RELEASE:Origins of Golf: The Jaime Ortiz-Patino Collection - 30 May 2012, London


The Jaime Ortiz-Patino Collection: Origins of Golf
London –Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Sale no: 6021– Top Ten
[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]





Lots Sold:  233

Lots Offered: 347

Sold by Lot: 67%

Sold by £: 80%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.560/ €1.249




Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




Charles Lees, R.S.A. (1800-1880), The finished sketch for The Golfers: A Grand Match played on the St. Andrews Links by Sir David Baird, Bt. and Sir Ralph Anstruther, Bt. of Balcaskie, against Major Playfair and John Campbell, Esq., of Glensaddell, in 1850

120,000 - 180,000





US Private



Sir John Lavery, R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A. (1856-1941), The Golf Links, North Berwick

150,000 - 250,000




US Private


Sir John Lavery, R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A. (1856-1941), The Golf Course, North Berwick

200,000 - 300,000




UK Trade


Sir Francis Grant, P.R.A. (1803-1878), Portrait of John Whyte-Melville of Bennochy and Strathkiness (1797-1883)

80,000 - 120,000




US Private


(James) Michael Brown (1843-1947), St. Andrews: Surviving Open Champions, 1905

30,000 - 50,000




UK Institution


The Royal Perth Putter, an extremely rare metal-headed blade putter, 18th Century 

70,000 - 100,000




UK Private


The Wemyss Spur-Toe Light Iron, an extremely rare spur-toe light iron, late 17th century/early 18th century

60,000 - 100,000




US Private


The McEwan Short Spoon, an important, extremely rare and documentary scared-head short spoon by James McEwan, circa 1786

40,000 - 60,000




US Private


Mathison, Thomas. The Goff, an Heroi-Comical Poem in Three Cantos, Edinburgh: J. Cochran and Company, 1743

30,000 - 50,000




US Private


(James) Michael Brown (1853-1947), Prestwick: Himalaya hole

30,000 - 50,000




UK Institution

 Comment: Edward Monagle, Director and Head of Sale: A packed saleroom of golf enthusiasts turned their attention away from the golf course and onto the rostrum for the sale of this historic collection. We saw solid results throughout the sale as we welcomed both established collectors of historic golf memorabilia, as well as many new enthusiasts, all of whom were attracted by the importance of this collection which had been assembled over many years by Jaime Ortiz-Patino. Following a global tour of highlights, we saw a lot of international bidding with clients engaging from Hong Kong, Canada, America, and across Europe. The internet was particularly lively with over a quarter of the sale bought or underbid by clients using Christie’s LIVE.” 

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