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: 51-100 of 384
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Lot 51
AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR) AND AN INDIAN SPEAR, 19TH CENTURY
the first with curved bladed double-edged towards the point, silver-plated hilt of characteristic form including large disc pommel with domed finial and pierced button for a tassel, in its scabbard; the second with tapering head of flattened-diamond section, writhen globular basal moulding and tapering socket
the first: 77.0 cm; 30 3/8 in blade
(2)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 52
TWO INDIAN SWORDS (TALWAR)
the first with straight blade double-edged towards the point, formed with a fuller along the greater part of its length on each face, iron hilt of characteristic form including large disc-shaped pommel (heavily rusted overall); the second similar (the blade rusted over its second half), with two leather-covered wooden scabbards (chapes missing) with iron looped lockets
the first: 74.7 cm; 29 3/8 in blade
(2)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 53
AN UNUSUAL INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY
with straight double-edged blade with traces of an inscription within a short fuller on each face and etched with a 'watered' pattern, iron hilt of characteristic form, comprising a pair of short quillons with button-shaped terminals, a pair of langets with shaped terminals, disc pommel with a domed finial, and integral grip, decorated over almost its entire surface with bouquets of flowers against a punched ground within linear frames in thickly encrusted silver koftgari
73.5 cm; 29 in blade
Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 54
AN INDIAN SWORD (FIRANGI), 18TH CENTURY
with straight fullered blade of European make struck with a double eye-lash mark on one face at the forte, punched with a brief inscription on each face, iron hilt comprising a pair of long shaped langets enclosing the forte, figure-of-eight shaped guard extending to a broad moulded knuckle-guard, fluted cup-shaped pommel, attenuated pommel and integral grip
104.0 cm; 41 in blade
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 55
AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY
with curved broad blade double-edged towards the point, iron hilt of characteristic form including a pair of langets with pierced terminals, recurved knuckle-guard with fluted bud-shaped finial, large disc-shaped pommel with a pierced flowerhead rondel on the top and integral grip, in later fabric-covered wooden scabbard
72.5 cm; 28 5/8 in blade


Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 56
AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, iron hilt including a pair of short quillons with mushroom-shaped terminals, disc-shaped pommel and integral grip, and retaining traces of silver koftgari decoration
74.8 cm; 29 1/2 in blade

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 57
‡ AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), LATE 19TH CENTURY
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a narrow fuller along the greater part of its length (rusted), iron hilt of characteristic form decorated over its surface with silver flowers and foliage
77.8 cm; 30 5/8 in blade
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 58
‡ AN INDIAN SWORD (KHANDA), 18TH CENTURY
with long fullered European blade, iron hilt of characteristic form extending over the lower portion of the blade, including figure-of-eight shaped guard, broad knuckle-guard, and attenuated pommel (cleaned), in its wooden scabbard with dark red silk covering (losses)
102.0 cm; 40 1/8 in blade
Estimate:  £150 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 59
‡ TWO INDIAN SWORDS (TALWAR), 20TH CENTURY
each with fullered blade double-edged towards the point, characteristic iron hilt, the pommel attenuated and extending to an angular button, in its scabbard
76.3 cm; 30 in blades
(2)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 60
A TRANSCAUCASIAN SWORD (QUADDARA), AN INDIAN ELEPHANT GOAD (ANCUS), AND TWO INDIAN AXES, 19TH CENTURY
the first with single-edged blade cut with two fullers along the greater part of its length and stamped with a six-point star on one face of the forte, and a pair of horn grips retained by three iron rivets over silver Russian coins; the second with flat head comprising characteristic hooked terminal and central blade retaining traces of silver decoration, short tubular haft and brass basal cap (spike missing); the third with crescentic blade and tubular iron haft; the fourth similar, with fabric-covered haft
the first: 59.5 cm; 23 1/3 in blade
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 61
AN INDIAN MAIL SHIRT, 19TH CENTURY
formed entirely of riveted rings of circular-section wire, with a short central opening at the neck, short sleeves later extended to the elbows with mail of a heavier gauge, and a short skirt divided at its front and rear, the neck-opening fitted at its rear with a later piece of mail of smaller rings alternately of riveted round-section wire and welded rings of flat-section, cut at its lower edge with four dags and sewn at its upper edge with crimson silk piping through which is threaded a leather thong (heavily oxidised and holed at a few points)

Provenance
Sold Christie's, London, 14 April 1976, lot 65
Estimate:  £350 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 62
A NORTH INDIAN MAIL AND PLATE CUIRASS, 18/19TH CENTURY
formed of a shirt of riveted rings of oval-section wire with a central front opening closed by pins, wrist-length sleeves and a short skirt, incorporating triangular plates at the top centre of both front and rear, and rectangular plates elsewhere, all etched within a plain border with a continuous pattern of lozenges (heavily oxidised overall, with some holing and losses at its edges)
Estimate:  £350 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 63
A MAIL SHIRT, PROBABLY OTTOMAN TURKISH MODIFIED TO NORTH AFRICAN USE, 18/19TH CENTURY
formed entirely of large riveted oval rings of oval-section wire, with a later-added short upstanding collar stiffened with leather thongs (severed at points), short central opening at the neck, short sleeves, and a short skirt divided at its front and rear (heavily oxidised overall)

Provenance
Sold Christie's, London, 14 May 1956, Lot 157
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 64
A NORTH AFRICAN MAIL SHIRT, 19TH CENTURY
formed entirely of riveted rings of circular-section wire, with a short upstanding collar, a short central opening at the neck, short sleeves and a long skirt divided at its front and rear (heavily oxidised overall, with some holing and losses)
Estimate:  £250 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 65
§TWO INDIAN POWDER-FLASKS, 18TH CENTURY; THREE BULLET MOULDS; AND A CLEANING ROD
the first of horn, with engraved brass terminals decorated with a trellis pattern filled with foliage, the nozzle with spring cut-off and the basal terminal formed as a stylised fish tail; the second encased in leather and with traces of early paint, fitted with a turned ivory stopper; one bullet mould with a brief inscription; together with a file; a further tool and two leather pouches
the first: 24.5 cm; 9 5/8 in
(10)
Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 66
§A NEPALESE SHIELD (DHAL) AND TWO INDIAN SHIELDS (DHAL)
the first of an entire tortoiseshell, fitted with a central rondel decorated with a deity, surrounded by smaller animals and miniature kukri brass plaques, fitted with four bosses corresponding to enarmes, the inner face painted red and with black fabric pad; the second and third modern
the first: 39.3 cm; 15 3/8 in diameter
(3)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 67
‡ AN INDO-PERSIAN ARM DEFENCE (BAZU BAND), 19TH CENTURY
of characteristic gutter-shaped form, retaining a small number of butted mail links and four buckles for attachment (wrist-plate missing), the interior with red fabric lining, and the outer surface etched with stylised calligraphy enclosing panels of seated figures in traditional garb within a framework of scrolling foliage and animals, all enriched with gold
40.9 cm; 16 in

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 68
AN INDIAN CIRCULAR HIDE SHIELD (DHAL), RAJASTHAN, LATE 18TH CENTURY
of shallow convex form, the interior painted red with gold border designs and gilt flowers, fitted with an early pad and four iron rings for enarmes, each corresponding with a domed brass boss, the exterior painted with a central rondel filled with polychrome flowers and foliage, the outer border en suite, and the middle field with a design of scrolling red flowers and foliage against a black ground (one small crack and pierced for display)
46.0 cm; 18 1/8 in diameter


Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 69
TWO INDIAN SMALL SHIELDS (DHAL), 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES
the first of hide, the interior painted red with gold details (losses), fitted with an early pad and enarmes, the outside painted with polychrome flowers within a linear border and with four brass foliate bosses; the second of iron, the outer surface decorated with silver scrolling foliage enriched with gold, with enarmes on the inside and an early pad; and a mail hand defence and padded lining with for a bazu band
the first: 21.0 cm; 8 1/4 in diameter
(3)

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 70
A RARE CAUCASIAN MAIL AND PLATE HEAD-DEFENCE, LATE 17TH CENTURY
formed of a dished circular plate pierced at its centre with a single hole for the attachment of a finial, and around its lower edge with numerous smaller holes to which is attached with later wire a deep mail tippet with a face-opening that narrows towards its base, and is formed of small riveted rings of flat-sectioned wire (heavily oxidised overall, with some holing and losses at its edges)

A similar head-defence is in the Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum, Budapest. See Gutowski 1997, cat. No. 28, pp. 53 & 92.
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 71
TWO SUDANESE SWORDS (KASKARA), 19TH CENTURY
the first with earlier fullered European blade, flattened cross-piece, and hide-covered wooden grip; the second with double-edged etched blade, brass cross-piece and hide-bound grip
the first: 89.4 cm; 33 3/8 in blade
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 72
A PERSIAN STEEL STRIKE-A-LIGHT, 17TH CENTURY
of characteristic form, with broad blade formed with a moulded upper edge, the terminal strongly recurved and terminating in a stylised monsterhead, engraved on each side with scrolling foliage sown with pellets
20.0 cm; 7 7/8 in

Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 73
‡ A 28 BORE INDIAN MATCHLOCK GUN (TORADOR), 19TH CENTURY
with sighted shortened barrel retained by three slender metal bands, the rearmost enclosing the back-sight, breech with integral pan with pivot-cover, enclosed action with pierced serpentine and shaped trigger, full wooden stock (shortened) with traces of painted decoration, and iron ramrod
47.0 cm; 18 1/2 in barrel
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 74
A LARGE GROUP OF MOSTLY AFRICAN SMALL WEAPONS, 19TH/20TH CENTURY
comprising a Congolese sword, probably from the Salampasu tribe, with shaped iron blade and carved wooden hilt; a Sudanese throwing knife of characteristic form, with five blades (grip missing); a Somali Billaou dagger with broad leaf-shaped blade, wooden grip, in its scabbard; two Kenyan swords, probably from Lamu, each with widening leaf-shaped blade, in their scabbards; a Persian dagger (jambiya), with curved double-edged blade decorated with traces of silver scrolling foliage and bone hilt; a Moroccan dagger (jambiya) of characteristic form, in its metal scabbard; together with eleven daggers, two scabbards, and a brass ashtray
the first: 44.8 cm; 17 5/8 in blade
(22)
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 75
A PAPUA NEW GUINEAN CLUB (MASSIM CULTURE)
of dark wood with spatulate blade incised with zig-zag patterns and wavy decoration, and retaining very small traces of lime infill
59.9 cm; 23 5/8 in overall
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 76
§AN ARAB SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (JAMBIYA), EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade formed with a medial ridge, silver-mounted carved rhinoceros horn grip, in its wooden scabbard, the inner surface covered with green velvet and the outer decorated with sheet silver and embossed top and bottom, with its matching belt
15.3 cm; 6 in blade
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 77
TWO AFRICAN CLUBS (KNOBKERRY), AN AFRICAN AXE, AN AFRICAN SPEAR, A NIGERIAN CANOE PADDLE, AND THREE FURTHER HAFTED WEAPONS
the first with ovoid head (cracked) and long haft; the second with bulbous head; the third with long wedge-shaped head widening towards the edge, and leather-covered haft; the fourth with leaf-shaped head formed with a medial ridge and socket, plaited wire, on its wooden haft; the fifth with tapering leaf-shaped blade and long wooden haft, carved and pierced with openwork; and three carved staffs with anthropomorphic heads (one detached)
the first: 29.8 cm; 75 7/8 in overall
(8)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 78
AN ARAB SWORD (KATTARRA), OMAN, 18TH CENTURY
with broad double-edged flat blade (tip shortened), iron hilt of characteristic form including block-shaped quillons with down-curved bud-shaped finials, faceted ovoid 'tower' pommel and integral iron grip (pitted)
62.0 cm; 24 3/8 in blade

Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 79
TWO AFRICAN SWORDS, A SCABBARD FOR THREE SUDANESE DAGGERS, AN AFRICAN QUIVER, A BOW, AN AFRICAN CROSSBOW, TWO SOUTHEAST ASIAN TRUMPETS
the first with curved blade stamped 'No. 416', leather-covered hilt and scabbard (the scabbard worn, losses); the second in its scabbard, seized; the third a crocodile head; the fourth of characteristic form with thirteen arrows; together with three powder flasks, a hide-covered bottle, and a wooden cane with pointed iron end
the first: 76.7 cm; 30 1/4 in blade
(13)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 80
A BRUNSWICK STATE TWO-HAND PROCESSIONAL SWORD OF THE GUARD OF JULIUS, DUKE OF BRUNSWICK AND LÜNEBURG IN WOLFENBÜTTEL (1528-89), NO. 235, DATED 1573
with straight double-edged blade of flattened-diamond section sharply tapering at the point, rectangular ricasso formed with a pair of slender up-turned lugs in the middle, boldly incised with the crowned Ducal monogram, the number and the date within a linear frame on each side, iron hilt comprising a pair of ribbon-like quillons each interrupted by a chiselled and engraved fish-shaped moulding, curled forward and back at the respective down-curved terminals (one quillon expertly repaired), a pair of small flat engraved serpentine lugs at the base, punched inner and outer ring-guards, each interrupted with three baluster mouldings and filled with a saltire, the former with thumb-ring, thick pierced crutch-shaped pommel boldly engraved with foliage, and early leather-covered wooden grip
134.0 cm; 52 3/4in blade

Provenance
The Brunswick Ducal Zeughaus, Wolfenbüttel

Duke Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1528-1589) inherited the title following the death of his two older brothers in battle. He was a keen supporter of the Reformation and introduced it into the Duchy of Wolfenbüttel. The swords from his Ducal Guard are all numbered and may be divided into two series, one dated 1573 and the other 1574. The blades are generally inscribed with the date, an arsenal number and the crowned Ducal monogram IH. There are minor variations within each series and it would appear from the numbered swords extant that original quantity in the group was around 600 - with numbers in each series being recorded in the 290's. In 1573 a sword was delivered to Wolfenbüttel by the armourer Wolf Gabriel and it has been suggested that this was possibly a prototype for the group. Given the large number of differing bladesmith's marks and the variation in minor details it is likely that the order for both the 1573 and 1574 swords was contracted to a number of swordsmiths. It is probable that they were originally stored in the Wolfenbüttel Zeughaus and transferred to the Brunswick Zeughaus when the family moved from Wolfenbüttel in 1753/54. The inventory of the Hanover Zeughaus in 1854 records six of these swords, three dated 1573 and three dated 1574. A document describing the decoration of Schloss Blankenburg in 1868 with arms and armour from the Brunswick Zeughaus records thirty-six swords which are probably from this group.

Estimate:  £15000 - 20000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 81
A NORTH EUROPEAN BASKET-HILTED MILITARY BACKSWORD (TESSAK), LATE 16TH CENTURY
with earlier tapering double-edged blade of slightly hollow-diamond section, iron basket-hilt of characteristic form, comprising a pair of vertically recurved quillons with pronounced terminals each formed as a mulberry, symmetrical basket-guard formed of a pair of saltires each joined at the base by a scrolling bar and divided by the knuckle-guard, the latter rising to a small recurved finial, figure-of-eight shaped basal plate, mushroom-shaped pommel decorated en suite with the quillons, and later grip bound with plaited wire between 'Turk's Heads'
84.5 cm; 33 1/4 in blade

Hilts of this form are associated with both North Germany and Scandinavia. See Norman 1980, p. 149.
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 82
A NORTH EUROPEAN SABRE OF SINCLAIR TYPE, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with curved blade double-edged towards the point and formed with two long slender fullers on each face, incised 'Andrea' and 'Ferararia' in elaborate letters on the respective faces, iron hilt of characteristic type, including vertically recurved spatulate quillons with bud-shaped finials, up-turned outer guard incised with a pair of lines framing a trefoil aperture in the centre, knuckle-guard joined to the frontal guard by an s-shaped bar, bifurcated inner-guard, thumb-ring and associated cushion-shaped pommel, and later leather-bound grip
83.2 cm; 32 3/4 in blade


Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 83
A SWEPT-HILT RAPIER WITH CHISELLED AND DAMASCENED HILT, THE BLADE 17TH CENTURY, 19TH CENTURY
with German double-edged blade with a running wolf and a sun-in splendour mark on the respective faces, each ahead of three slender fullers, tapering ricasso struck with a celestial mask, iron hilt formed as a series of circular and oval panels of varying size, comprising down-curved quillon with rondel finial, outer ring-guard, knuckle-guard, outer guard, a pair of arms and trifurcated inner-guard and barrel-shaped pommel, the principle bars and the pommel all chiselled and damascened in gold and silver with scrollwork and exotic birds (areas of light surface rust and wear), and spirally moulded grip bound with plaited wire and 'Turk's Heads'
106.5 cm; 41 7/8 in blade


Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 84
A CUP-HILT RAPIER IN SPANISH MID-17TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with long tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, iron hilt including a pair of straight quillons with trumpet-shaped terminals, knuckle-guard en suite, cup-guard pierced with designs of scrolling foliage and with moulded brim, and flattened scalloped ovoid pommel, and wire-bound grip between iron collars
103.5 cm; 40 3/4 in blade


Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 85
A SWEPT-HILT RAPIER IN LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with earlier tapering slender blade pierced with a series of slots within a short fuller and inlaid with a brass panel at the forte, iron hilt cast with figures and scrolls in low relief, including down-curved quillon, upper and lower ring-guard, knuckle-guard, and barrel-shaped pommel (areas of pitting)
92.7 cm; 36 1/2 in blade

The hilt is based on, or inspired by, a rapier in the Wallace Collection no. A619.

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 86
‡ A GERMAN ESTOC, 16TH CENTURY AND LATER
with early long blade of stout-diamond section, black-painted iron hilt comprising a pair of later horizontally recurved quillons with globular terminals, early spirally moulded globular pommel, and fishskin-covered grip bound with iron bands between shaped collars
108.0 cm; 42 1/2 in blade

Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 87
‡ A COMPOSITE GERMAN HAND-AND-A-HALF SWORD, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY AND LATER
with early broad double-edged blade of flattened-hexagonal section, cut with a wavy pattern and a cross pattern enclosed by linear frames at the forte on the respective faces, struck with a brass-lined running wolf mark (small losses) on one face, iron hilt of rounded bars comprising later drooping quillons with moulded terminals including a band of delicate ropework, inner-and outer guards each formed of a diagonal bar interrupted by a central moulding en suite with the quillon terminals, an additional frontally projecting bar at the base on each side, a pair of arms, and early writhen plummet-shaped pommel and later leather-covered two-stage grip
109.5 cm; 43 1/8 in blade


Estimate:  £1800 - 2200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 88
A NORTH EUROPEAN CAVALRY SWORD, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with tapering double-edged blade struck with running wolf mark and inscribed with the spurious date '1441' within a short fuller on each face, asymmetrical iron hilt including inner and outer ring-guards each filled with a pierced sprung-in plate, outer guard and knuckle-guard each interrupted by a globular moulding and joined by an S-shaped bar, thumb-ring, and compressed spherical pommel, and later grip
78.8 cm; 31 in blade

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 89
TWO EPEES AND TWO COURT SWORDS 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the first two with tapering blades terminating in a button-shaped finial, openwork brass hilts decorated with neo-rococo scrolls and helmet-shaped pommels; the third with slender blade and burnished iron hilt decorated in imitation of brilliants and the fourth probably for a diplomat, with brass hilt with beadwork border
the first: 86.5 cm; 34 in blades
(4)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 90
THREE KNIGHTLY SWORDS IN 15TH CENTURY STYLE, LATE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES
the first and second with flat blade, cruciform hilt and wheel pommel, the third with moulded brass hilt, in its scabbard
the first: 87.0 cm; 34 1/4 in blade
(3)

Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 91
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE DOWAGER COUNTESS CAWDOR

A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY, THE HILT PROBABLY BY WALTER ALLAN OF STIRLING
with tapering double-edged blade, stamped with a King's head mark, signed 'Conrad Wundes' and 'Me Fecit Solingen' divided by the running wolf of Solingen within a short fuller framed by a pair of slender fullers on each face, well formed iron hilt signed beneath the quillon base 'WA' over 'S' (feint, heavily worn, quillon missing), basket-guard formed of rounded bars carrying an alternating arrangement of slender and broad panels each pierced with circles and stylised hearts emphasised by delicate fluted patterns, including a pair of 'ram's horn' mouldings at the base, two looped bars and associated spirally-fluted bun-shaped pommel (guard repaired at the pommel ring, small chips and areas of pitting), later wooden grip and leather liner
73.7 cm; 29 in blade

For a discussion of Walter Allan see Reid 1963, pp. 16-21.
Estimate:  £2000 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 92
A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY
with broad double-edged blade, stamped with the spurious date '1515' in a short fuller and with the running wolf mark ahead on each face, iron hilt of flattened bars carrying an alternating arrangement of oval and square panels pierced with with hearts and circles within linear frames, a large oval bar for the reins, scrolling quillon, engraved bun-shaped pommel, associated bud-shaped button, and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip
88.0 cm; 34 5/8 in blade


Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 93
A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BACKSWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade double-edged towards the point, formed with two long fullers and with traces of an inscription including 'Ven.Ver......Vicat' on each face, iron hilt (pitted) of rounded bars carrying an alternating arrangement of rectangular and square panels with cusped edges, each pierced with a symmetrical arrangement of hearts and circles emphasised by incised lines and fluting, short scrolling quillon, fluted bun-shaped pommel and later grip
81.7 cm; 32 1/4 in blade



Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 94
A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade formed with a rectangular ricasso, iron hilt of rounded bars carrying an alternating arrangement of rectangular and square panels with cusped borders, each pierced with a symmetrical arrangement of hearts and circles emphasised by incised lines and fluting (refreshed), short scrolling quillon, associated bun-shaped pommel and later grip
82.2 cm; 32 3/8 in blade


Estimate:  £1000 - 1400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 95
A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade formed with three near full length fullers and stamped 'Andrea Farara' on each face (rubbed, tip sharpened), grooved ricasso, iron hilt of flattened bars carrying an alternating arrangement of rectangular and square panels with finely cusped borders, each pierced with a symmetrical arrangement of hearts and circles emphasised by incised lines and fluting, broad scrolling quillon, fluted bun-shaped pommel and associated wire-bound fishskin-covered grip
74.7 cm; 29 3/8 in blade

Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 96
A RARE ENGLISH BACKSWORD WITH BRASS MORTUARY HILT, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with broad blade double-edged towards the point, cut with three slender fullers of differing length and struck with a pair of celestial masks on each face (pitted), symmetrical brass basket-hilt of characteristic form decorated with a pair of masks on the base, comprising a pair of vestigial langets, scrolling quillon struck 'M' crowned on the inside, knuckle-guard, two frontal bars joined by a vertical bar and fitted with a further scrolling bar, chiselled globular pommel, and later grip bound with plaited wire (losses) between brass collars
85.2 cm; 33 5/8 in blade

Estimate:  £2000 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 97
A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD LATE 17TH CENTURY
with tapering blade stamped 'Andreia Ferara' between a series of decorative marks including a pair of running wolves on each face, rectangular ricasso, iron ribbon guard (small cracks and chips) extending to a small beak at the front, involving saltires incorporating circular central panels, S-shaped bars, fitted with a pair of slender rounded bars at the rear, vestigial quillon, bun-shaped pommel (pitted throughout), and spirally moulded leather-covered grip bound with plaited wire
82.3 cm; 32 3/8 in blade
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 98
AN ENGLISH BASKET-HILT BROADSWORD, CIRCA 1680
with broad double-edged blade formed with a short fuller retaining traces of an inscription and with traces of a running wolf mark on each face, iron basket-hilt of flattened bars including knuckle-guard, a pair of saltires each with a central circular panel retaining traces of punched ornament, two vertical bars front and rear, a pair of basal loops, and bun-shaped pommel (blade and hilt with areas of pitting), and later spirally carved wooden grip
82.2 cm; 32 3/8 in blade

Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 99
A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with double-edged blade formed with a long pair of fullers on each face, iron basket-guard of flattened rounded bars carrying an alternating arrangement of slender rectangular and square panels each pierced with arrangements of heart-shaped apertures, the latter centring around a quartrefoil, scrolling quillon, and fluted bun-shaped pommel, and spirally carved fishskin-covered grip bound with plaited wire (small losses, the iron parts with areas of pitting)
81.6 cm; 32 1/8 in blade

Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 100
A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BACKSWORD, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with tapering single-edged blade formed with three long fullers on each face, iron hilt of flattened bars carrying an alternating arrangement of narrow and square panels with cusped borders and pierced with hearts and circles, scrolling quillon, fluted bun-shaped pommel (pitted throughout), and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip
86.0 cm; 33 7/8 in blade

Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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