Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale
on Wednesday 30th June 2010

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ENGLISH SCHOOL 20TH CENTURY

Field-Marshal Sir William Robertson, Bart, GCB, GCMG, KCVO, DSO

Oil on board (minor retouching)

53cm; 20 7/8in x 43cm; 17in

Robertson, shown here at the rank of General, joined the army as a private in 1877, was promoted Field Marshal 1920, was Chief of the Imperial General Staff from 1916-18 and died in 1933. He was the first soldier in the British army to rise from private to field marshal. The present painting was almost certainly a study for a larger group.

Estimate: 500-1000

Nil

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900

272

Lists of the Officers of the several Regiments and Corps of Militia of the Officers of the Several Fencible Regiments…..1793, contemporary boards and tooled leather spine (cover detached); List of the Officers of the several Regiments and Corps of Fencible Cavalry and Infantry of the Officers of the Militia of the Corps and troops of the Gentlemen and Yeomanry…..1796, marbled boards and buckram; and List of the Officers of the several Regiments and Corps of Fencible Cavalry and Infantry of the Officers of the Militia of the Corps and Troops of Gentleman and Yeomanry Cavalry …..1800, contemporary boards and tooled Morocco; and
(3)
Estimate: 150-250

Nil

    

170

273

List of the General and Field-Officers as they Rank in the Army of the Officers in the several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish establishments……1761, later leather binding; The Army List of 1787, contemporary marbled boards; A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines…1789, buckram covered boards; A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines…1790, buckram covered boards; and A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines…1791, contemporary tooled and gilt leather-covered boards
(5)
Estimate: 150-250

Nil

    

190

274

A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines…1793, contemporary tooled and gilt leather-covered boards; A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines…1795, contemporary boards; A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines…1798, contemporary tooled and gilt leather-covered boards; A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines…1799, tooled and gilt morocco-covered boards; and A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines…1800, tooled and gilt morocco-covered boards
(5)

Estimate: 150-250

Nil

    

130

275

A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1802, tooled and gilt leather-covered boards; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1803, tooled and gilt leather-covered boards; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1804, tooled and gilt morocco-covered boards; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1805, tooled and gilt leather-covered boards; and A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1810, tooled and gilt morocco-covered boards
(5)

Estimate: 150-250

Nil

    

130

276

The Army List…..1814, cloth-covered boards; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1815, marbled boards (cover detached); A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1816, marbled boards (cover detached); and A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1817, marbled boards (back cover missing); A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1818, marbled boards; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1819, marbled boards (cover detached)
(6)
Estimate: 150-250

Nil

    

160

277

A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1820, boards and gilt leather; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1821, boards and gilt leather; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1823, boards and gilt leather; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1824, boards and gilt leather; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1826, marbled boards and gilt leather; A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1829, boards and gilt leather
(6)
Estimate: 150-250

Nil

    

130

278

A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1831, boards (spine missing); A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1834, boards (spine missing); A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1834, boards (spine detached); A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1837, buckram covered boards; and Army list for 1838, marbled boards; and A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines…1839, boards (spine missing)
(6)
Estimate: 150-250

Nil

    

130

279

A COMPOSITE NORTH ITALIAN FIELD ARMOUR, LATE 16TH CENTURY
comprising earlier close helmet with rounded one-piece skull rising to a low, boldly roped medial comb surmounted at its apex by a detachable tubular plume-holder with moulded, fluted and incised ornament, associated "sparrow's-beak" visor and bevor attached by common brass-headed pivots (replaced), each element secured at its right by a spring-catch, the visor with stepped, centrally-divided vision-slit, circular and rectangular ventilation-holes and projecting lifting-peg (replaced), and three gorget-plates front and rear (replaced), collar of one plate (originally more) front and rear, heavy breastplate of "peascod" form with moveable gussets and detachable folding-lance-rest, its lower edge carrying a fauld of one lame and pendant tassets each of four lames, one-piece backplate with outward-flanged lower edge, large pauldrons each of seven lames (the lowest three of the right and the lowest four of the left associated, the rear ends of the first and second of the right internally patched), vambraces (not a pair) each formed of a turner of three lames, tubular upper and lower cannons and a winged bracelet couter of three lames, German mitten gauntlets each with a long, acutely pointed cuff with fixed inner plate, five metacarpal-plates, a knuckle-plate decorated with a roped transverse rib, and two finger-plates, one-piece cuisses (the right with a brazed repair at its inner border) each fitted at its lower end with a small-winged poleyn of five lames (the lowest four associated), greaves open at their inside rears and pierced at their lower edges with stitch-holes, and mail sabatons (cut from of old mail), the main edges of the armour formed with inward turns decorated in most cases with file-roping and accompanied by recessed borders, its subsidiary edges decorated with double or single incised lines: on an articulated stand on a plinth (expertly releathered throughout)

Estimate: 25000-35000

Nil

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22000

280

A FULL ARMOUR IN THE GERMAN EARLY 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY, INCORPORATING EARLIER ELEMENTS
comprising close helmet with two-piece skull and monkey-faced visor, mid-16th century Italian collar (lowest rear lame associated), globose breastplate with folding lance-rest and fauld of three lames carrying a pair of tassets each of four lames, late 16th century Italian backplate with culet of one lame (associated), spaudlers (the right lacking its lowest two lames) connected by turners to articulated vambraces, late 16th century German mitten gauntlet for the right hand (lacking finger and thumb-defences, the metacarpal and knuckle-plates restored), cuisses with upper extension-lames and winged poleyns (the wings cracked through), and tubular greaves with sabatons each embossed on its broad toe-cap with a pair of confronted volutes, the armour etched throughout with broad bands and borders of running foliage inhabited by fabulous beasts (some elements disarticulated)

Estimate: 3500-4500

Nil

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3700

281

A COMPOSITE FULL ARMOUR FOR FIELD USE, PARTLY 16TH AND 17TH CENTURIES
comprising modern close helmet with two-piece-skull rising to a roped comb and fitted with visor, upper bevor, lower bevor and gorget-plates (chemically aged, pitted), German collar (lowest front lame restored), heavy German breastplate of 'peascod' fashion with modern gussets fauld and tassets, German backplate with short fauld, originally decorated with bright borders on a blued ground and struck at its upper edge with the maker's initials 'H : A(?)', North European large symmetrical pauldrons connected by turners to three-piece vambraces (the couters restored), German mitten gauntlets (the right restored), modern cuisses with winged poleyns, and modern greaves with articulated ankles and sabatons: on a wooden stand

Estimate: 4000-6000

Nil

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4500

282

A RARE EAST EUROPEAN CASE FOR A SHISHAK, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY TARTAR
with conical leather body formed of four stitched panels, each decorated with an embossed pattern of rondels within a linear framework and applied with a panel filled with a stylised flower, fitted with lid embossed en suite, a pair of buckles and straps for closure, and leather suspension loop
26cm; 10 1/4in high

Two similar cases, one containing its original shishak, are preserved in the Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie, Poland. See J. Gutowski 1997, p. 55, nos. 37, 38 and 39.

Estimate: 1000-1500

Nil

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1900

283

A NORTH EUROPEAN ZISCHÄGGE, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GERMAN
with one-piece hemispherical skull embossed with six radiating ribs fitted at its apex with a pierced finial on a circular washer and at its brow with a flat peak stamped with the letter 'I' and with provision for a sliding nasal-bar (missing) retained by a wing-headed screw, neck-guard of four lames, a pair of associated cheek-pieces, and its main edges decorated with plain inward turns throughout
26cm; 10 1/4in high


Estimate: 800-1000

Nil

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800

284

A NORTH EUROPEAN ZISCHÄGGE, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GERMAN
with one-piece hemispherical skull embossed with six radiating ribs fitted at its apex with a pierced finial on a circular washer and at its brow with a flat peak, sliding nasal-bar retained by a wing-headed screw, neck-guard of four lames (cheek-pieces missing) and its main edges decorated with plain inward turns throughout
26cm; 10 1/4in high

Estimate: 600-700

Nil

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650

285

AN ITALIAN ETCHED COMB MORION, CIRCA 1600, POSSIBLY BRESCIA
formed in one piece with tall skull rising to a very high roped medial comb (cracked and repaired at the apex), integral brim turned down at the sides and rising to a point at the front and the rear, its edge decorated with a file-roped inward turn accompanied by a recessed border (two small cracks), the base of the crown encircled by eighteen round-headed lining-rivets and fitted at the rear with a brass plume-holder, finely etched on each side of the crown with a bold design of interlacing strapwork surrounding military trophies enclosing at the centre a standing classical warrior, the crown decorated en suite and with a central cherub on each side, and the brim with a band of acanthus foliage (small delaminations, areas of pitting, the etching worn in parts)
33cm; 13in high

A morion decorated in a similar style is preserved in the Armeria del Museo Civico Medievale di Bologna. See L. G. Boccia 1991, p. 57

Estimate: 4000-6000

Nil

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5500

286

A SOUTH GERMAN BLACK-AND-WHITE GAUNTLET FOR THE LEFT HAND, ABOUT 1570
formed of a flared and obtusely-pointed cuff with short fixed inner plate, four metacarpal- plates, knuckle-plate decorated with roped transverse rib, shaped finger-plate, four sets of finger-scales, laterally-hinged and scaled thumb-defence and a later buff-leather lining glove, the upper edge of the cuff decorated with a file-roped inward turn, the surface with raised bands and borders on a blackened ground

Estimate: 600-800

Nil

    

1200

287

AN ETCHED NORTH ITALIAN GAUNTLET, ABOUT 1600
formed of an obtusely-pointed tubular cuff with a riveted join at the inside of the wrist, associated wrist-plate and five upward-overlapping metacarpal-plates, all connected to one another at their outer ends by brass-capped round-headed rivets, the cuff decorated at its upper edge with a file-roped inward turn accompanied by eleven lining-rivets of similar design, and over its surface with etched animal-headed foliate scrolls within a border of interlace involving quatrefoil flower heads, all on a blackened ground (some pitting and minor cracking), bearing an old collection tag stamped C over 26


Estimate: 600-800

Nil

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600

288

A LARGE QUANTITY OF ELEMENTS OF ARMOUR, 16TH CENTURY AND LATER
including an upper bevor of a close helmet, two pairs of greaves, one with articulated sabatons, a fauld with tassets each of six lames, and various disarticulated lames of faulds, tassets, culets and spaudlers, together with five brass rubbings of armoured figures
(qty)


Estimate: 300-500

Nil

    

3000

289

A HAND PAVISE FOR COMBAT ON FOOT IN SOUTH GERMAN LATE 15TH/EARLY 16TH CENTURY STYLE, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
of sub rectangular outline, with rounded corners, rising to a central cusp at its upper edge, formed with a broad medial gutter extending over its full height, covered over almost its entire surface with skin, the outer face applied with gesso, painted with a large sable eagle displayed charged with a shield fussily on its chest, all on an ochre ground enriched with lighter ochre pellets, a pair of ochre lines framing the main edges, and the top painted with a red border (small losses, the upper and lower edges each with very small early working repairs), the inner face left natural and retaining its original four iron staples fitted with two pairs of twisted leather enarmes
81.2cm; 32in high

A sample of the skin from the inside has been dated to 26 years either side of 1793. The arms are those of the Bavarian town of Schongau, on the southern Danube. Another example from this group was formerly in the Rothschild Collection and another was in the Zschille Collection, no. 638.

Estimate: 2000-3000

Nil

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1500

290

A DECORATED PART ARMOUR IN RENAISSANCE STYLE, MODERN
of pressed steel, comprising breastplate decorated with a central cavalry combat scene in front of a city, back-plate with sprays of foliage, a pair of tassets, a pair of full arm defences and full leg defences decorated with foliage, monsters and armoured figures (patinated throughout, some lames detached)

Estimate: 2000-3000

Nil

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291

A TILT ARMOUR IN THE LATE 16TH CENTURY GREENWICH STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
comprising armet with high-combed skull, 'frog-mouthed' visor and upper bevor, and internally-hollowed lower edge, articulated collar, breastplate of 'peascod' fashion with detachable lance-rest, fauld and pendant tassets, backplate with short fixed culet, large asymmetrical pauldrons connected by turners to articulated vambraces with winged bracelet couters and laminations at the insides of the elbows, fingered gauntlet for the right hand with flared and pointed cuff, laminated cuisses with winged poleyns, tubular greaves with articulated ankles and sabatons, grandguard, pasguard and manifer, the upper edge of the gauntlet and the lower edges of the tassets formed with scallops, the main edges of the armour decorated with file-roped inward turns accompanied by recessed borders, and the subsidiary edges with raised ribs, in some cases roped; on a wood and metal stand on a wooden plinth
Estimate: 4000-6000

Nil

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3500

292

A CIRCULAR STEEL SHIELD IN RENAISSANCE STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
of convex form, with low central dome embossed with the mounted figure of St. George slaying the dragon in an architectural framework surrounded by four scenes of knightly combat, all on a ground of scrolling foliage, and pierced with four holes for the attachment of enarmes
67.5cm; 26 1/2in diameter

Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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250

293

TWO DECORATIVE PANOPLIES OF ARMS AND ARMOUR, 2OTH CENTURY
comprising arrangements of cast iron gauntlets, shields, helmets, gorgets, breastplates, swords, maces and hafted weapons cast with renaissance motifs, mounted on two gilt shields
each 54cm; 21 1/4in high
(2)
Estimate: 200-300

Nil

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294

A MINIATURE FULL ARMOUR IN LATE 15TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
of polished articulated steel, comprising close helmet with bellows visor, gorget, breast and backplate, each carrying a skirt of four lames and the former with a pair of tassets, a pair of full arm defences with fingered gauntlets (minor losses), and a pair of full leg defences, complete with a skirt of mail: mounted on a fabric-covered dummy, on a moulded plinth
61cm; 24in high
Estimate: 500-700

Nil

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1200

295

A MINIATURE ETCHED FULL ARMOUR IN 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
of articulated steel, comprising visored helmet, breast and backplate, the former carrying a pair of tassets, a pair of full arm defences with gauntlets, and a pair of full leg defences, the helmet, breastplate, backplate and tassets all etched with bold designs of scrolling foliage, on a wooden stand with velvet-covered plinth, together with a shield decorated with fleur-de-lys
84cm; 33in high
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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900

296

A MINIATURE FULL ARMOUR IN LATE 15TH/16TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
of polished articulated steel, comprising visored close helmet, breast and backplate, the former fitted with a pair of pendant tassets, a pair of full arm defences with mitten gauntlets, a pair of full leg defences embossed on the cuisses with pairs of chevrons, complete with a skirt of mail: mounted on a wooden stand with velvet-covered plinth
47cm; 18 1/2in high
Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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600

297

A MINIATURE ARMOUR, IN LATE 15TH/16TH CENTURY STYLE
including helmet with stylised sparrow's-beak visor and fingered gauntlets, holding a mace, on a wooden stand
51cm; 20in high
Estimate: 200-300

Nil

    

100

298

A MINIATURE ARMOUR, IN LATE 15TH/16TH CENTURY STYLE
on a wooden stand, complete with a halberd
52.5cm; 20 5/8in high

Estimate: 200-300

Nil

    

360

299

A FINE CARVED LIMEWOOD MINIATURE ARMOURED FIGURE MODELLED ON THAT OF VOGT ULRICH IX OF MATSCH, COUNT OF KIRSCHBERG, CIRCA 1450, 20TH CENTURY
with crested helm, breastplate carved to simulate its two-piece construction, a pair of pendant tassets, full arm and leg defences, complete with a shield, sword and dagger of contemporary type, on a carved wooden base, together with an armoured half-figure in the style of circa 1500
(2)
The first is based on the original armour preserved at Schloss Churburg, no. 19.
Estimate: 250-350

Nil

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500

300

AN EAST EUROPEAN LADY'S SILVER-MOUNTED BELT, PROBABLY HUNGARIAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
formed of a series of scrollwork links arranged in groups of three between pierced and gilt flower head links (some links restored, two now mounted with hardstones), fitted at each end with a rectangular gilt-brass panel, each chased with foliage within a ropework frame, and gilt-brass hasp and buckle
100.5cm; 39 5/8in overall
Estimate: 1000-1500

Nil

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1200

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