Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale
on Wednesday 27th June 2018
On view:
Sunday 24th June: 12noon to 4pm
Monday 25th June: 10am to 7pm
Tuesday 26th June: 10am to 5pm
Lots: 253-302 of 516
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Lot 253
A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1770
with colichemarde blade etched with scrolls, a trophy-of-arms and the letter 'B' at the forte (rubbed), silver hilt with gadrooned borders cast and chased in low relief, comprising 'boatshell' guard, a pair of straight quillons with slightly recurved terminals, knuckle-guard, a pair of small plain arms stamped with a series of silver marks (rubbed), spirally moulded pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire and embossed ribband between moulded collars
84.7 cm; 33 3/8 in blade
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 254
A GERMAN SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1800
with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls and foliage on a blued panel over the lower portion, silver hilt comprising shallow oval shell-guard with notched border, a pair of small faceted arms, short drooping quillon, knuckle-guard widening in the centre, faceted ovoid pommel, and solid grip en suite with the pommel, in its original leather scabbard with silver locket and chape, the former incorporating a ring for suspension and stamped with the purity mark '13.' in a rectangle
86.0 cm; 33 7/8 in blade

Provenance
E. Oser Collection, Basel, sold Dr.Störi Kunstsalon, Zurich, 6th December 1929, lot 59

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 255
A SMALL SWORD WITH CHISELLED IRON HILT, CIRCA 1780
with slender hollow-triangular blade, iron hilt including pierced double shell-guard, globular quillon, knuckle-guard and pierced pommel all decorated with scrolling foliage, and the grip bound with plaited wire and ribband between 'Turk's heads'
77.5 cm; 30 1/2 in blade

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 256
‡ A FRENCH CHISELLED AND GILT RUSSET IRON SMALL-SWORD HILT, CIRCA 1770
including symmetrical double shell-guard, quillon, knuckle-guard, quillon-block and pommel all chiselled with ovals filled with bouquets and all enclosed by scrolls enriched with minute gilt flowers (areas of wear)
17.8 cm; 17 in high

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 257
ELEMENTS OF A FINE FRENCH CHISELLED AND GILT SMALL-SWORD HILT BY BRUNON, CIRCA 1770
comprising globular quillon, knuckle-guard, quillon-block signed on the underside and a pair of small arms, chiselled with classical figures within rococo frames enriched with foliage all on a finely punched and gilt ground
14.0 cm; 5 1/2 in high

Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 258
‡ A SPANISH DRESS EPEE, BY TRADITION PRESENTED TO GENERAL JOHN H. EATON AS ENVOY EXTRAORDINARY AND MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY TO SPAIN (1836-1840) BY MARIA CHRISTINA OF SPAIN AS REGENT FOR HER DAUGHTER, THE FUTURE ISABELLA II, THE BLADE DATED 1837
with tapering double-edged blade of flattened-hexagonal section, stamped 'Ano D 1837' and 'Fa Ntl Di Toledo' on the respective faces at the forte, gilt-brass hilt cast with classical ornament in low relief, including oval shell-guard decorated with the Iberian eagle flanked by classical figures, quillon-block with the letter 'F' for Ferdinand' enclosed in a laurel wreath, a pair of straight quillons, knuckle-guard and pommel, and integral grip all decorated en suite, in its blued iron scabbard (now oxidised to brown) with gilt-brass suspensions mounts and drag
76.8 cm; 30 1/4 in blade

Provenance
By tradition presented to General John H. Eaton when Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain (1836-1840) by Maria Christina of Spain (when Regent for her daughter, the future Isabella II); thence to his friend and physician Dr William B. Magruder; thence to his brother Colonel James A. Magruder, a personal friend of General Grant, who wore the sword on full dress occasions including the funeral of President Lincoln, thence by descent to

Mrs. Millicent Magruder Nichols, Massachusetts who gifted the sword to Dumbarton House in 1967.

John Henry Eaton (1790-1856), was born in Halifax near the town of Scotland Neck, North Carolina. He attended University North Carolina 1802-1804, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar commencing practice in Franklin. In 1808 or 1809 he moved to Franklin, in Williamson County, Tennessee, to take up residence on lands owned by his father. Here he met his future wife, Myra Lewis, who with her sister were the wards of General Andrew Jackson. Eaton's marriage thus brought him further wealth and also an opening into a political career. In 1818 Eaton was appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of George W. Campbell; at the end of the term he was elected as a Democrat. Eaton served in the Senate from 1818-1829, when he resigned to become secretary of war in President Jackson's cabinet remaining there until June 1831. In 1834 Jackson appointed him governor of the Territory of Florida, and in 1836 envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Madrid. The latter appointment he held until 1840.


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 259
AN ITALIAN GUNNER'S STILETTO (FUESTTO DI BOMBARDIERE), MID-17TH CENTURY
with tapering blade of triangular section, engraved on the inner face with calibrated graduations from 1 to 120, moulded baluster-shaped forte, brass hilt comprising a pair of spirally moulded quillons, ovoid pommel formed en suite, and spirally carved horn grip inset with bone rondels and small brass nails, in its iron scabbard with moulded chape (leather covering missing)
26.5 cm; 10 ½ in blade

Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 260
A COMPOSITE LEFT-HAND DAGGER, 17TH CENTURY AND LATER; A SMALL DAGGER; AN AFRICAN DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY; TWO MOROCCAN JAMBIYAS; AND THREE GURKHA KUKRI KNIVES
the first with straight blade of flattened-diamond section, iron hilt (incomplete) including outer ring-guard drawn down to form blade-catcher, and later solid brass grip from a small-sword; the second with tapering blade, brass hilt (one quillon missing) and solid grip cast with a crouching hound; the third with straight double-edged blade swelling towards the centre, incised with hatched panels on each face, and hardwood grip (cracked); the remaining pieces in their scabbards
the first: 23.5 cm; 9 1/4 in blade
(8)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 261
§TWO CONTINENTAL DAGGERS, 19TH CENTURY
the first a left-hand dagger, with burnished wavy blade formed of flattened-diamond section, recurved burnished steel cross-guard with moulded terminals, white metal ferrule, and German silver ferrule; the second with short blade of hollow-diamond section, iron cross-piece (one terminal chipped) and spirally-carved ivory grip, in its white metal scabbard
the first: 27.5 cm; 10 3/4 in blade
(2)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 262
§A SMALL DAGGER AND TWO SKINNING KNIVES, EARLY 20TH CENTURY, SCANDINAVIAN OR INUIT
the first with straight single-edged blade, iron cross-piece with moulded quillons, composite grip, and brass ferrule top and bottom; the second and third with grooved single-edged blades, each grooved on one face and stamped with mark, iron ferule and walrus ivory grip
the first: 14.2 cm; 5 5/8 in blade
(3)

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 263
§AN ENGLISH OFFICER'S FIGHTING KNIFE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY; AND A NAVAL DIRK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
the first with double-edged blade of flattened-diamond section, chequered wooden grip with aluminium washer top and bottom, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard; the second with short straight double-edged blade formed with a full-length central fuller, brass foliate cross-piece and pommel and short turned ivory grip, in its engraved brass scabbard
the first: 16.5 cm; 6 1/2 in blade
(2)
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 264
A PUSH DAGGER IN AMERICAN 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY STYLE
with sharply tapering hollow-triangular blade, brass guard curved for the fingers and with cylindrical stem, turned bone grip, in its leather scabbard with brass chape
11.4 cm; 4 1/2 in blade
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 265
A SCOTTISH SILVER-MOUNTED SKEAN DHU, GLASGOW, 1953; A SCOTTISH SKEANOCKLE, EDINBURGH 1929; A SMALL SKINNING KNIFE WITH GERMAN BLADE AND AN IRISH SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER, DUBLIN, 1910
the first with polished blade formed with a notched back-edge; carved basket-weave grip with silver mounts including pommel set with a piece of faceted glass, in its silver-mounted scabbard; the second with tapering fullered blade formed with a notched back-edge, silver cross-piece and pommel cap, and natural staghorn grip, in its silver-mounted leather scabbard; the third marked 'Solingen' on the blade and with German silver mounts, in its scabbard; and the fourth with tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, small silver cross-piece and cap pommel, basket-weave grip, in its leather scabbard, with silver mounts engraved with traditional Celtic scrollwork
the first: 8.5 cm; 3 3/8 in blade
(4)


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 266
A SILVER-MOUNTED HIGHLAND DIRK, JOHN MAITLAND TALBOT, EDINBURGH, 1902
probably for use as a paper knife, with silver blade formed with a notched and grooved back-edge, engraved ferrule decorated with thistle foliage, basket-weave grip studded with domed silver nails, engraved silver pommel decorated with Celtic rope work and set with a yellow paste
22.5 cm; 8 7/8 in blade

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 267
A NORTH GERMAN BOAR SPEAR FROM THE COURT HUNT OF ERNST AUGUST, DUKE OF BRUNSWICK AND LÜNEBURG, ELECTOR OF HANOVER, PRINCE BISHOP OF OSNABRÜCK (1629-1698), LATE 17TH CENTURY
with heavy leaf-shaped blade of hollow-diamond section (minor delaminations), socket of hexagonal section engraved with the ducal monogram at the base, on an early oak haft bound with a pattern of leather trellis (toggle missing)
33.0 cm; 13 in head

Provenance
Schloss Marienburg, Nordstemmen, Germany

Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 268
A RARE ITALIAN GOTHIC SPEAR, LATE 15TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY VENETO
with slender tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, stamped with a series of pellets, flowers and a waved pattern over the lower portion on each side, faceted socket, and a pair of short straps, on a later wooden haft
78.7 cm; 31 in head

A similar spear attributed to the Veneto is illustrated in Boccia and Coelho 1975, no. 142.
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 269
A BAVARIAN SWORD HALBERD, PROBABLY SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with slightly curved terminal sword blade swelling to a double-edged point and cut with a long slender fuller along the back-edge on each side, curved axe-blade, tapering socket with bevelled edges, a pair of long straps, on its wooden haft with an additional pair of straps
112.2 cm; 44 ¼ in head

A large number of halberds of this form, formerly in the Bavarian arsenal, are now preserved in the Bavarian Army Museum, Ingoldstadt. Others have been sold in these rooms 4 December 2013, lot 162; 7 May 2014, lot 116; 24 June 2015, lot 233. See Seitz 1968, p. 216, ill. 221.


Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 270
A FINE SWISS HALBERD OF SO-CALLED SEMPACH TYPE, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ZURICH
with reinforced terminal spike, long slightly curved axe-blade, triangular rear fluke stamped with a double lily mark on one side, and a pair of long straps, on an early wooden haft incised with the letters 'HR' at the top (worm damage)
31.5 cm; 12 3/8 in head

Provenance
The Bodmer Collection, Schloss Kyburg, Switzerland, circa 1920

The mark is that of Lamprecht or Lambert Koller. Similar halberds struck with this mark are preserved in the Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich. See Meier 1982 nos. 16 and 17.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 271
A NORTH EUROPEAN HALBERD, 17TH CENTURY
with leaf-shaped terminal blade formed with a medial ridge, curved axe-blade, rear pean with an additional up-turned lug, tapering faceted socket, a pair of straps (areas of pitting, axe-blade repaired), on a long moulded wooden haft with tassel
41.0 cm; 16 1/8 in head

Provenance
Schloss Ramholz
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 272
A NORTH EUROPEAN HALBERD, 17TH CENTURY
with leaf-shaped terminal blade formed with a medial ridge, curved axe-blade (small chips top and bottom), rear pean with an additional up-turned lug, tapering faceted socket, a pair of straps (areas of pitting), on a long moulded wooden haft with tassel
39.2 cm; 15 1/2 in head

Provenance
Schloss Ramholz

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 273
A FRENCH HALBERD FOR THE 'GARDES SUISSE DES ENFANTS DE FRANCE', CIRCA 1774-80
with tapering double-edged terminal blade formed with a medial ridge and engraved with chevrons on each face, border-engraved curved axe-blade and 'm' shaped rear fluke, the latter with an additional central lug, engraved with a sun-in-splendour in the centre on one face and the arms of France carried by a trophy-of-arms on the other, tapering faceted socket engraved 'N26' and with a transverse bolt with sharp up-turned point, on its wooden haft with iron shoe
54.3 cm; 21 3/8 in head

Provenance
The George R. Hann Collection, Pennsylvania, sold Christie's 19 May 1980, lot 58.

See Ariès1969, 2 fascicule for a discussion of this group.
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 274
A FRENCH HALBERD FOR THE GUARD OF KING PEDRO II OF PORTUGAL 1683-1706
with tapering double-edged terminal blade formed with a medial ridge, border-engraved curved axe-blade and 'm' shaped rear fluke, the latter with an additional central lug, engraved with the crowned Royal cypher between fronds, a flowerhead and the crowned number 'N55' between further fronds on each face, tapering faceted socket with a transverse bolt with sharp up-turned point, on its wooden haft with iron shoe
59.6 cm; 23 1/2 in head

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 275
TWO MILITARY SPONTOONS, 19TH CENTURY
each with leaf-shaped head of flattened-diamond section, straight cross-piece with conical terminals, tapering socket with raised mouldings, a pair of straps, and each on a wooden haft with iron shoe (one incomplete)
45.5 cm; 18 in heads
(2)

Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 276
A FRENCH ETCHED PARTISAN, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with very broad blade of flattened-diamond section tapering to a narrow point, formed with a pair of slender up-turned lugs at the base, the head etched on each side with differing classical warrior profile medallions, flowerheads and scrolling foliage all enriched with pointilée scrollwork on a finely matted ground and enclosed within a framework of pellets (the head slightly curved in profile), moulded collar, conical socket decorated en suite, and a pair of long straps, one stamped 'C. Gounod', on a wooden haft
60cm; 23 5/8in head
Estimate:  £2000 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 277
A FRENCH DECORATED PARTISAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with broad tapering central blade of hollow-diamond section, formed with a pair of up-turned lugs, etched and gilt on each side over the lower portion with scrolling tendrils terminating in winged grotesques, scrollwork and a classical trophy-of-arms all centring on a rondel filled by a mounted figure, perhaps Marcus Curtius, tapering socket formed with a moulding at the top, fitted with a pair of robust up-turned spikes at the base, retaining some early gilding throughout (the head with areas of pitting and wear), on a wooden haft with iron shoe, covered with red fabric at the top and with a silver bullion tassel
64cm; 25 1/4in head


Estimate:  £1600 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 278
A RARE ITALIAN PARTISAN FOR THE GUARD OF CHRISTINA, REGENT OF SAVOY, CIRCA 1640
with tapering wavy blade of flattened-diamond section, formed with a single long slightly recurved basal lug, etched on one face of the blade with the crowned mirrored initials 'C' and on the other with the crowned Royal arms enclosed by the Knot of Savoy, tapering moulded socket, a pair of straps, on an early wooden haft studded with brass nails with domed heads
54.3 cm; 21 ½ in head

Christine Marie of France was the daughter of Henry IV and Marie de' Medici, she married Victor Amadeus I of Savoy in 1619 and was regent of Savoy 1638-48, following her husband's death the previous year. Another partisan from this group is preserved in the Royal Armoury, Turin. See Bertolotto et al 982, no. 254.

Provenance
The George R. Hann Collection, Pennsylvania, sold Christie's 19 May 1980, lot 60

Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 279
A RARE ENGLISH PARTISAN FOR THE GUARD OF KING WILLIAM III (1650, 1689-1702) AND QUEEN MARY II (1662, 1689-1694), CIRCA 1689-94
with tapering central blade of flattened-diamond section, the base of broad crescentic form etched on each side with the Royal cypher, moulded neck fitted with a pierced faceted collar, tapering socket, a pair of straps (the head worn), on its wooden haft
68.0 cm; 26 3/4 in head

Provenance
Robin Wigington (1932-2002)

Six State Partisans of this shape are preserved in the Royal Armouries, Leeds. They are dated to the early 18th century and are described in a guide of 1788 as having been used at the funeral of William III. See Ffoulkes 1915, p. 229, nos 341-346.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 280
A RARE PARTISAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY; AN AUSTRIAN MILITARY SPONTOON, CIRCA 1720-40 AND A SPEAR, PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY
the first with tapering head pierced with the crowned Royal Cypher 'GR', and the base including a pair of short scrolling arms and moulded socket, on a later wooden haft; the second with etched head including the the Imperial cypher for Charles VI on one face and with an elaborate trophy-of-arms on the other (worn, small chips), moulded socket, and a pair of straps, on a later wooden haft; and the third with tapering head formed with a medial ridge, a pair of short straps, on a later wooden haft
the first: 43.5 cm; 17 1/8 in head
(3)

The first is probably for a captain of an elite Royal guard an apparently an unrecorded type.
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 281
A RARE ENGLISH PARTISAN FOR THE GUARD OF QUEEN ANNE (1665, 1702-1714)
with tapering central blade of flattened-diamond section, the base of broad crescentic form incorporating two pairs of short straight ribbon-like lugs, moulded socket, large pierced collar, the head with traces of the etched Royal arms and deeply incised 'AR' at the base on each face, and a pair of straps, on an early wooden haft with iron shoe (the head worn)
67.0 cm; 26 3/8 in head

English partisans of this type were re-used and decorated as the monarchs changed. There do not appear to be any partisans of this type recorded in the Royal Armouries, Leeds.

Provenance
Robin Wigington (1932-2002)
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 282
A PARTISAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with tapering terminal blade of flattened diamond-section, the base of broad crescentic form incorporating two pairs of short straight ribbon-like lugs, plain tapering socket (head rusted), on a wooden haft
65.8 cm; 25 7/8 in head

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 283
AN OFFICER'S SWORD WITH FIVE-BALL HILT, CIRCA 1780
with curved single-edged blade, brass hilt with five-ball outer ring-guard and knuckle-guard, scrolling quillon, cushion-shaped pommel and fluted hardwood grip, in its leather scabbard with brass chape, locket and middle-band, the latter two each with a loop for a suspension ring (now missing, polished bright)
69.0 cm; 27 1/8 in blade

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 284
A 1796 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD BY PROSSER, CHARING CROSS, LONDON
of regulation type, the blade etched and gilt on a blued panel with a wreath, the crowned Royal arms, 'warranted' and foliage on one face and further designs of foliage on the other, gilt-brass hilt with folding shell-guard, original grip bound with plaited silver wire, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard with the locket signed by the maker (light wear)
80.5 cm; 31 3/4 in blade

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 285
A FINE OFFICER'S DRESS SWORD, CIRCA 1821-39
with slender tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, etched and gilt with scrolling foliage, trophies-of-arms, and the crowned Royal Cypher on a blued panel over three-quarters of its length, gilt-brass hilt comprising quillon with foliate terminal, double shell-guard folding at the rear, knuckle-guard, pommel and wire-bound grip between two gilt collars, in its leather scabbard with gilt-brass locket and chape, the former signed 'Moore, late Bicknell & Moore Old Bond Street'
76.2 cm; 30 in blade

See Southwick 2001, pp. 181-2 for an account of this maker.
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 286
A 1796 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD AND AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY
the first of regulation type, with etched blade signed 'J. J. Runkel Solingen' (pitted), gilt-brass hilt with folding side-guard (grip loose); the second with curved single-edged blade double-edged towards the point, and hilt of characteristic form
the first: 82.2 cm; 32 3/8 in blade
(2)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 287
A WILLIAM IV 1845 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD
of regulation type, with curved blade (pitted), regulation brass hilt (grip binding missing, fishskin incomplete)
81.7 cm; 32 1/8 in blade

Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 288
AN EDWARD VII 1897 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD, DATED 1903
of regulation type, with dated blade and hilt with crowned royal cypher (light rust), in its field service scabbard, complete with sword knot
82.5 cm; 32 1/2 in blade
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 289
§A GEORGE V 18TH HUSSARS MAMELUKE-HILTED OFFICER'S SWORD
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, etched with scrolling foliage, crowned Royal Arms, 'GRV' cypher, on one face and further designs including ' XIII Royal Hussars XVIII' on the other, gilt-brass hilt cast with foliage and palmette in low relief, the outer face with the Regimental device and inscription 'Pro Patria Conamur' in white metal, ivory grip retained by a pair of rivets with flowerhead caps (cracked), in its silver-plated scabbard with gilt-brass locket, middle-band and chape all cast with scrolls and flowers in low relief, two rings for suspension, and with its bullion sword knot (slightly frayed)
79.5 cm; 31 1.4 in blade
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 290
§A MAMELUKE-HILTED SWORD BY HAWKES MOSELY & CO, MANUFACTURERS TO THE QUEEN, MID-19TH CENTURY
with curved polished blade double-edged towards the point, etched with elaborate scrolling foliage on each face and with the maker's details at the forte on the reverse, iron cross-guard including quillons with button-shaped terminals, ivory grip retained by two pairs of rivets with engraved heads, in its iron scabbard with brass mounts cast in low relief (areas of pitting), with bullion sword knot
77.3 cm; 30 1/2in blade

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 291
A VICTORIAN 1822 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD, A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORD AND A RIFLE REGIMENT SWORD
the first with pipe-backed regulation blade etched with 'VR' crowned on each face, regulation brass hilt with folding side-guard, in a leather scabbard with white metal locket (chape missing); the second of regulation type, with curved blade and stirrup hilt, and the third with light weight blade and regulation hilt (losses, worn), in its scabbard
the first: 81.0 cm; 32 in blade
(3)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 292
A 1912 PATTERN CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD, NO. 46310 AND A COURT SWORD, 19TH CENTURY
the first of regulation type, with plated blade and hilt, the latter engraved with foliage, with its leather knot; the second with hollow-triangular blade, etched and gilt with foliage and trophies on a blued ground over the lower portion, iron openwork hilt studded with faceted beads (quillons missing, with its knuckle-chain (rusted)
the first: 89.0 cm; 35 in blade
(2)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 293
A WILLIAM IV 1822 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD PRESENTED BY MAJOR GOLDSWORTHY TO HIS FRIEND ROBERT LANE IN 1835, BY PROSSER, MAKER TO THE KING AND ROYAL FAMILY, CHARING CROSS
of regulation type, with pipe-backed blade etched with the crowned Royal cypher and the maker's details on each face and with presentation inscription on the reverse, gilt-brass hilt incorporating the Royal Cypher and leather-lined folding side-guard, wire-bound grip, in its gilt-brass-mounted leather scabbard with signed locket by the maker
82.5 cm; 32 1/2 in blade

John Goldsworthy was born 1808 and is recorded in the Ordnance Medical Department as 2nd Assistant Surgeon on 12th June 1827. He died 3rd May 1840 aged 32 and is buried in Woolwich Churchyard, Kent.
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 294
A ROYAL HORSE GUARDS 1874 PATTERN OFFICER'S SWORD BY HENRY WILKINSON, PALL MALL, NO. 29785 FOR 1889
of regulation type, the blade etched with crowned Royal cypher, battle honours, crowned Royal cypher, 'RHG' crowned, the owner's initials and maker's details, regulation hilt with brass details and leather liner, in its scabbard
98.5 cm; 38 3/4 in blade

The Wilkinson records state that this was proved 7th November 1889 and later purchased by Viscount Sudeley, Royal Horse Guards.


Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 295
A RARE ETHIOPIAN CAVALRY SWORD BY WILKINSON, PROBABLY FOR THE IMPERIAL BODY GUARD, BY WILKINSON, SWORD MAKER TO GEORGE V, CIRCA 1910
of 1882 cavalry type, with regulation blade etched "Sword Maker to H.M. King George V" on one face and with the same in Amheric script on the other, regulation iron hilt, composition grips, in its scabbard stamped 'Mole Patent' at the throat, and with two rings on one side for suspension
85.0 cm; 33 1/2 in blade

The Wilkinson blade and rubbing books include a number of references to orders from Abyssinia during the period 1909-12. See Wilkinson Latham 2008, pp. 202-205.


Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 296
AN 1887 PATTERN HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD BY WILKINSON, NO. 18720 FOR 1872
of regulation type, with etched blade including the crowned Royal cypher and scrolling foliage on each face, the forte with the maker's details on one face an the owner's crested initials 'PMP' beneath a rampant dragon on the other, regulation iron hilt, in an associated plated scabbard
89.7 cm; 35 3/8 in blade

The crest is that of Pakenham, Parkhurst or Pleasance.

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 297
AN 1856 PATTERN DRUMMERS MARK I SHORTSWORD, ANOTHER, AND A CONTINENTAL INFANTRY SHORT SWORD, 19TH CENTURY
the first of regulation type, with broad straight blade and brass hilt cast in low relief; the second with associated curved single-edged blade, in its leather scabbard; and the third of French model 1816 infantry shortsword type, with regulation brass hilt including banded grip, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard
the first: 48.2 cm; 19 in blade
(3)
Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 298
‡ AN UNUSUAL OFFICER'S SWORD, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with earlier straight blade double-edged towards the point, formed with three near full length fullers on each face, the reverse stamped with a series of marks, iron triple-bar hilt (one small repair), and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in its iron scabbard
90.0 cm; 35 1/2 in blade
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 299
A GEORGE V 1897 PATTERN INFANTRY SWORD
with etched blade, regulation hilt, in its scabbard (worn, areas of rust)
81.2 cm; 32 in blade

Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 300
AN 1847 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD BY R. GAUNT & SON LTD, LATE EDWARD THURKLE, CONDUIT STRET, LONDON, NO. 12363, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with etched blade including crowned fouled anchor, foliage and the maker's details (small areas of pitting), brass hilt with folding side-guard, wire-bound grip, in a contemporary leather scabbard with elaborately cast brass mounts and complete with its sword knot
79.5 cm; 31 1/4 in blade


Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 301
AN 1847 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD, 20TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with plain blade, brass hilt with folding side-guard, wire-bound grip, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard with sword knot
75.5 cm; 29 3/4 in blade
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 302
A MODERN COPY OF A NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD
with etched blade including fouled anchor, crowned Royal arms and 'Manton & Co. England' at the forte, regulation bras hilt with folding side-guard, in its scabbard and complete wit its knot
80.4 cm; 31 3/4in blade
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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