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Auction Description for Thomas Del Mar Ltd (in association with Sotheby's): Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria
Viewing Notes:
Sunday 22 June 12 noon to 4pm
Monday 23 June 10am to 7pm
Tuesday 24 June 10am to 5pm
Sale Notes:
Please note that lots marked with a ** have been imported from outside the European Union (EU) to be sold at auction under Temporary Import Rules. When released to buyers within the EU, including the UK, the buyer will become the importer and must pay VAT at the rate of 5% on the hammer price and 20% on the Buyer's premium.

Please note that the armour stands and many of the display mounts used in the catalogue and the sale exhibition may be made available at cost price to the successful buyer of the relevant lot. Please contact us for prices and further details.
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544 lots | 526 with images

June 25, 2014

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A JAPANESE W.W.II OFFICER'S SWORD (KATANA) the

Lot 1: A JAPANESE W.W.II OFFICER'S SWORD (KATANA) the

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Description: A JAPANESE W.W.II OFFICER'S SWORD (KATANA) the first with curved single-edged blade with traces of a wavy hamon (the grip shrunk tightly over the tang), regulation brass mounts including tsuba, in its lacquered saya; the second of characteristic form, with slightly curved fullered blade, embossed copper ferrule and pommel each decorated with flowers, and bone grip, in its brass-mounted wooden scabbard the first: 65.7 cm; 25 7/8 in blade (2)

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A JAPANESE W.W.II OFFICER'S SWORD (KATANA) with

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Description: A JAPANESE W.W.II OFFICER'S SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade with traces of a wavy hamon (areas of light pitting, the grip shrunk tightly over the tang), regulation gilt-brass mounts including tsuba, in its lacquered saya together with a typed note from the vendor stating that it was brought back from the Far East by Flight Lieutenant N. C. Rouse, no. 177426 71.6 cm; 28 1/4 in blade

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**A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI) with curved

Lot 3: **A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI) with curved

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Description: **A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI) with curved single-edged blade (chipped, small areas of pitting), with traces of a wavy hamon, tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, signed Seki Ju Kanemune in shira-saya 58.3 cm; 23 in blade

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A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (WAKIZASHI) AND ANOTHER

Lot 4: A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (WAKIZASHI) AND ANOTHER

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Description: A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (WAKIZASHI) AND ANOTHER SWORD (KATANA) with first with curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon (chips), tang with later signature 'Echizen no kami Sukehiro' pierced with a single mekugi-ana, in shira saya; the second with curved single-edged blade, and signed tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana (pitted) the first: 45 cm; 17 3/4 in blade (2)

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A FINE JAPANESE IVORY-MOUNTED LARGE SWORD (TACHI),

Lot 5: A FINE JAPANESE IVORY-MOUNTED LARGE SWORD (TACHI),

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Description: A FINE JAPANESE IVORY-MOUNTED LARGE SWORD (TACHI), 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade retained by three ivory mekugi-ana passing through the tang (seized), carved hilt formed of sections of ivory, decorated with a vertical arrangement of figures divided by bands of scrolling foliage, including seated Samurai being entertained by female musicians, thick tsuba carved with a fire breathing dragon around the edge, in its saya of carved ivory en suite with the hilt, comprising further samurai scenes including combat with katana and yari, fitted with two carved ivory rings for suspension, each attached by a pin on a band of carved scrollwork inhabited by dragons and monsters (the ivory with small cracks, chips and minor repairs) 80 cm; 31 ½ in blade

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A JAPANESE ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD

Lot 6: A JAPANESE ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD

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Description: A JAPANESE ARMOUR (TOSEI GUSOKU), EDO PERIOD comprising ten-plate iron kabuto, the outside lacquered with thirty three raised ribs, fitted with mabizashi lacquered red on the underside, brass tehen, shikoro of five lacquered iron lames, the uppermost fixed to the skull and with plain fukigaeshi, well modelled lacquered iron mempo with pronounced chin and scalloped upper border, the inside lacquered red (nose missing), fitted with yodarekake of three lacquered iron lames, lacquered iron dõ, kusazuri of five lames, a pair of ko-sode each of six lames, a pair of lacquered iron and mail kote, iron and mail haidate, and a pair of suneate (areas of wear and disarticulation) See note at front of catalogue for information concerning stands

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A BRASS KAKU-MOKKOGATA (SHINCHU) TSUBA, 20TH

Lot 7: A BRASS KAKU-MOKKOGATA (SHINCHU) TSUBA, 20TH

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Description: A BRASS KAKU-MOKKOGATA (SHINCHU) TSUBA, 20TH CENTURY decorated in takabori with the priest Mongaku with Yoritomo, unsigned 9.3 cm; 3 1/2 in

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A CIRCULAR IRON NOMURA SCHOOL TSUBA, 20TH CENTURY

Lot 8: A CIRCULAR IRON NOMURA SCHOOL TSUBA, 20TH CENTURY

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Description: A CIRCULAR IRON NOMURA SCHOOL TSUBA, 20TH CENTURY pierced and decorated in gilt with warriors and pine tree, signed Kaneishi Nomura Kanenori 8.8 cm; 3 1/2 in

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TWO CIRCULAR IRON SOTEN TSUBA, 20TH CENTURY

Lot 9: TWO CIRCULAR IRON SOTEN TSUBA, 20TH CENTURY

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Description: TWO CIRCULAR IRON SOTEN TSUBA, 20TH CENTURY pierced and decorated in gilt with warriors' battle, signed Goshu Hikone ju Soheishi Nyudo Sotensei both 8.1 cm; 3 1/4 in (2)

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TWO CIRCULAR IRON SOTEN TSUBA, 20TH CENTURY

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Description: TWO CIRCULAR IRON SOTEN TSUBA, 20TH CENTURY pierced and decorated in gilt with warriors' battle scene, signed Goshu HIkone ju Soheishi Nyudo Soten sei both 7.9 cm; 3 1/8 in (2)

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AN OVAL IRON TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY pierced and

Lot 11: AN OVAL IRON TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY pierced and

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Description: AN OVAL IRON TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY pierced and decorated in gilt with warriors, unsigned 7.5 cm; 3 in

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A CIRCULAR IRON TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY With gilt

Lot 12: A CIRCULAR IRON TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY With gilt

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Description: A CIRCULAR IRON TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY With gilt decoration depicting Jo and Uba under a pine tree (from a Noh play), unsigned 7.1 cm; 2 3/4 in

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TWO IRON TSUBA, LATE 19TH CENTURY The first a

Lot 13: TWO IRON TSUBA, LATE 19TH CENTURY The first a

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Description: TWO IRON TSUBA, LATE 19TH CENTURY The first a mokko shape Katchushi style tsuba, pierced with a kiri (paulownia), hollyhock (omodaka) leaf and three stars, another of round iron worked in high and low relief with flowers, unsigned the first 8.5 cm; 3 1/2 in; the second 8.4 cm; 3 1/4 in (2)

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TWO IRON ITAME (WOOD GRAIN DESIGN) TSUBA, 19/20TH

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Description: TWO IRON ITAME (WOOD GRAIN DESIGN) TSUBA, 19/20TH CENTURY The first of iron with two udenuki-ana and another of mokko with a pattern of wood grain, unsigned the first 7.9 cm; 3 1/8 in; the second 8 cm; 3 in (2)

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A ROUND IRON TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY carved in high

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Description: A ROUND IRON TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY carved in high and low relief with gourds and its leaves, signed Nobumitsu saku 8.3 cm; 3 1/4 in

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A CIRCULAR IRON BUSHU TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY pierced

Lot 16: A CIRCULAR IRON BUSHU TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY pierced

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Description: A CIRCULAR IRON BUSHU TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY pierced with the design of an elongated radish (daikon), unsigned 8 cm; 3 1/8 in

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A CIRCULAR IRON ONIN STYLE TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY the

Lot 17: A CIRCULAR IRON ONIN STYLE TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY the

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Description: A CIRCULAR IRON ONIN STYLE TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY the circular body pierced with a sunbeam pattern, the rim with a repeated pattern with brass decoration, unsigned 8.4 cm; 3 1/4 in

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AN OVAL IRON BUSHU SUKASHI TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY

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Description: AN OVAL IRON BUSHU SUKASHI TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY pierced with the design of geese in flight in rain, unsigned 7.1 cm; 2 3/4 in

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A CIRCULAR IRON ONIN STYLE TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY

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Description: A CIRCULAR IRON ONIN STYLE TSUBA, 19TH CENTURY carved in relief with the tips of the palm leaves and irregular patterns decorated in brass, both hitsuana plugged, unsigned 8.4 cm; 3 1/4 in

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A CHINESE DECORATED SWORD (DAO), QING DYNASTY,

Lot 20: A CHINESE DECORATED SWORD (DAO), QING DYNASTY,

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Description: A CHINESE DECORATED SWORD (DAO), QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade, brass hilt comprising circular guard with moulded brim, ferrule and pommel, all cast with scrollwork inhabited by dragons, wooden grip bound with cord, in its fishskin-covered wooden scabbard, with brass mounts en suite with the hilt, comprising characteristic shaped chape, locket, a pair of bands, and the latter two joined by a brass panel 61 cm; 24 in blade

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A CHINESE SHORTSWORD (NIUWEIDAO), LATE 19TH

Lot 21: A CHINESE SHORTSWORD (NIUWEIDAO), LATE 19TH

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Description: A CHINESE SHORTSWORD (NIUWEIDAO), LATE 19TH CENTURY with broad flat single-edged hatchet blade formed with a clipped-back point pierced with three circular holes, pierced brass guard with moulded edge, two-piece spirally carved grip, and flattened ovoid brass pommel 50 cm; 19 3/4 in blade

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**A CHINESE SWORD (DAO), QING DYNASTY, LATE 19TH

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Description: **A CHINESE SWORD (DAO), QING DYNASTY, LATE 19TH CENTURY with broad double-edged blade of flattened-diamond section, brass hilt cast and chased in low relief comprising moulded up-turned guard cast with a mask and scrolls on each face, shaped pommel engraved with foliage around a central rondel, and swelling horn grip carved with a series of low slender ribs between a pair of engraved collars 57 cm; 22 1/2 in blade

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**A CHINESE SWORD (DAO), QING DYNASTY, 20TH

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Description: **A CHINESE SWORD (DAO), QING DYNASTY, 20TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade, brass hilt comprising dish guard, ferrule and pommel all cast with traditional scrolls and dragons in low relief, and wooden grip, in its painted scabbard with decorated brass mounts 63.5 cm; 25 in blade

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A BURMESE IVORY AND SILVER-MOUNTED SWORD (DHA),

Lot 24: A BURMESE IVORY AND SILVER-MOUNTED SWORD (DHA),

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Description: A BURMESE IVORY AND SILVER-MOUNTED SWORD (DHA), LATE 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade, the hilt comprising a broad silver ferrule chased with beadwork, and long ivory grip, in its silver scabbard chased with traditional motifs, with wooden core and green suspension cord 49.5 cm; 19 1/2 in blade

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THREE BURMESE SWORDS (DHA) of characteristic form,

Lot 25: THREE BURMESE SWORDS (DHA) of characteristic form,

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Description: THREE BURMESE SWORDS (DHA) of characteristic form, two with silver-inlaid fullered blades, chased metal mounted hilts and horn and bone grips respectively, the third with horn grip, each in its scabbard 65 cm; 25 1/2 in blade (3)

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A RARE EAST TIBETAN DECORATED LEATHER LAMELLAR

Lot 26: A RARE EAST TIBETAN DECORATED LEATHER LAMELLAR

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Description: A RARE EAST TIBETAN DECORATED LEATHER LAMELLAR ARMOUR, 15TH/17TH CENTURY formed of two pairs of plates covering the chest and the back of the torso, open at the front and fitted with two slender plates at each side, decorated in gold with large flowerheads and foliage above an arcade, carrying a long skirt of eight rows of tall rectangular plates decorated with exotic animals and further designs en suite with the torso, the plates all joined by leather thongs, a pair of plaited leather thongs forming shoulder straps, and the reverse of the neck with a leather tasselled border (small losses and disarticulations) A related armour, preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been dated to 1440-1660, see LaRocca 2006, pp. 124-125. Another example was sold Sotheby's Olympia, 12 December 2004, lot 31. See note at front of catalogue for information concerning stands

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A RARE ELEMENT OF TIBETAN IRON AND LAMELLAR

Lot 27: A RARE ELEMENT OF TIBETAN IRON AND LAMELLAR

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Description: A RARE ELEMENT OF TIBETAN IRON AND LAMELLAR ARMOUR, 15TH/17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY A CAPE OR MANTLE formed of a broad horizontal row of curved slender iron plates faced with hide, carrying two pairs of panels, each formed of six rows of thick hide plates, all joined by leather thongs (small losses and disarticulations), and with traces of red painted decoration See footnote to previous lot.

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A FINE INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), KUTCH, LATE 18TH

Lot 28: A FINE INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), KUTCH, LATE 18TH

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Description: A FINE INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), KUTCH, LATE 18TH CENTURY with broad curved German blade double-edged towards the point, formed with two long fullers of differing width, etched with serpents, strapwork panels, a sword clasped by an arm issuant from a cloud and celestial motifs on each face (areas of light pitting), brass hilt cast and chiselled in low relief, comprising a pair of langets with serpent head finials, quillons with terminals chiselled as stylised tiger heads in the round, recurved knuckle-guard with finial en suite with the quillons, large disc-shaped pommel, attenuated button, and solid grip chiselled and engraved with a scaly fish, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard tooled at the throat and with shaped thin leather chape embossed with a criss-cross pattern 83.5 cm; 32 7/8 in blade Kutch (Kachh or Cutch), a town in Gujarat, was famous for the manufacture of weapons and continues to make brass handled pen knives to this day. See Elgood 2004, p. 254. The armoury of the Maharajah of Kutch included a number of swords with blades of this type.

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A RARE SOUTH INDIAN MEDIEVAL SWORD, POSSIBLY

Lot 29: A RARE SOUTH INDIAN MEDIEVAL SWORD, POSSIBLY

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Description: A RARE SOUTH INDIAN MEDIEVAL SWORD, POSSIBLY 12TH/13TH CENTURY in patinated condition, with curved blade double-edged over its upper half, steel hilt extending over the lower portion of the blade, including angular figure-of-eight shaped guard, and wooden cushion-shaped pommel with attenuated moulded button 70.5 cm; 27 3/4 in blade Three related examples, formerly in the collection of Anthony North, were sold in these rooms 30 June 2010, lot 83. See Elgood 2004, pp. 83-5.

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**AN INDIAN SWORD (FIRANGI), 18TH CENTURY with

Lot 30: **AN INDIAN SWORD (FIRANGI), 18TH CENTURY with

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Description: **AN INDIAN SWORD (FIRANGI), 18TH CENTURY with European straight blade double-edged towards the point, formed with three long fullers of differing length on each face, iron hilt of characteristic form, comprising a pair of long shaped langets decorated with silver koftgari scrollwork and gold flowerheads (worn), figure-of-eight shaped guard, broad knuckle-guard formed with a medial ridge, shallow cup-shaped pommel, and attenuated button with traces of decoration en suite with the langets 91 cm; 35 3/4 in blade

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AN INDIAN SWORD (FIRANGI), 18TH/19TH CENTURY with

Lot 31: AN INDIAN SWORD (FIRANGI), 18TH/19TH CENTURY with

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Description: AN INDIAN SWORD (FIRANGI), 18TH/19TH CENTURY with European fullered blade, iron hilt of characteristic form including broad knuckle-guard and attenuated pommel (small chips, cleaned), in a later scabbard 80 cm; 31 1/2 in blade

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AN INDIAN SWORD (FIRANGI), 18TH/19TH CENTURY with

Lot 32: AN INDIAN SWORD (FIRANGI), 18TH/19TH CENTURY with

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Description: AN INDIAN SWORD (FIRANGI), 18TH/19TH CENTURY with European fullered blade, iron hilt of characteristic form (loose), including broad knuckle-guard and attenuated pommel (cleaned), in a later scabbard 88 cm; 34 5/8 in blade

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AN INDIAN SWORD (FIRANGI), LATE 18TH CENTURY with

Lot 33: AN INDIAN SWORD (FIRANGI), LATE 18TH CENTURY with

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Description: AN INDIAN SWORD (FIRANGI), LATE 18TH CENTURY with later tapering blade double-edged towards the point, formed with a pair of long fullers on each face, iron hilt of characteristic form, including a pair of shaped langets enclosing the forte, punched with Bikaneer arsenal marks on one face, broad knuckle-guard, and faceted attenuated pommel 98 cm; 38 5/8 in blade

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AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY with curved

Lot 34: AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY with curved

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Description: AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY with curved blade double-edged towards the point, iron hilt of characteristic form including recurved knuckle-guard with bud-shaped finial, decorated over the greater part of its surface in silver with flowers and foliage (losses) 81.8 cm; 32 1/8 in blade

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AN OTTOMAN SWORD (SHAMSHIR), LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH

Lot 35: AN OTTOMAN SWORD (SHAMSHIR), LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH

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Description: AN OTTOMAN SWORD (SHAMSHIR), LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY with curved fullered blade, engraved white metal hilt, including quillons with bud-shaped terminals, solid grip rising to an angular pommel, in its wooden scabbard encased in engraved silver (chips) 75.8 cm; 29 7/8 in blade

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**AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY with very

Lot 36: **AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY with very

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Description: **AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY with very broad curved blade double-edged towards the point, formed with a short central fuller and two short fullers at the forte on each face, iron hilt including shaped langets, recurved knuckle-guard with finial formed as a stylised tiger's heads, and disc-shaped pommel, and decorated with gold koftgari flowers and foliage over its surface (small losses) 80.7 cm; 35 3/4 in blade

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**AN OTTOMAN SILVER-MOUNTED SWORD (SHAMSHIR),

Lot 37: **AN OTTOMAN SILVER-MOUNTED SWORD (SHAMSHIR),

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Description: **AN OTTOMAN SILVER-MOUNTED SWORD (SHAMSHIR), TURKEY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade of watered steel, inlaid with two later silver calligraphic panels on one face (small areas of deep pitting), silver hilt comprising border-engraved cross-piece with a pair of quillons with bulbous finials and back-strap, and a pair of horn grip-scales rising to a pronounced bulbous pommel (age cracks), in its wire-covered wooden scabbard with large cast, chased and engraved silver mounts comprising locket and chape (the former missing its locking-catch), and a pair of middle mounts for suspension, struck throughout with silver marks 83.5 cm; 32 7/8 in blade

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AN EGYPTIAN COURT SWORD, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH

Lot 38: AN EGYPTIAN COURT SWORD, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH

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Description: AN EGYPTIAN COURT SWORD, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY with tapering polished blade, gilt-brass hilt in the Mooresque taste, including a pair of vertically recurved scrollwork quillons, down-turned shell-guard cast with the crowned Royal arms, fluted ovoid pommel, and grip in imitation mother-of-pearl, in its leather scabbard with brass mounts 79 cm; 31 1/8 in blade

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AN INDO-PERSIAN SWORD (SHAMSHIR), LATE 19TH

Lot 39: AN INDO-PERSIAN SWORD (SHAMSHIR), LATE 19TH

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Description: AN INDO-PERSIAN SWORD (SHAMSHIR), LATE 19TH CENTURY with curved blade double-edged at the point, formed with a series of grooves arranged in pairs and a long fuller on each face, brass hilt cast in one piece, including short quillons with faceted polyhedral terminals, and angular pommel 73 cm; 28 3/4 in blade

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AN INDIAN CANE DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY with tapering

Lot 40: AN INDIAN CANE DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY with tapering

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Description: AN INDIAN CANE DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY with tapering faceted blade decorated with gold at the forte, curved iron grip decorated with leafy patterns highlighted with silver, in its iron scabbard decorated en suite over the lower portion 39.5 cm; 15 1/2 in blade

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A RARE INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), LATE 16TH CENTURY,

Lot 41: A RARE INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), LATE 16TH CENTURY,

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Description: A RARE INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), LATE 16TH CENTURY, PROBABLY VIJAYANAGARA with long sharply tapering blade formed with a reinforced point, formed with five pairs of converging fullers on each face, iron hilt extending over the forte with a pair of attenuated shaped langets chiselled with conventional foliage, recurved guard formed with a medial ridge, terminating in a monster head, reinforced in the centre and at the borders with chiselled panels of foliage, shaped side bars with moulded terminals, and a pair of grip bars with bulbous central mouldings (pitted throughout) 39.5 cm; 15 5/8 in blade For a discussion of this group see Elgood 2004, pp. 145-150.

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A RARE INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), LATE 16TH CENTURY,

Lot 42: A RARE INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), LATE 16TH CENTURY,

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Description: A RARE INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), LATE 16TH CENTURY, PROBABLY VIJAYANAGARA with long sharply tapering blade formed with five pairs of converging fullers on each face, iron hilt extending over the forte with a pair of attenuated shaped langets, recurved guard terminating in a monster head, chiselled with chevron over the median and the borders, shaped side bars with moulded terminals, and a pair of grip bars with bulbous central mouldings (pitted throughout) 37.5 cm; 14 3/4 in blade

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TWO DAGGERS (JAMBIYA), LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY the

Lot 43: TWO DAGGERS (JAMBIYA), LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY the

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Description: TWO DAGGERS (JAMBIYA), LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY the first Moroccan, with curved blade double-edged towards the point, silvered copper ferrule and pommel cap, hardwood grip, in its scabbard; the second with etched curved double-edged blade, and characteristic hilt formed of bone, horn and brass segments, in its brass scabbard the first: 20.5 cm; 8 in blade (2)

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**AN INDIAN DAGGER (CHILANUM) FORMED ENTIRELY OF

Lot 44: **AN INDIAN DAGGER (CHILANUM) FORMED ENTIRELY OF

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Description: **AN INDIAN DAGGER (CHILANUM) FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY with recurved double-edged blade formed with a pair of fullers and a raised central rib on each face, iron hilt comprising oval guard with pierced border and a pair of short bulbous quillons, knuckle-guard with recurved bud-shaped finial, integral grip interrupted by a pronounced central moulding, and characteristic horn-shaped pommel with scrolling terminals (repairs) 21.5 cm; 8 1/2 in blade

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**AN INDIAN DAGGER (CHILANUM) FORMED ENTIRELY OF

Lot 45: **AN INDIAN DAGGER (CHILANUM) FORMED ENTIRELY OF

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Description: **AN INDIAN DAGGER (CHILANUM) FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY with recurved double-edged blade swelling towards the tip, shaped ricasso pierced with a pair of slots and a pair of circular holes, retaining traces of punched ornament (rubbed), integral iron hilt formed with a central moulding, symmetrical pommel formed of a pair of horns of inverted T-section, and moulded bud-shaped finial 29.5 cm; 11 5/8 in blade A dagger of related form is preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (acc. no. 36.25.751). See Elgood 2004, p. 179.

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**AN OTTOMAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (JAMBIYA), 19TH

Lot 46: **AN OTTOMAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (JAMBIYA), 19TH

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Description: **AN OTTOMAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (JAMBIYA), 19TH CENTURY with curved flat double-edged blade, shaped hilt almost entirely encased in silver, including bands of elaborate beadwork, filigree and rows of rattles, the grip with a central moulding set with a red paste, in its wooden scabbard encased in silver (top collar missing), the outer face chased en suite with the hilt and the inner with a loop for suspension 22.5 cm; 8 7/8 in blade

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**A DECORATED OTTOMAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA), MOROCCO,

Lot 47: **A DECORATED OTTOMAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA), MOROCCO,

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Description: **A DECORATED OTTOMAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA), MOROCCO, LATE 19TH CENTURY with double-edged flat blade decorated with silver scrollwork on each face of the forte, the hilt entirely encased in gilt copper on the outer face and applied with red and blue coloured pastes in raised settings (losses), the inner face of sheet copper, embossed with flowers and conventional foliage on a punched ground, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard with large mounts decorated en suite with the hilt, including chape with pronounced up-turned finial (losses) 25.5 cm; 10 in blade

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**AN OTTOMAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA), 19TH CENTURY with

Lot 48: **AN OTTOMAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA), 19TH CENTURY with

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Description: **AN OTTOMAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA), 19TH CENTURY with recurved medially ridged double-edged blade, decorated with gold on each face of the forte, iron hilt chiselled with an elephant and a tiger on each side, highlighted in silver (rubbed), in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard 20.5 cm; 8 in blade

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AN OTTOMAN SHORTSWORD (YATAGHAN), BALKANS, 19TH

Lot 49: AN OTTOMAN SHORTSWORD (YATAGHAN), BALKANS, 19TH

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Description: AN OTTOMAN SHORTSWORD (YATAGHAN), BALKANS, 19TH CENTURY with slightly curved single-edged blade formed with a central rib and a further moulding on each face, inlaid with silver rondels, flowerheads and with a brief inscription (illegible), silver hilt decorated with filigree, beadwork and corals in raised settings, large eared pommel decorated en suite and with a small square nielloed panel top and bottom, in fabric-covered wooden scabbard with silver mounts including large locket with loop for suspension and finely chiselled chape 50.5 cm; 19 7/8 in blade

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**AN OTTOMAN BALKAN SILVER-MOUNTED SHORTSWORD

Lot 50: **AN OTTOMAN BALKAN SILVER-MOUNTED SHORTSWORD

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Description: **AN OTTOMAN BALKAN SILVER-MOUNTED SHORTSWORD (YATAGHAN), 19TH CENTURY with curved single-edged blade cut with a brief inscription on one face and decorated with gold, the hilt extending in a pair of shaped silver panels over the forte, fitted with a pair of horn grip-scales (one chipped) retained by four pairs of rivets with silver foliate heads, and each grip profusely studded with minute silver nails, in its wooden scabbard encased in chased silver, decorated with scrollwork and flowers 62 cm; 24 3/8 in blade

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