Antique Arms & Armour

Christie's
21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 21.05.2008

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A PAIR OF GREEK FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS AND RAMROD, THE LA...

A PAIR OF GREEK FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS AND RAMROD, THE LATTER COMBINED WITH A CONCEALED STILETTO BLADE
EARLY 19 T H CENTURY
A PAIR OF GREEK FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS AND RAMROD, THE LATTER COMBINED WITH A CONCEALED STILETTO BLADE EARLY 19 T H CENTURY With russet barrels and locks, the locks

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 21 May 2008

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A TURKISH SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL

A TURKISH SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL
19 T H CENTURY
A TURKISH SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL 19 T H CENTURY With three-stage barrel, the muzzle sheathed in silver chased with scrolling flowers and incorporating a silver false ramrod, engraved lock with roller and semi-rainproof

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 21 May 2008

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AN INDIAN FLINTLOCK MUSKET (TORADOR)

AN INDIAN FLINTLOCK MUSKET (TORADOR)
19 T H CENTURY
AN INDIAN FLINTLOCK MUSKET (TORADOR) 19 T H CENTURY With russet barrel retained by brass bands, iron lock with traces of East India Company mark, wooden stock, slender butt inlaid with a pattern of brass plaques and mother-of-pearl discs

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 21 May 2008

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A PAIR OF BALKAN ALL-METAL MIQUELET-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS

A PAIR OF BALKAN ALL-METAL MIQUELET-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS
EARLY 19 T H CENTURY
A PAIR OF BALKAN ALL-METAL MIQUELET-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS EARLY 19 T H CENTURY With lightly chiselled barrels, the muzzles sheathed in white metal chased with a pattern of flowers, iron locks with punched borders and each

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 21 May 2008

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A GEORGIAN KINDJAL; AN INDIAN TULWAR; AND AN INDIAN PESH-KAB...

A GEORGIAN KINDJAL; AN INDIAN TULWAR; AND AN INDIAN PESH-KABZ
19 T H CENTURY
A GEORGIAN KINDJAL; AN INDIAN TULWAR; AND AN INDIAN PESH-KABZ 19 T H CENTURY The first with broad sharply tapering blade with traces of koftgari ornament on one side, carved ivory grip retained by russet iron rivets on

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 21 May 2008

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A PERSIAN SHAMSHIR

A PERSIAN SHAMSHIR
DATED 1197 AH ( CIRCA 1783 AD)
A PERSIAN SHAMSHIR DATED 1197 AH ( CIRCA 1783 AD) With curved blade, both sides with a decorated calligraphic panel in gold koftgari running over the greater length of the back-edge, and with two further brief inscriptions within gold koftgari

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 21 May 2008

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AN INDIAN TULWAR WITH GOLD KOFTGARI HILT

AN INDIAN TULWAR WITH GOLD KOFTGARI HILT
19 T H CENTURY
AN INDIAN TULWAR WITH GOLD KOFTGARI HILT 19 T H CENTURY With finely watered curved blade double-edged towards the point, two brief inscriptions enclosed by gold koftgari cartouches on one face and a decorative koftgari panel on the other, iron

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 21 May 2008

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A PERSIAN AXE (TABARZIN); A PERSIAN PAINTED HIDE SHIELD; AND...

A PERSIAN AXE (TABARZIN); A PERSIAN PAINTED HIDE SHIELD; AND TWO OTHER PIECES
19TH CENTURY
A PERSIAN AXE (TABARZIN); A PERSIAN PAINTED HIDE SHIELD; AND TWO OTHER PIECES 19th Century The first with small head with crescentic cutting-edge chiselled in bas relief with arabesque designs on both sides

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 21 May 2008

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AN INDIAN KATAR; AND AN INDIAN SHIRT, LEGGINGS AND HOOD ALL ...

AN INDIAN KATAR; AND AN INDIAN SHIRT, LEGGINGS AND HOOD ALL OF MAIL
THE FIRST LATE 17TH CENTURY; THE REMAINDER 18TH/19TH CENTURY
AN INDIAN KATAR; AND AN INDIAN SHIRT, LEGGINGS AND HOOD ALL OF MAIL The first late 17th Century; the remainder 18th/19th Century The katar with triangular blade cut with

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 21 May 2008

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A VOLUNTEER OFFICER'S SILVER-HILTED PRESENTATION SWORD

A VOLUNTEER OFFICER'S SILVER-HILTED PRESENTATION SWORD
BIRMINGHAM SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1861
A VOLUNTEER OFFICER'S SILVER-HILTED PRESENTATION SWORD BIRMINGHAM SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1861 Silver maker's mark G.R.C, with straight blade etched with panels of scrollwork and oak foliage over much of its

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £3,000 - £3,500

Date: 21 May 2008

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A SILVER-MOUNTED HIGHLAND DRESS DIRK

A SILVER-MOUNTED HIGHLAND DRESS DIRK
BIRMINGHAM SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1879
A SILVER-MOUNTED HIGHLAND DRESS DIRK BIRMINGHAM SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1879 With two-stage blade with notched back-edge (rusted towards the base), carved wooden baluster hilt, engraved silver ferrule and pommel, the latter set

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 21 May 2008

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AN ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS OFFICER'S DRESS DIRK

AN ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS OFFICER'S DRESS DIRK
LATE 19 T H /EARLY 20 T H CENTURY
AN ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS OFFICER'S DRESS DIRK LATE 19 T H /EARLY 20 T H CENTURY With etched blade incorporating the regimental devices on respective sides, the maker's signature 'Marshall & Sons

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 21 May 2008

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A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER'S SABRE; AN 1885 PATTER...

A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER'S SABRE; AN 1885 PATTERN CAVALRY SABRE; AND AN IRON-HILTED SMALL-SWORD
LATE 18 T H /19 T H CENTURY
A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER'S SABRE; AN 1885 PATTERN CAVALRY SABRE; AND AN IRON-HILTED SMALL-SWORD LATE 18 T H /19 T H CENTURY The first with burnished

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 21 May 2008

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A FRENCH AN IX REGULATION LIGHT CAVALRY SABRE; AND A FRENCH ...

A FRENCH AN IX REGULATION LIGHT CAVALRY SABRE; AND A FRENCH CHASSEUR OFFICER'S REGULATION SWORD
THE FIRST DATED 1811 THE SECOND EARLY 19 T H CENTURY
A FRENCH AN IX REGULATION LIGHT CAVALRY SABRE; AND A FRENCH CHASSEUR OFFICER'S REGULATION SWORD THE FIRST DATED 1811 THE SECOND EARLY 19 T H CENTURY

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 21 May 2008

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A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD

A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD
LONDON SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1762
A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD LONDON SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1762 Silver maker's mark A.K, with Colichemarde blade with traces of etching (rust patches), fine silver boatshell hilt cast in low relief, the guard, quillon-block and pommel all

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 21 May 2008

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AN UNUSUAL ENGLISH STILETTO IN THE ITALIAN 17TH CENTURY MANN...

AN UNUSUAL ENGLISH STILETTO IN THE ITALIAN 17TH CENTURY MANNER
19 T H CENTURY
AN UNUSUAL ENGLISH STILETTO IN THE ITALIAN 17TH CENTURY MANNER 19 T H CENTURY With sharply tapering stiff-triangular blade, recessed octagonal ricasso, beaded baluster hilt including rectangular quillon-block engraved with

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £1,500 - £1,800

Date: 21 May 2008

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A SILVER-GILT SMALL-SWORD; AND ANOTHER SILVER-HILTED SMALL-S...

A SILVER-GILT SMALL-SWORD; AND ANOTHER SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD
THE FIRST WITH SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1776 THE SECOND CIRCA 1765
A SILVER-GILT SMALL-SWORD; AND ANOTHER SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD THE FIRST WITH SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1776 THE SECOND CIRCA 1765 The first with silver maker's mark WK

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 21 May 2008

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A DUTCH MILITARY BROADSWORD OF THE AMSTERDAM CITY GUARD

A DUTCH MILITARY BROADSWORD OF THE AMSTERDAM CITY GUARD
CIRCA 1650-60
A DUTCH MILITARY BROADSWORD OF THE AMSTERDAM CITY GUARD CIRCA 1650-60 With double-edged blade stamped 'Sahagom' within the fuller on both sides at the forte, cut with running wolf mark on both sides, struck with Amsterdam city

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 21 May 2008

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A PRESENTATION SILVER-HILTED SABRE; AN OFFICER'S SILVER-HILT...

A PRESENTATION SILVER-HILTED SABRE; AN OFFICER'S SILVER-HILTED SPADROON; FOUR REGULATION SWORDS; A SILVER-HILTED HANGER; A SOCKET BAYONET; A CHINESE SWORD; AND A KASTANE
LATE 18 T H AND 19 T H CENTURIES
A PRESENTATION SILVER-HILTED SABRE; AN OFFICER'S SILVER-HILTED SPADROON; FOUR REGULATION SWORDS

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £1,500 - £1,800

Date: 21 May 2008

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A CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD; AND ANOTHER, FRE...

A CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD; AND ANOTHER, FRENCH
LATE 18 T H CENTURY
A CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD; AND ANOTHER, FRENCH LATE 18 T H CENTURY The first with straight blade etched on both sides (pitted), silver hilt cast in low relief, including fluted short quillons with

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 21 May 2008

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A GERMAN MILITARY RAPIER

A GERMAN MILITARY RAPIER
CIRCA 1570-80
A GERMAN MILITARY RAPIER CIRCA 1570-80 With flat blade double-edged over the upper third of its length, both sides cut with a near full-length narrow fuller, an additional fuller parallel with the unsharpened back, the inner-face struck with so-called 'eyelash

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 21 May 2008

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A COMPOSITE SWEPT-HILT RAPIER

A COMPOSITE SWEPT-HILT RAPIER
PARTLY EARLY 17 T H CENTURY
A COMPOSITE SWEPT-HILT RAPIER PARTLY EARLY 17 T H CENTURY With slender blade of flattened-diamond section changing to flattened-hexagonal section, stamped 'Sahagom En Toledo' within the short fuller on one side, 'In Te Domino Spera' on the

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 21 May 2008

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A RARE LOWLAND SCOTTISH BALLOCK DAGGER

A RARE LOWLAND SCOTTISH BALLOCK DAGGER
CIRCA 1615-25
A RARE LOWLAND SCOTTISH BALLOCK DAGGER CIRCA 1615-25 With tapering blade of stiff-diamond section changing to a rectangular ricasso flattened on both sides, etched with a mark on one face, 'T' below a coronet, etched and gilt with a series of

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £3,000 - £3,500

Date: 21 May 2008

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A GERMAN SEVEN-FLANGED MACE

A GERMAN SEVEN-FLANGED MACE
MID-16 T H CENTURY
A GERMAN SEVEN-FLANGED MACE MID-16 T H CENTURY Constructed entirely of steel, the head formed of seven brazed flanges cut with stylised crockets top and bottom and drawn-out to horizontally reinforced points (one with minor impact damage), acorn finial

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 21 May 2008

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A GERMAN PROCESSIONAL TWO-HAND SWORD IN EARLY 17TH CENTURY S...

A GERMAN PROCESSIONAL TWO-HAND SWORD IN EARLY 17 T H CENTURY STYLE
19 T H CENTURY
A GERMAN PROCESSIONAL TWO-HAND SWORD IN EARLY 17 T H CENTURY STYLE 19 T H CENTURY With flat blade cut with acutely wavey edges, struck with spurious marks and with leather-covered ricasso formed with a pair of lugs

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 21 May 2008

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A GERMAN ETCHED HORSEMAN'S HAMMER

A GERMAN ETCHED HORSEMAN'S HAMMER
LATE 16 T H CENTURY
A GERMAN ETCHED HORSEMAN'S HAMMER LATE 16 T H CENTURY With conical hammer head and robust down-curved fluke formed in one piece, the latter of tapering stiff-diamond section changing to a rounded neck, fitted with belt hook on one side and

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 21 May 2008

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A MEDIEVAL SWORD

A MEDIEVAL SWORD
EARLY 15 T H CENTURY
A MEDIEVAL SWORD EARLY 15 T H CENTURY In excavated condition with tapering double-edged blade, cross-guard tapering in section towards the ends, strongly formed 'wheel' pommel with recessed centre, and bevelled rectangular tang button. 28in (71.1cm) blade

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 21 May 2008

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A HUNGARIAN MILITARY BROADSWORD

A HUNGARIAN MILITARY BROADSWORD
EARLY 16 T H CENTURY
A HUNGARIAN MILITARY BROADSWORD EARLY 16 T H CENTURY In excavated condition, almost centainly a river find, with long flat double-edged blade coming to a characteristic rounded point, cut with three narrow fullers over its lower half on both

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 21 May 2008

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A FINE VIKING SWORD

A FINE VIKING SWORD
10 T H /11 T H CENTURY
A FINE VIKING SWORD 10 T H /11 T H CENTURY In excavated condition with characteristic river find patina and now professionally conserved, with double-edged blade formed with a pair of extremely shallow fullers running parallel over its full length, the base

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 21 May 2008

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A VERY RARE VIKING SWORD, THE BLADE WITH ULFBERHT INSCRIPTIO...

A VERY RARE VIKING SWORD, THE BLADE WITH ULFBERHT INSCRIPTION
CIRCA 950
A VERY RARE VIKING SWORD, THE BLADE WITH ULFBERHT INSCRIPTION CIRCA 950 In excavated condition (the upper half of the blade missing), the blade of late pattern-welded construction with a wide shallow central fuller, one side cut

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £7,500 - £8,500

Date: 21 May 2008