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  • Nation : French
  • Local Price : 160000 Euro
Fantastic box of Boutet pistols. Octagonal¸ micro-rifled¸ damascened barrels¸ fine engravings at the base and the two gilt stamps "BOUTET"¸ grooved from the tangs to the centre of the barrels¸ signed "Boutet A Versailles" among gilt ornaments¸ at the nozzles the effigy of arrow and the number "92"¸ yellow gold fore -and rear-sight; flintlocks¸ provided with anti-friction and sealing systems¸ signed "Boutet a Versailles" and engraved with effigy of birds and floral motifs; elegant chiselling at the hammers¸ pans¸ batteries¸ springs and screws; gilt pans and vents; briarwood half stock¸ micro-checkered and chiselled with spider-nets and feathers near the butt-plates¸ the area between butt-plate and butt covered with ebony chiselled with foliage; beautiful¸ steel mounts chiselled with foliage and engraved with mythological figures¸ vases and floral motifs; trigger guards with finger support¸ triggers with integrated set trigger. Yellow-gold-plated barrel brackets. In their original¸ wooden case¸ lined with green cloth and complete with all tools¸ manufactured with same care as the pistols. Complete with key.These pistols can be dated around 1814-18
  • Nation : German
  • Local Price : 39,000.00 USD
FINE AND RARE GERMAN HAND AND A HALF SWORD C.1620. This magnificent sword was surely made to order for a wealthy and probably titled owner. It is a hand and a half broadsword made for use in one hand or two, depending on the situation. It is related to a group of swords dating to the early 17th century, mainly decorated with animal head pommels and quillon terminals. The use of human heads is less well known, but several examples exist. A notable example, evidently related to and possible by the same artisan is in the collection of the Historsche Museum, Dresden, #VI/341. Features distinctive to both examples are the form of the ears and the wedge shaped rolled collar. The base of the 32 3/4" double edged blade is decorated with a scrolling tendril from which three flowers bloom, growing from a fruit. The reference is obviously to the cycle of birth and renewal a popular theme offering hope in troubled times.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £24,995
. Extremely rare cased pair of Thomas Manton Duelling Pistols. . Extremely rare cased pair of Thomas Manton Duelling Pistols Extremely rare cased pair of Thomas Manton Duelling Pistols. 15 1/2&157; overall, 10&157; octagonal 44 bore sighted barrel inscribed on the top flat &156;THOs MANTON LONDON&157; recessed breech with maker&#acute;s platinum stamp &156;T. MANTON PATENT&157; between two platinum lines, platinum lined patent waterproof touch hole, engraved tang incorporating the rear sight, wheat ear border engraved flat locks signed &#acute;Thos. Manton LONDON&#acute;, decorated with foliage and a starburst behind the rainproof pan, and each with engraved safety-catch and cock, and roller bearing on the frizzen. Frizzen engraved THO Manton Patent, finely figured half-stocks serial numbered on the inside of each fore-end and the bottom of the barrels 68 and 69. Rounded chequered butts, engraved steel mounts comprising butt-caps decorated with foliage, trigger-guards with a trophy on the bow, trigger-plates each with pineapple finial, and horn fore-end caps ,vacant silver escutcheons ,horn tipped ramrod, one with brass capped extraction screw; in their mahogany case with accessories including a red leather covered three way flask and loading mallet/powder measure, the interior of the lid with Thomas Mantons trade label with Prince Street address describing the rainproof system, the exterior with circular brass carrying handle Circa 1814 Thomas Manton was at 59 Princes Street 1814-16 In good condition, barrels rebrowned case handle defective Notes: Thomas Manton was first cousin to the celebrated brothers John & Joseph. Manton ,and he copied Joe&#acute;s style closely Very few examples of his work have survived and this is probably the only pair of pistols with his patent rainproof locks. And one of only two recorded pairs of cased duellers made by him. The trade label is illustrated on the back cover of David Back&#acute;s &156;The Mantons&157; published in 1993 Literature: D.H.L. Back &#acute;The Mantons 1782-1878&#acute; Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (http://www.antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : Italian
  • Local Price : $29995 USD
Exquisite Chiseled Italian Rapier, ca. 1620  . One of the finest quality rapiers to come on the market in years, this rapier would be a showpiece in any museum or private collection. Steel hilt chiseled in fine detail with matching artichoke motif throughout. It consists of straight quillons with artichoke finials, quillon block chiseled in the form of artichoke leaves, pas d"e;ane joining the double side rings; each with opposing artichokes separated by a disk. Knucklebow also features opposing artichokes separated by a disk, ending just short of the artichoke pommel with button. The leaves in the design are chiseled with stems 360 degrees in the round. Reverse with unadorned single side ring and two symmetrical bars joining the base of the lower obverse side ring. Original wire-wrapped grip with turks heads and overlying twisted wire lattice. Hexagonal-section 44 ½" blade with long tapered ricasso with line borders and stamped on each side with maker"e;s mark "* S *"; short central fuller stamped "* IHS *", with another "S" stamped just below the fuller on each side. Overall length 51 ½". 100% original and complete in near excellent condition with just very light pinprick pitting on the blade. A smaller and less ornate rapier made approximately 20 years later featuring this exact same motif is in the Wallace Collection and featured in numerous publications. It is likely the work of the same artisan. The workmanship is superb in every detail. Though this sword looks great in photos, they cannot do it justice. From a multi-million dollar New York City estate, this is the finest sword we have ever offered! SR1250 $29,995
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £18950
Click and use the code 20073 to search for this item on the dealer website The Finest Royal Naval Historical Swords of Both Admirals, Houston Stewart
  • Nation : German
  • Local Price : $24995 USD
Extremely Rare German Landsknecht Hand-and-a-half Sword, ca. 1520. The Landsknecht mercenaries of the Germanic countries were among the most fearsome warriors in all of history. In a time when there were no standing armies as we know today, any king or magnate who could afford them wanted to hire the Landsknechts. The Katzbalger (literally "cat skinner") was the well-known short sword with the S-shaped guard of twisted iron. Genuine Katzbalgers are very rare and usually bring well over $10,000 when they come up for sale. However, what is even more scarce is the two-handed or hand-and-a-half varieties with S-shaped guard. A two-handed example sold at auction in Munich about 15 years ago for about $16,000 USD and has since changed hands several times for ever increasing prices. The example offered here is the only hand-and-a-half sword of this type we have ever encountered. It features a very large distinctive S-shaped guard of twisted iron with fluted bun finials. Ovoid pommel with a pair of incised lines at the base, mounted on what is apparently the original leather-wrapped two-stage wood grip. The guard is loose due to shrinkage of the grip and the lack of a ferrule which once was likely mounted at its base. Thick hollow-ground 42" blade of triangular section with a latten-filled cross mark, designed to pierce the weak spots in an opponent"e;s armor. Metal shows hand forging, light pitting, and a rich dark patina on the guard. Overall length 54". Such a sword would have been carried by a veritable giant for the time. This type sword is often considered the Holy Grail for collectors of weapons of the age of the armored knight. SB1244c $24,995
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £16,495
Extremely Rare Duke of Richmond’s Flintlock Musket by Henry Nock.. Extremely Rare Duke of Richmond’s Flintlock Musket by Henry Nock. Extremely Rare Duke of Richmond’s Flintlock Musket by Henry Nock. 54&157; overall, 39&157; round smooth bore barrel with proof marks and &#acute;HN&#acute; mark, musket bore. Fitted with prototype Henry Nock screw-less lock. Ring neck cock, frizzen pan flash guard engraved with Crown GR with swivelling face plate and brass screw-less box lock action, signed &#acute;HN&#acute; internally. Walnut full stock with brass furniture comprising butt plate, trigger guard, 3 ramrod pipes, a throat pipe, and a fore-end cap. No side plate, lock retained by single screw through brass washer. Heavy double ended rammer, sold with extensive research on this unique musket. Experimental musket made by Nock circa 1786 The Duke of Richmond&#acute;s Musket is one of the great rarities of British military arms collecting. Originally intended to become the standard British infantry arm, this radical new flintlock musket with Henry Nock&#acute;s state-of-the-art enclosed lock began production in 1792, just one year before Britain entered the wars against France that would continue until 1815. The resulting need for large numbers of muskets doomed what many arms historians believe was the finest flintlock musket ever made. Wartime necessity forced the British Army to turn to the India Pattern Musket, a much lower quality gun that could be manufactured much faster, at lower cost, and in huge quantities. Production of the Duke of Richmond&#acute;s Musket was therefore very limited and lasted only five years. As a result, most dealers and collectors have never seen one of these rare muskets, and even most arms museums lack this gun in their collections. Provenance: Dr GM Pedlow, Senior Historical Officer, NATO Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (http://www.antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : German
  • Local Price : $19995 USD
Magnificent Chiseled and Gilt German Two-handed Sword, Late 16th C   SALE PRICED!. In all the years we"e;ve been in business we"e;ve seen a lot of great two-handed swords, but none has ever come close to this one in either quality or provenance. This sword was formerly in the personal collection of Dr. Bashford Dean, first curator of the Arms and Armor Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The sword was then acquired by the Met itself in 1929 after Dean"e;s death, and later sold at auction in November, 1956 by Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York. The Met had acquired about half of Dean"e;s personal collection of approximately 800 items after his death, either by purchase or bequest. At some point after its sale at auction, it became the property of the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, Mass. The sword features a guard with large symmetrical side rings with expanded centers and long down-turned quillons, expanding toward the finials. Large ovoid pommel with button; later leather-wrapped wood grip with twisted brass mesh and expanded central knob. Broad 48 1/4" flamboyant blade with long leather-wrapped ricasso and large down-turned side lugs. Guard, pommel, and blade lugs are chiseled ensuite with floral decoration; featuring gilt diamond-section medallions on pommel, side rings, and quillons. The blade lugs are gilt as well. Blade shows light pitting and lamination, with several large nicks on the lower third. While this style sword is generally classified as a "processional" sword and was carried for occasions of state, it was not uncommon for them to be used in battle, as they were carried by the personal guard of kings and high ranking nobility. The sword has been professionally restored, with the leather replaced and gilding refreshed. Overall length 67 ½". A most impressive sword with exceptional provenance; perhaps one-of-a-kind. SB1176 $24,995 Now Just $19,995
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