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

Lots: 121-150 of 472

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121

AN ENGLISH HUNTING HANGER, LATE 17TH CENTURY
with curved fullered blade double-edged towards the tip, steel stirrup hilt, comprising globular quillon, knuckle-guard interrupted by a central moulding, ferrule chiselled with a portrait profile, and cap pommel chiselled with an expanded flower head, and natural stag horn grip
65cm; 25 5/8in blade
Estimate: 300-400

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420

122

AN ENGLISH HUNTING HANGER, LATE 17TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged blade retaining traces of a mark on one side (areas of pitting), steel hilt comprising solid shell-guard pierced with a hole on each side, down-curved flattened bulbous quillon, knuckle-guard interrupted by a central moulding ferrule, and cap pommel, decorated throughout with a silver trellis pattern filled with pellets (rubbed, areas of pitting), and natural stag horn grip
47.5cm; 18 3/4in blade
Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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500

123

AN ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED HUNTING SWORD, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising flat circular quillon pierced with a mask issuant with scrolls, , knuckle-guard interrupted by a further foliate moulding, ferrule with cusped upper border, and cap pommel with lower border en suite with the ferrule, and the button formed as a finely chiselled negro head (one small chip)
51cm; 20 1/8in blade

Literature

Howard L Blackmore, The Blackamoor Swords, in Royal Armouries Yearbook 1998, pp. 73-5, illustrated.

Estimate: 1000-1200

Nil

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1300

124

AN ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED HUNTING SWORD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY, MAKER'S MARK WL A PELLET ABOVE AND BELOW
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, struck with a King's mask on each side and the letters 'P T' arranged vertically on the front, silver hilt comprising a pair of short globular quillons each stamped on both sides with the maker's mark, moulded ferrule with cusped border, and cap pommel formed en suite and natural stag horn grip
40.6cm; 16in blade

A silver-hilted hanger with the same maker's marks is preserved in the Royal Armouries, Leeds (inv. no. RA IX.918). See A. R. Dufty & A. Borg 1974, pl. 55d.


Estimate: 700-900

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800

125

AN ENGLISH HANGER, LATE 17TH CENTURY
with curved blade fullered double-edged toward the point, etched with scrolls and the inscriptions 'Vinceri out Mori' and 'Pro aris et focis' on the respective sides of the forte, steel hilt comprising shell-guard, short down-turned globular quillon, moulded knuckle-guard, cap pommel, and natural stag horn grip
70cm; 27 5/8in blade
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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400

126

A SILVER-HILTED HUNTING SWORD, SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with curved slender blade stamped with three celestial masks on the reverse and a single mask on the front, moulded silver hilt comprising short recurved quillons with faceted bud-shaped finials, outer ring-guard interrupted by a central moulding en suite with the quillons, cap pommel with shaped base, and faceted horn grip
60.3cm; 23 3/4in blade
Estimate: 600-800

Nil

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550

127

AN ENGLISH HANGER, CIRCA 1700
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, cut with a running wolf mark on each side, brass hilt cast in low relief, including asymmetrical double shell-guard decorated with a pair of crowned cherubs, moulded brim interrupted by a grotesque, quillon formed as a ram's head, knuckle-guard, and moulded cap pommel decorated with masks, and natural stag horn grip
61.5cm; 24 1/4in blade
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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520

128

AN UNUSUAL HANGER, MID-18TH CENTURY
with curved blade of kilig form, broadening to a double-edged point, cut with a series of long slender fullers on each side and stamped with a mark, a star of David, at the forte on the reverse, brass half-basket hilt comprising scalloped guard, short quillon, knuckle-guard, bifurcated frontal guard, and faceted globular pommel, and the grip bound with plaited copper and brass wire
59cm; 23 1/4in blade
Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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400

129

A SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, CIRCA 1770, PROBABLY ENGLISH
with curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising recurved quillons, pierced quillon-block, and spirally-moulded tapering grip of green-stained horn bound with silver ribband
60cm; 23 5/8in blade

Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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490

130

AN ENGLISH HUNTING SWORD, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade double-edged toward the point and cut with a slender fuller along the back-edge, gilt-brass hilt cast in low relief, including shell-guard cast with a green man mask, knuckle-guard interrupted by a rococo moulding, and back-strap rising to a pommel, en suite with the shell, and fluted horn grip
55.5cm; 21 7/8in blade

Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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950

131

A GERMAN HUNTING SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY
with tapering blade double-edged towards the point, etched with a panel of scrolling foliage at the forte (light wear), gilt-brass hilt cast in low relief, including shell-guard decorated with a hunting scene, knuckle-guard interrupted by a figurative moulding, and pommel decorated with a further scene from the chase, and tapering fishskin-covered grip
55.5cm; 21 7/8in blade


Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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380

132

A SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY
with fullered blade double-edged towards the point, silver hilt cast and chased with rococo ornament, comprising vertically recurved quillons (marks indistinct), cap pommel decorated with a shell and the grip veneered with contrasting panels of horn (one panel missing), in its steel-mounted leather scabbard (now in three pieces)
55cm; 21 3/4in blade
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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350

133

A SILVER-HILTED HUNTING SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GERMAN
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, etched and gilt with an angel above the inscription 'un me suffit', a panel of scrollwork and trophies on each side at the forte (light wear), silver hilt comprising a pair of short moulded quillons, a marked shaped panel to cover the scabbard, cap pommel chased with a grotesque mask, and horn grip carved with linear mouldings (one small crack), in its original silver-mounted leather scabbard (one mount replaced)
45cm; 17 3/4in blade

Estimate: 500-700

Nil

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580

134

AN ENGLISH SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, LONDON SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1700 [?] MAKER'S MARK OF JOSEPH REASON
with curved blade double-edge towards the point, stamped with a warrior mask on each side at the forte, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising flattened circular quillon decorated with a mounted warrior, knuckle-guard interrupted by a central moulding involving a female bust profile on a matted ground on each side (marks rubbed), cap pommel decorated with a further female mask, and natural stag horn grip, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with silver mounts decorated en suite with the hilt, including locket with moulded belt hook
45.3cm; 17 7/8in blade

Joseph Reason is recorded 1651-1727, see L. Southwick 2001, p. 205.
Estimate: 1000-1500

Nil

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1200

135

A FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, CIRCA 1770
with tapering double-edged blade, silver hilt cast with rococo flowers and ornament in low relief, comprising a pair of short quillons, cap pommel, and tapering grip bound with plaited silver wire and ribband, in its original fishskin-covered wooden scabbard (losses), with silver locket chased with rococo trophies-of-arms, and associated steel middle band (chape missing)
56.5cm; 22 1/4in blade
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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300

136

A TRANSITIONAL SWORD, CIRCA 1680
with tapering blade cut with the spurious date '1535' (shortened, pitted), brass hilt comprising pierced double shell-guard with moulded brim, a pair of fluted tapering quillons (one bent, knuckle-guard missing, the hilt with losses), and fluted ovoid pommel, and wooden grip retaining a portion of its brass wire
76cm; 30in blade
Estimate: 150-200

Nil

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280

137

A NORTH EUROPEAN TRANSITIONAL SWORD, CIRCA 1680
with three-stage blade inlaid with a panel of brass scrollwork at the forte on each side, brass hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising double shell-guard decorated with differing classical scenes on each side, a pair of plain arms, recurved quillons with globular terminals decorated with foliage, quillon block decorated with figures, and ovoid pommel decorated en suite with the guard, and wooden grip retaining a portion of its twisted wire binding and 'Turks' heads'
74cm; 29 1/8in blade

Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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360

138

AN UNUSUAL SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1700
with stout blade of near oval section, steel hilt comprising asymmetrical double shell-guard chiselled in the centre with foliage and with moulded brim, moulded quillon, knuckle-guard, a pair of robust arms, ovoid pommel chiselled en suite with the guard, and the grip bound with plaited wire and 'Turks' heads'
82cm; 32 1/4in blade
Estimate: 200-300

Nil

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320

139

A SMALL-SWORD WITH GILT-BRASS HILT, CIRCA 1750
with slender blade stamped 'en Toledo' between a series of decorative marks within a short fuller on each side, gilt-brass hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising double shell-guard, globular quillon (repaired), knuckle-guard, ovoid pommel and solid grip, the principal elements all decorated with Eagles displayed surrounded by rococo scrolls and trophies-of-arms on a matted ground
80.7cm; 31 3/4in blade
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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480

140

A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, LONDON SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1708
with slender blade stamped 'en Toledo' between a series of decorative marks within a short fuller on each side, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, including double shell-guard with moulded brim applied with a series of grotesque masks, globular quillon, knuckle-guard stamped with the maker's mark 'R-', and globular pommel decorated with profile busts, and original grip bound with plaited wire and 'Turks' heads'
66.7cm; 26 1/4in blade

Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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950

141

A CONTINENTAL SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1760, FRENCH OR GERMAN
with two-stage blade etched and gilt with foliage over the lower portion, silver hilt cast and chased with rococo scrolls and shell patterns in low relief, comprising boatshell guard, recurved quillons, a pair of arms, knuckle-guard and ovoid pommel, and solid grip decorated en suite, in a leather-covered wooden scabbard with silver locket (chape missing)
79.8cm; 31 3/8in blade
Estimate: 600-800

Nil

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750

142

A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, PARIS GUARANTEE MARK FOR CIRCA 1798-1809
with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrolls and foliage at the forte, silver hilt finely cast and chased in low relief with a faceted pattern in imitation of brilliants, comprising oval shell-guard engraved with flower heads on the outer and chased with bouquets on the inner face, flattened quillon, a pair of pas d'âne, knuckle-guard, tall ovoid pommel and solid grip all decorated with bouquets and beadwork en suite with the shell, in its original leather scabbard with engraved silver locket (scabbard worn, chape replaced)
83cm; 32 3/4in blade
Estimate: 500-700

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600

143

A SMALL-SWORD, PROBABLY FRENCH, MID-18TH CENTURY
with two-stage blade etched and gilt over the greater part of its surface with classical figures, a crown, sunbursts, scrolls and foliage and retaining some blued finish, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, comprising compressed globular quillon, knuckle-guard, outer ring-guard and globular pommel all decorated with scrolls, scallop patterns and scales, solid grip en suite with the hilt, and retaining traces of gilding throughout, in an associated leather-covered wooden scabbard with matching mounts, possibly associated
75.5cm; 29 3/4in blade
Estimate: 600-800

Nil

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1050

144

A SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1720
with two-stage blade etched and gilt with the titled apostles on each face and with the inscription 'Ne me renette point sans honneur' and 'ne me tire pas sans raisons' on the respective sides of the forte, steel hilt comprising down-curved flattened globular quillon, inner and outer ring-guards, knuckle-guard and ovoid pommel each decorated with sprays of gold foliage and scrolls, and the grip with later wire binding
76cm; 30in blade
Estimate: 500-600

Nil

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850

145

A SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1760
with colichemarde blade retaining traces of etched scrollwork at the forte, steel hilt pierced and chased with scrollwork, including double shell-guard, quillon-block, globular quillon, knuckle-guard and pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire and 'Turks' heads'
76.2cm; 30in blade

Estimate: 200-300

Nil

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650

146

A SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1760
with hollow-triangular blade etched with a panel of scrollwork over the lower portion, steel hilt chiselled with foliage around the borders, retaining some blued finish (now oxidised to black), including double shell-guard with moulded brim, knuckle-guard, faceted globular quillon, and moulded three-stage pommel decorated en suite with the shell, and the grip with a later plaited binding with 'Turks' heads'
74cm; 29 1/8in blade
Estimate: 200-300

Nil

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500

147

A SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1790
with hollow-triangular etched slender blade, steel hilt including oval guard, spirally-moulded knuckle-guard, pommel and grip, decorated throughout with faceted studs in imitation of brilliants, in its parchment-covered wooden scabbard with steel mounts and complete with a pierced engraved belt clip
80cm; 31 1/2in blade
Estimate: 200-300

Nil

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500

148

AN ENGLISH BRASS-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1740
inscribed 'Shotley Bridge' and incised with the running fox, brass hilt cast in low relief, comprising double shell-guard with moulded brim interrupted on each side by a panel of scrolls centring on a grotesque, each face divided into a six-petalled flower incorporating allegorical figures and a pair of classical profile masks, globular quillon, near rectangular knuckle-guard, and ovoid pommel decorated with tendrils issuant from a grotesque mask, and the grip bound with plaited wire and 'Turks' heads'
72.5cm; 28 1/2in blade
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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500

149

A BRASS-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1740
with tapering blade cut with a running wolf mark within a short fuller on one side, brass hilt cast in low relief, comprising asymmetrical double shell-guard decorated with adorsed figures amidst scrolling tendrils and cornucopia, globular quillon, quillon-block decorated with a standing figure, perhaps Ceres, rectangular knuckle-guard and ovoid pommel en suite with the shell (grip missing, hilt loose)
83.5cm; 32 7/8in blade
Estimate: 200-300

Nil

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180

150

AN UNSUAL SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1750
with two-stage blade decorated with scrolling flowers and foliage over the forte (worn), brass hilt lightly engraved with birds-of-prey within scrollwork frames on the double shell-guard, quillon-block and pommel, the former pierced on each side, a pair of scrolling arms with bifurcated terminals passing through the shell, and the grip bound with plaited wire and 'Turks' heads'
70.5cm; 27 3/4in blade
Estimate: 200-300

Nil

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380

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