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Thomas Del Mar Ltd In association with Sotheby’s

Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria London Wednesday 5th December 2012


Auction EnquiRiEs AnD infoRmAtion Sale Number: Code name:

15 Perkins

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Front cover: Details of lots 302, 303 & 304 Back cover: Detail of lot 183

Photography: Rolant Dafis


Thomas Del Mar Ltd In association with

Sotheby’s ANTIQUE ARMS, ARMOUR & MILITARIA Including Property of a European Nobleman Property of Mr Tom Perkins, removed from Plumpton Place Property from the Estate of the Late Honourable Professor J.L. Shaw Property from the collection of James D. Lavin Ph.D

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

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Eastern Arms and Armour VARIOUS OWNERS 1 A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, the tang signed Bushu ju Yamamoto gaiki Toshitake, pierced with a single mekugi-ana, in shira saya 67.5cm; 26 5/8in blade £1000-1500

2 A JAPANESE (KATANA), EDO PERIOD with curved single-edged blade, wavy hamon, original tang (ubu nakago), with a single mekugi-ana, unsigned, iron Edo period tsuba with floral decoration, fabric-bound sharkskincovered grip with two gilt menuki formed as a bow and arrows, in its red and black lacquered saya 69.5cm; 27 3/8in blade £850-1200

3 TWO JAPANESE SWORDS (KATANA), 18TH CENTURY the first with slightly curved single-edged blade with traces of hamon, plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana (a third filled), angular nakago-jiri, in a saya; the second with curved single-edged blade (patinated and chipped), tang incised with a single character, ‘Ko’ [?] and pierced with two mekugi-ana, and straight nakago-jiri the first: 63.5cm; 25in blade (2) £300-500

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4 JAPANESE SEKI (KATANA) AND MOUNTS with curved single-edged blade, honzukuri, slightly undulating hamon, original tang (ubu nakago), with one mekugi-ana, signed Seki ju Yoshiomi saku, iron tsuba decorated with cloud design, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, floral menuki, in its lacquered saya 66cm; 26in blade £650-850 5 A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade with traces of a wavy hamon (areas of staining and light pitting), tang signed ‘Seki Musaki Kanemasa’ pierced with a single mekugi-ana, regulation tsuba, grip and binding, in its saya 66.5cm; 26 1/4in blade £500-700 6 A JAPANESE OFFICER’S SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade, suguha hamon, the tang signed Suzuki Shoun.. Minamoto Tai? Jo, regulation brass tsuba and mounts, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, in its regulation saya 66cm; 26in blade £450-550 7 A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), LATE 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade, tang signed ‘Izumi no Kami Fujiwara Kunisda’ pierced with a single mekugi-ana, iron tsuba with traces of soft metal inlays, fabric-bound grip with horn and ivory mounts, in its regulation leather-covered saya; together with an adapted scope case, the interior with provision for a katana 59.3cm; 23 3/8in blade £200-300

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8 A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), 20TH CENTURY with slightly curved single-edged blade, straight hamon, steel tsuba fabric-covered grip, in its saya and complete with a cased cleaning kit 69.8cm; 27 1/2in blade £150-250

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9 A HIGHLY DECORATED AND UNUSUAL JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade with near straight hamon (areas of staining), the tang pierced with two mekugi-ana and with the later signature Hizen kuni Tadayoshi, gilt Habaki decorated with fan patterns, chiselled gilt seppa, silver tsuba chiselled with scrolling flowers and foliage and retaining some blue and turquoise enamel, the centre fitted with a chiselled gilt plate decorated with differing bouquets within a beadwork frame and signed on one side, shaped wooden grip, chiselled and gilt fuchi and kabuto-gane, the former decorated with a pair of camels, an elephant, and inscribed 'Olipand/Kame:L', the latter pierced and set with blue pastes (top mount missing), a pair of menuki each formed of a green paste with a red paste on either side all within gilt mounts, in its wooden scabbard covered with brown snakeskin (loose, small losses), with chiselled and gilt mounts decorated en suite, two accompanying pieces with chiselled gilt grips, the kozuka with signed blade, and grip inscribed 'Hi:De:N:I' and 'London' 47.5cm; 18 3/4in blade The blade and configuration of the hilt, mounts and scabbard are clearly of Japanese origin, though many elements including the shape of the grip, the kabuto-gane and other mounts show other Oriental, possibly Chinese workmanship or inspiration. An article by the Gordon Savage persuasively argues that this sword was made for presentation to Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888), private secretary to Lord Elgin. (See Antique Dealers and Collector's Guide, August 1980, p. 72-73). Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888), was a diplomatist, traveller, and mystic. He was born in Cape Town, and spent much of his youth in Ceylon where he was called to the colonial bar. He was said to have been engaged in twenty three murder cases by the time he was twenty two years old. In 1852 he toured Russia and the Crimea, secretly mapping the fortifications of Sevastopol which, along with his subsequent publication was of some importance during the Crimea campaign. Soon after he became secretary to James Bruce, Eighth Earl of Elgin, then Governor-in-Chief of British North America. Oliphant acted as secretary to Lord Elgin during the negotiation at Washington of the reciprocity treaty with Canada. He became private secretary to Elgin on his visit to China in 1857 and accompanied him to Hong Kong, was present at the bombardment of Canton (Guangzhou), and helped to storm Tientsin (Tianjin). He was employed in several minor missions, and visited Japan barely eighteen months after the American Townsend Harris had been accredited as the first foreign diplomat to the shogun's government; he published Narrative of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in 1859. In 1861 Oliphant accepted his first official appointment, as first secretary of legation in Japan. He arrived at Yeddo at the end of June 1861. On the evening of 5 July a night attack was made on the embassy. Oliphant rushed out with a hunting-whip, and was attacked by a Japanese with a heavy twohanded sword. A beam, invisible in the darkness, interfered with the blows, but Oliphant was severely wounded, and sent on board ship to recover. It is likely that the sword was presented to him during this time. Though Oliphant was a clear-headed man he also had strong religious impressions. In 1867 he resigned his seat in parliament, and joined the community of Thomas Lake Harris where the leader was in the habit of casting out devils and forming magnetic circles among his disciples. He stayed with this community until 1882, during which time he met his wife, Alice, who also followed Harris.

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Oliphant was most remarkable for his combination of two apparently inconsistent careers. Notably his religious mysticism did not disqualify him for being also a shrewd financier, a charming man of the world, and a brilliant writer. He was cheerful and even witty to the last, and died peacefully on 23 December 1888. Abridged from the Oxford Dictionary of Biography. ÂŁ4000-7000

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10 A JAPANESE EDO PERIOD SWORD (WAKIZASHI) with slightly curved single-edged blade, suguha hamon, the original tang (ubu) with one mekugiana, oval tsuba, seppa and seppadai, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, in its black same saya 41cm; 16 1/8in blade £1000-1300

11 A JAPANESE TENSHO PERIOD SWORD (WAKIZASHI) with slightly curved fullered single-edged blade, straight hamon, with an original tang (ubu) and a mekugi-ana, dated Tensho junen sangatsu (1582 March), fitted with pierced iron oval tsuba, signed Sadafuku, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, in its black lacquered saya, complete with a kozuka (blade missing) 45.5cm; 18in blade £850-1000

12 A JAPANESE SHINSHINTO SWORD (WAKIZASHI) with curved single-edged blade, near straight hamon, original nakago (ubu) with one mekugiana (rust), iron tsuba with gilt decoration, fuchi and kashira, in its black lacquered saya 53.5cm; 21in blade £650-750

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13 A JAPANESE SHORTSWORD (WAKIZASHI), 19TH CENTURY with slightly curved single-edged blade with traces of a straight hamon, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, pierced steel tsuba, fabricbound sharkskin-covered grip with a pair of menuki, fuchi and kabuto-gane each decorated with gilt flowers and leaves, in its lacquered saya (kozuka missing) 47cm; 18 1/2in blade £250-350

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14 A JAPANESE SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO) with single-edged blade with straight hamon and traces of a bonji signature on one side, plain tang (shortened), pierced with five mekugi-ana, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with silver bird menuki and kabuto-gane decorated with a pheasant, in its lacquered saya decorated with gold flowers, and with silver mounts decorated with copper birds en suite with the kabutogane (kozuka missing) 19.5cm; 7 3/4in blade ÂŁ3000-4000

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15 A JAPANESE SWORD (SHOBU ZUKURI TANTO), 18TH/19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade, midare hamon and nioi, with suriage nakago (cut tang) with one mekugi-ana, unsigned, in a shira saya 31cm; 12 1/4in blade £550-850 16 A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade, wavy hamon, slight suriage (cut tang), iron tsuba decorated iroe-zogan with a figure on a riverside, with its seppa, copper kozuka (blade missing), fabricbound sharkskin-covered grip, in its black lacquered saya 45cm; 17 3/4in blade £600-650 17 A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), DATED 1866 with curved single-edged blade formed with a wavy hamon (very light pitting and staining), incised with foliage, the tang signed “Bishu Osafune ju Yokoyama Sukekane” and dated “Keio 2 nen (1866) 2gatsu (February) Tomonari 58 dai mago (Tomonari’s 58th generation grandson)” on each side and pierced with two mekugi-ana, hardwood grip and saya carved with a vertical arrangement of a dragon in combat with a mythical beast, and with ivory details (small losses) 26cm; 10 1/4in blade £300-500

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18 A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER’S SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade, the suriage nakago (cut tang) with two mekugi-ana, signed Minamoto Jujo ju, Nagasada kore saku, brass tsuba, regulation mounts applied with a mon, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, in its regulation saya 70cm; 27 5/8in blade £3500-4500

19 A JAPANESE W. W. II SWORD (KATANA) with earlier curved single-edged blade, Honzukuri shape, signed tang, with one mekugi-ana, regulation brass mounts and grip, in its regulation saya 66.cm; 26 1/4in blade £1300-2000

20 A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER’S SWORD (KATANA) honzukuri shape, iorimune (ridge), curved single-edged blade, suguha hamon, the original cat-scratched tang (ubu nakago yasurime nakago), with two mekugi holes, signed Oite Taizo (at Taizo) Kawano Sadashige saku and dated Showa 18 nen saku, iron tsuba, fabric-bound sharkskincovered grip, in its lacquered saya 68cm; 26 3/4in blade £1100-1300

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21 A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER’S SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade with midare hamon, original tang (ubu nakago) with one mekugi-ana, unsigned cat-scratched, regulation tsuba and lacquered fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, in its regulation saya 66cm; 26in blade £850-1200

22 A JAPANESE W. W. II SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade, choji hamon, original nakago (ubu) with one mekugi-ana, signed Noshu Seki jiu Kanehiro, square tsuba with rounded corners and seppa, fabricbound sharkskin-covered grip, in its black lacquered saya 63.5cm; 25in blade £800-900

23 A JAPANESE SHOWA PERIOD HIZEN SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade, straight hamon, original tang (ubu nakago) with one mekugi-ana, signed Hizen kuni junin, Yoshitada saku kore, dated Showa 17 (1942) November, regulation brass tsuba and seppa, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, in its regulation saya 65.5cm; 25 3/4in blade £750-950

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24 A JAPANESE W. W. II SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edge blade, original tang (ubu nakago) with a mekugi-ana, signed Kazuo, regulation brass tsuba, sharkskincovered grip, regulation brass mounts, in its regulation leather-covered saya 67.2cm; 26 1/2in blade £750-850

25 A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICERS SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade, straight hamon, original cat-scratched tang with one mekugi-ana, signed Koa isshin Mantetsu kinsaku (Eastern Asia one mind, made from Manchu iron with respect), dated Showa Mizunoe uma haru (Showa’s zodiacal date 1942, spring), regulation tsuba and mounts, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, in its regulation saya 66cm; 26 in blade £750-950

26 A JAPANESE W. W. II SWORD (KATANA) with earlier curved single-edged blade of Honzukuri shape, iorimune (ridge), suriage (cut tang) with three mekugi-ana, unsigned, regulation brass tsuba, grip, menuki, in its regulation saya 66.6cm; 26in blade £650-850

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27 A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER’S SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade, straight hamon (suguha), the original tang (ubu) with one mekugi-ana, signed Seki Ichimonji, with a brass shaped tsuba, fabric-bound sharkskincovered grip, in its same covered saya 61.5cm; 21 1/4in blade £650-850

28 A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER’S SWORD (KATANA) with earlier curved single-edged blade, nakago (tang) with three mekugi-ana, unsigned, regulation tsuba, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, in its regulation saya 72.5cm; 28 1/2in blade £600-700

29 A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER’S SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade, hamon (tempering edge) of slight notare, signed Noshu Kanetoshi saku, dated Showa 18 (1943), with oval iron tsuba, leather-bound grip, in its regulation saya 66.5cm; 26 1/4in blade £550-650

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30 A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER’S SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade, midare hamon, original nakago (ubu nakago), one mekugi-ana, signed Kanemichi saku , Showa 15 (1940), regulation tsuba, fabricbound sharkskin-covered grip, in its regulation saya 66cm; 26in blade £500-600

31 A JAPANESE W. W. II SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, tang pierced with one mekugi-ana, signed Koa Isshin (East Asia, one mind) , Mantetsu saku kore ( made from Manchurian iron), pierced mokko tsuba, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, in its leather-covered saya 66.5cm; 26 1/4in blade £380-450

32 A JAPANESE W. W. II MILITARY SWORD (KATANA) slightly curved (torii-zori) single-edged blade, iori-mune, the point chugissaki, slightly undulating hamon, an original tang (ubu nakago) with two mekugi-ana, pierced tsuba, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, in its green painted regulation saya 67.2cm; 26 1/2in blade £320-400

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33 A JAPANESE W. W. II SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade with a suriage tang (cut), signed Hirokazu, Showa 18 (1943), oval iron tsuba, leatherbound grip, a set of seppa , and black saya of military type 64.7cm; 25 1/2in blade £320-450

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36 A JAPANESE W. W. II MILITARY SWORD (KATANA) with slightly curved single-edged blade, iori-mune hamon, original tang (ubu) cat-scratched and signed Mantetsu tanzo kore (made with Manchurian iron), pierced with two mekugiana, fabric-bound grip, in its black painted saya of military type 67cm; 26 3/8in blade £250-350

34 A JAPANESE W. W. II NAVAL SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged sword blade, original tang (ubu) with a single mekugi-ana, signed Hosa saku, oval iron tsuba, sharkskin covered grip, and later saya 64cm; 25 1/4in blade £320-450

37 A JAPANESE W. W. II SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged fullered blade stamped ‘49545’, regulation brass tsuba, later fabric-bound grip, in associated black saya 67.5cm; 26 5/8in blade £200-250

35 A JAPANESE W. W. II SWORD (KATANA) with single-edged curved blade with a medium point (chugissaki), stamped ‘205439’, iron tsuba, wooden grip, sword knot, in its steel saya 70.5cm; 27 3/4in blade £300-350 12


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38 A JAPANESE W. W. II ARMY OFFICER’S PARADE SWORD with earlier slightly curved single-edged blade with a straight hamon, regulation brass hilt, sharkskin-covered grip, in its plated saya with suspension chain 77cm; 30 3/8in blade

40 A JAPANESE W. W. II ARMY OFFICER’S SWORD with slightly curved single-edged fullered blade with a wavy hamon (sanbon-sugi), regulation brass hilt, horn grip, in its plated saya 73.7cm; 29in blade

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39 A JAPANESE W. W. II ARMY OFFICER’S SWORD with curved single-edged blade, traces of hamon, regulation brass hilt with silver mon on the back-strap, banded horn grip, in its plated saya 84cm; 33in blade

41 A JAPANESE W. W. II ARMY OFFICER’S SWORD with very slightly curved single-edged fullered blade with a medium point (chu-kissaki), with an undulating hamon (notare), regulation brass hilt with silver mon on the back-strap, in its plated saya 83.5cm; 33in blade

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42 42 A JAPANESE W. W. II ARMY OFFICER’S SWORD with slightly curved slender single-edged fullered blade with a small point, bearing a wavy hamon (choji), regulation brass hilt, and tortoiseshell covered grip, in its plated saya 74.3cm; 29 1/4in blade

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44 A JAPANESE W. W. II ARMY OFFICER’S SWORD with curved single-edged fullered blade, regulation brass hilt, horn, grip, in its plated saya 79cm; 31 1/8in blade £280-320

£350-450 43 A JAPANESE W. W. II ARMY OFFICER’S SWORD AND A JAPANESE W. W. II NAVAL OFFICER’S DRESS SWORD the first with straight blade (worn), fitted with brass mounted handle, in its steel saya; the second with blade honzukuri, iorimune (ridge), wavy hamon of choji, brass hilt, fishskincovered grip, in its black lacquered saya the first: 50.8cm; 20in blade (2) £320-450

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45 A JAPANESE W. W. II ARMY OFFICER’S DRESS SWORD with slightly curved single-edged blade with a wavy hamon, regulation brass hilt, sharkskin-covered grip, in its steel saya 71.7cm; 28 1/4in blade £200-250


46 46 A JAPANESE ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD, A JAPANESE DIRK, AND A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER’S SHORTSWORD the first with blade stamped Meiji 20th year, (1880-1890), Tokyo, in its leather saya; the second with Honzukuri blade, white metal mounts and hardwood grip, in its wire-bound saya; and the third with curved blade, brass hilt, in its steel saya, with a wooden label inscribed “personal article, Koyama Senju” the first: 53.8cm; 21 1/4in blade (3) £500-650 47 A JAPANESE W. W. II ARTILLERY SWORD with slightly curved fullered single-edged blade, regulation brass hilt, wooden grip in its steel saya 78cm; 30 3/4in blade

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48 A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER’S SWORD with curved fullered blade, regulation brass hilt, sharkskincovered grip, sword knot, in its fishskin-covered saya with regulation brass mounts 65cm; 25 5/8in blade £450-550 49 A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER’S SWORD with curved single-edged blade, regulation brass hilt, black sharkskin-covered grip, in its plated saya 63cm; 24 ¾ blade £350-450

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51 50 JAPANESE W. W. II ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD with robust fullered blade, arsenal stamps at the forte, regulation brass hilt, in an associated saya 54cm; 21 1/4in blade £300-350 51 A JAPANESE W. W. II CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD with slightly curved single-edged fullered blade, stamped ‘116397’ at the forte, regulation steel hilt, chequered grip, in its steel saya with frog 77.5cm; 30 5/8in blade £280-350

54 52 A JAPANESE W. W. II ARTILLERY SWORD (WAKIZASHI) AND JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER’S SHORT SWORD the first with curved single-edged blade honzukuri, iorimune blade, silvered brass hilt, in its steel saya; and the second with curved single-edged blade, regulation brass hilt, fishskincovered grip, in its steel saya the first: 34.5cm; 13 5/8in blade (2) £450-550 53 JAPANESE W. W. II ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD with honzukuri almost straight shape, regulation brass mounts, sharksin grip, in its steel saya 44.5cm; 17 1/2in blade £300-350

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55 54 A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER’S SWORD with curved single-edged fullered blade with wavy hamon, regulation brass hilt, fishskin-covered grip, in its plated saya 63.2cm; 25in blade £200-300 55 A JAPANESE W. W. II NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD with slightly curved single-edged fullered blade with a wavy hamon, regulation gilt-brass hilt, black sharkskin grip, in its fishskin-covered saya with regulation brass mounts 65.5cm;25 3/4in blade £550-650

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56 A JAPANESE W. W. II NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD with slightly curved slender fullered blade with a very slightly undulating hamon, regulation brass hilt, sharkskin-covered grip, sword knot, in its fishskin-covered saya with regulation brass mounts 68.5cm; 27in blade £450-500 57 A JAPANESE W. W. II NAVAL SWORD with slightly curved single-edged blade, regulation brass hilt engraved with a fouled anchor, leather-covered grip, in its plated steel saya engraved en suite 57cm; 22 1/2in blade £400-500

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58 A JAPANESE W. W. II NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD with slightly curved single-edged fullered blade, regulation brass hilt, sharkskin-covered grip, sword knot, in its leathercovered saya with regulation brass mounts 63cm; 24 3/4in blade

61 A JAPANESE W.W. II NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD with slightly curved single-edged fullered blade with wavy hamon, regulation brass hilt, sharkskin-covered grip, sword knot, in its fishskin-covered saya with regulation brass mounts 66.6cm; 26in blade

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59 A JAPANESE W. W. II NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD with slightly curved single-edged fullered blade, regulation brass hilt, sharkskin-covered grip, in its saya with regulation brass mounts 68.5cm; 27in blade

62 A JAPANESE W. W. II NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD with slightly curved single-edged fullered blade, regulation brass hilt, sharkskin-covered grip, sword knot, sharkskincovered saya, and regulation brass mounts 63cm; 24 3/4in blade

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60 A JAPANESE W. W. II NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD with curved single-edged fullered blade with some wavy hamon, regulation brass hilt, sharkskin-covered grip, in its fishskin-covered saya with regulation brass mounts 67cm; 26 3/8in blade

63 A JAPANESE W. W. II NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD with slightly curved slender single-edged fullered blade with a small point, bearing a straight hamon (suguha), regulation brass hilt, dark sharkskin-covered grip, in its black lacquered saya with brass mounts 67.5cm; 26 1/2in blade

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64 A JAPANESE W. W. II POLICE OFFICER’S SWORD with curved single-edge blade with a medium point (chugissaki), bearing a straight hamon, regulation brass hilt, in its plated saya with suspension chain 66.5cm; 26 1/4in blade £1100-1300 65 A JAPANESE W. W. II POLICE SWORD with curved fullered blade stamped ‘1572’ at the forte, regulation brass hilt, horn grip, in its steel saya 78.5cm; 31in blade

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66 A JAPANESE W. W. II POLICE OFFICER’S SWORD, CIRCA 1910-45 with curved single-edged blade with a medium point (small areas of staining), bearing a straight hamon (suguha), regulation brass hilt applied with a silver kikyo (bell flowers) mon on the back-strap, sharkskin-covered grip, in its plated steel saya 69cm; 27 1/4in blade £1100-1300

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67 A JAPANESE DIPLOMAT’S SWORD with etched slender blade, gilt-brass hilt including pierced down-turned shell-guard, and spirally bound grip, in its scabbard and complete with its suspension belt 60.5cm; 23 3/4in blade £400-450

70 A JAPANESE W. W. II AIRFORCE SWORD (WAKIZASHI) with curved single-edged blade, notare hamon, ubu nakago tang with two mekugi-ana, signed Kanekatsu saku, with a brass regulation tsuba and mounts, sharkskin-covered grip, in its regulation saya 48cm; 19cm blade £850-1000

68 A JAPANESE DIPLOMAT’S SWORD with straight double-edged fullered blade, brass hilt in the European taste, folding shell-guard, and spirally carved horn grip, sword knot, in its brass-mounted leather-covered scabbard 64cm; 25 1/4in blade £200-300 69 A JAPANESE DIPLOMAT’S SWORD with straight double-edged blade, brass hilt in the European taste, pierced outer shell-guard, the grip bound with plaited brass wire, in its saya with brass mounts 60.5cm; 23 /4 in blade £300-350 20

71 A JAPANESE DIRK (AIKUCHI TANTO) FOR A KAMIKAZE PILOT with single-edged fullered blade, hirazukuri, hamon of slight notare, the habaki inscribed hissho (sure victory), wooden grip, in its woden saya 17cm; 6 3/4in blade £500-800


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72 A JAPANESE HELMET (KABUTO), 19TH CENTURY with three-plate steel skull, the outer face lacquered and formed with thirty-two ribs radiating from a central foliate kikuza, fitted with peak, hari-date shikoro of five lames, the uppermost with fukigayeshi set with a gilt foliate washer (the lacquer with small losses) 19cm; 7 1/2in high £400-500 73 A JAPANESE KENDO ARMOUR, LATE EDO PERIOD comprising characteristic iron barred face-defence (rusted), the inside painted ‘Dean’ in small red letters, padded vest-shaped leather-covered torso defence closed by two toggles at the front, a pair of arm defences, and a single lower leg defence (areas of wear)

74 A JAPANESE STEEL WALKING CANE; A JAPANESE ARROW; AND A DECORATED JAPANESE PAPER KNIFE, 19TH CENTURY the first of iron, covered over its outer surface with numerous pieces of seashell (losses); the second with wooden shaft (tip missing); and the third decorated with a frog and foliage on the blade, and the handle formed of a crab with four pincers, the front pair enclosing the forte and the rear picking apples, and highlighted with soft metal the first: 90cm; 35 1/2in overall (3) £150-200

The previous owner was possibly Bashford Dean (1867-1928) who had two collections of Japanese Arms and Armour, the first sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1904, and the second formed from the following year. See S. W. Pyhrr 2012, pp 11-12 £500-700

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75 A 12 BORE JAPANESE SNAP MATCHLOCK MUSKET, CIRCA 1870 with heavy octagonal tapering barrel formed with a vaseshaped muzzle, signed ‘Masa motte Haru’ in silver on the top, the faces divided by slender ribs over its entire length and encrusted with silver around the muzzle, retained by a moulded brass band at the breech, fitted with large v-shaped fore-sight and pierced block-shaped back-sight, encrusted with three silver characters, fitted with integral pan, hinged brass pivot-cover, brass fence, brass lock of shaped outline fitted with moulded brass serpentine, brass trigger, cherrywood full stock, slender butt of characteristic form, and cherrywood ramrod, perhaps the original 76cm; 30in barrel £700-900

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76 A MATCHLOCK MUSKET, PROBABLY CHINESE 19TH CENTURY with three-stage sighted barrel swelling towards the muzzle, retained by two barrel bands (the third missing), sprung iron serpentine, and hardwood full stock with angular butt (chips, small cracks) 109cm; 43in barrel ‡ £600-800


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77 A SILVER-MOUNTED MALAY JUNGLE KNIFE (GOLOK), 19TH CENTURY with broad heavy single-edged chopping blade, silver hilt comprising pierced and engraved circular guard extending to a long ferrule, hardwood grip, and elliptical pommel bound with silver 53.2cm; 21in blade ‡ £300-400

78 A RARE MORO TRIBESMANS SHIRT, 19TH CENTURY formed of brass butted links, extending to the upper thigh and the top of the arms, the back with five rows of rectangular plates, the uppermost engraved with scrolls of foliage, the front with further panels including four applied with silver flowers across the chest, open at the front and secured by two swivel catches acting on square lugs (small losses, one catch hook missing) ‡ £600-800 79 A LARGE ORIENTAL MAIL FRAGMENT, 17TH/18TH CENTURY constructed from an opened mail shirt, formed of riveted links of circular section, and applied with later gilt brass panels with beadwork borders and a pair of domed brass bosses each set with a central blue stone £400-600

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80 80 AN INDIAN TALWAR WITH SILVERED HILT, 19TH CENTURY with earlier curved European blade stamped with the bladesmith’s name (rubbed) within a long fuller on each face and double-edged towards the tip, silver-plated copper hilt of characteristic form, including a pair of langets with shaped terminals, decorated on each side with a rondel filled with a flower formed of seven raised settings filled with opals (three missing), a pair of short quillons, recurved knuckle-guard with monsterhead finial, and large disc-shaped pommel with an upturned rim, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard (worn, chape missing) 76cm; 30in blade £500-700 81 AN INDIAN SWORD (FIRANGI), 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY with straight fullered European blade double-edged towards the point, stamped with a double eyelash mark on one side, steel hilt of characteristic form, comprising a pair of shaped langets, figure-of-eight shaped guard, broad knuckle-guard chiselled with lotus foliage, cup-shaped pommel with attenuated terminal and bud-shaped finial, and retaining some early silvered finish 97cm; 38 1/4in blade £400-600 24

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82 AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY with curved fullered blade, cut with a short inscription along the back-edge at the forte, gilt iron hilt of characteristic form including a pair of short quillons with flat button-shaped terminals, large disc-shaped pommel, cut with an inscription inside the outer face of the pommel, and chiselled over its full surface with flowers against a punched ground 76.5cm; 30 1/4in blade £400-600 83 AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR) WITH PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION TO MAJOR A. B. BLAXLAND, O.B.E., DATED 1933; TWO GURKHA KUKRI KNIVES; AND A FOLDING KNIFE the first with curved single-edged blade with presentation inscription, silver-plated hilt, in its scabbard with chased silver chape; the second and third of characteristic form, one with engraved blade and horn hilt; and the last with rudimentary locking mechanism and chequered grips (losses) the first: 75.2cm; 29 5/8in blade (4) £100-150


84 A DECORATED INDIAN JADE-HILTED DAGGER (KHANJAR), 19TH CENTURY with curved blade formed with a medial ridge, decorated in gold koftgari with scrolls of foliage and calligraphy within a linear frame and a further panel of scrolling foliage at the forte on each side, spinach green faceted grip inlaid with silver lotus flowers each set with a paste (three missing), the pommel with spherical button set with a green stone, in its wooden scabbard encased in highly polished metal, the outer face set with an openwork panel of scrolling foliage enriched with pastes at the top and the bottom 25cm; 9 7/8in blade ÂŁ3000-5000

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85 AN INDIAN DAGGER (KHANJARLI), LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY with curved double-edged fullered blade formed with a low medial ridge and a shaped moulding at the forte on each face (pitting), shaped hilt of characteristic form, faced with six carved panels of ivory including a large elliptical pommel (small chips, cleaned) 21.5cm; 8 1/2in blade ÂŁ500-700

86 A RARE SOUTH INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), EARLY 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY TANJORE with broad tapering triangular blade cut with a series of fullers, steel hilt extending over the forte with a pair of shaped plates, shaped side bars drawn-out to a bud-shaped finial at each end, recurved frontal plate of angular section, the finial formed as a stylised dragon head, a pair of globular grip-bars, and retaining some early silvered finish (patinated, small chips) 39.5cm; 15 1/2in blade The form of blade and hilt are depicted in Tanjore architecture during the 16th and early 17th century. For a discussion of this group see R. Elgood 2004, pp.146-9 ÂŁ300-500

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87 AN INDIAN DAGGER (KHANJAR), WITH FINELY CARVED JADE HILT, 18TH CENTURY with slightly recurved double-edged associated blade, reinforced at the tip, cut with four fullers and a lotus leaf moulding at the forte on each face and with later etched pattern in imitation of watering, carved green jade grip swelling at the base, formed with a scroll on each side, rising to a globular pommel, decorated on each face with a delicate lotus flower and leaves top and bottom 24cm; 9 1/2in blade ‥ £1000-1500

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88 AN OTTOMAN SWORD (YATAGHAN), TURKEY, CIRCA 1840 with curved single-edged blade decorated with a silver calligraphic panel on one face and a long panel of gold scrollwork on the other, gilt hilt extending over the lower portion of the blade and set with a red paste on each side, back-strap with shaped fluted corals in raised settings (one chipped), fitted with a pair of morse grip-scales retained by four rivets, rising to a shaped eared pommel (small age cracks), in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with small moulded locket and chape, the latter formed as a monsterhead 58.5cm; 23in blade £900-1100

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89 AN INDO-PERSIAN MACE, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY with bulb-shaped head formed of six shaped flanges, tubular socket decorated with silver koftgari, fabric-covered wooden haft, and steel basal cap en suite with the head (rubbed) 67.5cm; 26 1/2in overall ‡ £500-800 90 A DECORATED INDIAN ELEPHANT GOAD (ANKUS), LATE 19TH CENTURY of characteristic form, with hook-shaped goad terminal formed with a bud-shaped basal finial, openwork haft filled with bells, decorated over the greater part of its surface in silver koftgari with linear patterns and foliage (losses) 55cm; 21 5/8in overall ‡ £300-500

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91 AN INDO-PERSIAN GARNITURE OF DECORATED ARMOUR, 19TH CENTURY comprising kulah-khud with large hemispherical skull fitted with central spike, sliding nasal-bar, a pair of plume-holders and mail neck-defence of butted links and bazu band, all decorated over their full outer surface with matching designs of shaped cartouches filled with a symmetrical design of flowers and foliage highlighted in encrusted silver bordered by panels filled with figures in traditional dress, all enriched with a framework of gold koftgari (small losses, light wear, the bazu band missing its additional guard), and each with its padded lining the kulah khud: 28cm; 11in high £2000-3000

92 AN INDO-PERSIAN HELMET (KULAH KHUD), 19TH CENTURY with hemispherical skull engraved with figures in traditional dress and a basal band of calligraphy (worn, cleaned), fitted with central spike, a pair of plume-holders and sliding nasal-bar with pierced top finial, and the base of the skull pierced for a mail neck defence 24cm; 9 1/2in high £200-300

93 AN INDO-PERSIAN HELMET (KULAH KHUD), 19TH CENTURY with hemispherical skull, embossed at the front with a stylised mask including a pair of raised eyes and eyebrows, fitted at the top with a central boss incorporating a screw-in central blade-like spike and a pair of devilish horns, sliding nasal-bar with a pierced shaped finial top and bottom, decorated over its outer surface with silver and gold koftgari (extensive losses, worn), and fitted with mail neckdefence 20.5cm; 8in high

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94 AN INDIAN HELMET (KULAH KHUD), 18TH CENTURY with hemispherical skull formed in one piece (central spike missing), fitted with sliding nasal bar with shaped terminals, a pair of plume-holders and mail neck-defence of rivetted and butted links 9cm; 3 1/2in high £400-600 95 AN INDIAN HELMET (KULAH KHUD), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY with hemispherical skull formed in one piece (one small internally patched repair), embossed with sixteen radiating ribs rising to a central bud-shaped finial (spike and plume-holders missing), decorated over the greater part of its surface in silver koftgari with scrolls, foliage and flowers, fitted with sliding nasal-bar with shaped terminals, and mail neck-defence of butted links 12.5cm; 5in high £600-800

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96 A SMALL INDIAN SHIELD (DHAL), 19TH CENTURY of circular shallow domed form, the inner face retaining an early leather pad, four iron rings and a pair of leather enarmes, the outer face applied with engraved brass including four pronounced bosses (worn) 25.3cm 10in diameter £150-200 97 AN INDIAN SILVER-ENCRUSTED FORE-ARM DEFENCE (BAZU BAND), 18TH CENTURY of tapering gutter-shaped form, the outer face etched with slender panels of flowers and foliage at the border, encrusted in silver with hounds, birds, exotic beasts, mounted hunters and figures in traditional dress and a calligraphic cartouche (patinated) 34cm; 13 3/8in £300-500 98 AN INDIAN MAIL AND LAMELLAR SHIRT, 17TH CENTURY 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 rectangular iron plates, the sides with pairs of longitudinal plates a pair of full-length sleeves, the front with a pair of rectangular convex plates each fitted with bars for straps or laces (losses, holes extensive rust)

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99 A PERSIAN DAGGER (KHANJAR), 18TH CENTURY with double-edged russet blade formed with a medial ridge, decorated with gold koftgari calligraphy at the forte on each face (losses), carved ivory grip of characteristic form (small age cracks), decorated with two panels of masks with a field of beadwork above and below 26.5cm; 10 1/2in ÂŁ2500-3500

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100 100 A PERSIAN SWORD (SHAMSHIR), 18TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade with traces of a gold-inlaid cartouche at the forte on one side and a later etched watered pattern, steel hilt comprising quillons with button-shaped terminals, chiselled with a calligraphic inscription in the centre on each side, a pair of bone grip-scales each retained by two rivets, and angular pommel with characteristic steel cap, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard with two steel suspension mounts en suite with the hilt, and associated brass chape engraved with scrolling flowers and foliage 78.7cm; 31in blade ‡ £1600-1800

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101 A PERSIAN SWORD (SHAMSHIR), 18TH CENTURY with slender curved single-edged blade decorated in gold koftgari on one side with four calligraphic panels, steel hilt comprising cross-piece with button terminals, and cap pommel all decorated with calligraphy in gold, back-strap shaped for the fingers and decorated with a running pattern of foliage and flowers, and a pair of horn grip-scales, shaped for the fingers and retained by a pair of gilt rivets 74.5cm; 29 3/8in blade The inscriptions on the blade are Persian Quatrains about the sword. Those on the hilt are parts of Surah 1 (al-Fatihah), vs, 1 and Sura 61 (al-Saff), vs. 13, on the pommel: invocations to God. £1000-1200 102 A PERSIAN SWORD (SHAMSHIR), 18TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade retaining some watered pattern, steel hilt comprising a pair of quillons with moulded terminals, langets and back-strap all decorated in gold koftgari with flowers and scrollwork (small losses), fitted with a pair of horn gripscales rising to a pronounced bulbous pommel, fitted on one side with a gilt steel washer decorated en suite (the other washer missing), in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with large steel mounts all decorated en suite with the hilt (the gold with small losses), fitted with a pair of rings for suspension 78.5cm; 31in blade £600-800

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103 A FINE CAUCASIAN SILVER AND IVORY-MOUNTED DAGGER (KINDJAL), SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY with double-edged blade tapering strongly towards the point, cut with an off-set fuller on each face and with a brief gold inscription at the forte, gold damascened tang (losses), fitted with a pair of gold inlaid ivory grip-scales decorated with scrolling foliage and flowers, retained by a pair of rivets each over a chased nielloed silver plaque and fitted with nielloed silver cap (one missing), in its original wooden scabbard encased in chased nielloed silver decorated with scrollwork, the outer face fitted with a large gold inlaid plaque decorated with flowers and scrolls of foliage en suite with the grip, silver locket with a loop for suspension, and silver chape with pronounced finial 37cm; 14 1/2in blade ÂŁ1200-1500

104 A SILVER MOUNTED CAUCASIAN DAGGER (KINDJAL), LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY with strongly tapering fullered blade etched with a brief inscription on one side, the hilt encased in silver chased with scrolls of foliage and beadwork and enriched with niello, in its wooden scabbard entirely encased in silver, the inner face with sprays of foliage and the outer chased with elaborate patterns of tightly scrolling foliage and flowers en suite with the hilt 31.5cm; 12 3/8in blade ÂŁ500-700

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106 105 105 A CAUCASIAN SHORTSWORD (KINDJAL), LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY with broad blade cut with an off-set fuller, decorated with gold koftgari scrolls of foliage, exotic birds and traditional motifs on each face, the tang decorated around its edge with gold (losses), and fitted on each side with a shaped horn grip-scale (small chips) retained by three rivets, with engraved heads 52.5cm; 20 3/4in blade ‡ £400-600

106 A CAUCASIAN SHORTSWORD (KINDJAL), LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY with broad blade cut with an off-set fuller, decorated with gold koftgari bold scrolls of foliage and traditional motifs on each face, one side with a stylised inscription, the tang decorated around its edge with gold, and fitted on each side with a shaped horn grip-scale retained by three rivets over washers formed of coins 44cm; 17 3/8in blade ‡ £500-700 107 A CAUCASIAN DAGGER (KINDJAL), 20TH CENTURY with tapering double-edged fullered blade, hilt of characteristic form, encased in engraved and niellod white metal (one rivet cap missing), in its wooden lined white metal scabbard decorated en suite (dents) 32cm; 12 5/8in blade £250-350

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109 A 16 BORE OTTOMAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL, TURKEY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with tapering barrel chiselled with foliage over the breech, retained by a large embossed steel band around the muzzle, chiselled lock decorated with scrolls against a punched ground and with a pseudo European signature, figured walnut full stock (fore-end cracked), inset with numerous brass nails and rondels filled with contrasting pellets of stained horn, steel mounts including moulded trigger-guard, side-plate en suite with the lock and spurred pommel and imitation ramrod 35.5cm; 14in barrel £400-600

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110 AN 18 BORE OTTOMAN BALKAN LONG FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY with tapering barrel encased at the muzzle by a very broad embossed silver band decorated with scrolling foliage and an additional median band, inset with panels of engraved silver foliage at the breech, rounded lock signed ‘Wilson’, hardwood full stock overlaid with a panel of embossed silver en suite with the muzzle band (the butt cracked through and repaired), and silver mounts comprising side-plate, trigger-guard with acanthus finial, spurred pommel and imitation ramrod 41.2cm; 16 1/4in barrel £400-600

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111 AN 18 BORE ADRIATIC FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with swamped barrel formed with a slender sighting rib, chiselled with scrolls and a grotesque over the breech and stamped with a maker’s inscription on the left, engraved tang, chiselled lock decorated en suite with the barrel, walnut full stock moulded over the fore-end (the forward portion replaced, worn, chips), chiselled steel mounts decorated with further scrolls, pierced white metal foliate escutcheon, and later wooden ramrod 39cm; 15 3/8in barrel £300-400

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112 AN 18 BORE OTTOMAN BALKAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, 19TH CENTURY with tapering barrel chiselled with foliage over the breech and stamped with maker’s marks at the breech, engraved bevelled lock, gilt metal full stock cast with scrolling foliage over the greater part of its surface, trigger-guard decorated en suite, and imitation ramrod 32cm; 12 5/8in barrel ‡ £500-800

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113 AN OTTOMAN BALKAN SILVER AND GILT-BRASS POWDER-FLASK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY of angular tapering horn-shaped form, the inner face left plain and decorated beadwork borders, the outer face set with pronounced rosettes centring on delicate beads on a ground of filigree, fitted with brass spring cut-off with a pair of loops for suspension, moulded basal cap, and complete with ornamental chains carrying numerous filigree boteh 14cm; 5 1/2in ‡ £600-800

114 A 22 BORE BALKAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BOKA KOTORSKA, IONNINA, OR JANNINA with engraved tapering barrel formed with a flat and applied with small brass panels over the breech, the tang overlaid with a nielloed silver panel decorated with conventional foliage, border-engraved bevelled lock, full stock encased with finely nielloed silver against a punched parcel-gilt ground, decorated with a running pattern of flowers and foliage over the fore-end, an allegorical figure, perhaps Ceres, and an exotic bird ahead of the trigger-guard, the butt decorated with stylised rococo scrolls, further figures, flowers and foliage, small pommel formed with a raised terminal, trigger-guard decorated en suite, and slender simulated ramrod 39.2cm; 15 1/2in This pistol forms part of a group that were almost certainly made for the Greeks at the court of King Otto in the third decade of the 19th century as part of the Greek Romantic Revival following the War of Liberation. Another example is illustrated R. Elgood 1995, pp. 62-3 ‡ £800-1000

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115 A FINE PAIR OF 20 BORE OTTOMAN GOLD-ENCRUSTED AND SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK KUBUR (HOLSTER) PISTOLS FOR PRESENTATION TO A POTENTATE, TURKEY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with three-stage barrels retained by silver muzzle bands chased with an elaborate Turkish trophy-of-arms, encrusted in gold with scrolls of foliage, flowers and conventional foliage over three-quarters of their length, goldencrusted breech tangs, stepped bevelled locks fitted with rollers, the lockplates, cocks, steels and pans all encrusted with gold en suite with the barrels, highly figured walnut full stocks profusely inlaid with engraved silver leaves and flowers carried by silver wire scrolling tendrils, the barrel tangs surrounded by a large silver plaque pierced and engraved with trophies-of-arms, full silver mounts cast and chased in low relief, comprising side-plates formed as elaborate trophies-of-arms, spurred pommels decorated with further trophies and set with garlands and crescents on the caps, trigger-guards with trophies on the bows and terminals, the latter including Classical plumed helmets, trophy-of-arms escutcheons, and a pair of imitation silver ramrods (areas of wear, minor losses and repairs); complete with their original double holster and belt all heavily embroidered in gilt thread, and with a pocket at the front (toggle loop damaged) (2) 29.2cm; 11in barrels An accompanying piece of card is inscribed ‘Gold Inlaid Flintlock Pistols, taken in an arms raid in Egypt in 1913’ £6000-8000

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118 A 20 BORE NORTH AFRICAN SNAPHAUNCE GUN, MOROCCO, 19TH CENTURY with tapering sighted barrel moulded at the muzzle and retained by numerous bands of engraved silver and steel, lock of characteristic form, hardwood full stock overlaid with a plaque of engraved steel beneath the lock, a series of pierced silver plaques about the tang and opposite the lock, brass trigger-guard decorated with silver, and steel ramrod (worn throughout) 127cm; 50in barrel

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117 A 32 BORE NORTH AFRICAN SNAPHAUNCE GUN, MOROCCO, 19TH CENTURY with tapering barrel retained by eight plain brass and four engraved steel bands, stamped with imitation proof marks and fitted with standing back-sight at the breech, lock of characteristic form, hardwood full stock inset with shaped bone plaques on the butt (worn, losses), brass trigger-guard, two loops for suspension, and steel ramrod (worn throughout) 123.5cm; 48 1/2in barrel £200-300 40


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119 A 40 BORE OTTOMAN BALKAN MIQUELET-LOCK RIFLE, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY with octagonal swamped etched twist sighted barrel chiselled with a low moulding at the breech and muzzle and retained by three engraved brass bands, stamped with two marks over the breech, plain breech tang incorporating a large raised backsight (the central panel missing), moulded lock of characteristic form stamped with a gold-lined maker’s mark on the bridle, hardwood full stock applied with a running pattern of engraved brass plaques over the fore-end, sprays of engraved brass foliage beneath the breech, about the trigger, the lock and the tang, the latter solid and engraved with flowers and foliage, faceted butt of characteristic form, applied with further pierced and engraved brass plaques en suite, steel button trigger, and horn fore-end cap (sling swivels missing, associated ramrod) 69cm; 27 1/4in barrel The barrel is inscribed, the lock ‘Mehmed Deruish’ and ‘Work of Husayn’

120 A 20 BORE WESTERN BALKAN MIQUELET-LOCK GUN (DZEFERDAR), 19TH CENTURY, HERZEGOVINA OR MONTENEGRO with tapering sighted barrel retained by six engraved and gilt brass bands, decorated with geometric designs in silver at the breech, the median and the muzzle, engraved tang, scrollengraved lock fitted with brass pan and roller, hardwood full stock encased in pierced and engraved gilt brass engraved with scrollwork over the fore-end, slender butt entirely covered with shaped mother-of-pearl plaques retained by brass nails, encircled at the rear with a pierced panel en suite with the fore-end, engraved steel side-plate, steel trigger-guard, two steel sling swivels, and steel ramrod 107.2cm; 42 1/4in barrel See R. Elgood 1995, pp. 96-7 £1000-1500

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121 A 14 BORE OTTOMAN BALKAN SILVER-MOUNTED MIQUELET-LOCK MUSKET, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY with tapering barrel retained by four silver bands chased with scrolling foliage, fitted with chiselled silver fore-sight (the muzzle very slightly shortened), the breech with standing backsight overlaid with a plaque of engraved silver extending over the tang, steel lock of characteristic form overlaid with engraved sheet silver en suite with the breech and tang, matching cock and steel, wooden full stock, overlaid with two embossed silver plaques beneath the fore-end, inset with numerous diamond-shaped mother-of-pearl plaques retained by minute silver nails, enriched with silver ropework, horn rondels and brass pellets beneath the lock, faceted butt inlaid with further arrangements of brass nails and stained horn, horn butt-cap, a single sling swivel (the other missing), and steel ramrod, perhaps the original 97cm; 38 1/4in barrel £400-600

122 AN 18 BORE NORTH AFRICAN SNAPHAUNCE GUN, MOROCCO, 19TH CENTURY with tapering sighted barrel moulded at the muzzle and retained by numerous bands of engraved silver, brass and wire, russet lock of characteristic form, hardwood full stock overlaid with plaques of engraved steel, silver and brass (losses), characteristic butt applied with a nielloed silver plaque on either side, and studded with numerous silver-capped iron nails, trigger-guard set with a coloured stone, two further coloured pastes opposite the lock and steel ramrod (worn throughout) 121cm; 47 5/8in barrel £300-500 123 A 20 BORE NORTH AFRICAN SNAPHAUNCE GUN, MOROCCO, 19TH CENTURY with a series of bands including a broad silver band ahead of the lock, lock of characteristic form, the dog and pan each faced with brass, hardwood full stock decorated with pierced silver plaques, butt decorated en suite, and inset with engraved bone plaques, ivory butt-plate, brass trigger-guard decorated with silver, and steel ramrod (worn throughout) 115.5cm; 45 1/2in barrel £150-200

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124 AN AFRICAN IVORY AXE HAFT, LATE 19TH CENTURY with pronounced globular head pierced for a slender axe blade, and swelling slightly towards the base (age cracks) 48.2cm; 19in

126 A NORTH AFRICAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA), LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY with double-edged blade formed with a medial ridge, decorated with gold koftgari at the forte on each face, horn hilt (small crack) of characteristic form, in its fabric-covered scabbard with large steel mounts decorated with silver koftgari 19cm; 7 1/2in blade

£400-700 125 AN IVORY-MOUNTED MANGBETU TRIBE SICKLE KNIFE, CONGO, LATE 19TH CENTURY with steel blade of beaked form, pierced with a pair of circular apertures and with three basal lugs, writhen above the tang, and tapering ivory handle with recessed middle section 24cm; 9 1/2in head £400-700

£100-150 127 AN ABYSSINIAN SWORD, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY with broad blade cut with two long fullers each filled with a running pattern of etched scrolling foliage, decorated with a Paschal lamb on one side of the forte, vulcanised rubber grip of shotel form, fitted with a engraved domed silver pommel 80cm; 31 1/2in blade £120-180

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129 A GERMAN TWO-HAND PROCESSIONAL SWORD, LATE 16TH CENTURY with double-edged wavy blade widening towards the tip, rectangular ricasso formed with a pair of crescentic lugs, one struck with a mark, perhaps the letters ‘WPM’ arranged vertically within a shaped recess, retaining an early tooled leather covering over the greater part of the ricasso, chiselled iron hilt decorated with scrolls, comprising slightly downcurved quillons with monsterhead terminals issuant with tight scrolling finials, and a pair of additional tight scrolls behind, inner and outer ring-guard each filled with an acanthus leaf flanked by scrolls en suite with the quillons, ovoid pommel chiselled with acanthus leaves, and early moulded wooden grip covered with leather over string (small losses) 128.5cm; 50 5/8in blade ‡ £3000-3500

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132 AN ITALIAN BACKSWORD, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY with tapering blade double-edged towards the point, cut with three near full-length fullers over the greater part of its length on each face, steel hilt of flattened rounded bars, comprising a pair of forward curled quillons (one with a brazed repair), écusson, a pair of arms joined at the base by an outer ringguard, knuckle-guard, and flattened disc-shaped pommel (inner-guard and grip missing, pitted throughout) 97.7cm; 38 1/2in blade

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131 A HAND-AND-A-HALF SWORD, PROBABLY GERMAN, FIRST HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY with broad tapering blade of flattened-hexagonal section, cut with a short slender central fuller, a further shorter fuller on each side, and stamped with a series of crescentic marks on each face at the forte, steel hilt comprising horizontally recurved quillons with fluted knop-shaped terminals, moulded écusson, and fluted globular pommel en suite with the quillon terminals (grip missing, pitted throughout) 96.2cm; 38in blade £2000-3500 46

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133 133 A NORTH EUROPEAN BASKET-HILTED MILITARY BACKSWORD, LATE 16TH CENTURY with later broad blade double-edged towards the point, cut with three long narrow fullers on each face and etched with celestial motifs at the forte, steel basket-hilt of characteristic form, comprising a pair of vertically recurved quillons with pronounced terminals each formed as a mulberry, symmetrical basket-guard formed of a pair of satires each joined at the base by a scrolling bar and divided by the knuckle-guard, basal plate pierced with two pairs of holes, knuckle-guard, and mushroom-shaped pommel decorated en suite with the quillons and engraved with an expanded flowerhead on the top, and early fishskin-covered wooden grip (losses) bound with plaited wire 88.2cm; 34 3/4in blade Hilts of this form are associated with both North Germany and Scandinavia. See A.V.B. Norman 1980, p. 149 £2000-3000

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136 A FINE FRENCH HUNTING SWORD OF EXHIBITION QUALITY MADE FOR GUSTAVE MARIE FRANÇOIS COLLIN DE GÉVAUDON, COMTE DE GÉVAUDON (1814-73) IN THE RUSSIAN TASTE, BY LE PAGE, ARQUEBUSIER DU ROI, CIRCA 1830-40 with broad double-edged blade of kindjal type, tapering sharply towards the point, cut with an off-set fuller on each face and formed with a rounded edge on one side over the lower third, etched on the front with a pattern of tightly scrolling foliage and flowers sown with pellets, the owner’s crowned coat-of-arms, Azure, a saltire argent charged at its centre with an eagle displayed [sable]; in base three stems of lilies [argent]; coronet of a French count, and the maker’s name, the reverse etched with a matching design of foliage, steel hilt comprising a pair of straight flattened quillons swelling towards the terminals, scabbard cover, flattened mushroom-shaped pommel, decorated throughout in encrusted silver with scrolls of foliage enriched with encrusted gold pellets within linear borders, the front of the cross-guard with the owner’s initials ‘GG’, the pommel with a nine point coronet, and the button encrusted with a spiralling pattern of encrusted silver foliage and pellets (rubbed), horn grip inlaid with silver wire (small losses), in its original wooden scabbard covered with tooled leather, the outer face decorated with a symmetrical pattern of scrolling leafy tendrils surrounding the owner’s crowned coat-of-arms en suite with the blade, fitted with large steel locket and chape (the latter loose, the leather with small cracks and losses, seam loose in places), each decorated with encrusted silver en suite with the hilt, the locket fitted on the outer face with a silverencrusted belt hook, signed by the maker ‘Lepage Arqer du Roi’ with silver lines above and below on the inner, and remaining in untouched condition throughout 46.3cm; 18 1/4in blade Gustave Marie François Collin de Gévaudon, Comte de Gévaudon (1814-73), was eldest son of Edouard Collin de Gévaudon, Comte de Gévaudon and Seigneur de Saucy (1786-1834) by his wife Mlle. Marie Favre de Langry, whom he married in 1813. On 19th October 1840, at Boncourt-le-Bois in the Côte d’Or, Gustave, Comte de Gévaudan, married Mlle. Céline Joly de Bévy. It is possible that the present sword might have been presented on this occasion André Jean Prosper Lepage is recorded in Paris circa 1792-1854 where he worked for Kings Louis XVIII, Charles X and Louis Philippe. He is recorded restoring antique armour and weapons and exhibited in the exhibitions of 1827, 1823, 1834 and 1839 where he was awarded a silver medal. He has also been credited with rediscovering the technique of making Damascus barrels. His broad interest in arms of all periods from all over the world is evident in the present sword. The form of the blade and the manner of decoration on the hilt and scabbard are derived from Russian and Caucasian weapons £3000-4000

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137 A HIGHLAND SILVER-MOUNTED DRESS GARNITURE, LATE 19TH CENTURY comprising dirk, skean dhu, sporran, dress powder-horn plaid brooch, baldrick, belt buckle, and bonnet brooch, complete with kilt, dress shirt, waistcoat, a pair of shoes with buckles and two large spare buttons and a smaller button in original padded tin case, from a larger trunk the dirk with burnished tapering blade double-edged towards the point, formed with a short fuller and scalloped back-edge on each side, signed on one side ‘Hodge, Inverness’, finely carved grip decorated with traditional basket weave designs profusely studded with minute silver nails (one head missing), silver ferrule, and silver pommel formed as a Royal crown, in its original scabbard complete with accompanying signed knife and fork en suite with the dirk, with four silver mounts, the upper three engraved with the owner’s crest, and the locket surmounted by the motto ‘True to the End’, matching dirk with signed blade

(rust), in its scabbard with engraved mounts, sporran with silver-mounted clasp and three silver-mounted plumes, dress powder-horn of stained flattened horn, engraved silver basal cap decorated with scrolls of foliage, the owner’s initials ‘E.M.H.D.’, nozzle formed as a thistle, applied at the front with a shield-shaped plaque engraved with the motto and the owner’s crest, complete with its silver chain, plaid brooch engraved ‘Nec Fluctu, Nec Flatu’, baldrick with buckle formed as bamboo branches and terminal decorated with a spray of thistle foliage, bonnet brooch applied with a spray of holly the dirk: 29cm; 11 1/2in blade The motto ‘Nec Fluctu Nec Flatu’ is of the Burnet family and ‘True to the End’ for a number of families including Campbell, Douglas Home, Home and Hume £3000-5000

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138 A CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD, LATE 17TH CENTURY with tapering blade stamped with a series of marks within a short fuller and stamped with the bladesmith’s mark, a running wolf, on each face, brass hilt comprising moulded quillon, a pair of moulded ring-guards each filled with a shallow plate, knuckle-guard joined by a pair of scrolling bars to the ringguards, globular pommel, and wooden grip bound with plaited copper wire and a ‘Turks’ head top and bottom 82cm; 32 1/4in blade This sword is part of a large series formerly preserved in the 17th Century armoury at Shirburn Castle by the Gage family. The castle was sold to the Earls of Macclesfield in 1716 who subsequently dispersed the armoury. For other examples sold in these rooms see 29th June 2011, lots 184-187 £800-1000

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139 A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY with broad flat tapering blade stamped ‘Me Fecit Solingen’ and with a series of decorative marks including the letter S within three short fullers on each side (rubbed), decorated with the later inscription ‘Right and Prosperity To Scotland’ on one side and ‘No Union 17—’ on the respective faces, steel basket-hilt of rounded bars carrying rectangular and alternating broad and slender panels each with cusped edged and pierced with a series of hearts and circles, scrolling quillon (repaired), fluted bun-shaped pommel, and later grip (pitted throughout) 83cm; 32I in blade Sold in these rooms 7th December 2006, lot 180 £3000-4000


140 A BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, 18TH CENTURY AND LATER with straight single-edged blade (shortened), stamped with a series of marks including a double eye lash mark within a pair of short fullers on each side, and basket hilt including pierced panels of characteristic type (restorations, pommel missing, later grip) 65.2cm; 25 3/4in blade £150-200

141 TWO SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED SWORDS, 19TH CENTURY adapted for display, the first with earlier broad doubleedged blade (pierced and brazed near the tip), cut with three fullers, stamped ‘Andria Ferara’ and with a cross and orb mark, brass basket-hilt formed of alternating rectangular and square panels pierced with characteristic designs, and fishskin-covered wooden grip bound with plaited wire; the second with fullered blade double-edged towards the point (pierced and brazed near the tip), steel basket-hilt formed of alternating rectangular and square panels pierced with characteristic designs, and fishskin-covered grip 85cm; 33 1/2in and 83cm; 32 3/4in blades (2) £700-1000

142 A MASSIVE TWO HAND PROCESSIONAL SWORD IN ENGLISH LATE 15TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY with broad blade cut with two fullers over the upper portion of the blade and one broad fuller over the lower, iron hilt comprising straight cross-piece of rectangular section, octagonal pommel with a recessed rondel on each side, a tooled leather guard, and wooden grip (extensive worm damage, losses) 147.2cm; 58in blade Probably based on two swords preserved in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London (inv. Nos. IX. 1024 and 1025). These are associated with the early Lancastrian Kings. One was illustrated in Francis Grose’s Treatise of 1786, pl. 22. See A. V. B. Norman and G. Wilson 1983, pp. 45-6 £2000-3000

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143 A TWO HAND SWORD IN LATE 16TH CENTURY STYLE, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY based on those illustrated in Meyer’s fechtbuch of 1570, with tapering blade formed with a pronounced broad ricasso, steel hilt including a pair of straight quillons with globular terminal, side-rings, gadrooned pommel, and in ‘aged’ condition 126cm; 49 5/8in blade £200-300 144 A ROBE SWORD WITH 17TH CENTURY BLADE with slender blade of flattened-diamond section, stamped ‘Sagu El Viego’ and ‘En Toledo’ within a short fuller on the respective faces, brass hilt including cup-guard with moulded brim, a pair of quillons, and globular pommel 94.5cm; 37 1/4in blade £200-300 145 A CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY with broad fullered blade double-edged towards the point, etched on each face with a sun-in-splendour, a panoply of arms and a series of letters (worn, small areas of pitting), engraved silver hilt (incomplete), including ferrule, top mount and three pairs of washers (one washer missing), and moulded grip of very dark hardwood, perhaps ebony, in its leather scabbard with boldly engraved silver locket, chape and middle band 57cm; 22 1/2in blade £400-900 146 A FRENCH DECORATED HUNTING BAYONET, MID-18TH CENTURY with robust blade double-edged for its upper half, the forte joined to the socket by a slender branch finely chiselled as a winged scaly monster framed by short scrolls of foliage, the socket engraved with scrolls on the underside, cut for a muzzle lug, in its original fishskin scabbard (chape missing) with finely chiselled locket and belt hook decorated with trophies 16.2cm; 6 1/2in blade £500-700

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147 TWO BRONZE MACE HEADS, AND TWO IRON MACE HEADS, FIRST HALF OF THE 14TH CENTURY the first two each formed with a series of low pyramidal points, one with a short collar (incomplete), and in patinated condition throughout; and the second two of compressed spherical form, cut with a series of nodules on the outer surface, one with a very short neck, and in patinated condition throughout the first: 3cm; 1 1/4in (4)

149 AN ITALIAN CORSECA, 17TH CENTURY AND ANOTHER, LATER the first with tapering central blade of hollow-diamond section, a pair of up-turned basal lugs, and faceted tapering socket, and a pair of straps, on a later wooden haft; the second formed with a central rib on each side (pitted), on a studded wooden haft the first: 48cm; 19in (2)

Mace heads of this type were popular in Hungarian lands during the first half of the 14th Century. Two related examples are preserved in the Tekov Museum, Slovakia. See D. Nicolle 1988, p. 523, figs. 878 a and b

150 A PARADE HALBERD, 19TH CENTURY; A SPEAR, LATE 17TH CENTURY; AND AN ETCHED HALBERD, 19TH CENTURY the first with curved leading edge, spear-shaped central spike, and down-curved rear blade, on its wooden haft applied with a white metal escutcheon engraved with the owner’s crest beneath a baronial coronet; the second with leaf-shaped head formed with two pairs of decorated basal lugs (pitted, one lug chipped), and tapering socket, on a later wooden haft; the third with flat strongly crescentic forward-leaning blade, central spike, pierced rear fluke, retaining traces of etched decoration, on a wooden haft the first: 46cm; 18in head (3)

£600-800 148 A SPEAR, 18TH CENTURY; AN ITALIAN RONCONE IN 16TH CENTURY STYLE; AN AFRICAN SPEAR; AND TWO PARADE SPEARS, 19TH CENTURY the first with leaf-shaped blade and tapering socket, on its wooden haft with steel shoe; the second of characteristic form (pitted) on a wooden haft; with very long slender blade of hollow-diamond section, and tapering socket; the last two each with two-stage head incorporating a ring-shaped base, crosspiece, a pair of straps, on its wooden haft (shortened) the first: 38.5cm; 15 1/4in head (5)

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151 AN AXE, 14TH/15TH CENTURY with bearded head of wedge-shaped section, and D-shaped socket with flat back (heavily rust patinated) 10cm; 4in high £100-150 152 AN AXE, 16TH/17TH CENTURY formed of a goose-wing shaped blade stamped on one side with a series of stars and arrangements of eyelash marks, and the other left plain, rectangular rear pean, and short tapering socket (laminations) 42.5cm; 16 3/4in An axe of similar form struck is preserved in the Museums für Deutsches Geschichte, Berlin. See H. Müller and H. Kölling 1990, p.241, no.213 £150-200

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154 A GERMAN MACE, MID-16TH CENTURY formed entirely of steel, with head of six shaped flanges (one bent), each reinforced in the centre, cylindrical haft pierced for a thong, formed with a roped moulding in the centre, and tapering grip formed with a plain band at the base (top finial and basal cap missing, previously painted black throughout) 51.8cm; 20 3/8in overall ‥ £1500-2000

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156 156 AN ETCHED PARTISAN, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY with broad central blade formed with a pair of broad flat basal lugs, etched over its surface with a panel of scrollwork, a trophy of artillery, a panel inscribed ‘Gloria’, and a pair of cannon and a brief inscription on one side, and a figure in contemporary military dress, a panel inscribed ‘Solideo’ and a further pair of cannon on the other, tapering socket interrupted by the raised mouldings, a pair of long straps, on a wooden haft, and complete with an early silk tassel of green and yellow thread 36cm; 14 1/4in head The inscription ‘Soli Deo Gloria’ (The Glory of God Alone) is one of the five Solas adopted by the Protestants during the Reformation that summarised the principal differences with the Catholic Church £300-500

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157 A RARE GERMAN STATE PARTISAN OF THE POLISH NOBLE GUARD OF AUGUST II, ‘THE STRONG’, KING OF POLAND (REIGNED 1697-1704 AND 1709-1733), PRINCE ELECTOR OF SAXONY, AS FRIEDERICH AUGUST I (REIGNED 1694-1733), CIRCA 1720 with tapering triangular wavy blade, chiselled at the base with the Polish royal crown over a sun-in-splendour charged with a Latin cross and crossed swords device, the lower portion of the blade engraved with the arms of Poland quartered with those of Lithuania and supported by a double eagle displayed, faceted moulded tubular socket extending to form a pair of long straps, and the edges with minute traces of gilding, on a later wooden haft (the lower portion missing), and with a later decorative tassel 62.5cm; 24 5/8in head Provenance: The Saxon Electoral Armouries, Dresden A small quantity of partisans carried by the Polnischen Nobelgarde (or Chevalier-garde) remains in the Dresden Historsichen Museum. See E. Haenel 1923, p.142 ‡ £3000-4000

158 A DECORATIVE PARTISAN BASED ON THAT OF THE POLISH NOBLE GUARD OF AUGUST II, ‘THE STRONG’, KING OF POLAND (REIGNED 1697-1704 AND 17091733), PRINCE ELECTOR OF SAXONY, AS FRIEDERICH AUGUST I (REIGNED 1694-1733), 19TH CENTURY with heavy tapering triangular wavy blade, the base with the Polish royal crown over a sun-in-splendour charged with a Latin cross and crossed swords device, the lower portion of the blade engraved with the arms of Poland quartered with those of Lithuania and supported by a double eagle displayed, faceted moulded tubular socket extending to form a pair of long straps, on a later wooden haft (the lower portion missing), and with a decorative tassel 62.5cm; 24 5/8in head ‡ £800-1000

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159 AN INFANTRY SWORD, CIRCA 1770 with straight double-edged blade stamped with three marks on each side at the forte (worn), iron half-basket-guard chiselled with elaborate scrolls over its surface, short globular quillon, fluted urn-shaped pommel, and spirally-moulded fishskin-covered grip bound with silver wire 90cm; 35 1/2in blade

161 A 1796 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD with regulation blade retaining traces of etched decoration including ‘GR’ crowned (tip pitted), regulation brass hilt retaining traces of gilding, including folding shell-guard, and turned wooden grip retaining approximately three-quarters of its original silver foil covering 79.5cm; 31 3/8in blade

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160 AN OFFICER’S SPADROON, CIRCA 1793-96 with straight fullered blade double-edged towards the point, gilt-brass hilt, comprising down-curved quillon, engraved outer ring-guard pierced with the letters ‘RSY’, knuckle-guard and cushion-shaped pommel, retaining some original gilding throughout, with fluted ivory grip of bellied rectangular section 80.3cm; 31 3/4in blade

162 A GEORGIAN OFFICER’S SWORD AND A 1786 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD the first with regulation fullered blade double-edged towards the hilt, etched and gilt with foliage, the crowned Royal arms and the Royal cypher ‘GR’ steel stirrup hilt, and wire-bound sharkskin-covered grip (cracked); the second with regulation blade, steel hilt incorporating a five-ball side-ring and ivory grips interrupted by a brass band (worn throughout) the first: 82cm; 32 1/4in blade (2)

The initials RSY may relate to a regiment of Yeomanry raised in the early years of the war with Revolutionary France, in which case this spadroon may be the sword worn by an officer of that regiment when dismounted and on levee dress occasions. This form of spadroon was, however, popular in both Britain and the United States of America in the period circa 1785-1800 and so the sword may not necessarily be British, as might be implied by the lack of royally or nationally inspired iconography on its blade £150-250 58

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163 163 A LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD RETAILED BY REDDELL, PICADILLY, LONDON, CIRCA 1814-18 with curved pipe-backed blade, etched in imitation of Turkish sript within a linear pane on each face (areas of pitting, small chips), etched steel stirrup hilt, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its steel scabbard engraved with the owner’s initials ‘ARL’ and the retailers details (worn) 84.2cm; 33 3/4in blade George Smith Reddell is recorded during this period at 236 Piccadilly. See L. Southwick 2001, p.206

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165 164 A WILLIAM IV 1822 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD BY JOHNSTON, 68 ST JAMES’S STREET, LONDON with good pipe-back blade, etched with maker’s details, foliate decoration and the WivR cypher, regulation gilt-brass “Gothic” hilt with folding flap, retaining part of its original black leather liner, and wire-bound fishskin grip, in its black leather scabbard with gilt-brass mounts, the locket bearing maker’s details as on the blade 82cm; 32in blade ‡ £200-300

£350-450 165 A VICTORIAN STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD BY PILLIN, GERRARD ST, SOHO with slightly-curved fullered blade, etched with foliate decoration and VR cypher, brass hilt retaining traces of gilding with “Gothic” guard fitted with folding flap, the cartouche containing a crowned sword and baton within a wreath, and wire-bound fishskin grip, in its steel scabbard (fishskin of grip slightly defective, scabbard with traces of pitting) 88cm; 34 ½ in blade ‡ £180-250

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166 A VICTORIAN SCOTTISH ENGINEERS SWORD with etched fullered blade, half-basket hilt pierced and engraved with foliage, in its plated scabbard 80cm; 31 1/2in blade

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£150-250 167 AN 1885 PATTERN CAVALRY SWORD BY ROBERT MOLE & SONS, BIRMINGHAM of regulation type, etched with the maker’s details on the blade, with leather grips, in its scabbard 85.5cm; 33 1/4in blade £150-250 168 A VICTORIAN OFFICER’S SWORD BY ROBERT MOLE & SONS, BIRMINGHAM of regulation type, with plain fullered blade etched with the maker’s details, steel hilt with the crowned Royal cypher, in its steel scabbard with Ordnance marks 83cm; 32 3/4in blade £150-250 169 TWO VICTORIAN 1845 PATTERN INFANTRY GENERAL OFFICER’S SWORDS of regulation type, the first by Rankin & Co, Calcutta, with etched blade decorated with foliage and a crossed sword and baton (worn), and plated hilt en suite with the blade (grip chipped); the second by Watson, with etched blade similar to the preceding, and gilt-brass hilt en suite the first: 82cm; 32 1/4in blade (2) £300-400 170 A 1912 PATTERN CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD BY HENRY WILKINSON, PALL MALL, NO. 56258 FOR 1918 of regulation type, with etched blade including the crowned Royal arms, the owner’s initials ‘J.St.C.D.S.’, engraved sheet steel hilt, in associated steel scabbard 89cm; 35in blade The Wilkinson records state that sword no. 56258, a 1912 Pattern Cavalry sword, was sold on 27/08/1918 to Lt. Col. J. St. C.D. Stewart of the 37th Lancers. The London Gazette records Stewart relinquishing his acting rank on ceasing to command a regiment on 29th October 1918, and as major of the same regiment in the Indian Army in 1921 £200-250

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171 A GEORGE V HIGHLAND BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD with etched double-edged fullered blade (areas of pitting), silver-plated brass basket-hilt (compressed), formed of rounded bars carrying an alternating arrangement of square and rectangular panels pierced with arrangements of hearts, wirebound fishskin-covered grip, and retaining its liner, in its leather-covered scabbard 81.5cm; 32 1/8in blade £200-250 172 A SILVER-MOUNTED SCOTTISH DAGGER (SKEAN DHU), RETAILED BY WM. ANDERSON & SONS LTD, OUTIFTTERS, GLASGOW & EDINBURGH, EDINBURGH 1934 with polished tapering blade formed with a notched back-edge, hardwood grip carved with basketweave designs and studded with silver nails, applied with the crowned mirrored letter ‘C’, silver ferrule and pommel, the latter set with a foil-backed piece of glass, in its leather scabbard with chased chape and locket each decorated with scrolls and monsters 9.5cm; 3 3/4in blade £200-250 173 A NAVAL OFFICER’S DIRK, CIRCA 1800 with curved double-edged blade (worn), gilt-brass hilt comprising cross-piece with foliate scrolling terminals, backstrap, and foliate pommel (knuckle-chain missing), in its leather scabbard with brass middle band (locket and chape missing) 34cm; 13 3/8in blade £200-300 174 A U.S. MODEL 1860 CAVALRY SABRE of regulation type, stamped ‘F. Kneipp U.S. 1865’ at the forte, regulation brass hilt, in its polished steel scabbard 91.5cm; 36in blade £120-180


175 175 A CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD, CIRCA 1820 with massive curved flat-sided blade, with clipped-back spear point, Mameluke hilt with ivory grip and facetted gilt crosspiece, the écusson on both sides engraved with a star within a circle, in its original black leather scabbard with ornate gilt locket and chape, and domed bands for the suspension-rings 79cm;31in blade ‡ £800-1200 176 A WILLIAM IV 1831 PATTERN GENERAL OFFICER’S SWORD BY W FIRMIN & SONS 153 STRAND, LONDON with an extremely fine flat-sided curved blade with clipped-back spear point, etched with maker’s details, cypher of William IV, crossed sword and baton and foliate decoration, Mameluke hilt with fine gilt embossed decoration to the crosspiece, the écusson on both sides bearing a sword and baton within an oakleaf wreath, faceted ivory grip-scales (one pateri missing), in its black leather scabbard bearing a plaque on the reverse of the locket with maker’s details as on the blade, ornate gilt fittings, the ring-bands richly embossed with oakleaf decoration 76cm; 30in blade

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177 177 A SABRE OF LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER’S STYLE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with curved pipe-backed blade, double-edged for last 9 inches, etched with ornate cursive script, one side inscribed “THE SWORD OF THE LORD”, the other “PREPARE THE WAY FOR MY SONS”, engraved gilt cross-piece, ivory grip-scales carved in the style of 15th Hussar levee swords (the grip probably refixed), a sword-knot of gold gimp and orris cord with an acorn finial, in its brass scabbard with cruciform ring-bands, engraved over its full length with guilloche and stiff leaf decoration 84cm; 33in blade ‡ £400-600

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178 178 AN EDWARD VII OFFICER’S SWORD OF THE SECOND LIFE GUARDS BY G. THURKLE, LONDON with etched regulation blade including ‘ER VII’ crowned, the owner’s initials ‘E.J.H.L’, regimental motto and battle honours, regulation hilt, in its scabbard 91cm; 35 7/8in blade Together with an accompanying note: ‘The sword of Evelyn John Hansler Luxmoore, M.C., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., Surgeon Captain 2nd Life Guards, 1911. Served during W.W.I, M.C. 29th December 1916, promoted Lt. Colonel, served in W.W.II, died 1955.’ £700-900 179 A CONTINENTAL REGULATION SWORD, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY with slightly curved fuller blade, brass stirrup hilt, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its leather-covered steel scabbard (suspension stud replaced) 85.5cm; 33 3/4in blade £80-120 180 A FRENCH GRAS BAYONET DATED 1879; A FRENCH CHASSEPOT BAYONET; TWO GERMAN MODEL 1898 BAYONETS; TEN VARIOUS TRIBAL WHIPS; A QUIVER AND A FLY WHISK (16) £100-150 62

182 181 A PRUSSIAN PRESENTATION OFFICER’S SWORD DATED 1884 AND AN ENGLISH COURT SWORD, 20TH CENTURY the first with etched regulation blade by Clemen and Jung of Solingen, the front etched with presentation inscription including the date, the officer’s ‘Koller, Serg. Behrend, Schwartz, Bewerke, Ebeling, Unteroff.Komms, Severin, Landsetzer, Markuskke, Wesse, Walter, Baumgarten’ the reverse with Battle Honours for Denmark 1864, Austria 1866, and France 1870/1, regulation brass hilt (pommel button damaged), in its scabbard (cracked); the second with etched blade, burnished steel hilt, in its scabbard, and complete with its chamois sword cover the first: 81cm; 32in blade (2) £500-700 182 A FRENCH MODEL A.N. XI CUIRASSIER SWORD, DATED 1811 of regulation type, with fullered blade (chipped, small holes) with Klingenthal Imperial arsenal inscription and the date, brass hilt with inspector’s stamps, and leather-covered grip (losses) 93.5cm; 36 7/8in blade £200-300


Property of a European Nobleman

THE SWORD OF HIS SERENE HIGHNESS LUDWIG ADOLF PETER, PRINCE OF SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN (1769-1843)

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183 THE SWORD OF HIS SERENE HIGHNESS LUDWIG ADOLF PETER, PRINCE OF SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN (1769-1843): IMPERIAL RUSSIAN FIELD MARSHAL AND ‘THE SAVIOUR OF ST. PETERSBURG’ IN 1812, MOUNTED IN THREE COLOURS OF GOLD, VIENNA GOLD MARKS FOR 1803, MAKER’S MARK OF JOSEF WOLFGANG SCHMIDT with curved blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a long shallow fuller on each face, etched and gilt with scrolls of foliage, a grenadier and a trophy on a blued panel on the respective faces (very small losses and areas of pitting), etched and gilt with a hatched pattern at the forte, finely chased hilt in three colours of gold, the principal areas against a punched recessed ground, comprising a pair shield-shaped langets each decorated with a large acanthus leaf, vertically recurved quillons decorated with laurel foliage, the rear stamped with marks and formed with a hemispherical finial and the forward joined to a robust knuckle chain joined at the top to the pommel by a scrolling bracket decorated en suite, tapering grip with a central panel of scale pattern bordered by beadwork panels and a running pattern of scrolls and diamondshaped panels, the top portion surmounted by a pair of oak fruit and foliage festoons, finely fluted pommel, oval pommel cap chased with matching scrolls enclosing an expanded flowerhead, in original wooden scabbard entirely covered with polished fishskin, fitted with gold chape, locket and a pair of bands all finely chased en suite with the hilt (the wooden core swollen and now a poor fit, fishskin with very small losses and wear, the chape split along the seem), and in very fine condition throughout 74cm; 29 1/8in blade 64

Provenance: Ludwig Adolf Peter Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, 1769-1843 Thence by descent Peter Wittgenstein’s father, Christian Ludwig Casimir, Graf zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg-Ludwigsburg (1725-97) was a Russian lieutenant-general. Peter was born in Negine on 6th January 1769 and, while still a child, entered the household of Lieutenant-General (later Field Marshal Prince) Nicolai Ivanovich Saltykov (1736-1816) until joining the Imperial Corps of Pages, whence he was appointed sergeant in the Life-Guard Semënovskii Regiment In 1789 Wittgenstein was appointed to the Chevaliers-Gardes, the bodyguard of Empress Catherine II, and in 1790 promoted lieutenant. He first saw action during the Polish War, 1792, when he distinguished himself at the battle of Dubienka, and promoted major - fought at the battles of Chelm and Praga during the Polish uprising, 1794. During the Persian War, 1796, he participated in the capture of Derbent, took its keys to St Petersburg and presented them to the Empress. In 1798 he was promoted colonel and married Antonia Cecilia Snarska (1778-1856), a lady-in-waiting to the Tsarina. In 1799 he was promoted major general and in 1801 appointed colonel of the Mariupolskii Hussars. In 1805 he fought at Austerlitz and in 1806 commanded part of the army in the Turkish campaign. In 1807 he was promoted lieutenant-general, appointed colonel of the Life-Guard Hussar Regiment and fought at Friedland


In June 1812, when France invaded, Wittgenstein was commanding 1st Infantry Corps of 1st Western Army. His forces defended St Petersburg and fought well at the battles of Kliastitsy and Golovshchina in the summer of 1812. Wittgenstein was wounded at Golovshchina and became ‘the Saviour of St Petersburg’ after his army’s defence of the city. In mid-August his army won a strategic victory at Polotsk and tied down French forces in the province of Pskov, where sickness and starvation winnowed the invaders’ ranks. In October 1812 his forces re-captured Polotsk and were victorious at Chashniki. Late in November 1812 his army was part of Russian forces that chased the French across the Berezina, inflicting heavy loss, and his army captured a French division. In 1813, as Russian forces advanced west in pursuit of the Grande Armée, his army entered Prussia, where its fighting record and his personality and origins were instrumental in persuading the Prussians to change sides. On Kutuzov’s death, in April 1813, the Tsar appointed Wittgenstein - his most successful general - commander-in-chief but defeats in quick succession at Lützen/Großgörschen and Bautzen in May led to his replacement by Barclay de Tolly. When the Austrian field marshal Karl Philip Fürst zu Schwarzenburg (1771-1820) was given command of the Allied ‘Army of Bohemia’, Wittgenstein’s Russian army corps was incorporated within it: the field marshal may have given this sword, with its Vienna-made gold hilt, to Wittgenstein at that time - perhaps as a token of respect. Defeated at Dresden in August 1813, Schwarzenburg’s army was victorious at Leipzig - the ‘Battle of the Nations’ - in October. Wittgenstein commanded his corps of Russians in Schwarzenburg’s army in its advance to and

Joseph Wolfgang Schmidt, a distinguished maker of highly decorated gold boxes, is recorded in Vienna 1769-1836. During the period 1801-11 he is recorded at Kohlmarkt 1218, and as a Galanteriearbeiter (swords and presentation boxes etc) 1802-36 (2) £40000-60000

across the Rhine and into France until being so severely wounded at Bar-sur-Aube on 14th January 1814 that he had to relinquish command and return to Russia In 1818 Wittgenstein was appointed a Counsellor of State and in 1826 promoted field marshal. In 1828 he commanded Russian forces at the beginning of the war with Turkey but was removed by the Tsar and retired from the Army to his estate at Kamenka in Podolia. In 1834, the King of Prussia conferred the title of Prince upon him, a title that was recognised by the Tsar. Prince Wittgenstein died in Lemburg, while travelling, on 11th June 1843.

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Militaria VARIOUS OWNERS 184 A VICTORIAN OFFICER’S POUCH BELT AND A POUCH OF THE 8TH HUSSARS the belt with gold Shamrock pattern lace 1¾ in wide, on scarlet cloth backing, with ornate gilt buckle, slide and tip, the latter displaying the VR cypher; the red leather pouch with gilt suspension-loops and scarlet cloth flap bearing the royal cypher, royal crest and Harp within a border of shamrocks above a scroll inscribed THE KING’S ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS, all in silver and gold embroidery (some wear and moth damage to flap; embroidered elements have been re-laid on the original cloth)

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186 A VICTORIAN OFFICER’S POUCH BELT AND POUCH OF THE 10TH HUSSARS the belt 2 inches wide, of black patent leather, faced with corded links of chain and fitted with an ornate buckle, slide and tip, the latter containing the VR cypher, a rococco plate mounted with the Prince of Wales’s plumes and containing two white metal pickers attached by chains to a leopard’s mask boss on a circular backing; the pouch also of black patent leather with suspension-loops and a flap bearing the royal cypher mounted with the Prince of Wales’s plumes within a border of laurel leaves, all in gilt and white metal (gilt elements rubbed, lining to belt AF, flap now detached from pouch) The pouch is permanently attached to the belt, indicating that it was in use before the introduction of shoulder-cords in 1881

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£400-600

185 A VICTORIAN OFFICER’S POUCH OF THE 8TH HUSSARS red leather pouch with brass (originally gilt) suspension-loops, scarlet cloth flap with the royal crest and Harp superimposed on the VR cypher, shamrock border bearing scrolls inscribed with the regimental title and four Crimean War battle-honours, all in silver and gold embroidery (cloth slightly stained, embroidery dull)

187 A VICTORIAN OFFICER’S SABRETACHE OF THE 10TH HUSSARS with red leather pouch, the interior flap inscribed “Holford”, red cloth flap edged with 2-inch gold lace of “Broken Bias” pattern and bearing the Prince of Wales’s plumes, VR cypher, the numeral X and scrolls inscribed with battle-honours for Peninsula, Waterloo, and Sevastopol on laurel sprays (two suspension-rings removed, cloth worn and faded with slight moth damage, lace and embroidery dull, closing-tab defective)

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188 AN OFFICER’S HELMET OF THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY a good post-1953 example, with plated skull and gilt mounts, fine QEC plate flanked by oak and laurel sprays, mounted with a Garter star in bright-cut white metal, gilt and enamel, tapered chin-chain on leather backing, secured to simple gilt rose ornaments, scarlet plume of the Blues and Royals with large rose finial, roan leather internal headband with silk lining ‡ £1600-2400 189 A VICTORIAN OFFICER’S CHAPKA OF THE 12TH LANCERS with scarlet cloth top (stained and slightly mothed), gold lace and French braid to skull, chin-chain (without leather backing) attached to gilt lion’s head ornaments, bullion boss with VR cypher embroidered on blue velvet ground, embroidered edging to peak, the plate (now largely without gilt) mounted with good white metal ornaments and gilt battle-honour scrolls to SEVASTOPOL, red feather plume in a good gilt socket, roan leather internal headband slightly defective but retaining part of the purple silk element (maker’s details illegible), the lace and braid dull, metal elements rubbed

190 AN OFFICER’S ALBERT PATTERN HELMET OF THE 7TH DRAGOON GUARDS a fine example, with gilt metal skull and foliate decoration, ornate regulation plate within laurel and oakleaf sprays, containing the VR cypher within a gilt strap inscribed with the regimental title, mounted on a bright-cut white metal star (upper elements of oak and laurel sprays now missing, minimal dents to skull), gilt chin-chain on red leather backing, fastened to rose ornaments, black horsehair plume with a copper rose finial, in gilt socket with acanthus leaf base, original peak-linings and quilted cotton internal headband ‡ £1200-1800

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191 AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY PASSPORT ISSUED TO AN ENGLISH GENTLEMAN, TOGETHER WITH HIS JOURNAL a morocco leather cover inscribed in gold tooling Mr GEORGE HOLFORD, containing a passport in the form of a single sheet of paper, dated 15th July 1834, completed in French and signed by Viscount Palmerston as Foreign Secretary, issued to George Charles Holford, Gentilhomme Anglais et Madame son épouse voyageant sur le Continent avec leur Hardis et Bagages, with various stamped entries on the reverse; and a related document, in the form of a booklet, with some sixty pages of stamped entries dated between August 1834 and June 1835; together with a leather-bound book containing Holford’s manuscript account of his honeymoon, during which he and his wife, with her lady’s maid, travelled extensively in France, Switzerland and Italy

192 AN OFFICER’S JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS IN INDIA IN 1858, TOGETHER WITH A COPY OF A RECORD OF THE 79TH HIGHLANDERS IN THE INDIAN MUTINY, AND A LATER PASSPORT OF THE SAME OFFICER a leather-bound diary of Ensign Henry Price Holford of the 79th Cameron Highlanders, commencing in 1857 and covering the departure of the regiment from Stirling Castle to Dublin and thence to India. The journal records the lengthy passage to India, from the beginning of August 1857 until the end of November, when they reached Calcutta. His entries are factual and provide intriguing details e.g “29th November; There are 3 mutineers in a cage in the Guard Room, 2 for trying to poison a regt here and 1 a spy…Most of the Sepoys here are disarmed and the rest ought to be; Ld Canning still has a bodyguard of Sepoy Cavalry….No Europeans appear in the day time but they all throw out in the evening..” The diary covers the march of the regiment to Allahabad, the arrival in late January at Cawnpore, where Holford gives a grim description of the sights of the massacres which had taken place there, and the relief of Lucknow in March. An entry dated 28th September 1858 reads: “Sold out. My papers were accepted this morning. I have sold nearly everything and got£64 without selling any uniform”, and goes on to record his departure from India on the 24th October, concluding with his arrival in England on the 5th December; together with a bound copy of “The 79th Highlanders in the Indian Mutiny 1858” by Douglas Wimberley, to which Holford’s journal of the campaign adds very personal touches; and a leather cover containing a passport in the form of a single sheet of paper, signed by Earl Granville, issued in respect of Holford, his wife and maidservant, on 13th March 1872

George Charles Holford (1803 - 44) was descended from the Holford family of Kilgwyn, Carmarthenshire. He purchased a cornet’s commission in the 6th (or Inniskilling) Dragoons in October 1827 but sold out in January of the following year. In July 1834 he married Harriet Sophia Stevenson, daughter of John Stevenson of Binfield Place, Berkshire, at St George’s Hanover Square, and spent the next ten months travelling on the continent. A son, Henry Price Holford, was born to the couple in 1837, but George Holford died in 1844. His widow later remarried into the Hatchard family, of Piccadilly bookshop fame £300-500

Henry Price Holford, son of Mr and Mrs George Holford (see note to previous Lot) was born in 1837. He was educated at Eton and purchased an Ensign’s commission in the 24th Foot

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(2nd Warwickshire) in March 1856. Later that month he transferred to the 79th Highlanders and was serving with them at Stirling Castle when the regiment received orders for India in June 1857. Having sold his commission in 1858, he joined the 10th Hussars the following year and served with them in England and Ireland until his retirement and marriage in June 1864. His first wife died giving birth to a daughter in 1865. Holford was appointed Captain in the South Devon Militia in 1871, and in 1872 married Rosamund Louisa, eldest daughter of Sir William Henry Marshall Style, Bart. The passport offered with this Lot relates to the Holfords’ honeymoon journey to the continent £500-800 193 A GERMAN W.W.I BREASTPLATE formed of a main plate flanged at the neck, pierced for straps at the bottom on the left and right and fitted with two belt hooks, chequered rest at the right shoulder, perhaps for a gun, a pair of broad steel shoulder straps, the inside stamped with numbers and fitted with two loops 36cm; 14 1/4in high

197 AUCTION CATALOGUES including catalogues from Butterfield & Butterfield, Cowan’s, Peter Finer, Holt’s, Phillips and Sworder’s covering the period of 1989-2012 (a full listing is available on request) £50-80 198 JOURNALS: THE JOURNAL OF THE ARMS AND ARMOUR SOCIETY an incomplete run, covering the period 1989-2003; Vol. XIII, No.1; Vol. XIV, No.3; Vol. XIV, No.5; Vol.XV, No.7; Vol.XVI, No.3; Vol.XVII, No.2; Vol.XVII, No.4; Vol.XVII, No.5 £20-30

195 AUCTION CATALOGUES: SOTHEBY’S AND THOMAS DEL MAR LTD ANTIQUE ARMS, ARMOUR AND MILITARIA including sales in London, Sussex and New York covering the period 1992-2012; including the collections of Anthony North, G. E. Bennett, Tiverton Castle, Alexander Davison and Warwick Castle

199 BLACKMORE, H.L. Arms and Armour, London 1965; BULL, S. An Historical Guide to Arms and Armour, London 1994; STONE, G.C. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in all Countries and in all Times Together with Some Closely Related Subjects, New York 1961; Christies London: Fine Antique Firearms from the W. Keith Neal Collection, London 2000; Peter Finer Catalogue, London 1996; ASHDOWN, C.H. Armour and Weapons in the Middle Ages, London 1975; CALDWELL, D.H. Scottish Weapons & Fortifications 1100 - 1800, Edinburgh 1981; CALDWELL, D.H. The Scottish Armoury, Edinburgh 1979; BELOUS, R.E A distinguished collection of Arms and Armor on permanent display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles 1968; GAMBLE, J.D Battle Axes, Providence 1981; MOHAMMAD, F. A, Memories of World War II in Libya, Misurata 2005; Rank and File: Military and Naval Expressions and their Origins, Kent 2003; Eyewitness Guides: Arms & Armour, London 1990; Arms and Armor in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland 1974; Christies London: Fine Arms and Armour, Firearms and Pewter, London 1966, Sotheby’s Catalogue - The Hever Castle Collection: Arms and Armour, London 1983; Henry Gun Spares Co. Catalogue, Luton 1973; Cobb & Co. Antiques Catalogue, Victoria; Cobb & Co. Antiques Catalogue, Victoria; Gordon Byrne Colonial Arms Co. Catalogue No. 6, Victoria

(a full listing is available on request)

£80-100

A similar breastplate was captured 1st August 1917 at Armentières by the 2nd and 4th Battalions, South Lancashire Regiment £300-500 194 THREE DIES FOR BUTTONS, 19TH CENTURY the first for the Welch Regiment, the other for Lancer buttons and another (3) £40-60

£100-150 196 AUCTION CATALOGUES: CHRISTIE’S AND BONHAM’S ANTIQUE ARMS, ARMOUR AND MILITARIA including sales in London, Sussex, Paris, New York and Oxford covering the period 1988-2012; including the collections of J.C.L Knapton, the Armoury of Their Serene Highnesses, The Princes Zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Dyck and Russell B. Aitken (a full listing is available on request)

200 Blackmore, H.L. The Armouries of the Tower of London: The Ordnance, London 1976; Blackmore, H.L. The Armouries of the Tower of London: The Ordnance, London 1976; Ffoulkes, C. The Gun-Founders of England with a List of English and Continental Gun-Founders from the XIV to the XIX Centuries, London 1937; Campbell, A. Armada Cannon, London 1899; Rogers, H.C.B. Artillery Through the Ages, London 1971 £50-80

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201 BLACKMORE, H.L. Guns and Rifles of the World, London 1965; BLACKMORE, H.L. Royal Sporting Guns at Windsor, London 1968; DEXTER, T.F. Half Century Scrapbook of Vari-Type Firearms: Based on the Pictorial and Descriptive Catalog of the Frank E. Bivens, Jr., Inspirational Collection of Varitype Firearms and Accessories, Santa Monica 1960; GLENDENNING, I. British Pistols and Guns 1640-1840, London 1967; GLENDENNING, I. British Pistols and Guns 1640-1840, London 1967; GREENER, W.W. The Gun and its Development, New York 1910; HASTINGS, M. The Shotgun, London 1981; HASTINGS, M. English Sporting Guns and Accessories, London 1969; HAVEN, C.T. & BELDEN, F. A. A History of the Colt Revolver and the Other Arms Made by Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company from 1836 to 1940, New York 1978; HAWKINS, P. The Price Guide to Antique Guns & Pistols (incl. 1976 and 1977 revision booklets), Suffolk 1973; HOGG, I.V. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Firearms, London 1986; JACKSON, H.J & WHITELAW, C.E. European Hand Firearms of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth & Eighteenth Centuries with a Treatise on Scottish Hand Firearms, New York 1923; KENNARD, A.N. French Pistols and Sporting Guns, London 1972; LISTER, R. Antique Firearms: Their Care, Repair & Restoration, London 1963; NORTH A. & HOGG, I.V. The Book of Guns and Gunsmiths, London 1987; PETERSON, H.L. The Book of the Gun, London 1967; ROBERTS, N.H. The Muzzle-Loading Cap Lock Rifle, New York 1952; ROSA, J.G. & MAY, R. The Pleasure of Guns: the intricate & beautiful work of famous gunsmiths, London 1974; WOODEND, H. British Rifles: Catalogue of the Enfield Pattern Room, London 1981; The Double Gun Journal: Vol. 4, Issue 2, Summer 1993, Michigan 1993; RICKETTS, H. Firearms: Pleasures and Treasures, London 1962; WILKINSON, F. Antique Guns and Gun Collecting, London 1974; WILKINSON, F. The Illustrated Book of Pistols, London 1979; WILKINSON, F. Small Arms, London 1965; WILKINSON, F. Flintlock Pistols: An Illustrated Reference Guide to Flintlock Pistols from the 17th to the 19th Century, London 1976 £150-200 202 BLAIR C. European Armour, London 1958; BORG, A. Arms and armour in Britain, London 1979; CURTIS, H.M, 2,500 Years of European Helmets: 800 B.C. - 1700 A.D, California 1978; DE HOFFMEYER, A. Arms & Armour in Spain: A Short Survey (Vol. 1), Spain 1972; FFOULKES, C. Armour & Weapons, Yorkshire 1973; HAWTREY GYNGELL, D.S, Armourers Marks, London 1966; LAKING, G.F. A Catalogue of the Armour and Arms in The Armoury of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, Now in The Palace, Valetta, Malta, London 1903; MANN, J. Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armour (Volumes 1&2,) London 1962; SCOTT, J.G. European Arms and Armour at Kelvingrove, Glasgow 1980; TARASSUK, L. Antique European and American Firearms at the Hermitage Museum, Leningrad 1972; Guide to the Military Museum, Belgrade £100-150

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203 BLEDOWSKA, C & BLOCH, J. KGB CIA: Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence Operations, London 1988; CAMERON, A.G. The Wild Red Deer of Scotland, Norfolk 1984; CHALMERS, P.R. The Sportsman’s Library: Vol. IX Deerstalking, London 1935; MEYSEY-THOMPSON, R.F. A Shooting Catechism, London 1905; PIRIE, C. & GRIGOR, I.F. The Gamekeeper: A Year in the Glen, London 1995; REYNOLDS, E.G.B. & FULTON, R. Target Rifle Shooting, London 1979; STEPHENS, W. The Guinness Guide to Field Sports, Enfield 1978; WHITEHEAD, G.K. The Whitehead Encyclopedia of Deer, Shrewsbury 1993; The Double Gun & Single Shot Journal: Vol. 20, Issue 3, Autumn 2009, Michigan 2009; BEGBIE, E. Fowler in the Wild, London 1987; BRANDER, M. Hunting & Shooting From earliest times to the present day, London 1971; CARLISLE, G.L. Grouse and Gun, London 1983; CARLTON, H.W. Spaniels: Their Breaking for Sport and Field Trials, London 1915; DUNLAP, R. Gun Owner’s Book of Care, Repair and Improvement, London 1974; HAGGARD, L. I Walked by Night: Being the Life and History of the King of the Norfolk Poachers, London 1948; HANGER, G. To All Sportsmen…, London 1971; HOGG, I.V. The Illustrated History of Ammunition: Military and civil ammunition from the beginnings to the present day, London 1985; HUEBNER, S.F.Silencers for Hand Firearms, New Jersey 1976; HUMPHREYS, J. Hunter’s Fen, London 1986; LUXMOORE, E. Deer Stalking, London 1980; MARTIN, B.P. The Great Shoots: Britain’s Premier Sporting Estates, London 1987; MASON, J. Way of the Gamekeeper, Liss 1983; NIALL, I. The Poacher’s Handbook, London 1952; POLLOK, Incidents of Foreign Sport and Travel, London 1894; ROSE, M. Guncraft: Clay and Game Shooting, London 1979; SCROPE, W. The Art of Deer Stalking, London 1839; SHARPE, R. Gundog Training by Amateurs, North Wales 1986; SPARKS, J. The Discovery of Animal Behaviour, London 1982; TENNYSON, J. Rough Shooting From Month to Month, London 1965; WALKER, R.T. Hobby Gunsmithing: A Do It Yourself Guide for Kitchen or Workshop Application, Illinois 1972; WOODYATT, N. My Sporting Memories: Forty Years with Note-book and Gun, London 1923; Weapon Identification: A Visual Aid to Weapons & Small Arms Ammunition (Prepared for use by the Security Forces in Northern Ireland), UK 1976; Brief Description of the HK 91 Semi-Automatic Rifle, Oberndorf £120-150 204 CAMPBELL, A. Scottish Swords from the Battlefield at Culloden, Providence 1971; HUTTON, A. The Sword and the Centuries or Old Sword Days and Old Sword Ways, Vermont 1973; MAY, W.E. Naval Swords and Firearms, London 1962; ROBSON, B. Swords of the British Army: The Regulation Patterns, 1788-1914, London 1975; WALLACE, J. Scottish Swords and Dirks: An illustrated Reference Guide to Scottish Edged Weapons, Harrisburg 1970 £50-80


205 GEORGE, J.N., English Pistols & Revolvers, Exeter 1961; GEORGE, J.N, English Guns & Rifles, South Carolina 1947 (2) £50-80 206 LENK, T. The Flintlock: its origin and development, London 1965; ATKINSON, J.A. Duelling Pistols: And Some of the Affairs they Settled, London 1964; NEAL, W. K & BACK, D.H.L. The Mantons: Gunmakers, London 1967; NEAL, W. K & BACK, D.H.L. A Supplement to The Mantons: Gunmakers, Wiltshire 1978; NEAL, W. K & BACK, D.H.L. British Gunmakers: Their Trade Cards, Cases and Equipment 1760 - 1860, Wiltshire 1980; NEAL, W. K. Collecting Duelling Pistols, London 1973; METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, Early Firearms of Great Britain and Ireland from the Collection of Clay P. Bedford, New York 1971; BLACKMORE, H.L. British Military Firearms 1650 1850, London 1961; BROOKER, R.E. British Military Pistols 1603 - 1888, Dallas 1978; BUTLER, D.F. United States Firearms: The First Century 1776 - 1875, New York 1971 £150-200 207 LEVINE, B. Pocket Knives, The new compact study guide and identifier, New Jersey 1998; SILVEY, M.W. Pocket Knives of the United States Military, USA 2002 (2) £30-40 208 MOORE, W. Weapons of the American Revolution and accoutrements, New York 1967; SMITH W.H.B. The NRA Book of Small Arms Volume I, Pistols and Revolvers, Washington D.C 1946; TAYLERSON, A.W.F, ANDREWS, R.A.N. & FRITH, J. The Revolver 1818-1865, London 1968; WILKINSON, F. The World’s Great Guns, London 1977 (4)

210 PETERSON, H. The Book of the Gun, London 1962; ROSA, J. G. & MAY, R. The Pleasure of Guns, London 1974; JACKSON, H. European Hand Firearms of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth & Eighteenth Centuries, London 1959; RICKETTS, H. Firearms, London 1972; BLACKMORE, H. Guns and Rifles of the World, London 1965; MÜLLER, H. Guns Pistols and Revolvers, London 1981; WILKINSON, F. Firearms, the History of Guns, Leicester 1981; LINDSAY, M. One Hundred Great Guns, United Kingdom 1968 (8) £50-80 211 SKELTON, J. Engraved Illustrations of Antient Arms and Armour, from the Collection of Llewelyn Meyrick, Esq. LL. B. and F.S.A. at Goodrich Court, Herefordshire; After the Drawings, and with the Descriptions of Dr. Meyrick (Vol. 1 & 2), 1830 London £300-400 212 SOAR, H. D.H. Secrets of the English War Bow, Yardley 2006; HARDY, R. Longbow: A Social and Military History, New York 1977; NEADE, W. The Double-Armed Man, By the New Invention, York 1971; ROBERTS, T. The English Bowmen, Yorkshire 1973; ROBINSON, H.R. What the Soldiers Wore on Hadrian’s Wall, Newcastle 1979; ROBINSON, H.R. The Armour of the Roman Legions, Newcastle 1980 213 VALENTINE, E. Rapiers. An Illustrated Reference Guide to the Rapiers of the 16th and 17th Centuries and their Companions, London 1968; Treasures of The Moscow Kremlin. Arsenal of The Russian Tsars, London 1998; Apollo. Arms and Armour and Silver Issue, February 1988 (3) £50-80

£50-80 209 OGASAWARA, N. Japanese Swords, Osaka 1981; CLUNIE, F. Fijian Weapons & Warfare: Bulletin of the Fiji Museum No. 2, Suva 1977; HAWLEY, W.M. Introduction to Japanese Swords, California 1973; HAWLEY, W.M. Shinto Bengi Oshigata, California 1975; RATTI, O. & WESTBROOK, A. Secrets of the Samurai: A Survey of the Martial Arts of Feudal Japan, Tokyo 1981; STORRY, R. & FORMAN, W. The Way of the Samurai, London 1982; TURNBULL, S. R. The Book of the Samurai: The Warrior Class of Japan, London 1982; YUMOTO, J. M. The Samurai Sword: A Handbook, Vermont 1958

214 WINANT, L. Early Percussion Firearms. A history of Early Percussion Firearms Ignition - from Forsyth to Winchester. 44/40, London 1970; WINANT, L. Early Percussion Firearms. A history of Early Percussion Firearms Ignition - from Forsyth to Winchester. 44/40, New York 1970 (2) £60-90

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Armour 215 A COMPOSITE GERMAN HEAVY FIELD ARMOUR, MID- TO LATE 16TH CENTURY comprising close helmet with heavy rounded one-piece skull rising to a high roped medial ridge and fitted at its front with an obtusely-pointed peak and bevor attached by common pivots, the bevor (restored) decorated at each side with an embossed cinquefoil and fitted over its U-shaped face-opening with a falling buff of two lames (restored), each supported at their right side by a spring-catch, and the upper one pierced with a pair of vision-slits and six X-shaped ventilation-holes, the skull and bevor each formed at their lower edges with a boldly roped, internally grooved edges allowing the helmet to lock over and rotate on the turned upper edge of the collar, collar of three lames front at the rear (the lowest two in each case associated and modified), heavy shot-proof breastplate with three deep waist-lames, the lowest of them with a Vshaped waist-line flanged outwards and fitted at its left and right ends respectively with a later stud and turning-pin to attach a fauld of one lame and a pair of pendent tassets each of three lames (restored), backplate matching the breastplate, large symmetrical pauldrons each of eight lames (the upper four showing some patching and the remainder partly associated and modified), connected by a turner to an articulated tubular vambrace with winged bracelet couter of three lames, mitten gauntlets (the left restored) each formed of a short flared and boxed cuff with a rounded end and short, fixed inner plate, five metacarpal-plates, knuckle-plate decorated with roped transverse rib, five finger-lames, the last decorated at its obtusely-pointed distal end with a band of embossed overlapping scales, and a thumb-defence of three scales (the last two associated and modified), cuisses for the tilt and tourney, each formed of a gutter-shaped main plate fitted at its upper end with three detachable extension-lames, the uppermost struck with the quality-control mark of the city of Augsburg, and at its lower end with a winged poleyn of five 72

lames, and tubular greaves (the right restored, the left patched at its upper end) each formed of a front plate fitted within its arched lower end with an integral broad-toed sabaton (restored) decorated with a divergent roped medial rib, and a rear plate fitted at its lower end with a short extension-plate and an integral spur with a moderately long neck with downturned end fitted with a rowel of eight points each shaped as a fleur-de-lis, (the whole lightly pitted and tarnished overall); stand not included The cuisses can be compared with those forming part of an extensive group of tilt and tourney armours of about 1580, some of which originate from the Bavarian Royal collections and bear the mark of the distinguished Augsburg armourer Anton Peffenhauser (see Mann 1962, Vol. I, pp. 52-62, pls 26-30, and Norman 1986, pp. 18-26 for a full discussion of these armours) The left gauntlet belongs to group of group of armours decorated with borders of overlapping scales, made in Augsburg about 1540, and deriving in part from the armoury of the Princes Radziwill at Nieswiez, Poland. Armours belonging to the group are now to be seen in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, and the Wallace Collection, London (see Fine Arms and Armour removed from the Armoury of a Russian Prince, Christie’s, London, 29 June 1926, lot 50, ill, Mann 1962, Vol. I, pp. 38-9, pl, 18, Kienbusch 1963, p. 22, pl. IX, and Norman 1986, p. 12). It is conceivable that the gauntlet under discussion belongs to the armour in Philadelphia, thought to have been made for Nicklause “the Black” Radziwill (1515-65). The left gauntlet of that armour appears to be restored Stand not included ‡ £18000-24000


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216 A COMPOSITE ITALIAN HEAVY FIELD ARMOUR, MID- TO LATE 16TH CENTURY comprising close helmet with rounded one-piece skull rising to a high roped medial comb and fitted at its nape with a plumeholder, visor, upper bevor and bevor attached by common pivots (replaced), the visor with strongly stepped, centrallydivided vision-slit, fitted at the right with a lifting-peg (replaced), the prow-shaped upper bevor pierced at its right side with nine small circular ventilation-holes in rosetteformation, the upper bevor and bevor each secured at the right by a swivel-hook and pierced stud (the hook in the case of the former missing), and two short gorget-plates (associated), collar of two lames front and rear (the lower ones in each case associated with the upper ones), breastplate formed of a main plate of “peascod” fashion decorated at the neck with a V-shaped recessed border, fitted at each armopening with a moveable gusset, at the right of the chest with a folding lance-rest bearing incised decoration (the base-plate restored), and at its flanged lower edge with a fauld of one lame originally supporting tassets of which the right (restored) is of four lames and the left is missing, one-piece backplate bordered at its neck and arm-openings by roped ribs, large asymmetrical pauldrons, the left of six, and the right of seven

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217 A COMPOSITE GERMAN CUIRASSIER’S ARMOUR, CIRCA 1620, PROBABLY BRUNSWICK comprising close helmet with a rounded skull formed in two halves joined along a high medial comb and fitted at the right of the nape with a plume-holder, and a peak and bevor attached by common pivots (replaced), the former fitted within its brow with a U-shaped face-defence cut with bars and fastened at the right cheek with a catch (gorget-plates missing), collar of one lame front and rear (probably from a pikeman’s armour), breastplate of late “peascod” fashion formed in one piece with an outward-flanged lower edge to receive a pair of long tassets each of sixteen lames terminating in a winged poleyn of four lames, backplate formed in one piece with an outward-flange lower edge, the upper edge and flange bearing studs for the attachment of a reinforce (similar studs on the breastplate now represented only by plugged holes), large symmetrical pauldrons each originally formed of ten lames overlapping outwards from the fifth (the right now lacking its lowest lame, its sixth to ninth associated), vambraces of fully articulated construction, each formed of a tubular upper and lower cannon, the former fitted with a turner now consisting of one lame only (at least one more lacking), and a winged bracelet couter of five lames, and mitten gauntlets each formed of a short pointed tubular cuff with an articulated inner wrist-plate, nine outer wrist and metacarpal-plates overlapping inwards to the fourth, a shaped knuckle-plate, five shaped finger-plates (thumb-defence missing in each case, the armour decorated throughout with plain turns at the main edges, the subsidiary edges of the vambraces and tassets cusped and bordered by single incised lines (the armour showing some disarticulation and pitting throughout), and, mounted on a mannequin with a rectangular wooden base (cracked) bearing the number 21

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Provenance The Brunswick Ducal Arsenal, Wolfenbüttel Schloss Blankenburg Schloss Marienburg, sold Sotheby’s, 5 October 1905, lot 315 Exhibition Tower Exhibition, 1952, probably cat. no. 27 Literature Dr. J. Fastenau 1910, no. 21 Bohlmann, Z.H.W.K., 1915, no.21, fig. 3 (except helmet and vambraces) Other cuirassier armours of possible Brunswick make can be recorded in the former Blankenburg and Marienburg collections (Tower Exhibition, 1952, p. 10), as well as the Landesmuseum, Brunswick (Hagen 1923, p. 25), preserved with the latter are several barred close helmets of the late 16th century and early 17th century of which three of the later examples closely resemble the helmet mounted with the present lot. The cuirass is unusual in having studs to receive a reinforcing backplate as well as a reinforcing breastplate. It can, however, be paralleled by one in the armoury of the Trapp family in Schloss Churburg, South Tyrol, cat. no. 131, which has a substantially heavier reinforce for the back than the breast (Trapp and Mann, 1929, p. 201) £12000-18000


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218 A COMPOSITE NORTH EUROPEAN CUIRASSIER’S ARMOUR, EARLY 17TH CENTURY comprising close helmet with rounded skull formed in two halves joined along a low medial comb and fitted at its nape with a plume-holder, peak and bevor attached by common pivots with rosette-shaped heads, the underside of the peak fitted with a U-shaped face-defence (restored) cut with vision and ventilation-slits and fastened at the right with a swivel-hook and pierced stud, and a single fixed gorget-plate front and rear, the skull and bevor each retaining a quilted canvas lining, earlier collar of three lames front and rear, one-piece breastplate of late “peascod’” fashion fitted at its flanged lower edge with a fauld of three lames and a pair of long tassets each of ten lames terminating in winged poleyns of three lames, the first lame of the tasset pieced at each side with an integral buckle, and the poleyn embossed at the point of the knee with four radiating fleur-de-lis, earlier backplate formed of a main plate, two side-plates and a short one-piece culet, large symmetrical pauldrons of square form, each of ten lames (partly disarticulated) overlapping outwards from the fifth which is decorated front and rear with a circular pattern of rivets (the first lame of the left pauldron associated), and connected by a turner to an articulated tubular vambrace with winged couter of five lames open at the inside of the elbow, the subsidiary edges of each lame formed as ogees and the point of the elbow embossed with eight radiating ribs of attenuated almondshaped form alternating with incised lines, and gauntlets (restored) each formed of a long flared and pointed cuff with a separate inner wrist-plate, five metacarpal-plates, a knuckle-plate, scaled thumb and finger-defences, and a buff-leather lining-glove, all parts of the armor decorated at both its main and subsidiary edges with a bright border contrasting with an otherwise blackened surface Stand not included £6000-8000

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219 A COMPOSITE GERMAN ARMOUR FOR FIELD AND TOURNAMENT USE, 16TH / 17TH CENTURY comprising close helmet with heavy rounded one-piece skull rising to a roped comb, fitted at the nape with a plume-holder (replaced), and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a later gorget-plate (both the flange and gorget-plate patched), visor with prominent step beneath its vision-slit (lacking central division), upper bevor of blunt prow-shaped form (its left and right terminals respectively patched and chipped) pierced at either side with twenty-three circular ventilation-holes in rosette-formation and just to the right of its mid-line with a single threaded hole for the attachment of a reinforce, its upper edge and the area immediately above the threaded hole struck in each case with a group of eleven dots, and bevor flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive two associated gorget-plates, the visor, upper bevor and bevor attached to the skull by common pivots (replaced), and variously fitted with spring-catches, a visor-prop and lifting-peg (all replaced), collar of three lames front and rear (the upper two associated in each case), medially-ridged breastplate projecting forward over the belly, fitted with moveable gussets at the arm-openings and flanged outwards to receive a fauld of three lames (the second and third replaced), the lowest of which projects forward over the crotch and bears, to either side of it, a pendent rectangular tasset (the right detached) formed in each case of four reworked old lames, backplate formed of a main plate, a pair of side-plates and a waist-plate, the lower edge of which is flanged outwards to receive a culet of one lame (replaced), large pauldrons (not a pair), the right formed of seven lames overlapping outwards from the third and articulating directly with its vambrace, the left formed of nine upward-overlapping lames strapping over its vambrace, the vambraces (not a pair) each formed of a tubular upper cannon surmounted by a turner, that of the right comprised of one lame, that of the left, of three lames, a winged bracelet couter of three lames, the wing of the left struck with a group of six dots beneath a threaded hole for the attachment of a reinforce, and tubular two-piece lower cannon (the lower end of the left trimmed), gauntlets (not a pair), each formed of a flared and pointed cuff with hinged inner plate, the right struck with the Nuremberg quality-control mark, five metacarpal-plates, a knuckle-plate decorated with a roped transverse rib, shaped finger-lame, scaled finger-defences and hinged thumb-defence with matching scales (some scales associated or replaced), modern leg harness formed of one-piece cuisses, a winged poleyns of four lames, tubular two-piece greaves with articulated ankles and integral broad-toed sabaton of eight lames, the main edges of the armour decorated with plain turns, in most cases file-roped, the upper edge of the breastplate decorated with a shallow V-shaped border and the subsidiary edges of the helmet, with pairs of incised lines (the armour lightly patinated overall), mounted on a wooden mannequin with ornamented base This armour ranges in date from mid-16th to early 17th century. The helmet could be German or Low Countries and the cuts on the comb would suggest that it was used in the tourney ‥ £12000-18000

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220 A COMPOSITE NORTH EUROPEAN CUIRASSIER’S ARMOUR, EARLY 17TH CENTURY comprising earlier close helmet with one-piece skull rising to a high roped medial comb and fitted at its nape with a plume-holder, stepped visor, prow-shaped upper bevor and bevor (the last patched at the chin), all attached by common pivots (replaced) and secured at their right sides by spring-catches, the visor and upper respectively pierced with trapezoidal and slotted ventilation-holes, and two short gorget-plates front and rear, a one-piece breastplate of vestigial “peascod” fashion marked just below its raised neck-opening with the conjoined initials AB, and fitted at its flanged lower edge with a pair of detachable long tassets each of eleven lames terminating in winged poleyns of four lames, one-piece backplate with raised neck-opening, fitted at each shoulder with scaled straps (replaced) and at its flanged lower edge with a culet of five lames, the lowest four centrally divided, large symmetrical pauldrons (restored) each of seven lames connected by a turner to an articulated tubular vambrace with winged bracelet couter, the lower edge of the upper cannon and the upper and lower edge of the lower cannon each fitted at their insides with separate, articulated lames, and gauntlets (restored) each formed of a bluntly pointed cuff with a fixed inner plate, the outer plate marked with five dots, a wrist-plate, four metacarpalplates, a knuckle-plate and scaled thumb and finger defences, all parts of the armour with the exception of the gauntlets extensively decorated with incised lines, and their main edges formed with inward turns, roped in the case of the helmet (the armour lightly pitted throughout); on a stand Provenance: The helmet from the Brunswick Ducal Arsenal, Wolfenbüttel The helmet is one of a distinctive group of Brunswick origin, dating from about 1555, of which several examples were preserved from 1866 until 1945 in Schloss Blankeburg, and from 1945 until 2005 in Schloss Marienburg, Lower Saxony, (see Sotheby’s, October 2005, lots 288,290 and 295-7). Other helmets of the patterns, also from The Brunswick Ducal Arsenal, Wolfenbüttel, can be recorded in the Landesmuseum, Brunswick (Hagen 1973, p. 22) and the former collection of Walter Fanger, Brunswick (Fanger 1981, fig 15).

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221 A COMPOSITE EUROPEAN CUIRASSIER’S ARMOUR IN THE EARLY 17TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY comprising two-piece skull joined along a low medial comb and fitted at its nape with a plume-holder, forward-projecting visor, pieced upper bevor and bevor attached by common pivots, and two gorget-plates front and rear, gorget of one plate front and rear, one-piece breastplate of vestigial “peascod” fashion flanged outwards at the waist to receive a fauld of one lame and a pair of detachable long tassets of ten lames terminating in winged poleyns of four lames, one-piece backplate flanged outwards at the waist to receive a culet of three lames, large symmetrical pauldrons each of seven lames connected by a turner to an articulated tubular vambrace with winged bracelet couter, gauntlets each formed of a bluntly pointed tubular cuff closed at the inside of the wrist, three metacarpal-plates, a transversely roped knuckle-plate and scaled finger and thumb defences, all parts of the armour except for the helmet extensively decorated with round-headed brass-capped rivets, the tassets, pauldrons, vambraces and gauntlets decorated with incised lines, and the subsidiary edges of the first three with repeated scallops punched with circles (the armour lightly pitted throughout); on a stand £3000-5000

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222 A COMPOSITE HEAVY FIELD ARMOUR IN THE 16TH TO EARLY 17TH CENTURY NORTHERN EUROPEAN STYLE, 19TH CENTURY comprising close helmet with rounded one-piece skull rising to a low comb, visor pierced with eight vision-slits arranged in two rows, prominent prow-shaped upper bevor and single deep gorgetplate front and rear, medially-ridged breastplate formed of a main plate and a rigidly-riveted placart rising to a low central cusp and flanged at its lower edge to receive a single fauld-lame supporting a pair of pendent knee-length tassets, backplate matching the breastplate and fitted at its lower edge with a single culet-lame, large symmetrical pauldrons connected by turners to articulated tubular vambraces possessing winged bracelet couters, fingered gauntlets with rounded tubular cuffs, tubular greaves fitted at their lower ends with integral sabatons terminating in broad rounded toe-caps decorated with radiating flutes, formed throughout with roped and inward-turned main edges in part accompanied by recessed borders, and extensively decorated with roundheaded brass rivet; on a stand with a moulded rectangular base ÂŁ3000-5000

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223 A COMPOSITE NORTH EUROPEAN CUIRASSIER’S ARMOUR, THE CUIRASS CIRCA 1600, PARTS OF THE GAUNTLETS LATE 16TH AND EARLY 17TH CENTURY, AND THE REMAINDER 19TH CENTURY IN THE LATE 16TH TO EARLY 17TH CENTURY STYLE comprising “Almain “ collar, one-piece breastplate pierced around its neck, armopenings and waist with pairs of stitch-holes, struck at the neck with four marks , namely a star, an asterisk within an irregular cartouch, the number 24(?) struck through and the number 36 also struck through, and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a single fauld-lame supporting a pair of pendent kneelength tassets, one-piece backplate with integral waist-flange stuck at the neck with two marks, namely a star and the number 117 once again struck through (the neck-opening and waist-flange patched), large symmetrical pauldrons connected by turners to three-piece tubular vambraces possessing large winged bracelet couters, fingered gauntlets with rounded tubular cuffs, the cuff of the left late 16th century, and the wrist and metacarpalplates of the right early 17th century, the armour showing a mottled patina throughout Stand not included £2000-3000

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224 A GERMAN CLOSE HELMET SKULL, CIRCA 1560, WITH LATER EMBOSSED AND DAMASCENED DECORATION PROBABLY FROM THE WORKSHOPS OF SAMUEL LUKE PRATT with one-piece skull formed with a pronounced comb, outwardly flanged at the base for a neck defence, embossed on each side of the skull with a pair of lines framing adorsed crescents, all filled with gilt foliage, and the sides of the comb with further etched and gilt designs (worn, small cracks and holes) 22.8cm; 9in high The design of the decoration was a popular one in Augsburg in the mid-16th century, appearing in several of the designs of Jorg Sorg and frequently used to enrich earlier armour in the 19th Century. £1200-1800

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225 A NORTH EUROPEAN ZISCHÄGGE, MID-17th CENTURY, PROBABLY GERMAN with one-piece hemispherical skull embossed with six radiating ribs, fitted at its apex with a transversely pierced finial and circular washer, at its brow with a flat, obtuselypointed peak pierced just in front of the brow with a rectangular hole to receive a missing sliding nasal-bar, above the hole with a rectangular staple and locking-screw to retain the bar, at its rear with a neck-guard of four lames, and at each side with a pair of pendent cheek-pieces (restored, one detached) each pointed at its lower end and pierced at its centre with seven large circular ventilation-holes, the main edges of the helmet formed with plain inward turns, and retaining much original finish 16cm; 6 1/4in high £800-1000


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226 AMEDEE FORESTIER (1854-1930) A FOOT COMBAT CIRCA 1460 Signed, dated and inscribed l.l ‘To Guy Laking in friendly remembrance A Forestier 1912; gouache on board 37.5cm x 56.5; 14 ¾in x 22 ¼ The detail of this may be inspired in part by the Tournament Book of René d’Anjou and perhaps the Pageant of the Birth, Life and Death of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick Sir Guy Laking (1875-1919) was one of the most distinguished students of arms and armour of his time. He is best known for his five-volume Record of European Armour and Arms through Seven Centuries, posthumously published in 1920-2 (see lot 318). He was Honorary Inspector of the Armouries at the Wallace Collection, London (appointed 1900, shortly after the collection was bequeathed to the nation), Keeper of the King’s Armoury (a post specially created for him by Edward VII in 1902), first Keeper and Secretary of the London Museum from its foundation in 1911, and Vice President of the Meyrick Society from 1910 to his death in 1919. He took an active part in the “Triumph Presented at Shakespeare’s England” on 11 July 1912, when he appeared dressed in armour as “The Knight Marshall of the Lists”. The present picture was painted in the year of the Earl’s Court Tournament though it does not appear to be of that event as there are notable discrepancies in the form of combat The artist Sir Amédée Forestier (1854-1930) specialized in historical and prehistoric scenes, and landscapes. He was one of the forty distinguished guests invited to the famous Meyrick Society dinner in the following year, namely on 5 December 1913, in which roast peacock pie was served up and Laking’s nanny (perhaps also his mistress), Miss Hilda Green, dressed up as Joan of Ark. £1000-1500

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228 THREE GERMAN HORSE BITS AND A SINGLE STIRRUP, 17TH CENTURY the first with file-moulded side-bars and retaining traces of original tinned finish; the second incorporating a plate-linked bit; the third with u-shaped mouth-piece, and the fourth of russet steel, with openwork tread and a pair of bars rising to a swivelling rectangular loop for suspension the first: 20.3cm; 8in (4) £100-150

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229 TWO PAIRS AND EIGHT SINGLE STIRRUPS, THREE PAIRS AND THREE SINGLE OFFICER’S SPURS AND A SPANISH SPUR, 17TH/19TH CENTURIES, including one pair, 18th century probably German, with open treads decorated with simple filed patterns and rounded side bars rising up to a loop for suspension; and a pair of Brazilian stirrups, with characteristic openwork treads (patinated); three pairs with slender arched heel bands, small rowels, and each retaining its leather strap and buckle, the other three of similar type; and the last with arched heel bands with pierced slotted terminals for straps, and eight-point rowel (rusted) (qty) £100-150

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230 THE TOURNAMENT BOOK OF WILLIAM IV, DUKE OF BAVARIA (1493-1550): TEN FRAMED AND GLAZED HAND COLOURED PRINTS, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY (10) The text of William IV’s tournament book was written by his armourer Hans Schenckh who was also the herald at the tournaments. The illustrations are by the Bavarian Court Painter, Hans Ostendorfer II (circa 1526-1571). Most of the tournaments took place at Shrovetide in Munich, with others taking place in Augsburg, Heidelberg, Stuttgart and Vienna. The book is clearly inspired by the Emperor Maximillian’s near contemporary Freydal, Theuerdank and Weisskunig. See L. Rangström 1992, p. 83, cat. No. 59 £1200-1800

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231 AFTER JACOB DE GHEYN: TWENTY PLATES TAKEN FROM THE EXCERCISE OF ARMS, FOR CALIVERS, MUSKETTES AND PIKES, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY comprising numbers 1, 4, 6, 23, for calivers, numbers 8, 33, 35, 42, for muskets and numbers 2, 5, 7, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 for pikes, framed and glazed 36cm; 14 1/8in x 29cm; 11 3/8in (20) £600-800

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232 AN ORCHESTRAL HORN BY TABARD A LYON, CIRCA 1830-40 of brass, the interior of the bell finely painted with trophies-ofmusic, sprays of foliage, festoons and anthemion in gilt on a dark red ground (extensive losses), the outside reinforced around the circumference and stamped ‘Tabard a Lyon’ surrounded by decorative marks, retaining its main slide and mouth-pipe (worn, areas of solder and brackets loose, numerous dents, one small hole), and fitted with later mouthpiece 57cm; 22 1/2in width

The second quarter of the 19th Century saw the most important developments of the so-called French Horn with the introduction of the valve system. However, this was not popular with all composers and the present ‘natural’ style of horn continued to be scored for on many occasions, notably Benjamin Britten in his Serenade for Tenor and Horn, first performed by Dennis Brain and Peter Peers at the Wigmore Hall in 1943 Two instruments by this maker are preserved in the Museum of Cité de la Musique near Paris and another is preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (acc. no. 89.4.1111). A horn by Courtois, Paris with a bell painted in this manner was in use at the Paris Opera until the mid-19th Century. See K. Janetsky and B. Brüchle, London 1988 £400-600

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233 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

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The decoration and size of this horn would suggest that it was used by the Master of the Duke of Modena’s hunt £400-600

234 A FINELY CARVED NORTH EUROPEAN BOXWOOD KNIFE HANDLE, LATE 17TH CENTURY decorated with the five senses beneath four putti heads and a crouching lion, all well detailed and carved in-the-round (the right hand of the figure of Smell with very small chips) 10cm; 4in high By tradition, the five senses are the daughters of the Greek sun-god, Helios £700-900

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235 TWO FLINTLOCK TINDER LIGHTERS, LATE 18TH AND EARLY 19TH CENTURIES the first in the English taste, of brass, engraved with rococo ornament, including hinged tinder cover, engraved box-lock action, flat-sided walnut butt (cracked, retaining screw missing) and engraved steel trigger-guard; and the second of steel, fitted at the front with sliding tinder-cover, box-lock action engraved with trophies-of-arms (retaining screw missing) , and flat-sided butt with a raised oval moulding on each side 17.5cm; 6 7/8in

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236 A CONTINENTAL PISTOL CROSSBOW, PROBABLY AUSTRIAN 19TH CENTURY of rudimentary construction, with slender steel bow, brass lined sighted ‘barrel’ for darts, brass trigger operating a rising grooved pinion for releasing the string, figured walnut tiller, and brass trigger-guard and butt-cap 25.3cm; 10in overall £250-350

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237 AN ITALIAN STONEBOW, 19TH CENTURY with slender steel bow retained by a pair of moulded irons (string missing), figured walnut full stock carved with raised mouldings, and reinforced with a steel plaque top and bottom, steel string release, moulded brass sights, and brass mounts comprising trigger-guard and buttplate with foliate terminals 80cm; 31 1/2in tiller £300-400

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238 A TARGET SHOOTING CROSSBOW, LATE 19TH CENTURY with slender steel bow fitted with string of twisted cord, hardwood tiller inlaid with boxwood bolt channel, carved recessed cheek-piece, steel cord release, double set trigger, three steel sights including adjustable back-sight, steel stirrup, and steel trigger-guard 75cm; 29 1/2in tiller £350-450 239 AN ENGLISH STONEBOW BY BARKER, WIGAN, CIRCA 1780 with robust steel bow retained by a pair of long steel side-plates (string and fore-sight missing), figured walnut tiller of gun-stock form, fitted with a moulded steel finial at the front, built-in gaffle including signed back-sight engraved with flowers (button trigger missing), and steel buttplate engraved with the number ‘515’ 71cm; 28in tiller

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240 A SMALL GERMAN SPORTING CROSSBOW, SECOND HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY with robust steel bow struck with a mark on the inner face, early cords (torn), carved hardwood tiller veneered with ebony, the upper and lower surfaces each veneered with staghorn plaques finely engraved with scrolling foliage and ball flowers within segmental lines (chips and losses), fitted with iron string release, folding sight, lever trigger and stirrup (patinated) 53cm; 21in tiller

241 A FLEMISH TARGET CROSSBOW AND WINDLASS, 18TH/19TH CENTURY with robust steel bow retained by a pair of irons, hardwood tiller carved with neo-renaissance designs in low relief on each side, the top inset with engraved bone panels (worn, some replaced), horn bolt channel, and incorporating a shaped rest beneath, the sides with large shaped engraved brass plaques, fitted with bone nut, and steel stirrup (trigger missing), complete with a steel cranequin with turned wooden handles, the claw mount stamped with a leaf mark 95.5cm; 37 5/8in tiller (2)

This crossbow appears to have been modified in the 18th or early 19th Century. Its diminutive proportions would suggest that it was originally built for a lady or a young man ÂŁ3000-4000

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242 AN ITALIAN STONEBOW, 17TH/18TH CENTURY with slender steel bow retained by a pair of irons, fruitwood tiller of characteristic form carved with raised bands and with a scroll above the trigger (repaired), fitted with fixed moulded steel fore-sight, folding back-sight, a pair of small scrollengraved side-plates, slender trigger with moulded finial and later turned pommel 76.5cm; 30 1/8in tiller

243 AN ITALIAN STONEBOW, 17TH/18TH CENTURY with slender steel bow retained by a pair of irons, fruitwood tiller of characteristic form carved with raised bands and with a scroll above the trigger, fitted with fixed moulded steel foresight, folding back-sight, a pair of small scroll-engraved side-plates, slender trigger with moulded finial and turned pommel (the tiller reinforced with iron bands, restorations) 88.2cm; 234 3/4in tiller

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Cannon 244 A FINELY CONSTRUCTED MODEL CANNON COMPLETE WITH ITS TRAVERSING SIEGE CARRIAGE, MID-19TH CENTURY with tapering brass barrel formed in five stages, swelling at the muzzle, with raised astragal bands, raised vent field, low domed cascable with pierced flattened button for an elevating device, and a pair of plain trunnions: on its mahogany traversing siege carriage, complete with small brass trucks, the rear pair lifted by moulded iron levers, and the bed fitted with a pair of iron tracks 43.5cm; 17 1/8in barrel 2.5cm; 1in bore ‥ £2000-3000

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245 AN IRON SIGNAL MORTAR, PROBABLY GERMAN, 16TH/17TH CENTURY with hexagonal barrel, swelling roped base, and recessed vent field (pitted) 20.5cm; 8 1/8in barrel 4.5cm; 1 3/4in bore

247 AN IRON SIGNAL MORTAR, PROBABLY GERMAN, 16TH/17TH CENTURY with octagonal barrel, recessed vent field, and punched with a simple design on the right (pitted) 30cm; 11 3/4in barrel 4.5cm; 1 3/4in bore

£200-250

£250-300

246 AN IRON SIGNAL MORTAR, PROBABLY GERMAN, 16TH/17TH CENTURY with octagonal barrel, swelling at the breech and muzzle, and recessed star-shaped vent field (pitted) 32cm; 12 5/8in barrel 2 1/8in; 5.4cm bore

248 A FINELY CONSTRUCTED MINIATURE FIELD GUN AND LIMBER, LATE 19TH/20TH EARLY CENTURY with brass barrel formed in four stages with raised mouldings, engraved over much its surface with flowers and foliage and fitted with steel cascable, on its adjustable field carriage fitted with iron-shod spoked wheels (small chips), complete with its limber with ammunition box, en suite with the carriage, all mounted on a mahogany base 11.4cm; 4in barrel 0.6cm; 1/4in bore

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249 A RARE BREECH-LOADING CANNON, 15TH/EARLY 16TH CENTURY in excavated condition, formed in two sections, the muzzle section formed of a core of longitudinal plates bound by raised bands, the median with a sweated on band incorporating the trunnions, adjustable stirrup mount, the breech section open at the top, the base incorporating a bar to hold the breech block, extending at the rear to a long tapering tiller, complete with its breech block and wedge: on a rustic wooden block stand 109.2cm; 43in barrel 6.5cm; 2 1/2in bore ÂŁ2800-3200

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250 A RARE GUNNER’S FOLDING CALLIPER BY GILBERT, LONDON, CIRCA 1800 of brass, comprising two symmetrical flat halves hinged at one end and finely engraved with scales for ‘Howitzers Proof Service’, ‘Iron’, ‘Brass’, ‘Brass Guns’, and signed ‘Gilbert, London’ on one side, and ‘Carronades’, ‘Diameter of Shot’ and ‘Iron Guns proof Service’ on the other side, hinged from ‘0 180’ degrees, with East India Mark on the reverse, 12 in. rule, and with one iron tip (the other missing) 30.5cm; 12in extended John Gilbert, Jnr is recorded circa 1767-94 working from The Mariner, Postern Row, 7 Tower Hill. He made a selection of instruments and is ranked amongst the best of his day. Captain Hardy had a telescope made by him

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251 A FRENCH GUNNER’S SMALL RULE SIGNED BUTERFIELD A PARIS, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY of brass, comprising two symmetrical halves hinged at one end and finely engraved with scales for ‘Poids des boulets’, ‘Calibres de pieces’, ‘Les Poligoties’, ‘Les Molaux’ 22cm; 8 3/4 (extended)

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Michael Butterfield (1674-1722) is recorded as a distinguished maker of mathematical instruments. £500-800

252 TWO MAHOGANY REVOLVER CASES, MID-19TH CENTURY the first retaining some blue baize lining (worn, both interiors missing all compartments), brass escutcheons and fittings 31cm; 12 1/4in and27.5cm; 10 7/8in long, inside (2) £250-350

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European and American Firearms 253 A CASED PERCUSSION LANG’S PATENT WALKING STICK 50 BORE GUN WITH ADDITIONAL .450 CALIBRE RIFLE BARREL BY JOSEPH LANG, NO. 127, CIRCA 1840 with sighted tapering barrels, each with rebated breech struck with London proof marks, fitted with percussion nipple, and cut with a screw thread, the handle with telescopic browned twist action stamped with the Irish Census number ‘TY 1224’ beneath, signed ‘Patent I. Lang 7 Haymarket, London no. 127’, fitted with blued folding trigger, hinged behind to slant, sprung release button inset with a brass rondel, and crutch-shaped

handle forming the butt: in original fitted mahogany case lined in green baize, the lid with brass escutcheon engraved with the later initials ‘HA’, the inside with trade label for 7 Haymarket’, complete with a number of accessories including two ramrods, six cleaning heads, percussion cap dispenser, two spare springs for the action, oil bottle and turn screw (compartment lid and two hinges replaced, escutcheon missing, interior with areas of wear) 58.7cm; 23 1/8in barrels £1800-2400

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254 A RARE FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED COMBINED 4MM PINFIRE SIX-SHOT PEPPERBOX REVOLVER, DAGGER AND WALKING STICK PRESENTED TO GEORGE SOULE BY THE STAFF OF THE ALHAMBRA, 14TH ANNIVERSARY, HULL NOVEMBER 17TH 1893 with chrome-plated fluted barrel group stamped with London proof marks, flat-sided action signed ‘A J Brevété Paris’ and with hinged loading aperture, detachable stiletto blade of fluted triangular section, sprung folding trigger and shaped horn grip, the pistol accomodated within a lacquered wooden stick (chipped) with silver band engraved with presentation inscription, The revolver 13.4cm; 5¼in George Soule was the player manager of the Alhambra music hall in Porter street, Hull. The Alhambra, originally built as a chapel, was a richly ornamented theatre with high with balconies and a capacity of 4,000. It was later know as the Hippodrome and was destroyed by German bombs in 1941 For similar combination weapons see H-W Lewerken 1989, pp. 250-252 £1000-1500

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255 A RARE GERMAN COMBINED HUNTING SWORD AND PERCUSSION PISTOL, CIRCA 1750 converted from flintlock, with tapering two-stage blade doubleedged towards the point, etched with scrolls, a garland of fruit and traces of the maker’s signature at the forte (rubbed), the outer face fitted with two-stage barrel at the forte, brass hilt, comprising down-turned shell-guard cast with an elaborate trophy-of-arms in low relief and a pierced spray of foliage above, quillon with hound’s head terminal, knuckle-guard with a central moudling, and a pair of staghorn grips 55cm; 21 5/8in blade £800-1200


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256 A PERCUSSION KNIFE-PISTOL BY UNWIN & RODGERS SHEFFIELD BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS CIRCA 1860 with tapering octagonal German silver sighted barrel, the frame faced in polished cow horn (small cracks) retained by brass rivets over brass fillets, folding steel trigger, two folding blades of differing size engraved ‘Unwin & Rodgers’ and ‘Unwin & Rogers Hunting Knife’, the butt with folding German silver cap retaining its original steel tweezers and German silver bullet-mould 16.5cm; 6 1/2in

257 A 120 BORE BELGIAN PIN-FIRE SIX-SHOT DOUBLEACTION KNIFE-REVOLVER, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1865-70 with robust fullered blade forged with recurved leading edge, engraved clipped point and with engraved ricasso housing the cylinder axis pin and carrying the ejection rod on the right (foresight missing), the barrel action and cylinder each decorated with neo rocaille ornament en suite with the blade (cylinder index defective), the lower frame with inscription (pitted), and fitted with loading-gate and chequered wooden grips 34.2cm; 13 1/2in overall

£450-550

£500-700 258 AN 80 BORE SIX-SHOT COMBINED PIN-FIRE REVOLVER AND DAGGER, CIRCA 1860 AND LATER with later etched blade formed with a clipped-back point and incorporating the barrel along the back-edge, engraved cylinder, engraved frame with loading gate on the right, folding trigger, and chequered hardwood grip 29cm; 11 3/8in overall £300-400

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259 A COMBINED 100 BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOL AND KNIFE, SIGNED NEUMANN IN WIEN, MID-18TH CENTURY with broad blade formed with a clipped-back point, engraved brass action decorated with rococo scrolls (refreshed), signed on the top, fitted with side-hammer action on the left and mainspring on the right, and engraved sprung steel barrel cap 34cm; 13 3/8in overall £400-600 260 AN UNUSUAL COMBINED EEL SPEAR AND 50 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION PISTOL, LIÈGE, LATE 19TH CENTURY with three tapering octagonal barrels arranged within the horizontal plane, the centre fitted with two sprung spikes each terminating in a strongly barbed point, fitted above the central barrel with a sprung arm acting on the release catch, and short tapering brass socket, on its wooden haft with brass moulded spike 41cm; 16 1/8in head £700-900

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261 A RARE .32 CALIBRE GERMAN BALL RESERVOIR RIFLED AIR PISTOL BY GEORG WOLF IN WURZBURG, CIRCA 1780 with tapering sighted barrel moulded at the muzzle, fitted with a pair of trunnions towards the breech, retaining some early black paint, the inside with rifled brass sleeve, signed rounded brass action, bevelled steel lock fitted with dummy flintlock mechanism, long steel trigger, and leathercovered ovoid ball reservoir (the leather with losses) 18cm; 7 1/8in The trunnions and long trigger would suggest that this was designed as a trap or alarm gun Georg Wolf is recorded in WĂźrzburg circa 1775. Two bellow guns by this maker are preserved in the Bargello, Florence and another was formerly in the gunroom of the Princes zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Dyck at Schloss Dyck. See A. Hoff 1972, pp.7-8 ÂŁ3000-4000

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262 A RARE CASED 50 BORE REPEATING BUTT RESERVOIR AIR RIFLE COMPLETE WITH AN ADDITIONAL 32 BORE BARREL FOR BALL OR SHOT BY STAUDENMAYER, CIRCA 1799 with browned twist octagonal sighted multi-groove rifled barrel signed in gold block capitals, the breech inlaid with a gold star, fitted with blued sprung loading lever on the left, and tubular magazine beneath, the ball or shot barrel formed in two stages, signed on a gold scroll over the breech and inlaid with a gold line, with brass-tipped wooden ramrod beneath, signed engraved case-hardened action, decorated with scrolls and fitted with sprung cocking lever on the left, engraved with an elaborate trophy-of-music and fitted with cocking indicator on the right, and overlaid with a silver plaque on the top (minor restorations), borderengraved trigger-guard decorated with a trophy-of-arms, steel butt reservoir encased in Japanned leather and with threaded brass nozzle, and retaining some early finish throughout: in its fitted mahogany case, the lid with flush-fitting brass carrying handle on the outside, the interior line in green baize (one compartment lid replaced), with trade label for 35 Jermyn Street and complete with some accessories including steel pump, reservoir spanner and bullet mould 69.2cm; 27 1/4in rifle barrel 67.2cm; 26 1/2in shot barrel Samuel Henry Staudenmayer is recorded at this address circa 1799, he was former workman of John Manton, gunmaker to the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York. Two air weapons by this maker are recorded in the Hanoverian Royal Gunroom, one of which was sold Sotheby’s, Hanover, October 2005, lot 868. He is also the maker of a Girandonisystem air rifle in the Royal Collection at Windsor (inv. no. L 409) £5000-7000

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263 AN 80 BORE GLOBE RESERVOIR AIR RIFLE BY CALVERTS, LEEDS, CIRCA 1800 with signed browned twist sighted barrel formed in four stages, blued breech inlaid with two gold lines, engraved tang, signed engraved case-hardened lock fitted with ring-neck cocking lever, figured hardwood full stock, engraved blued mounts comprising trigger-guard with pineapple finial, and butt-plate (the barrel, lock and mounts refinished), vacant silver escutcheon, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, silver fore-end cap, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod, complete with two brass globes and pump 87.2cm; 34 3/8in barrel (3) ÂŁ1500-2500

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264 A 120 BORE GLOBE RESERVOIR AIR GUN, CIRCA 1790 with tapering octagonal sighted barrel, engraved reblued breech inlaid with a gold line, engraved tang, engraved lock with dummy flintlock mechanism, figured walnut half-stock (cracks and repairs), chequered grip and take-down fore-end, engraved steel mounts (the steel parts with areas of pitting, refinished), horn fore-end cap (chipped), a pair of silver barrel bolt escutcheons, steel ramrod, and contemporary brass globe reservoir 68cm; 26 3/4in barrel ÂŁ1400-1800


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265 A 120 BORE SOUTH GERMAN BREECH-LOADING AIR GUN OF BELLOWS TYPE, BY F. X. WISTALLER IN MUNCHEN, CIRCA 1780 with octagonal blued sighted barrel signed in silver and inlaid with scrollwork over the breech (the bluing worn), opened by a lever ahead of the trigger-guard (seized), the tang covered with a plaque of shaped brass with provision for a back-sight behind (one screw missing), enclosed action retained by a pierced brass plate of shaped outline on each side, double set trigger (the forward missing), figured walnut full stock (repairs), carved with scrolls behind the ramrod-pipe and further scrolls and flowers over the grip (cracked through), the butt with carved raised cheek-piece en suite with the grip 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, brass fore-end cap and brass-tipped wooden ramrod, and complete with folding pump handle, probably the original 87.5cm; 34 1/2in

266 A 54 BORE LOW COUNTRIES BUTT RESERVOIR AIRGUN, CIRCA 1800 with sighted barrel, steel action retained by two side nails, external mechanism, and tapering conical butt with leather washer (patinated, areas of pitting minor repairs) 55.2cm; 21 3/4in barrel £800-1200

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267 A 50 BORE BENT AIR CANE WITH .30 CALIBRE RIFLED BRASS BARREL, CIRCA 1840 with two-piece threaded body, the outer surface repainted, the forward section forming a sighted barrel, fitted with removable brass sleeve, ramrod and brass screw-in muzzle cap, and the rear-section unsigned and recurved for positioning 94cm; 37in overall

268 A .22 CALIBRE AIR CANE, CIRCA 1840 with two-piece threaded body, the outer surface painted black (losses), the forward section forming a rifled sighted barrel, fitted with ramrod and brass screw-in muzzle cap, the rearsection unsigned (small dents) and forming the air reservoir, and horn knob (refinished) 91cm; 35 3/4in overall

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269 A .295 CO2 CHARGED HAMMERLESS AIR RIFLE BY THE GIFFARD GUN COMPANY LIMITED, LONDON, CIRCA 1891-3 with blued octagonal tapering sighted rifled barrel, matted flat, blued action stamped ‘The Giffard Gun Company Limited, London’ on the left of the action, punched with a star above and beneath the loading aperture, shot indicator on the right, knurled safety-catch, case-hardened screw-in cylinder stamped ‘569’, blued cocking lever, walnut half-stock, chequered grip, blued butt-plate decorated en suite, and much original finish 66cm; 26in barrel Paul Giffard, a French engineer in Paris, obtained his British patent for a built-in straight-line pump in 1862 and an American patent for the same in 1864. The Giffard Gun & Ordnance Company are recorded in London circa 1891-3 £2000-3000

270 A .295 CO2 CHARGED HAMMERLESS AIR RIFLE BY THE GIFFARD GUN COMPANY LIMITED, LONDON, CIRCA 1891-3 with reblued octagonal tapering sighted rifled barrel, stamped ‘The Giffard Gun Company Limited, London’ on the left of the action, punched with a star above and beneath the loading aperture, knurled safety-catch, reblued screw-in cylinder stamped ‘6508/555’, reblued cocking lever, walnut half-stock, and reblued butt-plate 66cm; 26in barrel £1500-2000 271 A 8MM STRAIGHT-LINE PUMP AIR GUN BY P. GIFFARD, CIRCA 1870 with reblued sighted smooth-bored, the breech with loading aperture operated by a thumb-screw signed ‘P. Giffard Brevete’, reblued engraved tang stamped ‘CB196’, full length cylinder with pump beneath the barrel, engraved reblued action, walnut half-stock, and engraved reblued butt-cap 54cm; 21 1/2in barrel £1200-1800 107


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272 A .31 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 1849 LONDON PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER, NO. 1871 FOR 1854 of standard production specifications, with 5in blued sighted barrel with two line London address and London proof marks, engraved cylinder, case-hardened frame, case-hardened steel back-strap and trigger-guard, figured walnut grips, matching numbers, and retaining some original finish throughout: in its fitted mahogany case lined in blue velvet, the lid with brass escutcheon, and complete with blued nipple wrench and turnscrew, copper flask by James Dixon & Sons and contemporary bullet mould 24.7cm; 9 3/4in £2000-3000

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273 A .36 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NO. 168263L FOR 1863 of standard production specifications, with 7 1/2in barrel stamped with New York address, with London proof marks on the left of the frame and on the cylinder, figured walnut grips, and with matching numbers throughout (the steel parts pitted, cylinder jammed, back-strap with small dents, grips chipped) 35cm; 13 3/4in overall £300-500


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274 A RARE .41 CALIBRE RIMFIRE U.S. WILLIAMSON SINGLE SHOT DERRINGER RETAILED BY JOHN KRIDER, NORTH EAST CORNER OF SECOND AND WALNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA, NO. 2724, CIRCA 1866-70 with tapering rifled barrel with traces of silver finish, engraved with an arrow on the top flat and signed ‘Williamson’s Pat. Oct. 2. 1866 New York’ on the left and engraved with an arrow on the top flat, fitted with German silver fore-sight, engraved brass action, tang and trigger-guard with minute traces of silver finish, walnut full stock and chequered butt: in its fitted hardwood case inlaid with German silver lines and corner plaques, the interior lined in plum velvet (faded), the lid with trade label, and with a later auxiliary percussion chamber 12.8cm; 5in

275 A .41 CALIBRE RIM-FIRE COLT THIRD MODEL LONDON DERINGER, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NO.17524, CIRCA 1880 of standard production specifications with 2 1/2in barrel struck with proof marks beneath, brass frame (sear defective), and polished walnut grips 12.5cm; 4 7/8in £300-500

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278 A CASED 80 BORE TRANTER’S PATENT SECOND MODEL DOUBLE-TRIGGER SELF-COCKING FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY GULLIVER & GOLDTHORPE, BARNSLEY, NO. 4310T, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1860 with blued octagonal sighted barrel, the top-strap engraved with the retailer’s name, case-hardened cylinder, borderengraved patent rammer, scroll-engraved blued frame, chequered walnut butt, engraved steel trigger-guard and butt cap: in original fitted mahogany case lined in green baize, the lid fitted with embossed gilt-brass retailers badge beneath the gilt-brass Royal Arms, complete with its accessories including numbered bullet mould, Dixon & Sons powder-flask, turnscrew, nipple wrench, bullet mould and oil bottle 11cm; 4 1/4in barrel Literature Wofgang Berk, William Tranter, 2008, p.57 £3000-5000

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280 A .550 AUSTRIAN MODEL 1862 PERCUSSION CAVALRY PISTOL of regulation type, with tapering sighted barrel stamped with inspector’s marks at the breech, grooved tang, flat lock stamped with the date ‘862’, and the crowned Imperial eagle, fitted with brass gravity-stop (loose, hammer retaining screw missing), walnut full stock (one small crack behind the lock), regulation steel mounts, and no provision for a ramrod 39.3cm; 15 1/2in £300-500 281 A .54 CALIBRE U.S. MODEL 1836 PERCUSSION PISTOL, DATED 1839 converted from flintlock, with 8 1/2in sighted barrel, dated lock including inscription for Middleton Connecticut, walnut threequarter stock, and steel mounts (rusted, ramrod-link missing, action defective) 35.5cm; 14in overall £250-300 111


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284 A .750 CALIBRE TWO-BAND PERCUSSION ENFIELD MUSKET, CIRCA 1870 with sighted barrel retained by two steel bands, plain lock, regulation brass mounts including brass butt-plate numbered ‘219’ and stamped ‘Sirohi State 28-3-15’, and steel ramrod (the steel parts pitted) 84cm; 33in barrel

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283 A .750 CALIBRE BELGIAN PERCUSSION BRUNSWICK RIFLE FOR RUSSIAN ISSUE, NO. 986, CIRCA 1840 with tapering sighted rifled barrel fitted with bayonet lug and adjustable back-sight, signed border-engraved back-action lock, regulation full stock, the butt with brass patchbox-cover, and regulation brass mounts including numbered butt-plate engraved with the crowned Imperial double eagle (the metal parts corroded, ramrod missing) 76.5cm; 30 1/8in barrel £500-700

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286 A .65 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK LIGHT DRAGOON PISTOL, CIRCA 1780 of regulation type, with 9in tapering barrel struck with London proof marks at the breech, associated bevelled lock with ‘GR’ crowned and border-engraved cock, walnut full stock (fore-end extensively chipped, cracked through behind the lock), brass mounts and associated wooden ramrod with steel worm 38.7cm; 15 1/4in overall £400-600

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Property of Mr Tom Perkins, removed from Plumpton Place, East Sussex 287 A FINE 22 BORE FRENCH FLINTLOCK FOWLING PIECE MADE FOR LÉONARD ROUX (1675-1750), ÉCUYER AND SIEUR DE PUISSENACBY FRANÇOIS AUBERT À LUNÉVILLE, CIRCA 1725-30 with swamped barrel signed within a linear frame on a very long flat and fitted with silver fore-sight, chiselled against a gilt matted ground with scrolling foliage and a strapwork frame enclosing a trophy of hunting involving a boar’s head, chiselled and gilt tang, signed stepped bevelled lock chiselled and gilt with the reclining figure of Diana the huntress beneath the engraved faceted pan and with an hare and a bird-of-prey on the tail, the cock, top-jaw and steel all chiselled and gilt en suite, highly figured walnut full stock carved with scrolls of foliage and strapwork about the rear ramrod-pipe and the barrel tang, inlaid over its surface with silver wire scrolls, the butt carved with foliage at the front of the comb and profusely inlaid with silver wire scrolls and foliage (the silver wire with minor restorations), steel mounts chiselled and gilt en suite with the breech, comprising solid side-plate decorated with scrolling foliage inhabited by the reclining figure of Diana attended by three putti, engraved butt-plate decorated on the tang with trophies-of hunting and the standing figure of Mars, trigger-guard decorated with grotesques, a portrait bust, escutcheon engraved with the owner’s coat-of arms supported by profile figures, four ramrod-pipes, and horntipped wooden ramrod 102.8cm; 40 1/2in barrel Provenance Peter Finer, 1995 Catalogue, no. 154 The arms are those of Léonard Roux (1675-1750), Écuyer and Sieur de Puissenac of the Diocese of Limoges and Antoinette Roux de la Garde (b.1697), his second cousin. They married in the church of St Gervais on 6th October 1710

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François Aubert was active in Longuyon and Lunéville, Meurthe-et-Moselle, circa 1710-41. He worked for many of the prominent European Royal families including Elizabeth Charlotte of Orléans from whom he received 1200 livres for forty guns. He is recorded as herzoglichen waffenschmied to Leopold, Duke of Lorraine and his successor Francis I (170865), Duke of Lorrain (1729-36), Grand Duke of Tuscany (1737-65), and Holy Roman Emperor (1745-65). The former Imperial Collection in Vienna includes no less than three pairs of pistols and four longarms by this maker. One of the pairs of pistols, dating to circa 1725 are decorated in a similar manner to the present gun. See H. Schedelman 1972, pp.209-11. A flintlock gun by Aubert made for Stanislas Leszczynski, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony (1677-1766) is preserved in the Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, Saint Étienne, cat. No. 54. The present gun is an outstanding example of the period and distinguished from other French provincial gunmakers. The designs are based on those of De Lacollombe and Nicolas Guérard and have been executed to the highest level. See J. F. Hayward 1963, plates 92, 93 £15000-20000


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289 A VERY RARE DUTCH SNAP-MATCHLOCK TARGET GUN, SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY of exceptional target-shooting weight, with two-stage barrel of rectangular and octagonal sections, fitted with fore-sight, medial sight and back-sight with folding peep aperture, bushed vent, plain rounded lock of military type, the pan with fence and pivot cover, figured walnut full stock of characteristic form, with fluted fore-end, large rest finely carved with a serpentine grotesque at the base, thumb-rest and cheek-recess (with modern leather lining), and long slender rectangular butt formed in two parts and weighted with lead at the end, plain iron mounts including large side-plate extending around the base of the cheek-recess, spurred trigger-guard, rear stirrup, set trigger, and no provision for a ramrod (early working repairs, the barrel shortened at the muzzle) 123.4cm; 48 ¼in barrel £1500-2000


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290 A 40 BORE HIGHLY DECORATED SOUTH GERMAN WHEELLOCK SPORTING CARBINE, LATE 16TH CENTURY AND LATER with associated octagonal sighted rifled barrel, flat lock fitted with external wheel with engraved and gilt cover decorated with the Archmarshallship of the Holy Roman Empire and the arms of the Dukes of Saxony, pan with engraved sliding cover and engraved dog, double set trigger, full stock profusely inlaid with engraved staghorn scrolls and tendrils inhabited by numerous birds, hounds, hare, figures in contemporary dress and musical demi-figures, carved butt decorated en suite and with patchbox fitted with sliding cover veneered with engraved staghorn on the right, gilt-brass trigger-guard cast with mannerist ornament in low relief (cracked) and shaped for the figures, engraved staghorn ramrod-pipe, engraved staghorn fore-end cap, and wooden ramrod with engraved staghorn tip 61.5cm; 24 1/4in barrel ÂŁ15000-20000

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291 A 40 BORE SILESIAN WHEEL-LOCK BIRDING GUN (TSCHINKE), MID-17TH CENTURY with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with eight grooves (pitted, cleaned), flat lock of characteristic form, fitted with external mainspring and wheel, the latter retained by a steel bracket overlaid with an engraved brass plaque, engraved dog retained by an engraved brass plaque, sliding pan-cover and flash-guard (worn, restorations), fruitwood full stock inlaid with engraved staghorn plaques, foliate rondels and pellets, strapwork plaques opposite the lock, the butt with carved cheek-piece (restored at the base) inlaid with further staghorn plaques on the left and patchbox with sliding cover veneered with staghorn engraved with a stag pursued by a hare on the right, steel trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, engraved staghorn ramrod-pipe, horn butt-plate and engraved staghorn fore-end cap (ramrod missing) 94cm; 37in barrel £3500-4500 292 A 25 BORE BAVARIAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY ANDREAS ZARERSTORFER IN INGOLDSTADT, CIRCA 1740 with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, stamped with the brass filled barrelsmith’s mark, beneath a five point coronet the letters ‘AZ’ divided by a rampant lion, signed lock strongly curved in line with the castoff butt, signed within a field of bold scrollwork beneath the pan and a scene from the chase on the rear half, fitted with internal wheel, flash-guard, and dog, all engraved with scrolls en suite, double set trigger (bent), and a pair of quick release 118

side nails, hardwood full stock (extensive chips, fore-end repaired, worm damage), inlaid with scrolling staghorn lines opposite the lock, strongly cast-off butt hollowed for the thumb and decorated en suite, fitted with patchbox with sliding cover veneered with horn, steel-trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, steel butt-cap (ramrod-pipes missing), and associated horntipped ramrod 72.3cm; 28 1/2in barrel Andreas Zarerstorfer is recorded in Ingoldstadt circa 1751, his mark on the barrel appears to be unrecorded ‡ £2000-2500

293 A 20 BORE COMPOSITE AUSTRIAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, engraved with sprays of foliage at the breech and inlaid with a decorative mark, flat lock engraved with a garland of flowers about the wheel spindle, fitted with internal wheel, engraved dog decorated with a wolf profile, sliding pan-cover and flash-guard, double set trigger, moulded fruitwood full stock carved with strapwork beneath the lock (repairs), carved butt with patchbox fitted with sliding cover veneered in horn on the right, steel trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, engraved staghorn side-nail washers, engraved staghorn ramrod-pipes, horn butt-plate, engraved staghorn fore-end cap, and wooden ramrod with engraved staghorn tip 74.2cm; 29 1/4in barrel £2000-3000


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295 A 28 BORE GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK CARBINE, CIRCA 1640 with two-stage sighted barrel stamped with three star-shaped marks on the left of the breech, bevelled lock stamped with a mark, a hand above the letters ‘BR’ (Neue Støckel 2086) on the inside, fitted with external wheel retained by a moulded basal bracket, and sliding pan-cover, full stock carved with scrolls and moulded over the fore-end (cracked through, repaired with brass plaques), simple scrolls opposite the lock and conventional foliage behind the tang, rounded paddle-shaped butt inset with a mother-of-pearl rondel enclosed by hardwood petals on each side, horn butt-plate inset with further motherof-pearl rondels (losses), side nail washers en suite with the butt, steel trigger-guard, and later bone fore-end cap (chipped, later ramrod) 60cm; 23 5/8in barrel The locksmith’s mark is recorded in Suhl, circa 1600-30. ‡ £2000-2500

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297 A 22 BORE BAVARIAN FLINTLOCK WENDER GUN BY IOHANN WAAS IN BAMBERG, CIRCA 1740 with two-stage smooth-bored barrels signed in silver and numbered ‘1’ and ‘2’ respectively, the upper barrel with silver ‘spider’ fore-sight (the lower partly removed), fitted with a brass washer ahead of the action, breech tang of shaped outline, rounded lock, figured walnut full stock moulded over the fore-end (repaired), carved with rococo scrolls and foliage about the tang and over the butt, raised cheek-piece, brass mounts comprising trigger-guard also acting as the barrel release, side-plate, butt-plate with faceted tang, three ramrodpipes on the right of the fore-end, brass fore-end cap, and brass-tipped ramrod, perhaps the original 68.5cm; 27in barrels Johann Waas is recorded in Bamberg 1696-1746. Another wender gun by this maker, from the collection of a Member of the Wittelsbach family, was sold in these rooms, 8th December 2010, lot 325 ‡ £1600-2000

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299 A GERMAN 22 BORE D.B. FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY HUHNSTOCK A HANNOVER, CIRCA 1780 with rebrowned sighted barrels formed in two stages and signed ‘Ioh. Ertel a Weilburg’on the groove, engraved grooved tang, bevelled locks signed ‘A. Huhnstock’ and ‘a Hannover’ respectively, figured walnut half-stock carved with flowers and foliage about the rear ramrod-pipe and the tang (repairs), the butt with carved raised cheek-piece, brass mounts comprising, trigger-guard, butt-plate, escutcheon and rear ramrod-pipe all with finials of shaped outline, two steel ramrod-pipes, and associated brass-tipped wooden ramrod 75.5cm; 29 3/4in barrels £700-900

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301 A 25 BORE SWEDISH PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE BY A. GERHARD, STOCKHOLM, CIRCA 1740-50 converted from flintlock, with swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, punched with the letters ‘C.G.L..’ and a further series of small letters and numbers over the breech, the tang inscribed with the inventory number ‘No. 4’, signed strongly bevelled lock, figured walnut full stock, moulded over the fore-end, carved with foliage about the tang, the butt with raised cheek-piece on the left and patchbox with carved sliding cover on the right, steel mounts comprising moulded bevelled side-plate, butt-plate with pronounced heel and tang of shaped outline, strongly bevelled trigger-guard, and a pair of faceted ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end cap, the base of the butt inset with an early inventory tag, and original horn-tipped wooden ramrod 82cm; 32 1/4in barrel Adam Anthon Gerhardt, the son of a goldsmith, was born in Darmstadt in 1705. He worked with David Bars and married his only daughter in 1736. He was described as one of the best living gunmakers and received his Royal appointment in 1748 £600-800

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Property from the Estate of the Late Honourable Professor J.L. Shaw Professor Leonard Shaw was born in Marshfields, Bradford in 1912. As a child he was an accomplished pianist, practising for many hours and teaching from the age of 12. He had hoped to become a jazz pianist but the introduction of sound cinema put a large number of musicians out of work and made Shaw think twice. His interest in physics and electronics led him into the newest industry, as a wirer of radio sets. Within six months he had opened a small shop in Manchester Road, from where he repaired radio sets. After service in the RAF and work with radar, which enhanced his knowledge of electronics, Shaw opened a large shop in the heart of town in busy Market Street, Bradford. Some years later he branched out into the sale and rental of radios and, latterly, television sets. Once the field began to be dominated by large companies Shaw had the wisdom to leave it and following his lifelong motto, ‘you must specialise to succeed’, he decided to find an answer to one of the major problems faced by the booming textile industry in Bradford. The result was his moisture meter and soon every textile manufacturer in the country had one. The kernel of the Shaw scientific success was called ‘the sensor’, and was a closely-guarded secret. The meters were manufactured by Shaw and his late wife, Barbara Mamie Shaw and were soon modified for use in other areas and exported globally. The company continues to trade and still bears his name, Shaw Moisture Meters. Shaw sold the commercial rights to the ‘sensortechnology’ in 1976 and moved to Guernsey. The success of the company was honoured with a Queen’s Award for Export Achievement in 1986 and Shaw’s dedicated work in the field of hygrometry was also recognised by The Royal Institute in London, for which he was made an Honorary Professor of Hygrometer Technology in 2000. Shaw had many hobbies and interests, including sports cars, horses, fishing, art, technology, astronomy, astrology, the supernatural and gardening. He also had a deep passion for both flying and sailing, owning various aircraft and yachts throughout his life, which he piloted and sailed personally. He died in November 2010.

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302 A VERY RARE SUPERIMPOSED LOAD GERMAN WHEELLOCK BELT PISTOL DATED 1609, SIGNED VK, PROBABLY FOR VALENTIN KLETT OF SUHL with swamped barrel formed in four stages, overlaid with brass at the muzzle, median and the breech, the latter boldly stamped with the date and the barrelsmith's initials 'VK', flat lock stamped with the maker's initials 'VK' conjoined (Neue Støckel 4688) and retained by three side nails, fitted with two elliptical external wheels each overlaid with an engraved giltbrass panel, moulded pans decorated with a scalloped design and with engraved sliding covers, engraved moulded dogs chiselled with birds-of-prey on the spurs (restorations), reblued trigger, sprung moulded safety- catch opposite the lock, steel full stock chiselled with a scalloped pattern over the fore-end on each side of the barrel, signed behind the tang with the makers initials 'VK' (an early repair behind the tang), the grip with a later leather covering bound with plaited wire, ball pommel incorporating a hinged cap applied with a pierced giltbrass flower-shaped bracket, pierced gilt-brass trigger-guard, associated steel belt hook, and no provision for a ramrod 26cm; 10 1/4in barrel

Provenance George L. Hudson Frank E. Bivens Literature F. Theodore Dexter (compiler), Forty-Two Years' Scrapbook of Rare Ancient Firearms, 1954, pp. 44-45. F. Theodore Dexter, Half Century Scrapbook of Vari-Type Firearms based on the Pictorial and Descriptive Catalogue of the Frank E. Bivens, Jr., Inspirational Collection, 1960, p.16, pl. 3. David R. Baxter, Superimposed Load Firearms, 1360-1860, 1966, p.50, pl. 30. It is suggested by Baxter that the VK mark is possibly that of Valentin Klett. Støckel lists a father and son of this name, working 1580-1603 and 1603-22 respectively. The Klett family have been described as one of the most important gunmaking families of Central Europe. They are first recorded in the 16th Century in Suhl, moving to Salzburg-Ebenau around 1634, after the destruction of Suhl by the Croatian armies of Count Isolani on 6th October 1634. During the course of the 17th Century they made a number of technically ingenious firearms. See J. Hayward pp. 183-185. ‡ £25000-35000

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303 A FINE 25 BORE THURINGIAN WHEEL-LOCK PISTOL, CIRCA 1590 with blued barrel formed in two stages, the forward section swamped and of ‘hog’s back’ form, the rear section octagonal, fitted with stud back-sight and struck with a pie mark, engraved with foliage at the muzzle, median and breech, plain tang, blued lock scratched with early inventory number ‘5’ on the tail, fitted with blued wheel-cover, burnished steel dog, dog-spring and safety catch, engraved pan and pan-cover, the latter with button release, fruitwood full stock profusely inlaid over its entire surface in staghorn with scrolling ball flower tendrils inhabited by a squirrel on the fore-end, an ape beneath the lock, three mythical birds and a marine monster opposite the lock, scrolls, the butt decorated en suite and with an owl and a grotesque on the spine, ball pommel set with an engraved horn grotesque issuant mask within a cabled frame, moulded steel trigger-guard, engraved staghorn fore-end cap, original ramrod with engraved staghorn tip, and in very fine, perhaps unused, condition throughout 35cm; 13 3/4in barrel

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Provenance The Saxon Electoral Armoury, Dresden, sold Sotheby’s London, 23rd March 1970, lot 65,£5,800 to R. A. Lee The 1970 catalogue states that this pistol is preserved in new condition This pistol belongs to a distinctive group of wheel-lock firearms that are frequently attributed to the hand of the stockmaker Klaus Hirt of Wassungen, Thuringia on the basis of a single wheel-lock pistol that is signed by him; this is preserved in the Historisches Museum, Bern (Wegeli, 1948, no.2223). Another pistol inlaid in this manner and signed by another stockmaker with the initals ‘L.B.’ was sold Sotheby’s Olympia, 5th December 2002, lot 241 ‡ £25000-35000


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304 A FINE AND RARE 40 BORE SOUTH GERMAN WHEELLOCK BELT PISTOL, CIRCA 1560, PERHAPS AUGSBURG with swamped barrel formed in two-stages, octagonal over the breech, etched and gilt over its full length with a symmetrical pattern of fine scrolls and strapwork, the tang decorated en suite, flat lock retained by two side-nails (one replaced), engaging the belt-hook base plate, the outer surface etched and gilt en suite with the barrel, fitted with internal wheel with low domed cover etched and gilt with rondels filled with flowers, engraved pan with engraved sliding cover (release button missing, replaced with a later screw), engraved dog decorated with scrolls and a stylised monsterhead), fruitwood full stock inlaid with scrolling tendrils and hop leaves beneath the fore-end and opposite the lock, the latter involving a hare pursued by a pair of hounds, inset with engraved staghorn plaques decorated with foliage about the tang, a pair of pious figures on the grip (some inlay with minor glued repairs), fishtail butt of engraved bone, decorated on the respective sides with a man and a woman in contemporary dress and each within an architectural framework, engraved horn ramrodpipe decorated with a regal demi-figure, engraved horn fore-end cap, steel belt hook, and original steel-tipped ramrod formed with a turnscrew, and remaining in fine condition throughout 19.5cm; 7 3/4in barrel

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Provenance Count Gayeski, Mgowo, Poland. Edwin J. Brett, sold Christie, Manson and Woods, 18-26th March 1895, lot 238 The Lord Astor of Hever, sold Sotheby’s London, 5th May 1983, lot 68. The catalogue states ‘the whole preserved in exceptional condition’ Exhibited Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1958-73 Literature Edwin J. Brett, A Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Origin and Development of Arms and Armour, London 1894, plate CIV, no. 1 Francis Henry Cripps-Day, A Record of Armour Sales 18811924, London 1925, p. 49, lot 238 Claude Blair, Pistols of the World, London 1968, p. 88, no. 14 plate CIV no. 1 ‡ £18000-24000


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305 A FINE AND RARE 100 BORE EASTERN FRENCH WHEELLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, CIRCA 1600-20 with blued barrel formed in three stages, the breech and muzzle each strongly moulded, the former struck with a mark, perhaps the letter 'P' incorporating an asterisk, and the rear section formed with a series of elongated recessed panels, slender tang extending over the spine of the butt, blued lock plate retained by two side nails, elongated acorn-shaped tail, fitted with external wheel retained by an engraved bracket formed as a marine monster, sliding pan-cover with fluted button release, engraved dog-spring, walnut full stock (the fore-end with minor repairs), profusely inlaid with brass wire scrolls, engraved mother-of-pearl plaques formed as exotic beasts, birds, grotesques and ball flowers over the fore-end and beneath, further animals, fruit, flowers and a reclining figure opposite the lock, all enriched with engraved panels of stained horn decorated with flowers and foliage, the ground sown with numerous minute brass stars and all contained within brass wire segmental lines (very minor restorations), the butt decorated en suite, fish-tail pommel inlaid with a mask and foliate rondel, later plain steel trigger-guard, a pair of engraved staghorn ramrod-pipes decorated with sprays of coloured foliage (the inlay with small losses, small areas of lifting and minor damage), steel side-plate also retaining the wheel spindle, engraved staghorn fore-end cap, horn-tipped ramrod, perhaps the original 58.5cm; 23in barrel

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The distinctive treatment of the stock is found on a small group of firearms and also a powder-flask, the latter preserved in James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor (inv. no. W1/109/3). The Royal Armoury Stockholm includes a number of pistols from this group, notably one pair (now missing much of their decoration and part of one stock) with fishtail butts and struck with a related mark to the present example. See N. Drejholt 1996, p. 58-59 (GIIA109-110). ‥ £20000-30000


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306 A 25 BORE HIGHLY DECORATED LONG WHEEL-LOCK PISTOL, EARLY 17TH AND 19TH CENTURIES with tapering barrel fitted with silver bead fore-sight, chiselled over its full surface on a punched ground with allegorical figures beneath scrolls of foliage within niches, chiselled tang, flat lock retained by a pair of chiselled side nails, stamped on the inside with an octagonal recessed mark, an eagle above a castle in a scrollwork frame interrupted by the initials ‘PA’, chiselled over the outer surface with acanthus on the tail and border ornament, fitted with external wheel retained by a bracket formed as a grotesque mask issuant with foliage rising to a female profile demi-figure on each side, sliding pan-cover, the dog formed as a monsterhead supported by a classical figure chiselled in the round, chiselled steel trigger, full stock veneered in ebonsied hardwood, inlaid in engraved staghorn with lines enclosing close set panels including wild boar, hounds, exotic birds, owls, Classical vignettes, landscapes involving castles, mythical beasts, all on a background inlaid with delicate scrolls, swags and minute dots, faceted lemonshaped pommel decorated en suite and set with a turned staghorn button, engraved staghorn ramrod-pipe decorated further designs of scrolling foliage and figures including a bust at the top, chiselled steel trigger-guard involving a putto and a serpent, finely engraved staghorn fore-end cap, blackened wooden ramrod with tip en suite, and the barrel and triggerguard retaining traces of gilding 50.5cm; 20in barrel

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A very similar pistol, almost forming the pair and with the same mark inside the lock was formerly in the Barons Albert and Nathaniel Rothschild Collection, sold Christie’s 15th July 1999, lot 89. The inlay on the stock is clearly inspired by the master ‘H.L.’ whose work include a gun made for Sigmund III Vasa (1556-1632), King of Poland (1587-1632) and of Sweden (1592-1619), preserved in the former Imperial Collection, Vienna (inv. No. D68). The mark inside the lock is attributed to Paolo Appiano, active in Milan circa 1666-73. See N. di Carpegna 1997, p. XLIII, no. 46 and p.139. Another pistol decorated in a similar manner, formerly in the Charles Collection, Paris and subsequently in the Stephen Pistner Collection was sold Greg Martin Auctions, 6th November 2006, lot 244. The style and high quality of workmanship is characteristic of pieces associated with the workshops of Frederick Spitzer ‡ £25000-35000


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307 A CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED DECORATED FLASK, EARLY 18TH CENTURY with mother-of-pearl body, the outer face decorated with a symmetrical pattern of scrolls, flowers and foliage and a central rondel with the initials ‘CSM’ beneath a coronet, perhaps for a count, the inner face engraved with scrolls, flowers and foliage en suite, bound together by a plain silver band, and fitted with engraved silver nozzle and cap 9.5cm; 3 3/4in high ‡ £1000-1400

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308 A FINE PAIR OF 80 BORE CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLS, CIRCA 1740, PROBABLY LIÈGE, with turn-off cannon barrels chiselled with scrolls of foliage and grotesques within scrollwork frames, the breeches chiselled with further scrolls, flowers and running hounds, engraved tangs, rounded locks fitted with chiselled cocks and steels each decorated en suite with the barrels, silver butts cast and chased with rococo ornament in low relief, including elaborate arrangements of scrolls inhabited by exotic birds and leaping stags, iron trigger-guards chiselled with a hound and a parrot, and retaining much original gilding throughout (light wear) 5.4cm; 2 1/8in barrels (2) ‡ £5000-7000

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Property from the collection of James D. Lavin Ph.D James D. Lavin was born in Fort Benning, Georgia in 1929, the son of a US Army officer. From a very young age he studied European history and literature and had a fascination with arms and armour. As a young child he read everything available to him on the history of war and the weapons used, and started collecting American Civil War firearms. He developed an interest in art and studied Art History at St. Louis University and later painting in Urapan, Mexico under Alfredo Salce. After 4 years in Mexico, Lavin joined the Air Force during the Korean War, serving as a pilot in multi-engines (B-29s and KC97s) and was engaged in eight years of active duty. He then completed his education at Florida State University where he majored in Spanish language and literature. With the award of a Fulbright Scholarship, he traveled to Spain, where working from primary sources, he was able to investigate arms production from its infancy to the arrival of the machine age. His resulting doctoral dissertation, A History of Spanish Firearms, stands as the standard reference on the subject. In his introduction to that book Claude Blair noted Lavin’s rare combination of qualities including his outstanding research, first class knowledge of the Spanish language and his wide grasp of the history of firearms in general that make the book one of outstanding importance in the field. Lavin culminated his long academic career at The College of William and Mary (1968-2002) in Virginia where he taught Spanish Language and Golden Age Literature. He developed a Cultural History of Spain course which he taught for many years with emphasis on Christian and Islamic art, architecture and the material culture of Spain. He also directed William and Mary’s summer program in Asturias for 5 years. After Jim retired from teaching he continued his firearms research as well as privately consulting with museums and collectors from around the world. The following selection of his numerous publications and contributions to academic journals give an insight into the breadth and importance of his work: Arms and Armour of 17th-Century Virginia, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, 2000; The Art and Tradition of the Zuloagas: Spanish Damascene from the Khalili Collection, Oxford, 1997; Decorated Firearms, 1540-1870 (with W.B. Gusler), Williamsburg, 1977; The Zuloaga Armourers, Journal of the Arms and Armour Society (JAAS), London, 1986; The Gift of James I to Felipe III of Spain, JAAS, 1992; Spanish Ibex-Horn Powder Flasks, JAAS, 1990; El regalo de Jacobo I a Felipe III en la Real Amería, Madrid, 1989; Armas de fuego madrileñas en el Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid, 1986; The French Pattern Book of Nicolás Bis, 1967; Spanish Miquelet Nomenclature, JAAS,1966; Miquelet Accessories, The American Rifleman, 1966; An Examination of Some Early Documents Regarding the Use of Gunpowder in Spain, JAAS, London, 1964; La influencia italiana en la arcabucría española, Armi Antiche, Torino, 1964. The group offered reflect the deep knowledge and interest Lavin continues to have for this subject and present a rare opportunity for collectors to acquire some truly distinguished examples of Spanish gunmaking and associated pieces.

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309 A COLLECTION OF IBERIAN-CELTIC ARMS AND ARMOUR, 2ND TO 4TH CENTURY B.C in excavated condition, including a bronze gorget rondel from a torso defence, with domed central boss and engraved border; a broad ‘antenna’ dagger with fullered blade, moulded iron hilt with characteristic lobated pommel, in its scabbard, complete with associated companying small falcetta, two spearheads, a spear finial, horse bit, and two buckles (losses, minor damage) (10)

Found in Aguilar de Anguita, near Zaragoza The present group is similar to the well documented grave find in the Nécropolis de Luzaga. See Los Celtas en la Peninsula Iberica 1991, pp.116-119. ‡ £150-200

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310 A CUP-HILT RAPIER, 19TH CENTURY, SPANISH OR CENTRAL AMERICAN with short tapering fullered single-edged blade, rudimentary cup hilt including a pair of quillons, knuckle-guard and pommel, and short carved wooden grip 53cm; 20 7/8in blade Apparently part of a cache recovered from Nicaragua during the 20th Century ‡ £100-200 311 A DETACHED BLADE FROM A SPANISH LEFT-HAND DAGGER, SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY of tapering form, double-edged towards the point, the backedge cut with a series of blade catching notches and a scalloped pattern, pierced rectangular forte hollowed for the thumb, and full length tang stamped with a mark 52cm; 20 1/2in blade ‡ £200-250 312 TWO SPANISH PLUG BAYONETS, LATE 18TH CENTURY with broad tapering blades, the first double-edged towards the point, the lower portion with a scalloped back-edge, rectangular ricasso with a pair of short lugs, straight turned cross-piece, and swelling horn grip of characteristic form, the second with short moulded cross-piece, and turned wooden grip the first: 24.8cm; 9 3/4in blade (2) ‡ £400-500

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313 TWO SPANISH DAGGERS, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY the first with sharply tapering blade engraved with simple foliage and inlaid with an engraved brass panel on each side, engraved swelling brass grip, and the forte enclosed with a flattened engraved brass collar, in its brass scabbard decorated with bold scrolls of foliage; the second with tapering blade pierced in the centre, set with a brass plaque and decorated with punched ornament, and brass grip decorated in the centre with small rectangular panels of bone the first: 21cm; 8 ¼ blade (2) ‡ £150-250 314 A SMALL-SWORD WITH CUT-STEEL HILT, LATE 18TH CENTURY, PERHAPS WOODSTOCK with earlier slender blade stamped ‘Tomas’ and ‘Aiala’ between decorative marks within a short fuller on each face, and stamped with a crowned S and a further mark at the forte on the respective faces, steel hilt comprising pierced oval shell-guard, a pair of straight quillons with flattened globular terminals, knuckle-guard and ovoid pommel, decorated throughout with faceted studs in imitation of brilliants, the grip bound with steel ribband, in its scabbard with steel locket and chape en suite with the hilt 81cm; 32 in blade ‡ £300-400


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315 A FINE SPANISH DECORATED BULLET MOULD BY ANTONIO BELLIDO, LATE 18TH CENTURY of burnished steel, with two cavities for balls of approximately 20 bore, the base incorporating a spru-cutter, engraved over much of its surface with conventional and bold scrolls of foliage, pellet patterns around the borders, and signed on the inside of the handles 25.5cm; 10in overall Literature James D. Lavin, Miquelet Accessories, The American Rifleman, 1966, p. 36 ‡ £600-800 316 THREE SPANISH COMBINATION TOOLS (ESLABÓN), LATE 17TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURIES the first with moulded shank, pierced at the base and with a screw-driver terminal (belt hook detached); the second with moulded shank interrupted by a pierced moulding, screwdriver terminal and engraved over much of its surface, and the third formed as a claw hammer the first: 11cm; 4 3/8in (3)

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317 A SPANISH COMBINATION CLAMP BY NORIEGA AND TWO FURTHER COMBINATION MAINSPRING CLAMPS, 18TH CENTURY the first struck with the crowned gold-lined maker’s stamp on the back of the main bar, and with engraved details throughout, the second incorporating a hammer head at the base, with engraved details, and the third with shaped thumbscrew head the first: 15.5cm; 6 1/8in (3) Literature James D. Lavin, Miquelet Accessories, The American Rifleman, 1966, p. p.34 ‡ £250-350

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318 LAKING, Sir Guy Francis. A Record of European Armour and Arms through Seven Centuries, London: G. Bell, 1920-22, 5 volumes, quarto. Photogravure frontispiece, titles printed in red and black, half tone illustrations. Original buckram with red cloth gilt lettering-pieces (spines darkened), CRIPPS-DAY, Francis Henry. A Record of Armour Sales 1881-1924 (London, 1925), uniformly-bound, together with a copy of the manuscript by Claude Blair for the Ken Trotman 2000 reprint (6) £300-400

319 A LEATHER HOLSTER FOR A PISTOL, 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY SPANISH of characteristic form, complete with a portion of its belt 32cm; 12 5/8in ‡ £50-100

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320 A RARE EARLY DETACHED MIQUELET-LOCK, MID- 17TH CENTURY of russet iron, patilla type, fitted with moulded cock retained by a filed bridle (patinated) 13.2cm; 5 1/4in long Provenance Fred Welty Stated to have been found in a desert in New Mexico. For a related lock see W. Keith Neal 1955, plate 66. ‡ £50-80

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321 A 15 BORE SPANISH FLINTLOCK FOWLING-PIECE, CIRCA 1790, PROBABLY BARCELONA with two-stage barrel retained by two engraved brass bands, fitted with silver ‘spider’ fore-sight and moulded bridle backsight, stamped with the barrelsmith’s marks over the breech (indistinct, light pitting) and a series of silver-lined decorative marks, engraved tang, stepped miquelet-lock a la moda, stamped with the maker’s mark (indistinct, probably that of Joseph Deop), figured walnut full stock (restorations and repairs), carved with rococo ornament about the barrel tang, fluted butt hollowed for a bayonet, applied with a pierced engraved brass plaque beneath, brass mounts cast and chased in low relief, including side-plate, trigger-guard and butt-plate all chased en rocaille and applied with chased silver portrait profiles (rubbed, the butt-plate repaired and missing the bayonet cover), and associated wooden ramrod 107.2cm; 42 1/4in barrel ‡ £1200-1500

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322 A FINE AND RARE 22 BORE CATALAN MIQUELET-LOCK FOWLINGPIECE, BARCELONA, DATED 1684 with tapering barrel formed in two-stages, retained by two slender pierced steel bands, engraved patilla lock decorated with finely engraved scrolls and filed scroll ornament, the steel stamped with a mark, ‘Frius’ crowned and the date, wooden full stock with ‘Catalan’ butt, the entire stock overlaid in profusely engraved sheet brass on a hatched blackened ground, with scrolling serpent heads and foliage within linear borders over the fore-end, a naïve crowned double eagle beneath the lock, the pattern repeated over the butt and enriched with a crowned lion, a crowned double eagle charged ‘Barcelona’ on the left, and with a winged mythical beast and a mounted figure on the right, the comb of the butt signed ‘Miguel Colome’ encircling a crowned ‘M’ in the thumb recess, brass butt-plate decorated en suite, and moulded steel trigger-guard (ramrod and the last 18cm, approximately, of the fore-end missing) 106.5cm; 42in barrel The quality of the ornament and the use of sheet metal as opposed to inlay is notably unusual. It is likely that ‘Miguel Colome’ is the name of the stocker. See J. F. Hayward 1963, pp. 156-7 ‡ £6000-8000

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323 A 16 BORE CATALAN SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK CARBINE BY JOSEPH DEOP, BARCELONA, CIRCA 1790 with two-stage barrel fitted with a moulded silver collar around the muzzle, chiselled and gilt girdle, octagonal breech stamped with the gold-lined barrelsmith’s marks of Francisco Massavi (Neue Støckel 7875) and Barcelona town mark, engraved tang, stepped bevelled miquelet-lock a la moda, signed Joseph Deop and fitted with water drain, finely carved figured walnut full stock decorated with rococo designs in low relief about the rear ramrod-pipe and the tang, ‘Catalan’ butt carved with a short scroll on the underside, silver mounts comprising solid sideplate engraved with scrolls and foliage, engraved trigger-guard with acanthus finial, pierced moulded butt-plate decorated with a symmetrical design of foliage over dark velvet, a pair of ramrod-pipes, the forward also forming a single barrel band, steel belt hook, and ramrod with later bone tip 27cm; 10 5/8in barrel

324 A 13 BORE SPANISH MIQUELET-LOCK CARBINE BY MATHIAS QUERO, MALAGA, DATED 1751 with two-stage barrel moulded at the muzzle, chiselled girdle, the breech deeply engraved with bold scrolls of foliage, signed lock, inscribed ‘Malaga’ and dated on the inside, the outer face engraved en suite with the breech, fitted with dog, steel and bridle all filed and engraved with bold scrollwork, full stock with ‘Catalan’ style butt (repaired in front of the lock, small chips), steel mounts comprising long pierced belt hook, triggerguard engraved with foliage, butt-cap pierced with scrolls of foliage backed with red velvet, a pair of pierced barrel bands each retained by an engraved sprung clip, with its ramrod 48cm; 19inm barrel

Francisco Massavi and Joseph Deop are recorded in Barcelona circa 1770-75 and 1790 respectively. A fowling piece by the latter and hallmarked for 1790 is preserved in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. See J. Lavin 1965, p. 259

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325 A RARE 20 BORE EARLY SPANISH MIQUELET-LOCK BELT PISTOL, DATED 1660 with swamped barrel formed in two stages and retained by a single pierced steel band retained by a sprung catch, octagonal breech struck with a series of decorative marks and the barrelsmith’s mark, a cross moline in a shaped recess, border-engraved tang, patilla lock struck with the barrelsmith’s mark and a further decorative star mark, stamped ‘Ano 1660’ on the inside, the cock, steel and spring bridles all decorated with filed scrolls, the steel engraved with a double eagle charged with the letters ‘Po. Pieres’ on the front, and inscribed ‘Sotomajor’ at the base (the mainspring associated), full stock carved with a pronounced raised moulding behind the lock (small chips and cracks), elliptical butt of North European form bound with a slender brass band, steel mounts comprising pierced belt-hook, trigger-guard formed en suite (the steel parts with light pitting throughout), and original wooden ramrod with steel worm 27.2cm; 10 3/4in barrel Provenance Mark Dinely William Keith Neal Literature W. Keith Neal, Spanish Guns and Pistols, London 1955, p. 25, illus. 48, 51-2 James D. Lavin PhD, A History of Spanish Firearms, London 1965, pp. 190-1 ‡ £3000-4000

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326 A PAIR OF 15 BORE SPANISH SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOLS BY PEDRO ESTEVA, BARCELONA, CIRCA 1750 with two-stage barrels, polygonal over the muzzle sections, chiselled with foliage over the medians, octagonal breeches stamped with the gold-lined barrelsmith’s mark, Barcelona town mark (Neue Støckel 7368 and 7369), a series of four decorative marks, and inlaid with a bouquet of silver flowers and foliage, engraved tangs, engraved miquelet-locks a la moda, each fitted with engraved cock and steel, figured walnut full stocks carved with foliage about the rear ramrod-pipes, and the tangs (one stock with light worm damage, small repairs), full silver mounts cast and chased with rococo ornament in low relief, comprising solid side-plates decorated with scrolls and garlands (one expertly replaced), trigger-guards in the French taste, spurred pommels fitted with portrait profiles in contemporary dress, perhaps of the owner and his wife, vacant escutcheons, and a pair of ramrod-pipes (one pistol partly assembled, areas of wear and light pitting, one later ramrod, the other ramrod and one lock screw missing) 22.8cm; 9in barrels (2)

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Pedro Esteva (or Esteban) is recorded in Barcelona circa 171450. He may have executed some Royal commissions as some of his pieces are signed ‘Armero del Rey’ though he was neither honorary nor actual Royal Gunsmith. At some time after 1714 he took the exiled Madrid smith Alonso Martínez into his shop. Another pair of silver-mounted pistols by Esteva are preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. No. 19.53.47-48). See J. Lavin 1965, p. 139, p. 236, and p. 260 ‡ £4500-5500


327 A FINE 20 BORE SPANISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY MIGUEL ZEGARRA, MADRID, DATED 1776 with blued barrel formed in three stages, moulded at the muzzle, chiselled and gilt girdle, inlaid with gold scrolls and stamped with the gold-lined barrelsmith’s marks at the breech (Neue Støckel 8586 and probably 8793), chiselled tang decorated with a flower, foliage and scrolls against a gilt matted ground, bevelled miquelet-lock a la moda, signed and dated on a scroll beneath the pan and steel spring, chiselled and gilt with scrolls, flowers and foliage en suite with the tang, chiselled and gilt cock and steel, full stock (perhaps maple) moulded over the fore-end, about the lock and mounts, carved with scrolls and a flower behind the tang, chiselled and gilt steel mounts en suite with the lock and tang, comprising scrolling side-plate, spurred pommel decorated with trophies, trigger-guard and a pair of ramrod-pipes, the forward ramrod-pipe incorporated within the barrel band, and later horn-tipped wooden ramrod (the tang, lock and mounts with small areas of pitting) 28cm; 11in barrel

Provenance Emilio Sobejano Literature James D. Lavin PhD., A History of Spanish Firearms, London 1965, p. 224. The marks reproduced p. 277 Miguel de Zegarra (Segarra) was taught by Gabriel de Algora in Madrid. He was appointed Honorary gunsmith to King Carlos III on 11th April 1768 and was sworn on 11 July 1771, following the death of Agustín Oritz. See M. F. Q-L Ramos 2006, pp.328-329. ‡ £6000-8000

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328 A PAIR OF 28 BORE SPANISH MIQUELET-LOCK PISTOLS BY SALVADOR ZENARRO, MADRID, DATED 1775 with tapering octagonal matted barrels (shortened) each retained by a pierced slender band at the muzzle, signed in full and dated over the breeches, inlaid with gold scrolls, foliage, and two gold-lined barrelsmith’s marks (Neue Støckel 7226 and similar to 7227), gold-lined vents, engraved tangs decorated with rococo flowers and border ornament, signed bevelled patilla locks engraved en suite with the tangs (restorations), figured walnut full stocks, moulded over the fore-ends, carved with foliage about the rear ramrod-pipes and scrolls and foliage about the tangs, engraved burnished steel mounts comprising pierced side-plates decorated with scrolls of foliage and shell ornament carrying an armoured portrait profile, spurred pommels decorated with trophies and garlands, trigger-guards decorated en suite and with moulded finials, ramrod-pipes, and horn-tipped wooden ramrods 22cm; 8 3/4in barrels (2) 148

Provenanc Emilio Sobejano Another pair of pistols by this maker with signatures rendered in the same manner are preserved in the Armeria Reale, Madrid (inv. 10000929, 10000866). Salvador Cenarro was a student of Joaquín Celaya and was named honoury gunsmith to King Carlos III on 11th June 1762 and sworn on 18th June. On 29th January 1762 he replaced Sebastián Santios as regular gunsmith. Cenarro taught Juan de Soto, Carlos Montargis, Manuel Cantero and Hilario Mateo. He retired in 1792 due to poor sight and his advanced years, and died the following year. See J. Lavin 1965, pp.110-112, 258 ‡ £4000-6000


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329 A PAIR OF 13 BORE SPANISH MIQUELET-LOCK PISTOLS BY PEDRO CARBONELL, BARCELONA, CIRCA 1790 with blued two-stage swamped barrels, chiselled with foliage over the girdles, octagonal breeches, stamped with the barrelsmith’s mark, Barcelona town mark (Neue Støckel 7217 and 7218), and inlaid with silver foliage, engraved tangs, engraved patilla miquelet-locks decorated with scrollwork, the steels stamped with the brass lined mark of Pere Tornto (Neue Støckel 1105), figured walnut full stocks carved with scrolls and rococo shell ornament about the rear ramrod-pipes and the tangs (small repairs), brass mounts comprising solid side-plates each set with a chased silver profile (rubbed), trigger-guards with foliate terminals, spurred pommels decorated with leafy rondels about the caps (almost certainly set with silver profiles previously), a pair of ramrod-pipes, and vacant silver escutcheons (rubbed), and wooden ramrods (one replaced) 24cm; 9 1/2in barrels (2)

Provenance Fred Welty Pedro (Pero) Carbonell is recorded in Barcelona circa 1790. Pere Tornto is recorded in Ripoll circa 1756-1816, and may have also worked for the Neapolitan crown circa 1810 ‡ £3000-4000

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330 A 20 BORE SPANISH MIQUELET-LOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with two-stage barrel moulded at the muzzle, chiselled and gilt median, inlaid in silver with flowers over the breech, engraved tang, engraved lock fitted with blued bridle, figured walnut full stock carved with a running band of foliage over the fore-end, chequered butt cut with a further panel of running foliage over the length of the spine, engraved steel trigger-guard and sideplate, and ebony ramrod 9.2cm; 3 3/4in barrel ‡ £500-700 331 A 16 BORE RIPOLL MIQUELET-LOCK PISTOL, LAST QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY, with two-stage barrel stamped with the gold-lined barrelsmith’s marks at the breech (worn, indistinct), patilla lock with engraved cock, steel and bridles, walnut full stock moulded over the fore-end, applied with engraved silver plaques over the ramrod aperture, about the tang, and opposite the lock, Catalan style butt applied with a crowned eagle in engraved silver on each side, brass side-plate, engraved silver trigger-guard and butt-cap each decorated with scrolls of foliage (later ramrod and barrel band) 18.5cm; 7 1/4in barrel ‡ £600-800 150

332 AN 18 BORE D.B. SPANISH MIQUELET-LOCK PISTOL BY PER FRANCISCO GABIOLA, EIBAR, CIRCA 1830 with sighted barrels retaining traces of blued finish, inlaid with silver scrollwork, inscribed ‘En Eibar’, ‘D Herrads’ and stamped with the gold-lined barrelsmith’s mark of Per Francisco Gabiola (Neue Støckel 413) over the breeches, engraved grooved burnished steel breech tang, burnished bevelled locks stamped with the gold-lined maker’s marks en suite with the breeches, the cocks with delicately filed scroll ornament and fitted with blued bridles, figured walnut full stock moulded over the fore-end, finely chequered beaked butt, engraved burnished steel mounts comprising butt-cap decorated with a garland on a gilt recessed ground, the upper portion fluted and extending over the spine of the butt to the tang, trigger-guard with leafy finial, chiselled with scrolls and stamped with the maker’s mark on the bow, rear ramrod-pipe with gilt detail, and associated horn-tipped ramrod 19.3cm; 7 5/8in barrels ‡ £2500-3000


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333 A PAIR OF 25 BORE SPANISH HOLSTER PISTOLS BY VALENTIN LOPEZ, MADRID, CIRCA 1795, CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION BY AQUILINO APARICIO, CIRCA 1820 with blued barrels formed in three-stages, moulded at the muzzles, chiselled girdles, signed ‘Valentin Lopez’ in gold, stamped with the gold-lined barrelsmith’s marks (Neue Støckel 7812 and 7813) and inlaid with scrolls of gold foliage at the breeches, border and scroll-engraved burnished steel breech tangs signed ‘Aparicio’, signed rounded locks with horizontal sears engaging the hammers, stained full stocks carved with raised mouldings over the fore-ends and bouquets behind the tangs, steel mounts comprising pierced trigger-guards decorated with flowers and foliage, broad trigger-guards signed ‘Valentin Lopez en Madrid between crossed palm and olive fronds, spurred pommels decorated with further olive and laurel foliage, moulded rear ramrod-pipes, and forward ramrod-pipes also forming the barrel bands, and contemporary ramrods, perhaps the original 27.5cm; 10 7/8in barrels (2) Valentín Lopez and Aquilino Aparicio were active in Madrid circa 1795-1826 and 1795-1830 respectively. Aparacio trained under Carlos Montargis, along with Ramón Zuloaga. See J. Lavin 1965, p. 119 ‡ £3500-4500

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334 A 40 BORE MIQUELET-LOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL, SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY, PERHAPS COLONIAL SPANISH with engraved tapering barrel moulded at the muzzle, patilla lock with moulded cock and engraved steel, fitted with a later pad to protect the hand on the right, full stock (minor repairs), inlaid with engraved silver scrolling plaques on each side of the fore-end, about the tang, opposite the lock, and over the butt, moulded steel trigger-guard, long engraved steel belt hook,and later ramrod 11.5cm; 4 1/2in ‡ £1500-2000

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335 A 12 BORE SPANISH PERCUSSION OFFICER’S PISTOL BY ARGUEY, RIPOLL, CIRCA 1840 with rebrowned octagonal sighted barrel retaining traces of silver scrollwork over the breech, engraved tang inscribed ‘Ripoll’, signed engraved lock, walnut full stock, angular butt carved with a panel of fishscale chequering on each side, engraved steel mounts including triggerguard and pommel cap, and steel ramrod 17.5cm; 6 7/8in barrel ‡ £200-250

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337 A 15 BORE D.B. SPANISH PERCUSSION PISTOL BY FRANCISCO BETOLAZA, EIBAR, DATED 1846 with blued barrels inlaid with silver wire scrolls, inscribed in silver ‘De Herraduras / Por Francisco Betolaza / En Eibar 1846’, engraved breeches decorated with flowers on the percussion bolsters, engraved tang, engraved back-action locks fitted with percussion hammers formed as crouching lions standing on coiled serpents, figured walnut half-stock, chequered butt, engraved steel trigger-guard and pommel, the latter fitted with a ring for suspension, and associated horn-tipped wooden ramrod 17.7cm; 7in barrels Francisco Betolaza is recorded active in Eibar circa 1817-46 ‡ £600-800 338 A PAIR OF 15 BORE SPANISH PERCUSSION OFFICER’S PISTOLS BY FRANCISCO LORENZO ECHEVERRIA, EIBAR, CIRCA 1830-40 with three-stage browned barrels encrusted with silver beadwork, inlaid with engraved silver flowers and foliage, and chiselled and gilt with flowers, the breeches stamped with the barrelsmith’s gold-lined mark and three decorative marks (losses),

engraved tangs extending over the spine of the butts, back-action locks inscribed ‘En Eibar’ and engraved with scrolls against a recessed gilt ground, the hammers formed as flag bearing Officer’s each in contemporary dress and standing upon a coiled serpent, figured hardwood full stocks (one an early replacement), cut with a panel of fine chequering on each side of the butts, steel mounts chiselled and gilt en suite with the breeches, comprising vestigial side-plates, trigger-guards decorated with moustacheod masks on the bows (one screw missing), and ramrod-pipes, engraved butt-caps fitted with scalloped traps, nickel barrel bolt escutcheons, and horn-tipped ramrods 18cm; 7 1/8in barrels (2) The Basques in the north, led by a very conservative clergy, supported the Carlist cause. While France and all the great European powers officially backed the Isabeline Army, a substantial number of French monarchists made common cause with the Spanish Carlists and some actually fought alongside them as volunteers. A number of Basque gunsmiths sympathized with the French during the first Carlist War (183339). The coiled serpents on the locks possibly represents Isabel Segunda (Isabel II), each being subdued by the standing officer above. ‡ £700-900 153


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339 A PAIR OF BABY WHITWORTH 1.7IN ARTILLERY SHELLS, BLUED AND DAMASCENED IN GOLD WITH COMMEMORATIVE INSCRIPTIONS RELATING TO THE THIRD CARLIST WAR, BY TEODORO YBARZABAL, EIBAR, DATED 1875 of blued steel (oxidized to brown over much of the surface), the hexagonal spiraling bodies decorated with silver lines framed by slender gold frames, inscribed ‘Bombo D Hernani 16 D Set.bre D 1875’ and ‘Bombo D Sn. Sebastian 28 D Set. bre 1875’ respectively in gold letters around the tops, fitted with flower-shaped drip pans, decorated on the tops with damascened patterns and signed on the underside, and gilt screw-in sconces decorated en suite 18.5cm; 7 1/4in high (2)

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Provenance Howard L. Blackmore St Sebastian and the village of Hernani are both located in the Basque country. The bombardments commemorated here took place during the penultimate year of the Third Carlist War (1872-76). Teodoro de Ibarzabal is recorded in Eibar circa 184080 as a maker of swords, firearms and daggers. See R. Larranaga, p. 219. ‡ £500-700


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VARIOUS OWNERS 340 AN 80 BORE SOUTH GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, NUREMBURG, EARLY 17TH CENTURY with two-stage barrel formed with a moulded muzzle, octagonal breech section stamped with the barrelsmith’s mark, a snake (for a member of the Danner family), and Nuremburg town mark beneath, strongly moulded breech, flat lock struck with a further mark (Neue Støckel 4347) and Nuremburg town mark, fitted with external wheel retained by a circular bracket, sliding pan-cover with button release, moulded dog, and sprung safety-catch opposite, figured walnut full stock of military type, reinforced with a steel plaque at the fore-end and ahead of the lock, shaped butt formed of a separate section and reinforced with a steel band, shaped steel trigger-guard, a pair of foliate side-nail washers, and wooden ramrod 42cm; 16 1/2in barrel £3000-4000

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341 A 32 BORE SOUTH GERMAN WHEEL-LCOK HOLSTER PISTOL, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1580-90 with swamped barrel formed in two stages, stamped with Augsburg town mark and the barrelsmith’s mark over the breech (Neue Støckel 6477), flat lock retained by two side nails (one replaced), fitted with external wheel retained by a pierced engraved bracket, engraved dog, safety-catch, and sliding pan-cover, blackened full stock inlaid with engraved staghorn panels between horn lines, the border with ropework and foliage, a pair of hippocampi opposite the lock, compressed spherical pommel inlaid with flowerhead rondels between further bands of foliage and horn lines (the inlay with minor repairs and restorations), iron trigger-guard, ramrod-pipe engraved with a grotesque and staghorn fore-end cap engraved with foliage (later ramrod) 31.5cm; 12 1/2in barrel

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This pistol forms part of a large group decorated in this manner, the majority of which are stamped with Augsburg marks and a number also have the same barrelsmith’s mark. Others are preserved in the Landeszeughaus, Graz; The Bayerischen Nationalsmuseum, Munich; and The Collection of the Princes Odescalchi, Rome. Another large group of decorated pistols with the same barrelsmiths marks are preserved in the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Geneva. See R. Brooker 2007, pp. 231-255; N. di Carpegna 1969, no.473; E. Schalkhauser 1988, pp. 107-8; and J. A.,Godoy 1993, nos. 66, 67, 84-87, 105, 106, 111, 115-117, 121, 123, and 124. £13000-18000


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342 A 54 BORE D.B. FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL BY LE HOLLANDOIS, PARIS, CIRCA 1740 with tapering barrels engraved and gilt with scrolls of foliage at the breech and muzzle and along the rib, engraved tang, stepped locks signed ‘Le Hollandois’ and ‘A Paris’ respectively and decorated with trophies on the tails (one steel replaced), figured walnut full stock (fore-end cracked through and repaired), carved with delicate scrolls of foliage about the rear ramrod-pipe and the tang, bulbous butt inlaid with silver wire scrolls, silver mounts comprising trigger-guard engraved with a flower on the bow and with foliate terminal above a grotesque mask, and engraved ramrod-pipe, and wooden ramrod, perhaps the original (tip missing) 20.2cm; 8in Three maker’s who signed themselves Le Hollandois are recorded by Støckel: Adrien Reynier (circa 1650-80), Adrien Reynier (1680-1743) and Charles Reynier (1700-52). As their signed name suggests they were of Dutch origin. Along with Thuraine, Adrien is recorded as gunmaker to Louis XIV but no record of a brevet de logement has been found to show that they were given lodging in the Louvre. Around the year 1660 they published the well-known series of designs that provided inspiration for many of Europe’s leading gunmakers in the following decades ‡ £800-1200

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343 A FRENCH 60 BORE FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL, CIRCA 1760 with two-stage barrel decorated with gilt scrolls and linear borders, plain tang, rounded lock fitted with dog safety-catch (cock repaired), carved walnut full stock decorated with a bouquet behind the barrel tang, the pommel formed as a birdof-prey’s head and set with mother-of-pearl eyes, moulded steel mounts comprising trigger-guard, solid side-plate and ramrod-pipe (ramrod missing) 14.5cm; 5 3/4in ‡ £500-700 344 A 32 BORE LIÈGOIS FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1820 with octagonal barrel fitted with spring bayonet beneath, engraved box-lock action decorated with flowers and scrolling foliage on each side (cock replaced), sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking the steel, flat-sided walnut butt, cut with a panel of chequering set with silver nails at the top (rubbed) and with a raised oval on each side set with a silver wire star, and engraved steel sliding trigger-guard locking the bayonet 22.7cm; 8 7/8in £300-400


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345 A LIÈGOIS FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS PISTOL BY CHARLES BAUDIN, CIRCA 1790 with two-stage barrel engraved with bouquets at the muzzle, the median and over the breech, engraved tang, signed lock stamped with a mark on the inside, figured walnut full stock (cracks and repairs), carved with a scallop moulding about the tang and inlaid with sprays of silver wire, and engraved steel mounts including spurred pommel and trigger-guard decorated with trophies of-arms, and solid side-plate (later ramrod) 30cm; 11 7/8in

346 A 22 BORE BOHEMIAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL, CIRCA 1780 with two-stage sighted barrel, tang of shaped outline, associated lock, moulded figured walnut full stock, brass mounts cast and chased in low relief (rubbed), including sideplate decorated with a trophy-of-war and two mounted officer’s, spurred pommel decorated with mounted figures in combat, trigger-guard en suite and later bone fore-end cap (ramrod missing) 34.2cm; 13 1/2in ‡ £400-600

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347 A 20 BORE SPANISH MIQUELET-LOCK PISTOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with two-stage barrel, stamped with the brass-lined barrelsmith’s mark and a series of brass-lined decorative marks over the breech, lock of characteristic form with engraved and chiselled pan-fence and cock, moulded walnut full stock (repairs) inlaid with engraved brass panels, engraved brass mounts including spurred pommel fitted with naive grotesque mask butt-cap, plain steel side-plate enclosed by a large engraved brass panel, and vacant brass escutcheon (later ramrod) 32cm; 12 5/8in £200-300

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348 A PAIR OF 80 BORE CONTINENTAL D.B. FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLS, CIRCA 1800 with turn-off tapering barrels cut at the muzzles for a key, boxlock actions engraved with stylised trophies-of-arms, fitted with sliding thumb-piece safety-catches, swelling figured walnut butts (small cracks and repairs), and engraved broad trigger-guards decorated with sunbursts 17.8cm; 7in (2) £700-1000


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349 A PAIR OF 80 BORE GERMAN RIFLED PERCUSSION OFFICER’S PISTOLS BY ALEX PROBST IN DARMSTADT, DATED 1867 with browned octagonal barrels rifled with six grooves, fitted with blued fore-sights, signed in silver over the breeches, inlaid with silver scrollwork and two gold lines, (the silver with small losses, patches of light rust), scroll-engraved case-hardened breeches, scroll-engraved case-hardened tangs numbered ‘1’ and ‘2’ respectively and fitted with adjustable back-sights, scroll-engraved locks fitted with hammers decorated en suite (one spur detached), set triggers, figured walnut half-stocks, carved fore-ends and fluted butts, engraved spurred trigger-guards and pommel caps, engraved steel barrel bolt escutcheons (one cracked), no provision for ramrods, and some original finish

throughout, in their fitted mahogany case with strongly bevelled lid, the outer surface with a central brass escutcheon engraved, ‘Die Teutonia zu Giesen / i/r C Rhenania zu Heidelberg / zur erinnerung / an den 7 december 1867’ and fitted with a pair of foliate bosses (carrying handle missing), the interior lined in green velvet, retaining a number of accessories including two bullet moulds, powder-flask and three rammers 26.5cm; 10 1/2in barrels The Student Societies of Teutonia zu Giesen and Rhenania zu Heidelberg are amongst the oldest Societies of their type in Germany ‡ £3500-4500

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350 A CASED PAIR OF 50 BORE GERMAN PERCUSSION RIFLED OFFICER’S PISTOLS BY G. NOACK IN BERLIN, NO. 13201, CIRCA 1860 with etched twist swamped barrels rifled with eight grooves, fitted with German silver fore-sights, signed in silver ahead of a spray of silver foliage and stamped with the number beneath, scroll-engraved case-hardened numbered breeches, scroll-engraved case-hardened breech tangs numbered ‘1’ and ‘2’ respectively and fitted with adjustable blued back-sights, scroll-engraved case-hardened back-action locks fitted with gravity-stops and case-hardened hammers decorated en suite, set triggers, figured walnut half-stocks, the butts cut with a panel of chequering within a scrollwork frame on each side,

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engraved case-hardened steel mounts comprising spurred trigger-guards, two vestigial side-plates and numbered buttcaps, a pair of German silver barrel bolt escutcheons, no provision for ramrods and retaining much original finish throughout: in original fitted case lined in plum velvet (faded, lid and compartment lid missing), complete with its accessories including sight key, powder-flask and oil bottle, and numbered nipple wrench and bullet mould 37.5cm; 14 3/4in This maker is recorded in Berlin circa 1860-80 ‡ £3500-4000


351 A PAIR OF 50 BORE GERMAN PERCUSSION RIFLED OFFICER’S PISTOLS BY M. NEUBER IN AMBERG, MID-19TH CENTURY with etched twist swamped sighted barrels rifled with seven grooves, engraved case-hardened breeches incorporating the back-sights, numbered ‘1’ and ‘2’ respectively and decorated with a serpent on the percussion bolsters, polished locks signed ‘M. Neuber’ and inscribed ‘In Amberg’ respectively, set triggers, figured walnut full stocks (one fore-end cracked through and chipped, the other with a hairline crack), chequered grips, shaped pommels carved with a wreath of foliage and set with an engraved German silver cap, engraved German silver mounts including trigger-guards with foliate terminals, horn fore-end caps, and one retaining its original horn-tipped ramrod (the other replaced) 34cm; 13 3/8in (2)

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352 A PAIR OF 80 BORE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS, MID-19TH CENTURY with turn-off damascus barrels, scroll-engraved actions with folding triggers (one hammer spur chipped), ivory butts (small cracks), and engraved steel caps 13.8 cm; 5 3/8in (2) £400-600

353 A 54 BORE CONTINENTAL D.B. PIN-FIRE PISTOL AND A POWDER-FLASK, MID-19TH CENTURY the first with tip-up sighted barrels operated by an engraved rotary underlever, engraved action, folding triggers, carved fluted butt, and steel butt-cap (refinished throughout); the second with brass body, and graduated brass nozzle signed James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield the first: 21.5cm; 8 1/2in (2)

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354 A 100 BORE D.B. OVER-AND-UNDER PERCUSSION PISTOL BY CLOUGH, BATH, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840 with turn-off barrels cut for a key and engraved with foliage around the muzzles, engraved breeches, signed engraved rounded action, folding trigger, engraved blued top-mounted safety-catch, finely chequered walnut butt, and vacant silver escutcheon 3.5cm; 1 3/8in barrels £300-400

355 A 50 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL BY ROSS, EDINBURGH, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830 with blued octagonal barrel engraved at the breech and muzzle, scroll-engraved rounded brass action (rubbed), signed ‘Ross’ on the left and inscribed ‘Edinburgh’ on the right, blued folding trigger, engraved sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, figured walnut butt finely inlaid with silver wire scrolls and engraved silver flowers, the butt fitted with a chased silver lion mask cap, and oval escutcheon engraved with the owner’s initials ‘JIT[?’ beneath their crest, a horsehead erased 11.4cm; 4 1/2in £300-400

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356 A CASED PAIR OF 40 BORE PERCUSSION DUELLING PISTOLS BY F. BARNES & CO., LONDON, CIRCA 1840 with signed browned octagonal twist barrels fitted with blued fore-sights, case-hardened recessed breeches incorporating the back-sights and inlaid with platinum lines, stamped with London proof marks beneath, engraved case-hardened tangs, signed scroll-engraved bolted locks with detents, blued set triggers, figured walnut half-stocks, chequered butts engraved blued steel trigger-guards and fore-end caps, engraved case-hardened pommel caps, vacant silver escutcheons and barrel bolt escutcheons, no provision for ramrods and retaining some original finish throughout: in relined contemporary fitted mahogany case (lid detached), complete with some accessories including powder-flask, bullet-mould and wad cutter 39.3cm; 15 1/2in Frederick Barnes & Co are recorded in London and Birmingham, circa 1847-1900 ÂŁ3500-4500

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357 TWO FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLS, CIRCA 1760 the first with turn-off cannon, barrel struck with Private proof marks beneath the breech, box-lock action signed I. Furber (?) on a rococo scroll on the left (worn, the upper portion of the cock, action retaining screw, safety-catch and trigger missing), flat-sided figured walnut butt inlaid with silver wire rococo ornament (losses), and steel trigger guard (the steel parts patinated); the second of similar form (steel spring missing), sliding trigger-guard safety-catch, and flat-sided walnut butt inlaid with silver wire rococo scrolls the first: 6cm; 2 3/8in barrel (2) £300-500 358 A 20 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOL BY STANTON, LONDON, DATED 1755 with cannon barrel moulded at the muzzle and signed within an engraved rococo frame at the breech, engraved tang, sidehammer action (cock detached), figured walnut butt carved with a scallop moulding about the tang, engraved steel triggerguard, silver mounts cast and chased in low relief, comprising trophy-of-arms side-plate, grotesque mask butt-cap and escutcheon with the owner’s name and the date (the steel parts patinated throughout) 14cm; 5 1/2in barrel Jonathan Stanton apprenticed to William Turvey in 1739, was made Free of the Gunmakers Company 1747, and became Master 1765. He is recorded in Holborn from 1748 £600-800 166

359 A 16 BORE FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL BY HARCOURT, IPSWICH, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830 with octagonal barrel fitted with silver fore-sight, engraved blued tang fitted with standing back-sight, signed stepped bolted lock fitted with roller and semi-rainproof pan (the upper half of the cock missing), walnut full stock (the fore-end chipped and cracked), chequered butt, engraved blued steel trigger-guard and ramrod-pipe, vacant silver escutcheon and silver barrel bolt escutcheons (ramrod missing) 11.5cm; 4 1/2in barrel John Harcourt is recorded at Rotten Row and Upper Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk in 1791-1811 and 1815-39 respectively £400-600


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360 A PAIR OF 25 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOLS BY GRIFFIN, SILVER MAKERS MARK JA, LONDON 1759 with two-stage Spanish barrels, fitted with silver ‘spider’ foresights, octagonal breeches chiselled with a granular pattern, decorated with silver, signed ‘Esquibel En Madrid’, dated 1750 and stamped with the barrelsmith’s mark and a series of decorative marks (worn), platinum vents, engraved tangs, engraved stepped locks signed on scrolls (steels repaired, topjaws replaced), figured walnut full stocks carved with a scallop moulding about the tangs (rubbed), full silver mounts cast and chased in low relief comprising strapwork side-plates involving flowers and foliage, spurred pommels chiselled with scallops and with grotesque mask caps, trigger-guards engraved with flowers on the bow and with foliate terminals, two ramrodpipes, and vacant rococo escutcheons, and horn-tipped ramrods, perhaps the original 27cm; 10 5/8in barrels (2)

361 AN 11 BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOL, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820 with tapering barrel, stepped lock, walnut full stock (cracked), and brass mounts of livery type (the steel parts rusted); together with a leather shot-flask (incomplete), a brass powder-flask by ‘J. A. Dixon & Sons’; leather pouch, a bayonet and a swordstick the first: 19.5cm; 7 3/4in barrel (6) £300-400

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362 A 22 BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY THOMAS COSENS, CIRCA 1700 with three-stage sighted barrel (pitted), engraved tang decorated with strawberry foliage, signed rounded borderengraved lock decorated with scrolling foliage and a monsterhead scroll, the cock engraved en suite (surface rust, defective, steel missing), figured ash half-stock (cut-down, chipped), moulded about the rear ramrod-pipe and the tang, brass mounts comprising pierced scrolling side-plate, moulded trigger-guard and later spurred pommel 31cm; 12 1/4in barrel Thomas Cosens apprenticed to John Silke, turned over to his brother John in 1664, was Free of the Gunmakers Company 1673 and is last recorded in 1677 £300-400

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363 A 10 BORE FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S PISTOL SIGNED MARSH, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820 with browned twist octagonal barrel of large bore, fitted with silver fore-sight, finely engraved case-hardened tang incorporating the back-sight, signal engraved bevelled bolted case-hardened lock, fitted with semi-rainproof pan, roller and bolt safety-catch, figured walnut full stock, finely chequered butt, engraved blued trigger-guard decorated with a trophy-ofarms and with pineapple finial, horn fore-end cap, vacant silver escutcheon, a pair of silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and swivel ramrod 23.5cm; 9 1/4in barrel £1200-1800


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364 A 20 BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY JOSEPH BUCKMASTER, LONDON, CIRCA 1740 of regulation or livery type, with tapering barrel stamped with the barrelsmith’s mark of Joseph Buckmaster at the breech, rounded lock stamped ‘Buckmaster’, walnut full stock carved with an apron moulding about the tang (the fore-end cracked, light worm damage), brass mounts comprising pommel, trigger-guard and baluster ramrod pipe, and wooden ramrod 47.5cm; 18 3/4in Joseph Buckmaster was gunmaker to the Hudson’s Bay Company circa 1745-64 and to the Ordnance 1756-60. He was fined for receiving guns with the King’s mark in 1761. See H. L. Blackmore 1986, p. 63

365 A RARE 10 BORE D.B. CARBINE BY JOHN BLISSETT 322 HIGH HOLBORN LONDON, NO. A3389, CIRCA 1857-66 with tapering twist sighted barrels signed on the rib, fitted with spring bayonet beneath the muzzle, locked by a catch ahead of the trigger-guard, engraved breech inlaid with a gold line, pierced platinum plugs, engraved tang, signed scrollengraved locks (the hammers repaired), figured walnut half-stock cut with chequering over the grip, engraved steel mounts including numbered trigger-guard and butt-plate (the steel parts with light pitting), vacant silver escutcheon and original steel ramrod 49.3cm; 19 1/2in barrels £2000-2500

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366 A RARE 6 BORE PERCUSSION HARPOON GUN FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY with very heavy blackened sighted barrel formed in twostages, rounded side-hammer action covered by a plate on the left, integral ‘skeleton’ butt with a loop for retaining cord on the underside, steel trigger-guard, a pair of ramrod-pipes, and brass ramrod (pitted, painted black throughout) 50.8cm; 20in barrel £500-600 367 A 14 BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY JOHN MANTON, NO. 2905, CIRCA 1804 with rebrowned three-stage sighted barrels, signed in gold, stamped with the serial number and London proof marks beneath, the breech inlaid with a gold line, stamped ‘Manton Patent’ in a gold-lined recess and with gold-lined vent, engraved tang, signed stepped lock with rainproof pan and roller (the steel refaced), figured walnut half-stock (repairs) with chequered grip and raised cheek-piece, engraved steel mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial and buttplate, and steel-tipped ramrod 87.5cm; 34 1/2in barrel £1800-2000

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368 AN 18 BORE D.B. FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY W. COOK, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820 with rebrowned twist sighted barrels, engraved recessed breech inlaid with a pair of platinum lines, platinum vents, engraved tang, signed engraved locks decorated with game birds on the tails, border ornament, sunbursts, fitted with rainproof pans and rollers (one cock replaced, rear trigger repaired), figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, engraved steel mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial (chipped), and wooden ramrod with worm (tip missing, the lock and mounts pitted) 81.2cm; 32in barrels £700-900


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369 A 13 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY I. BLISSETT, LEADENHALL, NO. 2180, CIRCA 1820 with browned twist sighted barrels retaining traces of a signature on the rib towards the breech, engraved casehardened breech decorated with game birds, inlaid with a gold line, platinum plugs, engraved tang decorated with scrolls enclosing a partridge vignette, signed scroll-engraved stepped flush-fitting locks decorated with scrolls, game birds, and hounds, figured walnut half-stock reinforced with silver plaques beneath the breech, chequered grip, engraved steel mounts including numbered trigger-guard decorated with hounds and retaining traces of blue, butt-plate and ramrodpipe, vacant silver escutcheon, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod 73.2cm; 28 7/8in barrels Isaac Blissett is recorded at 69 Leadenhall Street, circa 1808-22. ÂŁ700-900

370 A 12 BORE SCOTTISH PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY INGRAM, HAMILTON, CIRCA 1835 with browned twist sighted barrel signed on a short flat, engraved case-hardened breech decorated with tightly scrolling foliage and inlaid with two pairs of gold lines, gold plug, engraved case-hardened tang decorated en suite with the breech and with a hound in a silver frame, signed border and scroll-engraved case-hardened lock decorated with game birds, fitted with engraved case-hardened hammer, figured walnut half-stock, chequered pistol grip fitted with an engraved case-hardened cap, engraved steel mounts comprising blued trigger-guard decorated with game birds, case-hardened vestigial side-plate, blued butt-plate decorated with a hound putting up a duck, three ramrod-pipes (ramrod missing), vacant silver escutcheon, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and some original finish throughout 81cm; 32in barrel ÂŁ700-900 171


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371 AN 80 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE BY W. MACLAUCHLAN EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1850 with etched twist heavy octagonal sighted barrel (back-sight removed), recessed breech engraved with a stag, engraved percussion bolster, engraved slender tang decorated with foliage, signed back-action lock engraved with a running and a reclining stag, set trigger, figured walnut half-stock (cracked ahead of the lock, small chips), chequered grip, engraved steel mounts comprising trigger-guard and butt-plate each decorated with scrolls of foliage and a tiger mask, three ramrod-pipes, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and horn fore-end cap and associated ramrod 71.5cm; 28 1/4in barrel ÂŁ600-800

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Conditions of Business for Buyers 1.

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

2. Definitions “Bidder” is any person making, attempting or considering making a bid, including Buyers; “Buyer” is the person who makes the highest bid or offer accepted by the auctioneer, including a Buyer’s principal when bidding as agent; “Seller” is the person offering a lot for sale, including their agent, or executors; “TDM” means Thomas Del Mar Ltd., 25 Blythe Road, London, W14 0PD, company number 5368339. “Buyer’s Expenses” are any costs or expenses due to Thomas Del Mar Ltd. from the Buyer; “Buyer’s Premium” is the commission payable by the Buyer on the Hammer Price at the rates set out in the Guide for Prospective Buyers; “Hammer Price” is the highest bid for the Property accepted by the auctioneer at the auction or the post auction sale price; “Purchase Price” is the Hammer Price plus applicable Buyer’s Premium and Buyer’s Expenses; “Reserve Price” (where applicable) is the minimum Hammer Price at which the Seller has agreed to sell a lot. The Buyer’s Premium, Buyer’s Expenses and Hammer Price are subject to VAT, where applicable. 3. Examination of Lots (a) TTDM’s knowledge of lots is partly dependent on information provided by the Seller and TDM is unable to exercise exhaustive due diligence on each lot. Each lot is available for examination before sale. Bidders are responsible for carrying out examinations and research before sale to satisfy themselves over the condition of lots and accuracy of descriptions. (b) All oral and/or written information provided to Bidders relating to lots, including descriptions in the catalogue, condition reports or elsewhere are statements of TDM’s opinion and not representations of fact. Estimates may not be relied on as a prediction of the selling price or value of the lot and may be revised from time to time at TDM’s absolute discretion. 4. Exclusions and limitations of liability to Buyers (a) TDM shall refund the Purchase Price to the Buyer in circumstances where it deems that the lot is a Counterfeit, subject to the terms of TDM’s Authenticity Guarantee. (b) Subject to Condition 4(a), neither TDM nor the Seller:(i) is liable for any errors or omissions in any oral or written information provided to Bidders by TDM, whether negligent or otherwise; (ii) gives any guarantee or warranty to Bidders and any implied warranties and conditions are excluded (save in so far as such obligations cannot be excluded by English law), other than the express warranties given by the Seller to the Buyer (for which the Seller is solely responsible) under the Conditions of Business for Sellers; (iii) accepts responsibility to Bidders for acts or omissions (whether negligent or otherwise) by TDM in connection with the conduct of auctions or for any matter relating to the sale of any lot. (c) Without prejudice to Condition 4(b), any claim against TDM

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and/ or the Seller by a Bidder is limited to the Purchase Price for the relevant lot. Neither TDM nor the Seller shall be liable for any indirect or consequential losses. 5. Bidding at Auction (a) TDM has absolute discretion to refuse admission to the auction. Before sale, Bidders must complete a Registration Form and supply such information and references as TDM requires. Bidders are personally liable for their bid and are jointly and severally liable with their principal, if bidding as agent (in which case TDM’s prior and express consent must be obtained). (b) TDM advises Bidders to attend the auction, but TDM will endeavour to execute absentee written bids provided that they are, in TDM’s opinion, received in sufficient time and in legible form. (c) When available, written and telephone bidding is offered as a free service at the Bidder’s risk and subject to TDM’s other commitments; TDM is therefore not liable for failure to execute such bids. Telephone bidding may be recorded. 6. Import, Export and Copyright Restrictions TDM and the Seller make no representations or warranties as to whether any lot is subject to import, export or copyright restrictions. It is the Buyer's sole responsibility to obtain any copyright clearance or any necessary import, export or other licence required by law, including licenses required under the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). 7.

Conduct of the Auction (a) The auctioneer has discretion to refuse bids, withdraw or reoffer lots for sale (including after the fall of the hammer) if (s)he believes that there may be an error or dispute, and may also take such other action as (s)he reasonably deems necessary. (b) The auctioneer will commence and advance the bidding in such increments as (s)he considers appropriate and is entitled to place bids on the Seller’s behalf up to the Reserve Price for the lot, where applicable. (c) Subject to Condition 7(a), the contract between the Buyer and the Seller is concluded on the striking of the auctioneer's hammer. (d) Any post-auction sale of lots shall incorporate these Conditions of Business. 8. Payment and Collection (a) Unless otherwise agreed in advance, payment of the Purchase Price is due in pounds sterling immediately after the auction (the "Payment Date"). (b) Title in a lot will not pass to the Buyer until TDM has received the Purchase Price in cleared funds. TDM will generally not release a lot to a Buyer before payment. Earlier release shall not affect passing of title or the Buyer's obligation to pay the Purchase Price, as above. (c) The refusal of any licence or permit required by law, as outlined in Condition 6, shall not affect the Buyer’s obligation to pay for the lot, as per Condition 8(a). (d) The Buyer must arrange collection of lots within 10 working days of the auction. Purchased lots are at the Buyer's risk from the earlier of (i) collection or (ii) 10 working days after the auction. Until risk passes, TDM will compensate the Buyer for any loss or damage to the lot up to a maximum of the Purchase Price actually paid by the Buyer. TDM’s assumption of risk is subject to the exclusions detailed in Condition 5(d) of the Conditions of Business for Sellers. (e) All packing and handling of lots is at the Buyer's risk. TDM will not be liable for any acts or omissions of third party packers or shippers. 9. Remedies for non-payment Without prejudice to any rights that the Seller may have, if the


Buyer without prior agreement fails to make payment for the lot within 5 working days of the auction, TDM may in its sole discretion exercise 1 or more of the following remedies:(a) store the lot at its premises or elsewhere at the Buyer’s sole risk and expense; (b) cancel the sale of the lot; (c) set off any amounts owed to the Buyer by TDM against any amounts owed to TDM by the Buyer for the lot; (d) reject future bids from the Buyer; (e) charge interest at 4% per annum above HSBC Bank plc Base Rate from the Payment Date to the date that the Purchase Price is received in cleared funds; (f) re-sell the lot by auction or privately, with estimates and reserves at TDM’s discretion, in which case the Buyer will be liable for any shortfall between the original Purchase Price and the amount achieved on re-sale, including all costs incurred in such re-sale; (g) Exercise a lien over any Buyer’s Property in TDM’s possession, applying the sale proceeds to any amounts owed by the Buyer to TDM. TDM shall give the Buyer 14 days written notice before exercising such lien; (h) commence legal proceedings to recover the Purchase Price for the lot, plus interest and legal costs; (i) disclose the Buyer’s details to the Seller to enable the Seller to commence legal proceedings 10. Failure to collect purchases (a) If the Buyer pays the Purchase Price but does not collect the lot within 20 working days of the auction, the lot will be stored at the Buyer's expense and risk at TDM’s premises or in independent storage. (b) If a lot is paid for but uncollected within 6 months of the

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

Thomas Del Mar Ltd.‘s Authenticity Guarantee If Thomas Del Mar Ltd. sells an item of Property which is later shown to be a “Counterfeit”, subject to the terms below Thomas Del Mar Ltd. will rescind the sale and refund the Buyer the total amount paid by the Buyer to Thomas Del Mar Ltd. for that Property, up to a maximum of the Purchase Price. The Guarantee lasts for one (1) year after the date of the relevant auction, is for the benefit of the Buyer only and is non-transferable. “Counterfeit” means an item of Property that in Thomas Del Mar Ltd.’s reasonable opinion is an imitation created with the intent to deceive over the authorship, origin, date, age, period, culture or source, where the correct description of such matters is not included in the catalogue description for the Property. Property shall not be considered Counterfeit solely because of any damage and/or restoration and/or modification work (including, but not limited to, recolouring, tooling or repatinating). Please note that this Guarantee does not apply if either:(i) the catalogue description was in accordance with the generally accepted opinions of scholars and experts at the date of the sale, or the catalogue description indicated that there was a conflict of such opinions; or reports produced by the Buyer, and reserves the right to seek additional expert advice at its own expense. In the event Thomas Del Mar Ltd. decides to rescind the sale under this Guarantee, it may refund to the Buyer the reasonable costs of up to two mutually approved independent expert reports, provided always that the costs of such reports have been approved in advance and in writing by Thomas Del Mar Ltd. (ii) the only method of establishing at the date of the sale that the item was a Counterfeit would have been by means of

processes not then generally available or accepted, unreasonably expensive or impractical; or likely to have caused damage to or loss in value to the Property (in Thomas Del Mar Ltd.’s reasonable opinion); or (iii) there has been no material loss in value of the Property from its value had it accorded with its catalogue description. To claim under this Guarantee, the Buyer must:(i) notify Thomas Del Mar Ltd. in writing within one (1) month of receiving any informationthat causes the Buyer to question the authenticity or attribution of the Property, specifying the lot number, date of the auction at which it was purchased and the reasons why it is believed to be Counterfeit; and (ii) return the Property to Thomas Del Mar Ltd. in the same condition as at the date of sale and be able to transfer good title in the Property, free from any third party claims arising after the date of the sale. Thomas Del Mar Ltd. has discretion to waive any of the above requirements. Thomas Del Mar Ltd. may require the Buyer to obtain at the Buyer's cost the reports of two independent and recognised experts in the relevant field and acceptable to Thomas Del Mar Ltd. Thomas Del Mar Ltd. shall not be bound by any reports produced by the Buyer, and reserves the right to seek additional expert advice at its own expense. In the event Thomas Del Mar Ltd. decides to rescind the sale under this Guarantee, it may refund to the Buyer the reasonable costs of up to two mutually approved independent expert reports, provided always that the costs of such reports have been approved in advance and in writing by Thomas Del Mar Ltd.

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Sale Title Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria Date 5th December 2012

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Code: Perkins Please mail, fax, or scan and email to: Thomas Del Mar 25 Blythe Road London W14 0PD Fax +44 (0) 207 602 5973

Important Please bid on my behalf at the above sale for the following Lot(s) up to the hammer price(s) mentioned below. These bids are to be executed as cheaply as is permitted by other bids or reserves and in an amount up to but not exceeding the specified amount. The auctioneer may open the bidding on any lot by placing a bid on behalf of the seller. The auctioneer may further bid on behalf of the seller up to the amount of the reserve by placing responsive or consecutive bids for a lot. I agree to be bound by Thomas Del Mar Ltd’s Conditions of Business. If any bid is successful, I agree to pay a buyer’s premium on the hammer price at the rate stated in the front of the catalogue and any VAT, or amounts in lieu of VAT, which may be due on the buyer’s premium and the hammer price. Methods of Payment Thomas Del Mar Ltd. welcomes the following methods of payment, most of which will facilitate immediate release of your purchases. Wire Transfer to our Bank Electronic transfers may be sent directly to our Bank: HSBC Bank Plc 38 High Street Dartford Kent DA1 1DG

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