RESULTS: The Sunday Sale, Property from Torosay Castle, Isle of Mull

The Sunday Sale:

Property from Torosay Castle, Isle of Mull

South Kensington – Sunday, 22 January 2012

Sale no: 4078 – Top Three

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]






Lots Sold:  80

Lots Offered: 93

Sold by Lot: 86%

Sold by £: 71%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.548  /  €1.193





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price



A pair of Irish giant deer or 'Irish elk' antlers, circa 10500-8500 BC



European Trade


An Italian burr walnut and marquetry serpentine commode, probably North or Central Italy, mid-18th century



UK Trade


A George III gilt-brass mounted ebonised wood eight-day striking table clock of small size, Fladgate, London, circa 1780



UK Trade


Comment: Kate McKenzie, Specialist and Head of Sale comments:

“The strong results for the first Sunday Sale of 2012, Property Removed from Torosay Castle, emphasise the buoyant market for single owner collections at Christie’s South Kensington.  Following a busy pre-sale exhibition, interest across all categories contributed to a lively saleroom, befitting the historic nature of the collection. 

We look forward to The Collection of Will Fisher; Founder of Jamb, which will be on view at Jamb (107A Pimlico Road) from 28th January, and on sale at Christie’s South Kensington on 2nd February 2012.”


Press Contact:

Leonie Pitts                    +44 (0)20 7752 3121              

Next Sale Date:

The next Sunday Sale will be held on 18th March 2012.


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*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.