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Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale on Wednesday 14th December 2005

Lot numbers:

91-119 of 205

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91

A NORTH ITALIAN HALBERD, LATE 16TH CENTURY, PROBABLY VENETIAN with robust central spike of diamond-section, formed with a globular moulding and chiselled with a grotesque demi-fgure on each side at the base, pierced crescentic axe-blade formed with a pair of rear-curled lugs and a further lug behind, pierced flat rear spike formed with a further vertical spike, the socket fitted with an up-turned spike formed as a serpent (replaced), and a pair of short iron straps, on a wooden haft fitted with an additional pair of straps and moulded iron shoe 85cm; 33Iin headProvenance: Warwick Castle, inv. no. PO36. 700-900

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1000
92 TWO RARE JAVELINS FOR THE CAROUSEL, LAST QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY each with robust iron head of hollow-triangular section, tapering socket and a pair of short rectangular straps, on its original wooden shaft painted with a running pattern of red scrolling foliage and red and white flowerheads 26cm; 10Din; 26.8cm; 10Iin heads (2) Similar javelins were used for running at the Quintain for the Carousel of Christian V in 1685. See L. Rangstr"m 1992, p.173, no.195 and p.396. 800-1000

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860
93 TWO RARE JAVELINS FOR THE CAROUSEL, LAST QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY each with conical iron head, tapering slender shaft and a pair of short straps, on its original wooden shaft painted with a running pattern of red foliage and flowers 24cm; 9Iin heads (2)See footnote to previous lot. 800-1000

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94 A NORTH GERMAN BOAR SPEAR FROM THE COURT HUNT OF ERNST AUGUST, DUKE OF BRUNSWICK AND LUNEBURG, ELECTOR OF HANOVER, PRINCE BISHOP OF OSNABRUCK (1629-1698), LATE 17TH CENTURY with heavy leaf-shaped blade of hollow-diamond section, socket of hexagonal-section engraved with the Ducal monogram at the base, on an early oak haft bound with a pattern of leather trellis 32cm; 12Kin head Provenance: Schloss Marienburg 1000-1200

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1200
95 A NORTH GERMAN BOAR SPEAR FROM THE COURT HUNT OF GEORG WILHELM, DUKE OF BRUNSWICK AND LUNEBURG IN CALENBURG, DUKE OF SAXE-LAUENBURG (1624-1705), LATE 17TH CENTURY with heavy leaf-shaped blade of hollow-diamond section, socket of hexagonal-section engraved with the Ducal monogram at the base, on an early oak haft bound with a pattern of leather trellis, and complete with a staghorn toggle 36cm; 14Bin headProvenanceSchloss CelleSchloss Marienburg 1000-1200

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1900
96 A GEORGE IV STATE PARTISAN OF THE YEOMAN OF THE GUARD, CIRCA 1820-30 with tapering central blade of flattened diamond-section, the base of broad crescentic form incorporating two pairs of short straight ribbon-like lugs, moulded socket, and the head retaining some original engraved decoration including the full crowned Royal Arms and the cypher GR, on a wooden haft (worn throughout) 88cm; 34Kin headProvenance: Warwick Castle, inv. no. P025.A number of State Partisans decorated with the cyphers of both King George IV and Queen Victoria are preserved in the Royal Armouries, Leeds. See C.J. Foulkes 1915, pp.229-230, nos. 347-370. 400-500

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1000
97 ANOTHER, OF LARGER FORM, CIRCA 1820-30 with tapering central blade of flattened diamond-section, the base of broad crescentic form incorporating two pairs of short straight ribbon-like lugs, moulded socket, and the head retaining some original engraved decoration including the full crowned Royal Arms, and the cypher GR, on a wooden haft (worn throughout)89cm; 35in head Provenance: Warwick Castle, inv. no. P026.See footnote to previous lot. 400-500

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2200
98 ANOTHER TWO, SIMILAR, CIRCA 1820-30 each on a later wooden haft (the heads each extensively pitted, one missing its upper half, the other replaced), and A PARTISAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY, of characteristic form,the head stamped 'P.Bon.I', on a wooden haft (missing its lower portion) the first:76.8cm; 30Din head (3) Provenance: Warwick Castle, inv. nos. P072, P071 and P030. See footnote to previous lot. 300-400

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550
98A THREE MODEL 1860 PATTERN LANCES, CIRCA 1860-68 each with regulation steel head and shoe, on a bamboo shaft, and remaining in good untouched condition throughout 57.5cm; 22Kin head (3)Provenance: Warwick Castle 300-400

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550
99 THREE MODEL 1860 PATTERN LANCES, CIRCA 1860-68 each with regulation steel head and shoe, on a bamboo shaft, with later penants, and remaining in good untouched condition throughout 57.5cm; 22Kin head (3)Provenance: Warwick Castle 300-400

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550
100 THREE MODEL 1860 PATTERN LANCES, CIRCA 1860-68 each with regulation steel head and shoe, on a bamboo shaft, and remaining in good untouched condition throughout (one shaft with small cracks) 57.5cm; 22Kin head (3)Provenance: Warwick Castle 300-400

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350
101 THREE MODEL 1860 PATTERN LANCES, CIRCA 1860-68 each with regulation steel head and shoe, on a bamboo shaft, and remaining in good untouched condition throughout (one shaft with small cracks) 57.5cm; 22Kin head (3)Provenance: Warwick Castle 300-400

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300
102 THREE MODEL 1860 PATTERN LANCES, CIRCA 1860-68 each with regulation steel head and shoe, on a bamboo shaft, and remaining in good untouched condition throughout 57.5cm; 22Kin head (3)Provenance: Warwick Castle 300-400

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550
103 THREE MODEL 1860 PATTERN LANCES, CIRCA 1860-68 each with regulation steel head and shoe, on a bamboo shaft, and remaining in good untouched condition throughout (one shaft with small cracks) 57.5cm; 22Kin head (3)Provenance: Warwick Castle 300-400

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300
104 FOUR MODEL 1860 PATTERN LANCES, CIRCA 1860-68 each with regulation steel head and shoe, on a bamboo shaft, two with later penants, and remaining in good untouched condition throughout (one shaft with small cracks) 57.5cm; 22Kin head (3)Provenance: Warwick Castle 300-400

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450
105 AN AXE, 19TH CENTURYwith robust iron head formed with curved leading edge, stamped with a cyrillic mark on one side, faceted flat-faced rear pean, moulded collar, a pair of iron straps, and on its original wooden haft with brass basal cap 90.5cm; 35Kin overallProvenance: Warwick Castle 300-400

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280
106 THE REGULATION BICORN HAT AND COATEE OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL ALEXANDER GRAHAM STIRLING, CIRCA 1820-30 (in poor, near relic condition), complete with post-1812 aiguillete (3) 800-1200

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3200
107 A FIELD OFFICER'S SCARLET COAT, CIRCA 1770-75 with blue facings, silver lace and epaulettes (bullions missing, in relic condition throughout), together with matching buff white waistcoat (worn) (3) 700-1000

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7500
108 ANOTHER FIELD OFFICER'S SCARLET COAT, CIRCA 1770-75 very similar to the preceding (in relic condition) 500-700

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6000
109 A GENERAL OFFICER'S DOUBLE-BREASTED COATEE, CIRCA 1850 with a pair of bullion epaulettes of boxed form (mothed) 400-600

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650
110 AN OFFICER'S COATEE OF THE 50TH (WEST KENT) REGIMENT OF FOOT, CIRCA 1800-1810 scarlet with black facings, and AN OFFICER'S WAISTCOAT, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY, probably Ordnance or Artillery (both mothed) (2) 300-400

Nil

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380
111 AN OFFICER'S MESS JACKET OF THE ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS, CIRCA 1931 A GENTLEMAN'S BOTTLE GREEN DOUBLE-BREASTED TAILCOAT AND A STRIPED CREAM WAISTCOAT, EARLY 19TH CENTURY (3) 100-150

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112 AN EAST INDIA COMPANY NAVAL OFFICER'S COATEE, CIRCA 1840 dark blue with black velvet facings; and ANOTHER, SIMILAR, CIRCA 1830-40 (each mothed) (2) 200-300

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1200
113 A GENERAL PATTERN BRASS SHAKO PLATE, CIRCA 1800-1812 (worn), on a velvet-covered wooden display panel, the reverse applied with an inscribed label, 15cm; 5Pin highThe inscription reads '..Mrs Timms grandfather wore this..in a war in Egypt when Napoleon I was there...'. The Army List for 1816 records Captain Timms on half-pay 27th September 1787 in the 2nd Garrison Battalion of Donkin's Royal Garrison. See Army List 1816, p.656. 300-400

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300
114 A COMPOSITE NORTH EUROPEAN CUIRASSIER ARMOUR, CIRCA, 1620-30 comprising Flemish cuirassier helmet with two-piece skull rising to an acorn finial at the apex (replaced) and embossed with a radiating pattern of v-shaped flutes decorated at their crests with roping between pairs of incised lines, pivoted peak, flat upper-bevor with broad rectangular recess forming the vision-slit at the upper edge and pierced with characteristic arrangements of ventilation-holes at each side and over the mouth, fitted with bevor and three gorget plates front and rear, the main edges decorated with roped turns and the subsidiary edges with cusped ornament and pairs of incised lines, German collar of one plate front and rear with roped inward turn at the neck, earlier German breastplate of peascod form decorated with tapering roped inward turns at the neck and arm-openings and triple incised lines with central ogees at each border, struck with an early serial number at the neck and with the proof-mark of a bullet, waist-flange carrying detachable tassets of eleven lames terminating just above the knees and extended by a pair of formerly detachable winged poleyns of six lames, the main edges decorated with plain turns and recessed borders and the subsidiary edges with pairs of incised lines, German backplate decorated with roped inward turns at the neck and arm-openings and with single incised lines at the borders and down the centre, the neck struck with an early serial number, the waist-flange fitted with a skirt of three lames, the lower two formed in two halves and the upper struck with an early serial number, and German large pauldrons each of nine lames connected by turners to articulated vambraces each formed of tubular upper and lower cannons and a winged bracelet couter of three lames decorated en suite with the tassets and poleyns (the helmet with light pitting, a small chip at the tip of its peak, larger chips at the left of the upper-bevor and the left of the lower front gorget plate; the skull with a group of small rust holes on the right; one lame of the right pauldron, four lames of the right tasset and poleyn and one of the left all repaired with internal patches, minor defects and repairs throughout, couters almost forming a pair: stand not includedThe helmet belongs to a distinctive group of high quality Flemish armours now mainly preserved in the Real Armeria, Madrid (A 380-401 & 414-21), which can in some instances be identified as the work of the 'Master MP', purchased for Philip IV of Spain in Brussels in 1624 and 1625. See W.J. Karcheski Jr, 1985, pp.307-14. He records helmets similar to the present example and to examples in the Mus,e de l'Arm,e, Paris (H. 150), the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (Z.O.3288), the Livrustkammaren, Stockholm (2635), the Art Institute, Chicago (2661), and the Smith Art Museum, Springfield (17.23.9). 8000-10000

Nil

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9000
115 A COMPOSITE GERMAN HALF-ARMOUR EARLY 17TH CENTURY comprising zisch"gge with two-piece hemispherical skull embossed at each side with five ribs radiating from transversely-pierced central finial and star-shaped wasaher, its front projecting forward to a broad, round peak pierced at its centre with a rectangular hole to accommodate a sliding nasal-bar attached at the brow by a staple and wing-headed screw, its rear fitted with a plume-holder and a deep obtusely-pointed neck-guard embossed to simulate four lames and decorated with lines of round-headed brass rivets, breastplate of deep peascod shape formed in one piece with an outward-flanged lower edge bearing a pair of broad square tassets (not a pair) each formed of six lames and suspended from a pair of iron hasps and backplate formed in one piece with an outwardly flanged lower edge, the armour coloured black overall and decorated with plain turns at its main edges, the helmet with recessed borders.The cuirass is one of a group formerly preserved in the Tojhusmuseet, Copenhagen. It was transferred there from the Zeughaus in Kempers, Schleswig Holstein in 186?. When the latter was annexed by Prussia. The Armour from the Zeughaus appears to have been of North German make. 1000-1400

Nil

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2600
116 A BREASTPLATE OF SHOT-PROOF WEIGHT, 17TH CENTURY formed in one piece, outwardly flanged at the base, incised with a single line down the centre, pairs of lines at the edge and beneath the collar, struck with three bullet marks, with plain moulded turns, fitted within its working life with a plate on each side incorporating a buckle and a pair of side lugs for attaching to a back-plate35cm; 13Nin high 500-600

Nil

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750
117 AN ITALIAN CLOSE HELMET FOR FIELD USE CIRCA 1580 with rounded one-piece skull rising to a roped medial comb, visor, upper bevor and bevor attached by common pivots with radially-fluted heads, the visor with strongly-stepped, centrally-divided vision-slit, fitted at the right side with a lifting-peg (replaced), the blunt prow-shaped upper bevor pierced at the right side with nine small circular ventilation-holes in rosette formation, the bevor and pierced stud secured at the right side by a swivel-hook and two gorget-plates front and rear, the upper front one repaired with riveted internal patch at right end, the lowest front one restored, the main edges of the helmet decorated with roped turns accompanied, in the case of those of the gorget-plates, by recessed borders, the subsidiary edges with single incised lines (some pitting overall) 5000-7000

Nil

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6500
118 A COMPOSITE ITALIAN "SAVOYARD" HELMET EARLY 17TH CENTURY with rounded skull formed in two pieces joined along a low roped medial comb and flanged outwards at its lower edge to form an integral rear gorget-plate, peak, face-defence and bevor attached by common pivots having low domed heads decorated with radiating, incised lines, the lower edge of the peak projecting forward over each eye as an arched flange, the medially-ridged face-defence cut at its upper beneath each eye with a semi-circular notch and over the mouth with a low broad triangular ventilation-hole, the bevor flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a separate front gorget-plate (lacking four lifting-rivets at the lower edge), the main edges of the helmet decorated with roped turns accompanied, in the case of those of the gorget-plates with recessed borders, the subsidiary edges with single incised lines (pitted overall, minor delaminations) 2500-3000

Nil

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2800
119 A SKULL OF A EUROPEAN SAPPERS HELMET, LATE 17TH CENTURY with one piece hemispherical skull rising to a low medial comb, pierced with a series of holes around the base for attaching a lining, retaining four early rivets on each side for attaching ear defences and in patinated condition throughout 15.5cm; 6Bin high 1000-1200

Nil

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1000

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