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  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : €7300
Sindh flintlock - A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with¦.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £5995
Click and use the code 20889 to search for this item on the dealer website Exceptional All Silver Mounted Flintlock Musket, 18th to Early 19th century of Royal Quality
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £5995
Click and use the code 23162 to search for this item on the dealer website Wonderful 18th Century French Small-Sword of Parcel Gilt Silver, Steel
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £5995
Click and use the code 23138 to search for this item on the dealer website Wonderful 18th Century French Small-Sword of Parcel Gilt and Blued Steel
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £5950
Click and use the code 24379 to search for this item on the dealer website Super Ancestral Sword by Sagami no Kami Fujiwara Kunitsuna.Mounted for Use in WW2 By a Japanese Officer of Samurai Ancestry, Fitted in Shingunto Mounts With Tsuda Clan Mon in Silver on the Imperial Menuki
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £5950
Click and use the code 24473 to search for this item on the dealer website Most Interesting, Elegant & Beautiful Shinto Period Yamato Katana With All Original Edo Period Sword Mounts. Brown Ishime Stone Finish Lacquer Saya
  • Nation : ?
  • Local Price : £5950.00
Heavy Dragoon by Edge 1760.. A Heavy Dragoon by Edge 1760. With round tapering barrel stamped with ordnance marks at the breech, plain tang stamped with inspection mark on the tail (cracked), border engraved rounded lock with ‘GR' crowned and stamped with an Ordnance inspection mark beneath the pan and signed ‘EDGE 1760' across the tail. Full stocked in walnut with swell at fore-end and relief panels at lock, barrel tang and side-plate, struck with ordnance inspection marks, brass furniture comprising long-eared butt cap, side-plate, trigger guard and ramrod pipes. Dimensions: Bore: 20 Bore Barrel Length: 12 Inches (30.50 cm) Overall Length: 19.5 Inches (49.50 cm)
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £5750
Click and use the code 20778 to search for this item on the dealer website Simply Wonderful Koto Era, Shibui Battle-Sword Katana, Signed Masakuni Circa 1500
  • Nation : ?
  • Local Price : £5500.00
Cased Pair of Over and Under Pistols. A Cased Pair Of 54-Bore Percussion Rifled Over-And-Under Belt Pistols By Pritchett & Son, London, Circa 1855 With recoloured long sighted barrels each signed along the top flat, engraved around the muzzles and rifled with numerous grooves, border engraved case-hardened actions and hammers decorated with foliate scrollwork, the former with engraved safety-catches, recoloured trigger-guards decorated en suite, finely chequered figured rounded butts each with stepped ovoidal butt-cap with hinged circular butt-trap cover engraved with scrolling foliage, vacant silver escutcheons, and recoloured belt hooks, under-ribs and stirrup ramrods, the latter each engraved with a flower-head on the tip: in wooden case fitted and lined in plum velvet with some accessories including reproduction white-metal powder-flask with ovoidal body, and nipple-key, London proof marks Footnotes Richard Ellis Pritchett & Son are recorded at 7 Poultry, London between 1853 and 1855. The Company was succeeded by Robert Taylor Pritchard who together with W.E. Metford invented the Pritchett rifle bullet for which they were awarded £1,000 in 1854, the same year Pritchard was elected Master of the Gunmakers' Company. In 1865 he retired and took up art, becoming Private Painter in Watercolours to Queen Victoria. He died in 1907 Dimensions: Bore: Barrel Length: Overall Length:
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £5450
Click and use the code 23637 to search for this item on the dealer website Very Rare WW1 German Airship Bataillon ´Luftschiffer´ Regt. Nr.1 Officer&#acute;s Sword, of the Elite Imperial German Kaiser´s Guarde Infantry.
  • Nation : Dutch
  • Local Price : 6,600.00 USD
DUTCH WALLOON BROADSWORD FROM THE AMSTERDAM CITY GUARD, C.1650. Iconic example from that well known group. Of large proportions with iron hit comprising double ring guards delicately pierced inset plates. The left side with a thumb ring. The quillon with flower mark to the left side. Fine iron wire wrapped grip. 37” double edged blade inscribed SAHAGOM, referencing the Spanish smith, Alanzo de Aahagom, for quality by association, and chiseled running wolf mark. The root of the blade with a maker's mark, crowned XXX and the Amsterdam City mark opposite. Rembrandt's most famous work, The Night Watch, depicts the guard unit at one of Amsterdam's guard stations. It was painted in 1642, precisely contemporary with this sword. About as fine an example of these much cherished weapons as can be found.
  • Nation : -
  • Local Price : $5295.00
Exceptional Ottoman Silver-Mounted Flintlock Pistol with Folding Bayonet, ca. 1830. Featuring octagonal 8″ barrel of approximately .65 caliber, with the upper three planes engraved and decorated with silver damascening in foliate pattern; maker's mark in silver on the tang. Spring-mounted folding bayonet with sliding catch and push button release decorated ensuite. Lock with roller and gold-lined flash pan, finely engraved with foliate decor. Figured hardwood full stock profusely inlaid with silver wire in foliate pattern (minor silver loss). Steel trigger guard and twin side plates, each engraved with foliage and checkering ensuite. Cast and chased silver buttcap, wrist escutcheon, and barrel tang surround. Exceptional workmanship with nearly every surface decorated in fine detail. Mechanically fine with very strong mainspring. Overall length 14″ with bayonet folded, 17 3/4″ with bayonet extended. Please email us for high resolution photos of this extraordinary piece.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £5250
Fine London Tower Armouries Paget Cavalry Carbine. A particularly nice Paget cavalry carbine dating to the early 19th century. The carbine has survived in particularly fine condition for a military firearm. Clearly it has been stored in an armoury, then a collection setting, and is practically unused. The military style lock is bevelled at its edges and stamped ‘TOWER’ on the stepped and pointed tail, ‘G.R.’ below a crown beneath the pan and crown and broad arrow to the right. The lock is mounted with a ring-necked cock with sliding safety. The round .670 bore iron barrel is 16 inches long (40.5 cm) with an applied brass fore-sight, standing notched rear-sight and moulded band at the breech. The tang is stamped with a crown and number “4” beneath.  The barrel near the breech is marked with a crown with the number “17” beneath near the pan and with two proof marks on the opposite side towards the saddle bar. The walnut full-stock is mounted with brass furniture except for the large ‘J’ shaped saddle bar with loose ring and the captive pan-headed ramrod. The butt near the plate is stamped with the “GR” cypher and underneath the saddle bar in large letters the stamp “W S” appears with a vertical stamp of “B O”  to the right with an arrow pointing to the left from between the letters. A small further stamp to the right is illegible and three stamps are apparent on the wood inside the ramrod tube. The condition is fine overall. The barrel is in its original white slightly dulled finish. The engraved and stamped details are crisp and sharp. The bore has some debris inside but appears little used. The mechanical action of cocking in half and full positions is crisp and the safety catch smoothly operational. The woodwork is generally excellent with only minor knocks. There appears to be the remains of a stores label card sandwiched between the saddle-bar and the stock. The overall length of the carbine is 31.25 inches (79.5 cm).
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £5250
Fine Pair of Officers Flintlock Pistols by Theophilus Richards dating the First Quarter of the 19th Century. Theophilus Richards was one of the most successful, influential and talented gunmakers of the early 19th century who helped strengthen the position of Birmingham as a major gunmaking centre for the British Empire. He is recorded as manufacturing guns under his own name by 1799 and retired from his businesses in 1825. These pistols are in near mint condition and of fine quality. The stocks are of walnut and the mounts of iron and steel which retain remnants of original blued finish. The tapering, round section, smooth 28 bore browned barrels are stamped with the maker's name THEOPS RICHARDS on the flattened tops near the breech and with Birmingham proof marks underneath. Each is mounted with fore and rear sights. The barrel tangs are engraved with chevrons and a shield. The flat, stepped, bordered lock plates are engraved on the nippled tails in similar manner to the barrel tangs. The maker's mark in similar form to its appearance on the barrels is clearly stamped underneath the pans. The flat, bevelled, swan necked cocks have chamfered edges bordered with engraved lines and strands of foliage in the middle. The frizzens are engraved in peascod style to the outsides and the frizzen springs are roller mounted. The trigger guards are shaped with pineapple finials and engraved on the bows with shields and foliage similar to the barrel tangs and lock plate tails. The ramrod mounts are finely shaped and bordered in similar style to the cocks. All of the major screws are engraved with starbursts. The full walnut stocks have finely chequered grips. The ebony ramrods are tipped with horn and one is mounted with a steel worm. A small silver escutcheon is mounted onto the spine of each butt engraved with the monogram “CF” in each case. The condition of the pistols is excellent, almost mint. There are a few minor dents on the reverse sides of the stocks with a couple of very minor stress cracks on one side. The stocks retain an attractive auburn colour to the grain. The iron furniture is in fine condition with the remains of original blued finish in places. The barrel browning is near complete. The locks are in fine symmetrical working order and the mainsprings and frizzen springs are of equal tension. The barrels are just over 7.5 inches long (19.5 cm) and overall measured diagonally extremity to extremity the pistols are 13.5 inches (34.25 cm) long. The father of Theophilus was Thomas Richards who died in 1779, a successful businessman that owned gunmaking and other concerns in Birmingham. He is the originator of the fortunes of the celebrated Richards family. Thomas traded overseas and like most gunmakers of this period profited from the American War of Independence and the slave trade in Africa. He influenced the development of the gunmaking trade in Birmingham. He was a member of a delegation from Birmingham in 1759 that visited Wales to look into the quality of iron produced for their goods. A Thomas Richards was interred at St. Philip's Cathedral Church in Birmingham in 1779 and is supposed to be the father of Theophilus. Theophilus had worked with his father and took over his businesses, probably continuing to manufacture and trade in his father’s name, for the next 20 years until he changed the name of the firm. Theophilus was manufacturing guns in his own name by 1799. At this time he was 52 years old and undoubtedly already an established gunmaker. He held a Royal contract for the manufacture of arms for the British Army. Unlike many other gunsmith businesses, which assembled separate parts made in different workshops in Birmingham, the Richards' family always had their own gunmaking factories on High Street. Hence, we can be reasonably sure that the pistols featured here were made “lock, stock and barrel” by the Richards business rather than produced as an assembly of contracted parts. The works that belonged to Theophilus was called “The Royal Patent Waterproof Gun Manufactory”, indicating the continuing interest the family had in developing patents for the improvement of guns. As a wealthy merchant Theophilus played his part in the expansion of Birmingham town. In 1803 he was High Bailiff of Birmingham and in 1808 he sat on a committee with Boulton, Watt and the politician, Thomas Attwood, dealing with new waterworks for Birmingham. His will shows that he invested in canal shares, as did most of Birmingham's wealthier citizens. An important gunmaker during the Napoleonic Wars he was respected by the Duke of Wellington for the quality of his muskets. At some time Theophilus moved to Edgbaston in the outskirts of Birmingham where he is recorded in 1815. Edgbaston at the time was described as a place of fine villas built for rich merchants. The gun business of Theophilus was most likely absorbed into that of his son William Westley Richards, either upon his retirement, or on his death in 1828, thus opening a new chapter of gunmaking in Birmingham. Theophilus was a well-connected man when he died. Executors of his will included Thomas Westley Oldham, who was High Sheriff of Leicester. A monument was erected in St Philip's in memory of Theophilus.
  • Nation : Austrian
  • Local Price : 6,350.00 USD
AUSTRIAN MANNLICHER MODEL 1895 BAYONET. 10 5/8” d.e. blade, field sharpened and pointed, contrary to International Law. Ordnance marked guard. WWI service in typical condition with minor bruises, scuffs, etc, but complete with its scabbard.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £5000
Fine Algerian Toe-Lock Silver Mounted Gun. A Fine North African Toe-Lock Silver Mounted Gun of Algerian craftsmanship. The gun is signed as the work of Muhammad and dated 1263 AH corresponding to 1846 AD. The workmanship involved in this gun is of similar exceptional quality as the silver mounted coral inlaid guns made by the same gunsmiths. Both types of craft became famous all over Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. The gun is mounted with an exceptionally forged Damascus twist octagonal section sighted barrel stamped with an indistinct number on the top flat at the breech. The barrel is retained by five broad and one smaller barrel bands all embossed and chased with foliage. The back-sight is of silver and the tang is also covered with silver and chased with scrolling foliage. The characteristic lock is engraved in its salient parts including the cock, frizzen and safety catch, with scrolls and foliate designs highlighted with panels of silver inlay engraved in a similar manner. The lock is signed and dated beneath the cock. The contoured three-quarter hardwood stock is set with silver panels pierced and engraved with symmetrical designs of foliage secured by pins, including the triangular butt and the butt-plate with a border engraved silver strap. The button trigger is of silver and the gun retains its original wooden ramrod with its long embossed silver tip. The moving parts are in fine working order. The barrel is 47.5 inches (120.5 cm) and overall the gun is 63 inches (160 cm) long.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4,995.00
Small Sword English Cut Steel Hilt made at Woodstock, very fine & rare. SN 8976. A Very Fine & Rare English Cut Steel Hilt Small&194;&160;Sword made at Woodstock. 39&157; overall, 33&157; slender tapering blade of hollow triangular section, etched with scrolls over the forte. Burnished steel hilt comprising pierced petal shaped shell guard centring round a star, a pair of slender pas d’ âne, knurled quillon, waisted quillon block, slender knuckle guard with a pierced central moulding & tall ovoid pommel chiselled with a flowerhead front & back. The entire hilt enriched with a profusion of faceted beads in imitation of brilliants and retaining its original grip of plaited copper wire and ribband, the latter decorated en suite with the hilt and retaining much of its original bright polish throughout. In its white vellum covered wooden scabbard with burnished steel mounts comprising locket, chape and middle band, the former two each fitted with a suspension ring. Circa 1770. A very rare and fine sword in very good condition, the beads with 4 very small losses. Two similar examples are exhibited in the Metropolitan New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The sword’s hilt was made in Woodstock near Oxford, Woodstock steel was renowned for its quality. The studs decorating the surface of the hilt are fitted individually and threaded onto the main body. Similar works from Birmingham, including the renowned factory of Matthew Boulton, made rivetted studs that were not removable and of poorer quality. A contemporary diarist, Sylas Neville, wrote, "Steel goods and gloves are the two staples of Woodstock. Their watch-chains and sword hilts are more highly polished and better standard than those of Birmingham. They polish all with hand. Their studs screw, and everything they make can be taken to pieces and cleaned whereas the Birmingham studs are rivetted." The small Woodstock workshops famed for cut steel jewellery, buckles and Cut-steel small swords were particularly sought after. Sold locally, but also in London its international reputation was spread by fashionable tourists visiting Blenheim Palace. In 1742 Horace Walpole sent Woodstock steel wares to the British Consul in Florence requesting that they be given as diplomatic gifts. In 1759 buckles were ordered for the King of Prussia and in 1768 the King of Denmark, The design of the present sword perhaps inspired those of Matthew Boulton and James Watt. The former went on to develop mechanised production techniques, including steam powered polishing wheels, that would see the decline of the Woodstock Manufactory. The production of steel goods near Woodstock can be traced back to 1643 with the establishment of a sword mill at nearby Wolvercott. The following century the area became well known for the high quality of its work, Count Frederick Kielmansegge wrote in his diary of 1761-2 that ’.....the best steel goods in London come from Woodstock and there is hardly a steelworker who does not employ several workmen’. Victoria & Albert Museum item number: M.29-1957&194;&160; Metropolitan NY association number:&194;&160;26.145.307 The Oxfordshire Museum. For an account of Woodstock hilts see The Rapier and Small Sword 1480-1820 by Norman 1980, pp 409 - 410. Dean, Bashford.&194;&160;Catalogue of European Court Swords and Hunting Swords: Including the Ellis, De Dino, Riggs, and Reubell Collections. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. no. 109, pl. LXXX. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Helmut Nickel, Stuart W. Pyhrr, Leonid Tarassuk, and American Federation of Arts.&194;&160;The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: An Exhibition. New York: The Federation, 1982. p, 113, no. 66, ill. Holcomb, Melanie, ed.&194;&160;Jewelry: The Body Transformed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. pp. 140"e;43, pl. 112. Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (https://antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4,995.00
Fine Pair of Brass Mounted Flintlock Holster Pistols by Sanders. SN 8608. A brass mounted pair of Holster Pistols 14 &194;&188;&157; overall, 8&157; brass swamped 28 bore barrels signed &156;Sanders Borough London&157; with London gunmaker´s proof Brass border engraved lockplate signed &156;Sanders&157;, swan necked cocks, bridle-less pan, engraved brass mounts comprising long eared butt caps, trigger guard with acanthus finial & sideplate. Two ramrod pipes, original horn tipped ramrods, both with worm. Walnut full stocks carved around the tangs. Circa 1780&194;&160; In very good original condition. Joseph Sanders, Hop Factor and Gunmaker, 131 Borough 1778-88. Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (https://antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : American
  • Local Price : $4995.00
Fine Presentation Civil War M1852 Naval Officer’s Sword. Fine quality and condition US M1852 Naval Officer's Sword made by Clauberg of Solingen and retailed by the famous New York firm of Schuyler, Hartley, & Graham; inscribed on the scabbard throat fitting “Presented to/Capt. E.A. Robinson/from the crew/U.S.S. Wilderness/1864″. Standard pattern with gilt brass hilt featuring pierced foliate decoration and ribbon bearing “USN” on the guard; sharkskin grip with brass wire wrap. Slightly curved 29 ½” single-edged blade with broad and narrow fullers, finely etched over its upper half with foliage, anchor, trident, and “USN” in ribbon on one side and “IRON PROOF”, capstan, stands of arms, and US flag on the other side. Ricasso marked “Clauberg/Solingen in an oval around a standing knight on one side and “SCHUYLER HARTLEY/& GRAHAM/NEW YORK” on the other side. Etching very clear and retains its original frosted finish. Black leather scabbard with brass mounts and double carry rings. Leather flaking but complete and mounts loose due to leather shrinkage. Retains a period gold bullion sword know, likely with it from the beginning (some wear and fading). USS Wilderness Originally built as the “B. N. Creary” in 1864 at Brooklyn, New York she was acquired by the Union Navy on 30 May, 1864 and simultaneously renamed “Wilderness”. She fitted out at the New York Navy Yard and was commissioned on 20, July 1864, being immediately assigned to the 2nd Division of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. After serving briefly at Hampton Roads and the James River she was sent to the North Carolina coast where she was fitted with four 24-pounders in October, 1864. She went into action almost immediately and on the night of 31 October while patrolling off New Inlet, North Carolina, pursued and captured the British blockade runner “Annie”. In December she participated in the attacks on Ft. Fisher where she assisted in the failed attempt to breach the fort by towing the sidewheel steamer “Louisiana” filled with explosives near the fort's walls. The ship exploded as planned but had little effect. On January 13, 1865 “Wilderness” brought troops to within 500 yards of the shore where they were loaded on boats for the final assault on Ft. Fisher. She was decommissioned on 10 June 1865 and transferred to the Treasury Department and served as a revenue cutter in the Gulf of Mexico. In 1873 she was renamed “John A. Dix” and was eventually sold in 1891.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4950
Click and use the code 23559 to search for this item on the dealer website Personalised & Named Naval Sword of an 1804 Naval Hero Commodore of a British East Indiaman Fleet & His Original Framed Portrait
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £4950
Click and use the code 23407 to search for this item on the dealer website Koto Era, Over 500 Year Old Samurai or Ninjutsu Battle-Sword Katana. Originally Designed and Fitted in Total Black For Combat. Han Dachi Mounted
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4950
Click and use the code 21852 to search for this item on the dealer website Superb & Very Rare Original Grouping, 5th to 7th Century Roman & Goth Period ´Ceremonially Folded´ Sword, From a Pagan Ritual, A Warrior or Legionary´s Spartha Sword, and War Shield Mounts
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £4950
Click and use the code 23121 to search for this item on the dealer website Super 700 Year Old Koto Era Samurai Sword Nagamaki Naoshi.
  • Nation : ?
  • Local Price : £4850.00
Cased Pair of Greatcoat Pistols by Smith. A Cased Pair of 18-Bore Flintlock Greatcoat Pistols by Smith of London. With browned sighted barrels, signed ‘London' in gothic script along the top flats, single platinum line with platinum touch-holes, profusely engraved tangs incorporating back-sights, stepped engraved locks retaining much original colour, fitted with sliding safety catches, the cocks decorated en suite, full-stocked in walnut cut with chequering at the grips, horn fore-end caps and with vacant oval escutcheons at the wrist, engraved steel mounts comprising trigger guards decorated with stands of arms and pineapple finials, engraved ramrod pipes with captive ramrods. The pistols in lovely condition retaining some original colour: in an associated period case, lined in blue baise with accessories including bullet mould, powder flask and cleaning rod, the exterior of the case fitted with a flush fitting carrying handle. Smith Dimensions: Bore: 18-Bore Barrel Length: 3.5 Inches (8.89 cm) Overall Length: 7.5 Inches (19.05 cm)
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £4850
Click and use the code 24338 to search for this item on the dealer website Most Beautiful Shinto Wakazashi Circa 1650 Signed Fuyuhiro. A Wonderful and Elegant Edo Period Sword of Exceptional Sophistication.
  • Nation : Dutch
  • Local Price : £4750
Click and use the code 23168 to search for this item on the dealer website Fabulous Large American Revolutionary Period Flintlock Blunderbuss
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4750
Click and use the code 21865 to search for this item on the dealer website Stunning, Historical, Napoleonic War&#acute;s Period, 1796 Pattern Officer´s Combat Sword of William A. Cuninghame, of the 95th
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4750
Rare mid-18th century British Cavalry Basket Hilted Sword. A rare mid-18th century British Cavalry Basket Hilted Sword with the hilt made of brass. This distinctive style of sword is amply described in various pieces of literature but examples rarely appear on the market. Robert Brooker states that one battle in which the sword type was used was  Dettingen in 1743 (see below for references).  This example is in excellent condition. The sword is mounted with an asymmetrical hilt comprised of four vertical bars, with the spaces infilled with three “S” shaped bars, which emanate from the hilt base and terminate by being forged onto a ring around the lower part of the pommel and into which the pommel stem sits. The guard bars of the hilt base are forged into a heart shape around the cross guard bar. The flattened bun shaped pommel is ribbed with an integral button on top. The spirally grooved wooden grip is covered with dark fish skin and bound with brass wire and mounted with brass ferrules top and bottom. This form of grip mount is typical for the type. The hilt retains its original leather liner. The single edged heavy blade is of robust form and tapers to a spear point. The blademaker's mark stamped on each side is of European origin. The blade  was probably made in Solingen. Other swords of this type have blades with similar marks which are variants of a cruciform theme and have a spear point. The blade was likely part of a government supply contract given that the base of a government ownership broad arrow mark is stamped on the blade very near the hilt with the crown above most likely obscured by the cross guard bar.  Perhaps some other marks are present on the tang hidden by the quillon block and grip which would further indicate government acceptance and ownership. The overall length is 40.75 inches (103 cm) and the blade is 34.75 inches (88 cm) For other similar examples and discussions of this sword type see see the following literature: Robert Brooker, British Military Pistols and Associated Edged Weapons, Colorcraft Ltd, 2016, page 120, fig 24 Cyril Mazansky, British Basket-Hilted Swords, Boydell Press / Royal Armouries, 2005, page 216. Charles Martyn, The British Cavalry Sword from 1600, Pen & Sword Military, 2004, fig 27, page 50. Leslie Southwick, The price Guide to Antique Edged Weapons, Antique Collectors' Club, 1982, page 144, fig 390
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4,650.00
British Naval Officer’s Sword c1800. Excellent sword with gilt brass hilt with decorative extended beak pommel possibly inspired by the Egyptian campaign. The grip is bone bound with gilt wire, single edged curved blade with false damascus pattern. Complete with matching scabbard maker marked Johnstons London two loose rings and frog stud
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4,650.00
16th Century Sword Double Handed. Double Handed 16th Century Sword with large fluted pommel long leather swollen grip to allow for both hands. Ring guard front and rear with extended quillons ending in circular design. The blade is a later Victorian replacement broad double edged with short fuller to centre. This sword is being sold as a composite with original hilt parts and later blade however extremely well balanced overall a very good sword
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4500
English “Mortuary” hilted sword dating to the middle part of the 17th century. A fine English “Mortuary” hilted sword dating to the middle part of the 17th century and the English Civil War, Commonwealth and Protectorate periods. The hilt of this sword is of typical form consisting of a broad saucer-shaped guard plate from which three main curved flattened guard bars taper upwards ending with flattened angled terminals screwed into the pommel. The sword is notable because of its robust build, fine condition and the higher than average quality of the chiselled decoration. The convex surface of the guard plate is covered with the finely executed busts of eight men, four located either side of the blade. Two, opposite each other, are wigged figures, probably judges. The others have a more grotesque appearance. The remaining spaces are filled with panels of delicate foliage and fine swirling tendrils. The pommel is decorated in the same foliate style. Two downward facing bars emanate from each side of the knuckle bow towards its middle and join the base of each side guard bar to add strength to the structure. The base of each side guard bar is strengthened with a fishtail or merlon terminal which joins the bars to the dish.  The downwardly curled ribbed wrist guard strengthens the rear edge of the plate. The guard bars are decorated with chiselled lines. The pommel is globular in shape and has an integral button on top and a pronounced flared neck beneath. The wooden grip is spirally wrapped with a binding in raised relief and covered with leather. It sits on an iron flanged plug mounted onto the inside of the guard plate from which two langets extend through the tang aperture to flank the blade either side for a short distance below the hilt. The single-edged blade has a pronounced fullered ricasso. A broad shallow fuller runs from the hilt underneath the blunt spine of the blade and terminates a short distance from the tip after which the blade is double edged. A second shorter fuller of similar width opposite the first runs each side for the length of the ricasso after which the main cutting edge of the blade begins. An unknown Blade Maker's stamp is applied on each side within the fuller as is an orb and cross mark a short distance away. The blade was probably made in Solingen in Germany. Huge numbers of blades were imported into Britain during the Civil War period to fulfil demand for swords on both Royalist and Parliamentarian sides.  The blade is 33.75 inches long (86 cm) and overall the sword measures 40 inches (101.5 cm) long. Stuart C Mowbray in “British Military Swords”, Mowbray Publishing, 2013, dedicates a section to Mortuary Swords in pages 178 to 225, as does Cyril Mazansky, in “British Basket Hilted Swords”, Boydell Press 2005, Chapter 11, pages 233 to 280. The similarities between the engraved patterns on the hilts of the swords illustrated in these books and our sword, although they are all somewhat different, shows that the quality of chiselling and engraving present on our sword is of superior quality compared to most other than those known to have been commissioned for nobility of one form or another. This sword is of a style which does not adopt the secondary rear guard bars which appear on some mortuary swords which extend downwards from the  side guard bars to fix on the guard plate nearer to the wrist guard edge.  The robust and broad expanse of the guard of this sword dispenses with the need as can be seen in the examples present in Mowbray and Mazansky.
  • Nation : ?
  • Local Price : £4500.00
Pair of 16-Bore Percussion Officers Pistols. A Pair of 16-Bore Percussion Officers Pistols by Bourne of London. With browned, sighted octagonal barrels engraved ‘LONDON' along the top flats and with rear-sights towards the breech, foliate engraved case-hardened breech plugs, foliate engraved tang retaining much original finish, foliate engraved locks signed ‘BOURNE' cocks decorated en suite, full-stocked in walnut retaining much original varnish with horn fore-end caps, engraved steel trigger guards, one retaining all original finish, the other slightly rubbed but still good, captive ramrods: in an associated modern case, lined and fitted in green baise with accessories and reproduction trade label. A nice clean set. Bourne Joseph. Gunmaker, Birmingham, 1849-66. Marked guns, ‘London'. Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA. Dimensions: Bore: 16-Bore Barrel Length: 9 Inches (22.86 cm) Overall Length: 15 Inches (38.10 cm)
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