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: 351-400 of 455
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351

Haenel, Erich, Kostbare Waffen Aus Der Dresdener Rüstkammer, Karl W. Hiersemann, 1923 with 82 illustrated pages of which 2 colour, with pasted bookplate: Wallace Collection Library from the Library of Claude Blair, some scuffing on the edges, staining on boards

Estimate: 100-150

350
352

Hellner, Brynolf, Drottning Kristinas Rustkammare, Livrustkammaren, 1990; Krenn, Peter, Royal Army Museum Stockholm Guide, Ahlen & Akerlund, 1964; Lenk, Torsten, Finlandica I Livrustkammaren ett urval Bilder, Nordisk Rotogravyr, 1934; Leppaaho, Jorma, Spateisenzaeitliche Waffen Aus Finnland, Weilin & Goos AB, 1964; Livrustkammaren, Kungl, Bilder Av Markligare Foremal I Kungl Livrustkammaren, 1927; Meyerson, Ake, Vapen industrierna I Arbogan , Viktor Pettersons Bokinindustriales, 1939; Nordstrom, Lena, Livrustkammaren The Royal Armoury, Bohuslaningens, 1985; Rangstrom, Lena, King Frik's Armour, Livrustkammaren, 2004; Steneberg, Karl Erik, Polonica Zbior Obrazow , Nordisk Rotogravyr, 1943; Various Authors, 375 Ar med Livrustkammaren, Fählt & Hässler, 2003; Bilder Pictures, Royal Army Museum, Stockholm, 1953; Bilder Pictures, Royal Army Museum, Stockholm, 1953; The Royal Armoury: The Assembling of Royal Relics, Costumes arms, armour, uniforms and coaches from about 1500 to the present, The Royal Palace, Stockholm
Estimate: 40-60

60
353

Basilatos, Nikos, Opla - 1790-1860 Mnemeia Ellenikes Istorias kai Teknes, Eommex, 1989; Benes, Ctirad, Illustrated guide to the collection of arms, Colloredo-Mansfeld, 1965; Grabowska, Irena, Bron W Dawnych Wiekach , Malbork, 1970; Hrbaty, Stanislav, Chladna Krasa Platové Zbroje, Hradec Krá?lové?: Muzeum vý?chodní?ch Čech v Hradci Krá?lové?, 2006; Kobielski, Stanislaw, Militaria Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa, Drukarnia Narodowa, 1934; Labinowicz, Adam, Bron Palna Europejska, MKN, 1966; Perdomi, Carlo, Le Armi Degli Estensi La Collezione di Konopiste, Cappelli editore, 1986; Sercer, Maria, Alte Schlagwaffen und Stangenwaffen aus Kroatien, Veroffentlichungen des Landeszeughauses, 1974; Sercer, Maria, Jatagane, Veroffentlichungen des Landeszeughauses, 1976; Tarassuk, Leonid, Russian Pistols in the Seventeenth Century, Arms and Armour Press, 1968; Temesvary, Ferenc, Arms and Armour the Treasures of the Hungarian National Museum, Helikon, 1992; Temesvary, Ferenc, S Vallalt Magyar Bajnoki Sorsot, Vizy Otto, 1965; Various Authors, Legermuseum - Jaarverslag , Drukkerij De Bink N.V. - Leiden, 1961; Various Authors, Arme in Muzeele din Romania, Editura Meridiane, 1973; Werner , Jerzy, Luk W Rozwoju Historycznym, Muzeum Narodowe, 1969; You are Welcome to the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Leaflet; The Old Powder Magazine, Priddy's Hard, Portsmouth, 1971; Askeri Muze, Turkey; 1915 Russian artillery Leaflet, 1958; Russian Leaflet (XV XVII), Moscow, 1955; Muzeum Wojska Polskiego W Warszawie, Wydawnictqo ministerstqa obrony Narodowej, Warsaw, 1960; Russian Leaflet (XVII XIX), Moscow, 1956; Zbrojownia, Muzeum Narodowe W Krakowie, Krakow, 1960; L'Armerie du Wawel (Brochure), Krakow; Japanese Leaflet- Golden Age of Polish Weapons, Seibu, 1970
Estimate: 50-80

130
354

Lacroix, Paul, Vie Militaire et Religieuse au Moyen Age et a L'Époque de La Renaissance, Librairie De Firmin Didot Frères,1873 with 409 illustrated pages of which 14 colour, signed: C. Blair 1942, foxing, original boards, 3 quarters leather bound (scuffed)
Estimate: 80-120

80
355

Liebgott, Niels-Knud, Middelalderens Vaben, Nationalmuseet, 1976; Smith, Otto, Det Kongelige Partikulaere rustkammer I., J.D Qvist & Komp, 1938; Various Authors, The Armoury Hall, Olaf Moller, Copenhagen, 1953; Various Authors, The Armoury Hall, Olaf Moller, Copenhagen, 1953; Various Authors, The Armoury Hall - Guide to the Royal Danish Arsenal Museum, Olaf Moller, Copenhagen, 1953; Tojhusmuseet: The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum, Nordlundes Bogtrykkeri , Copenhagen, 1962
Estimate: 80-120

70
356

Maze-Sencier, Alphonse, Le Livre Des Collectionneurs, Librairie Renouard, 1885 signed: C. Blair, some foxing, original cloth bound boards (faded)

Estimate: 300-500

380
357

Smith, George, The Dictionary of National Biography, together with 7 further volumes, The Concise Dictionary From the Beginnings to 1911, Twentieth Century 1922-1930, Twentieth Century 1931-1940, Twentieth Century 1941-1950, Twentieth Century 1951-1960, Missing Persons, Index and Epitome, Oxford University Press, 1882 in 27 volumes, each with pasted bookplate: Wallace Collection Library, original cloth covered boards (wear)
Estimate: 300-500

    
358

Viollet-Le-Duc, E., Dictionnaire Raisonné Du Mobilier Français De L'Époque Carlovingienne A La Renaissance, Comte- Jacquet, 1874 6 Volumes, each with pasted bookplate: The Wallace Collection Library Presented by the Geffrye Museum, marbled boards, tooled and gilt half-leather, some scuffing to the edges
Estimate: 600-800

550
359

Von Lenz, E. Die Waffensammlung Des Grafen S.D. Scheremetew in St. Petersburg, Verlag Von Karl W. Hiersemann, 1897 with 26 illustrated pages, with pasted bookplate: Wallace Collection Library, some ink stains on the spine and front

Estimate: 120-180

1200
360

A GERMAN PAINTED CIRCULAR WOODEN SCHUTZEN TARGET TROPHY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the outer face decorated in polychrome with a female figure in contemporary dress enclosed by a border of gothic script, the inner face with an iron loop for suspension
64 cm; 25 1/4 in diameter

Estimate: 500-700

400
361

SEVEN ENGLISH SPURS, 16TH/18TH CENTURIES
in excavated condition the first with star-shaped rowel, arched heel-band decorated with filed mouldings, and with its buckles; the second with multi-spike rowel, slender heel-band, complete with its buckles; the third with broad heel-band rising to a point (incomplete); the fourth of brass, with seven-point rowel, and slender heel-band; the fifth with eight-point rowel, slender heel-band, retaining its buckles and jingles, the sixth of brass, with flat flower-shaped rowel and engraved heel-band with figure-of-eight shaped terminals, and the last designed to grip the heel of a shoe
the first: 13cm; 5 1/8in
(7)
Estimate: 150-250

150
362

A NORTH EUROPEAN SPUR, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with five-point star-shaped rowel, sharply angular fluted neck decorated with a spirally moulding, fluted heel-band (one terminal missing) and retaining a single buckle
16cm; 6 1/4in
Estimate: 80-120

50
363

AUCTION CATALOGUES: SOTHEBY'S ARMS AND ARMOUR, MILITARIA AND SPORTING GUNS
including sales in London, Monaco, Zurich, Sussex and New York covering the period 1970-2005, including the collections of John F. Hayward, Charles Draeger, Visser (part I), Alexander Davison and The Royal House of Hanover

A full listing is available on request
Estimate: 150-250

    
364

A HIGHLY DECORATED CHASTITY BELT AND PADLOCK, 20TH CENTURY
formed of a series of pierced shaped plates, the outer surface etched in 16th century style with, at the front, the temptation of Eve by the serpent with Adam looking on, a winged demon on the reverse, all enriched with scrolling foliage on a stippled ground, and fitted with a padlock in late medieval style
25.3 cm; 10 in high

Estimate: 1000-1500

1200
365

A BRASS-BOUND MAHOGANY CASE FOR A D.B. SPORTING GUN OR RIFLE BY JAMES BRYCE, GUNMAKER, CROSS GATE CUPAR FIFE, CIRCA 1850-70
the outside of the lid with brass flush-fitting carrying handle, the interior lined in purple baize (light moth), with printed trade label (light foxing small losses), provision for 30 ¾ in barrels, complete with its compartment lids together with its leather outer case

James Bryce is recorded in Edinburgh circa 1850-75.

Estimate: 300-500

    
366

A SPANISH COMBINATION TOOL (ESLABÓN), 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY SPANISH formed in one piece, with an arched upper portion for knapping, faceted shaft with two pierced scrollwork mouldings, the base with turnscrew, fitted with a loop carrying a contemporary pick 12 cm; 4 3/4 in

Estimate: 200-300

180
367

AN IMPORTANT ALBUM OF OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAHS OF THE TOWER OF LONDON AND ITS ARMOURIES CIRCA 1915-28
comprising two hundred and thirty-one photographs mounted on one hundred and sixteen separate folios of grey paper bound within black boards, showing individual arms, armour and other relics of the Tower Armouries, general views of the Armouries displays, general views, engraved representations and early maps of the Tower as a whole, and including a few images of pieces belonging to Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers of London (some staining and cracking of the edges of the pages)

The album dates from the time of Charles ffoulkes who served as Curator of the Tower Armouries from 1913 to 1939, receiving the revived title of Master of the Armouries in 1935. A few of the photographs in the album were used by him to illustrate his Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London of 1916. Several elements belonging to Henry VIII's Greenwich armour garniture of 1540 had only been returned to the Tower from Windsor in 1914. A large number of the pictures show pieces transferred to the Tower from the Rotunda Museum in 1927, and published in part by ffoulkes a year later. The photographs of the armour of Sir Henry Lee and other items belonging to the Armourers and Brasiers' Company were used by ffoulkes in various of his publications of 1925-7. Among the later images of the album are some showing the Tower at the time of its flooding in 1928.
30.5 cm x 39.0 cm; 12 x 15¼ in



Estimate: 700-1000

4500
368

A HIGHLAND DRESS POWDER HORN, 19TH CENTURY
with stained horn body stamped 'Piper' in an oval, silver coloured metal mounts comprising nozzle engraved with foliage terminating in a boar's head, moulded basal cap decorated with scrolls of olive fruit and foliage further scrolls of foliage and a central cross, and robust suspension chain
38 cm; 15 in
Estimate: 400-600

350
369

A HIGHLAND DRESS POWDER HORN, 19TH CENTURY
with stained horn body, silver coloured metal mounts comprising graduated nozzle with beaded borders and spring cut-off, basal cap engraved with scenes from the chase including hounds in pursuit of a stag and a fox, and an encircling serpent on the base, and later suspension chain
36 cm; 14 1/4 in

Estimate: 500-700

450
370

A MOROCCO LEATHER-COVERED SYKES PATENT FLASK, MID-19TH CENTURY
with flattened pear-shaped body, German silver nozzle stamped 'Sykes Patent' and 'Extra Quality' fitted with cut-off and blued steel spring, in fine condition
16 cm; 6 3/8 in

Estimate: 120-150

350
371

A GERMAN SILVER-MOUNTED HORN FLASK BY G. & J. W. HAWKSLEY, SHEFFIELD, MID-19TH CENTURY
with curved body of polished stained horn, German silver mounts comprising basal cap and graduated nozzle with spring cut off, with much original finish, and complete with a green silk suspension cord
16.5 cm; 6 1/2 in

Estimate: 120-150

350
372

A RARE GERMAN MILITARY GRENADE LAUNCHER FOR A FLINTLOCK MUSKET, CIRCA 1700-50
formed in two stages with raised mouldings, the lower portion inscribed 'Macht Mit Uns', and moulded integral socket cut with a slot for attaching to a lug on the muzzle
17.5 cm; 6 7/8 in overall

Estimate: 900-1200

1300
373

‡ AN ITALIAN POWDER-FLASK FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BRESCIA
with tapering body of D-section, elaborately fluted outer face enriched with very narrow engraved panels and beadwork, engraved with scrollwork on the inner face and the base, fitted with belt hook, four suspension loops, moulded nozzle hinged at the base for refilling, decorated en suite with the body and with spring cut-off (one screw missing, areas of pitting)
18.5 cm; 7 ¼ in high

Estimate: 600-800

500
374

‡ AN ENGLISH LEATHER SHOT-FLASK, A COPPER THREE-WAY FLASK FOR A FLINTLOCK PISTOL AND A COPPER POWDER-FLASK, 19TH CENTURY
the first with leather bag-shaped body and graduated nozzle; the second with copper body and brass mounts, the third embossed with small stars and circles, and fitted with spring cut-off (seam split, incomplete)
the first: 24 cm; 9 1/2in
(3)

Estimate: 200-300

380
375

AN ITALIAN STONEBOW, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
with slender steel bow retained by a pair of moulded irons, carved hardwood tiller of characteristic form, decorated with slender panels of ropework, the rear portion incorporating a scroll and with bevelled edges, turned knop-shaped finial, fitted with moulded steel trigger operating the string release, moulded steel back-sight, and fixed two prong fore-sight (areas of wear, adapted for display)
73.5 cm; 29 in tiller

Estimate: 500-700

1500
376

A MINIATURE IRON CANNON, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering multi-stage barrel, swelling at the muzzle and fitted with three raised rivets, the central one acting as a sight, with raised astragal bands, square vent field, bulbous cascable fitted with an elevating device, on an iron wheeled carriage (areas of pitting)
31 cm;12 1/4 in barrel
2.2 cm; 7/8 in bore
Estimate: 100-150

50
377

A FINELY CONSTRUCTED MODEL OF A GARRISON GUN, MID-19TH CENTURY
with sighted barrel formed in two stepped stages, block-shaped vent, globose cascabel, a pair of plain trunnions, on a contemporary brass garrison carriage with openwork cheeks, fitted with threaded elevating device, and with two pairs of trucks for a slide
11.5 cm; 4 1/2 in barrel
1.8 cm; 3/4 in bore
Estimate: 800-1000

800
378

THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN NOBLEMAN, BY DIRECT DESCENT FROM THE GRAND DUKE OF BADEN

AN 18 BORE OTTOMAN MIQUELET-LOCK RIFLED CARBINE, TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY
with octagonal swamped etched twist sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, chiselled with raised mouldings and retained by a pair of engraved silver bands, the breech incorporating a raised back-sight pierced with two sighting apertures, plain tang, characteristic lock overlaid with an engraved panel of silver and enriched over much of its surface with silver-encrusted pellets, full stock (chipped), profusely inlaid with minute brass rondels filled with contrasting pieces of bone and enriched with brass nails, faceted segmental butt inlaid en suite and with shaped panels of bone, ivory and green-stained horn, inset with a band of domed silver nails (small losses, butt-cap missing), iron trigger, green-stained fore-end cap, associated horn tipped ramrod, and the stock impressed '164'
67.5 cm; 26 5/8 in barrel
Estimate: 2500-3000

3800
379

A RARE OTTOMAN SHAFFRON, TURKEY, FIRST HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY
formed of a main plate tapering slightly to its rounded lower end, cut away at the upper corners for a pair of ear pieces (missing), embossed over the eye openings, the main plate formed with three embossed flutes along the lower portion and a medial ridge over the upper, the right of the brow incised with the mark of the Imperial Ottoman Arsenal at Istanbul, and pierced border for a lining (chemically cleaned, small chips)
53.5 cm; 21 1/8 in
Estimate: 2500-3000

2600
380

A EUROPEAN SAPPER'S HELMET, SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY
of notable weight, with a medially-ridged one-piece hemispherical skull fitted at the brow with a flat obtusely-pointed peak, at the nape with a matching neck-guard and at each side with a slightly forward-curving pendent cheek-piece, the edges of the peak and neck-guard formed with plain inward-turns and the point of the former pierced with a later suspension-hole (pitted and patinated overall)
22.5 cm; 8¾ in


Estimate: 800-1100

650
381

A EUROPEAN SAPPER'S HELMET, SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY
of notable weight, with a medially-ridged one-piece hemispherical skull struck at its left rear with the mark of a bullet, fitted at the brow with a flat obtusely-pointed peak, at the nape with a matching neck-guard and at each side with a slightly forward-curving pendent cheek-piece, the edges of the peak and neck-guard formed with plain inward-turns and the point of the former pierced with a later suspension-hole (the skull showing some delamination at its brow and the whole pitted and patinated overall)
23.0 cm; 9 in


Estimate: 700-1000

650
382

A GERMAN HUNTING SWORD FROM THE BADEN COURT HUNT, MID-19TH CENTURY
with broad blade double-edged toward the point, etched on each face with trophies-of-arms and scenes from the chase including rabbits and stag, and signed 'Geb Weyersberg in Solingen', gilt brass hilt comprising down-turned shell-guard cast with the crowned arms of Baden between sprays of oak foliage, a pair of quillons with vertically recurved terminals, pommel decorated en suite, and natural staghorn grip
59.5 cm; 23 1/2 in blade

Estimate: 250-350

480
383

A GERMAN HUNTING SWORD FROM THE BAVARIAN COURT HUNT, CIRCA 1839-60
with broad blade double-edged towards the point, etched on one face of the forte with the crowned cypher of Carl-Teodore, Duke in Bavaria (1839-1909) and on the other with the inscription 'Vivat & Lebe Carl Teodore', the back-strap signed 'Jean Knecht fabriequer a Solingen' iron hilt of rudimentary construction, and staghorn grip (the steel parts cleaned)
56.2 cm;22 1/8 in blade
Estimate: 200-300

220
384

A GERMAN HUNTING SWORD, MID-19TH CENTURY
with broad fullered blade etched and gilt with trophies-of-arms and foliage on a blued panel over the lower portion on each face, brass hilt comprising a pair of quillons with globular terminals, cap pommel and hardwood grip
60 cm; 23 5/8 in blade
Estimate: 250-350

200
385

A GERMAN HUNTING SWORD, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with broad blade double-edged towards the point, retaining traces of an etched design on each face, brass hilt comprising a pair of short quillons with globular terminals, cap pommel, and staghorn grip applied with a pair of brass acorns and oak foliage
54.5 cm; 21 1/2 in blade
Estimate: 200-300

100
386

A GERMAN COMBINED WHEEL-LOCK SPANNER, POWDER-MEASURE AND TURNSCREW, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with octagonal body decorated with filed mouldings, graduated measure numbered from one to four (retaining screw missing), the head pierced with three square apertures, and three terminals cut as a square turnscrew, double prong and the third cut for the wheel
17.2 cm; 7 3/4in head

Estimate: 200-300

380
387

A GERMAN DETACHED WHEEL-LOCK MECHANISM FOR A SPORTING GUN BY SEBASTIAN SCHEIDEGGER, CIRCA 1730
with flat plate engraved with bold scrolls and a pair of hounds in pursuit of a hare, fitted with internal wheel, engraved dog with shielded jaws, flash-guard, signed pan-fence and engraved dog-spring bridle
32 cm; 12 5/8 in overall

Estimate: 200-250

350
388

AN AUSTRIAN LARGE COMBINED POWDER-FLASK AND WHEEL-LOCK SPANNER, CIRCA 1730
of green-stained flattened cow horn, fitted on the outer face with an iron bracket incorporating a wheel-lock spanner of three apertures, with foliate terminal, iron basal cap and carved nozzle (suspension removed leaving a small hole, stopper missing)
44.5 cm; 17 1/2in overall

Estimate: 250-350

200
389

A RARE 40 BORE EIGHT-SHOT MATCHLOCK PISTOL BARREL AND CHAMBER, EARLY 17TH CENTURY, MOUNTED ON A CANNON CARRIAGE, 18TH CENTURY
with three stage swamped barrel, the muzzle and median sections each encased in latten, reeded breech incorporating a brass back-sight and a spring catch for the cylinder, eight-shot cylinder, each chamber with square vent field, retaining three brass covers each incorporating a spring and steel knob on the top (the other five missing), retained by a faceted nut at the rear; and fitted beneath the breech with a pair of later trunnions: on a saluting cannon carriage with scrolling cheeks, applied with pierced and engraved brass panels including a hunter in contemporary dress within an architectural landscape
31.5 cm; 12 3/8 in barrel

A snaphaunce revolving rifle dated 1597 preserved in the Tøjhusmuseet, Copenhagen (nr. B294) and a matchlock revolving rifle of circa 1610 preserved in the Hermitage, St Petersburg each have a revolving cylinder of related type. See A. Hoff 1969 pp. 254-6.
Estimate: 1500-2000

1600
390

A PAIR OF GERMAN BRONZE SALUTING CANNON, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering multi-stage barrels formed with raised astragal mouldings, moulded muzzles, cascables drawn-out to a near acorn shaped moulding, a pair of dolphin lifting handles each on a punched ground, plain trunnions: each on its iron-clad wooden field carriage with iron-shod spoked cambered wheels (losses, one pair of cap squares missing), together with a well matched limber
41 cm; 16 1/4 in barrels
(3)

Estimate: 2000-3000

2400
391

A CASED PAIR OF .450 CALIBRE PERCUSSION RIFLED TARGET PISTOLS BY SCHNEEVOIGT IN LAHR, CIRCA 1850
with octagonal blued sighted barrels signed in gold script within an elaborate gold framework, engraved case-hardened breeches decorated with scrollwork and inlaid with gold lines, engraved percussion bolsters fitted with blued nipples, engraved case-hardened breech tangs decorated en suite fitted with blued adjustable back-sights and numbered '1' and '2' in gold respectively, scroll-engraved case-hardened stepped locks signed in gold script (one lock inoperative and with small dents on the lock plate), blued set triggers, highly figured maple half-stocks (one with a hairline crack through), finely fluted butts with a carved moulding on each side, engraved blued steel mounts comprising spurred trigger-guards with shaped finials, butt-caps and fore-end caps, blued trigger plates, silver barrel bolt escutcheons (one bolt replaced), no provision for ramrods, and with almost all their original finish throughout: in original mahogany case lined in blue velvet (faded, one compartment lid missing, lock catch missing, small chips and cracks), the lid with brass escutcheon engraved with the owner's coat-of-arms, complete with a full compliment of accessories including bullet mould and wad-cutter of burnished steel, copper powder-flask with brass mounts (loose), turn-screw, nipple-wrench, ivory mallet
25.2 cm 10 in barrels

Heinrich Björn Christophe Schneevoigt is recorded in Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein and Lahr, Baden circa 1818-78. He is recorded as journeyman in the former in 1822. His father, Otto Heinrich, was gunmaker to the Danish Lifeguard Dragoons, circa 1800.

Estimate: 5000-7000

8000
392

A .550 CALIBRE GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE, CIRCA 1730
with blued octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, engraved with a panel of scrollwork at the breech, flat lock engraved with a stag in a rococo landscape, fitted with internal wheel, flash-guard, pan with sliding cover, and engraved dog decorated with a monsterhead, double set trigger, full stock (wormed), moulded over the fore-end, impressed with the inventory number '3' behind the lock, the butt with patchbox with fluted sliding cover incorporating a piece of horn on the right and raised cheek-piece carved with rococo shell ornament inlaid with a piece of mother-of-pearl in the centre on the left, steel trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, horn side nail washers, ramrod-pipe (one missing) and fore-end cap, and associated ramrod, together with a contemporary steel powder measure
81 cm; 31 7/8 in barrel
Estimate: 2000-3000

2800
393

A .550 CALIBRE GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY SEBASTIAN SCHEIDEGGER IN SALZBURG, CIRCA 1730
with blued octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, signed over the breech and stamped with the brass-lined barrelsmith's mark, in a shield the initials 'S. SC' above a rampant demi-chamois, engraved flat lock signed 'S.S.', fitted with integral wheel, flash-guard, pan with sliding cover, and engraved dog with concealed jaws, double set trigger, figured walnut full stock moulded over the fore-end, impressed with the inventory number '1' behind the lock, the butt with raised cheek-piece on the left and patchbox with sliding cover incorporating a piece of horn on the right, steel trigger-guard engraved en suite with the lock, horn side nail washers, ramrod-pipes and fore-end cap, and horn-tipped ramrod
82 .3 cm; 32 3/8 in barrel

Estimate: 2000-3000

2600
394

A .800 CALIBRE GERMAN (SAXON) WHEEL-LOCK RAMPART GUN, DATED 1685
with massive swamped octagonal sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves (surface rust), moulded at the breech and numbered '1', dated flat lock retained by two side nails, struck with the mark of Hans Loeffler (Neue Støckel 716), fitted with external wheel with engraved gilt cover, sliding pan-cover with gilt acorn finial released by a brass button engraved with a grotesque, moulded dog and dog spring with filed scrolls, double set trigger, full stock flattened beneath the fore-end for resting, impressed '6' behind the tang, large butt of fish tail form, hollowed at the top, brass mounts comprising shaped trigger-guard with acorn finial en suite with the pan-cover, butt-plate, a pair of foliate horn side nail washers, fore-end cap and a pair of ramrod-pipes of contrasting horn
90.3 cm 35 5/8 in barrel

Hans Loeffler is recorded in Ruhla, Saxony circa 1683-1714.

Estimate: 3000-5000

2600
395

A RARE 32 BORE NORTH EUROPEAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1700, PROBABLY DUTCH
with slender tapering barrel formed in two stages, chiselled with a vertical arrangement of military scenes including an encampment, infantrymen and a cavalryman with a panel of foliage top and bottom, fitted with silver fore-sight and moulded silver back-sight, slender tang decorated with a chevron design, stepped lock boldly engraved with foliage signed 'N. M.' on the tail, half-stock moulded over the fore-end (areas of worm), impressed '49' behind the lock, paddle-shaped butt finely carved with a cavalry engagement on the right, brass mounts comprising moulded trigger-guard with foliate terminal, solid side-plate, butt-plate with slender tang of shaped outline and four moulded ramrod-pipes, and bone fore-end cap
116.5 cm; 46 in barrel

It is likely that this gun was shortened to half-stock around the middle of the 18th century and most of the brass mounts were renewed at this time.

A gun with a butt carved in the same manner was sold Christie's Paris, 31st March 2011, lot 622.

Estimate: 2500-3500

2200
396

A FINE 16 BORE SOUTH GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY IOHANN STERR, FREISING, CIRCA 1690
with tapering barrel formed with a near full length flat, fitted with barleycorn fore-sight on a punched chiselled bed with delicate leafy tendrils above and below, chiselled with scrolling leafy tendrils against a matted ground on each side of the breech, rounded lock chiselled with delicate ropework around the borders, signed 'Iohann Sterr a Freising' beneath the pan and inscribed 'Hochfirst Pixenmacher' around the cock, the cock and steel each chiselled with leafy tendrils and ropework en suite (the cock cracked at the neck), highly figured burrwood full stock (the last 6 cm of the fore-end removed), carved with a moulding along the length of the barrel, a serpent behind the rear ramrod pipe and foliage behind the lock and the side-plate, impressed '54' behind the tang, and the butt carved with further mouldings, finely chiselled steel and part matted mounts comprising pierced openwork side plate decorated with leafy tendrils carrying a self-suckling serpent, trigger-guard with leafy finial and ropework en suite with the lock, three moulded ramrod-pipes matching the trigger-guard, the rear involving a serpent, butt-plate with pronounced heel, finely chiselled with a bearded grotesque on top and the tang formed as a further serpent, crowned vacant escutcheon, and later ramrod (sling swivels removed)
118 cm; 46 ½ in barrel

Johann Sterr is recorded in Munich circa 1685-94.

Estimate: 2500-3500

4800
397

A RARE .650 CALIBRE AUSTRIAN BREECH-LOADING FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY J. GOLIAR, VIENNA, CIRCA 1660
with swamped sixteen sided blued barrel rifled with ten grooves, fitted with moulded fore-sight on a foliate bed and shaped back-sight, rebated threaded breech fitted with a stud engaging with the barrel base, faceted vent section moulded at each end, signed 'Cum Privilegio Saca. Ca. Majestatis' over the tang and breech, the latter fitted on the right with screw-in pan and moulded steel (refaced in its working life), rounded lock signed within a strapwork panel and finely engraved with a grotesque on the tail, the tumbler bridle formed as a finely engraved serpent, figured walnut butt impressed '68' behind the lock, steel mounts comprising faceted butt-plate, and trigger-guard with foliate terminal, a delicate scrollwork moulding at the front and a thumbscrew safety at the rear (lightly cleaned with chemicals)
71.7 cm; 28 1/4 in barrel

Jo. Jouss Goliar, probably of French or Swiss origin, is recorded Hofbüchsenmacher to the Emperor Leopold I, circa 1660. A similar rifle made by him, presented to Ferdinando II, Grand Duke of Tuscany by Emperor Leopold I, is preserved in the Bargello, Florence. Another example, dated 1657, from the Liechtenstein Princely gunroom and later in the collection of William Goodwin Renwick, was sold Sotheby's 23rd July 1974, lot 62.
Estimate: 2000-3000

2400
398

A .600 CALIBRE GERMAN BUTT RESERVOIR AIR RIFLE BY BOSLER, DARMSTADT, CIRCA 1750
with swamped octagonal sighted barrel engraved with scrolls over the breech, engraved tang, engraved lock decorated with a hound, fowl and a wild boar on the tail, signed and decorated with a huntsman and his hound beneath the pan, fitted with engraved dummy cock (the action inoperative), double set trigger, figured walnut half-stock impressed '128', carved in low relief about the mounts and the tang, the butt with carved raised cheek-piece decorated with scrolls (cracked), engraved gilt-brass mounts comprising side plate decorated with a hunting scenes in a rococo framework, butt-plate incorporating the pump aperture (cover missing), decorated on the tang with a portrait profile and numbered '28', trigger-guard with Diana the huntress, and a pair of ramrod-pipes (crowned escutcheon missing), horn fore-end cap, and horn-tipped ramrod
90 cm; 35 ½ in barrel

Three makers of this name are recorded in Darmstadt, Hesse specialising in air weapons during the 18th century. Two were Hofbüchsenmacher to the Landgraves of Hesse. Two other air guns by this family, formerly in the hunting room at Jagdschloss Kranichstein and latterly in the Neal collection, were sold Christies 9th November 2000 and 25th October 2001 Lots 129 and 131 respectively. For a discussion of this maker, and his father, see A. Hoff 1972, pp. 40-59.

Estimate: 1500-2000

3400
399

A RARE 16 BORE GERMAN AIRGUN BY CARL RUT, CARLSRUHE, DATED 1834
with octagonal sighted barrel sleeved in brass, rotating at the breech on an eccentric pivot released by a knurled bolt beneath, strike pump action with German silver spring magazine signed and dated in script between a spray of oak fruit, foliage and flowers on the top, steel tang of shaped outline incorporating an aperture for the lever (now missing) on the right, double set trigger, walnut full stock boldly impressed '129', carved with scrolls and a rest on the fore-end, chequered grip, moulded butt en suite with the fore-end and iron mounts including trigger-guard and butt cap (the iron parts pitted throughout, ramrod incomplete)
68.2 cm; 26 7/8 in barrel

Other airguns of this date signed 'Rutte in Bohm.' are recorded in the Berlin Zeughaus, see F. M. Feldhaus 1905, p. 368-9 and E. G. Wolff 1958, p. 179.

Estimate: 800-1000

3500
400

A RARE .500 CALIBRE AUSTRIAN GIRANDONI SYSTEM REPEATING BUTT RESERVOIR AIR RIFLE BY J. B. MISSILLIEUR, CIRCA 1820-30
with octagonal multi-groove rifled barrel rebated and threaded at the breech, octagonal breech extending as a sleeve over the long rebated portion, signed 'J.B. Missillieur a Vienne' on the top, fitted with folding back-sight (fore-sight missing), sprung horizontal breech-feed mechanism, engraved tubular magazine pierced with nine holes on the right (cover missing), engraved on the top with a trophy-of-hunting, and a masked sunburst, engraved case-hardened stepped lock decorated with conventional foliage, scrolls, border ornament, a reclining stag, and inscribed 'in Wien', fitted with engraved case-hardened cocking lever, action cover engraved with a hunter in contemporary dress resting with dead game and a hound at his feet, figured walnut fore-stock, engraved case-hardened steel mounts comprising side-plate formed and decorated en suite with the lock, scrolling trigger-guard decorated with a trophy on the bow, fore-end cap with retaining thumb-screw, complete with its original leather-covered steel butt reservoir fitted with brass washer engraved 'No. 2' and '2000P', and the engraving remaining in very fine condition throughout
66.5 cm; 26 ¼ in barrel

Johann Baptiste Missillieur, a native of Vienne (south of Lyon), was active in Vienna and Prague circa 1781-1835. He is recorded master in Vienna in 1821 and in the Prague Guild in 1834. Another Girandoni system by this maker is preserved in the Danish Hunting and Forestry Museum, Hørsholm (no. 1170). Five double flintlock guns by this maker decorated with the arms of Duke Maximillian Josef are recorded in the former gunroom of the Dukes Palatine of Zweibrücken, circa 1795. See A. Hoff 1972, p. 73 and T. Hempe 1911, p. 413.

Estimate: 3000-5000

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