JACKET WORN AT BATTLE OF WATERLOO TO BE OFFERED IN SALE OF ARMS, ARMOUR AND MILITARIA

. May 30, 2009

A JACKET worn over 194 years ago, to the month, in one the most momentous battles in European history, the Battle of Waterloo, will be offered by Thomas Del Mar (in association with Sotheby’s) in his auction of Antique Arms, Armour and Militaria in London on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at his saleroom at 25 Blythe Road, W14.

scarlet-jacket.jpgThe scarlet jacket, also known as a short-tailed coatee, was worn by Captain John James Hart (1798-1838) of the Oxfordshire Regiment and is estimated to fetch £1,500-2,000.

It is part of an extremely significant collection of Naval and Military Uniforms and Civilian costume belonging to four generations of the Hart family, who originated in Devon, Kent and Sussex, then moved to Ireland in the late 16th century. The collection comprises more than 40 lots of uniforms and civilian costumes that span the period from before the Capture of Seringapatam in 1799 to 1918 and the end of the First World War.

Thomas Del Mar, said: “We are delighted to be offering this fascinating collection of uniforms, which is one of the most historically important to come onto the market for a long time. The wear to the cloth from the jacket from Waterloo is consistent with hard service use and this, together with its preservation in the family lends credence to the belief that Hart wore this jacket at Waterloo and in France and Flanders during 1815 and 1816.”

Also relating to the Capture of Serigapatam is a large library of almost 100 lots of books from the library of the eminent collector, scholar and arms and armour dealer Robin Wigington who died in 2002. In addition some fine 18th Century volumes relating to India during this period are some rare works on European works of art and arms and armour, such as the distinguished collection of Frederick Spitzer formed during the latter part of the 19th century and published in six finely bound folio volumes, along with the sale catalogue of the collection (estimate £3,000-5,000).

Continuing the clothing theme; a finely constructed full armour for man and horse in the early 16th century Maximillian style, dating from the 19th century is expected to fetch £40,000-60,000. This truly impressive and statuesque piece is life-sized and mounted on a beautifully carved wooden horse.

The section devoted to swords and similar weapons includes a rare etched Halberd (two-handled pole arm) of the Guard of the Emperor Matthias (of Bohemia), dated 1612 is expected to sell for £10,000-12,000, while a very rare English Rapier with a brass hilt decorated with portrait busts of William and Mary, circa 1690 carries an estimate of £5,000-7,000.

A very fine Russian 32-bore double-barrel flintlock sporting gun which was made during the latter part of the reign of Catherine the Great is among several guns in the sale. The highly ornate gun is by the Imperial Gunmaker Ivan Pushkin of Tula and dates from 1790. It is decorated with silver and two colours of gold, elaborate panels of scrollwork and the Imperial Crown can be seen on the cheek piece. It is expected to fetch £10,000-15,000 [see illustration].

Also included are several examples of duelling pistols. A fine cased pair of 50-bore percussion rifled duelling pistols by Charles Moore of 77 St James Street, London, are estimated at £8,000-10,000. They are being sold with the bill of sale, dated 1835 which lists the price of the pistols in French Francs, at 785.70, approximately £34 at this date, while another pair of 38-bore flintlock examples, also in a case, by the renowned makers John Manton and Son of Dover Street, London, dating from 1827 is estimated at £14,000-18,000.

Continuing the clothing theme; a finely constructed full armour for man and horse in the early 16th century Maximillian style, dating from the 19th century is expected to fetch £40,000-60,000. This truly impressive and statuesque piece is life-sized and mounted on a beautifully carved wooden horse.

The section devoted to swords and similar weapons includes a rare etched Halberd (two-handled pole arm) of the Guard of the Emperor Matthias (of Bohemia), dated 1612 is expected to sell for £10,000-12,000, while a very rare English Rapier with a brass hilt decorated with portrait busts of William and Mary, circa 1690 carries an estimate of £5,000-7,000.

A very fine Russian 32-bore double-barrel flintlock sporting gun which was made during the latter part of the reign of Catherine the Great is among several guns in the sale. The highly ornate gun is by the Imperial Gunmaker Ivan Pushkin of Tula and dates from 1790. It is decorated with silver and two colours of gold, elaborate panels of scrollwork and the Imperial Crown can be seen on the cheek piece. It is expected to fetch £10,000-15,000 [see illustration].

Also included are several examples of duelling pistols. A fine cased pair of 50-bore percussion rifled duelling pistols by Charles Moore of 77 St James Street, London, are estimated at £8,000-10,000. They are being sold with the bill of sale, dated 1835 which lists the price of the pistols in French Francs, at 785.70, approximately £34 at this date, while another pair of 38-bore flintlock examples, also in a case, by the renowned makers John Manton and Son of Dover Street, London, dating from 1827 is estimated at £14,000-18,000.

Continuing the clothing theme; a finely constructed full armour for man and horse in the early 16th century Maximillian style, dating from the 19th century is expected to fetch £40,000-60,000. This truly impressive and statuesque piece is life-sized and mounted on a beautifully carved wooden horse.

The section devoted to swords and similar weapons includes a rare etched Halberd (two-handled pole arm) of the Guard of the Emperor Matthias (of Bohemia), dated 1612 is expected to sell for £10,000-12,000, while a very rare English Rapier with a brass hilt decorated with portrait busts of William and Mary, circa 1690 carries an estimate of £5,000-7,000.

A very fine Russian 32-bore double-barrel flintlock sporting gun which was made during the latter part of the reign of Catherine the Great is among several guns in the sale. The highly ornate gun is by the Imperial Gunmaker Ivan Pushkin of Tula and dates from 1790. It is decorated with silver and two colours of gold, elaborate panels of scrollwork and the Imperial Crown can be seen on the cheek piece. It is expected to fetch £10,000-15,000 [see illustration].

Also included are several examples of duelling pistols. A fine cased pair of 50-bore percussion rifled duelling pistols by Charles Moore of 77 St James Street, London, are estimated at £8,000-10,000. They are being sold with the bill of sale, dated 1835 which lists the price of the pistols in French Francs, at 785.70, approximately £34 at this date, while another pair of 38-bore flintlock examples, also in a case, by the renowned makers John Manton and Son of Dover Street, London, dating from 1827 is estimated at £14,000-18,000.

Continuing the clothing theme; a finely constructed full armour for man and horse in the early 16th century Maximillian style, dating from the 19th century is expected to fetch £40,000-60,000. This truly impressive and statuesque piece is life-sized and mounted on a beautifully carved wooden horse.

The section devoted to swords and similar weapons includes a rare etched Halberd (two-handled pole arm) of the Guard of the Emperor Matthias (of Bohemia), dated 1612 is expected to sell for £10,000-12,000, while a very rare English Rapier with a brass hilt decorated with portrait busts of William and Mary, circa 1690 carries an estimate of £5,000-7,000.

A very fine Russian 32-bore double-barrel flintlock sporting gun which was made during the latter part of the reign of Catherine the Great is among several guns in the sale. The highly ornate gun is by the Imperial Gunmaker Ivan Pushkin of Tula and dates from 1790. It is decorated with silver and two colours of gold, elaborate panels of scrollwork and the Imperial Crown can be seen on the cheek piece. It is expected to fetch £10,000-15,000 [see illustration].

Also included are several examples of duelling pistols. A fine cased pair of 50-bore percussion rifled duelling pistols by Charles Moore of 77 St James Street, London, are estimated at £8,000-10,000. They are being sold with the bill of sale, dated 1835 which lists the price of the pistols in French Francs, at 785.70, approximately £34 at this date, while another pair of 38-bore flintlock examples, also in a case, by the renowned makers John Manton and Son of Dover Street, London, dating from 1827 is estimated at £14,000-18,000.

Continuing the clothing theme; a finely constructed full armour for man and horse in the early 16th century Maximillian style, dating from the 19th century is expected to fetch £40,000-60,000. This truly impressive and statuesque piece is life-sized and mounted on a beautifully carved wooden horse.

The section devoted to swords and similar weapons includes a rare etched Halberd (two-handled pole arm) of the Guard of the Emperor Matthias (of Bohemia), dated 1612 is expected to sell for £10,000-12,000, while a very rare English Rapier with a brass hilt decorated with portrait busts of William and Mary, circa 1690 carries an estimate of £5,000-7,000.

A very fine Russian 32-bore double-barrel flintlock sporting gun which was made during the latter part of the reign of Catherine the Great is among several guns in the sale. The highly ornate gun is by the Imperial Gunmaker Ivan Pushkin of Tula and dates from 1790. It is decorated with silver and two colours of gold, elaborate panels of scrollwork and the Imperial Crown can be seen on the cheek piece. It is expected to fetch £10,000-15,000 [see illustration].

Also included are several examples of duelling pistols. A fine cased pair of 50-bore percussion rifled duelling pistols by Charles Moore of 77 St James Street, London, are estimated at £8,000-10,000. They are being sold with the bill of sale, dated 1835 which lists the price of the pistols in French Francs, at 785.70, approximately £34 at this date, while another pair of 38-bore flintlock examples, also in a case, by the renowned makers John Manton and Son of Dover Street, London, dating from 1827 is estimated at £14,000-18,000.

Also of note in the collection is a vast array of stirrups and spurs, originating from all corners of the globe such as Japan; Mexico; Brazil; Morocco; China; Peru and Russia as well as examples dating from Roman and Medieval times. Estimates range from £100.

For further details of the sale please visit www.thomasdelmar.com or call 0207 602 4805

Thomas Del Mar Ltd.
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