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: 271-300 of 566

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271

AN 1805 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICER'S SPADROON
with straight single-edged blade, etched and gilt with foliage,'GR' crowned on a blued panel at the forte (oxidised, worn), gilt-brass regulation hilt (compressed), and banded ivory grip (small age cracks), with sword knot
81.5cm; 32 1/8in blade
Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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450

272

A RARE NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD OF 1803 TYPE
with curved regulation blade double-edged towards the point, inscribed '3' on the back-edge, etched with scrolls, trophies-of-arms, the crowned Royal Cypher and crowned Royal Arms to circa 1800, retaining traces of gilt and blued finish, gilt-brass hilt including guard of 1803 pattern infantry sword type, knuckle-guard interrupted by a fouled anchor enclosed by a crowned wreath, and maned lionshead pommel incorporating the back-strap, and original wire-bound banded ivory grip (small chips and age cracks, the hilt slightly distorted)
82cm; 32 1/4in blade

See S. Comfort 2008, pp.218-9.
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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1100

273

A NAVAL OFFICER'S HANGAR, CIRCA 1782-90
with slightly curved blade formed with a clipped-back point, cut with a pair of long fullers on each face, etched and gilt with trophies, foliage, naval motifs and the inscriptions 'le ville de Paris le 12 avril 1782' and 'Sandwich le 1782' on a blued panel over the greater part of its surface on both faces (areas of oxidation), gilt-brass slotted hilt, lionhead pommel, and the grip bound with copper wire and ribband
62cm; 24 3/8in blade

The blade of this hangar is probably of German origin. The date 'le 12 avril 1782' refers to the conclusion of the four-day naval battle between the Caribbean islands of Dominica and Guadeloupe. The victorious fleet being the British, commanded by Admiral Sir George Rodney KB, who removed the threat of the French to Jamaica, the latter fleet being commanded by Admiral le Comte de Grasse. The extensive Irish iconography on the blade suggests a commission from an Irish officer of the Royal Navy. An officer who had a connection with both ships and with the battle was William Charles Fahie - later Vice Admiral Sir William Charles Fahie KCB (1763-1833) - who served on HMS SANDWICH 1779-80, was a lieutenant aboard HMS RUSSELL at the Battle of the Saintes and who served briefly aboard the captured VILLE DE PARIS from April to August 1782. HMS SANDWICH had been Rodney's flagship 1779-81 but was not present at the Saintes and VILLE DE PARIS was De Grasse's flagship at the battle. An alternative explanation for the iconography might be that the blade was commissioned by an Irish sword cutler, the selection of HMS SANDWICH as representing the British fleet being a random one on the part of the blade-maker.
Estimate: 800-1200

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2600

274

AN 1875 PATTERN CUTLASS BAYONET
stamped with ordnance marks including broad arrow and 'WD' at the forte, sheet steel hilt (press button seized), in its steel-mounted scabbard
65cm; 25 5/8in blade
Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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400

275

AN EDWARD VII OFFICER'S SWORD OF THE SECOND LIFE GUARDS BY G. THURKLE, LONDON
with etched regulation blade including 'ER VII' crowned, the owner's initials 'E.J.H.L', regimental motto and battle honours, regulation hilt, in its scabbard
91cm; 35 7/8in blade

Together with an accompanying note: 'The sword of Evelyn John Hansler Luxmoore, M.C., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., Surgeon Captain 2nd Life Guards, 1911. Served during W.W.I, M.C. 29th December 1916, promoted Lt. Colonel, served in W.W.II, died 1955.'
Estimate: 700-900

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1300

276

A COURT SWORD, EARLY 19TH CENTURY AND A FRENCH EPÉE, 20TH CENTURY
the first with tapering blade of hollow-triangular section, etched and gilt with foliage, the Prince of Wales' feathers and the motto 'Ich Dien' on a previously blued panel, steel hilt (loose), including oval dish-guard, urn-shaped pommel and grip all chiselled with faceted beads in imitation of brilliants (losses, one quillon and the knuckle-chain missing); the second with slender blade and shall steel dish-guard
the first: 88.5cm; 34 7/8in blade
(2)

Estimate: 70-90

Nil

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60

277

A FRENCH OFFICER'S SABRE, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point, etched and gilt with a wreath, foliage and trophies on a previously blued panel at the forte on each face, brass stirrup hilt including a pair of elongated langets and moulded back-strap, and leather-covered grip
84.5cm; 33 1/4in blade

Estimate: 200-300

Nil

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190

278

A FRENCH MODEL AN IX LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SABRE
with pipe-backed blade etched and gilt with a panel at the forte, brass hilt of regulation type, in its original brass-mounted steel scabbard
85.6cm; 33 3/4in blade
Estimate: 600-800

Nil

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900

279

A FRENCH CAVALRY OFFICER'S SABRE, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged blade, etched and gilt with foliage, trophies and a cavalryman on a blued panel on each side of the forte, steel stirrup hilt, leather-covered wooden grip bound with brass wire, in its steel-mounted leather scabbard
82.5cm; 32 1/2in blade
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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700

280

A FRENCH MODEL AN XI CUIRASSIER'S SWORD, DATED 1814
of regulation type, the back-edged of the blade with Klingenthal arsenal inscription and the date (worn), stamped with inspector's marks of J.G. Bick, J.I. Krantz and F.L. Lobstein at the forte on one side, regulation brass hilt numbered '1197' on the reverse, in its regulation steel scabbard (patinated), probably the original
95.5cm; 37 5/8in blade
Estimate: 500-700

Nil

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500

281

A FRENCH MODEL AN XI LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD
with curved fullered blade retaining traces of an arsenal inscription on the back-edge, moulded brass regulation hilt, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its brass-mounted steel scabbard (the tip dented)
82cm; 32 1/4in blade
Estimate: 250-400

Nil

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550

282

A FRENCH MODEL 1816 LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD AND A FRENCH MODEL 1822 LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD
the first with pipe-backed blade with Klingenthal Royal arsenal inscription and the date on the back-edge, regulation brass hilt numbered 1008, in its steel scabbard numbered 2965; the second with straight fullered blade etched with 'Coulaux Frères' and Klingenthal Royal arsenal inscription on the respective faces, regulation brass hilt, in a contemporary steel scabbard
the first: 92cm; 36 1/4in blade
(2)

Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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420

283

A FRENCH MODEL 1816 INFANTRY SHORTSWORD AND THREE BAYONETS
the first of regulation type, the blade with traces of an arsenal inscription on the back-edge (pitted); the second a Gras bayonet, dated 1875, in its scabbard; the third a socket bayonet with spring-catch (incomplete); and another bayonet, in its scabbard
the first: 60cm; 23 5/8in blade
(4)
Estimate: 100-150

Nil

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160

284

A FRENCH MODEL 1829 MOUNTED ARTILLERY SABRE, DATED 1856
with curved regulation blade engraved with Châtellerault arsenal inscription and the date on the back-edge, stamped with inspector's marks at the forte, regulation brass hilt numbered 969, in its steel scabbard numbered en suite
81.5cm; 32 1/8in blade
Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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250

285

A FRENCH MODEL 1831 INFANTRY SHORTSWORD (COUPE CHOUX); A DANISH SHORTSWORD, DATED 1761; A CHASSEPOT BAYONET; AND A GERMAN BAYONET
the first signed 'Talabot', in its scabbard (mounts damaged); the second of regulation type the blade etched on each face with the crowned cypher of Frederick V and the date, brass stirrup hilt with banded grip, in its brass-mounted scabbard; the third with St Etienne arsenal inscription dated 1868, in its scabbard numbered en suite; and the fourth with blade by Alex Copel of Solingen, in its scabbard
the first: 48.5cm; 19in blade
(4)
Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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450

286

A FRENCH OFFICER'S EPÉE, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with tapering hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls on a blued panel at the forte (faded), gilt-brass hilt including down-turned shell-guard decorated with the reclining figure of Mercury, and the pommel formed as a plumed helmet with barred visor (grip-scales missing)
77cm; 30 3/8in blade
Estimate: 100-150

20%

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120

287

A BELGIAN CAVALRY SABRE, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with broad straight flat blade etched in imitation of watered pattern, stamped 'No me Saques sin Razon' and 'No me enbaines sin honour' within a pair of short fullers on each face, brass hilt of pallasch form, comprising up-turned fan-shaped guard applied with a white metal flaming grenade, joined to the knuckle-guard by four scrolling bars, rear-guard, faceted cap-shaped pommel, and wire-bound leather-covered grip
92.4cm; 36 3/8in blade
Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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2800

288

AN EAST EUROPEAN SWORD, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with broad curved fullered blade etched with scrolls, trophies and a stylised inscription at the forte, brass hilt of regulation type (repairs), including short quillon, an up-turned frontal bar and knuckle-guard all engraved with birds' heads, lionhead pommel, and wire-bound leather-covered grip, in its brass scabbard
80cm; 31 1/2in blade
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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700

289

A SWEDISH MODEL 1846 SABRE; A FRENCH CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD; AND AN OFFICER'S SWORD WITH FIVE-BAR HILT
the first of regulation type, with fullered blade (shortened), and brass hilt; the second of regulation type, with bronzed triple-bar hilt, in its steel scabbard; and the third with pipe-backed blade of polished steel, engraved nickel-plated hilt, banded grip, in its plated scabbard
the first: 70.5cm; 27 3/4in blade
(3)
Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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350

290

A SWEDISH MODEL 1810 INFANTRY SHORTSWORD; A SWEDISH BOARDING AXE, 18TH CENTURY; AND A SPANISH MACHETE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the first in its brass-mounted leather scabbard; the second with crescentic axe-blade, long rear spike, on a later wooden haft; the third with brass cross-piece and horn grip
the first: 67cm; 26 3/8in blade
(3)
Estimate: 250-300

Nil

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500

291

TWO SWEDISH NAVAL OFFICERS' SWORDS AND AN OFFICER'S SWORD, 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURIES
the first with pipe-backed German blade, steel hilt with folding side-guard, in its steel scabbard; the second with etched regulation blade (worn), and brass hilt with folding front and rear guards (grip cracked); and the third with pipe-backed polished blade, silver-plated brass stirrup hilt with lionhead pommel, in its silver-plated brass-mounted leather scabbard
the first: 77.7cm; 30 5/8in blade
(3)
Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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550

292

A SWEDISH OFFICER'S SWORD AND AN OFFICER'S SWORD, 19TH CENTURY
the first with pipe-backed blade, etched along the back-edge with foliage, and on each face with an inscription and the crowned Royal Arms (worn), gilt-brass hilt, including front guard cast with a trophy-of-arms carrying the Royal Arms, in its scabbard, and complete with its sword knot; the second with straight fullered blade, steel stirrup hilt, in its steel scabbard, and complete with its sword knot
the first: 75.5cm; 29 3/4in blade
(2)
Estimate: 250-300

Nil

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250

293

A SWEDISH MODEL 1849 BOARDING CUTLASS
of regulation type, the blade stamped with a crown mark, figure-of-eight shaped guard, and banded grip all painted black, in its regulation brass-mounted scabbard
72.3cm; 28 1/2in blade
Estimate: 250-300

Nil

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340

294

A RARE SWEDISH GLAIVE FOR A SENIOR OFFICIAL, CIRCA 1818-44
with tapering double-edged blade, etched and gilt with a spray of acorns and oak foliage interrupted by a pair of crossed swords surmounted by the crowned Royal Cypher 'C XIV J' on a blued panel within a gilt frame on each side of the forte, silver-plated brass hilt cast and chased comprising a pair of vertically-recurved quillons with hound's head terminals, langets formed as grotesque masks, compressed oval pommel decorated with beadwork, and a pair of grip-scales (expertly replaced) retained by two panels chased with foliage, in its black leather scabbard with locket and chape decorated en suite with the hilt
81.5cm; 32 1/8in blade

An identical sword is illustrated in Caroline Cathinca Engelhardt's portrait of Karl XIV Johan, King Of Sweden (reigned 1818-44), preserved in the Royal Collection Stockholm (inv. nr. DKS.001703). The catalogue states that the uniform is that of a Swedish senior government official, despite his still being in France.

Estimate: 1500-2500

20%

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1500

295

A NORTH EUROPEAN OFFICER'S DEGEN, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY SWEDISH
with tapering fullered blade double-edged towards the point, etched and gilt with flowers, scrolls of foliage and trophies on a blued panel on each face of the forte, gilt-brass hilt comprising shell-guard with moulded brim, a pair of faceted quillons, and pommel formed as plumed classical helmet, in its leather scabbard with brass locket (chape missing), and complete with its sword knot
82.5cm; 32 1/2in blade

Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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450

296

AN EAST EUROPEAN SABRE, CIRCA 1800, PROBABLY HUNGARIAN
with curved fullered blade strongly curved and double-edged towards the point, gilt-brass hilt comprising a pair of quillons with bud-shaped terminals, and solid grip rising to a moulded pommel decorated with bands of ropework, the grip applied on the front with a bearded turbaned mask, in its original gilt-brass scabbard, embossed with foliage and scrolls at each end in imitation of a locket and a chape, and fitted with two broad bands decorated en suite, each fitted with a ring for suspension, and retaining much gilding throughout
79cm; 31 1/8in blade

Estimate: 600-800

Nil

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1300

297

A HUNGARIAN MAGNATE'S SABRE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with broad slightly curved blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a broad fuller on each face and etched with trophies, scrolls, a bust and a mounted figure each in national costume (pitting), gilt white metal hilt cast and chased with bold scrolls of foliage and tulip flowers on a hatched ground, comprising langets, a pair of short quillons with bud-shaped terminals and rounded pommel, applied at the top and bottom with an openwork panel set with turquoises, and in the centre with a red stone (losses), in its original scabbard with gilt white metal mounts decorated en suite with the hilt (leather replaced), the locket, middle band and chape all applied on the outside with matching mounts set with turquoises and red stones, and with two rings for suspension
91cm; 35 3/4in blade
Estimate: 1000-1400

Nil

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1500

298

AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN HUSSAR OFFICER'S SABRE, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
in the Turkish manner, with very broad blade formed with a reinforced back-edge and swelling to a double-edged point, etched on each side in imitation of a calligraphic inscription, gilt-brass hilt comprising a pair of rectangular langets, quillons with moulded baluster terminals, and back-strap, fitted with a pair of exotic hardwood grips retained by two pairs of rivets with fluted brass caps, in its original leather-covered wooden scabbard, the edges bound by brass borders, with gilt-brass locket, chape and middle band each chased with bold sprays of rococo scrolls and stylised shell patterns, and fitted with two rings for suspension
76cm; 30in blade
Estimate: 1200-1800

Nil

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4000

299

A MAMELUKE-HILTED OFFICER'S SWORD, CIRCA 1800, EAST EUROPEAN OR RUSSIAN
with curved fullered blade, double-edged towards the point and formed with a serrated leading edge, gilt-brass hilt comprising engraved cross-piece decorated with linear patterns enclosing a flowerhead on each side, engraved back-strap, and a pair of ivory grip-scales retained by two pairs of foliate washers over rivets, in its original leather scabbard (worn, seam opening) with gilt-brass mounts, engraved and chased with bold designs of foliage at the borders
69.5cm; 27 1/2in blade
Estimate: 800-1000

Nil

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2200

300

A SPANISH DRAGOON OFFICER'S SWORD, DATED 1776
with straight single-edged blade (shortened), stamped 'Por El Rey Carlos III', 'Dragones To. 1776', the bladesmith's mark and further decorative marks, brass hilt including a pair of quillons, boatshell guard drawn-up to form a knuckle-guard, and outer guard formed of a series of shaped bars, faceted pommel, and wooden grip (cracked)
64.5cm; 25 3/8in blade

Estimate: 200-300

Nil

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650

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