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Main Sale - December 2012

by Holt's Auctioneers


758 lots | 750 with images

December 13, 2012

Live Auction

London Saleroom: Princess Louise House

Hammersmith Road

London, W6 7DJ United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1485 542822

Fax: +44 (0)1485 544463

Email: enquiries@holtsauctioneers.com

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AN UNUSED ENGLISH BEST LEATHER FLEECE LINED SINGLE GUNSLIP

Lot 191: AN UNUSED ENGLISH BEST LEATHER FLEECE LINED SINGLE GUNSLIP

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AN UNUSED BEST QUALITY GAME FUR SINGLE FLEECE LINED GUNSLIP,

Lot 192: AN UNUSED BEST QUALITY GAME FUR SINGLE FLEECE LINED GUNSLIP,

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Description: AN UNUSED BEST QUALITY GAME FUR SINGLE FLEECE LINED GUNSLIP, made by 'IAN TOMLIN' maker for 'HOLLAND AND HOLLAND'.

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PARSONS A BEST LEATHER FLEECE LINED SINGLE GUNSLIP

Lot 193: PARSONS A BEST LEATHER FLEECE LINED SINGLE GUNSLIP

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PARSONS A GOOD QUALITY CANVAS AND LEATHER FLEECE LINED SINGLE GUNSLIP

Lot 194: PARSONS A GOOD QUALITY CANVAS AND LEATHER FLEECE LINED SINGLE GUNSLIP

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Description: PARSONS A GOOD QUALITY CANVAS AND LEATHER FLEECE LINED SINGLE GUNSLIP

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AN ELEPHANT HIDE FLEECE LINED DOUBLE (BARREL ONLY) SLIP

Lot 195: AN ELEPHANT HIDE FLEECE LINED DOUBLE (BARREL ONLY) SLIP

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Description: AN ELEPHANT HIDE FLEECE LINED DOUBLE (BARREL ONLY) SLIP

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A RUG AND HEAD MOUNT OF AN AFRICAN LIONESS,

Lot 200: A RUG AND HEAD MOUNT OF AN AFRICAN LIONESS,

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Description: A RUG AND HEAD MOUNT OF AN AFRICAN LIONESS, approx. 9 feet from nose to tail

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A FINE SKULL MOUNT OF A CAPE BUFFALO,

Lot 201: A FINE SKULL MOUNT OF A CAPE BUFFALO,

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Description: A FINE SKULL MOUNT OF A CAPE BUFFALO, with tip to tip approx. 23in., boss approx. 9in.

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AN IMPRESSIVE CAPE AND HEAD MOUNT OF A CAPE BUFFALO,

Lot 202: AN IMPRESSIVE CAPE AND HEAD MOUNT OF A CAPE BUFFALO,

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Description: AN IMPRESSIVE CAPE AND HEAD MOUNT OF A CAPE BUFFALO, with an outside spread of approx. 37in., tip to tip approx. 17 1/2in., boss approx. 9 1/2in.

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A FINE SKULL MOUNT OF A MOOSE,

Lot 203: A FINE SKULL MOUNT OF A MOOSE,

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Description: A FINE SKULL MOUNT OF A MOOSE, mounted on a wooden plaque, with a Silver medal, marked 'SVENSKA JAGAREFORBUNDETS HORNMEDALJ'

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A KODIAK BEAR SKIN WITH HEAD MOUNT,

Lot 204: A KODIAK BEAR SKIN WITH HEAD MOUNT,

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Description: A KODIAK BEAR SKIN WITH HEAD MOUNT, approx. 96in. from muzzle to tail.

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A FINE RUG MOUNT OF A WILDEBEEST,

Lot 205: A FINE RUG MOUNT OF A WILDEBEEST,

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Description: A FINE RUG MOUNT OF A WILDEBEEST, measuring approx. 8 feet neck to tail (no head), mounted on black baize

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A FULL WALL MOUNT OF A VAAL REED BUCK,

Lot 206: A FULL WALL MOUNT OF A VAAL REED BUCK,

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Description: A FULL WALL MOUNT OF A VAAL REED BUCK, with 8 1/4in., mounted on artificial rocks for wall mount only

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A FULL RUG MOUNT OF A ZEBRA,

Lot 207: A FULL RUG MOUNT OF A ZEBRA,

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Description: A FULL RUG MOUNT OF A ZEBRA, mounted on a green baize, measuring approx. 101in. nose to tip

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STEVE BURGESS 'THE WARNING', AN ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING OF AFRICAN BUSH ELEPHANT,

Lot 220: STEVE BURGESS 'THE WARNING', AN ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING OF AFRICAN BUSH ELEPHANT,

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Description: STEVE BURGESS 'THE WARNING', AN ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING OF AFRICAN BUSH ELEPHANT, of approx. 52in. x 32in., gilt-covered wooden frame and depicting what appears to be a herd of batchelor males with the dominant male standing with ears spread, head raised and kicking up a storm of dust as a warning, the herd set amongst natural bush vegetation. Provenance: Steve Burgess is a celebrated wildlife artist who works mainly in oils although he has used other mediums. No prints of this original are believed to exist. Burgess describes himself thus: "I am a completely self-taught artist and although I did not set out to become a Wildlife artist, my passion for the natural world and conservation has brought me to the point where I now almost exclusively paint Wildlife subjects. My numerous visits to Africa have inspired most of my work over recent years but I have a love for all animals and so I also paint British Wildlife or indeed subjects from any other part of the world. I'm never without a sketchbook to hand and so I am constantly drawing. Wildlife subjects rarely stay still for long enough to be drawn in detail and so some sketches stay in the sketchbook while others become the platform from which I develop a more in depth idea or a detailed painting. From my travels I also produce paintings of the indigenous people, the Masai being a favourite subject. Some of my Masai friends have bestowed upon me the honorary Masai name 'Olaishorani', meaning one who paints and draws pictures. My influences are firstly everything I see and experience around me and I try to convey a particular atmosphere from a place or a scene that I have witnessed when I work on my paintings. The contemporary artists who have influenced me the most are the great realist nature painters Carl Brenders and Daniel Smith." Other Notes: For other work by the same artist, please see Lot 222.

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JAMES WRIGHT 'PHEASANTS IN LANDSCAPE'

Lot 221: JAMES WRIGHT 'PHEASANTS IN LANDSCAPE'

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Description: JAMES WRIGHT 'PHEASANTS IN LANDSCAPE' an original oil on canvas showing two challenging cock pheasants in the foreground with a hen pheasant in the background, in a gilt covered plaster and wood frame with filigree detail

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STEVE BURGESS 'THE SENTINEL', AN ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING OF A PAIR OF AFRICAN LION,

Lot 222: STEVE BURGESS 'THE SENTINEL', AN ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING OF A PAIR OF AFRICAN LION,

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Description: STEVE BURGESS 'THE SENTINEL', AN ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING OF A PAIR OF AFRICAN LION, of circa 42in. x 30in. including double-mounted gilt and mottled wooden frame and depicting a lion and lioness in cover, the lioness keenly observing some unseen object. Provenance: For an associated Lot and provenance on the artist, please see Lot 220.

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THOMAS KENNEDY 'DUCKS IN FLIGHT'

Lot 223: THOMAS KENNEDY 'DUCKS IN FLIGHT'

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Description: THOMAS KENNEDY 'DUCKS IN FLIGHT' an original signed oil depicting a flight of mallard alighting on a lake, glazed in a gilt frame with filigree detailing

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MARK CHESTER (F.W.A.S.) 'OVER THE TRACK'

Lot 224: MARK CHESTER (F.W.A.S.) 'OVER THE TRACK'

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Description: MARK CHESTER (F.W.A.S.) 'OVER THE TRACK' an original signed oil an canvas of pheasants in a winter setting, signed 'Mark Chester', with 'OVER THE TRACK, an original painting by Mark Chester' enscribed on the back, with an antique style dark gilt frame

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MARK CHESTER (F.W.A.S.) 'AUTUMN FLIGHT'

Lot 225: MARK CHESTER (F.W.A.S.) 'AUTUMN FLIGHT'

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Description: MARK CHESTER (F.W.A.S.) 'AUTUMN FLIGHT' an original signed oil on canvas of seven English partridges in flight in an Autumnal setting, signed 'Mark Chester', with 'AUTUMN FLIGHT, an original painting by Mark Chester' enscribed on the back, with an antique style dark gilt frame

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MARK CHESTER (F.W.A.S.) 'RESTING TRIO'

Lot 226: MARK CHESTER (F.W.A.S.) 'RESTING TRIO'

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Description: MARK CHESTER (F.W.A.S.) 'RESTING TRIO' original oil canvas showing a trio of resting French partridges in an evening setting, signed 'Mark Chester', with 'RESTING TRIO, an original painting by Mark Chester' enscribed on the back, with an antique style dark gilt frame

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A FINE TRUE PAIR (DAISHO) OF JAPANESE SWORDS,

Lot 300: A FINE TRUE PAIR (DAISHO) OF JAPANESE SWORDS,

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Description: A FINE TRUE PAIR (DAISHO) OF JAPANESE SWORDS, circa 1820, comprising a Katana and a Wakizashi, the first with 28in. re-polished blade, visible 'crashing-wave' hamon (some minor flaws apparent through polishing), signed tang with one 'mekugi-ana', twin carved copper and gilded 'seppa', the 'tsuba' of copper with gilded accents and carved decoration of a mounted 'Zen' archer on one side with bamboo covered hill-sides beneath a stippled cloud background on the reverse, 'cat-scratches' to the 'habaki', the 'tsuka' of ray-skin bound with black Japanese cotton with gilded 'kashira' and 'fuchi' carved with stippled background panels, gilded 'menuki', black laquered 'saya' over a stippled brown laquer background (some edge-cracking), en-suite 'koiguchi' , 'kojiri' and 'kurigata', the second with 20in. re-polished blade in similar condition, same signature to the tang, similar style 'tsuba', decorated 'kozuka' with same signature, 'saya' with some edge cracking and 'kurigata' detached but present, both swords complete with period sword-bags Provenance: Previously sold in Sotheby's, Lot 106, 10th April 1997

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A SILVER-MOUNTED BURMESE DHA SWORD,

Lot 301: A SILVER-MOUNTED BURMESE DHA SWORD,

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Description: A SILVER-MOUNTED BURMESE DHA SWORD, circa 1880, with 18in. slightly curving blade widening at the tip, deeply stamped makers mark at forte, triple-stage low-grade silver hilt with the first section of faceted form with applied silver wire border decoration, diminutive circular hand-guard, cylindrical variegated wire-bound centre section with fine chain-link grip-piece and fluted spire pommel (some minor dents), the silver scabbard with applied silver wire arabesques and variegated bands (covering to tip missing), the throat section bound with a red silken rope, the whole 37in. overall

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A TURKISH YATAGHAN SWORD WITH SILVER KOFTGARI DECORATED BLADE,

Lot 302: A TURKISH YATAGHAN SWORD WITH SILVER KOFTGARI DECORATED BLADE,

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Description: A TURKISH YATAGHAN SWORD WITH SILVER KOFTGARI DECORATED BLADE, circa 1840, the 24 1/2in. slightly curving blade thickening towards the tip, the left hand side of the blade with a silver koftgari inscription within a panel terminated with arabesques at each end, the one nearest the hilt encompassing a deeply stamped 'tughra' style makers mark, the right hand side with more simplified koftgari decoration, back of blade finely carved with a raised wavy line, yellow metal blade mount with applied wire decoration and mounted with two blue cabachon stones, en-suite hilt with coral decoration (the whole grip with traces of gilding) and mounted with large 'eared' ivory grip-pieces (some age discolouration and cracking), TOGETHER WITH its brass mounted leather covered wooden scabbard with the tip formed into the mask of a sea-monster (dents, some splitting to leather portion)

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A BRITISH CAVALRY OFFICERS SWORD WITH BLUE & GILT BLADE, UNSIGNED, PATTERN '1796'.

Lot 303: A BRITISH CAVALRY OFFICERS SWORD WITH BLUE & GILT BLADE, UNSIGNED, PATTERN '1796'.

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Description: A BRITISH CAVALRY OFFICERS SWORD WITH BLUE & GILT BLADE, UNSIGNED, PATTERN '1796'. between 1830-37, with curving 28in. clip-point blade, the left hand side decorated for two-thirds its length with four panels of gilt martial trophies and foliage designs on a blue ground (faded), the third panel being the cypher of William IV, the right hand side similarly decorated with the third panel being the Royal Coat of Arms, iron stirrup hilt, turned down langets with 'pie-crust' edges, plain iron backstrap and wire-bound sharkskin grip, TOGETHER WITH its original iron scabbard with two loose suspension rings (some minor dents, painted black)

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AN AMERICAN OFFICERS SABRE WITH BLUE & GILT BLADE, UNSIGNED, serial no 13,

Lot 304: AN AMERICAN OFFICERS SABRE WITH BLUE & GILT BLADE, UNSIGNED, serial no 13,

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Description: AN AMERICAN OFFICERS SABRE WITH BLUE & GILT BLADE, UNSIGNED, serial no 13, possibly for an Artillery Officer circa 1850, with curving 30 1/2in. fullered blade, both sides with a blued portion for approximately half its length, the left hand side with two gilt designs of foliage, the right with a martial trophy featuring a shield with the American flag and a further panel of foliage (blue and gilt slightly rubbed but generally strong), gilded 'D' shaped knuckle-bow pierced with ordnance grenades entwined within a rope edge border, pierced gilded cross-guard, carved bone grip and gilded eagle-head pommel TOGETHER WITH its original black leather scabbard with twin loose suspension rings and gilded drag, throat and band

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GERBER A LIMITED EDITION DAGGER, MODEL 'MKII ANNIVERSARY', serial no. XX03059,

Lot 305: GERBER A LIMITED EDITION DAGGER, MODEL 'MKII ANNIVERSARY', serial no. XX03059,

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Description: GERBER A LIMITED EDITION DAGGER, MODEL 'MKII ANNIVERSARY', serial no. XX03059, one of 5000 manufactured in 1986 to the original MKII specifications, with narrow leaf-shaped 7in. polished blade deliberately manufactured with a 5 degree angle to allow easy carry, black anodised and 'Steel-Grip' coated hilt, complete with a tooled leather sheath, display box and papers, appearing unused

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W.R. CASE & SONS A COMMEMORATIVE BOWIE KNIFE MODEL 'CASE XX JIM BOWIE',

Lot 306: W.R. CASE & SONS A COMMEMORATIVE BOWIE KNIFE MODEL 'CASE XX JIM BOWIE',

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Description: W.R. CASE & SONS A COMMEMORATIVE BOWIE KNIFE MODEL 'CASE XX JIM BOWIE', recent, with heavy polished 9 1/2in. blade etched with a bust of Jim Bowie together with the dates '1796-1836', the forte stamped 'CASE XX USA BOWIE', heavy brass cross-guard with swollen finials, black hard rubber grip-piece held by three brass rivets (some slight storage marks) TOGETHER WITH a tooled leather scabbard and a flock-lined display carton (outer faded)

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KA-BAR & ONTARIO KNIFE CO. A COLLECTION OF FOUR U.S.M.C. TYPE COMMEMORATIVE KNIVES,

Lot 307: KA-BAR & ONTARIO KNIFE CO. A COLLECTION OF FOUR U.S.M.C. TYPE COMMEMORATIVE KNIVES,

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Description: KA-BAR & ONTARIO KNIFE CO. A COLLECTION OF FOUR U.S.M.C. TYPE COMMEMORATIVE KNIVES, all of recent manufacture, the first two by Ka-Bar, an 'IWO-JIMA' and a '100TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY' respectively, the other two by Ontario Knife Co., being a 'QUARTERMASTER P3 ARMY' and a 'P4 USMC COMBAT', all little used in their manufacturers boxes with the relevant scabbards

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A PERSIAN 'KARD' DAGGER WITH GOLD KOFTGARI DECORATION,

Lot 308: A PERSIAN 'KARD' DAGGER WITH GOLD KOFTGARI DECORATION,

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Description: A PERSIAN 'KARD' DAGGER WITH GOLD KOFTGARI DECORATION, first half of the 19th. century, with tapering spear-point 10 1/2in. blade, both sides of the blade featuring a panel of gold koftgari animals including lion and deer, each animal pursuing the next smaller animal towards the tip of the blade, the panel with an engraved borderline, the back edge of the blade inlayed with fine koftgari arabesques extending onto the top-edge of the blade and onto the hilt of standard form, the hilt fitted with smooth ivory scales held with iron pins, TOGETHER WITH its original leather scabbard (distressed), the blade with some age staining

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ED WUSTHOF, SOLINGEN A GERMAN ENLISTED MAN'S REICHSARBEITSDIENST (RAD) HEWER,

Lot 309: ED WUSTHOF, SOLINGEN A GERMAN ENLISTED MAN'S REICHSARBEITSDIENST (RAD) HEWER,

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Description: ED WUSTHOF, SOLINGEN A GERMAN ENLISTED MAN'S REICHSARBEITSDIENST (RAD) HEWER, circa 1938, with heavy hatchet-shaped 9 3/4in. blade etched with the motto 'ARBEIT ADELT' (work enables) and hand engraved 'HP' on the right hand side and the makers mark beneath 'GES GESCH' together with 'RADJ' within a triangle on the left hand side, solid nickel-silver cross-guard and hilt, stag-horn scales and 'eagles-beak' pommel (blade with heavy signs of use and some polished pitting) TOGETHER WITH its original metal scabbard with nickel fittings (some denting and discolouration to chape, painted portion old re-paint with losses)

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MEYERS & MORTIMER, LONDON A GOOD BRITISH 1827 PATTERN RIFLE OFFICERS SWORD TO THE 'CHATSWORTH RIFLES',

Lot 310: MEYERS & MORTIMER, LONDON A GOOD BRITISH 1827 PATTERN RIFLE OFFICERS SWORD TO THE 'CHATSWORTH RIFLES',

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Description: MEYERS & MORTIMER, LONDON A GOOD BRITISH 1827 PATTERN RIFLE OFFICERS SWORD TO THE 'CHATSWORTH RIFLES', circa 1860, with 'Wilkinson' type 32in. spear-point blade, a central panel etched with scroll terminals surrounding the Light Infantry Bugle with the words 'CHATSWORTH' and 'RIFLES' in ribbons above and below, the reverse similar but surrounding a crown and 'VR' monogram, further scrolls etched to both sides of the forte, the ricasso signed 'MEYERS & MORTIMER, CONDUIT ST, BOND ST, LONDON' with inlaid proof mark to reverse, polished steel four-bar half-basket hilt with Rifle bugle device surmounted by a Victorian crown (isolated spots of discolouration), iron backstrap and wire-bound shagreen grip, TOGETHER WITH its polished steel scabbard with nickel throat (some staining) and a derelict oil-cloth sword bag

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A BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD IN THE 17TH CENTURY SCOTTISH STYLE,

Lot 311: A BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD IN THE 17TH CENTURY SCOTTISH STYLE,

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Description: A BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD IN THE 17TH CENTURY SCOTTISH STYLE, probably a late Victorian 'Romantic-Revival' copy, with possibly period 33in. double-edged spear-point blade, narrow central fuller for the first third of the blade stamped with the letters 'S.H.I.' each letter separated by a 'plus' sign (cleaned and pitted, signs of heavy use), iron basket hilt with panels pierced with heart designs and 'S' shaped devices and stylised 'thistles' between the bars, domed pommel and wire bound shagreen grip

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HENRY WILKINSON, LONDON A BRITISH REGULATION INFANTRY LINE OFFICERS SWORD, serial no. 14358,

Lot 312: HENRY WILKINSON, LONDON A BRITISH REGULATION INFANTRY LINE OFFICERS SWORD, serial no. 14358,

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Description: HENRY WILKINSON, LONDON A BRITISH REGULATION INFANTRY LINE OFFICERS SWORD, serial no. 14358, for 1866, with slightly curving 32 1/2in. blade etched with scroll surrounding a Victorian crown over 'VR' to the centre of the blade, the hilt of standard form with later gold-plating, re-bound grip and complete with a bullion sword-knot TOGETHER WITH its steel scabbard with later silver-plating engraved with a 'WR' monogram to the throat

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A RARE FIJIAN INLAID CLUB,

Lot 313: A RARE FIJIAN INLAID CLUB,

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Description: A RARE FIJIAN INLAID CLUB, first half of the 19th century, approximately 44 1/2in. overall with geometric carving to the 'grip' portion for the first 8 1/2in, the root-ball head with random protrusions, each inlaid with a bone 'sun', 'moon' or 'star', some age splits along the length of the shaft and around the head

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HENRY WILKINSON, LONDON A GOOD HIGHLAND INFANTRY OFFICERS SWORD, serial no. 47975,

Lot 314: HENRY WILKINSON, LONDON A GOOD HIGHLAND INFANTRY OFFICERS SWORD, serial no. 47975,

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Description: HENRY WILKINSON, LONDON A GOOD HIGHLAND INFANTRY OFFICERS SWORD, serial no. 47975, for 1915, with straight 32in. blade etched with battle honours to 1902 together with the cypher of King George 5th and the badge of the Scots Guards, similar badge repeated on the nickel-plated half-basket, wire-bound shagreen hilt, chequered back-strap and pommel, complete with a white patent leather sword-knot with bullion tip TOGETHER WITH its nickel-plated dress scabbard Other Notes: This sword was formerly the property of the Hon. Victor Alexander Brisbane William Cochrane-Baillie, 3rd Baron Lamington, born on 23 July 1896. The Hon. V.A. Cochrane Baillie was the son of Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington and Hon. Mary Haughton Hozier. Later he married Riette Neilson, daughter of D. A. Neilson, on the 8th June 1922, and finally passed away on the 20th September 1951 at the age of 55. Educated first at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, then later at Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, he went on to gain the rank of Captain in the service of the Scots Guards. Serving in the First World War between 1914 and 1917, he was wounded twice and mentioned in despatches, subsequently being decorated with the award of Military Cross (M.C.). He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Lamington, of Lamington, Co. Lanark on 16 September 1940. This title became extinct on his death. We are greatly indebted to www.armsresearch.co.uk for help with the above information.

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A RUSSIAN COSSACK'S MILITARY SHASQUA,

Lot 315: A RUSSIAN COSSACK'S MILITARY SHASQUA,

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Description: A RUSSIAN COSSACK'S MILITARY SHASQUA, circa World War One or earlier, with curving 30 1/4in. blade, twin narrow fullers along the back-edge, traces of etching at the forte along with two armourer's stamps, horn mounted guardless hilt of classic style TOGETHER WITH its original iron mounted leather scabbard, the whole worn throughout with minor losses to leather and hilt

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A CANE SWORD-STICK WITH BLUE AND GILT BLADE SIGNED 'TOLEDO',

Lot 316: A CANE SWORD-STICK WITH BLUE AND GILT BLADE SIGNED 'TOLEDO',

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Description: A CANE SWORD-STICK WITH BLUE AND GILT BLADE SIGNED 'TOLEDO', Spanish, circa 1880, with 27 1/2in. blade of triangular cross-section with concave sides, the first half of the blade etched with gilded scrolls on a blue ground with the 'TOLEDO' signature near the hilt, the hilt and scabbard formed of bamboo cane with a curved handle and a Sterling silver two-piece ferrule at the join

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A SILVER-MOUNTED SABRE FROM DAGHESTAN,

Lot 317: A SILVER-MOUNTED SABRE FROM DAGHESTAN,

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Description: A SILVER-MOUNTED SABRE FROM DAGHESTAN, circa 1910 with possible earlier slightly curved 32 1/2in. cleaned blade, twin narrow fullers for four-fifths of its length along the back edge, stepped back with third narrow fuller for the first 7in., traces of etching at the forte, silver cross-guard with ball-finials, squared pistol hilt of kilij form with bone scales and silver engraved cap and straps, the front bound with silver wire COMPLETE WITH its silver mounted black leather scabbard with embossed and engraved silver throat and chape, twin suspension rings on silver mounts (one a working replacement) and a decorative white metal strip covering the rear seam (dents and small losses)

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R. MOLE A BRITISH PATTERN 1898 MOUNTAIN ARTILLERY TROOPERS SWORD,

Lot 318: R. MOLE A BRITISH PATTERN 1898 MOUNTAIN ARTILLERY TROOPERS SWORD,

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Description: R. MOLE A BRITISH PATTERN 1898 MOUNTAIN ARTILLERY TROOPERS SWORD, circa 1900, with broad curving 30in. blade, wide fuller for the first four fifths of its length, the back edge signed 'MOLE' together with a broad arrow and letter 'I', brass stirrup guard (slightly mis-shapen) with rounded langets, the cross-guard stamped '1 0 0 1 V.O.', iron ribbed grip-piece TOGETHER WITH its original brown leather scabbard with brass mounts (some mild staining to blade and dents to mounts)

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A 'THE BALDOCK' PATENT KNIFE SPEAR,

Lot 319: A 'THE BALDOCK' PATENT KNIFE SPEAR,

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Description: A 'THE BALDOCK' PATENT KNIFE SPEAR, a reproduction with 9 1/2in. steel swaged spear-point blade with fullers and saw back, brass crossguard, hollow blued steel tubular handle with internal securing spikes and chequered steel sliding locking collar, in its leather sheath

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AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE BLADE FROM A WAKIZASHI IN A SHIRASAYA,

Lot 320: AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE BLADE FROM A WAKIZASHI IN A SHIRASAYA,

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Description: AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE BLADE FROM A WAKIZASHI IN A SHIRASAYA, late 15th century, the slightly curving blade approximately 21 1/2in. long with a fully tempered 'hitatsura hamon', silver 'habaki', unsigned nakago with three mekugi-ana, the whole mounted in a 'shirasaya' with 'sayagaki' and complete with a silk sword-bag Other Notes: The sayagaki or 'appraisal' written on the shirasaya attests to this blade being an o-suriage wakizashi in shirasaya from the Honami family with their identification on it as a 7th generation Bizen Osafune Tadamitsu (a very competent master sword-smith from the late 15th century). The hamon is a very well executed hitatsura (full temper) and the blade remains in pristine condition.

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A RARE 'WILKINSON' SURVIVAL KNIFE,

Lot 321: A RARE 'WILKINSON' SURVIVAL KNIFE,

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Description: A RARE 'WILKINSON' SURVIVAL KNIFE, 1 of 1000 with Wilkinson Sword logo, handle with fitted finger and lanyard rivet, pommel locking nut, survival kit, original Wilkinson Sword sleeve

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MANTON AND COMPANY A BOAR KNIFE,

Lot 322: MANTON AND COMPANY A BOAR KNIFE,

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Description: MANTON AND COMPANY A BOAR KNIFE, 9in. double-edged spear point blade with central fuller, brass crosspiece, chequered grips

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* A SCARCE BAYONET FOR THE VOLUNTEER LANCASTER OVAL-BORE RIFLE, serial no. 4077,

Lot 323: * A SCARCE BAYONET FOR THE VOLUNTEER LANCASTER OVAL-BORE RIFLE, serial no. 4077,

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Description: A SCARCE BAYONET FOR THE VOLUNTEER LANCASTER OVAL-BORE RIFLE, serial no. 4077, dated for August 1889 and marked to the Royal Army Medical Corps, of standard form with quill-tipped blade and brass furniture, complete with its brass-mounted leather scabbard (discolouration and surface corrosion to the iron parts)

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A CONTINENTAL HUNTING HANGER,

Lot 324: A CONTINENTAL HUNTING HANGER,

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Description: A CONTINENTAL HUNTING HANGER, probably French, circa 1750, with 23in. slightly curved blade (heavily polished and possibly re-profiled at tip), shallow wide fullers to both sides and traces of engraving at forte, cast shell guard depicting a seated hunter and his dog, cast brass 'D' shaped cross-guard and knuckle-bow, turned down dogs-head finial, rayskin grip with brass bar engraved with a hare and brass capped pommel engraved with a fox

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A CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING HANGER,

Lot 325: A CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING HANGER,

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Description: A CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING HANGER, French, circa 1780, with slightly curving 22 1/2in. blade, one wide and one narrow fuller to each side (tip re-profiled), engraved panels to both sides at the forte, short hollow silver cross-guard with spiral finials, ivory grip-piece with applied silver motifs, silver back-strap and capped pommel

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A JAPANESE TANTO DAGGER OR SHORT WAKIZASHI,

Lot 326: A JAPANESE TANTO DAGGER OR SHORT WAKIZASHI,

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Description: A JAPANESE TANTO DAGGER OR SHORT WAKIZASHI, the re-polished 11in. blade late 17th century, nicely visible hamon three-quarter length 'bo-hi', silver 'habaki', signed 'nakago' with three 'mekugi-ana', the whole remounted in the late Edo period with a gold inlaid brass tsuba, cloisonned 'fuchi' and 'kashira', menuki in the form of tigers renewed leather 'tsuka-ito', laquered saya' with kogatana and complete with a silk sword-bag

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A LATE 18TH CENTURY BIRDING CROSSBOW,

Lot 327: A LATE 18TH CENTURY BIRDING CROSSBOW,

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Description: A LATE 18TH CENTURY BIRDING CROSSBOW, German, circa 1790, with iron prod and multi-strand gut string, walnut full-stock with bone inlays for the bolt-guide and further isolated bone decorative inlays, carved 'violin' cheek-rest, elongated iron trigger-guard bow, hand-stop notch to fore-stock and iron loop to front for toe-hook

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A BRITISH 1921 PATTERN ROYAL AIRFORCE OFFICERS SWORD,

Lot 328: A BRITISH 1921 PATTERN ROYAL AIRFORCE OFFICERS SWORD,

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Description: A BRITISH 1921 PATTERN ROYAL AIRFORCE OFFICERS SWORD, circa 1930, with unsigned etched 33in. blade, pierced brass half basket hilt with the cypher of King George V, the 'R.A.F Winged Eagle' device beneath a King's crown in an applied oval, white imitation rayskin wire-bound grip and brass eagle-headed back-strap, complete with its brass-mounted leather scabbard

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AN INERT SEACAT SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE COMPLETE WITH TRANSIT CASE,

Lot 350: AN INERT SEACAT SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE COMPLETE WITH TRANSIT CASE,

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Description: AN INERT SEACAT SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE COMPLETE WITH TRANSIT CASE, height, approximately 59in. Other Notes: Sea Cat was a British short-range surface to air missile system intended to replace the ubiquitous Bofors 40 mm gun aboard warships of all sizes. It was the world's first operational shipboard point-defence missile system and was designed so that the Bofors guns could be replaced with minimum modification to the recipient vessel and (originally) using existing fire-control systems. A mobile land-based version of the system was known as Tiger Cat. Sea Cat was designed by Short Brothers of Belfast for use against fast jet aircraft that were proving to be too difficult for the WWII-era Bofors guns to successfully intercept. The missile was based on the Shorts Green Light prototype, itself a development of the SX-A5, a research missile based on the Australian Malkara anti-tank missile to test radio manual guidance of a short range surface to air missile. It replaced the Orange Nell development programme for a lighter weapon than the enormous Sea Slug missile. The first public reference to the name Seacat was April 1958, when Shorts was awarded a contract to develop a close in short range air to air missile. The missile was shown for the first time to the general public at the 1959 Farnborough Air Show. The first acceptance trials of the Seacat on a warship was in 1961 aboard HMS Decoy. The Sea Cat became the first operational guided missile to be fired by a warship of the Royal Navy. Later it was adopted by the Swedish Navy, making it the first British guided missile to be fired by a foreign navy. Sea Cat became obsolete due to increasing aircraft speed and the introduction of supersonic, sea-skimming anti-ship missiles. In these cases, the manually guided subsonic Sea Cat was totally unsuited to all but head-on interceptions and then only with adequate warning. A Sea Cat version was tested for intercepting targets flying at high speed near the water surface. This version used a radar altimeter, which kept the missile from being guided below a certain altitude above the surface and hence prevented the operator from flying the missile into the water. This version was never ordered. Despite being obsolete, Sea Cat was still widely fielded by the Royal Navy during the Falklands war. Indeed, it was the sole anti-aircraft defence of many ships. However, unlike the modern and more complex Sea Dart and Sea Wolf systems, Sea Cat rarely misfired or refused to respond, in even the harshest of conditions. It was capable of sustained action, which compensated for its lack of speed, range and accuracy; and, more importantly, it was available in large numbers. One confirmed "kill" of an Argentine aircraft is directly attributed to this missile, when on the 25th May HMS Yarmouth shot down an A-4C Skyhawk flown by Teniente Tomás Lucero. Lucero ejected and was recovered by HMS Fearless. After the Falklands conflict, a radical and urgent re-appraisal of anti-aircraft weaponry was undertaken by the Royal Navy. This saw Sea Cat rapidly removed from service and replaced by modern weapons systems such as Goalkeeper CIWS, more modern 20 mm and 30 mm anti-aircraft guns and new escorts carrying the Sea Wolf missile

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