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21ST ARPIL 2010

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THE MIDMAR CASTLE COLLECTION OF FINE ARMS AND ARMOUR

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EDINBURGH The Midmar Castle Collection of Fine Arms and Armour

Wednesday 21st April 2010 33 Broughton Place Edinburgh


The Midmar Castle Collection of Fine Arms and Armour Wednesday 21st April 2010 11am Sale Number LT292

Viewing Midmar Castle (admission by catalogue only) Saturday 10th April 2010 10am - 4pm Sunday 11th April 2010 10am - 4pm Edinburgh Sunday 18th April 2010 2pm - 5pm Monday 19th April 2010 10am - 5pm Tuesday 20th April 2010 10am - 5pm Morning of Sale from 9am Specialist John Batty info@lyonandturnbull.com +44 (0)131 557 8844

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Midmar Castle and Ric Wharton

Midmar Castle, built at the end of the 16th century, is one of a group of fortfied z-plan tower houses in Aberdeenshire and Kincardinshire. Exactly when and by whom Midmar was built is not known but it is thought to be the first of the five great castles of Marr. These were built by the ancestors of a very remarkable school of local granite-masons, the Midmar school, which sprang up here in the late 16th century. Within an area no more than fifteen miles across, they built a group of masterpieces, Crathes, Fraser, Cluny, Craigievar and Midmar, castles unrivalled for their splendour and character in Scotland. Crathes, Fraser and Craigievar are now all owned by the National Trust for Scotland and open to the public. Cluny Castle has been extensively replaced by a more modern building and there is little to see of the original castle. Midmar remains the only one of the principal castles of Marr still in private hands. Midmar lay empty and neglected until it was purchased by the present owner, Ric Wharton, nearly forty years ago. After years of hard work the castle is now fully restored, providing the perfect location for Wharton's extensive collection of Arms & Armour and Marine antiques. A passion for collecting can instantly be seen upon entering through the 17th century studded door; a great number of items from cannon to suites of armour, crossbows to double handled swords must be passed before climbing the turnpike stair to a landing. At the top of one of many towers is the Gun Room laden with weapons. 17th century comb morions decorate the tops of book cases and wheel lock rifles are mounted alongside German powder flasks above the door of the Sitting Room. However, it is when one enters the Billiard Room [added in the 18th century as a Drawing Room] that the collection is seen at its very best. On a corner table sits a plaque from HMS Edinburgh which sank near Murmansk in the Barents Sea in April 1942 with a cargo of £56 million of gold bullion aboard.

Ric Wharton

The salvage of 5.5 tons of bullion from this vessel in 1981 became a world record and a highlight in Wharton's marine career. First inspired to take up diving by the famous Jacques Cousteau, Wharton was then drawn to the North Sea oilfields where deepdiving techniques were being driven forward in leaps and bounds by the demand for oil. It was one single development that brought the wreck of the HMS Edinburgh within reach, a dedicated diving-support vessel equipped with a revolutionary “moon pool” in the centre of the ship through which a diving bell could be lowered in virtually any weather. The first lot in the sale, model of a shipyard diving support vessel model MV Deepwater I, reflects this passion.

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1 EY700/3A SHIPYARD DIVING SUPPORT VESSEL MODEL MV DEEPWATER I CIRCA 1983 in traditional day-glow red livery with helicopter pad, crane winches, lifeboats etc. made by MODECON FABRIEK C DUBBELAN BV 21983 EC-RIDDERKERK. HOLLAND, on its original plinth with fitted Perspex cover 16in. (40cm) wide, 22in. (55cm) high, 48in. (121cm) long Note: In 1986 the vessel M.V. Deepwater I was a state of the art high tech support ship owned by the Wharton Williams company. With its crew of divers they recovered a further 29 bars of Russian gold from HMS Edinburgh sunk off Murmansk in 1942 by German U boats. The first recovery of gold was in 1981 when the salvage team of 12 divers recovered 431 bars of gold from a total of 465 (with an estimated value of £56 million) at a depth of 840ft. the Deepwater I is still in service, now called the Rockwater I. It was built as one of the first purpose built dive ships with a central moon pool for the saturation dive system.

£1,000-1,500

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2 EY700/899 FINE SINGLE DIVER, SINGLE CYLINDER AIR PUMP with cast brass makers label “Siebe & Gorman Engineers London” with two large iron six spoke wheels and with turned ebony winding handles, the hardwood case with pressure gauge inserted on to the front signed Siebe Gorman, the bottom door with a brass flap embossed AIR with four iron lifting rings 38in. (96cm) high x 17in. (43cm), the wheel 30in. (76cm) diameter Note: Siebe Gorman Engineers are world renowned as makers of the finest deep sea diving equipment

£3,500-4,500 3 EY700/899A SIEBE GORMAN 12 BOLT COPPER DIVING HELMET with twelve wing nut diving suit retainers, glass front plate stamped with the serial number 17766 and with an old rubbed Siebe Gorman label 21in. (53cm)

£3,500-4,500

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4 EY700/894 SHIP’S BINNACLE “SESTREL” BY HENRY BROWNE AND SON. TYPE 89521 COMPASS NO 2944N the cylindrical oak frame surmounted by the copper compass top with glass windows and two copper handles, with two iron brackets bolted to the cylinder with two cast balls on either side above a measuring scale, a spirit level contained in a brass case screwed to the front, a cast brass plaque compass No 2944N, the base with four slots for attaching to the deck 54in. (137cm) high

£1,000-1,500

5 EY700/496 SHIP’S ENGINE ROOM REPEATER WITH PIERCED BRASS DIAL CIRCA 1940 engraved with seven panels stating slow, stop, etc, on a green background with brass arrowhead pointer 10in. (25cm) diameter together with a ship’s bridge engine telegraph with brass double handle and arrowhead pointer the dial marked with black lettering on a white background and signed CHADBURN both on wooden stands, 11in (27cm) (2) £500-600

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6 EY700/929 LARGE BRONZE SHIP’S BELL with original iron bracket, a later applied brass plate engraved “Bell from the Dutch steamship Friesland sunk by a German dive bomber when convoy FN 37 was attacked 18 miles NNW of Cromer on October 27th 1941 with the loss of her crew of 13” 6in. (40cm) Provenance: Purchased from the salvers in 1973

£600-800

7 EY700/11 COPPER SCALE MODEL OF A SIEBE GORMAN 12 BOLT DIVING HELMET with twelve wing nut diving suit retainers, glass front plate

9 EY700/404 CLOCKMAKER’S BRASS PRECISION LATHE with clamps, handles etc. on an oak base 31in. (78cm)

£400-500

10in. (25cm) high

£400-600 8 EY700/344 TWO LATE 18TH CENTURY BLACK LEATHER FIRE BUCKETS with multi riveted seams, iron loops and leather handles, one with a split rim (2)

10 EY700/501A POLISHED AND LACQUERED BRASS SINGLE DRAWER TELESCOPE inscribed Stanley London No 6240 with nut adjusting focus, brass lens cap, on a swivel and adjustable tripod base 33in. (83cm) telescope,

10in. (25cm)

51in. (129cm) high on tripod

£100-200

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11 EY700/3 FINE QUALITY CASED SURVEYORS THEODOLITE THE MAKER’S TRADE CARD W. F. STANLEY & CO., GREAT TURNSTILE, HOLBORN, LONDON in fitted light wood case with brass flush fitting carrying handles. 12in. (30cm) wide, 8in. (20cm) high Note: W.F.Stanley & Co were renowned scientific instrument makers. In 1849 W F worked with his father John Stanley at engineering works in Whitechapel. Though his father was a skilled tradesman he had no real head for business. While working with his father William made improvements to the design of the tricycle and by 1854 had created his own business at 3 Great Turnstile, Holborn, London as a worker in metal and ivory and a scientific instrument maker. At the 1862 International Exhibition he was awarded a medal for his straight line-dividing engine. This award brought him considerable extra business and laid the foundations for later large-scale business success.

£400-600 12 EY700/1019 GERMAN SCNAPPER STONEBOW CIRCA 1620 all steel with built in cocking lever and wooden butt (wormed) with ivory disc engraved with a turbaned head

13 EY700/1018 ITALAIAN RAPIER CIRCA 1690 with part flat section, part round, semi swept hilt, the re-bound grip of spiral wood tightly covered in brass wire, the octagonal pommel pierced with an aperture, cut at the top in the shape of a V, the German double edged blade struck in the short fuller with a running wolf mark on both edges

15 EY700/724 CONTINENTAL DOUBLE HANDED ALL METAL BROADSWORD the metal grip of two joined sections riveted together shaped with broad fan shaped flare at the pommel and quillion terminals (with overall hammered surface) with plain blunt double edge blade 54in. (137cm) long

£500-800

Blade 29in. (73cm), 38in. (96cm) long

£450-600 14 EY700/1020 FLINTLOCK ANTI POACHING ALARM GUN CIRCA 1800 the lock inset into a stained wood stock, the short flared barrel clamped by the stock and bound with an iron band, a metal bar running from the trigger attaches to a tripwire, remains of an old paper label 17in. (43cm) long

£300-500

16 EY700/1036 RARE MEDEIVAL JOUSTING LANCE CIRCA 1450 with tapered deeply fluted painted (little original paint remaining) shaft, with a bulbous carved wood raised hand guard support (missing the circular metal shield) plain turned grip bulbous rear counter balance 130in. (330cm) long. Provenance: Ex Sotheby’s, Hever Castle sale, 1983, lot 165

£1,000-2,000

head 27in. (68cm) long, bow span 17inch (43cm)

£800-1,200

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17 EY700/1021 ITALIAN STONEBOW CIRCA 1700 with plain hardwood deeply curved shaped tiller and re-curved iron prod, the trigger finely cut in steel, with turned walnut pommel, with two iron flat straps supporting the tiller with carved S shape raised section 35in. (88cm) long, bow span 20in. (50cm)

£1,000-1,500

18 EY700/1022 ENGLISH STONEBOW CIRCA 1790 with built in cocking lever the trigger guard of scrolled English form the cocking lever operated from a thumb trigger at the heel of the butt with a mushroom shaped button to aid spanning the tiller of gunstock form with chequered grip 30in. (76cm) long, bow span 31in. (78cm)

£250-300

19 EY700/1037 JAPANESE PART BLACK LAQUER ARMOUR EDO PERIOD comprising a breast plate constructed of interlocking plates surmounted by a section of vertical rods with cords attaching the back plate with vambrace and tassets of black cord, the two arm sections covered with fine mail patinated iron strips and plates terminating in fingerless gauntlets decorated with flower heads, the back plate with iron bracket and with original leather lining, on a modern wood stand armour 31in. (78cm) high, 14in. (35cm) wide, height on stand 59in. (149cm)

£700-900

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20 EY700/1038 SCARCE LARGE BORE PERCUSSION PUNT GUN CIRCA 1800 the converted lock with a patent safety feature where the nipple platform can pivot forward, the hammer with welded reinforced cocking ball lever, flat section lock converted from flintlock, short elm half stock with reinforced hook shaped pierced butt, barrel 98in. (248cm), 114in. (290cm) overall, 2in. bore

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21 EY700/1038A PERCUSSION PUNT GUN CIRCA 1840 painted, with back action lock and folding trigger, with double trunions forward of the short half stock

22 EY700/1038B PERCUSSION PUNT GUN CIRCA 1840 paint removed, with flat side lock, with double trunions forward of the short half stock

Barrels 96in. (243cm), 100in. long,

2in. bore

2in. bore

£1,200-1,800

23 EY700/1038C RARE RAMROD/UNLOADER, THREE PUNT POLES 96in. (243cm) long

£300-500

Barrels 96in. (243cm), 100in. long,

£1,200-1,800

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24 EY700/1041 FINE HALBERD WITH FOUR STRAP HEAD CIRCA 1580 blade pierced with two groups of three holes and one of five holes, the long spike with three single holes in the base, the velvet covered wooden octagonal haft with later added modern fringe 100in. (254cm) long

£800-1,000

25 EY700/1042 HALBERD CIRCA 1590 head with two short straps, single hole at each end of the blade, one group of three holes and two single holes in the long spike, velvet covered wooden haft (with a replacement fringe), of octagonal section 97in. (246cm) long

£800-1,000

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26 EY700/1043 HALBERD CIRCA 1590 with plain head struck with an armourer’s mark on the blade with two long straps with octagonal haft with modern replacement fringe 88in. (223cm) long

£800-1,000

27 EY700/1044 HALBERD CIRCA 1590 head with (overall corrosion) four long straps two groups of three holes and one of five holes in the blade, three single holes in the spike armourer’s mark on the spike the octagonal haft of two separate pieces of wood split and joined together and bound with tape, the head with overall corrosion and modern fringe spike 24in. (60cm), 99in. (251cm) long

£800-1,000

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28 EY700/1045 ENGLISH NAVAL BOARDING PIKE with steel triangular section head with two straps, one of them struck with an arrow above EFN crowned 75 and 97, the haft of round section hard wood

29 EY700/1046 ENGLISH NAVAL BOARDING PIKE with steel square section head with two straps, (in corroded condition) round section haft terminating in an iron spike with two iron straps (corroded),

30 EY700/1047 EUROPEAN SPEAR with flat section leaf shaped blade with sharpened edges, the neck with a raised iron collar, two long straps attaching to the stained wood haft with original iron shoe

31 EY700/1048 INDIAN PIG STICKING LANCE CIRCA 1860 the point of triangular section iron with long bamboo haft the base with enlarged pommel

blade 7.5in. (19cm),

108in. (275cm) long

the point 7in. (17cm) long,

spike 6in. (15cm) long,

97in. (246cm) long

£100-200

91in. (231cm) long

97in. (246cm) long

£100-150

£200-300

£200-300

32 EY700/1050 THREE HALBERDS 19TH CENTURY each with etched heads and three turned rings on the neck and dated 1897 on the spear, above the large blade which has a bearded head etched on each side surmounting the motto in etched ribbon “HEB DDOW HEB DDIM DUW A DIGON” (For god and diligence) heads 17in. (44cm), 91.5in. (233cm) long

£1,000-1,500

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33 EY700/1055 FLEMISH CROSSBOW CIRCA 1790 brass mounted action, brass trigger guard pierced with a star and a heart, the walnut tiller with slender gunstock and curved brass butt cap, underside of tiller decorated with carved flower heads and with iron bar for a goat’s foot lever, heavy iron re-curved prod held in the tiller with two brass plates 36in. (91cm) long, bow span 22.5in. (58cm)

£800-1,000

34 EY700/1049 CAVALRY LANCE CIRCA 1860 with three banner attachment fittings and very heavy iron shoe, with triangular fluted head struck with the number 24 and on the next flute struck with a B, the haft with three square section brackets for the attachment of a banner 112in. (285cm) long

35 EY700/1052 INDIAN BOAR SPEAR COMBINATION WEAPON CIRCA 1840 with box lock percussion pistol, lock engraved with foliate scrolls, the spear tip engraved with cross hatching and detachable spear head at the end of the long haft with eleven sided socket, an old brass inventory tag numbered 1031, with a green baize grip at the top of the shaft

£100-150

blade 7.5in. (20cm),

head 7in. (18cm),

36 EY700/1056 SMALL GERMAN CROSSBOW CIRCA 1700 the dark walnut straight tiller inlaid with two stag horn plaques engraved with devil head masks with scrolls above and below re-curved steel prod with long square section trigger terminating at an elongated ball 17in. (43cm), 31.5in. (81cm) long

£800-1,200

63.5in. (162cm) long

£900-1,200

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37 EY700/1057 CROSSBOW WITH BURR WOOD GUNSTOCK TILLER CIRCA 1790 of small size with a blank escutcheon on the stock, with chequered grip, with plain steel prod, the prod secured by a retaining plate and five screws 26in. (66cm) long, bow span 30.5in. (78cm)

£200-250 38 EY700/1058 FLINTLOCK FOWLING PIECE CIRCA 1780 the lock engraved Twigg, twostage long barrel octagonal at the breech, walnut half stock with blank silver escutcheon, (poor) replacement horn foreend tip, replacement cock screw, broken main spring, replacement frizzen spring screw, stock replacement section, replacement ram rod

THE FOLLOWING 15 LOTS WERE ACQUIRED FROM THE ARMOURY OF NIZAM OF HYDERABAD 39 EY700/243 SCARCE INDIAN FLINTLOCK MILITARY SERVICE PISTOL CIRCA 1790 brass furniture, full walnut stock with captive swivel ramrod and lanyard eye in butt, the barrel stamped with RW and gunmaker’s view and proof marks (the captive swivel ramrod differs from the British version in having a riveted brass collar with a spring retaining catch) 14in. (35cm) Provenance: Ex armoury of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Hyderabad number APX/657/EX/73

£300-500

75in. (190cm), 11 bore

£800-1,000

40 EY700/212 INDIAN BOAR SPEAR CIRCA 1830 with built in percussion pistol, the barrel of octagonal form entirely decorated with gold flowers, the spear shaft similarly decorated with chevrons, four stage grip with gold foliate decoration, the haft of ebonised wood, the centre section covered in buff linen and with a conical turned shoe, a pin with chain link acts as a safety catch to the percussion cap barrel, leaf shaped blade with octagonal shaft, the weapon is fired by the impact of jabbing the spear 79in. (200cm) long Provenance: Ex armoury of the Nizam of Hyderabad.

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41 EY700/110 RARE INDIAN FLINTLOCK TURN ABOUT REPEATING FOWLING PIECE CIRCA 1770 with engraved back action lock, the cock with strengthening piece to the back and front with engraved decoration of scrolls and foliage on the lock plate and cock, the pan with five spheres inset into the pierced side, the gilt metal action (Lorinzoni system) with a short lever forward of the gilt trigger guard (when depressed operates the barrel catch to enable the barrel to be rotated, this then cocks the action, loads the chamber from the two cylinders below the single barrel and closes the pan cover in readiness to fire) the two stage single barrel, octagonal at the

breech with a gilt metal mask of an Indian woman with her shoulders forming the fore end cap (for the powder and ball barrels), walnut short stock inlaid with scrolls of silver wire, shaped gilt metal butt plate with three shaped scallops each side, triple teardrops at the hand, long scrolled gilt metal trigger guard and long engraved strap below the barrel 54in. (137cm) overall Provenance: Ex armoury of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Note: The stock had rat damage, which was restored by Holland and Holland.

The fine quality of this firearm and its distinct Indo French design suggest that it was built under the supervision of General Raymond, who was Controller of Ordnance for Nizam Ali Khan, circa 1780. Two similar weapons are in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle: RCIN 90672 (Charlton House 3011, Laking 413) Flintlock repeating gun, French circa 1785, barrel inlaid in gold Chalembrom, lock engraved APONDICHERY; RCIN 90673 (Charlton House 540, Laking 430) dated A.H 1212? (AD 1802), marked with initials HIDR. Published in Laking, G F., Windsor Castle Armoury, Badbury & Agnew & Co, London 1904, and Blackmore, H L., Royal Sporting Guns at Windsor, HMSO, London 1968.

ÂŁ4,000-6,000

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42 EY700/246 INDIAN FLINTLOCK DAGGER PISTOL CIRCA 1770 the brass action engraved with pineapples, the steel lock with faceted pan and cover with an elegant shaped cock, fitted with spring-loaded bayonet operated when the trigger is pulled, the gilt-metal butt is cast as an eastern dagger hilt with cast foliate decoration, inset semi precious stones one on the pommel, two at the hilt, with small bore polished two stage barrel struck at the breech with a proof mark Provenance: Ex armoury of the Nizam of Hyderabad. 15in. (96cm) long

ÂŁ800-1,000

43 EY700/252 INDIAN MATCHLOCK DOUBLE BARREL PISTOL CIRCA 1790 the walnut stock encased in a steel action with flower head border engraving, with cut steel leaves below the pierced wooden pommel, capped in steel and border engraved, shaped block trigger firing both small bore engraved barrels together, the fore-end cut and shaped as flower heads, the match held into the pans with two spilt steel arms, missing ramrod, traces of gilt decoration on the wooden stock 9in. (22cm) long, 28 bore Provenance: Ex armoury of the Nizam of Hyderabad.

ÂŁ800-100

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44 EY700/1059 FINE MILITARY FLINTLOCK RIFLE CIRCA 1800 the lock plate engraved with the EAST INDIA COMPANY rampant lion, ringed cock, patent cock screw, regulation two stage barrel octagonal at the breech tapering to a round flared muzzle, Hyderabad armoury proof marks, full walnut stock with chequered grip scrolled trigger guard, engraved butt plate, second form of acorn finial on the trigger guard, traces of Hindu script at the breech 63in. (160cm) long), 11 bore Provenance: Ex armoury of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Hyderabad number APX-387-EX-73

£800-1,200

45 EY700/1060 FINE MILITARY FLINTLOCK RIFLE CIRCA 1800 the lock plate engraved with the EAST INDIA COMPANY rampant lion, ringed cock, patent cock screw, regulation two stage barrel octagonal at the breech tapering to a round flared muzzle, Hyderabad armoury proof marks full walnut stock with chequered grip scrolled trigger guard, engraved butt plate, second form of acorn finial on the trigger guard 63in. (160cm) long, 11 bore Provenance: Ex armoury of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Hyderabad number APX-383-EX-73

£800-1,200

46 EY700/1062 FINE MILITARY FLINTLOCK MUSKET CIRCA 1800 the lock plate engraved with the EAST INDIA COMPANY rampant lion, ringed cock, patent cock screw, regulation barrel, London Gunmakers view and proof marks, full well figured walnut stock with chequered grip scrolled trigger guard 56in. (142cm) long 11 bore Provenance: Ex armoury of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Hyderabad number APX-404-EX-73

£800-1,200

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47 EY700/1101 FINE QUALITY SCOTTISH CASED PERCUSSION LARGE BORE BIG GAME RIFLE CIRCA 1850 signed in gold T KENNEDY, the engraved lock with a stag and a hind, the two stage barrel octagonal at the breech inlaid in gold “THOMAS KENNEDY KILMARNOCK RIFLE MAKER TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT”, gold lines at the breech and muzzle with gold stars decorating the barrel, Birmingham proof marks, chequered walnut half stock with engraved steel barrel bolt escutcheons, horn tipped fore-end, original brass tipped ebony ramrod, in original fitted mahogany case with accessories including brass bullet mould, starter hammer and combination tool with pricker 51in. (129cm) long Provenance: Ex armoury of the Nizam of Hyderabad

£5,000-7,000

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48 EY700/1103 ENGLISH PERCUSSION CASED SINGLE BARREL RIFLE SIGNED MANTON, CIRCA 1831 lock signed Manton, engraved with foliate scroll decoration, barrel tang with lion’s head engraved with foliate scrolls, engraved barrel tang, shaped blank silver escutcheon, scroll trigger guard retaining all original finish, the browned octagonal barrel of large bore, cut with two grooves, with two gold lines at the breech folding leaf sights, platinum vent, in lined and fitted mahogany case with brass corners flush fitting circular handle with blank escutcheon (missing key escutcheon plate) with Manton trade card, with patch cutter, bullet mould with bullet still in it, spare spring, and combination tool, serial number 10210 46in. (117cm) long, 11 bore Provenance: Ex armoury of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Note: Manton supplement states 10210 flintlock replaced by caplock in India, restocked, the gold signature on the barrel possibly added at the same time. Messrs Holland and Holland

ÂŁ4,000-6,000

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49 EY700/1104 FINE SCOTTISH CASED PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN- RIFLE CIRCA 1850 the engraved locks signed Charles Ingram Glasgow, complete with a set of rifled barrels for belted ball rifle barrel with folding leaf sights 100, 150 and 200 yards engraved Charles Ingram Glasgow on the flat top rib of the brown Damascus barrels, in fitted brass bound mahogany case with circular brass flush fitting handle, engraved John Middleton Glasgow, lined with original blue baize complete with copper flask, capping tool, combination tool with spare nipples and double ended nipple brush 28in. (71cm) long, 16 bore Provenance: Ex armoury of the Nizam of Hyderabad.

ÂŁ5,000-7,000

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50 EY700/1024 RARE INDIAN FLINTLOCK GUN the English lock signed and dated Debenham 1784 and with the East India Company lion, mounted with two stage Indian barrel octagonal at the breech and decorated with inlaid gold scrolls, flower heads and foliage, brass furniture with sling swivel forward of the brass trigger guard, full plain stained walnut stock with unusual forked bipod stand reinforced with fretted steelwork, original ramrod 54in. (137cm) long, 12 bore Provenance: Ex Armouries of the Nizam of Hyderabad.

ÂŁ1,500-2,500

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51 EY700/1087 ENGLISH PERCUSSION DOUBLE BARREL BIG GAME RIFLE CIRCA 1850 the plain locks with safety slides signed ‘Westley Richards’ and inscribed ‘London’ on the top rib, folding leaf sight, two grooved rifling, walnut half stock with chequered grip and patch box containing some original patches, missing ramrod 37in. (93cm), 12 bore Provenance: Ex armoury of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Hyderabad Number APX-337-EX-73

£2,000-3,000

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52 EY700/1097 ENGLISH PERCUSSION DOUBLE BARREL SMOOTH BORE BIG GAME RIFLE CIRCA 1840 the engraved locks with sliding safeties (some minor rat damage at the lock), signed John Blisset, the elegant shaped cocks with chequered tops, platinum vents at the breech the large bore double Damascus barrels signed JOHN BLISSET 322 High Holborn on the rib, silver foresight, dark walnut stock with chequered grip (rat damage) and fore-end, serial number 4055 on trigger guard, engraved patch box containing patches, blank silver escutcheon and with its original ebony ramrod with brass tip 43in. (109cm) long, 10 bore Provenance: Ex armoury of the Nizam of Hyderabad.

£800-1,200 53 EY700/1073 ENGLISH FLINTLOCK SINGLE BARREL SPORTING GUN CIRCA 1801 the lock signed Manton, rain poof pan, with roller frizzen, the three stage browned barrel octagonal at the breech to twelve side then to a plain barrel, gold cartouche engraved TYT with two gold lines, on top flat at the breech LONDON engraved amongst foliage, well figured walnut half stock with silver tipped fore-end and barrel bolt escutcheons, engraved steel butt plate tang, engraved trigger guard with pineapple finial and original steel ramrod stamped 3594 50in. (130cm) long, 15 bore Provenance: Hyderabad number APX 91 EX 73

£1,200-1,600 54 EY700/1075 ENGLISH DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY CARR & COOPER, CIRCA 1800 plain locks signed ‘CARR AND COOPER’, missing cock on left hand lock, elegant two stage browned barrels octagonal at the breech, with blued scroll trigger guard, well figured walnut half stock with finely chequered grip, blank silver escutcheon and with replacement ramrod 45in. (114cm) long, 16 bore

£2,000-3,000

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55 EY700/1099 ENGLISH SINGLE BARRELLED FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN CIRCA 1780 the two stage barrel octagonal at the breech and signed H Hadley on the flat stepped lock plate, plain trigger guard and side plate with large gold oval touch hole and gold lined pan, full walnut stock take down stock with original ramrod 50in. (127cm) long, 16 bore

£1,200-1,600

56 EY700/1068 TURKISH MIGUELET LOCK SINGLE BARREL RIFLE CIRCA 1800 the stock decorated with applied brass pierced plaques (areas of brass missing) the barrel of hexagonal form with flared muzzle and pierced high ramp sight ball, trigger missing lock retaining screw 38in. (96cm) long, 18 bore

£400-600 57 EY700/1072 SPORTING SINGLE BARREL BREECH LOADING NEEDLE FIRE RIFLE CIRCA 1840 small bore with browned hexagonal barrel, side lever action straight hand short walnut stock with chequered grip and fore-end, the horn tip with blank gold oval 42in. (106cm) long, 90 bore

£400-800

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58 EY700/1079 POLISH WAR AXE WITH A SPIKE AND A DISGORGER ON THE HEAD CIRCA 1580 with four full length straps on the haft, iron ring at the base the four sided spike with turned end fitted into the octagonal block, the disgorger with scrolls and cut and shaped aperture resembling clubs, the iron straps studded to the moulded haft with round headed nails and holding a ring and eye 25in. (63cm) overall

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59 EY700/1086 RARE AMERICAN BREECH LOADING PERCUSSION CAVALRY CARBINE WITH SADDLE RINGS SIGNED S NORTH MIDLETON CONN 1851 with thumb action breech lever, box lock percussion, smooth bore three quarter stock cut with WT arrow on the stock behind the trigger guard tang, iron ramrod 39in. (99cm) long, 38 bore (1.25cm)

£1,500-2,000

60 EY700/1094 ENGLISH DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN LOCKS SIGNED W KETLAND, CIRCA 1800 fully rain proof pans, roller frizzens, the double barrel stamped ‘KETLAND LONDON’ in gold at the breech with two gold lines, blank silver oval, gold lined pans (some corrosion) missing gold touch hole from left hand lock, brown Damascus barrels, walnut half stock with worn chequered grip and with original brass tipped ebony ramrod 42in. (106cm) long, 16 bore

£1,500-2,000

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61 EY700/1096 FINE ENGLISH SINGLE BARREL PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE THE LOCK AND TOP RIB SIGNED J PURDEY, 141/2 OXFORD STREET, LONDON, CIRCA 1830 walnut half stock with horn tipped fore-end, blank silver escutcheon, platinum lines at the breech, folding leaf sights from 100 to 150 yards range, the cock with extended thumb catch, with chequered grip and fore end, raised cheek piece original hard wood brass tipped ramrod with ebony button, 12 groove rifling serial number 1651(1829-1830) 42in. (106cm) long, 36 bore

£1,500-2,000

62 EY700/1111 AMERICAN SINGLE BARREL PERCUSSION MUSKET THE LOCK SIGNED ‘REMINGTON LYON NY 1857 US’ with tape primer ignition, walnut full stock all steel mounts, steel barrel bands sling swivels the steel butt plate stamped US, original steel ramrod, folding sight 58in. (147cm) long, 15 bore Note: The Maynard tape primer was an early attempt to increase reliability and speed the loading process of the rifle-musket. The system worked like the paper caps in a child’s toy pistol: a gear mechanism advanced the tape, feeding a fresh cap for every shot.

£1,000-1,500

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63 EY700/48 GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK IRON MOUNTED CAVALRY CARBINE CIRCA 1690 the plain lock stamped with an armourer’s mark, the three stage barrel engraved at the breech deeply cut and chiselled with lattice work foliage on a punched ground hexagonal for the next stage, the flared muzzle chiselled into five raised scales, the full stock of pale wood with a curved slender butt with a heavy steel butt plate and the trigger guard cut and shaped into four sections, with brass inventory disc with number 1087 41in. (104cm) long, 13 bore

ÂŁ2,500-5,000

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64 EY700/1095 ENGLISH DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION LIVE PIGEON GUN CIRCA 1840 the engraved locks signed C LANCASTER No 1750 on trigger guard. blank gold shield, silver oval engraved with a family crest of a bird surmounting a castle, signed on the top rib of the brown Damascus barrels CHARLES LANCASTER 151 NEW BOND STREET, barrel tang engraved, butt plate tang with a spaniel chasing a pheasant the trigger guard with acorn finial engraved with pointers, a pheasant and serial number 1750, well figured walnut half stock with chequered grip and fore-end and with steel barrel bolt retaining escutcheons, no provision for a ramrod 42in. (106cm), 11 bore

£400-600 65 EY700/1114 RUSSIAN SINGLE BARREL SERVICE MUSKET the lock converted from flintlock, brass furniture, trigger guard dated 1839, butt plate with Russian eagle and No 17489 walnut full stock, from the Tula armouries

66 EY700/1105 ENGLISH SINGLE BARREL PATENT UNDER-HAMMER PERCUSSION SPORTING SMOOTH BORE RIFLE BY WILKINSON AND SON, CIRCA 1850 with smooth bore octagonal barrel engraved “Wilkinson and Son gunmakers to Her Majesty Pall Mall London”, plain damaged walnut half stock the spring loaded hammer with old welded repair, mother-of-pearl inlaid line at the trigger, the butt with a series of brass headed screws forming a decorative triangle, walnut half stock with steel ramrod 47in. (119cm) long, 16 bore

£400-500 67 EY700/1131 INDIAN KATAR CIRCA 1790 plain steel Katar, the blade with two deep fullers on each side of the sharply pointed triangular section blade with raised rib for the blade length, the open grip with with horizontal double knopped bar grips blade 15.5 in. (39cm)

£100-200

68 EY700/1132 INDIAN KATAR with three blades, the two outer etched with leaf shaped decoration, the hilt with inlaid decoration with a spring catch to open the blades when closed, looks single edged 7in. (17cm), blade 13in. (33cm) long

£200-300 69 EY700/1137 TURKISH MIGULET LOCK RIFLE CIRCA 1780 with very well embossed silver barrel mounts, stock with fine brass decoration and ivory inlays, very heavy octagonal barrel, deeply inlaid in gold and silver at the breech with a raised 4 hole ramp sight, single button trigger, the lock with missing top jaw and top jaw screw, the stock, inlaid with ivory and with numerous oriental decorative brass nails covering the entire butt section of the stock the octagonal muzzle inlaid and decorated with gilt flowers and foliage, 20 groove rifling, the block shaped butt missing a large section of inlaid decoration

57in. (144cm) long, 11 bore

52in. (132cm) long, 13 bore

£250-300

£800-1,200

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70 EY700/1151 ENGLISH COACHING BLUNDERBUSS CIRCA 1780 the lock with safety slide converted from flintlock to percussion, the brass barrel with flared muzzle engraved LONDON on the breech, with London gunmakers view and proof marks struck twice, well figured walnut stock with brass furniture and with rare brass swivel mount for attaching to a stage coach, brass trigger guard with acorn finial blank brass escutcheon 33in. (83cm) long Note: These brass retaining brackets are very rare

ÂŁ1,000-1,500

71 EY700/1152 ENGLISH SINGLE BARREL PERCUSSION BLUNDERBUSS CIRCA 1790 the lock signed Shaw, the hammer signed Conway, converted from flint to percussion, steel barrel with flared muzzle signed Manchester with 8in. (20cm) spring, engraved brass trigger guard with unusual triple headed finial, walnut full stock with chequered grip, with original brass tipped ramrod, Birmingham proof marks 28in. (71cm) long

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72 EY700/1130 BRACE OF CONTINENTAL DAGGERS 19TH CENTURY with carved ivory hilts, both carved with interlace foliate decoration, coats of arms in a cartouche surmounted by a crown and with grotesque masks and a crowned portrait head with moustache, lozenge section blades, one with deep ricasso and no fuller, the other with a narrow lozenge section blade with narrow central fuller for three quarters of the length, both with threaded pommels with rosettes on top, one has acanthus decoration (and large section missing) the other with oval patera with star burst decoration, the quillions on both daggers with scrolls at the terminals and acanthus decoration (2)

73 EY700/45 FINE GERMAN MEDIEVAL PARTIZAN CIRCA 1500 the long tapering spear point of triangular section with six deeply filed cusps above the tapering octagonal socket, with two long straps riveted to the original haft, with raised flower head copper nails over the entire length with conical iron shoe

15in. (38.1cm) and 14in. (35cm) long

104in. (264cm) long

£800-1,200

Provenance: Ex Hever Castle sale, lot 142.

£1,000-2,000

74 EY700/1162 ALL STEEL GOAT’S FOOT LEVER CIRCA 1600 the wrought iron lever arm with grip cut with a threading dye, worn loose with age in its pivot with double sprung arms and double hooks 22in. (55cm) long extended

£200-300 75 EY700/47 FRENCH POLE ARM OR PIKE with spear shaped head with cross piece, plain tubular socket attached with a single screw and with a later haft 12in. (30cm), spike 91in. (231cm) long

£250-350

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76 EY700/46 RARE ITALIAN BRANDISTOCK CIRCA 1660 with an extending blade that fully retracts into the iron tubular shaft, rolled and seam welded from a single sheet of steel, the head is very finely wrought and engraved with the spike in the shape of a long bird’s beak with detailed eyes and beak line, the spike end is finely engraved and wrought as a bird’s talon with four claws, the diamond shaped guide for extracting the slender lozenge section blade, is closed by a hinged cover with an engraved knop finial 44in. (111cm) long, blade 35in. (89cm) long Provenance: Ex Hever Castle Sotheby’s 1983 lot 154. Bocca Armi Italiane no 603 illustrates a closely similar Brandistock signed “Al Segno del Gatto”.

£4,000-6,000

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77 EY700/49 COMPOSED GERMAN CUIRASSIER ARMOUR POSSIBLY AUGSBURG, EARLY 17TH CENTURY AND LATER the burgonet with one piece scull, low roped comb and plume holder, double visor, pointed fall or peak, eight vertical breaths, rolled rope moulded neck piece shallow gorget, short waisted breast plate with central ridge descending to a sharp point, with raised point forming a decorative incised line curving to the waist and under the arms, rolled rope moulded edges, pauldrons vary slightly of two large plates and four small lames, close matching but not a pair of couters, pair of long tassets composed of nine broad lames with plain poleyns close matching and greaves with flat toed sabatons, the vambrace close but not a pair, fingered gauntlets holding a later hand and half sword, full mail undershirt on a wooden stand with castors 65.7in. (167cm) high Provenance: Holland and Holland 1980s.

ÂŁ12,000-15,000

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78 EY700/244 BALTIC FLINTLOCK BALL BUTT HOLSTER PISTOL with two stage barrel, octagonal at the breech engraved with foliate scrolls, the fine quality lock of rounded form engraved with neoclassical bell flowers and a grotesque mask, the cock with a finely chiselled bell flower, the full stock with ball shaped butt entirely covered in silver wire decoration and small panels of mother-of-pearl, with a brass pear shaped trigger and no trigger guard 16in. (40cm) long, 28 bore

£1,000-1,500 79 EY700/78 FRENCH COMBINATION DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION PISTOL CIRCA 1830 with the barrels either side of the dagger blade, slab sided bone grips attached by three screws and with incised lines (damaged), the quillions act as cocking hammers, cocking the RH barrel drops the folding trigger but the LH barrel has no trigger and is operated by lifting and dropping the hammer, barrel signed Devisme a Paris 16in. (40cm) long, 34 bore

£800-1,200

80 EY700/50 ITALIAN KORSEKE CIRCA 1590 the head with triple blades, centre blade of triangular section set into two long semi circular spikes with two straps on to an octagonal haft studded for the top 12in. (30cm) 84in. (213cm) long

£1,000-1,500

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82 EY700/196 CHINESE HALBERD on original heavy wooden haft, large broad head flattened and shaped like an oar with a long socket

81 EY700/62 SPEAR WITH HEAVY WOODEN HAFT the tip of square section tapering to a fine point, the socket with a faceted collar, original long haft

Head 33in. (83cm),

87in. (220cm) long

80in. (203cm) long

83 EY700/133 LONG HAFTED POLE ARM SPEAR with a heavy spear point of triangular section with round socket and two long straps riveted to the round section, haft fitted with conical shoe

£200-300

£250-350

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84 EY700/120 ITALIAN FOLDING RANSEUR CIRCA 1600 the triple blades are hinged so that the head can be folded down against the haft with the curved side blades folding inwards, has the original haft with spiked terminal of square section 104in. (264cm) long Provenance: Sotheby’s Hever Castle sale, 1983, lot 143 See Boccia Armi Bianche Italiane fig 395 for a similar folding Ranseur.

£2,000-3,000

85 EY700/119 RARE ENGLISH COMBINED MUSKET AND NAVAL BOARDING PIKE 18TH CENTURY the ramrod is in steel guides on the right hand side of the weapon and fitted into a spring loaded socket, plain flat sided flintlock, the trigger operated by pulling upwards, original turned hardwood haft 96in. (243cm) long Note: Built as a prototype to try to sell it (unsuccessfully) to the Admiralty

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86 EY700/140 FRENCH CROSSBOW CIRCA 1580 complete with original windlass, brass inlaid quarrel groove, later set trigger mechanism, the iron stirrup shaped into a recurved U, the iron windlass with turned wooden handles with a pierced oblong box for mounting on the tiller 35in. (88cm) long, bow span 31in. (78cm)

£2,000-3,000

87 EY700/154 HALBERD CIRCA 1800 fitted with pewter escutcheon and number 56, engraved with a family crest of an arm holding an arrow surmounted by a baron’s coronet, original long haft

88 EY700/125 GERMAN SMALL TRIANGULAR MUSKETEER’S PRIMING FLASK CIRCA 1590 stained dark wood with iron frame and plain long conical nozzle 5.5in. (14cm) high,

27in. (68cm)

96in. (245cm)

£700-900

£300-400

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89 EY700/145 SOUTH SEA ISLANDS HARDWOOD WAR CLUB with ball top and shaped haft 29in. (73cm) long

£100-150

90 EY700/129 INDIAN SWORD-HILT MACE WITH IRON FARANGI HILT CIRCA 1780 of characteristic form with elongated pommel and plain shaft, the head with ten shaped iron flanges


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91 EY700/144 FINE GERMAN OR BOHEMIAN WHEEL LOCK SMOOTH BORE SPORTING RIFLE CIRCA 1580 the plain lock with enclosed main spring, two stage sighted barrel, octagonal at the breech, the full stock profusely inlaid with staghorn, decorated with running hounds along the entire length of both sides in panels with stained black back ground, the patch box decorated with a pikeman holding a pole arm, the butt with a partly clad female and on the top side behind the barrel tang engraved two females wearing chastity belts 45in. (114cm) long, 20 bore Provenance: Ex Baron von Zylan

ÂŁ8,000-12,000

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92 EY700/146 BOHEMIAN WHEEL LOCK SPORTING RIFLE CIRCA 1690 the plain lock and cock overlaid with fine cut brass formed and engraved in tulip heads and foliate scrolls, heavy octagonal six grooved rifled barrel struck with a prancing lion and an intertwined cypher SF, set trigger, full walnut stock with low relief carved foliate scrolls on the butt, the patch box carved with raised moulding with the ramrod pipes and fore-end of horn, butt plate with a steel resting spike 48in. (121cm) long, 20 bore

£4,000-6,000

93 EY700/126 GERMAN TRIANGULAR MUSKETEER’S POWDER FLASK CIRCA 1590 the stained wood case leather covered with cut iron leaf shaped corners fitted with belt hook attachment and spring-loaded cut-off 7.5in. (19cm) high

£700-900

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94 EY700/157 SILESIAN COMBINED FLINTLOCK AXE PISTOL (FOKOS) CIRCA 1690 the plain lock with projecting seer, shaped cock attached from inside the lock, the pommel of turned ivory engraved with scrolls and panels (missing its pommel cap), the stock profusely inlaid with mother-of-pearl and bone animals of the chase, including deer and hare, with tendrils decorating the underside of the stock, on a russet background the leaf shaped axe blade chamfered on one side and with a sharp point, etched with a ho ho bird on one side and a parrot on the reverse 36in. (91cm) long

ÂŁ3,000-4,000

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95 EY700/147 UNUSUAL ENGLISH BLOWPIPE WALKING STICK GUN in a bamboo outer case with the firing mechanism operated by a blowpipe, the engraved brass top of the stick unscrews to reveal a gutta percha ring to protect the mouth from the recoil, with a floating firing pin that is driven like a blowpipe dart to fire the bullet, the gun loads by twisting the shaft and pulling back to open the breech 33in. (83cm), .22 calibre

£200-300 96 EY700/161 EUROPEAN DIAMOND SECTION POLE ARM sharpened double-edged blade terminating at the base with two side flukes and with a tapering round section folded socket, 26in. (66cm) long; a French Empire period court sword, the grip of fluted mother-of-pearl with gilt brass hilt brass plain blade of tapering triangular section; and an Eastern sword with wedge shaped watered steel blade, the circular grip bound with lacquered cord with the camel bone pommel inset with a quatrefoil, 25in. (63cm) (3) £200-300

97 EY700/165 JAPANESE WAKIZASHI SWORD WITH INLAID IRON TSUBA the fish skin grip traditionally bound in black cord with two menuki, the replacement tsuba suffering from corrosion, signed blade and signed mounts in lacquered scabbard and missing Kozuka 25in. (63cm) long

100 EY700/173 SOUTH EAST ASIAN KRIS two largest with hardwood grips in the form of birds with winged guard and hard wood scabbards two with Damascus wavy blades; and a group of five south east Asian kris, all with wavy watered blades, the largest with a finely carved bird’s head grip, the longest 22in. (55cm) (7)

£500-600

£200-300

98 EY700/167 ARABIAN SILVER MOUNTED JAMBIA CIRCA 1800 the hilt of traditional form with very fine woven and chiselled silver work, the scabbard with repousse silver scroll work, silver braid decoration and red cloth lining on the reverse, the curved single edged blade with a raised reinforce running the entire length of the blade

101 EY700/169 TWO FAR EASTERN SWORDS with animal decorated hilts, the carved wood hilts with grotesque beast pommels, the forward guard carved with a similar grotesque animal, the forward quillion similarly decorated with single edged curved blades, 27in. (68cm) and 23in. (58cm) long; a German World War II Luftwaffe dagger, decorated with swastikas and eagles, 15in. (38cm); a German pioneer short sword, with brass bound scabbard, wooden slab grip fitted with three rivets, slightly curved single edged blade in its original brass mounted leather scabbard the, ricasso struck HEMBRUG, 25in. (63cm); and a wooden hafted dagger, in string bound scabbard, the wooden slab sided grip secured by three rivets, 11in. (27cm) long (5)

14in. (35cm) long

£400-500 99 EY700/168 PAIR OF EASTERN DAGGERS CIRCA 1790 the curved grips inlaid with mother-of-pearl and jade the curved single edged blades with fine points and flat backs and one single fuller on each blade (2) 14in. (35cm) long

£300-400

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102 EY700/159 SCARCE ENGLISH BRASS MOUNTED HARPOON LANCE BY EBENEZER PIERCE with two bolts and shortened wooden haft, the lock mostly missing, round brass barrel with spare bolt, the bolts with leather padding around the base to form a gas seal (2) 38in. (96cm) long Note: As the bolts penetrated the whale a secondary explosive charge in the bolt would drive the iron head (to which the line was attached) deep into the whale. It would appear that the harpoon was manually driven into the whale before initiating the firing Provenance: Ex Holland and Holland 1980s.

ÂŁ800-1,000

103 EY700/160 ENGLISH CASED STONEBOW CIRCA 1780 steel mounted bow with built in cocking lever contained in its original unlined oak case, gun stock tiller, trigger catch at the butt to release the spanning arm, folding forward sights 29.75in. (76cm) long

ÂŁ2,000-3,000

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104 EY700/158 FINE QUALITY GERMAN AUGSBURG NARROW ANIME CUIRASS CIRCA 1590 decorated articulated breast plate with high neck and narrow plate, each lame shaped and filed on the top edge with oges and cusps, and with rope work rolled edges, the top of the breast plate engraved with the cross of the Knights of St John, suspended by a chain, with six buff leather straps at the base for the tassets 20in. (50cm)

£3,000-5,000

105 EY700/148 CONTINENTAL TARGET CROSSBOW CIRCA 1700 with set trigger and adjustable sights and fitted with a sprung arm to hold the quarrel in place, large brass trigger plate and brass butt plate, pale wood tiller (wormed), with patch box containing its original iron counter balance weight 34in. (86cm) long, bow span 14in. (35cm)

£800-1,200

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106 EY700/127 GERMAN TRIANGULAR MUSKETEER’S POWDER FLASK CIRCA 1590 the stained wood framed with cut iron corners fitted with belt hook and spring-loaded cut off, the wood covered in the remains of old maroon velvet (missing areas) 7.5in. (19cm)

£700-900

107 EY700/130 GERMAN MACE with plain haft of darkened black iron, the head with ten shaped iron flanges, the hollow haft with holes near the base to take a pole 22in. (55cm) long

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108 EY700/207 GERMAN CROSSBOW CIRCA 1690 the tiller of walnut with decorated inlaid staghorn plaques profusely engraved with animals and hunting scenes, quarrel groove of inlaid decorated horn with heavy steel prod, original rope bindings with an unusual spring clip of bone to hold the quarrel in place 29in. (73cm) long

ÂŁ3,000-4,000

109 EY700/209 GERMAN WALL CROSSBOW CIRCA 1600 ornately carved wooden tiller or stock with engraved brass side plates and bone quarrel groove, together with some engraved bone inlay panels on the top of the stock, the trigger assembly missing, fitted with its original windlass with turned wooden handles 46in. (116cm) long with the windlass in place

ÂŁ3,000-4,000

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110 EY700/197 ENGLISH COMBINED FLINTLOCK PISTOL AND HUNTING HANGER CIRCA 1770 with boxlock action concealed in the centre of the slab sided horn grips, the pan and frizzen to the left of the blade with the four stage cannon barrel with flared muzzle to the right, and partly concealed by the well-formed scallop shell guard, turned knuckle guard and gadrooned, bun shaped pommel, single edge blade with central fuller 29in. (73.66cm) long

£800-1,000

111 EY700/183 FINE ITALIAN STILETTO CIRCA 1700 with spiral silver inlaid grip and sheep’s head quillions with facemasks, in original scabbard similarly decorated, with plain double edged blade 11in. (27cm) long

£300-400

112 EY700/186 FINE RODGERS BOWIE KNIFE staghorn grip with blank white metal escutcheon of elongated shape, clipped single edged blade with curved tip, white metal, one side of the blade engraved with a star and a Maltese cross; the other engraved J Rodgers and Sons No 6 Norfolk Street, Sheffield England, in original white metal mounted scabbard 15in. (38cm)

£300-500

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113 EY700/211 FINE MIDDLE EASTERN FLINTLOCK RIFLE (JEZAIL) CIRCA 1800 the lock of European form signed W.PARKER, inlaid with gold (top of cock missing) with safety slide, trigger guard decorated en suite, the long rifled barrel inlaid with gold foliate scrolls at the breech and at the muzzle, shaped as a grotesque monster’s head with opal eyes, held in place by four ornate silver bands, the full hardwood stock with shaped butt is decorated at the breech with two leaf shaped panels of blue enamel with two similar panels either side of the stock, with original touch hole prickers and a swab on three fine chains 63in. (160cm) long, 32 bore

ÂŁ3,000-4,000

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114 EY700/188 SCARCE VICTORIAN BALDOCK KNIFE SPEAR with hollow grip system to allow a wooden haft to be inserted to convert it into a spear, the grip with sliding socket to grip the haft, the single edged blade with short single fuller and saw back edge, the leather scabbard with embossed decoration marked R S Wilson, Seaforth Highlanders, blade engraved on one side Baldock Knife Spear made expressly for Walter Locke and Co Ltd. Patented, the other engraved James Dixon and Sons Sheffield 14in. (35cm)

£200-300

115 EY700/232 MANHATTAN FIREARMS COMPANY .36 CAL COLT REVOLVER the barrel engraved on the top flat of the octagonal barrel Manhattan Firearms Company Delaware serial number 3209 the cylinder engraved with steam sailing ships German silver frame polished wood grips 9in. (22cm), .36 calibre

£600-800

116 EY700/245 REMINGTON REVOLVER .44 CAL with bone slab sided butt, barrel engraved patented Sept 14 1858 E Remington and Sons Ilion New York USA, brass trigger guard and frame 14in. (35cm), .44 calibre

£500-700

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117 EY700/230 GOOD CASED .36 CALIBRE COLT REVOLVER with brass frame and trigger guard retaining all its original blueing with silver diamonds on each side of the dark walnut slab sided grips, the green baize lined case with a blank brass escutcheon in the lid, the case contains a combination nipple key and stripping tool, a double bullet mould for ball and bullet engraved “Colt Patent”, and F Joyce of London percussion cap tin and a small copper powder flask all four numbers match 38851 Case: 10in. x 6in. (26cm x 15cm), 11in. (27cm) long, .36

£3,000-5,000

118 EY700/236 .44 CAL NAVY COLT REVOLVER MID 19TH CENTURY in original leather holster, brass frame and trigger guard, the cylinder engraved with naval scenes, the barrel engraved `Address Saml Colt New York City’, chamber engraved ‘Colts Patent’, all four number 87917 match (2) 13in. (33cm) 50

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119 EY700/237 GOOD CASED PEPPERBOX PERCUSSION REVOLVER HORSLEY OF YORK, CIRCA 1860 the action engraved “Horsley York” on one side and “Improved Revolving Pistol” on the other, the barrels retain much of the original case hardened colour, the finely chequered walnut butt with blank silver escutcheon set within a lozenge, the hemispherical butt with inset trap for spare lead balls with engraved cover, in original mahogany case with flush fitting inset brass carrying handle in the lid, lined with original faded maroon velvet fitted with accessories, a copper powder flask, a combined bullet mould and ramrod numbered 92, a fine small ebony handled turnscrew, an ebony handled ramrod/cleaning rod and a tin of Ely pistol caps 9in. (22cm), .33 calibre

£3,000-5,000

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120 EY700/176 INDIAN KHYBER KNIFE slender single edged blade, the slab sided grip of camel bone, 16in. (40cm); a small dagger, the grip shaped with a pistol grip hilt double edge blade, 10in. (25cm); a Chinese knife in shagreen case, single edge blade, the horn slab sided grip riveted to the tang; a fine shagreen covered scabbard with two ivory chopsticks; and an ivory page turner with a brass bound shagreen scabbard, 12in. (30cm) (5) £250-350 121 EY700/248 FLINTLOCK TINDER LIGHTER CIRCA 1890 with a ringed cock, polished steel action, curved pale walnut stock 8in. (20cm)

£250-350 122 EY700/253 PERCUSSION PEPPERBOX PISTOL COOPERS PATENT BRIGHT POLISHED ACTION with ivory grips, unusual under hammer trigger system 8in. (20cm), .33 calibre

£400-600

123 EY700/239 PALE BRONZE CANNON BARREL of conical shape in three stages with raised astragals and short trunnions 10in. (25cm) long.

£400-450

126 EY700/255 EASTERN POWDER FLASK from a gourd engraved one side with a bearded man with a headdress, cork stopper attached by a fine chain retaining two small lug handles to take a sling 6in. (15cm)

124 EY700/238 FLINTLOCK OVERCOAT PISTOL BY BARTON, CIRCA 1780 with flat stepped lock with safety slide signed BARTON, rain proof pan with roller frizzen, with octagonal barrel, engraved Barton London on the top flat of the octagonal barrel, silver foresight, engraved barrel tang, full walnut slab sided butt with replacement brass tipped ramrod 9in. (22cm), 20 bore

£400-600 125 EY700/251 COMBINED UNWIN AND RODGERS PATENT KNIFE PISTOL the octagonal brass barrel with Birmingham proof marks on the top, with two folding knife blades and a folding trigger, with horn slab sided grip, a pair of tweezers on the butt on one side and a rammer in the other side barrel, a brass butt trap at the butt

£100-150 127 EY700/257 UNUSUAL PERCUSSION RIFLED BOOT PISTOL CIRCA 1830 in its original leather holster, small bore sighted octagonal barrel missing its ramrod and ramrod pipes, slab sided walnut butt and a threaded peep sight 21in. (53cm), 34 bore Note: So named as these pistols were often concealed down riding boots.

£250-350 128 EY700/242 LARGE COWHORN GUNNER’S PRIMING FLASK CIRCA 1800 shaped horn with brass spring loaded nozzle with two brass suspension eyes

129 EY700/260 ENGLISH UNDER OVER BOXLOCK PERCUSSION PISTOL CIRCA 1830 the lock with sliding safety, signed COLLINS 12 VIGO STREET, REGENT STREET, LONDON, captive swivel ramrod, and chequered butt with silver butt cap and blank silver escutcheon with London proof marks 11in. (27cm)

£500-700 130 EY700/263 TURNOVER PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL CIRCA 1840 signed WILSON and Co Liverpool, turn off barrels, one stamped with the Irish registration number CW-44 gold line at the muzzle, safety catch on the hammer, worn finely chequered butt with blank silver oval 7in. (17cm)

£300-400

7in. (17cm)

131 EY700/264 FLINTLOCK BOX LOCK POCKET PISTOL CIRCA 1790 with brass action and steel turn off barrel, the lock signed Sutherland London, the action with sliding safety struck with Birmingham proof marks, plain walnut slab sided butt

£400-600

6in. (15cm)

14in. (35cm)

£100-150

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132 EY700/241 CRANIQUIN OR RACK CIRCA 1490 with plain wheel case and ratchet claws, struck with an arrow armourer’s mark, winding handle with turned wood grip with bone ferule 14in. (35cm)

£800-1,200

133 EY700/267 ENGLISH PERCUSSION MUFF PISTOL CIRCA 1830 percussion boxlock turn off pocket pistol, the lock signed D Egg, the walnut butt inlaid with silver wire decoration of flower heads and scrolls (some wire lifting), silver butt cap 4.5in. (11cm)

£300-500

134 EY700/268 ENGLISH FLINTLOCK BOX LOCK PISTOL the flat sided lock signed Mortimer London with flat folding trigger and sliding safety catch, walnut butt, flat slab sided butt

135 EY700/274 JAPANESE TANTO CIRCA 1890 with polished single edge watered blade, the ivory hilt and scabbard carved entirely with oriental scenes 15in. (38cm)

137 EY700/296 WHEEL LOCK COMBINED SPANNER AND TURNSCREW pierced steel shaft with missing swivel suspension ring turn screw blade (damaged,) fine turning at the tubular cross piece

5in. (12cm)

£300-400

7in. (17cm)

£100-200

136 EY700/276 IRON GOAT’S FOOT CROSSBOW LOADING LEVER CIRCA 1760 turned pale walnut grip 20in. (50cm) fully expanded

£300-400

£400-500 138 No lot

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139 EY700/418 FINE FRENCH SMALL SWORD CIRCA 1790 the steel hilt decorated in neo-classical panels with urns and scrolls chiselled and blued on a matted gilt ground, the knuckle guard, hand guard and oval pommel decorated en suite, the original grip bound with a triple twist of silver wire and with Turk’s heads, the double edged blade with original fire blue and gilt decoration, scabbard lacking 34.5in. (87cm) long

£1,500-2,000

140 EY700/425 RARE ROUND DUTCH INDONESIAN CUIR-BOUILLI LEATHER POWDER FLASK CIRCA 1790 with wooden slide powder cut off, the tapering iron nozzle fitted into a base of pierced and riveted iron, the back decorated with wheel and star with two iron suspension loops, the front decorated with a four headed tendril flower with embroidered leather pouch attached by a thong 7in. (17cm) diameter

£200-300

141 EY700/494 LEATHER COVERED THREEWAY PISTOL FLASK EARLY 19TH CENTURY from a case of pistols, the cap with spring loaded powder nozzle beside the ball container with pivoting round brass lid, the copper body covered in replacement leather (poorly fitted) with sliding brass base plate for flint container 4.5in. (11cm) high

£150-250

142 EY700/424 OTTOMAN ALL STEEL SMALL POWDER FLASK CIRCA 1820 of bulbous swan shaped body with spring cut off valve and two pierced and decorated suspension rings 5.5in. (14cm) long

£200-300

143 EY700/419 ENGLISH NEO CLASSICAL CUT STEEL HILTED SMALL SWORD CIRCA 1850 the hilt of polished cut steel with faceted urn shaped pommel, the grip divided into three panels decorated with a series of raised studs, pierced knuckle and shell guard decorated with faceted studs, the triangular section blade etched “Gooling, Lawrence and Sons, Maddox Street, London” in its original black leather scabbard with cut steel mounts 37in. (93cm) long

£350-400

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144 EY700/374 FLINTLOCK WALL GUN OF LARGE SIZE CIRCA 1750 plain lock signed J Frazer, the long barrel with large iron flange (wall hook) on the underside of the barrel near the muzzle, walnut full stock with brass furniture and large brass foresight 73in. (185cm), 8 bore

£1,000-1,500

145 EY700/420 GERMAN RAPIER WITH PIERCED STEEL HILT AND DROOPING QUILLONS CIRCA 1690 cross over ring guard of flat half round section with a spiral and writhen tapering pommel, the fine doubleedged rapier blade with central fuller for one third of the blade, struck with bladesmith’s name “ZETER N HENCKELE”. “ME FECIT SOLINGEN” 47in. (119cm) long

£400-500

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146 EY700/440 EUROPEAN CROSSBOW CIRCA 1780 with long elegant gunstock tiller (badly wormed and with butt extension), tiller frame of steel running three quarters of the length on either side with a brass nut, two bars for a goat’s foot lever and an extending long shaped knopped trigger with steel prod and replacement string 37in. (93cm) long

£800-1,200

147 EY700/498 ENGLISH FLINTLOCK SWIVEL GUN OF LARGE SIZE CIRCA 1780 the lock engraved BARNETT, large round barrel with brass furniture, full dark walnut stock, iron swivel missing with original ramrod

148 EY700/600 ENGLISH FLINTLOCK SWIVEL GUN OF LARGE SIZE CIRCA 1780 the lock engraved BARNETT, large round barrel with brass furniture, full dark walnut stock, iron with original ramrod

41in. (104cm) long, 8 bore

41in. (104cm) long, 8 bore

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149 EY700/513 TWO SPANISH COMB MORION HELMETS CIRCA 1600 the one piece skull hammered to a clipped point, the narrow brim with rolled edge and rivet hole apertures for retaining the lining (2) 9in. (22cm) high

£1,000-1,500

150 EY700/513A TWO SPANISH COMB MORION HELMETS CIRCA 1600 the one piece skull hammered to a clipped point, the narrow brim with rolled edge and rivet hole apertures for retaining the lining (2) 9in. (22cm) high

£1,000-1,500

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151 EY700/512 BURGONET SAVOYARD DEATHS HEAD TYPE with skull in two pieces seamed and riveted at each end, with double visor, the top section with hooded eye brows with rope moulding, low roped comb with hook and eye latch, no lining 11in. (27cm) high Note: A similar helmet is pictured in George Cameron Stone’s “A Glossary of the Construction decoration and Use of Arms and Armour” page 204. the pictured helmet is in the Metropolitan Museum

£3,000-4,000

152 EY700/510 GERMAN BLACK AND WHITE COMB MORION CIRCA 1620 formed of two piece skull, with hemispherical crown rising to high comb, integral brim turned down slightly at the sides, projecting to points at front and rear, two raised broad bands (polished) decorate each side of the skull with ten decorative flower headed copper rivets with rolled edges and rope moulding 9in. (22cm) high

£1,000-1,500

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153 EY700/511 GERMAN BLACK AND WHITE COMB MORION CIRCA 1620 formed of two piece skull, with hemispherical crown rising to high comb, integral brim turned down slightly at the sides, decorated with large fleur-de-lys either side, projecting to points at front and rear eight decorated copper rivet heads, five one side, three the other side 10in. (25cm)

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154 EY700/926 ENGLISH PIKEMAN’S POT HELMET CIRCA 1580 the skull made in two sections with low raised comb moulded, the down turned rim (damaged at front and rear) with twelve raised rivets on the skull and thirteen on the rim for the missing liner, the ear defences missing, with rear plume holder 8in. (20cm) Provenance: Ex collection of the Tower of London Armouries

£800-1,000

156 EY700/563 FINE ENGLISH FUNERY CLOSE HELMET CIRCA 1590 two piece skull with high comb, two piece visor with sighting slots rolled and rope edging to the point of the visor, decorated on a patinated black background with gilded decoration, of foliate scrolls, the low comb with plume holder 12in. (30cm) high

£1,000-2,000

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155 EY700/931 LOBSTERTAIL HELMET CIRCA 1640 the skull in two pieces with low moulded turned comb, the visor with three bars (twisted) with fixed shallow pointed lobstertail simulating three lames, missing its liner with an old inventory number 114, on a modern stand 12in. (30cm) Provenance: Ex collection of the Tower of London armouries.

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157 EY700/891 COMPOSITE CROMWELLIAN CAVALRY TROOPER’S HALF ARMOUR WITH LOBSTERTAIL HELMET MID 17TH CENTURY AND LATER helmet of one piece hemispherical skull, embossed with roped ribs and with top ring, pointed fixed fall pierced for a movable nasal bar secured by a wing-headed screw, bluntly pointed neck guard and four upward lapping lames, triangular pierced ear pieces, domed steel lining rivets and turned borders, bullet proof breast plate showing the mark of a musket ball, tassets of seven lames are associated and etched with foliate decoration 46in. (116cm) high

£1,500-2,000

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158 EY700/487 FINE PRESENTATION BRONZE CANNON CIRCA 1800 with four stage barrel slightly tapering from the cascable to the slightly flared muzzle, each plain reinforce cut with a sighting groove with the muzzle astragal and fillets uncut, the vent field with a series of numbers 379 in line with the second reinforce, the chase with a cartouche with a curved sabre crest and mottos and with a later presentation inscription at the second reinforce “Brought out of the Field of the Battle of Nivelle 10th. November 1818 by Lieutenant Wm L Robe of the Royal Horse artillery, and given to his father by the Earl of Mulgrave Master Genl of the Ordnance”, on a later hard wood garrison standing carriage

Note: The Battle of Nivelle (10 November 1813) took place in front of the River Nivelle near the end of the Peninsular War (1808-1814). After the Allied siege of San Sebastian Wellington’s 80,000 British, Portuguese and Spanish troops were in hot pursuit of Marshal Soult who only had 60,000 men to place in a 20mile perimeter. Wellington’s army were in a strong offensive position and achieved a decisive victory. Lieutenant William L Robe was later killed in battle.

30in. (76cm) long

£10,000-15,000

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159 EY700/907 VERY LARGE SHIP’S WHEEL OF TRADITIONAL FORM CIRCA 1880 hardwood spokes (possibly teak) and wheel with inset brass on both sides of the wheel as support, turned handles and with iron centre boss, one of a pair of main wheels from a large sailing ship, riveted brass plate running the entire circumference, ten spokes 72in. (182cm) diameter

£1,500-2,000

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160 EY700/908 RARE ENGLISH PATINATED BRONZE SHIP’S CANNON CIRCA 1500 with pronounced moulded muzzle of early form, with double reinforces at the breech and forward of the trunions, cast rubbed signature “John O…. made TH..NI” for James and John Owen between the vent field astragal and the first reinforce ring, the cascable eroded with abrasion from the sea 86in. (218cm) long Provenance: Purchased from Holland and Holland 1982. They had purchased it from the Irish salvors. It is believed to be a captured English gun recovered from an Armada wreck. James and John Owen cannons were found on the wreck of the Mary Rose. Only about ten examples are known, mainly in museums. Note: This cannon is in Midmar Castle, where it may be viewed by prior arrangement

£8,000-12,000

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161 EY700/582 BRONZE CARRONADE CIRCA 1800 from the wreck of a Dutch East Indiaman, wide base ring ogee, circular breech tapering to the sighted muzzle astragal, with a wide sighted reinforce in front of the trunnion aperture (below the gun), the cascable threaded for elevation adjustment with a large lifting ring forward of the cascable, some shingle damage on one side and bears the date forward of the vent field astragal “AMST 1803” partly obscured inscription “FSCHE REPUBLEK”. in a ribbon at the first reinforce 17cm, 59in. (149cm) long, 7in. bore Note: Lost off the west coast of Africa while carrying a cargo of old bronze guns from Batavia to Amsterdam for smelting, this carronade was part of the main armament of the ship. Provenance: Purchased from the salvors, circa 1980 Note: This cannon is in Midmar Castle, where it may be viewed by prior arrangement

£6,000-8,000

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162 EY700/581 BRONZE CANNON CIRCA 1780 with plain patinated finish, three reinforce rings, two sighted, flared muzzle and plain ovoid cascable 27in. (68cm) long, 3in. (7cm) bore

£800-1,200

163 EY700/886 TWO INDONESIAN BRONZE LANTAKA of traditional form, both with multi stage sighted barrels with foresight formed as a raised dome with moulded breech and tubular cascable and swivel and peg mount; Lantaka of two stage barrel, octagonal at the breech and with a raised crocodile decoration at the first reinforce, with two dolphin handles above the trunions and swivel moulded breech and hollow cascable raised muzzle, small bore and raised foresight and with five decorated arrow heads at the muzzle and first reinforce (2) 36in. (91cm) long, 8 bore

£500-800

164 EY700/571 TWO HALBERDS 19TH CENTURY one with pierced blade of hearts and pierced similar back blade with a spear top with round socket, two long straps and a moulded retaining ring, the other with plain head, the spear of triangular section with a linear ridge from the point to the square socket, which is cut with chamfered decoration and terminating in a raised moulded throat with a replacement round haft (2) 96in. (243cm)

£200-400

165 EY700/584 ITALIAN THREE BLADED PARTISAN the centre blade of triangular section with raised ridge from the tip to the ten sided tapering socket, two short straps with rivets securing it to the original haft (one strap shortened) and the haft missing its cloth covering and with remaining nail holes throughout its length

167 EY700/599 FLEMISH TARGET CROSSBOW CIRCA 1750 the long brass mounted tiller with set trigger and scroll trigger guard with a large triangular rest, high adjustable back sight, folding iron lever support at base of the tiller, heavy steel prod brass nut, heart shaped stirrup with original string

87in. (220cm) long

42in. (101cm) long,

£300-400

bow span 29in. (73cm)

£1,000-1,500 166 EY700/565 INDIAN CAVALRY LANCE CIRCA 1900 bamboo haft bound with buff leather wrist loop with red and white pennant banner brass shoe and three pointed tip with round socket 108.5in. (275cm) long

£200-300

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168 EY700/578 FINE ETCHED AND GILDED PERSIAN KHULA KHUD WITH HORNS CIRCA 1760 an adjustable nasal protector and original mail neck protection of butted links; the gilded and etched skull in the form of a face with gilt eyes and moustache, two gilded ears and horns, a band of script running the entire circumference highlighted in gold, the skull entirely covered in etched hunting scenes of mogul warriors with full and complete neck piece and three plume holders, on a modern stand 24in. (60cm) high on stand

£1,000-2,000

169 EY700/594 GERMAN TARGET CROSSBOW CIRCA 1790 the hard wood tiller with adjustable sight, characteristic hand rest below and forward of the nut and set trigger, slender steel prod the a large brass trigger guard and set trigger, very early bow cord, carved foliate decoration to the cheek piece and the side of the tiller

171 EY700/596 EUROPEAN TARGET CROSSBOW CIRCA 1700 with set trigger and early replacement cord, the hardwood tiller with brass mounted peep sight and plain quarrel groove

170 EY700/595 GERMAN SCHNAPPER STONEBOW CIRCA 1620 with built in cocking lever, engraved bone inlays on the top and a circular steel pommel butt, the underside of the hardwood tiller inlaid with brass wire

36in. (91cm) long,

24in. (60cm)

bow span 29in. (73cm)

£1,000-2,000

£900-1,200

172 EY700/598 EUROPEAN SPORTING CROSSBOW CIRCA 1800 with set trigger and brass mounts, the rosewood tiller of Regency form with inlaid satinwood stringing, the scroll hand rest terminating in two circular rosettes, the iron prod with cast brass fixings, the brass quarrel groove struck with two armourer’s marks

27in. (68cm) long,

35in. (88cm) long,

bow span 14in. (35cm)

bow span 26in. (66cm)

£800-1,000

£1,000-2,000

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173 EY700/570 GERMAN COMPOSITE HALF ARMOUR CIRCA 1650 comprising: close helmet with low-combed one-piece skull, flanged outward at the nape with three lames, the plain visor with seven breath holes set in a circle on the right face of the bevor with a lifting bar for the top bevor, above two long narrow sights, the shot proof breast plate with a bullet mark, of tapering pointed waisted peascod form, rolled rope moulding, the matching pauldrons with rope moulded scrolls, tassets of eight lames matching couters with fingered gauntlets, on mannequin 69in. (175cm) high (on mannequin)

ÂŁ6,000-8,000

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174 EY700/580 GERMAN BLACK AND WHITE HALF ARMOUR CIRCA 1560, AUGSBURG the burgonet with two piece skull, the raised comb etched with scrolls and griffin heads, the comb top rope moulded with original ear pieces decorated with flower heads, the sides with raised engraved curved bands (lining missing), high necked rope moulded gorget of two lames decorated with three raised bands of foliate etched decoration, the breastplate of peas cod form with a raised engraved panel at the neck and at the centre to the waist finely etched with foliate scrolls and a spread eagle, two further bands from the arms to the waist, similarly decorated pauldrons of five lanes with a centre line decorated with foliate etched decoration, matching couters rope moulded and decorated on the edges and in the centre , fingered gauntlets decorated in a similar manner, the tassets of ten lames decorated on the edges and at the sides polished and etched foliate decoration, on an old mannequin 72in. (182cm) high (on mannequin)

ÂŁ14,000-16,000

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a175 EY700/735 RARE SPANISH LARGE BRONZE CANNON CIRCA 1614 with tapering three stage barrel cast with raised mouldings with turned and flared muzzle, with a pair of cast dolphin lifting handles set above the trunnions, set with a modern oval brass engraved plate on the chase, the overall patination and pitting from exposure to salt water sand, gravel and shingle damage 70.75in. (180cm) long, 4in. (10cm) bore Note: Brass Plate inscribed “ SANTA ANNA MARIA FLAGSHIP OF THE SPANISH PLATE FLEET of 1628. The Spanish Plate Fleet of 1628 under the command of Don Juan de Benavidos y Bazan was captured by the Dutch Pirate Piet Heyn on the 8th. September of that year in the Cuban port of Mantanzas. Heyn returned to Holland with the silver and the four Spanish warships under prize crews. The flagship Santa Anna Maria was lost in a storm of Castlehaven harbour in County Cork on November 22nd. 1628. She was a 630-ton ship of 43 guns (31 bronze). In 1630 the majority of the guns were salvaged by an English diver, Silas Jones, and blood was shed in the ensuing battle between him, the Dutch, the English, the Spanish and the local Irish Gentry over the ownership of the cannons. The Admiral was repatriated to Spain and after 5 years of litigation was publicly beheaded in Cadiz for the loss of the fleet. The partially eroded crest on the cannon bore the date 1614 and the name Felipe Patcheco who was Sargento Major and captain General of the Artillery. He was of the family of Velasquez (1599-1660), painter of the Spanish Royal Family. (this information is known from identical cannon recovered from the wreck with the crest intact). Provenance: Purchased from the salvors in 1974. Note: This cannon is in Midmar Castle, where it may be viewed by prior arrangement

ÂŁ18,000-20,000

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176 EY700/741 PAIR OF BRONZE SWIVEL CANNON CIRCA 1700 the tubular cascable with major damage at the first reinforce (cannon one), large central spigot over the trunions, the muzzle mouldings of early form, recovered from a wreck off Ireland with all over shingle damage (2) 71in. (180cm) long, 2in. (5cm) bore Provenance: Purchased from the salvors 1983. Note: These cannons are at Midmar Castle, where they may be viewed by prior arrangement

£2,000-3,000

177 EY700/898 SMALL BRONZE CANNON ON STAND CIRCA 1790 the plain cannon with twostage barrel with flared muzzle, with raised astragal moulded breech and cascable, on a later stepped block carriage

178 EY700/734 IRON SPRING LOADED MAN TRAP CIRCA 1800 composed of two large rectangular frames with interlocking sharpened teeth, with two flattened springs either side, with a chain retaining ring

20in. (50cm) long,

58in. (147cm) long

179 EY700/917 AN INDO PERSIAN KHULA KHUD SKULL ONLY with the skull divided into sixteen raised panels each decorated with Kashmiri cones and with a number of silver inlet crosses with two plume holders and iron nasal bar, the mail neck defence missing

bore 1in. (2.54cm)

£700-900

6in. (15cm) long

£200-300

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180 EY700/580A A GERMAN DOUBLE-HANDED BEARING SWORD CIRCA 1650 with wavy blade, the grip divided into four sections with three central knops covered in faded material and studded with dome headed nails, the ball pommel with a screw head, the cross guard with two loops and large quillions with double edge wavy blade 66in. (167cm)

£600-800

181 EY700/725 GERMAN DOUBLE HANDED BEARING SWORD the pommel of low conical form, leather bound wooden grip flat section iron, loop guards, long quillions of diamond section, wide flat double edge blade with shallow point 74in. (187cm) high

£1,000-2,000

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182 EY700/888 LARGE TOWER FLINTLOCK SWIVEL MOUNTED BLUNDERBUSS with brass butt, the lock signed TOWER and with a tower crown, full walnut stock, rounded barrel with flared muzzle, square ended butt with brass butt plate, central iron swivel bolted through the stock at the balance 54in. (137cm) long

£1,000-2,000

183 EY700/345 COMPOSITE WHEEL LOCK GUN CIRCA 1690 engraved square inlaid bone plaque on top of the stock, very old paper label dated 1614, the crude stock (split along the inside) with old tin plate trigger guard, small inlaid plaque at the base of the barrel tang engraved with the face of a bull with a ring in its nose, octagonal barrel 25in. (65cm) long

184 EY700/166 A WOODEN CROSSBOW LOADING LEVER AND FOUR BOLTS the hardwood shaft lever with chamfered edges with a turned handle, the lever cut with two grooves for the cross bow mount, 28in. (71cm) (open); a leather whip, fashioned from a bull’s penis and covered in brown cowhide, 39in. (99cm) long; and a small South East Asian kris, satinwood grip (7)

£800-1,500

12in. (30cm)

185 EY700/501 VENETIAN CINQUEDA BLADE CIRCA 1559 the double edge blade of tapering form with a top row of five fullers, second row of three, two and final single, long flat rectangular section, tang 43in. (109cm); and a long couter, circa 1600, split around two thirds of the centre condition in excavated condition, 7in. (17cm) (2)

186 EY700/225 CROSSBOW CRANIQUIN CIRCA 1490 plain box single hook on ratchet, large single hook below ratchet box, cranking handle with replacement turned wooden grip 14in. (35cm)

£300-500

£400-700

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187 EY700/51 SCOTTISH BASKET HILTED BROADSWORD 17th CENTURY the ribbon basket hilt of flat section iron with ‘’Beaket Neb” forward guard, the rear guards of round section iron, the wooden grip bound with old black leather and with remains of a buff leather liner, the pommel of flattened cushion form, the German double edged blade with three narrow fullers running to the centre of the blade struck on both sides with circle and cross 37in. (93cm) long, blade 30in. (76cm)

£3,000-4,000

188 EY700/728 RAPIER CIRCA 1850 the guard with square section raised ring guards down turned arms of the hilt, flattened hook quillion with large leaf shaped forward guard, the wooden grip tightly bound with a double twist of copper wire with a large ball pommel, the long flat double edged blade with four crude fullers at the ricasso

190 EY700/34 AN ENGLISH BULLET CROSSBOW LATE 18TH CENTURY with built in iron cocking lever with iron prod and original double looped string, the tiller of gunstock form with steel butt plate and chequered grip, raised peep sight and broken foresights, floral engraving top of the spanning lever

62in. (157cm)

£600-800

£500-600

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26in. (66cm) high, bow span 26in. (66cm)

189 EY700/577 GERMAN WAR AXE CIRCA 1590 head with short curved single edge blade, chamfered on the left edge and struck on the face with armourer’s mark HIS within a shield, with later punch letters GH, with an oval throat for the haft

191 EY700/293 SCOTTISH COWHORN POWDER FLASK 19TH CENTURY engraved with Scotsman holding a saltire cross of St Andrew supported by thistles and the motto “NGMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET” (NO ONE PROVOKES ME WITH IMPUNITY)

12in. (30cm) long

10in. (25cm)

£400-500

£150-250


LY O N & T U R N B U L L The Midmar Castle Collection of Fine Arms and Armour

192 EY700/273 SCOTTISH FLATTENED COWHORN POWDER FLASK DATED 1696 AND 1765 decorated with a crown above a roundel below which initials AET + DC, above a fine flower head roundel with the date 1696 below, the reverse side with similar engraving with a date 1765 and a cross with intertwined S on the vertical arm and surmounted with a small coronet, the edges decorated with semi circles and punched dots with plain brass base cover, front suspension ring on a shaped brass collar (split), the nozzle (small damage) with cut linier lines to the spring cut off 15in. (38.1cm) long, 4in. (10.16cm) wide at base

£800-1,200 193 EY700/377 GERMAN IRON MOUNTED FLATTENED COWHORN POWDER FLASK CIRCA 1620 the curved shape engraved in black on a pale background, with Leda and the swan surrounded by twirling vines within a framed background the inside with iron belt hook with incised concentric rings within three panels, the nozzle with a scroll spring loaded shutter and a spring muzzle cut off 15in. (38cm)

£1,000-2,000

194 EY700/493 DECORATED OX BONE POWDER HORN CIRCA 1760 carved from the leg bone of an ox, entirely engraved with a cartouche with fleur-de-lys, a crescent moon and Greek key pattern, the nozzle platform cut with starburst decoration, the spring loaded nozzle spirally decorated with two suspension rings and an old inventory tag number 85, the steel top chiselled with sunburst decoration, spring loaded cut off valve 17.5in. (44cm) high

£500-700

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LY O N & T U R N B U L L The Midmar Castle Collection of Fine Arms and Armour

195 EY700/247 SCOTTISH FLINTLOCK STEEL AND SILVER LOBE BUTT PISTOL CIRCA 1770 the three quarter stock and lock of traditional form with four stage barrel, silver leaf at the breech, with a raised silver inlaid line with flared octagonal muzzle, silver ball trigger, the stock with a blank silver escutcheon above an inlaid silver ribbon with a small gold blank oval, with the plain lobe shaped butt decorated with an inlaid silver wavy line around the circumference and a silver cap at the butt, with original belt hook steel ramrod turned and pierced 10in. (25cm) long, 17 bore

£1,000-1,500

196 EY700/240 FINE GERMAN AUGSBURG WHEEL LOCK HOLSTER PISTOL CIRCA 1640 the plain lock with spring safety catch locking the narrow turned trigger, the long two stage barrel octagonal at the breech, struck with a fir-cone barrelsmith’s mark on the top flat with a stamped head within a shield (Augsburg), the full walnut stock inset with bone stringing running the length of the stock and decorating the large spherical butt, the barrel tang running to the ball butt, two staghorn plaques either side of the tang engraved with male and female crowned heads, forward ram rod pipe fore-end, and two side plates engraved with acanthus leaves steel tipped ramrod, lock retaining screw missing 25in. (63cm) long, 28 bore

£6,000-7,000 END OF SALE

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Midmar, Echt, Aberdeenshire Exceptional 16th century castle


One of the principal castles of Mar and the only one in private ownership, this fantastic Category A Listed castle has been fully restored by the current owners. In all about 185 acres (74.87 hectares) including about 140 acres of productive arable/grassland which encircles the castle and its policies. • • • • • • • •

10 bedrooms 5 reception rooms 3 bathrooms Outbuildings Garden Land Secondary accommodation Shoot / Sporting

Guide Price: £3,500,000 Contact: Campbell Armour +44 (0)141 333 1992 campbell.armour@lyonandturnbull.com

Joint Selling Agents


LY O N & T U R N B U L L Important information for buyers

Buying at Auction

Under this legislation, we are

Electrical Goods

By telephone

This sale is subject to our standard

required to collect a royalty payment

Lots that were once operated by

Bids submitted by telephone must

Terms and Conditions of Sale. If you

for all qualifying works of art, where

mains electricity are bought entirely

be confirmed in writing.

have not bought at auction before

the artist is still living. This royalty

at the buyer’s risk. They are offered

we will be delighted to advise you.

will be charged to the buyer on the

for sale for display or historical

Telephone bidding

Estimates

hammer price and in addition to the

purposes and may not comply with

buyers premium. It will not apply to

current regulations.

works where the hammer price is

Bidding

available entirely at our discretion

At the Sale

and at the bidder’s risk. All

Estimates are printed below each lot and do not include the buyer’s premium. The sale will be conducted in pounds sterling. Dimensions Dimensions are for guidance only; it is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure that they are correct.

€1,000 (euros) and below €50,000 (euros) is 4%. For items selling above €50,000 (euros), charges are calculated on a sliding scale. All royalty charges are paid to the

Buyer’s Premium

Design and Artists Copyright Society

The buyer shall pay the hammer

(‘DACS’) and no handling costs or

price together with a premium

additional fees are retained by the

thereon.

auctioneer. Resale royalties are not

Antiques, Jewellery & Silver and Pictures (Not Fine Sales) 17.5%. All other sales (Fine/Special/Collections) 25% up to £25,000 / 20% thereafter. VAT will be charged on the premium at the rate imposed by law. (see our Terms and Conditions of Sale). VAT The symbol * by a lot number indicates that VAT is payable by the purchaser at the standard rate on the hammer price. The symbol † by a lot number indicates that the lot has been temporarily imported from outside the EU and that VAT is payable by the purchaser at the rate of 5% on the hammer price and the buyer’s premium. No VAT is payable on the hammer price or premium for books bought at auction. Droit de Suite This symbol § indicates works which may be subject to the Droit de Suite or Artist’s Resale Right, which took effect in the United Kingdom on 14th February 2006.

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less than €1,000 (euros). The charge for works of art sold at and above

subject to VAT. Please note that the royalty payment is calculated on the rate of exchange at the European Central Bank on the date of the sale. More information on Droit de Suite is available at www.dacs.org.uk Damage and Restoration Occasionally when a lot has suffered extensive damage and/or restoration it is indicated in the catalogue. This is mentioned entirely at our discretion for the benefit of buyers. Where there is no mention of damage and/or restoration this should not be taken to mean that there is none. It is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure that the condition of lots is to their satisfaction (see our Terms and Conditions of Sale). Condition Reports If potential buyers are unable to inspect lots in person our specialists will be happy to prepare detailed Condition Reports on individual lots as quickly as possible. These are for guidance only and all lots are sold ‘as found’ (see our standard Terms and Conditions of Sale).

If you are unable to attend the sale we can normally arrange for you to bid on the telephone. This service is

To bid at the sale all potential

telephone bids must be confirmed in

buyers must be registered with us

writing, listing the relevant lots and

on or before the day of sale. We will

appropriate number to be called. We

need proof of identification and

recommend that a covering bid is

residence, and may require a bank

also left in the event that we are

reference. Potential buyers must

unable to make the call. We cannot

collect a bidding number before the

guarantee that lines will be

sale begins, and show that number

available, or that we will be able to

if successful in purchasing a lot.

call you on the day, but will

Please ensure that the auctioneer

endeavour to undertake such bids to

repeats the number correctly when

the best of our abilities.

confirming the sale. If there is any

Methods of Payment

doubt at this stage as to the hammer price or buyer it must be brought to the auctioneer’s attention immediately. All lots will be invoiced to the name and address given on your registration form, which is nontransferable. If you have purchased a lot you may take your bidding

Goods purchased will not be released until we have received full payment. Cash Cash payments can be made at the accounts desk during or after a sale. Cheque

number to the accounts department

Cheques should be made payable to

and receive an invoice immediately.

Lyon and Turnbull Ltd. We reserve

If you have not been successful

the right to wait until cheques have

please leave the number at the

been cleared by our bankers before

Registration or Reception desks.

releasing bought goods. Cheques

In writing Bid forms are available at the sale and at the back of the catalogue. These should be submitted in person, by post, or by fax as soon as possible prior to the sale and we will

can be cleared prior to sale on request. Cheques drawn by third parties cannot be accepted. If paying by post please include the slip from your invoice. Switch or Credit Cards

bid on your behalf up to the limit

Payment can be made by Switch,

indicated. In the event of receiving

Mastercard or Visa cards. There is a

two identical bids the first one

surcharge of 1.5% on credit card

received will take precedence. They

payments.

must be received at the very latest

Collection

at least an hour before the sale. We

It is the buyer’s responsibility to

will do our utmost to execute these

ascertain collection procedures,

bids but we offer this service entirely

particularly if the sale is not being

at the bidder’s risk.

held at our main saleroom.


Forthcoming Sales March 13

Antiques

Lyon & Turnbull

Edinburgh

March 20

Fine Asian Arts

Freeman's

Philadelphia

March 31

Fine Antiques

Lyon & Turnbull

Edinburgh

April 14

Decorative Arts

Lyon & Turnbull

Edinburgh

April 19

American Modern

Freeman's

Philadelphia

April 20

Fine American Furniture, Decorative & Folk Art

Freeman's

Philadelphia

April 21

Midmar Castle Fine Collection of Arms & Armour

Lyon & Turnbull

Edinburgh

April 29

Modern & Contemporary Paintings & Sculpture

Lyon & Turnbull

London

May 04

English Furniture & Decorative Arts

Freeman's

Philadelphia

May 05

Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts

Freeman's

Philadelphia

May 08

Antiques

Lyon & Turnbull

Edinburgh

May 16

Modern & Contemporary Works of Art

Freeman's

Philadelphia

May 16

Oriental Rugs & Carpets

Freeman's

Philadelphia

May 19

The Chen Collection Part II

Lyon & Turnbull

Edinburgh

May 26

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

Lyon & Turnbull

Edinburgh

May 27

Paintings

Lyon & Turnbull

Edinburgh

May 27

Fine Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera

Freeman's

Philadelphia

June 09

Fine Jewellery & Silver

Lyon & Turnbull

Edinburgh

June 10

Fine Paintings

Lyon & Turnbull

Edinburgh

Sale dates are subject to change - please check before travelling Enquiries Lyon & Turnbull Ltd. 33 Broughton Place Edinburgh EH1 3RR Tel. 0131 557 8844 Fax. 0131 557 8668 email. info@lyonandturnbull.com www.lyonandturnbull.com

Enquiries Samuel T. Freeman & Co. 1808 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 Telephone: 215.563.9275 Fax: 215.563.8236 email. info@freemansauction.com www.freemansauction.com


Fine Antiques Wednesday, 31st March, 2010 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh SAILOR'S VALENTINES 19TH CENTURY the octagonal mahogany case with glass front, enclosing concentric patterns of shells, one centred by a heart, the other by a flower 25.5cm wide

ÂŁ500-700 each

Viewing times Sunday 28th March 2pm - 5pm Monday 29th March 10am - 5pm Tuesday 30th March 10am - 5pm Morning of Sale from 9am Enquiries

Victoria Crake Tel: +44 (0)131 557 8844 E-mail: victoria.crake@lyonandturnbull.com

Illustrated catalogue ÂŁ15 plus postage and packing

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Fine Paintings Thursday, 10th June, 2010 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh

SAMUEL JOHN PEPLOE R.S.A. (SCOTTISH 1871-1935)

IONA Signed, oil on board 33cm x 41cm (13in x 16in)

£40,000-60,000

Viewing times Sunday 6th June 2pm - 5pm Monday 7th June to Wednesday 9th June 10am - 5pm (limited view on Wednesday) Morning of Sale strictly by appointment only Enquiries

NIck Curnow Elena Ratcheva Ben Hanly Tel: +44 (0)131 557 8844 E-mail: nick.curnow@lyonandturnbull.com

Illustrated catalogue £12 plus postage and packing

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CONDITIONS OF SALE

5. VALUE ADDED TAX

Lyon & Turnbull carries on business with bidders, buyers and all those present in the auction room prior to, or in connection, with a sale on the following General Conditions and on such other terms, conditions and notices as may be referred to herein.

Value Added Tax on the hammer price is imposed by law on all items affixed with an asterisk or double asterisk. Value Added Tax is charged at the appropriate rate prevailing by law at the date of sale and is payable by buyers of relevant lots.

1. DEFINITIONS

(1) Immediately a lot is sold you will:

In these Conditions: (a) "Auctioneer" means the firm of Lyon & Turnbull or its authorised auctioneer, as appropriate; (b) "deliberate forgery” means an imitation made with the intention of deceiving as to authorship, origin, date, age, period, culture or source but which is unequivocally described in the catalogue as being the work of a particular creator and which, at the date of the sale, had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been in accordance with the description; (c) "hammer price" means the level of bidding reached (at or above any reserve) when the auctioneer brings down the hammer; (d) "terms of consignment" means the stipulated terms and rates of commission on which Lyon & Turnbull accepts instructions from sellers or their agents; (e) "total amount due" means the hammer price in respect of the lot sold together with any premium, Value Added Tax chargeable and any additional charges payable by a defaulting buyer under these Conditions; (f) "sale proceeds" means the net amount due to the seller, being the hammer price of the lot sold less commission at the stated rate, Value Added Tax chargeable and any other amounts due to us by the seller in whatever capacity and however arising; (g) "You", "Your", etc. refer to the buyer as identified in Condition 2. (h) The singular includes the plural and vice versa as appropriate. 2. BIDDING PROCEDURES AND THE BUYER (a) Bidders are required to register their particulars before bidding and to satisfy any security arrangements before entering the auction room to view or bid; (b) the maker of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer conducting the sale shall be the buyer at the hammer price and any dispute about a bid shall be settled at the auctioneer's absolute discretion. (c) Bidders shall be deemed to act as principals. (d) Once made, no bid may be withdrawn. (e) Our right to bid on behalf of the seller is expressly reserved up to the amount of any reserve and the right to refuse any bid is also reserved. 3. INCREMENTS Bidding increments shall be at the auctioneer’s sole discretion. 4. THE PURCHASE PRICE The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon. Antiques, Jewellery & Silver and Pictures (Not Fine Sales) 17.5%. All other sales (Fine/Special/Collections) 25% up to £25,000 / 20% thereafter. VAT will be charged on the premium at the rate imposed by law.

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6. PAYMENT (a) pay to us the total amount due in cash or in such other way as is agreed by us. We accept cash, bank transfer (details on request), Switch or Debit Cards and Visa or MasterCard (please note there is a surcharge of 1.5% (VAT included) when using credit cards). We do not accept American Express. (2) Any payments by you to us may be applied by us towards any sums owing from you to us on any account whatever without regard to any directions of you or your agent, whether express or implied.

retain possession of) any of your property in our possession for any purpose until the debt due is satisfied. (2) We shall, as agent for the seller and on their behalf pursue these rights and remedies only as far as is reasonable to make appropriate recovery in respect of breach of these Conditions 9. THIRD PARTY LIABILITY All members of the public on our premises are there at their own risk and must note the lay-out of the accommodation and security arrangements. Accordingly neither the auctioneer nor our employees or agents shall incur liability for death or personal injury (except as required by law by reason of our negligence) or similarly for the safety of the property of persons visiting prior to or at a sale. 10. COMMISSION BIDS

(2) You shall at your own risk and expense take away any lots that you have purchased and paid for not later than 3 working days following the day of the auction or upon the clearance of any cheque used for payment after which you shall be responsible for any removal, storage and other associated charges.

While prospective buyers are strongly advised to attend the auction and are always responsible for any decision to bid for a particular lot and shall be assumed to have carefully inspected and satisfied themselves as to its condition we shall if so instructed clearly and in writing execute bids on their behalf. Neither the auctioneer or our employees or agents shall be responsible for any failure to do so save where such failure is unreasonable. Where two or more commission bids at the same level are recorded we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to prefer the first bid so made.

(3) No purchase can be claimed or removed until it has been paid for.

11. WARRANTY OF TITLE AND AVAILABILITY

(4) It is the buyer’s responsibility to ascertain collection procedures, particularly if the sale is not being held at our main saleroom.

The seller warrants to the auctioneer and to you that the seller is the true owner of the property consigned or is properly authorised by the true owner to consign it for sale and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the property free from any third party claims.

7. TITLE AND COLLECTION OF PURCHASES (1) The ownership of any lots purchased shall not pass to you until you have made payment in full to us of the total amount due.

8. REMEDIES FOR NON-PAYMENT OR FAILURE TO COLLECT PURCHASES (1) If any lot is not paid for in full and taken away in accordance with these Conditions or if there is any other breach of these Conditions, we, as agent for the seller and on their behalf, shall at our absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights we may have, be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights and remedies: (a) to proceed against you for damages for breach of contract; (b) to rescind the sale of that lot and/or any other lots sold by us to you; (c) to resell the lot (by auction or private treaty) in which case you shall be responsible for any resulting deficiency in the total amount due (after crediting any part payment and adding any resale costs). Any surplus so arising shall belong to the seller; (d) to remove, store and insure the lot at your expense and, in the case of storage, either at our premises or elsewhere; (e) to charge interest at a rate not exceeding 1.5% per month on the total amount due to the extent it remains unpaid for more than 3 working days after the sale; (f) to retain that or any other lot sold to you until you pay the total amount due; (g) to reject or ignore bids from you or your agent at future auctions or to impose conditions before any such bids shall be accepted; (h) to apply any proceeds of sale of other lots due or in future becoming due to you towards the settlement of the total amount due and to exercise a lien (that is a right to

12. AGENCY The auctioneer normally acts as agent only and disclaims any responsibility for default by sellers or buyers. 13. TERMS OF SALE The seller acknowledges that lots are sold subject to the stipulations of these Conditions in their entirety and on the Terms of Consignment as notified to the consignor at the time of the entry of the lot. 14. STANDARD VENDOR FEES AND CHARGES (Subject to VAT) (1) Commission: 15% of the first £3000 and 10% thereafter is charged on the selling price of each lot (subject to a minimum charge of £30). Loss and damage warranty: 1.5% on value of lots sold. Photography: max £40 mono per lot, max £250 colour. Internet Service: £10 per lot. (2) If a vendor wishes to withdraw a catalogued lot, a withdrawal fee will apply at the auctioneer’s discretion; this will be charged at 10% mid estimate. 15. DESCRIPTIONS AND CONDITION (1) While we seek to describe lots accurately, it may be impractical for us to carry out exhaustive due diligence on each lot. Prospective buyers are given ample opportunities to view and inspect before any sale and they (and any independent experts on their behalf) must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any description applied to a lot. Prospective buyers also bid on the understanding that, inevitably, representations or statements

by us as to authorship, genuineness, origin, date, age, provenance, condition or estimated selling price involve matters of opinion. We undertake that any such opinion shall be honestly and reasonably held and accept liability for opinions given negligently or fraudulently. Subject to the foregoing neither we the auctioneer or our employees or agents or the seller accept liability for the correctness of such opinions and all conditions and warranties, whether relating to description, condition or quality of lots, express, implied or statutory, are hereby excluded. This Condition is subject to the next following Condition concerning deliberate forgeries and applies save as provided for in paragraph 6 “information to buyers”. (2) Private treaty sales made under these Conditions are deemed to be sales by auction for purposes of consumer legislation. 16. FORGERIES Notwithstanding the preceding Condition, any Lot which proves to be a deliberate forgery (as defined) may be returned to us by you within 21 days of the auction provided it is in the same condition as when bought, and is accompanied by particulars identifying it from the relevant catalogue description and a written statement of defects. If we are satisfied from the evidence presented that the lot is a deliberate forgery we shall refund the money paid by you for the lot including any buyer's premium provided that (1) if the catalogue description reflected the accepted view of scholars and experts as at the date of sale or (2) you personally are not able to transfer a good and marketable title to us, you shall have no rights under this condition. The right of return provided by this Condition is additional to any right or remedy provided by law or by these Conditions of Sale. GENERAL 17. We shall have the right at our discretion, to refuse admission to our premises or attendance at our auctions by any person. 18 (1) Any right to compensation for losses liabilities and expenses incurred in respect of and as a result of any breach of these Conditions and any exclusions provided by them shall be available to the seller and/or the auctioneer as appropriate. (2). Such rights and exclusions shall extend to and be deemed to be for the benefit of employees and agents of the seller and/or the auctioneer who may themselves enforce them. 19. Any notice to any buyer, seller, bidder or viewer may be given by first class mail in which case it shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee 48 hours after posting. 20. Special terms may be used in catalogue descriptions of particular classes of items in which case the descriptions must be interpreted in accordance with any glossary appearing at the commencement of the catalogue. 21. Any indulgence extended to bidders buyers or sellers by us notwithstanding the strict terms of these Conditions or of the Terms of Consignment shall affect the position at the relevant time only and in respect of that particular concession only; in all other respects these Conditions shall be construed as having full force and effect. 22. Scottish law applies to the interpretation of these Conditions.


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Parking Multi-storey car parking is available at Greenside Place and in the St. James Centre; five minutes walk from the saleroom.

Local Deliveries

Furniture and larger items

Arrangements for Sold Lots

Local deliveries can be arranged

Constantine

All bought items will be held

by A&S Pert Removals.

Constantine House

free of charge at Broughton

Telephone 07876 343520.

North Caldeen Road

Place until the Friday

Coatbridge

following the sale.

Packing and Shipping

North Lanarkshire ML5 4EF

Please note that we do not pack

Tel +44(0)1236 750055

Thereafter lots will be

or ship items. The following

Fax +44(0)1236 750077

removed to store in Edinburgh

suggested carriers will be able

E-mail:

and a charge incurred.

to arrange packing and shipping;

enquiries@constantinemoving.com

please contact them directly to receive a quote. You may wish to contact an alternative courier.

A Van Man Transport Unit 5, Benridge Park Holyrood Close, Creekmoor

Administration fee: £20 + VAT Storage charges per lot per day are:

Smaller items

Poole, Dorset

Mailboxes Etc

BH17 7BD

44/46 Morningside Road

Tel. 01202 600 012

Edinburgh EH10 4BF

Fax. 01202 600 206

Small Items

Tel: +44 (0)131 556 6226

Email: office@avmt.co.uk

£2.50 inc. insurance + VAT

Large Items £5 inc. insurance + VAT

Fax: +44 (0)131 652 3673 Email: edinburgh@mbescotland.com

Catering Refreshments will be available at the saleroom on view days and day of sale.

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