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Antiques Weapons & Military; European & Asian Art

by Antikvity

Platinum House

229 lots with images

April 22, 2013

Live Auction

Na Porící 30(budova C)

Praha 1, 110 00 Czech Republic

Phone: +420608031011

Fax: +420251812323

Email: ppochop@antikvity.cz

229 Lots
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Officers on Horseback, Ludwig Koch

Lot 1: Officers on Horseback, Ludwig Koch

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Description: Watercolor on paper, signed lower left "Ludwig Koch", Koch Ludwig (*1866 Vienna - +1934 Vienna), Austria, 27,5x33 cms, framed, glazed Condition 2

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A Mountain Hunter

Lot 2: A Mountain Hunter

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Description: Oil on wood, signed with initials "A.W." and dated "18.." lower right, presumably Austria, 19th century, 16x22 cms, framed, Condition 2

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Powder flask

Lot 3: Powder flask

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Description: Its body made of greenish cow horn. A brass label shaped as a stag head with a cross between antlers fixed to the outside and featuring an inscription "OSTRAUER HUTTE". Brass fittings, bone closure. Germany, around 1830, length 20 cm. Condition 2

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Portrait bust of the Mexican Emperor Maximilian (brother of Franz Joseph)

Lot 4: Portrait bust of the Mexican Emperor Maximilian (brother of Franz Joseph)

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Description: Portrait bust, biscuit. An inscription "Patent David Pilsen 6" on the reverse. Probably Bohemia, 19th cent., 16 cm. See also "www.franzjosephmuseum.at" (Bust of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico) Condition 2+

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Portrait bust of Emperor Friedrich III.

Lot 5: Portrait bust of Emperor Friedrich III.

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Description: Bronze, Friedrich Wilhelm Nicolaus Karl of Hohenzollern (Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm, Prussia, end of 19th cent., height 20 cm, base missing. Condition 2

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Bronze statue after John Everett Millais painting 'The Knight Errant'

Lot 6: Bronze statue after John Everett Millais painting 'The Knight Errant'

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Description: Bronze signed "Kruger F.", probably Arthur Kruger (1866 Berlin - 1927), marble base, Germany around 1900, height 44 cm. Condition 2

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A Back Action Percussion Target Rifle, Georg Tragler

Lot 7: A Back Action Percussion Target Rifle, Georg Tragler

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Description: Octagonal barrel with a slightly swamped muzzle and a seven-groove rifled bore in 12 mm calibre. Bluing with traces of wear. Engraved signature "P. Pertinger" on top of the barrel. Base for an aperture sight. The percussion lock engraved with floral designs and signature "Georg Tragler in Pfarrkirchen". The rebounding hammer and double set trigger. Hair trigger broken off. Walnut full stock with beautifully carved floral decoration and with horn nose-cap. Brass furniture. Buttstock carved with hunting themes. There is a horn plate inlaid on the cheek piece with an engraved Coat of Arms of the Bourbon. Wooden ramrod with horn tip replaced. Germany circa 1840, length 107 cm, condition 2

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A Snaphaunce Lock Carabine

Lot 8: A Snaphaunce Lock Carabine

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Description: Octagonal barrel, round and partly fluted after a cut baluster, with cannon muzzle. Smooth bore in 16,5 mm calibre. Illegible signature on top of the barrel. Floral engraved lockplate, chiselled cock and frizzen. Full stock made from beautifully grained walnut with partly openwork chiselled and engraved iron furniture. Wooden ramrod with iron tip. Stock with minor defects and repairs. An Italian, probably Brescia circa 1700, length 94 cm, condition 2

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A Flintlock Rifle, Neireiter, Prag

Lot 9: A Flintlock Rifle, Neireiter, Prag

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Description: Octagonal barrel, slightly constricted in the middle, with a seven-groove rifled bore in 14 mm calibre, retaining some original blacking. Gold-inlaid decorative tendrils at the muzzle and on the breech (minor defects), as well as the signature "NEIREITER A PRAG". Dovetailed sights and base for an aperture sight. Fine engraved and silver inlaid lock with repeated signature. German set trigger. Sparsely carved full stock made from beautifully grained walnut with patchbox, horn nose and and smooth brass furniture. Original whalebone ramrod with brass tip and ball puller. Bohemia, Prague circa 1730, length 117,5 cm, condition 2

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Austrian Cavalry Officers´ Sabre 1904 Model

Lot 10: Austrian Cavalry Officers´ Sabre 1904 Model

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Description: Single-edged, curved blade with oval back merges into pipe-back blade rib with central point. Wooden grip covered with fish-skin and bound with twisted silver wire. Iron hilt. Smooth back-piece with oval collars. Massive asymmetrical basket with reinforcement, decorated with pierced floral ornament. Two slots for sword-knot in rear. Steel plate scabbard, two lockets with eyelet and fixed ring, condition 2

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A Percussion Pistol

Lot 11: A Percussion Pistol

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Description: Browned, octagonal, lightly swamped smoothbore barrel in 16 mm calibre. The "ELG" mark stamped on the top of chamber. Slightly engraved percussion lock. Walnut half stock with fine chequering and iron slightly engraved furniture. Iron ramrod. Liège, circa 1830. Length 30 cm. condition 2+

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A flintlock pistol

Lot 12: A flintlock pistol

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Description: Octagonal browned barrel with smooth bore in 13.5 mm calibre. Smooth flintlock withoutn signature (tumbler notch is defective). Stock with finely cut checkering and smooth brass furniture. Ramrod missing. Probably Germany circa 1800, lehgth 40 cm, condition 2

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Hunting Knife

Lot 13: Hunting Knife

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Description: Double-edged, straight blade with central point. On both sides decorated with etched hunting ornaments. On outer side inscription "Waid mans Heil", on inner side manufacturer´s mark "J.V. GARANTIERT SOLINGEN". Gilded brass hilt. Horn grip-scales held together with two rivets. On outer side oval shell decorated with relief of stag. Black leather scabbard, gilded brass chape decorated with hunting ornaments. Solingen, after 1900, length 46 cm. Condition 2

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Naval Officers´ Sabre 1850/71 Model

Lot 14: Naval Officers´ Sabre 1850/71 Model

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Description: Single-edged, curved blade with rounded back and pipe-back blade. Manufacturer´s mark "L. ZEITLER WIEN VIII" on outer side. On both sides decorated with etched ornaments - on inner side Double Eagle between ornaments, on outer side Imperial Crown and anchor. Wooden grip covered with fish-skin. Gilded brass hilt. Back-piece engraved with Neptune´s head, trident and laurels. Basket decorated with relief of Double Eagle and two mermaids holding anchor. Wooden scabbard covered with black leather. Brass chape with eyeled and fixed ring. Upper locket decorated with anchor, mid and lower lockets decorated with engravings of floral ornaments. Austria, second half of 19th century, length 82,5 cm. Condition 2

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Sword for Students of École Polytechnique

Lot 15: Sword for Students of École Polytechnique

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Description: Double-edged, straight blade with two fullers on both sides and central point. On inner side inscription "Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Châtellerault, 1914. Ecole Polytechnique". Grip grooved in spiral way and bound with twisted wire. Spherical pommel with tang-nut, square bar knuckle-guard. On outer side oval shell with embossed relief of École Polytechnique emblem. Steel plate scabbard, brass chape. France, c. 1914, length 93 cm. Condition 2

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Helberd for Members of the Trabant Guard of Philip III of Spain

Lot 16: Helberd for Members of the Trabant Guard of Philip III of Spain

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Description: Quadrangular spike, blade of axe with edge cut in arched way. On hook stamped manufacturer´s mark. Surface richly covered with engraved decoration - tendrils, Philip III of Spain Coat of Arms and dating 1598 on grainy background. Square socket, two rivets with decorative brass rosettes. Two side-straps with nails. Original staff, shortened. Blade length incl. socket and spike 95 cm. Condition 2

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Partisan, Historism

Lot 17: Partisan, Historism

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Description: Cast bronze blade, surface covered with embossed floral ornament. Wooden staff, shortened. Probably Germany, 19th century, blade length 42 cm. Condition 2

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A Wheellock-carbine

Lot 18: A Wheellock-carbine

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Description: Octagonal barrel with eight groove rifling (14,5 mm caliber) with a dovetailed brass front sight and folding iron rear sight. Stamped under breech (Der Neue Stockel no. 2248). Wheellock with an internal wheel bearing an engraved cock and a set trigger. Fruitwood full-stock with horn nose piece, ramrod pipe, and butt plate. Patch box with horn inlais. The cheek pieces have dark horn inlay with an engraved stag. Iron trigger guard with finger rests. Wooden ramrod has horn tip. Germany circa 1650, length 88 cm. Stock with some filled-up worm hole, small replacements, condition 2

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A Side-by-side Shotgun, J. Nowotny

Lot 19: A Side-by-side Shotgun, J. Nowotny

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Description: Cal. 16/65, no. 16902. Side-by-side barrels with machined barrel rib and with signature "J. Nowotný Praha". A bead front sight. Browning worn. Liège proof marks and Bohemian nitro proof mark, stamped "Acier Siemens Martin" and "16.9 CHOKE 16.8". Length of the barrels 65 cm, barrels with some degree of pitting to the bores. Double barrel hook locking, locking lever, ejector, automatic safety, double trigger. English scrollwork engraving on action parts. Crown on the locking lever inlaid in gold. Beautiful walnut half stock with checkering. Bohemia, Prague circa 1920, total length 107 cm. Traces of use, condition 2

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Key-Pistol

Lot 20: Key-Pistol

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Description: Percussion pistol made in the shape of a key. Round and smooth barrel in 6,0 mm calibre. Iron large loop, trigger with spring. Made in 19th century, lehgth 14 cm. Partly pitted, cocking notch worn. condition 2

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Cased Sharps 4-Shot Pepperbox Pistol

Lot 21: Cased Sharps 4-Shot Pepperbox Pistol

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Description: Gauge: 22 RF, stamped with the matching serial number 24669 on the bottom of the barrels and on the butt. 2 1/2 inch 4 round barrels with rifled bore and with patina. Silver plated brass frame (worn). The left side of the frame is marked "C. SHARPS / PATENT 1859" and the right side "C SHARPS & Co. / PHILADA, PA". Floral carved Gutta Percha grips. Complete with a partitioned hardwood case with green lining ad original key. US circa 1865, condition 2

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Moore's Patent Front Loading Revolver

Lot 22: Moore's Patent Front Loading Revolver

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Description: 3-1/4" barrel, .32 Caliber (teat-fire), six-shot revolver. Serial number 4880 on the bottom of the barrel. Top of barrel is marked "MOORE'S PAT. FIREARMS CO. BROOKLYN, N.Y.", around the cylinder is marked "D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT JANUARY 5, 1864". The barrel and cylinder slightly pitted and stained. Frame with brass grip straps with acanthus engravings, approximately 20% of the silver plating preserved. Walnut grip scales. Comes with period wooden case. US circa 1865, condition 2-

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A Two-barrel Flintlock Pistol

Lot 23: A Two-barrel Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Side-by-side, round turn-off barrels with eight groove rifling in 8 mm calibre. Iron box-lock actions with engraved decoration. Central flintlock cocks. Double triggers. Walnut grip. Probably French circa 1800, lenght 17,5 cms, condition 2

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A Cased Webley Bentley Type Open Frame Percussion Revolver

Lot 24: A Cased Webley Bentley Type Open Frame Percussion Revolver

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Description: Sighted octagonal 3,5" barrel having engraved mouth and pivoted rammer to the left. The top of the barrel is marked "HART MAKER REGISTERED GI=1088". Five shot cylinder with Birmingham Proofs. Double Action Only. Engraved frame with high standing rearsight. Finely chequered walnut grips studded with silver nails. Comes with period (probably original)wooden case lined in green velvet. Accessories include a powder flask, double cavity iron ball mould, turn screw etc. England circa 1860, lightly pitted, condition 2

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Schiavona

Lot 25: Schiavona

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Description: A broad, double-edged blade with a lenticular cross section. Iron basket hilt of flat bars. Probably original leather covered grip. Typical iron cat´s head pommel. Probably Venice, circa 1630, length 101 cm, condition 2

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A Pair of Austrian Long Percussion Pistols, Joseph Hamerl

Lot 26: A Pair of Austrian Long Percussion Pistols, Joseph Hamerl

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Description: Oriental Damascus smooth barrels (with some rust film) in 15 mm calibre and with midribs, gold plated inlays as well as an Arabian struck master´s marks on top. Converted percussion locks, the lockplates signed "IOSEPH HAMERL IN WIENN". Full stocks of beautifully grained walnut (minor defects). The furnitures made from fire-gilt bronze, side plates finely engraved with riders. Wooden ramrods with iron tips (one broken off). Vienna circa 1720, length 51 cm. Joseph Hamerl (1678-1738) worked in Vienna, where he became master in 1710 and gunsmith at the Bavarian and the Lorraine courts. A high-quality pair of pistols that can be improved considerably by restoration, condition 2-

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Marlin 32 Standard Model Pocket Revolver

Lot 27: Marlin 32 Standard Model Pocket Revolver

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Description: The serial number 6563. The sighted, 2 7/8", round, .32 RF caliber, rifled, barrel with "No. 32 standard, 1875" marking, on its top flat and a "J.M. MARLIN NEW-HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. PAT. JULY 1, 1873", on its side (markings slightly worn). Very good bore with visible rifling and some expected patches of pitting. Single action, spur trigger. The 5-shot, cylinder with very good surfaces. The finish on the frame is in about 15% condition. The hard checkered rubber grips. US circa 1880, condition 2

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Rollin White Lowell Co. Pocket Revolver

Lot 28: Rollin White Lowell Co. Pocket Revolver

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Description: The serial number 13382. The sighted, .22 RF cal., 3" octagonal rifled barrel marked "Made for Smith & Wesson By Rollin White Arms Co, Lowell, Mass." on the barrel rib. Frame marked "PAT APRIL 1867". The 7-shot cylinder. Single action, spur trigger, brass frame. Wooden grips. US circa 1865, condition 2

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A Rare Flintlock Pocket Pistol

Lot 29: A Rare Flintlock Pocket Pistol

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Description: Smooth octagonal barrel with artificial Damascus structure in 12 mm calibre. Box lock with a side cock. Cock, box lock and iron trigger-guard are engraved with floral designs. Walnut grip. Original, iron ramrod. Probably France circa 1800, length 20.5 cm. condition 2

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Two Daggers in Style of 17th Century, Historism

Lot 30: Two Daggers in Style of 17th Century, Historism

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Description: 1) Landsknecht´s Dagger. Tri-edged, straight blade. Straight, poppy head-ended crossguard. Wooden grip covered with leather. Egg-shaped pommel with vertical grooves. Length 59,5 cm. 2) Left-hand Dagger. Double-edged, straight blade with central rib. Wooden grip bound with twisted wire. Whorl on outer side. Length 49 cm. Condition 2

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A Double-barrelled shotgun, V. Fiala

Lot 31: A Double-barrelled shotgun, V. Fiala

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Description: Cal. 16/65, no. 4356. Side-by-side barrels with machined barrel rib and with gold-inlaid signature "V. Fiala v Praze", marked: "Special-Gewehr-Lauf-Stahl (three intertwined circles) Fried. Krupp A.G. Essen". A bead front sight. Finest gold inlay at the barrel root. Austrian proof marks and Bohemian nitro proof marks. Length of the barrels 75 cm, barrels with some degree of pitting to the bores. Double barrel hook locking, locking lever, ejector, double trigger. Back-action locks with extraordinarily fine engraving of wildlife scenes, decoreted in relif and also signed "V. Fiala v Praze". A break-down frame and locking lever decorated with finest gold inlays. Finest English scrollwork engraving on action parts. Walnut stock with pistol grip, grained root wood. Gold monogram "AS" in pistol grip cap. Bohemia, Prague circa 1900, total length 117 cm. In original leather case. Stock shows heavy traces of use, condition 2-

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A Double-barreled Percussion Shotgun from Collection of Duke Lobkowitz, J. Endel

Lot 32: A Double-barreled Percussion Shotgun from Collection of Duke Lobkowitz, J. Endel

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Description: Side-by-side Damascus barrels in 18 mm calibre with delicately engraved hook breech. Barrel rib marked "J.ENDEL IN PRAG" and numbered "3". The tang with a gold-filled mark crown/"L" and also numbered "3". Back-action percussion locks engraved with hunting and vine decoration and signed "J. ENDEL" and "in Prag (Prague)". Double trigger. Beautiful walnut half stock with chequered wrist and with en suite-engraved iron furniture. Wooden ramrod (broken) with nickel silver tip . Prague circa 1840, lehght 124 cms. condition 1-2

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Smallsword

Lot 33: Smallsword

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Description: Tri-edged, straight blade, slightly pitted and stained. Silver hilt decorated with beads. Symmetrical double-elliptical counterguard. On inner side and on hilt illegible marks. Probably France, c. 1780, length 96 cm. Condition 2-

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Smallsword

Lot 34: Smallsword

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Description: Tri-edged, straight blade, slightly pitted and stained. Iron hilt. Spherical pommel and bar knuckle-guard decorated with carving and gilded ornaments. Grip bound with twisted silver wire. Probably Germany, c. 1700, length 87 cm. Condition 2

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Infantry Sabre

Lot 35: Infantry Sabre

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Description: Single-edged, curved blade with back groove on both sides, slightly pitted and stained. Indistinct marks stamped on both sides. Brass hilt, rests of gilding. Spherical pommel with tang-nut, strip knuckle-guard and heart-shaped counterguard cast in one piece. Grip with embossed imitation of twisted wire. German States, first half of 18th century, length 84 cm. Condition 2

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A Bohemian Wheellock Rifle, Matej Kubik

Lot 36: A Bohemian Wheellock Rifle, Matej Kubik

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Description: Octagonal, slightly swamped barrel with seven-groove rifled bore in 15 mm calibre, dovetailed silver sight and iron rear sight. Over the breech struck gunsmith's mark. Wheellock and large iron side plate with deeply chiselled depictions of hunting scenes on a punched background amid decorative tendrils. The lock plate signed "KUBIK A PRAG". Double set trigger defective. Slightly carved walnut stock with horn nose. Patchbox lid is replacement. Iron furniture in lavish relief. Wooden ramrod with horn tip. Prague circa 1720, lehgth 98.5 cm. Small replacements. Matej Kubik became a master in 1711 in Prague, condition 2

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Officers´ Sword

Lot 37: Officers´ Sword

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Description: Tri-edged, straight blade, slightly pitted and stained. Silver-plated brass hilt decorated with relief of military trophies. Grip bound with twisted copper wire. Probably France, c. 1760, length 98 cm. Condition 2

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Light Cavalry Officers´ Sabre An IX Model

Lot 38: Light Cavalry Officers´ Sabre An IX Model

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Description: Single-edged, curved blade with wide fuller on both sides and back point. In upper third decorated with engraved ornaments and remnants of gilding. Brass hilt. Wooden grip covered with leather and bound with twisted brass wire. Knuckle-guard with two side-bars. Brass plate scabbard, two lockets with movable rings. France, 1st French Empire, length 100 cm. Condition 2

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Smallsword

Lot 39: Smallsword

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Description: Tri-edged, straight blade, slightly pitted and stained. Iron hilt. Spherical pommel and counterguard decorated with carving floral ornaments. Iron grip with embossed imitation of twisted wire, rest of blueing. France, c. 1760, length 100 cm. Iron parts slightly pitted and stained. Condition 2

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Smallsword

Lot 40: Smallsword

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Description: Tri-edged, straight blade, slightly pitted and stained. Iron hilt. Inner side of counterguard decorated with radial dekor. Iron grip grooved in spiral way and bound with copper wire. France, c. 1790, length 87 cm. Iron parts slightly pitted and stained. Condition 2

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Smallsword

Lot 41: Smallsword

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Description: Tri-edged, straight blade, slightly pitted and stained. Brass hilt with rest of gilding. Hilt decorated with relief of military trophies. Wooden grip bound with twisted brass wire. Probably Germany, c. 1720, length 92 cm. Iron parts slightly pitted and stained. Condition 2-3

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Light Cavalry Officers´ Sword

Lot 42: Light Cavalry Officers´ Sword

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Description: Tri-edged, straight blade. Upper part embellished with blued, engraved and gilded ornaments. Stamped I.C.B. (Johann und Clemens Boegel, Solingen). Brass hilt, rest of silver-plated. Wooden grip with pearly grip-scales decorated with vertical grooves. On outer side dipped shell with embossed relief of military trophies and fleur-de-lis. France, Bourbon Restoration, length 91 cm. Condition 2-

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Breech-Loading Pistol, Béringer System

Lot 43: Breech-Loading Pistol, Béringer System

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Description: .25 caliber smoothbore, 6" octagonal barrel, front sight missing. One has to cock the hammer and then push trigger guard release, the barrels then tips down to load. Box lock. Foliate scroll decorated action and side hammer. Two-piece ribbed ebony grip and a steel buttcap. Bright polished finish. Probably France circa 1850, length 29 cm. The iron parts partially with some rust film, minor imperfections at the grip, condition 2

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A Pair of  Silver-mounted Flintlock Holster Pistols, Henri Devillers

Lot 44: A Pair of Silver-mounted Flintlock Holster Pistols, Henri Devillers

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Description: Round smooth barrels in 17 mm calibre, slightly swamped at the muzzle, engraved with strapwork enclosing simple flowers over the breeches. Rounded locks signed beneath the steel springs "H. DEVILLERS" Figured walnut full stocks carved in low relief. Full silver mounts cast and chased in low relief, comprising side-plates pierced with a design of scrolling foliage. Woodene ramrods. Liège circa 1850. Stocks repaired, damaged. Henri Devillers is recorded as a gunmaker and dealer in Liège circa 1734 until his death in 1762, condition 2

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A French Double-barrelled Percussion Shotgun

Lot 45: A French Double-barrelled Percussion Shotgun

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Description: Smooth-bore barrels made from Damascus steel in 17 mm calibre, finely engraved tang. Converted percussion locks, engraved cocks and lockplates, signed "Gerest Pere" and "St. Etienne". Lavishly carved half stock with hunting-themed engravings and multiple hallmarks on the silver furniture in relief. Small golden escutcheon. Wooden ramrod with brass tip. St. Etienne, circa 1810. Length 113 cm, condition 2

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Smallsword

Lot 46: Smallsword

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Description: Tri-edged, straight blade, slightly pitted and stained. Upper part embellished with engraved ornaments. Brass hilt. Wooden grip bound with copper strap and twisted wire (damaged). Hilt decorated with pierced floral ornaments and military trophies. Probably Germany, c. 1760, length 93 cm. Condition 2-

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Smallsword

Lot 47: Smallsword

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Description: Tri-edged, straight blade, slightly pitted and stained. Upper part embellished with engraved ornaments. Iron hilt. Spherical pommel and counterguard decorated with carving floral ornaments. Grip bound with twisted copper wire. Probably France, c. 1760, length 94 cm. Iron parts slightly pitted and stained. Condition 2

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Smallsword

Lot 48: Smallsword

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Description: Tri-edged, straight blade, upper part embellished with engraved ornaments. Brass hilt, rest of silver-plated. Wooden grip bound with copper strap and twisted wire, rest of gilding. France, c. 1780, length 96 cm. Condition 2

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Degen for Commissaire des Service des Poudres et Salpetre 1852 Model

Lot 49: Degen for Commissaire des Service des Poudres et Salpetre 1852 Model

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Description: Tri-edged, straight blade, upper part embellished with blueing, engraved and gilded ornaments. Wooden grip with pearly grip-scales. Gilded brass hilt. On outer side shell decorated with embossed relief of Imperial Eagle over lightnings. France, Reign of Napoleon III, length 95 cm. Condition 2

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Degen for Officers of Commissaire des Service des Poudres et Salpetre 1852 Model

Lot 50: Degen for Officers of Commissaire des Service des Poudres et Salpetre 1852 Model

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Description: Tri-edged, straight blade, stamped "Coulaux Frères & Cie". Wooden grip with pearly grip-scales (outer grip-scale damaged). Gilded brass hilt. On outer side shell decorated with embossed relief of Imperial Eagle over lightnings. Black leather scabbard, brass chape. France, Reign of Napoleon III, length 94 cm. Condition 2

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