Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale on
Wednesday 27th June 2012
On view:
Sunday 24th June 12 noon to 4 pm
Monday 25th June 10 am to 7 pm
Tuesday 26th June 10 am to 5 pm
Sale commences at 12 noon

Lots: 1-30 of 566

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A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon (edge nicks, staining), plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana (tip chipped), copper tsuba, sharkskin-covered grip, in a lacquered saya
73cm; 28 3/4in blade
Estimate: 600-800

Nil

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650

2

A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with curved single-edged blade (small chips), copper tsuba and wooden grip, in a wooden saya
62.2cm; 24 1/2in blade
Estimate: 300-400

Nil

    

300

3

A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA)
with slightly curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon, plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, cast iron tsuba, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with gilt metal menuki, in its saya
67.5cm; 26 5/8in blade

Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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350

4

A JAPANESE W.W.II OFFICER'S SWORD (KATANA)
with slightly curved single-edged blade with straight hamon, plain tang struck with an anchor mark, regulation tsuba, grip and mounts, in its fishskin-covered saya
66cm; 26in blade
Estimate: 250-350

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650

5

TWO JAPANESE SHORTSWORDS (TANTO)
the first with curved single-edged blade, signed tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, steel tsuba inlaid with flowers, butterflies and a small hound in soft metals, leather-bound sharkskin-covered grip, a pair of soft metal Samurai menuki, and steel kabuto-gane, in its plain saya with associated kozuka; the second with curved single-edged blade, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, signed sparsely-decorated steel tsuba, leather-bound sharkskin-covered grip with soft metal bouquet menuki, brass kabute-gane, in its lacquered saya with associated kozuka
the first: 43.7cm;17 1/4in blade
(2)

Estimate: 400-500

Nil

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400

6

A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), DATED 1866
with curved single-edged blade formed with a wavy hamon (staining), incised with foliage on each side, the tang signed on each side and pierced with two mekugi-ana, hardwood grip and saya carved with a vertical arrangement of a dragon in combat with a mythical beast, and with ivory details (small losses)
26cm; 10 1/4in blade

The signature reads "Bishu Osafune ju Yokoyama Sukekane" and the date "Keio 2 nen (1866) 2gatsu (February) Tomonari 58 dai mago (Tomonari's 58th generation grandson)"

Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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1300

7

A JAPANESE SHORTSWORD (TANTO) AND A MINIATURE AIKUCHI TANTO
the first with curved single-edged blade (staining), signed tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana (cut-down), pierced steel tsuba decorated with scrolls and foliage, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, steel mounts including menuki with gold detail, and fuchi-kashira; the second with fullered blade, and engraved soft metal hilt and saya with silver mounts engraved with traditional motifs
the first: 41.2cm; 16 1/4in blade
(2)

The signature reads 'Heianjo Fujiwara Morikuni'
Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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280

8

A FINE JAPANESE IVORY-MOUNTED SWORD (WAKIZASHI), 19TH CENTURY
with strongly curved single-edged blade, ivory tsuba engraved with expanded flowerheads and conventional foliage, the grip carved with children and a sage within an architectural landscape, saya carved with a vertical arrangement of figures in traditional dress and signed on the base
45cm; 17 3/4in blade

The signature reads Ungyokudo Jugyoku to
Estimate: 1000-1500

Nil

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1100

9

TWO JAPANESE BONE-MOUNTED SHORTSWORDS (WAKIZASHI)
each with single-edged blade, vestigial tsuba, and carved grip and saya each decorated with a vertical arrangement of figures in traditional costume
57cm; 22 1/2in and 36.5cm; 14 3/8in overall
(2)
Estimate: 200-250

Nil

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150

10

A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO)
with slightly curved single-edged blade cut with a short fuller on one face and with two characters on the other, signed tang pierced with two holes, small mokkogata shakudo tsuba decorated with spray of foliage and a shamisen, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with gilt menuki including exotic birds, in its lacquered saya with signed kozuka decorated with a gilt dragon
27.8cm; 11in blade

The signature reads Higashi Kunimitsu.
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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320

11

A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO)
with slightly curved single-edged blade cut with a short fuller on each face, small steel tsuba fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with gilt kabuto-gane, in its lacquered saya with signed kozuka decorated with gilt foliage
19.5cm; 7 3/4in blade
Estimate: 200-300

Nil

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150

12

A JAPANESE LACQUERED SWORD STAND (KATANA KAKE), 19TH CENTURY
of lacquered wood decorated on each side in shell with a traditional landscape, the front incorporating an architectural harbour scene, and the ends decorated with flowers and foliage
33cm; 13in high
Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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500

13

A FINE JAPANESE SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), THE BLADE DATED 1559, THE MOUNTS 19TH CENTURY
of hirazukuri tanto type with suguha single-edged blade with a carving of Fudo Myoo, the tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, signed Bizen Osafune Kiyomitsu, and dated Eiroku 2 nen, sharkskin-covered grip bound with baleen, silver fuchi, kashira and a pair of menuki, the latter three including pairs of white mice, in its black lacquered saya with gold nashiji, with shibuichi kanamono (kojiri), with Daikoku and white mice decoration, the silver kozuka signed Heian ju Tohiharu koku, the top part of the kozuka slot with shibuichi raddish
22.5cm; 8 7/8in
Estimate: 5000-7000

Nil

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18000

14

A JAPANESE SIXTEEN-PLATE KABUTO, 19TH CENTURY
with hemispherical skull formed with raised ribs at the joins, rising to a moulded kikuza, fitted with rounded peak lacquered red on the under-side, and hari-date shikoro of three lames the uppermost with plain fukigayeshi
19cm; 7 1/2in high
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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820

15

A JAPANESE TWELVE-PLATE KABUTO, 19TH CENTURY
with hemispherical skull formed with raised ribs at the joins, rising to a moulded kikuza fitted with rounded peak lacquered red on the under-side, hari-date shikoro of three lames, the uppermost with vestigial fukigayeshi
16.5cm; 6 1/2in high
Estimate: 350-450

Nil

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500

16

A JAPANESE TWELVE-PLATE KABUTO, 19TH CENTURY
with hemispherical skull formed with raised ribs at the joins, rising to a moulded kikuza, fitted with rounded peak lacquered red on the under-side, and hari-date shikoro of three lames the uppermost with fukigayeshi
11cm; 4 3/8in high

Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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900

17

A JAPANESE TOSEI GUSOKU ARMOUR, 19TH CENTURY
comprising kabuto with two-piece almond-shaped skull, decorated on each side with a gilt square, fitted with peak decorated en suite with the skull, shikoro of five lames the uppermost with fukigayeshi, lacquered-steel mempo with detachable nose with four lacquered plates beneath, do of lacquered plates decorated on the front with a gilt dragon, a pair of oda-gote of mail and russet lamellar plates, haidate and suneate (small losses and chips): on a wooden stand with a large base

Estimate: 1000-1500

Nil

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2400

18

A PAIR OF JAPANESE STEEL STIRRUPS (ABUMI BATTO), 19TH CENTURY with red lacquered treads (losses), strongly curved at the front and rising to a signed pierced plate incorporating a loop buckle for suspension, the outer surface inlaid with large silver flowers, scrolling foliage and linear ornament (losses, areas of wear)
25cm; 9 7/8in high
(2)

The signature reads Kanazawa ju Ujisada saku.
Estimate: 600-900

Nil

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650

19

A PAIR OF JAPANESE STEEL STIRRUPS (ABUMI BATTO), 19TH CENTURY with black lacquered treads (small cracks), strongly curved at the front and rising to a pierced plate incorporating a loop buckle for suspension and signed in silver, the outer surface inlaid with elaborate silver flowers, scrolling foliage and linear ornament (losses, areas of wear)
24cm; 9 1/2in high
(2)
Estimate: 500-800

Nil

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1150

20

A JAPANESE SNAP MATCHLOCK MUSKET, CIRCA 1870
with massive octagonal barrel retained by a faceted brass band at the breech, fitted with large pierced v-shaped fore-sight and pierced block-shaped back-sight, inlaid with a pair of dragons, cloud ornament, the maker's signature and a mon in silver over its surface, fitted with integral pan decorated with silver scrollwork and fitted with hinged brass pivot-cover, brass lock of shaped outline fitted with moulded steel serpentine decorated with silver en suite with the pan, brass trigger, cherrywood full stock (a small crack behind the breech), slender faceted butt of characteristic form, brass trigger-plate, and with no provision for a ramrod
70.5cm; 27 3/4in barrel

Estimate: 2500-3500

Nil

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5250

21

A RARE TIBETAN POWDER-FLASK (RDZAS KHUG), 19TH CENTURY
with brass-bound leather body, soft leather neck, tapering steel nozzle, the reverse fitted with a brass ring and complete with its leather suspension
8cm; 3 1/8in high

G. C. Stone identifies this type as 'Hmam skuk', probably a phonetic rendition of 'sman khug'. 'Rdzas Khug', literally translated 'gunpowder-flask', appears to be the more usual term. See D. Larocca 2006, p.211.
Estimate: 200-300

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200

22

A DIRK, 19TH CENTURY AND A BHUTANESE OR TIBETAN DAGGER, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the first with tapering plain blade, brass hilt including cross-guard and spherical pommel and bone grip, in its engraved brass scabbard; the second with tapering single-edged blade, white metal hilt of characteristic form, in its white metal scabbard embossed on the outer face with flowers and traditional designs
the first: 31.5cm; 12 1/2in
(2)


Estimate: 250-300

Nil

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320

23

AN UNUSUAL INDO-CHINESE SWORD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with rudimentary blade cut with a slender fuller and incised with traces of a star, hilt of nimcha form, decorated with gold scrollwork (losses), shaped wooden hilt applied with an engraved silver plaque on each side, in a contemporary wooden scabbard encased in white metal, engraved over its entire surface with a running pattern of scrollwork on a hatched ground, and fitted with steel chape and suspension mounts of Chinese form
74.5cm; 29 3/8in blade
Estimate: 300-600

20%

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300

24

A RARE NORTH EAST HIMALAYAN QUIVER, 17TH/18TH CENTURY, CHINESE OR TIBETAN
formed of two large shaped panels of tooled leather, the inner face with two loops, a steel buckle and staple and a leather thong for suspension, the outer retaining some painted decoration, the border studded with brass nails over silver foliate washers, fitted with five large low domed steel bosses decorated with gold-damascened scrollwork on the outer face, and with a single arrow
55.5cm; 21 7/8in high

The form and decoration is related to Chinese Tibetan and Mongolian quivers of the 17th and 18th centuries. see D. Larocca 2006, pp.192-195.


Estimate: 1500-1800

Nil

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2000

25

A RARE PAIR OF DECORATED GILT RUSSET CHINESE STIRRUPS, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with oval treads formed with a raised brim, a pair of side-bars rising to a pierced loop, decorated over almost their entire outer surface in gold with a pattern of tight geometric scrolls sewn with lotus flowers (small losses)
15cm; 6in high
(2)
Estimate: 700-1000

Nil

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900

26

A RARE TIBETAN MATCHLOCK MUSKET (ME MDA'), 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with tapering three-stage barrel, decorated over the breech and muzzle with fine linear patterns in copper, brass and silver, the former with standing back-sight and pan, wooden full stock, the fore-end applied with shaped steel plaques over leather and pierced for a forked rest, the butt encased in leather, the forward portion applied with embossed brass and copper plaques decorated with traditional patterns, the right of the butt with a long leather cord case studded with silver nails, the left with a further long steel plaque set with red stones in raised settings, two steel sling swivels and an early leather sling
96.5cm; 38in barrel

For a discussion of this type and another example previously in the collection of George Cameron Stone see D. Larocca 2006, pp. 198-209.
Estimate: 800-1200

20%

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500

27

A RARE 60 BORE CHINESE MATCHLOCK GUN, 19TH CENTURY
with very long tapering two-stage barrel retained by two slender brass bands, octagonal breech incorporating a shaped pan with no provision for a cover, rudimentary steel serpentine with bifurcated tip for match and angular trigger, highly figured hardwood half-stock, the butt fitted with a short tapering extension, inset with a shaped bone plaque about the serpentine, the trigger and over the fore-end (chipped), and with no provision for a ramrod
160.3cm; 63 1/8in barrel

An identical gun is illustrated in G. C. Stone 1934, fig. 330, no. 5.
Estimate: 600-1000

20%

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600

28

A BURMESE IVORY AND SILVER-MOUNTED DHA AND ANOTHER, SMALLER, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first with curved single-edged blade, encrusted over much of its surface with silver figures in traditional dress and inscriptions, chased silver ferrule decorated with beadwork, finely carved ivory grip pierced with an openwork design of deities and scrollwork arranged vertically, in its silver-mounted wooden scabbard; the second with short plain blade, silver ferrule, grip of tusk, in its silver-mounted scabbard
the first: 57.8cm; 22 3/4in blade
(2)

The owner's family state that this came from King Thibaw Min (1859-1916), the last King of the Konbaung dynasty.
Estimate: 200-300

Nil

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1800

29

A MINIATURE BURMESE SWORD (DHA)
the blade decorated with silver scrollwork, chased white metal ferrule, horn grip, in its scabbard
15.5cm; 6 1/8in
Estimate: 20-30

Nil

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42

30

A RARE PHILIPPINES SWORD, 19TH CENTURY
with long straight slender blade double-edged for the last seven inches and formed with a sharply angled point (pitted), forte enclosed by a brass panel on each side, brass stirrup hilt formed with an up-turned shell-guard engraved with the crowned arms of Spain enclosed by olive fronds, solid pommel formed with a c-shaped recess on one side, integral grip shaped for the fingers, and faced with four horn panels each retained by a pair of brass rivets
95.5cm; 37 3/4in blade

Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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200

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