‘I’ve been interested in firearms since I was a small boy,’ says Howard Dixon, the Head of Antique Arms, Armour and Sporting Guns at Christie’s South Kensington — who once represented Great Britain in the rifle team.
In this video, Dixon introduces just some exceptional pieces he works with Christie’s, including a viking sword and a duelling pistol from 1805. Exceptional engineering is their ‘common denominator’: ‘It’s man’s attempt to improve a simple object,’ says Dixon ‘ — that’s what I find absolutely fascinating’.
‘I’ve been auctioning guns for over 20 years, and look forward to each day,’ Dixon comments. Check back in for further videos and features with the specialists at Christie’s South Kensington, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a series of special events.