Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale
on Wednesday 4th December 2013
Sunday 1st December 12 noon to 4pm
Monday 2nd December 10am to 7pm
Tuesday 3rd December 10am to 5pm
Lots: 51-100 of 455
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51

A LEFT HAND DAGGER IN EARLY 17TH CENTURY STYLE
with tapering fullered blade formed with a fullered ricasso, iron hilt comprising a pair of down-curved quillons with flattened rounded terminals, outer ring-guard, ovoid pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire and Turk's heads (areas of pitting)
26 cm; 10 1/4 in blade


Estimate: 300-500

250
52

A KNIFE WITH CARVED BONE HILT, 18TH CENTURY AND LATER
with 19th century carving knife blade, Dutch grip carved with characteristic profile figures (cracked), silver ferrule and cap pommel, the latter engraved 'L. D. 1872 T. H.'
22.5 cm; 8 7/8 in blade

Estimate: 200-300

    
53

A COMPOSITE TWO-HAND SWORD, 16TH CENTURY AND LATER
with 16th century tapering double-edged blade punched with a running wolf mark with some latten inlay ahead of a short fuller on one face and a series of decorative marks on the reverse, iron hilt comprising later cross-guard with outer ring, fluted near spherical pommel, and wooden grip bound with wire
107 cm; 42 1/4 in blade
Estimate: 1500-2500

    
54

AN ENGLISH RAPIER WITH SILVER-ENCRUSTED HILT, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with associated tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, iron hilt including a pair of short quillons with tightly curling terminals, asymmetrical petal-shaped dish-guard finely pierced and chiselled with scrolling foliage inhabited by reclining figures on the outside (knuckle-guard missing), fluted ovoid pommel, and with some silver-encrusted decoration throughout (rubbed, the iron pitted), and later grip bound with plaited wire and 'Turk's heads'
84 cm; 33 1/8 in blade
Estimate: 800-1200

1150
55

A NORTH EUROPEAN DISH-HILT RAPIER, MID-17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ENGLISH
with later tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, symmetrical iron hilt finely chiselled in low relief, comprising shallow dish-guard decorated on the outside with patterns of foliage within interlocking ropework frames, a pair of horizontally recurved bifurcated quillons with mulberry terminals, quillon-block chiselled with scrolls, knuckle-guard interrupted by a globular central moulding en suite with the quillons, matching globular pommel, and later spirally carved grip
87.5 cm; 34 ½ in blade

The chiselling of this hilt is notably fine, a related example is preserved in the Royal Armouries Leeds. See A. R. Dufty 1974 p. 20 plate 30b.

Estimate: 1000-1500

2400
56

A COMPOSITE ENGLISH MORTUARY SWORD, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with tapering blade double-edged towards the tip, stamped with a brief inscription within a pair of long fullers on each face, symmetrical iron hilt comprising a pair of rounded langets, basket-guard pierced and chiselled with scrolling foliage, the knuckle-guard joined to the front and rear guard by a pair of scrolling bars, an additional bar front and rear, chiselled ovoid pommel (the hilt painted black, one bar loose), and later grip
81 cm; 32 in blade

Estimate: 500-800

450
57

A RAPIER WITH BLUED STEEL HILT, POSSIBLY GERMAN LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with long blade of flattened-hexagonal section (areas of pitting), stamped 'SHAGVM' within a short fuller framed by lines and punched designs on each side of the forte, tapering rectangular ricasso cut with incised lines at the borders, steel hilt of rounded bars, comprising vertically-recurved quillons with moulded bud-shaped terminals, a pair of moulded arms, a pair of additional frontal bars each with a terminal matching the quillons, outer ring-guard strongly curved down in the centre with a further matching moulding and interrupted on each side with an ovoidal moulding, trifurcated inner-guard, large ovoid pommel with moulded button, with later dark blue finish and the grip with a later binding of plaited wire and 'Turks' heads'
120.5 cm; 47 1/2in blade

Estimate: 2000-3000

1800
58

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), ιcusson, a pair of arms joined at the base by an outer ring-guard, knuckle-guard, and flattened disc-shaped pommel (inner-guard and grip missing, pitted throughout)
97.7cm; 38 1/2in blade

A rapier with a hilt of related type is preserved in the Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich. See H. Schneider and K. Stόber 1980, cat. no. 143.
Estimate: 500-700

400
59

A GERMAN BACKSWORD, CIRCA 1500-20, PROBABLY LOW GERMAN
in excavated condition, with tapering blade double-edged and of flattened-diamond section for the last quarter, iron hilt comprising a pair of slightly down-curved moulded quillons with flattened mushroom-shaped terminals, outer ring-guard, moulded knuckle-guard, and pommel en suite with the quillons, and retaining some early gilding throughout
76.5cm; 30 1/8in blade

The form of the pommel and the style of decoration are reminiscent of German "Landsknecht" swords and daggers of the first half of the sixteenth century. The pommel is similar to the dagger of Duke Heinrich the Younger of Brunswick, now preserved in the Historisches Museum, Dresden. See H. Seitz 1965 p. 370, fig. 276 and pl. IX.


Estimate: 1000-1500

1100
60

AN ENGLISH HUNTING SWORD WITH SILVER-ENCRUSTED HILT, MID-17TH CENTURY
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, cut with two long fullers, struck with a running wolf mark, a four leaf clover mark four times, and a double eye-lash mark on each face, the forte stamped with a further mark, iron hilt comprising down-turned outer shell-guard, short quillon with shaped flattened terminal, knuckle-guard interrupted by a moulding en suite with the quillon, cap pommel, decorated throughout with a trellis pattern of silver beadwork framing silver pellets (extensively rubbed, and staghorn grip
62.2cm; 24 ½ in blade

Another sword from this group is preserved in the Royal Armouries Leeds. See A. R. Dufty 1974 p. 25 plate 55 b.
Estimate: 700-900

1000
61

AN ENGLISH SWORD, MID-17TH CENTURY
with tapering blade finely pierced with a series of slipped circles within three short fullers on each face at the forte, iron hilt pierced and chiselled in low relief, comprising down-curved shell-guard, scrolling quillon, knuckle-guard and cap pommel joined to the knuckle-guard by a scroll (patinated), and 18th century reeded horn grip
81 cm; 32 in blade


Estimate: 500-800

600
62

A CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with tapering fullered blade double-edged towards the point, etched with scrollwork and a sun-in-splendour on the respective faces, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising a pair of short writhen quillons with curled terminals cap pommel chased with a grotesque, and spirally-carved grip bound with twisted wire
59 cm; 23 1/4 in blade

Estimate: 250-350

220
63

‡ A DECORATED GERMAN SMALL-SWORD BLADE BY P. KNECHT, SOLINGEN, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with slender blade of hollow-triangular section, etched and gilt with fronds, trophies, foliage and the maker's details on a blued panel over the forte, later grip, and retaining the silver locket and a small portion of a contemporary scabbard
81 cm; 32 in blade
Estimate: 80-120

150
64

A GERMAN HUNTING SHORTSWORD, 19TH CENTURY
with single-edged fullered blade of polished steel, etched with a framework of scrolling foliage filled with differing game scenes on each face, stamped with the maker's name 'P. Hendrichs & Grah' on the forte, iron hilt comprising a pair of deer hoof quillons, scalloped shell-guard, natural staghorn grip, and pommel en suite with the shell, in its steel-mounted leather scabbard (worn, accompanying pieces missing)
33 cm; 13 in blade

Estimate: 350-450

    
65

A VICTORIAN COLONIAL HUNTING KNIFE BY BHODPUT OF NAGPORE, CIRCA 1860-80
with robust blade formed with a double-edged point, cut with a fuller along the back-edge and stamped by the maker, iron cross-guard pierced on one side for the scabbard retaining catch and with a pair of flat circular quillons, natural staghorn grip, and iron cap pommel, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard (small losses) with iron mounts including spring catch
24 cm; 9 ½ in blade

Bhodput of Nagpore is recommended as a supplier of good explosive bullet making equipment by Lieutenant Forsyth in The Sporting Rifle, 1867.

Estimate: 200-300

360
66

A HIGHLAND OFFICER'S BASKET-HILTED BACKSWORD, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with tapering blade double-edged for its last third, cut with a pair of fullers of differing length on each face and stamped 'BL' (feint) on one face of the forte, iron basket-guard including alternating near square and rectangular plates with delicately filed borders, all carried by flattened bars, a large oval ring for the reins, associated pommel, fishskin-covered grip, and an early velvet liner
96 cm; 37 3/4 in blade
Estimate: 800-1200

1100
67

‡ AN OFFICER'S SWORD, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with curved fullered blade etched with scrolls of foliage and a stylised dragon on each side of the forte, inscribed 'J. J. Runkel' on the back-edge, gilt brass hilt comprising short quillon, knuckle-guard, outer ring-guard, two scrolling frontal bars, a central rondel enclosing a twelve-point star previously fitted with a regimental device, back-strap, and fishskin-covered grip bound with wire (losses)
83 cm; 33 3/4 in blade

The form of the hilt is similar to Grenadier Officer's swords of the period 1800-20.

Estimate: 400-600

    
68

A GEORGE V ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE OFFICER'S SWORD BY MILLER & SONS
with etched blade including 'RNR', crowned Royal cypher and maker's details, gilt-brass hilt with folding side-guard, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard engraved with the owner's name 'James C. Johnstone' on the locket
80 cm; 31 1/2 in blade
Estimate: 200-300

200
69

A POST 1902 NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD BY GILLOTT, NEW BURLINGTON STREET, LONDON
of regulation type, with etched blade including the maker's details, brass hilt with folding side-guard, in its leather scabbard with brass mounts (locket missing), complete with belt and hangars
80 cm ; 31 1/2 in blade
Estimate: 200-300

200
70

A FRENCH ARTILLERY SWORD, MID-19TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with curved blade, brass stirrup hilt, in its regulation steel scabbard
82 cm; 32 1/4 in blade



Estimate: 150-250

150
71

A CONTINENTAL ARTILLERY SWORD AND AN AFRICAN SPEAR, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the first with regulation fullered blade of French type, regulation nickel-plated hilt (bent) and banded horn grip, in its scabbard; and the second with leaf-shaped blade, bound with rattan at the base, on a short wooden haft
the first: 75.5cm; 29 3/4in blade
(2)
Estimate: 60-80

30
72

TWO FRENCH MODEL 1816 INFANTRY SHORTSWORDS (BRIQUET)
of regulation type, one with Klingenthal Arsenal inscription (rubbed), regulation brass hilt, each in its scabbard
59.5 cm; 23 1/2 in

Estimate: 120-180

230
73

‡ A DIRK FOR A MEMBER OF THE EGYPTIAN CLUB, CIRCA 1798
with curved blade doubled-edged towards the point, etched and gilt with flowers, foliage, and elaborate trophies-of-arms on a blued panel over three quarters of its length, gilt-brass hilt comprising small outer-guard pierced and chiselled with a crocodile, faceted back-strap rising to form a scaly crocodile head, chequered grip (cracked, small chips), gilt knuckle-chain (reattached), in its leather scabbard with brass mounts comprising locket and middle band (chape missing)
31 cm; 12 Ό in blade

Two days after the battle of the Nile, on the night of 3rd August 1798, the Captains of the fleet met on board the Orion, and inaugurated the 'Egyptian Club'. A document was then drawn up, and signed by all present, inviting Sir Horatio Nelson to accept the gift of a sword and to have his portrait painted for the club. Nelson's gold sword was ordered through Rundell & Bridge. There was a rumour in London that the eyes of the crocodile were to be of diamonds and the scales of amethysts, emeralds and other precious jewels but this proved unfounded. Nelson's 'Egyptian Club' sword was sold at Christies on 12th July 1895 from the collection of Lord Bridport for £1,080. It was stolen from Greenwich Hospital in 1900 and never recovered. Little more is known of the 'Egyptian Club' who never seem to have met. The promised portrait was never completed although there was a story that a Neapolitan artist was invited to breakfast with the Captains but felt unworthy of the commission.

Nelson's own sword was distinguished by an enamel plaque set into each side of the grip, one showing Lord Nelson's arms and that on the reverse allegorical figures representing Britannia and Africa. On the guard was an enamel plaque representing the Battle of the Nile and a list of the captains who served: Captain Sir F. Berry, Vanguard; Captain T. Trowbridge, Cullodon; Captain R.W. Miller, Theseus; Captain A.J. Ball, Alexander; Captain Thomas Lewis, Minotaur; Captain Sir T.B. Thompson; Leander; Captain B. Hallowel, Swiftsure; Captain David Gould, Audacious; Captain John Peyton, Defence; Captain S. Hood, Zealous; Captain James Saumarez, Orion; Captain Thomas Foley, Goliath; Captain G.B. Westcott; Majestic; Captain H.D.E. Darby, Bellerophon; Captain S.M. Hardy, Mutine. Captain Westcott had been killed at the action.

The present dirk forms part of a very small group of dirks that were almost certainly made for members of the Egyptian club. Another, formerly in the collection of Nelson's prize agent, Alexander Davison, was sold Sotheby's, London, 21st October 2001, lot 14.

Estimate: 6000-8000

5000
74

‡ A RARE CAROLINGIAN LUGGED SPEAR HEAD, 7TH/10TH CENTURY
in excavated condition, with broad leaf-shaped blade formed with a pair of pronounced basal lugs, and tapering faceted socket (losses)
61 cm; 24 in overall

Estimate: 500-700

450
75

‡ A SAXON MINERS GUILD AXE, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with flat head formed with a characteristic spike fitted at the top with a brass bead, pierced with a slipped trefoil and six holes at the back (one hole broken out), the haft inlaid with numerous staghorn pellets and engraved stag horn rectangular plaques, the latter decorated with flowers and figures in contemporary dress, including the figure of Christ crucified on the back and a kneeling figure on each side of the head, horn basal cap engraved with the initials 'IHN' beneath crossed mining implements and with a cross in splendour above (small cracks and repairs)
77 cm; 30 3/8 in overall

Estimate: 800-1000

800
76

‡ A 'SPANISH' MORION WITH ETCHED DECORATION IN THE LATE 16TH CENTURY ITALIAN STYLE, 19TH OR 20TH CENTURY
with two-piece almond-shaped skull joined medially along a low crest surmounted at its apex by a separate backward-directed 'stalk' (loose) and flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a separate brim formed in two pieces joined medially and attached to the crown by round-headed rivets decorated peripherally with radiating lines, the brim turned down slightly at each side (the right pierced with a later wiring-hole) and rising to an obtuse point front and rear, and its edge formed with a file-roped inward turn, the whole etched on a stippled and blackened ground with scrolling foliage divided by plain vertical bands on each side of the skull into three panels and involving in the central one an escutcheon charged with an eagle displayed
26.5 cm; 10½ in

Estimate: 500-700

450
77

‡ A GERMAN ZISCHΔGGE, MID-17TH CENTURY
with one-piece hemispherical skull embossed with six radiating ribs and fitted at its apex with a transversely-pieced finial and circular washer, at its brow with a flat obtusely-pointed peak, at its nape with a flaring obtusely-pointed neck-guard of four lames, and at each side with a pendent scutiform cheek-piece pierced at its centre with seven circular auditory-holes in rosette formation, the peak pierced at its rear with a rectangular hole to receive a sliding nasal-bar retained by a staple and locking-screw at the brow, the leaf-shaped upper end of the nasal-bar and the tip of the peak each struck with the letter M, the main edges of the helmet formed with plain inward turns and its surface showing a light mottled patina overall
37.0 cm; 14½ in



Estimate: 800-1200

800
78

‡ A DUTCH CUIRASSIER'S CLOSE HELMET, CIRCA 1620
with rounded skull formed in two pieces joined along the crest of a low medial comb and fitted at the nape with a tapering plume-holder formed at its upper edge as a crown, obtusely-pointed peak and bevor attached to the skull by common pivots, the first fitted on its underside with a triple-barred face-guard bearing traces of incised decoration and the second cut with a broad U-shaped face-opening, the bevor and skull secured to one another at the right of the neck by a swivel-hook and pierced stud (the former replaced) and flanged outwards at their lower edges to receive in each case a gorget-plate of one lame (the front restored and the rear fitted at its centre with two sturdy staples for mounting purposes), the main edges of the helmet formed with plain inward turns accompanied at the front of the peak by a recessed border and elsewhere by single incised lines repeated at subsidiary edges (moderately pitted overall)
31.5 cm; 12½ in

Estimate: 2000-5000

1800
79

‡ A FINE ENGLISH SMALL-SWORD WITH BLUED CUT-STEEL HILT, CIRCA 1780, PERHAPS WOODSTOCK
with European blade etched and gilt with small stars on a blued panel over almost its entire length on each face, the forte signed 'De la Marque de la Mouchette ΰ Solingen' and with the bladesmith's mark, crossed Papal keys beneath a crown, on one side, steel hilt profusely studded with minute faceted beads in imitation of brilliants, comprising oval dish-guard with delicately filed border, set with four large beads on a leafy ground, each corresponding with a low domed oval panel on the inside inlaid with a gold flowerhead, a pair of quillons with circular terminals enclosing a bead decorated with a gold flower on each side, a pair of slender arms, knuckle-guard, pommel and grip all decorated with faceted beads and oval panels with gold flowers en suite with the guard (small losses), in its parchment-covered wooden scabbard with steel mounts comprising chape, middle band and locket all matching the hilt, the locket inscribed Jefferson & Jones, Cockspur Street'
82.5 cm; 32 1/2in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 115

Thomas Jeffreys and William Jones were in partnership circa 1775-95. A bill for 'a very rich studded steel sword, A rich Moroco Belt, and a packing case' total £16 5s 0d dated 21st November 1775 bears both their names. See L. Southwick 2001, pp. 150-1.

Estimate: 1000-1200

5500
80

‡ AN ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD, LONDON, 1763, MAKER'S MARK OF WILLIAM KINMAN
with colichemarde blade etched with scrollwork over the forte (shortened, pitting), silver hilt finely cast and chased with boldly writhen designs, comprising boatshell-guard, a pair of quillons with flattened globular terminals, a pair of slender scrolling arms, knuckle-guard, and globular pommel, and wooden grip bound with plaited wire and ribband between moulded collars, in a wooden scabbard with later covering, and well matched silver mounts
68.5 cm; 27 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 27

William Kinman is recorded circa 1728-1808, see L. Southwick 2001, pp. 159-160.
Estimate: 500-700

450
81

‡ AN ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD, LONDON, 1771, MAKER'S MARK OF WILLIAM KINMAN
with colichemarde blade etched with scrollwork over the forte, silver hilt finely cast, pierced and chased with delicate scrolling tendrils, comprising shell-guard with a border of characteristic faceted beadwork, a pair of quillons, arms and knuckle-guard all decorated with faceted beadwork and scrolling tendrils, and pierced pommel en suite with the shell, and original grip bound with plaited silver wire and ribband between chased collars, in a portion of its tooled leather scabbard, retaining its silver locket chased en suite, the inner face engraved 'L. Mather Esq. to G. E. A. Carpenter'
83.7 cm; 33 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 114

See footnote to previous lot. Another hilt with the same beadwork design is illustrated L. Southwick 2001, colour plate 6.

Estimate: 500-600

1100
82

‡ AN ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, LONDON, 1754, MAKER'S MARK OF JOHN CARMAN
with colichemarde blade etched with scrolls over the forte (worn), silver hilt pierced cast and chased with trophies-of-music in low relief, comprising double shell-guard involving differing instruments enclosed by scrolls, quillon with globular foliate terminal, knuckle-guard with a central moulding chased with further instruments, ovoid pommel en suite with the shell, moulded silver button, and original grip bound with plaited silver wire and ribband between engraved silver collars
80 cm; 31 1/2in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 89

John Carman is recoded 1721/2-64. See L. Southwick 2001 pp. 63-4.

Estimate: 500-700

800
83

‡ AN ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD, LONDON 1764, MAKER'S MARK WK
with colichemarde blade etched with scrollwork over the forte (rubbed), silver hilt finely cast and chased with boldly writhen borders and scrollwork, comprising oval dish-guard struck twice with the maker's mark (indistinct), a pair of quillons, arms, knuckle-guard with scrolling terminal, and spirally fluted oval pommel, the grip with chased silver collars and later wire binding
70 cm; 27 5/8 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 110

Estimate: 400-600

550
84

‡ AN ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, LONDON CIRCA 1790, MAKER'S MARK FT, RETAILED BY PROSSER LATE CULLUM
with military etched and gilt spadroon blade (pitted, worn), silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising oval shell-guard with fluted border, a pair of arms, a pair of quillons with flattened globular terminals, knuckle-guard swelling in the centre, ovoid pommel and wooden grip with a silver collar top and bottom, with silver locket inscribed by the retailer and stamped en suite with the hilt
82.5 cm; 32 1/2 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 144

John (1) Prosser is recorded circa 1769-1837. He was one of the leading suppliers of presentation pieces during the Napoleonic Wars. See L. Southwick 2001, pp. 199-200.
Estimate: 300-500

270
85

‡ AN ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, LONDON 1782, MAKER'S MARK TC
with associated hollow-triangular blade, silver hilt comprising oval shell-guard, a pair of quillons, knuckle-guard (bent) and urn shaped pommel all engraved with rococo flowers and garlands, and the grip bound with plaited wire between engraved silver collars
82.7 cm; 32 5/8 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 146
Estimate: 400-600

400
86

‡ AN ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1790
with associated German blade inlaid with a panel of brass flowers and foliage at the forte, silver hilt comprising oval dish-guard with beadwork border on the inside and the centre chased with a sunburst, a pair of quillons knuckle-guard with a sunburst central moulding, urn-shaped pommel en suite with the guard (rubs illegible, lacquered), and later grip, in a leather-covered wooden scabbard with silver middle band and locket (chape missing) the latter signed 'Langford No. 50 Fleet Street'
74.4 cm; 29 3/8 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 148
Estimate: 500-600

450
87

‡ A SILVER-HILTED HUNTING SWORD, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with curved broad fullered blade etched with celestial motifs on each side of the forte, silver hilt comprising robust cross-guard engraved with lines, grip swelling to a lionhead pommel, the former engraved with foliage and beadwork frames enclosing an oval on each side with differing sets of initials, and silver knuckle-chain, in a leather scabbard with silver locket and later chape
74.7cm; 29 3/8 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 133
Estimate: 350-450

300
88

‡ AN ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED OFFICER'S SWORD, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with curved fullered blade of regulation type, silver stirrup hilt comprising pierced slotted guard with a diamond-shaped moulding on the front, fluted quillon, back-strap rising to a serpent head pommel, and spirally carved hardwood grip (cracked) bound with plaited silver wire and set with two silver headed rivets (three missing)
78 cm; 30 3/4 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 143
Estimate: 300-400

280
89

‡ A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1790
with slender hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with trophies and scrolls over the lower portion, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief with bold designs of conventional foliage and corn fruit, including pierced double shell-guard (cracked), a pair of quillons with chiselled bud-shaped terminals, knuckle-guard with lionhead terminal, fluted ovoid pommel decorated with foliage around the base, and the grip with a later plaited wire binding
82 cm; 32 1/4 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 86
Estimate: 450-600

400
90

‡ A RARE FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1790
with two-stage blade etched over the lower portion (pitting), silver hilt pierced, cast and chased in low relief with scrollwork frames filled with pierced trellis designs involving rococo motifs, including very small down-turned shell-guard, broad outer ring-guard bordered by scrolls and with a central cockerel, a pair of quillons, knuckle-guard, globular pommel, and silver grip decorated en suite (rubbed, small chips and repairs)
83.8 cm; 33 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 87

Estimate: 500-600

1400
91

‡ A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1730
with two-stage blade, etched and gilt with scrollwork, a rococo mask and strapwork on a blued panel over the forte, silver hilt cast and chased en rocaillle with shell ornament within a scrollwork frame, comprising shell-guard enriched with a finely punched ground, quillon, a pair of moulded arms, one stamped with a mark (rubbed), knuckle-guard, ovoid pommel and silver grip cast and chased en suite
79.5 cm; 31 3/8 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 95
Estimate: 500-600

480
92

‡ A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1750
with associated hollow-triangular blade, etched and gilt with scrolls on a blued panel over the forte, silver hilt finely cast, pierced and chased in low relief with rococo scrolls flowerheads and foliage (one small crack, repairs), comprising double shell-guard decorated on each side with differing trophies-of-arms within scrollwork frames, quillon-bock en suite, pierced quillon, knuckle-guard, a pair of arms struck with marks (rubbed), and pierced ovoid pommel en suite with the shell, and the grip with an early binding of plaited silver and brass wire between 'Turk's heads'
74.2 cm; 29 1/4 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 98
Estimate: 400-500

600
93

‡ A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1740
with hollow-triangular blade etched with a panel at the forte including the inscription 'Nous aimons la Liberte', silver hilt comprising double shell-guard with moulded brim,, quillon with globular terminal, knuckle-guard, compressed pear-shaped pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire between moulded collars
81.5 cm; 32 1/8 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 100
Estimate: 400-600

400
94

‡ A FINE FRENCH SILVER-GILT HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1794/7
with tapering blade of flattened-hexagonal section, the forte etched and gilt with sprays of foliage and trophies on a blued panel on each side and with the bladesmith's initials 'AK', silver gilt hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising down-turned shell-guard pierced with designs of vine fruit and foliage within a scrollwork frame, a pair of quillons issuant from hound's masks and with terminals en suite with the shell, knuckle-guard with a spray of corn foliage in the centre and a recumbant swan forming the terminal, ovoid pommel decorated with further designs of corn, grapes and conventional foliage, and finely chequered ebony grip bound with slender chased silver panels,
81.2 cm; 32 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 151
Estimate: 600-800

750
95

‡ A NORTH EUROPEAN SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1750, POSSIBLY DANISH
with associated fine tapering two-stage blade, the lower portion of flattened-octagonal then flattened-hexagonal-section, etched and gilt with elaborate trophies-of-arms, a crowned flaming heart, the motto 'Vigilante', and a panel of scrollwork, on a blued panel on each face, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief with differing flowers, leafy foliage, rococo scrolls and shell ornament, comprising double shell-guard, quillon, a pair of arms each joined to the cross by a short scrolling bar, knuckle-guard flattened ovoid pommel and solid grip decorated en suite and incorporating a large flower on each side, remaining in fine condition, in an associated scabbard
76 cm; 30 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 92

Estimate: 500-700

2400
96

‡ A GERMAN SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1745/7
with tapering blade of flattened-hexagonal section, etched with scrollwork over the forte on each side, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief with writhen designs, comprising boatshell-guard scalloped at the front and back, a pair of quillons with globular terminals, knuckle-guard, a pair of fluted arms, ovoid pommel, and spirally moulded silver grip
73.5 cm; 29 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 103
Estimate: 400-600

450
97

‡ A EUROPEAN SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1800, MAKER'S MARK LB
with slender hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls and trophies on a blued panel over the forte, silver hilt comprising oval shell-guard set with numerous faceted silver beads on the inside, quillon, knuckle-guard, ovoid pommel and silver grip all chased with matching designs of faceted beds within delicate ropework frames
81.7 cm; 32 1/4 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 118
Estimate: 450-600

520
98

‡ AN ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, LONDON, CIRCA 1740
with colichemarde blade etched with scrolls over the forte, silver hilt cast and chased with scrolls, foliage and sprays of anthemion in low relief against a finely punched ground (marks rubbed), comprising double shell-guard, quillon with globular terminal, a pair of plain arms, quillon-block, knuckle-guard, globular pommel, moulded button, and silver grip decorated en suite (one small dent)
77 cm; 30 3/8 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 90
Estimate: 450-550

750
99

‡ AN ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, PROBABALY LONDON 1808
with colichemarde blade etched and gilt with scrolls and foliage on a blued panel on the forte, silver hilt, cast, pieced and chased with a trellis design of flowerheaeds (rubbed), comprising double shell-guard decorated with bows on the borders, a pair of arms, flattened globular quillon, knuckle-guard, ovoid pommel and silver grip all decorated en suite, in an earlier parchment-covered scabbard with chiselled steel mounts, the locket signed 'Bland, St James'
87.4 cm; 34 3/8 in blade

Literature: D. D. Hartzler 2000, fig. 117
Estimate: 400-500

650
100

‡ A NORTH-WEST PERSIAN BRONZE SHORTSWORD, LURISTAN, CIRCA 1000 B. C.
in excavated condition, with long tapering blade formed with a central rounded rib over its entire length on each face (cracked through and expertly repaired), square shoulders, and short tang, on its display stand
48.7 cm; 19 1/8 in blade

Estimate: 350-450

    
 
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