Antique Arms and Armour

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London, Knightsbridge Montpelier Street Knightsbridge London SW7 1HH Tel: +44 20 7393 3900 Fax : +44 20 7393 3905 [email protected]

Date of the auction: 23.05.2019

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Two Tanto, And A Wakizashi The First Signed Kane?..., The Last Signed...

The first with hira-zukuri blade with one mekugi-ana, fully bound tsuka with copper nanako fuchi-kashira each decorated with a purse and inro in soft metals, gilt horse menuki, and iron tsuba with gold decorated border, in its ribbed black lacquered saya with iron kodzuka decorated with an

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Tanto Details Of Nakago Unavailable

The straight blade of kogarsa-tsukuri form, suguha hamon, and polished samé wrapped tsuka with horn fittings, in its black and gold kawari-nuri saya 21.3 cm. blade

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 23 May 2019

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An Ivory-Mounted Tanto Details Of Nakago Unavailable

The hira-zukuri blade probably untempered, the tsuka and saya carved overall in low relief with various figures and mythical creatures in a landscape 28.4 cm. blade

Lot #: 3Y Ф

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Kyu-Gunto Signed Minamoto Yoshichika, Showa

The plated blade with hi and one mekugi-ana, in full military mounts, together with its plated scabbard (2) 66.5 cm. blade

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Katana Blade Signed Bishu Osafune Sukesada, Koto

With one mekugi-ana, midare hamon, nashiji hada, mounted in shira-saya 62 cm. blade

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,400

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Katana Unsigned, Shinto

The blade with one mekugi-ana, midare hamon of nie, fully bound tsuka with stippled brass fuchi-kashira decorated with bamboo in silver, soft metal menuki in the form of armoured samurai, and mokko-shaped iron Tembo tsuba, in its red and black speckled lacquered saya with koi-guchi, kurikata and

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Katana Unsigned, Shin-Shinto

The blade cut with a hi on each side, one mekugi-ana, notare hamon of nioi with some tobiyaki, nashiji hada, fully bound tsuka with shakudo fuchi decorated with a ship and crashing waves, gold details, horn kashira, gilt dragon menuki, and rounded square iron tsuba decorated with a seated figure in

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 23 May 2019

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A North Indian Powder-Flask, A Modern Indian All-Metal Priming-Flask, And...

The first with curved wooden body of flattened ovoidal section with tapering nozzle, inlaid along each side with mother-of-pearl florets within carved borders, the nozzle carved with a stylised duck's head above, a horn strap beneath forming a spring cut-off lever, and with iron ring for suspension

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Pair Of Chinese Stirrups Circa 1900

Of brass, the outer surfaces cloisonné enamelled with flowering foliage against a dark blue ground (minor damage) (2) 15.2 cm. high

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 23 May 2019

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Three Indian Bows, And Forty-Five Various Indian Arrows 19th Century, The...

The first comprising two each of slightly curved tapering circular section decoratively lacquered in polychrome against an ochre ground, the other of tapering D-section with separate grip secured by cords, painted overall in polychrome with panels of geometric designs and flower-heads; the arrows

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Rare Sino-Tibetan Or Mongolian Quiver 19th Century

Of shaped outline, formed of leather stitched together and tooled on the outside with cross hatching, and secured around the outer border by alternate groups of three small brass and iron nails, the upper border with a row of iron pins each on a pyramidal brass washer, crossed straps held by a large

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Turkish Dagger Of Yataghan Form Late 18th/Early 19th Century

With finely watered single-edged blade, gilt-copper hilt (gilding worn) with pinched-in basal mount engraved with foliage, grip-strap en suite, and characteristic 'eared' walrus-ivory grips, in original wooden scabbard covered in black leather with shaped silver locket and chape retaining traces of

Lot #: 12Y

Estimate: £400 - £550

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Group Of Edged Weapons Mostly 19th Century

Comprising a Balkan dagger with single-edged blade etched with an inscription along the back on one side and with a fish, a further inscription and the date '1818' along the other, cast brass hilt with bud-shaped quillons, and integral grip and pommel of pistol form, in its velvet-covered wooden

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Turkish Yataghan 19th Century

With slightly recurved single-edged blade fullered along the back on each side, the broader fuller on one side gold-damascened with an inscription terminating in scrolling foliage at the tip, the forte on one side silver-damascened with a star in a circle, and with calligraphy in a lozenge-shaped

Lot #: 14Y

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 23 May 2019

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Four Indian Daggers 19th Century And Later

The first with sharply tapering double-edged blade of flattened diamond section, brass-mounted hilt comprising down-bent quillons with highly stylised monster-head terminals springing from an engraved quillon-block with central floret on each side, beak-shaped pommel with engraved decoration and

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 23 May 2019

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An Indian Tulwar 19th Century

With curved blade etched with a watered pattern overall and double-edged in front of the yelman to the point, cut with a central fuller and three groups of three narrow fullers between dots along the back on each side, the forte on both sides with similar fullers and crescent marks, and

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 23 May 2019

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An Indian Tulwar 18th Century

With curved blade (surface rust, tip slightly reduced) fullered along the back over most of its length on each side, the forte on one side stamped with ovoidal bladesmith's mark, characteristic russet steel hilt encrusted with symmetrical flowering foliage against a ground of silver pellets, all

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Turkish Silver-Mounted Kilij Probably Reign Of Abdulaziz (1277 A.H...

With curved bright blade gold-damascened with foliage at the yelman, the forte on both sides with applied steel plate damascened with gold foliage and pierced centrally with a cartouche framing gold-damascened calligraphy, one side damascened with a calligraphic cartouche beyond, and with

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Persian Steel Kulah Khud Qajar, Late 19th Century

With domed skull decorated with lightly silver-damascened cartouche-shaped panels within crescent-shaped roundels en suite, all against a ground of chiselled flowering foliage, the rim bordered by ovoidal and circular panels of lightly silver-damascened Persian verses, fitted with silver-damascened

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Rare Filipino (Moro) Armoured Jacket 19th Century

Made of rows of rectangular horn plates linked by butted copper rings, skirt of larger rectangular brass plates, opening down the front and secured by two brass pivot hook-catches, and with standing collar and short shoulder length sleeves of copper mail (surface patination overall) 78 cm. high

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £500 - £750

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Sudanese Ansar's Helmet Late 19th Century

With two-piece domed steel skull secured together by a rivetted medial band and surmounted by a circular boss with bud-shaped finial, retaining faint traces of gold-damascened decoration overall including Arabic inscriptions around the rim, wing-headed screw for an adjustable nasal (missing), short

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Balkan 16-Bore Miquelet-Lock Gun (Kariophili) Early 19th Century

With russet swamped octagonal sighted barrel retained by five iron barrel bands embossed with foliage, engraved characteristic lock stamped with small maker's mark, the steel inlaid with a foliate silver panel, wooden three-quarter stock (some damage) with iron mount at the fore-end, 'fish-tail

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Balkan 14-Bore Miquelet-Lock Gun (Kariofili) Mid-19th Century

With bright two-stage barrel octagonal at the breech and with bulbous muzzle, and retained by seven engraved brass barrel bands, the rear one carrying a foliate copper back-sight, plain tang, characteristic lock inlaid with silver decoration, figured full stock with steel-mounted 'fish-tail' butt

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Balkan 18-Bore Miquelet-Lock Rifle (Arnautka) Early 19th Century...

With russet two-stage sighted Italian export barrel engraved with spiral bands of foliage at the swelling muzzle, retained by five foliate engraved brass barrel bands and rifled with eleven grooves, long octagonal breech engraved with scrolling foliage against a punched ground, signed 'Mafeo

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Rare Tibetan 32-Bore Matchlock Rifle (Me Mdá) 17th/19th Century

With russet three-stage swamped sighted barrel octagonal at the muzzle and breech and rifled with eight grooves, inlaid with a brass line at the mid-section and towards the muzzle, and now retained by a wire binding, characteristic wooden full stock (incomplete around the match-holder, some old

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Sardinian 40-Bore Miquelet-Lock Gun 18th Century

With tapering octagonal sighted barrel inlaid with a brass line at the muzzle between engraved foliage, octagonal breech engraved with differing designs of foliage between three brass lines along the top flats, single iron barrel band lightly engraved with foliage, foliate engraved tang and

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 23 May 2019

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Four Various Balkan Miquelet-Lock And Flintlock Holster Pistols All 19th...

The first with plain barrel and miquelet-lock, full stock entirely covered in brass lightly engraved with scrollwork, bulbous spurred pommel, iron trigger-guard, and false ramrod; the second flintlock and of similar form, the pommel with cast decoration; the third flintlock, the three-stage barrel

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £300 - £450

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Balkan 18-Bore Flintlock (Kubura) Holster Pistol 19th Century

With swamped sighted russet barrel with engraved foliate decoration and retained by copper wire at the muzzle, grooved tang, characteristic bevelled lock engraved with foliage, figured full stock inlaid overall with white-metal wire and pewter pellets, the back of the butt enriched with fluted

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £300 - £450

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Balkan 18-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol (Celina or Ledenica) Boka...

With plain russet barrel with silver mount over the tang cast and chased with foliage, flat bevelled lock signed 'Bossi', silver full stock and bulbous pommel cast and chased overall in relief with foliate scrollwork within beaded line borders, trigger-guard, muzzle-sleeve and false ramrod all en

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £500 - £650

Date: 23 May 2019

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A Turkish 20-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol With French Export Barrel And...

With russet barrel retaining some engraved and gilt neo-classical decoration over most of its length and at the muzzle, and inscribed 'Manufacture Royale A Versailles' in gold within a gold oval towards the middle, gilt octagonal breech with three gold-lined fleur-de-lys marks, gilt tang engraved

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 23 May 2019