ‘spider’ fore-sight, inlaid with engraved silver foliate rondels at the median, signed on a silver scroll, inlaid with three classical urns, three ropework bands and with gold-lined proof marks at the breech, gold-lined vent (light pitting), engraved grooved tang decorated with rococo foliage and a flower, engraved stepped lock decorated with pellets around the border, signed on a scroll beneath the pan and decorated with flowers and foliage, fitted with engraved cock en suite (the pan and steel expertly replaced), and roller, figured walnut full stock carved with a scalloped rococo moulding about the tang (rubbed), take-down fore-end (repairs), inlaid with engraved silver plaques depicting a pair of hounds in pursuit of a hare in a silver wire landscape opposite the lock, full silver mounts comprising trigger-guard decorated with a rococo bouquet on the bow and with acorn finial, butt-plate engraved en suite with the lock, escutcheon with the owner’s initials enclosed by a garland, four ramrod-pipes, and original horn-tipped baleen ramrod with iron worm 136.5 cm; 53 ¾ in barrel Edward Bate is recorded at Bronlow Street, Long Acre 1763-78 and Christchurch, Brixton circa 1800. £2000-2500 264 A D.B. 20 BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1790 reconverted from percussion, with tapering sighted barrels, engraved breeches with recesses for a lined maker’s stamp (missing), stepped locks fitted with rainproof pans and engraved cocks (extensive restorations, pans unfinished), figured walnut half stock, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial, silver barrel bolt escutcheons and vacant silver escutcheon (worn) 76.7 cm; 30 ¼ in barrels £200-300

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265 A 9 BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1750 with tapering barrel fitted with silver fore-sight, stamped with London view and proof marks and the barrelsmith’s mark, perhaps RW for Richard 1 Wilson, at the breech, grooved tang (barrel and tang pitted, lock missing), walnut full stock (small repairs, cracks and chips), engraved brass mounts comprising solid side-plate decorated with border ornament and foliage, butt-plate decorated en suite, trigger-guard, vacant escutcheon and four ramrod-pipes, and brass-tipped ramrod 158.0 cm; 62 ¼ in barrel £600-800 266 A 16 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK FOWLING-PIECE BY WILLIAM HENSHAW, CIRCA 1760 reconverted from percussion, with Spanish barrel formed in two-stages (shortened), chiselled at the girdle and stamped with the barrelsmith’s mark of Eudal Pous and Barcelona town mark (Neue Støckel 8083 and 8512) at the breech, vent missing, engraved grooved tang, stepped lock signed within a scrollwork frame, figured walnut half-stock with take-down fore-end, carved with a raised moulding involving a rococo shell about the tang, silver openwork side-plate involving scrolls and foliage, vacant silver escutcheon with a rococo shell at the top, iron trigger-guard with acorn finial of early form, iron butt-plate engraved with a rococo flower on the tang and horn fore-end cap (ramrod missing) 76.0 cm; 30 in barrel William (2) Henshaw is recorded as a gunmaker at 181 Strand opposite Norfolk Street circa 1763-80. £300-500 267 A 13 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY WARD, BIRMINGHAM SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1776, MAKER’S MARK OF CHARLES FREETH with two-stage barrel fitted with silver ‘spider’ fore-sight, gold-lined vent, engraved grooved breech tang, engraved stepped bolted lock signed on a scroll beneath the pan (the iron parts pitted), figured walnut full stock carved with a raised moulding involving a scallop shell behind the breech, full silver mounts (rubbed) comprising openwork side-plate (now in two pieces), engraved triggerguard with acorn finial, butt-plate and trophy-of-arms escutcheon engraved with the owner’s initials ‘GJ’, three ramrod-pipes and horn-tipped ramrod 96.7 cm; 38 ⅛ in barrel £300-350

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268 A 13 BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1800 AND AN 11 BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1780 the first: with two-stage barrel formed with a full-length flat, fitted with silver fore-sight, engraved breech incorporating a raised grooved back-sight, gold-lined vent, stepped lock with an oval recess previously filled with the maker’s signature on gold or Platinum (cock retaining screw replaced), half-stock (cracked, fore-end cap missing), carved with basketwork chequering over the fore-end and grip, silver trigger-guard with pineapple finial, silver side-nail washers, one engraved with a bird and with a further inlaid silver oval adjacent, vacant silver escutcheon, iron butt-plate, and horn-tipped ramrod (cracked); and the second in relic condition, with brass mounts including trigger-guard with acorn finial, and engraved butt-plate the first: 92.0 cm; 36 ¼ in barrel (2) £500-700 269 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 ⅛ in barrels Jérôme Brunon married Maria Micalomier in 1794 and traded under the name Brunon-Micalomier from 1805. £600-800 270 A D.B. 20 BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY BARBER AND BOALER, NEWARK, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1810 with rebrowned twist sighted barrels with traces of a signature on the rib, case-hardened breeches inlaid with platinum lines, platinum vents, signed border-engraved flush-fitting locks decorated with trophies on the tails, fitted with rainproof pans, steel springs with rollers and engraved cocks, walnut half-stock (repaired above the locks), chequered grip, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial, and vacant silver escutcheon and brass-tipped ramrod 78.8 cm; 31 in barrels Barber and Boaler are recorded at Cartergate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, circa 1800-16. £650-750

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271 A D.B. 15 BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY WILLIAM SMITH, LONDON, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NO. 1151, CIRCA 1810 with tapering barrels signed ‘W. Smith, London’ between three decorative stars in gold on the rib, gold fore-sight, recessed breech inlaid with two pairs of gold lines, platinum vents and numbered beneath, engraved breech tang incorporating a raised back-sight, engraved locks decorated with scrolls and foliage, signed behind a sprung safety-catch operating on the base of the cock (one top-jaw missing, signature indistinct, areas of rust, retaining screw bent), fitted with rainproof pan and steel spring with roller, figured walnut half-stock (fore-end cracked through and repaired, areas of bruising), chequered grip, raised cheek-piece, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard with integral rest, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and vacant silver escutcheon (ramrod missing) 82.0 cm; 32 ¼ in barrels This appears to be the fourth oldest surviving gun by William Smith. £1500-1800 272 A D.B. 12 BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY WILLIAM SMITH, PRINCES STREET, LONDON, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NO. 3184, CIRCA 1822 with sighted barrels signed on the rib (light pitting, signature indistinct), recessed breech inlaid with two pairs of platinum lines, platinum vents and numbered beneath, engraved breech tang, border-engraved locks decorated with scrolls en suite with the tang, signed ‘William Smith, Princes St., London,’ beneath the patent rainproof pans, fitted with engraved cocks (one replaced, top-jaws missing), steel springs with rollers, steels inscribed ‘Patent self primer’ and numbered 2990 and 2991 respectively, figured walnut half-stock (small chips and bruising), raised cheek-piece, chequered grip, engraved iron mounts comprising buttplate, trigger-guard and rear ramrod-pipe all decorated with foliage en suite with the tang, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and silver escutcheon engraved with the owner’s initials ‘RBH’, and brass-tipped ramrod 76.5 cm; 30 ⅛ in barrels William Smith patented his improved flintlock, no. 3588, on 28th July 1812. For a discussion of this maker see Lederer 1988 pp. 69-71. A gun numbered 3231 appears to be this gunmaker’s first percussion gun, making the present gun one his latest flintlocks. £1500-1800

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273 A .600 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY AUGUST KRAMER A NEUHAUS, CIRCA 1780, GERMAN OR SWISS with signed octagonal sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, with provision for an additional sight behind the tang, bevelled lock with brass pan, double set trigger, full stock, chequered grip (wormed)), raised cheek-piece, brass mounts including trigger-guard with finial of shaped outline, butt-cap with tang en suite, and three ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end cap, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod 78.0 cm; 30 ¾ in barrel £350-450 274 A 20 BORE ITALIAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1780 with tapering sighted barrel formed with a long flat (the muzzle shortened), chiselled breech tang, rounded lock chiselled with scrolls and a green man mask (the upper portion of the cock, top-jaw and screw replaced), figured walnut full stock (fore-end replaced) carved about the tang (rubbed), chiselled iron mounts decorated with scrollwork en suite with the lock, including sideplate with a bird-of-prey, butt-plate decorated with further birds and a symmetrical panel of scrollwork beneath a festoon, and trigger-guard with a pair of rabbits on the bow, and later wooden ramrod 76.5 cm; 30 ⅛ in barrel £500-700 275 A 28 BORE FLINTLOCK TRADE GUN AND ANOTHER, 16 BORE, 19TH CENTURY the first with tapering sighted barrel stamped with Birmingham proof marks, flat border-engraved lock stamped with an elephant, ‘WM’ and ‘Warranted’, full stock, brass mounts, iron sling swivels, and iron ramrod; the second similar, the lock stamped ‘Sargant brothers’ (cock detached), with its iron ramrod the first: 102.0 cm; 42 ⅛ in barrel (2) £350-450

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277 A FINE AND RARE PAIR OF SILVER-MOUNTED WATERS PATENT FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK BLUNDERBUSS PISTOLS BY WATERS & CO, PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, NOS. 232 AND 233, BIRMINGHAM SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1780 AND 1781 with brass barrels and actions formed in one piece, the former in two-stages, flaring towards the muzzle, carrying a ramrod on the left (one ramrod channel detached), fitted with spring bayonets beneath the barrels each operated by an iron lever behind the trigger, border-engraved actions signed on the right, inscribed ‘Patent’ and numbered on the left, fitted with engraved iron sliding thumb-piece safety-catches, border-engraved tangs, figured swelling walnut butts, engraved iron trigger-guards with moulded edges, silver grotesque mask butt-caps, and vacant silver escutcheons 18.5 cm; 7 ¼ in barrels (2) John Waters (1766-88) was granted British patent no. 1284 on 9 March 1781 for attaching bayonets to pistols. He has been credited with the invention of the spring bayonet though this was contested, unsuccessfully, by William Grice. A further pair of pistols built on this patent, numbered 796 and 797, and without silver mounts are discussed by Neal & Back p. 123, plate 500. £4000-5000 278 A 15 BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOL OF LIVERY TYPE BY WATERS & CO, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1781-90 with tapering barrel fitted with spring bayonet on the left of the muzzle (expertly restored), signed rounded border-engraved lock (top-jaw replaced), figured walnut full stock carved with an apron moulding about the tang (fore-end chipped on the left), brass mounts comprising side-plate of shaped outline fitted with brass bayonet catch, trigger-guard with moulded terminal, butt-cap, a pair of ramrod-pipes, escutcheon engraved with the owner’s initials ‘JM’ and brass-tipped ramrod, perhaps the original 22.8 cm; 9 in barrel See footnote to previous lot. £1000-1200 71


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281 AN 18 BORE IRISH SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK TURNOFF PISTOL BY RANSFORD, DUBLIN, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1750 with cannon barrel, rounded breech signed beneath the pan, struck with proof marks, the barrelsmith’s mark ‘MR’, and engraved with foliage, engraved lock, engraved separate tang, walnut but carved with foliage in low relief about the tang, engraved iron trigger-guard, silver mounts comprising dragonesque openwork side-plate, spurred pommel chased with a flowerhead, and vacant foliate escutcheon 15.0 cm; 5 ⅞ in barrel

283 A 22 BORE FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOL BY JAMES (1) BARBAR, LONDON, CIRCA 1760 with cannon barrel, rounded breech inscribed ‘London’ on top, signed beneath the pan, struck with proof marks, the barrelsmith’s mark ‘MR’, and engraved with foliage, engraved lock, engraved separate tang, walnut butt carved in low relief about the tang (cracked through and repaired), engraved iron trigger-guard, silver mounts comprising openwork side-plate, and pommel chased with a grotesque mask 13.8 cm; 5 ½ in barrel £800-1000

£1000-1200 282 A 20 BORE FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOL BY JAMES FREEMAN, LONDON, CIRCA 1720 with cannon barrel, faceted breech inscribed ‘London’, engraved with border ornament and stylised flowerheads, engraved separate breech, signed border-engraved rounded lock, cock and steel engraved en suite (top-jaw and screw replaced), figured walnut butt carved with a raised moulding about the tang and inset with characteristic grotesque mask strapwork scrolls on each side, spurred iron pommel with chased silver grotesque mask cap, silver openwork side-plate decorated en suite with the tang plaques, and engraved trigger-guard with moulded baluster finial (the iron parts with areas of light pitting) 20.2 cm; 8 in barrel

284 A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS PISTOL BY HEYLIN, CORNHILL, LONDON, TOWER PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1780 with three-stage barrel flaring towards the muzzle and signed on the flat over the breech, grooved iron tang (screw missing), signed bolted lock-plate (the mechanism and cock missing), full stock (chipped) and brass trigger-guard engraved with a flowerhead 16.5 cm; 6 ½ in barrel £250-350

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285 A 28 BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY THOMAS (1) BRIND, CIRCA 1690 with tapering barrel formed in three stages, struck with London view and proof marks and the barrelsmith’s mark, integral iron tang, signed rounded lock retained by two screws (one replaced) and engraved with scrolling foliage terminating in monsterheads (refreshed, the cock restored), full stock carved with a raised moulding about the tang and over the fore-end (fore-end cracked in the ramrod channel), inlaid with brass wire over the spine of the butt, iron mounts comprising scrollwork side-plate, trigger-guard with foliate terminals, spurred pommel and a single moulded ramrod-pipe (later ramrod) 24.0 cm; 9 ½ in barrel Thomas (1) Brind apprenticed to Godfrey Tailor, became free of the Gunmaker’s Company 1676 and was Gunmaker to Ordnance 1680-99.

287 A 20 BORE FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOL BY R. WILLOUGHBY, CIRCA 1785 with cannon barrel struck with proof marks (rubbed) at the breech, signed border-engraved lock decorated with scrolls on the tail and the cock, walnut half-stock (small cracks and chips), inlaid with silver wire scrolls about the tang, cast and chased silver mounts comprising trophy-of-arms side-plate, butt cap decorated with a tower set upon by a lion within a scrollwork frame, engraved iron trigger-guard and silver escutcheon engraved with the owner’s crest (silver marks rubbed), and no provision for a ramrod 17.8 cm; 7 in barrel The crest appears to be that of Aoluite, Bruce, Brotherton, Colvile, Cornwall, Gourney, Howard, Le Strange, Norfolk, Percy, Strange, Talbot or Vere. £800-1000

£800-1000 286 A 20 BORE FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOL BY JUNIUS HIGGINBOTHAM, CIRCA 1745 with cannon barrel, rounded breech struck with the barrelsmith’s mark and proof marks beneath, integral tang (integral tang, barrel loose), signed border-engraved lock (cock missing), figured walnut half-stock carved in low relief with a scallop moulding about the tang, iron trigger-guard, silver mounts including grotesque mask butt-cap, and fitted with an iron belt hook (added in its working life) 13.0 cm; 5 ⅛ in barrel Junius Higginbotham apprenticed to Henry Anthonison and turned over to William Sharp in 1691. £600-800 74

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302 A 32 BORE FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK POCKET PISTOL BY JOHN (2) HAWKINS, LONDON, CIRCA 1720 AND ANOTHER, 40 BORE SIGNED HILL LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820 the first with turn-off cannon barrel, rounded breech stamped with the barrelsmith’s marks and London proof marks beneath, engraved lock signed on a scroll on the left and inscribed ‘London’ on a scroll on the right (upper part of the cock replaced), flatsided walnut butt with bevelled edges (cracked through and repaired), and engraved trigger-guard; the second with turn-off barrel, box-lock action signed on trophy-of-arms ovals, thumb-piece safety-catch, and flat-sided walnut butt the first: 5.0 cm; 2 in barrel (2) £400-500 303 A PAIR OF 54 BORE FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOLS SIGNED JOHNS, PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1790 with cannon barrels, scroll-engraved actions signed on the right, engraved tangs (one cock replaced), flat-sided walnut butts inlaid with silver wire, and sliding iron trigger-guard safety-catches engraved with an eye motif 6.0 cm; 2 ⅜ in barrels £1000-1200 304 A 54 BORE FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK PISTOL BY LOTT, CANTERBURY BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1780 with cannon barrel, engraved action signed on a scroll on the left and inscribed Canterbury on a further scroll on the right, ringneck cock (top-jaw and screw replaced), figured walnut bulbous butt inlaid with silver wire scrolls (small losses), trigger-guard safety-catch engraved with a flowerhead, and white metal grotesque mask butt-cap 5.7 cm; 2 ¼ in barrel £400-500 78


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305 A 40 BORE FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK POCKET PISTOL BY TWIGG, LONDON, CIRCA 1785 with turn-off barrel, engraved action decorated with trophies-of-arms carrying a signed oval on the left and another inscribed ‘London’ on the right, folding trigger, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking the steel, and flat-sided walnut butt 5.0 cm; 2 in barrel £300-400 306 A 60 BORE FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK POCKET PISTOL SIGNED BARBAR, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1790 with cannon barrel, action signed on the left and inscribed ‘London’ on the right (top-jaw and screw replaced), flat-sided walnut butt, iron trigger-guard, and silver escutcheon inscribed ‘JIB’ 6.0 cm; 2 ⅜ in barrel £300-400 307 A 50 BORE FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK POCKET PISTOL BY WHEELER, LONDON, CIRCA 1770 with turn-off barrel fitted with a spring bayonet on the left, engraved action signed on a trophy-of-arms oval on the left and fitted with bayonet catch, inscribed ‘London’ on a further oval on the right (safety-catch incomplete); flat-sided walnut butt, trigger-guard engraved with a rococo flowerhead, and vacant silver escutcheon 6.3 cm; 2 ½ in barrel £300-400 308 A 54 BORE OVER-AND-UNDER FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY TWIGG, LONDON, TOWER PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1780 with turn-off barrels, border-engraved action signed on an oval on the left and inscribed ‘London’ in a further oval on the right, each enriched with bouquets of flowers (cock replaced), sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking the steel, flat-sided butt, triggerguard engraved with a flowerhead, and vacant silver escutcheon 4.8 cm; 1 ⅞ in barrels £500-700 79


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309 A 32 BORE SCOTTISH FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOL FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL BY I. MURDOCH, LAST QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY with three-stage barrel engraved with traditional Celtic scrollwork, formed with faceted slightly flared muzzle and reeded breech, signed lock engraved with scrolls (cock replaced), full stock engraved with matching designs of scrolls, foliage and petals, the underside inlaid with panels of engraved silver, the spine of the butt inlaid with silver scrolls and set with a vacant silver escutcheon on each side, ramshorn pommel, engraved steel belt hook (later ramrod, fluted trigger and pricker) 13.5 cm; 5 ⅜ in barrel £2000-2500 310 A 20 BORE HIGHLAND FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOL FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL BY MACLEOD, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820 AND A STEEL STOCK FOR A SIMILAR PISTOL, CIRCA 1820 with engraved four-stage barrel with faceted muzzle, the breech incorporating the back-sight, signed scroll-engraved lock (defective), engraved full stock, ‘ramshorn’ pommel (bent, pricker and belt hook missing, ramrod replaced); the second, decorated over much its surface with engraved scrolls, with later ramrod the first: 19.7 cm; 7 ¾ in barrel (2) £600-800

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311 A RARE 54 BORE FOUR-BARRELLED FLINTLOCK TAP-ACTION PISTOL BY KNUBLEY, CHARING CROSS, LONDON, CIRCA 1790 with turn-off tapering brass barrel group numbered ‘4’, ‘5’, ‘6’ and ‘7’, faceted breeches numbered en suite, brass action inscribed ‘Charing Cross, London’ on the right, signed on the left and fitted with tap-lever (top-jaw and screw replaced), engraved tang, figured walnut butt inlaid with silver wire scrolls, sliding iron trigger-guard safety-catch (pitted), silver mounts comprising engraved butt-cap and vacant escutcheon 6.5 cm; 2 ⅝ in barrels John Knubley is recorded at Charing Cross from 1786. He was Gunmaker to the Duke of Clarence and Prince Edward and died in 1795. £2000-2500 312 A 54 BORE D.B. FLINTLOCK SINGLE TRIGGER PISTOL BY BARBAR, LONDON, PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1770 with turn-off cannon barrels, border-engraved faceted breeches numbered ‘2’ and ‘3’ respectively, scroll-engraved action signed inscribed ‘London’ on the right, signed on the left and fitted with sliding lever operating the pan-cover on the left, scroll-engraved tang (top-jaw and screw replaced), figured walnut butt inlaid with silver wire scrolls enriched with pellets (small losses), inset with a silver warrior mask profile in place of the escutcheon, fitted with silver grotesque mask butt-cap (rubbed), and engraved iron sliding trigger-guard safety-catch 10.2 cm; 4 in barrels £1500-2000

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313 A 25 BORE D.B. FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY DURS EGG, LONDON, CIRCA 1790 with rebrowned sighted barrels signed ‘D. Egg’ and inscribed ‘London’ over the breeches, engraved breeches with gold vents, engraved grooved breech, signed stepped border-engraved bolted locks (the upper portion of one cock, top-jaws and screws replaced), figured walnut half-stock, flat-sided walnut butt cut with pineapple checkering, engraved iron trigger-guard decorated with a trophy on the bow and with flame finial (pitted), and horn-tipped ramrod with iron worm 22.0 cm; 8 ⅝ in barrels £2200-2800

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314 A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS PISTOL BY THOMSON, DONCASTER, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820 with brass barrel formed in three stages with a raised moulding behind the muzzle, inscribed ‘Doncaster’ over the breech, engraved iron tang, signed stepped bolted lock (cock replaced), walnut full stock (small cracks), engraved brass mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial, and later brass-tipped ramrod 12.0 cm; 4 ¾ in barrel £500-700 315 A PAIR OF 25 BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOLS BY WILLIAM (1) BOND, LOMBARD STREET, LONDON, CIRCA 1810 with swamped brass barrels signed over the breeches in a linear frame terminating in a sunburst, iron tangs engraved with trophies, signed stepped bolted locks engraved with engraved tails (one cock and retaining screw replaced, one action defective), figured walnut full stocks, and engraved brass mounts including trigger-guards with trophies on the bows and pineapple finials, and vacant shield-shaped escutcheons (later ramrods) 15.2 cm; 6 in barrels William Thomas 1 Bond is recorded at 59 Lombard Street circa 1803-36. £1200-1800 316 A 14 BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOL OF LIVERY TYPE BY BRANDER AND POTTS, LONDON, CIRCA 1820 with tapering barrel with traces of ‘London’ inscribed on the top flat, signed stepped lock (bolt safety-catch replaced), fitted with ring-neck cock of late form, semi-rainproof pan and roller, full stock, brass mounts including flush-fitting side-plate, and triggerguard with bud finial, and associated brass-tipped ramrod with iron worm 15.2 cm; 6 in barrel Martin Brander and Thomas Potts were Contractors to Ordnance 1815-20 £350-450 83


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322 THE BARRELS AND STOCK OF THREE ENGLISH PISTOLS AND A PISTOL SIGNED CLARKSON, 18TH CENTURY AND LATER the first mid-18th century, converted from flintlock, with threestage barrel, full stock (cut-down) and brass spurred pommel with grotesque cap; the second mid-18th century, with tapering barrel (pitted), and brass grotesque mask butt-cap and openwork side-plate; the third early 19th century, with rebrowned octagonal barrel inscribed ‘London’, and the fourth composite, with tapering barrel, signed lock and brass mounts (each worn throughout) the first: 22.3 cm; 8 ¾ in barrel (4)

Joseph Simmons is recorded at 49 High Street, Birmingham 1807-20.

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£600-800 321 A 16 BORE FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S PISTOL BY HENSHALL, CIRCA 1820 with rebrowned twist octagonal sighted barrel fitted with stirrup ramrod retained by a spring, engraved tang incorporating the back-sight, signed stepped engraved lock fitted with semi-rainproof pan, figured walnut full stock (foreend cracked), finely chequered butt, iron mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial and vacant gilt escutcheon 22.7 cm; 8 ⅞ in barrel

323 A 15 BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY COWMEADOW, KENSINGTON, CIRCA 1800 with tapering signed barrel inscribed ‘Kensington’ on the flat, iron tang, signed rounded lock (side nails and cock replaced), figured walnut full stock, the butt chequered within its working life (small cracks), brass mounts of livery type including flushfitting side-plate, and pommel, and brass-tipped ramrod 23.2 cm; 9 ¼ in barrel James Cowmeadow is recorded as a gunmaker in Kensington circa 1780-1812. £400-600

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324 A CASED PAIR OF 25 BORE PERCUSSION OFFICER’S PISTOLS BY REYNOLDS, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURY each with signed brown twist sighted barrel, engraved case-hardened breech with platinum plug, engraved case-hardened tang, signed stepped engraved case-hardened bolted lock, engraved case-hardened hammer, figured walnut half stock, chequered butt, engraved case-hardened trigger-guard with curved angular back and pineapple finial,horn fore-end cap, silver escutcheon engraved with the owner’s crest, a bird displayed, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, iron-tipped ramrod, and retaining much finish, perhaps original, throughout: in their fitted mahogany case lined in green baize (areas of light wear), the lid with flush-fitting brass carrying handle on the outside, with some accessories including red morocco-covered three-way flask, bullet mould and rammer 26.0 cm; 10 ¼ in barrels £3500-4500 325 A 15 BORE PERCUSSION PISTOL OF LIVERY TYPE BY W. PARKER, CIRCA 1800 AND A 16 BORE PERCUSSION PISTOL the first converted from flintlock, with tapering barrel, signed lock (hammer incomplete), full stock (cracked), and brass mounts (ramrod missing); the second for the tourist market the first: 23.0 cm; 9 ⅛ in barrel (2) £250-300

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326 A FINE PAIR OF .750 CALIBRE SILVER-MOUNTED PERCUSSION RIFLED OFFICER’S PISTOLS BY HORSFALL, BARNSLEY, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, BIRMINGHAM HALLMARKS FOR 1831 with browned twist octagonal sighted barrels rifled with ten grooves, scroll-engraved case-hardened breeches inlaid with two gold lines, scroll-engraved case-hardened tangs incorporating the back-sights, signed scroll-engraved case-hardened bolted locks, blued set triggers, figured walnut half-stocks, chequered saw-handled butts encircled with an engraved silver band at the base, full silver mounts comprising trigger-guards engraved with scrollwork on the bows and with pineapple finials, the butts fitted with escutcheons engraved with the owner’s crest, moulded ramrod-pipes, rounded fore-end caps, and barrel bolt escutcheons, brasstipped ramrods, and much original finish throughout: in original brass-bound fitted mahogany case lined in plum velvet, the lid with brass flush-fitting carrying handle, complete with a number of accessories including powder-flask, case-hardened bullet-mould and breech wrench 23.2 cm; 9 ⅛ in barrels The crest is that of Areskine, Brouncker, Clifton, Colbey, Engleheart, Erskine, Fulwer, Hansard, Hemsworth, Linesley, Pottinger, Rawle, Rawlins, Saunders, Taylor, Thomson, Tuffnal, Tufnell or Tuftnell. £8000-10000

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327 A 90 BORE U.S. PERCUSSION DERRINGER, MID-19TH CENTURY with sighted barrel stamped ‘Deringer’, engraved tang, scroll-engraved back-action lock (hammer missing), walnut stock, chequered butt, engraved iron trigger-guard and German silver fore-end cap (worn) 11.0 cm; 4 ⅜ in barrel £400-500 328 A COLT .41 CALIBRE THIRD MODEL RIM-FIRE DERINGER, NO. 46836, CIRCA 1890 of standard production specifications, with 2 ½ in barrel and nickel-plated frame (light wear) 13.5 cm; 5 ⅜ in overall £200-250 329 A 16 BORE AUSTRIAN PERCUSSION PISTOL WITH CONCEALED HAMMER BY MISSILLIEUR, CIRCA 1860 with sighted barrel signed ‘Missillieur a Vienne Patent’ on the flat, engraved tang incorporating a sprung hinged lid covering the hammer, enclosed action cocked by pulling the trigger forward, highly figured walnut three-quarter stock with angular butt swelling at the base (repaired), and large engraved iron trigger-guard (ramrod missing) 15.5 cm; 6 ⅛ in barrel Johann Baptist Missillieur became a Master Gunmaker in Vienna in 1821. £200-300 330 A .34 CALIBRE U.S. PERCUSSION UNDER-HAMMER BOOT PISTOL BY THRESHER, STAFFORD, CONNECTICUT, CIRCA 1830 AND A .36 CALIBRE PERCUSSION PISTOL BY ALLEN & WHEEL-LOCK, NO. 73, CIRCA 1840 the first with 5 ⅞ in barrel, signed engraved top-strap, hardwood grips (cracked) enclosed by a brass band; the second with 3 in barrel (hammer missing), and rounded hardwood grips (areas of pitting) the first: 25.8 cm; 10 in overall (2) £300-400 331 A 15 BORE PERCUSSION PISTOL BY W. PROBIN, CIRCA 1830 with octagonal signed barrel fitted with stirrup ramrod (links replaced), signed scroll-engraved bolted lock, full stock, chequered butt, and iron trigger-guard (worn iron parts pitted) 19.4 cm; 7 ¾ in barrel £300-400 88


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332 A PAIR OF 42 BORE PERCUSSION DUELLING PISTOLS BY SMITH, LONDON, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840 with signed octagonal sighted barrels, engraved breeches inlaid with two platinum lines, pierced platinum plugs, scroll-engraved flush-fitting bolted locks, figured walnut half-stocks, chequered butts, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guards with atrophied pineapple finials, white metal fore-end caps, vacant white metal escutcheons, and brass-tipped wooden ramrods (one incomplete) 25.5 cm; 10 in barrels (2) £2500-3500 333 A 32 BORE PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOL BY MACE, READING, CIRCA 1825 with octagonal sighted barrel, signed stepped engraved lock (later hammer and bolt safety), full stock, chequered grip, engraved iron trigger-guard with pineapple finial and vacant German silver escutcheon 15.8 cm; 6 ¼ in barrel £200-250 334 A PAIR OF 30 BORE PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOLS BY I. LANG, HAYMARKET, LONDON, CIRCA 1840; AND THE BARREL AND ACTION OF A 60 BORE FLINTLOCK OVER-AND-UNDER PISTOL BY DUNDERDALE, MABSON & LABRON, CIRCA 1820 the first with signed sighted barrels (one tang missing) signed scroll-engraved locks (one detached, one screw missing, one hammer later), full stocks, and engraved iron trigger-guards (the iron parts painted black on one pistol, stirrup ramrods missing); the second with brass action signed on the left and engraved with trophies-of-arms, and iron trigger-guard (worn) the first: 10.5 cm; 4 ⅛ in barrel (3) £400-500

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335 A 34 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOL BY H.W. MORTIMER, LONDON, CIRCA 1820 with sighted barrels retaining traces of a signature on the rib, engraved breech inlaid with a platinum line, engraved grooved tang, signed engraved bolted locks (one bolt replaced, one hammer detached), figured walnut three-quarter stock, chequered butt, engraved iron trigger-guard, and vacant silver escutcheon (worn) 10.0 cm; 4 in barrels £500-700 336 A 40 BORE PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOL BY CLARBROUGH, MID-19TH CENTURY with octagonal barrel (a poor fit in the breech), engraved tang, signed engraved lock, full stock, engraved brass trigger-guard with pineapple finial (later ramrod, areas of wear) 12.5 cm; 5 in barrel £250-300 337 A 40 BORE PERCUSSION DUELLING PISTOL BY JOSEPH MANTON, LONDON, NO. 6256 CIRCA 1814 rebuilt from flintlock, with octagonal sighted barrel stamped with platinum-lined barrelsmith’s mark at the breech and numbered beneath, fitted with drum percussion bolster with pierced platinum plug, engraved tang incorporating the back-sight, signed engraved bolted lock (defective, hammer missing), walnut half-stock, chequered butt, iron mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial, (the iron parts rusted throughout), vacant silver escutcheon, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and horn fore-end cap (loose) 25.4 cm; 10 in barrel See Scott-Edeson 2000, p. 78. £1000-1400 338 A 54 BORE D.B. BELGIAN PIN-FIRE PISTOL, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1860 with sighted barrels, rotary under-lever action engraved with flowers and neo-rococo scrolls, folding triggers (one hammer replaced), fluted ebonised butt, and engraved iron pommel 10.2 cm; 4 in barrels £200-300 339 A 60 BORE D.B. CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION PISTOL, MID-19TH CENTURY AND A 42 BORE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1840 the first with twist barrels, engraved action decorated with bouquets, folding triggers, fluted butt (repaired); and the second with octagonal sighted barrel, side-hammer action and figured hardwood butt 6.7 cm; 2 ⅝ in barrels (2) £200-250 90


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341 340 A CASED PAIR OF 40 BORE PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOLS BY JOHN MANTON AND SON, DOVER STREET, LONDON, CIRCA 1825-30 with signed blued octagonal sighted barrels finely engraved with foliage at the breeches, pierced platinum plugs, engraved casehardened side-hammer bolted actions decorated with foliage and with the maker’s address on the left, the tops engraved en suite and incorporating adjustable back-sights, blued folding triggers, finely chequered walnut butts, blued stirrup ramrods, silver escutcheons engraved with the owner’s initials (rubbed), and much original finish throughout: in original fitted mahogany case, the lid with vacant brass escutcheon on the outside (small chips, lock plate detached from the lid, key escutcheon missing)), the interior lined in green baize, with replacement label and with a copper three-way flask 7.5 cm; 3 in barrels £2500-3000 341 A CASED PAIR OF 80 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOLS BY MORTIMER, LONDON, CIRCA 1830 each with case-hardened sighted barrel engraved with scrolls at the breech and muzzle, scroll-engraved case-hardened tang signed on an oval and incorporating an adjustable back-sight, scroll-engraved case-hardened bolted locks, finely chequered figured walnut butt, scroll-engraved case-hardened trigger-guard, stirrup ramrod, vacant silver escutcheon and much original finish throughout: in early fitted mahogany case (small repairs) lined in green baize, the lid with brass escutcheon, and with three-way copper flask, bullet mould and oil bottle 7.7 cm; 3 in barrels £2500-3500 91


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343 342 A CASED PAIR OF 28 BORE TRAVELLING PISTOLS, MID-19TH CENTURY each with browned twist sighted barrel stamped ‘W. Ellis’ beneath, engraved case-hardened breech (one detached), engraved case-hardened tang incorporating the back-sight, scroll-engraved back-action lock, figured walnut full stock, chequered butt, engraved case-hardened iron mounts comprising trigger-guard and butt-cap, stirrup ramrod, and vacant nickel escutcheon: in associated fitted mahogany case (escutcheon missing), the interior lined in plum velvet and with trade label of Fred Barnes, with some accessories including powder-flask, turn screw and oil bottle 11.5 cm; 4 ½ in barrels £1800-2000 343 A CASED PAIR OF 16 BORE PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOLS BY WESTLEY RICHARDS, 170 NEW BOND STREET, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, NO. 82 FOR 1838 with signed octagonal sighted barrels, engraved case-hardened breeches with pierced platinum plugs, engraved case-hardened breech tangs, signed scroll-engraved bolted locks fitted with blued hammers decorated en suite, figured walnut full stocks, chequered butts, engraved blued trigger-guards, vacant silver escutcheons and original brass-tipped wooden ramrods: in their fitted mahogany case lined in green baize (small holes and areas of wear), the lid applied with trade label, and complete with associated accessories including bullet mould and copper powder-flask 13.2 cm; 5 ¼ in barrels £2000-2500 92


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345 344 A RARE BELGIAN 5MM (PINFIRE) DOLNE-BAR PATENT ‘APACHE’ SIX-SHOT SELF-COCKING KNUCKLE-DUSTER REVOLVER BY L. DOLNE, LIÈGE, NO. 1452, CIRCA 1875 with fluted barrel-block, white metal frame numbered and stamped ‘DOLNE-BAR INV. BREVET’ on the right, folding trigger, folding lockable knuckle-duster grip, and later bayonet 19.0 cm; 7 ½ in overall £700-900 345 A 120 BORE FRENCH DUMONTHIER PATENT COMBINED D.B. PERCUSSION PISTOL AND DAGGER, CIRCA 1850 with slightly tapering barrels, fitted with a tapering blade cut on each side with a long fuller, the left side stamped ‘Dumonthier’ and ‘Brevet Dum’, fitted with knurled hammers forming the left-hand side of the cross-guard, folding concealed trigger, fitted with a pair of writhen German silver grip-scales, in its original leather-covered wooden scabbard with German silver mounts including locket inscribed ‘J.A.J.N.’ 32.5 cm; 12 ¾ in overall See Lewerken 1989, pp. 232-3 nos. 57 and 58. £800-1000 346 A PERCUSSION KNIFE-PISTOL BY UNWIN & RODGERS, SHEFFIELD, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS CIRCA 1860 AND A .41 CALIBRE COLT NEW LINE MODEL REVOLVER, NO. 9789 FOR 1878 with tapering octagonal German silver sighted barrel, the frame faced in polished cow horn stained dark on one side, retained by iron rivets over brass fillets, folding steel trigger, two folding blades of differing size, the larger stamped ‘Unwin & Rodgers’ at the base, the butt with folding German silver cap, and with brass bullet mould and iron tweezers (restorations); the second with 2 ¼ in barrel, and some nickel-plated finish the first 8.5 cm; 3 ⅜ in barrel (2) £600-800

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351 A 100 BORE PERCUSSION OVER-AND-UNDER TRAVELLING PISTOL BY SAMUEL & CHARLES SMITH, LONDON, CIRCA 1840; A 54 BORE PERCUSSION HAMMERLESS TURN-OVER PISTOL, MID-19TH CENTURY; AND AN 80 BORE PERCUSSION TURN-OVER PISTOL, MID-19TH CENTURY the first with sighted barrels signed on the flat and engraved with scrolls on each side, signed engraved bolted back-action locks (one hammer and bolt replaced), figured walnut butt with swelling chequered grip, engraved iron trigger-guard, and vacant silver escutcheon (worn); the second with sighted barrels, scroll-engraved action fitted with cocking lever on the right, folding trigger, finely chequered butt, German silver butt-cap cast and chased as a lion mask in low relief, and vacant German silver escutcheon; and the third engraved with foliage around the muzzles, scroll-engraved action, folding trigger, chequered walnut butt and vacant German silver escutcheon the first: 7.5 cm; 3 in barrels (3) £800-1000 352 A PAIR OF 40 BORE PERCUSSION BOX-LOCK POCKET PISTOLS BY CLARE, DORCHESTER, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS CIRCA 1840 converted from flintlock, with turn-off barrels, engraved actions decorated with ovals carried by trophies-of-arms, signed on the left and inscribed ‘Dorchester’ on the right, the steels rebuilt as nipple-shields, sliding thumb-piece safety-catches (one hammer replaced), flat-sided walnut butts, engraved trigger-guards and vacant white metal escutcheons 3.8 cm;1 ½ in barrels (2) John Clare is recorded at High Street East, Dorchester, circa 1829. £400-600 353 A 54 BORE PERCUSSION BOX-LOCK POCKET PISTOL BY DOOLEY, LIVERPOOL AND ANOTHER, BY W. DUDLEY, BOTH WITH BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840 the first with turn-off barrel, signed scroll-engraved action, folding trigger, and flat-sided walnut butt; the second similar, with topmounted safety-catch, rounded chequered butt, and vacant German silver escutcheon the first: 4.5 cm; 1 ¾ in barrel (2) £350-450

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354 A 100 BORE PERCUSSION MUFF PISTOL SIGNED J. BEATTIE, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, AND ANOTHER, SIGNED BLISSET LONDON, LONDON PROOF MARKS, BOTH MID-19TH CENTURY the first with turn-off barrel engraved with foliage around the muzzle, scroll-engraved action signed on the left, folding trigger, thumb-piece safety-catch, chequered walnut butt and vacant German silver escutcheon; the second with turn-off octagonal barrel with traces of a signature, rounded scroll-engraved German silver action, folding trigger, finely chequered walnut butt, silver pommel cap chased with a lionhead and vacant silver escutcheon the first: 3.2 cm; 1 ¼ in barrel (2) £350-450 355 A 60 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL BY JOSEPH MANTON, CIRCA 1820 with turn-off barrel engraved with a band of foliage at the breech, engraved case-hardened action signed on a scroll beneath a trophy-of-music on the left and inscribed ‘London’ on an oval carried by trophies-of-arms on the right, blued folding trigger, engraved blued sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, engraved tang, flat-sided walnut butt with bevelled edges, and some early, perhaps original, colour throughout 3.5 cm; 1 ⅜ in barrel £800-1000 356 A 50 BORE PERCUSSION BOX-LOCK POCKET PISTOL BY GATWARD, HITCHIN AND ANOTHER, BY DAVIDSON, BOTH WITH BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840 the first with turn-off barrel, signed scroll-engraved action, folding trigger, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also acting as a nippleguard, flat-sided walnut butt and shield-shaped escutcheon engraved with the owner’s initials ‘VAS’; the second similar, with conventional thumb-piece safety-catch and vacant German silver escutcheon the first: 4.5 cm; 1 ¾ in barrel (2) £200-300 357 AN 80 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURY AND ANOTHER, CONTINENTAL, LIÈGE PROOF, MID-19TH CENTURY the first with octagonal turn-off barrel, scroll-engraved brass action, flat-sided walnut butt, engraved iron trigger-guard and vacant German silver escutcheon; and the second with turn-off barrel, scroll-engraved action, folding trigger, and bulbous butt with German silver shield-shaped escutcheon the first: 6.0 cm; 2 ⅜ in barrel (2) £250-300

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358 A 60 BORE SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION BAR-HAMMER PEPPERBOX REVOLVER BY REILLY, LONDON, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840 with fluted barrel group engraved with foliage around the muzzle and numbered from 1 to 6 at the breech, engraved rounded action signed within an oval surrounded by scrolls on the left, engraved bar hammer, finely chequered walnut butt, engraved iron butt-cap and trigger-guard, and retaining traces of original colour throughout 10.5 cm; 4 ⅛ in barrels £400-500 359 A 60 BORE SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION BAR-HAMMER PEPPERBOX REVOLVER BY CLOUGH, BATH, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1841-44 with fluted barrel group engraved with foliage around the muzzle and numbered from 1 to 6 at the breech, scroll-engraved rounded action signed on the left, plain nipple-shield, engraved bar hammer, blued thumb-piece safety-catch, finely chequered walnut butt, engraved iron trigger-guard and butt-cap with trap, vacant silver escutcheon and retaining some early colour throughout 10.5 cm; 4 ⅛ in barrels John Clough is recorded at 29 Southgate Street, Bath circa 1841-44. £500-700

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360 AN 80 BORE TRANSITIONAL SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION GAS-SEAL REVOLVER, NO. 2798, BY J. LANG, 22 COCKSPUR STREET, LONDON, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1850-55 with signed octagonal rifled sighted barrel, retained by a wedge, fluted cylinder fitted with vertical nipples, scroll-engraved action, (later spur hammer), chequered figured walnut butt (an early continental replacement), engraved butt-trap, engraved trigger-guard, and vacant silver escutcheon 13.3 cm; 5 ¼ in barrel See Taylerson, Andrews and Frith 1968, p. 223. £600-800 361 A 60 BORE TRANSITIONAL SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURY with rebrowned octagonal sighted barrel engraved with scrolls at the breech, engraved cylinder, scroll-engraved rounded action fitted with later long-spurred hammer, chequered walnut grips and engraved butt-cap (worn) 15.0 cm; 6 in barrel £250-300 362 AN 80 BORE TRANSITIONAL SIX-SHOT SELF-COCKING BAR HAMMER PERCUSSION REVOLVER BY COLLINS, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURY with two-stage barrel engraved around the muzzle and octagonal at the breech, engraved rounded German silver action, backstrap and butt-cap, engraved bar-hammer, the cylinder formed with a decorated band at the front, and engraved iron trigger-guard (worn, rammer missing) 14.5 cm; 5 ¾ in barrel £300-400 363 A 50 BORE TRANSITIONAL SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER, WITH BENTLEY’S PATENT RAMMER, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURY AND A BAR-HAMMER PERCUSSION TRANSITIONAL REVOLVER, MID-19TH CENTURY the first with octagonal sighted barrel, scroll-engraved rounded action, cylinder signed ‘......Gas Works, Honiton’ (indistinct); chequered walnut grips, and iron mounts (pitted throughout; the second with octagonal sighted barrel (loose) and rounded action (rammer missing, pitted throughout) the first: 14.5 cm; 5 ¾ in barrel (2) £300-400 98


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364 A .36 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 1865 NEW MODEL POCKET REVOLVER, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NO. 17197L FOR 1868 of standard production specifications, with blued 6 ½ in barrel, engraved rebated cylinder, case-hardened frame, blued back-strap and trigger-guard, polished walnut grips, retaining much original finish and with matching numbers throughout: in its fitted mahogany case relined in green baize, with blued combination wrench and turnscrew, copper flask by J. Barlow, contemporary iron bullet mould and cleaning rod 31.0 cm; 12 ¼ in overall See Breslin and Boulton 2003, pp. 22-35 £1500-2000 365 TWO .36 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVERS, NOS 19051 FOR 1851 AND 83181 FOR 1854 each of standard production specifications,with 4 in barrels with two line New York address (the first with later cylinder and rammer); and with matching numbers throughout (worn) 24.5 cm; 9 ¾ in overall (2) £300-400 366 THREE INCOMPLETE PERCUSSION REVOLVERS, CIRCA 1860 the first of Remington New Model Army type (cylinder missing); the second of Colt type and the third missing its grips and trigger guard (extensively worn) (3) £80-120

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368 367 A CASED .31 CALIBRE COLT LONDON SECOND MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER, NO. 941 FOR 1853 of standard production specifications, with 6 in barrel (wedge associated, mechanism incomplete, elements now detached and in the case), the trigger-guard with traces of silver finish (worn throughout): in a later fitted case lined in plum velvet, with associated Colt bullet mould (worn) 29.2 cm; 11 ½ in overall £600-800 368 A CASED .31 CALIBRE COLT LONDIN MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NO. 3465 FOR 1855 of standard production specifications, with 4 in barrel, engraved cylinder, iron trigger-guard with some silver plating (areas of pitting), and with matching numbers throughout: in a later lined and fitted oak case 24.5 cm; 9 ⅝ in overall £500-600 100


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369 A .36 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVER WITH FACTORY ENGRAVING, NO. 24444E FOR 1865 with 7 ½ in rounded barrel with single line address, engraved with leafy scrolls over the rear half, the frame engraved with further scrolls and flowers, inscribed ‘Colt’s Patent’ in a cartouche on the left, brass back-strap and trigger-guard engraved en suite (rubbed), walnut grips, and matching numbers throughout (worn, rammer defective, areas of pitting) 35.0 cm; 13 ¾ in overall £1200-1500 370 A .36 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER, NO. 8907 FOR 1851 of standard production specifications, the 7 ½ in barrel with single line New York address, trigger-guard and back-strap with traces of silver plating, and matching numbers throughout (worn) 35.0 cm; 13 ¾ in overall £500-700 371 A .36 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER, NO. 32786 FOR 1853 of standard production specifications, the 7 ½ in barrel with single line New York address, trigger-guard and back-strap with traces of silver plating, and matching numbers throughout (worn, one grip chipped) 35.0 cm; 13 ¾ in overall £500-700 101


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372 A CASED 54 BORE DEANE-ADAMS 1851 MODEL FIVE-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY AUGUSTE FRANCOTTE UNDER LICENSE BY DEANE ADAMS AND DEANE, LONDON, NO. 6498, CIRCA 1855 with blued sighted barrel signed in full on the flat, foliate-engraved blued frame inscribed ‘Adams Patent’ and numbered on the right and stamped ‘Adams 1851’ on the left, fitted with blued arbor pin with blued spring-catch and blued safety-catch, casehardened numbered cylinder, blued trigger, finely chequered walnut butt, engraved blued trigger-guard, engraved blued butt-cap with trap, and much original finish throughout (areas of light wear, small areas of pitting): in its fitted oak case lined in green baize (case lid cracked, escutcheon missing), the interior with trade label of Francotte and Deane, Adams and Deane, complete with accessories including bullet mould, brass powder-flask, nipple wrench and wad-cutter 16.0 cm; 6 ⅜ in barrel £2000-2500

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373 A CASED 54 BORE BEAUMONT-ADAMS FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER BY DEANE & SON, 30 KING WILLIAM STREET, LONDON, NO. 18,531R, AND B3145, CIRCA 1856 with blued sighted barrel signed in full on the flat, foliate-engraved blued frame inscribed and numbered on the right, fitted with blued safety-catch, and blued rammer, case-hardened numbered cylinder, blued arbor pin, blued trigger, finely chequered walnut butt, blued trigger-guard, blued butt-cap, and much original finish throughout (areas of light wear): in its fitted oak case lined in green baize, the interior with trade label of Deane & Son, complete with accessories including associated blued bullet mould, copper powder-flask by James Dixon & Sons, nipple wrench and wad-cutter 14.5 cm; 5 ¾ in barrel £2000-2500

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374 A CASED 38 BORE DEANE-ADAMS 1851 MODEL FIVE-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION ‘DRAGOON’ REVOLVER RETAILED BY WILKINSON & SON, PALL MALL, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NO. 7454R, CIRCA 1852 with blued sighted ‘hog’s back’ barrel signed on the top-strap, foliate-engraved blued frame inscribed ‘Adams Patent’ and numbered on the right, fitted with blued arbor pin with blued spring-catch and blued safety-catch, case-hardened numbered cylinder, engraved blued trigger, finely chequered walnut butt, engraved blued trigger-guard, engraved butt-cap, and traces of original finish throughout (small areas of light pitting, rust spotting): in a later fitted case lined in green baize, with associated 54 bore bullet mould 20.2 cm; 8 in barrel £1400-1800

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375 A CASED 54 BORE ADAMS PATENT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY JAMES FAIRMAN, 23 JERMYN STREET, ST JAMES’S, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, NO. 32110, CIRCA 1860 with blued sighted barrel signed on the top-strap, border-engraved blued frame inscribed and numbered on the right, fitted with blued safety-catch, and blued rammer, blued numbered cylinder, blued arbor pin, finely chequered walnut butt, iron trigger-guard and butt-cap (refinished throughout, signature refreshed): in its fitted mahogany case lined in green baize, the interior with trade label, with accessories including brass bullet mould, copper powder-flask by G. & J. W. Hawksley and oil bottle 15.2 cm; 6 in barrel £1400-1800

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376 A CASED 120 BORE BEAUMONT-ADAMS FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER BY ROBERT ADAMS, 76 KING WILLIAM STREET, LONDON, NO. 35,882R, AND B20133, CIRCA 1858 with blued sighted barrel signed on the flat, stamped with proof marks and L.A.C. for London Armoury Company on the left, border-engraved blued frame inscribed and numbered on the right, fitted with blued safety-catch, blued rammer numbered 2051, blued numbered cylinder, finely chequered walnut butt, iron trigger-guard and butt-cap, and some original finish (areas of wear, small dents and scratches): in a fitted mahogany case relined in green baize, with later bullet mould and powder-flask 11.0 cm; 4 ⅜ in barrel £1400-1800

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378 377 A CASED 80 BORE TRANTER PATENT FIRST MODEL SELF-COCKING FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY B. COGSWELL, 224 STRAND, LONDON, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NO. 12,162T, CIRCA 1855 with sighted barrel engraved with a band of foliage around the muzzle, signed on the top-strap, border-engraved action numbered on the right, fitted with safety-catch, arbor pin and patent rammer, numbered cylinder, bright patent double trigger, and chequered butt with iron butt-cap: in a lined and fitted mahogany case with Tranter’s patent 80 bore bullet mould 17.5 cm; 6 ¾ in barrel £750-1000 378 A CASED 80 BORE FIVE-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1860 with blued sighted octagonal barrel, open-topped frame engraved with pairs of lines around the border, fitted with safety-catch and rammer on the left, chequered walnut grip, border-engraved trigger-guard and but-cap: in its fitted oak case lined in blue velvet, with brass powder-flask, bullet mould and oil bottle 12.7 cm; 5 in barrel £350-450

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380 379 A CASED 80 BORE FIVE-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER BY PATTISON, NOTTINGHAM, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, NO. 1347, CIRCA 1860 with octagonal sighted barrel, signed on the back-strap and engraved with scrolls, scroll-and border-engraved two-piece frame numbered on the left, fitted with safety-catch and hinged rammer, chequered walnut grip, and later nickel-plated finish (losses): in its fitted mahogany case (small chips, lined in blue velvet, with brass bullet mould, turn-screw and nipple-wrench 11.5 cm; 4 ½ in barrel £400-600 380 A CASED 80 BORE FIVE-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER, SIGNED W. CLARKE, LUDGATE HILL, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1860 with signed blued octagonal sighted barrel, scroll-engraved open-topped frame, fitted with safety-catch and rammer on the left, chequered walnut grip, engraved trigger-guard and butt-cap, and some later finish throughout: in a fitted mahogany case lined in blue velvet, the lid with brass escutcheon engraved with the owner’s crest and initials 11.5 cm; 4 ½ in barrel £300-450

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381 A 54 BORE BEAUMONT-ADAMS FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY W. WATMOUGH, 13 BLACKFRIARS STREET, MANCHESTER, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NOS. 36860 AND 21061, CIRCA 1860 with blued sighted barrel (fore-sight missing) stamped with ‘L.A.C.’ for London Armoury Company, signed on the top-strap, borderengraved blued frame inscribed and numbered on the right, fitted with blued safety-catch, blued rammer, blued numbered cylinder, finely chequered walnut butt, iron trigger-guard and butt-cap, and some original colour throughout (losses areas of wear); in a leather holster 14.3 cm; 5 ½ in barrel (2) £700-900 382 A 54 BORE BEAUMONT-ADAMS FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY THOMAS HORSLEY, GUNMAKER YORK, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NOS. 25781R AND B10118, CIRCA 1860 with blued sighted barrel, signed on the top-strap, stamped with London Armoury Company mark on the right of the lug, borderengraved blued frame inscribed and numbered on the right, fitted with blued safety-catch, blued rammer, blued numbered cylinder, finely chequered walnut butt, blued iron trigger-guard and butt-cap, and some original colour throughout (losses areas of wear) 14.3 cm; 5 ½ in barrel £500-700 383 A 38 BORE DEANE-ADAMS 1851 MODEL FIVE-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION ‘DRAGOON’ REVOLVER BY DEANE ADAMS & DEANE, 30 KING WILLIAM STREET, LONDON BRIDGE, NO. 7456R, CIRCA 1852 with signed sighted barrel (fore-sight removed), scroll-engraved frame inscribed ‘Adams Patent’ and numbered on the right, fitted with arbor pin with spring-catch and safety-catch, numbered cylinder, chequered walnut butt, engraved trigger-guard and butt-cap with trap (areas of light pitting, inscriptions worn) 19.0 cm; 7 ½ in barrel £500-700

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384 A 38 BORE DEANE-ADAMS 1851 MODEL FIVE-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION ‘DRAGOON’ REVOLVER RETAILED BY HOLLIS & SHEATH, MAKERS TO H.M.H ORDNANCE, NO. 4943X, CIRCA 1852 with signed sighted barrel, frame inscribed ‘Adams Patent’ and numbered on the right, fitted with arbor pin with spring-catch and safety-catch, cylinder, chequered walnut butt, and butt-cap with trap (areas of pitting, inscriptions worn, refinished) 19.0 cm; 7 ½ in barrel £400-450 385 A 54 BORE TRANTER PATENT FIRST MODEL SELF-COCKING FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY B. COGSWELL, STRAND, LONDON, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NO. 20,678T, CIRCA 1855 with blued sighted barrel engraved with a band of foliage around the muzzle, signed and engraved with foliage on the top-strap, scroll-and border-engraved action numbered on the left, blued safety-catch, arbor pin and catch (rammer missing), case-hardened cylinder, bright patent double trigger, chequered butt, engraved case-hardened butt-cap, and traces of early finish 16.5 cm; 6 ½ in barrel £500-700 386 A 54 BORE BEAUMONT-ADAMS FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER BY DEANE ADAMS & DEANE, 30 KING WILLIAM STREET, LONDON BRIDGE, NO. 14,344R, AND B1053, CIRCA 1858 with signed blued sighted barrel, border-engraved blued frame inscribed and numbered on the right, fitted with blued safety-catch, blued Adams patent rammer, blued numbered cylinder, finely chequered walnut butt, iron trigger-guard and butt-cap (refinished throughout) 15.0 cm; 6 in barrel £450-550

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387 A 54 BORE DEANE ADAMS FIVE-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY DICKSON & SON, 63 PRINCES ST, EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1860 with signed blued sighted barrel, border-engraved frame inscribed and numbered on the right (rubbed, now unclear), fitted with blued safety-catch, and blued Adams patent rammer, blued cylinder, finely chequered walnut butt, trigger-guard engraved with the owner’s name (rubbed), butt-cap with trap (areas of light pitting and wear) 16.0 cm; 6 3/ 8 in barrel £500-700 388 A 54 BORE TRANTER PATENT FIRST MODEL SELF-COCKING FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY W & J. RIGBY, DUBLIN, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1855 with blued sighted barrel engraved with a band of foliage around the muzzle, signed and engraved with foliage on the top-strap, scroll-and border-engraved action numbered on the left (inscription and number unclear), safety-catch, arbor pin numbered ‘17’ and catch, case-hardened cylinder, bright patent double trigger numbered ‘277’, chequered butt, engraved trigger-guard butt-cap, and traces of early finish; in a contemporary leather holster 16.5 cm; 6 ½ in barrel (2) £500-700 389 A 54 BORE FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER BY JOSEPH BOURNE, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, NO. 1744, CIRCA 1860 with octagonal sighted barrel engraved at each end, signed ‘Joseph Bourne Maker’ and engraved with foliage on the top-strap, border-engraved frame inscribed ‘Patent no. 1744’, fitted with cylinder engraved with two lines, chequered grips, engraved trigger and butt-cap (barrel wedge replaced, areas of wear); in a leather holster 15.5 cm; 6 ⅛ in barrel (2) £300-500 111


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390 A 100 BORE FIVE-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER SIGNED O. POWELL, SHEFFIELD, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1860 with octagonal sighted barrel engraved at each end, signed and engraved with foliage on the top-strap, border-engraved separate frame numbered ‘1254’, fitted with blued cylinder, chequered grips, engraved trigger and butt-cap and with traces of blued finish, in a later holster 11.4 cm; 4 ½ in barrel (2) £400-600 391 SIX PIN-FIRE DOUBLE-ACTION REVOLVERS, LIÈGE PROOF, LATE 19TH CENTURY the first with sighted engraved barrel, engraved cylinder and frame, chequered grips, in a leather holster; the second engraved with vine foliage over the barrel, frame and cylinder, and decorated composition grips; four further revolvers, similar; and another, Birmingham proof (worn, grips missing) the first: 7.5 cm; 3 in barrel (7) £300-400 392 SEVEN PIN-FIRE DOUBLE-ACTION REVOLVERS, LATE 19TH CENTURY the first with Birmingham proof marks, sighted barrel, engraved frame and ivory grips; the second Liège proof, with sighted barrel and chequered grips; the third Liège proof, with nickel-plated barrel, frame and cylinder and decorated composite grips; the last Liège proof (worn, action defective); and three similar the first : 8.9 cm; 3 ½ in barrel (7) ~ £300-400

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393 FOUR DOUBLE-ACTION PIN-FIRE REVOLVERS, LATE 19TH CENTURY the first with sighted barrel decorated with punched dots and scrolls, engraved cylinder and frame, the former inscribed ‘The Guardian American Model of 1878’, and black composite grips decorated with scrolling foliage; the second with Birmingham proof marks, round sighted barrel, border-engraved frame and chequered grips; the third with scroll-engraved cylinder and frame; and the fourth, Liège proof, with rounded sighted barrel, plain frame, wooden grips and a ring for suspension (worn) the first: 11.8 cm; 4 ⅝ in barrel (4) £300-400 394 A 54 BORE KERR PATENT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY THE LONDON ARMOURY COMPANY, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NO. 10797, CIRCA 1860 with sighted barrel, border-engraved frame numbered and inscribed on the right, fitted with numbered cylinder, rammer and border-engraved lock inscribed ‘London Armoury Co.’, chequered walnut butt, plain trigger-guard and butt-cap with lanyard ring (polished bright throughout, action defective) 14.0 cm; 5 ½ in barrel £500-700 395 A RARE 80 BORE KERR PATENT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER BY THE LONDON ARMOURY COMPANY, BERMONDSEY, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NO. 46, CIRCA 1860 with octagonal blued sighted barrel, blued grooved top-strap, border-engraved frame numbered and inscribed on the right, fitted with numbered cylinder, rammer and border-engraved lock inscribed ‘London Armoury Bermondsey’, chequered walnut butt, plain trigger-guard, butt-cap inscribed ‘1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers No. 4’, and some original finish throughout (areas of wear and surface patination) 14.0 cm; 5 ½ in barrel £800-1200

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399 A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BACKSWORD, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY with tapering blade double-edged for the last portion, formed with a long slender fuller along the back-edge on each face, signed ‘Andrea Farara’ at the forte on each face (rubbed, unclear in parts), well formed iron basket-hilt of rectangular bars cut with slender fluted lines (expert repairs), incorporating an oval aperture for reins, a saltire carrying a notched and cusped panel pierced with circles and hearts, three slender side-panels and knuckle-guard pierced en suite, scrolling rear quillon (an early replacement) and retaining an early doeskin liner, with conical pommel decorated en suite with the basket, and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip 78.7 cm; 31 in blade £2500-3000 400 A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY with broad tapering blade stamped with a series of decorative marks within a short fuller on each face, rectangular ricasso, iron hilt of fluted rectangular bars carrying an alternating arrangement of rectangular and square panels, each pierced with symmetrical designs of hearts and circles and with delicately cusped borders, the outer panels with rams horn basal finials (quillon missing, pitted), fluted pommel, and the grip with a later string binding 86.3 cm; 34 in blade £1800-2200 401 A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, FIRST HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY with broad tapering blade stamped ‘Andria Farara’ within three long fullers on each face (rubbed), rectangular ricasso, iron hilt of rounded bars involving a pair of saltires each carrying a central panel pierced with a symmetrical design of hearts and circles enriched with incised lines and with delicately cusped borders, rectangular knuckle-guard en suite, the outer bars joined by S-shaped bars and with ramshorn panels at the base, scrolling quillon, fluted pommel (the iron parts pitted and now patinated brown throughout), and 19th century leather-covered grip 84.5 cm; 33 ¼ in blade £1800-2200

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403 402 A BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD IN EARLY 18TH CENTURY SCOTTISH STYLE, 20TH CENTURY of heavy construction, with broad fullered blade cut with a running wolf mark, iron hilt of rounded bars incorporating pierced panels with cusped borders, ramshorn mouldings, S-shaped bars, scrolling quillon and fluted pommel, and blackened grip with brass ‘Turk’s heads’ 83.7 cm; 33 in blade

404 A BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD IN EARLY 18TH CENTURY SCOTTISH STYLE, 20TH CENTURY of heavy construction, with broad fullered blade stamped with three marks on one face (indistinct), iron hilt of rounded bars incorporating pierced broad and narrow panels with cusped borders, scrolling quillon and fluted pommel, and spirally bound grip with ‘Turk’s heads’ 83.7 cm; 33 in blade

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403 A TWO-HAND SWORD, CLAIDHEAMH MOR, IN THIRD QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY SCOTTISH STYLE, 19TH CENTURY with broad flat fullered blade incised with a running wolf mark on each face, iron hilt comprising a pair of robust downwardslanting quillons with quatrefoil terminals, rounded collar, a pair of attenuated langets decorated with linear patterns, wheel pommel drawn-out on each side in the centre, leather-covered wooden grip, and in aged condition throughout 103.5 cm; 40 ¾ in blade

405 A LEATHER SCABBARD FOR A BROADSWORD, 19TH CENTURY with brass locket and chape (crazing, small losses), on a wooden tree 78.5 cm; 31 in

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406 406 A SCOTTISH SILVER-MOUNTED DIRK, MID-19TH CENTURY with tapering blade double-edged towards the tip, stamped Young/Edin’ on one face at the forte, shaped wooden grip carved with characteristic basket-weave designs, and leaves around the base of the pommel, fitted with silver-coloured ferrule and cap pommel, in its leather scabbard with matching chape, locket and two further bands, complete with its accompanying knife and fork, the former stamped ‘Young’ and the locket with two loops for suspension 30.7 cm; 12 in blade £800-1200 407 A MODERN MINIATURE OF AN ENGLISH PIKEMAN’S ARMOUR comprising pot formed in two pieces with a broad brim, cuirass formed of a breast and backplate, the latter fitted with straps and retained by hooks on the former, a pair of tassets (rusted throughout), on a stand 27.5 cm; 10 ¾ in high

407 409 A MODERN COPY OF A PRITCHARD GREENER REVOLVER BAYONET brass hilt stamped Patent/17143/16, in its steel scabbard with leather suspension 21.0 cm; 8 ⅜ in blade £150-250 410 A DETACHED FLINTLOCK FOR AN EAST INDIA COMPANY GUN BY MOORE, DATED 1789 (pitted, the date unclear, small restorations) £60-80

£250-350 408 A FINELY CONSTRUCTED TARGE IN MID-18TH CENTURY STYLE by Joe Lindsay and based on that attributed to the ownership of Simon Fraser, of wood, the outer face covered in tooled leather decorated with traditional Celtic designs enriched with brass nails, fitted with a low domed central brass boss, the interior lined with red deer skin and fitted with enarmes 49.0 cm; 19 ¼ in diameter

411 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)

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THE FOLLOWING SEVEN LOTS ARE SOLD NOT SUBJECT TO RETURN 412 BROWN, Robert (editor), Science For All, marbled boards (the front board detached), bound in quarter brown leather (worn), 4to; WOOD, J.G.,The Illustrated Natural History: Birds, marbled boards, bound in black leather (foxing, worn), 4to; WOOD, J.G.,The Illustrated Natural History - Reptiles, Fishes, Molluscs &C, marbled boards, bound in black leather (foxing, worn), 4to £180-240 413 CALDWELL, David H., Scottish Weapons & Fortifications; DARLING, Anthony, Swords for the Highland Regiments (175784); FFOULKES, Charles, Arms & Armament, An Historical Survey of the Weapons of the British Army (reprint); KELVIN, Martin, The Scottish Pistol, Its History, Manufacture & Design; LENK, Torsten, The Flintlock, Its Origin, Development, and Use (reprint); MAZANSKY, Cyril, British Basket-Hilted Swords; OAKESHOTT, R.E., A Knight and His Castle; A Knight and his Weapons; A Knight and his Horse; A Knight and His Armour (four volumes); WALLACE, John, Scottish Swords and Dirks; WHITELAW, Charles E., Scottish Arms Makers; and four further publications (16) £80-120 414 DRUMMOND, James, Sculptured Monuments of Iona & The West Highlands, coloured plates, marbled boards, bound in quarter dark green Morocco (good condition except for some foxing), folio £250-350

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415 DRUMMOND, James, Ancient Scottish Weapons, coloured plates, bound in original quarter brown Morocco (some foxing), folio, No. 205 of 500 copies £250-350 416 GROSE, Francis, The Antiquities of Scotland, 2 vols., engraved plates, marbled endpapers, later gilt morocco-backed boards (foxing, worn), armorial bookplate of Rosse of Craigie & Innernethie, inscribed Elizabeth Wynn in ink, 8vo, 1789 and 1791 (2) £120-180 417 KNIGHT, Charles, Old England: A pictorial museum of regal, ecclesiastical, baronial, municipal, and popular antiquities, 2 vols., tooled and gilt boards (foxing, rubbed, worn, the second volume with a tear to its spine), folio £300-500 418 Earl of Rosebery (preface), Scotland Forever: A Gift-Book of the Scottish Regiments, (slightly worn, some staining to spine and front board), 4to; LANG, Andrew, Prince Charles Edward, marbled endpapers, bound in quarter red leather (good condition, some foxing), book plate of Eleanor Needham, 4to; PATON, James (editor), Scottish National Memorials, illustrated plates, gilt-patterned endpapers, bound in gilt blue cloth (good condition, some foxing to pages), folio £40-60


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419 A .300 CALIBRE AUSTRIAN BREECH-LOADING AIRGUN OF BELLOWS TYPE BY JAKOB KRESKO IN GRATZ, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with blued octagonal swamped sighted barrel released by a button on the side-plate, sleeved in smooth-bored brass, engraved with a swag and inscribed ‘in Gratz’ over the breech, tang overlaid with a brass panel, inset with a signed borderengraved brass plaque in place of the lock, the action enclosed in the butt, double set trigger, walnut full stock moulded over the fore-end (repairs), carved with leafy designs about the ramrod-pipe, ahead of the trigger-guard and around the breech, the butt with shaped cheek-piece carved with flowers and foliage on the left and the bellows action covered by a screw-in panel inlaid with brass on the right, brass mounts comprising trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, butt-plate and a portion of its horn-tipped wooden ramrod, and with an associated cleaning rod 76.8 cm; 30 ¼ in barrel

420 A GERMAN BELLOWS 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, brasscovered 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 crack, horn ramrod, and horn fore-end cap 83.7 cm; 33 in barrel £600-800

Jakob Kresko, a native of Jaroslau, Poland, is recorded as a gunmaker and neuburger, in Graz, Styria, in 1814. £1400-1800

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421 A RARE 20 BORE EAST SCOTTISH FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOL FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, LATE 17TH CENTURY with tapering multi-stage barrel faceted at the breech and incorporating a raised back-sight, formed with raised bands, inlaid with silver panels, rondels and hearts (rubbed, the muzzle shortened by approximately 2.0 cm), the breech dated ‘16..’ (rubbed), rounded lock engraved with a flourish (top-jaw and screw replaced), three-quarter steel stock applied with two silver bands beneath the lock, heart-shaped pommel applied with a silver collar, associated belt hook with openwork terminal, moulded button trigger, later pierced pricker, and moulded iron ramrod, probably the original (in pitted condition throughout) 29.0 cm; 11½ in For an account of this distinctive group of pistols with heart shaped pommels see Reid 1963, pp. 26-30. For other pistols of this group sold in these rooms see lots 531, 26th June 2007; 404, 24th June 2009 and 238, 4th December 2013. £4000-6000 422 A 25 BORE FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOL FOR THE ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL BY BISSELL, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1776-83 with tapering barrel stamped with proof marks,’RHR’ and incised with two pairs of lines at the breech, border-engraved signed lock (signature worn, mainspring replaced), three-quarter steel stock, ‘ramshorn’ butt engraved with a characteristic flowerhead on each side (worn, pitted throughout), button trigger, moulded pricker, long belt hook and associated iron ramrod 19.4 cm; 7 ⅝ in barrel ‡ £700-900 423 A 32 BORE SCOTTISH FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOL FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, SIGNED WB, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY with tapering barrel formed in three stages and faceted at the muzzle, fluted over the breech and incorporating the back-sight, bevelled lock signed ‘W.B.’ and engraved with scrolls and pellets (one side nail and the tumbler replaced), full steel stock engraved with panels of traditional scrollwork (worn), ‘ramshorn’ butt, faceted button trigger and pricker, long belt hook with pierced bracket, and iron ramrod 23.5 cm; 9 ¼ in barrel It has been suggested that the maker might William Bissat of Inverness, recorded as a gunsmith admitted burgess and freeman to the gunsmith trade of the burgh, gratis. See Whitelaw 1977, p. 251. £1500-2000 120


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424 A FINE 22 BORE SCOTTISH FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOL FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, BY JOHN CAMPBELL, DOUNE, CIRCA 1710 with tapering multi-stage barrel moulded at the muzzle and fitted with silver bead fore-sight (rubbed flush), the forward portion engraved with traditional flowers within beadwork frames, a beadwork cross over the median, fluted over the breech and incorporating the back-sight, slightly rounded lock signed ‘John Campbell Doune’ engraved with scrolling foliage, fitted with horizontal sear (cock replaced), three-quarter steel stock engraved with flowers and traditional Celtic ornament in panels over the fore-end, tapering butt with tightly scrolling ‘ramshorn’ terminal engraved with beadwork, decorated with wriggle-work over the spine and further Celtic ornament on each side, pierced button trigger, later pierced pricker, long belt hook decorated en suite with the stock and with pierced bracket, and iron ramrod (the engraving rubbed throughout, small areas of light pitting) 31.5 cm; 12 ⅜ in barrel John Campbell was the first in his family of three generations of gunmakers in Doune and was apprenticed to Thomas Caddell 1st. See Kelvin 1996, p. 164. For a pair of this pistols by this maker see Blair and Woosman-Savage 1999, p. 30, fig 47. £7000-9000

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425 AN ITALIAN SHORTSWORD, SECOND HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY, PROBABLY VENETIAN with broad tapering blade cut with a pair of long shallow converging fullers over its entire length and a short central fuller on each side, iron hilt comprising a pair of down-turned quillons with globular terminals, side-ring interrupted by a globular moulding, strongly formed fig-shaped pommel, and original wooden grip covered with fishskin, reinforced with moulded ribs and with a cusped collar top and bottom 54.6 cm; 21 ½ in blade

426 A RARE ITALIAN SHORTSWORD, LATE 16TH CENTURY with broad tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, stamped with a bladesmith’s mark, and cut with a short fuller framed by a series of decorative lines and dots terminating with a cross on each side, hilt of faceted bars comprising a pair of straight quillons with slightly forward-canted drooping terminals swelling towards their terminals, outer ring-guard, and faceted mushroom-shaped pommel, and the grip with a later binding of twisted wire and ‘Turk’s heads’ (light surface rust) 64.8 cm; 25 ½ in blade

Provenance S. J. Whawell.

Provenance The Bodmer Collection, Schloss Kyburg, circa 1920 The Kuppelmayr Collection, no. 199 in the 1895 catalogue where it is stated that this came from Turin.

Illustrated over the fireplace at Whawell’s house at Eastbourne, circa 1905. Possibly part of a group of objects from the Thill collection and presumably included the dispersal at Sotheby & Co., London May 3-6, 1927. See Pyhrr 1995, p. 14. The pommel is derived from earlier Venetian swords, see Franzoi 1990, p. 174, fig. 49. The form of the quillon terminals and side ring mouldings are very similar to a Venetian sword dated to circa 1580-90. See Boccia and Coelho 1975, no.552. £3000-4000

£3000-4000 427 A COMPOSITE GERMAN TWO-HAND SWORD, EARLY 17TH CENTURY AND LATER with double-edged wavy blade of flattened-diamond section, the ricasso formed with a pair of crescentic up-turned lugs and covered with leather over its lower portion, iron hilt of flattened bars decorated with pairs of incised lines, comprising slightly down-turned quillons formed with a pair of tightly curled scrolls at the terminals and a pair of curled lugs at the base, inner and outer ring-guards, compressed plummetshaped pommel chiselled with an expanded flowerhead on the top, and leather-covered wooden grip (light surface rust) 121.0 cm; 47 in blade £1200-1800

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428 429 430 428 AN ENGLISH RAPIER, CIRCA 1630 with double-edged blade cut with a pair of slender fullers over half of its length on each side, tapering ricasso, steel hilt formed of a symmetrical arrangement of flattened bars, comprising vertically recurved quillons, upper and lower ring-guards, the latter joined to a scalloped plate by a pair of short curved arms, and the former joined to the knuckle-guard by a diagonal bar, faceted ovoid pommel, and later grip bound with plaited silver wire and ‘Turks’ heads’ (the hilt with areas of light pitting) 111.8 cm; 44 in blade The hilt of this sword is a variant of Norman type 86. A sword of similar formed is preserved in the Royal Armouries, Leeds. See Norman 1980, pp. 160-161 and Dufty 1974, p. 20, pl. 28b. £2000-2500 429 A GERMAN MILITARY BROADSWORD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY with double-edged blade of flattened-hexagonal section, stamped ‘Maria’ and ‘IHS’ within a short fuller on the respective faces, rectangular ricasso stamped with the bladesmith’s mark between two crosses, iron hilt of faceted swelling bars (light surface rust), comprising horizontally recurved quillons with faceted spherical terminals, outer ring-guard, the lower ring-guard formed with an additional pair of strongly up-turned bars trifurcated inner-guard, faceted spherical pommel en suite with the quillon terminals, and later spirally moulded grip of plaited wire 104.0 cm; 41 in blade A German two-hand sword with the same bladesmith’s mark is preserved in the Royal Armouries, Leeds. See Ffoulkes 1915, pp. 261-262. The letters IHS, also known as the sacred monogram, have been in use since the 9th Century. During the time of San Bernadino of Sienna (1380-1444) they gained their use as letters of veneration and, in the following century, they were adopted as the device of the Society of Jesus. £2500-3000 430 A NORTH EUROPEAN PAPPENHEIM RAPIER, CIRCA 1630 with broad tapering blade signed ‘Antonio Piccinino’ between a series of decorative scrolls within a short fuller on each face, rectangular ricasso cut with a fuller and stamped with a mark on each side, symmetrical steel hilt of slender moulded bars, including vertically recurved quillons swelling towards the terminals, three outer ring-guards, the lower filled with a pierced sprung-in plate, the middle with a scalloped plate and the upper joined to the knuckle-guard by a further bar, knuckle-guard with flattened pierced terminal, and oval pommel with moulded waste, and the grip bound with plaited wire and ‘Turk’s heads’ (the hilt with restorations, later brown patinated finish throughout) 121.0 cm; 47 ⅝ in blade £2500-3500 123


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431 A SAXON MINER’S GUILD AXE, DATED 166with flat iron head of characteristic form pierced with a slipped quatrefoil and circles, and fitted with a brass button on the spike, fruitwood haft profusely inlaid over its full length with engraved bone plaques of flowers and foliage including a pair of female saints and a pair of miners kneeling in penance at the feet of Christ Crucified beneath the pious inscription ‘INRI’, all on a ground sewn with horn pellets and fitted with bone pommel engraved on both sides with a flowering medallion filled with the arms of Saxony on one side and the crossed pick and hammer of the Miners Guild on the other, and bone basal cap engraved with the arms of the Miners Guild and the date (light worm damage, areas of wear and restorations) 93.3 cm; 36 ¾ in £700-900 432 A GERMAN MILITARY BROADSWORD, CIRCA 1560-80 with double-edged blade of flattened-hexagonal section formed with a short fuller on each side (tip bent), stamped with a lattenlined running wolf mark on one side (small losses), rectangular ricasso struck with a series of marks, iron hilt comprising a pair of straight swelling quillons with bud-shaped terminals, outer ring-guard swelling in the centre, off-set lower ring-guard joining the upper, plain inner-guard incorporating a thumb-loop, faceted conical pommel cut with notches around the centre, later leathercovered wooden grip, the pommel and ring-guards each chiselled with a pattern of foliage, and one quillon incised with and arsenal number on the inner face (light surface rust) 112.2 cm; 44 in blade A number of swords of related form are preserved in Schloss Ambras. See Norman 1980, p.114. £2000-2500 433 A RONDEL DAGGER, POSSIBLY LATE 15TH CENTURY, ITALIAN OR FRENCH with strongly tapering single-edged blade of triangular section, the back-edge formed with two broad recessed panels on each side and struck with a cutler’s mark towards the forte, spirally carved horn grip swelling towards the base and fitted with a beaded copper cap, the pommel enclosed by a scalloped copper collar with ropework edge, foliate button washer, and retaining traces of gilding 39.5 cm; 15 ½ in Another similar dagger is preserved in the James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor (cat. no. 56). See Blair 1974, pp. 161-162. £1500-2000

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434 434 A RARE GODFREY DAGGER, DATED 1678 with tapering double-edged blade etched and punched with a skull on both sides above the inscriptions ‘1678 Pro Religion Protestantium’ and ‘Memento Godfrey Proto Martyr Oct:12’ on respective sides at the rectangular ricasso (small areas of pitting), small brass guard with globular terminals, brass globular pommel, and original wooden grip bound with plaited copper wire and ‘Turk’s Head’s’ (loose) 21.7 cm; 8 ½ in blade Provenance Martin Holmes F.S.A., sold Sotheby’s, Billinghsurst, 27 November 1995, lot 614. Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey was the Protestant Magistrate to whom Titus Oates first took his story of the Popish Plot of 1678. On October 12th of that year Sir Edmund went missing and five days later his body was found on Primrose Hill, London, impaled on his own sword. Two Catholics were hanged for his murder but is its probable that Oates arranged the killing in order to provide corroborative ‘evidence’ of the plot. Another dagger from this group is preserved in the Royal Armouries, Leeds. See Dufty 1974, plate 105 fig. B. Another is illustrated in Meyrick & Skelton 1830, pl. CX, no. 17. £1500-1800

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436 435 A GERMAN LEFT-HAND DAGGER, EARLY 17TH CENTURY with tapering double-edged blade of stiff-diamond section cut with pairs of very narrow fullers on each side, rectangular ricasso flattened for the thumb on the inside and pierced with decorative slots and circles within an additional pair of deep fullers, iron hilt with strongly down-curved quillons, moulded quillon-block with short écusson on each face, small ring-guard, chiselled associated pommel (perhaps earlier), and wooden grip with a later wire binding between ‘Turk’s heads’ (the iron parts with areas of pitting and light surface rust), in its leathercovered wooden scabbard, perhaps the original, with iron locket and chape (suspension ring missing, chape detached) 29.5 cm; 11 ⅝ in blade £3000-4000 436 A SILVER-ENCRUSTED DAGGER OF SO-CALLED BUCKINGHAM TYPE DATED 1630, ENGLISH OR DUTCH with tapering blade with serrated back-edge and reinforced point, etched on one side with a brief Latin inscription ‘Benius Qui me f[ecit] Domium’, the date ‘163-’, the ricasso etched with a female portrait profile bust on both sides and the edges inscribed ‘Fear God’ and ‘Honor the King’ (rubbed), small iron guard decorated on both sides with a geometric panel of foliage and flower-heads encrusted in silver, moulded spatulate quillons also decorated on both sides with silver-encrusted panels of scrolling foliage developing from small grotesque heads and fluted rosewood grip (cracked on one side) capped by an engraved brass flowerhead washer (the lower collar missing) 22.5 cm; 8 ⅞ in blade Provenance Sotheby’s, Billinghsurst, 27 November 1995, lot 645. For a discussion of this group of daggers see Blair 1974, pp. 186-8. Another example is preserved in the Royal Armouries, Leeds, inv. no. X.267. £2500-3500

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439 A RARE SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1750, PROBABLY GERMAN with two-stage blade retaining some etched and gilt decoration including the figure of Justice over the lower portion, inscribed ‘Pro Deo et Patria’ on a gilt panel on one side of the forte, silver hilt pierced and chiselled with rococo flowerheads and scrollwork, comprising globular quillon, knuckle-guard and a broad outer ring-guard centring on an oval panel pierced with a trellis arrangement of flowerheads, quillon-block scalloped at base to cover the throat of the scabbard, globular pommel and swelling grip each decorated en suite, in an associated silver-mounted leather scabbard (incomplete) 74.5 cm; 29 ¼ in blade Provenance The Bodmer Collection, Schloss Kyburg, circa 1920. £500-700

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437 A SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1750 with colichemarde blade etched with foliage and a sun-insplendour on each side at the forte (shortened), steel hilt including double shell-guard pierced with a trellis pattern within wavy borders, quillon-block decorated en suite, pierced globular pommel, knuckle-guard and ovoid pommel matching the shell, and retaining an early grip of plaited wire with ‘Turks’ heads’ 68.0 cm; 26 in blade £600-800 438 A GERMAN SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1800 with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls and foliage on a blued panel over the lower portion, silver hilt comprising shallow oval shell-guard with notched border, a pair of small faceted arms, short drooping quillon, knuckle-guard widening in the centre, faceted ovoid pommel, and solid grip en suite with the pommel, in its original leather scabbard with silver locket and chape, the former incorporating a ring for suspension and stamped with the purity mark ‘13.’ in a rectangle 86.0 cm; 33 ⅞ in blade Provenance E. Oser Collection, Basel, sold Dr.Störi Kunstsalon, Zurich, 6th December 1929, lot 59. £600-800

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440 A NORTH EUROPEAN SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1770, ENGLISH OR DUTCH with slender blade of diamond-section, stamped ‘En Toledo’ within a short fuller on each face, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief (rubbed, minor repairs), comprising double shellguard, quillon, knuckle-guard and pommel all decorated with a writhen design, and the grip bound with plaited wire between brass collars 84.3 cm; 33 ¼ in blade Literature D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 109. £150-200 441 A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1780 with tapering blade of hollow-ground triangular-section, etched with scrolls at the forte (worn, areas of surface rust), silver hilt cast, pierced and chased in low relief, comprising double-shellguard formed of a pair of openwork trellis panels enclosed by a large scroll frame in imitation of bound cord, globular quillon, knuckle-guard and ovoid pommel all decorated en suite, and the grip with its original binding of plaited silver wire and ribband between ‘Turk’s heads’ in its leather scabbard (worn, the lower portion and chape missing), with silver locket (incomplete) 80.2 cm; 31 ⅝ in blade Literature D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 112. £200-300


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442 A SMALL-SWORD WITH CUT-STEEL HILT, CIRCA 1790 with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls on a blued panel at the forte, steel hilt including oval openwork dish-guard (the rear half missing), a pair of quillons, knuckle guard and pommel all enriched with faceted beads in imitation of brilliants and brass flowerheads, and spirally moulded grip decorated en suite 80.0 cm; 31 ½ in blade

445 AN ENGLISH PLUG BAYONET, CIRCA 1680-90 with tapering blade double-edged towards the tip, stamped with a King’s head mark and a tailed star mark on one face, cast and chiselled brass hilt comprising a pair of straight quillons with putti terminals, matching pommel, and turned hardwood grip, in a later leather scabbard inscribed ‘a present from George ......about 1654’ 28.7 cm; 11 ⅜ in blade

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443 TWO EUROPEAN SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORDS, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY the first with associated curved fullered blade, silver hilt including boatshell-guard, quillon and pommel all decorated with a writhen design (knuckle-guard missing, hilt loose), and the grip bound with plaited wire between silver collars; the second with long slender blade stamped ‘In Toledo’ within a short fuller on each face, silver hilt including double shell-guard (now in two pieces) finely pierced and chased with trophies-of-arms enclosed by leafy tendrils (restorations, later pommel and grip) the first: 69.5 cm; 27 ⅜ in blade (2)

446 AN ENGLISH PLUG BAYONET, LATE 17TH CENTURY with sharply tapering double-edged blade struck twice the London Cutler’s Company mark above the letter T (areas of pitting, one small chip), brass hilt comprising a pair of straight quillons with recurved globular terminals, tapering pommel with moulded finial, and turned hardwood grip 31.0 cm; 12 ¼ in blade

Literature D. D. Hartzler 2000, figs. 85 and 106. £150-200 444 A STILETTO WITH DECORATED HILT, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY with slender tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, brass hilt decorated with scrolls, flowers, an orb and a figure in classical dress forming the pommel 15.8 cm; 6 ¼ in blade

£700-900 447 AN ENGLISH PLUG BAYONET, CIRCA 1680-90 with tapering blade double-edged towards the tip, stamped with a King’s head mark on one face and a further mark, a star with a wavy tail, cast and chiselled brass hilt comprising a pair of straight quillons with putti terminals, matching pommel, and turned rosewood grip, together with early newspaper wrapping formerly around the tang, in a tooled leather scabbard with later engraved brass chape 29.0 cm; 11 ½ in blade £800-1000

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448 448 A PLUG BAYONET, EARLY 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY SCOTTISH with tapering blade from an earlier small hunting sword formed in three stages, iron hilt including straight moulded quillons and brass cap pommel and turned wooden grip (cracked) incorporating a globular moulding and carved with a trellis pattern over its surface 41.2 cm; 16 in blade Provenance The Blair Sale, 15 March 2012, lot 710. £600-800 449 AN ENGLISH PLUG BAYONET, CIRCA 1680-90 with tapering double-edged blade, perhaps from an earlier partisan, etched with a warrior bust on one side, cast and chiselled brass hilt comprising a pair of straight quillons with warrior head terminals, matching pommel, and turned rosewood grip previously enriched with brass studs (now missing) 32.0 cm; 12 ⅜ in blade £800-1000 450 A SPANISH SOCKET BAYONET, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY with tapering fullered blade of flattened-diamond section, pierced with scrollwork panels and chiselled with a series of spiralling columns on each face, moulded at the base, and tubular brass socket engraved with scrolls and linear designs, in a later leather scabbard with white metal chape 28.5 cm; 11 ¼ in blade £800-1000 128


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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRINCE 451 A SUDANESE SWORD (KASKARA); TWO PERSIAN DAGGERS (JAMBIYA); A SHORT YATAGHAN DAGGER AND A JAPANESE SPEAR (NAGINATA) the first with etched double-edged blade, brass cross-piece, and hide-bound grip; the second and third with curved doubleedged blades, one chiselled with animals at the forte, iron hilts and each in its iron scabbard; the fourth with single-edged blade and silver hilt decorated with niello; and the fifth with short blade, plain tang, and lacquered haft (shortened) the first: 63.8 cm; 25 ⅛ in blade (5) £200-300 452 A SWISS DAGGER, 14TH CENTURY in excavated condition, with tapering blade formed with a flat inner face, the outer of flattened-triangular section and flattened over the lower third, iron hilt comprising cross-guard with block-shaped terminals, elliptical pommel and hardwood grip, perhaps the original 20.5 cm; 8 ⅛ in blade A closely related dagger is preserved in the Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zuyrich, see Schneider & Stüber 1980, no. 388. £500-800 453 AN IRON DAGGER SCABBARD, DATED 1657 AND FIVE FURTHER IRON SCABBARDS AND ELEMENTS the first formed in one piece, dated on the inside and with the initials ‘ERR’, fitted with a belt-loop, the outer face pierced and chiselled with scrolls surrounding a demi-figure and a further figure in contemporary costume (patinated, core missing); the second dated 1608, the inner face with the initials ‘H.I.B.’ and ‘H.G. K.’, decorated with a male and female figure in contemporary dress (incomplete); the third late 17th century, of conical construction, with two slender loops for suspensions, the outer surface decorated with scrolls and flowers, and the fourth and fifth in 16th century style, 19th century the first: 26.8 cm; 10 ½ in overall (5) £450-550

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454 A FOLDING HUNTING KNIFE, LATE 18TH CENTURY, A DAGGER IN RENAISSANCE STYLE, 19TH CENTURY; A SMALL KNIFE, 18TH CENTURY AND A HUNTING HORN the first with curved folding blade retained by a spring operating on the back-edge, and natural staghorn grips; the second with double-edged blade, brass hilt cast with classical trophies-of-arms, in its brass scabbard cast with serpents, scrolls and a foliate cartouche; the third formed in one piece of iron, with openwork ‘gothic’ grip; the fourth of tapering horn, turned with a ‘mouth-piece’ at one end and a vent at the other; a dagger, in excavated condition; a bayonet, in its scabbard; another (adapted); two axes (one incomplete); and a turned bolt for a crossbow 22.5 cm; 8 ⅞ in, closed (10) £150-250 455 TWO CONTINENTAL PLUG BAYONETS, MID-17TH CENTURY the first with double-edged blade (pitted), brass hilt with acorn quillon terminal and down-turned shell decorated with a green man mask, and turned wooden grip with acorn-shaped pommel (grip cracked); the second with broad doubled-edged blade, iron quillons and turned wooden grip (worn) the first: 21.5 cm; 8 ½ in blade (2) £200-300

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456 A NORTH EUROPEAN PAPPENHEIM RAPIER, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY with broad tapering double-edged blade of flattened-diamond section, tapering ricasso, symmetrical iron hilt of rounded bars including vertically recurved quillon with swollen terminal (the other quillon missing), outer ring-guard swelling in the centre, lower ring-guard previously fitted with a sprung-in plate (missing) and joined to the upper by a pair of arms, faceted plummet-shaped pommel, and leather-covered wooden grip (small losses, the iron parts chemically cleaned) 98.3 cm; 38 ¾ in blade

458 AN UNUSUAL BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, PROBABLY GERMAN 18TH CENTURY FOR PARADE with broad double-edged flat blade formed with an acute point and a short fuller on each face, brass basket-hilt retaining traces of an early silvered finish, comprising a pair of quillons, one with writhen terminal the other stepped, knuckle-guard, outer-guard formed of a saltire arrangement of bars and a vertical bar, matching inner-guard, thumb-ring, large bunshaped pommel embossed with a cross on the top, and brass tubular grip of oval-section 81.0 cm; 31 ⅞ in blade

£700-900

£500-700

457 A GERMAN MILITARY SWORD, MID-17TH CENTURY AND ANOTHER the first with broad double-edged blade stamped ‘G*I*E*S*A’ and ‘M*A*R*I*A’ within a pair of short fullers on each face, signed ‘Federico Picinino’ on both faces of the forte, iron hilt chiselled with foliage in low relief (worn, ring-guards bent, plates missing), comprising down-curved quillon with monsterhead terminal, inner and outer ring-guards each with a swelling central moulding involving a flowerhead, knuckleguard en suite and matching plummet-shaped pommel, and wooden grip (wormed) with ‘Turk’s heads’; the second with broad blade inscribed ‘E Domine Spera Vinon’ and ‘Funar Ineternum’, iron hilt including recurved quillons with globular terminals, outer ring-guard en suite (plate missing), globular pommel and wooden grip with plaited wire binding (Turk’s heads’ missing) the first: 83.0 cm; 32 ⅝ in blade (2)

459 A COMPOSITE GERMAN SWORD, THE BLADE LATE 16TH CENTURY AND TWO FURTHER SWORDS the first with slender blade tapering to an acute point, cut with a running wolf mark and a cross mark on each face, tapering ricasso, iron hilt of flattened bars including a pair of spatulate quillons, outer ring-guard and flattened plummet-shaped pommel all decorated with scrollwork, and wooden grip with a portion of its wire binding; the second with slightly curved fullered blade with the later inscription ‘In Hoc Signo X Vinces’ on one face at the forte, iron hilt (incomplete) including broad knuckle-guard and thumb-ring; the third a masonic or society sword (worn) the first: 99.0 cm; 39 in blade (3)

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460 A GERMAN SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1740 AND FIVE FURTHER SMALL-SWORDS the first with tapering blade formed in two stages, brass hilt cast in low relief, including double shell-guard with scrollwork border, a pair of straight quillons, knuckle-guard, spirally moulded pommel and grip all decorated with designs of fruit and foliage; together with five further small-swords, each with shortened blade (hilts with losses), the first with brass grip and pommel cast with trophies-of arms, the second with pierced iron shell-guard, knuckle-guard and pommel decorated with writhen designs, the third and fourth with iron hilts with traces of inlaid decoration and the last inlaid with brass scrollwork over the forte the first: 79.7 cm; 31 ⅜ in blade (6) £200-300 461 A GERMAN SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1740, AND FIVE FURTHER SMALL-SWORDS, 18TH CENTURY the first with two-stage blade etched at the forte, brass hilt (chipped) including double shell-guard faceted quillon, knuckleguard and pommel, and wire-bound grip with ‘Turk’s heads; the second similar (pommel missing); the third with brass hilt cast with trophies-of-arms in low relief; the fourth with spirally moulded brass grip and small ovoid pommel (the remainder of the hilt missing); the fifth with two-stage blade inlaid with brass scrolls at the forte, and iron hilt from a hunting sword chiselled with geometric designs; and the sixth with fullered blade signed ‘N. Mamberger in Strassb*’ in brass (losses, worn, hilt incomplete) the first: 82.5 cm; 32 ½ in blade (6) £350-450

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462 A GERMAN OFFICER’S DEGEN, MID-18TH CENTURY with tapering double-edged blade inscribed with the spurious date and the running wolf of Solingen on each face, gilt-brass hilt with boatshell-guard, a pair of quillons, knuckle-guard, pommel, and solid grip all decorated with writhen designs and rococo ornament 80.0 cm; 31 1 2 in blade £300-400 463 A GERMAN OFFICER’S DEGEN, MID-18TH CENTURY with tapering double-edged blade of flattened-hexagonal section, etched with scrolls, strapwork and the inscription ‘amor vinci omnia’ on each face at the forte, brass hilt with boatshell-guard, a pair of quillons, knuckle-guard and ribbed ovoid pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire between brass collars 84.7 cm; 33 ⅜ in blade £300-400 464 THREE GERMAN SMALL-SWORDS, MID-18TH CENTURY the first with associated tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, brass hilt cast in low relief with putti and classical figures, including openwork double shell-guard, forwardcanted quillon, knuckle-guard interrupted by a figural moulding, globular pommel, and wire-bound grip reinforced with vertical brass bars; the second with tapering blade stamped ‘Fortuna’ and ‘Virtute’ on the respective faces within a slender fuller, associated tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, brass hilt engraved and cast in low relief, including openwork double shell-guard, forward-canted quillon with grotesque mask finial, knuckle-guard interrupted by a pan-figure moulding, globular pommel, and wire-bound grip reinforced with vertical brass bars; the third composite, with brass hilt cast with classical figures and scrolls (knuckle-guard missing) the first: 74.1 cm; 29 ¼ in blade (3) £350-450

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465 465 A DUTCH SMALL-SWORD, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY AND TWO GERMAN SMALL-SWORDS, EARLY 18TH CENTURY the first with associated blade, iron hilt comprising dish-guard, quillon and quillon-block all chiselled with cavalry figures in combat (one quillon missing, associated pommel, later grip); the second with stout blade inscribed ‘Breslau’ on a brass plaque on each face of the forte, iron hilt chiselled with flowerheads enriched with copper pellets, including writhen quillon and knuckle-guard and pommel en suite (rubbed), and matching openwork grip; the third with etched blade (tipchipped), openwork iron hilt, and the grip bound with plaited wire between ‘Turk’s heads’ (cleaned throughout) the first: 71.0 cm; 28 in blade (3) £350-450 466 A GERMAN SMALL-SWORD, LATE 18TH CENTURY AND TWO FURTHER SMALL-SWORDS, FIRST HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY the first with tapering hollow-triangular blade (tip chipped) etched with scrolls over the forte, polished iron hilt including oval shellguard decorated with faceted pellets around the border and fitted with an openwork gilt plaque decorated with four rondels of trophies carried by scrolls, faceted knuckle-guard, tall faceted ovoid pommel, and the grip bound with ribband between ‘Turk’s heads’; the second with tapering blade of flattened-diamond section etched with scrollwork over the forte, iron hilt decorated with silver scrolls and pellets including solid grip en suite; the third with knuckle-guard and quillon decorated with soft metals (shell-guard missing, pommel associated) the first: 78.0 cm; 30 ¾ in blade (3) £300-400

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466 467 AN 1890 PATTERN CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD of regulation type, the blade marked ‘EFD’ at the forte, struck with inspector’s marks and the back-edge dated ‘/99’, iron hilt, in its iron scabbard (hilt and scabbard painted green), with leather sword knot; together with a practice sword, early 20th century the first: 85.5 cm; 33 ¾ in blade (2) £150-200 468 A MILITARY SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY with Austrian broad straight fullered blade double-edged towards the point, etched with the inscriptions ‘Vivat Carolus VI’ and ‘Vivat Printz Eugenius’ on the respective faces each above a cavalryman and scrollwork panels, iron hilt of flattened bars (incomplete), including straight quillon, and wooden grip (wormed) 88.0 cm; 34 ⅝ in blade £350-450 469 TWO GERMAN ARMING SWORDS, FIRST HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY the first with curved fullered blade double-edged toward the point, etched with scrolls, a portrait profile figure and the inscription ‘Solideo Gloria’ on each face (worn), iron hilt comprising quillon, outer-guard, and knuckle-guard each decorated with a writhen pattern, associated pommel, and wooden grip (the hilt plate and thumb-ring missing, chemically cleaned); the second similar, with plain blade, writhen hilt, and a portion of its wire binding (the hilt plate and thumb-ring missing, chemically cleaned) the first: 77.5 cm; 30 ½in blade (2) £350-450


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470 470 THREE GERMAN OFFICER’S DEGENS, SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY the first with tapering blade of flattened-hexagonal section, etched and gilt with the crowned rampant lion of Bavaria on each side of the forte, burnished iron hilt including boatshellguard, a pair of straight quillons and ovoid pommel, and the grip bound with plaited copper wire between burnished iron collars; the second similar, with associated blade; and the third with slender blade double-edged towards the forte, etched and gilt with trophies on a blued panel at the forte, brass hilt retaining traces of silvered finish including plumed helmet pommel the first: 81.0 cm; 31 ⅞ in blade (3) £400-600 471 A GERMAN INFANTRY OFFICER’S DEGEN, LATE 19TH CENTURY of regulation type, with etched blade decorated with foliage and trophies-of-arms, brass hilt including double shell-guard, bud-shaped quillon, urn-shaped finial cast with foliage and the grip bound with plaited silver wire between brass collars 80.5 cm; 31 ¾ in blade £150-200 472 A GERMAN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD, CIRCA 1880 AND A PRUSSIAN OFFICER’S SWORD, CIRCA 1880 the first with pipe-backed blade etched with foliage and trophies-of-arms on a frosted panel over the forte on each face, gilt-brass stirrup hilt, and wire-bound fishksin-covered grip; the second with fullered etched regulation blade, brass triple-bar hilt, the outer two bars joined by the Prussian eagle, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its plated iron scabbard the first: 79.0 cm; 31 ⅛ in blade (2)

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473 A GERMAN SERGEANTS HALBERD, MID-18TH CENTURY, AND A SPONTOON FINIAL, EARLY 18TH CENTURY the first with pierced flat axe-blade and rear fluke, daggershaped terminal spike, faceted socket and a pair of straps (shortened); the second of openwork gilt brass (cracked), decorated with scrolls surrounding a central heart, pierced with two groups of four stars, and tapering socket; an iron axe head, 19th century and a tinned finial the first: 33.5 cm; 13 ¼ in head (4) £120-180 474 A GORGET FOR WEAR INDEPENDENT OF ARMOUR, LATE 17TH CENTURY, A SWORD POMMEL IN LATE 15TH CENTURY STYLE AND A BULLET MOULD the first formed of a single deep plate curved over the top of the chest and up-turned around the front of neck, the outer surface studded with a circular design of pear-shaped rivets, with recessed border filled with dome-headed lining rivets, the inside with its buff leather lining and with traces of early blackened finish; the second of turned iron, wheel-shaped, pierced for a tapering tang; the third with two arms (mould incomplete); a brass barrel band for a German sporting gun, mid-18th century; an iron weight, probably from a clock pendulum, and an iron hook the first: 20.5 cm; 8 in high (5) £300-400

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475 A PRUSSIAN MITRE CAP, CIRCA 1894-6; A LEATHER HELMET AND AN EPAULETTE, 19TH CENTURY the first: faced in white metal embossed with trophies-of-war, scrolls, the Prussian eagle surmounted by the motto ‘Semper Talis’ and the Imperial cypher ‘FR’, red fabric body with silver embroidered tape joins, white silk lining, and leather head band; the second with black leather skull fitted with brass foliate central boss and a single mount for a chin-scale (the other missing, losses); the third with red padded lining and white metal mount the first: 29.0 cm; 11 ⅜ in high (3)

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This type of mitre cap was introduced for parades and special occasions in 1894 and is based on those worn during latter part of Frederick the Great’s reign in circa 1785. Chin-scales were introduced two years later in 1896. £450-550 476 A PRUSSIAN GENERAL OFFICER’S PICKELHAUBE with leather skull, white metal fittings including detachable spike, helmet plate with enamelled centre, brass chin-scales, black leather cockade, black silk lining and black leather head band 26.0 cm 10 ¼ in high £800-1200 477 A PRUSSIAN SIDE DRUM, 19TH CENTURY with painted body decorated in black and white, fitted with wooden hoops, early tension strings and skins (worn, body warped) 60.0 cm; 23 ⅝ in high

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£50-80 478 A VERY LARGE GERMAN FOLDING KNIFE, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY with slightly curved sprung blade formed with a hatchet point, iron body numbered ‘H.N.34’ on one side, with wooden core at one end and internally threaded cylindrical iron terminal (now filled) 50.0 cm; 19 ¾ in closed £80-100

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479 TWO GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDER-FLASKS, EARLY 17TH CENTURY the first with curved flattened body numbered ‘48’, the inner face engraved with a pattern of concentric circles, the outer face decorated with a classical woodland scene including a loose interpretation of Mucius Scaevola (chipped), and with iron mounts including cap with spring cut-off and belt-hook (basal cap missing); the second similar, numbered ‘158’, decorated with a boar hunting scene (cracked and chipped, nozzle missing, basal cap loose) the first: 28.5 cm; 11 ¼ in overall (2) £250-350 480 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 ¾ in £300-400

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481 A GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDER-FLASK, EARLY 17TH CENTURY with curved flattened body numbered ‘177’, the inner face engraved with a pattern of concentric circles, the outer face decorated with a woodland scene involving a hunter and a boar (rubbed), and with iron mounts including nozzle with spring cut-off, basal-cap, two rings for suspension and belt-hook 29.5 cm; 11 ⅝ in overall £300-400 482 TWO GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDERFLASKS, EARLY 17TH CENTURY the first with curved flattened body numbered ‘152’, the inner face engraved with a pattern of concentric circles, the outer face decorated with a griffin confronted by a figure in contemporary dress in an enclosure, and with iron mounts including nozzle with spring closure, and two rings for suspension (iron parts incomplete); the second similar, numbered ‘327’ on the inner face, the outer decorated with St George slaying the dragon in a stylised landscape, and iron nozzle with spring cut-off (basal cap and belt hook missing) the first: 29.0 cm; 11 ½ in overall (2)

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£400-600 483 TWO GERMAN MUSKETEER’S POWDER-FLASKS, EARLY 17TH CENTURY the first of triangular form, with iron-clad wooden body (chipped and incomplete), iron fittings including nozzle with spring cut-off and belt hook; the second of curved rectangular form, with iron-clad wooden body and iron mounts including nozzle and belt-hook (incomplete, basal cap and covering missing, wormed) the first: 21.5 cm; 8 ½ in high (2) £100-150 484 FOUR ‘GOAT’S FOOT’ SPANNING DEVICES FOR CROSSBOWS, FIRST HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GERMAN AND A CROSSBOW BOLT, the first of characteristic type, with slightly curved stem, iron stirrup, and pivoting lug-panel; the second shorter, similar, the pug panel with a recess for a plaque (missing); the third and fourth similar (light worm, small restorations, one chipped); the fifth with one wooden flight (the other flight and head missing) 92.5 cm; 36 ½ in overall (5)

485 A RARE GERMAN HORSE MUZZLE, FIRST HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY formed of a series of slender riveted bars, fitted at the top with a panel filled with the inscription ‘FRANZ HENTL’ (originally surmounted by a slender panel, now removed), the centre with a chiselled monsterhead, the cheek panels formed of V-shaped bars, the base with a circular panel with pierced and cusped border, and the inner face formed of two pairs of bars fixed to a central bar, retaining a single buckle for attachment (the other missing) 20.5 cm; 8 in high Literature Antoni Romuald Chodyñski, Horse Muzzles, Munich 1987, pp. 4-20. £3000-4000

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486 A RARE AUSTRIAN ETCHED PARTISAN FOR THE GUARD OF PARIS GRAF LODRON, PRINCE ARCHBISHOP OF SALZBURG, DATED 1620 with broad terminal blade formed with a pair of long fullers on each face and a pair of basal lugs, the lower portion etched with scrolling foliage, the Bishop’s arms beneath a cardinal’s cap and the date on a stippled ground on each face, faceted socket, and later wooden haft 67.3 cm; 26 ½ in head

487 A RARE GERMAN ETCHED PARTISAN FOR THE GUARD OF MAXIMILIAN, COUNT PALATINE OF BAVARIA (1597-1651, COUNT PALATINE 1623-48), DATED 1644 with etched terminal spike formed with a pair of ‘Bat-wing’ basal lugs, finely etched on each face with strapwork panels, Celestial masks, trophies-of-arms, the crowned arms enclosed by the Order of the Golden Fleece, tapering socket etched with the date and the mirrored monogram on each face, a pair of straps, on its fabric-covered wooden haft with iron shoe 58.0 cm; 22 ⅞ in head

VARIOUS OWNERS

Provenance Galerie Fischer, Lucerne For a discussion of this group see Schedelmann 1963, pp. 35-42. £1800-2400

Provenance Robert-Jean Charles, Paris, sold Drouot, 8 December 1993, lot 316. Maximilian I, (1573-1651) became duke of Bavaria after his father abdication in 1597 and Elector of the Palatinate following his victory of the Bohemian protestants in 1623. The latter caused widespread outrage and fomented the Swedish invasion of Bavaria in 1632. £2000-2500

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488 A RARE GERMAN ETCHED HALBERD FOR THE GUARD OF CHRISTIAN, DUKE OF SAXONY (1583, ELECTOR 15911611), DATED 1604 with tapering terminal spike formed with a medial ridge, forward-leaning recurved axe-blade formed with an inward curled lug, down-curved rear fluke formed with a pair of lugs, and a pair of straps, etched on each face with strapwork and leafy tendrils on a stippled ground over the lower portion of the spike extending down to the top of the straps, the axe with the arms of Saxony within a strapwork cartouche enriched with garlands of fruit, the axe dated, with the Ducal arms of Saxony within a strapwork cartouche on one face and the Archmarshallship of the Holy Roman Empire on the other, the rear fluke with abbreviated inscription (rubbed, no longer visible) on each face, on a wooden haft with later tassel 65.0 cm; 25 ½ in head Provenance The former Saxon Electoral Armoury, Dresden.

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489 A GERMAN ETCHED HALBERD FOR THE SAXON ELECTORAL GUARD, 17TH CENTURY with tapering terminal spike formed with a medial ridge, forward-leaning recurved axe-blade formed with an inward curled lug, down-curved rear fluke formed with an up-turned lug, and a pair of straps, etched on each face with strapwork and leafy tendrils on a stippled ground over the lower portion of the spike extending down to the top of the socket, the axe with the Ducal arms of Saxony within a strapwork cartouche on one face and the Archmarshallship of the Holy Roman Empire on the other (areas of wear), on a studded wooden haft (the top chipped) with later tassel 56.0 cm; 22 in head Provenance The former Saxon Electoral Armoury, Dresden. £1500-2000

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490 A RARE ETCHED PARTISAN OF THE GUARD OF THE ELECTOR FRIEDRICH AUGUST I OF SAXONY, ‘THE STRONG’ (1670, 1694-1733), CIRCA 1694-7 with central blade of flattened-diamond section, broad base formed of a pair of flat notched flukes, etched at the base with a pattern of scrolling foliage on each side and surmounted on the respective faces with the crowned electoral arms and the initials ‘CFA’ for Churfürst Friedrich August, traces of early gilding, moulded collar, faceted socket and a pair of long straps (the etching with areas of wear), on a fabric-covered wooden haft 51.0 cm; 20 ⅛ in head Provenance The Saxon Electoral Armoury, Dresden. Howard Ricketts. Friedrich August I ruled as Elector of Saxony (1694-1733) and twice as King August II of Poland (1697-1704 and 1709-33). Similar partisans are preserved in the Wartburg (inv. no. 461) and the Wallace Collection, London (inv. Nos. A1002 & A1003). Another partisan from this group with the same notable style of etching is preserved in the Deutsches Historiches Museum, Berlin. See Müller and Kölling 1981, p. 311 no. 395. £1200-1800 491 A BRUNSWICK ETCHED AND GILT OFFICER’S SPONTOON, CIRCA 1735-80 with broad leaf-shaped blade recessed at the base, the upper portion decorated with the crowned Hanoverian Horse and the motto ‘Nun Quam Retrorsum’ in a panel on one side and the crowned Ducal cypher of Carl, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg in Brunswick above the motto on the other, faceted cross-piece, faceted socket, a pair of long straps, on its original wooden haft with steel shoe, and with a later tassel 36.8 cm; 14 ½ in head £700-1000 138


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492 A GERMAN ETCHED HALBERD, LATE 16TH CENTURY with tapering terminal blade formed with a full-length medial ridge, axe-blade and down-curved rear spike, etched over almost its entire surface with strapwork and leafy tendrils, the head decorated with crested mantled quartered arms involving rampant chamois quartered with roses, the rear spike stamped with a mark, a pair of etched straps, on a wooden haft fitted with an additional pair of straps 55.5 cm; 21 ⅞ in head An etched boar spear dated 1573 and decorated with the same unidentified arms is preserved in the Landeszeughaus Graz, inv. no. 5395. See Krenn 1997, p. 58-9. £1500-2000 493 A FRENCH HALBERD FOR THE FRENCH ROYAL SWISS GUARD, MID-17TH CENTURY with tapering medially-ridged terminal blade, double axe-head, one incorporating a protruding central lug, etched on each face with the crowned Royal arms of France and Navarre enclosed by the Orders of St Michel and St Esprit, the crowned letter ‘L’ enclosed by fronds, tapering faceted socket numbered ‘77’ on the reverse, fitted with a transverse bolt incorporating a robust upturned spike, on its wooden haft with iron shoe, and with a tassel 58.5 cm; 23 in head Provenance George R. Hann, Treetops, Pennsylvania, sold Christie’s New York, 19 May 1980, lot 59. For a discussion of this group see Ariès 1920, 2, figs. 1 & 2. £1500-1800

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494 A FRENCH ETCHED PARTISAN, SECOND HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY with tapering blade formed with a full-length medial ridge, etched on each face at the base with a strapwork panel filled with bouquets, foliage and a pair of espagnolette masks, one side with a portrait profile surmounted by fronds enclosing a rampant unicorn over three flowers and the French Royal arms, and the other with a further crowned portrait profile and a rampant lion beneath fronds enclosing a double eagle displayed, tapering faceted socket (laminations, the head rusted), later faceted wooden haft and tassel 60.5 cm; 23 ⅞ in head It has been suggested that the portrait profiles are those of Henri II (1519, 1547-59) and Maximillian II of Austria (1527, 1562-76). £2000-2500 495 A FRENCH ETCHED PARTISAN, 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FOR THE ROYAL GUARD with tapering blade formed with a full-length medial ridge, etched on one face with the crowned Royal arms of France and Navarre enclosed by the Order of St Michel beneath a panel of foliage and with trophies-of-arms on either side, all on a hatched ground retaining some gilding, the reverse with trophies and foliage en suite, a shield charged with a cairn surmounted by a cross, the initials ‘VG’ and the repeated cross motif above framed by cornucopia, etched tapering socket fitted with a transverse bolt incorporating an up-turned spike (the head with areas of wear), a pair of straps, on a later wooden haft 63.5 cm; 25 in head £1400-1800

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496 A FINE AND RARE VENETIAN PARADE GLAIVE, MID-17TH CENTURY with broad single-edged blade with rear-swept tip, the back formed with a large tri-lobate projection engraved with leafy foliage involving putti riding horses and a further putto confronting a dragon, engraved on each face over the lower three-quarters with the figure of Jupiter, a crowned coat-of-arms and further elaborate trophies-of-arms including a flag charged with the Turkish crescent, robust moulded socket, with an early faceted studded wooden haft retaining a portion of its fabric covering (losses), with an early tassel 93.5 cm; 36 ¾ in head Provenance The Meyrick Collection, Goodrich Court. Literature Joseph Skelton: Engraved Illustrations of Antient Armour from the Collection at Goodrich Court, Herefordshire, from the drawings and with the descriptions of Dr Meyrick, 1854, VOL. ii pl. LXXXV, fig. 6 The arms are those of the Barboro family which have been partially erased, in the glaive’s working life, and replaced with those of the Venier family. Three members of the Venier family were Doge between 811 and 1802. £2000-2500 497 A FRENCH PARTISAN FOR THE ROYAL GUARD, EARLY 18TH CENTURY with leaf-shaped blade tapering at the point and formed with a medial ridge, etched on each face with the crowned Royal arms of France and Navarre enclosed by the Orders of St Michel and St Esprit, the base with a pair of lugs and stamped ‘Gounod’ and ‘L’Aine’ on the respective faces, tapering faceted socket fitted with a transverse bolt (spike missing), a pair of straps, on a wooden haft with iron shoe and tassel 62.5 cm; 24 ⅝ in head Provenance Robert-Jean Charles, Paris, sold Drouot, 8 December 1993, lot 306. £1400-1800 141


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498 A SPANISH HALBERD FOR THE ROYAL GUARD OF KING CARLOS IV (1748-1819, REIGNED 1788-1808), DATED 1789 with wavy terminal spike, crescentic axe-blade etched with the crowned Royal Arms on each face enclosed by the Order of the Golden Fleece, rear fluke etched with the date on one face and ‘Carlos IIII’ on the other, moulded socket, two pairs of straps, one with an early number ‘84’ on, on its wooden haft with iron shoe 47.0 cm; 18 ½ in head Another halberd from this group is preserved in the Armeria Reale, Madrid, see Don Juan 1898, p. 275 no. I. 101. £600-800 499 A SPANISH HALBERD FOR THE ROYAL GUARD OF QUEEN ISABELLA II (1830-1904, REIGNED 1833-68), DATED 1849 with tapering double-edged terminal spike etched with foliage, crescentic axe-blade etched with the crowned Royal Arms enclosed by the Order of the Golden Fleece within laurel fronds on each face and one etched ‘Rl Fabrica de Toledo’ along the edge, rear fluke etched with the date on one face and ‘Isabel 2a’ on the other, moulded socket, two pairs of straps, one with an early number ‘35’ on, on its wooden haft (one side hollowed for staircase mounting), with iron shoe 46.5 cm; 18 ¼ in head Three halberds from this group are preserved in the Armeria Reale, Madrid, see Don Juan 1898, p. 275 no. I. 102-3. £600-800

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500 A RARE ITALIAN HALBERD, EARLY 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY VENETIAN with broad central blade pierced with three slots, fitted at the base with a broad steel collar formed of six vertical hoops each interrupted by a chiselled mask, forward leaning pierced axe-blade fitted with a bronze warrior mask on each face, triangular rear-fluke fitted with a pair of bronze masks and pierced en suite, rectangular socket fitted with a spiked transverse bolt, a pair of slender straps, engraved throughout with flowers and linear ornament (worn), on an early studded wooden haft (extensively wormed) with iron shoe 59.0 cm; 23 ¼ in head A similar halberd is preserved in the Poldi Pezzoli museum, cat. no. 525. £1400-1800 501 A SWISS HALBERD, 17TH CENTURY with stout central spike, long slightly curved axe-blade stamped with a mark on one side (rubbed), triangular rear fluke cut with a small projection above, a pair of long straps, on its wooden haft fitted with a pair of additional straps 99.5 cm; 39 in head For a halberd of strikingly similar form struck with a similar, possibly the same, mark see Meier 1982, p. 245 and ill. 20. £1000-1500 502 A SWISS HALBERD BY BALTHASAR ERHARDT, ZURICH, CIRCA 1606-36 with central spike of diamond section stamped with the maker’s mark at the base, slightly curved near rectangular axe-blade, triangular rear fluke, and a pair of long straps, on an early wooden haft fitted with an additional pair of straps and impressed with the letters ‘CFH’ on each side 84.5 cm; 33 ¼ in head Balthasar Erhardt made a number of halberds for the Zurich Zeughaus during the period 1606-36. See Meier 1982, pp. 223-250, ill. 8. £1000-1500 143


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503 A GERMAN HALBERD, MID-16TH CENTURY with robust central spike of diamond section, straight axe-blade, stamped with a mark on the top on one side, triangular rear fluke, tapering socket, and a pair of long straps, on a later wooden haft fitted with an additional pair of straps and painted with an inventory number 47.0 cm; 18 ½ in head A halberd of very similar form is preserved in the Schweizersiches Landesmuseum, Zurich. See Gessler 1928, taf. 17. £800-1200 504 A GERMAN HALBERD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY with long central spike of diamond section, curved axe-blade formed with a small lug at the rear top and bottom and pierced with a series of small rondels, curved flat pierced rear fluke stamped with a mark on one side, tapering socket, and a pair of long straps, on its original wooden haft stamped with an early inventory mark and retained by steel nails with embossed brass washers at the socket 77.0 cm; 30 ¼ in head £600-800

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505 A GERMAN HALBERD, 17TH CENTURY with long tapering central spike, v-shaped axe-blade pierced with three slipped circles, shaped rear fluke pierced en suite, formed with an up-turned spike at the top and stamped with a mark, perhaps the town arms of Amsterdam, on one side, and a pair of long straps, on a later studded elm haft 118.5 cm; 46 ¾ in head £500-700 506 A STYRIAN HALBERD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY with long tapering central spike of diamond section, forward-leaning curved axe-blade pierced with three groups of circles, pierced rear fluke stamped with the mark of Pankraz Taller, tapering socket, and a pair of long straps, on an early wooden haft fitted with an additional pair of straps (the lower portion replaced) 62.0 cm; 24 ⅜ in head A number of halberds by this maker are preserved in the Landeszeughaus, Graz. £600-800 507 A STYRIAN HALBERD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY with long tapering central spike of diamond section, forward-leaning curved axe-blade pierced with three groups of circles (the forward tip slightly bent), pierced rear fluke stamped with the mark of Pankraz Taller, in a shield four pellets divided by a saltire, tapering socket, and a pair of long straps, on an early wooden haft fitted with an additional pair of straps (the lower portion replaced) 83.0 cm; 32 ¾ in head See footnote to previous lot. £500-700

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508 A GERMAN HALBERD, MID-16TH CENTURY with two-stage spike, the upper portion of diamond section and the lower of hollow-triangular section, forward leaning curved axe-blade pierced with three groups of circles, triangular rear fluke pierced with a vertical arrangement of circles, tapering socket, and fitted with a pair of later straps, on a later wooden haft incorporating an early section at the top (the head and straps pitted, haft wormed) 57.8 cm; 22 ¾ in head £400-600 509 A NORTH EUROPEAN HALBERD, EARLY 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY SWEDISH with long spike of diamond section formed with a moulded base, curved axe-blade stamped with a mark, in a heart a pair of crossed swords, on one side, formed with a pair of notched lugs at the rear, curved rear fluke formed with a recurved lug above, conical socket, and a pair of long straps, on a wooden haft (the head with small cracks and chips) 69.5 cm; 27 ⅜ in head £400-600 510 A SPIKED FLAIL IN 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY with iron ball set with robust conical spikes, iron chain fixed to a short studded wooden haft by a conical socket with straps 60.0 cm; 23 ⅝ in overall £80-120

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511 A HIGHLY RARE AND IMPORTANT ENGLISH JACK OF PLATE, CIRCA 1580-90 formed of small overlapping square plates of iron with cropped corners, secured by lines of diagonal, vertical, or in some cases horizontal stitches of crossbow twine through holes at their centres between the inner and outer layers of a fabric doublet of ‘peascod’ fashion with a frontal opening situated slightly to the right of centre and originally closed by laces passing through pairs of reinforced holes, an upstanding collar devoid, like the edges of the arm-openings, of plates, and a short skirt, the whole enclosed between two outer layers of fine linen canvas overlying felted woven wool on the outside and a coarser canvas on the inside of the garment, and decorated with green (perhaps originally white) woollen tufts at the intersections of the stitches (the outer fabric discoloured, worn through at points and split at the shoulders and some points of the waist and the base of the collar) 75.5 cm; 29¾ in Provenance Sir William ffarindon, Worden Hall, Lancashire (sold by auction 1948). A private English collection. Literature Alexander de Cosson & William Burgess, ‘Catalogue of the Exhibition of Ancient Helmets and Examples of Mail’, Archaeological Journal, Vol. XXXVII, 1881, p. 591. Ian Eaves, ‘On the Remains of a Jack of Plate Excavated from Beeston Castle in Cheshire’, Journal of the Arms and Armour Society, Vo. XIII, no. 2, September 1989, p. 137, n. 29). The jack of plate - sometimes referred to in contemporary documents as a ‘steel coat’, a ‘plate coat’ or a ‘coat of plate’ - was a uniquely British defence first recognisably mentioned in English and Scottish records of the second quarter of the 16th century (Eaves 1989, pp. 85-6 & 144, n. 48), p. 145, n. 52). The inventory of the holdings of the Office of the Armouries taken on the death of Henry VIII in 1547 mentions ‘a Northerne Jack covered with lynnen’ and three ‘Northern Jackes made of Canvas and plate’ (Harold A. Dillon, ‘Arms and Armour at Westminster, the Tower and Greenwich’, Archaeologia, Vol. LI, 1888, pp. 52 & 57). Although defences of this kind ceased to be manufactured towards the end of the 16th century (Eaves 1989, p.86 & 148, n. 60), their use persisted into the early years of the following century. In 1622 some forty examples were issued from the Armouries of the Tower of London for use in America by the Virginia Company (Eaves 1986, p. 86 & 148, n. 61). William Harrison in his description of England first published in 1577, observed that ‘Our armour …consisteth of corselets, almaine riverets, shirtes of mayle, Jacke quilted over wyth leather, fustian or canuas ouer thicke plates of yron that are sewed into the same, and of which there is no towne or village that hath not hir conuenient furniture (in Ralph Holinshead, The First Volume of the Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland, London, 1557, f. 86v).

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…continued from previous page Today, however, only sixteen more or less complete jacks of plate are preserved worldwide. Aside from this and the following lot, eight (only five of which are complete) can be recorded in the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, one in the British Museum, London, one in the Royal Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, one in Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, one in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, one in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, and one in the Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich (Eaves 1989, pp. 135-7, n. 22-6 & 29). Only the last two and one of those in Leeds has its frontal opening offset to one side of centre as on this and the following lot. These lots and the Leeds example formed part of a collection assembled at Worden Hall, Lancashire, by Sir William ffarington (c. 1704-81) sometime after 1765. They are unlikely to have formed part of the Hall’s indigenous armoury which was sequestered by Parliament in 1643 (Susan Maria ffarington, The ffarington Papers, Chetham Society, 1856, p. 93), although it was said that one of the three did service, together with a helmet and other pieces, as part of a funeral achievement eventually removed from the ffarington Chapel in Leyland Church in 1816 (De Cosson & Burgess 1881, p. 591). The collection was in due course added to by Miss Susan ffarington in the 19th century. An 18th century inventory of it is preserved in New Zealand while three 19th century ones, dating from 1846 to circa 1870 are privately preserved in England, and refer to ‘3 Brigandine Jackets (for Bowmen. (Elizn’. A drawing of what is almost certainly one of these jacks is preserved in a manuscript catalogue prepared by the late 18th century Manchester antiquary Thomas Barritt and now preserved in the Manchester City Library (Ancient Armour and Weapons in the Possession of Thos Barrit 1793). The catalogue shows objects both in his own collection and of others that he visited in the north of England. He describes the jack as ‘A Bigantine jacket quilted within with square pieces of iron about an inch in diameter and sliding over each other like the scales of fishes, and covered over with strong linen’. One of the Worden jacks (probably that now in the Royal Armouries Museum, inv. No. III.1884) was lent by Miss ffarington to the Exhibition of Ancient Helmets and Examples of Mail held in the rooms of the British Archaeological Association in 1881 (De Cosson & Burgess 1881, cat. no. 49, p.591) The collection was sold by a local auctioneer in 1948. The purchaser of the three jacks subsequently lent them to Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire. One of them in due course passed to a private collection in the USA but was in 1982 acquired by the Royal Armouries, H.M. Tower of London, while those forming the present and following lots had from some time before 1981 been sent for conservation to the North Western Museum and Art Gallery Service at Blackburn, Lancashire. £12000-18000

512 A HIGHLY RARE AND IMPORTANT ENGLISH JACK OF PLATE, CIRCA 1580-90 formed of small overlapping square plates of iron with cropped corners, secured by lines of diagonal, vertical, or in some cases horizontal, stitches of crossbow twine through holes at their centres between the inner and outer layers of a fabric doublet of ‘peascod’ fashion with a frontal opening situated slightly to the left of centre and originally closed by laces passing through pairs of reinforced holes, an upstanding collar devoid, like the edges of the arm-openings, of plates, and a short skirt, the whole enclose between two outer layers of fine linen canvas covered with modern nylon netting and overlying felted woven wool on the outside and a coarser canvas on the inside of the garment, and decorated with white woollen tufts at the intersections of the stitches (the outer fabric partly discoloured, worn through at points and split at the shoulders and some other points; and the plates in some cases patinated to a green colour) 72.0 cm; 28 ⅜ in Provenance Sir William ffarindon, Worden Hall, Lancashire (sold by auction 1948). A private English collection. Literature Alexander de Cosson & William Burgess, ‘Catalogue of the Exhibition of Ancient Helmets and Examples of Mail’, Archaeological Journal, Vol. XXXVII, 1881, p. 591. Ian Eaves, ‘On the Remains of a Jack of Plate Excavated from Beeston Castle in Cheshire’, Journal of the Arms and Armour Society, Vo. XIII, no. 2, September 1989, p. 137, n. 29). The jack shares the same history as the previous lot. At some time before 1981 it was sent for conservation to the North Western Museum and Art Gallery Service at Blackburn, Lancashire, where it was enclosed within protective nylon netting. £8000-12000

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513 TWO HIGHLY RARE AND IMPORTANT ENGLISH PLATESLEEVES, CIRCA 1580-90 deriving from the same series as one another and formed in each case of widely separated columns of long, narrow, overlapping rectangular plates of iron with cropped corners, secured by lines of vertical and horizontal stitches of crossbow twine through holes at their centres between the inner and outer layers of a voluminous fabric sleeve that is slightly shaped to the elbow and narrows to the wrist where a longitudinal slit was originally closed by a lace passing through a single reinforced hole at each side, the upper edge of the sleeve pierced at its outside with pairs of similar holes to lace it to an underlying garment (the outer fabric discoloured, worn through and split at points; both covered over where required by nylon netting) left 59.5 cm; 23½ in; right 63.0 cm; 24¾ in (2) Provenance Sir William ffarindon, Worden Hall, Lancashire (sold by auction 1948). A private English collection. Literature Alexander de Cosson & William Burgess, ‘Catalogue of the Exhibition of Ancient Helmets and Examples of Mail’, Archaeological Journal, Vol. XXXVII, 1881, p.591, fig. 220. Ian Eaves, ‘On the Remains of a Jack of Plate Excavated from Beeston Castle in Cheshire’, Journal of the Arms and Armour Society, Vo. XIII, no. 2, September 1989, pp. 88-9 & 150, n. 68, pl. XLIB. The wearing of platesleeves - sometimes referred to in contemporary documents as a ‘sleeves of plate’ or ‘sleeves of metal’ - in conjunction with the jack of plate is mentioned in English and Scottish records of the second quarter of the 16th century to the first quarter of the 17th century (Eaves 1989, pp. 88 & 150, n. 66-8). A report sent to the Venetian Senate in 1577 observed that the English wore jacks, shirts of mail or quilted canvas doublets with no defences for their arms other than ‘plates of mail put lengthways’ (Calendar of State Papers, Venetian, Vol. VI (1556-7). p. 1048). It is perhaps defences of this kind that are referred to in the accounts of the Armouries Office for 1560 which mention the costs of fourteen pairs of sleeves made of old gorgets (National Archives, Kew, Pipe Office Declared Accounts 2962, f. 7). References to platesleeves occur with particular frequency in Scottish and Northern English documents of the period. For example, a Scottish order relating to the raising of troops for a campaign in France in 1552 required them to be equipped with ‘a jack of platt, steilbonnet, splent slevis, of mailyie or plait’, while the record of a muster held in Morayshire in 1595/6 showed many of those attending as being armed with a ‘jack, steilbonat, pleitslevis’ (Registers of the Privy Council of Scotland, Vol. I, p. 130, and Vol. XIV, p. 379). In Northern England, Thomas Hondly’s will of 1588 mentions ‘a jack, plait sleves, gauntlet, steel cap’, while an inventory of Thomas Fischer’s possessions of c. 1590 refers to ‘a coat of plait’ and two ‘pair of plateslevis’ (J. C. Hodgeson, Wills and Inventories …of the Northern Countie, Pt 3, Surtees Society, Vol. CXI, 1906, pp. 145-6 & 153). Aside from the platesleeves offered here, only one other pair of such defences, now in the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, inv. no. III.1885, survives today. The two pairs were originally preserved together at Worden Hall in Lancashire at part of a collection formed by Sir William ffarington (c. 1704-81) at Worden Hall, Lancashire, after 1765. They are referred to in an inventory of the collection prepared between 1846 and c. 1870 as accompanying, in frames, three jacks of plate (wrongly called ‘Brigandines Jackets’) for bowmen of the time of Elizabeth. The history of this group of pieces is recorded in detail under the two previous lots. At some time before 1981 they were sent for conservation to the North Western Museum and Art Gallery Service at Blackburn, Lancashire, where the sleeves were enclosed within protective nylon netting. £3000-5000

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514 A COMPOSITE SOUTH GERMAN CAP-A-PIE FIELD ARMOUR, MID-16TH CENTURY, EARLY 17TH CENTURY AND LATER comprising close helmet with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a low roped medial comb, visor, upper bevor and bevor (the first two restored and associated) attached to it at each side by common radially-fluted pivot (restored), the visor markedly stepped beneath its centrally divided vision-slit and fitted at its right side with a short lifting-peg, and the prow-shaped upper bevor pierced at each side with thirteen small ventilation-holes, and a single gorget-plate front and rear, the former descending to an obtuse point (the latter restored), the upper bevor and bevor each secured at the right side by a swivel-hook and pierced stud; collar, originally of ‘Almain’ type, formed of three lames front and rear, the lowest of which is in each case deeper than the rest; breastplate formed of a medially-ridged main plate with near-straight upper edge, projecting forward over the belly, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of three lames (restored), the third cut over the crotch with a shallow arch and fitted to either side of it with an integral tasset of five lames (restored, in part using old reworked lames); backplate with a straight upper edge fitted within its lower edge with a waist-lame (associated and transversely cracked at its left side) flanged outwards to receive a deep culet of four lames (restored); large symmetrical pauldrons formed in each case of seven lames overlapping outwards from the third and largest of them, the lowest connected by a turner with a roped transverse rib to a fully articulated vambrace formed of a tubular upper and lower cannon connected to one another by a winged couter of three lames and closed at the inside of the elbow by fifteen lames overlapping inwards to the eighth; mitten gauntlets (not a pair) each formed of a moderately long, obtusely-pointed cuff (the right restored) with a fixed (originally hinged) inner plate, four metacarpal-plates in the case of the left and five in the case of the right (in both cases associated), a knuckle-plate decorated with a roped transverse rib, five finger-plates (those of the left restored and the last four of the right missing) and a laterally-hinged thumb-defence of four scales (probably restored, the last three scales of the right missing); cuisses (restored) each formed of a gutter-shaped main plate fitted at its convex upper edge with short extension-plate, and at its lower edge with a winged poleyn of five lames; and full-length tubular greaves each opening at their inside, cut at the heel with a slit to accommodate a spur, and at the lower front edge with an arch to accommodate an integral, broad-toed sabaton (restored) of ten lames overlapping inwards to the fifth; the main edges of the armour formed with inward turns, mostly roped and accompanied by recessed borders, and the collar further decorated with recessed bands and borders in the black and white fashion (lightly oxidised and tarnished overall; a few elements disarticulated in places) See note at the front of catalogue for information concerning stands. ÂŁ7000-10000

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515 A FINE ITALIAN ETCHED CUIRASS, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY comprising medially-ridged breastplate formed at its outward flanged lower edge with a plain inward turn, and at its neck-opening and fixed gussets for the arms with boldly-roped inward turns, etched at the neck and arm-openings with three vertical bands converging towards the waist, filled with scrolling foliage and, in the centre, with a pair of addorsed marine monsters and trophies-of-arms, all framed by engrailing, the backplate formed and decorated en suite with the breastplate (shoulder straps missing), and a leather belt 39.0 cm; 15 â…œ in high (2) Provenance The Moser Collection A breastplate with related decoration is preserved in the Museo Nazionale di Ravenna, see Boccia 1996, no. 5. Another is in the Royal Armouries, Leeds, inv. No. III. 99. See Dufty 1968, pl. CXVII. It would appear that this was adapted in the early 17th Century, at which time the arm openings were slightly enlarged, the gussets were fixed and a pair of studs for shoulder straps were added. ÂŁ4000-5000

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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN NOBLEMAN 516 A SOUTH GERMAN CLOSE HELMET WITH EMBOSSED DECORATION IN THE ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ FASHION, CIRCA 1550-60 with rounded one-piece skull rising to a low boldly-roped medial comb, flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a single rounded rear gorget-plate, and fitted at front with a visor, upper bevor and bevor attached to it by common pivots with smallradially fluted heads, the visor (cracked at the centre of its upper edge) pierced beneath its stepped centrally-divided vision-slit with two rows of small circular ventilation-holes and fitted at its right with a lifting-peg (restored) serving additionally as a pullrelease for a spring-catch (the spring broken) that engages a hole in the upper edge of the slightly prow-shaped upper bevor which is pierced at each side with nine columns of ventilation-holes matching those of the visor, the bevor (its left pivot-hole broken out) pierced at each side with six triangular groups of small circular auditory-holes in rosette-formation, secured to the skull and upper bevor at the right sides by spring-catches with push-button releases, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive two front gorget plates (associated and overlapped in the wrong direction), the main edges of the helmet formed with file-roped inward turns, and its surfaces decorated with bands and borders, partly raised and partly recessed, all burnished bright against an originally blackened ground (now cleaned to a mottled patina overall) 28.5 cm; 11 ¼ in £2500-4000 517 A SOUTH GERMAN BURGONET, CIRCA 1600-10 with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high medial comb, fitted internally with a quilted canvas lining sewn to a leather lining-band within the brow with a fixed obtusely-pointed peak, over its outward-flanged rear edge with a rounded onepiece neck-guard (pierced at its centre with a pair of later suspension-holes), and at each side with a hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard, pierced at its centre with five small auditory-holes in diceformation, and struck in the case of the right with the inventory number 128, the main edges of the helmet formed with plain inward turns, and its surfaces retaining a ‘black-from-the hammer’ finish overall (refreshed with paint) 27.0 cm; 10 ⅝ in £800-1200 157


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VARIOUS OWNERS 518 TWO SPURS, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ENGLISH of so-called ‘Ripon’ type, each with short slightly curved neck, small five-point star-shaped rowel, arched heel band with figure-ofeight shaped terminal on each side, one decorated with encrusted silver fruit and the other with an early silver plated outer surface, and each retaining its buckles and toggles for attachment. the first: 9.5 cm; 3 ¾ in (2) See Cederberg 2012, p. 79, no. 43. £300-500 519 TWO RARE GERMAN ARM-DEFENCES OR ‘SPLINTS’, NUREMBERG, EARLY 16TH CENTURY almost forming a pair, each comprising a broad couter shaped to the point of the elbow, one stamped with Nuremberg controlmark, gutter-shaped fore-arm defence cut with a central slot, and four shorter plates for the hands (small areas of pitting, light surface rust and minor delamination) 42.0 cm; 16 ½ in (2) Arm-defences such as these were typically provided as parts of infantry armour known as ‘Almain rivets’. Similar defences are preserved in the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds (inv.no. III.773), the West Gate Museum, Winchester, and Mendelsham Priory, Suffolk. See Dufty and Reid 1968 pl. CXXII, Laking 1920-2 vol. V, pp.240-1 and Blair 1958, pp. 118-19. £1500-2000

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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRINCE 520 A COMPOSITE SOUTH GERMAN LIGHT FIELD ARMOUR WITH TRACES OF ENGRAVED DECORATION, CIRCA 1600 comprising burgonet with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high, roped medial comb, projecting forward at the brow to an acutely-pointed integral peak (damaged to the right of its point) and rearwards at the nape to a matching integral neck-guard (pierced at its centre with a single later suspension-hole) and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with five small auditory holes in dice-formation, the right struck with the arsenal inventory number ‘XX’ over ‘23’; ‘Almain’ collar formed of a single deep plate front and rear (the rear one associated), in each case flanged upwards at the neck-opening and fitted to either side with an integral spaudler of five lames; one-piece breastplate of ‘peascod’ fashion, struck at its right side with the arsenal inventory number ‘X’ over ‘77’, flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of one lame (associated) cut at the centre of its lower edge with a shallow arch separating a pair of short tassets each of six lames, suspended from it by two straps and buckles; one-piece backplate formed with a shallow neck-opening and flanged outwards at its lower edge to from a short integral culet; and a pair of long gauntlets each formed of a tubular elbow-length cuff with a separate inner plate, a wrist-plate, five metacarpal-plates, a knuckle-plate decorated with a roped transverse rib, a shaped fingerplate and scaled finger and thumb-defences (three scales missing), the latter attached to the inner end of the lowest metacarpal plate by a lateral hinge of leather, and the left gauntlet fitted with a later buff leather lining glove; the main edges of the armour formed with inward turns, roped in the case of the burgonet and fauld-lame but otherwise plain, and the surfaces of the collar, tassets and gauntlets lightly scored through an originally blued surface with pairs of border-lines, and in the case of the gauntlets with medial bands involving chevrons, and the inner surfaces of the burgonet, breastplate and backplate respectively painted in white characters with the numbers SO 16, SO 82 and SO 20 of the Solothurn Zeughaus (the articulating leathers of the spaudlers and the left tasset severed at some points)

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See note at the front of catalogue for information concerning stands. Provenance The Solothurn Zeughaus, Switzerland. £3000-4000

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521 521 A SOUTH GERMAN LIGHT FIELD ARMOUR, PROBABLY AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1600 comprising burgonet with rounded one-piece skull rising to high medial comb, pierced at the nape with a pair of holes for the attachment of a missing plume-holder, projecting forward at the brow to an obtusely-pointed integral peak stuck at the front with a mark, possibly the letter ‘F’, flanged outwards at the rear to receive an obtusely-pointed one-piece neck-guard (pierced its centre with a pair of later suspension-holes) and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with five small auditory holes in dice-formation; ‘Almain’ collar (composite) formed of a single deep plate front and rear (originally forming part of a pikeman’s armour) in each case flanged upwards at the neck-opening and fitted to either side with a spaudler, the left formed of five lames and the right of six; one-piece breastplate of ‘peascod’ fashion, flanged outwards at its lower edge to form an integral fauld cut at the centre of its lower edge with a shallow arch separating a pair of long tassets each of four lames, suspended from it by two (originally three) straps and buckles; backplate formed of a main plate with a shallow neck-opening and a somewhat narrower waist-lame flanged outwards at its lower edge to from a short integral culet; and a pair of long gauntlets each formed of a tubular elbow-length cuff with a separate inner plate, five metacarpal-plates, a shaped knuckle-plate, a shaped finger-plate and scaled finger and thumb-defences (the right gauntlet lacking two of its finger-defences and the left lacking its thumb-defence and a single scale of two of its fingerdefences), the main edges of the armour formed with plain inward turns and its surfaces retaining the greater part of their original black-from-the-hammer finish (refreshed with paint and partly oxidised; the collar and cuirass disarticulated in places) See note at the front of catalogue for information concerning stands. £3000-4000

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522 522 A COMPOSITE SOUTH GERMAN LIGHT FIELD ARMOUR, CIRCA 1600-20 comprising burgonet with rounded one-piece skull rising to high medial comb, projecting forward at the brow to an obtuselypointed integral peak struck at the front with the maker’s mark ‘HR’ in a rectangle and the fir-cone mark of the city of Augsburg, flanged outwards at the rear to receive an obtusely-pointed one-piece neck-guard (pierced its centre with a pair of later suspension-holes) and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece (the hinge of the right broken) flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with six small auditory holes in rosette-formation; ‘Almain’ collar formed of a single deep plate front and rear, in each case flanged upwards at the neck-opening and fitted to either side with a spaudler of five lames (the upper two of the right associated with the lower three); one-piece breastplate of ‘peascod’ fashion, flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of one lame that has been laterally extended at each end, probably during working life, and is cut at the centre of its lower edge with a shallow arch separating a pair of short square tassets each of four lames, attached to it in each case by a pair of turning-pins; one-piece backplate with a shallow neck-opening flanged outwards at its lower edge to form a short integral culet; and a pair of long gauntlets (not a pair) each formed of a tubular elbow-length cuff with a separate inner plate, a wrist-plate, five metacarpal-plates, a knuckle-plate, the left decorated with a roped transverse rib, and the right formed with a low boss over each knuckle, a shaped finger-plate and scaled finger and thumb-defences (the last of the left missing), the main edges of the armour formed with inward turns, roped in the case of the gauntlets and plain elsewhere, and its surfaces retaining the greater part of their original black-from-the-hammer finish (refreshed with paint and partly oxidised; the collar and tassets disarticulated in places) See note at the front of catalogue for information concerning stands. The HR mark on the burgonet has been tentatively identified as that of either Hieronymus Ringler the Younger (born 1583, still living 1626) or Hans Roth (recorded 1613-42). See Thomas 1980, p. 88. £3000-4000 161


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523 A COMPOSITE SOUTH GERMAN LIGHT FIELD ARMOUR IN THE ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ FASHION, LATE 16TH CENTURY WITH EARLY 17TH CENTURY BURGONET comprising burgonet with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high medial comb, projecting forward at the brow to a rounded obtusely-pointed integral peak stuck at the front with the ownership mark of the Würtemberg Zeughaus, flanged outwards at the rear to receive an obtusely-pointed one-piece neck-guard (pierced its centre with a pair of later suspension-holes) and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre, within a raised circular boss, with five small auditory holes in dice-formation; ‘Almain’ collar formed of three lames front and rear, the lowest in each case deeper than the rest and fitted at each side with an integral spaudler of six lames of which the second is shaped to the point of the shoulder; breastplate formed of a medially-ridged main plate with nearstraight upper edge, projecting forward over the belly, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of two lames of which the second (associated) is cut over the crotch with a shallow arch; onepiece backplate with a shallow neck-opening flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a culet of one lame; the main edges of the armour formed with inward turns, file- roped in the case of all elements except the burgonet, and the whole decorated with raised bands and borders burnished against a black-from-the-hammer finish (refreshed with paint; the spaudlers partly disarticulated at their upper ends) See note at the front of catalogue for information concerning stands. Provenance The Würtemberg Zeughaus, Germany. £2500-3500

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524 524 A COMPOSITE SOUTH GERMAN LIGHT FIELD ARMOUR IN THE ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ FASHION, LATE 16TH / EARLY 17TH CENTURY comprising morion with rounded two-piece crown joined along the crest of a high file-roped medial comb, its rear fitted with a later plume-holder, and ‘swept’ integral brim rising to an acute point front and rear (the front one pierced with a later suspensionhole), the base of the crown encircled by ten blind lining-rivets all but one of which retains its brass rosette-washer; ‘Almain’ collar formed of three lames front and rear, the lowest in each case deeper than the rest and fitted at each side with an integral spaudler of six lames; breastplate formed of a medially-ridged main plate with near-straight upper edge, projecting forward over the belly, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of three lames of which the third is cut over the crotch with a shallow arch separating a pair of long tassets each of six lames, suspended from it by two straps and buckles; one-piece backplate with a shallow neck-opening flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a culet of one lame (later cut at the centre of its lower edge with a chevron-shaped indentation); the main edges of the armour formed with inward turns, partly file-roped and partly notched, the morion decorated at each side of its crown with a raised fleur-de-lis and the remainder of the armour decorated in all parts with raised bands and borders burnished against a black-from-the-hammer finish (refreshed with paint; the left of the crown of the morion pierced with a later small lozenge-shaped hole; the first and second lames of the fauld disarticulated at their left end, and the inner strap for the suspension of the right tasset severed) See note at the front of catalogue for information concerning stands. £2500-3500

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525 525 A COMPOSITE SOUTH GERMAN LIGHT FIELD ARMOUR, EARLY 17TH CENTURY comprising burgonet with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high, roped medial comb and fitted at its rear end with a later plume-holder, projecting forward at the brow to an acutely-pointed integral peak and rearwards at the nape to an obtusely-pointed integral neck-guard (the latter pierced at its centre with a single later suspension-hole) and fitted at its sides with hinged cheek-pieces (associated and not a pair), each flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neckguard; one-piece breastplate of late ‘peascod’ fashion formed with a deep neck-opening and an outward- flanged lower edge, and fitted at each side, just above the flange, with a later hasp from which is suspended a short tasset of four medially-ridged lames, the lowest with a strongly convex lower edge; backplate formed of a main plate struck at the centre of its gently cusped upper edge with an indistinct scutiform mark, fitted at each side with a short lateral extension-plate and at its lower edge with a waistlame having an outward-flanged lower edge; and a pair of long gauntlets (not a pair) each formed of a tubular elbow-length cuff with a separate inner plate, the left fitted with a wrist-plate, five metacarpal-plates, a shaped knuckle-plate and scaled finger and thumb-defences (three of the former missing and the fourth detached), and the right fitted with six metacarpal-plates (the last four associated and in one case showing traces of earlier black and white decoration), a shaped knuckle-plate, and scaled finger and thumb-defences (the latter detached); the main edges of the armour variously formed with roped, notched or plain inward turns (cracked at a few points), its surfaces retaining a black-from-the-hammer finish, and its breastplate decorated with three divergent bands of quadruple incised lines (the left tasset and gauntlet disarticulated at some points) See note at the front of catalogue for information concerning stands. £2000-3000

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526 526 A SOUTH GERMAN CLOSE HELMET FOR HEAVY FIELD USE, NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1550 with rounded one-piece skull rising to a high file-roped medial comb (pierced at its apex with two later holes), and visor, upper bevor and lower bevor attached to it at each side by common pivots (replaced), the forward-sloping visor pierced in front of the file-roped step of its centrally-divided vision-slit with nine small ventilation-holes at each side, and fitted at the right with a combined wing-headed turning-pin and lifting-peg that fits into a shaped notch cut into the upper edge of the prow-shaped upper bevor, the latter pierced at its left-side with nine small circular ventilation-holes in rosette formation, and at its right side with three vertical ventilation-slots, the upper and lower bevors each secured at their right sides by spring-catches with push-button releases, the skull and bevor each flanged outwards at their lower edges (the flange of the bevor internally patched at its centre) and pierced with three pairs of holes, now plugged with blind rivets for the leathers that originally attached their gorget-plates, the upper bevor decorated medially and at its upper edge respectively with a band and border each burnished bright, along with the sides of the comb, against an originally black-from-the-hammer ground (now cleaned bright) 28.0 cm; 11 in ÂŁ4000-6000

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527 A COMPOSITE SOUTH GERMAN CLOSE HELMET FOR HEAVY FIELD USE, CIRCA 1550-60 with rounded one-piece skull rising to a high file-roped medial comb, and visor, upper bevor and lower bevor attached to it at each side by common pivots bearing traces of engraved decoration, the forward-sloping visor fitted within the upper bevor at its front end and over it at the rear, pierced anteriorly with a centrally-divided vision-slit and fitted at its right side with a short mushroomshaped lifting-peg (replaced) also serving as a pull to release a spring-catch that engages a hole in the slightly prow-shaped upper bevor which is pierced at each side with nine small keyhole-shaped ventilation-slits arranged in four columns, and the lower bevor strongly shaped to the point of the chin and pierced at each side with nine small circular auditory-holes in rosette formation, the lower and upper bevor each secured at the right side by spring-catches with push-button releases (the button in the latter instance replaced), and the lower edges of the skull and lower bevor flanged outwards to receive now-missing gorget-plates (the whole lightly pitted overall) 26.0 cm; 10 ¼ in £2500-4000 528 A COMPOSITE SOUTH GERMAN CLOSE HELMET, CIRCA 1530-40 with rounded one-piece skull (originally forming part of a burgonet) rising to a low boldly-roped medial comb and descending to a short stepped integral rear gorget-plate, visor and bevor attached to it at each side by common pivots, the former slightly stepped beneath its centrally-divided vision-slit and fitted at its right with a modern square-headed lifting-peg, and the latter secured to the skull at the right of the neck by a swivel-hook and pierced stud, and fitted with a falling buff of one plate, supported at the right by a sprung stud and decorated medially with a roped rib flanked to either sided by four stepped flutes accompanied in the case of each of the outer three with vertical lines of five ventilation-holes, and a single rounded front gorget-plate, the lower edges of the helmet formed with roped inward turns accompanied by recessed borders, and its surfaces retaining traces of a black-from-the hammer finish (now cleaned bright; the edge of the crown patched at two points; the visor, falling buff and the front gorget-plate all reworked from authentic elements, the latter cracked at the centre of its lower edge) 29.0 cm; 11 ⅜ in £2000-3500

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529 529 A SOUTH GERMAN BURGONET, NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1550-60 with one-piece skull boxed in four panels and rising at its apex to an acorn finial, its right side struck with the quality-control mark of the city of Nuremberg and its rear pierced with two pairs of later holes set one above the other, fitted at the brow with a broad obtusely-pointed pivoted peak, at its flanged rear edge with a matching one-piece neck-guard (pierced at its centre with a pair of later suspension-holes), and at each side with a hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with seven small auditory-holes in rosette-formation, the main edges of the helmet formed with file-roped inward turns except at the front of the cheek-pieces which have plain partial turns, but are like the former accompanied by recessed borders (the surfaced showing a patchy light patination overall) 29.5 cm; 11 ⅝ in £1500-2000 530 A GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ BURGONET, LATE 16TH CENTURY with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a notably high file-roped medial comb, projecting forward to a broad obtusely-pointed integral peak and rearwards at the nape to a matching integral neck-guard (the latter pierced at its centre with a later suspension-hole), and cut away at each side to receive a hinged cheek-piece (the left missing) flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with three small auditory-holes in triangular formation, the main edges of the helmet formed with roped or notched inward turns and its surfaces decorated with raised borders and longitudinal bands burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; the bright metal lightly patinated) 31.0 cm; 12 ⅛ in £1000-1300

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531 A SOUTH GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ BURGONET, CIRCA 1570-80 with one-piece skull boxed in four panels and rising at its apex to an acorn finial, projecting forward at the brow to an obtuselypointed integral peak, fitted just above the latter with five lining-rivets of which three retain brass rosette washers, flanged outwards at its rear to receive a rounded one-piece neck-guard (pierced at its centre with a later suspension-hole), and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with five small auditory-holes in dice-formation-formation, the main edges of the helmet formed with file-roped inward turns accompanied by recessed borders, and its surfaces decorated with four radiating raised bands, all burnished bright against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; the bright bands light patinated) 25.0 cm; 9 ⅞ in £1000-1400 532 A SOUTH GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ BURGONET, CIRCA 1570-80 with one-piece skull boxed in four panels and rising at its apex to an acorn finial, projecting forward at the brow to an obtuselypointed integral peak, flanged outwards at its rear to receive a rounded one-piece neck-guard (pierced at its centre with a later suspension-hole), and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece (in both cases associated but from the same series) flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with five small auditory-holes in dice-formation, the main edges of the helmet formed with file-roped inward turns accompanied by recessed borders, and its surfaces decorated with four radiating raised bands, all burnished bright against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; the lower ends of the cut-outs for the cheek-pieces in both cases patched) 24.3 cm; 9 ⅝ in £900-1300 533 A SOUTH GERMAN BURGONET EMBOSSED IN THE ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ FASHION, CIRCA 1570-80 with one-piece skull boxed in four panels and rising at its apex to a truncated point, projecting forward at the brow to an obtuselypointed integral peak, flanged outwards at its rear to receive a rounded one-piece neck-guard (pierced at its centre with a later suspension-hole), and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece (in each case associated) flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with five small auditory-holes in dice-formation-formation, the main edges of the helmet formed with file-roped inward turns accompanied by raised borders, and its surfaces decorated with four radiating raised bands, all burnished bright against an originally blackened ground (now cleaned to a mottled patina overall) 25.8 cm; 10 ⅛ in £900-1300

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534 A GERMAN BURGONET WITH EMBOSSED DECORATION IN THE ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ FASHION, LATE 16TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY LOW SAXON with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a markedly high file-roped medial comb, projecting forward at the brow to a broad acutely-pointed integral peak and rearwards at the nape to a matching integral neck-guard (the latter pierced at its centre with a later pair of suspension-holes), and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at the rear of its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard, the main edges of the helmet formed with notched inward turns and its surfaces decorated at each side of the crown with raised fleurs-de-lis and elsewhere with raised medial bands and borders burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against an originally blackened ground (now cleaned to a mottled patina overall; the bright surfaces with some pitting and patches of active rust) 30.0 cm; 11 ¾ in £1200-1500 535 A SOUTH GERMAN BURGONET EMBOSSED IN THE ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ FASHION, CIRCA 1560-70 with one-piece skull boxed in four panels and rising at its apex to an acorn-finial, projecting forward at the brow to an obtuselypointed integral peak, flanged outwards at its rear to receive a missing neck-guard, and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with five small auditory-holes in dice-formation-formation, the main edges of the helmet formed with file-roped inward turns accompanied by raised or recessed borders, and its surfaces decorated with four radiating raised bands, all originally burnished bright against a blackened ground but now painted black overall) 31.0 cm; 12 ¼ in £800-1200 536 A GERMAN BURGONET, CIRCA 1600 with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high file-roped medial comb (with a small welded repair towards its front), projecting forward at the brow to an acutely-pointed integral peak and rearwards at the nape to an obtusely-pointed integral neckguard (the latter pierced at its centre with a later suspension-hole), and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with a single small auditory-hole, the right (cracked beneath its hinge) struck at the front with the inventory number ‘116’ beneath a cross, the main edges of the helmet formed with notched inward turns accompanied, except at the fronts of the cheek-pieces by recessed borders (very lightly patinated overall) 25.8 cm; 10 ⅛ in Provenance The Solothurn Zeughaus, Switzerland. £1000-1300 169


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537 A SOUTH GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ BURGONET CIRCA 1580-90 with one-piece skull rising to a high roped medial comb, fitted within the brow with an obtusely-pointed fixed peak, over its flanged rear edge with a matching one-piece neck-guard (pierced at its centre with a pair of later suspension-holes), and at each side with a hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with nine small auditory-holes in rosette formation, the main edges of the helmet formed, except at the front edges of the cheek-pieces, with file-roped inward turns accompanied by narrow grooves, and its surfaces decorated with recessed bands and borders burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; the borders lightly patinated in parts) 29.5 cm; 11 ⅝ in

539 A GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ BURGONET, LATE 16TH CENTURY with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high fileroped medial comb, the comb enclosed between a pair of narrow raised band and the skull projecting forward to a broad obtuselypointed integral peak and rearwards at the nape to a matching integral neck-guard (the latter pierced at its centre with a later pair of suspension-holes), and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece (in each case associated but from the same series) flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and in the case of the left one pierced with four small auditory-holes in diceformation, the main edges of the helmet formed with notched inward turns and its surfaces decorated with raised borders and longitudinal bands burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint) 28.5 cm; 11 ¼ in

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538 A SOUTH GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ BURGONET CIRCA 1550-60 with one-piece skull rising to a moderately high roped medial comb, fitted at the brow with a broad obtusely-pointed pivoted peak, at its flanged rear edge with a matching one-piece neckguard (pierced at its centre with a pair of later suspension-holes), and at each side with a hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard, cusped at the centre of its front edge and pierced at its centre with nine small auditory-holes of which eight surround a low circular boss and the ninth occupies its centre, the main edges of the helmet formed with file-roped inward turns, and its surfaces decorated with recessed bands and borders burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; the borders lightly patinated in parts) 28.0 cm; 11 in

540 A GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’BURGONET, LATE 16TH CENTURY with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high fileroped medial comb (bruised and split towards its rear end), projecting forward to an obtusely-pointed integral peak and rearwards at the nape to a matching integral neck-guard (the latter pierced at its centre with a pair of later suspension-holes), and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece (associated) flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neckguard and pierced at its centre with five auditory-holes in dice-formation, the front edges of the cheek-pieces connected to one another by a modern barred face defence formed of two horizontal strips and two narrower vertical strips, the main edges of the helmet formed with notched inward turns and its surfaces decorated with raised borders and longitudinal bands originally burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground but later covered, except in the case of the longitudinal bands at each side of the skull, with the same black paint used to refresh the blackened ground 29.0 cm; 11 ⅜ in

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541 A SOUTH GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ BURGONET, CIRCA 1570-80 with one-piece skull boxed in four panels and rising at its apex to an acorn finial, projecting forward at the brow to an obtuselypointed integral peak, fitted just above the latter with three lining-rivets of which two retain brass rosette washers, flanged outwards at its rear to receive a matching one-piece neck-guard (pierced at its centre with a later suspension-hole), and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece ( the left torn from its hinge and both hinges replaced) flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with five small auditory-holes in dice-formation, the main edges of the helmet formed with notched inward turns accompanied by raised borders, and its surfaces decorated with four radiating raised bands, all burnished bright against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; some bruising and cracking) 27.0 cm; 10 ⅝ in £800-1100 542 A SOUTH GERMAN BURGONET, CIRCA 1600-10 with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high medial comb (very slightly bruised at the left rear of its crest), fitted internally with a quilted canvas lining sewn to a leather lining-band, within the brow with a fixed rounded peak, over its outwardflanged rear edge with a matching one-piece neck-guard (pierced at its centre with a pair of later suspension-holes), and at each side with a hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with nine small auditory-holes in rosette-formation, the main edges of the helmet formed with plain inward turns, and its surfaces retaining a ‘black-from-the-hammer’ finish overall (the left cheek-piece pitted) 29.0 cm; 11 ⅜ in £800-1200 543 A SOUTH GERMAN BURGONET, PROBABLY AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1600 with rounded one-piece skull rising to a high medial comb, projecting forward at the brow to an obtusely-pointed integral peak, flanged outwards at the rear to receive a matching one-piece neck-guard (pierced at its centre with a pair of later suspensionholes), and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with six small auditory-holes in rosette-formation, the main edges of the helmet formed with plain inward turns, and its surfaces retaining a ‘black-from-the hammer’ finish overall (the metal of the skull showing some delamination at its left side and the centre of the peak showing some pitting) 30.0 cm; 11 ¾ in £800-1200 171


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544 A SOUTH GERMAN BURGONET, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1600 with rounded one-piece skull rising to a high roped medial, projecting forward at the brow to an obtusely-pointed integral peak stuck at the front with a maker’s mark comprising the initials ‘ML ‘ in a rectangle, and the fir-cone mark of the city of Augsburg, flanged outwards at the rear to receive a rounded one-piece neck-guard (pierced at its centre with a pair of later suspension-holes), and cut out at each side to receive a hinged cheek-piece the right of which is missing and the left associated and pierced at its upper end with seven auditoryholes, the main edges of the helmet formed with inward turns decorated with file-roping except on the cheek-piece, and its surfaces retaining a ‘black-from-the hammer’ finish overall (the metal of the skull showing some delamination at its left side and the centre of the peak showing some pitting) 33.0 cm; 13 in

546 A SOUTH GERMAN BURGONET, CIRCA 1600-10 with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high medial comb, fitted internally with a quilted canvas lining sewn to a leather lining-band, within the brow with a fixed obtuselypointed peak, over its outward-flanged rear edge with a rounded one-piece neck-guard (pierced at its centre with a pair of later suspension-holes), and at each side with a hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with five small auditory-holes in dice-formation, the main edges of the helmet formed with plain inward turns, and its surfaces retaining a ‘black-from-the hammer’ finish overall (the left cheek-piece pitted) 30.0 cm; 11 ¾ in

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547 A SOUTH GERMAN BURGONET, PROBABLY AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1600 with rounded one-piece skull rising to a high medial comb decorated to either side of its crest with an incised line, fitted within the brow with an obtusely-pointed peak and over its outward-flanged rear edge with a rounded one-piece neckguard (pierced at its centre with a pair of later suspension-holes), and fitted at each side with a hinged cheekpiece (the left associated and reworked at its lower end) flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its upper end with eight small auditory-holes in rosette-formation, the main edges of the helmet formed with plain inward turns, and its surfaces retaining a ‘black-from-the-hammer’ finish overall (the left cheek-piece pitted) 28.0 cm; 11 in

545 A SOUTH GERMAN BURGONET, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1600 with rounded one-piece skull rising to a high medial comb (bruised at its apex), projecting forward at the brow to an obtusely-pointed peak stuck at the front with a maker’s mark, possibly the letter ‘N’ between a pair of dots within an oval, and the fir-cone mark of the city of Augsburg, flanged outwards at the rear to receive a matching neck-guard (pierced at the centre of the latter with a pair of later suspensionholes), and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with five small auditory holes in dice-formation, the main edges of the helmet formed with plain inward turns, and its surfaces retaining a ‘black-from-the hammer’ finish overall 29.0 cm; 11 ⅜ in £800-1200 172

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548 A SOUTH GERMAN BURGONET, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1600 with rounded one-piece skull rising to a high medial comb, projecting forward at the brow to an obtusely-pointed integral peak stuck at the front with an indistinct maker’s mark and the fir-cone mark of the city of Augsburg, flanged outwards at the rear to receive a matching one-piece neck-guard (pierced at its centre with a pair of later suspension-holes), and fitted at each side with a hinged cheek-piece flanged outwards at its lower edge to serve as a continuation of the neck-guard and pierced at its centre with five small auditory-holes in dice-formation, the main edges of the helmet formed with plain inward turns, and its surfaces retaining a ‘black-from-the hammer’ finish overall (the skull corroded just to the front of the hinge for the right cheek-piece, and the hinge itself lacking one knuckle) 32.0 cm; 12 ⅝ in £800-1200 549 A GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high medial comb fitted at its rear with a later plume-holder, and ‘swept’ integral brim rising to an acute point front and rear, its edge formed with a plain inward turn, the base of the crown encircled by twelve lining-rivets of which all but two retain their brass rosette-washers, and each side decorated in low relief with an hexafoil enclosed within a circle bordered by stylised acanthus foliage burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; the apex of the comb marked with five transverse cuts and the front point of the brim pierced with a later suspension-hole) 29.0 cm; 11 ⅜ in £700-1000 550 A GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high medial comb fitted at its rear with a later plume-holder, and ‘swept’ integral brim rising to an acute point front and rear, its edge formed with a plain inward turn, the base of the crown encircled by twelve lining-rivets of which all but five retain their brass rosette-washers, and each side decorated in low relief with an octofoil enclosed within a circle bordered by stylised acanthus foliage burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; the front point and each side of the brim pierced with later small suspension-holes) 27.0 cm; 10 ⅝ in £700-1000

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551 A GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high file-roped medial comb, and ‘swept’ integral brim rising to an acute point front and rear (one with a short split), its edge formed with a notched inward turn, the base of the crown encircled by nine (originally ten) lining-rivets of which all but one retain their brass rosette-washers, and each side decorated in low relief with a large fleur-de-lis burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; one point and one side of the brim pierced with later suspension-holes) 25.5 cm; 10 in £600-900 552 A GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high file-roped medial comb, and ‘swept’ integral brim rising to an acute point front and rear, its edge (cracked at one side) formed with a notched inward turn, the base of the crown encircled by ten lining-rivets formerly fitted with rosette-washers, and each side decorated in low relief with a large fleur-de-lis burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; one point of the brim pierced with a later suspension-hole) 26.0 cm; 10 ¼ in £600-900 553 A GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high file-roped medial comb, its rear fitted with a later plume-holder, and ‘swept’ integral brim rising to an acute point front and rear, its edge formed with a notched inward turn, the base of the crown encircled by nine (originally ten) lining-rivets of which all retain their brass rosette-washers, and each side decorated in low relief with a large fleur-de-lis burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; one point and one side of the brim pierced with later suspension-holes) 25.5 cm; 10 in £600-900

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554 A GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high file-roped medial comb fitted at its rear with a later plume-holder, and ‘swept’ integral brim rising to an acute point front and rear, its edge formed with a notched inward turn, the base of the crown encircled by ten lining-rivets with brass rosette-washers, and each side decorated in low relief with a large fleur-de-lis burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; the rear point of the brim pierced with a later suspension-hole and patched at its right edge) 25.5 cm; 10 in £600-900 555 A GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high file-roped medial comb, and ‘swept’ integral brim rising to an acute point front and rear, its edge formed with a notched inward turn, the base of the crown encircled by ten lining-rivets of which all but two retain their brass rosette washers, and each side decorated in low relief with a large fleur-de-lis burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; one point and one side of the brim pierced with later suspension-holes) 26.0 cm; 10 ¼ in £600-900 556 A GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high file-roped medial comb, and ‘swept’ integral brim rising to an acute point front and rear, its edge (slightly chipped at one edge) formed with a notched inward turn, the base of the crown encircled by ten lining-rivets of which all but one retain their brass rosette-washers, and each side decorated in low relief with a large fleur-delis burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (one point and one side of the brim pierced with later suspension-holes) 31.0 cm; 12 ⅛ in (with cheek-pieces) £600-900 557 A GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ COMB MORION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY with rounded two-piece skull joined along the crest of a high file-roped medial comb, and ‘swept’ integral brim rising to an acute point front and rear, its edge formed with a notched inward turn, the base of the crown encircled by nine (originally ten) liningrivets of which all retain their brass rosette-washers, and each side decorated in low relief with a large fleur-de-lis burnished bright, along with each side of the comb, against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; one point and one side of the brim pierced with later suspension-holes, of which that in the side has subsequently been plugged) 25.0 cm; 9 ⅞ in £600-900 175


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560 A GERMAN MORION IN THE SPANISH FASHION, CIRCA 1600 with one-piece crown of rounded almond shape and narrow flat integral brim of an even width all round, its edge formed with a plain inward turn and the base of the crown encircled by twelve lining-rivets of which two at each side also served to attach now missing cheek-pieces, and pierced at the rear with a pair of probably later rivet-holes to attach a plume-holder, and the whole retaining its original black-from-the-hammer finish (lightly corroded in parts; the brim cracked at points and its rear pierced with a later suspension-hole) 23.0 cm; 9 in £200-300

558 558 A CLOSE HELMET IN THE EARLY 17TH CENTURY WESTERN EUROPEAN STYLE, 19TH CENTURY with rounded two-piece skull joined medially by a line of rivets hidden, except at the nape where a tapering plume-tube conceals them, beneath a roped strip of semi-circular section, peak, visor, upper bevor and lower bevor attached to the skull at each side by common pivots, the barred visor variously pierced with small circular ventilation-holes, and the markedly concave upper bevor pierced with four radiating lozengeshaped holes separated by lines of smaller circular holes, the lower edges of the skull and bevor each flanged outwards to receive a single gorget-plate, the bevor connected to the skull at the right by a simple self-sprung stud and hole, the lower bevor connected to the upper bevor at the left by a swivelhook and stud, and the main edges of the helmet formed with file-roped inward turns (lightly patinated overall) 28.5 cm; 11¼ in £350-500 559 A GERMAN MORION IN THE SPANISH FASHION, CIRCA 1600 with one-piece crown of rounded almond shape and narrow flat integral brim projecting to an obtuse point front and rear, its edge formed with a plain inward turn and the base of the crown encircled by ten lining-rivets of which two at each side also serve to attach a narrow, slightly tapering, round-ended cheek-piece (the right detached at its front), and fitted at the rear with two similar rivets securing a later plume-holder of copper, and the whole retaining its original black-from-thehammer finish 30.0 cm; 11¾ in (with cheek-pieces) £300-400

561 A GERMAN MORION IN THE SPANISH FASHION, CIRCA 1600 with one-piece crown of rounded almond shape and narrow flat integral brim projecting to an obtuse point front and rear, its edge formed with a plain inward turn and the base of the crown encircled by nine (originally ten) lining-rivets of which two at each side also serve to attach a narrow, slightly tapering, round-ended cheek-piece (the right detached at its rear), and fitted at the rear with two similar rivets occupying holes at one time serving to secure a plume-holder, and the whole retaining its original black-from-the-hammer finish (lightly corroded in parts; the rear point of the brim pierced with a later suspension-hole) 25.0 cm; 10 in (with cheek-pieces) £300-400 562 A GERMAN MORION IN THE SPANISH FASHION, CIRCA 1600 with one-piece crown of rounded almond shape and narrow flat integral brim projecting to an obtuse point front and rear, its edge formed with a plain inward turn and the base of the crown encircled by twelve lining-rivets of which two at each side also served to attach now missing cheek-pieces, and fitted at the rear with two similar rivets securing a later plumeholder of copper, and the whole retaining its original black-from-the-hammer finish (a section of the lower left side of the morion replaced by a riveted internal patch, the left of the brim bent upwards, and its front and rear points pierced with later suspension-holes) 21.5 cm; 8½ in £200-300 563 A GERMAN MORION IN THE SPANISH FASHION, CIRCA 1600 with one-piece crown of rounded almond shape and narrow flat integral brim projecting to an obtuse point front and rear, its edge formed with a plain inward turn and the base of the crown encircled by eight (originally ten) lining-rivets of which two at each side also served to attach now missing cheek-pieces, and fitted at the rear with two similar rivets securing a later plumeholder of copper, and the whole retaining its original black-from-the-hammer finish (lightly corroded in parts; the top right rear of the crown showing a small rust-perforation and the front point of the brim pierced with a later suspension-hole) 23.0 cm; 9 in £200-300

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564 A GERMAN MORION IN THE SPANISH FASHION, CIRCA 1600 with one-piece crown of rounded almond shape and narrow flat integral brim projecting to an obtuse point front and rear, its edge formed with a plain inward turn and the base of the crown encircled by nine (originally ten) lining-rivets of which two at each side also served to attach now missing cheekpieces, and fitted at the rear with two similar rivets securing a later plume-holder of copper, and the whole retaining its original black-from-the-hammer finish (lightly corroded in parts; and the front point of the brim pierced with a later suspensionhole) 19.0 cm; 7½ in £200-300 565 A GERMAN MORION IN THE SPANISH FASHION, CIRCA 1600 with one-piece crown of rounded almond shape and narrow flat integral brim projecting to an obtuse point front and rear, its edge formed with a plain inward turn and the base of the crown encircled by ten lining-rivets of which two at each side also serve to attach a narrow, slightly tapering, round-ended cheek-piece (the right detached at its front), and the whole retaining its original black-from-the-hammer finish (refreshed with paint; the crown and brim bruised at points, the latter cracked and its rear pierced with a later suspension-hole) 31.0 cm; 11¾ in (with cheek-pieces) £200-300 566 A GERMAN MORION IN THE SPANISH FASHION, CIRCA 1600 with one-piece crown of rounded almond shape and narrow flat integral brim projecting to an obtuse point front and rear, its edge formed with a plain inward turn and the base of the crown encircled by ten lining-rivets of which two at each side also serve to attach a narrow, slightly tapering, round-ended cheek-piece (the right missing), and the whole retaining its original black-from-the-hammer finish (lightly corroded in parts; the front of the crown repaired with an internal patch at its lower end and bruised at its upper end; and the front of the brim cracked and its rear point and sides each pierced with later suspension-holes) 29.0 cm; 11⅜ in (with cheek-piece) £200-300 567 A GERMAN MORION IN THE SPANISH FASHION, CIRCA 1600 with one-piece crown of rounded almond shape and narrow flat integral brim projecting to an obtuse point front and rear, its edge formed with a plain inward turn and the base of the crown encircled by ten lining-rivets of which two at each side also serve to attach a narrow, slightly tapering, round-ended cheek-piece (the left missing) and fitted at the rear with two similar rivets securing a later plume-holder of copper, and the whole retaining its original black-from-the-hammer finish (refreshed with paint; the brim cracked at two points and its front point pierced with a later suspension-hole) 32.0 cm; 12⅝ in (with cheek-piece) £250-400

559 568 A GERMAN MORION IN THE SPANISH FASHION, CIRCA 1600 with one-piece crown of rounded almond shape and narrow flat integral brim projecting to an obtuse point front and rear, its edge formed with a plain inward turn and the base of the crown encircled by nine (originally ten) lining-rivets of which two at each side also served to attach now missing cheek-pieces, and fitted at the rear with two similar rivets securing a later plume-holder of copper, and the whole retaining its original black-from-the-hammer finish (refreshed with paint, the rear of the crown bruised, the rear of the brim cracked and its front point pierced with a later suspension-hole) 21.5 cm; 8⅜ in £200-300 569 A GERMAN MORION IN THE SPANISH FASHION, CIRCA 1600 with one-piece crown of rounded almond shape and narrow flat integral brim projecting to an obtuse point front and rear, its edge formed with a plain inward turn and the base of the crown encircled by ten lining-rivets of which two at each side also serve to attach a narrow, slightly tapering, round-ended cheek-piece (the left missing) and fitted at the rear with two similar rivets securing a later plumeholder of copper, and the whole retaining its original black-from-the-hammer finish (refreshed with paint; the front point of the brim pierced with a later suspension-hole) 30.0 cm; 11¾ in (with cheek-piece) £250-400 570 A GERMAN MORION IN THE SPANISH FASHION, CIRCA 1600 with one-piece crown of rounded almond shape and narrow flat integral brim projecting to an obtuse point front and rear, its edge formed with a plain inward turn and the base of the crown encircled by ten lining-rivets of which two at each side also serve to attach a narrow, slightly tapering, round-ended cheek-piece, and fitted at the rear with two similar rivets securing a later plume-holder of copper, and the whole retaining its original black-from-the-hammer finish (lightly corroded in parts; the front point of the brim pierced with a later suspension-hole) 31.0 cm; 11¾ in (with cheek-pieces) £300-400 177


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571 A CENTRAL EUROPEAN ZISCHÄGGE, FIRST HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY with one-piece hemispherical crown boxed in eight panels radiating from a transversely-pierced finial with circular washer decorated around its scalloped edge with punched dots, fitted at the brow with a flat peak having a cusped rear edge and truncated ogival front edge (chipped at its point), at its nape with a slightly flaring neck-guard of four upward overlapping lames each having a multi-cusped upper edge and the last having a truncated ogival lower edge matching the front edge of the peak, and at each side with a broad cheek-piece now formed only of a single long lame (originally extended downwards by at least one more lame) and pierced at its centre with eight auditory-holes within an almond-shaped boss, the peak pieced at its centre rear with a transverse slot to accommodate a sliding nasal-bar terminating at its upper end in a stepped leaf-shaped finial, and retained by a staple and winged-headed locking-screw, the main edges of the helmet formed with file-roped inward turns and it surfaces retaining a black-from-the-hammer finish (refreshed with paint; the rear of the skull with a patch of delamination secured by two rivets) 27.0 cm; 10 ⅝ in £1200-1400 572 A CENTRAL EUROPEAN ZISCHÄGGE, FIRST HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY with one-piece hemispherical crown divided into eight panels by incised lines radiating from a transversely-pierced finial with circular washer decorated around its scalloped edge with punched dots, fitted at the brow with a flat peak having a cusped rear edge and truncated ogival front edge, at its nape with a slightly flaring neck-guard of three upward overlapping lames each having a multi-cusped upper edge, except for the last (associated) which has a single cusp at both its upper and lower edges, the peak pieced at its centre rear with a transverse slot to accommodate a sliding nasal-bar terminating at its upper end in a leaf-shaped finial (corroded at its lateral edges), and retained by a staple and winged-headed locking-screw, the main edges of the helmet formed with file-roped inward turns and it surfaces retaining a black-from-the-hammer finish (refreshed with paint; the left rear of the skull repaired with a riveted internal patch) 24.0 cm; 9 ½ in £1000-1300

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573 A SOUTH GERMAN BREASTPLATE, WITH EMBOSSED DECORATION IN THE ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ FASHION, CIRCA 1570-80 with a medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, formed at its upper edge with a broad slightly concave neckopening, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of three lames, the lowest of which is cut over the crotch with a shallow arch and pieced to either side of it with two pairs of rivet-holes for the attachment of tassets (the inner of the outermost pair of holes in each case occupied by an articulating-rivet), the neck and arm-opening each formed with file-roped inward turns, along with the cut-out of the fauld, the surfaces of the whole decorated with raised bands and borders burnished bright against an originally blackened ground (now cleaned to a mottled bright finish) 41.0 cm; 16 ⅛ in £1000-1200 574 A SOUTH GERMAN BREASTPLATE, WITH EMBOSSED DECORATION IN THE ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ FASHION, CIRCA 1570-80 with a medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, formed at its upper edge with a broad slightly concave neckopening, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of two lames, the lowest of which is cut over the crotch with a shallow arch and pieced to either side of it with two pairs of rivet-holes for the attachment of tassets (the inner of the outermost pair of holes in each case occupied by an articulating-rivet), the neck and arm-opening each formed with file-roped inward turns, and the edge of the cut-out of the fauld notched, the surfaces of the whole decorated with raised bands and borders burnished bright against an originally blackened ground (now cleaned to a mottled bright finish) 45.0 cm; 17 ¾ in £1000-1200 575 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; 17 ¼ in £1000-1400

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576 A SOUTH GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570-80 with a medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, formed at its upper edge with a broad straight neck-opening, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of three lames, the lowest of which is cut over the crotch with a shallow arch and pierced to either side of it with two pairs of rivet-holes for the attachment of tassets (the outermost hole in each case occupied by an articulating-rivet), the neck and arm-opening each formed with file-roped inward turns (the former with a small crack just to left of its centre), and the surfaces of the whole decorated with raised bands and borders burnished bright against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; the bright areas very lightly pitted overall) 44.0 cm; 17 ¼ in £1000-1200 577 A SOUTH GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570-80 with a medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, formed at its upper edge with a broad slightly concave neckopening, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of two (originally three) lames, the neck and arm-opening each formed with file-roped inward turns, and the surfaces of the whole decorated with raised bands and borders burnished bright against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint) 40.5 cm; 16 in £1000-1200 578 A SOUTH GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570 with a medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, formed at its upper edge with a broad slightly concave neckopening, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of two lames, the lowest of which is cut over the crotch with a shallow arch and pieced to either side of it with two pairs of rivet-holes for the attachment of tassets (the inner of the outermost pair of holes in each case occupied by an articulating-rivet), the neck and arm-opening each formed with file-roped inward turns accompanied in the case of the former (cracked just to left of centre) by a recessed border, and the surfaces of the whole otherwise decorated with raised bands and borders burnished bright against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; the bright areas very lightly pitted) 47.0 cm; 17 ½ in £1000-1200

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579 A SOUTH GERMAN BREASTPLATE, NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1570 with a medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, formed at its upper edge with a broad slightly concave neckopening struck at the left with the quality-control mark of the city of Nuremberg, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets (the left detached), and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of one lame (originally at least one more), the neck and arm-opening each formed with file-roped inward turns accompanied in the case of the former by a recessed border that descends to a cusp at its centre (lightly pitted overall) 36.0 cm; 14 ¼ in £1000-1200 580 A SOUTH GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570 with a medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, formed at its upper edge with a broad slightly concave neckopening, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of three lames (associated), the lowest of which is cut over the crotch with a shallow arch and pierced to either side of it with two pairs of rivet-holes for the attachment of tassets (the outermost hole in each case occupied by an articulating-rivet), the neck and armopening each formed with file-roped inward turns accompanied in the case of the former by a recessed border, and the surfaces of the whole otherwise decorated with raised bands and borders burnished bright against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint; the bright areas very lightly pitted) 47.0 cm; 18 ½ in £900-1200 581 A SOUTH GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570-80 with a medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, formed at its upper edge with a broad slightly concave neckopening, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of two (originally three) lames, the neck and arm-opening each formed with file-roped inward turns, and the surfaces of the whole decorated with raised bands and borders burnished bright against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint) 40.5 cm; 16 in £1000-1200

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582 A SOUTH GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570-80 with a medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, formed at its upper edge with a broad slightly concave neckopening, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of two lames, the lowest of which is cut over the crotch with a shallow arch and pieced to either side of it with two pairs of rivet-holes for the attachment of tassets (the inner of the outermost pair of holes in each case occupied by an articulating-rivet), the neck and arm-opening each formed with file-roped inward turns, and the edge of the cut-out of the fauld notched, the surfaces of the whole decorated with raised bands and borders burnished bright against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint) 45.0 cm; 17 ¾ in £1000-1200 583 A SOUTH GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570-80 with a medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, formed at its upper edge with a broad slightly concave neckopening, fitted at its arm-openings with moveable gussets, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of one lame (originally three), the neck and arm-opening each formed with file-roped inward turns, and the surfaces of the whole decorated with raised bands and borders burnished bright against a blackened ground (refreshed with paint) 38.0 cm; 15 in £900-1200 584 A SOUTH GERMAN ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570-80 with a medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, formed at its upper edge with a broad slightly concave neckopening, fitted at its right arm-openings with a moveable gusset (the left missing), and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld of two (originally three) lames, the neck and arm-opening each formed with file-roped inward turns, and the surfaces of the whole decorated with raised bands and borders burnished bright against an originally blackened ground (refreshed with paint) 41.5 cm; 16 ⅜ in £600-900

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585 A GERMAN PIKEMAN’S BREASTPLATE, EARLY 17TH CENTURY of late peascod fashion, formed in one piece with deep neck and arm-openings, flanged outwards at its lower edge, fitted at each side of the chest with a mushroom-shaped stud to receive the terminals of the shoulder-straps and formed at is main edges with plain inward turns (its surface lightly scored and pitted at two points) 36.5 cm; 14 ⅜ in £500-800 586 A GERMAN BACKPLATE, EARLY 17TH CENTURY formed in one piece with a shallow neck-opening, an outward-flanged lower edge and plain inward-turned main edges 39.0 cm; 11 ⅜ in £300-500 587 A SOUTH GERMAN BACKPLATE, NUREMBERG, LATE 16TH CENTURY formed of a central main plate boxed at each side and struck at the centre of its broad shallow neck-opening with the qualitycontrol mark of the City of Nuremberg, fitted within each of its lateral edges with a smaller side-plate (the left restored) and within its lower edge with a waist-lame flanged outwards to form a short culet (the upper edge of the lame incomplete at its left end), the main edges of all parts except the left side-plate formed with finely file-rope inward turns and its surfaces retaining traces of later blueing (extensively rubbed and patinated) 38.5 cm; 15 ⅛ in £400-700 588 ELEMENTS OF AN ARMOUR IN THE GERMAN 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY comprising a pair of fingered gauntlets each formed of a long flaring obtusely-pointed cuff closed at its inside by a riveted join, a wrist-plate, five metacarpal-plates, a shaped knuckle-plate, scaled finger- and thumb-defences (the latter in each case detached), and a buff-leather lining-glove; a pair of one-piece gutter-shaped cuisses each fitted at its lower edge with a winged poleyn of four lames (one articulating-rivet of the left missing); and a pair of full-length tubular greaves each opening at its inside and fitted within an arched cut-out at its lower front edge (the left cracked at its centre) with an integral, broad-toed sabaton of seven lames cut at the front with four longitudinal slashes; the surfaces of all elements retaining traces of later blueing (extensively rubbed and patinated) (6) £250-400

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589 A SOUTH GERMAN COLLAR, POSSIBLY AUGSBURG, LATE 16TH CENTURY formed of three lames front and rear, the third of them in each case deeper than the rest, the first formed at its upper edge with a prominent file-roped inward turn and the second and third decorated at their upper edges with pairs of incised lines, the front and rear sections of the collar joined at the left by an internal hinge at their upper end and a pivoting-rivet at their lower end, and fastened to one another at the right by a pair of plain studs and holes at their upper end and a mushroom-headed stud and keyhole-slot at its lower end, and the lowest rear plate fitted over each shoulder with a hinged peg for the attachment of a pauldron (the peg of the right replaced; the internal leathers of the front section severed at points) 18.0 cm; 7 ⅛ in £800-1200 590 A GERMAN COLLAR WITH THE REMAINS OF BLUED AND GILT DECORATION, EARLY 17TH CENTURY formed of a single plate front and rear, each with a low upstanding flange at its neck-opening, the deep V-shaped front plate connected to the shorter rear one at the left by a pivoting-rivet and fastened to it at the right by means of a mushroom-headed stud and keyhole-slot, the main edges of both plates formed with plain inward turns accompanied by small round-headed liningrivets with circular internal washers retaining leather lining-bands, and their surfaces decorated with raised bands and borders now burnished to a mottled bright finish but retaining traces of gilding, set against an originally blued ground (now painted black) 18.0 cm; 7 in £700-1000 591 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 keyholeslot 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; 6 ⅞ in £400-700

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592 A GERMAN COLLAR, EARLY 17TH CENTURY formed of a single plate front and rear, each with a low upstanding flange at its neck-opening, the deep U-shaped front plate connected to the shorter rear one at the left by a pivoting-rivet and fastened to it at the right by a mushroomheaded stud and keyhole-slot, the main edges of both plates formed with plain inward turns accompanied by small roundheaded lining-rivets with circular internal washers retaining leather lining-bands, and their surfaces retaining traces of engraved decoration formed in each case of three diverging bands of lines, all scored through a formerly blued finish (now cleaned bright but with a mottled patina) 14.0 cm; 5 ½ in £300-600 593 A COMPOSITE GERMAN COLLAR, EARLY 17TH CENTURY formed of a single plate front and rear (associated but from the same series), each with a low upstanding flange at its neck-opening, the deep U-shaped front plate connected to the shorter rear one at the left by a pivoting-rivet and fastened to it at the right by means of a mushroom-headed stud and keyhole-slot, the main edges of both plates formed with plain inward turns (chipped just to left of centre in the case of the front plate) accompanied by small round-headed lining-rivets, and their surfaces retaining traces of engraved decoration formed in each case of three diverging bands of lines, all scored through a formerly blued finish (now cleaned bright) 14.5 cm; 5 ¾ in

594 A GERMAN COLLAR, EARLY 17TH CENTURY formed of a single plate front and rear, each with a low upstanding flange at its neck-opening, the deep V-shaped front plate connected to the shorter rounded rear one at the left by a pivoting-rivet and fastened to it at the right by means of a mushroom-headed stud and keyhole-slot, the edges of neck-opening formed with plain inward turns accompanied by small round-headed lining-rivets, and the lower edges of both plates bordered by blind lining-rivets, the whole later painted gold overall 16.2 cm; 6 ⅜ in £200-400 595 A COMPOSITE GERMAN COLLAR, LATE 16TH CENTURY formed of a single plate front and rear (associated but probably from the same series of ‘Almain’ type), both with square lower edges, the shallower front plate connected to the deeper rear one at the left by a pivoting-rivet and fastened to it at the right by means of a mushroom-headed stud and keyhole-slot (the latter patched), the upper edges of both plates later formed with plain inward turns (chipped at several points), the rear plate struck internally with seven triangular dots, the edges of the plates trimmed at points to match one another and accompanied by traces of former recessed decoration in the ‘black and white’ fashion, the whole with a later blued finish (lightly rusted at points) 13.2 cm; 5 ¼ in £70-100

£200-400

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596 596 A PAIR OF LEGHARNESS IN THE LATE 15TH CENTURY GERMAN ‘GOTHIC’ STYLE, 19TH CENTURY each formed of a gutter-shaped main plate rising to a convex upper edge and fitted at its lower edge with a poleyn of four lames, the second furnished at its outside with a large wing and the downward-extended fourth pierced with a slot to accommodate the turning-pin of an underlying tubular brass greave, the lower edge of which is cut at its rear with a slit to accommodate a spur and the front of which is cut with an arch to accommodate an integral brass sabaton of ten lames (the ninth of the right broken), the last forming an originally detachable pointed toe-cap, the wing of the poleyn formed with a roped inward turn accompanied by a recessed border both 85.0 cm; 33½ in (2) £300-500 597 A PAULDRON AND VAMBRACE FOR THE RIGHT SHOULDER AND ARM IN THE EARLY 17TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY the pauldron of large form composed of six main lames overlapping outward from the third which projects downwards at the rear to cover the rear ends of the shorter fourth and fifth lames and is extended downwards at the front by an additional series of four lames pivoting fan-wise on a single rivet with a large domed brass cap and overlapping the front ends of the same lames, the first fitted at its upper edge with an upstanding haute-piece and the sixth connected by a turner with a dagged lower edge to a fully articulated vambrace formed of a tubular upper and lower cannon connected to one another by a winged bracelet couter of three lames, the main edges of the pauldron formed with plain inward turns (the whole lightly patinated and tarnished overall) 67.0 cm; 26⅜ in £40-60

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598 A PAIR OF SOUTH GERMAN PAULDRONS AND TASSETS WITH ENGRAVED DECORATION, POSSIBLY NUREMBERG, EARLY 17TH CENTURY the pauldrons of large symmetrical form, composed in each case of seven main lames overlapping outward from the fourth which projects downwards at the rear over the rear ends of the shorter fifth and sixth lames and is extended downwards at the front by an additional series of three lames pivoting fan-wise on a single rivet with a rosette-washer of brass (the washer of the left missing) which overlap the front ends of the same lames (the centre of each first lame patched at its suspension-hole, and the centres of the second and third lames broken through); and the tassets of large trapezoidal form, composed in each case of five upward-overlapping lames, the first fitted at each end with a turning-pin to attach it to the breastplate, and the fifth with later studs (perhaps to attach extensions); the surfaces of both elements having a heat-blued finishes (in part worn and oxidised), their main edges formed with plain inward turns accompanied by borders of engraved zig-zags, the subsidiary edges, cusped in the case of the pauldrons, bevelled and accompanied by a single engraved line, and the centres of the tassets additionally decorated medially with bands of three incised lines Pauldrons: each 33.0 cm; 13 in Tassets: each 28.5 cm; 11¼ in (4) £1000-1400 599 A PAIR OF COMPOSITE GERMAN PIKEMAN’S TASSETS, EARLY 17TH CENTURY of large trapezoidal form, composed in each case of five upward-overlapping lames (associated and altered to fit one another), the first furnished at each end with a double-ended suspension-buckle (restored), the main edges of both formed with plain inward turns, the subsidiary edges bordered by single incised lines, and their surfaces retaining a black-fromthe-hammer finish (both disarticulated at some points and showing minor cracks at their edges, and the right bruised at its inner edge) both 28.5 cm; 11¼ in £150-300


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600 A PAIR OF SOUTH GERMAN VAMBRACES, CIRCA 1540 each of fully articulated construction and comprised of a tubular upper cannon closed by rivets at its rear, fitted at its outward-flanged upper edge with a short turner of one lame and at its lower edge with a winged couter of three lames linking it to a tapering tubular lower cannon, the turner decorated with scalloping at its lower edge and formed just above it with a roped transverse rib fitting over and rotating on the flanged edge of the upper cannon, the couter open at its rear, and the lower cannon formed in two halves connected by a hinge at the rear and closed at the front by a self-sprung stud and hole, the point of the elbow embossed with six curved ribs radiating within a partly raised and partly recessed lobated outline, the wings of the couters and the cuffs of the lower cannons formed with boldly roped inward turns accompanied by recessed borders enclosed, in the case of the cuffs, by plain raised ribs, and the remaining main edges formed with plain inward turns or partial turns (lightly pitted overall) right 40.0 cm; 15¾ in left 41.0 cm; 16⅛ in

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£1200-1500 601 TWO NORTH EUROPEAN PIKEMAN’S TASSETS, ALMOST FORMING A PAIR, PROBABLY GERMAN, CIRCA 1630-40; A GERMAN LIGHT FIELD TASSET FOR THE LEFT THIGH, CIRCA 1620; AND A NORTH EUROPEAN NECK-GUARD OF A ZISCHÄGGE, PROBABLY GERMAN, CIRCA 1650 the first formed in each case of a single trapezoidal plate with rounded lower corners and sloping upper edge, its surface embossed to represent seven articulated lames, the lowest of which is decorated with three groups of simulated rivet-heads in rosette-formation, and its free edges formed with plain inward turns (oxidised overall and painted black); the second formed of four medially-ridged lames, the first fitted with three double-ended suspension-buckles (the outermost replaced), the last having a convex lower edge with a plain inward turn matching those of the slightly concave inner ends of the first two (painted black overall); and the third formed of four upward-overlapping lames widening slightly from the first to the lowest which is longer than the rest, descends to an obtusely pointed and is decorated at its centre with nine round-headed rivets in rosette formation (the whole originally black from the hammer but now cleaned to a mottle bright finish, and pierced at its tip with a pair of later suspensionholes) (4)

602 A PAIR OF GERMAN PIKEMAN’S TASSETS, EARLY 17TH CENTURY each of slightly trapezoidal outline and formed of six upwardoverlapping lames (their lateral edges slightly trimmed), the first fitted at each end with a turning pin to engage the hasp of a breastplate, the sixth formed at its lower edge with a plain inward turn, and the insides of each struck with eight dots (the whole lightly patinated and tarnished overall) Left 24.5 cm; 9⅝ in Right 26.0 cm; 10¼ in (2) £80-100

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Military Edged Weapons VARIOUS OWNERS 603 A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD of regulation type, the lower two thirds of the blade etched and gilt with foliage, a hussar figure and elaborate trophies on a blued panel on each face, regulation iron hilt with faceted back-strap and pommel, leather-covered grip bound with silvered wire, in its regulation iron scabbard (the scabbard lightly pitted) 85.0 cm; 33 ½ in blade £1500-2000 604 A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD of regulation type, the lower two thirds of the blade etched and gilt with foliage and trophies on a blued panel on each face, regulation iron hilt stamped with marking son the underside (unclear), in a regulation iron scabbard (areas of pitting) 84.0 cm; 33 in blade £800-1000 605 A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD of regulation type, the lower two thirds of the blade etched and gilt with foliage and trophies on a blued panel on each face (areas of fading), regulation iron hilt, brass-bound leather-covered grip, in its regulation iron scabbard (small areas of pitting) 84.0 cm; 33 in blade £400-600 606 AN OFFICER’S SWORD, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY with curved blade double-edged towards the tip, formed with a near full-length fuller on each face, etched and gilt with foliage ‘GR’ crowned and trophies-of-arms on one face and further designs including the crowned Royal arms on the other, the back-edge signed ‘J.J.Runckel, Solingen’ on a gilt panel, border-engraved iron stirrup hilt including shaped langets, quillon and rounded backstrap rising to a near beaked pommel, and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its iron scabbard 83.0 cm; 32 ¾ in blade £800-1000 188


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607 A CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD BY JOHN GILL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point, etched and with traces of gilt including foliage, trophies-ofarms, the crowned Royal cypher and crowned Royal arms (areas of pitting), signed ‘John Gill Warranted’ in an oval, gilt-brass hilt comprising outer-guard pierced with foliage, knuckle-guard pierced with four pairs of slots, maned horsehead pommel also forming the back-strap, and banded ivory grip (cracks) bound with plaited wire, in brass-mounted leather scabbard, perhaps the original 76.0 cm; 30 in blade John Gill worked in Birmingham and was successor, along with his brothers Thomas (II) and James, to his fathers business in 1801.

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609 A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD of regulation type, the blade by Woolley & Co., stamped ‘1’ on one face, leather-covered grip, in its iron scabbard (pitted throughout) 84.4 cm; 33 ¼ in blade £250-350 610 AN OFFICER’S SWORD, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with curved blade double-edged towards the tip, brass stirrup hilt with rounded langets and slightly beaked pommel, wire-bound leather-covered grip, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard 69.5 cm; 27 ⅜ in blade £300-400

~ £500-700 608 A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD of regulation type, the blade by Gill, banded wooden grip (covering and binding missing), in its iron scabbard (hilt and scabbard pitted) 83.0 cm; 33 ¾ in blade £300-400

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611 AN 1803 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD with curved blade formed with a hatchet point, with traces of etching including flowers and anthemion on each face of the forte, regulation hilt with wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its regulation brass-mounted leather scabbard 74.5 cm; 29 ⅜ in blade

614 A NAVAL DIRK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with straight double-edged blade formed with a near fulllength fuller and etched with foliage on each face, brass hilt comprising cross-guard cast with acorns and oak foliage in low relief, lion mask cap pommel (loose) and turned ivory grip 28.5 cm; 11 ¼ in blade

£300-400

~ £250-350

612 A 1796 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD of regulation type, the blade etched with foliage and trophies on a blued panel on each face over two thirds of its length (light wear), gilt-brass hilt with folding side-guard, the grip bound with plaited silver wire (small losses), in iron scabbard 79.5 cm; 31 ¼ in blade

615 AN ELIZABETH II NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD with etched blade decorated with the crowned Royal cypher on one face and a crowned fouled anchor on the other, regulation brass hilt with folding side-guard, in its regulation scabbard 80.0 cm; 31 ½ in blade

£400-600

£150-250

613 AN 1800 PATTERN BAKER RIFLE BAYONET of regulation type, the blade signed ‘Osborn’ on the backedge, brass hilt with sprung stud, in a later brass-mounted leather scabbard 58.2 cm; 23 in blade

616 A BRITISH NAVAL ‘TWO-DISC’ SHORTSWORD, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade retaining traces of etched Royal arms and crowned cypher, iron hilt of characteristic form and iron grip (areas of heavy pitting and corrosion) 70.5 cm; 27 ¾ in blade

£400-600

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617 A RARE FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD DRAGOON TROOPER’S SWORD, CIRCA 1785 with tapering single-edged blade formed with a pair of full-length fullers on each face, brass hilt formed of a recurved outer-guard with three scrolling terminals, the upper two joining the knuckle-guard and with a further bar at the base formed as fasces surmounted by a Phrygian cap, cusped quillon, cap pommel, the guard stamped ‘MA 1834’ on the underside of the reverse, and later leather-covered grip bound with plaited wire, in its original leather scabbard with steel locket and chape, the former with brass stud for suspension and the former with shaped drag 97.1 cm; 38 ¼ in blade See Ariès 4, 1967, fig. 1. £2000-2500 618 A FRENCH ANXI LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD with curved blade double-edged towards the tip, formed with a long fuller, etched and gilt with trophies, garlands and foliage on a blued panel at the forte and signed ‘S & K’ for Schitzler and Kirschbaum of Solingen, brass triple-bar hilt with down-curved globular quillon, a pair of elliptical langets, and original leather-covered wooden grip with plaited brass wire binding (worn) 84.5 cm; 33 ¼ in blade £1000-1200 619 A FRENCH MODEL 1784 ‘GARDE DE BASTILLE’ OFFICER’S DRAGOON SWORD, CIRCA 1800 with straight blade double-edged towards the point and formed with a long broad fuller on each face, brass hilt with large palmette guard joined to the knuckle-guard by four scrolling bars, solid scalloped inner-guard, globular quillon, cap pommel, and numbered ‘331’ beneath and the inside of the guard engraved ‘737’, and the grip with an early leather covering (binding missing) 92.3 cm; 36 ⅜ in blade See Ariès 4, 1967, fig. 6. £1500-1800

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620 A FRENCH OFFICER’S SWORD, 19TH CENTURY with curved blade etched and gilt with trophies and foliage on a blued panel over the lower half and signed at the forte (unclear), regulation brass hilt (repaired), in its brass-mounted leather scabbard 74.7 cm; 29 ¼ in blade £700-900 621 A COMPOSITE FRENCH INFANTRY SABRE, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY AND LATER with curved blade double-edged towards the point, etched and gilt with trophies, foliage and a garland on a blued panel on each side of the forte (areas of fading), brass stirrup hilt with cap pommel, and the grip bound with plaited copper wire, in its brass-mounted leather-covered wooden scabbard 85.5 cm; 33 ⅝ in blade £400-600 622 AN UNUSUAL OFFICER’S SWORD, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY with earlier straight blade double-edged towards the point, formed with three near full length fullers on each face, the reverse stamped with a series of marks, iron triple-bar hilt (one small repair), and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its iron scabbard 90.0 cm; 35 ½ in blade ‡ £300-500 192

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623 A GERMAN SWORD FOR AN OFFICER OF THE 70TH (4TH LOTHARINGIAN) FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, A GERMAN ARTILLERY SWORD, AND A PRUSSIAN INFANTRY OFFICER’S DEGEN, LATE 19TH CENTURY the first with etched regulation blade (surface rust) decorated with an artillery transport scene on one face and the regimental details on the other, plated stirrup hilt, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its scabbard; the second with regulation blade (surface rust) and plated stirrup hilt, in its scabbard; and the third with slender etched single-edged fullered blade, regulation brass hilt with folding guard, wirebound grip (losses), in its scabbard the first: 84.0 cm; 33 in blade the second: 84.5 cm; 33 ¼ in blade the third: 78.0 cm; 30 ¾ in blade (3) £100-150 624 AN IMPERIAL AUSTRIAN MODEL 1850/71 NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD of regulation type, with pipe-backed blade etched with a fouled anchor, ‘Waffen Fabrikant Wienn’ on one face and the Imperial Arms and ‘Ohligs Hausman h.h. Hof’ on the other, brass hilt, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard (some wear) 73.6 cm; 29 in blade £400-600


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Militaria 625 A VICTORIAN OFFICER’S HELMET FOR THE HERTFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY with silvered skull, gilt-brass fittings including helmet plate with silvered regimental stag device, brass chin-scales, black horsehair plume and black lining 36.0 cm; 14 ¼ in high £1000-1200

627 THE CASED COLUMBIAN NAVY COCKED HAT, EPAULETTES AND AIGUILLETTE OF F. J. H. LLOYD R.N., BY GIEVES LIMITED comprising cocked hat with yellow, blue and red cockade, epaulettes, aiguillette and belt all stitched with gold thread, in Japanned tin case (small losses and wear) the case: 46.5 cm; 18 ⅜ in wide £200-250

626 A VICTORIAN OTHER RANKS HELMET FOR THE QUEENS OWN GLASGOW YEOMANARY, with white metal skull, brass fittings, brass chin-scales and white horsehair plume (worn, lining removed) 37.0 cm; 14 ½ in high £600-800

628 A FRENCH HELMET FOR AN OFFICER OF THE CENT-GARDES, CIRCA 1854-70 with iron skull, brass mounts including crest, helmet-plate and associated chin-scales (plumes, crest and lining missing, surface rust and areas of wear) 27.0 cm; 10 ⅝ in high ‡ £200-300

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631 629 A PAIR OF EPAULETTES FOR A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COMPANY OF ARCHERS of bullion embroidered green fabric, decorated with the Company device encircled by the inscription ‘Queen’s Bodyguard In Scotland R.C.A.’, with bullion fringes, in a later glazed display case 19.0 cm; 7 ½ in (2)

631 AN IRISH HUSSAR POUCH, FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY with red cloth-covered flap embroidered with the crowned Royal Cypher ‘GR’, regimental device and battle honours, with its brass fittings 27.5 cm; 10 ⅞ in wide

£200-250

632 A POST 1902 HELMET PLATE FOR THE EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT, FOUR SILVER KING’S DRAGOON GUARD SHOULDER BADGES, BIRMINGHAM 1947, AND TEN FURTHER HARNESS BADGES, 20TH CENTURY the first of brass with silvered regimental scroll at the bottom; the second with traces of enamel; the remainder including two King’s Dragon guard harness mounts, and another two for the VII (Princess Royals) Dragoon Guards the first: 10.0 cm; 4 in wide (15)

630 A PAIR OF EPAULETTES FOR A SCOTTISH LORD LIEUTENANT BY H. POOLE & CO., SAVILLE ROW, LONDON, POST 1902 of red fabric embroidered with silver thread, each with a thistle device and silver bullion fringes, in a later glazed display case 18.0 cm; 7 ⅛ in (2) £100-150

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Miscellanea 633 A FINE CUTLERY SET, MID-17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY DUTCH comprising silver three-pronged fork with faceted stem, tapering fluted ivory grip inlaid with writhen silver segmental lines enriched with silver foliage, and silver foliate pommel, iron knife struck with a cutler’s mark, and the grip en suite with the fork, in its shagreen-covered case with cover 18.0 cm; 7 ⅛ in

635 A FINE FRENCH FOLDING KNIFE, PARIS, 1838 with one silver folding blade struck with the maker’s mark, the letters ‘H*W’ in a diamond-shaped lozenge, an iron blade stamped ‘R.M.’ at the base, the latter blade backed with engraved gold, the body faced in gold-inlaid mother-of-pearl, in its silver-mounted shagreen case 13.2 cm; 5 ¼ in case £800-1200

~ £800-1200 634 A SMALL TROUSSE, MID-18TH CENTURY, GERMAN OR DUTCH comprising knife, fork and bodkin each with engraved silver hilt decorated with rococo scrolls and fitted with a pair of horn grips retained by three iron rivets with large chased silver heads, the knife struck with the cutler’s mark ‘BP’ in a shaped recess, the fork with two prongs, the bodkin with stout spike, contained in a tooled leather scabbard with provision for two further pieces (now missing) 23.0 cm; 9 ⅛ in overall

636 TWO MEDITERRANEAN FOLDING KNIVES, 19TH CENTURY the first Corsican, with single-edged blade stamped ‘Bizet Prade’, etched ‘Vendetton Corsor’ on one face, the hilt with engraved bone panels decorated with scrollwork and on side inscribed en suite with the blade; the second a Spanish Navaja, with slightly curved blade formed with a clipped-back point, and the grip formed of stained and engraved bone panels and brass the first: 22.0 cm; 8 ¾ in overall, closed (2)

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637 A SWEDISH KNIFE WITH WHALETOOTH HILT, 19TH CENTURY with straight single-edged blade, oval brass cross-piece, carved sperm whale tooth grip decorated with a reeded pattern, inset with black pellets, in its tooled leather scabbard, the reverse decorated with harpoons, the initials ‘NB’ and fruit and the front with foliage, the initials ‘S.N.’, a small anchor between, a large anchor and a palm tree 11.5 cm; 4 ½ in blade £600-800 638 A CASED CAMPAIGN CUTLERY SET RETAILED BY W. SILVER & CO, CORNHILL, MID-19TH CENTURY formed in two halves divided by brass fillets joined by a pair of bolts and key-hole slots, each faced in ivory retained by four rivets, one half with folding knife formed with a rounded tip, stamped with the maker’s details at the base (rubbed) and silver-plated spoon, the other with fork and corkscrew, in its two piece leather case 11.0 cm; 4 ⅜ in overall, closed ~ £150-200

639 THREE FOLDING KNIVES, 19TH CENTURY the first by W. Morton & Sons, Sheffield, with folding blade and saw blade each signed at the base, a smaller blade, corkscrew and pick, with chequered grips over brass fillets and German silver mounts; the second by Needham, with two large folding blades and a eight further elements including pick, cork-screw, and button hook, with staghorn grips and tweezers; and the third by Joseph Rodgers, with two folding blades (the third incomplete) and staghorn grips the first: 15.2 cm; 6 in closed (3) £450-550 640 A CAMPAIGN CUTLERY SET, MID-19TH CENTURY AND A POCKET KNIFE, 19TH CENTURY the first: formed in three sections divided by iron fillets each numbered ‘13’ and joined by three pairs of bolts and key-hole slots, the outsides faced in tortoiseshell, one section with folding knife and corkscrew (incomplete), the middle with silver-plated fork, and the last with silver-plated spoon; the second by Richardson, with folding knife, file, button hook, small knife, pick and cork screw, with composition grips and German silver mounts the first: 12.6 cm; 5 in overall, closed (2) £350-450

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641 A FINELY CONSTRUCTED COPY OF THE GUADAGNI SHIELD, 19TH CENTURY with wooden body covered with gilt gesso of kite-shaped convex form, the inner surface left blank and fitted with rings for suspension, the outer charged with the arms of the Villani family, Or, a griffin rampant sable with a label of three points gules, within a bordure engrailed gules, the background finely tooled with scrolling foliage on a punched gilt ground, and remain in very fine condition throughout (small losses, cracks and chips) 111 cm; 43 ¾ in This shield is copied from that made for the Villani family formerly in Palazzo Guadagni, Florence and now preserved in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, inv. no. 3-1865. The curator John Charles Robinson thought it ‘a very rare and remarkable specimen’ and purchased it for £40 from the dealer William Blundell Spence in Fiesole in 1865. See Fleming 1979, p. 572, footnote 41 and Hayward 1965, no. 1. £3000-4000 197


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642 A GERMAN IRON STRONG BOX, LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY formed of a series of large iron plates overlaid with broad interlaced iron bands, fitted with a pair of hasps at the front for securing the lid, false lock with embossed frontal plate, a carrying handle at each end, the lid with a covered keyhole in the centre, the inside fitted with a lock mechanism incorporating eleven shooting bolts retained by a series of engraved plaques centring on an engraved boss, with its original key, fitted with an additional lockable compartment at the bottom, with its original key, and two contemporary padlocks, one with its original key (pitted throughout and with early paint encrustation): on a wooden stand 89.0 cm; 35 in by 47.5 cm; 18 ¾ in by 43.0 cm; 17 ¾ in £1500-2000

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643 A GERMAN IRON STRONG BOX, LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY formed of a series of large iron plates overlaid with broad interlaced iron bands, fitted with a pair of hasps at the front for securing the lid, false lock with embossed frontal plate, a writhen carrying handle at each end, the lid with a covered keyhole in the centre, the inside fitted with a lock mechanism retained by six engraved iron plaques centring on a faceted boss (mechanism incomplete, bolts missing), the interior painted orange and fitted with a writhen lid-prop, and the exterior with modern black paint 79.5 cm; 31 ⅜ in by 44.0 cm; 17 ¼ in by 42.5 cm; 16 ¾ in £800-1200 644 FIVE ARTILLERY DRAWINGS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY each in ink, finely detailed, comprising 24 PR siege gun, limbered up; Windage and its effect upon the bore; 32 PR gun mounted on a dwarf traversing platform; 3 IN mortar and bed; Diaphragm Shell and Common Shell; and an engraved Chart of the NW Cost of America, explored in the years 1778 and 1779 75.0 cm; 29 ½ in x 54.5 cm; 21 ½ in (6) £300-500 645 AN EAST EUROPEAN IRON AXE HEAD, 17TH/18TH CENTURY with curved leading edge stamped with a series of six shieldshaped marks involving a chevron and three pellets, inlaid on each face with three strips of white metal and faceted socket (rusted) 14.5 cm; 5 ¾ in £150-200

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646 A DETACHED FLINTLOCK MECHANISM FOR A CANNON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with brass body stamped with crowned Ordnance mark and ‘3’ crowned, pierced twice for fixing, integral brass pan, the rear with an iron ring for a lanyard, and with the punched inscription ‘L23’ 17.0 cm; 6 ¾ in

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£600-800 647 A RARE GUNNER’S FOLDING CALLIPER, CIRCA 1800 of brass, comprising two symmetrical flat halves hinged at one end and engraved with scales for ‘Brass Guns Proof Service’ and ‘Iron Guns Proof Service’, hinged from ‘0 - 180’ degrees, and with iron tips 30.5 cm; 12 in extended £800-1000

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648 A SMALL PRIMING FLASK FOR THE 2ND BATTALION OF ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, CIRCA 1790-1815 of polished horn, with brass nozzle with spring cut-off, brass basal cap engraved ‘2RRAB’ and ‘691’ (small crack), and two loops for suspension 19.0 cm 7 ½ 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.

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£400-600 649 A GUNNERS FLASK, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY of polished horn, with brass nozzle, spring cut-off, painted hardwood basal cap impressed with broad arrow and ‘BO’ three times, with turned screw-in plug, and two loops for suspension 34.5 cm; 13 ⅝ in overall

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£150-200 650 A GUNNERS FLASK, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY of polished horn impressed with broad arrow and ‘WD’, with brass nozzle (chipped), spring cut-off, hardwood basal cap with turned screw-in plug, and two loops for suspension 33.0 cm; 13 in overall £150-200 651 A RUSSIAN POWDER HORN, MID-19TH CENTURY of polished cow horn, fitted with brass nozzle with spring cut-off, shaped brass basal cap engraved ‘No. 9.II’, fitted with a wooden stopper, and two brass rings for suspension 38.0 cm; 15 in £200-300

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652 A RARE ITALIAN COMBINED CHARGE-FLASK, WHEEL-LOCK SPANNER AND TURNSCREW, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BRESCIAN; AND ANOTHER, 17TH CENTURY, ITALIAN OR GERMAN the first with shaped head, moulded shank pierced in the centre for the spanner, whistle-shaped base, circular flask fitted with a domed outer panel pierced with scrolling tendrils around a central flower, and moulded nozzle with spring cut-off (small dents, pitted) the second with pierced head incorporating the turnscrew, and tubular shank for the powder measure (polished bright) the first: 19.5 cm; 7 ¾ in (2) £400-600 653 A GERMAN ENGRAVED COW HORN POWDER-FLASK, EARLY 17TH CENTURY with curved flattened body, the inner face engraved with a pattern of concentric circles, the outer face decorated with a mounted cavalryman and a warrior in contemporary dress, iron mounts including nozzle with pivot closure and two suspension rings (basal cap loose) 35.5 cm; 14 in £300-400

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654 AN AUSTRIAN COMBINATION POWDER HORN AND WHEEL-LOCK SPANNER,MID-18TH CENTURY with curved body of flattened horn, carved with a monsterhead finial, the inner face engraved ‘IFS seinem J.S’, fitted with wooden stopper, basal cap, and the outer face with a triple wheel-lock spanner on an engraved openwork bracket 22.5 cm; 8 ⅞ in overall £400-600 655 A LARGE LACQUERED COPPER POWDER-FLASK FOR A SPORTING GUN BY G. & J.W. HAWKSLEY, MID-19TH CENTURY of flattened pear-shaped form, fitted with graduated brass nozzle from 2 ¼ to 3 drams, and blued spring cut-off 23.5 cm; 9 ¼ in £200-300

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656 THREE RIFLE BALLS, A COMBINATION TOOL, BRUSH AND PRICKER FOR BAKER RIFLES OF THE PERCY TENANTRY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY the second with two turnscrew heads and a detachable cleaning worm; the third joined by a chain (3) £100-150

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657 AN AIR CANE, LATE 19TH CENTURY AND A MOROCCAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA) the first .35 calibre, with rifled barrel sleeved in brass, with button trigger at the breech end and turn-off brass finial at the muzzle, screw-in air reservoir section threaded at the top and fitted with ivory knob (chipped) and the outer surface formed in imitation of rootwood painted and with some black paint (incomplete); the second with curved double-edged blade, in its scabbard the first: 95.4 cm; 37 ½ in overall (2) ~ £100-150

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658 A FINE GERMAN SPORTING CROSSBOW SIGNED BY THE MAKER HGA, LATE 16TH CENTURY with steel bow stamped with a mark on one side (Neue Stockel 5217), etched on the upper and lower edges with ropework, on the outer face with a running band of anthemion, and on the inside with elaborate patterns of scrolling foliage with differing flowers and fruit inhabited by a butterfly and birds-of-prey, fitted with later string and retained by later cords, tiller veneered with large ebonised panels on each side and contrasting panels of staghorn top and bottom, with raised cheek-piece on one side, signed with the maker’s initials HSA on a staghorn panel at the front, fitted with later stirrup, a pair of lugs for a cranequin, long slender trigger and an additional later modified trigger, later fore-sight, and bone nut (basal cap missing, small losses) 57.0 cm; 22 in tiller It would appear that this bow was modified with the second trigger, fore-sight and probably a back-sight (now missing) in the 18th Century. Another bow stamped with the same mark is preserved in the Museum Fur Deutsche Geschichte, Berlin and another in the Armoury at Skokloster. £1500-2000

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659 A GERMAN STONEBOW (SCHNEPPER), EARLY 17TH CENTURY with slender steel bow (string missing), a pair of fore-sight pillars, built-in gaffle retained by a spring-catch at the rear stamped with a brass-lined maker’s mark, in a shield the letters HI conjoined, and a further mark (indistinct), scalloped lever terminal, engraved folding back-sight, moulded trigger set by a foliate button, fruitwood butt moulded for the fingers and inlaid with a vacant shield beneath a coronet on the left 67.0 cm; 26 ⅜ in tiller

661 A BRONZE DAGGER, POSSIBLY LURISTAN 12TH TO 9TH CENTURY B.C. AND TWELVE FURTHER BRONZE WEAPONS the first in excavated condition, with double-edged blade, integral hilt including elliptical pommel and hollowed tang to accommodate a pair of grip scales; together with four bronze shortswords, loosely based on examples from antiquity, and eight axe heads of similar type the first: 37.8 cm; 14 ⅞ in overall (13) £250-350

£1200-1800 660 A CHINESE DAGGER, FIRST MILLENIUM B.C. AND FOUR FURTHER BRONZE WEAPONS in excavated condition, the first with tapering leaf-shaped blade formed with a medial ridge and short tang; the second with tapering blade (tip chipped) and integral hilt including pommel and cross-piece each decorated with Eastern scrollwork; the third a spear, of tapering conical form, decorated with low raised bosses at the based and pierced for attachment to haft; and another spike the first: 24.5 cm; 9 ¾ in overall (4) £200-300

662 TWO BRONZE SPEARHEADS, POSSIBLY FIRST MILLENIUM B.C., WEST EUROPEAN AND FOUR FURTHER BRONZE SPEARHEADS each in excavated condition, the first with tapering head formed with a medial ridge, long tapering socket opening towards the base, pierced on each side for attaching to a haft; the second of flattened-leaf-shaped form with a medial ridge and a series of grooves on each face, recessed at the base and retaining two rivets for attachment; together with four further bronze spearheads, three with barbed heads and solid sockets and the fourth with tapering open socket, all in ‘aged’ condition the first: 51.5 cm; 20 ¼ in overall (6) £120-180 663 A BRONZE CANNON BARREL, 19TH CENTURY formed in four tapering stages with raised astragal mouldings, vent globose cascable and no provision for trunnions 14.7 cm; 5 ¾ in overall £40-60

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664 A FINE MINIATURE BRONZE MORTAR, MID-18TH CENTURY with bronze barrel formed in four stages divided by raised astragal mouldings, a pair of well formed dolphin lifting handles, vent field decorated with a raised scalloped design, a pair of plain basal trunnions, and the underside with an integral lug fitted with iron screw and pierced brass wheel for height adjustment: on its iron-clad wooden bed complete with cap-squares and other fittings 5.2 cm; 2 in bore 17.0 cm; 6 ¾ in mortar overall

666 A PAIR OF BRONZE MINIATURE NAVAL CANNON AND ANOTHER MINIATURE CANNON, 20TH CENTURY the first with tapering barrels with raised astragal mouldings, globose cascable, plain trunnions, and each on its stepped wooden carriage; the third of carronade form, with bronze barrel incised with lines, short slender trunnions, on a wooden carriage with brass wheels the first: 18.5 cm; 7 ¼ in barrel 1.0 cm; 0.4 in bore (3) £80-120

£1500-2000 665 TWO MINIATURE BRONZE CANNON IN 17TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY each with multi-stage barrel, pronounced cascabel, dolphin lifting handles, the first cast with the device of the Dutch East Indian Company over the first reinforce and the second with a coat-of-arms and the date 1651, each on a stepped wooden carriage the first: 23.0 cm; 9 in barrel 1.5 cm; 0.6 in bore (2)

667 A PAIR OF BRONZE MINIATURE FIELD GUNS IN 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY with tapering barrels formed with pronounced moulded muzzles, a coat-of-arms and a spurious date over the first reinforce, separate lifting handles and bud-shaped cascabels, on associated wooden field carriages with spoked brass wheels 19.0 cm; 7 ½ in barrels 1.4 cm; 0.4 in bores (2) £80-120

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668 A MINIATURE FIELD GUN FORMED ENTIRELY OF BRONZE IN LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY with three stage barrel flaring at the muzzle, plain trunnions, and globose cascabel, on its field carriage with spoked wheels and solid trail with height adjustment and side-mounted rammer 19.5 cm; 7 ¾ in barrel 1.4 cm; 0.6 in bore

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£200-300 669 A GERMAN MODEL GARRISON CANNON AND A MODEL FIELD CANNON, 19TH CENTURY the first with tapering multi-stage barrel formed with raised astragal mouldings, a pair of plain trunnions, deeply recessed vent, and globose cascable, on an iron-clad wooden bed fitted with a rotating handle for elevation at the rear; the second with moulded barrel decorated with engraved bands of foliage at each end, plain trunnions, recessed vent, and globose cascable, on a red and black painted wooden field carriage fitted with a pair of iron-clad spoked wheels the first: 35.0 cm; 13 ¾ in barrel; 0.2 cm; ⅞ in bore (2) £600-800

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670 A FIELD GUN AND LIMBER IN EARLY 19TH CENTURY STYLE AND A MODEL CANNON, 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY the first with brass multi-stage barrel, raised vent field, a pair of trunnions, and globose cascable, on its field carriage fitted with two wheel and complete with its limber, with provision for an inkwell, on a velvetcovered base; the second with bronze barrel with pronounced mouldings, on its carriage, mounted on a copper-covered base the first: 13.8 cm; 5 ½ in barrel 1.1 cm; 0.35 in bore (2) £250-350 671 A MINIATURE CANNON OF ARMSTRONG TYPE, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY with bronze barrel formed in four pronounced stepped stages, recessed vent, a pair of slender trunnions, and mushroom-shaped cascabel, on a stepped iron bed 16.5 cm; 6 ½ in barrel 1.3 cm; 0.5 in bore £100-200

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672 A FINELY CONSTRUCTED FRENCH MODEL CANNON BASED ON THE GRIBEAUVAL SYSTEM, COMPLETE WITH ITS AMMUNITION WAGON AND LIMBERS, DATED 1826 comprising tapering multi-stage brass barrel swelling at the muzzle, chiselled with neo-classical foliage behind and a pronounced roped band, chiselled with further bands of foliage at each end of the chase, the date in a panel and a coat of arms, two fleur-de-lys divided by a tierced in-bend beneath a hatched chief enclosed by a wreath of laurel foliage and surmounted by a further fleur-delys, over the first reinforce, plain vent field, the cascabel chiselled with foliage and a roped band en suite with the muzzle, a pair of faceted lifting handles, and a pair of plain trunnions, on its steel clad wooden carriage with provision for the barrel in service and in transport, fitted with a pair of steel-shod spoked cambered wheels, complete with its fittings including rammers and clearing rods, and iron-clad ammunition box, with its limber mounted en suite, and ammunition wagon comprising a long box fitted with one lid covering four compartments, the carriage with two steel-shod spoked cambered wheels and with two additional spare wheels, complete with its limber 44.5 cm; 17 ½ in barrel 2.0 cm; ¾in bore (4) Provenance Robin Wigington (1932-2002). Sold in these rooms 25 June 2008, lot 307. Exhibited International Art Treasures, The Assembly Rooms, Bath, 1973, no. 332A. General Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval (1715-89) was responsible for reorganising the French artillery which was effective from 1774 to 1827. For ease of manufacture all guns were cast without the characteristic decoration of earlier French guns. The system also included a lighter and more mobile series of standard gun carriages and accessories for the first time. See Blackmore 1976, p. 231. £6000-8000 205


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673 A CASED 14 BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN SIGNED NOCK, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820 reconverted from percussion, with barrel formed in three stages and inscribed ‘London’ in gold, engraved breech with platinum line and gold vent, signed engraved stepped lock fitted with gold-lined rainproof pan and roller, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, raised cheek-piece, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial, and vacant German silver escutcheon, German silver fore-end cap and brass-tipped wooden ramrod (refinished throughout): in a fitted mahogany case lined in green baize, the lid with modern trade label and some accessories including two-way flask, mainspring clamp and bandolier 82.3 cm; 32 ⅜ in barrel £700-1000

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674 A CASED 15 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY GASQUOINE & DYSON, MARKET PLACE, MANCHESTER, NO. 1373, LONDON CIRCA 1860 with rebrowned barrels signed and numbered on the rib, engraved breech with platinum plugs, scroll-engraved grooved breech tang, signed scroll-engraved bar-in-wood locks decorated with differing game vignettes, highly figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, engraved steel mounts comprising numbered trigger-guard and butt-plate en suite with the locks, rear ramrod-pipe, vacant gold escutcheon, and brass-tipped ramrod: in a fitted mahogany case lined in green baize, the lid with modern trade label, and with some accessories including leather pouch with cleaning jags, powder-flask, shot-flask and oil bottle 75.6 cm; 29 ¾ in barrels £800-1000 675 A CASED 18 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY WILKINSON & SON, LONDON, NO. 1264, CIRCA 1850 with rebrowned barrels signed on the rib and numbered beneath the breeches, engraved breech with platinum plugs, scrollengraved grooved breech tang, signed scroll-engraved locks, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip (rubbed), engraved steel mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial, vacant German silver escutcheon, and brass-tipped ramrod: in associated fitted mahogany case lined in green baize (worn), the lid with trade label for 1837-91 (stained, small holes), complete with some accessories including embossed copper flask by G. & J. W. Hawksley, wad-cutter and nipple-wrench 74.2 cm; 29 ¼ in barrels £800-1000

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676 A .650 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK CARBINE FOR BRAZILIAN SERVICE, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820 of regulation type, with sighted barrel, border-engraved lock engraved with the cypher of Pedro I of Brazil, full stock, brass mounts of regulation type and iron ramrod 61.2 cm; 24 ⅛ in barrel £1000-1500 677 A 15 BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY THEOPHILUS RICHARDS, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820 reconverted from percussion, with signed browned barrel formed in three stages, blued breech with platinum line and gold vent, signed engraved lock fitted with gold-lined rainproof pan and roller, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial, and vacant silver escutcheon, silver fore-end cap and brass-tipped wooden ramrod (refinished throughout, forward ramrod-pipe detached) 81.3 cm; 32 in barrel £700-900 678 A 15 BORE SPANISH MIQUELET-LOCK FOWLING-PIECE BY ARANGUREN, CIRCA 1815 with two-stage swamped barrel fitted with silver ‘spider’ fore-sight, retained by two pierced slender steel bands, chiselled with a band of acanthus on a gilt ground at the girdle, stamped with gold-lined barrelsmith’s marks (his crowned name in a shaped panel and a further panel filled with a pair of crossed fronds retained by a crescent at the base), further decorative marks, silver-inlaid scrolls of foliage and the silver inscription ‘de Erraduras’ over the breech, gold-lined vent, engraved breech tang, signed engraved lock, figured walnut full stock carved with raised mouldings and simple flowers behind the barrel tang and the rear ramrod-pipe (one small chip ahead of the lock), fluted butt, chequered grip and fore-end, engraved steel mounts comprising moulded sideplate, trigger-guard with acanthus finial and stamped with a further gold-lined maker’s mark including the letters ‘ZUL’ on the bow, vestigial butt-plate, and wooden ramrod with iron worm (tip removed) 92.0 cm; 36 ¼in barrel Juan Ignacio de Aranguran is recorded as a barrelmaker of Placencia, Guipúzcoa. He made firearms for the guard of King Carlos IV (1788-1808) and his name is found on the lock and barrel of a military musket dated 1820 in the Museum Ejército, Madrid (inv. no. 16.4.1982). His marks appear to be unrecorded. See Lavin 1965, pp. 145 and 255. £1500-2000

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679 A FINE 15 BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, BIRMINGHAM SILVER HALLMARKS 1774, MAKER’S MARK OF CHARLES FREETH with Spanish barrel by Eusebio Dalpous of Barcelona, with silver ‘spider’ fore-sight, chiselled girdle, and the breech stamped with the gold-lined barrelsmith’s mark (Neue Støckel 7294) and Barcelona town mark, surrounded by silver-lined decorative marks, engraved grooved iron tang, stepped bevelled lock engraved with delicate scrollwork and punched ornament, figured walnut full stock, (fore-end with a small repair) carved with a scalloped moulding about the tang, full silver mounts comprising openwork side-plate cast and chased with rococo scrolls and foliage, trigger-guard decorated with scrollwork on the bow and with a bouquet finial, butt-plate with tang en suite with the trigger-guard bow, vacant rococo escutcheon, three ramrod-pipes and associated brass-tipped baleen ramrod 101.7 cm; 40 in barrel £3500-4500

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680 A 20 BORE GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING GUN BY GEORG GROSS, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY AUGSBURG with signed octagonal swamped smooth-bored sighted barrel engraved with a band of pellets at the breech, flat lock engraved with flowers, fitted with internal wheel with cover en suite, pierced engraved dog, sliding pan-cover with button release, and openwork bridle involving a serpent, double set trigger full stock moulded over the fore-end, inlaid with engraved staghorn plaques including a foliate rondel beneath the breech, a pair of flowerhead washers for the side nails with a doe between, all enclosed by a segmental line, butt with a running stag on the left and, on the right, with patchbox with sliding cover veneered in burrwood and staghorn panels, the forward panel decorated with a dog retrieving a bird, on the right, iron trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, engraved staghorn ramrod-pipes (one cracked) and horn-tipped wooden ramrod 78.4 cm; 30 ⅞ in barrel £3000-4000 681 A 40 BORE SILESIAN WHEEL-LOCK BIRDING GUN (TSCHINKE), MID-17TH CENTURY with associated octagonal sighted barrel (muzzle restored), engraved lock fitted with external wheel, mainspring, sliding pan-cover with button release, and dog (restorations), fruitwood full stock profusely inlaid with engraved staghorn plaques and pellets within segmental lines, (the forward portion of the fore-end replaced), the butt decorated en suite and enriched with engraved mother-ofpearl rondels (some inlay restored), iron trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod 77.0 cm; 30 ⅜ in barrel £2500-3500

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682 A .44 CALIBRE SIX-SHOT U.S. STARR ARMS COMPANY DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION MODEL 1863 ARMY REVOLVER, NO. 24268 of standard production specifications, with 8 in barrel, numbered cylinder, frame with patent and maker’s details, and walnut grips, stamped on the right with inspector’s cartouche (feint) 37.5 cm; 14 ¾ in overall £400-600 683 AN 80 BORE SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION SELF-COCKING TRANSITIONAL PERCUSSION REVOLVER, MID-19TH CENTURY with octagonal barrel, cylinder engraved with a pair of lines at each end, rounded frame and chequered grips (worn throughout) 13.5 cm; 5 ¼ in barrel £80-100 684 A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS PISTOL SIGNED H. NOCK, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840 with brass barrel formed in two stages, octagonal breech, brass action decorated with trophies of-arms carrying ovals, signed on the left, fitted with sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking the steel, flat-sided walnut butt, and engraved iron trigger-guard 5.5 cm; 2 ¼ in barrel £400-600

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685 A PAIR OF 22 BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS BY J. PROBIN, BIRMINGHAM, PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1810 each with brass barrel formed in two stages, octagonal breech engraved with a slender zig-zag band, engraved iron tang, signed stepped bevelled brass lock fitted with iron bolt safety-catch, figured walnut full stock, engraved brass mounts comprising solid side-plate decorated with a rococo flower, trigger-guard with a further flower on the bow and pineapple finial, spurred pommel decorated en suite, two ramrod-pipes, and vacant escutcheon, and one retaining its horn-tipped wooden ramrod with iron worm, the other associated 21.5 cm; 8 ½ in barrels (2) Probably by John Probin, gunmaker to the Prince of Wales recorded circa 1802-17. £3000-4000

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686 A PAIR OF 20 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS BY I. PRATT, LONDON, PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, BIRMINGHAM SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1775, MAKER’S MARKS OF CHARLES FREETH with brass barrels formed in two stages, octagonal breeches engraved with flowerheads at the median, inscribed ‘London’ and with a flourish behind, scroll-engraved iron tangs, signed bevelled locks engraved with scrollwork, fitted with bevelled cocks engraved en suite, figured walnut full stocks carved with a scallop moulding behind the tangs, full silver mounts cast and chased in low relief comprising openwork side-plates decorated with scrollwork, trigger-guards engraved with a rococo flower on the bow and with acorn finials, grotesque mask butt-caps, a pair of ramrod-pipes, and rococo escutcheons engraved with the owner’s crest, and each with horn-tipped wooden ramrod 20.7 cm; 8 ⅛ in barrels (2) £4000-6000

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687 A RARE 15 BORE BREECH-LOADING PERCUSSION BLUNDERBUSS-PISTOL ON THE CLANRICARDE SYSTEM BY JAMES WILKINSON & SON, PALL MALL, NO. 4375, CIRCA 1832 with twist sighted barrel with belled flattened oval muzzle engraved with foliage at the muzzle and breech, the latter inscribed ‘Patent’ within a scroll on the top, struck with London Gunmakers Company proof mark beneath and with the serial number, engraved action with sliding tip-up chamber struck with serial number and London Gunmakers Company view mark beneath, decorated with foliage, signed ‘Wilkinson & Son, Pall Mall, London’ on three scrolls (one top screw expertly replaced), fitted at the rear with an engraved pivoting block with engraved locking lever, at the front with a knurled thumb-plate, engraved tang incorporating the back-sight, signed scroll-engraved lock with bolt safety-catch, figured walnut half-stock, struck with the serial number behind the barrel bolt aperture on the inside, chequered butt widening towards the base, engraved iron mounts comprising trigger-guard with pineapple finial and fore-end cap, vacant silver escutcheon, and silver barrel bolt escutcheons, compete with its figured walnut shoulder stock, with engraved iron catch (the butt previously fitted with a suspension ring 40.6 cm; 16 in overall Provenance Dr William R. Funderburg, sold Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, Los Angeles, 14/15 April 1975, lot 307. J. de Burgh, Marquis of Clanricarde, patented his system on 15 July 1831 under British patent number 6139. The chamber is designed to accept a paper cartridge containing twelve quarter-circle projectiles and a charge of powder with a detonating cap placed on the nipple. The inventor claimed that the projectiles ‘will be so scattered laterally by the flattened bell shaped end of the barrel as to constitute a most formidable weapon of defence.’ See Winnant 1956 pp. 257-8. The subsequent serial number to the present example, no. 4376, was sold by the maker to the Earl of Bradford and was subsequently in the Neal Collection, sold Christie’s King Street 9 November 2000, lot 168. Another, formerly in the collection of Clay P. Bedford, was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, 1971, cat no. 132. ‡ £5000-7000

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Sale Results for 29th June 2016 The following prices are the hammer prices GBP/£. Unsold lots are not shown. Thomas Del Mar Ltd is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 30 31 32 33

£1,000 £1,000 £400 £1,200 £480 £750 £700 £440 £700 £1,700 £1,700 £2,000 £260 £14,000 £300 £320 £2,600 £5,000 £4,000 £650 £400 £200 £120 £650 £440 £460 £850 £450 £500

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£300 £480 £400 £1,600 £400 £750 £190 £200 £1,100 £450 £600 £360 £210 £680 £45 £440 £800 £280 £300 £500 £50 £130 £70 £100

35 36 37 38 39 40 41 44 45 46 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60

£300

61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 78 79 81 82 83 85 86 87 89 90 91 93

£380 £280 £1,400 £400 £700 £900 £300 £300 £3,200 £3,400 £1,300 £950 £120 £150 £1,000 £1,350 £970 £6,000 £1,700 £2,100 £750 £2,400 £2,800 £2,000 £1,900 £7,500 £1,100 £4,600

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£450 £200 £4,600 £2,100 £480 £400 £280 £360 £800 £550 £400 £300 £250 £260 £150 £250 £16,000 £700 £500 £200 £8,500 £3,600 £4,000 £3,600 £3,200 £1,800

97 98 99 100 101 102 103 106 107 108 110 111 114 115 116 118 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 129 131

132 133 134 138 141 142 143 146 148 149 153 154 155 157 159 160 162 163 164 165

£4,800 £2,700 £1,800 £1,100 £500 £500 £1,200 £5,500 £800 £450 £750 £1,500 £750 £450 £1,500 £800 £750 £550 £550 £3,800

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£360 £420 £280 £220 £300 £350 £2,000 £950 £1,100 £380 £300 £240 £140 £420 £2,200 £950 £900 £1,500 £65 £250 £400 £330 £370 £650 £800 £260 £500 £400 £320 £2,000 £380 £260 £190 £200

168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201

202 203 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 213 214 215 216

£220 £480 £650 £650 £180 £12,000 £12,000 £1800 £8,000 £4,600 £3,600 £3,000 £750

217 218 219 220 221 222 224 225 226 227 228 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259

£580 £200 £2,800 £800 £600 £550 £450 £7,200 £1,300 £1,050 £700 £3,000 £3,600 £4,000 £4,800 £3,000 £6,400 £4,400 £2,600 £1,500 £1800 £2,100 £700 £1,700 £2,000 £1,500 £2,200 £1,500 £1,400 £900 £400 £1,000 £1,900 £1,300 £550 £1,000 £1,300 £600 £400 £440 £900

260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 312 313 314 315

£950 £1,050 £1,050 £700 £650 £750 £850 £600 £700 £400 £450 £300 £550 £280 £350 £300 £260 £260 £280 £300 £240 £1,500 £600 £100 £3,000 £1,600 £520 £1,100 £1,200 £1,000 £1,900 £1,200 £1,000 £1,100 £1,200 £900 £1,000 £400 £1,500 £60 £750 £300 £2,400 £1,000 £500 £500 £480 £220 £320 £310 £320 £200 £6,500 £220

316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330

£320 £550 £380 £280 £240 £260 £420 £630 £140 £140 £1,000 £400 £480 £300 £300

331 332 333 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361

£300 £200 £400 £300 £350 £1,200 £4,800 £5,600 £200 £95 £100 £220 £1,000 £6,500 £300 £150 £130 £100 £50 £170 £120 £40 £65 £600 £450 £200 £250 £70

362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371

£15 £300 £3,800 £1,700 £1,800 £1,800 £700 £400 £200 £220 £460

372 373 374 375 376 379 380 381 382 383 385 386 388 389 391 392 393 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 409 410 411 412 413 414 415

£300 £240 £100 £220 £750 £550 £300 £600 £6,000 £280 £480 £2,000 £600 £50 £60 £2,000 £1,000 £500 £160 £250 £100 £200 £1,600 £1,300 £550 £500 £500 £700 £1,300 £3,400 £1,500 £1,800 £1,000 £360 £400 £350

416

£1,300 £1,600 £500 £450 £1,000 £1,000 £950 £150 £300 £1,100 £400 £1,100 £1,600 £200 £2,000 £5,400 £6,800 £5,000

417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 429 435 436 437 438 439

440 441 442 444 445 446 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456

£1,000 £5,000 £1,000 £300 £2,200 £600 £500 £200 £400 £320 £240 £160 £300 £500 £2,000

457 458 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470

£3,600 £2,800 £700 £3,400 £9,500 £750 £600 £650 £600 £1,000 £900

471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 491 493 494 495 496 497 498 499

£750 £700 £320 £750 £130 £480 £360 £280 £1,900 £1,200 £350 £550 £600 £1,600 £1,700 £850 £280 £1,200 £200 £1,000 £650 £1,250 £400 £420 £1,900 £240 £320 £1,800


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Conditions of Business for Buyers 1.

Introduction (a) The contractual relationship of Thomas Del Mar Ltd. and Sellers with prospective Buyers is governed by:(i) these Conditions of Business for Buyers; (ii) the Conditions of Business for Sellers displayed in the saleroom and available from Thomas Del Mar Ltd.; (iii) Thomas Del Mar Ltd.’s Authenticity Guarantee; (iv) any additional notices and terms printed in the sale catalogue, in each case as amended by any saleroom notice or auctioneer's announcement. (b) As auctioneer, Thomas Del Mar Ltd. acts as agent for the Seller. Occasionally, Thomas Del Mar Ltd. may own or have a financial interest in a lot.

2. Definitions “Bidder” is any person making, attempting or considering making a bid, including Buyers; “Buyer” is the person who makes the highest bid or offer accepted by the auctioneer, including a Buyer’s principal when bidding as agent; “Seller” is the person offering a lot for sale, including their agent, or executors; “TDM” means Thomas Del Mar Ltd., Auctioneers, 25 Blythe Road, London, W14 0PD, company number 5368339; “Buyer’s Expenses” are any costs or expenses due to Thomas Del Mar Ltd. from the Buyer; “Buyer’s Premium” is the commission payable by the Buyer on the Hammer Price at the rates set out in the Guide for Prospective Buyers; “Hammer Price” is the highest bid for the Property accepted by the auctioneer at the auction or the post auction sale price; “Purchase Price” is the Hammer Price plus applicable Buyer’s Premium and Buyer’s Expenses; “Reserve Price” (where applicable) is the minimum Hammer Price at which the Seller has agreed to sell a lot. The Buyer’s Premium, Buyer’s Expenses and Hammer Price are subject to VAT, where applicable. 3. Examination of Lots (a) TDM’s knowledge of lots is partly dependent on information provided by the Seller and TDM is unable to exercise exhaustive due diligence on each lot. Each lot is available for examination before sale. Bidders are responsible for carrying out examinations and research before sale to satisfy themselves over the condition of lots and accuracy of descriptions. (b) All oral and/or written information provided to Bidders relating to lots, including descriptions in the catalogue, condition reports or elsewhere are statements of TDM’s opinion and not representations of fact. Estimates may not be relied on as a prediction of the selling price or value of the lot and may be revised from time to time at TDM’s absolute discretion. 4. Exclusions and limitations of liability to Buyers (a) TDM shall refund the Purchase Price to the Buyer in circumstances where it deems that the lot is a Counterfeit, subject to the terms of TDM’s Authenticity Guarantee. (b) Subject to Condition 4(a), neither TDM nor the Seller:(i) is liable for any errors or omissions in any oral or written information provided to Bidders by TDM, whether negligent or otherwise; (ii) gives any guarantee or warranty to Bidders and any implied warranties and conditions are excluded (save in so far as such obligations cannot be excluded by English law), other than the express warranties given by the Seller to the Buyer (for which the Seller is solely responsible) under the Conditions of Business for Sellers; (iii) accepts responsibility to Bidders for acts or omissions (whether negligent or otherwise) by TDM in connection with the conduct of auctions or for any matter relating to the sale of any lot.

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(c) Without prejudice to Condition 4(b), any claim against TDM and/or the Seller by a Bidder is limited to the Purchase Price for the relevant lot. Neither TDM nor the Seller shall be liable for any indirect or consequential losses. (d) Nothing in Condition 4 shall exclude or limit the liability of TDM or the Seller for death or personal injury caused by the negligent acts or omissions of TDM or the Seller. 5. Bidding at Auction (a) TDM has absolute discretion to refuse admission to the auction. Before sale, Bidders must complete a Registration Form and supply such information and references as TDM requires. Bidders are personally liable for their bid and are jointly and severally liable with their principal, if bidding as agent (in which case TDM’s prior and express consent must be obtained). (b) TDM advises Bidders to attend the auction, but TDM will endeavour to execute absentee written bids provided that they are, in TDM’s opinion, received in sufficient time and in legible form. (c) When available, written and telephone bidding is offered as a free service at the Bidder’s risk and subject to TDM’s other commitments; TDM is therefore not liable for failure to execute such bids. Telephone bidding may be recorded. 6. Import, Export and Copyright Restrictions TDM and the Seller make no representations or warranties as to whether any lot is subject to import, export or copyright restrictions. It is the Buyer's sole responsibility to obtain any copyright clearance or any necessary import, export or other licence required by law, including licences required under the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). 7.

Conduct of the Auction (a) The auctioneer has discretion to refuse bids, withdraw or reoffer lots for sale (including after the fall of the hammer) if (s)he believes that there may be an error or dispute, and may also take such other action as (s)he reasonably deems necessary. (b) The auctioneer will commence and advance the bidding in such increments as (s)he considers appropriate and is entitled to place bids on the Seller’s behalf up to the Reserve Price for the lot, where applicable. (c) Subject to Condition 7(a), the contract between the Buyer and the Seller is concluded on the striking of the auctioneer's hammer. (d) Any post-auction sale of lots shall incorporate these Conditions of Business.

8. Payment and Collection (a) Unless otherwise agreed in advance, payment of the Purchase Price is due in pounds sterling immediately after the auction (the "Payment Date"). (b) Title in a lot will not pass to the Buyer until TDM has received the Purchase Price in cleared funds. TDM will generally not release a lot to a Buyer before payment. Earlier release shall not affect passing of title or the Buyer's obligation to pay the Purchase Price, as above. (c) The refusal of any licence or permit required by law, as outlined in Condition 6, shall not affect the Buyer’s obligation to pay for the lot, as per Condition 8(a). (d) The Buyer must arrange collection of lots within 10 working days of the auction. Purchased lots are at the Buyer's risk from the earlier of (i) collection or (ii) 10 working days after the auction. Until risk passes, TDM will compensate the Buyer for any loss or damage to the lot up to a maximum of the Purchase Price actually paid by the Buyer. TDM’s assumption of risk is subject to the exclusions detailed in Condition 5(d) of the Conditions of Business for Sellers. (e) All packing and handling of lots is at the Buyer's risk. TDM will not be liable for any acts or omissions of third party packers or shippers.


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9. Remedies for non-payment Without prejudice to any rights that the Seller may have, if the Buyer without prior agreement fails to make payment for the lot within 5 working days of the auction, TDM may in its sole discretion exercise 1 or more of the following remedies:(a) store the lot at its premises or elsewhere at the Buyer’s sole risk and expense; (b) cancel the sale of the lot; (c) set off any amounts owed to the Buyer by TDM against any amounts owed to TDM by the Buyer for the lot; (d) reject future bids from the Buyer; (e) charge interest at 4% per annum above HSBC Bank plc Base Rate from the Payment Date to the date that the Purchase Price is received in cleared funds; (f) re-sell the lot by auction or privately, with estimates and reserves at TDM’s discretion, in which case the Buyer will be liable for any shortfall between the original Purchase Price and the amount achieved on re-sale, including all costs incurred in such re-sale; (g) Exercise a lien over any Buyer’s Property in TDM’s possession, applying the sale proceeds to any amounts owed by the Buyer to TDM. TDM shall give the Buyer 14 days' written notice before exercising such lien; (h) commence legal proceedings to recover the Purchase Price for the lot, plus interest and legal costs; (i) disclose the Buyer’s details to the Seller to enable the Seller to commence legal proceedings 10. Failure to collect purchases (a) If the Buyer pays the Purchase Price but does not collect the lot within 20 working days of the auction, the lot will be stored at the Buyer's expense and risk at TDM’s premises or in independent storage.

(b) If a lot is paid for but uncollected within 6 months of the auction, following 60 days written notice to the Buyer, TDM will re-sell the lot by auction or privately, with estimates and reserves at TDM’s discretion. The sale proceeds, less all TDM’s costs, will be forfeited unless collected by the Buyer within 2 years of the original auction. 11. Data Protection (a) TDM will use information supplied by Bidders or otherwise obtained lawfully by TDM for the provision of auction related services, client administration, marketing and as otherwise required by law. (b) By agreeing to these Conditions of Business, the Bidder agrees to the processing of their personal information and to the disclosure of such information to third parties world-wide for the purposes outlined in Condition 11(a) and to Sellers as per Condition 9(i). 12. Miscellaneous (a) All images of lots, catalogue descriptions and all other materials produced by TDM are the copyright of TDM (b) These Conditions of Business are not assignable by any Buyer without TDM’s prior written consent, but are binding on Bidders' successors, assigns and representatives. (c) The materials listed in Condition 1(a) set out the entire agreement between the parties. (d) If any part of these Conditions of Business be held unenforceable, the remaining parts shall remain in full force and effect. (e) These Conditions of Business shall be interpreted in accordance with English Law, under the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts, in favour of TDM.

Thomas Del Mar Ltd‘s Authenticity Guarantee If Thomas Del Mar Ltd sells an item of Property which is later shown to be a “Counterfeit”, subject to the terms below Thomas Del Mar Ltd will rescind the sale and refund the Buyer the total amount paid by the Buyer to Thomas Del Mar Ltd for that Property, up to a maximum of the Purchase Price. The Guarantee lasts for one (1) year after the date of the relevant auction, is for the benefit of the Buyer only and is non-transferable. “Counterfeit” means an item of Property that in Thomas Del Mar Ltd.’s reasonable opinion is an imitation created with the intent to deceive over the authorship, origin, date, age, period, culture or source, where the correct description of such matters is not included in the catalogue description for the Property. Property shall not be considered Counterfeit solely because of any damage and/or restoration and/or modification work (including, but not limited to, recolouring, tooling or repatinating) Please note that this Guarantee does not apply if either:(i) the catalogue description was in accordance with the generally accepted opinions of scholars and experts at the date of the sale, or the catalogue description indicated that there was a conflict of such opinions; or (ii) the only method of establishing at the date of the sale that the item was a Counterfeit would have been by means of processes not then generally available or accepted, unreasonably expensive or impractical; or likely to have caused damage to or loss in value to the Property (in Thomas Del Mar Ltd.’s reasonable opinion); or

To claim under this Guarantee, the Buyer must:(i) notify Thomas Del Mar Ltd in writing within one (1) month of receiving any information that causes the Buyer to question the authenticity or attribution of the Property, specifying the lot number, date of the auction at which it was purchased and the reasons why it is believed to be Counterfeit; and (ii) return the Property to Thomas Del Mar Ltd in the same condition as at the date of sale and be able to transfer good title in the Property, free from any third party claims arising after the date of the sale. Thomas Del Mar Ltd has discretion to waive any of the above requirements. Thomas Del Mar Ltd may require the Buyer to obtain at the Buyer's cost the reports of two independent and recognised experts in the relevant field and acceptable to Thomas Del Mar Ltd. Thomas Del Mar Ltd shall not be bound by any reports produced by the Buyer, and reserves the right to seek additional expert advice at its own expense. In the event Thomas Del Mar Ltd decides to rescind the sale under this Guarantee, it may refund to the Buyer the reasonable costs of up to two mutually approved independent expert reports, provided always that the costs of such reports have been approved in advance and in writing by Thomas Del Mar Ltd.

(iii) there has been no material loss in value of the Property from its value had it accorded with its catalogue description.

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Sale Title Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria Date 7th December 2016

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