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: 101-150 of 455
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Lot Description and Estimate Images Sold For
101

‡ 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, recessed thick shoulders, short tang, and painted with the inventory number 'J16' on one side
37.5 cm; 14 3/4 in blade

Estimate: 200-300

    
102

‡ A NORTH-WEST PERSIAN BRONZE SHORTSWORD, LURISTAN, CIRCA 1000 B. C.
in excavated condition, with tapering blade formed with a full length raised fluted ridge on each face, the forte enclosed by an elliptical moulding on each side, rectangular tang hollowed for a pair of grips, and small elliptical pommel
24.5 cm; 9 5/8 in blade

Estimate: 200-300

200
103

‡ EIGHT BRONZE PINS AND TWO BRONZE BUCKLES, PROBABLY LURISTAN, 1000/800 B.C.
the pins with decorated heads, the buckles each formed with a loop on the indside and decorated the outer face, and two small ceramic masks
the longest pin: 17 cm; 6 3/4 in
(13)
Estimate: 100-150

100
104

‡ AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY
with curved singled-edged heavy blade, decorated on each face with gold koftgari including a calligraphic cartouche (rubbed) and a panel of scrolling foliage at the forte, russet iron hilt comprising a pair of straight quillons with thick terminals each pierced and chiselled as a flowerhead, elongated langets with pierced foliate terminals, recurved knuckle-guard with fluted bud-shaped finial, frontal guard formed en suite, large disc-shaped pommel with scalloped border, solid grip, and decorated throughout in gold koftgari with large panels filled with scrolling flowers and foliage
86.3cm; 34in blade

Estimate: 1200-1500

2200
105

‡ AN INDIAN GAUNTLET SWORD (PATA), 17TH/18TH CENTURY
with broad flat European blade with traces of an inscription within a short fuller on one face, iron hilt of characteristic form extending over the lower portion of the blade with a pair of shaped plates, embossed with a raised ellipse over the hand, moulded brim, and reinforced around the base, the inside with grip bar and a further bar at the top (patinated)
91.5 cm; 36 in blade

Estimate: 300-400

    
106

‡ THREE SOUTH-EAST ASIAN DAGGERS, 19TH CENTURY
the first a Javanese Kris, with pattern-welded grooved blade, finely carved hilt decorated with traditional scrollwork, the centre portion with openwork designs, large silver ferule, in a wooden scabbard; the second a Sulawesi kris, with wavy pattern welded blade, finely carved polished hardwood grip rising to a characteristic beaked terminal, and engraved brass collar at the base; the third a bade bade, with double-edged blade, brass guard and wooden grip, in its leather scabbard (incomplete)
the first: 32.5 cm; 12 3/4 in blade
(3)

Estimate: 150-250

340
107

‡ A BALINESE SHORTSWORD (KRIS) GRIP, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
of characteristic figurative form, encased in chased gilt metal and set with pastes (small losses)
14 cm; 5 1/2 in

Estimate: 60-80

60
108

‡ AN OTTOMAN BALKAN CARTRIDGE BOX (PALASKAS), 19TH CENTURY
the outer face cast and chased with traditional scrolls and foliage inhabited by two stylised birds, the inner face with a loop for suspension, and hinge lid decorated en suite
9 cm; 3 1/2 in high

Estimate: 80-120

100
109

‡ AN INDO-PERSIAN MACE, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with near spherical head fitted with a tall central spike on a large foliate washer, ten spikes around the circumference (three missing), matching basal washer, on its iron haft decorated with a globular moulding at the top and bottom of the grip, the head and central spike decorated with gold koftgari flowers and foliage, the top, middle and bottom of the haft decorated en suite
70 cm; 27 5/8 in overall

Estimate: 500-700

500
110

‡ AN INDIAN AXE, 19TH CENTURY
with strongly curved blade terminating in a horned beast's head, decorated on each side in soft metal with wild animals including elephants and tigers , incised socket, on its tapering hardwood haft studded with iron nails over brass foliate washers
51cm; 20 1/8 in overall

Estimate: 50-100

140
111

‡ AN INDIAN AXE, 19TH CENTURY
with crescentic axe-blade decorated in soft metal with naive designs including figures in traditional garb, fitted with central spike (rear spike missing), on its wooden haft, with brass inventory tag '103'
68.5 cm; 27 in overall

Estimate: 100-150

160
112

‡ A RARE OTTOMAN SHAFFRON, TURKEY, CIRCA 1500
formed of a main plate tapering slightly to its rounded lower end and cut away in a curve at each of its upper corners to receive an upstanding sub-triangular ear-defence (restored), the main plate formed with three embossed ridges of which the outer ones diverge from their lower end to the level of the eyes, and the central one is interrupted just below the level of the ear-defences by a low rounded applied flange filed with scallops at either end, its upper end terminating below the flange in a T-shaped crossbar decorated around its margin with a fine silver-inlaid line, and continuing above the flange as a triangle with similar marginal decoration, the edges of the main plate pieced with holes for straps and a lining and the right of the brow incised with the mark of the Imperial Ottoman Arsenal at Istanbul (the edges showing some raggedness and the surface pitted)
49.0 cm; 19 in

The tughra is an owner's inscription: sahib hasan ibn (?) 'ali (Owner Hasan ibn (?) 'Ali').
Estimate: 7000-10000

    
113

‡ AN OTTOMAN 'TURBAN' HELMET, TURKEY, CIRCA 1500
with ogival skull rising at its apex to a moulded and engraved brass finial of hexagonal section, formed in its lower half with sixteen broad spiralling flutes, fitted at the brow beneath two riveted horizontal strips with a long sturdy nasal-bar of rectangular section, inlaid in a raised panel at its upper end with transverse brass wires (probably representing working-life modifications), pierced at its lower edge beneath an applied strip of iron with a series of holes carrying a later aventail of riveted mail, open at its rear (a soldered repair at the right cheek), the skull incised at the rear of its lower edge with the mark of the Imperial Ottoman Arsenal at Istanbul, its surface engraved overall on a stippled ground with foliate interlace involving cufic characters, and the upper retaining-strip of the nasal-bar bearing an inscription (extensively patinated and with minor damage throughout)
49.4 cm; 19½ in


Estimate: 10000-15000

    
114

‡ A RARE FOREARM DEFENCE, 17TH CENTURY, EAST EUROPEAN OR OTTOMAN TURKISH
formed of a gutter-shaped main plate and two smaller plates, the main plate engraved and punched over much of its surface with a broad cartouche-shaped framework filled with flowerheads, a pattern of scrolling foliage around the border, fitted around the base and up part of one side with a brass plaque embossed with petal-shaped motifs against a punched ground, two hasps for straps (incomplete), the two smaller plates engraved with matching flowerheads and cartouche patterns, overlaid with a brass plaque top and bottom, the outer with two buckles for closure, all joined by mail strips of flattened rivetted links (minor losses), the brass overlays retaining traces of gilding, and with a brass inventory tag numbered '43'
the main plate 31.5 cm; 12 3/8in

A number of forearm defences of this form are preserved in the Muzeum Naradowe w Krakowie, Poland. See J. Gutowski 1997, nos 41-49.

Estimate: 800-1200

800
115

‡ A NEAR OR MIDDLE EASTERN MAIL SHIRT, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with a trunk formed of alternating rows of welded and riveted rings, each of half-round-section wire, those at the upper edge of its centrally-divided neck-opening of larger size than the rest and those at the lower edge of its later extended and centrally-divided skirt of lighter gauge than the rest and entirely riveted, as are the small rings of round-section-wire forming its later-added elbow-length sleeves, and fitted at the rear edge of the skirt with a brass tag marked G over 1 (the whole showing some minor repairs, losses and holing)

The shirt appears to have enjoyed a long working life.



Estimate: 250-400

450
116

‡ AN INDO-PERSIAN HELMET (KULAH KHUD), 18TH CENTURY
with hemispherical skull formed of a low conical central plate joined to the brim by eight near triangular radiating plates, the outer face applied with eight shaped ribs rising to a central conical moulding with provision for a finial (missing), fitted with a single plume-holder on the right and a staple for a sliding nasal bar (left plume-holder and nasal bar missing), chiselled over its surface with cartouches filled with exotic beasts and scrollwork, the brim encircled by a lengthy inscription, pierced around its lower edge and fitted with a mail neck defence of rivetted links
18 cm; 7 1/8 in high

The helmet is inscribed with the call on God to bless the Fourteen Innocents (Muhammed, Fatima and the 12 Shi'i Imams).
Estimate: 1500-2500

    
117

‡ AN INDO-PERSIAN HELMET (KULAH KHUD), 19TH CENTURY
with hemispherical skull, embossed at the front with a demon mask, fitted with central spike formed as a medially ridged triangular blade, a pair of horns, and nasal bar with a pierced rondel top and bottom, decorated over the greater part of the skull and the horns with a delicate pattern of silver foliage within scrollwork frames, all enriched with small gold scrollwork panels (rubbed, losses), with its mail neck defence and an early red fabric padded lining
24.5 cm; 9 5/8 in high


Estimate: 800-1200

850
118

‡ A FINE SAXON LEFT-HAND DAGGER, CIRCA 1600
with broad tapering blade of slightly hollow-diamond section, rectangular forte fluted on each side and cut with a central fuller on both faces, blued steel hilt, comprising a pair of sharply down-curved forward canted quillons with fluted spatulate terminals, side ring filled with a sprung-in plate pierced with a diamond shaped design of small apertures, faceted mushroom-shaped pommel, the grip retaining its original wire binding between 'Turk's Heads', and retaining much original finish
32.8 cm; 12 7/8 in blade

Provenance
The Saxon Electoral Armoury, Dresden
The Property of a Gentleman, sold, Christie's, 22nd July 1992, lot 40

This dagger was possibly included along with a number of similar pieces in the sale held by Rudolph Lepke, Berlin, 8th October 1919.


Estimate: 3000-5000

8000
119

‡ A FINE GERMAN RAPIER OF THE SAXON ELECTORAL GUARD, LATE 16TH CENTURY
with tapering double-edged blade of hollow-diamond section, rectangular ricasso, blued steel hilt of fluted bars, comprising a pair of quillons swelling towards the terminals, ιcusson, three outer ring-guards joined by a pair of arms, knuckle-guard joined to the upper ring-guard by a single bar, trifurcated inner-guard, and fluted bun-shaped pommel punched and chiselled beneath, retaining much blued finish throughout, and spirally moulded grip bound with plaited wire between 'Turk's heads', and brass collection tag '1540'
102 cm; 40 1/8 in blade

Provenance
The Saxon Electoral Armouries, Dresden
Sotheby's New York, 15th January 1992, lot 93

Estimate: 7000-9000

14000
120

‡ A NORTH GERMAN MILITARY SABRE, CIRCA 1580, PROBABLY BRUNSWICK
with curved fullered blade formed with a hatchet point, stamped with the letter 'S' with a cross above and below on one face, the forte punched with a series of eye lash marks, iron hilt comprising a pair of vertically recurved quillons with spirally fluted barrel-shaped terminals, knuckle-guard joined to a large scalloped frontal guard by an s-shaped bar, inner guard with thumb-loop and joined to the knuckle-guard by a bifurcated bar, large pyramidal pommel (areas of pitting throughout), and wooden grip with Turk's heads and a portion of its leather binding, and brass inventory tag numbered '86'
76.2 cm; 32 in blade

Provenance
Dr B. Giesker, Zurich
His Serene Highness the Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, sold Christie's, London 22nd July 1992, lot 71
Estimate: 1400-1800

1400
121

‡ A COMPOSITE VENETIAN BROADSWORD, THE HILT LATE 15TH CENTURY
with broad double-edged blade tapering to a sharp point, stamped with a mark within a short fuller on each face, iron hilt comprising a pair of strongly recurved quillons of flattened-triangular section, ιcusson, and shield-shaped pommel drawn-out to a low central dome front and back, and later grip
95cm; 37 1/2in blade

Provenance
Sotheby's New York, 26th May 1992, lot 436

See U. Franzoi 1990, p. 85-6.
Estimate: 3000-5000

2200
122

‡ A COMPOSITE NORTH GERMAN MILITARY SWORD (TESSAK), LATE 16TH CENTURY
with slightly curved fullered blade formed with a hatchet point, iron hilt of flattened bars decorated with punched ornament, comprising a pair of 'bow-tie' quillons with bud-shaped finials, knuckle-guard joined to the outer guard by a diagonal bar, inner-guard with thumb-loop, and pyramidal pommel, and leather-covered wooden grip (wormed)
77.5 cm; 30 1/2 in blade
Estimate: 1400-1800

    
123

‡ AN ITALIAN TWO HAND PROCESSIONAL SWORD WITH 16TH CENTURY BLADE
with tapering blade formed in three stages, the upper portion of flattened-hexagonal section and the lower stamped with a brass-lined maker's mark over a pair of short fullers on each face, later iron hilt comprising a pair of faceted quillons decorated with pairs of incised lines and each swelling towards a bud-shaped finial, plummet-shaped pommel, and leather-covered grip with a shaped iron collar top and bottom
129.8 cm; 51 1/8 in blade

For two-hand swords of related type preserved in the armoury of the Palazzo Ducale Venice see U. Franzoi 1990, pp. 30-31.

Estimate: 2500-3500

2600
124

‡ A HAND-AND-A-HALF SWORD IN GERMAN OR SWISS EARLY 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with broad double-edged blade of flattened-diamond section (the tip with a small chip), iron hilt of robust faceted bars, comprising a pair of horizontally recurved quillons with four-part writhen terminals, outer ring-guard formed as a trefoil, knuckle-guard interrupted by a spiralling baluster moulding, joined to the frontal guard by an s-shaped bar formed en suite, inner ring-guard, and writhen pommel, and leather-covered wooden grip
95.1 cm; 37 1/2 in blade
Estimate: 1000-1500

    
125

‡ A TWO HAND PROCESSIONAL SWORD IN GERMAN LATE 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with very broad blade, waisted ricasso formed with a pair of crescentic lugs and covered with tooled leather iron hilt including a pair of slightly curved quillons with curled terminals, inner and outer ring-guard each filled with a fleur-de-lys, fluted chiselled plummet-shaped pommel, and leather-covered grip studded with domed nails
124.5 cm; 49 in blade
Estimate: 800-1200

800
126

‡ A GERMAN MILITARY SWORD, POSSIBLY LATE 16TH CENTURY
with broad blade stamped 'Maria' and 'IHS' within a decorative framework in a short fuller on the respective faces, fullered ricasso stamped with a pair of marks on each face, iron hilt of faceted bars, comprising a pair of vertically recurved quillons with faceted bud-shaped terminals, large outer ring-guard with a vertical central moulding, matching lower ring-guard, inner-guard formed of a saltire arrangement of bars and incorporating a thumb loop, faceted plummet-shaped pommel, and two-stage leather-covered grip (restorations)
96.5 cm; 38 in blade

Estimate: 2000-3000

4500
127

‡ A HIGHLAND BASKET-HILTED BACK-SWORD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade double-edged for its last third, cut with a long central fuller and a shorter fuller along the back-edge on each face, the forte retaining traces of engraved decoration, steel hilt of rounded bars, formed of a series of large ovals each enclosing pairs of crosses arranged vertically with further diamond-shaped and small scrolling bars above and below (one bar cracked), fitted with an additional screw-on frontal guard, bun-shaped pommel, fishskin-covered grip (binding missing), and early doeskin liner
85.5 cm; 33 3/4 in blade
Estimate: 2000-3000

2200
128

‡ A FINE ENGLISH MORTUARY SWORD, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with broad double-edged blade stamped 'Farara' within a short fuller on each face and with traces of a large running wolf mark, symmetrical iron hilt comprising a pair of langets chiselled with foliage, basket-guard pierced and chiselled at the base with scrolling tendrils terminating in monsterheads and mulberry fruit, decorated on each side and at the base of the knuckle-guard with a wreath filled with a portrait profile, the front and rear guards each interrupted by a further portrait rondel and each joined to the knuckle-guard by a pair of scrolling bars, chiselled ovoid pommel decorated en suite and retaining an early fishskin-covered grip bound with plaited wire and 'Turk's heads
74.1 cm; 29 1/4 in blade
Estimate: 1600-2200

3000
129

‡ AN ENGLISH CAVALRY OFFICER'S BASKET-HILTED BACKSWORD, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with broad blade double-edged for its last quarter (the tip with a very small chip), cut with a broad shallow fuller along most of its length and a shorter narrow fuller along the back on each face, engraved with 'GR' crowned, 'Irwin' and '7/4', basket-hilt of rounded bars carrying an alternating arrangement of broad and narrow panels, each cut with fluting and pierced with stylised hearts and circles, an oval aperture on one side, large bun-shaped pommel, and spirally carved wooden grip (wormed) bound with twisted wire and retaining a portion of its fishskin covering
86.5 cm; 34 1/8 in blade


Estimate: 1500-1800

1500
130

‡ A SWEPT-HILT RAPIER IN EARLY 17TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering blade of flattened-diamond section cut with a short slender fuller on each face, and stamped with three marks including a reclining lion on the ricasso, iron hilt of flattened rounded bars, including a pair of straight quillons, knuckle-guard, lower ring guards, trifurcated inner-guard, ovoid pommel, spirally-bound grip and in aged condition throughout
109.5cm; 43 1/8in blade

Estimate: 1000-1500

1000
131

‡ A COMPOSITE SWEPT-HILT RAPIER, 17TH CENTURY AND LATER
with tapering double-edged blade formed in two-stages, stamped 'Me fecit Soligen' and 'Solideo Gloria' within a short fuller on the respective faces, leather-covered ricasso, steel hilt chiselled in imitation of numerous twigs, including a pair of vertically recurved quillons with openwork terminals, ring-guard en suite, and ιcusson chiselled with scrolls and foliage, and wire-bound grip
88.1 cm; 34 3/4 in blade

Estimate: 600-900

600
132

‡ A SPANISH CUP-HILT RAPIER, 18TH CENTURY AND LATER
with tapering fullered blade, iron hilt including pierced cup-guard with scalloped brim (cracked), engraved with linear designs and flowerheads on the outside, a pair of straight quillons with faceted bud-shaped terminals, knuckle-guard, and ovoid pommel, and spirally craved grip
107cm; 42 1/8in blade

Estimate: 400-600

520
133

‡ AN ENGLISH BASKET-HILTED SWORD, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with curved fullered hangar blade double-edged towards the point, asymmetrical steel hilt formed of a grid pattern of rounded bars, drawn-in at the base into three heart-shaped panels, and at the top into two diamond-shaped panels (small cracks, pitted throughout), bun-shaped pommel and later wooden grip
73 cm; 28 3/4 in blade

Another hilt of this type, formerly preserved in the Warwick Castle Collections, was sold in these rooms, 26th June 2007, lot 252.

Estimate: 800-1200

    
134

‡ A VENETIAN SCHIAVONA, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with broad broad blade (slightly shortened, small chips), stamped with a mark in the centre of three short fullers on each face, iron basket-guard formed of engraved shaped bars (loose), short quillon with moulded terminal, brass shield-shaped pommel pierced on one side, and the grip with an early fishskin covering over cord (losses)
71.5 cm; 28 1/4 in blade
Estimate: 700-1000

    
135

‡ A HIGHLAND BASKET-HILTED BACK-SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade double-edged for its last quarter, cut with a long slender fuller on each face, steel hilt of traditional form incorporating an alternating arrangement of broad and narrow panels carried by flattened bars, decorated with pierced circles and triangles, a pair of loops at the front, scrolling quillon and conical pommel, and later grip bound with twisted wire and 'Turk's heads' (covering missing, pitted throughout)
77.5 cm; 30 1/2 in blade

Estimate: 700-900

700
136

‡ AN ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED HUNTING SWORD, LONDON 1780, MAKER'S MARK OF JOHN FAYLE
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, formed with two long fullers of unequal length on each face (areas of pitting), silver hilt comprising slotted guard with wavy borders, knuckle-guard formed en suite, lionhead pommel, and spirally carved grip bound with silver ribband and plaited wire, in its wooden scabbard covered with tooled leather (losses) and with four silver mounts including middle band and locket each with a small ring for suspension
65 cm; 25 5/8 in blade

John Fayle was a hilt maker and sword cutler circa 1770-82. See L. Southwick 2001, p. 106.
Estimate: 1000-1200

1000
137

‡ A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED PARADE SWORD OF PRESENTATION QUALITY, PARIS, CIRCA 1840
with tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, etched with a panel of scrolling foliage on each side of the forte, silver-gilt hilt cast and chased in relief, comprising down-turned shell-guard decorated with a central lion mask and a border of bold scrolls interrupted by vine fruit and foliage, struck with Paris mark for 1838, knuckle-guard joined to the shell by a pair of arms, interrupted by a central green man mask, rising to a recurved terminal formed as a horse's head in the round and enriched with further bouquets of fruit, quillon with scrolling terminal struck with the maker's mark, in a Lozenge the letters PH(?), the pommel cast and chased in the round with a classical trophy-of-arms involving a large vacant shield supported by the figures of Hercules, Justice (the grip of her sword missing) and a female deity, swelling fluted grip decorated with scrollwork and a spiralling arrangement of olive fruit and foliage, and retaining much gilt finish, in an associated wooden scabbard with purple velvet covering and gilt locket and chape decorated with bold scrolls of foliage and flowerheads
83 cm; 32 3/4 in blade

A sword of similar form and decoration, further enriched with diamonds and rubies, was ordered by Christian VII, King of Denmark from J. F. Rudolphi, A Danish silversmith working in Paris, and presented to crown Prince Frederick VII in the 1840s. See A. Hoff, H. D. Schepelern and G. Boesen 1956, plate 40.
Estimate: 3000-5000

    
138

‡ A PLUG BAYONET, MID-18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FRENCH
with fullered blade double-edged towards the point, etched with sprays of foliage and a trophy-of-arms on each face (areas of pitting), rectangular ricasso, brass hilt including quillons with moulded globular terminals, turned blackened hardwood grip, and pommel en suite with the quillons
26.2 cm; 10 3/8 in blade

Estimate: 300-400

320
139

‡ AN UNUSUAL DAGGER, 18TH CENTURY
with robust blade of late medieval type, formed in two sections, the lower portion decorated with a chevron pattern along the back-edge, forte of rhomboid section incised with three lines on each side, formed with a globular moulding beneath incorporating a button for suspension, faceted horn grip (cracked), and engraved brass cap pommel
22.5 cm; 8 7/8 in blade

Estimate: 200-300

650
140

‡ A DAGGER, 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with flat double-edged blade, the forte of flattened tulip form, iron hilt comprising cross-piece, hollow tapering grip, and cap pommel
20.3 cm; 8 in blade

Estimate: 100-150

120
141

‡ AN ITALIAN STILETTO, SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with slender blade of diamond section, forte of square section, iron hilt comprising a pair of straight quillons swelling towards the terminals, small outer ring-guard, spirally fluted pommel, and spirally carved (perhaps later, pommel button missing, the steel parts chemically cleaned)
18.5 cm; 7 1/8 in blade

Estimate: 300-400

    
142

‡ A LEFT-HAND DAGGER, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with long tapering blade of hollow-diamond section, the rear portion of the forte flattened for the thumb, iron hilt comprising a pair of drooping quillons with flattened globular terminals, small side-ring swelling in the centre, faceted ovoid pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire and 'Turk's Heads'
41.5 cm; 16 3/8 in blade

Estimate: 1000-1200

1000
143

‡ A SCOTTISH DIRK, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with cut-down backsword blade double-edged over its upper portion, cut with a slender fuller framed by a pair of incised lines on each face, carved bog wood grip formed with a pair of squared shoulders, decorated with interlaced Celtic strapwork and small nodules in imitation of nails, iron ferrule, and iron cap pommel (pitted), in a contemporary leather scabbard, perhaps the original, with two iron mounts and a later loop (the locket, chape and tip of the scabbard missing)
32 cm; 12 5/8 in blade


Estimate: 1200-1800

1400
144

‡ AN AXE, PROBABLY FRANKISH, 6TH CENTURY
with curved head of wedge-shaped section formed with a flattened rear face and integral socket (pitted), on a later wooden haft reinforced with an iron strip front and back
18 cm; 7 1/8 in

Two axe heads of similar form attributed to the 5th/6th Century are preserved in the Museum fόr Deutsche Geschichte, Berlin. See H. Mόller and H. Kφlling 1990, p. 367, no. 60, 61

Estimate: 200-300

200
145

‡ AN AXE, 14TH CENTURY
in excavated condition, with rectangular blade formed with a slightly curved leading edge and recessed on one side, tapering neck, and open H-shaped socket, on a later curved wooden haft
18 cm; 7 1/8 in head

Estimate: 200-300

200
146

‡ AN AXE, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with iron head of wedge-shaped section, stamped with a mark on each side, a pair of pellets vertically divided by the letter 'M' and '8' beneath a dotted crescent respectively, loop-shaped socket, on an early wooden haft
83.5 cm; 33 in overall

Estimate: 250-350

    
147

‡ A SO-CALLED HEADSMAN'S AXE, 19TH CENTURY
with flaring blade of flattened wedge-shaped section, one side with low bevelled edges and stamped 'Marseigne', tapering faceted neck (pitted throughout), on a later wooden haft
18 cm; 7 1/8 in head

Estimate: 200-300

    
148

‡ A PEASANT FLAIL, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with tall bulbous wooden head fitted with eleven robust iron spikes (cracks, one spike missing), and a robust central spike, the top and bottom each with an iron collar, on a wooden haft
40 cm; 15 3/4 in head

Estimate: 200-300

260
149

‡ A GERMAN MACE FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, MID-16TH CENTURY
with bulbous head formed of seven shaped flanges, each fitted with a reinforced tip of cruciform section, moulded central finial, steel haft formed in three tapering sections, the upper two octagonal, divided by writhen collars and one pierced for a thong, and the bottom section spirally moulded and fitted with fluted basal cap
63 cm; 24 3/4 in overall

Estimate: 2000-3000

7500
150

‡ A GERMAN FIGHTING AXE, LATE 16TH CENTURY
with curved axe blade formed with a scalloped back-edge and pierced with six holes arranged in two equal groups, tall pyramidal robust rear spike, domed central finial, original haft encased in iron plaques and pierced for a thong, complete with original iron belt hook retained by a rivet with foliate head (lightly pitted throughout)
56.8 cm; 22 3/8 in overall

Estimate: 1500-2500

1700
 
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