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Thomas Del Mar Ltd

Thomas Del Mar Ltd In association with Sotheby’s

Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria London Wednesday 30th June 2010

Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria

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ANTIQUE ARMS, ARMOUR & MILITARIA I n c l ud i ng T h e A n t h o n y N o rt h C o l l e c t i o n T h e Pro p ert y o f a Eu ro pe an Co l lec to r Pro p erty of t he Desc end an t Fam il y of Li eu ten ant -Co l on el Fi en nes San der s on Mi l le r Prop erty so l d b y O rd er o f th e tru st ees of t he 10t h Bar on Mo n so n Pro pe rt y o f th e Desc end an t Fami l y o f Ca pt ain Franc is S tu p art Pro pert y o f a Mem b er o f th e Wi tt els bach Fami l y

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Eastern Arms and Armour VARIOUS OWNERS 1 A JAPANESE NAVAL OFFICER’S KATANA with slightly curved single-edged blade with straight hamon (worn), plain tang pierced with a single hole and stamped with the anchor mark, signed iron tsuba, decorated with vine foliage and fruit in silver, and fabric-bound fishskin-covered grip with brass mounts (restorations), in its lacquered saya 58.3cm; 23in blade £200-400 2 A JAPANESE NAVAL OFFICER’S KATANA with slightly curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, plain tang pierced with a single hole and stamped with a serial number ‘168’, plain iron tsuba numbered en suite, fabric-bound fishskin-covered grip, and regulation brass mounts, in its saya (restorations) 65cm; 25 5/8in blade £250-450 3 A JAPANESE W.W.II N.C.O’s KATANA, NO.136294 with curved fullered regulation blade, steel tsuba, aluminium grip, in its saya, numbered en suite 67cm; 26 3/8in blade £200-300 4 A JAPANESE W.W.II OFFICER’S KATANA with curved fullered regulation blade (pitted), signed tang pierced with a single hole, pierced brass tsuba of regulation type, fabric-bound fishskin-covered grip, regulation brass menuki and kabuto-gane, the latter applied with a silver mon, in its regulation steel saya 66.2cm; 26 1/8in blade

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5 A JAPANESE OFFICER’S KATANA with slightly curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, signed tang pierced with a single hole, cast brass tsuba of regulation type, fabric-bound fishskin-covered grip (restorations), in a leather-covered saya 62.5cm; 24 5/8in blade £200-400 6 A JAPANESE KATANA with slightly curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon, signed tang pierced with two holes, cast brass tsuba of regulation type, fabric-bound fishskincovered grip, and regulation brass mounts, in its brown-painted regulation saya 68cm; 26 3/8in blade £700-900 7 A JAPANESE W.W.II. OFFICER’S KATANA of regulation type, with slightly curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon, plain tang pierced with two holes, regulation brass tsuba, fabric-bound fishskin-covered grip, regulation brass mounts, in its regulation saya 66cm; 26in blade £300-500

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8 A JAPANESE ANTLER-MOUNTED KATANA, 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged long blade, the hilt formed of sections of engraved antler, decorated with figures in traditional dress and scale pattern, engraved antler tsuba, in its antler-mounted saya, en suite with the hilt 67.2cm; 26 1/2in blade £400-600 9 A JAPANESE BONE-MOUNTED GARNITURE OF EDGED WEAPONS, 19TH CENTURY comprising three wakizashi, each with curved blade, the hilt formed of sections of engraved bone, decorated with figures in traditional dress, engraved bone tsuba, in its bonemounted saya, en suite with the hilt the longest: 48cm; 18 7/8in blade

(3) £300-400 10 A JAVANESE KRIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY with wavy pattern-welded blade, gilt-brass openwork selut decorated with beads, and finely carved beaked ivory pommel (small chips, loose) 37cm; 14 1/2in £100-150 11 THREE SOUTH EAST ASIAN DAGGERS, 19TH CENTURY the first a Parang, with broad blade swelling towards the tip, and large carved horn hilt; the second Malaysian, with etched blade incised with the Dutch East India Company mark and the date 1747, and carved horn hilt decorated with scrollwork; and the third a Patani Kris, with wavy pattern-welded blade, and carved horn grip with characteristic pronounced beak the first: 45.5cm; 18in

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12 A MOROCCAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (JAMBIYA) PRESENTED BY THE SULTAN OF MOROCCO TO G. FORD, MAY 1896 the first with pattern-welded blade, silver hilt with plain cross-piece and swelling grip carved with scrollwork and a lotus flower; the second with slender pattern-welded blade, silver hilt chased with scrollwork and monster head pommel, in its wooden scabbard entirely encased in chased silver; and the third of characteristic form, with steel blade and hilt each decorated with silver flowers and scrollwork the first: 49cm; 19 1/4in

(3) £100-150 13 TWO SOUTH INDIAN DAGGERS (CHILANUM) 16TH/17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY DECCAN the first formed entirely of steel (rust patinated), with recurved fullered blade, steel hilt formed with a pair of shaped panels enclosing the lower portion of the blade, a pair of curling horns forming the pommel, and the grip interrupted by a spherical moulding; and the second with recurved blade cut with a pair of short tapering fullers divided by a medial ridge on each side, carved wooden hilt (cracked) fitted with a brass ferrule at the base, flattened elliptical pommel, and the grip interrupted by a central moulding the first: 30cm; 11 3/4in

(2) For a discussion of this group and their dating see R. Elgood 2004, pp. 163-179. £300-400 14 A RARE NORTH INDIAN SWORD, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade stamped with the bladesmith’s mark at the forte, steel hilt comprising a pair of short bulbous quillons chiselled with expanded flower heads on the terminals, recurved knuckle-guard, an additional outer-guard formed of a small basal guard pierced with stylised birds, two bars converging at the top and recurved en suite with the knuckle-guard, a pair of attenuated langets, fluted compressed spherical pommel, applied over its full surface with gold koftgari scrollwork and flowers on a russet ground (small losses), and solid grip decorated en suite 82cm; 32 1/4in blade A similar sword was sold in these rooms, 9th December 2009, lot 26 (£4,200 including premium), another is illustrated L. Southwick 1982, p. 187, no. 531. £2000-3000

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15 A FINE INDIAN DAGGER (KHANJARLI), 18TH CENTURY with recurved blade formed with a reinforced tip, cut with series of deep converging fullers, chiselled with foliage and encrusted with gold scrollwork at the forte, steel hilt of characteristic form including oval guard, vestigial bud-shaped quillon, recurved knuckle-guard with fluted budshaped finial, all decorated with encrusted gold scrollwork, chevron and flowers (minor losses), a pair of ivory grip-scales and a pair of lunetteshaped pommel-scales (small age cracks), each retained by copper rivets on gilt flower head washers, in its original fabric-covered wooden scabbard (areas of wear) with gilt-copper locket and chape each pierced with flowers and foliage and with engraved borders, and the former retaining a single loop for suspension 33cm; 13in ÂŁ3000-4000

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17 SIX MIDDLE EASTERN DAGGERS, 19TH CENTURY AND A MODERN SPANISH DAGGER the first with tapering single-edged blade, ivory hilt retained by brass rivets, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard; the second with tapering single-edged blade and ivory grip retained by steel rivets; the third with tapering double-edged blade, white metal mounted hilt of kindjal form, in its scabbard, the fourth with reinforced single-edged blade, engraved white metal hilt, and ivory grips; the fifth a Ceylonese Piha kaetta, of characteristic form, the blade chiselled with scrollwork and inlaid with engraved brass, and carved hardwood grip; and the sixth of Toledo manufacture, in its scabbard the first: 31.5cm; 12 3/8in

(6) £200-300 18 AN INDO-PERSIAN SWORD (SHAMSHIR), EARLY 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade, steel cross-piece with a pair of button-shaped terminal, and a pair of bone grip-scales (chipped), in its leather-covered wooden scabbard (losses) 83cm; 32 3/4in blade ‡ £200-300 19 AN INDIAN SHORT SPEAR, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with tapering single-edged blade-like head of watered steel, figured hardwood haft with moulded terminal, and fabriccovered wooden scabbard 24.5cm; 9 3/4in head £150-250

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16 FOUR INDIAN SILVER-MOUNTED SPEARS, 18TH/19TH CENTURY the first with long slender pattern-welded blade, silver collar chased with foliage and raised mouldings, on its original polished hardwood haft and complete with its rattan-bound carved hardwood cover; another, similar, complete with its cover; another, similar, complete with its fur-covered cover; and another with robust blade and broad silver collar decorated in a similar manner, complete with its cover the first: 57.2cm; 22 1/2in head

(4) £400-600

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20 A FINE INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), DATED 1222 AH (CIRCA 1807) with curved single-edged blade of watered steel, applied with a gold koftgari inscription along the back-edge and a calligraphic cartouche on one side, steel hilt of characteristic form, including a pair of short quillons, knuckle-guard with recurved bud-shaped terminal, large disc-shaped pommel and solid grip, decorated over its surface with a delicate framework filled with expanded flower heads (minor losses) 79.5cm; 31 1/4in blade The inscriptions appear to be of later date and include references to Shah Abbas and Zulfiqar. £2000-3000 21 A HIGHLY DECORATED INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY with curved fullered blade doubleedged towards the point, decorated over its full surface with scrolling foliage and lengthy calligraphic inscriptions within linear frames, steel hilt of characteristic form, including quillons with flattened button terminals, large disc pommel and solid grip, decorated over its surface in gold koftgari with flowers and foliage (small losses) 85.5cm; 33 3/4in blade The inscriptions include verses from the Qur’an, in translation, ‘There is no Warrior like ‘Ali and no Sword like Zulfiqar’ and ‘Mohammad al Amani’. £1200-1800

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22 AN INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY with tapering fullered blade formed with a reinforced point and retaining some watered pattern (small areas of patination), and encrusted with silver foliage at the forte, steel hilt of characteristic form comprising a pair of side bars and a pair of moulded grip bars, decorated throughout with patterns of foliage and flowers in encrusted silver, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard 45cm; 17 3/4in

23 AN INDIAN SWORD (ZULFIQAR), LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edge blade formed with a bifurcated tip, cut with lengthy inscriptions over almost its entire surface, steel hilt of characteristic type, applied with silver scrolling foliage and flowers, in a contemporary velvet-covered wooden scabbard with large silver mounts repoussé with scrolling flowers and foliage within chevron frames 76.5cm; 30 1/8in blade

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The inscriptions include a crudely written verse in praise of Nãd ‘Ali. £700-900

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25 26 24 24 A RARE INDIAN SILVER AND HARDSTONE-MOUNTED MACE, LATE 18TH CENTURY with ovoid head of figured red marble, domed silver finial, wooden haft, the central portion covered with fabric retained by strips of silver, and the top and bottom encased in silver chased with geometric designs and beadwork collars at each end, the latter fitted with a ring finial 54cm; 21 1/4in overall £1200-1800

26 A PERSIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KARD), 19TH CENTURY with single-edged blade of polished steel decorated with gold koftgari at the forte, ‘mutton fat’ jade grip retained by an iron ferrule decorated en suite at the base and with a mount for a stone (now missing) on the pommel, in its wooden scabbard with large iron locket decorated with matching gold koftgari (chape missing) 34cm; 13 3/8in £300-500

25 A PERSIAN DAGGER (KARD), 19TH CENTURY with tapering blade decorated with gold koftgari panels of scrollwork and calligraphy on the other, gilt-brass ferrule, dark green hardstone grip, faceted along the back-edge, the pommel set with a red paste (damaged), and the front decorated with gold-encrusted foliage and set with pastes (three missing), in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with large silver mounts (chape cracked) engraved with foliage around the borders 24.5cm; 9 5/8in £2000-3000 9


27 THREE NORTH WEST PERSIAN BRONZE DAGGERS, PROBABLY LATE 2ND/EARLY FIRST MILLENNIUM B.C. in excavated condition, each formed in one piece, the first with hollowed waisted grip retaining three rivets for attaching a pair of scales, the second with shaped grip for the fingers, hollowed for a pair of grip-scales, and with elliptical pommel; the third shaped for the fingers and with strongly formed eared pommel (one ear missing); together with three detached bronze blades for daggers, each in excavated condition, with short tang the first: 40cm; 15 3/4in

(6) £700-900 28 A HARDSTONE-MOUNTED CUTLERY SET, 19TH CENTURY comprising knife and fork, each decorated with gold koftgari comprising scrollwork on the fork and a panel in imitation of calligraphy on the knife and each with light green soapstone grip the first: 21.5cm; 8 1/2in

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(2) £300-400 29 A PERSIAN DAGGER (KARD), LATE 18TH CENTURY with tapering blade sparsely decorated with gold koftgari flowers at the forte, steel hilt decorated en suite with the forte (the gold extensively worn), and morse grip-scales, in its fishskin-covered wooden scabbard reinforced along the backedge with a silver strip (losses) and with copper chape 33cm; 13in £250-350

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30 AN INDO-PERSIAN DECORATED DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER with curved blade formed with a medial ridge (areas of rust), ivory grip of jambiya form (cracked), the outer surface set with coloured stones in brass settings and small enamelled studs (losses) 32cm; 12 5/8in

32 A CAUCASIAN DAGGER (KINDJAL), 20TH CENTURY with broad double-edged fullered blade decorated with gold and silver koftgari foliage, steel hilt of characteristic form decorated en suite, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard with steel mounts matching the hilt (decoration worn) 38.7cm; 15 1/4in £200-300

£500-700 31 A CAUCASIAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (KINDJAL), DATED 1914 with double-edged fullered blade retaining traces of etched decoration, nielloed silver hilt incorporating a beadwork collar at the base and a further beadwork panel enclosing the tang, a pair of horn grip-scales (rubbed) retained by domed nielloed silver washers, in its original leather-covered wooden scabbard with large silver mounts decorated with beadwork and nielloed en suite with the hilt, the chape drawn out to a spherical terminal and locket inscribed with the date on the reverse 43.8cm; 17 1/4in £700-900

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33 A MOROCCAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (JAMBIYA) PRESENTED BY THE SULTAN OF MOROCCO TO G. FORD, MAY 18 with curved double-edged blade, engraved silver ferrule, rhinoceros horn grip of characteristic form, the pommel applied with a shield-shaped silver plaque engraved with the presentation inscription and with a pierced foliate washer on the top, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with large silver mounts engraved en suite with the ferrule, and complete with its suspension cord and tassels together with his diary for the period 20th march 1896 to 18th April and some small newspaper cuttings the jambiya: 39cm; 15 3/8in

(2) £300-500 34 AN ARAB DAGGER (JAMBIYA) AND A MASONIC SWORD the first with curved polished blade, and horn hilt studded with brass and steel nails, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard decorated with silver beadwork over the outer face, complete with its belt; the second with etched blade decorated with masonic motifs, brass hilt with bow-tie quillons engraved ‘G. W. Sayer’ and ‘Rosslyn’ in its scabbard the first: 31.5cm; 12 3/8in

(2) £120-180 35 TWO ARAB SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGERS (JAMBIYAS), 20TH CENTURY each with curved polished blade, silver hilts chased with traditional designs of foliage and scrollwork, one with rhinoceros horn hilt and the other with horn hilt, each in its wooden scabbard covered with silver thread on the outer face, and complete with its loops for suspension the first: 28.5cm; 11 1/4in

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36 A TURKISH SWORD (YATAGHAN), EARLY 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade cut with a stylised inscription along the back-edge on one side, gilt-brass hilt extending over the lower portion of the blade, decorated with filigree and set with green stones and coral, and a pair of ivory grip-scales rising to a strongly formed eared pommel, in its original brassmounted leather-covered wooden scabbard 58.5cm; 23in blade £700-1000

37 A BALKAN SILVER-MOUNTED SWORD (YATAGHAN), 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade stamped with a circular mark on one side, the lower portion encased with silver repoussé with scrolling foliage extending to form the hilt (small losses), the latter fitted with a pair of horn grip-scales shaped for the fingers, in a contemporary wooden scabbard entirely encased in silver repoussé with scrolls, bouquets and cornucopia 63cm; 24 3/4in blade

38 AN OTTOMAN BALKAN SWORD (YATAGHAN), 19TH CENTURY with slightly curved single-edged blade cut with a slender fuller along the back-edge, decorated on each side with gold koftgari scrollwork including a series of brief inscriptions, brass and white metal hilt extending over the lower portion of the blade, including an eared pommel and set with red hardstones, in its original wooden scabbard almost entirely encased in white metal and copper decorated with expanded flower heads and Balkan motifs 62cm; 24 1/2in ‡ £400-600

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39 AN INDO-PERSIAN SHIELD (DHAL), 19TH CENTURY of shallow convex form, the outer surface pierced with calligraphic cartouches and decorative shaped panels sown with brass pellets, the borders etched with calligraphic inscriptions, brass brim, and four shaped bosses for attaching enarmes 46cm; 18 1/8in diameter £400-600 40 AN INDO-PERSIAN SHIELD (DHAL) AND A SMALL INDIAN BUCKLER, 19TH CENTURY the first of shallow convex form, the outer face covered in pierced engraved brass decorated with scrolling foliage filled with pairs of exotic birds, fitted with four bosses, and the inner face with four rings for the attachment of enarmes; the second of folded circular form rising to a central boss, painted over its surface in red with expanded flower heads and scrollwork on a yellow ground, and the inner face with a pair of enarmes the first: 58.5cm; 23in diameter

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(2) £300-500 41 TWO INDIAN SHIELDS (DHALS), 19TH CENTURY the first of shallow convex form, applied on the outer face with chased silver mounts comprising five large silver bosses decorated with foliage and beadwork (one damaged), a pair of crescents and a fish, the inside retaining its padded liner and enarmes (worn); the second, similar, applied with four chased silver bosses on the outer face, and the inside retaining its padded liner and enarmes (both worn and with minor losses) the first: 40.5cm; 16in diameter (2) £200-300

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42 A FINE INDO-PERSIAN HELMET (KULAH-KHUD), EARLY 19TH CENTURY with domed skull, fitted with an additional band around the base pierced with calligraphic panels between cartouches filled with exotic birds, decorated over its surface with spiralling panels of gold koftgari scrolling foliage, fitted with tall central spike rising from a pierced moulded base, a pair of plume-holders at the front, sliding nasal pierced at the top and

bottom en suite with the skull and retained by a thumb-screw, all decorated with matching designs of gold koftgari, original mail neck-defence of brass and steel links (very minor losses) and complete with its padded red fabric lining 26cm; 10 1/4in high The inscriptions include ‘Shah Tah Mas’, ‘Al Sultan’, and Persian verses in praise of the monarch and his sword. £10000-14000

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43 A DECORATED INDIAN ARM DEFENCE (BAZU BAND), 19TH CENTURY of tapering half gutter form, etched over its outer surface with designs of scrolling flowers and foliage enriched with gilding, retaining a portion of its padded lining, two inner plates and a portion of its mail hand defence (detached) 32.5cm; 12 3/4in £200-300

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44 SEVEN PAIRS OF MEXICAN ROWEL SPURS comprising three pairs with U-shaped heel bands with pierced slotted terminals, moulded necks extending to a pair of long pierced rectangular panels and large multi-spiked rowels, each decorated with German silver; two further pairs of white metal and two pairs of plain steel spurs

(14) £300-400 45 A COMPOSITE AXE with crescentic stone head, and short haft of patinated bone 23cm; 9in £80-100

44 46 AN INDIAN PARRYING SHIELD (MADU), AND AN INDOPERSIAN AXE, 19TH CENTURY the first of characteristic form, the horns with steel basal caps, steel shield faced with brass pierced with designs of foliage inhabited by exotic birds on a blue fabric ground; and the second with etched crescentic head decorated on each side with scrolling foliage inhabited by a demi-figure, exotic birds and animals, fitted with central spike, and tubular haft the first: 93cm; 36 5/8in

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47 A FINE INDIAN MAIL AND LAMELLAR SHIRT, 17TH CENTURY PROBABLY BIJAPUR formed of rows of large riveted iron rings alternating with rows of butted rings, extending to above the knees, the chest area closely meshed and open at the front, vented at the back and applied with three rows of narrow vertically overlapping iron plates, the middle row with cusped lower edges, the sides with pairs of longitudinal plates, a pair of full-length sleeves (minor losses), the front with a pair of rectangular convex plates, each fitted with three shaped bars for straps or laces and engraved with inscriptions

Provenance The Bikaner Armoury Rajasthan The inscriptions are in Devanagari and Farci including the owner’s name Dervis Sahib. This shirt is part of a large group that were captured and installed into the armoury at Bikaner in Rajasthan following the victory of Maharajah Anup Singh against the Adilshahi dynasty at the siege of Adoni in 1689. See D. Alexander 1992 pp. 160-1. £2000-3000

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48 AN AFRICAN DAGGER, AXE AND SPEAR the first with medially-ridged tapering blade, carved wooden grip bound with plaited rattan bands, in its carved wooden scabbard; the second with decorated axe-blade, and figured wooden haft swelling at the top; and the third formed of a leafshaped blade with tapering socket, long haft, and retaining its original iron finial 24cm; 9 1/2in

(3) £100-150

49 A COMPOSITE INDIAN PART ARMOUR (CHA AINA) 18TH CENTURY comprising four plates each fitted with shaped buckles for straps, three of the plates decorated in gold koftgari with scrolls of foliage around a central calligraphic cartouche and with broad borders filled with further inscriptions, and the fourth etched with foliage, exotic animals and calligraphy within gold koftgari frames the backplate: 29.5cm; 11 5/8in high

(4) The inscriptions include verses from the Qur’an, in translation, ‘Oh you who is enough (supports) an expedition’ and ‘One may get as much from Allah as one relies on him’. £1000-1500

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50 A FINE INDIAN POWDER FLASK, 18TH CENTURY with top-shell body of polished mother-of-pearl, the upper border applied with mother-of-pearl plaquettes framing a series of cartouches, the top with a circular arrangement of shaped plaquettes within a slender red pigment framework (the base with a very small patched repair), fitted with its original turned shell nozzle and stopper, and a pair of faceted gilt copper mounts for suspension 12.5cm; 4 7/8in high

A closely related example is preserved in the Kremlin Collections, Moscow and the Musée de l’Armée, Paris, inv. M2385. See J-P Reverseau 2004, p.239. £1400-1800

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51 A RARE EASTERN SNAP MATCHLOCK CARBINE, PROBABLY MALAYSIAN, 18TH/19TH CENTURY with octagonal barrel retained by three silver bands and a decorated copper band at the breech, engraved steel pan with pivot-cover, chiselled brass action with pierced shaped terminals, fitted with chiselled brass serpentine, blackened full stock inlaid with geometric patterns opposite the lock, brass trigger-guard chiselled en suite with the lock, and steel ramrod 104.7cm; 41 1/4in barrel ‡ £300-400 52 A 28 BORE INDIAN FLINTLOCK MUSKET, 19TH CENTURY, A FLINTLOCK MUSKET, PROBABLY AFGHAN, 19TH CENTURY AND A MODERN MATCHLOCK CARBINE the first with swamped sighted barrel retained by seven slender copper bands, steel pan with pivot-cover, engraved action, pierced trigger, hardwood full stock, faceted butt impressed, ‘686’ and steel ramrod; the second with multistage barrel, rounded lock fitted with engraved cock, hardwood full stock, and polished steel mounts including hinged fork rest; and the third incorporating a shortened earlier barrel with traces of silver decoration at the breech, and stock with a hooked butt first: 128.8cm; 50 5/8in barrel

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53 TWO 20 BORE AFGHAN FLINTLOCK MUSKETS, 19TH CENTURY the first with three-stage barrel retained by numerous slender brass bands, East India Company lock signed ‘Wilson’ and dated 1781, figured wooden full stock with characteristic hooked butt, applied with brass nails and plaques, brass trigger-guard, and steel ramrod; the second with swamped sighted barrel retained by five brass bands (one broken), lock with East India Company mark (steel detached), and profusely inlaid full stock the first: 102.5cm; 40 3/8in barrel

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54 AN 18 BORE BALKAN OTTOMAN MIQUELET-LOCK MUSKET, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY with tapering octagonal sighted barrel stamped ‘Lasari Cominas’ ahead of a chased silver panel incorporating a silvercovered low back-sight and retained by six large silver bands chased with scrollwork, the lock overlaid with sheet silver, walnut full stock profusely inlaid with mother-of-pearl plaques between brass fillets and enriched with red pigment and minute rondels (minor losses), fish tail butt formed in two pieces, the rear portion profusely inlaid with geometric designs of segmental brass rondels filled with minute pieces of green stained bone enriched with brass nails, a pair of steel sling swivels, chased silver fore-end cap, and steel ramrod 111cm; 43 3/4in barrel

55 A 18 BORE OTTOMAN BALKAN MIQUELET-LOCK RIFLE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with octagonal etched twist sighted barrel decorated with a panel of gold scrollwork at the breech and muzzle and retained by five engraved white metal bands, blued steel lock decorated en suite with the barrel (the goldwork with losses), figured hardwood full stock inlaid with brass nails over the fore-end, panels of green-stained horn inset with brass nails framed by white bone about the tang, faceted butt inlaid with circular patterns of brass nails and segments of contrasting horn and bone, and the base decorated with a single flower head (sling swivels missing, the fore-end and ramrod later) 70.8cm; 27 7/8in barrel ‡ £500-700

For similar examples see R. Elgood 1995, p.93, figs. 54-57. £800-1000

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56 A 14 BORE OTTOMAN BALKAN MIQUELET-LOCK MUSKET, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with sighted barrel chiselled over the breech and retained by three repoussé silver bands, the lock overlaid with panels of engraved silver and set with red hardstones, wooden full stock inlaid over the fore-end and behind the tang with numerous small panels of mother-of-pearl in a trellis pattern divided by twisted brass wire, a plaque of bone beneath the lock, faceted butt decorated with designs of mother-of-pearl flowers enriched with brass and silver nails, repoussé silver fore-end cap en suite with the barrel bands, one sling swivel (the other missing, areas of wear and small losses) and steel ramrod 93.2cm; 36 3/4in barrel

57 A 13 BORE OTTOMAN BALKAN MIQUELET-LOCK MUSKET, THE LOCK DATED 1192 AH (CIRCA 1778/9) with octagonal sighted barrel stamped with the barrelsmith’s mark towards the breech, the lock applied with panels of engraved silver and with the date on the lower jaw, figured hardwood full stock, inlaid with geometric brass rondels beneath the lock, faceted butt decorated en suite, with segmental panels of contrasting bone and wood, a large cartouche-shaped panel of bone beneath, and large domed silver nails (the rear portion of the butt missing), and brass sling swivel (later ramrod, the barrel bands and one sling swivel missing) 94.3cm; 37 1/8in barrel

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58 A 14 BORE OTTOMAN BALKAN MIQUELET-LOCK MUSKET, DATED 1880/1 with sighted barrel retained by numerous slender brass bands, chiselled steel lock, hardwood full stock inlaid with engraved brass plaquettes, faceted butt decorated en suite and applied with an engraved brass panel with a brief inscription on the spine, a pair of brass sling swivels, brass fore-end cap, and steel ramrod 126cm; 49 5/8in barrel

59 A 60 BORE SARDINIAN GUN, 18TH/19TH CENTURY with tapering octagonal barrel retained by four slender bands, sparsely engraved lock, wooden full stock almost entirely covered in decorated iron plaques including elaborate arrangements of scrolling foliage over the fore-end and the butt, the latter with slender comb, iron trigger-guard and buttplate, and with no provision for a ramrod 112.8cm; 44 3/8in barrel ‡ £500-800

The inscription reads, in translation, ‘Work of Sayyid al-Hajj Amin, year 1298 (circa 1880-81)’ ‡ £400-500

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60 A 25 BORE OTTOMAN BALKAN MIQUELET-LOCK GUN (ARNAUTKA), 18TH/19TH CENTURY with octagonal sighted Brescian barrel engraved over its surface and inlaid with engraved brass panels, retained by five pierced and engraved brass bands and stamped with export mark, the letter ‘A’ above a pellet within a circle, towards the breech, flat lock sparsely inlaid with brass, full stock encased in engraved steel, butt of characteristic form decorated en suite, and steel ramrod 94.5cm; 37 1/4in barrel See R. Elgood 2009, p. 163. ‡ £200-300

61 A 20 BORE TURKISH MIQUELET-LOCK GUN, 19TH CENTURY with tapering barrel formed with a moulded muzzle and standing back-sight, retained by seven embossed brass bands of varying width, polished steel lock, full stock profusely studded with white metal nails and steel studs on embossed brass washers, a pair of steel sling swivels, and steel ramrod 128.5cm; 50 5/8in barrel ‡ £300-500 62 A 14 BORE ALBANIAN MIQUELET-LOCK GUN, 19TH CENTURY with three-stage barrel retained by six embossed brass bands, flat lock stamped with a mark, hardwood full stock, the butt encased with engraved steel and profusely inlaid on each side with mother-of-pearl enriched with red pigment, and fitted with a pair of large silver domed foliate bosses, and steel ramrod 117cm; 46in barrel ‡ £200-300

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63 A 15 BORE OTTOMAN BALKAN MIQUELET-LOCK GUN (ARNAUTKA), DATED 1837 with browned tapering sighted barrel retained by seven engraved brass bands, signed on the left of the breech and decorated with silver scrolls, the tang inlaid with a brief inscription in silver including the date, engraved steel lock retaining some silver decoration, full stock encased in engraved brass pierced over much of its surface with a delicate scrollwork pattern revealing underlying white metal, characteristic slender butt decorated en suite, pierced engraved trigger-guard, a pair of steel sling swivels, and steel ramrod 133.2cm; 52 1/2in barrel ‡ £300-400

64 A 14 BORE ALGERIAN TOE-LOCK MUSKET, DATED 1883/4 with sighted browned octagonal barrel retained by three embossed brass bands, dated lock fitted with dog-safety, overlaid with panels of chiselled brass and with a brief inscription, wooden half-stock applied with pierced panels of engraved white metal, bone butt-plate and associated ramrod 142.2cm; 56in barrel ‡ £350-450 65 A RARE 25 BORE CAUCASIAN FLINTLOCK AND PERCUSSION GUN, 19TH CENTURY with etched twist sighted barrel retained by four slender brass bands and with traces of gold koftgari, the tang with a gold koftgari inscription, engraved lock fitted with percussion hammer alongside the cock jaws (nipple replaced), the steel spring with screw for adjusting tension, full stock with characteristic slender butt of near oval section, brass mounts, and steel ramrod 89cm; 35in barrel ‡ £200-300

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66 67 67 66 AN 18 BORE ALGERIAN TOE-LOCK MUSKET, 19TH CENTURY with sighted barrel retained by numerous embossed white metal bands, characteristic lock fitted with dog-safety, overlaid with panels of chiselled brass and with a brief inscription beneath, wooden full stock inlaid over much of its surface with expanded flower heads, a pair of steel sling swivels, and associated ramrod 133cm; 52 3/8in barrel ‡ £350-450 67 TWO NORTH AFRICAN (MOROCCAN) SNAPHAUNCE GUNS, 19TH CENTURY the first, with tapering sighted barrel retained by numerous engraved brass bands, the lock applied with engraved white metal plaques, full stock applied with a brass plaque cut with a brief inscription behind the tang, including ”al-‘izz wa al-baqa’, tooled leather and brass studs, butt of pronounced form, and brass trigger-guard; the second similar, the stock applied with red hardstone and with carved butt of pronounced form the first: 144.5cm; 56 7/8in barrel

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68 THREE INDO-ARAB MATCHLOCK GUNS, 19TH CENTURY the first with octagonal sighted barrel retained by chased silver bands, steel serpentine, blackened hardwood full stock applied with engraved silver plaques, and the butt fitted with a large characteristic pad, associated ramrod and steel pricker; the second of similar type, with faux European barrel, engraved steel enclosing the action, and blackened full stock; the third, similar, with octagonal sighted barrel decorated with silver at the breech and muzzle, blackened stock applied with decorative silver plaques, and the butt fitted with a large carved wooden pad the first: 119.4cm, 47in barrel (3) ‡ £250-350


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69 TWO AFGHAN FLINTLOCK GUNS, 19TH CENTURY the first with multi-stage barrel ribbed over the median and retained by numerous slender brass bands, rounded lock with East India Company lion, full stock with characteristic hooked butt, the latter enclosed by brass strips, brass trigger-guard and steel ramrod; the second with tapering barrel retaining traces of silver koftgari, the tang with a brief inscription, rounded lock stamped with a mark, full stock profusely inlaid with white metal wire and pellets, and steel ramrod the first: 113.2cm; 44 5/8in barrel

70 A 22 BORE NORTH AFRICAN (MOROCCAN) SNAPHAUNCE GUN, LATE 19TH CENTURY with swamped sighted barrel formed with a baluster-shaped muzzle and retained by numerous silver bands engraved with scrolling flowers and foliage, flat lock fitted with sliding pancover, wooden stock applied with openwork in white metal over the butt, and fitted with large bone butt-cap, and steel ramrod (the steel parts pitted) 122.5cm; 48 1/4in barrel ‡ £200-300

(2) ‡ £400-600

71 AN EASTERN FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS, 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY DUTCH COLONIAL with strongly swamped steel barrel fluted behind the muzzle, decorated with linear patterns in brass at each end and a stylised flower at the median, rounded lock incised with a single character, hardwood full stock, chequered grip, the butt carved with a flower and foliage on the right (with later gold paint), brass mounts including trigger-guard with circular finial, and steel ramrod 110.5cm; 43 1/2in ‡ £400-600

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72 73 74 75 72 A TURKISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS, 19TH CENTURY with swamped barrel swelling strongly towards the muzzle, decorated over much of its surface with chiselled scrolls retaining some silver decoration, engraved lock, carved hardwood full stock, decorated with a gilt panel of hardstones behind the breech and beneath the butt, steel mounts, and simulated ramrod 49.5cm; 19 1/2in ‡ £300-500

73 AN 18 BORE MIQUELET-LOCK OTTOMAN BALKAN CARBINE (DZEFERDAR), DATED 1864, HERZEGOVINA OR MONTENEGRO, AND A TURKISH FLINTLOCK MUSKET, 19TH CENTURY the first, with octagonal sighted barrel retained by three brass bands, sparsely engraved lock, full stock sheathed over the fore-end with engraved brass, inscribed ‘Stefano Bacu’ and with the date ‘1864’ opposite the lock, the butt applied with numerous small shaped mother-of-pearl plaques, steel triggerguard and sling swivels, and steel ramrod; and the second with tapering barrel inlaid with silver scrollwork and retained by numerous chased white metal bands, rounded lock stamped with a mark, hardwood full stock profusely inlaid with engraved mother-of-pearl plaques over its length, and steel ramrod the first: 66.7cm; 26 1/4in barrel

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74 A 25 BORE NORTH AFRICAN (LITTLE ATLAS MOUNTAINS) SNAPHAUNCE GUN, 19TH CENTURY with swamped sighted barrel formed with a baluster-shaped muzzle and retained by numerous white metal bands, flat lock fitted with sliding pan-cover, wooden stock profusely inlaid with large bone plaques and engraved white metal over the butt, and steel ramrod (the steel parts pitted) 119.3cm; 47in barrel ‡ £300-400 75 A 16 BORE NORTH AFRICAN (MOROCCAN) SNAPHAUNCE GUN, AND A 25 BORE NORTH AFRICAN (MOROCCAN) SNAPHAUNCE CARBINE, 19TH CENTURY the first with two-stage barrel retained by four engraved brass bands and fitted with silver ‘spider’ fore-sight, the lock retaining some silver overlay, full stock applied with engraved brass plaques, butt of pronounced form carved with a central moulding at the top, steel trigger guard, and wooden ramrod, perhaps the original (the steel parts pitted); and the second of similar form, the butt and barrel shortened, and fitted on the left with a saddle bar and ring the first: 134.6cm; 53in barrel

76 AN UNUSUAL 18 BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOL, DATED 1807 refinished in its early working life in India, with silver-plated octagonal sighted barrel stamped with a series of marks and cut with a lengthy inscription on the top flat on a ground of foliage including the date, the breech applied with an engraved gold plaque on top stamped with further letters, gold-lined vent, stepped lock decorated with gold foliage around the border, signed ‘Griersn [sic] London’ on a gold trophy-of-arms, fitted with semi-rainproof pan, roller and bolt safety, figured walnut half-stock stamped with an arsenal number ‘327’ opposite the lock, chequered butt, engraved silver mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial and foliate butt-cap, gold escutcheon engraved with a stylised crest and inscribed ‘Bate’ beneath, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod, perhaps the original 36.8cm; 14 1/2in The inscription includes references to the doctor of the Delhi arsenal and the date 20th September 1857, the last day of the Siege of that town during the Indian Rebellion. £1500-2000

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Anthony North was born in Blackpool in 1942. His mother was a local businesswoman and his father was a BBC broadcaster. After leaving Blackpool Grammar School he worked on Hadrian’s Wall and studied archaeology in Corbridge with John Gillam. It had long been his ambition to work at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and he was delighted to become a curator with The Metal Work Department there in 1964. He worked closely with the Keeper, Claude Blair, and remained there until he retired in 2002, although he continued to remain in close contact with the department. North was a student and colleague of Basil Robinson, Nick Norman, Souren Melikian-Chirvani and Clive Wainwright, among many others. Whilst with the museum his work enabled him to become an acknowledged expert on so many aspects of the use of metal. His interests developed most notably in English, Scottish, European, Ottoman, Indian and Japanese arms and armour; European Oriental and Islamic metalwork, pewter, jewellery, Victorian and arts and crafts metalwork. He became a recognised authority in many of these areas and contributed numerous articles to a wide range of magazines and journals, including Apollo, Connoisseur, Burlington Magazine and The Journal of The Arms and Armour Society. His published works include The Book of Guns & Gunsmiths with Ian V Hogg; An Introduction to European Swords; An Introduction to Islamic Arms; An Introduction to European Swords; Pewter: At the Victoria and Albert Museum, with Andrew Spira; and Swords and Hilt Weapons. Despite his heavy commitments he found time to serve periods as the Honorary Secretaries of the Arms and Armour Society, the Meyrick Society and as Chairman of the Antique Metalwork Society. He was recently awarded the Arms and Armour Society’s research medal. Over the last half century Anthony North has built up the collection offered here reflecting his knowledge, taste and connoisseurship of weapons of all periods from the world over.

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77 A JAPANESE KATANA with curved single-edged blade cut with an inscription on one side and a three-clawed dragon on the other, plain tang pierced with two joined holes, chiselled iron tsuba, decorated en suite with the blade, sharkskin-covered grip wound with a chased brass dragon, in its lacquered saya decorated with the Tokigawa mon and with iron chape damascened with a dragonfly 66.5cm; 26 1/4in blade ÂŁ700-1000 78 A JAPANESE KATANA with curved single-edged blade with some even hamon, plain tang pierced with a single hole, in its shira saya 66.2cm; 26 1/8in blade ÂŁ700-1000

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79 A JAPANESE KATANA with regulation fullered blade, signed tang pierced with three holes, gilt-brass mounts, sharkskin-covered grip, in its lacquered saya with engraved gilt brass mounts 66.5cm; 26 1/4in blade £250-350 80 A JAPANESE WAKIZASHI with curved single-edged blade, signed tang pierced with a single hole, in its shira saya painted with an inscription 46cm; 18in blade £300-500 81 A JAPANESE WAKIZASHI with curved single-edged blade retaining some wavy hamon, plain tang pierced with a single hole, in its shira saya painted with an inscription 38cm; 15in blade £500-700

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82 A RARE SOUTH INDIAN SWORD, 17TH/18TH CENTURY with broad blade curved and double-edged over the upper half (patinated), brass hilt including a pair of robust shaped panels extending over the lower portion of the blade, petal-shaped guard, square cushion-shaped pommel fitted with a pair of circular beaded rattles and integral brass grip 52cm; 20 1/2in blade

83 THREE SOUTH INDIAN MEDIEVAL SWORDS, POSSIBLY 12TH/13TH CENTURY each in extensively patinated condition, the first with broad reinforced blade incorporating a small knob in the centre of the back-edge and sharply curving over its upper half (holed), steel hilt extending over the lower portion of the blade, including figure-of-eight shaped guard, and wooden cushion-shaped pommel (perhaps replaced), and cylindrical steel grip; the second of similar form, the guard engraved with expanded flowerheads on the underside (pommel missing); and the third with pierced guard (pommel missing) the first: 66cm; 26in blade

A similar sword is preserved in the Government Museum, Chenai, no. 2057. See R. Elgood 2004, pp.83. It is likely that the blade is 17th Century and remounted onto an 18th Century hilt. ÂŁ400-600

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84 84 A VERY RARE DECCANI SWORD, LATE 16TH/17TH CENTURY with unusually long curved fullered blade made in the Firanghi style, double-edged towards the point, punched with Bikaner Armoury mark at the forte, integral steel hilt formed of a broad figure-of-eight shaped plate at the base and large disc shaped pommel with faceted bud-shaped finial 108cm; 42 1/2in blade Provenance The Bikaner Arsenal, Rajasthan The blade is unusual in that it splits into three at the tang to provide the ridged upper part of the basket guard. This detail can be seen on a small number of swords with a similar provenance in the Ganga Government Museum, Bikaner. This group was captured by Raja Anup Singh of Bikaner who was present with his Rajputs as part of the Mughal army besieging Adoni, the last fortress to hold out in the Mughal campaign against Bijapur state which fell in 1689. The Raja

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took his booty home to Bikaner where it was inscribed with the word Adoni. The arms in the armoury included weapons captured from Vijayanagara at the battle of Talikota in 1565 and subsequently. See R. Elgood 2004, p. 97. ÂŁ200-300 85 AN INDIAN SWORD (KHANDA), 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY with European blade cut with three long slender fullers, stamped with a double eye lash mark and a punched Devanagri armoury mark on each face, steel hilt of characteristic form, extending over the lower portion of the blade, including figure-of-eight shaped guard rising to form a broad knuckle-guard, and disk pommel with attenuated button, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard 103cm; 40 1/2in blade ÂŁ300-400


86 A RARE INDIAN DECCAN BROADSWORD (KHANDA), 16TH CENTURY with broad flat blade widening at the tip, steel hilt comprising a pair of shaped panels extending over the lower portion of the blade, two short arms probably for blade catching, figure-ofeight shaped guard applied beneath with a pair of silver lines, cup-shaped pommel, bud-shaped button fitted with a foliate washer, integral steel grip, and the lower part of the hilt engraved with scrolls and flowers 83cm; 32 5/8in blade A sword of very similar form is preserved in the Victoria and Albert Museum, (1425-1855). See P.S. Rawson 1968, ill. 40. ÂŁ700-900 87 A RARE SOUTH INDIAN BROADSWORD, 16TH/17TH CENTURY with tapering blade retaining traces of an inscription within a long slender fuller on each side, widening at the base and punched with two brief armoury inscriptions on one side, the forte enclosed by a pair of long tapering panels extending from the hilt, steel hilt including a broad curved plate top and bottom, faceted bud-shaped pommel fitted with a petal shaped plate beneath and integral moulded grip 78.8cm; 31 in blade Similar swords are preserved in the Government Museum, Chenai, the British Museum, London, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. See R. Elgood 2004, pp.88-89. The inscriptions appear to be Devanagri and Persian. ÂŁ500-700

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89 89 AN INDIAN GAUNTLET SWORD (PATA), 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY with double-edged blade, probably of European make, cut with a pair of long slender fullers on each side, steel gauntlet hilt of characteristic form, extending over the lower portion of the blade and chiselled with beadwork about the borders (rubbed), and retaining its arm and grip-bars 93.2cm; 36 3/4in blade £300-400


90 A RARE WESTERN INDIAN SWORD (SOSUN PATTAH) EARLY 17TH CENTURY with broad blade formed with a wide clipped-back point and cut with a slender and broad long fuller on each side, punched with two brief inscriptions, probably including the owner’s name, steel hilt extending over the lower portion of the blade, including figure-of-eight shaped guard, rising to a broad knuckle-guard, shallow cup-shaped pommel and bud-shaped button 63.5cm; 25in blade £200-300 91 A RARE SOUTH INDIAN SWORD, 16TH/17TH CENTURY with broad flat blade widening towards a cobrashaped tip, brass hilt including a pair of robust shaped panels extending over the lower third of the blade on each side and rising to a figure-ofeight shaped base to the guard, tubular brass grip incorporating a moulded cylindrical pommel, fitted with a fan-shaped finial washer above 68.5cm; 27in blade See R. Elgood 2004, pp.80-85. £500-700

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92 92 AN INDO-PERSIAN SWORD (SHAMSHIR), LATE 18TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade of finely watered steel, steel hilt comprising a pair of quillons with button-shaped terminals, gold koftgari border filled with scrolling foliage and flowers, cap pommel decorated en suite (small losses, pommel loose), and a pair of morse grip-scales, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with steel mounts decorated with gold koftgari en suite with the hilt 90.5cm; 35 5/8in blade ÂŁ1500-1800

93 93 A PERSIAN SWORD (SHAMSHIR), LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade of finely watered steel, applied with a gold koftgari calligraphic cartouche on one side, steel hilt comprising cross-piece with a pair of long quillons with moulded bud-shaped terminals, and cap pommel, and a pair of ivory grip-scales (small chips) retained by two steel rivets 82.5cm; 32 1/2in blade The inscription is for Asadullah Isfahani, a bladesmith of considerable fame during the reign of the Safavid King Abbas I (995-1038/1587-1629). The fame of Asadullah was so great that his signature was copied from his time up until the 19th Century. ÂŁ800-1000

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94 A RARE INDIAN DECCANI SHORTSWORD (TALWAR OR CHAP), LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY with curved single-edged Indian blade with false edge and ricasso, the lower spine of the blade with a groove, one face of wootz steel and the other sakhelã, original iron talwar hilt decorated with silver koftgari chevrons or lehria, in its greenstained shagreen scabbard with silver wire seam and large silver chape 65cm; 25 5/8in blade

95 AN INDIAN DECCANI SWORD (TALWAR), 18TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade cut with a series of slender fullers interrupted by incised scrolls, cut with a brass-filled inscription within a linear frame on one side (small losses) and two further inscriptions on the other, chiselled steel hilt retaining minute traces of silver finish, comprising a pair of button-shaped quillons, pierced langets decorated with foliage, recurved knuckle-guard formed as a stylized pair of Makara and with bifurcated tip, disc-shaped pommel fitted with fluted finial on a flowerhead washer, and integral grip 85.5cm; 33 3/4in blade

A few examples exist of swords made from two types of steel with one blade face of sakhelã and the other wootz. The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb possessed one, now in the Delhi Museum, inscribed ‘Alamgir the Emperor, Champion of the Faith, 1112AH/1700-1AD’. Aurangzeb spent most of his life in the Deccan. See Z. Hasan 1918, pp.11-13. For another from Bareilly see G. Watt 1903, p.473.

The inscriptions include a mirrored or reversed Qur’anic inscription, in translation ‘Victory comes from God’. £1000-1500

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96 AN INDIAN DECCANI SWORD (TALWAR), LATE 17TH/ 18TH CENTURY with earlier European fullered blade pierced with a small hole at the forte, steel hilt of characteristic form, including pierced langets and quillons, knuckle-guard with lotus bud terminal, large disc-shaped pommel, and a pierced loop for suspension, decorated over its full surface with gold koftgari flowers and scrolling foliage (small losses) 88.5cm; 34 7/8in blade £400-600

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97 AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR) WITH SILVER-PLATED HILT, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY SIND with curved single-edged blade of finely watered steel with Kirk Narduban pattern, moulded steel hilt of characteristic form including a pair of shaped quillons, shallow-cup-shaped pommel and integral grip, and retaining much original silverplated finish 84cm; 33in blade £500-700


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98 AN UNUSUAL NORTH INDIAN SWORD, 19TH CENTURY with polished steel straight single-edged blade, steel hilt extending over the forte with a pair of shaped panels, recurved knuckle-guard with bud-shaped finial, swelling steel grip engraved with a panel of foliage around the top and rising to a beaked pommel, and retaining traces of silver plating, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard 71cm; 28in blade £100-150

99 AN INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), AN INDIAN DAGGER (CHILANUM), 17TH CENTURY, AND THREE FURTHER INDIAN DAGGERS, 17TH/18TH CENTURIES the first with European broad fullered blade, steel hilt, comprising a pair of langets pierced with foliage and birds’ heads, tapering side-bars pierced with foliage in the centre, with beadwork borders and retaining traces of silver plating, extending over the lower portion of the blade, and a pair of grip bars, in a leather-covered wooden scabbard; the second with recurved fullered blade, integral steel hilt with winged guard and pommel, the latter incorporating a moulded button, and moulded grip; another small Chilanum, probably 18th century; the fourth 17th/18th Century, with recurved blade and brass hilt incorporating pierced scrollwork knuckle-guard, and faceted grip rising to a dragonesque pommel, and the fifth with curved blade and steel hilt with bird’s head pommel the first: 46.2cm; 18 1/4in blade

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100 TWO GURKHA KUKRI KNIVES, THE FIRST 19TH CENTURY the first with broad blade engraved with a panel of scrollwork along the back-edge on each side, large carved horn hilt, engraved steel pommel cap, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard complete with an accompanying knife with antler grip (the second knife missing); the second 20th Century, of characteristic form, in its scabbard complete with its two accompanying knives the first: 50.5cm; 19 7/8in

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101 A CEYLONESE SWORD (KASTANE), 17TH/18TH CENTURY AND A MODERN INDIAN SWORD the first with curved steel blade inlaid with an engraved brass panel at the forte, brass inlaid steel hilt of characteristic form, and carved wooden grip rising to a dragon head pommel (losses); and the second with curved etched blade and brass triple bar hilt, in its scabbard the first: 51cm; 20in

(2) £100-150 102 AN UNUSUAL HANGER IN THE ENGLISH TASTE, 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY MALAYSIAN with slightly curved blade of pattern-welded steel, doubleedged over its upper half, brass hilt comprising shell-guard cast with a scalloped pattern, knuckle-guard and cap pommel, and hardwood grip, in its red-painted leather scabbard with brass locket and the chape now bound with copper wire 53cm; 20 7/8in blade £80-100

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103 AN INDIAN PAINTED HIDE SHIELD (DHAL), AHMEDABAD, 19TH CENTURY of shallow convex form, the outer surface painted with scrolling foliage on a red ground, gilt polychrome border (losses), a central foliate rondel, retaining a single boss, the inner surface painted red with gilt border, and retaining three rings for enarmes and its padded liner 62.1cm; 24 1/2in diameter £150-200 104 A SUDANESE SILVER-MOUNTED KASKARA, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY with broad double-edged blade cut with a central fuller, etched with a calligraphic panel and celestial motifs on each face, steel cross-piece, large silver filigree pommel, and embossed silver grip, in its tooled leather scabbard with silver chape and two large silver rings for suspension 90cm; 35 1/2in blade

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The blade is inscribed with the name and invocations to the Prophet Mohammed. For a sword with a related grip and pommel, dated 1904-5, and belonging to the Sultan Ali Dinar, see P. Missillier and H. Ricketts 1988, no. 257. £400-600 105 A SUDANESE KASKARA, LATE 19TH CENTURY with broad double-edged blade cut with a central fuller, etched with a calligraphic panel within a linear frame on each side, steel cross-piece, large silver filigree pommel, wooden grip incorporating a disc pommel (chipped), and retaining a portion of its leather binding 87.8cm; 34 1/2in blade The inscriptions appear to be Eastern Christian names. £250-350

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106 A TURKISH SILVER-MOUNTED MACE, 17TH/18TH CENTURY with steel head fitted with six-shaped flanges, wooden haft fitted with a broad moulded silver collar beneath the head, matching basal cap, and retaining a portion of its red silk covering 53.5cm; 21in £250-350 107 A LARGE INDIAN MACE (CHOB), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY formed entirely of steel, with large spirally-fluted bulbous weighted head, steel haft, and near spherical terminal 71cm; 28in £200-300 108 A LARGE INDIAN MACE (CHOB), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY formed entirely of steel, with large spirally-fluted bulbous unweighted head, steel haft, and near spherical terminal 71cm; 28in

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109 109 A FINE ENGLISH MORTUARY-HILTED BACK-SWORD, MID-17TH CENTURY with tapering blade double-edged towards the point, stamped on the respective faces ‘Me Fecit’ and ‘Solingen’ within a long narrow fuller along the back-edge, and ‘Ceilles Keviller’ divided by a flower and between two cross and orb marks on each side, chiselled steel symmetrical hilt comprising a pair of short langets, basket guard chiselled with scrolling foliage and a matching central rondel, vestigial quillon, knuckle-guard, inner and outer guard joined at the base by a pair of arms and to the knuckle-guard by a pair of scrolling bars, globular pommel, and later grip 92cm; 36 1/4in blade

110 110 AN ENGLISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY with broad blade incised ‘Andria’ and ‘Ferarar’ on the respective sides, blunt forte cut with a short fuller on each side, steel basket-guard of flattened rounded bars (two detached), including a pair of saltires carrying a shaped central panel, two outer loops, vestigial quillon, and bun-shaped pommel incised with pairs of lines, and wooden grip retaining its fishskin covering (wire binding missing) 87cm; 34 1/4in blade £1500-2000

Literature Anthony North, European Swords, London 1982, p. 33, illustrated. £1000-1200

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111 AN ENGLISH MORTUARY-HILTED BACK-SWORD, MID-17TH CENTURY with tapering blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a series of short fullers at the forte, chiselled steel symmetrical hilt, comprising a pair of short langets, basket guard chiselled with grotesque masks and scrolling foliage, vestigial quillon, knuckle-guard, inner and outer guard joined at the base by a pair of arms and to the knuckle-guard by a pair of scrolling bars, a pair of additional scrolling bars, and globular pommel (patinated, grip missing) 81.5cm; 32 1/8in blade £500-700

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112 A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BACKSWORD, SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY with tapering blade stamped ‘Andrea Ferara’ twice within a pair of long fullers on each side (the tip with a very small chip), steel basket-hilt of flattened bars, formed of alternating broad and narrow panels pierced with triangular and circular apertures, a pair of loops, vestigial quillon, and bun-shaped pommel, retaining an early doeskin liner, in its original steelmounted tooled leather scabbard 83cm; 32 5/8in blade £600-800


113 113 A RARE FALCHION, PROBABLY VENETIAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY with broad blade double-edged towards the tip and formed with a clipped-back point, inlaid with two latten marks at the forte (worn), steel hilt comprising two down-turned quillons with knop-shaped and stylised hound’s head terminals respectively, moulded langets, knuckle-guard with knopshaped finials, engraved brass pommel cap, and shaped horn grip with chequered back-edge studded with numerous brass nails, and inset with a pierced brass tracery panel on each side 72cm; 28 3/8in blade Literature Anthony North, Swords and hilt Weapons, London 1994, p. 77, illustrated. £700-900

114 114 A RARE ENGLISH PROTO-MORTUARY SWORD, CIRCA 1635 with broad blade cut with a short shallow fuller on each side (light pitting), steel hilt comprising scalloped outer-guard, scrolling quillon knuckle-guard interrupted by a scalloped moulding, scalloped inner-guard, brass pommel cast as an Eagle’s head and decorated with scrolls and a green man mask, pierced iron threaded button, and fluted horn grip reinforced with an iron panel on each side (the hilt pitted) 77cm; 30 1/4in blade Literature Anthony R. E. North, European Swords, London 1982, p. 32, illustrated. This sword was probably made in the sword factory at Hounslow, see A. R. E. North op cit. A closely related sword is illustrated in D. Blackmore 1990, p.29, no. 38. £500-700 47


115 115 AN EAST EUROPEAN SABRE, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY, with curved blade double-edged towards the tip, cut with a pair of long slender fullers on each side and stamped with the bladesmith’s mark, a star within a circle, on one side at the forte, steel hilt comprising straight cross-piece, a pair of plain near rectangular langets, iron cap pommel, and retaining its banded leather-covered rear-swept grip, probably the original 73.8cm; 29in blade £1000-1400

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117 117 A BRASS-HILTED BROADSWORD, PROBABLY ENGLISH LATE 17TH CENTURY with broad tapering blade stamped ‘Zandon’ and ‘Ferara’ within a slender fuller framed by a shorter fuller above and below on the respective faces, re-gilt brass hilt comprising double shell-guard cast with masks and moulded brim, short quillon, knuckle-guard interrupted by a mask on each side, large globular pommel, and the grip with a modern binding of plaited wire and ‘Turks’ heads’ 89cm; 35in blade £300-400

116 A NORTH EUROPEAN CAVALRY SWORD, CIRCA 1640-50 with tapering blade double-edged towards the point, incised ‘Jesus’ and ‘Maria’ on the respective faces and stamped with the bladesmith’s mark, a visored helm, on each side of the forte, steel hilt comprising, down-turned flattened globular quillon, knuckle-guard interrupted by a central moulding, inner and outer ring-guard each formed en suite with the knuckleguard, fitted with a finely pierced sprung-in plate and joined to the knuckle-guard by a scrolling bar, globular pommel chiselled with foliage and original wooden grip retaining a portion of its plaited wire binding and ‘Turks’ heads’ (patinated throughout) 89.5cm; 35 1/4in blade £500-700

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118 118 A RARE ENGLISH SILVER-MOUNTED PLUG BAYONET, LAST QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY with slightly curved blade double-edged towards the point (patinated), stamped with a King’s head mark on each side of the forte, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising a pair of straight moulded quillons with warrior head terminals, and cap pommel with terminal en suite with the quillons, and turned figured rootwood grip, in its tooled leather scabbard, probably the original, impressed ‘No Union’ on one side at the top, with silver locket and chape decorated with scrolls and stars, the locket incorporating a moulded belt hook with warrior head profile at the top 65cm; 25 5/8in

119 A RARE ENGLISH PLUG BAYONET WITH SHOTLEY BRIDGE BLADE, LAST QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY with tapering blade stamped ‘Shotley’ and ‘Bridg’ on the respective faces (worn), brass hilt comprising cross-piece with cherubic terminals, moulded globular pommel, and turned rootwood grip 48.8cm; 19 1/4in £500-700

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120 120 AN UNUSUAL HANGER, LATE 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ENGLISH with slender slightly curved single-edged blade inlaid with three Celestial masks on each side, chiselled iron hilt (shellguard missing), comprising down-curved quillon formed as a hound’s head, knuckle-guard, and brass pommel chiselled as a stylised Tiger’s head, and horn grip reinforced with iron panels 60.6cm; 23 7/8in blade A closely related sword is illustrated D. Blackmore 1990, p. 29, no. 38. £500-700 121 AN ENGLISH HUNTING HANGER, LATE 17TH CENTURY with curved fullered blade double-edged towards the tip, steel stirrup hilt, comprising globular quillon, knuckle-guard interrupted by a central moulding, ferrule chiselled with a portrait profile, and cap pommel chiselled with an expanded flower head, and natural stag horn grip 65cm; 25 5/8in blade £300-400

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123 AN ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED HUNTING SWORD, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY with curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising flat circular quillon pierced with a mask issuant with scrolls, , knuckleguard interrupted by a further foliate moulding, ferrule with cusped upper border, and cap pommel with lower border en suite with the ferrule, and the button formed as a finely chiselled negro head (one small chip) 51cm; 20 1/8in blade

124 AN ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED HUNTING SWORD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY, MAKER'S MARK WL A PELLET ABOVE AND BELOW with curved blade double-edged towards the point, struck with a King’s mask on each side and the letters ‘P T’ arranged vertically on the front, silver hilt comprising a pair of short globular quillons each stamped on both sides with the maker’s mark, moulded ferrule with cusped border, and cap pommel formed en suite and natural stag horn grip 40.6cm; 16in blade

Literature Howard L Blackmore, The Blackamoor Swords, in Royal Armouries Yearbook 1998, pp.73-5, illustrated.

A silver hilted hanger with the same maker’s marks is preserved in the Royal Armouries, Leeds (inv. no. RA IX.918). See A. R. Dufty & A. Borg 1974, pl. 55d.

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125 125 AN ENGLISH HANGER, LATE 17TH CENTURY with curved blade fullered double-edged toward the point, etched with scrolls and the inscriptions ‘Vinceri out Mori’ and ‘Pro aris et focis’ on the respective sides of the forte, steel hilt comprising shell-guard, short down-turned globular quillon, moulded knuckle-guard, cap pommel, and natural stag horn grip 70cm; 27 5/8in blade £400-600

126 126 A SILVER-HILTED HUNTING SWORD, SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY with curved slender blade stamped with three celestial masks on the reverse and a single mask on the front, moulded silver hilt comprising short recurved quillons with faceted budshaped finials, outer ring-guard interrupted by a central moulding en suite with the quillons, cap pommel with shaped base, and faceted horn grip 60.3cm; 23 3/4in blade £600-800

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127 127 AN ENGLISH HANGER, CIRCA 1700 with curved blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a running wolf mark on each side, brass hilt cast in low relief, including asymmetrical double shell-guard decorated with a pair of crowned cherubs, moulded brim interrupted by a grotesque, quillon formed as a ram’s head, knuckle-guard, and moulded cap pommel decorated with masks, and natural stag horn grip 61.5cm; 24 1/4in blade

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129 A SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, CIRCA 1770, PROBABLY ENGLISH with curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising recurved quillons, pierced quillon-block, and spirally-moulded tapering grip of green-stained horn bound with silver ribband 60cm; 23 5/8in blade £400-600

£400-600 128 AN UNUSUAL HANGER, MID-18TH CENTURY with curved blade of kilig form, broadening to a double-edged point, cut with a series of long slender fullers on each side and stamped with a mark, a star of David, at the forte on the reverse, brass half-basket hilt comprising scalloped guard, short quillon, knuckle-guard, bifurcated frontal guard, and faceted globular pommel, and the grip bound with plaited copper and brass wire 59cm; 23 1/4in blade £300-500 53


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130 AN ENGLISH HUNTING SWORD, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY with tapering blade double-edged toward the point and cut with a slender fuller along the back-edge, gilt-brass hilt cast in low relief, including shell-guard cast with a green man mask, knuckle-guard interrupted by a rococo moulding, and backstrap rising to a pommel, en suite with the shell, and fluted horn grip 55.5cm; 21 7/8in blade

132 A SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY with fullered blade double-edged towards the point, silver hilt cast and chased with rococo ornament, comprising vertically recurved quillons (marks indistinct), cap pommel decorated with a shell and the grip veneered with contrasting panels of horn (one panel missing), in its steel-mounted leather scabbard (now in three pieces) 55cm; 21 3/4in blade

£300-400

£400-600

131 A GERMAN HUNTING SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY with tapering blade double-edged towards the point, etched with a panel of scrolling foliage at the forte (light wear), giltbrass hilt cast in low relief, including shell-guard decorated with a hunting scene, knuckle-guard interrupted by a figurative moulding, and pommel decorated with a further scene from the chase, and tapering fishskin-covered grip 55.5cm; 21 7/8in blade

133 A SILVER-HILTED HUNTING SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GERMAN with curved blade double-edged towards the point, etched and gilt with an angel above the inscription ‘un me suffit’, a panel of scrollwork and trophies on each side at the forte (light wear), silver hilt comprising a pair of short moulded quillons, a marked shaped panel to cover the scabbard, cap pommel chased with a grotesque mask, and horn grip carved with linear mouldings (one small crack), in its original silver-mounted leather scabbard (one mount replaced) 45cm; 17 3/4in blade

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135 A FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, CIRCA 1770 with tapering double-edged blade, silver hilt cast with rococo flowers and ornament in low relief, comprising a pair of short quillons, cap pommel, and tapering grip bound with plaited silver wire and ribband, in its original fishskin-covered wooden scabbard (losses), with silver locket chased with rococo trophiesof-arms, and associated steel middle band (chape missing) 56.5cm; 22 1/4in blade £400-600

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136 A TRANSITIONAL SWORD, CIRCA 1680 with tapering blade cut with the spurious date ‘1535’ (shortened, pitted), brass hilt comprising pierced double shellguard with moulded brim, a pair of fluted tapering quillons (one bent, knuckle-guard missing, the hilt with losses), and fluted ovoid pommel, and wooden grip retaining a portion of its brass wire 76cm; 30in blade

138 AN UNUSUAL SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1700 with stout blade of near oval section, steel hilt comprising asymmetrical double shell-guard chiselled in the centre with foliage and with moulded brim, moulded quillon, knuckleguard, a pair of robust arms, ovoid pommel chiselled en suite with the guard, and the grip bound with plaited wire and ‘Turks’ heads’ 82cm; 32 1/4in blade

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£200-300

137 A NORTH EUROPEAN TRANSITIONAL SWORD, CIRCA 1680 with three-stage blade inlaid with a panel of brass scrollwork at the forte on each side, brass hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising double shell-guard decorated with differing classical scenes on each side, a pair of plain arms, recurved quillons with globular terminals decorated with foliage, quillon block decorated with figures, and ovoid pommel decorated en suite with the guard, and wooden grip retaining a portion of its twisted wire binding and ‘Turks’ heads’ 74cm; 29 1/8in blade £300-400 56


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141 A CONTINENTAL SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1760, FRENCH OR GERMAN with two-stage blade etched and gilt with foliage over the lower portion, silver hilt cast and chased with rococo scrolls and shell patterns in low relief, comprising boatshell guard, recurved quillons, a pair of arms, knuckle-guard and ovoid pommel, and solid grip decorated en suite, in a leather-covered wooden scabbard with silver locket (chape missing) 79.8cm; 31 3/8in blade

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£600-800

140 A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, LONDON SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1708 with slender blade stamped ‘en Toledo’ between a series of decorative marks within a short fuller on each side, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, including double shell-guard with moulded brim applied with a series of grotesque masks, globular quillon, knuckle-guard stamped with the maker’s mark ‘R-’, and globular pommel decorated with profile busts, and original grip bound with plaited wire and ‘Turks’ heads’ 66.7cm; 26 1/4in blade £300-400 57


142 142 A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, PARIS GUARANTEE MARK FOR CIRCA 1798-1809 with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls and foliage at the forte, silver hilt finely cast and chased in low relief with a faceted pattern in imitation of brilliants, comprising oval shell-guard engraved with flower heads on the outer and chased with bouquets on the inner face, flattened quillon, a pair of pas d’âne, knuckle-guard, tall ovoid pommel and solid grip all decorated with bouquets and beadwork en suite with the shell, in its original leather scabbard with engraved silver locket (scabbard worn, chape replaced) 83cm; 32 3/4in blade

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143 A SMALL-SWORD, PROBABLY FRENCH, MID-18TH CENTURY with two-stage blade etched and gilt over the greater part of its surface with classical figures, a crown, sunbursts, scrolls and foliage and retaining some blued finish, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising compressed globular quillon, knuckle-guard, outer ring-guard and globular pommel all decorated with scrolls, scallop patterns and scales, solid grip en suite with the hilt, and retaining traces of gilding throughout, in an associated leather-covered wooden scabbard with matching mounts 75.5cm; 29 3/4in blade £600-800

£500-700 144 A SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1720 with two-stage blade etched and gilt with the titled apostles on each face and with the inscription ‘Ne me renette point sans honneur’ and ‘ne me tire pas sans raisons’ on the respective sides of the forte, steel hilt comprising downcurved flattened globular quillon, inner and outer ring-guards, knuckle-guard and ovoid pommel each decorated with sprays of gold foliage and scrolls, and the grip with later wire binding 76cm; 30in blade £500-600 58


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145 A SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1760 with colichemarde blade retaining traces of etched scrollwork at the forte, steel hilt pierced and chased with scrollwork, including double shell-guard, quillon-block, globular quillon, knuckle-guard and pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire and ‘Turks’ heads’ 76.2cm; 30in blade

147 A SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1790 with hollow-triangular etched slender blade, steel hilt including oval guard, spirally-moulded knuckle-guard, pommel and grip, decorated throughout with faceted studs in imitation of brilliants, in its parchment-covered wooden scabbard with steel mounts and complete with a pierced engraved belt clip 80cm; 31 1/2in blade

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146 A SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1760 with hollow-triangular blade etched with a panel of scrollwork over the lower portion, steel hilt chiselled with foliage around the borders, retaining some blued finish (now oxidised to black), including double shell-guard with moulded brim, knuckle-guard, faceted globular quillon, and moulded threestage pommel decorated en suite with the shell, and the grip with a later plaited binding with ‘Turks’ heads’ 74cm; 29 1/8in blade £200-300

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149 A BRASS-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1740 with tapering blade cut with a running wolf mark within a short fuller on one side, brass hilt cast in low relief, comprising asymmetrical double shell-guard decorated with adorsed figures amidst scrolling tendrils and cornucopia, globular quillon, quillon-block decorated with a standing figure, perhaps Ceres, rectangular knuckle-guard and ovoid pommel en suite with the shell (grip missing, hilt loose) 83.5cm; 32 7/8in blade £200-300 150 AN UNSUAL SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1750 with two-stage blade decorated with scrolling flowers and foliage over the forte (worn), brass hilt lightly engraved with birds-of-prey within scrollwork frames on the double shell-guard, quillon-block and pommel, the former pierced on each side, a pair of scrolling arms with bifurcated terminals passing through the shell, and the grip bound with plaited wire and ‘Turks’ heads’ 70.5cm; 27 3/4in blade £200-300

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153 A CONTINENTAL SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1760, PROBABLY GERMAN with blade of flattened-hexagonal section, stamped ‘no me sagues sin rason’ and ‘no me enraines sin honor’ between a series of decorative marks on each face, gilt-brass hilt cast and chased in low relief with rococo scrolls and shell patterns, including double shell-guard, quillon, knuckle-guard and spirally-moulded pommel, and solid grip decorated en suite 72.7cm; 28 5/8in blade £300-400

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154 A CONTINENTAL SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1750 with tapering blade of flattened-hexagonal section, etched and gilt with the figure of Justice within a decorative frame beneath a garland of fruit on each side, brass hilt cast with scrolls and foliage in low relief, including double shell-guard with stylised celestial masks in each corner, a pair of recurved quillons, a pair of arms, and flattened globular pommel decorated with a grotesque on each side, and the grip bound with plaited copper wire 76.8cm; 30 1/4in blade £300-400 155 A LEFT-HAND DAGGER, PROBABLY SAXON CIRCA 1610 with tapering double-edged blade of flattened-diamond section, rectangular ricasso hollowed for the thumb, blued steel hilt (perhaps refinished), comprising a pair of forwardcanted down-turned quillons with fluted terminals, small ring-guard fitted with a finely pierced sprung-in plate, faceted mushroom-shaped pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire and ‘Turks’ heads’ £800-1000

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156 A SCOTTISH DIRK, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY with tapering blade from an earlier Scottish backsword, cut with a slender fuller along the back-edge and double-edged at the point, carved rootwood grip decorated with traditional basket weave designs (worm damage, ferrule missing), and brass cap pommel 38cm; 15in £700-900

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157 A NORTH EUROPEAN HALBERD, 18TH CENTURY with tapering central spike, curved axe-blade, flat rear spike, tapering socket, and a pair of long straps, on a wooden haft (the head pitted) 66cm; 26in head £100-150 158 A RONDEL DAGGER IN 15TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY with robust tapering two-stage blade double-edged over the upper three quarters of its length, brass hilt comprising a pair of curved quillons with acorn-shaped terminals, acorn-shaped outer guard, engraved brass pommel with chiselled steel cap formed as an expanded flower head, and the sharkskincovered grip reinforced with steel strips 30.5cm; 12in £200-300 159 A SARDINIAN DAGGER, 18TH CENTURY AND A STILETTO, 18TH CENTURY the first with broad blade cut with a central fuller and chiselled with foliage, an exotic bird and a ram, and swelling grip formed of contrasting pieces of horn (losses); and the second with blade of diamond-section (pitted) and moulded brass hilt of characteristic form the first: 29.8cm; 11 3/4in

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160 A NAVAL OFFICER’S DIRK, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY with tapering blade cut with a slender fuller along the backedge and double-edged towards the point, brass hilt comprising recurved quillons, cushion-shaped pommel, and two ferrules, engraved throughout with flower heads, and fluted ivory grip (small cracks) 52.5cm; 20 3/4in £300-500 161 A NAVAL DIRK, LATE 18TH CENTURY, BY TRADITION CARRIED BY MIDSHIPMAN BLAQUIÈRE AT CAMPERDOWN with tapering fullered blade retaining traces of blued and gilt decoration, brass hilt, comprising a pair of straight quillons and cap pommel each retaining traces of gilding, and ivory grip (small cracks) inscribed ‘Hon. P.B. Blaquiere, Midshipman, this was carried at Camperdown’ 43cm; 17in £50-60

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163 A SWEDISH OFFICER’S SWORD, CIRCA 1818-44 with curved fullered blade, etched and gilt on each side with a star, crossed flags, cannon and fasces, and one side incorporating a coat-of-arms, gilt brass hilt cast with neoclassical motifs including anthemion, masks, and foliage, comprising a pair of langets, quillon and knuckle-guard each issuant from a wolf mask, cap pommel incorporating fasces and a lion mask, and a pair of mother-ofpearl grip-scales, the outer grip engraved with the crowned cypher of Karl Johann XIV, in its original leather-covered wooden scabbard with large gilt-brass mounts cast with neoclassical designs 81.5cm; 32in blade £1000-1400

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164 A RARE BRITISH CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD, CIRCA 1755-60 with broad tapering flat blade cut with a series of very slender fullers on each side, robust steel hilt forged in one piece, comprising shallow bowl-guard rising to a broad triangular knuckle-guard, an additional bar front and back, and bun-shaped pommel, and the leather-covered spirally-carved grip bound with twisted wire and the grip with an early leather binding 95.5cm; 37 5/8in blade A sword of this type is preserved in the National Army Museum, London. See L. Southwick 1982, p. 135, no. 135 and A. D. Darling 1969, p. 88, another was sold in these rooms, 9th December 2009, lot 198 (£1,080 including premium). £600-800

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165 A RARE BASKET-HILTED BACKSWORD FOR AN OFFICER OF THE 116TH (PERTHSHIRE HIGHLANDERS) REGIMENT, BREADALBANE FENCIBLES, CIRCA 1794 with broad blade double-edged towards the tip, regulation basket-guard of flattened bars and formed in two halves, including panels of scrolling thistle flowers and foliage, the centre incorporating the regimental device, number and motto, bun-shaped pommel and original wire-bound fishskincovered grip 86.4cm; 34in blade A number of short-lived highland regiments were raised in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, including the 116th (Perthshire Highlanders) raised in 1794 and disbanded shortly after. See B. Robson 1996, pp. 173-4. £1400-1800 166 A GERMAN DUELLING SWORD, DATED 1855 with blade of flattened-diamond section, etched and gilt with scrolls and trophies at the forte on each side, large steel basket guard, inscribed ‘L. Hilger s/m W.Leaf 1855’ on the underside, retaining much of its gilt and blue fabric covering and red liner, fishskin-covered grip, in its scabbard (scabbard with losses) 86.3cm; 34in blade £150-200

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167 A 1796 PATTERN HEAVY CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD with plain regulation blade by Osborn & Gunby, stamped with Ordnance mark at the forte on one side, regulation steel hilt with langets, in its steel scabbard stamped ‘Osborn & Gunby, Birmm’ and ‘E33’ 85.8cm; 33 3/4in blade £800-1200 168 A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD BY R. JOHNSTON, LATE FOSTER, SWORD CUTLER, NO.68 ST JAMES ST, LONDON with polished steel blade etched with a dragon and a Turk profile at the forte regulation steel stirrup hilt, wire-bound leather-covered grip (minor worm damage), in its leather scabbard with steel mounts including signed locket 83.2cm; 32 3/4in blade

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169 AN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD BY MOORE, OLD BOND STREET, LONDON, CIRCA 1816-30 based on the 1796 pattern, with slender blade of flatteneddiamond section, etched and gilt with ‘GR’ crowned, a trophy and scrolling foliage on a blued panel over much of its length, gilt-brass hilt with folding shell-guard, bud-shaped quillon chiselled with foliage, the pommel en suite with the quillon on the outer face, the inner face of faceted ivory, spherical ivory button, and the grip bound with silver wire between gilt washers, in its leather scabbard with brass mounts including signed locket 73cm; 28 3/4in blade William Moore is recorded working on Old Bond Street circa 1816-39. The notably unusual use of ivory may have been intended to avoid the gilt-brass staining the officer’s clothes, as well as enriching the hilt. £600-800

Richard Johnston (1766-1838) was sword cutler and belt maker to George III, a supplier of army accoutrements and a gunmaker. He is recorded at this address from 1798. See L. Southwick 2001, p.153. £600-800

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170 A GEORGIAN OFFICER’S SWORD, LATE 18TH CENTURY with curved blade double-edged towards the point, etched and gilt with trophies, foliage and GR crowned on a blued panel at the forte and stamped ‘Warranted’ on the back-edge, gilt-brass hilt including quillon, knuckle-guard, ring-guard filled with an additional bar interrupted by a flaming grenade, outer guard formed of a pair of bars, one en suite with the ring-guard (cracked), cushion-shaped pommel, and fluted ivory grip (age cracks), in its original leather scabbard with gilt-brass mounts 76.5cm; 30 1/8in blade

171 AN OFFICER'S SWORD BY BENNETT, SWORD CUTLER TO THE PRINCE OF WALES, 67 ROYAL EXCHANGE, CIRCA 1785-90 with curved fullered blade etched with scrolls, a crown and foliage on one side and an officer above a stylised Garter star on the other, gilt brass stirrup hilt including faceted outer guard filled with a pierced heart, cushion pommel, and fluted ivory grip, in its original leather scabbard with gilt-brass mounts including signed locket 64.5cm; 25 3/8in blade

For a sword with a related hilt, for an Officer of the 71st regiment of Foot, see B. Robson 1996, p.176.

For a sword with a related hilt see S. Comfort 2008, pp.139-140. £600-800

£1500-2000 172 AN ENGLISH OFFICER’S SWORD, CIRCA 1780 with curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point, steel hilt comprising small globular quillon, outer guard pierced with a large anthemion, knuckle-guard, and tall fluted pommel, and spirally-carved ivory grip bound with copper ribband 71cm; 28in blade £500-700

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173 173 AN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD, LATE 18TH CENTURY with double-edged blade cut with a running wolf mark, stamped ‘Ferarar’ and retaining traces of a double eye lash mark on each side, steel hilt including scrolling solid quillon, pierced recurved knuckle-guard hammered with a faceted pattern and filled with beads, a pair of scrolling outer bars fitted in the centre with a star within a foliate rondel, and wirebound fishskin-covered grip 82cm; 32 1/4in blade £500-700

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175 AN OFFICER’S SWORD BY CULLUM, KING’S CUTLER, CHARING CROSS, CIRCA 1780 with polished steel blade double-edged towards the tip, etched with a panel of scrollwork, trophies and ‘GR’ crowned on each side at the forte, burnished steel stirrup hilt, including a pair of fluted langets, quillon and faceted back-strap rising to a cap pommel, and dark horn grip retaining its twisted wire binding, in its original tooled leather scabbard with engraved steel mounts including signed locket 82.5cm; 32 1/2in blade £800-1200

174 A BRITISH INFANTRY HANGER, MID-18TH CENTURY with curved blade cut with a slender fuller along the backedge, brass hilt of regulation type, stamped ‘2/1 M. Huntingdon‘, and spirally-moulded brass grip 61.5cm; 24 1/4in blade For a discussion of this type of hanger see A. D. Darling 1970 pp.124-136. Another, marked ‘Gloster M-S-B’ was sold in these rooms, 9th December 2009, lot 111. £200-300

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176 AN AMERICAN SABRE OF HESSIAN TYPE, CIRCA 1775-180 0 with strongly curved blade double-edged towards the point, cut with one slender and one broad long fuller over the great part of its length along the back-edge, stamped ‘4 VÀ, REGT‘ on the back-edge at the forte, sheet steel hilt with slightly down-curved vestigial quillon, pierced with seven narrow slots, plain back-strap, and spirally-carved wooden grip, almost certainly the original 101cm; 39 3/4in blade £1000-1500

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177 A FINE EAST EUROPEAN MACE FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, CIRCA 1600, PROBABLY POLISH with bulbous head formed of seventeen wedge-shaped flanges, fitted with robust screw-in central spike, tubular haft with faceted upper section, circular median and spirally fluted base, the latter pierced and fitted with a loop for a thong, and the upper portion with roped collars top and bottom 65cm; 25 5/8in overall ÂŁ6000-8000

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178 A RARE SCRAMASAX, 8TH/9TH CENTURY, NORTH EUROPEAN OR SCANDINAVIAN in excavated condition, of characteristic form, with flat singleedged blade (the forward portion cracked through), incised with a linear pattern along the back-edge, and tapering ricasso 47cm; 18 1/2in blade £500-800

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179 FOUR EAST EUROPEAN AXE HEADS, 13TH/FIRST HALF OF THE 14TH CENTURY in excavated condition, each with wedge-shaped blade, the first of bearded form, and all with shaped sockets the first: 17.5cm; 6 7/8in

(4) See D. Nicolle 1988, p. 522. £200-300

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180 A GERMAN EXECUTIONER’S SWORD, LATE 17TH CENTURY with broad blade formed with a spatulate point, stamped with the bladesmith’s mark, a Turk’s head between two celestial masks, on one side, gilt-brass hilt comprising a pair of straight faceted tapering quillons, large pear-shaped pommel, the grip bound with plaited copper wire and moulded gilt-brass collars, and retaining much gilding throughout 81.5cm; 32 1/8in blade £3500-4500

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181 A NORTH EUROPEAN TWO-HAND SWORD, LATE 16TH CENTURY, PROBABLY DUTCH with broad double-edged blade stamped with a decorative mark, cut with three short fullers of differing length and framed with wrigglework lines on each side, the forte with flattened edges for additional grip and incorporating a pair of basal lugs, waisted ricasso stamped with a bladesmith’s mark on each side, steel hilt comprising a pair of slightly downcurved flattened quillons with spatulate terminals formed with a pair of tightly scrolling finials behind and with fluted mouldings, a further pair of scrolling lugs beneath, inner and outer ring-guards each interrupted by a pair of fluted globular mouldings and filled with a further inner ring (one repaired), gadrooned bun-shaped pommel, and later leather-covered wooden grip 120cm; 47 1/4in blade Provenance Sotheby Parke Bernet, Zurich, 25th November 1980, lot 28 For a sword with a cross-guard of similar design formerly in the Visser collection see J. D. Puype 1996, pp. 126-129, Cat. No. 542. ‡ £3000-5000

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182 A RAPIER, PROBABLY GERMAN LATE 16TH CENTURY with slender blade of flattened-hexagonal section (the tip shortened), stamped with a bladesmith’s inscription including ‘in Toledo’ within a short fuller on each side (indistinct, areas of pitting), steel hilt of rounded bars comprising a pair of straight quillons with bud-shaped finials finely cut with a nodular pattern, knuckle-guard with recurved finial en suite with the quillon terminals, a pair of ring-guards, multi-bar outer guard with three bars joining the knuckle-guard, trifurcated innerguard incorporating a thumb-loop, and ovoid pommel cut with a matching nodular pattern, and spirally moulded grip bound with plaited brass wire and ‘Turks’ heads’ 101cm; 39 3/4in blade £4000-6000

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183 A NORTH EUROPEAN PAPPENHEIMER RAPIER, CIRCA 1630 with slender tapering blade of flattened-hexagonal section, stamped with a pious inscription within a short fuller framed by decorative marks on each face, ricasso stamped with the bladesmith’s mark on each side, symmetrical steel hilt of rounded bars (pitted), including a pair of straight quillons, lower ring-guard fitted with a pierced sprung-in plate and joined to the upper ring-guard by a pair of short arms and a rectangular panel, knuckle-guard joined to the ring guards by a pair of arms, and ovoid pommel, decorated throughout with simple chiselled designs, and later grip bound with plaited wire and ‘Turks’ heads’ 114.5cm; 45in blade ‡ £2500-3500

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The Property of a European Collector 184 A FINE FRENCH GOLD-HILTED SWORD WITH RED JASPER GRIP PRESENTED TO BARON MORGAN DE BELLOY, MAYOR OF AMIENS, BY THE TOWN IN RECOGNITION OF HIS SERVICE DURING THE HUNDRED DAYS IN 1815, PARIS GOLD MARKS FOR 1809-15, MAKER’S MARKS ‘AF’ FOR ANTOINE MODESTE FOURNERA with tapering blade of hollow-triangular section, etched and gilt on a blued panel on the lower third, decorated with a cornucopia, a crossed sword and frond, and fasces on one side and further designs of foliage including a laurel wreath on the other, signed 'Coulaux Frères' and 'Manuf. Royale de Klingenthal' on a gilt panel at the forte, gold hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising double shell-guard formed with scrolling terminals beneath the quillons, decorated on the reverse with a sun rising over a rocky seascape and on the front with delicate scrolls of foliage surmounted by the fully supported town arms and motto on a matted ground, a turned down brim front and back decorated with the presentation inscription and a panel of conventional foliage centring on a flower respectively, a pair of scrolling quillons with bifurcated terminals each chased with a classical profile on the front and an expanded flower head on the reverse, quillon-block chased with a band of foliage, knuckle-guard decorated en suite and interrupted by a further classical profile, and the pommel formed as a plumed helmet with barred visor, red jasper grip (small chips and one small crack), retained on each side by a gold panel, the front applied with a delicate gold scrollwork panel incorporating a central rondel filled with the letter 'M' and with an anthemion moulding top and bottom, the reverse with a gold oval and a Caduceus as an attribute of Peace personified, in a later leather scabbard with gold locket, middle bands and chape 83.8cm; 33in blade

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The presentation inscription reads: ‘A Mr. A. J. B. M. J. R./MORGAN. MAIRE. LA VILLE D’AMIENS. RECONNOISSANTE’ Adrien Marie Jean-Baptiste Morgan de Belloy (1766-1834) was Mayor of Amiens from 1808 to 1815 and subsequently a Member of Parliament from 1815 to 1824. He was created Baron by Napoléon I in 1811. Four years later, during the one hundred days of Napoléon's exile on Elba, there was considerable unrest throughout much of France and the mayor managed to maintain a proper harmony between the citizens of Amiens and the troops residing there. For this success, the City Council honoured him with the present of an "épée d'honneur", which was decided on 11th July 1815. His title of nobility was confirmed by Louis XVIII in 1816. See A. De Galonne 1906, p. 95. £30000-40000


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185 185 A SMALL-SWORD WITH CHISELLED AND GILT HILT, CIRCA 1760, PROBABLY FRENCH with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls and trophies on a blued panel over the lower portion, inscribed ‘Me Fecit Solingen’ on a gilt panel at the forte, steel hilt chiselled with rococo ornament in low relief on a gilt matted ground, comprising double shell-guard decorated with trophies-of-arms within foliate ovals surrounded by garlands and scrolls, globular quillon decorated with scrolls, a pair of matching pas d’âne, quillon-block, knuckle-guard and pommel all decorated with trophies en suite with the shell, and later grip bound with plaited silver wire and ‘Turks’ heads’ 83.5cm; 32 7/8in blade £2000-3000

186 186 A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH FINELY CHISELLED AND GILT HILT, CIRCA 1740 with two-stage blade of flattened-hexagonal section, etched and gilt over the greater part of its surface with allegorical figures, scrolls, strapwork panels, brief inscriptions, a crown and a fleur-de-lys on each side, etched with a panel of scrollwork on a gilt ground at the forte, steel hilt comprising double shell-guard chiselled with rococo scrolls, shell ornament and flowers on a gilt ground on the outside, and elaborate classical scenes including Jupiter and Helios surrounded by putti and scrolls inside, a pair of slightly downturned quillons with chiselled monster head finials, quillon-block decorated on the front with a pair of bound prisoners and trophies-of-arms, knuckle-guard decorated with further scrolls, reinforced with an additional slender scrolling bar at the base, and ovoid pommel chiselled with further classical figures en suite with the shell, all on a finely matted gilt ground, and later grip, in its scabbard with later leather covering and finely chiselled and gilt locket, chape and middle band en suite with the hilt 77cm; 30 3/8in blade £2000-2500

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187 187 A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH FINELY CHISELLED GILT-BRASS HILT, CIRCA 1790 with German tapering blade of hollow-triangular section, etched and gilt over the greater part of its surface with allegorical figures, scrolls, trophies-of-arms and the inscription ‘Liberty’ all on a blued panel, the forte inscribed ‘de la manufacture de la marquee à l’extra fin à Solingen’ on a gilt panel, gilt-brass hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising double shell-guard decorated with central ovals filled with differing trophies-of-arms, and beadwork borders interrupted by foliage and garlands, globular quillon, knuckle-guard decorated with further designs of beadwork and foliage, ovoid pommel, and solid grip each decorated with oval panels filled with trophies incorporating Phrygian caps 83.8cm; 33in blade

188 188 A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH FINELY CHISELLED AND GILT HILT, CIRCA 1760 with contemporary hollow-triangular blade etched with scrolls and an allegorical figure on a re-gilt panel over the forte, steel hilt chiselled with rococo ornament in low relief on a finely gilt matted ground, comprising double shell-guard decorated with garlands, bouquets, scrolls and sunbursts on each side, globular quillon decorated with an expanded flower head, a pair of pas d’âne, quillon-block, knuckle-guard and pommel all en suite with the shell, and later grip bound with brass wire and ribband 80.5cm; 31 3/4in blade £1500-2000

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190 A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH GILT-BRASS HILT, CIRCA 1740 with slender blade of hollow-triangular section, etched over almost its entire surface with scrolling foliage on a gilt ground and signed ‘au Duc De Bourgogne Ravoisier Fourbisseur Du Roy Sur Le Pont St Michel a Paris’ on a gilt panel on each side at the forte, gilt-brass hilt cast with rococo ornament in low relief, comprising double shell-guard with moulded brim decorated on each side with trophies-of-arms carrying the Royal arms beneath a garland, quillon-block decorated with the crowned mirrored Royal monogram ‘L’, globular quillon decorated with foliage, knuckle-guard en suite with the quillon, and ovoid pommel decorated with cornucopia issuant from lion masks on each side, and later grip (the hilt and forte probably re gilded) 72.7cm; 28 5/8in blade

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191 A RARE FRENCH RESTORATION EPÉE DE LUXE, CIRCA 1815-24 with tapering blade of flattened-hexagonal section, etched and gilt with foliage and trophies on a blued panel at the forte (worn), gilt brass hilt cast in low relief, comprising double shell-guard fitted with an outer plate decorated with neoclassical foliage, the inside with the crowned Royal arms enclosed by the Order of St Michel supported by a pair of classical figures on each side and with rondels filled with plumed close helmets in profile in the corners, fluted quillon with monster head terminal, quillon-block decorated with the Royal letter ‘L’ enclosed within a wreath of laurel, pas d’âne, formed as marine monsters, fluted knuckle-guard interrupted by a central moulding decorated with a cupid carrying a cornucopia, urn-shaped pommel encircled by a panel of fleur-de-lys, pineapple button, and solid grip cast with an elaborate neoclassical trophy-of-arms on the front and back and foliage on the sides, in a later scabbard with brass locket and chape, the latter decorated with the crowned Royal letter ‘L’ between a pair of crossed laurel fronds 83.5cm; 32 7/8in blade See J. Lhoste 1997, p. 168, no. 280 £3000-5000

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193 193 A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH CHISELLED AND GILT HILT, CIRCA 1760 with contemporary hollow-triangular blade, steel hilt chiselled with rococo ornament in low relief on a finely gilt matted ground, including double shell-guard decorated with scrolls, shell ornament, trophies-of-arms and trophies-of-music, globular quillon decorated shell ornament, quillon-block, knuckle-guard and pommel all en suite with the shell, and later grip, in its parchment-covered scabbard with locket and chape en suite with the hilt 84cm; 33 1/8in blade £700-900


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194 194 AN ENGLISH SMALL-SWORD WITH GOLD INLAID STEEL HILT BY PROSSER’S MANUFACTORY, HYDE STREET, BLOOMSBURY, CIRCA 1790 with French hollow-triangular blade etched with scrolls and an allegorical figure on a re-gilt panel at the forte, steel hilt including oval shell-guard inlaid with a border of conventional flowers and foliage within a beadwork frame on the inside, quillon, quillon-block, knuckle-guard and pommel all decorated en suite with the shell, and the grip retaining its original binding of plaited brass wire, ribband inlaid with gold pellets, and beadwork (loose), in a later vellum-covered scabbard with original signed locket decorated en suite with the hilt 82.5cm; 32 1/2in blade Thomas Prosser is recorded as a sword cutler and fine steel worker established at 21 Hyde Street, Bloomsbury circa 177494. See L. Southwick 2001, p. 201. £3000-5000

195 A FINE ENGLISH SMALL-SWORD WITH SILVER-GILT HILT, LONDON SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1793, MAKER’S MARK OF CORNELIUS BLAND with French blade of hollow-triangular section, etched and gilt with trophies, foliage and figures on a blued ground over almost its entire length, inscribed by the bladesmith ‘Aubry Md Fourbisseur Pont St Michel au Roy de France’, silver-gilt hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising oval shell-guard decorated with a punched and engraved flower head in the centre and a border of laurel foliage chased in low relief against a punched ground on the inner face, short quillon with flattened globular terminal engraved with an expanded flower head, knuckle-guard chased en suite with the guard, a pair of slender pas d’âne, flattened ovoid pommel and solid grip each chased en suite, in its original vellum-covered wooden scabbard with silver mounts engraved with flower heads matching the hilt, two rings for suspension, and the locket engraved ‘Donné par la Martinique’ 82.4cm; 32 1/2in blade A sword with a hilt of almost identical design by the same maker is illustrated in L. Southwick 1982, no. 217. Cornelius Bland (1748-94) is known to have made a number of fine presentation swords including one with a gold and enamelled hilt presented by the people of the island of Tobago to Major General Cornelius Cuyler in honour of his capturing the island from the French. See L. Southwick 2001, pp.50-51. £3000-4000 83


196 196 A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1740 with hollow-triangular blade etched with scrolls, foliage and trophies on a re-gilt panel at the forte, gilt-brass hilt cast and chased in low relief, including double shell-guard decorated with differing Turk profile rondels on a ground of scrolls and foliage, globular quillon, knuckle-guard decorated with scrolling foliage, quillon-block and ovoid pommel decorated with further profile rondels, and later grip 79cm; 31 1/8in blade £600-800 197 A NORTH EUROPEAN SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1740 with contemporary hollow-triangular blade of polished steel, gilt-brass hilt cast with rococo scrolls, flowers and foliage in low relief on a matted ground, including double-shell-guard, globular quillon, knuckle-guard and ovoid pommel, and the grip with a later binding of plaited wire and ‘Turks’ heads’ 82.5cm; 32 1/2in blade £800-1000

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VARIOUS OWNERS 199 A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH CHISELLED STEEL HILT, CIRCA 1745 with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with trophies, foliage and a panel of strapwork at the forte (one chip), parcel gilt steel hilt including double shell-guard chiselled with two scenes involving a hound and a goose in a woodland on the outer face and a dragon and serpent and a pair of birds-of-prey within a framework of scrolls on the inner face, globular quillon chiselled with foliage, quillon-block decorated with a hound and an exotic bird, knuckle-guard and globular pommel each chiselled en suite with the guard, and the grip with an early binding of plaited silver wire and ‘Turks’ heads’ 79cm; 31 1/8in blade

200 200 A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1760, PROBABLY AMERICAN with polished colichemarde blade, moulded silver hilt cast and chased in low relief comprising double shell-guard with moulded brim, pierced on each side of the quillon block, a pair of arms, flattened globular forward-canted quillon, knuckleguard, and globular pommel, and later grip with ‘Turks’ heads’ 81.5cm (32 1/8”) blade The form of this hilt has a number of features that appear with some consistency on other examples attributed to American manufacture. Though none of these hilts are marked they are generally accepted as being of American make. See A.V.B Norman 1980, p.211. £800-1000

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201 FOUR SMALL-SWORDS, A HUNTING SWORD, AND A PRACTICE SWORD, 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES the first with hollow-triangular blade (shortened), silver hilt comprising engraved knuckle-guard, quillon and pommel and oval steel guard; the second with hollow-triangular blade, steel hilt including moulded shell-guard, and pierced ovoid pommel (patinated); the third with shortened blade, oval dish-guard and faceted ovoid pommel (patinated); the fourth with shortened blade, brass hilt cast in low relief including double shell-guard decorated with trophies; the hunting sword with fullered blade, silver hilt cast and chased with hunting trophies in low relief (quillon and shell-guard missing), and the last with characteristic figure-of-eight-shaped guard the first: 60cm; 23 5/8in blade

(6) ‡ £300-400 202 A COMPOSITE SWORD, 19TH CENTURY with blade of flattened-diamond section, etched W. Parker in a central panel (rusted), brass hilt based on the 1796 infantry pattern and later wooden grip, together with a knuckle-guard and quillon for a court sword and a dagger with wavy blade and horn grip 51cm (20 1/8”) blade £200-300 203 A NAVAL OFFICER’S DIRK BY GILLOT, 36 STRAND, LONDON with tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, etched with foliage, a fouled anchor and the maker’s details (light pitting and wear), gilt-brass cross-piece cast with foliage in low relief, gilt-brass pommel formed as a lion mask, and turned ivory grip (small age cracks) 44.2cm; 17 3/8in Gillot is recorded at this address circa 1828-68. £300-500

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204 A SCOTTISH DIRK, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY with robust blade formed with a double-edged point, hardwood grip carved with a pair of slender shoulders, traditional basket-weave designs and swelling out at the pommel (small cracks), and the latter fitted with a characteristic brass disc retained by a square brass washer 44.5cm; 17 1/2in £1500-2000 205 AN UNUSUAL SCOTTISH SILVER-MOUNTED DIRK, A LEBEL BAYONET, AN INDIAN SPEARHEAD AND AN AFRICAN POWDER-FLASK the first with tapering fullered blade formed with a scalloped back-edge, engraved silver ferrule, the grip formed as a silvermounted bird-of-prey’s talons clasping a silver-mounted paste in imitation of citrine, the second in its scabbard; the third with triangular head, moulded neck and tapering socket, and the fourth of tooled leather the first: 44.5cm; 17 1/2in

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206 THREE SCOTTISH SKEAN DHUS, 19TH/20TH CENTURIES AND A SILVER-HILTED DAGGER, SHEFFIELD SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1937 the first three each with tapering blades, hardwood grips, two carved with traditional basket-weave designs, two with silver mounts and the third with white metal mounts and orange resin pommel, each in its matching scabbard; and the fourth with blade of polished steel etched with the maker’s details, and silver hilt cast and chased with scrolls in low relief, in its leather scabbard the first: 15.2cm; 6in

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207 AN EXTREMELY RARE AMERICAN SWORD PRESENTED TO MIDSHIPMAN CHARLES T. PLATT FOR THE BATTLE OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN, 11TH SEPTEMBER 1814, BY RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS 20TH OCTOBER 1814 with flat blade formed with parallel edges and tapering at the point, etched over two thirds of its length on each side, comprising entwined oak foliage, the presentation inscription (largely obscured by areas of pitting), trophies-of-arms, a panel of trellis filled with flowers, all divided by bands of key ornament on one side and a similar arrangement of foliage, the Latin inscription ‘Altius Ibunt Qui Ad Summa Nituntur’ (he who aims highest rises highest), a trophy-of-arms and trellis on the other (areas of pitting), signed by the etcher ‘Meer’ at the forte and the tang stamped by the bladesmith ‘Rose’, giltbrass hilt (loose) comprising down-curved shell-guard cast on the outside with crossed anchors and flags behind a Federal eagle upon a cannon and on the inside with a wreath dividing the letters ‘US’, solid inner guard cast with laurel foliage on the top and eighteen stars beneath, pierced knuckle-guard decorated with a central profile medallion (the top now detached at a later repair), pommel formed as a warrior head cast in the round, solid rectangular grip cast with a mermaid up-ending an urn above her head, and retaining much original gilding throughout 82.5cm; 32 1/2in blade The Battle of Lake Champlain, also known as the Battle of Plattsburgh - off which port it was fought, represented the culmination of British attempts to take control of the lake during the War of 1812. Since Lake Champlain represented a major north-south artery from Canada into the United States, control of the lake was a prerequisite both for the defence of the United States and for a successful assault into the USA’s north-eastern states and, ultimately, upon the city of New York. The border between Canada and the USA runs just north of the lake and so the lake was an area of tension between Britain and the USA both before and during the War of 1812. Recognising the lake’s strategic position, the US Navy had gradually increased its presence there from the beginning of the war, by converting merchantmen into warships and by actively building ships at Vergennes in Vermont, at the southern end of the lake; in Canada, the Royal Navy had carried out much the same increase in its forces and so, by the spring of 1814, the two navies were prepared for a trial of strength on the lake. In May 1814, a British naval bombardment of Vergennes was beaten off and the Royal Naval force returned to Canada to await an increase in its strength through the building of a frigate, HMS CONFIANCE; hearing of this increase in British strength, the Americans promptly commissioned a brig, named USS EAGLE, which was ready early in August. A land invasion of the USA began late in August and Plattsburgh was under siege by British forces by 6th September. The US Navy squadron, consisting of four small ships (USSs EAGLE, SARATOGA, TICONDEROGA

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and PREBLE) and ten gunboats, was anchored off Plattsburgh and able to provide fire support for the forts defending the town against a land assault: in order that Plattsburgh be captured - and thus that the British should acquire a port on Lake Champlain - it was necessary that the US Navy squadron be neutralised. On 11th September 1814, a Royal Navy squadron, consisting of four small ships (HMSs CHUBB, LINNET, CONFIANCE and FINCH) and thirteen gunboats, entered Plattsburgh Bay. The two forces were fairly equally matched in terms of strength - the Americans’ 86 guns and carronades being opposed by 92 guns and carronades in the British ships - but, as so often in the naval War of 1812, American resolve and gunnery proved more than a match for the Royal Navy, whose Lake Champlain squadron suffered from inexperienced and divided leadership and poor gunnery training. The British tactic in attacking the American anchored line of warships was to emulate Nelson’s tactic at the Battle of the Nile, 1st August 1798: that each ship should approach, anchor alongside and engage a specific target. The superiority of American gunnery soon told, however, and all four British ships were eventually forced to surrender - having suffered a dreadful pounding - while most of the British gunboats fled from the action. The failure of the naval assault led to the cancellation of the siege of Plattsburgh and British land forces withdrew, leaving Lake Champlain in the triumphant hands of the Americans. British casualties for the battle were 54 killed and 116 wounded, whereas the Americans suffered 52 killed and 58 wounded. See R. Malcolmson 1998, pp. 124-126. Following the Battles of Lake Erie (10th September 1813) and Lake Champlain (11th September 1814) Congress resolved that 52 swords be presented. Of these 32 were to Sailing Masters and Midshipmen involved in the Battle of Lake Champlain and the whereabouts of seven are known. It has been suggested that, as a number of posthumous awards were postponed in favour of providing swords for the survivors, substantially fewer swords were actually made. As the original Navy muster rolls prior to 1818 were destroyed in a fire of 1833, it is difficult to be more specific. The distribution of prize money for this action records that: of the total $266,711.17 paid, Platt and other midshipmen received $1,427.13, with Lieutenants receiving $2,012.75 and Seamen and Privates $120.42. William and Joseph Rose were swordsmiths in Philadelphia circa 1754-1819. John Meer was born in Birmingham, England and exhibited at the Columbian exhibition on 1795 in Philadelphia, where he naturalized in 1798. Meer etched a number of the Roses’ sword blades, including those with silver hilts by Thomas Fletcher for the State of Maryland. See John D. Hamilton 1985, pp. 30-37; R. H. Bezdek 1994, pp.160, 188189; Ohio 1988. ‡ £10000-15000


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209 AN 1825 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD BY JOHN SALTER, SWORD CUTLER TO H.R.H. THE DUKE OF SUSSEX, CORNER OF THE ADELPHI, 73 STRAND, LONDON with regulation blade, etched and gilt with foliage, trophies, a crowned fouled anchor and the maker’s details on a blued panel (areas of light surface rust and wear), gilt-brass stirrup hilt including langets engraved with a fouled anchor, and a maned lion’s head incorporating the pommel, banded ivory grip (small chips), in its leather scabbard with brass mounts (the scabbard in three pieces, the locket replaced) 74cm; 29 1/8in blade Salter is recorded at this address circa 1823 until his death in 1834. He made the mourning rings for distribution amongst the immediate friends and family at the funeral of Admiral Lord Nelson at St. Paul’s in January 1806. See S. Comfort 2008, p.191. £1000-1500 210 A REGULATION SWORD BY OSBORNE AND GUNBY, 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade cut with a slender fuller along the back-edge, recurved brass cross-piece, lion head pommel, banded bone grip, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard 46.5cm; 18 3/8in blade £150-250 211 AN ENGLISH SMALL-SWORD, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with hollow-triangular blade retaining traces of etched decoration at the forte (the tip chipped), steel hilt including oval shell-guard with shaped border, a pair of quillons, urn-shaped pommel and solid grip all studded with faceted beads in imitation of brilliants, and retaining a portion of its knuckle-chain 78cm; 30 3/4in blade £80-100

209 208 A COMMEMORATIVE SWORD BY WILKINSON SWORD FOR THE MARRIAGE OF THE PRINCE OF WALES AND LADY DIANA SPENCER, 29 JULY 1981 the blade with commemorative inscription and the number ‘0633’ (of one thousand), silvered hilt cast with rose and thistle foliage and with the enamelled arms on the shell, the knuckleguard cast with their respective names, and the pommel enamelled with their respective coats-of-arms, complete with its sword knot 81cm; 31 7/8in blade £400-600

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212 A COURT SWORD, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY with slender blade etched with trophies and foliage over the forte, gilt brass hilt cast with beadwork, including shell-guard, knuckle-guard and flattened urn-shaped pommel, solid grip, in its brass-mounted scabbard, complete with its sword knot 78.8cm; 31in blade £50-80


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213 A 1796 PATTERN HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER’S DRESS SWORD, RETAILED BY R. JOHNSTON, LATE BLAND AND FOSTER, SWORD CUTLER AND BELT MAKER TO HIS MAJESTY, 68 ST JAMES’S STREET, LONDON with double-edged blade stamped ‘J.J.Runkel, Solingen’ within a near full-length fuller on each side, regulation brass hilt retaining much original gilding, including boatshell guard and ovoid pommel, and original grip of twisted silver wire between gilt-brass collars, in its regulation scabbard with gilt-brass locket and chape, the former inscribed with the maker’s details 81cm; 32in blade This maker is recorded at this address 1798-1838. ‡ £800-1000

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214 A 1796 PATTERN HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER’S FIELD SWORD BY DURS EGG with hatchet-pointed blade engraved ‘J. Runkel Solingen’ on the back at the forte and with the Royal Cypher GR, the Royal Arms 1714-1801 and military trophies, retaining its leather washer; regulation ‘ladder’ hilt with langets, with a rounded back-piece, prominent ‘nose’ to the pommel, original leathercovered grip wound with silver wire, retaining an early leather liner and part of its leather knot, in its steel scabbard, with a single suspension ring (the other missing), and inscribed with the maker’s details at the locket (rubbed) 88cm; 34 1/2in blade The Egg family are well known as prominent gunmakers during this period. They were also major suppliers of muskets, swords and polearms to the board of Ordnance during the French Wars. See L. Southwick 2001, p.102. ‡ £2500-3500

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216 A VICTORIAN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD with etched fullered blade double-edged towards the point, steel triple-bar hilt, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its steel scabbard 82.5cm; 32 1/2in blade ‡ £100-150 217 THREE COURT SWORDS, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY the first with etched blade including the Royal cypher ‘GRV’ crowned, gilt-brass hilt cast with beadwork in low relief, in a contemporary brass-mounted leather scabbard; the second with etched blade, gilt-brass hilt including shell-guard decorated with a crown, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard; and the third with etched blade and gilt-brass hilt including shell-guard cast with a pair of dragons and scale pattern, in a contemporary brass-mounted leather scabbard the first: 79cm; 31 1/8in blade

(3) £300-350 218 A VICTORIAN 1845 PATTERN GENERAL OFFICER’S INFANTRY SWORD with etched blade including the royal cypher and a crossed sword and baton, and regulation brass hilt 82.5cm; 32 1/2in blade £50-100

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219 AN 1854 PATTERN VICTORIAN RIFLE OFFICER’S SWORD, A VICTORIAN ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SWORD AND A U.S. MODEL 1840 NON COMMISSIONED OFFICER’S SWORD, DATED 1863 the first two with etched blades, steel hilts, fishskin-covered grips and each in its regulation scabbard; and the third inscribed ‘Ames Mfg Co’ at the forte, with brass regulation hilt and the grip bound with twisted brass wire the first: 83.4cm; 32 7/8in blade

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220 AN INDIAN GENERAL OFFICER’S SWORD, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade, inlaid with a decorative panel of brass lines and pellets on one side, gilt-brass mameluke-hilt cast and chased with scrolls in low relief, applied on each side of the cross-piece with a crown surmounted by a lion, and fitted with a pair of ivory grip-scales retained by brass foliate washers (one washer missing), complete with its silver bullion sword knot (worn), in its original silk-covered wooden scabbard with gilt-brass mounts cast and chased with flowers along the sides (the silk faded and with areas of wear), the middle-band, chape and locket each decorated with sprays of rose and thistle foliage, the latter fitted with spring-locking catch, and applied on each side in silver with the Harp of Erin 76cm; 29 7/8in £500-800 221 A CONTINENTAL CAVALRY SWORD, MID-19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged fullered blade, stamped with the bladesmith’s mark at the forte, the initials ‘BFD’ and a trophyof-arms, brass triple-bar hilt cast with foliage in low relief (rubbed), banded horn grip (cracked), in its steel scabbard 85.3cm; 33 5/8in blade £150-250 222 A FRENCH MODEL AN XI CAVALRY SWORD, A BADEN WURTEMBURG EPEÉ, 19TH CENTURY AND A GERMAN OFFICER’S SWORD, 20TH CENTURY the first with fullered regulation blade (pitted) and brass fourbar hilt stamped with inspector’s marks; the second with plain blade, regulation brass hilt cast with the arms on the shellguard, in its scabbard; the third with curved fullered blade (pitted) and steel stirrup hilt, in its scabbard with a single ring for suspension the first: 95.5cm; 37 5/8in blade

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224 A NORWEGIAN MODEL 1774/85 CAVALRY SWORD with broad double-edged blade (chemically cleaned), stamped with the Royal arsenal mark of Christian VII and the date 1766 at the forte, regulation brass half-basket guard, inscribed with the letters ‘H.L.E.NO.24’ on one side of the guard, globular pommel, and later wire-bound grip 93.5cm; 36 3/8in blade £600-800 225 A LARGE QUANTITY OF SWORD SCABBARDS, 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES including eight for small-swords or epées, a number of steel scabbards for regulation swords, and a detached barrel for a percussion gun

(qty) £200-300 226 A LARGE QUANTITY OF SWORD BLADES, 17TH-19TH CENTURIES including a broadsword blade engraved “For the commonwealth of England” and ‘1650’ on one side, a blade for a short sword, 19th Century, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard with repoussé silver mounts, a regulation blade for a 1796-pattern light infantry officer’s sword with some etched, gilt and blued decoration, a regulation blade for an English 18th Century sword stamped with the running fox mark of Shotley Bridge, twelve blades for transitional, small-swords and epeés, six straight broad blades, six blades for backswords, four dagger blades, eighteen various curved single etched regulation sword blades (rusted throughout, some tips chipped)

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223 223 A CONTINENTAL OFFICER’S SWORD, MID-19TH CENTURY with curved pipe-backed blade of polished steel, regulation brass stirrup hilt, including langets cast with crossed swords, down-tuned quillon and pommel formed as a lion’s head, and the grip bound with twisted wire and fishskin, in its steel scabbard; together with a modern copy of an Oriental sword, in a military scabbard the first: 83.5cm; 33in blade

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Militaria

Thomas Del Mar Ltd gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Stephen Wood in the preparation of this section of the catalogue


THE PROPERTY OF THE DESCENDANT FAMILY

Lieutenant-Colonel Fiennes Sanderson Miller CB, 6th (or Inniskilling) Dragoons

Waterloo before taking command of the Union Brigade after Ponsonby’s death, at which point regimental command devolved, until he was wounded for a second time, upon Miller. Straton sent Miller’s letters to Captain William Siborne (1797-1849), who was active in soliciting testimonies of Waterloo veterans in order to assist him in an accurate representation of the battle, and extracts may be quoted here: ‘[10th June 1839] When we took our position on the 18th, the Royals were formed on the right, the Inniskillings on the left, the Greys in reserve, and so formed we charged. I commanded the left squadron, Madox the right, and Browne the centre. My squadron was composed of Holbeck’s and Douglas’ troops. In charging the French Column I was bayoneted in two places slightly, and lost my horse. In returning to the rear I met Sergeant Small, who had lost his own horse, and was leading one which had belonged to a French Officer of Lancers, and on that I rode, with the Lancer’s appointments, for the rest of the day. I then found out Rickatts [William Henry Ricketts, one of the regiment’s assistant surgeons], got some sticking-plaster put on my bayonet wounds and rejoined the Brigade – then reduced to three Squadrons, some having been sent to Brussels with prisoners – behind the little wood. From thence, after some time, we were ordered to the right of the Genappe road, moved up to the front, and there I was again wounded, and left them under the command of Madox, you commanding the Brigade. As to time I cannot pretend any accuracy whatever. I should guess we charged about twelve – Ponsonby was killed at that time – that we moved to the right about four, and that I left the field about five. I was wounded shortly before you, and, I believe, also before Lord Anglesey – but of that I am not certain.’

Fiennes Sanderson Miller (1783-1862) was the eldest son of Fiennes Sanderson Miller (c.1760-1817) of Radway Grange, Warwickshire, and the grandson of the architect and landscape gardener Sanderson Miller (1716-80). The Miller family had bought Radway, adjacent to the Civil Wars battlefield of Edghill (1642), in 1712 and Fiennes Sanderson Miller was born there on 16th May 1783. In January 1795, Miller entered Rugby School and on 19th December 1799 he was commissioned cornet in 6th (or Inniskilling) Dragoons. Promoted lieutenant on 25th June 1803, he acquired command of a troop in the regiment, with the rank of captain, on 5th October 1804 and was promoted major on 25th May 1809. Promoted lieutenant-colonel in a general brevet promotion on 4th June 1814, he commanded the three squadrons of the regiment that embarked for Flanders on 23rd April 1815. By 18th June, 6th Dragoons had been brigaded with 1st and 2nd Dragoons to form the Union Brigade, commanded by Major General Sir William Ponsonby, and Miller was second-incommand of his regiment. Twenty-four years after the Battle of Waterloo, in June 1839, Miller consigned to paper his recollections of the battle, in two letters to Lieutenant-General Sir Joseph Straton who, as Colonel Joseph Muter, had been regimental lieutenant-colonel in command of 6th Dragoons at

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‘[18th June 1839] You may remember that when we advanced, and the men began to fall from the fire of the Artillery, we dismounted and marched up the hill on foot, and on reaching the top we mounted, and I then perceived the enemy’s close Columns advancing near the hedge. On seeing us they hesitated, and were inclined to turn. A person in plain clothes [identified by Major General H.T. Siborne as the Duke of Richmond], standing near the hedge close to the left of my Squadron, cried out “Now’s your time” and so over the hedge I went, and waited a moment or two for the men to collect, and then we were into the Column in a second. There it was I received my bayonet wounds, and lost my horse. From our scattered state in getting over the hedge, I do not conceive we should have made any impression on our opposing Column had they not been inclined to retire, and had they reached the hedge we could have done nothing with them. So you will perceive it was at the top of the hill that my Squadron came into contact. They were in square when I first saw them. I saw no skirmishers. The Square fired at us very irregularly, after we got over the hedge. But they seemed altogether taken by surprise, and did not offer the resistance they ought to have done. And we did not stand long to be shot at.


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My Squadron certainly completely broke one Column, and I always understood, took a number of prisoners... As I was on the left of our front line I heard no word of command, and only did what I saw done on my right until I got in sight of the Enemy. So I was rather behind the rest of the line, when we advanced after mounting, and therefore might come more unexpectedly on the Enemy, and after the skirmishers had been called in.’ Maj. Gen. H.T. Siborne 1891, pp. 87-90. Miller’s second wound was caused by canister shot, which is said to have ‘shattered’ a thigh (Jackson, 1909, p. 145) and would certainly have rendered him unfit to continue in action. As the documents included in this sale indicate, he was paid a sum by the Waterloo Subscription while convalescing in Brussels, subsequently paid a further £150 by the same body, awarded a annual disability pension of £250 by the War Office with effect from June 1816 and had that pension increased to £300, indefinitely, in 1821. The nature of the wound to one of his legs would have mean that he had to retire and this occurred in June 1817, although, as a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) and by permission of the Prince Regent, he was allowed to remain in the Army List, unpaid. His CB was gazetted on 16th September 1815 in recognition of his gallantry and acquisition of severe wounds at Waterloo and he was awarded the Waterloo Medal; whereas his CB insignia would have been returned on his death, his Waterloo medal is included in this sale as lot 228. Although so incapacitated as to be unable to remain in the Army, Miller was able to marry and did so, to Sibella, 5th daughter of The Reverend Philip Storey of Lockington Hall, Leicestershire, on 25th May 1819. The marriage produced four sons and three daughters: three of his sons became Army officers and the fourth went into the Church; the youngest son, Frederick, born in 1831, joined the Royal Artillery and was awarded the Victoria Cross for valour at Inkermann, 5th November 1854, subsequently dying as a lieutenant-colonel at the Cape of Good Hope in 1874. Miller himself, having inherited his estate in 1817 and become both a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Warwickshire, died in September 1862.

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227 AN OFFICER’S JACKET, 6TH (OR INNISKILLING) DRAGOONS, CIRCA 1812-16 of scarlet wool with yellow wool facings, the front, skirts and cuffs trimmed with silver regimental-pattern lace 2 inches wide with a central black or very dark blue ‘ladder’ train and fastening at the front with hooks and eyes; shoulder-cords of twisted silver square-cord secured at the neck with white metal hooks; lined in white linen, quilted in the collar, upper breast and shoulders with white wool which also reinforces the underarms; inner pocket to left breast; scarlet fly over the belly; some lining damage and moth; retaining metal hooks added in the 19th century for display This jacket conforms in general to that ordered for officers of heavy cavalry in 1812, but having the yellow facings and regimental-pattern lace of 6th Dragoons. AN OFFICER’S SHABRAQUE, 6TH (OR INNISKILLING) DRAGOONS, CIRCA 1804-16 of yellow wool, lined with buckram and grey wool and edged all round with silver regimental lace 2½ inches wide with a central black or very dark blue wool train; pierced in the central ridge in two places for harness; reinforced against the stirrup leathers with leather patches and with leather straps and buckles forward of the knee for pistol holsters; the regimental badge on both rear points embroidered in gold and silver wire and coloured silks; inked indistinctly inside ‘Cpt. Miller’ (?); some staining and slight damage to the lining; retaining metal hooks added in the 19th century for display. Miller became a captain in 1804 and thus this shabraque is dated circa 1804-16, although it may relate to the earlier part of that period.


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AN OFFICER’S SABRETACHE AND SLINGS, 6TH (OR INNISKILLING) DRAGOONS, CIRCA 1812-15 the sabretache with a body and expanding pouch of black leather, the pouch lined with buckram and secured with a loop and button; the front of black or very dark blue wool (slight moth) with a border of regimental lace enclosing, in silver wire embroidery, the Royal Cypher GR beneath a monarchial crown in gold and silver wire embroidery and coloured fabric and above the regimental badge similarly embroidered, flanked by Union sprays embroidered in coloured silks and incorporating the regimental designation VI D in silver wire embroidery; three white metal suspension loops, the two slings of crimson Russia leather faced with regimental lace with white metal buckles, lace sliders and steel sprung catches, 34.5cm; 135/8 in x 26.5cm; 10½ in This particular sabretache is noted and described in Carman, W.Y., ‘Sabretaches of Dragoons’, Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Vol. LXVII (1989), pp. 69-74, p. 73. AN OFFICER’S POUCH AND POUCH-BELT, 6TH (OR INNISKILLING) DRAGOONS, CIRCA 1812-15 the pouch body covered in brown leather and containing a wooden block pierced for six cartridges; the frontal flap of brown leather, covered in yellow wool edged with 5/8 inch regimental lace, without a central train, enclosing the regimental badge above and flanked by Union sprays, all embroidered in silver wire and coloured silks; one white metal loop for the belt; slight moth; the pouch belt in two parts (incomplete), one attached to the pouch by its loop and the other sewn to it for display; of brown leather faced with 2¼ inch regimental lace, without a central train, and edged with black or very dark blue wool; white metal buckle; generally good condition, frontal flap12cm; 4¾ in x 17cm; 6¾ in AN OFFICER’S WAIST-BELT, 6TH (OR INNISKILLING) DRAGOONS, CIRCA 1812-15 of crimson Russia leather faced with regimental lace, with a central train, 2¼ inches wide; three white metal loops for slings, the two outer 13/8 inches wide and the inner 1 inch wide; plate of gilded brass or copper, 15/8 in x 31/8 in, with an applied regimental badge in white metal and a flat hook on the reverse to engage with a similarly shaped gilt metal loop; generally good condition, 5.7cm; 2¼ in wide

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AN OFFICER’S COCKED HAT, 6TH (OR INNISKILLING) DRAGOONS, CIRCA 1814-16 of black felted material to fold flat, edged with 1 inch black silk, tied across with a black silk regimental ribbon, 2 inches wide with two ‘ladder’ trains, passing through a loop of silver gimp; a white metal star-loop set upon a black silk cockade of regimental ribbon and incorporating a white metal officer’s button; two crimson and gold bullion tassels linked by a plaited gold wire and crimson silk cord; lined in white silk with a white leather headband bearing the inked inscriptions: ‘Lt.Col. Miller Inniskilling Dns’ and ‘Lt.Col. Miller’; retailer’s label of ‘Wagner Pall Mall’, height at back 19cm; 7½ in; at front 16.5cm; 6½ in Miller became a brevet lieutenant-colonel in 1814 and left the regiment in 1816; the hatters Wagner occupied premises at 89 Pall Mall at this period and are known to have supplied military headdress for both officers and other ranks. This cocked hat would probably have been worn, or carried, in levée dress. A 1796 PATTERN HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER’S FIELD SWORD with hatchet-pointed blade engraved ‘J. Runkel Solingen’ on the back at the forte and with the Royal Cypher GR, the Royal Arms 1714-1801 and military trophies, retaining its leather washer; regulation ‘ladder’ hilt without langets, with a rounded back-piece, prominent ‘nose’ to the pommel and a leathercovered grip (some worm) wound with silver wire; in its steel scabbard; with two loose rings; the blade edge with many nicks and the scabbard dented, 89cm; 35 in blade A 1796 PATTERN HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER’S DRESS SWORD with double-edged blade of flattened elliptical section having a single central fuller; regulation gilt-brass hilt (no gilt remaining); the grip-covering absent; in its steel scabbard (some dents, rust staining and a hole at the chape) with a single loose splitring, 78cm; 30¾ in blade ‡ £25000-35000


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228 THE WATERLOO MEDAL OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL F.S. MILLER, 6TH (OR INNISKILLING) DRAGOONS, 1797-1825 AND DOCUMENTS RELATING TO HIS MILITARY CAREER Waterloo Medal 1815 (rim impressed Lieut.-Col. Miller 6th or Inniskilling Drag.), with original steel clip and split ring suspension, edge bruise, otherwise extremely fine and toned, contained in a contemporary red leather case with Rundell, Bridge and Rundell label inside lid (possibly the case for the Companion of the Bath Badge which he was awarded in 1815) Roll confirms. The documents comprising (1) his father’s commission as a captain in the Warwickshire Provisional Cavalry, 1797 (incomplete); (2) a letter from the Waterloo Subscription Committee, requesting his acceptance of £150, April 1816; (3) a letter from the Horse Guards signifying that he was to remain in the Army List, although unpaid, June 1817; (4) a letter from the War Office, signed ‘Palmerston’, notifying him of an increase in his annual disability pension from £250 to £300, July 1817; (5) a letter from the War Office, signed ‘Palmerston’, notifying him that his annual disability pension of £300 was to be continued, September 1821; (6) his commission as a Deputy Lieutenant for Warwickshire, August 1825. ‡ £10000-15000

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THE PROPERTY OF THE DESCENDANT FAMILY OF

Captain Francis Stupart, 2nd (or Royal North British) Dragoons, circa 1808-21

Francis Stupart (1781-1860) was the son of John Stupart of Clackmannan. He was commissioned lieutenant in the Dundee, or 4th Forfarshire, Volunteer Infantry on 20th June 1803 and was commissioned cornet in 2nd (or Royal North British) Regiment of Dragoons on 5th May 1808, purchasing promotion to lieutenant in the regiment on 14th December 1809.

229 A COMPANION PAIR OF PORTRAITS: CAPTAIN AND MRS FRANCIS STUPART, CIRCA 1821 oil on canvas, half length and contained in elaborate gildedwood frames, that of Captain Francis Stupart showing him in regimental uniform, wearing the Waterloo Medal 1815 and with his field sword cradled beneath his left arm; overall condition fair, requiring some restoration 119.5cm; 47in x 99cm; 39in (framed)

Embarking for Flanders, with 390 fellow officers and men of his regiment, in April 1815, Stupart was second-in-command of the troop commanded by Captain Edward Cheney and their regiment was brigaded with 1st (or Royal) Dragoons and 6th (or Inniskilling) Dragoons to form the Union Brigade within the Cavalry Division of the army assembled under command of the Duke of Wellington to block Napoleon’s advance on Brussels. On 18th June 1815, Stupart and his regiment went into action at the Battle of Waterloo and he was among the 98 officers and men of 2nd Dragoons who sustained wounds in that battle. After Waterloo, Captain Edward Cheney was given the brevet of lieutenant-colonel and promoted within the regiment to the rank of major. Cheney’s promotion left a vacancy for command of his troop and Stupart was promoted into command, in the rank of captain, his commission being dated 20th July 1815.

A 1796 PATTERN HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER’S FIELD SWORD; A 1796 PATTERN HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER’S DRESS SWORD AND AN 1821 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD the first: with undecorated spear-pointed blade, regulation ‘ladder’ hilt without langets and having a chamfered back-piece with ‘ears’ and a leather-covered grip (some wear) wound with silver wire, in its steel scabbard (some rust-staining) with two loose rings; THE SECOND: with double-edged blade engraved in the central fuller ‘OSBORN & GUNBYS WARRANTED’ and with the Royal Cypher GR and Royal Arms, regulation gilt-brass hilt with minute traces of gilding, the silver grip-wire partially unwound, in its steel scabbard (some dents and rust staining) with two loose rings; and THE THIRD: with undecorated blade of post-1846 ‘Wilkinson’ type, regulation steel hilt (some slight traces of plating remaining) and fishskin-covered grip wound with copper wire, in its steel scabbard with two loose rings. the first: 86.4cm; 34 in blade the second: 77.5cm; 30½ in blade the third: 84.5cm; 33 1/4in blade

Stupart spent less than a year in command of a troop of 2nd Dragoons before going on Half Pay on 25th March 1816. He remained on Half Pay until 1844, in that year taking up a captaincy vacated through a promotion in 26th (or Cameronian) Regiment of Foot, then promptly selling the captaincy to a lieutenant in the regiment and retiring on the proceeds of the sale. Francis Stupart married, in Dublin on 8th April 1821, Anne, a daughter of John Jameson of Alloa. There were three children of the marriage: Margaret Haig, born 1823; John, born 1825 and Robert, born 1827. Stupart is buried in Warriston Cemetery, Edinburgh and his Waterloo Medal is in the possession of his regiment, now The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys). £5000-7000

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SOLD BY ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE 10TH BARON MO NSON 230 THE KING’S COLOUR, 96TH REGIMENT OF FOOT (MONSON’S), CIRCA 1761-65 of silk, sewn from twelve white, eight blue and three red pieces to form a Union Flag of the type in use 1707-1800 and embroidered in the centre with a Union Wreath, of roses and thistles, in coloured silks enclosing, in silver wire and yellow silk thread, the title REGT, over the numerals XCVI; a hoist tube of crimson silk; some slight damage in the upper hoist corner and some contemporary patching of small holes 167.7cm; 66in x 198.2cm; 78in This Colour would have been one of two used by the regiment in the four years of its existence; the other Colour would have been the Regimental Colour, which would have been of the regimental ‘facing’ colour (buff) with a similar design in the centre and a small Union Flag in the canton. 96th Foot (Monson’s) was formed in India early in 1761 from four companies of 70th Foot (Parslow’s) and five Independent Companies, all of which had been shipped from Britain for the purpose. Command of the 96th was given to The Hon. George Monson (1730-76), third son of 1st Baron Monson, who had gone to India in 1759 as major in 79th Foot (Draper’s) and distinguished himself at the siege and capture of Pondicherry, being promoted lieutenant-colonel in 1760. During 1761 and 1762, the 96th was divided between Bombay and Madras, with a detachment at Tellicherry, and in 1762 Monson served as quartermaster-general during an expedition to Manila in the Philippines. In May 1763, the 96th was united in Madras as part of a force being formed to undertake punitive action against the ruler of the Carnatic city and province of Madura, which was besieged by the force, commanded by Monson, by the end of August. Madura proving a tougher nut to crack than expected, the siege failed, with the 96th being in action against native cavalry and in the besieging trenches for the remainder of 1763 but being withdrawn to Madras in midDecember that year: the small patched holes in this Colour may have resulted from it having been damaged in action at Madura August-December 1763. Monson sailed for home in May 1764 and some elements of his regiment fought at the battle of Buxar in October 1764; given its provenance, it seems probable that Monson brought this Colour home with him. Those officers and men of the 96th who had not elected to remain in India in other regiments, or in the East India Company’s service, probably returned to Britain in 1764 and 1765: the regiment is considered as having ceased to exist by 1765. See A. Cormack 2006, pp. 215-222, esp. pp. 217-221. £3000-5000

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231 A VERY FINE OFFICER’S GORGET, 1ST REGIMENT OF FOOT GUARDS, CIRCA 1785-95 of parcel-gilt, with a gilded rolled rim, the silver panels of the ‘arms’ pierced with a design of overlapping scales and the gilded and polished centre panel bordered by a wreath and mounted with the Royal Arms 1714-1800 in silver; the centre panel backed by a shaped piece of white chamois leather and the tips of the arms bearing dark blue rosettes and ribbons, each tied in a loop 11.4cm; 4½in x 10.2cm; 4in

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This gorget probably belonged to The Hon. Charles Monson (1758-1800) third son of 2nd Baron Monson, who served in 1st Foot Guards 1778-1800: ensign 1778; lieutenant and captain 1780; captain and lieutenant-colonel 1790; brevet colonel 1795; brevet major general 1798. Gorgets of this design were unique to officers of 1st Foot Guards and are believed, based upon portrait-evidence and extant examples, to have been worn circa 1785-95. For a comparable example, see Peter Finer catalogue 1995, item 29. £2000-3000


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232 1ST VISCOUNT OXENBRIDGE, AND/OR, THE 8TH OR 9TH BARON MONSON comprising a pair of gentleman’s unlined linen trousers, military or civilian, for wear in hot climates, late 18th or early 19th century; a pair of silver spurs with silver fittings, early 19th century and two pairs of steel Wellington or Hessian boot spurs, also early 19th century; a tall cocked hat, with loop of black braid and edged with black braid, in tin marked ‘Viscount Oxenbridge’ (this type is known as a ‘Peer’s Parliament Hat’ and was worn by peers upon first being formally introduced to the House of Lords, as Viscount Oxenbridge would have been on being created a Viscount in 1886); a collection of civilian and/or Court dress items, comprising three pairs gentlemen’s evening dress trousers; one pair slippers; three mourning armbands; three pairs white kid gloves; one pair silk drawers; two and a half pairs silk socks; one pair crocheted silk socks; one pair silk stockings; two stiff white collars for wear inside tunic collars; three cotton shirts with attached stiff collars and cuffs £300-500

233 7TH BARON MONSON, 1ST VISCOUNT OXENBRIDGE, AND/OR THE 8TH AND 9TH BARON MONSON comprising uniform items of Deputy Lieutenants of English Counties: full dress tunic and shoulder cords, dated 1924; cocked hat in tin; waist-belt and slings (narrow), 19th century; waist-belt and slings (broad), 20th century; shoulder sash, 19th century; pair silver bullion epaulettes in tin, 20th century; items of the Windsor uniform (worn by chosen members of the Royal Household when at Windsor and for evening dress): two evening dress coats (blue with scarlet collars and cuffs) and one waistcoat. These may have belonged to any of the 7th, 8th or 9th Barons Monson; items of civil uniform (worn at Court by men in official positions but not members of the Royal Household), comprising: one full dress coatee, 1st or 2nd class; one levee dress coatee, probably 5th class; one flat cocked hat with gold gimp loop and black feather trim, 3rd-5th class; one cocked hat with triple bullion loop, probably 1st class; two pairs, white cotton stockings; two shoulder sword belts, full dress (white frog) and levee dress (blue frog); two pairs, patent leather court shoes; three pairs blue cloth pantaloons; two pairs of breeches, one in white melton cloth and one in blue jersey; three pairs Wellington boots; two pairs brass (box) spurs; two pairs overall instep-leathers; two pairs spur leathers; one dark blue cape, lined scarlet, with buttons bearing crown; two pairs dark blue overall-trousers with oak-leaf lace stripes The 19th century items probably belonged to 1st Viscount Oxenbridge, DL Lincolnshire c. 1860-98, and the 20th century items probably belonged to 9th Baron Monson, DL (probably for Lincolnshire) in the 20th century. £500-600

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Malcolm Duncan Kennedy OBE (1895-1984), 2nd Bn. The Cameronians

Henry Lane-Fox, Royal Horse Guards (1846-76)

234 AN OFFICER’S FULL DRESS SHAKO AND PLUME, THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES), CIRCA 1916-22 the shako body covered with rifle green cloth and encircled by bands of black thistle pattern lace, 4.5cm; 1¾in wide at the base and 1.6cm; in wide around the crown; patent leather peak; a front plait and cords of black silk square-cord; two bronze thistle ventilation-ornaments with hooks for cords at the sides of the crown; circular domed plume boss of black silk round-cord, lacking its ‘mullet’ badge; badge in the form of a bronze strung bugle-horn; plume of black vulture and ostrich feathers in a bronze corded ball socket, the plume slider bent; lined in scarlet silk stamped in gold with the retailer’s name and address: F.W. FLIGHT, Army Tailor, HIGH STREET, WINCHESTER & Aldershot; mould and some damage; in its tin box, the lid bearing a brass label engraved with the name ‘Captain M.D. Kennedy’ 11.5cm; 4½in high at front; 19.7cm; 7¾in at back

235 AN OFFICER’S HELMET, ROYAL HORSE GUARDS (THE BLUES), CIRCA 1867-71 the helmet body of silver plate, ornamented in gilt metal with edging to the peak and rear edge, a die-struck decorative central strip to the rear skull and eight-pointed fluted star to the skull top, a chin-chain of overlapping interlaced links and chin-chain bosses in the form of rose-flowers and a die-struck plate formed of laurel sprays enclosing a crowned Collar of the Order of the Garter enclosing, in silver-plate, gilt metal and enamel (damaged) the Star of the Order of the Garter; lacking its plume holder, plume and lining and with denting to the skull; in its tin box, the lid bearing a brass label engraved with the name ‘Hy Lane Fox Esq’ 22.9cm; 9in high

This unique regimental pattern of officers’ shako was sealed in May 1892 and worn until the end of Full Dress for officers in circa 1939. Malcolm Duncan Kennedy OBE (1895-1894) was born in Edinburgh and educated at Glenalmond College and RMC Sandhurst. Commissioned 2nd lieutenant in 2nd Bn. The Cameronians in January 1914, he was temporarily promoted lieutenant in November 1914, given permanent promotion in March 1915 and promoted captain in July 1916; he retired from the Army in 1922. He subsequently became a businessman, freelance journalist and intelligence officer, specialising in Japanese affairs 1925-45 and working for MI6 1945-55. For his diaries see and papers see Sheffield University library, (MS 117 & 236). £350-450

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This pattern of helmet - the ‘Albert’ helmet - was adopted by the Household Cavalry in circa 1842-44 and worn until 1871. Henry Lane-Fox (1846-76) was the third son of George LaneFox of Bramham Park, Tadcaster, Yorkshire. Educated at Eton, he bought a cornet’s commission in the Royal Horse Guards in 1867 and purchased promotion to lieutenant in 1869, retiring by sale of his commission in 1875. £350-450


7th Baron Monson, 1st Viscount Oxenbridge, Honorary Colonel The Lincolnshire Regiment

236 ITEMS OF UNIFORM OF THE NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE MILITIA AND 3RD (MILITIA) BATTALION, THE LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT comprising as follows. North Lincolnshire Militia: pair of officer’s silver-wire ‘wings’ in their tin case, circa1853-55; officer’s full dress tunic 1868-80; officer’s shell jacket and vest 1868-80; officer’s patrol jacket 1868-80; officer’s peaked pillbox cap, 1868-80; 3 officer’s shakos, all in tins, of the patterns worn 1844-55, 1861-69 and 1869-78. 3rd (M) Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment 1881-98, officer’s full dress tunic; officer’s caped greatcoat; 2 pairs of trousers, one levee dress, and one pair of breeches; one peaked pillbox cap, lacking badge; one officer’s Home Service pattern helmet, in tin; two white enamelled leather waist-belts and slings and one spare set of sword slings; one crimson silk net sash; one Sam Browne pattern shoulder sling; two pairs field spurs with chains and leathers

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7th Baron Monson, 1st Viscount Oxenbridge, served in the North Lincolnshire Militia 1853-81 and then in 3rd (Militia) Bn. The Lincolnshire Regiment 1881-98, being Honorary Colonel 1890-98. £3000-5000

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237 UNIFORM OF MASTER OF THE HORSE comprising, tunic with shoulder-cords and aiguillettes; two wide crimson and gold shoulder-sashes; a waist-belt and sword slings ÂŁ1000-1500 238 UNIFORM OF A MILITIA ADC TO THE QUEEN comprising full dress tunic with shoulder-cords and aiguillettes; undress tunic with shoulder-cords; two crimson and gold shoulder sashes; one pair of dark blue full dress overalltrousers with broad gold lace stripe, two pairs of dark blue undress overall-trousers (one in serge) and one pair of dark blue undress breeches, all with broad red stripe; four waistbelts with sword slings, all with three gold trains of embroidery on belt and slings ÂŁ1000-1500

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Brigadier-General Roy Stone (1836-1905) 239 TWO OFFICER’S MODEL 1895 HOT-WEATHER SACKCOATS, UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS, CIRCA 1898 both of unlined linen, trimmed around collars, skirts and fronts with 3.2cm; 1¼in wide cotton braid, concealed buttons at the fronts, hook-and-eye fastenings to the side skirts vents and at the collars and with a cotton braid band on cuffs; single cotton pockets inside left breasts in each of which are labels reading Brig Genl Stone U.S. Vols. These are ‘hot-weather’ versions of the US Army officer’s Model 1895 undress sack-coat and were made for Brigadier-General Roy Stone (1836-1905), the father-in-law of 9th Baron Monson. Roy Stone was born in Plattsburg, New York, and worked as a lumberman in Pennsylvania before the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861. Elected captain and then major in 13th Pennsylvania Reserves - the ‘Bucktails’ - in the spring and summer of 1861, he saw active service before being commissioned colonel of 149th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in August 1862. Commanding a brigade with distinction in the Gettysburg campaign, Stone was wounded during that battle and, in 1864, given the brevet of brigadier-general of U.S. Volunteers in recognition of his gallant services during the Civil War and especially at Gettysburg; he retired from the army in 1865. For the next 30 years, Stone worked as a civil engineer specialising in road construction and rapid and mass transit systems, being appointed Special Agent, subsequently Director, in charge of the US Office of Road Inquiry in 1893. Stone volunteered his services during the Spanish-American War and was commissioned brigadier-general in the US Volunteers in June 1898; in this rank he served in the Corps of Engineers in Puerto Rico under Generals Nelson Miles and George Garretson, his responsibility being the opening and maintenance of communications networks, although he also distinguished himself in command of flying columns, and he was honourably discharged at the end of 1898. Returning to work at the Office of Road Enquiry, Stone retired in October 1899 and died in Mendham, New Jersey, six years later, being buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Stone Avenue in the Gettysburg National Military Park is named after him. In 1903, his daughter, Romaine Madeleine Turnure, née Stone, married Augustus Debonnaire John Monson, 9th Baron Monson (1868-1940). See R. Field 1998, pp. 33, 38 & (described) 48 and R. F. Weingroff.

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240 UNIFORM OF COMPTROLLER AND TREASURER TO THE HOUSEHOLD OF HSH THE DUKE OF SAXE-COBURGGOTHA (HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH) comprising dark blue frockcoat and shoulder-cords; full dress tunic with (separate) shoulder-cord and shoulder-cords; another full dress tunic, lacking aiguillette but with mourning armband; dark blue evening dress tailcoat; cocked hat and plume; crimson and gold waist sash; dark blue evening dress waistcoat; dark blue greatcoat with velvet collar; dark blue cape; dark blue cape, lined in scarlet; dark blue serge undress tunic pieces of embroidery from tunic skirt, collar and cuffs The 8th and 9th Barons Monson held this position in the Household. ÂŁ600-800

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Ensign, 46th Foot, 1775; lieutenant, 1777; captain-lieutenant, 55th Foot, Mar. 1779; captain, Dec. 1779; major, 75th Foot, 1787; lieutenant-colonel, 1795; colonel, 1798; brigadiergeneral, 1801; major general, 1805; lieutenant-general, 1811; general, 1825. ADC to Maj.Gen. The Hon. John Vaughan in America 1776-77; ADC to Maj.Gen. James Grant in the West Indies, 1778-79; ADC and Military Secretary to Maj.Gen. William Medows in proposed attacks on the Cape of Good Hope and Buenos Aires 1781 and in India 1782; ADC and Military Secretary to Medows in Bombay and Deputy Paymaster-General, Bombay, 1788-90; Deputy Paymaster-General, Madras, 1790-95 and Deputy Paymaster-General, India, 1792-95; Deputy Paymaster-

General, Madras, 1798-99 and Commissary of Grain, Mysore, 1799; Officer Commanding in Canara, 1799-1800; BrigadierGeneral commanding NW District, Ireland, 1801-05; Major General commanding NW & NE Districts, Ireland, 1805-11; Lieutenant-General commanding West & Central Districts, Ireland, 1811-14 and Northern District, Ireland, 1814-15; Governor of Londonderry and Culmore Fort 1820-32. MP, Co. Donegal, 1812-31. Served in: American War of Independence (Cape Fear, Charleston, Flatbush, Brooklyn, Forts Washington and Lee and Philadelphia, 1776; New Jersey, Chesapeake Bay, Germantown, Brandywine, Monmouth Courthouse and raids into Connecticut, 1777-78; St Lucia and Grenada 1779); 2nd Mysore War 1782; 3rd Mysore War 1790-92 (siege of Seringapatam and capture of Pondicherry) and 4th Mysore War (battle of Malvilly and capture of Seringapatam) 1799.

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241 A LIEUTENANT-GENERAL’S COATEE, CIRCA 1811-25 of scarlet wool, with dark blue lapels, cuffs and collar patches, gold embroidered loops to the sleeves, lapels and skirts arranged in threes, with gilt-metal half-domed general officer’s buttons, the coatee lined in white silk, shoulder-knot of interlaced gold-wire round-cord with a pendant aiguillette of the same material, the lapels buttoned back and the front of the coatee fastening with hooks and eyes, the tails each bearing a pair of gold-wire embroidered ornaments and with hooks and eyes enabling them to be turned and fastened together, sewn to the left breast of the coatee is the early 19th century embroidered star of a Masonic order, probably that of the Knights Templar (added at some point after the garment’s formal life, (areas of moth damage) This coatee is of the pattern laid down in Horse Guards General Orders of 18th June, 1st July and 27th December 1811 for wear by lieutenant-generals in ‘full dress’ and ‘dress’; it was worn until the pattern’s supersession in Horse Guards General Orders of 23rd December 1828 and 20th January 1829. George Vaughan Hart was promoted lieutenant-general on 4th June 1811 and promoted general on 27th May 1825. He would have worn this coatee in ‘full dress’ and ‘dress’ between those dates. £2000-3000

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242 A GENERAL’S COATEE, CIRCA 1825-1828 of scarlet wool, with dark blue lapels, cuffs and collar patches, gold embroidered loops to the sleeves, lapels and skirts equally spaced (to denote a general), with gilt-metal halfdomed general officer’s buttons, the coatee lined in white silk, shoulder-knot of interlaced gold-wire round-cord with a pendant aiguillette of the same material, the lapels buttoned back and the front of the coatee fastening with hooks and eyes, the tails each bearing a gold-wire embroidered ornament, the skirts sewn back and retaining both tail ornaments (areas of moth damage) This coatee is of the pattern laid down in Horse Guards General Orders of 18th June, 1st July and 27th December 1811 for wear by generals in ‘full dress’ and ‘dress’; it was worn until the pattern’s supersession in Horse Guards General Orders of 23rd December 1828 and 20th January 1829. George Vaughan Hart was promoted general on 27th May 1825. He would have worn this coatee in ‘full dress’ and ‘dress’ from 1825 to 1828. £2000-3000

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Captain Matthew Benson Harrison, Westmoreland and Cumberland Yeomanry Cavalry, circa 1851-66 243 AN OFFICER’S LIGHT DRAGOON PATTERN ‘BELL TOP’ SHAKO, SABRETACHE, POUCH AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS OF THE WESTMORELAND AND CUMBERLAND YEOMANRY CAVALRY, CIRCA 1851-66 the shako with body of black felted material with a crown, front peak and false back peak of black patent leather (all crazed); the crown encircled by a band of silver lace 17/8 inches wide and the base encircled by another ½ inch wide, the front and back peaks edged with bands of silver lace ½ inch wide; a boss, cords and lines of silver round-cord, the lines terminating in acorns of woven silver wire; below the boss, on a silver lace cockade, a regimental badge comprising, in struck gilt metal repoussé, the Royal Cypher VR within a strap-and-buckle bearing the title WESTMORELAND & CUMBERLAND YEOMANRY and surmounted by a monarchial crown, the gilt metal centre mounted upon a multi-rayed white metal star; white metal lion’s mask chin-chain bosses and a white metal chin-chain of overlapping links sewn to a leather strap; with a white leather and crimson silk head-band and a (loose) padded interior; separate gilt metal plume holder; generally good condition; 23cm; 9in high; 23.5cm; 9¼ in diameter of crown; THE SABRETACHE, with body and expanding pouch of black leather, the pouch secured with a loop and button; the front of black wool (some moth) with a border of silver lace 2 inches wide enclosing, in silver wire embroidery, the cypher WCYC beneath a monarchial crown in gold and silver wire embroidery and coloured fabric; three white metal suspension loops;

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inside the pouch, the retailer’s label of ‘Andrews Helmet Maker &c to Her Majesty 9 PALL MALL’; generally good condition; 33cm; 13 in x 27.4cm; 10¾ in; THE POUCH, with body covered in crimson leather, the white metal frontal flap having an engraved border of oak-leaves enclosing, in gilt metal, the applied cypher WCYC beneath a monarchial crown; on the front of the pouch body, the retailer’s label of ‘Andrews Helmet Maker &c to Her Majesty 9 PALL MALL’; generally good condition; frontal flap 6.5cm; 2½ x 17cm; 6¾ in; and MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS, comprising a pair of gentleman’s white doeskin gloves with two buttons at each wrist; the white metal regimental medal of the Westmoreland and Cumberland Yeomanry Cavalry fitted with a flat white metal bar suspender and contained in a box bearing the date 1857 on the lid; a bronze medal of the ‘National Rifle Association 1860’ fitted with a German silver bar suspender; a single instep-chain from a field spur; generally good condition, the gloves appearing unworn. Matthew Benson Harrison (1824-1879) was the eldest son of Benson Harrison of Greenbank, Westmoreland and his second wife, Dorothy, née Wordsworth - second cousin to the poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850). He became lieutenant in the Westmoreland and Cumberland Yeomanry Cavalry on 3rd May 1851 and was promoted captain on 6th September 1858, leaving the regiment in about 1866. A Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Westmoreland, he was High Sheriff for the county in 1860. He is shown, seated and in civilian clothes, in a group photograph of officers, and ex-officers, of the regiment taken in 1872 and reproduced in Bargett, C.: Better by far a Cumberland Hussar: a history of the Westmoreland and Cumberland Yeomanry (Kirkby Stephen, 2001), p. 13; this photograph also appears in the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Vol. XXXVIII (1960), p.136, with a note on those depicted in Vol. XXXIX (1961), p. 105. £3000-5000


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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN 244 AN OFFICER’S JACKET, OR SHORT-TAILED COATEE, AND SHAKO, 1ST ROYAL EDINBURGH VOLUNTEERS, CIRCA 1803-1808 the double-breasted jacket of scarlet wool with dark blue collar and cuffs and white turn-backs to the skirts; lined in white cotton/linen (some moth and wear) and quilted over the shoulders; the buttons gilded and half-domed, embossed with the Arms of the City of Edinburgh, the crest flanked by the title 1st and REGT and the shield surrounded by the title ROYAL EDINBURGH VOLUNTEERS, two rows of eight buttons, in pairs, to the front, one on either side of the collar, four on each cuff and 16 on the skirts, with an additional pair of buttons on discs of blue cloth forming the tail ornaments; label inside collar marked 72-74-1; with a pair of wing epaulettes of dark blue cloth, edged white, faced with interlocking gilded rings descending in size outwards and secured at the neck by regimental buttons; the shako of short, ‘stove-pipe’ form, the body 17.2cm; 6¾in high and the diameter of the crown 21.9cm; 85/8 in, of black felted material (repaired); with a squared-off patent leather peak below a band of black silk extending at the rear to a band of black oil-cloth; chin-scales of overlapping gilt metal descending in size downwards, sewn to strips of black leather and secured by lion-mask bosses; the plate of diestruck brass in the form of a crowned circlet, bearing the motto NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET, above twin sprays of thistles, the circlet enclosing the initials REV; with black leather head band and black linen lining and (indistinct) retailer’s label pasted inside crown

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245 AN OFFICER’S LEVEE DRESS COATEE AND SHAKO, ROYAL MIDLOTHIAN YEOMANRY CAVALRY, CIRCA 1819-38 the coatee of dark blue wool, with scarlet collar and cuffs and white turn-backs to the skirts; embellished on the front with continuous loops of silver gimp and three rows of half-domed silver-plated buttons, 26 in the centre and 29 at either side, embossed with a crown between the initials R, M, L and C, the front closing with hooks and eyes; the cuffs and collar trimmed with silver gimp and embellished with designs in silver Russia braid, the skirts embellished with trefoils in silver Russia braid that terminate in Austrian knots; tail ornaments in the form of the Star of the Order of the Thistle in silver wire and sequins and coloured silks; lined in white silk throughout (conservation netted); the shoulders bearing a pair of epaulettes with straps of overlapping silver-plated plates and terminating in a crescent of silver purl from which descend a double row of silver bullions; the shako of bell-top form, the black felted body 19cm; 7½in high, the patent leather crown 22.9cm; 9in in diameter, with front and rear peaks of patent leather and a band of silver lace 5.1cm; 2in wide encircling the crown; chin-scales of overlapping silver-plated plates sewn to a velvet ground and with quatrefoil bosses; rosette and border of silver wire embroidered loops, centred by a silver-plated regimental button from which ascends a loop of silver regimental lace terminating in a silver-plated plume boss; black leather headband with white linen draw-strung skull fitting (2) Provenance Mr Gerald Flint-Shipman, the coatee See A.V.B. Norman 1963, pp. 129-133. £5000-6000

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246 A LIGHT COMPANY OFFICER’S JACKET, OR SHORT-TAILED COATEE, AND BREECHES, EAST SUFFOLK MILITIA, CIRCA 1815-20 the double-breasted jacket of scarlet wool, with high pale yellow collar, closed at the front, and with mustard-yellow cuffs and lapels and white turn-backs to the skirts; lined in white cotton or linen, quilted at the neck and shoulders; pair of skirt ornaments, each in the form of a strung bugle-horn, of silver-wire embroidery on pale yellow cloth; buttons of silverplate, half-domed and engraved with the initials: E*S - 38 to the front, 4 to each cuff; 2 to each collar side; 16 to the skirts and 1 on either side of the neck at the shoulder wings; with a pair of shoulder-wings of scarlet cloth, edged yellow and faced with three interlinked sections of interlocking white metal rings of descending size, centred at the shoulder upon a white metal disc mounted with a gilt metal strung bugle-horn and terminating at the neck with a regimental button, the wings edged with silver-wire bullions; the breeches of white ‘doeskin’ with a trap-fly and some contemporary buttons

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247 AN OFFICER’S COATEE, SHOULDER-BELT AND SHOULDER-BELT PLATE, KENDALL AND LONSDALE REGIMENT, WESTMORELAND LOCAL MILITIA, 1809-14 the double-breasted coatee of scarlet wool, with dark blue cuffs, lapels and collar patches and white turn-backs to the skirts; lined in glazed cream linen; with an additional fillet of scarlet wool at the front-waist suggesting a contemporary alteration; pair of skirt ornaments, each in the form of a ‘garb’ or wheatsheaf, in silver wire and sequins on a blue wool ground; the buttons gilded and barely domed, embossed with a crown between the initials W, L and M, all above the title KENDALL & LONSDALE - 20 to the front, 4 to each cuff, 1 to each collar side, 10 to the skirts and 1 to the epaulette; with a single epaulette to the right shoulder, of gold vellum lace, edged with purl and with a double row of gold bullions descending from a gold bullion crescent; the shoulder-belt of whitened buff leather 2½in wide pierced for a belt-plate and terminating in a sword frog; the shoulder-belt plate of gilded copper 3¼in x 2½in, slightly domed, fitted with a hook and two studs to the rear and engraved on its polished face with a crowned strap-and-buckle containing the title KENDALL & LONSDALE and enclosing the initials W over LM, all upon a horizontally hatched ground

(3) The Kendall and Lonsdale Regiment of Westmoreland Local Militia was formed on 22nd April 1809 from the Kendall and Lonsdale Volunteers and from other companies of Volunteers in that area of Westmoreland; it was disbanded in 1814. £1500-2500

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248 AN OFFICER’S FROCKCOAT, ROYAL ARTILLERY, 1838-55 of dark blue wool, with dark blue collar and cuffs, doublebreasted and with an unlined body; the front, skirt-vents and cuffs piped scarlet; two rows of eight gilt buttons at front, two pairs on the skirts and two small gilt buttons to each cuff; the shoulders fitted with brass plates for attaching shoulder-scales; two gold-wire embroidered grenades at the collar, one worn and the other with a replacement ball; skirts lined with black twill; some moth and lining wear Frockcoats of this pattern were introduced for officers of the Royal Artillery in 1838 and abolished in 1855. See D. A. Campbell 1971, p. 41 £400-600

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249 AN OFFICER’S UNDRESS POUCH, 17TH LIGHT DRAGOONS (LANCERS), CIRCA 1846-55 the body of tin, painted green internally, covered with black patent leather and measuring 10.7cm; 4¼in x 18.4cm; 7¼in; the front flap mounted with the regimental badge in silverplate; with silver-plated belt fittings; the securing loop broken and with wear to the patent leather £500-700

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250 AN OFFICER’S DRESS SABRETACHE AND POUCH, 2ND THE QUEEN’S DRAGOON GUARDS, 1837-55 the bodies of both items of, or covered in, black Morocco leather, faced with black velvet, bordered by gold lace of regimental pattern and with the crowned Royal Cypher VR within a wreath of oak-leaves and acorns; the crown, cypher and wreath in gold wire embroidery, sequins and coloured silks; slight wear; the sabretache 36.8cm; 14½in x 31.2cm; 12¼in, the pouch 9.5cm; 3¾in x 17.2cm; 6¾in

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251 AN OFFICER’S DRESS POUCH AND POUCH-BELT, 8TH THE KING’S ROYAL IRISH (LIGHT) DRAGOONS (HUSSARS), CIRCA 1837-55 the pouch body of tin, covered in red Russia leather and scarlet cloth and measuring 10cm; 4in x 17.2cm; 6¾in; the front flap edged with gold gimp and embroidered in gold and silver wire and coloured silks with the Royal Cypher VR, on which is superimposed a crowned Harp of Erin, all within a wreath of shamrocks on which are superimposed two scrolls bearing the title THE KING’S ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS; gilt metal fittings; the belt of scarlet cloth, 5.1cm; 2in wide, faced with gold regimental pattern shamrock lace and with gilt metal fittings; some moth to the pouch (2) £1500-2500

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252 A SEPOY’S SHAKO, MADRAS NATIVE INFANTRY, CIRCA 1830-50 the body of basketwork or rattan covered in black lacquered pitch, cloth or leather with a partially divided sphere on the top, crossed diagonally by a 15/8 in wide strip of green cloth with a dark green ball-tuft at top right, as worn; with a label indicating its former place in the collections of the National Army Museum, London 26cm; 10¼in high Shakoes of this style are illustrated and referenced in Carman, W.Y., Indian Army Uniforms under the British from the 18th century to 1947: Artillery, Engineers and Infantry (London, 1969), pp. 132, 144-145, 147 & plate 25A, in Carman, W.Y., ‘Madras Native Troops circa 1830’, Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Vol. XLIV (1966), pp. 127-129 and in Mollo, B., The Indian Army (Poole, 1981), pp. 70-71 & 78. This

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example was probably worn by a sepoy in a rifles or light infantry company or regiment; the divided sphere on the top of the shako is said to be been designed for use as a musket or rifle rest. Shakoes of this style are illustrated and referenced in W. Y. Carman 1969, pp. 132, 144-145, 147 & plate 25A, in W. Y. Carman 1966, pp. 127-129 and in B. Mollo 1981, pp. 70-71 & 78. This example was probably worn by a sepoy in a rifles or light infantry company or regiment; the divided sphere on the top of the shako is said to be been designed for use as a musket or rifle rest. Provenance The National Army Museum, London (accession number 710921) £2000-3000


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253 AN OFFICER’S LANCE CAP OR CZAPKA, 12TH (THE PRINCE OF WALES’S ROYAL) LANCERS, 1846-55 the skull, front and rear peaks of black leather embellished with gold lace, the centre encircled by a broad band of gold lace with a central scarlet train; the trencher top of rigid cane, 9½in square, covered in dark blue cloth and quartered by gold round-cord; the plume boss encircled by gold bullion and bearing the Royal Cypher VR in gold wire embroidery on a crimson velvet ground; the plate of fluted and gilded metal with scrolls bearing the battle honours PENINSULA and WATERLOO and mounted in silver with the Royal Arms, the Badge of the Prince of Wales and the Sphinx; gilt metal lion-

mask chin-chain bosses with a chin-chain of gilt metal interlocking links sewn to a black velvet base; black leather head-band; lining absent. 24cm; 9½in high Provenance Mr Gerald Shapiro Literature W. Y. Carman, Headdresses of the British Army: Cavalry (Sutton, 1968), plate 31. £6000-8000

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254 AN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SHAKO, CIRCA 1812-16 the body of black felted material (moth), with a false front 21.3cm; 8 3/8 in high and a crown of 17.8cm; 7in diameter, the base of the body with a band of 1in wide black cotton lace at the back and the false front edged with black cotton lace ½in wide; with lines (incomplete) of narrow crimson and gold braided round-cord and a peak of black leather; the plate, of 1812 ‘Universal’ pattern, in gilded copper with the Royal Cypher GR interlaced and reversed below a crown; with a white leather headband, white silk liner and the retailer’s label of HICK, KEATS & Co, 61 CHEAPSIDE pasted inside crown £3500-4500

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255 AN OFFICER’S ‘TARLETON’ HELMET, PERTHSHIRE YEOMANRY CAVALRY, CIRCA 1798-1804 the skull and peak of black leather, the peak edged with silverplated copper; with a silver-plated copper band impressed with the title PERTHSHIRE YEOMY CAVALRY and a pleated silk turban fastened with silver-plated chains; attached to the right skull, a silver-plated die-struck badge of a thistle flower above a scroll bearing the motto PRO ARIS ET FOCIS; a scarlet silk cushion at the rear, from which is pendant a silver-wire tassel; with replacement bearskin crest and contemporary upright white feather plume; the lining worn.

The Perthshire Yeomanry Cavalry was raised in 1798 in three troops, in the Carse of Gowrie and in Strathearn, and augmented in 1803 to four troops. Leather helmets are said to have been worn 1798-1804 and the regiment was reduced in 1809. See The Marchioness of Tullibardine 1908, pp. 195-231 and A.V.B. Norman 1963, pp. 133-134. Provenance Fingask Castle, Perthshire, sold Christie’s, 26th-28th April 1993 £4000-5000

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VARIOUS OWNERS 256 AN OFFICER’S GORGET, PROBABLY ROYAL EAST INDIA COMPANY VOLUNTEERS, CIRCA 1800-02 silver-gilt (approximately 25% of gilt remaining), struck with hallmarks for the London assaying year of either 1800-01 or 1801-02 and the maker’s mark GT; on a polished ground at centre-front, the engraved complete armorial achievement of the East India Company above the engraved numeral 16; partial chamois leather lining to the reverse 10.9cm; 4 ¼in x 7.4cm; 2 7/8in

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Two regiments of Royal East India Volunteers were raised in London in September 1796 and were joined by a third in 1798; all survived the ‘Peace’ of Amiens in 1801-03 and continued into the 19th century, being officered and manned from among the staff and employees of the East India Company in the City of London and with the principal role of defending the Company’s docks, shipping and possessions; each regiment had two battalions, each with a strength of at least six companies. £1000-1500


257 AN EXTREMELY FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE OFFICER’S SHOULDER-BELT PLATE, 1ST (OR THE KING’S) DRAGOON GUARDS, CIRCA 1788-1800 oval, of gilded brass, the raised border incorporating a tied wreath of laurel and enclosing an eight-pointed, silver facet-cut star on which is mounted, in gilt metal and coloured enamels, a crowned Garter enclosing the initials KDG on a scarlet ground; one hook and two studs on the reverse 7.3cm; 2 7/8in x 5.7cm; 2¼in Cavalry officers wore shoulder-belt plates for a very short period at the end of the 18th century; the comparatively small size of this fine and rare example, not recorded in Parkyn, suggests that it dates from that period. £2000-3000

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258 AN OFFICER’S SHOULDER-BELT PLATE, 1ST NORTH YORK LOCAL MILITIA, 1808-09 oval, of silver, struck on the reverse with hallmarks for the London assaying year of 1808-09 and with the makers’ mark of Peter and William Bateman; engraved on the polished front, the crowned Royal Cypher GR above sprays of laurel in saltire and within the title FIRST NORTH YORK LOCAL MILITIA; a hook and two studs on the reverse, together with the incised letter W 8.9cm; 3 1/2in x 7cm; 2¾in The Local Militia, as distinct from the Militia, was created from existing regiments and companies of Volunteer Infantry in 1808 in order to assist with the drafting of men for the regular Army; it continued in existence until 1814. 1st North York Local Militia was formed in November 1808 around a cadre of officers and men from the Dales (Loyal) Volunteers that had been raised in October 1803. £2000-3000

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259 AN OFFICER’S SHOULDER-BELT PLATE, COLDSTREAM GUARDS, CIRCA 1840-50 rectangular, of gilded brass with a matted ground on which is mounted the Star of the Order of the Garter in facet-cut silver, gilt metal and coloured enamels, all superimposed upon a star of larger size in gilt and polished metal (all fittings absent from the reverse) 10.9cm; 3 3/4in x 7.5cm; 3in See H. G. Parkyn 1956, p. 64-65, fig. 66. £400-600

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260 A SHOULDER-BELT PLATE, CIRCA 1803-08 oval, of cast and polished brass, engraved with the coronet and crest of the Earls Scarbrough above the initials CVI, all within a border engraved with the motto: MURUS AEREUS CONSCIENTIA SANA (the motto of the Earls of Scarbrough) and the date 1803; a hook and two studs on the reverse 7.5cm; 3in x 5.7cm; 2¼in The use of the coronet, crest and motto of the Earls of Scarbrough on this plate suggests that it relates to a unit raised, officered and manned from among the inhabitants and tenants of a settlement or area on one of the family’s estates. £400-600

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261 AN OFFICER’S SHOULDER-BELT PLATE, COLDSTREAM GUARDS, CIRCA 1795-1805 oval, of gilded cast brass or bronze with a polished and beaded edge enclosing a matted centre on which is mounted the Star of the Order of the Garter in facet-cut and pierced silver and coloured enamels; a broad flat hook and two studs on the reverse and a chamois leather liner bearing the inked inscription: this Star was worn on the military Belt of King George III third at Reviews 7.8cm; 3 1/8in x 6.3cm; 2 ½in Shoulder-belt plates of this form seem to have been worn by officers of the Coldstream Guards from the 1790s until the 1820s (H. G. Parkyn 1956, pp. 63-65, fig. 65) but the form and high quality of the star on this example, together with the type of hook on the reverse, suggests a date towards the beginning of the period. HRH The Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, (1763-1827), second son of King George III, was colonel of the Coldstream Guards 1784-1805 and is depicted in several illustrations wearing a shoulder-belt plate similar to this example when in regimental uniform. £800-1000

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262 AN OFFICER’S SHOULDER-BELT PLATE, PROBABLY OF A REGIMENT OF IRISH VOLUNTEERS, CIRCA 1778-83 oval, within a polished beaded edge of gilded bronze and mounted upon a blue enamel ground laid upon a silver base, a Harp of Erin in silver beneath a monarchial crown, also in silver; one hook and two studs on the reverse. 7.5cm; 3in x 5.5cm; 2 1/8in The size and iconography of this fine plate suggests that it relates to one of the many regiments of Volunteer cavalry and infantry raised in Ireland during the War for American Independence. £1500-2000 263 TWO SILVER CAP BADGES OF THE KING’S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS, ONE WITH SHEFFIELD SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1993 each decorated with the crowned regimental device, and fitted with a pin on the inner face 6.5cm; 2 1/2in and 3.5cm; 1 3/8in

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£200-250 264 A GOOD COLLECTION OF APPROXIMATELY SEVENTY FIVE CAP BADGES, POST 1902 AND LATER including First Armoured Motor Battery, Hussars, Lancers, London cyclists, Dragoons and yeomanry etc (75) £300-400 265 A RARE REGIMENTAL LABEL FOR THE RATTRAY SIKHS, LATE 19TH CENTURY of pierced steel, the reverse fitted with a spike for attaching (the other spike missing) with two serpentine finials. 27cm; 10 5/8in The Bengal Military Police Battalion was raised by Captain T. Rattray in January 1856. £100-150

266 AN OTHER RANK’S FULL DRESS TUNIC AND PANTALOONS, 11TH (PRINCE ALBERT’S OWN) HUSSARS, 1907 & 1913 the tunic of dark blue wool embellished with yellow cotton square-cord around the edges, on the breast in the form of six loops with trefoil drops at the ends, on each of the two back seams with a single line having three eyes at the top and an Austrian knot at the bottom and on the cuffs with an Austrian knot; six brass ball buttons at centre-front; with paper Royal Army Clothing Factory label dated 1907 inside; lacks collar badges; lining detached inside right breast; the pantaloons of crimson wool with a 4.5cm; 1¾in wide stripe of yellow cotton lace with a central narrow scarlet train on the outer seams and an oval patch of scarlet reinforcing cloth inside each knee, metal fly and braces buttons; with paper Royal Army Clothing Factory label dated 1913 £300-400

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Captain Brian Surtees Philpotts (1875-1917) 267 AN OFFICER’S FULL DRESS TUNIC AND UNDRESS OVERALLS, ROYAL ENGINEERS, CIRCA 1895-1904 the tunic of scarlet cloth, with collar and cuffs of dark blue velvet and with the front, skirt and skirt-plaits similarly edged; the collar edged all round with gold round-cord and the cuffs decorated with an Austrian knot in similar cord and gold gimp, the collar also bearing, at top and front within the round-cord, gold lace 1.9cm; ¾in wide; on the front of the collar a pair of flaming grenades in silver wire embroidery; shoulder-cords of braided gold round-cord bearing captain’s rank insignia; nine buttons at front, two at the waist and two at the inner ends of the shoulder-cords, all gilded brass embossed with a crowned strap-and-buckle bearing the title ROYAL ENGINEERS and enclosing the Royal Cypher VR; body lining largely absent, collar partially detached, some moth; the overalls of dark blue cloth with a 5.1cm; 2in wide scarlet stripe on the side seams; strapped at the cuffs for Wellington boots and with fly and braces buttons; tailor’s label of ‘J.Daniels & Co., Woolwich and Bury Place’ with owner’s name Capt. B.S. Philpotts RE Brian Surtees Philpotts (1875-1917) was the son of J.S. Philpotts, headmaster of Bedford School, where B.S. Philpotts was educated before attending RMA Woolwich. Commissioned 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Engineers in 1895, Philpotts was promoted lieutenant in 1898, captain in 1904 and major in 1914; appointed Commandant Royal Engineers (CRE) in a Western Front Division in the rank of lieutenant-colonel in 1916, he was mentioned in dispatches in June 1916 and made a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in January 1917; he was severely wounded in action on 2nd September 1917 and died of his wounds two days later. Sir O’M Creagh and E.M. Humphris 1923, p. 322. £100-150

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268 A VATICAN LIVERY BY GIOMINI, ROME, AND AN ITALIAN TAILED COAT WORN BY MARCHESE MARCO DORIA LAMBA the first comprising tail coat of blue wool, with red collar and cuffs decorated with silver brocade, and brass buttons, and a pair of dark blue trousers; the second of blue wool, with white collar and cuffs decorated with gold wire, with gilt-brass button decorated with the crowned cypher ‘FERT‘ and applied with label of its owner Marco Doria Lamba and dated 1921

(3) £400-600 269 A FRENCH OFFICER’S SHAKO OF THE FOURTH GUARD NATIONALE REGIMENT, MID-19TH CENTURY with felt skull with leather top and peak, fitted with a red band around the top, silvered helmet plate incorporating a cockerel, painted tricolore cockade, two-stage red pom-pom, and white metal chin-scales (restorations) 24cm; 9 1/2in high £500-700 270 NINE BUGLES, 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES variously marked including two by Boosey & Hawkes, one by Butler, one of the Royal Welsh fusiliers, and one for the Royal Ontario regiment, eight of brass and one of white metal, and each with a mouthpiece (small dents, areas of wear)

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271 ENGLISH SCHOOL 20TH CENTURY Field-Marshal Sir William Robertson, Bart, GCB, GCMG, KCVO, DSO Oil on board (minor retouching) 53cm; 20 7/8in x 43cm; 17in Robertson, shown here at the rank of General, joined the army as a private in 1877, was promoted Field Marshal 1920, was Chief of the Imperial General Staff from 1916-18 and died in 1933. He was the first soldier in the British army to rise from private to field marshal. The present painting was almost certainly a study for a larger group. ‡ £500-1000

The following seven lots are sold not subject to return 272 Lists of the Officers of the several Regiments and Corps of Militia of the Officers of the Several Fencible Regiments…..1793, contemporary boards and tooled leather spine (cover detached); List of the Officers of the several Regiments and Corps of Fencible Cavalry and Infantry of the Officers of the Militia of the Corps and troops of the Gentlemen and Yeomanry…..1796, marbled boards and buckram; and List of the Officers of the several Regiments and Corps of Fencible Cavalry and Infantry of the Officers of the Militia of the Corps and Troops of Gentleman and Yeomanry Cavalry …..1800, contemporary boards and tooled Morocco

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273 List of the General and Field-Officers as they Rank in the Army of the Officers in the several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish establishments……1761, later leather binding; The Army List of 1787, contemporary marbled boards; A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines…1789, buckram covered boards; A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines…1790, buckram covered boards; and A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines…1791, contemporary tooled and gilt leather-covered boards (5) £150-250

276 The Army List…..1814, cloth-covered boards; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1815, marbled boards (cover detached); A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1816, marbled boards (cover detached); and A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1817, marbled boards (back cover missing); A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1818, marbled boards; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1819, marbled boards (cover detached)

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274 A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines…1793, contemporary tooled and gilt leather-covered boards; A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines…1795, contemporary boards; A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines…1798, contemporary tooled and gilt leather-covered boards; A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines…1799, tooled and gilt morocco-covered boards; and A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines…1800, tooled and gilt morocco-covered boards (5)

277 A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1820, boards and gilt leather; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1821, boards and gilt leather; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1823, boards and gilt leather; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1824, boards and gilt leather; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1826, marbled boards and gilt leather; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1829, boards and gilt leather

£150-250

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275 A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1802, tooled and gilt leather-covered boards; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1803, tooled and gilt leather-covered boards; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1804, tooled and gilt morocco-covered boards; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1805, tooled and gilt leather-covered boards; and A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1810, tooled and gilt morocco-covered boards

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£150-250 278 A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1831, boards (spine missing); A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1834, boards (spine missing); A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1834, boards (spine detached); A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1837, buckram covered boards; and Army list for 1838, marbled boards; and A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1839, boards (spine missing)

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279 A COMPOSITE NORTH ITALIAN FIELD ARMOUR, LATE 16TH CENTURY comprising earlier close helmet with rounded one-piece skull rising to a low, boldly roped medial comb surmounted at its apex by a detachable tubular plume-holder with moulded, fluted and incised ornament, associated “sparrow’s-beak” visor and bevor attached by common brass-headed pivots (replaced), each element secured at its right by a spring-catch, the visor with stepped, centrally-divided vision-slit, circular and rectangular ventilation-holes and projecting lifting-peg (replaced), and three gorget-plates front and rear (replaced), collar of one plate (originally more) front and rear, heavy breastplate of “peascod” form with moveable gussets and detachable folding-lance-rest, its lower edge carrying a fauld of one lame and pendant tassets each of four lames, onepiece backplate with outward-flanged lower edge, large pauldrons each of seven lames (the lowest three of the right and the lowest four of the left associated, the rear ends of the first and second of the right internally patched), vambraces (not a pair) each formed of a turner of three lames, tubular upper and lower cannons and a winged bracelet couter of three lames, German mitten gauntlets each with a long, acutely pointed cuff with fixed inner plate, five metacarpalplates, a knuckle-plate decorated with a roped transverse rib, and two finger-plates, one-piece cuisses (the right with a brazed repair at its inner border) each fitted at its lower end with a small-winged poleyn of five lames (the lowest four associated), greaves open at their inside rears and pierced at their lower edges with stitch-holes, and mail sabatons (cut from of old mail), the main edges of the armour formed with inward turns decorated in most cases with file-roping and accompanied by recessed borders, its subsidiary edges decorated with double or single incised lines: on an articulated stand on a plinth (expertly releathered throughout) £25000-35000

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280 A FULL ARMOUR IN THE GERMAN EARLY 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY, INCORPORATING EARLIER ELEMENTS comprising close helmet with two-piece skull and monkeyfaced visor, mid-16th century Italian collar (lowest rear lame associated), globose breastplate with folding lance-rest and fauld of three lames carrying a pair of tassets each of four lames, late 16th century Italian backplate with culet of one lame (associated), spaudlers (the right lacking its lowest two lames) connected by turners to articulated vambraces, late 16th century German mitten gauntlet for the right hand (lacking finger and thumb-defences, the metacarpal and knuckle-plates restored), cuisses with upper extension-lames and winged poleyns (the wings cracked through), and tubular greaves with sabatons each embossed on its broad toe-cap with a pair of confronted volutes, the armour etched throughout with broad bands and borders of running foliage inhabited by fabulous beasts (some elements disarticulated) ÂŁ3500-4500

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281 A COMPOSITE FULL ARMOUR FOR FIELD USE, PARTLY 16TH AND 17TH CENTURIES comprising modern close helmet with two-piece-skull rising to a roped comb and fitted with visor, upper bevor, lower bevor and gorget-plates (chemically aged, pitted), German collar (lowest front lame restored), heavy German breastplate of ‘peascod’ fashion with modern gussets fauld and tassets, German backplate with short fauld, originally decorated with bright borders on a blued ground and struck at its upper edge with the maker’s initials ‘H : A(?)’, North European large symmetrical pauldrons connected by turners to three-piece vambraces (the couters restored), German mitten gauntlets (the right restored), modern cuisses with winged poleyns, and modern greaves with articulated ankles and sabatons: on a wooden stand £4000-6000

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282 A RARE EAST EUROPEAN CASE FOR A SHISHAK, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY TARTAR with conical leather body formed of four stitched panels, each decorated with an embossed pattern of rondels within a linear framework and applied with a panel filled with a stylised flower, fitted with lid embossed en suite, a pair of buckles and straps for closure, and leather suspension loop 26cm; 10 1/4in high Two similar cases, one containing its original shishak, are preserved in the Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie, Poland. See J. Gutowski 1997, p.55, nos. 37, 38 and 39. £1000-1500

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283 A NORTH EUROPEAN ZISCHÄGGE, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GERMAN with one-piece hemispherical skull embossed with six radiating ribs fitted at its apex with a pierced finial on a circular washer and at its brow with a flat peak stamped with the letter ‘I’ and with provision for a sliding nasal-bar (missing) retained by a wing-headed screw, neck-guard of four lames, a pair of associated cheek-pieces, and its main edges decorated with plain inward turns throughout 26cm; 10 1/4in high £800-1000

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284 A NORTH EUROPEAN ZISCHÄGGE, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GERMAN with one-piece hemispherical skull embossed with six radiating ribs fitted at its apex with a pierced finial on a circular washer and at its brow with a flat peak, sliding nasal-bar retained by a wing-headed screw, neck-guard of four lames (cheek-pieces missing) and its main edges decorated with plain inward turns throughout 26cm; 10 1/4in high £600-700

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285 AN ITALIAN ETCHED COMB MORION, CIRCA 160 0, POSSIBLY BRESCIA formed in one piece with tall skull rising to a very high roped medial comb (cracked and repaired at the apex), integral brim turned down at the sides and rising to a point at the front and the rear, its edge decorated with a file-roped inward turn accompanied by a recessed border (two small cracks), the base of the crown encircled by eighteen round-headed liningrivets and fitted at the rear with a brass plume-holder, finely etched on each side of the crown with a bold design of interlacing strapwork surrounding military trophies enclosing at

the centre a standing classical warrior, the crown decorated en suite and with a central cherub on each side, and the brim with a band of acanthus foliage (small delaminations, areas of pitting, the etching worn in parts) 33cm; 13in high A morion decorated in a similar style is preserved in the Armeria del Museo Civico Medievale di Bologna. See L. G. Boccia 1991, p.57 ÂŁ4000-6000

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286 A SOUTH GERMAN BLACK-AND-WHITE GAUNTLET FOR THE LEFT HAND, ABOUT 1570 formed of a flared and obtusely-pointed cuff with short fixed inner plate, four metacarpal- plates, knuckle-plate decorated with roped transverse rib, shaped finger-plate, four sets of finger-scales, laterally-hinged and scaled thumb-defence and a later buff-leather lining glove, the upper edge of the cuff decorated with a file-roped inward turn, the surface with raised bands and borders on a blackened ground £600-800 287 AN ETCHED NORTH ITALIAN GAUNTLET, ABOUT 1600 formed of an obtusely-pointed tubular cuff with a riveted join at the inside of the wrist, associated wrist-plate and five upwardoverlapping metacarpal-plates, all connected to one another at their outer ends by brass-capped round-headed rivets, the cuff decorated at its upper edge with a file-roped inward turn accompanied by eleven lining-rivets of similar design, and over its surface with etched animal-headed foliate scrolls within a border of interlace involving quatrefoil flower heads, all on a blackened ground (some pitting and minor cracking), bearing an old collection tag stamped C over 26 £600-800

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288 A LARGE QUANTITY OF ELEMENTS OF ARMOUR, 16TH CENTURY AND LATER including an upper bevor of a close helmet, two pairs of greaves, one with articulated sabatons, a fauld with tassets each of six lames, and various disarticulated lames of faulds, tassets, culets and spaudlers, together with five brass rubbings of armoured figures

(qty) £300-500

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289 A HAND PAVISE FOR COMBAT ON FOOT IN SOUTH GERMAN LATE 15TH/EARLY 16TH CENTURY STYLE, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY of sub rectangular outline, with rounded corners, rising to a central cusp at its upper edge, formed with a broad medial gutter extending over its full height, covered over almost its entire surface with skin, the outer face applied with gesso, painted with a large sable eagle displayed charged with a shield fussily on its chest, all on an ochre ground enriched with lighter ochre pellets, a pair of ochre lines framing the main edges, and the top painted with a red border (small losses, the upper and lower edges each with very small early working repairs), the inner face left natural and retaining its original four iron staples fitted with two pairs of twisted leather enarmes 81.2cm; 32in high A sample of the skin from the inside has been dated to 26 years either side of 1793. The arms are those of the Bavarian town of Schongau, on the southern Danube. Another example from this group was formerly in the Rothschild Collection and another was in the Zschille Collection, no. 638. ÂŁ2000-3000

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290 A DECORATED PART ARMOUR IN RENAISSANCE STYLE, MODERN of pressed steel, comprising breastplate decorated with a central cavalry combat scene in front of a city, back-plate with sprays of foliage, a pair of tassets, a pair of full arm defences and full leg defences decorated with foliage, monsters and armoured figures (patinated throughout, some lames detached) ‡ £2000-3000

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291 A TILT ARMOUR IN THE LATE 16TH CENTURY GREENWICH STYLE, 20TH CENTURY comprising armet with high-combed skull, ‘frog-mouthed’ visor and upper bevor, and internally-hollowed lower edge, articulated collar, breastplate of ‘peascod’ fashion with detachable lancerest, fauld and pendant tassets, backplate with short fixed culet, large asymmetrical pauldrons connected by turners to articulated vambraces with winged bracelet couters and laminations at the insides of the elbows, fingered gauntlet for the right hand with flared and pointed cuff, laminated cuisses with winged poleyns, tubular greaves with articulated ankles and sabatons, grandguard, pasguard and manifer, the upper edge of the gauntlet and the lower edges of the tassets formed with scallops, the main edges of the armour decorated with fileroped inward turns accompanied by recessed borders, and the subsidiary edges with raised ribs, in some cases roped; on a wood and metal stand on a wooden plinth ‡ £4000-6000 292 A CIRCULAR STEEL SHIELD IN RENAISSANCE STYLE, 20TH CENTURY of convex form, with low central dome embossed with the mounted figure of St. George slaying the dragon in an architectural framework surrounded by four scenes of knightly combat, all on a ground of scrolling foliage, and pierced with four holes for the attachment of enarmes 67.5cm; 26 1/2in diameter £300-500

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293 TWO DECORATIVE PANOPLIES OF ARMS AND ARMOUR, 2OTH CENTURY comprising arrangements of cast iron gauntlets, shields, helmets, gorgets, breastplates, swords, maces and hafted weapons cast with renaissance motifs, mounted on two gilt shields each 54cm; 21 1/4in high

(2) £200-300 294 A MINIATURE FULL ARMOUR IN LATE 15TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY of polished articulated steel, comprising close helmet with bellows visor, gorget, breast and backplate, each carrying a skirt of four lames and the former with a pair of tassets, a pair of full arm defences with fingered gauntlets (minor losses), and a pair of full leg defences, complete with a skirt of mail: mounted on a fabric-covered dummy, on a moulded plinth 61cm; 24in high £500-700 295 A MINIATURE ETCHED FULL ARMOUR IN 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY of articulated steel, comprising visored helmet, breast and backplate, the former carrying a pair of tassets, a pair of full arm defences with gauntlets, and a pair of full leg defences, the helmet, breastplate, backplate and tassets all etched with bold designs of scrolling foliage, on a wooden stand with velvet-covered plinth, together with a shield decorated with fleur-de-lys 84cm; 33in high

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296 A MINIATURE FULL ARMOUR IN LATE 15TH/16TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY of polished articulated steel, comprising visored close helmet, breast and backplate, the former fitted with a pair of pendant tassets, a pair of full arm defences with mitten gauntlets, a pair of full leg defences embossed on the cuisses with pairs of chevrons, complete with a skirt of mail: mounted on a wooden stand with velvet-covered plinth 47cm; 18 1/2in high £300-400 297 A MINIATURE ARMOUR, IN LATE 15TH/16TH CENTURY STYLE including helmet with stylised sparrow’s-beak visor and fingered gauntlets, holding a mace, on a wooden stand 51cm; 20in high £200-300 298 A MINIATURE ARMOUR, IN LATE 15TH/16TH CENTURY STYLE on a wooden stand, complete with a halberd 52.5cm; 20 5/8in high

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£200-300 299 A FINE CARVED LIMEWOOD MINIATURE ARMOURED FIGURE MODELLED ON THAT OF VOGT ULRICH IX OF MATSCH, COUNT OF KIRSCHBERG, CIRCA 1450, 20TH CENTURY with crested helm, breastplate carved to simulate its twopiece construction, a pair of pendant tassets, full arm and leg defences, complete with a shield, sword and dagger of contemporary type, on a carved wooden base, together with an armoured half-figure in the style of circa 1500

(2) The first is based on the original armour preserved at Schloss Churburg, no. 19. £250-350

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Miscellanea 300 AN EAST EUROPEAN LADY’S SILVER-MOUNTED BELT, PROBABLY HUNGARIAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY formed of a series of scrollwork links arranged in groups of three between pierced and gilt flower head links (some links restored, two now mounted with hardstones), fitted at each end with a rectangular gilt-brass panel, each chased with foliage within a ropework frame, and gilt-brass hasp and buckle 100.5cm; 39 5/8in overall

302 CHRISTIE’S ARMS AND ARMOUR, MILITARIA AND SPORTING GUN AUCTION CATALOGUES including sales in London, Dublin, Geneva and New York during the period 1966-2008, including the collections of McDonald-Peattie, Harold L. Peterson, Albert J. Weatherhead III, J. C. L. Knapton, The Armoury of Their Serene Highnesses the Princes zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Dyck (Part 2), W. Keith Neal and R. T. Gwynn A full listing is available on request

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301 BISLEY AND THE N.R.A. a fine and comprehensive photograph album of Bisley Camp and its ranges c. 1900-9, featuring the competition and the ranges and also King Edward VII's visit, tooled and gilt binding, dated Bisley 1909. Rare. Presented by Gale & Polden Ltd.

303 SOTHEBY’S ARMS AND ARMOUR, MILITARIA AND SPORTING GUN AUCTION CATALOGUES including sales in London, Florence, Johannesburg, Monte Carlo, Zurich, Sussex and New York during the period 19702005, including the collections of William Goodwin Renwick (parts I and IV), Her Majesty’s Tower of London (2 parts), John A. Williams, John F. Hayward, Visser (two parts), Alexander Davison and The Royal House of Hanover

£500-1000

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304 NIOX & MARIAUX (editors). La Musée de l Armée. Armes & Armures Anciennes et Souvenirs Historiques les Plus Précieux. Paris: Hôtel des Invalides 1927, second volume, quarto, unbound and in original folder with laces. ONE OF 400 COPIES. £400-600 305 ELGOOD, Robert. Islamic Arms and Armour. 1979: CAMERON STONE, George. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor. 1961: HAWKINS, Peter. The Price Guide to Antique Guns and Pistols. 1973: PAYNE-GALLWEY BT, Sir Ralph. The Crossbow. 1974: MOWBRAY, E. Andrew. Arms and Armour from the Atelier of Ernst Schmidt Munich. 1967: MANN, Sir James. Wallace Collection Catalogues, European Arms and Armour. 1962 (2 Volumes): LAKING, Guy Francis. Wallace Collection Catalogues, Oriental Arms and Armour. 1964. With 22 others of related interest.

(30) £150-250 306 FOURTEEN ENGRAVINGS RELATING TO LORINERY, 18TH, 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES comprising five from a very large series of horse bits, numbered 11, 18, 49, 51, and 56; three, probably from the same series, including details of bits and tools, and five further prints including The Great Horse Armoury in the Tower of London, all farmed and glazed

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307 A LARGE ITALIAN CEREMONIAL HUNTING HORN, 19TH CENTURY of stained cow horn (light worm damage), with white metal mounts chased with neo-rococo motifs including scrolls and foliage, basal cap with low domed cover retaining some silverplating, applied with the arms of Este, a crowned Eagle displayed upon a pair of crossed oak branches, and retaining some early suspension cord in the Ducal colours, blue and white, and a pair of blue and white pom-poms 66cm; 26in The decoration and size of this horn would suggest that it was used by the Master of the Duke of Modena's hunt. £800-1000 308 A HORN POWDER-FLASK, 18TH CENTURY AND THREE EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER-FLASKS, 19TH CENTURY the first with plain body, wooden basal cap, turned nozzle fitted with a turned stopper, and iron belt hook; the second with plain body and brass nozzle signed P. Frith, the third embossed with three equine profiles in a cartouche, and the fourth decorated with an eagle in a foliate frame the first: 19cm; 7 1/2in

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309 A FINE SOUTH GERMAN FRUITWOOD POWDER-FLASK, CIRCA 1680 with circular body formed in two halves around a central hole, carved over its entire surface with a doe attacked by two pairs of hounds, in high relief over the front, fitted with engraved gilt-brass nozzle with spring cut-off, and three gilt-brass rings for suspension 18cm; 7 1/8in high

310 THIRTY-ONE VARIOUS POWDER AND SHOT-FLASKS, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER including a horn flask, a leather bandolier, a number of embossed brass flasks and a reproduction of a Colt reloading flask

(31) £200-300

This flask belongs to a group commonly attributed to the workshop of the distinguished carved Johann Michael Maucher of Swäbisch-Gmünd, also active in Augsburg and Würzburg. See C. Blair 1974, pp.395-400. £3000-4000

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313 A CONTINENTAL LEATHER POUCH, 19TH CENTURY formed of two leather flaps closed by a pair of shaped brass buckles, fitted with later wooden core with provision for eighteen cartridges on each side, and with two pairs of brass loops for suspension 21.5cm; 8 1/2in wide x 14.5cm; 5 3/4in £250-350

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314 TEN SHOT AND POWDER-FLASKS, 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES including three embossed leather shot flasks; three copper powder flasks, one by Dixon & Sons; a smaller brass pistol powder flask, together with two reproduction leather shot flasks and an ebony-mounted shot ladle

(10) £200-300 315 EIGHT SHOTGUN LOADING TOOLS, 19TH CENTURY comprising a boxwood tamper for a loading machine; four 12bore turnover tools; two capper, decapper machines and a modern nipple pricker (some worn)

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311 A GERMAN GILT-BRONZE POWDER-FLASK, POSSIBLY AUGSBURG, LATE 16TH CENTURY of triangular form with slightly in-curved sides, the sides and base cast with geometric border ornament, the outer and inner faces cast and chased with classical scenes, engraved tapering nozzle with spring closure, and a pair of rings for suspension 7cm; 2 3/4in high £500-700 312 A GERMAN ENGRAVED POWDER-FLASK, EARLY 17TH CENTURY of flattened cow horn, the inner face decorated with a series of concentric rings, and the outer with Hercules slaying the Nemean lion and a further warrior (worn, nozzle and suspension rings missing), and fitted with a wooden basal cap, perhaps the original 20cm; 8in long £300-500

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316 A LARGE COLLECTION OF GUN AND PISTOL ACCESSORIES, 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES including a good ebony pistol loading mallet; a double leather shoulder shot flask with Irish charger; a leather shot flask; a Curtis powder tin; oil bottle and loader for a shotgun; two steel rifle bullet moulds; three shotgun chargers; two wad cutters; a bronze 450 rifle mould; a pistol bullet mould; four cap tins; a circular cap dispenser; three ladles; a turnover tool; five brass cleaning accessories

(29) £500-550


317 A FLINTLOCK POWDER TESTER BY E. BAKER, LONDON, CIRCA 1820 with short blued ‘barrel’ fitted with an engraved bracket beneath holding a blued wheel graduated from 0-12, sidehammer action engraved with a trophy-of-arms on the left and fitted with ‘French’ cock on the right, signed on the top-strap and engraved with foliage on the tang, and faceted flat-sided walnut butt 17.8cm; 7in ‡ £600-800 318 AN ENGLISH STONEBOW BY BARKER, WIGAN, CIRCA 1780 AND A NORTH EUROPEAN CROSSBOW, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY the first with slender steel bow fitted with later string, figured walnut tiller incorporating engraved steel gaffle, the latter fitted with signed folding back-sight, and button trigger, moulded steel finial, and folding fore-sight (the steel parts pitted and cleaned); the second with robust steel bow, tiller of gun-stock form, fitted with two large steel side panels over the forward portion, fitted with a screw in spike terminal also retaining the bow, carved bolt channel, brass nut and action, a pair of steel lugs for a goat’s foot lever, and moulded trigger (the steel parts pitted); together with a goat’s foot lever, 20th century the first: 74cm; 29 1/8in tiller

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(3) ‡ £550-750 319 A FRENCH TARGET CROSSBOW BY THIS, 43 BOULEVARD DU TEMPLE, PARIS, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY AND TWO FURTHER CROSSBOWS, 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES the first with slender steel bow retained by two pierced moulded brass plaques, figured walnut tiller incorporating a rest beneath and with butt of gun-stock form, fitted with brass bolt channel, brass nut, and adjustable brass back and foresights, brass mounts comprising spurred trigger-guard and butt-plate, and fitted with a steel stirrup at the front; the second with later wooden bow, walnut tiller of gun stock form, inlaid around its border and on each side of the butt with later marquetry designs, carved bolt channel, small steel nut, and steel mounts including butt-plate of shaped outline; and the third with slender steel bow, hardwood tiller incorporating a scrolling rest beneath, and brass mounts the first: 75cm; 29 1/2in tiller

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320 AN ITALIAN STONEBOW, 18TH CENTURY with slender steel bow retained by a pair of irons, curved fruitwood tiller of characteristic form including a pierced central moulding, fitted with fixed fore-sight, engraved steel action, slender trigger with moulded finial folding back-sight, and later turned finial (the steel parts pitted, cleaned) 87.5cm; 34 1/2in tiller ‡ £250-350 321 A RARE HODGE’S PATENT ELASTIC GUN, NO. 22, CIRCA 1850 with walnut full stock fitted with rigid steel ‘spreader’, engraved brass action ‘R. E. Hodges Patentee, London, 22’, fitted with adjustable calibrated back-sight behind, chequered grip and fore-end, and engraved steel trigger-guard and buttplate (the steel parts rubbed and with light pitting) 118.7cm; 46 3/4in overall

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In 1849 Richard Edward Hodges was granted a patent for ‘Improvements in Mechanical Purchases which are also applicable whole or in part to projectiles’, which incorporated the use of ‘vulcanised caoutchouc’ or rubber as opposed to the previously used sinew in crossbows. Another example of this type, numbered 11, is preserved in the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds. See H. L. Blackmore 1971, p. 171, p. 209 and pl. 84 ‡ £300-500

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322 A FINE AND RARE DUTCH 24 PDR. BRONZE CANNON BY CONRAD ANTHONISZ WILKES, THE HAGUE, DATED 1600, in marine excavated condition, with tapering multi-stage barrel with raised astragal mouldings, moulded muzzle astragal and fillets, decorated with a band of foliage and an urn supported by a pair of lions amidst further scrolls of foliage on the second reinforce, the first reinforce decorated with the inscription 'Amsterdam' on a cartouche with the town arms charged with the letter 'P' on each side above, raised vent, signed 'Conraet Antoni Me Fecit Haga' and dated around the base ring, and inscribed with the weight number ahead, the cascabel chiselled with fleur-de-lys divided by acanthus leaves on a punched ground and drawn-out to a button formed as a mulberry fruit partially enclosed by foliage, a pair of plain trunnions, the lifting handles formed as a pair of finely-chiselled dolphins, and in green patinated condition with areas of mild corrosion 333cm; 131 1/8in barrel 15cm; 6in bore Conrad Anthonisz Wilkes is recorded in the Hague circa 15911616 where he held the post Grosbusgieter. He also supervised the start of the foundries in Rotterdam and Enkhuizen. See R. Roth 1996, p.176 and A. N. Kennard 1986, p.33. This lot is on view at 25 Blythe Road by appointment with Thomas Del Mar Ltd. ÂŁ15000-20000

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323 A FINE DUTCH 24 PDR. BRONZE CANNON BY GERARD KOSTER, AMSTERDAM, DATED 1616 in marine excavated condition, with tapering multi-stage barrel, strongly moulded muzzle chiselled behind with foliage and mythical creatures ahead of a band of acanthus, the chase with a rampant lion (worn), the reinforce moulding inscribed ‘anno domini 1660’ ahead of a further band of ornament, the first reinforce with the inscription ‘Die Stadt Amsterdam’ on a cartouche with the town arms above, raised vent, the base ring signed ‘CARHARDUS KOSTERUS ME FECIT AMSTERDAM’, the cascabel chiselled with fleur-de-lys divided by acanthus leaves on a punched ground and drawn-out to a button formed as a mulberry fruit partially enclosed by foliage, plain trunnions, the lifting handles formed as a pair of finelychiselled dolphins, heavy corrosion and areas of staining 339cm; 133 1/2in barrel 15cm; 6in bore Gerard Koster I was town founder in Amsterdam circa 160618. His mother the daughter of Willem Wegewaert family of Deventer, another dynasty of well known Dutch gunfounders. See R. Roth 1996, p.93 and A. N. Kennard 1986, pp.99-100. This lot is on view at 25 Blythe Road by appointment with Thomas Del Mar Ltd. £12000-18000

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324 A FINE DUTCH 24 PDR. BRONZE CANNON BY GERARD KOSTER, AMSTERDAM, DATED 1617 in marine excavated condition, with tapering multi-stage barrel, strongly moulded muzzle, the chase with traces of a rampant lion (worn), the reinforce moulding inscribed ‘anno domini 1617’ ahead of a further band of ornament, the first reinforce with the inscription ‘Die Stadt Amsterdam’ on a cartouche with the town arms above, raised vent, the base ring signed ‘CARHARDUS KOSTERUS ME FECIT AMSTERDAM’, the cascabel chiselled with fleur-de-lys divided by acanthus leaves on a punched ground and drawn-out to a button formed as a mulberry fruit partially enclosed by foliage, plain trunnions, the lifting handles formed as a pair of finely-chiselled dolphins, heavy corrosion and areas of staining 339cm; 133 1/2in barrel 15cm; 6in bore This lot is on view at 25 Blythe Road by appointment with Thomas Del Mar Ltd. £12000-18000

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325 AN HISTORIC CHINESE QING DYNASTY 12 PDR. BRONZE CANNON, CAPTURED AT THE BOGUE FORTS IN 1841 with bronze multi-stage barrel, formed with pronounced astragal mouldings behind the muzzle, at each end of the chase and the reinforces, a pair of plain trunnions, moulded globose cascabel drawn-out to a moulded baluster-shaped button, incised with inscriptions over its length and an additional brief inscription on the first reinforce, and remaining in green patinated condition throughout (the surface with scratches and wear): on a stepped wooden carriage applied with a later plaque inscribed 'Captured in the Bogue forts (near Canton) by the expedition under Sir George Bremer in 1841, in consequence of which operations the Chinese agreed to cede Hong-Kong' 292cm; 115in barrel 11.5cm; 4 1/2in bore The capture by British forces of the ‘Bogue Forts’, at Zhu Jiang in the Chinese province of Guangdong, on 7th January 1841 was a major incident in the 1st China (or ‘Opium’) War between Britain and the Chinese Empire of 1839-42 and one that had great significance in both British and Chinese history. The forts were situated in the Bogue, or Bocca Tigris, a narrow strait in the Pearl River delta downstream from the port of Canton, or Guangzhou, which was (and still is) capital of the province of Guangdong. The forts’ capture or destruction was necessary to British strategy in a war provoked by Britain in order to gain major trading concessions from the Chinese, particularly in relation to Chinese purchase of British opium, and the opening of Chinese ports to British trade. The forts, at Chuenpi/Chuanbi and Tycocktow (or Dajiaotou Dao), faced each other across the Bogue and represented a threat to British forces moving up stream to assault or threaten Guangzhou. All the forts possessed considerable numbers of guns, were wellentrenched and fortified and appeared to be resolutely defended. The forts at Chuenpi were the first to be assaulted, with a 1,500-strong force of sailors, artillery, infantry and Royal

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Marines being landed downstream and marching to attack their landward side, while two armed steamers, NEMESIS and QUEEN, moved into position to shell the forts from the river. The co-ordinated shelling and subsequent assaults by infantry and Royal Marines rapidly overcame the forts’ defences and the Chinese defenders - while not lacking in courage - were unable to compete in ordnance with that deployed by the British attackers: the Chuenpi forts fell quickly with immense loss of life among the Chinese but few British casualties. The forts at Tycocktow suffered the same fate, from the same British tactics, as those at Chuenpi and by the end of the day of battle all the Bogue forts were in British hands, for the total cost of 38 British casualties. It was later estimated that 173 Chinese guns were captured from the forts on 7th January 1841 and so the one offered here is clearly one of that number. As a result of the capture of the Bogue forts, the port of Canton (Guangzhou) lay undefended and so the Chinese had no alternative but to agree to British demands and concessions, one of which was the granting to Britain of the island of Hong Kong (which had been captured by the British on 23rd August 1839). Hong Kong was formally occupied by the British on 26th January 1841, formally ceded to Britain in 1842 and remained in British hands until 1997. The plaque on the carriage appears to be misprinted, with Sir George as opposed to Sir Gordon Bremer. The latter being the Commodore who raised the Union Jack and claimed Hong Kong as a colony on 26th January 1841. The inscriptions include ‘Pingyi jingguan jiangjun’, in translation, ‘Barbarian Suppressing, pacifying General’ and ‘Bingbu’, or ‘Board of War’. The characters on the first reinforce give the weight of the cannon as 1309 catties. It should be borne in mind that the weight of a catty varied. This lot is on view outside of London, by appointment with Thomas Del Mar Ltd £12000-18000


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326 TWO SMALL IRON SIGNAL MORTARS, PROBABLY 17TH CENTURY the first with three-stage barrel formed with a raised astragal moulding behind the muzzle, recessed vent field for an ignition mechanism, with the initials ‘B.V.A.’ on one side, and flattened cascabel for vertical mounting; the second of cylindrical form, swelling at the base and notched on the opposite side to the vent the first: 19.5cm; 7 3/4in barrel 3cm; 1 1/4in bore

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327 A BRONZE MINIATURE HOWITZER with multi-stage barrel formed with raised astragal mouldings, globose cascabel drawn-out to a moulded button, and a pair of plain near rectangular lifting handles, on its iron-clad wooden field carriage with spoked cambered wheel 14cm; 5 1/2in barrel 2.5cm; 1in bore £300-400

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European and American Firearms 328 A .577 CALIBRE SNIDER PATENT BREECH-LOADING THREE BAND MILITARY RIFLE BY ALEXANDER HENRY, EDINBURGH, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, DATED 1865 with blued barrel retained by three blued bands, fitted with blued folding back-sight calibrated to 900 yards, case-hardened patent action, case-hardened lock stamped ‘L.A. Co.’, original nipple-defence, dated 1862 and with VR crowned, figured walnut full stock, chequered grip and fore-end, the butt with London Armoury stamp, and the date 1865 on the right, regulation brass mounts, original steel ramrod, original horn ramrod guide, and remaining in fine condition throughout with much original finish 92.5cm; 36 3/8in barrel £1000-1200

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329 A .577 CALIBRE PERCUSSION ENFIELD THREE BAND MILITARY RIFLE, DATED 1867 with rifled sighted barrel retained by three bands and fitted with ladder back-sight, dated lock marked ‘Tower’ and with a crown, walnut full stock, regulation brass mounts, and complete with its steel ramrod 97.5cm; 38 3/8in barrel £300-400 330 A .577 CALIBRE PERCUSSION ENFIELD THREE BAND MILITARY MUSKET, CIRCA 1860 for the Indian market, with blued barrel retained by two bands (the third missing), border-engraved lock marked ‘Tower’ a crown and the spurious date 1820, regulation full stock, brass mounts and complete with its steel ramrod 97cm; 38 1/4in barrel £150-250 331 A .70 0 CALIBRE PERCUSSION ENFIELD THREE BAND MILITARY MUSKET, DATED 1863 probably for the export market, with sighted barrel retained by three bands, dated lock marked ‘Enfield’ and with ‘VR’ crowned, regulation full stock, brass mounts and complete with its steel ramrod 99cm; 39in barrel £150-200

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332 A .70 0 CALIBRE PERCUSSION MUSKET, MID-19TH CENTURY with sighted barrel retained by three solid and one pierced steel barrel band, fitted with adjustable back-sight, British regulation lock marked ‘Tower’, with GR’ crowned and ordnance mark, regulation walnut full stock, recessed cheekpiece, and steel mounts (the steel parts pitted throughout), complete with its steel ramrod 105cm; 41 3/8in barrel £200-250

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333 A .650 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK SHORT CAVALRY OR PAGET CARBINE, CIRCA 1810 with 16in barrel fitted with swivel rammer beneath (stirrup missing), fitted with brass fore-sight and stamped with ordnance marks at the breech, stepped bolted lock with ordnance marks, ‘GR’ crowned and engraved ‘Tower’ on the tail, walnut full stock stamped with ordnance marks (indistinct, areas of bruising), regulation brass mounts including butt-plate engraved ‘16 QLD . H63’, and steel saddle bar 79.5cm; 31 1/4in overall

334 A .650 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK CAVALRY CARBINE, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820 with 20in sighted barrel with provision for a swivel rammer beneath (now missing), stamped with ordnance marks at the breech, stepped lock engraved with a crown and signed ‘Allport’ on the tail (bolt missing, cock detached, vent enlarged), walnut full stock (cracks, bruising), regulation brass mounts, and steel saddle bar 89cm; 35in overall £700-900

Provenance The Stupart family, by tradition this carbine was brought back from Waterloo by Francis Stupart (1781-1860), see lot 229. The short cavalry carbine was fitted with bolted locks as early as 1808 when it was issued to certain Light Cavalry Regiments. See H.L.Blackmore 1961 pp, 141-2. £1500-2500

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335 A .550 CALIBRE PERCUSSION TWO-BAND CARBINE AND A COMPOSITE FLINTLOCK GUN, 19TH CENTURY the first with sighted brown twist barrel, blued lock, regulation full stock, brass mounts, and steel ramrod; the second with sighted barrel retained by a single brass band and a further steel band, continental lock of regulation type, three-quarter stock, fluted butt, brass mounts and steel ramrod the first: 65.7cm; 25 7/8in barrel

(2) £200-300 336 A .700 CALIBRE COMPOSITE FLINTLOCK GUN, 18TH CENTURY with three-stage barrel (fore-sight removed), associated military lock stamped with ‘Tower’ and ‘GR’ crowned (cock missing), walnut full stock, and brass mounts (worn throughout, the stock with an early repair) 101cm; 39 3/4in barrel £200-300

337 A .70 0 CALIBRE SCANDINAVIAN PERCUSSION CAVALRY PISTOL, CIRCA 1840 AND A 50 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830 the first with shortened barrel, flat lock stamped with a serial number, regulation stock (chipped) and brass mounts (worn throughout, the steel parts rusted); the second with octagonal barrel, engraved side-hammer action and chequered walnut butt (worn) the first: 37cm; 14 1/2in

(2) £400-600 338 A 16 BORE FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S PISTOL SIGNED TWIGG, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820 with octagonal sighted barrel inscribed ‘London’, engraved tang, signed stepped bolted lock, figured walnut full stock, engraved steel mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial (the steel parts with areas of light rust), and horn-tipped wooden ramrod 33.7cm; 13 1/4in barrel £500-700

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339 A .44 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER, NO. 2338 FOR 1861 with 7 1/2in barrel with single line New York address, fluted cylinder (possibly associated), steel frame, polished walnut grips, and brass trigger-guard 33cm; 13in £300-500 340 A .44 CALIBRE REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER, NO.58623, CIRCA 1863-75 AND A 120 BORE PERCUSSION SIX-SHOT PEPPERBOX REVOLVER, MID-19TH CENTURY the first of standard production specifications (worn); the second with fluted barrel group, engraved rounded barhammer action, figured walnut butt, and engraved brass steel-strap (worn) the first: 35cm; 13 3/4in

(2) £500-700 341 AN ENGLISH J. BLISSET PATENT TRANSITIONAL REVOLVER BY BLISSET, CIRCA 1860 with octagonal rifled sighted barrel signed ‘J. Blisset Patent 322 High Holborn London’, engraved lug fitted with patent rammer, plain cylinder, scroll-engraved action signed on the left, chequered walnut butt, engraved steel butt-cap and trigger-guard, vacant silver escutcheon, and retaining traces of original colour (areas of pitting) 33.5cm; 13 1/4in It is likely that the rammer of the present revolver was incorporated in Blissett’s patent of 1855. See A. W. F. Taylerson, R. A. N. Andrews, and J. Frith 1968, p. 309. John Blissett is recorded at this address 1836-56 and 1857-66. £700-1000

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342 A 120 BORE SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION PEPPERBOX PISTOL, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS CIRCA 1845 with fluted barrel group, engraved rounded bar hammer action, engraved back-strap, chequered walnut butt, and retaining traces of case-hardening colour throughout (areas of light surface rust) 21cm; 8 1/4in £200-300 343 A 120 BORE SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION PEPPERBOX REVOLVER SIGNED BOURNE, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1845-50 with fluted barrel group engraved with a band around the muzzle, engraved German silver action, engraved German silver back-strap signed ‘Bourne’, chequered walnut butt, and engraved steel trigger-guard (pitted); together with an embossed copper gun flask by Sykes, and another, for a pistol the first: 20cm; 8in

(3) Probably Joseph Bourne recorded 5 Whitall Street, Birmingham 1849-66. ‡ £250-350 344 A 120 BORE PERCUSSION FIVE-SHOT REVOLVER, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1860 with blued octagonal sighted barrel, engraved blued action numbered 39907 and inscribed ‘London’ on the right, incorporating a nipple shield at the top and loading lever on the left, chequered walnut butt, and engraved blued steel mounts (the bluing worn) 21cm; 8 1/4in £250-350 345 A 54 BORE FRENCH ETCHED CHAMELOT-DELVIGNE PATENT SIX-SHOT PINFIRE REVOLVER BY LEPAGE MOUTIER FAURE A PARIS, CIRCA 1865-68 with signed octagonal rifled sighted barrel etched with scrolling foliage, fitted with sprung clearing rod beneath, etched cylinder and frame, the latter fitted with hinged backtilting gate on the left, etched hammer, ebonised butt carved en suite with the barrel, frame and cylinder (one small crack), etched steel trigger-guard, and steel lanyard ring 24cm; 9 1/2in £400-500

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346 AN IRISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS, CIRCA 1800 with brass barrel formed in three stages, strongly belled at the muzzle, inscribed ‘Dublin’ on the octagonal breech, iron tang, associated border-engraved lock stamped with ‘GR’ crowned (rusted), walnut full stock (light worm, chipped and cracked through around the lock), and brass mounts of shaped outline 76.8cm; 30 1/4in barrel £700-900

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347 348 347 A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS BY SILK, DUBLIN, CIRCA 180 0 reconverted from percussion, with three-stage brass barrel strongly belled at the muzzle, signed and stamped with Mayo registration number, ‘MA1130’, over the breech, iron tang, signed stepped bevelled lock, walnut full stock (cracks and repairs), and brass mounts of shaped outline 78cm; 30 3/4in £600-800

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348 A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1800 with three-stage steel barrel, stepped lock (the cock and steel replaced, perhaps a reconversion), walnut full stock, and brass mounts (worn throughout) 74.5cm; 29 3/8in £300-500


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349 A LARGE 4 BORE PERCUSSION CAMEL GUN (JUJARBA), MID-19TH CENTURY with steel barrel formed in two stages, moulded at the muzzle, fitted with bead fore-sight and ladder back-sight, engraved with arsenal marking on each side of the breech, fitted with a large swivel mount beneath the median, scroll-engraved tang, scroll and border-engraved lock, hardwood half-stock, impressed with the number ‘921’ on the right, engraved steel mounts comprising side-plate incorporating a key engaging the lock, trigger-guard, plain butt-plate and steel fore-end cap 82.5cm; 32 1/2in barrel Military units with swivel guns mounted on camels were regularly encountered, a number were inspected by the Prince of Wales during his tour of India in 1875-6. A number of camel guns are preserved in the Government Museum at Alwar. £1600-2000

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350 A .450 CALIBRE FALLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE WITH LEFT HAND LOCK BY ALEXANDER HENRY, EDINBURGH, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, NO. 2385, CIRCA 1870 with sighted barrel signed ‘Alexr. Henry 12 South St, Andrew St, Edinburgh patent 1672’ over the breech (corroded and cleaned), scroll-engraved action inscribed ‘Patent no. 531’ on the top, signed scroll-engraved back-action lock, fitted with safety-catch, highly figured walnut half-stock, chequered pistol grip (cracked through) and fore-end, engraved steel mounts comprising butt-cap and trigger-guard, the latter with a catch beneath for the mechanism lever (the steel parts with areas of pitting), and with no provision for a ramrod 70cm; 27 1/2in barrel £400-600

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351 A 12 BORE PIN-FIRE SPORTING GUN BY JOHN DICKSON & SON, 63 PRINCES STREET, EDINBURGH, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NO. 2820, CIRCA 1867 with signed browned twist sighted barrel, scroll-engraved tang, scroll-engraved rotary underlever action, signed scrollengraved back-action lock, highly figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip and take-down fore-end, the latter with horn cap, engraved steel trigger-guard and chequered horn butt-cap, and vacant silver escutcheon 79cm; 31 1/8in barrel £250-350


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352 AN 8 BORE PERCUSSION WILDFOWLING GUN BY GEORGE WALLIS JUNIOR, GUNMAKER, HULL, CIRCA 1830 with signed browned twist sighted barrel formed in three stages, engraved breech decorated with a duck, inlaid with two platinum lines and fitted with screw-in bolster, scrollengraved breech tang, signed scroll and border-engraved lock decorated with a dog putting up a pair of duck, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip (rubbed), engraved steel mounts including trigger-guard en suite with the lock (butt-cap worn, tang lifting), vacant silver escutcheon, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, horn fore-end cap, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod, probably the original 107.2cm; 42 1/4in barrel

George Wallis Junior was the son of the gunmaker of the same name, a distinguished gunmaker and antiquary who assisted William Constable of Burton Constable Hall with the maintenance of his magnificent collection. See A. G. Credland 1978 pp.133-181. ÂŁ800-1000

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353 A FINE CASED 16 BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE RIFLE BY JAMES PURDEY, 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET, LONDON, NO. 3202 FOR 1838 with browned twist sighted barrels signed on the flat, rifled with ten grooves and fitted with folding back-sight, engraved case-hardened breech inlaid with a platinum line, platinum plugs, scroll-engraved case-hardened tang, signed detented engraved case-hardened locks decorated with scrolling foliage, fitted with blued safety-catches and engraved case-hardened hammers, figured walnut half-stock, cut with a panel of chequering over the fore-end (areas of minor bruising) and the grip, cast-off butt for left-eyed sighting, fitted with an early cheek pad, probably the original, scroll-engraved steel mounts comprising blued trigger-guard cut with chequering over the rear finial, blued chequered butt-cap, fore-end cap, and barrel bolt escutcheons, engraved case-hardened patch-box-cover, original brass-tipped ramrod, and retaining much original finish throughout: in its original fitted mahogany case lined in green baize (light wear and fading, some compartments detached, the accessory box damaged and incomplete), the lid fitted with brass flush-fitting carrying handle (cracked, scratches and minor chips), and with trade label on the inside (small holes), complete with a number of original accessories including mallet, wad cutter, spru-cutter, bullet starter, brass shot and powder measure and cleaning wad contained in a turned polished bone box, and complete with its leather outer case (one handle missing) 74cm; 29 1/8in barrels

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Provenance Robert Dillon, 3rd Lord Clonbrock (1807-1893). Literature L. Patrick Unsworth, The Early Purdeys, London 1996, p. 154. Dillon was educated at Eton and Oxford and inherited his large estate at Clonbrock, County Galway at the relatively young age of 19. In addition to being a skilled agriculturalist, a keen gardener and an innovative forester he was a passionate sportsman. He was Master of the Heythrop Hunt, regularly fished for salmon at Castleconnell but his greatest love was shooting. In his late 20’s a guest at one of his shooting parties took a low shot at a woodcock and blinded him in the right eye. However, the accident did not deter him and he ordered a whole series of new guns including the present double rifle. He continued shooting well into old age and, when he had grown too old to go out, he apparently used this rifle to shoot fallow bucks in the park at Clonbrock from the library window. The Purdey records confirm that this was made for the left eye, 30th July 1838, for £84. The majority of Purdey rifles during this period were supplied cased in mahogany complete with accessories, however the majority of outer covers were regarded as extras. £6000-8000


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355 A 14 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY C. PLAYFAIR, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840 with rebrowned twist sighted barrels (rib lifting), engraved breech, signed engraved locks fitted with engraved reblued hammers, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip and foreend, and steel mounts including engraved reblued trigger-guard, and brass-tipped ramrod 66.6cm; 26 1/4in barrels £250-350

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356 AN 11 BORE PERCUSSION WILDFOWLING GUN BY J. SIMKIN & SON, BOLTON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840 with browned twist sighted barrel (rusted), signed on the flat, engraved tang border and foliate engraved lock, figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, engraved steel mounts, vacant white metal escutcheon horn fore-end cap, and no provision for a ramrod 86cm; 33 7/8in barrel £200-300

354 A 10 BORE PERCUSSION WILDFOWLING GUN, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840 with rebrowned twist barrel (rusted, fore-sight removed), border-engraved tang, border-engraved lock, figured walnut half-stock (a working replacement), chequered grip, steel mounts en suite with the lock and tang, and horn fore-end cap (worn, later ramrod and ramrod-pipes) 98cm; 38 5/8in barrel £200-300

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357 AN 18 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN WITH LEFT-HAND LOCK BY PATRICK, CIRCA 1770 converted from flintlock, with three-stage sighted barrel, signed stepped engraved lock decorated with a hound on the tail, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, engraved steel mounts and associated steel tipped ramrod (worn) 76.8cm; 30 1/4in barrel £100-150


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358 A 16 BORE D.B. HANOVERIAN ROYAL PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN MADE FOR ERNST AUGUST, KING OF HANOVER, BY TANNER, HANNOVER, WITH BARRELS BY HENRY TATHAM, 37 CHARING CROSS, CIRCA 1840 with rebrowned twist barrels signed on the rib and fitted with silver fore-sight, scroll-engraved case-hardened breech, scrollengraved tang, tang highlighted with gold, chiselled back-action case-hardened locks decorated with game vignettes and scrolling foliage, signed ‘Tanner’ and inscribed ‘à Hannover’ in gold on the respective sides, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip and fore-end, the former inset with an engraved silver rondel, raised cheek-piece, engraved triggerguard decorated with a hound and a pair of game birds, engraved butt-cap numbered ‘1527’, gilt escutcheon engraved with the crowned Royal cypher, ‘EA’, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, engraved silver fore-end cap, and original brasstipped ramrod 76cm; 29 7/8in barrels Provenance The Crown Prince’s Gunroom, Schloss Cumberland, Gmunden Schloss Marienburg £2000-3000

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359 A PAIR OF 12 BORE D.B. AUSTRIAN PIN-FIRE SPORTING GUNS BY JOH. SPRINGER VORM. NOWOTNY IN WIEN STADT SEILERGASSE, NOS. 2672 AND 2673, CIRCA 1865 with rebrowned twist sighted barrels signed on the flats, scroll-engraved slender breech tang incorporating a vacant silver escutcheon, scroll-engraved case-hardened rounded Lefaucheux type action operated by a rotary underlever, signed engraved case-hardened locks, figured walnut half-stocks with chequered grips and raised cheek-pieces (light bruising), scrollengraved case-hardened steel trigger-guards decorated en suite with the actions and reinforced with a scrolling piece of horn behind, engraved case-hardened steel butt-plates numbered ‘19’ and ‘20’, and ‘2673’ and 2672’ respectively, and a pair of steel sling swivels 74.5cm; 29 3/8in barrels Provenance The Crown Prince’s Gunroom, Schloss Cumberland, Gmunden Schloss Marienburg Johann Springer worked for Matthias Nowotny as gunmaker and engraver from 1840. He married Nowotny’s daughter in 1847 and took over the business ten years later. £3000-4000

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361 362 360 A 15 BORE D.B. FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY W. PARKER, NO. 3085, CIRCA 1820 with rebrowned sighted barrels, recessed breeches with goldlined vents, signed stepped locks with rainproof pans, fitted with pierced engraved cocks, walnut half-stock, chequered grip, engraved steel mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple, finial (worn throughout): in a later fitted wooden case 73.5cm; 29in barrels £250-350 361 A 40 BORE AMERICAN FLINTLOCK GUN, MID-19TH CENTURY with octagonal sighted barrel, stepped lock signed ‘T & A Meacham & Co., Warranted’, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, the butt with carved raised cheek-piece on the left and patch-box with hinged brass trap cover with pierced ‘skeleton’ surround, brass mounts including trigger-guard and butt-plate, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod (worn throughout) 87cm; 34 1/4in barrel ‡ £300-500

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362 A GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK RIFLED SPORTING CARBINE, 17TH CENTURY AND LATER with octagonal sighted barrel stamped with a brass-lined mark, the letters IR and S a flower between, engraved flat lock fitted with external wheel, full stock carved with scrolls and foliage in relief beneath the lock and a stag confronted by a dog on the butt, inlaid over much of its surface with engraved stag horn plaques including a hound over the fore-end and a hunter ahead of a castle on the cheek-piece, and steel mounts including trigger-guard shaped for the fingers (the steel parts pitted), together with a wheel-lock key 66.7cm; 26 1/4in barrel ‡ £750-1000


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363 A 10 0 BORE GERMAN BUTT-RESERVOIR AIRGUN, CIRCA 1760 with two-stage brass barrel, octagonal breech cast and chiselled with an acanthus moulding at each end, brass tang incorporating the back-sight, brass dummy flintlock mechanism, fitted with external spring engaging the base of the cock, figured walnut stock (fore-end partly replaced), carved with raised mouldings about the rear ramrod-pipe and the barrel tang, brass mounts including two-piece side-plate each formed as a foliate scroll with monster head terminal, trigger-guard, butt-plate engraved ‘FW8’ and stamped ‘N2’ and fitted with iron pumping lever, three faceted ramrod pipes, horn fore-end cap, and associated wooden ramrod 92.5cm; 36 1/2in barrel £3500-4500

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364 A .650 CALIBRE PERCUSSION OFFICER’S PISTOL BY GARDNER, NEWCASTLE, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830 with octagonal sighted barrel inscribed ‘Newcastle’, engraved case-hardened breech, engraved tang incorporating the backsight, signed bolted border-and scroll-engraved lock (hammer spur chipped), figured walnut half-stock, chequered butt, blued steel spurred trigger-guard with pineapple finial, vacant white metal escutcheon, stirrup ramrod, and horn fore-end cap (chipped, the steel parts with surface rust throughout) 35.6cm; 14in £400-600 365 A MATCHED PAIR OF PERCUSSION TURN-OVER PISTOLS, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840 with minor differences, tapering barrels, one pair of 32 bore and the other of 80 bore, pivoting at the breech, scrollengraved actions, finely chequered walnut butts, German silver escutcheons, engraved German silver butt-caps, and engraved steel trigger-guards (worn) 17.8cm; 7in

(2) £300-400 366 A 40 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL WITH FOLDING BAYONET BY DUNDERDALE, MABSON AND LEBRUN, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1815-21 converted from flintlock, with turn-off barrel engraved with a band of acanthus around the muzzle and fitted with spring bayonet beneath, box-lock action signed on the left and engraved with a trophy-of-arms on the right, fitted with sliding thumb-piece safety catch, flat-sided figured walnut butt fitted with vacant silver escutcheon, and engraved sliding triggerguard locking the bayonet 19cm; 7 1/2in These maker’s are recorded as gunmakers and factors at 25 Russell Street, Birmingham, circa 1807-21. £150-250

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369 AN 18 BORE FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S PISTOL BY J. RICHARDS, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1800 AND TWO PERCUSSION HOLSTER PISTOLS the first reconverted from percussion, with octagonal sighted barrel, signed stepped bolted lock, walnut full stock, chequered grip and engraved steel trigger-guard with pineapple, finial (worn throughout); the second with 15 bore octagonal barrel, engraved lock, and walnut full stock (worn); and the third converted from flintlock, with 20 bore sighted barrel stamped with the barrelsmith’s mark at the breech, engraved lock, walnut full stock cut with chequering, and brass mounts including triggerguard cast and chased with rococo scrolls (worn) the first: 35.5cm; 14in

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370 A PAIR OF 28 BORE FLINTLOCK CANNON BARRELLED PISTOLS BY HADLEY, LONDON, CIRCA 1760 with moulded turn-off brass barrels, brass box-lock actions signed on rococo scrolls on the left and inscribed ‘London’ on the right, swelling figured walnut butts, silver grotesque mask butt-caps, and sliding safety-catch engraved steel triggerguards with moulded borders (worn) 30.5cm; 12in

(2) £600-800

Thomas Baker is recorded at White Hart Street, Thetford, circa 1839.

371 A 20 BORE FLINTLOCK CANNON BARRELLED PISTOL BY COLLUMBELL, LONDON, CIRCA 1760 with turn-off barrel moulded at the muzzle, engraved with foliage at the breech, inscribed ‘London’ and with later goldlined vent, border-engraved signed side-hammer lock, figured walnut butt (chipped and repaired), silver grotesque mask cap stamped with the maker’s mark, BW, and engraved steel trigger-guard (the steel parts pitted) 32.7cm; 12 7/8in

£60-80

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367 A 50 BORE PERCUSSION TURN-OFF PISTOL BY BAKER, THETFORD, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840 with turn-off barrel, engraved rounded brass action signed on the left (worn, screws missing), and figured walnut butt (detached and chipped) 19cm; 7 1/2in

368 A 42 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL BY SUMMERS, BISHOPS STORTFORD, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820, AND TWO FURTHER POCKET PISTOLS, 19TH CENTURY the first converted from flintlock, with turn-off barrel, box-lock action signed on ovals, flat-sided walnut butt, and engraved trigger-guard; the second with Birmingham proof marks, turnoff barrel, engraved box-lock action, and flat-sided walnut butt; and the third with Liège proof marks, blued barrel, engraved brass action, and chequered butt the first: 15.2cm; 6in

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372 A 22 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOL BY J. ADAMS, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1770 with cannon barrel, signed rounded breech engraved with trophies-of-arms, rounded cock (the upper portion missing), walnut butt, silver mounts cast and chased with rococo ornament including pommel decorated with a lion on a rampart, trophy-of-arms side-plate, and escutcheon engraved with the owner’s crest (worn throughout, losses) 29.5cm; 11 5/8in Joseph Adams is recorded in Birmingham circa 1767-1813. £500-700

373 A PAIR OF 100 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLS, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820 with blued fluted turn-off barrels, rounded actions engraved with trophies-of-arms and engraved with the owner’s initials ‘ TWSD’ on the left, sliding thumb-piece safety-catches also locking the steels (one steel, one cock, and one mainspring now detached), folding triggers, and finely chequered walnut butts with vacant German silver escutcheons: in their original fitted mahogany case lined with blue felt, the lid with a brass escutcheon engraved with the owner’s initials en suite with the actions (key escutcheon missing), and complete with their barrel wrench and bullet mould 12.8cm; 5in £1200-1800 374 A COMPOSITE 50 BORE FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY with tapering barrel, flat lock, walnut full stock, and brass trigger-guard 22.2cm; 8 3/4in £200-300

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375 A CASED PAIR OF 45 BORE FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOLS BY JAMES FREEMAN, CIRCA 1740 with short turn-off cannon barrels, border-engraved rounded breeches decorated with a band of foliage and inscribed ‘London’ on top and ‘Freeman’ beneath the pans, borderengraved tangs and locks, swelling chequered walnut butts (probably chequered in their early working life), carved with foliage about the breech tangs, engraved trigger-guards, and drop-shaped silver butt-caps: in a later lined and fitted case 13cm; 5 1/8in

(2) James Paul Freeman was elected assistant 1727, and master in 1732. He made a number of fine silver-mounted pistols including some breech-loaders. See H. L. Blackmore 1986, p. 96. £2500-3000

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376 A PAIR OF 54 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLS BY JOHN 1 RICHARDS, LONDON, CIRCA 1780, AND TWO FURTHER POCKET PISTOLS the first with turn-off cannon barrels, signed boxlock actions (one cock and steel missing, one cock replaced, the steel parts pitted), swelling walnut butts, and sliding trigger-guard safety catches, each engraved with a rococo flower; a 45 bore flintlock box-lock pocket pistol, Birmingham proof marks, circa 1820, with turn-off barrel, brass box-lock action engraved with trophies and fitted with sliding thumb-piece safety catch also locking the steel, flat-sided walnut butt, and engraved triggerguard; and an 80 bore percussion pocket pistol, Birmingham proof marks, mid-19th century, with turn-of barrel, engraved box-lock action, walnut butt and engraved trigger-guard the first: 19.5cm; 7 3/4in

(4) £400-600 377 A PAIR OF 40 BORE FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK POCKET PISTOLS SIGNED ANDREWS, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820 with short turn-off barrels, engraved box-lock actions signed on ovals and fitted with thumb-piece safety-catches, flat-sided walnut butts, and steel trigger-guards each engraved with a star 13.5cm; 5 3/8in

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378 A PAIR OF 140 BORE FLINTLOCK MUFF PISTOLS BY MCFARLANE, EDINBURGH, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830 with blued turn-off barrels engraved with foliage around the muzzle, signed box-lock actions engraved with trophies-ofarms within foliate frames, sliding thumb-piece safety-catches also locking the steels, blued folding triggers, finely chequered walnut butts, vacant silver escutcheons, and engraved silverplated butt-caps: in a lined and fitted mahogany case, complete with combined barrel wrench turnscrew, bullet mould and powder-flask 11.8cm; 4 5/8in

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379 A PAIR OF 50 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLS BY SYKES, OXFORD, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830, AND A PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL BY BARRATT, BURTON ON TRENT, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, MID19TH CENTURY the first with turn-off barrels engraved with foliage around the muzzles, signed rounded actions engraved with trophies-ofarms, folding triggers, sliding safety-catches also locking the steels, and finely chequered walnut butts; the second with signed octagonal barrel, scroll-engraved box-lock action, and chequered butt the first: 15cm; 6in (3) ‡ £700-900

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380 A 54 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL SIGNED JOVER, LONDON CIRCA 1790, AND ANOTHER BY ARCHER, LONDON, CIRCA 1770 the first with turn-off barrel, signed box-lock action with sliding thumb-piece safety catch, and flat-sided walnut butt; the second with turn-off cannon barrel, box-lock action signed on scrolls, flat-sided walnut butt, and trigger-guard engraved with a flower (both polished bright) the first: 17.8cm; 7in

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381 A FINE CASED PAIR OF 40 BORE FRENCH RIFLED PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS BY GASTINNE-RENETTE ARQUEBUSIER DE L’EMPEREUR À PARIS, NO.2406 AND 2407, DATED 1865 with engraved three-stage octagonal reblued barrels rifled with ten grooves, decorated with bouquets of oak foliage and acorns behind the muzzles and over the breeches, fluted wasted medians signed in full on the flats, engraved breeches decorated en suite, numbered ‘1’ and ‘2’ on top and stamped ‘88’ and ‘87’ on the back respectively, struck with the barrelsmith’s mark beneath, engraved numbered breech tangs fitted with adjustable back-sights and decorated with oak bouquets on a matted ground, flush-fitting stepped locks decorated en suite with the tangs and signed on scrolls beneath the hammers, ebony half-stocks carved with oak foliage and acorns behind the tangs and above the pommels, the butts cut with a finely chequered panel, engraved steel mounts comprising vestigial side-plates, spurred trigger-

guards, and pommels, all decorated with oak foliage and acorns on a matted ground, the latter incorporating an acorn finial, engraved steel fore-end caps, and engraved steel barrel bolt escutcheons: in a contemporary case veneered in rosewood, the lid inlaid in German silver with a vacant central scrollwork panel and with bands around the borders (cracked, the key escutcheon replaced), the interior lined and fitted in green baize (restorations) complete with a number of contemporary accessories, including bullet-mould, mallet and copper Dixon powder-flask 40cm; 15 3/4in The firm Gastinne-Rennette are recorded in Paris from 1839. They made pistols for the Emperor Napoleon III and the King of Spain and were awarded a silver medal at the Exposition Nationale of 1839. £6000-8000

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382 382 A PAIR OF 28 BORE FRENCH FLINTLOCK PISTOLS BY JOSEPH LAMOTTE, CIRCA 1760 with swamped barrels retaining traces of decoration on the flats over the breeches, fitted with silver fore-sights, border and foliate-engraved tangs, signed engraved bevelled locks decorated with border ornament, flowers and reclining hounds on the tails (one cock replaced, engraving refreshed), figured walnut full stocks carved with scrolling foliage in low relief about the rear ramrod-pipes and barrel tangs (areas of wear, the fore-ends cracked), inlaid with silver wire scrollwork on the spine of the butts (small losses), engraved steel mounts comprising solid side-plates decorated with a boar pursued by a pair of hounds, spurred pommels decorated with acanthus,

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(2) Joseph Lamotte (circa1716-84) worked in St Etienne and was one of the official suppliers of firearms to the cavalry during the third quarter of the 18th Century. ÂŁ1500-2500


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383 A PAIR OF 22 BORE AUSTRIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS, CIRCA 1750 with etched twist swamped barrels in the Turkish manner, fitted with silver fore-sights on a bed of silver-encrusted scrolls, the breeches encrusted with silver scrolls, beadwork, gold petals and a brief gold inscription (small losses), engraved tangs fitted with silver back-sights, shaped rounded locks with tails formed as a bead (one chipped, areas of light pitting), figured walnut full stocks moulded over the fore-ends, carved with rococo flowers and foliage behind the rear ramrod-pipes

and tangs, full silver mounts cast and chased with rococo ornament, comprising two-piece side-plates decorated with scale pattern, spurred pommels, trigger-guards with acanthus finials, and a pair of moulded ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end caps (one chipped, fore-ends repaired), and horn-tipped wooden ramrods, perhaps the original 47.5cm; 18 3/4in

(2) ÂŁ6000-8000

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384 A 22 BORE BRESCIAN FLINTLOCK LONG HOLSTER PISTOL SIGNED PERIEGHIN, CIRCA 1700 with three-stage barrel, border-engraved tang, signed rounded lock chiselled with foliage on the tail (the upper half of the cock missing), chiselled pan and steel, figured walnut full stock (extensively chipped, fore-end detached), applied with a steel plaque about the tang, chiselled with tightly scrolling tendrils inhabited by an exotic bird, chiselled steel mounts decorated en suite, comprising solid side-plate, spurred pommel, triggerplate and trigger-guard, a pair of ramrod-pipes and wooden ramrod (worn throughout, losses) 46.5cm; 18 3/8in ‡ £1000-1500 385 A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLS, CIRCA 1830 with moulded brass barrels, engraved box-lock actions (one cock broken), swelling hardwood butts, and blued steel trigger-guards 13.5cm; 13 3/8in

(2) ‡ £200-300

385 386 A FINELY CONSTRUCTED COPY OF A SMALL WHEEL-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOL IN SOUTH GERMAN LATE 16TH CENTURY STYLE with two-stage barrel stamped ‘I.O.H.N.S.’ between two stars over the breech and stamped with a brass-lined mark, engraved tang, bevelled lock stamped with a mark, fitted with external spring retained by a ring-shaped bracket, moulded dog, engraved safety-catch opposite the lock, fruitwood full stock, inlaid with engraved stag horn segmental lines, a marine monster beneath the fore-end and a panel of foliage opposite the lock, spherical pommel inlaid with further designs in stag horn including foliate rondels, engraved stag horn fore-end cap, and ramrod with engraved stag horn finial 17cm; 6 3/4in £2000-3000

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388 FOUR MALAYSIAN KRIS with pattern-welded blades, two with carved wooden grips (one cracked, the other two missing their grips), and each in its scabbard with wooden wrangka, three with a large embossed metal panel enclosing the lower portion, and one with plain white metal enclosing a long strip of tortoiseshell the first: 39.5cm; 15 1/2in

(4) £200-300 389 A GROUP OF NINE AFRICAN SPEARS AND WEAPONS, 19TH CENTURY comprising three spears, a bow and leather quiver of arrows, a Sudanese arm band dagger, in its scabbard; two Moroccan daggers, and a modern dagger in its carved wooden scabbard

(9) £200-300 390 A GERMAN INFANTRY LANCE, MID-19TH CENTURY with regulation leaf-shaped blade of hollow-diamond section, tapering socket incorporating a compressed spherical moulding, a pair of long straps, hardwood haft, iron shoe and retaining its leather straps 263cm; 103 1/2in overall £100-150

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387 A BALKAN HARDSTONE-MOUNTED DAGGER AND A TURKISH YATAGHAN 18TH CENTURY the first with watered blade formed with a wavy edge, decorated on each side with gold koftgari incorporating the spurious date 1128 (circa 1716/17), soapstone hilt incised with foliate patterns enriched with silver nails, the sides each applied with a gilt leaf set with green and red hardstones, in its original wooden scabbard encased in embossed and gilt silver decorated with designs of scrolling foliage and scales, and the locket decorated with strapwork designs of gold and red hardstones in raised settings against a blue ground; the second with slightly curved fullered European blade, the hilt encased in chased silver (worn), and a pair of horn grip-scales rising to a large eared pommel (one ear missing), in its scabbard) the first: 42cm; 16 1/2in

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391 AN 18 BORE TURKISH SILVER-MOUNTED MIQUELET-LOCK RIFLE, 18TH CENTURY with octagonal etched twist swamped sighted barrel rifled with nine grooves and retained by three broad pierced and engraved silver bands, encrusted with gold scrolls and foliage at the breech and muzzle, the former incorporating a standing back-sight, the tang overlaid with a plaque of engraved silver, flat lock of characteristic form, the bridle, cock and steel encrusted with gold en suite with the breech (top-jaw and screw missing) and fitted with blued spring, figured hardwood full stock (cracked, fore-end chipped), inlaid with engraved silver scrollwork plaques including a tulip flower opposite the lock, a broad panel engraved with scrolling foliage about the tang, faceted butt inlaid with further silver plaques and a slender plaque of green-stained horn (small losses), engraved silver butt-plate, and associated steel ramrod 74cm; 29 1/8in barrel ÂŁ2000-2500

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392 A GERMAN TWO-HAND SWORD IN 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY with broad blade formed with a pair of basal lugs, stamped with a series of numbers and encased with leather over the lower portion, steel hilt comprising down-curved quillons with scrolling terminals each formed with an additional pair of curled lugs behind, inner and outer ring guards each filled with a fleur-de-lys, faceted barrel-shaped pommel, and fabric bound grip 122.5cm; 48 1/4in blade £400-600 393 A GERMAN TWO-HAND SWORD IN 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY with broad blade formed with a pair of basal lugs and encased with leather over the lower portion, steel hilt comprising flat quillons with pierced terminals, a pair of inner and outer ring guards, pierced flattened pommel, and fabric bound grip 128cm; 50 3/8in blade £400-600

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394 A HAND-AND-A-HALF SWORD IN 15TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH/20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BY ERNST SCHMIDT, MUNICH with double-edged blade cut with a short slender fuller on each side, steel hilt comprising a pair of straight ‘bow-tie’ quillons with pierced terminals, large wheel pommel, and twostage grip 98.5cm; 38 3/4in blade For a similar example see E. A. Mowbray 1967, p. 81. £300-400

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395 A FINE DAGGER WITH SILVER GILT AND NIELLO HILT, MID19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY RUSSIAN with tapering blade of watered steel, chiselled along the backedge in the Turkish manner and decorated with a panel of gold scrollwork at the forte on each side, silver hilt finely cast and chased in low relief, comprising a pair of forward and backcanted slightly recurved quillons with hound's head terminals issuant from a central block of oak foliage, solid grip decorated over its full surface with a geometric framework of gilt niello surrounding sprays of foliage, the pommel formed of vine fruit and foliage surmounted by a pheasant attacked by a fox, struck with a mark, probably French import mark for 1888, and remaining in very good condition throughout 33cm; 13in A hunting dagger with silver cross-piece decorated with the cypher of Tsar Alexander III, scabbard mounts each chased in a strikingly similar manner and with a tentative Russian attribution is preserved in the Gatchina Arsenal, see St Petersburg 2001, p.97, no.63.

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396 A BAVARIAN HUNTING SWORD, SIGNED STROBLBERGER IN MÜNCHEN, MID-19TH CENTURY with straight faux damascus blade double-edged towards the tip, etched with trophies and a wooded landscape over the lower portion, silvered hilt including small shell-guard, a pair of vertically recurved quillons with hound’s head terminals, hound’s head pommel, and natural stag horn grip studded with a pair of acorn bosses at the front, in its original scabbard with silvered mounts including signed locket (accompanying knife missing) 59cm; 23 1/4in blade £300-400 397 A GERMAN HUNTING DAGGER, MID-19TH CENTURY with polished steel blade cut with a long broad shallow fuller on one side and stamped with a mark at the forte on one side, steel hilt retaining some blued finish, comprising recurved moulded quillons and down-turned scalloped shell, natural stag horn grip, and cap pommel, in its steel-mounted leather scabbard 28cm; 11in blade £100-150

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398 398 A SOUTH GERMAN SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, SIGNED HOLEISEN A MANNHEIM, LATE 18TH CENTURY with straight blade double-edged towards the tip, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, including cross-piece and ferrule decorated with scrolls, flowers and trophies-of-hunting against a matted ground, the cross-piece with 13 Loth mark, fitted with a pair of horn grip-scales retained by three pairs of foliate washers (one missing), in its original leather scabbard with silver locket and chape, the latter signed ‘Holeisen a Mannheim’, and complete with its accompanying knife, en suite with the hilt 54cm; 21 1/4in blade £700-900

399 399 TWO GERMAN HUNTING SWORDS, LATE 18TH AND EARLY 19TH CENTURIES the first with fullered blade double-edged towards the point, brass stirrup hilt with down-turned shell-guard (quillon chipped), and natural stag horn grips (cracked); the second with polished blade etched with sprays of foliage and a stag, brass hilt comprising a pair of moulded quillons and vestigial shell-guard, and a pair of horn grip-scales retained by three pairs of brass rivets, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard (accompanying knife missing) the first: 53.5cm; 21in blade

(2) £600-800

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400 A BAVARIAN MODEL 1826 LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD with strongly curved single-edged watered steel blade, etched and gilt with trophies and scrolls of foliage, and signed ‘Weyersberg’ in Solingen’ at the forte, regulation hilt (grip cracked), in its steel scabbard 70.5cm; 27 3/4in blade £450-600 401 A BAVARIAN MODEL 1826 LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD with curved single-edged watered steel blade cut with a slender fuller along the back-edge, formed with a clipped back point, etched and gilt with trophies and Celestial motifs on a matted ground at the forte one each side, regulation hilt, in its steel scabbard complete with two leather buckles for suspension 80.5cm; 31 3/4in blade £350-400 402 A BAVARIAN OFFICER’S SWORD, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade etched and gilt in the Turkish fashion at the forte (small losses), regulation four bar hilt of polished steel with an up-turned thumb-plate, banded grip, retaining its leather thumb-loop, in its steel scabbard 73cm; 28 3/4in blade £300-400 403 A BAVARIAN MODEL 1891 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABEL with pipe-backed blade etched ‘In Treue Fest’ and with the maker’s details ‘Alex Copel Solingen’ at the forte, gilt-brass regulation hilt, in its blackened steel scabbard, complete with its blue and silver wire sword knot and chamois cover 84.4cm; 33 1/4in blade £350-450

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404 A BAVARIAN CAVALRY OFFICER’S DEGEN, LATE 19TH CENTURY with fullered blade etched ‘In Treue Fest’ and with the maker’s details ‘Lorenz Stanko München’ at the forte, gilt-brass stirrup hilt with lion’s head pommel, in its blackened steel scabbard, complete with its chamois cover 78.8cm; 31in blade £400-600 405 TWO CONTINENTAL OFFICER’S EPÉES, LATE 19TH CENTURY with plain double-edged blades, gilt-brass hilts cast in low relief, including down-turned shell-guards decorated with an eagle displayed amidst thunderbolts and a trophy-of-arms respectively, knuckle-guards, and mother-of-pearl grip-scales, and each in a contemporary brass-mounted leather scabbard (one chape missing) 73cm; 28 3/4in blades

(2) £250-300 406 TWO BAVARIAN OFFICER’S EPÉES, 19TH CENTURY the first with etched blade decorated with foliage and the crowned Royal cypher of King Ludwig I (1825-48), gilt-brass hilt including shell-guard cast with the Bavarian lion, (gripscales missing), in a contemporary leather scabbard; the second with etched, blued and gilt blade decorated with foliage and trophies, gilt-brass hilt by Stroblberger, München, including shell-guard cast with the Bavarian lion, mother-ofpearl grip-scales applied with a brass crown on a sunburst, in its leather scabbard the first: 80cm; 31 1/2in blade

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407 A BAVARIAN OFFICER’S DEGEN, LATE 19TH CENTURY with deluxe fullered blade etched and gilt ‘In Treue Fest’ and with the maker’s details ‘Jos. Vierheiligs-Nachf’ on a gilt panel on the back-edge, gilt-brass regulation stirrup hilt, in its blackened steel scabbard, complete with its silver wire and blue thread sword knot 80.6cm; 31 3/4in blade £350-500 408 FIVE GERMAN STEEL-HILTED EPÉES, 19TH CENTURY the first with slender blade of flattened-hexagonal section, etched and gilt with foliage and the crowned Royal cypher of King Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria on a blued panel at the forte on each side, steel hilt including down-turned shell-guard, knuckle-guard and gadrooned pommel; the second and third similar, with ovoid pommels; the fourth the Infantry Officer’s model of 1818, with etched and gilt with the crowned Royal cypher of King Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria on the blade; and the fifth with oval dish-guard, solid grip and ovoid pommel (knuckle-chain missing) each in its scabbard (the scabbards worn, areas of patination throughout) the first: 77.2cm; 30 3/8in blade

(5) £350-500 409 EIGHT GERMAN FENCING AND PRACTICE EPÉES, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY the first with flattened blade formed with a blunt tip, large basket-guard of flattened bars; two with Solingen blades and brass dish-guards; and five with Solingen blades and characteristic figure-of-eight-shaped guards the first: 87cm; 34 1/4in blade

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410 A RARE SOUTH GERMAN INLAID MUSKET REST, FIRST HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY of tapering hardwood (the steel rest missing), the lower portion inlaid with scrolls of foliage, ball flowers and acorns between segmental lines (two plaques missing), long basal finial formed of turned bone and slender segments of contrasting dark horn, the former engraved with architectural designs and other motifs 151.5cm; 59 3/4in ÂŁ500-700 411 A LARGE CROSSBOW FOR SHOOTING DARTS, 18TH/19TH CENTURY with slender steel bow retained by a steel plaque and fitted with an early string of twisted sinew, wooden tiller incorporating a short barrel at the front and cut with a channel for the string, gun-shaped butt, wooden trigger and wooden trigger-guard (light worm) 134.5cm; 53in tiller ÂŁ150-250

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412 AN AUSTRIAN CROSSBOW SIGNED F. GEISLER IN WIEN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with slender steel bow (string missing), retained by a pair of engraved blued plaques, walnut tiller fitted with brass bolt channel, signed engraved steel action with provision for an adjustable back-sight above, double set trigger, pivoting adjustable fore-sight, cut with a panel of chequering at the fore-end and the grip, raised cheekpiece and wooden trigger-guard 66cm; 26in tiller

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£300-400 413 A GERMAN STONEBOW (SCHNEPPER) EARLY 17TH CENTURY with slender steel bow (string missing), a pair of foresight pillars, built-in gaffle retained by a spring-catch at the rear, stamped with the maker’s mark (Neue Støckel 3133), domed lever terminal, rectangular folding backsight, fruitwood tiller (cracked) incised with linear patterns around the border and on each side and inset with an oval bone plaque 64.5cm; 25 3/8in tiller Another bow by this maker was sold in these rooms 10th December 2008, lot 297.

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£700-900 414 A GERMAN POWDER-FLASK AND AN AUSTRIAN COMBINED POWDER-FLASK AND WHEEL-LOCK KEY, THE SECOND EARLY 18TH CENTURY the first with polished stag horn body, left natural on the inner face, the outer engraved over the greater part of its surface with the date ‘1511’ in Roman numerals and a female figure in contemporary dress within an architectural framework, brass mounts including nozzle with spring cut-off and a pair of loops for suspension; the second with body of flattened cow horn, fitted with a pierced engraved brass bracket at the base with three apertures for a wheel-lock spindle, and moulded brass nozzle (basal cap missing) the first: 17.8cm; 7in high

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415 416 417 418 415 A .650 CALIBRE PRUSSIAN MODEL 1841 DREYSE SYSTEM NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLE, NO. 4404, DATED 1856/9 with Danzig arsenal inscription (bolt knob detached, clearing rod missing, patinated) 90.5cm; 35 5/8in barrel

417 A 11MM PRUSSIAN DREYSE SYSTEM NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLE, NO. 3910, DATED 1868 stamped throughout with the serial number and arsenal markings, and complete with its clearing rod 82.5cm; 32 1/2in barrel

£700-900

£300-400

416 A .650 CALIBRE PRUSSIAN MODEL 1857 DREYSE SYSTEM NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLED CARBINE, NO. 63, SOEMMERDA, DATED 1868 stamped throughout with the serial number and arsenal markings, and with no provision for a clearing rod 38.5cm; 15 1/4in barrel

418 A 11MM PRUSSIAN MODEL 1871 DREYSE SYSTEM NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLE, NO. 44281, AMBERG, DATED 1878 stamped throughout with the serial number and arsenal markings (clearing rod missing) 85cm; 33 1/2in barrel £300-400

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419 420 421 419 A 11MM PRUSSIAN MODEL 1871 DREYSE SYSTEM NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLED CARBINE, NO. 5937, DATED 1876/7 stamped throughout with the serial number and arsenal markings, and with no provision for a clearing rod 51.4cm; 20 1/4in barrel

421 A 11MM FRENCH MODEL 1866 CHASSEPOT BOLT-ACTION NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLE, NO. 21446, DATED 1870 stamped with the date, serial number and St Etienne arsenal inscription, complete with its clearing rod 82cm; 32 1/4in barrel

£200-300

£300-400

420 A 7MM PRUSSIAN MODEL 1871 DREYSE SYSTEM NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLED CARBINE, NO. 4078, SUHL, DATED 1877 stamped throughout with the serial number and arsenal markings, and with no provision for a clearing rod 51.4cm; 20 1/4in barrel £200-300

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422 423 424 425 422 A 11MM BAVARIAN MODEL 1869 WERDER SYSTEM RIFLED CARBINE, NO. 127, DATED 1872 with 15 3/4in barrel, the stock stamped by August Fracotte of Liège on the right and studded with nails forming the letter ‘k’ on the left, and complete with its clearing rod 81.5cm; 32in overall

424 A 11MM BAVARIAN MODEL 1869 WERDER SYSTEM INFANTRY RIFLE, NO. 4642, DATED 1876 with blued barrel retained by three steel bands, regulation action, stock and mounts, complete with its clearing rod 88cm; 34 5/8in barrel £400-600

£400-450 423 A 11MM BAVARIAN MODEL 1869 WERDER SYSTEM INFANTRY RIFLE, NO. 123546, DATED 1876 with blued barrel retained by three steel bands, regulation action, stock and mounts, complete with its clearing rod 89cm; 35in barrel £300-400

425 A .450 CALIBRE BAVARIAN BREECH-LOADING WERDER SYSTEM SPORTING RIFLE, CIRCA 1870 with octagonal sighted barrel rifled with four grooves, casehardened action, walnut half-stock, chequered grip, raised cheek-piece, steel mounts retaining some blued finish, and steel clearing rod 66cm; 26in barrel £400-600 209


426 A 15MM AUSTRIAN WÄNZEL SYSTEM MODEL 1854/67 JÄGERSTUTZEN, DATED 1859 with 25in sighted rifled barrel, the tang stamped ‘Louise Bentz’, dated lock stamped with crowned double eagle mark, regulation full stock, steel mounts, complete with its clearing rod and bayonet, the latter with its steel mounted leather scabbard 110cm; 43 1/4in overall £500-700 427 A 15MM AUSTRIAN WÄNZEL SYSTEM MODEL 1854/67 JÄGERSTUTZEN, DATED 1860 with 25in sighted rifled barrel, the tang stamped ‘LW’, dated lock stamped with crowned double eagle mark, regulation full stock, steel mounts, complete with its clearing rod and bayonet, the latter with its steel mounted leather scabbard 110cm; 43 1/4in overall £500-700 428 A 15MM AUSTRIAN WÄNZEL SYSTEM MODEL 1854/67 JÄGERSTUTZEN with 25in sighted rifled barrel, the tang stamped ‘B&G, regulation lock and full stock, steel mounts, complete with its clearing rod and bayonet, the latter with its steel mounted leather scabbard 110cm; 43 1/4in overall £500-700

429 A .15MM AUSTRIAN WÄNZEL SYSTEM MODEL 1854/67 JÄGERSTUTZEN, DATED 1860 with 25in sighted barrel, the tang stamped ‘LW’, dated lock stamped with crowned double eagle mark, regulation full stock, steel mounts, complete with its clearing rod 110cm; 43 1/4in overall £400-600 430 A 15MM AUSTRIAN WÄNZEL SYSTEM MODEL 1854/67 JÄGERSTUTZEN, DATED 1860 with 25in sighted barrel, the tang stamped ‘LW’, dated lock stamped with crowned double eagle mark, regulation full stock, steel mounts, complete with its clearing rod 110cm; 43 1/4in overall £400-600 431 A 15MM AUSTRIAN WÄNZEL SYSTEM MODEL 1854/67 JÄGERSTUTZEN, DATED 1860 with 25in sighted barrel, the tang stamped ‘LW’, dated lock stamped with crowned double eagle mark, regulation full stock, steel mounts, complete with its clearing rod 110cm; 43 1/4in overall £400-600 432 A 15MM AUSTRIAN WÄNZEL SYSTEM MODEL 1854/67 JÄGERSTUTZEN, DATED 1859 with 25in sighted rifled barrel, the tang stamped ‘Louise Bentz’, dated lock stamped with crowned double eagle mark, regulation full stock (cracked), steel mounts, complete with its clearing rod 110cm; 43 1/4in overall £300-400

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433 A 15MM BADEN FLINTLOCK CADET CARBINE, CIRCA 1830-40 with 26in smooth bored barrel retained by a pierced steel muzzle band and two further steel bands each retained by sprung clips, the tang numbered ‘6’, regulation lock with St Blasien arsenal inscription, regulation full walnut stock with recessed cheek-piece, regulation steel mounts, complete with bayonet numbered en suite with the tang (ramrod missing) 103.5cm; 40 3/4in barrel £300-400

436 A 15MM BADEN FLINTLOCK CADET CARBINE, CIRCA 1830-40 with 26in smooth bored barrel retained by a pierced steel muzzle band and two further steel bands each retained by sprung clips, the tang numbered ‘5’, regulation lock with St Blasien arsenal inscription (top-jaw and screw missing), regulation full walnut stock with recessed cheek-piece, regulation steel mounts, complete with bayonet and steel ramrod numbered en suite with the tang 103.5cm; 40 3/4in barrel £400-600

434 A 15MM BADEN FLINTLOCK CADET CARBINE, CIRCA 1830-40 with 26in smooth bored barrel retained by a pierced steel muzzle band and two further steel bands each retained by sprung clips, the tang numbered ‘18’, regulation lock with St Blasien arsenal inscription, regulation full walnut stock with recessed cheek-piece, regulation steel mounts, complete with bayonet and steel ramrod numbered en suite with the tang 103.5cm; 40 3/4in barrel £350-450 435 A 15MM BADEN FLINTLOCK CADET CARBINE, CIRCA 1830-40 with 26in smooth bored barrel retained by a pierced steel muzzle band and two further steel bands each retained by sprung clips, the tang numbered ‘20’, regulation lock with St Blasien arsenal inscription (top-jaw and screw missing), regulation full walnut stock with recessed cheek-piece, regulation steel mounts, complete with bayonet and steel ramrod numbered en suite with the tang 103.5cm; 40 3/4in barrel £350-450

437 A 15MM BADEN FLINTLOCK CADET CARBINE, CIRCA 1830-40 with 26in smooth bored barrel retained by a pierced steel muzzle band and two further steel bands each retained by sprung clips, the tang numbered ‘19’, regulation lock with St Blasien arsenal inscription (top-jaw and screw missing), regulation full walnut stock with recessed cheek-piece, regulation steel mounts, complete with bayonet and steel ramrod numbered en suite with the tang 103.5cm; 40 3/4in barrel £350-450 438 A 15MM BADEN FLINTLOCK CADET CARBINE, CIRCA 1830-40 with 26in smooth bored barrel retained by a pierced steel muzzle band and two further steel bands each retained by sprung clips, the tang numbered ‘4’, regulation lock with St Blasien arsenal inscription, regulation full walnut stock with recessed cheek-piece, regulation steel mounts, complete with bayonet numbered en suite with the tang and steel ramrod numbered ‘21’ 103.5cm; 40 3/4in barrel £400-600

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suite on the right, stag horn butt-plate (one small panel on the butt replaced, the stock with areas of bruising and scratches), steel trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, blued trigger-plate, engraved stag horn ramrod pipe, engraved stag horn fore-end cap, and original ramrod with engraved stag horn tip 83.5cm; 32 7/8in Zacharias Herold is recorded 1586-1618. He was the son of Hans Herold, and part of a large family of gunmakers in Dresden that were active in the 16th and 17th Centuries. He is recorded delivering large quantities of fine firearms to the Electoral armouries as well as making a number of more standard pieces. See J. F. Hayward 1962, p.87 and D. Schaal 1975, p. 32. ÂŁ6000-8000


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440 A RARE 120 BORE BALTIC LOCK RIFLED CARBINE, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY NORWEGIAN with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with ten slender grooves and punched with a band at each end, the tang inscribed ‘5’, flat lock signed ‘Hansklammlls’ fitted with slender cock with top-jaw retained by a pin passing through a hole at the top, pivoting safety steel, double set trigger, figured fruitwood full stock inlaid on each side with naive designs of birds, hares, and foxes all pursued by hounds and enriched with ball flowers and sprays of foliage, inlaid with a flower beneath the lock, the butt decorated with further birds and ball flowers enriched with dark horn rondels on the spine, raised cheek-piece inlaid with the stylised full arms and motto of

Great Britain surmounted by further birds on the left and patchbox with sliding cover overlaid with engraved stag horn on the right, steel trigger-guard with acanthus finial, engraved stag horn butt-plate inscribed with the number ‘6’ and signed ‘Maties Ciamber’, two engraved stag horn ramrod pipes, engraved stag horn fore-end cap, and original steel ramrod (the steel parts lightly cleaned with chemicals) 60.5cm; 23 7/8in barrel It has been suggested that the construction of the cock is of Norwegian origin as distinct from Baltic locks manufactured in Sweden, Russian and other Baltic provinces. See J. F. Hayward 1962, p. 243. £2000-3000

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441 AN 18 BORE WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE IN GERMAN 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY with earlier heavy octagonal sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, flat lock fitted with external wheel retained by an engraved bracket, sliding pan-cover, flash-guard and dog, carved full stock profusely inlaid with scenes from the chase amidst a field of scrolling tendrils and ball flowers and inlaid with stag horn panels engraved with further hunting scenes including waterfowl and boar in an enclosure, the cheek-piece decorated with a further scene involving mounted hunters, the underside with an elaborate crested coat-of-arms, brass trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, engraved stag horn foreend cap, and wooden ramrod with stag horn tip (worn, the metal parts lightly cleaned with chemicals, some inlays missing and small cracks) 101.7cm; 40in barrel £1000-1500

442 A 60 BORE SOUTH GERMAN FLINTLOCK RIFLED SPORTING CARBINE BY BARTHEL BAUER, BADEN CIRCA 1660-70 with swamped octagonal sighted barrel of pentagonal bore, rifled with five slender grooves, stamped with the barrelsmith’s mark and the town mark of Baden (Neue Støckel 2017 and 6044 respectively), the breech numbered ‘4’, stepped lock stamped with matching maker’s mark, fitted with dog safety-catch and swivel safety steel, double set trigger, figured walnut full stock, moulded over the fore-end, carved with leafy ornament about the rear ramrod-pipe, and a raised moulding about the tang, the butt with carved raised cheek-piece on the left, and fitted with patchbox with sliding cover on the right, steel mounts comprising small side-plate, trigger-guard, buttplate with pronounced heel, three faceted ramrod pipes, engraved stag horn fore-end cap, and original ramrod (tip missing, the sling swivels removed), and the patchbox containing a contemporary steel powder measure 85cm; 33 1/2in barrel Barthel Bauer is recorded in Durlach, Baden circa 1645-71. He worked as Hofbüchsenmacher for Friederich VI Margrave of Baden circa 1649-71. £1200-1500

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442 443 444 443 A 28 BORE GERMAN (RHINELAND) FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLED CARBINE BY HESS A DEUX PONTS, CIRCA 1740 with blued swamped two-stage barrel, fitted with silver barleycorn fore-sight, chiselled girdle, stamped with two goldlined barrelsmith’s marks over the breech, the letter ‘A’ crowned above the word ‘in’ and a mullet, the tang numbered ‘2’, stepped bolted lock (the bolt incomplete), engraved with rococo designs including sprays of foliage and shell ornament, signed on two scrolls on a gilt matted ground, the cock, top-jaw and steel en suite, figured walnut full stock, moulded over the fore-end, carved with rococo scrolls behind the tang, scrolls, foliage and a shell behind the ramrod-pipe, slightly curved butt with carved cheek-piece on the left and patchbox with sliding cover on the right, engraved steel mounts comprising stepped solid side-plate, trigger-guard, butt-plate decorated with a trophy-of-hunting, saddle bar with ring, three ramrod-pipes, and sling swivel (the rear sling swivel missing), horn fore-end cap (chipped), and original horn-tipped wooden ramrod 73.7cm; 29in barrel

444 A 25 BORE BOHEMIAN FLINTLOCK RIFLED SPORTING CARBINE BY G. KEINER, CIRCA 1760 with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, stamped with a series of decorative brass-lined stamps and the barrelsmith’s mark (Neue Støckel 7683), the tang numbered ‘2’, rounded detented lock (sear defective), double set trigger, figured walnut full stock carved with leafy mouldings behind the ramrod-pipe and the barrel tang, the butt with carved raised cheek-piece on the left and patchbox with sliding cover on the right, brass mounts comprising stepped solid side-plate, faceted trigger-guard, butt-plate, and a pair of ramrod-pipes, a pair of steel sling swivels, bone fore-end cap, and original bone-tipped wooden ramrod 47cm; 18 1/2in barrel £500-700

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445 A PAIR OF 22 BORE BAVARIAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLES BY CHRISTOPH JOSEPH FREY IN MUNCHEN, DATED 1736 with blued barrels formed in the ‘Spanish’ fashion, rifled with eight grooves, fitted with silver ‘spider’ fore-sights, signed ‘C. J Frey in Mynchen’ in gold over the breeches, stamped with the brass-lined barrelsmith’s mark (Neue Støckel 398) within a gold scrollwork frame at the breeches, gold-lined vents, and each retained by a pierced engraved gilt-brass band, scroll-engraved tangs engraved with the gun numbers ‘1’ and ‘2’ respectively and also the number ‘2’, engraved rounded locks signed on the front beneath the upper portion of the steel spring and decorated with scenes from the chase, figured walnut full stocks with moulded fore-ends, a bouquet of flowers behind the tangs, raised cheek-pieces carved with a spray of rococo flowers and foliage behind, chequered grips and fore-ends (the stocks possibly an early working replacement), gilt-brass mounts comprising side-plates decorated with further scenes from the chase, trigger-guards decorated with a hunter on the bow, butt-plates inscribed with the date and decorated en suite, escutcheons decorated with a stylised coat-of-arms beneath a crown, and three ramrod-pipes, steel sling swivels, horn fore-end caps, horn tipped wooden ramrod (one missing), and retaining some early finish throughout 104.5cm; 41 1/8in barrels

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446 A 20 BORE BAVARIAN FLINTLOCK WENDER GUN BY MARTIN DEYER IN BAMBERG, CIRCA 1750 with blued smooth bored barrels fitted with silver ‘spider’ foresights, signed in silver, decorated with scrolls and numbered ‘1’ and ‘2’ respectively over the breeches, fitted with a brass washer ahead of the action, chiselled breech tang decorated with rococo ornament, rounded back-action lock chiselled with rococo flowers, scrolls and shell ornament on a matted ground, figured walnut full stock incised with scrolls over the fore-end (two small repairs ahead of the lock, the fore-end with cracks and minor repairs), carved with rococo scrolls about the tang and on the butt, the latter with with raised cheek-piece on the left and patchbox fitted with brass-mounted sliding cover on the right, brass mounts cast and chased in low relief, comprising trigger-guard incorporating the barrel release at the front, solid side-plate, butt-plate (the heel with one small dent), three ramrod-pipes and a pair of iron sling swivels (later ramrod) 78.2cm; 30 7/8in barrels This maker appears to be unrecorded. £2000-3000 447 A 22 BORE ITALIAN ROMAN-LOCK SPORTING GUN BY G.B. CROCE, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY with tapering sighted barrel engraved with scrolls on the flat, stamped with the barrelsmith’s mark ‘Coma’, applied with a silver profile within a brass wreath carried by a trophy-of-arms (rubbed), moulded and engraved ‘no16’ over the breech, engraved tang numbered ‘5’, engraved rounded lock signed on a scroll, chiselled with scrolling tendrils on the tail and the cock, figured walnut half-stock carved with leafy mouldings over the fore-end and about the tang (small chips), brass mounts cast and chased with strapwork and scrolling tendrils in the Brescian manner, including trigger-guard with acanthus finial, side-plate, butt-plate and escutcheon all decorated with silver profiles (rubbed), steel sling swivels, horn fore-end cap, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod, probably the original 114cm; 44 7/8in barrel Giovan Battista Croce is recorded in Milan circa 1756. £1000-1500

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448 A .650 CALIBRE BAVARIAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY RIEGER, CIRCA 1770 with heavy octagonal barrel rifled with seven grooves, stamped with the silver-lined barrelsmith’s mark at the breech, a standing warrior in a rectangle, associated rounded lock retained by quick release screws, double set trigger, walnut full stock carved with scrolls about the tang and over the butt, the latter with raised cheek-piece on the left and patchbox with sliding cover on the right, brass mounts comprising flush-fitting pierced side-plate, trigger-guard with pierced scrolling terminal of shaped outline, the butt-plate and ramrod-pipe en suite, and horn fore-end cap, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod (sling swivels missing) 71.5cm; 28 1/8in barrel £500-700 449 A .60 0 CALIBRE BAVARIAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY ANTON HAAS IN MUNCHEN, CIRCA 1740 with two-stage barrel rifled with eight grooves, fitted with silver ‘spider’ fore-sight, signed in silver over the breech, decorated with scrolls and stamped with the gold-lined barrelsmith’s mark, in an oval a running hare beneath a mullet and the initials ‘A.H.M.’, numbered ‘14’, scroll-engraved tang, engraved stepped lock signed within an oval frame and decorated with scrolls, figured walnut full stock (fore-end cracked and with minor repairs), carved with rococo scrolls about the barrel tang and over the butt, the later with raised cheek-piece decorated with further rococo motifs, engraved brass mounts, including scrollwork side-plate decorated with a castle, trigger-guard decorated with a demi-figure in contemporary dress and the butt-plate decorated en suite, steel sling swivel, and horn fore-end cap (ramrod and rear sling fixture missing) 92cm; 36 1/4in barrel £500-700


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450 A .650 CALIBRE BAVARIAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLES BY JOSEPH FREY IN MUNCHEN, CIRCA 1740 with two-stage barrels rifled with eight grooves, fitted with silver ‘spider’ fore-sights, stamped with the gold-lined barrelsmith’s mark (Neue Støckel 397), gold-lined vents, plain tangs each numbered ‘6’, engraved bevelled locks signed beneath the pans, decorated with hounds and Diana the huntress, fitted with swivel safety-steels, figured walnut full stocks carved with mouldings over the fore-ends, a bouquet of flowers behind the tangs, raised cheek-pieces carved with a spray of rococo flowers and foliage behind, chequered foreends and grips (the stocks possibly an early working replacement, one fore-end with a small chip), gilt-brass mounts comprising pierced side-plates numbered ‘1’ and ‘2’ respectively, trigger-guards decorated with scrollwork, lightly engraved butt-plates with tangs of shaped outline, three faceted ramrod-pipes, steel sling swivels (fore-end caps missing) horn tipped wooden ramrod (one missing) 104.5cm; 41 1/8in barrels

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454 A 140 BORE SOUTH GERMAN BREECH-LOADING AIR GUN OF BELLOWS TYPE, CIRCA 1780 with rebrowned octagonal sighted barrel fitted with a brass sleeve, opened by a blued lever ahead of the trigger-guard, the tang covered with a plaque of shaped brass incorporating a bed for a peep-sight, enclosed action retained by a pierced brass plate of shaped outline on each side, double set trigger, figured walnut full stock, cut with a panel of chequering over the fore-end and the grip, the latter incorporating a scroll of foliage, the butt with carved raised cheek-piece on the left and incorporating an iron spindle for the mechanism on the right, brass mounts comprising trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, butt-plate, and three ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end cap and original horn-tipped wooden ramrod 73cm; 28 3/4in barrel £400-600 455 A 100 BORE BAVARIAN BREECH-LOADING AIR GUN OF BELLOWS TYPE BY JOHANNES WINTER IN MUNCHEN, CIRCA 1770 with octagonal sighted barrel signed in silver enclosed by scrolls over the breech, opened by a lever ahead of the triggerguard, the tang covered with a piece of shaped brass and with provision for a peep-sight behind, enclosed action retained by a pierced brass plate of shaped outline on each side, double set trigger (incomplete), figured walnut full stock (cracked and chipped), moulded over the fore-end and carved with rococo flowers behind the tang, rear ramrod-pipe, and ahead of the trigger-guard, the butt with carved raised cheek-piece on the left and incorporating an iron spindle for the mechanism on the right, brass mounts comprising trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, butt-plate, and three ramrod-pipes and horn fore-end cap (ramrod missing, worn) 78.8cm; 31in barrel

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£400-600 456 A SMALL BORE BAVARIAN GALLERY GUN BY RIEGER IN MÜNCHEN, CIRCA 1840 with signed octagonal sighted barrel, engraved tang, engraved action modelled on a percussion lock, double set trigger, figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, raised cheek-piece, wooden trigger-guard (chipped) and steel buttplate numbered ‘3724’ 66cm; 26in barrel

457 A SMALL BORE BAVARIAN GALLERY GUN BY WEILHAMMER IN TEGERNSEE, CIRCA 1860 with signed blued octagonal sighted barrel, tang incorporating a spur for cocking and a peep sight, double set trigger, figured walnut half-stock, raised cheek-piece, steel trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, and spurred steel butt-plate 70cm; 27 1/2in barrel £100-150

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458 A PAIR OF 16 BORE ROYAL BAVARIAN PERCUSSION SPORTING GUNS MADE FOR LUDWIG, DUKE OF BAVARIA, BY RIEGER IN MÜNCHEN, CIRCA 1835 from a larger garniture, with browned twist sighted barrels, signed in gold and engraved with sprays of foliage on a broad rib, engraved with the crowned Royal cypher, and inlaid with a line, engraved case-hardened breeches, engraved casehardened breech tangs numbered ‘4’ and ‘9’, engraved case-hardened locks decorated with scrolls of neo-rococo foliage, one gun fitted with gravity stops, carved walnut halfstocks, chequered fore-ends and grips, carved raised cheek-pieces decorated with an exotic animal and sprays of foliage respectively, engraved steel mounts including buttplates numbered ‘1980’ and ‘2103’ respectively, wooden trigger-guards inset with German silver plaques, German silver barrel bolt escutcheons, steel sling swivels, and each with its brass-tipped ramrod 83.2cm; 32 3/4in barrels

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459 A 12MM ROYAL BAVARIAN PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE MADE FOR LUDWIG, DUKE OF BAVARIA, BY RIEGER IN MÜNCHEN, CIRCA 1835 with octagonal browned twist sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, signed in silver (small losses), engraved with the crowned Royal cypher, numbered ‘1’, and inlaid with a line, engraved case-hardened breech, with provision for a peepsight behind, scroll-engraved flush-fitting lock, figured walnut full stock, chequered fore-end and grip, the butt with raised cheek-piece carved with a spray of foliage behind and patchbox with sliding cover, engraved steel mounts including small side-plate and butt-plate, scrolling wooden trigger-guard inset with small German silver plaques and an engraved steel plaque at the front, German silver barrel bolt escutcheons (one barrel bolt and one sling swivel missing), horn fore-end cap, and original wooden ramrod (tip missing) 69cm; 27 1/4in barrel £600-800

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461 A COMPOSED SET OF FOUR D.B. BAVARIAN SPORTING GUNS BY RIEGER IN MÜNCHEN, CIRCA 1840 rebuilt from flintlock, with sighted barrels inscribed in gold on the ribs, engraved tangs, signed engraved locks, figured walnut half-stocks, chequered grips and fore-ends, engraved steel mounts and two retaining their ramrods 86.6cm; 34in, 86.3cm; 34in, 76.8cm; 30 1/4in, 83.2cm; 32 3/4in barrels

(4) £400-500 462 AN 18 BORE D.B. GERMAN PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1800, converted from flintlock, with two-stage barrels, stepped bevelled locks, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip and fore-end (worn), wooden trigger-guard reinforced with a central strip of brass, brass butt-plate and ramrod-pipes (ramrod and rear sling swivel missing, worn) 82.5cm; 32 1/2in barrels £100-150

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463 A 7MM BAVARIAN PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE BY F. BAADER IN MÜNCHEN, CIRCA 1840 with rebrowned octagonal sighted barrel of small bore, rifled with seven narrow grooves, signed in gold, engraved with a band foliage and inlaid with a pair of platinum lines over the breech, engraved case-hardened breech stamped with the barrelsmith’s mark (Neue Støckel 17), and fitted with fully adjustable peep-sight behind, engraved case-hardened lock decorated with scrolling foliage and signed in gold, fitted with chiselled hammer, double set trigger, highly figured walnut full stock cut with a panel of chequering at the grip and fore-end, raised cheek-piece finely carved with a panel of scrolling foliage and flowers, engraved German silver mounts comprising small flush-fitting side-plate decorated with a pair of waterfowl, trigger-guard shaped for the fingers and with urn finial, near block-shaped butt-plate decorated with foliage, three faceted ramrod-pipes, barrel bolt escutcheons, and foreend cap (ramrod missing) 68.5cm; 27in barrel Franz Xaver Baader was born in Burggriesbach, Bavaria in 1801. He is recorded in Muncich in 1830 where he became a burger and married in 1836. He became hofbüchsenmacher the following year and was honoured by the City of Nuremburg following the industrial exhibition of 1840. £600-800 464 A 15MM CALIBRE GERMAN PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE BY GOTSKE IN BERLIN, CIRCA 1860 with octagonal sighted barrel rifled with four shallow grooves, signed in script over the breech (worn), plain flush-fitting lock, double set trigger, figured walnut full stock (the fore-end chipped), the butt with raised cheek-piece on the left and patch box fitted with steel trap cover on the right, steel mounts of shaped outline, German silver barrel bolt escutcheons, horn fore-end cap, and horn-tipped ramrod 75.5cm; 29 3/4in barrel £500-600

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465 A .40 0 CALIBRE D.B. BAVARIAN PIN-FIRE SPORTING RIFLE BY RIEGER IN MÜNCHEN, CIRCA 1870 with browned twist barrels rifled with seven grooves, signed in silver on the rib and fitted with blued back-sight, engraved breech tang, rounded Lefaucheux type actions operated by a horn rotary underlever and engraved with scrolls of foliage on a matted ground, engraved back-action locks decorated en suite, set triggers, figured walnut half-stock, chequered foreend and grip, the butt with raised cheek-piece carved with a pair of chamois behind and impressed with the date ‘1875’ above, engraved steel mounts comprising trigger-guard and butt-plate, the latter engraved with the number ‘4707’, and single sling swivel (the rear sling swivel missing) 69cm; 27 1/8in barrels £400-600 466 A BAVARIAN PERCUSSION CAPE RIFLE BY RIEGER, CIRCA 1840 with 20 bore smooth bored left barrel and 11mm rifled right barrel, signed in silver on the rib and fitted with rifle sights, engraved breech inlaid with a silver line, scroll-engraved casehardened tang, scroll-engraved case-hardened locks decorated with neo-rococo ornament, fitted with gravity stops and cocks decorated en suite, figured walnut half-stock cut with panels of chequering, the butt with raised cheek-piece carved with foliage on the left and patchbox with sliding cover with bone button release on the right, broad wooden trigger-guard carved with an expanded flower head on the rear scroll and reinforced at the front with an engraved case-hardened steel panel, engraved case-hardened tang numbered ‘3997’, German silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and brass-tipped ramrod 72.3cm; 28 1/2in barrels £800-1000


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467 A 22 BORE D.B. BAVARIAN SPORTING GUN BY RIEGER IN MÜNCHEN, CIRCA 1835 with French twist barrels decorated with a band of gold at the muzzles, small silver-fore-sight decorated with gold on each side, signed ‘Leclerc a Paris Canon Ruban’ in gold letters on the rib and decorated with trophies-of-arms in gold and silver over the breech, engraved grooved case-hardened breech tang, case-hardened flush-fitting locks signed on ovals on the tails, highly figured walnut half-stock cut with a panel of chequering at the fore-end and on the grip, carved with a neorococo garland and flowers about the tang and behind the cheek-piece, wooden trigger-guard reinforced with a pierced panel of silver, vestigial butt-plate en suite with the triggerguard,vacant silver escutcheon, a pair of steel sling swivels, and silver fore-end cap (ramrod missing) 75cm; 29 1/2in barrel £600-800 468 A 20 BORE D.B. SOUTH GERMAN SPORTING GUN BY F. JUNG & SUHN, SUHL, CIRCA 1830 converted from flintlock, with etched twist sighted barrels, stamped with the copper-lined barrelsmith’s mark of Rehbichler over the breech, engraved grooved tang, shaped locks, the lockplates each formed as a wild boar, fitted with engraved hammers formed as wyverns and slender engraved nipple protectors acting on the original steel springs, figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, raised cheekpiece, carved horn trigger-guard, engraved steel butt-plate, vacant German silver shield-shaped escutcheon, and horntipped ramrod 78.5cm; 31in barrel £500-700

469 A 16 BORE D.B. BAVARIAN PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY BRUNER IN MÜNCHEN, CIRCA 1845 with browned twist barrels signed on the rib in gold script, engraved case-hardened breeches with recessed wells for the nipples, engraved case-hardened box-lock action signed in gold letters, fitted with hammers with large cup-shaped heads, engraved with foliage and a wyvern on the tang and a cupid beneath, highly figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip and fore-end, raised cheek-piece, engraved case-hardened buttplate, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and horn-tipped ramrod 79.3cm; 31 1/4in barrels £400-600 470 AN 18 BORE D.B. BAVARIAN SPORTING GUN BY GOELLNER A SUHL, DATED 1827 with browned sighted barrels signed in gold script on a ground of scrollwork on the rib, engraved case-hardened breech inlaid with gold lines, engraved screw-in plugs, engraved casehardened tang, engraved case-hardened locks decorated with scrolls and monster head tendrils, signed in gold block letters, highly figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip and fore-end, raised cheek-piece, scrolling wooden trigger-guard reinforced with engraved case-hardened steel, engraved case-hardened steel mounts en suite with the locks, German silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and wooden ramrod 81.5cm; 32 1/8in barrels £400-500 471 A 12MM SOUTH GERMAN PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE, CIRCA 1800 converted from flintlock, with heavy octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, fitted with adjustable peep-sight behind the tang, slender lock, double set trigger, walnut full stock incised with pairs of lines and cut with panels of chequering, the butt with raised carved cheek-piece and patchbox with sliding cover, brass mounts engraved with rococo designs including shaped side-plate, butt-plate with a stag on the tang, trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, and horn fore-end cap (ramrod missing) 83.7cm; 33in barrel £250-350

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472 A RARE .41 CALIBRE FIRST MODEL U.S. VOLCANIC REPEATING ARMS COMPANY LEVER ACTION CARBINE, NO.2986, CIRCA 1855-7 with 16 1/2in blued rifled barrel stamped ‘The Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. Patent Newhaven Conn. Feb 14 1854’, blued back-sight, brass action, case-hardened hammer, casehardened blued loading lever, varnished figured walnut butt (small dents and minor scratches), impressed with the serial number beneath the butt-cap, numbered brass butt cap retained by two numbered blued steel screws, and retaining much original finish throughout 87cm; 34 1/4in overall £10000-15000

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Sale Results for 9th December 2009 The following lots were sold at the prices stated 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 48 49 50 51 52 53 56 57

£380 £260 £480 £400 £300 £1,400 £600 £650 £550 £600 £950 £700 £350 £200 £1,300 £4,500 £2,400 £500 £450 £400 £300 £3,500 £550 £450 £600 £2,400 £950 £850 £300 £290 £3,000 £2,000 £650 £1,000 £350 £450 £300 £450 £700 £700 £850 £550 £1,400 £5,500 £200 £50,000 £320 £7,000

59 60 61 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 73 74 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 84 85 87 88 89 90 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113

£460 £120 £55 £400 £850 £6,000 £3,500 £850 £1,200 £1,200 £550 £3,800 £250 £500 £350 £2,400 £1,300 £420 £800 £1,100 £280 £400 £500 £600 £240 £600 £500 £1,000 £320 £950 £700 £4,600 £3,000 £3,000 £400 £1,200 £5,500 £120 £5,000 £200 £550 £300 £2,600 £9,500 £1,600 £500 £3,000 £700

115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163

£1,000 £3,000 £4,000 £200 £5,000 £1,000 £3,500 £1,000 £8,000 £500 £950 £8,600 £1,000 £880 £9,000 £6,000 £2,400 £2,000 £1,800 £3,200 £800 £1,500 £1,300 £1,400 £6,000 £1,600 £1,500 £1,900 £2,000 £2,500 £800 £13,000 £3,300 £5,000 £3,200 £2,000 £1,400 £5,500 £750 £440 £1,000 £400 £600 £550 £1,500 £850 £1,000 £450

164 165 166 167 168 169 174 175 176 177 179 180 181 182 184 185 186 187 188 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 208 209 210 211 212 213 215 216 217 218 220 221

£12,000 £1,200 £5,000 £400 £2,500 £1,800 £750 £1,400 £3,500 £800 £800 £1,300 £220 £2,400 £1,900 £1,900 £350 £700 £600 £50 £3,000 £300 £350 £300 £100 £800 £180 £900 £900 £800 £900 £280 £250 £850 £2,200 £400 £280 £280 £350 £220 £70 £600 £800 £950 £1,500 £1,000 £9,000 £4,200

222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 231 232 233 235 236 237 239 240 241 242 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 269 270 271 272 273 274 275

£3,200 £2,200 £2,800 £6,500 £6,000 £7,500 £6,000 £3,200 £5,000 £10,000 £5,000 £500 £550 £300 £130 £650 £950 £320 £300 £260 £250 £140 £50 £350 £200 £300 £26,000 £3,500 £300 £450 £100 £600 £150 £800 £420 £120 £16,500 £6,500 £12,000 £50,000 £2,000 £27,000 £2,000 £4,500 £29,000 £32,000 £1,000 £16,000

276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 303 304 305 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 324 325

£17,000 £12,500 £3,000 £9,000 £2,800 £750 £4,200 £7,000 £5,000 £15,000 £4,500 £400 £280 £700 £900 £650 £1,500 £2,100 £600 £260 £400 £2,000 £1,400 £1,000 £500 £850 £1,100 £1,200 £650 £800 £3,800 £3,000 £3,800 £2,000 £1,200 £4,000 £3,000 £1,200 £250 £400 £1,000 £800 £700 £1,200 £900 £7,500

Prices are the hammer price and do not include the buyer’s premium, lot numbers which are omitted were withdrawn or did not sell. We are not responsible for typographical errors or omissions

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Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria 8th December 2010


Matthew Barton Ltd

Silver, Works of Art & Objects of Vertu We are now accepting entries for our November 2010 sale

25 Blythe Road London W14 0PD Tel: +44 (0) 20 7806 5545 Fax: +44 (0) 207 806 5546 Email: enquiries@matthewbartonltd.com www.matthewbartonltd.com

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Arms & Armour Society The Society was formed in 1950 by a small group of dedicated enthusiasts to further the study of arms and armour, from earliest times, by bringing together scholars, collectors, professional experts and all who share this common interest. It has now grown into one of the leading groups of those concerned in the study, collection and preservation of arms and armour. A Journal, published twice yearly, is recognised worldwide as one of the most authoritative publications in this field and is the preferred medium for original research papers. A quarterly Newsletter keeps members in touch with the Society's many activities and major events in the world of arms and armour. Membership is open to all who share this interest and enables them to participate in monthly meetings held at The Tower of London, lectures, visits to places of arms and armour interest and to seek help and advice on their queries. In addition the Society keeps a close eye on all matters affecting the collection and ownership of arms, particularly with regard to legislation, and makes appropriate representations on behalf of members, to safeguard their interests. If you take pleasure in the collection or study of armour, swords, firearms and other arms, it will be greatly increased by membership of this Society, by bringing you into contact with others, including many of the world's leading experts, who share your interest. Moreover, it will enable you to take an active part in furthering your knowledge and that of your fellow members and, by joining with them, help to safeguard the future. Two categories of membership are open to you: CORRESPONDING MEMBERSHIP Annual membership fee is £15 UK and overseas, surface mail, £20 overseas airmail. This entitles you to the Journals and Newsletters, attendance at three Meetings at the Tower of London each year and full participation in all the Society's other activities. FULL MEMBERSHIP Annual membership fee is £25. This is by election after attending two meetings as a Corresponding Member or Guest and application and proposal forms may be obtained from the Hon. Secretary. Full membership entitles you to attend all twelve of the meetings at the Tower of London in addition to the other benefits of membership, as above. Send for an application form for membership and a free copy of the latest Newsletter to: Anthony Dove, PO Box 10232, London SW19 2ZD Telephone 01323 844278 • Fax 01232 449430 (from outside UK +44 before the number and miss the first 0) email: edmund@jbgreenwood.force9.co.uk

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(b ) Without prejudice to Condition 4(a), any claim against TDM shall be limited to the Net Sale Proceeds for the relevant Property. TDM shall not in any circumstances be liable for any indirect or consequential losses. (c) TDM’s liability to the Seller in respect of death or personal injury caused by TDM’s negligent acts or omissions shall not be excluded or limited. 5. Lo ss o r Da ma g e to Pr op e rt y (a ) Unless otherwise agreed in writing, TDM will assume the risk of loss or damage to Property received from the Seller until:(i) risk passes to the Buyer; or (ii) if unsold, 60 days after the sale or when released to the Seller (whichever is earlier); or (iii) 6 months after receipt of the Property by TDM, if not consigned for sale. (b ) TDM shall charge a premium of 1% of:(i) the Hammer Price of the Property, if sold; (ii) the Reserve Price of the Property or as otherwise stated on the Property Receipt, if unsold; or (iii) the mid estimate, if not offered for sale (or TDM’s reasonable estimate of auction value where there are no pre-sale estimates). (c) If damage or loss occurs whilst the Property is at the risk of TDM, the maximum amount of TDM’s liability shall be as set out in Condition 5 (b) (i)- (iii), as applicable, less Seller’s Commission and Expenses. (d ) TDM will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by:(i) normal wear and tear, gradual deterioration or inherent vice or defect; (ii) errors in processing; (iii) war or radioactive contamination; (iv) lot is too fragile or not in a fit state to be reasonably handled or stored. 6. Po st A uct io n Sa le s If any Property fails to sell at auction, TDM shall be entitled for a period of 35 days after the auction to sell the Property privately for no less than the Reserve Price (unless otherwise agreed with the Seller) and on the terms of these Conditions of Business. 7.

Pa y me n t of Ne t Sa le Pr oce e d s (a ) Subject in all cases to prior receipt of cleared funds by TDM and subject to rescission of the sale under Condition 9, 35 days after the sale date or 5 working days after receipt of cleared funds from the Buyer (whichever is later), TDM shall send the Seller the Net Sale Proceeds in pounds sterling, less any other amounts owed by the Seller to TDM. (b ) TDM shall not be obliged to check the ability of Buyers to pay for Property and shall have absolute discretion whether to use any of the rights and remedies against defaulting Buyers contained in the Conditions of Business for Buyers.

8. U n s o l d / U n c o l l e c t e d P r o p e r t y (a ) TDM will advise Sellers whether or not their Property has sold. Unsold Property may either:(i) be reconsigned for sale; or


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