Auction 27.03.1996

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 27.03.1996

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EASTERN EDGED WEAPONS

EASTERN EDGED WEAPONS A SMALL GOLD-DAMASCENED PERSIAN JAMBIYA, TWO SILVER-MOUNTED JAMBIYAS, A LARGE SPANISH NAVAJA, AND A CROSSBOW BOLT THE FIRST DATED 1790, THE SECOND 19TH CENTURY, THE THIRD LATE 19TH CENTURY, THE LAST 16TH/17TH CENTURY The first with watered blade of characteristic form roughly

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £450 - £650

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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TWO INDIAN KATARS, AND AN INDIAN SPEAR-HEAD

TWO INDIAN KATARS, AND AN INDIAN SPEAR-HEAD 18TH/19TH CENTURY The first with double-edged blade reinforced at the point and with recessed panel on each side, chiselled in relief on one side with a horseman and two elephants, one mauling a man, and on the other with an elephant mauling a tiger, all

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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AN INDIAN TULWAR, AND AN INDIAN TULWAR HILT

AN INDIAN TULWAR, AND AN INDIAN TULWAR HILT 18TH/19TH CENTURY The first with curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point and gold-damascened at the forte with foliage involving the Arabic inscription 'made by Sharaf al-Din of Gujarat' on one side, iron hilt of characteristic form with

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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A BALKAN YATAGHAN

A BALKAN YATAGHAN 19TH CENTURY With single-edged blade of characteristic form engraved with a vase and flowers on one side, and on the other with foliage and Turkish inscriptions, together with a maker's mark, the forte covered with shaped panels of nielloed silver, the silver hilt embossed and

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £350 - £450

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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TWO CAUCASIAN KINDJALS, AND A CAUCASIAN BELT

TWO CAUCASIAN KINDJALS, AND A CAUCASIAN BELT EACH 19TH CENTURY The first with hollow-ground blade stamped with two marks on each side, the hilt and scabbard each with nielloed silver mounts (chape finial missing), the back of the locket inscribed 'Kavkaz' ('Caucasus'); the second with watered

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL

A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL DATED 1856 With broad blade hollow ground and with central ridge on each side, the right side stamped twice with a mark 'Amal i Jafar' ('the work of Jafar'), and nielloed silver-mounted hilt with ivory grips, in original wooden scabbard covered with black leather and with silver

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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ANOTHER

ANOTHER CIRCA 1870 With single off-set fuller and a mark on each side of the blade, the right side with a further mark, that of the bladesmith 'Mohammed', silver hilt with large dome-headed rivets securing the blade, and original wooden scabbard, almost entirely covered with silver, the right side

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £350 - £450

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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ANOTHER

ANOTHER THIRD QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY With blade of similar form, the right side with gold-inlaid name (?) 'Bazm' in Arabic script, and silver hilt similar to the last, in original silver-covered scabbard, the hilt and scabbard finely chased with scrolling designs of flowers and foliage on a

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £500 - £750

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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ANOTHER

ANOTHER DATED 1867 With blade of similar form (with areas of pitting), the hilt with ivory grips, that on the right side covered by a silver panel secured by two dome-headed silver rivets, in original wooden scabbard almost entirely covered in silver, the silver on the right side of the hilt and

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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A CAUCASIAN SHASHQUA

A CAUCASIAN SHASHQUA MID-19TH CENTURY With earlier slightly curved single-edged blade double-edged towards the point and with three fullers along the back-edge on each side, stamped on one side with various repeated letters between two 'sickle' marks, and ivory grip of characteristic form (cracked

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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ANOTHER

ANOTHER 19TH CENTURY, RUSSIAN SILVER MARKS AND TOWN MARK OF NOVO TCHERKAS With slightly curved fullered single-edged blade (light pitting), the hilt (some damage) encased in silver nielloed with scrolling foliage, in original black leather-covered wooden scabbard (broken) with silver mounts en suite

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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ANOTHER, OF FINER QUALITY

ANOTHER, OF FINER QUALITY LATE 19TH CENTURY, RUSSIAN SILVER MARKS With curved fullered single-edged blade etched on both sides of the forte with scrolling foliage involving the monogram of Tsar Nicholas II on one side, and the Imperial eagle above the name 'Guzunov' in cyrillic on the other, the

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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EUROPEAN EDGED WEAPONS

EUROPEAN EDGED WEAPONS A GERMAN HUNTING-SWORD, A FRENCH HUNTING-SWORD, AND A SPANISH SPORTING PLUG BAYONET CIRCA 1750, CIRCA 1760, AND CIRCA 1800 The first etched on each side of the forte 'Utile a la guerre necessaire a la chasse a lamour' (sic) , and with brass hilt with knuckle-guard and

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £300 - £450

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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A 2ND LIFE GUARDS OFFICER'S DRESS SWORD, TWO CONTINENTAL MILITARY SWORDS...

A 2ND LIFE GUARDS OFFICER'S DRESS SWORD, TWO CONTINENTAL MILITARY SWORDS, AND AN ENGLISH SWORD BELT THE FIRST BY PROSSER MANUFACTURER TO THE KING, CHARING CROSS, DATED 1832, THE REMAINDER 19TH CENTURY The first with hollow-ground blade double-edged towards the point and etched on each face of the

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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TWO SMALL-SWORDS, AND A SMALL-SWORD SCABBARD

TWO SMALL-SWORDS, AND A SMALL-SWORD SCABBARD THE FIRST CIRCA 1750, THE SECOND CIRCA 1650, PROBABLY ENGLISH, AND THE LAST MID-18TH CENTURY The first with foil blade stamped 'In Solingen' on each face and struck on one face at the forte with a mark, the iron hilt pierced and chiselled with running

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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A GERMAN SMALL-SWORD, AND AN ENGLISH SMALL-SWORD

A GERMAN SMALL-SWORD, AND AN ENGLISH SMALL-SWORD THE FIRST CIRCA 1770, THE SECOND CIRCA 1740 The first with colichemarde blade of hexagonal section etched and gilt (gilding worn) on each face of the forte with a trophy of arms, a floral vase, and Cupid by an altar supporting two burning hearts above

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £400 - £450

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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A 'TRANSITIONAL' SMALL-SWORD

A 'TRANSITIONAL' SMALL-SWORD CIRCA 1650-60, ENGLISH OR DUTCH With slender tapering blade of stiff diamond section with narrow fuller on each face at the forte stamped 'Sebastian/Hernandez', iron hilt with two assymetrical side-rings each chiselled with a central flower calyx and filled with a plate

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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A GERMAN HALBERD, AND A STANDARD

A GERMAN HALBERD, AND A STANDARD THE FIRST DATED 1676, THE SECOND 18TH CENTURY The first with leaf-shaped blade with medial ridge, crescentic axe-blade and claw-shaped fluke, tapering socket of square section and two long side-straps (one broken and incomplete), etched on both sides with trophies of

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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A SAXON PARTIZAN

A SAXON PARTIZAN DATED 1623 With long triangular blade with medial ridge and upcurving claw-shaped wings at the base, tapering socket of octagonal section with two side-straps (shortened), etched throughout with strapwork and trophies of arms of fourteen quarterings including Saxony, between the

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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A GERMAN GLAIVE (KUSE)

A GERMAN GLAIVE (KUSE) DATED 1649 With broad knifed-shaped blade, short rectangular socket and two long side-straps, etched on each face with a large panel framing a trophy of arms at the bottom, and the date and initials 'F.C.E.Z.O.' at the top, with, in between, on one face, the Imperial arms, and

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,600

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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A BRITISH MILITARY OFFICER'S SABRE

A BRITISH MILITARY OFFICER'S SABRE CIRCA 1800 With curved hollow-ground blade (worn) etched and gilt against a blued ground over half its length on both sides with trophies and foliated scrolls and, on one face, the royal arms, and on the other a crowned 'GR' monogram, gilt-copper stirrup hilt, and

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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ANOTHER

ANOTHER RETAILED BY S. BRUNN, SWORD CUTLER TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES, NO. 55 CHARING CROSS, LONDON, CIRCA 1800 With similar blade etched on the back 'J.J. Runkel Solingen', gilt hilt with rounded langets and engraved on the pommel with a starburst, and horizontally ribbed wire-bound

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £350 - £450

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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ANOTHER

ANOTHER BY WOOLEY & DEAKIN, BIRMINGHAM, CIRCA 1800-1803 The etching on the blade comprising foliated scrollwork and, on one face, a trophy and the royal arms, and on the other, the crowned 'GR' monogram, the standing figure of an officer and an oval cartouche with the maker's names, the hilt with

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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A BRITISH INFANTRY OFFICER'S SPADROON

A BRITISH INFANTRY OFFICER'S SPADROON RETAILED BY TATHAM TO HIS MAJESTY, NO. 37 CHARING CROSS NEAR ADMIRALTY, 1800-01 OR 1814-21 With blade of hollow-diamond section etched and gilt for half its length against a blued ground with scrollwork, trophies, the royal arms and 'For My Country & King

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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A BRITISH HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER'S DRESS SWORD

A BRITISH HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER'S DRESS SWORD RETAILED BY D. EGG, HAY MARKET LONDON, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY With broad double-edged blade with central fuller on each face of the forte, the gilt-copper hilt comprising straight quillons, boatshell guard, knuckle-guard, globular pommel with

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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A BRITISH LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SABRE

A BRITISH LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SABRE CIRCA 1800 With curved broad hollow-ground blade etched and gilt against a blued ground for most of its length on both sides, with, on one face, the royal arms, a laurel wreath, a trophy of arms and a demi winged horse, and on the othern with a floral spray, a

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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AN ENGLISH SMALL-SWORD

AN ENGLISH SMALL-SWORD CIRCA 1760 With colichemarde blade of hollow-diamond section etched at the forte with strapwork and suns in splendour, iron hilt pierced and chased with scrolling foliated tendrils, and wooden grip bound with silver ribbon and twisted silver wire (loose) 30 3/8in. (77.1cm

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £350 - £450

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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ANOTHER

ANOTHER CIRCA 1750, PROBABLY ENGLISH With blade (lightly pitted) of hollow-triangular section with etching (rubbed) at the forte including the motto 'Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense', iron hilt encrusted with diagonal rows of small gold rosettes separated by narrow chiselled ribs and borders of gilt

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £350 - £450

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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ANOTHER

ANOTHER FRENCH, CIRCA 1770 With colichemarde blade of hollow-triangular section, the forte etched and gilt (gilding worn) with strapwork, trophies and floral designs, including, at the base, two cartouches each framing a lion pierced with an arrow over the inscription 'Rien Ne M'Arrete', iron hilt

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 27 Mar 1996

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A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD

A FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD PARIS DESCHARGE MARK FOR 1768-1774, PARIS DATE LETTER FOR 1765 With blade of hollow-triangular section etched at the forte with scrolling strapwork and foliage, the hilt pierced, cast and chased with trellis designs involving urns framed by flowers and rococo

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £400 - £650

Date: 27 Mar 1996