Auction 16.12.2003

Christie's
London, King Street

Datum der Auktion: 16.12.2003

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FOUR KRIS, A KNIFE, A TIBETAN PEN CASE, A DYAK SWORD, AND AN AFRICAN SWORD

FOUR KRIS, A KNIFE, A TIBETAN PEN CASE, A DYAK SWORD, AND AN AFRICAN SWORD 19th Century and later The first with waved pattern-welded blade with copper mendaq , gold-covered hilt in the form of a raksha , and associated wooden scabbard; the second with straight fullered blade (scattered pitting

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL, A PERSIAN KARD, AND AN INDIAN(?) KNIFE

A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL, A PERSIAN KARD, AND AN INDIAN(?) KNIFE The first late 19th Century, the second partly 17th Century The first with plain fullered blade, iron hilt damascened in silver with scrollwork and a trellis pattern, and original leather-covered scabbard with iron mounts en suite with the

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 500 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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THREE DYAK MANDAUS

THREE DYAK MANDAUS 19th Century Each with slightly curved single-edged blade widening at the tip, two of the blades engraved, one of them decorated with inlaid brass dots, the carved horn hilts of characteristic form, each with tufts of dyed human hair (incomplete), two of the swords retaining their

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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THREE DYAK MANDAUS

THREE DYAK MANDAUS 19th Century Each with curved single-edged blade widening at the tip, and carved bone hilt decorated with tufts of dyed human hair, in their original wooden scabbards, one retaining its by-knife and extra pieces 18 1/8in. (46cm.) to 23 1/8in. (58.6cm.) blades (3

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 350 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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TWO PARANG IHLANGS, AND A CAMPILAN

TWO PARANG IHLANGS, AND A CAMPILAN 19th Century The parang ihlangs each with slightly curved single-edged blade, and painted horn hilt decorated with dyed human hair, each in original scabbard bound with painted cord and decorated with human hair and bone ornaments, and each with a by-knife (one

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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TWO BURMESE DAGGER DHAS, AND A BADE-BADE

TWO BURMESE DAGGER DHAS, AND A BADE-BADE 19th Century and later The first with engraved blade and ivory hilt pierced and carved in relief with demons and with chased silver collar, in its wooden scabbard with chased silver mounts; the second with plain ivory hilt, silver collar with applied filigree

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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TWO JAVANESE KRIS

TWO JAVANESE KRIS The first 19th Century The first with waved pattern-welded blade, carved ivory hilt (loose) of conventional garuda form, shaped gold mendaq decorated with beadwork and filigree, and original wooden scabbard with border engraved ivory sarongan and ivory tip; the second for a child

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 350 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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A SILVER-MOUNTED CAUCASIAN KINDJAL, AND A LARGE SILVER-MOUNTED BUFFALO-HORN...

A SILVER-MOUNTED CAUCASIAN KINDJAL, AND A LARGE SILVER-MOUNTED BUFFALO-HORN POWDER-FLASK The first 19th Century The first with fullered double-edged blade with a gold-damascened panel of calligraphy on the front side of the forte, dark horn grip-scales, silver-covered studs with nielloed silver

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 500 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL, A DRESS DAGGER, A COMMEMORATIVE DAGGER, AND A...

A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL, A DRESS DAGGER, A COMMEMORATIVE DAGGER, AND A CONCEALED DAGGER The first late 19th Century The first with plain blade (pitted), characteristic hilt covered with nielloed silver, and original leather-covered scabbard with nielloed silver mounts en suite with the hilt; the second

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 350 £ - 450 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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A CHINESE TWO-HAND SWORD, AND A CHINESE FALCHION

A CHINESE TWO-HAND SWORD, AND A CHINESE FALCHION 19th 20th Century The first with slightly curved single-edged blade with a single fuller along part of the back-edge on each side, and iron-mounted hilt with oval guard, disc pommel, and wooden grips, in later leather scabbard; the second with broad

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 300 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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A BEARING SWORD, A SHORTSWORD IN MEDIEVAL STYLE, AND A LEFT-HAND DAGGER

A BEARING SWORD, A SHORTSWORD IN MEDIEVAL STYLE, AND A LEFT-HAND DAGGER Each 19th Century The first with straight tapering blade engraved at the forte with cabbalistic symbols, brass hilt incised with further cabbalistic symbols, cross-cut brass pommel, wire-bound grip, and iron-mounted

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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A MOROCCAN NIMCHA, AN AFRICAN SWORD, AND A BROADSWORD IN RENAISSANCE STYLE

A MOROCCAN NIMCHA, AN AFRICAN SWORD, AND A BROADSWORD IN RENAISSANCE STYLE The first 19th Century The first with curved fullered European blade, characteristic horn hilt (cracked), brass collar, silver-damascened iron knuckle-guard and downcurved quillons, and original wooden scabbard covered in

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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AN UNUSUAL SET OF EIGHT OTTOMAN CARTRIDGES

AN UNUSUAL SET OF EIGHT OTTOMAN CARTRIDGES 18th Century Each of cylindrical form and made of a single piece of ivory (now discoloured) with baluster turns at the base and a fluted bud-shaped finial, the mouth encircled by an incised double line enclosing a row of circles with a small pellet of red

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 500 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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AN ELABORATE YEMENI JAMBIYA AND BELT

AN ELABORATE YEMENI JAMBIYA AND BELT With curved single-edged blade with medial ridge on each side, the rest of the dagger and belt of silver decorated throughout with applied beadwork, silver lines in waved and twisted patterns, and small circular and diamond-shaped panels, the hilt set with

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 750 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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A SILVER-MOUNTED HANGER, AND THREE KNIVES OF "BOWIE" TYPE

A SILVER-MOUNTED HANGER, AND THREE KNIVES OF "BOWIE" TYPE The first with earlier curved single-edged blade double-edged at the point and etched and gilt on each side of the forte with Turkish emblems and cabbalistic signs, the silver hilt with lobe-tipped quillons and chain knuckle-guard, in silver

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 350 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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A CONTINENTAL HUNTING DAGGER, AND AN ITALIAN HUNTING DIRK

A CONTINENTAL HUNTING DAGGER, AND AN ITALIAN HUNTING DIRK The first with tapering double-edged blade of flattened diamond section, straight iron baluster quillons with acorn finials, decorative langets, the outer one pierced with a martial trophy, and tapering wooden grip of octagonal section with

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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AN ENGLISH DAGGER

AN ENGLISH DAGGER Circa 1620-30 With tapering saw-backed single-edged blade double-edged at the point and with ricasso, swelling flattened quillons with a small button on each tip and encrusted with silver tendrils bearing flower-heads and foliage within borders of silver-encrusted beadwork, and

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 650 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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AN ENGLISH PLUG BAYONET

AN ENGLISH PLUG BAYONET Late 17th Century With tapering single-edged blade (some pitting) double-edged at the point and struck on one side with an incomplete stellate mark, short brass quillons with punched decoration and helmeted head finials, tapering ivory grip cut with triangular panels of

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 900 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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A MIDSHIPMAN'S DIRK

A MIDSHIPMAN'S DIRK First quarter of the 19th Century With tapering blade of flattened diamond section fully etched on each side against a frosted ground with scrollwork and foliage involving a putto and a martial trophy, circular gilt-brass guard decorated in relief with oak leaves and acorns

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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A LEFT-HAND DAGGER IN 15TH/16TH CENTURY STYLE

A LEFT-HAND DAGGER IN 15TH/16TH CENTURY STYLE 19th Century, perhaps from the Marcy workshop With flattened sharply tapering double-edged blade cut on each face with two gilt fullers converging at the point, short iron quillons with scallop-shaped tips, faceted wooden grip with silver ferrule at the

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 450 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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A COMPOSITE ALL-STEEL DAGGER

A COMPOSITE ALL-STEEL DAGGER The blade French, second half of the 16th Century Fitted with a fine straight leaf-shaped blade constricted at the base and with rectangular ricasso and a back-edge for most of its length, the ricasso, the back and half the length of the blade etched with conventional

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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A CEYLONESE KASTANE

A CEYLONESE KASTANE 18th 19th Century With heavy curved single-edged blade, earlier iron guard (rust-patinated) with characteristic dragon-head finials, and massive brass grip cut with scrollwork in low relief on the sides and with cast and chased dragon-head pommel 21¼in. (54cm.) blade

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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A GERMAN HUNTING HANGER

A GERMAN HUNTING HANGER Circa 1750 With broad flat fullered blade (scattered surface pitting) double-edged towards the point and etched on each face of the forte with the inscription 'O Vincere O Morire' (worn), heavy gilt-bronze hilt comprising fluted vertically recurved quillons, fluted

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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A GEORGIAN OFFICER'S SWORD

A GEORGIAN OFFICER'S SWORD Late 18th Century With curved fullered blade (possibly shortened) incorporating a narrow secondary fuller on each face, blued for approximately one-third of its length and bearing etched and gilt devices including trophies, pre-1801 royal arms and G III R cypher (some

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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TWO OFFICER'S SWORDS

TWO OFFICER'S SWORDS The first third quarter of the 18th Century, the second late 18th Century The first with narrow straight single-edged hollow-ground blade (rust-stained) double-edged towards the point and with a narrow fuller bordering the back on each face, the gilt-brass half-basket hilt

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 350 £ - 450 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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AN OFFICER'S SWORD OF LIGHT CAVALRY STYLE

AN OFFICER'S SWORD OF LIGHT CAVALRY STYLE Circa 1820-1830 With curved blade double-edged for last 12in. and etched with foliate decoration and other devices but without royal arms or royal cypher (etching rubbed, some pitting), mameluke hilt with acanthus-leaf decoration to crosspiece, stained ivory

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 350 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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A WILLIAM IV COUNTY DEPUTY LIEUTENANT'S SWORD

A WILLIAM IV COUNTY DEPUTY LIEUTENANT'S SWORD 1830-37 With fine straight blade etched with foliate decoration and royal cypher, regulation hilt in gilt metal, the shell mounted with 'WivR' cypher, knucklebow guard, wire-wound grip, pommel in the form of a crown, and original sword-knot with bullion

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 350 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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TWO OFFICERS' SWORDS OF THE ROYAL NAVY

TWO OFFICERS' SWORDS OF THE ROYAL NAVY First half of the 19th Century The first of 1805 pattern, with straight fullered blade, as for infantry officers' 1796 pattern, with remains of blued and gilt decoration including 'GR' cypher, crown above the royal arms, anchor and trophy (tip of blade now

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 450 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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TWO 19TH CENTURY SWORDS

TWO 19TH CENTURY SWORDS The first circa 1830-48, by Coulaux Frères, Klingenthal; the second dated 1864 The first a French épée with blade of flattened diamond section finely etched for about half its length with profuse foliate decoration, trophies etc, mostly on a gilt ground (slight wear), cast

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 300 £

Datum: 16.12.2003

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A FRENCH SABRE

A FRENCH SABRE Early 19th Century With slightly curved fullered blade blued and gilt for the last 11in., and decorated with foliage and trophies (now worn and discoloured), brass hilt (loose) showing traces of silver plating, the knucklebow guard engraved '1801' on one écusson, mother-of-pearl

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 450 £

Datum: 16.12.2003