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The Karsten Klingbeil Collection: Antique Arms and Armours

by Pierre Bergé & Associés


241 lots | 239 with images

December 13, 2011

Live Auction

avenue Louise 479

1050 Bruxelles, Brussels, B-1000 Belgium

Phone: 0032 (0) 2504 8030

Fax: 0032 (0) 2513 2165

Email: contact@pba-auctions.com

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Long épieu de guerre, spiedo da guerra, Italie

Lot 1: Long épieu de guerre, spiedo da guerra, Italie

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Description: Long épieu de guerre, spiedo da guerra, Italie début XVIe siècle. An Italian military spear, spiedo da guerra, early 16th century. With very long slender tapering head, double-edged and formed with a full length medial ridge on both sides, cut with small near-annular decorations at the base, and with tubular socket extending to a pair of short straps, on an octagonal wooden haft, 16th or 17th century, profusely studded with patterns of domed brass nails and retaining the original iron shoe. L. head : 77 cm - L. overall : 233.5 cm.

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Brindestoc, brandistocco, Italie début XVIe

Lot 2: Brindestoc, brandistocco, Italie début XVIe

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Description: Brindestoc, brandistocco, Italie début XVIe siècle. An Italian brandistocco, early 16th century. With long slender tapering double-edged blade cut with a pair of grooves flanking a pronounced medial ridge on both sides, a pair of up-curled tapering lugs each pierced with a small circular hole at its base and struck with a mark, and faceted tubular socket fitted with short straps, on a later octagonal wooden haft. L. head : 72 cm - L. overall : 247 cm.

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Hallebarde à long estoc, allemagne, fin XVIe -

Lot 3: Hallebarde à long estoc, allemagne, fin XVIe -

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Description: Hallebarde à long estoc, allemagne, fin XVIe - début XVIIe siècle. A German halberd, late 16th - early 17th century. With very long central spike of diamond section, crescentic axe-blade with decorated rear edges and pierced with small trefoils and a saltire of slipped circles, the rear fluke en suite, and open short socket extending to a pair of long straps, on a wooden haft, partly late 16th or 17th century, of rectangular section with carved fluted edges, the inner sides each reinforced by an additional pair of iron straps bound with a rectangular iron collar at the socket opening. L. head : 80.5 cm - L. overall : 245 cm.

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Pertuisane de parement ajourée, Italie début XVIIe

Lot 4: Pertuisane de parement ajourée, Italie début XVIIe

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Description: Pertuisane de parement ajourée, Italie début XVIIe siècle. An Italian parade partisan, early 17th century. The head formed with a full length medial ridge on both sides, pierced and engraved with scrollwork and fruit at the base, with an opposing pair of small atrophied blades pierced and engraved en suite, and with faceted tubular socket extending to a pair of straps, on later fluted oak haft. L. head : 60.5 cm - L. overall : 244 cm.

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Insolite hallebarde de parement, Allemagne vers

Lot 5: Insolite hallebarde de parement, Allemagne vers

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Description: Insolite hallebarde de parement, Allemagne vers 1640-50. An unusual German parade halberd, circa 1640-50. With long very slender central spike of stiff-diamond section developing into a socket of flattened section, a pair of small lugs at the base, each pierced with a slipped-oval, pierced axe-blade of very slender atrophied proportions with acutely concave leading edge and narrow spikes projecting at the rear, decorative rear fluke formed as a series of branches and pierced with a slipped-circle, and the socket extending to form a pair of straps, on a 17th century carved fluted wooden haft studded with brass nails over its length. L. head : 78 cm - L. overall : 224 cm.

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Hallebarde à fer et croc ajourés, Italie fin XVIe

Lot 6: Hallebarde à fer et croc ajourés, Italie fin XVIe

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Description: Hallebarde à fer et croc ajourés, Italie fin XVIe siècle. An Italian halberd, late 16th century. With central spike of diamond section, open socket extending to form a pair of long straps and fitted with a transverse bolt carrying a small parrying prong on one side, slender axe-blade with wavy leading edge with reinforced spikes projecting from the top and from the middle, pierced with small circular holes at the corners and a bifurcated slipped-circle in the centre, the rear fluke en suite and coming to a reinforced point, engraved and punched with scrolling foliage and interlace over the principal areas, and on a faceted wooden haft, possibly the original, fitted with an additional pair of iron straps reinforcing the sides. H. head : 59.7 cm - H. overall : 219 cm.

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Épée décorée en argent, de style Viking Xe siècle,

Lot 7: Épée décorée en argent, de style Viking Xe siècle,

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Description: Épée décorée en argent, de style Viking Xe siècle, la lame probablement Xe siècle. A silver-inlaid sword, in Viking 10th century style, the blade possibly 10th century. The blade apparently excavated, broad and cut with a long shallow fuller on both sides, both sides with traces of occasional bold letters suggesting an inscription, short rounded robust iron crosspiece inlaid with delicate silver interlace involving a series of looped knots, the pommel formed en suite, incorporating a tri-lobate upper section cast in one piece with the lower, and inlaid en suite with the crosspiece. L. overall : 97.4 cm - L. blade : 81.9 cm - W. : 9.7 cm.

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Grande épée médiévale vers 1300-1350. A Medieval

Lot 8: Grande épée médiévale vers 1300-1350. A Medieval

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Description: Grande épée médiévale vers 1300-1350. A Medieval Great sword, circa 1300-1350. In excavated condition, with double-edged near-flat blade tapering slightly towards the point, cut with a narrow fuller over the lower two-thirds of its length, and each side with traces of an incised mark, a cross Alisée patée, robust faceted crosspiece swelling towards the ends, and strongly formed large wheel pommel, the sides widening in profile towards the base. L. overall : 118.8 cm - L. blade : 96.5 cm - W. : 21.9 cm.

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Épée de chevalier de type Hongrois, vers

Lot 9: Épée de chevalier de type Hongrois, vers

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Description: Épée de chevalier de type Hongrois, vers 1350-1400. A Medieval Knightly sword of Hungarian type, circa 1350-1400. In excavated condition, with near-flat blade formed with a short spear point and a very shallow fuller inlaid with a crosier mark in latten on both sides at the forte, the tang struck with a rectangular mark on one side, a diagonal of three pellets, the crosspiece formed with spatulate quillons slightly recurved horizontally, and rectangular pommel formed with a raised circular centre on both sides. L. overall : 106 cm - L. blade : 86.6 cm - W. : 20 cm.

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Rare dague médiévale, France milieu du XIVe

Lot 10: Rare dague médiévale, France milieu du XIVe

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Description: Rare dague médiévale, France milieu du XIVe siècle. A rare French Medieval quillon dagger, mid-14th century. In excavated condition, with slender blade tapering to a long very narrow point and cut with a short fuller on both sides at the forte, small arched crosspiece with flattened tips, and bronze diamond-shaped pommel formed with raised nodules at the sides, the inner and outer faces with faceted quadrants rising towards the centre, one face engraved with chevron bands and the other with a fleur-de-lys. L. : 47.2 cm.

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Rare dague suisse de la première moitié du XVe

Lot 11: Rare dague suisse de la première moitié du XVe

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Description: Rare dague suisse de la première moitié du XVe siècle. A rare Swiss dagger, first half of the 15th century. In excavated condition, with tapering double-edged blade of flattened diamond section, small bronze boat-shaped crosspiece, with fluted lower edge and short points curved towards the pommel, the pommel slightly smaller and coming to blunt points at the ends, original wooden grip, and the crosspiece and the pommel each fitted to the grip over an angular brass fillet. L. : 31.5 cm.

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A German Great sword in mid-15th century style,

Lot 12: A German Great sword in mid-15th century style,

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Description: A German Great sword in mid-15th century style, 19th century. Grande épée dans le style allemand du milieu XVe siècle, XIXe siècle. With blade of flattened diamond section tapering to a long narrow point and inlaid with running wolf mark in brass on both sides, long iron crosspiece, tall faceted pommel, and two-stage grip bound with leather over cord. L. overall : 120.5 cm - L. blade : 89.2 cm - W. : 27.2 cm.

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Épée à une main et demi, dans le style allemand

Lot 13: Épée à une main et demi, dans le style allemand

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Description: Épée à une main et demi, dans le style allemand fin XVe siècle. A German hand-and-a-half sword in late 15th century style. With slender sharply tapering blade of flattened diamond section inlaid with a circular brass cross, iron hilt cast in relief, including a pair of horizontally recurved quillons formed with raised roped ridges along each face, tall slender pommel formed with cabled flanges front and rear, and moulded two-stage grip bound with leather. L. : 122.5 cm - L. blade : 93.5 cm - W. : 26.5 cm.

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Rare dague dont la poignée est une Sainte

Lot 14: Rare dague dont la poignée est une Sainte

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Description: Rare dague dont la poignée est une Sainte Catherine d'Alexandrie en bronze, Pays-Bas ou Allemagne du Nord, probablement début XVIe siècle. A rare bronze figural-hilted dagger, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Low Countries or North German, probably early 16th century. In excavated condition, with sharply tapering single-edged blade of triangular section, bronze hilt cast in one piece and in the round, formed as the figure of St. Catherine of Alexandria with her attributes, the saint standing on the crouched naked figure of the Roman Emperor Maxentius. L. : 37.4 cm.

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Dague à rognons composite, dans le style Flamand

Lot 15: Dague à rognons composite, dans le style Flamand

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Description: Dague à rognons composite, dans le style Flamand ou Allemand du Nord, la lame première moitié du XVIe siècle. A composite ballock dagger, in Flemish or North German style, the blade first half of the 16th century. The blade very slender, double-edged and of flattened diamond section coming to a narrow point, the ricasso with recessed edges, of flattened hexagonal section and struck with two small marks on one side, later arched brass guard, later wooden hilt tapering sharply to the base, carved with a pair of pronounced nodules, each decorated with a small copper rosette, and fitted with a copper cap-pommel engraved with the Gothic letters "D G." and retaining traces of gilding. L. : 44.7 cm.

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Grande épée de style médiéval, la lame vers

Lot 16: Grande épée de style médiéval, la lame vers

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Description: Grande épée de style médiéval, la lame vers 1300-1400 portant une croix apocryphe des Chevaliers de l'Ordre équestre du Saint-Sépulcre. A Great sword in the medieval style, the blabe circa 1300-1400 and bearing a spurious cross of the Knights of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. With shortened broad blade coming to a reshaped point, the edges almost parallel over their full length, both sides cut with a narrow fuller an orb mark and a diagonal row of small crosses all inlaid in latten, incised with a large circular device involving an inner border of dog-tooth ornament encircling on one side traces of a central device (incomplete and illegible), on the other side a cross of the Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, and both of the circular devices inlaid in latten (the cross and its border reworked), later iron crosspiece, later octagonal wheel pommel engraved with gothic letters in the manner of a sacred contraction around the sides, inlaid with a brass roundel inscribed with further gothic letters on each face, and fitted with later grip. L. overall : 116.2 cm - L. blade : 87.3 cm - W. : 23.3 cm.

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Épée de chevalier composée d'une lame vers

Lot 17: Épée de chevalier composée d'une lame vers

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Description: Épée de chevalier composée d'une lame vers 1350-1400 et d'un pommeau XIVe - fin XVe siècle, la garde postérieure. A Knightly sword composed from a Medieval blade and pommel, the blade circa 1350-1400, the pommel 14th to late 15th century. The blade near flat and cut with a very shallow fuller on each face, tapering to a short point, incised with a pair of coarsely drawn concentric rings on both sides at the forte, each punched at the centre and each with traces of latten inlay, the pommel of so-called pod-shaped type, with convex faces indented at the centre, with a medial ridge over their upper halves, and the sides flat and narrowing towards the top, with slender spirally fluted crosspiece with pointed down-turned tips, and later wooden grip (the crosspiece perhaps 16th century and reworked). L. overall : 96.3 cm - L. blade : 78.8 cm - W. : 23.2 cm.

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Casque hémisphérique en fer, apparemment du Haut

Lot 18: Casque hémisphérique en fer, apparemment du Haut

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Description: Casque hémisphérique en fer, apparemment du Haut Moyen Âge allemand, partiellement reconstitué en forme de Bandhelm, peut-être Ve siècle. A hemispherical iron helmet, apparently Germanic Dark Ages, partially reconstructed in the form of a Bandhelm, possibly 5th century. The skull bowl-shaped and formed in two equal halves, the join now covered by a lateral iron band retained by pairs of flattened rivets, the base now encircled by a further iron band, and the interior of the skull retaining a single rivet for attaching a chinstrap. H. : 15.5 cm - L. : 22 cm - W. : 19.6 cm - Wt. : 2380 g. 3 000 / 4 000 € Helmets of this type were worn by the Germanic tribes of the post-Roman periods. Two examples are preserved in the Leibrüstkammer, Vienna (A 1998). See, THOMAS, Bruno & GAMBER, Ortwin, Katalog der Leibrüstkammer, vol. I, 1976, p.34, pl.2.

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Casque conique à nasal de style XIe siècle, XIXe

Lot 19: Casque conique à nasal de style XIe siècle, XIXe

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Description: Casque conique à nasal de style XIe siècle, XIXe siècle. A nasal helm in 11th century style, 19th century with oval conical skull formed in two halves, the base pierced with circular holes, and fitted with cruciform nasal studded with flattened iron rivets. H. : 25.5 cm - L. : 22.5 cm - W. : 20.2 cm - Wt. : 950 g.

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Chapel de fer dans le style du XVe siècle, XIXe

Lot 20: Chapel de fer dans le style du XVe siècle, XIXe

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Description: Chapel de fer dans le style du XVe siècle, XIXe siècle. An iron War Hat in 15th century style, 19th century. Formed in one piece, with strongly rounded skull drawn-up to small pointed nipple in the middle, the base studded with iron stellate lining rivets, and with oval flat brim struck with a mark. H. : 16.5 cm - L. : 34 cm - W. : 31 cm - Wt. : 1225 g.

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Écu de chevalier recouvert de fer, dans le style

Lot 21: Écu de chevalier recouvert de fer, dans le style

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Description: Écu de chevalier recouvert de fer, dans le style italien XIVe - début XVe siècle, XIXe siècle. A kite-shaped Knightly shield in the Italian 14th - early 15th century manner, 19th century. With convex wooden body faced with a coarse fabric and entirely encased in a single sheet of thin iron over the outside, the iron surface embossed with a lion rampant on a field sown with Greek crosses, studded with nails and with pairs of larger nails for enarms, the edges reinforced by strips of copper folded over both sides, covered in leather on the inside, with leather loops for enarms, and in "aged" condition throughout. H. : 64 cm - W. : 53 cm.

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Écu armorié en bois peint, dans le style fin XIVe

Lot 22: Écu armorié en bois peint, dans le style fin XIVe

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Description: Écu armorié en bois peint, dans le style fin XIVe - début XVe siècle. A painted wooden armorial shield, in 14th - early 15th century style The wooden body covered in canvas front and rear, the inner face with iron rings for enarms and straps, the outer face painted with red, yellow and red horizontal bands filled with scrollwork, the upper band bearing a shield charged with the arms of The League of St. George, the lower band with an unidentified coat-of-arms. H. : 94 cm - W. : 54 cm.

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Reconstitution d'une rondache en bois peint

Lot 23: Reconstitution d'une rondache en bois peint

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Description: Reconstitution d'une rondache en bois peint provenant du butin de la Bataille de Giornico, dans le style milanais vers 1475, XIXe siècle. A painted circular wooden shield in the Milanese style of circa 1475, a representation of the Milanese booty taken at The Battle of Giornico, 19th century. With pine body with lightly bevelled outer edge, covered with leather over the outside, the outer surface painted with a patterned border enclosing an heraldic shield, Or, charged with a Sable eagle displayed, mantled in red, white and green scrollwork, with helm and crest, a cockerel, and the inner face fitted with two enarms. Diameter : 49.5 cm.

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Mézail à charnière médiane pour un rare type de

Lot 24: Mézail à charnière médiane pour un rare type de

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Description: Mézail à charnière médiane pour un rare type de bacinet italien ou barbuta, dans le style du XIVe siècle, XIXe siècle. A centrally-hinged visor for a rare type of Italian bascinet or barbuta, in the style of the mid-14th century, 19th century. Of rectangular form, rounded over the top and flared at the base, with a pair of boxed horizontal sights divided centrally, the middle area convex with a low medial ridge and pierced with diamond shaped arrangements of circular breathes left and right, and the top pierced with a pair of holes for fitting a hinge. H : 24.2 cm - W. : 16 cm - Wt. : 375 g.

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Grand heaume, substitut funéraire dans le style

Lot 25: Grand heaume, substitut funéraire dans le style

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Description: Grand heaume, substitut funéraire dans le style fin XIVe siècle, XVIIIe - XIXe siècle. A Great Helm, constructed in the manner of a funerary achievement, after the style of the late 14th century, 18th-19th century. Of heavily patinated russet iron, constructed from five overlapping plates joined by flattened domed iron rivets, the lower frontal plate extending fully over the neck area and over the upper part of the chest, with a residual medial ridge, pierced with an oval group of small circular breathes together with a cross styled after that of the Order the Teutonic Knights on the left-hand side, the upper frontal plate rounded in section and additionally joined to the lower plate by a single bar arched over the sight, the lower rear plate matching the depth of the lower front, and with a convex plate over the crown. H. : 47.5 cm - L. : 27.7 cm - W. : 24.2 cm - Wt. : 3320 g.

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Extrêmement rare casque conique à nasal, Suède,

Lot 26: Extrêmement rare casque conique à nasal, Suède,

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Description: Extrêmement rare casque conique à nasal, Suède, XIe siècle. An extremely rare Swedish nasal helm, 11th century. In excavated condition, with tall almond-shaped skull, formed in one piece, with a very low medial ridge running over its full length above the nasal, the nasal integral with the skull, and the base of the skull encircled by a row of rivet holes. H. : 22.5 cm - L. : 20 cm - W. : 19.5 cm - Wt. : 650 g. H. nasal : 8.5 cm.

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Plastron d'armure, belle reconstitution dans le

Lot 27: Plastron d'armure, belle reconstitution dans le

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Description: Plastron d'armure, belle reconstitution dans le style italien vers 1410. A finely constructed Knightly breast-plate, in the Italian style of circa 1410 Of globose form, with shallow neck and arm-openings with narrow outward turned edges, static large lance-rest on the right-hand side, and riveted V-shaped "lisière d'arrêt" on the upper part. H. : 40.5 cm - W. : 36 cm - Wt. : 5470 g.

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Bacinet « à bec de passereau » et cuirasse sans

Lot 28: Bacinet « à bec de passereau » et cuirasse sans

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Description: Bacinet « à bec de passereau » et cuirasse sans protection du dos, dans le style italien vers 1360-70, le bacinet XIXe siècle et la cuirasse reconstituée à partir de plaques anciennes. A "pig-faced" bascinet and a cuirass intended for wear without a back-plate, in the Italian style of circa 1360-70, the bascinet 19th century and the cuirass constructed from early plates. The bascinet skull formed of one piece drawn-up to a rear-swept conical point, arched over the face-opening and pierced for a lining, the rear edge pierced with two rows of holes for attaching a camail, fitted with hinged visor pivots, the visor of characteristic form including conical snout pierced with small circular breathes on the right, a pair of boxed slotted breathes below the snout and a pair of boxed sights, the cuirass formed of seven plates almost entirely encircling the upper torso, with front plate of shallow globose form with a perfunctory outward-turn along the lower edge, an angular flanged outward turn straight across the neck, fitted with V-shaped lisière d'arrêt, roll-engraved brass strips along the sides and studded with small iron rivets for lining straps, fitted with a pair of plates at the sides cut out for the arms and constructed en suite with the central plate, and the sides each fitted with additional smaller plates constructed to match : the central plate, the two arm-plates and one of the smaller side-plates all appear to be formed of reworked early armour, probably dating from the early 16th century, the lisière d'arrêt and the brass ornament are modern reconstructions : on a purpose-built fabric-covered torso mannequin. H. torso : 71 cm.

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Épée de chevalier, probablement angleterre vers

Lot 29: Épée de chevalier, probablement angleterre vers

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Description: Épée de chevalier, probablement angleterre vers 1350-1400. A Medieval Knightly sword, possibly English, circa 1350-1400. In excavated condition, a river find, with broad double-edged blade tapering to a very short point and cut with a fuller running over the lower two-thirds of its length on both sides, crosspiece of rectangular section, and bronze wheel pommel capped by an iron pyramidal button. L. : 98.4 cm - L. blade : 81.2 cm - W. : 16.1 cm.

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Rare grande épée médiévale pour escrime à deux

Lot 30: Rare grande épée médiévale pour escrime à deux

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Description: Rare grande épée médiévale pour escrime à deux mains, vers 1300-50 A rare Medieval Great sword of two-hand size, circa 1300-50. In excavated condition, with double-edged blade of unusually great length, near flat, tapering from a broad forte, cut with a short shallow fuller on both sides and one side with an incised mark, crosspiece of rectangular section, unusually long blade tang, and large faceted oval pommel with flattened faces and bevelled edges. L. overall : 146.8 cm - L. blade : 118.1 cm - W. : 24.5 cm.

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Grande épée médiévale vers 1350-1400. A Medieval

Lot 31: Grande épée médiévale vers 1350-1400. A Medieval

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Description: Grande épée médiévale vers 1350-1400. A Medieval Great sword, circa 1350-1400. In excavated condition, with blade of flattened hexagonal section double-edged and tapering to a long narrow point, cut with a shallow fuller at the forte and each face with traces of inlaid latten marks, crosspiece of slender type, of rectangular section and drooping towards the ends, and the tang fitted with faceted oval pommel with flattened faces and bevelled edges. L. overall : 147 cm - L. blade : 98.5 cm - W. : 20.3 cm.

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Casque de siège, XVIe - XVIIe siècle. A siege

Lot 32: Casque de siège, XVIe - XVIIe siècle. A siege

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Description: Casque de siège, XVIe - XVIIe siècle. A siege helmet, 16th - 17th century. Of great weight, bowl-shaped and of one piece, cut out over the face, pierced with four holes for fitting a neck-guard at the rear, and the front and sides pierced for lining rivets. H. : 15 cm - L. : 21.8 cm - W.: 20 cm - Wt. : 3530 g.

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Chapel de fer, dans le style suisse ou bourguignon

Lot 33: Chapel de fer, dans le style suisse ou bourguignon

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Description: Chapel de fer, dans le style suisse ou bourguignon de la fin du XVe siècle, XIXe siècle. A Kettle Hat, in the Swiss or Burgundian style of the late 15th century, 19th century of heavy construction, appearing to be forged in one piece, with oval skull drawn-up to a pronounced keel, boxed around the base, flat vertical sides, a broad slightly down-turned oval brim, the latter studded with lining rivets, and with in-turned edge. H. : 21 cm - L. : 37.5 cm - W. : 33.7 cm - Wt. : 2870 g.

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Épée de chevalier de la fin de la Guerre de Cent

Lot 34: Épée de chevalier de la fin de la Guerre de Cent

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Description: Épée de chevalier de la fin de la Guerre de Cent ans, vers 1450. A late Medieval Knightly sword from the end of the Hundred Years' War, circa 1450. In excavated condition, with short blade sharply tapering from a broad base, of flattened diamond section and struck with a mark on both sides at the forte, faceted crosspiece tapering from a broad centre and the tips abruptly down-turned, large wheel pommel with recessed centre, facetted tang button, and later grip (the upper 16.5 cm of the blade expertly replaced, the temper of the blade compromised in consequence). L. overall : 88 cm - L. blade : 71 cm - W. : 17 cm.

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Armure complète pour le combat à pied, composée de

Lot 35: Armure complète pour le combat à pied, composée de

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Description: Armure complète pour le combat à pied, composée de rares éléments allemands et italiens du Nord pour l'exportation, alla tedesca, en partie vers 1480-90. A full Gothic foot armour assembled on a foundation of rare elements, both German and North Italian export, alla tedesca, partly circa 1480-90. Including a finely formed breast-plate, North Italian, in the German fashion, of two-part overlapping construction joined by four rivets, the upper plate with narrow raised outward turns at the neck and arm-holes, embossed with an inverted triangular panel below the top and the arm-holes bordered by double flutes, the lower plate triangular, recessed in the middle and embossed with a central ridge over most of its length, and the lower edge flanged outwards and carrying a composed skirt of three lames, German back-plate constructed of three articulated plates each embossed with a pair of flutes radiating and broadening from the basal flange, the upper plate with slightly raised borders around the arm-holes, the outer edges not turned, the upper two plates cusped along the subsidiary edges and the lower plate carrying a skirt of three lames embossed with a central fan of flutes (the middle plate of the back-plate associated, the upper and the lower plates of the skirt 19th century), a pair of full arm defences (composed, some plates 19th century) each with light spaulders embossed with a group of four flutes radiating over the upper two plates, the lower plate embossed with a diagonal arrangement of four flutes over the rear plane and embossed with a pair of flutes along the edge of the elbow-opening, the couters also bordered with pairs of flutes together with a broader pair embossed across the middle, with pairs of hinged part-fluted plates forming the lowe-cannons, their edges with angular turns, and a pair of gauntlets in the German High Gothic style, embossed and fluted, the subsidiary edges cut with fretted ornament, a pair of full leg defences, the cuisses of four-part construction, the main plates in the Italian manner, each of the right-hand plates 15th century and each decorated over the right-hand side with a rear-swept spray of four flutes, later poleyns, two full greaves nearly forming a pair, each late 15th/early 16th century, each with plain turned edges and each flared out at the base to accommodate the present later solerets, with a tailed sallet in the German Gothic style, 19th century, formed in one piece, the skull rising to a flattened angular comb, pierced for a crest, flared out at the sides and at the rear to form a pointed tail, the lower edge of the sight formed as an angular flange projecting forwards of the upper edge, studded with lining rivets in an arc in line with the sight and the edge turned inwards, with a modern falling bevor in German late 15th century style, a pair of modern tassets and a pair of modern beseagues : on a purpose-built fabric-covered-mannequin, with sculpted mask, and the arms and torso covered with portions of mail from a European early 16th century shirt, the torso of close-set small riveted iron rings, the collar retaining some latten rings around the edge. H. : 175 cm.

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Très rare grand bacinet de joute, probablement

Lot 36: Très rare grand bacinet de joute, probablement

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Description: Très rare grand bacinet de joute, probablement Bruges ou Bruxelles vers 1490-1500, remanié en emblème funéraire. Very rare tilting Great Helm, probably Bruges or Brussels, circa 1490-1500, adapted for a funerary achievement. In the heavily patinated condition consistent with armour preserved in churches, with tall finely formed skull rising to a low medial ridge extending rearwards to the base of the nape, the base drawn out in a blunt point over the top of the spine, studded with domed lining rivets, pierced for visor pivots, and pierced for a crest, now carrying a hook for funerary suspension, the visor of heavy guage construction now riveted static, the front formed with a blunt prow, full length medial ridge, basal flange, the lower edge of the sight projecting forward of the upper edge, and cut with a single rectangular ventilation port on the right. H : 35 cm - L : 28 cm - W. : 23 cm - Wt. : 4650 g.

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Salade à visière, dans le style allemand vers

Lot 37: Salade à visière, dans le style allemand vers

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Description: Salade à visière, dans le style allemand vers 1500, XIXe siècle. A visored sallet, in the German style of circa 1500, 19th century. Of russet steel, with broad skull of one piece and rough from the hammer, arched face-opening, studed with lining rivets, fitted with neck-guard of three fluted lames, pivoted large visor slightly convex over the front, pierced with a pair of slotted breathes and a pair of slotted sights all with embossed flanged edges, and closed by a spring-catch on the right. H : 26.3 cm - L : 30 cm - W. : 24.4 cm - Wt. : 2810 g.

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Grand heaume dans le style de la seconde moitié du

Lot 38: Grand heaume dans le style de la seconde moitié du

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Description: Grand heaume dans le style de la seconde moitié du XIVe siècle, XIXe siècle. A Great Helm in the style of the second half of the 14th century, 19th century. Of russet iron, formed of three plates joined by domed rivets, the frontal plate with concave sides flared out below the sights and at the neck, coming to a sharply pointed prow, pierced with a circular group of small breathes on the left, and fitted with an ornate central bar with fleur-de-lis finial both joining the crown plate and dividing the sights, with rounded rear plate slotted at the sides, and domed crown plate pierced for a crest and pierced for a row of lining rivets around the base. H. : 33 cm - L. : 27 cm - W. : 23 cm - Wt. : 2770 g.

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Grand heaume de joute, Stechhelm, bien réalisé

Lot 39: Grand heaume de joute, Stechhelm, bien réalisé

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Description: Grand heaume de joute, Stechhelm, bien réalisé dans le style du XVe siècle, époque XIXe siècle. A tilting Great Helm, Stechhelm, well-constructed in late 15th century style, 19th century. Formed of three parts joined by large domed rivets, some brass-capped and others pewter-capped, the rear plate extending over the upper part of the spine, fitted with a locking-hinge at the base, pierced with rectangular arrangements of lace-holes at the sides and embossed with three chevron ridges towards the top, the frontal plate of heavier construction, extended over the upper part of the chest, drawn out to form a blunt prow, the lower edge of the sight with a robust inward turn, the skull plate embossed with two pairs of flutes radiating from the rear and in continuation of the fluting commencing at the top of the rear plate, pierced with four pairs of lace-holes, slotted for fitting a crest, and the front and the back plates fitted over the shoulders with a pair of staples for straps. H. : 44.5 cm - W. : 35 cm - Wt. : 5900 g.

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Cimier héraldique pour grand heaume de tournoi,

Lot 40: Cimier héraldique pour grand heaume de tournoi,

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Description: Cimier héraldique pour grand heaume de tournoi, Zimier, de style allemand XIVe - XVe siècle. A German heraldic crest for a tournament Great helm, Zimier, in 14th-15th century style. Formed as a Swan's head, accurately constructed of gesso and coarse fibre, probably jute, over a hardened sculpted leather core, the base hollowed for fitting the crown of the helmet skull, with pairs of lace-holes at the sides, painted white and heightened in grey, the base and the beak with traces of gilding over a red base coat, and in "aged " condition throughout. H. : 37 cm - Wt. : 1095 g.

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Cimier héraldique pour grand heaume de tournoi,

Lot 41: Cimier héraldique pour grand heaume de tournoi,

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Description: Cimier héraldique pour grand heaume de tournoi, Zimier, de style allemand XIVe - XVe siècle. A German heraldic crest for a tournament Great helm, Zimier, in 14th-15th century style. Formed as a pair of red and white banded hunting horns, a mullet, Or, suspended between, accurately constructed of gessoed coarse fibre, probably jute, over a sculpted hardened leather core, the base shaped for fitting the crown of a helm, pierced with three pairs of lace-holes, and in "aged" condition throughout. H. : 50.8 cm - W. : 35.5 cm - Wt. : 1415 g.

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Rarissime salade de joute courtoise, Rennhut,

Lot 42: Rarissime salade de joute courtoise, Rennhut,

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Description: Rarissime salade de joute courtoise, Rennhut, Allemagne du Sud vers 1500. An extremely rare South German jousting sallet, Rennhut, circa 1500. The skull finely shaped and formed in one piece, with narrow sight, the lower edge of the sight projecting slightly forward of the upper edge, a medial ridge front and rear developing into a flattened low comb decorated with punched linear borders over the top, the comb retaining a single screw originally intended to hold a spring-catch locking a pair of "exploding" brow plates, with a pair of rivets projecting clear of the surface of the skull fitted on either side behind the sight and intended to engage small lugs at the sides of the brow plates, the skull pierced with a rectangular arrangement of four lace-holes on both side at the rear, a row of holes for lining rivets below an incised line encircling the sides and rear, additional holes for laces and a chin-strap, the lower edges to the rear of the sight with an angular outward turn, the frontal lower edge not turned and pierced for an additional external fitting, and with separate broad neck-guard of characteristic form, pierced with eight pairs of holes for lining rivets or laces, and fitted with later raised flanged border. H. : 30.5 cm - L. : 37.5 cm - W. : 21 cm - Wt. : 3315 g.

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Lot 42A: Belle et très rare dossière d'armure pour la joute

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Description: Belle et très rare dossière d'armure pour la joute dite Rennen, probablement Innsbruck vers 1490. A fine and very rare back-plate for the joust, Rennen, probably Innsbruck, circa 1490. Of multi-plate construction, the upper plate finely formed over the contours of the back, embossed with pairs of flutes around the arm-openings, cut out with a Gothic trefoil head at the centre of the lower edge, engraved with a line of wriggle-work over the median line and along the subsidiary edges, engraved with the letter M repeated four times and punctuated by engraved rosettes in a band around the upper edge, the shoulders with threaded bolts for attaching the shoulder-hasps of the breast-plate, and the arms of the sides each with a lug intended to correspond with bolted hasps at the sides of the breast-plate, the lower plate overlapped by the upper and retained by four domed rivets, pinched-in at the waist and flared out at the base, fitted with a fan-like skirt of four upward-overlapping lames, embossed with a spray of four flutes over the middle, and the subsidiary edges cusped and underscored by engraved bands of wriggle-work. H. : 48 cm - W. : 34 cm - Wt. : 1710 g.

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Lot 42B: Partie avant d'une armure pour la joute, Rennzeug,

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Description: Partie avant d'une armure pour la joute, Rennzeug, en partie reconstituée dans le style vers 1490, quelques éléments très certainement vers 1490-1500. Elements of armour for the joust, Rennzeug, partly finely reconstructed in the style of circa 1490, some elements almost certainly circa 1490-1500. Comprising bevor of characteristically heavy construction extending over the upper-part of the chest, drawn-up to cup the lower half of the face, attached to the breast-plate by a pair of bolts, the upper border pierced with a row of small stitch-holes, the upper edge with a Gothic outward turn across the middle and with bevelled lower edge, breast-plate prominently boxed on the right side, rounded over the left side, the right arm-opening with bevelled edge, the openings at the left arm and at the neck each with a Gothic outward turn, the shoulders terminating in integral hinges for the attachment of the back-plate hasps, pierced for the attachment of a targe on the left, fitted with lance-rest on the right, waist-lame of characteristic type with cusped bevelled upper edge and attached centrally by a single bolt, decorated with punched bands encircling the waist, carrying an associated composite articulated skirt (or fauld) of five heavy upward-overlapping lames, the third lower lame with internal alterations, taken from a related armour, and the foremost skirt lame apparently homogeneous with a pair of large gutter-shaped jousting tassets attached internally by split pins, the tassets almost certainly circa 1490-1500 : sold together with a tail-piece from a jousting back-plate of circa 1490, of four tapering lames embossed with a fan of four flutes. The main elements on a detachable wall-mounted bracket with provision for displaying a helmet. H. : 99 cm.

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Targe de joute avec échancrure de lance, Tartsche

Lot 43: Targe de joute avec échancrure de lance, Tartsche

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Description: Targe de joute avec échancrure de lance, Tartsche mit Lanzenausschnitt, dans le style Allemand de la fin du XVe siècle. A German jousting targe, Tartsche mit Lanzenausschnitt, in the style of the late 15th century. With waisted rectangular wooden body concave and with bifurcated lower edge, the upper right segment bouched for the lance, covered with painted gessoed canvas throughout, the inner face painted pale green and studded with a series of nails and a pair of staples for straps, the outer face with a white painted ground within a black border, decorated with a multi-branched flourish of pale green scrolling foliage heightened in black and involving varieties of red flowerheads, inscribed " BID MARIA -N-T" on a ribband, and in "aged" condition throughout. H. : 74.5 cm - W. : 61 cm.

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Rare rochet de lance en couronne pour la joute

Lot 44: Rare rochet de lance en couronne pour la joute

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Description: Rare rochet de lance en couronne pour la joute courtoise allemande dite Gestech, vers 1500. A rare German lance-head of coronel type, for the "Joust of Peace", Gestech, circa 1500. Formed with three robust prongs of diamond section, each canted outwards and tapering from a broad base to a blunt tip, and extending at the bases to form a tapering tubular socket of substantial diameter. H. : 20.7 cm.

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Rondelle de lance allemande en acier, vers

Lot 45: Rondelle de lance allemande en acier, vers

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Description: Rondelle de lance allemande en acier, vers 1550-1600. A German vamplate for a lance, circa 1550-1600. The body near-flat, drawn-up to a short tubular socket, the inner face fitted with a small projecting ring, and the border with crimped edge studded with later brass lining-rivets. Diameter : 30.7 cm.

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Barbute italienne, celata alla Veneziana, vers

Lot 46: Barbute italienne, celata alla Veneziana, vers

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Description: Barbute italienne, celata alla Veneziana, vers 1470. An Italian barbute, celata alla Veneziana, circa 1470. Expertly restored, forged in one piece, rising to a medial ridge accentuated over the crown and pierced for a crest, the face-opening with forward-swept cheeks with rounded ends, the rear of the skull drawn out to a short flange over the nape, struck with a spurious mark in the Italian Gothic style, the edge turned outwards over wire, and studded with modern brass stellate rivets for both the lining-strap and the chin-strap. H. : 26.5 cm - L. : 26 cm - W. : 20.5 cm - Wt. : 1690 g.

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Rare salade « à la vénitienne », celata alla

Lot 47: Rare salade « à la vénitienne », celata alla

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Description: Rare salade « à la vénitienne », celata alla Veneziana, d'un modèle caractéristique faisant partie de la trouvaille de pièces d'armures dans la forteresse vénitienne de Chalcis, vers 1450. A rare Venetian sallet, celata alla Veneziana, of the type included in the hoard of armour discovered in the Venetian frontier fortress of Chalcis, circa 1450 with hemispherical skull formed in one piece, rising to a low medial ridge over the crown, cut out over the eyes to form a Y-shaped face-opening, the base encircled by a band of rivet holes, fitted with a characteristically overlapping lower section (later), the latter correctly attached by a row of domed rivets. H : 27 cm - L : 25.2 cm - W. : 19.8 cm - Wt. : 2110 g.

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Rare petite salade d'archer, provenant de la

Lot 48: Rare petite salade d'archer, provenant de la

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Description: Rare petite salade d'archer, provenant de la garnison des chevaliers de l'Ordre de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem à Rhodes, Italie seconde moitié du XVe siècle. A rare Italian sallet for an archer from the garrison of the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Rhodes, second half of the 15th century. With hemispherical skull of one piece drawn down to blunt points over the ears, rising to a low comb, the base encircled by lining rivets, fitted with brow reinforce formed with a slight outward lip over the contour of the lower edge, tail-piece of one lame, and the bottom edges of the brow and tail plates each with an inward turn. H : 20.5 cm - L : 29.5 cm - W. : 18 cm - Wt. : 1100 g.

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