Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale on
Wednesday 6th December 2017
On view:
3 December 2017 12:00 to 16:00
4 December 2017 10:00 to 19:00
5 December 2017 10:00 to 17:00
Lots: 1-50 of 384
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Lot 1
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EDO PERIOD
with slightly curved suriagi blade with bo-hi and midare hamon, o-kissaki boshi, silver habaki, tang with 'Nami' character and Bun mon with two mekugi-ana, iron mokko-gata tsuba inlaid with shinchu foliage and pellets, tsuka, soft metal dragon menuki, in its lacquered saya with gilt mon, with NTBK certificate 325558
61.4 cm; 24 1/4 in blade
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 2
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EDO PERIOD
with strongly curved blade with midare hamon, tang signed 'Takenaka Kunihoko saku' with one mekugi-ana, in shira saya painted with the same signature as the tang
70.5 cm; 27 3/4 in blade
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 3
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EDO PERIOD
with curved blade with suguha hamon, tang signed 'Kanemitsu' and pierced with two mekugi-ana, in shira saya, with its iron tate-maru-gata tsuba decorated with copper flowerheads, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered tsuka with foliate menuki, brass kashira and fuchi, in red lacquered saya
59.5 cm; 23 1/2 in blade
(2)

Estimate:  £1000 - 1400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 4
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EDO PERIOD, CIRCA 1830
with Shinogi-zukuri iori-mune blade with suguha hamon, plain kiri-yasuri tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, Ko-maru boshi, iron tate-maru-gata tsuba pierced with an openwork wave pattern, silver fuchi and kashira each decorated with firey clouds, the latter inhabited by a dragon, gilt-metal dragon menuki, in its lacquered saya with silver mounts en suite, with certificate
71.7 cm; 28 1/4 in blade
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 5
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), 13TH/14TH CENTURY WITH EDO PERIOD MOUNTS
with slightly curved single-edged blade formed with midare hamon, plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, iron Mokko-gata tsuba with roped mimi, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered tsuka, in its lacquered saya with engraved soft metal mounts
60.3 cm; 23 on blade

Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 6
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with slightly curved single-edged Iori-mune blade with midare hamon, kiri-jiri tang signed 'Yoshinobu saku' and pierced with two mekugi-ana, Shakudo tate-maru-gata tsuba, kashira, fuchi and menuki decorated with flames inhabited by dragons, in its lacquered saya with shakudo kogai decorated en suite
62.8 cm; 24 3/4 in blade
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 7
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EDO PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
with curved blade with notare hamon with choji, tang signed 'Kaga no Kuni Fujiwara Yukinobu' and pierced with a single mekugi-ana, copper mokko gata tsuba decorated with traditional landscape scenes, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered tsuka with gilt floral menuki kashira and fuchi, in black lacquered saya
68.4 cm; 27 in blade
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 8
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved iori-mune blade with midare-hamon, tang (shortened) signed 'Yasutsugu' and pierced with two mekugi-ana and with yasu tsugu (hollyhock) mon, in shira saya
50.8 cm; 20 in blade
Estimate:  £1000 - 1400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 9
‡ A JAPANESE SWORD (KOTO TACHI), MUROMACHI PERIOD AND LATER
with strongly curved single-edged blade with midare-hamon, tang signed 'Noshu Kanefusa' and pierced with two mekugi-ana, iron kaku-mokko-gata tsuba, gilt fabric-bound grip with foliate menuki and tsuka-kashira decorated with trees enriched with gold, in wooden fabric-bound saya (small losses)
87.2 cm; 34 1/2 in blade
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 10
‡ A JAPANESE SWORD (TACHI)
with single-edged strongly curved blade, plain tang pierced with three mekugi-ana (rusted, small losses), in a black painted wooden saya (cracked, losses)
88.1 cm; 34 3/4 in blade
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 11
A JAPANESE SHORTSWORD (WAKIZASHI)
with slightly curved blade with midare hamon, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, iron tsuba chiselled with leaves, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered tsuka, copper mounts, in lacquered saya with signed kozuka
32.8 cm; 12 7/8 in blade

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 12
A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO)
with straight blade with mitsu-mune and suguha hamon, tang signed 'Hizen kuni Tadayoshi' and pierced with a single mekugi-ana, brass tsuba formed as a curled monstrous cat leather-bound sharkskin-covered tsuka with iron mounts, in its lacquered saya, complete with a kozuka with decorated copper and gilt grip
25.5 cm; 10 in blade
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 13
A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI)
with kaku-mune blade, small copper tsuba, leather-bound sharkskin-covered tsuka, bronze monster menuki, in its lacquered saya decorated with a gilt bird, and with inscribed kozuka decorated with a crayfish
24.2 cm; 9 1/2 in blade


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 14
A JAPANESE SHORTSWORD (WAKIZASHI)
with curved single-edged blade (tip rounded, worn), tang signed 'Hishu Kikuchi ju Kunimoto' and pierced with a single mekugi-ana, and iron tsuba inlaid with copper
47.2 cm; 18 5/8 in blade
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 15
A JAPANESE SPEARHEAD (SUGU-YARI) MOUNTED AS A DAGGER, EDO PERIOD
with long tapering tang, lacquered grip and saya each enriched with shell
12.5 cm; 5 in head
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 16
‡ A LARGE JAPANESE SWORD GUARD (TSUBA), EDO PERIOD
of iron with kozuka hitsu-ana, kogai hitsu-ana and udenuki-ana, decorated in soft metals with wheels and foliage
9.2 cm; 3 6/8 in
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 17
THREE JAPANESE SKEWERS (KOGAI), EDO PERIOD
the first of iron, of two pieces, decorated with a web design in soft metal (small losses); the second in copper, also of two pieces and engraved with foliage; and the third of copper, inlaid with soft metal foliage, the three cased together
the first: 19.2 cm; 7 5/8 in overall


Estimate:  £300 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 18
AN UNUSUAL AXE HEAD, PROBABLY CHINESE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 5TH/3RD CENTURY B.C.
formed entirely of bronze, with flat rear face cast with a bird-shaped mark, the front decorated with a key pattern (chips), and short socket
8.7 cm; 3 3/8 in high



Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 19
THREE CHINESE IRON STIRRUPS, 19TH CENTURY
with oval tread, arched sidebars rising to a pierced loop for suspension and retaining some soft metal inlay (worn)
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 20
THREE SOUTH EASTASIAN DAGGERS (KRIS) AND A FURTHER MALAYSIAN DAGGER (BADE BADE), 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the first with straight double-edged blade, engraved brass selut and carved jawa demam hilt (cracked), in its wooden scabbard; the second similar, in its wooden scabbard; the third with wavy blade and hardwood jawa demam hilt with carved decoration, in its wooden scabbard; the fourth with curved blade, carved grip and scabbard
the first: 33.2; 13 1/8 in blade
(4)
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 21
‡ A PHILLIPPINES (MORO) MAIL AND HORN SHIRT, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
formed of horn plates joined by butted brass rings of varying sizes, extending to the thigh, and covering the upper portion of the arms, opening at the front and secured by three brass lugs (one missing, horn with small cracks, losses)
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 22
TWO INDIAN DAGGERS (KATAR), 18TH CENTURY
the first with sharply tapering fullered blade formed with a heavily reinforced tip, and integral iron hilt with three grip-bars; the second with a tapering fullered blade formed with a medial ridge, and iron hilt with a pair of faceted grip-bars
the first: 24.1 cm; 9 1/2 in blade

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 23
AN INDO-PERSIAN ARM DEFENCE (BAZU BAND), 19TH CENTURY
formed of a gutter-shaped main-plate and an inner plate joined by a series of hinges, embossed with an elliptical moulding on each face and the principle edges reinforced with a scalloped brass border (small chips and holes)
34.0 cm; 13 3/8 in

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 24
§AN INDIAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA) WITH RHINOCEROS HORN HILT, 19TH CENTURY
with slightly curved double-edged blade of flattened-diamond section, carved rhinoceros horn hilt with pointed pommel, and diamond-shaped iron button washer
22.0 cm; 8 5/8 in blade


Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 25
AN INDIAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA), MID-19TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade formed with a medial ridge over its entire length on each face, and carved dark horn hilt of characteristic form (small losses)
36.0 cm; 14 1/8 in blade

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 26
A FINE INDIAN DECORATED SWORD (TALWAR) HILT, LAST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
comprising a pair of long langets with pierced foliate terminals, a pair of quillons formed as flattened pierced flowerheads, recurved knuckle-guard with fluted bud-shaped finial, outer-guard en suite, large disc-shaped pommel with domed button on a foliate washer and rising to a matching bud-shaped finial, integral grip, the whole decorated throughout with elaborate designs of differing conventional flowers and foliage within a framework of pellets, all on a hatched blued ground, and in fine condition throughout
19.5 cm; 7 3/4 in high


Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 27
§A NORTH INDIAN DAGGER (PESH KABZ) WITH RHINOCEROS HORN HILT, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with strongly tapering blade formed with slightly curved and rounded back-edge and double-edged towards the point, carved rhinoceros horn pistol grip with engraved shaped iron ferule and tang button
33.3 cm; 13 in blade


Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 28
A NORTH INDIAN DAGGER WITH HORN HILT, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade formed with a slender central fuller on each face, carved horn pistol grip with diamond-shaped iron tang washer
26.7 cm; 10 1/2 in blade

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 29
A LARGE INDO-PERSIAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA), SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade formed with a full-length medial ridge on each face, retaining some gold scrollwork at the forte, iron hilt of characteristic form, decorated with flowers and foliage and retaining traces of gold
34.7 cm; 13 3/4 in blade


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 30
AN OTTOMAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (JAMBIYA), TURKEY, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade formed with a long raised central rib on each face, and well formed hilt encased in sheet silver (small dents)
28.0 cm; 11 in blade
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 31
AN INDIAN DAGGER (PESH-KABZ), MID-18TH CENTURY
with single-edged reinforced blade etched with a watered pattern, banded horn grip, pierced iron suspension loop, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with pronounced iron chape covering the lower half and strongly curved to a bud-shaped terminal
32.5 cm; 12 3/4 in blade


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 32
A NEPALESE SILVER-MOUNTED KUKRI KNIFE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged blade notched at the forte, hardwood grip carved with a band of foliage, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with silver mounts chiselled with foliage and beadwork on the outer face
39.0 cm; 15 3/8 in

Provenance
The P. Holstein Collection, sold Hotel Drouot, Paris, 8 May 1957, lot 129
The Property of a Collector, sold in these rooms, 25th June 2008, lot 44 (the first).
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 33
A SMALL INDIAN KNIFE, 19TH CENTURY, ANOTHER, EUROPEAN, LATE 17TH CENTURY AND AN INDIAN SILVER SWORD CHAPE, 19TH CENTURY
the first with slightly curved single-edged blade integral tang and rounded pommel, in its silk-covered scabbard; the second with single-edged blade struck with a mark, and later wooden grips; the third chased with patterns of flowers and foliage
the first: 12.8 cm; 5 1/8 in blade
(3)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 34
AN INDIAN DAGGER (CHILANUM), 17THTH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
finely formed, with strongly curved blade with a reinforced tip, a pair of three-quarter length fullers (one small hole), iron hilt extending over the lower portion of the blade in a series of stylised bird's head mouldings, comprising slightly curved V-shaped guard, V-shaped pommel with tapering mouldings on the top, retaining traces of early gilt scrollwork, and faceted lotus bud-shaped finial
24.0 cm; 9 1/2 in blade



Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 35
AN INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), 18TH CENTURY
with strongly tapering blade formed with a reinforced tip, a pair of converging fullers divided by slender ridge-lines and decorated with a central panel of delicate foliage on a finely watered ground, hilt of characteristic form including a pair of shaped grip-bars joined by a pair of delicate scrollwork bars, the side bars chiselled on each side with delicate foliage en suite with the blade, with bouquets of flowers top and bottom, and retaining much early gold finish, in an early fabric-covered wooden scabbard (light wear)
25.0 cm; 9 7/8 in blade


Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 36
AN INDIAN DAGGER (CHILANUM), LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY
with curved tapering double-edged blade formed with a central rib and a reinforced tip, iron hilt comprising bifurcated guard and pommel, the latter extending on one side to form a recurved knuckle-guard with stylised monsterhead finial, and bud-shaped pommel button (areas of pitting and wear)
23.0 cm; 9 in blade


Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 37
A MASSIVE NEPALESE SACRIFICIAL BEHEADING SWORD (RAM DAO), 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with characteristically heavy hatchet blade of flattened wedge-shaped section terminating in a recurved point, long slender tang for attaching to the grip (now missing) and in brown patinated condition throughout
143.5 cm; 56 1/2 in overall

Weapons such as this were used in the sacrifice of animals to Kali, the most blood thirsty of the Hindu Gods. For a discussion of similar weapons and this goddess sea Larocca 1996, pp. 6-8.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 38
AN INDO-PERSIAN AXE (TABAR), 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with double-sided head each formed as a crescent decorated on each side with chiselled floral scrollwork enriched with gold koftgari and with some blued finish, terminal spike formed with a circular panel at the base pierced with nine slipped circles, and long tubular haft decorated with a damascus pattern and with rounded basal cap
99.5 cm; 39 1/4 in overall
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 39
AN INDO-PERSIAN PAINTED COMPOSITE BOW AND THIRTEEN ARROWS, 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
the bow of characteristic form, painted in green and red with scrolling foliage and flowers on a yellow ground (losses); one arrow with leaf-shaped head and integral iron haft; six arrows, each with leaf-shaped head, bamboo haft and bone nock; another, similar, with pierced head; two further iron arrows with near conical heads; and two arrows with conical heads and bamboo hafts and a further short arrow; together with two early carrying bags
the bow: 45.0 cm; 17 3/4 in
(16)

Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 40
A FINE INDIAN SWORD (SHAMSHIR) WITH ENAMELLED SILVER HILT, FIRST HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with earlier Persian curved single-edged blade of watered steel, chiselled silver hilt comprising a pair of pierced foliate langets, straight quillons with ram's head terminals, integral grip rising to a matching ram's head pommel, the greater part of the hilts surface chased and enamelled in polychrome with foliage inhabited by exotic animals and birds, in its red velvet-covered wooden scabbard (areas of wear) with silver mounts comprising two bands with rings for suspension and chape all decorated en suite with the hilt (the enamels with small losses on the hilt and scabbard mounts),
82.0 cm; 32 1/2 in blade

A similar example is illustrated in Missillier and Ricketts 1988, no. 223, p. 134.
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 41
A FINE INDIAN DAGGER (KARD), FIRST HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with earlier Persian finely watered single-edged blade with traces of a gold inlaid mark on one face (the tip with a very small chip), the tang decorated with gold scrollwork around its border and over the base of the forte, silver grip-scales chased and enamelled in polychrome with foliage inhabited by exotic birds, in its wooden silk-covered scabbard (losses), with enamelled silver locket and chape en suite with the hilt (the enamel with loses)
19.0 cm; 7 1/2 in blade


A similar example is illustrated in Missillier and Ricketts 1988, no. 223, p. 134.
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 42
§A RARE INDIAN IVORY-MOUNTED DAGGER (PESH-KABZ), 18TH CENTURY
with straight single-edged blade formed with a reinforced back-edge, characteristic carved ivory grip, rising to form a down-curved beaked pommel, in its carved ivory scabbard with carved moulded finial, the top and bottom each in imitation of a locket and chape, the former with a small pierced moulding for suspension (small chips and cracks)
18.0 cm; 7 18 in blade

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 43
TWO INDO-PERSIAN DAGGERS (PESH-KABZ), AN AFGHAN DAGGER (CHOORA) AND A PERSIAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA), 18TH/19TH CENTURY
the first with tapering recurved blade of T-section, encrusted with gold flowers and scrolls at the forte, the hilt decorated en suite and fitted with a pair of bone grip-scales; the second with tapering reinforced blade of T-section, wooden grip, and leather-covered wooden scabbard; the third with straight tapering reinforced blade, iron hilt fitted with dark wood grip-scales, and leather-covered wooden scabbard; the fourth with curved double-edged blade decorated with a panel of foliage inhabited by a reclining animal on each face of the forte and with calligraphy along the remainder of its length, iron hilt (rusted), in its matching scabbard
the first: 21.3 cm; 8 1/4 in blade
(4)

Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 44
AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR) WITH SILVER-ENCRUSTED HILT, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with curved blade double-edged towards the point and formed with three fullers of unequal length on each face, russet iron hilt chiselled with large flowers and foliage in low relief and each encrusted with silver (small losses), comprising a pair of shaped langets, short quillons, knuckle-guard with recurved bud-shaped finial, disc pommel and integral grip, in its black cotton-covered wooden scabbard (small losses), with small silver chape
76.8 cm; 30 1/4 in blade


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 45
AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), LATE 19TH CENTURY
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, formed with a pair of long fullers on each face and stamped with a double eye-lash mark on one face and a further mark at the forte, engraved gilt-brass hilt decorated with boldly scrolling foliage and flowers, comprising a pair of langets with shaped terminals, short quillons, knuckle-guard, and integral grip rising to a horsehead pommel set with a red paste in one eye (the other missing), in its blue velvet-covered wooden scabbard with gilt-brass openwork locket and chape each decorated with flowers and scrolling foliage
76.8 cm; 30 1/4 in blade

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 46
AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 18TH CENTURY
with broad curved blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a narrow fuller along the back and stamped with a star mark on each side, iron hilt of characteristic form, comprising langets with shaped terminals, mushroom-shaped quillons, recurved knuckle-guard with stylised monster-head finial, large disc-shaped pommel, the button resting on a petal-shaped domed washer, and the hilt encased in silver decorated with gilt panels pricked with foliage
78.0 cm; 30 in blade


Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 47
AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, iron hilt of characteristic form including a pair of langets swelling towards the tips, a pair of quillons, recurved knuckle-guard with stylised monsterhead finial, large disc-shaped pommel and attenuated button, the hilt encrusted with gold foliage enriched with silver pellets
81.5 cm; 32 1/8 in blade

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 48
AN INDIAN SWORD (KHANDA), LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY
with flat-blade swelling and double-edged towards the low triangular point, etched with a short inscription on one face, iron hilt comprising a pair of langets with bud-shaped terminals, broad figure-of-eight shaped knuckle-guard with pierced border, rising to a broad knuckle-guard decorated en suite, flat pear-shaped pommel with long attenuated button on a flower-shaped rosette, and integral grip
75.0 cm; 29 1/2 in blade

Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 49
AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with curved blade double-edged towards the tip, iron hilt of characteristic form encrusted with a symmetrical design of gold scrolling foliage, including large disc pommel with an inscription framing the outer face, and integral grip decorated en suite
72.0 cm; 28 3/8 in blade

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 50
AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with curved blade double-edged towards the tip and formed with a slender groove along the back-edge, iron hilt of characteristic form including a pair of langets with shaped terminals, recurved knuckle-guard with bifurcated bud-shaped tip, and disc pommel with up-turned brim, in a later red velvet-covered scabbard
72.0 cm; 28 3/8 in blade


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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