Results: Antique Arms, Armour and Collectors Firearms, 26 September 2012

The sale held at Christie’s South Kensington on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 realised a total of £591,500 / $955,864 / €741,741 and was sold 88% by lot and 79% by value.

 

Antique Arms, Armour and Collectors Firearms
South Kensington – Wednesday 26 September 2012
Sale no: 6345 – Top Three
[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

Sold:

£591,500

$955,864

€741,741

Lots Sold: 211

Lots Offered:241

Sold by Lot: 88%

Sold by £: 79%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.616/€1.254

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

      Buyer

82*

The Duc de Berry’s Sabre

A very fine French sabre manufacture Royal Du Klingenthal Coulaux Freres, signed Pére Bick - Fecit, circa 1815-20

80,000-100,000

£85,250$137,764
€106,904

European Private

181

A pair of 12-bore 'Royal model' hand-detachable self-opening sidelock ejectors by Holland & Holland, 13, Bruton Street, London, Serial Nos. 36580/1

20,000 - 25,000

£26,250
$42,420
€32,918

UK Trade

13

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
A cased presentation Belgian 7.65mmm browning patent 'model 1910' self-loading pistol commemorating the founding of the Turkish republic
serial no. 33418, dated '1923'

20,000 - 25,000

£25,000
$40,400
€31,350

 
A Turkish Private Collector,
Mr Bülent Türker

 

 

Comment: Howard Dixon, Specialist commented:
“We are very pleased with the results of the Antique Arms, Armour And Collectors Firearms auction, which was sold 88% by lot. Items with interesting provenance performed particularly well, including a magnificent sword that belonged to the Duc de Berry (lot 82), a pistol presented to Atatürk (lot 13) and a most remarkable and varied group of firearms from the Collection of the Ducs de Luynes (lots 73-81) which were 100% sold. Pieces that were fresh to the market were the most sought-after, with many surpassing pre-sale expectations.  Further highlights of the sale included great prices seen for obsolete calibre sporting guns and rifles as well as some very strong results for modern sporting shotguns, the latter of which have not been featured within Christie’s sales for several years.”

Press Contact:

Leonie Pitts                    +44 20 7752 3121                lpitts@christies.com

Next Sale Date:

The next sale of Antique Arms, Armour and Collectors Firearms will be held on
27 March 2013. For further information about the department please click here 

  

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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.