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: 181-210 of 566

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181

A CONTINENTAL SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1760
with tapering blade of hollow-triangular section, etched with scrolls of foliage and retaining some gilding at the forte, gilt-brass hilt finely cast and chased in low relief with scrolls, foliage and flowers on a punched ground (gilding with losses), comprising double shell-guard, globular quillon, a pair of arms, quillon-block, knuckle-guard and globular pommel, and the grip bound with plaited copper wire and ribband
81.2cm; 32in blade
Estimate: 500-700

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500

182

A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1780
with slender blade of hollow-triangular section, steel hilt pierced and chiselled with minute flowerheads within a trellis framework, including double shell-guard (bent), globular quillon, knuckle-guard, and hollow ovoid pommel, and the grip bound with twisted wire, ribband and 'Turks' heads'
81.8cm; 32 1/4in blade
Estimate: 350-400

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550

183

A SMALL-SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY, ITALIAN OR SPANISH
with earlier blade of diamond-section, stamped 'Tomas Aiala' and 'In Toledo' within a short fuller on the respective faces, steel hilt including shallow cup-guard engraved with border ornament, quillon with flattened globular terminal, knuckle-guard with serpent head finial, ovoid pommel, and later wire-bound grip with 'Turks' heads'
80.5cm; 31 3/4in blade
Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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550

184

A CONTINENTAL SMALL-SWORD, EARLY 19TH CENTURY; ANOTHER; AND A SWEPT HILT RAPIER IN EARLY 17TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
the first with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls and trophies on a blued panel (worn), brass hilt cast in low relief, including double shell-guard decorated with bouquets within ovals, knuckle-guard, solid grip and pommel decorated en suite with the shell; the second with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls on a blued panel at the forte, composite brass hilt including oval shell-guard set with white metal beadwork, in its scabbard; and the third with tapering blade, and cast brass hilt of writhen bars including barrel-shaped pommel decorated with figurative designs within an architectural framework
the first: 79.6cm; 31 3/8in blade
(3)
Estimate: 400-500

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450

185

A SMALL-SWORD, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with tapering fullered blade (pitted), brass hilt comprising shell-guard with moulded brim interrupted by a pair of blade-catching apertures each formed as a gaping grotesque, cast with an elongated quatrefoil on each side, a pair of down-curved arms with foliate terminals, slightly down-curved quillon chiselled as a bud, knuckle-guard interrupted by a baluster moulding and with a pierced foliate terminal, and moulded faceted globular pommel
80cm; 31 1/2in blade
Estimate: 200-300

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220

186

A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD, PARIS CHARGE AND DISCHARGE FOR 1738-44
with tapering blade of hollow-triangular section, etched and gilt with scrolls, trophies and an allegorical figure on a blued panel over the forte, silver hilt cast and chased with rococo ornament in low relief (minor repairs), including double shell-guard decorated with differing scenes including putti within scrollwork frames, quillon with globular terminal, quillon-block decorated with a cupid, knuckle-guard, globular pommel and solid grip decorated with trophies-of-arms and hunting, putti and scrolls en rocialle
80.5cm; 31 3/4in blade
Estimate: 400-600

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600

187

A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1740
with earlier tapering blade formed with a medial ridge, etched with scrolls of foliage, flowers, the maker's name (worn) and the inscription 'a la tour d'argent sur le...' and 'Bouttitart Fourbisseuer Ordinaire...' (rubbed, partly obscured), silver-plated brass hilt cast and chased with trophies-of-hunting, scrolls and foliage on a punched ground, comprising double shell-guard, globular quillon, a pair of arms, quillon-block, knuckle-guard and globular pommel divided vertically into a series of panels, and solid grip decorated en suite
70.5cm; 27 3/4in blade

Estimate: 500-700

Nil

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500

188

A FINE FRENCH SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1760
with associated hollow-triangular blade, steel hilt chiselled en rocaille in low relief against a finely punched and gilt ground, comprising double shell-guard (cracked) decorated with differing classical trophies-of-arms including geometrical attributions, short quillon with globular terminal decorated with foliage, the quillon-block, knuckle-guard and pommel all decorated en suite with the shell, original grip bound with plaited silver wire, gilt ribband, and further ribband impressed with minute stars (loose)
81.5cm; 32 1/8in blade
Estimate: 1500-2000

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850

189

A FRENCH SMALL-SWORD WITH FINELY CHISELLED GILT-BRASS HILT, CIRCA 1790
with German tapering blade of hollow-triangular section, etched and gilt over the greater part of its surface with allegorical figures, scrolls, trophies-of-arms and the inscription 'Liberty' all on a blued panel, the forte inscribed 'de la manufacture De La Marque à L'Extra fin à Solingen' on a gilt panel, gilt-brass hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising double shell-guard decorated with central ovals filled with differing trophies-of-arms, and beadwork borders interrupted by foliage and garlands, globular quillon, knuckle-guard decorated with further designs of beadwork and foliage, ovoid pommel, and solid grip each decorated with oval panels filled with trophies incorporating Phrygian caps
83.8cm; 33in blade

Estimate: 1200-1800

Nil

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1800

190

AN EAST EUROPEAN SHORT HUNTING SWORD, CIRCA 1780
with broad curved blade double-edged towards the point, inlaid with a brief gold inscription at the forte (small losses), silver hilt cast and chased with rococo ornament in low relief, comprising a pair of vertically-recurved quillons with scalloped terminals, horn grip-scales shaped in the Turkish manner retained by three pairs of rivets with silver foliate heads, in its original fishskin-covered wooden scabbard with silver locket and chape each chased with rococo scrolls and scalloped design (the seam opening)
38.5cm; 15 1/4in blade

Estimate: 500-800

Nil

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750

191

A GERMAN HUNTING SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, engraved at the forte with a hand clasping a falchion, a portrait profile and inscriptions including the date 'Anno 1679', 'Solideo Gloria' and 'Pro Aris et Focis' (light pitting), brass hilt cast in low relief, comprising shell-guard decorated with a pair of hounds in combat with a bear, globular quillon formed as a hound's head, knuckle-guard interrupted by a central moulding comrpising a female demi-figure engulfed by a hound's head, cap pommel and green-stained horn grip
62cm; 24 1/2in blade

Estimate: 350-450

Nil

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250

192

A FINE FRENCH HUNTING SWORD OF EXHIBITION QUALITY MADE FOR GUSTAVE MARIE FRANÇOIS COLLIN DE GÉVAUDON, COMTE DE GÉVAUDON (1814-73) IN THE RUSSIAN TASTE, BY LE PAGE, ARQUEBUSIER DU ROI, CIRCA 1830-40
with broad double-edged blade of kindjal type, tapering sharply towards the point, cut with an off-set fuller on each face and formed with a rounded edge on one side over the lower third, etched on the front with a pattern of tightly scrolling foliage and flowers sown with pellets, the owner's crowned coat-of-arms, Azure, a saltire argent charged at its centre with an eagle displayed [sable]; in base three stems of lilies [argent]; coronet of a French count, and the maker's name, the reverse etched with a matching design of foliage, steel hilt comprising a pair of straight flattened quillons swelling towards the terminals, scabbard cover, flattened mushroom-shaped pommel, decorated throughout in encrusted silver with scrolls of foliage enriched with encrusted gold pellets within linear borders, the front of the cross-guard with the owner's initials 'GG', the pommel with a nine point coronet, and the button encrusted with a spiralling pattern of encrusted silver foliage and pellets (rubbed), horn grip inlaid with silver wire (small losses), in its original wooden scabbard covered with tooled leather, the outer face decorated with a symmetrical pattern of scrolling leafy tendrils surrounding the owner's crowned coat-of-arms en suite with the blade, fitted with large steel locket and chape (the latter loose, the leather with small cracks and losses, seam loose in places), each decorated with encrusted silver en suite with the hilt, the locket fitted on the outer face with a silver-encrusted belt hook, signed by the maker 'Lepage Arqer du Roi' with silver lines above and below on the inner, and remaining in untouched condition throughout
46.3cm; 18 1/4in blade

Gustave Marie François Collin de Gévaudon, Comte de Gévaudon (1814-73), was eldest son of Edouard Collin de Gévaudon, Comte de Gévaudon and Seigneur de Saucy (1786-1834) by his wife Mlle. Marie Favre de Langry, whom he married in 1813. On 19th October 1840, at Boncourt-le-Bois in the Côte d'Or, Gustave, Comte de Gévaudan, married Mlle. Céline Joly de Bévy. It is possible that the present sword might have been presented on this occasion.

André Jean Prosper Lepage is recorded in Paris circa 1792-1854 where he worked for Kings Louis XVIII, Charles X and Louis Philippe. He is recorded restoring antique armour and weapons and exhibited in the exhibitions of 1827, 1823, 1834 and 1839 where he was awarded a silver medal. He has also been credited with rediscovering the technique of making Damascus barrels. His broad interest in arms of all periods from all over the world is evident in the present sword. The form of the blade and the manner of decoration on the hilt and scabbard are derived from Russian and Caucasian weapons.

Estimate: 6000-8000

Nil

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193

A FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, PARIS MARKS FOR 1771, PROBABLY FOR A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL HUNTING PARTY OF LOUIS XVI (1774-91)
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a long broad shallow fuller, with a series of decorative recesses along the back-edge, and further recessed panels arranged as a cross at the forte on each face, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising a pair of short quillons with tightly scrolling finials, a bearded mask crowned with a wreath forming the langets, stamped with the qa mark, perhaps the maker, a pair of pellets divided by a sword, the letters LJ beneath, ivory grip carved with a rondel filled with the conjoined letters 'L' on one side and the Classical profile of Louis XVI on the other, inset with six slender engraved silver panels (repairs) and a further band around its border, in its original fishskin-covered wooden scabbard with silver locket chased and engraved with garlands and classical trophies
54cm; 21 1/4in blade

Estimate: 1000-1200

Nil

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2200

194

AN ENGLISH SILVER-ENCRUSTED HUNTING HANGAR, MID-17TH CENTURY
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, stamped with the latten-lined bladesmith's mark, a compass, on each side (some inlay missing), steel hilt comprising down-curved quillon with flattened globular finial, down-curved shell-guard pierced on each side, flattened knuckle-guard interrupted by a central moulding en suite with the quillon, characteristic cap pommel joined to the knuckle-guard by a scroll, decorated over its entire surface with beadwork panels filled with silver pellets, and with its original grip of woven silver ribband with a collar at the base en suite with the pommel (heavily patinated throughout, rubbed)
56cm; 22in blade

Estimate: 500-600

Nil

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1600

195

A FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, CIRCA 1770
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a long broad fuller on each face, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief (rubbed, marks indistinct), comprising a pair of short scrolling quillons with moulded borders, bear head pommel decorated in the round, carved ivory grip applied with an engraved silver panel on each side (small losses), and knuckle-chain, in its silver-mounted leather scabbard
55.5cm; 21 7/8in blade
Estimate: 600-800

Nil

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550

196

A FINELY CHISELLED CUP-HILT RAPIER IN SPANISH MID-17TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with blade of flattened-diamond section, plain ricasso, steel hilt comprising deep cup-guard, the outer face pierced and chiselled with a symmetrical arrangement of foliage involving pairs of harpies and cornucopia centring on an expanded flowerhead on each side, boldly flanged brim pierced with a running pattern of foliage, a pair of straight steel quillons with chiselled moulded terminals, écusson chiselled with vine foliage, knuckle-guard interrupted by a moulding, and solid pommel finely chiselled with a devil's mask surmounted by a harpy front and back and portrait medallions on each side
104cm; 41in blade

Estimate: 500-700

Nil

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500

197

A RAPIER IN NORTH EUROPEAN LATE 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with earlier blade stamped 'Caino' within a short fuller on each face, steel hilt of rounded bars comprising a pair of quillons with bud-shaped finials, two outer ring-guards, a pair of arms, bifurcated inner-guard and barrel shaped pommel, the principal bars and the pommel decorated with bold filed patterns of spiral fluting, and the grip bound with plaited wire and 'Turks' heads'
115cm; 45 1/4in blade

Estimate: 700-900

Nil

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1000

198

A SWORD IN 11TH/12TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with broad blade cut with a broad near full length fuller on each face (small holes), straight cross-piece of near square section, domed pommel, and in aged condition
92cm; 36 1/4in blade

Estimate: 1000-1500

Nil

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199

A SWORD IN VIKING 9TH/EARLY 10TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH/20TH CENTURY
with broad blade (pitted, the tip with a rust perforation) and hilt of iron comprising stout upper and lower guards, the former shorter than the latter, both of lenticular form in plan view with transversely ridged faces covered overall with a continuous series of vertical silver coloured wires (the upper guard with some losses), the upper and lower surfaces of the lower guard showing the remains of brass coloured plating, and the upper guard pierced at each side with a vertical hole for the attachment of a missing pommel
75.2cm; 29 5/8in blade

The hilt when complete would almost certainly have been of Petersen's type H or I, recorded from the late 8th century to the mid-10th century. See I. Pierce 2002, pp. 18-19 & 48-61. Single-edged swords with this type of hilt are preserved in the Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen, nos C 24500 & 24554.

Estimate: 2000-3000

Nil

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1600

200

A GERMAN HALBERD, SECOND HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with tapering central spike of diamond-section, slightly curved forward-leaning axe-blade, rear spike formed with a short basal lug, tapering socket, a pair of long straps, on its wooden haft with an additional pair of long straps
52cm; 20 1/2in head

Estimate: 500-800

Nil

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500

201

A GERMAN HALBERD, SECOND HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with tapering central spike of diamond-section, slightly curved forward-leaning axe-blade pierced with a quatrefoil, rear spike formed with a short shaped lug top and bottom, pierced en suite with the head and stamped with a mark, a pair of long straps, on its wooden haft with an additional pair of long straps
53cm; 21in head
Estimate: 500-700

Nil

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850

202

A PARADE HALBERD, 19TH CENTURY; A SPEAR, LATE 17TH CENTURY; AND AN ETCHED HALBERD, 19TH CENTURY
the first with curved leading edge, spear-shaped central spike, and down-curved rear blade, on its wooden haft applied with a white metal escutcheon engraved with the owner's crest beneath a baronial coronet; the second with leaf-shaped head formed with two pairs of decorated basal lugs (pitted, one lug chipped), and tapering socket, on a later wooden haft; the third with flat strongly crescentic forward-leaning blade, central spike, pierced rear fluke, retaining traces of etched decoration, on a wooden haft
the first: 46cm; 18in head
(3)
Estimate: 600-800

Nil

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203

FOUR HALBERDS, 19TH CENTURY
the first two for parade, with flat slightly forward-leaning blades, central spikes of shaped outline, a pair of long straps, on their wooden hafts; the third similar, on a shortened haft carved with a twist pattern; and the fourth with crescentic head, slender central spike, and shortened rear spike, on its haft (pitted throughout)
the first: 37cm; 14 1/2in head
(4)
Estimate: 700-900

Nil

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700

204

AN ITALIAN BILL (RONCONE), EARLY 16TH CENTURY
with tapering spike of flattened-diamond section, flat hook-shaped blade stamped with a series of eyelash and star marks on each face, triangular rear fluke, a pair of tapering slender pyramidal basal lugs, rectangular socket incorporating a moulded sweated-on latten band, and a pair straps (shortened), on a later wooden haft
79cm; 31 1/8in head

Provenance
Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, 7th June 1978, lot 125
John Waldman Collection

Literature
John Waldman, Hafted Weapons of Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 2005, pp.119 and 121, figs. 99a and 99b.
Estimate: 1000-1500

Nil

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1700

205

A RARE ITALIAN PARTISAN, CIRCA 1530-40
with broad tapering long robust blade formed with a medial ridge and a pair of slightly up-turned basal lugs, decorated over the lower portion with pointile flowers and linear patterns, faceted tapering socket, and a pair of straps, on a wooden haft
74.5cm; 29 3/8in head

A number of partisans with similar decoration and almost certainly from the guard of Henry VIII are preserved in the Royal Armouries Leeds. See G.M. Wilson 1985 pp.15-20.
Estimate: 1000-1500

Nil

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1700

206

A ITALIAN GLAIVE, SECOND HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with broad curved knife-like blade, the upper portion double-edged, slender up-swept rear spike, a pair of pointed basal lugs, moulded tapering socket, and a single short strap (one strap missing, cleaned), on a later wooden haft
84.2cm; 33 1/8in head

Provenance
John Waldman Collection, sold Bonhams Knightsbridge, 26th November 2008, lot 262

Literature
John Waldman, Hafted Weapons of Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 2005, pp.109 and 111, fig. 92
Estimate: 1000-1200

Nil

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900

207

A ROBE SWORD WITH 17TH CENTURY BLADE, 19TH CENTURY
with broad flat blade cut with a running wolf mark, stamped 'SAHAGUM' between a series of decorative marks within a short fuller on each face, and brass cross-shaped hilt with solid grip
78cm; 30 3/4in blade
Estimate: 100-150

Nil

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208

A GERMAN SPEAR, LATE 15TH CENTURY
with triangular blade of flattened-diamond section stamped with a mark on each side and pierced with three holes on each side at the base, short conical socket fitted with a robust up-turned spike on an early wooden haft bound with a trellis pattern of leather
38.5cm; 15 1/8in head

Provenance
The Hanoverian Royal Collections, Schloss Marienburg
Estimate: 800-1000

Nil

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500

209

A RARE BOAR SPEAR, LATE 17TH CENTURY
with long leaf-shaped blade formed with a pronounced medial ridge and a pair of basal lugs each stamped with a pincer mark on the respective sides and a pair of short straps, on a later wooden haft
59.5cm; 23 1/2in head

Provenance
The Royal House of Hanover, Schloss Marienburg

Literature
Dr. J. Fastenau Die Waffensammlung 1910, no. 286

Estimate: 600-800

Nil

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500

210

A GERMAN BOAR SPEAR, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with leaf-shaped blade of flattened-diamond section, tapering socket, on its painted wooden haft (cracked, losses) retaining much of its original leather trellis binding
45cm; 17 3/4in
Estimate: 600-800

Nil

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