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APRIL, 2021 - ON-LINE CATALOGUE A56

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CATALOGUE A56 April 2021: ITEMS NO 201 – 300

201 SUPERB FRENCH ½ STOCKED D/B FLINTLOCK GUN BY GUILLAUME BERLEUR: 17 bore; 34½” round Damascus twist barrels with gold vents, gold to band & floral motifs on breeches, signed Guillaume Berleur in large gold script; bead front sight; f. to g. bores; flat locks with gold acorns to tails, gold lined pans, swan neck cocks with gold scrolls, lhs lock signed Guillaume & rhs is Berleur in gold, rhs lock slightly a/f; steel furniture with gold inlay includes butt tang with gold Stag, t/guard with gold motifs & tail pipe with gold flower; vg profiles throughout & 90% original finish to all parts; vg Walnut stock with chequered forend & wrist, the later terminating into an elaborately carved Boar’s head, butt with cheek rest to lhs, chip absent to lhs lock flat; includes brass tip rod; o/a in gwo & vg cond. C.1800 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$4000 – 6000
202 ENGLISH S/B FLINTLOCK HALF STOCKED FOWLER by S.EVANS: 13 bore; 33" damascus round barrel, breech with gold poincon of GALLYON CAMBRIDGE, gold vent; small bead sight, g. bore; stepped lock with bevelled sides & engraved designs to tail & flat, signed S.Evans, swan neck cock, rain proof gold lined pan, roller frizzen, crisp action; vg brown twist finish to barrel, lock with some case colour, grey patina to steel furniture comprising t/guard with pineapple finial, butt plate & rod pipe, all engraved ensuite; g. profiles & markings; g. stock with chequered wrist, few minor bruises, small expert repair to lock flat end, small chip near forend rhs, fitted with silver barrel key & vacant wrist escutcheons, period fitted wrist grip, leather cheek rest in f. cond; original rod with sheathed worm; all complete & original; vgwo & vg cond. C.1810 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$2500 – 3500
203 SCOTTISH COUNTY ARCHERY & RIFLE CLUB 1/2 STOCKED PERCUSSION RIFLE by MORTIMER: .60 Cal; 28" round Damascus barrel with top flat, engraved EDINBURGH, under side rib with 2 rod pipes, rhs with tubular sword bayonet bar; vg. to exc 2 groove bore; silver dovetail front & 3 leaf rear sights; borderline engraved lock marked MORTIMER; 85% orig finish to barrel, thin case colour to lock & breech tang, German silver furniture includes pineapple finial scroll grip t/guard, nose cap, rear rod pipe, vacant wrist escutcheon, ornate butt plate & patch box; all furniture, lock, breech tang & hammer engraved ensuite with acanthus foliate; patch box lid engraved with rampant Lion holding bow & target, surmounted with banner with COUNTY ARCHERY & RIFLE CLUB ~ FOR THE WEST OF SCOTLAND; g. cond stock with minor to moderate bruises & chequered wrist; vg profiles & markings, exc w/o & vg cond. C.1846. The County Archery & Rifle Club for West Scotland was instituted in 1846. #5781 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$2400 – 2800
204 INDIAN GOLD DAMASCENED COLT MODEL 1855 REVOLVING SHOTGUN: 10 bore; 30" round barrel with gold damascene work to muzzle & breech areas; 5 shot cylinder, side hammer, main frame, trigger guard & butt tang all with gold damascene including Indian writing to action rhs & Hindi script to lhs; gold damascene worn to trigger guard & butt tang otherwise 90% intact; action underlying dark plum patina to all metal; stock in g cond, minor scuffs & small crack at wrist; smooth profiles; a/f. Only 1100 made from 1860-63 & purported to be owned by Maharajah of Hydrabad. #921 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$6000 – 8000
205 BRITISH JACOBS PERCUSSION DOUBLE RIFLE: 32 bore; 24" barrels; g bores with very well defined 4 groove rifling; standard front & rear sights for this model rifle; bayonet boss to rhs; back action locks marked SWINBURNE & SON 1860; vg. profiles & clear markings; 90% original finish to barrels & sights; soft grey to hammers, locks & hinged steel patch box; scroll grip iron t/guard; patch box marked JACOBS RIFLES; vg cond stock with minor scuffs; all complete with swivels & rod; gwo & vg cond. A very scarce rifle. For sword bayonet of correct type see Lot 259 & rare bullet mould Lot 593 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$4000 – 5000
206 INDIAN GOLD DAMASCENED REVOLVING RIFLE by Deane, Adams & Deane: 40 bore; 23¼" round barrel with gold damascene work to full length including gold Hindi script under muzzle; g. bore, 3 rear leaf sights to 300 yds; 5 shot cylinder, enclosed hammer shroud, main frame & trigger guard are all in gold damascene; top strap inscribed DEANE, ADAMS & DEANE 30 KING WILLIAM ST,T, LONDONBRIDGE, frame with ADAMS PATENT No13041R; butt in vg cond with chequered wrist, Hindi number to rhs; f to g profiles, underlying mottled plum patina to all metal, gold damascene worn to t/guard tang, all else 95% intact; action crisp. Purported to be owned by Maharajah of Hydrabad. C.1853 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$5000 – 7000
207 AFGHAN made MARTINI HENRY RIFLE: 25 bore; 35" barrel; standard front & rear sights; p. bore; unsigned receiver; smooth profiles; brass trigger box, butt plate & barrel bands; light grey patina to barrel & action; intact stock with moderate damage to butt rhs; gwo & f cond. N/L Catalogue A56 $500 – 700
208 SILVER MOUNTED D/B PERCUSSION SHOTGUN by J.M. BROWN: 12G: 36" round barrels, top strap inset with silver hunting scene & motifs & engraved banner with LONDON FINE DAMASCUS TWIST, breech with 3 gold bands & platinum plugs; silver bead sight, dirty bores; locks & hammers are fully engraved with acanthus foliate, game birds & J.M.BROWN; engraved silver furniture includes tailpipe, trigger guard & butt plate all hallmarked to Birmingham 1853; 95% orig Damascus twist barrel finish, locks with light grey patina; vg half stock of figured Walnut with chequered wrist & fore end, some moderate bruises to butt & minor loss below rhs lock; good profiles, clear markings, original rod & worm; gwo & cond. The property of a gentleman. N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$2000 – 3000
209 SCARCE 17TH CENTURY AUSTRIAN WHEELOCK RIFLE by P. GRUBER: .48 Cal; 33" octagonal barrel marked P.GRUBER IN INNSBRUCK; g bore, 7 groove; front blade & notched tang rear sight; flat lock plate with sliding pan cover, plate engraved with mounted hunter shooting Wolves, dog head engraved with Serpent; fitted with internal wheel; wheel cover with wreath surround engraving; ornate brass furniture includes 2 rod pipes, large inclined fingered t/guard, skeletonised & recessed thumb rest to wrist, skeletonised serpents side plate & flat butt plate; copiously carved, inlaid & decorated full stock features ivory inlaid game birds & animals to both sides of stock from action to muzzle within continuous entwined vines & flowers, cheek rest with edge of horn features circular ivory panel scrimshawed with hunters, hounds & Bear are surrounded by entwined ivory inlaid vines, flowers & game; sliding patch box lid with ivory rosettes; horn tipped rod & nose cap; stock in o/a g cond with few minor age flaws; spanner absent; g. cond o/a. An impressive piece. C.1660 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$7000 – 9000
210 SCARCE FLINTLOCK TRADE MUSKET: 30 bore; 45½" round barrel with Birmingham proofs to breech; rounded lock marked WARRANTED, engraved Elephant & castle; mottled dark grey barrel patina & pale grey to lock; slender beech ¾ stock with JOHNSTONES & CO LIMITED GLASGOW roundel to butt, minor bruises; g. profiles, stock & brass furniture in reduced Brown Bess style; action slightly a/f, g. o/a cond. C.1870 N/L Catalogue A56 $1000 – 1300
211 MIDDLE EASTERN MIQUELET CARBINE: 32 bore; 27½" octagonal twist barrel with flared muzzle; p. bore, rifled with 3 grooves, plain front & rear sights; lock of standard design, with sliding pan cover, hammer slightly bent; ball trigger; half stock in local timber, some splits & copious steel sheathing includes decorative elements, forend of steel sheathing; worn profiles; fair cond & w/o. C.19th cent. Purported to have been found in Lightning Ridge. N/L Catalogue A56 $800 – 1100
212 TURKISH MIQUELET RIFLE: 50 bore; 37½" octagonal figured twist barrel with flared muzzle, touch marks to breech; g. bore, rifled with 7 grooves, large tang sight with 5 peep holes; standard lock with some decoration in relief; ball trigger; mottled grey finish to barrel & lock; vg cond striped walnut ¾ stock, 5 silver barrel bands, brass sheaved forend, butt & action with inset skeletonised decorative brass panels; g. profiles, gwo & cond. C.18th cent. N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$2700 – 3200
213 RARE SUPER-IMPOSED LOAD TORADOR MATCHLOCK MUSKET: 28 bore; 45" round barrel, flared muzzle, breech with stamped BKN159, two integral pans & covers 85mm apart, gold overlay motif near muzzle; serpentine type action, forward serpentine is missing, gold motifs to trigger, one absent; full stock is completely encased with small pinned panels of orange dyed bone; possibly made for show more than function; g. cond. Late 19th to early 20th cent. Designed to hold two charges with a flash-proof seal between, the forward-most being fired first. N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$1800 – 2500
214 MOROCCAN FULL STOCKED SNAPHAUNCE GUN: .55" Cal; 46¼" round to octagonal barrel with flared muzzle & dark plum patina; standard lock with sliding pan cover, action a/f; vg cond full stock, decorated with large silver engraved niello panels & round silver nail heads; engraved niello silver bands in alternating designs cover entire barrel; g cond o/a. early 19th Cent. An impressive example. N/L Catalogue A56 $1700 – 2200
215 MOROCCAN HALF STOCKED SNAPHAUNCE GUN: .65" Cal; 48¼" round to octagonal barrel with flared muzzle, dark brown patina; standard lock with sliding pan cover, action a/f; g. cond half stock, decorated with large silver engraved niello panels & round silver nail heads, a few absent; 3 wide silver bands to barrel; 3 rod pipes to barrel replacing original stock of old; f. cond o/a. Early 19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $1500 – 1900
216 MOROCCAN FULL STOCKED SNAPHAUNCE GUN: .52" Cal; 46¼" round to octagonal barrel in the white with flared muzzle; vg. standard lock with sliding pan cover, action a/f; vg cond full stock, profusely decorated with large silver skeletonised motifs, bone inlays, silver wire & round silver nail heads; butt includes layered sections of marine ivory & silver, chipped butt toe; engraved niello silver bands spaced along entire barrel; g. cond o/a. Early 19th cent. Another impressive example. N/L Catalogue A56 $1800 – 2400
217 INDIAN TORADOR MATCHLOCK MUSKET: 17 bore; 49½" round damascus barrel with gold damascene to flared muzzle & to breech areas; standard serpentine type lock; unusual 26" long side plates of black lacquered steel 50% finish remains; g. cond full stock with 5 fine silver wire barrel wraps, one absent, old break near a rear wrap, full length has painted & lacquered border designs & motifs, breech cap treated alike, butt cap of ivory & with copious ivory inlays to all butt surfaces; g. profiles, near original finish to barrel; includes ivory tipped rod & swivels; vgwo & cond. Mid-19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $2000 – 2500
218 MOROCCAN SNAPHAUNCE FULL STOCKED MUSKET: 20 bore; 44" round barrel with silver inlay tulip panels at breech, some engraving, held to stock with two silver bands; notched rear sight & silver grotesque mask front sight; flat lock of type design, sliding pan cover, inlaid silver panels to flats, silver grotesque mask to pan end, action a/f; dark grey patina to barrel, moderate pitting, light pitting to lock & trigger guard; full stock in o/a g. cond, absent sliver to barrel channel lhs, minor repair at nose, minor age split at butt, intact silver wire inlay designs to butt & breech areas & floral motif to each side; g. cond o/a. Excellent ! C.1850 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$2700 – 3200
219 MOROCCAN FULL STOCKED SNAPHAUNCE GUN: .62" Cal; 56½" round barrel with engraved designs to breech, minor pitting; ornate engraved lock with inlay designs of brass, sliding pan cover, light pitting; vg cond full stock, spliced as typical behind rear band, floral wire inlay to butt & breech with wire inlay script; 6 wide brass bands to barrel; replaced rod; gwo & cond. C.1800 N/L Catalogue A56 $2200 – 2700
220 EUROPEAN JAEGAR PERCUSSION RIFLE: .60" Cal; 25¾" octagonal barrel fitted with sword bayonet bar, chambered breech; f. bore with 7 grooves; brass front & rear sights; old heavy pitting to barrel; plain rounded lock, period convert from flintlock; adjustable set triggers; f. cond full stock with wood patch box lid, age split to butt rhs, cheek rest to lhs, chip absent near sword bar; brass furniture includes spur trigger guard, side plate, butt plate, ramrod pipes, sheet metal nose cap; steel ramrod; stock with dark patina; o/a f wo & cond. C.1840 N/L Catalogue A56 $1500 – 1700
221 FRANCOTTE FULL STOCKED REVOLVING RIFLE: 442 Rook long C/F; 6 shot; 24” round barrel; f. bore; dovetail front sight & sighting groove to top strap; plain frame & cylinder; g. profiles; patchy grey finish to barrel, frame, cylinder & fittings; fair to g. butt stock & forewood; complete except loading gate latch; gwo & f to g cond. # NVN N/L Catalogue A56> $900 – 1200
222 U.S. SHARPS MODEL 1863 STRAIGHT BREECH LOADING CARBINE: 52 Cal; 22” barrel; g. bore except a bit of pitting near the muzzle; standard sights & fittings; SHARPS PATENT 1852 & RS LAWRENCE PAT 1859 to lock plate; C.SHARPS PAT SEPT 12TH 1848; g. profiles & markings; plum finish to barrel, band & butt trap, the balance a mottled grey; g. stock with moderate bruising; complete with saddle ring & bar; gwo & cond. #C24854 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$1800 – 2000
223 COLT MODEL 1855 HALF STOCKED PERCUSSION REVOLVING CARBINE: 56 Cal; 5 shot cylinder; 23” round barrel with bayonet fitting; p. bore; wear to profiles, very faint COLT marking to top strap; plum finish to barrel, frame, cylinder & fittings; dark brown patina with v. fine pitting o/a; g. stock & forewood; g. iron butt plate with trap; all complete & w.o. C.1860 #1352 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$3000 – 4000
224 U.S. GALLAGER PERCUSSION BREECH LOADING CARBINE: 50 Cal; 22¼” round barrel with a sliding breech; vg bore; standard sights & fittings; lock plate marked GALLAGERS PATENT JULY 15TH 1860 & MANUFACTURED BY RICHARDSON & OVERMAN PHILAD; g. profiles & clear markings; blue/ plum finish to barrel; mottled grey to frame & lock plate; soft grey to hammer, t/guard, lever, butt trap & butt plate; g. stock; complete with saddle ring & bar; gwo & cond. #15728 N/L Catalogue A56 $1800 – 2000
225 UNUSUAL EUROPEAN PERCUSSION BREECHLOADING TARGET RIFLE: .58 Cal; 26" octagonal barrel, breech with 2 silver bands & poincons, 12 decorative silver arrow points; g. bore, 8 groove rifling; dovetailed front sight, rear sight with adjustable elevation via knurled knob below trigger guard; back action lock, hammer & action body all engraved with geometric swirls & designs; decorative iron butt plate with carved in relief tang & trigger guard with ensuite engraving; barrel, lock & breech with dark plum brown patina, good profiles; g. cond walnut butt entirely carved in relief, cheek rest to lhs, minor scuffs; undoing a knurled screw allows the barrel to pivot sideways & withdraw from the breech its short loading chamber with integral nipple bolster; gwo & cond. C.1850 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$1300 – 1600
226 BRITISH PAGET FLINTLOCK CAVALRY CARBINE: .66 Cal; 16" barrel with captive rod, swivel a/f; standard sights, ordnance proof stamps & also ELG Belgium mark; standard lock marked TOWER & Portuguese Crown, re-inforced cock & integral pan; brown/grey finish to barrel, lock & fittings; mellow brass regulation furniture; slight wear to profiles; clear lock markings; g. blonde walnut stock, minor scuffs, 8 nails to butt rhs; lhs stock & barrel both stamped JRS; all complete with saddle ring & bar; gwo & cond. The British Govt bought many arms from Belgium & supplied arms to Portugal. C.1815 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$2500 – 3000
227 ENGLISH HORESMAN’S FLINTLOCK RIFLE by WOGDON: 25 bore: 24" swamped octagonal barrel with captive rod, swivel assembly repaired, gold vent, top flat engraved Wogdon LONDON; standard sights, 8 groove f. cond bore; stepped lock with bevelled edges, bolted safety, swan neck cock, semi-water proof pan & engraved Wogdon, crisp action, vg cond full walnut stock with unusual abrupt oval butt, minor bruises; steel furniture includes acorn t/guard finial & long saddle bar with ring; gwo & cond. Ref O’Sullivan & Bailey’s ‘Robert Wogdon’, p.267 for this type of gun. C.1790 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$3000 – 3500
228 ENGLISH BARBAR FULL STOCKED FLINTLOCK COACHING CARBINE: 16" swamped barrel, ¾" at the muzzle; breech struck with London Gunmaker’s proofs & IB maker’s stamp; plain rounded lock plate inscribed BARBAR; fitted with a swan necked cock, separate pan & unusual half cock pivot safety bar, crisp action; mellow brass t/guard & furniture, skeletonised side plate; smooth profiles, clear markings; vg. stock with minor bruises; complete with horn tipped rod with sheathed worm; gwo & vg cond. C.1760 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$3500 – 3800
229 ENGLISH BRASS BARREL FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS with BAYONET by BUNNEY: 1¼" at muzzle; 14" round to octagonal 3 stage brass barrel, London proofs & LONDON inscription; spring bayonet with 7½" blade fitted below barrel & released by a small trigger; ramrod & two brass pipes fitted to barrel lhs; bevel edged stepped lock with bolted safety, border engraved & inscribed Bunney; fitted with a swan neck cock, roller frizzen & integral pan; border engraved brass t/guard, butt plate, nose plate & side nail escutcheons; g. profiles & markings; mellow patina to all brass; g. half stock with v minor bruising, small old repair to lhs flat, chequered wrist; minor pitting to lock, small repair to t/guard; complete; strong action & g cond. C.1800 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$3800 – 4500
230 ENGLISH BRASS BARREL FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS by E. BAKER: 11/8" at muzzle; 14" round to octagonal brass barrel, inscribed LONDON; bevel edged stepped lock with bolted safety, border engraved & inscribed E. Baker, fitted with a ring neck cock & semi w/proof integrated pan; bordered & engraved brass t/guard, butt plate & side plate; g. profiles & markings; even patina to all brass; vg. full stock with v minor bruising; complete with rod; crisp action & vg cond. C.1815 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$3500 – 4000
231 AFGHAN JESAIL FLINTLOCK MUSKET: 18 bore; 55½" round barrel, decorative rings to flared muzzle & breech, secured by 11 brass bands; fitted with an East India Co musket lock, marked on tail BARNETT, centre with EICo bale stamp, 1805 & crown/2 inspection stamp; ring neck cock & integral pan, slightly a/f; cleaned grey finish to lock, patchy brown patina to barrel; iron furniture; vg full stock with 16 x Mother of Pearl inlays to curved butt, small wood loss at forend lhs. Mid-19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $1200 – 1600
232 OMANI ‘ABU FITILA’ MATCHLOCK MUSKET: 28 bore; 45" round, 4 stage barrel with chiselled, flared muzzle & multi fluted section ahead of round breech with 3 Islamic touch marks, integral pan with cover; enclosed serpentine lock with skeletonised brass trigger; full stock with 7 silvered copper wire bindings, forward half of stock sheathed in single brass sheet wrap, wood loss to barrel channel edges, age split lhs near side flat, layered wood butt plate; complete with turned rod; gwo & cond. Mid-19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $900 – 1200
233 ALBANIAN STEEL MOUNTED MIQUELET GUN: .65" Cal; 52" round to octagonal barrel with fluted flared muzzle, breech stamped LAZARI CONIAZO; f. cond lock with engraved components, action a/f; full metal sheathed stock includes 6 engraved brass barrel bands, engraved trigger guard, butt is fully worked with repeating designs including brass panels & Mother of Pearl inlay; all metal is in the white with pale patina; complete with original rod; g. cond. C.1850 N/L Catalogue A56 $2500 – 3500
234 INDIAN TORADOR FLINTLOCK MUSKET: 15 bore; 43¼" octagonal barrel of watered ‘Wootz’ steel, dark brown patina; standard lock with replaced swan neck cock, action a/f; f. cond full stock, moderate bruises & small edge repairs, with 5 brass sheet barrel bands, decorated brass sheet to breech cap, carved designs to butt; f to g cond o/a. An unusual & early gun. Early 19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $800 – 1100
235 INDIAN TORADOR MATCHLOCK MUSKET: 28 bore; 49" round barrel with flared muzzle, integral pan with cover, all with dark brown mottled patina; standard serpentine type lock; f. cond full stock, usual splice at rear band, moderate bruises, splits & edge loss, with 2 iron barrel bands, decorated brass sheet & rosettes & old leather cover to butt; f to g cond o/a & gwo. Early 19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $500 – 800
236 MOROCCAN FULL STOCKED SNAPHAUNCE GUN: 32 bore; 47¾" round to octagonal, 3 stage Belgian made barrel with ELG stamp to breech; lock with engraved components & with gold poincon, sliding pan cover, action a/f; vg cond full stock with 11 ornate silver barrel bands, skeletonised, nielloed silver to breech & decorative silver nails & bands to broad fishtail butt; g. cond o/a. Mid-19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$2000 – 2500
237 GOLD DAMASCENED INDIAN TORADOR MATCHLOCK MUSKET: 22 bore; 42½" round damascus barrel with decorative flared muzzle & breech, integral pan with cover; standard serpentine type lock with side plates of polished steel including pricker holder; exc. cond full stock with 7 cane barrel bands; gold damascene to muzzle, breech, side plates, trigger, rear sight & pan; some wood absent at breech cap, pricker absent, includes THE BRITISH ANTIQUE DEALERS ASSOCIATION sticker on butt; complete with tompion, rod, swivels & rare sling strap; vg to exc. wo & cond. Seldom encountered in such quality & condition. C.1800N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$2800 – 3200
238 TURKISH MIQUELET SHORT MUSKET: .75" Cal; 34¾" round to octagonal to round watered barrel with gold wire inlay designs at muzzle, transition, breech & makers stamp, barrel key is absent; p. bore; vg. cond lock with engraved components & gold poincon, crisp action; g. full stock of figured wood with 3 silver barrel bands, ball trigger, copious & elaborate skeletonised inlay silver panels to butt & lock areas, feature butt cap of dark wood is loose & a break through action area is glued; complete with original rod; g. cond. Mid-19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $2200 – 2700
239 INDIAN TORADOR MATCHLOCK MUSKET: 18 bore; 48¼" 3 stage impressive fluted swamped barrel with chiselled flared muzzle & integral covered pan; enclosed serpentine lock with skeletonised trigger; full stock with 3 wide brass bands, usual splice at rear band, carved designs ahead of engraved steel side plates, inlaid ivory rosettes & crenulated ivory bands to butt & action; complete with rod & swivel; vgwo & cond. Early 19th cent N/L Catalogue A56 $2000 – 2500
240 INDIAN TORADOR MATCHLOCK GUN: 28 bore; 47½" round watered steel barrel with inlay gold designs to flared muzzle & to breech areas; standard serpentine type lock with skeletonised trigger; long side plates of polished steel with e ngraved borders; near original finish to barrel, silver grey finish to side plates g. cond full stock with 6 silver wire barrel wraps, ivory flowers & motifs to butt, breech cap decorated fully with ivory inlay, butt plate of steel & horn, old crack near rear wire wrap, scratch to butt rhs; vg profiles; includes rod; vgwo & cond. Mid-19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $2000 – 2500
241 AFGHAN JESAIL FLINTLOCK RIFLE: .50 Cal; 46½" round to octagonal barrel with flared muzzle & 4 sections of silver inlay designs, secured by 6 brass bands, tang end absent; f. bore with 6 grooves; fitted with an East India Co musket lock engraved with faint rampant lion, ring necked cock & integral pan; grey brown patina to all metal; g full stock with moderate bruises & borderline carved butt, incorporates mounting block for wall gun type swivel; comp with rod; fwo & g. cond o/a. Mid-19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $900 – 1200
242 INDIAN TORADOR MATCHLOCK MUSKET: 22 bore; 47½" round watered steel barrel with gold damascene to flared muzzle & to breech areas, integral pan with enfolding cover; standard serpentine type lock with ornate trigger & side plates of nielloed steel; g. cond full stock with 6 fine silver wire barrel wraps, original splice at forend; ivory to butt cap, inlay rosettes & fluted breech cap; g. profiles, near original finish to barrel & side plates; includes rod & swivel; crack & small loss to ivory butt cap; vgwo & cond. .Another example of good quality & condition. C.1800 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$2700 – 3100
243 SCARCE BRASS MOUNTED CHINESE SWORD: g. 28" slightly curved blade with 8" grooves to back edge; dragons to the ricasso; pommel with pierced decoration ensuite as ferrule; woven cotton twine grip with a lacquered finish, part of decoration to pommel missing; brass mounted fish skin scabbard with pierced brass mounts & chape, part of fish skin missing from tip of scabbard o/w o/a g. cond. C.1800 L/R Catalogue A56 $600 – 800
244 CHINESE QUING PERIOD SWORD: g. 29" straight blade with 7 round brass inlays; cast brass hilt, pommel & guard with Chinese characters; complete with brass scabbard with dragon to the mounts & ornamental markings to the scabbard; o/a g. cond. Possibly brought back to Australia from the Boxer rebellion. C.1760 L/R Catalogue A56 $500 – 700
245 FINE & UNIQUE INDO-PERSIAN NAGAN OR SERPENTINE SWORD: g. 27¼" watered, wavered blade with silver foliate inlay to both sides of the ricasso, lhs ricasso missing 25% of inlay; fine ivory hilt made of many faceted pieces of ivory in an interwoven effect & having a parrot head shaped pommel; vg cond. A rather unique sword not made with a scabbard. L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$800 – 1200
246 FINE INDO-PERSIAN KINDJAL: vg 26" double edged blade with centre groove to both sides; intricate gold inlay to one side; vg horn grip of classic form with gold inlay to tang; grip secured by 2 domed rivet heads, one heart shaped rivet, all with gold inlay; complete with vg leather over wood scabbard with silver bound chape & iron mount with gold damascene; all complete; o/a g. cond. C.1840 L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$1000 – 1400
247 QUALITY AFGHAN PULOWAR: vg 31" curved blade with 3 grooves to the back edge & areas of light staining; steel hilt of classic form with down turn quillions; spiral pommel with hinged sword knot swivel; complete with vg leather over wood scabbard with steel mounts; all complete; vg cond. C.1820 L/R Catalogue A56 $1200 – 1500
248 FRENCH CUIRASSIER TROOPER’S SWORD: vg 36.5" straight, double fullered blade with R B within circles to the ricasso; heavy 3 bar brass hilt with inspection stamp & s/n 1019; vg black leather grips bound with woven brass wire; n/s; vg cond. C. mid-19th C L/R Catalogue A56 $400 – 500
249 FLEMISH WALLOON CAVALRY SWORD: 35" straight blade with Kings proof to the forte, minor chips to both edges & o/a light & dark staining; pierced heart shaped guard, 3 bar hilt & urn shaped pommel; wooden grip with loose wire binding; grey finish to blade, hilt, pommel & half basket; o/a g. cond. C.1750 L/R Catalogue A56 $800 – 1000
250 ENGLISH SILVER MOUNTED SMALL SWORD: g. 32½" blue & gilt blade with incurved triangle section, the blue faded & 85% of the gilt of foliage panels remaining; vg hallmarked hilt with oval guard; D guard, grip & pommel decorated with silver leaves; n/s; great condition. C.1766 L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$500 – 700
251 PRESENTATION SILVER MOUNTED SWORD by HENRY WILKINSON: in the style of an open hilted Indian straight bladed Tulwar; vg 29½" straight etched blade, inscribed PRESENTED TO COLONIAL WILLIAM MCBEAN V.C. BY PAST & PRESENT OFFICER’S OF THE SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS AS A MARK OF THEIR ESTEEM 11TH MARCH 1877 & etched with acanthus leaves, urns & foliage; obverse side etched ensuite plus Regimental insignia of the 93rd Regt Sutherland Highlanders; HENRY WILKINSON PALL MALL LONDON to ricasso; silver hall marked open tulwar style hilt with floral etching to finials & pommel; in its excellent & original black leather over wood scabbard with silver hall marked fittings. Presented in a period wooden case, fitted & lined in Scottish tartan. Withof Colonel McBean, Victoria Cross winner. L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$2500 – 3500
252 EXCEPTIONAL SILVER MOUNTED TULWAH: vg 32" curved, watered steel blade; hilt of traditional form having a full coverage of overlaid, elaborate silver inlay work of foliage & scrolls; complete with pierced silver mounted locket with foliage decoration; extended length chape pierced with foliage & floral patterns; blue velvet covered scabbard with gold trim; all complete; o/a vg. cond. C.1760 L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$1200 – 1500
253 INDO-PERSIAN SHAMSHIR: exc curved, watered steel blade; brass horse head pommel; hilt inlaid with several semi-precious stones, a few missing; complete with light brown velvet over wood scabbard with poorly repaired chape o/w g. cond. C.1700 L/R Catalogue A56 $900 – 1200
254 BRITISH OFFICERS MARMALUKE SWORD WITH PERSIAN BLADE: vg cond 34½" curved unfullered watered damascus blade with foreign script near ricasso to both sides; sterling silver hilt hallmark to LONDON 1882, with vg cond ivory grips with a small repair to rhs; complete with navy blue plush velvet covered scabbard & silver seam; lizard skin chape & locket; silver shoe & suspension rings; vg cond o/a. L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$1500 – 2000
255 INDIAN TULWAH: vg curved, watered blade with a hole at the ricasso; faint central grooves; cast hilt of traditional form, chased with gold flowers & leaves against stippled black background; complete with faded red velvet scabbard with brass mounts. A vg example. C.1780 L/R Catalogue A56 $2300 – 4000
256 ENGLISH HANGER: f. cond single edged 24½" slightly curved blade with fuller to the back edge, grey finish with moderate staining & chips to the edge, no visible maker; brass hilt with a cast spiralling grooved grip; round pommel with button top; dished heart shaped counter guard inscribed M CUMBERAND 4 over 54 & a lobe shaped quillion; no scabbard; f to g cond. C.1750 L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$600 – 800
257 CHINESE SWORD: g. 29½" straight double edged blade with single central fullers & decorated with 7 round brass studs to each side; ricasso relief engraved with a dragon to both sides; brass cross guard & pommel of traditional form; grip bound with strips of red leather; complete with brass mounted, restored, red leather covered scabbard; g. cond.. C.1760 Quing period L/R Catalogue A56 $850 – 950
258 CHINESE SWORD: f to g 29½" straight double edged blade with central fullers decorated with 7 round brass studs to each side; ricasso relief engraved with a dragon to both sides; brass cross guard & pommel of traditional form with a dark patina; grip bound with woven cotton binding; complete with brass mounted wooden scabbard with loose copper wire binding; f to g cond. C.1820 L/R Catalogue A56 $700 – 850
259 SCARCE BRITISH JACOBS SWORD BAYONET: vg 30" double edged blade with an untouched blue/grey patina; exc hilt with grey finish & knurled leather grips secured by 4 rivets; n/s; vg cond o/a. To suit Lot 205 N/L Catalogue A56 $1200 – 1500
260 VERY GOOD INDIAN TULWAH: vg curved 32" blade with a clear watered pattern & gold inlaid cartouche of Delhi Armoury; black iron open hilt of traditional form with heavily applied gold foliage, leaves & flowers with a few vacant spots; complete with a burgundy over wood scabbard; g cond. C.1680 L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$1300 – 1600
261 FINE INDIAN PULOWAR: vg curved 31" blade with groove to back edge & twin grooves to the centre of the blade with Maker’s mark & several unidentified markings; black iron hilt of traditional form with gold Koftgari edging, sparse in some areas; comes with vg steel mounted, leather over wood scabbard; o/a vg cond. C.1700 L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$1800 – 2500
262 SUPERB SILVER MOUNTED INDIAN PULOWAR: 34" curved, watered blade with a clear pattern & areas of light staining, inlaid gold cartouche with Delhi Armoury Parasol & prayers; exc hilt of traditional form with pierced grip, languet & pommel; gold floral stud to languet; complete with blue velvet scabbard with silver trim. C.1700 L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$1600 – 1800
263 ALBANIAN MIQUELET MUSKET: 14 bore; 50" watered steel barrel; engraved lock with gold touch mark, action a/f; vg cond full stock with 7 ornate brass barrel bands, decorative brass panels with engraved motifs include birds & serpent, flared butt features carved in relief panels edged in brass & chiselled steel; complete with rod & side swivel; g. cond o/a. Early 19th cent N/L Catalogue A56 $1400 – 1800
264 NATIVE MOROCCAN SNAPHAUNCE GUN: 38 bore; 45" round to octagonal 3 stage barrel with flared muzzle; lock with sliding pan cover, action a/f; f. cond full stock with 8 iron barrel bands, butt framed in iron with some decorative elements, scorch mark to lock tail area; f. cond o/a. Early 19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $700 – 900
265 INDIAN TORADOR MATCHLOCK MUSKET: 18 bore; 48" round barrel with brown patina & silver koftgari to muzzle, mid & breech areas, with integral pan & cover; standard serpentine type lock with open trigger; side plates of polished brass; full stock with 11 bands of brass, wire & twine, original splice at mid-point, small losses to barrel channel; brass butt band, brass rosettes & fish to butt; breech cap of ivory; g. profiles, includes rod & swivels; gwo & cond. Early 19th cent N/L Catalogue A56 $2500 – 3000
266 18th CENT INDIAN TORADOR MATCHLOCK GUN: 11 bore; 43" round barrel chiselled all over & with gold decoration at muzzle & breech, pan cover is absent; standard serpentine type lock with trigger & side plates of nielloed steel incorporating Peacock designs; full stock, splice at rear band, 2 age splits at butt rhs, traces of original black lacquer finish in protected areas, 3 iron barrels bands; wood loss to carving near rear band; gwo & cond o/a. 18th cent N/L Catalogue A56 $2500 – 3000
267 SILVER & IVORY MOUNTED INDIAN TORADOR MATCHLOCK GUN: 25 bore; 47¾" octagonal damascus barrel with a soft grey patina, integral pan, tang peep sight & grotesque head fore sight; serpentine lock with chiselled & engraved trigger; side plates & breech cap of silver sheet with decorative rope edging; full stock of dark wood with splice near rear, some losses to barrel channel etc; 8 silver barrel bands; silver motifs to butt, silver & ivory butt cap; gwo & cond. Mid-19th cent N/L Catalogue A56 $1300 – 1700
268 MOROCCAN FULL STOCKED SNAPHAUNCE GUN: 22 bore; 48" round to oct Damascus barrel with 2 spiral panels, muzzle & breech with multiple recessed silver panels, gold poincon to breech; polished steel lock with recessed silver panels & poincon, soft brown Damascus finish to barrel; sharp profiles; vg cond full stock with 4 engraved brass barrel bands, short split near barrel channel lhs, fine silver wire inlay to all butt areas in vg cond; broad fishtail butt terminates with thick flat ivory cap; vg cond o/a. A lovely example. Early 19th cent N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$2300 – 2800
269 AFGHAN JESAIL FLINTLOCK MUSKET: 11 bore; 36" round Damascus barrel with flared muzzle & tang sight, secured by 6 brass bands; fitted with an East India Co musket lock, marked on tail with EICo bale mark & 1800, centre engraved J MANTON & crown/2 inspection stamp, swan necked cock & integral pan, action a/f; grey/brown finish to lock, mottled brown patina to barrel; brass furniture; g full stock with moderate bruises; complete with rod & sling. Late 19th cent N/L Catalogue A56 $800 – 1000
270 BALKAN ‘BOYLIYA’ MIQUELET GUN: 18 bore; 37¼" round 2 stage damascus barrel with inlaid brass crescent moon, stars & makers mark at breech; breech & tang overlain with engraved silver panels; lock & button trigger of traditional form, lock with silver overlay panels; barrel is in the white, bright patina to lock; vg cond ¾ stock copiously decorated in piqué style lacquered brass starlets & wire bordered diamond panels of mother of pearl, traditional butt extension decorated ensuite with large Star of David, butt capped in green Ivory with sliver absent at rhs; 3 barrel bands of embossed silver; good profiles & 99% decoration intact; complete with swivels & ivory tip rod; gwo & cond. C.1800 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$2800 – 3300
271 MOROCCAN FULL STOCKED SNAPHAUNCE GUN: 22 bore; 38¾" round to octagonal 3 stage barrel with Birmingham proofs to breech; good traditional lock with brass pan & pan cover, action a/f; g. full stock with 13 silver & 2 iron barrel bands, skeletonised & engraved silver panels to action areas, inlaid ivory designs to butt & side-plate area, iron framed broad fishtail butt capped with ivory, minor wood loss at barrel channel; g. cond o/a. Mid-19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $2000 – 2500
272 BALKAN MIQUELET RIFLE: .56 Cal; 33¼" octagonal damascus barrel with inlaid gold designs to muzzle & breech, maker’s mark onthe breech, breech tang sight with gold inlay; g. bore with 9 grooves; fully engraved lock of traditional form, crisp action; vg. cond full walnut stock fully decorated in piqué style lacquered brass starlets & dots, elaborate ivory inlay panels to 2 ivory headed barrel keys, side nail heads & ball trigger flat, traditional butt extension decorated ensuite, bands of piquéd white & green ivory to butt & to breech cap; 3 barrel bands of silver; barrel with even dark patina & lock in the white; g. profiles & decoration intact; complete with rod; vgwo & cond. A superb example. C.1800 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$3000 – 3500
273 MOROCCAN FULL STOCKED SNAPHAUNCE GUN: 22 bore; 45" round to octagonal damascus barrel with touch marks to breech; traditional lock with pan cover, action a/f; full stock with 16 silver barrel bands, front band slightly a/f, skeletonised & engraved silver panels with inlaid ivory designs to entire butt & side-plates areas, iron & silver framed broad fishtail butt capped with thick ivory, wood loss along barrel channel; elaborate trigger guard of silver plated brass; complete with rod; g. cond o/a. Early to mid-19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $1800 – 2300
274 BALKAN MIQUELET RIFLE: .65 Cal; 29¾" octagonal damascus barrel with inlaid thick gold floral designs to muzzle & breech, breech tang sight with gold inlay; f to g. bore with 9 grooves; lock of traditional form fully endowed with gold inlay, crisp action; vg. cond full walnut stock inlaid with skeletonised engraved silver panels, silver sheet to breech cap, green ivory nose cap, white ivory to rod channel, traditional butt extension decorated with piquéd brass starlets, silver studs & slender green & white ivory bands, small age split below forend; 3 barrel bands of silver; barrel with silver grey Damascus pattern, lock with deep plum patina; g. profiles & decoration intact except 2 barrel keys absent; complete with rod; vgwo & cond. Another superb example. C.1800 N/L Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$3200 – 3700
275 MOROCCAN FULL STOCKED SNAPHAUNCE GUN: .50 Cal; 48¼" round to octagonal barrel with flared muzzle, an iron rod is lodged within; traditional lock with pan cover seized & action a/f; barrel with severe old pitting; lock with brown patina & minor pitting, full stock with 11 embossed silver barrel bands each topped with a polished red coral insert; butt, breech cap & side flat areas covered in bone panels & silver plates with embossed designs & polished red coral inserts, silver framed broad fishtail butt capped with bone panels; silver sheathed brass t/guard; rod is corroded into its channel; complete & very pleasing o/a. Early to mid-19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $1500 – 1800
276 INDIAN MATCHLOCK GUN: 16 bore; 44" round Damascus barrel with flared muzzle, entire exposed metal with scenes in relief of large game animals; standard serpentine type lock; side plates of polished steel with faded gilt border design; light brown Damascus finish to barrel, pale grey patina to side plates; full stock with 7 bands of cane wrap & 1 of brass, original splices at mid-point & rear, small losses to barrel channel, entire stock decorated with painted & lacquered with designs & motifs, incorporating Deer & Leopards, small surface slither absent near butt; g. profiles, includes rod; fwo & g. cond. Early 19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $1300 – 1700
277 AFGHAN JESAIL FLINTLOCK MUSKET: 18 bore; 47¾" round Damascus watered steel barrel with flared muzzle & tang sight, 50% silver inlay design remains to muzzle & breech areas, secured by 6 brass bands; fitted with an East India Co musket lock, marked on tail 1809, centre engraved with a rampant Lion & crown/2 inspection stamp, swan necked cock & integral pan, action a/f; grey finish to lock, 90% finish to barrel; g full stock entirely adorned with pinned brass sheet motifs, butt adornment includes inset Mother of pearl designs; complete with rod & swivels. Mid-19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $1000 – 1200
278 INDIAN TORADOR MATCHLOCK MUSKET: 15 bore; 52½" round watered steel barrel with flared muzzle, traces of gold wash to muzzle & breech rings, integrated pan with enfolding cover; standard serpentine type lock with crouching Tiger trigger; steel side plates with 50% of silver koftgari work intact; even dark finish to barrel; g. profiles; g. cond full stock retains 40% original blackened finish, 5 cane barrel wraps, ivory inlay motifs to butt & trigger flat, breech cap of solid ivory; ivory butt cap, small wood loss to barrel edges, small chip at lhs side plate; rod & 1 swivel absent; vgwo & cond. Mid-19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $1100 – 1400
279 MOROCCAN FULL STOCKED SNAPHAUNCE GUN: 25 bore; 44¼" round Damascus barrel with fluting towards breech; traditional lock with inlay silver panels; 80% finish to barrel, mottled grey to lock; vg cond full stock with 5 ornate brass barrel bands, silver wire inlay to butt & side flats, lhs has a large silver wire inscription, unframed broad fishtail butt capped blonde wood; with rod; g. cond o/a. Mid-19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $1400 – 1700
280 INDIAN MATCHLOCK GUN: 15 bore; 42½" round barrel with flared muzzle, inlay gold bands at muzzle & breech; standard serpentine type lock; lacquered steel side plates; vg. cond full one piece stock with 5 brass bands, no losses & vg profiles, v. small age crack near ornate brass capped butt; mid brown patina to barrel, pale bronze colour patina to side plates; complete with swivels, rod & vent prick; vgwo & cond. Mid 19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $900 – 1300
281 INDIAN MATCHLOCK WALL GUN: 10 bore; 68" iron barrel with an ornate flared muzzle & secured by 3 brass bands, one absent; Indian script to the breech; serpentine lock, bent match holder; vg profiles & clear script; silver grey patina to barrel & side plates; vg stock but with wood loss at barrel channel x 3 & age split under forend; g. cond o/a. Stunning! Mid- 19th cent. N/L Catalogue A56 $1500 – 1800
282 INDIAN TULWAR: vg cond 34½" unfullered blade, narrowed from period sharpening, touch mark to ricasso & inscription to edge, 10" back edge; few small spots to blade; traditional open hilt & disc fully worked in silver koftgari; complete with khaki over wood scabbard. Mid-19th cent L/R Catalogue A56 $500 – 700
283 INDIAN TULWAR: vg cond 31" watered steel blade, tri-fullered, maker’s mark to forte, 10" back edge; v. few small blemish spots to blade; traditional hilt with bar & disc fully worked in silver koftgari; complete with blue velvet over wood scabbard. Mid-19th cent L/R Catalogue A56 $600 – 800
284 INDIAN TULWAR: vg cond 32½" single fuller broad blade, 11" back edge; even soft grey blade patina with traces of pattern; traditional open hilt & disc fully worked in gold koftgari; complete with blue velvet over wood scabbard. Mid-19th cent L/R Catalogue A56 $700 – 900
285 INDIAN TULWAR: vg cond 31" unfullered blade, 8" back edge; even soft grey blade patina, a few small marks; traditional open hilt & disc fully engraved & gold plated; complete with poor cond green silk over wood scabbard with g. cond gold chape. Mid-19th cent L/R Catalogue A56 $600 – 800
286 INDIAN TULWAR: exc cond 30½" watered steel blade, single wide fuller, museum No. to edge, 10" back edge; vg. cond even brown finish to blade; traditional hilt with bar & disc fully worked in gold koftgari, some wear to high spots; complete with painted canvas over wood scabbard, renewed. Mid-19th cent L/R Catalogue A56 $600 – 800
287 INDIAN TULWAR: vg cond 29½" watered broad steel, unfullered blade, maker’s marks to forte, 9" back edge; few small blemishes to blade; traditional hilt with bar all in the white; complete with tooled leather over wood scabbard in poor cond. Mid-19th cent L/R Catalogue A56 $400 – 600
288 INDIAN TULWAR: vg cond 30" watered steel blade, single wide fuller, old fighting edge small chips sharpened away, 9½" back edge; vg cond soft grey pattern to blade, maker’s marks to forte; traditional hilt with bar & disc fully worked in silver koftgari; complete with purple velvet over wood scabbard. Mid-19th cent L/R Catalogue A56 $400 – 600
289 INDIAN TEMPLE TULWAR: vg cond 32½" unfullered yataghan blade, 10" back edge, all of both sides with deities chiselled in relief, edging & prayer script all in gold gilt, spine incorporates ‘tears of the wounded’ (small free running balls); traditional open hilt & disc fully engraved steel & gold gilt; complete with mauve fabric over wood scabbard. Late 19th cent L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$1000 – 1200
290 INDIAN SERRATED TULWAR with ZULFAQAR POINT: vg cond 30" unfullered blade with serrated teeth from ricasso to point & scalloped back edge, point is split for 9¼" forming zulfaqar; soft grey patina to blade; traditional hilt & disc of chiselled steel with silver gilt grips; n/s. Mid-19th cent L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$700 – 1000
291 INDIAN TULWAR: vg cond 29½" steel blade, single multi groove fullers, 8" back edge; soft grey patina to blade with blemishes to 5" from point, engraved designs to both faces of forte, gold inscription & scallop chisel work to edge; traditional hilt with disc adorned with gold koftgari designs, 95% intact; complete with g. cond grey hide scabbard with wood liner. Mid-19th cent L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$600 – 800
292 SCARCE INDIAN SOSUN PATAH: vg. cond 30½" recurved watered steel blade with back rib; soft plum grey patina to blade; traditional hilt with bar & disc fully adorned with gold koftgari designs, 95% intact; complete with g. cond mauve cloth covered wood scabbard. Early 19th cent L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$900 – 1200
293 INDIAN TULWAR: vg cond 31½" watered steel single fullered blade, 10" back edge; blemishes to blade at forte & 2 x small edge nicks; traditional hilt with bar & disc fully engraved, design highlights in gold & silver gilt are faded, pommel with skeletonised silver swivel; complete with g. cond mauve velvet over wood scabbard. Mid-19th cent L/R Catalogue A56 $500 – 700
294 SILVER MOUNTED INDIAN TULWAR: vg cond 32" watered steel hollow ground blade, 9" back edge; small faint blemishes to foible; faint maker’s marks to forte; traditional hilt & disc of silver, fully engraved; complete with early mauve velvet over wood scabbard in f. cond. Mid-19th cent L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$600 – 800
295 MASSIVE INDIAN EXECUTIONER’S TEGHA: vg. cond 30" watered steel, very broad blade, 11½" back edge, 4 fullers to mid-section, the ricasso & forte very heavily adorned with panels in relief of gold damascened traditional deities & designs, deities of brass also applied; mottled light & dark brown patina, several small edge nicks; traditional Tulwar hilt with bar & disc fully adorned in gold, 50% remaining; complete with g. cond green velvet over wood scabbard. A very impressive sword! Early 19th cent L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$1000 – 1200
296 INDIAN TULWAR with FOREIGN BLADE: vg cond 30½" hollow ground blade with clip point, probably British, 6" back edge, engraved designs to fortes include Dragons & displays of arms; uniform mottled mid grey pattern to blade; traditional hilt & disc lavishly adorned with gold koftgari designs, 95% intact, disc is loose & retention plate absent; includes g. cond blue velvet over wood scabbard. Mid-19th cent L/R Catalogue A56 $600 – 800
297 INDIAN TULWAR: vg cond 33½" watered steel unfullered blade, 9" back edge; light blemishes to blade at ricasso & expert repair at forte; traditional hilt with bar & disc fully adorned with silver koftgari, 80% intact; complete with g. cond mauve cloth over wood scabbard. Early 19th cent L/R Catalogue A56 $450 – 600
298 EARLY PERSIAN SHAMSHIR WITH MUGHAL INFLUENCE: vg. cond 29½" wootz steel blade with even silver-grey finish, worn inlaid gold inscriptions at forte, ricasso damascened in gold, 95% intact; hilt with Mughal style finger-stalled ivory grips, one with crack & repair, back-strap bar & quillons gold damascened ensuite with blade 60% intact; complete with silk covered wood scabbard in f. cond. Early to Mid-18th cent. L/R Catalogue A56
Catalogue A56
$1600 – 2000
299 INDIAN TULWAR: vg. cond 31" blade, both sides entirely chiselled with a different in-relief continuous scene incorporating fighting Stags & Bulls, stampeding Elephants, Tigers, Leopards & Crocodiles devouring Men, Cattle, Mules & Deer; traditional hilt & disc adorned with silver & gold highlighted elements, 80% intact; N/S.
Early 19th cent L/R
Catalogue A56 $900 – 1100
300 INDIAN FIRANGI: g. 31" slightly re-curved watered blade, single fuller & maker’s marks to forte; even bright finish, few small blemishes; engraved basket hilt with red velvet lining intact; N/S. Early to mid-19th cent. L/R Catalogue A56 $600 – 900