17 December 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,188
GBP 300 - GBP 500
A GEORGIAN IRISH ROBE SWORD OF THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS ORDER OF ST. PATRICK, BY BRADY, DUBLIN
With single-edged fullered blade (patches of rust staining and light pitting), copper hilt including bow-tie quillons engraved with the badge of the Order together with the royal cypher, the reverse decorated with shamrock sprays, the grip en suite, and in its original scabbard with engraved middle-band and locket, the latter signed by the cutler (the hilt and scabbard mounts previously gilt, the scabbard worn and incomplete)
27¼in (69.2cm) blade
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
The Order was founded by George III in 1783, the year of Thomas Brady's death. Membership was limited to the Monarchy, the Viceroy of Ireland and to twenty-two Knights.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Specialist Fatma Turkkan-Wille and Dr Kim Richter of the Getty Research Institute offer their expert insights
Dina Zhang, 20th Century and Contemporary Asian Art specialist at Christie’s, on crafting a sale that honours Hong Kong’s unique ‘diversity and inclusivity’