A pair of 28 Bore Silesian Long Wheel-Lock Holster Pistols, Cieszynie (TESCHEN), circa 1640-60. Estimate: £8,000-12,000 . Sold: £16,800. Image coiurtesy of Thomas Del Mar
LONDON— After a successful outing during the Higgins Armory auction in May, Thomas Del Mar returned on June 25th with another major action of Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria. The auction attracted collectors, dealers and enthusiast who vigorously competed for the 415 lots. The grad total released at the end of the auction was £602,646 Speaking on success of the auction, Auctioneer and Expert-in-charge, Thomas Del Mar, commented: “Following closely on the heels of the remarkable success of the Higgins Armory auction in May we were delighted with the result. The auction included two further institutional properties, from The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago that were both 100% sold. The sale also included the second and final part of the Stern Collection that was well received. The highlight of the day was the Boutet pistols from the descendant family of the Viceroy Peru, achieving £57,600 to a private collector.”
Lot 413 – Property from the descendent family of Don José de La Serna, Conde De Los Andes, Viceroy of Peru (1770-1832). A fine and rare cased pair of 28 bore french silver-mounted flintlock pistols of presentation quality by boutet. Estimate: £40,000-70,000. Sold: £57,600. Collector
Lot 198- A composite German and Italian cap-a-pie field armour in the so-called “maximilian fashion”, partly nuremberg, early 16th century. Estimate: £20,000-30,000. Sold: £24,000. Collector.
Lot 175- Property sold by order of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. A composite North Italian etched corslet, late 16th century. Estimate: £12,000-18,000. Sold £20, 400. Collector .
Lot 179 –Property sold by the Art Institute of Chicago, from the George f. Harding Collection to benefit the Harding Collection of Arms and Armour. A mounted armour for the “Jousts Real” in the Spanish style of circa 1500-10, mainly 19th century with some early 16th century elements. Estimate: £15,000-20,000 Sold; £18,000. Dealer.
Lot 196- Property sold by the Art Institute of Chicago, from the George F. Harding Collection to benefit the Harding Collection of Arms and Armour. A fine pair of 16 Bore Liegois Flintlock holster pistols by Jean Jaques Behr, circa 1720-30. Estimate: £8,000-10,000. Sold: £17,400. Collector.
Lot 416- A pair of 28 Bore Silesian Long Wheel-Lock Holster Pistols, Cieszynie (TESCHEN), circa 1640-60. Estimate: £8,000-12,000 . Sold: £16,800. Collector.
Lot 414- The property of a gentleman. A fine pair of 20 Bore Liegois Flintlock Long Holster Pistols, circa 1700, probably by Philippe Desellier. Estimate: £10,000-15,000. Sold: £12,000. Collector.
Lot 415- The property of a collector. A fine and rare 25 bore South German (THURINGIA) wheel-lock pistol “SUHL” Circa 1580-90. Estimate: £8,000-12,000. Sold: £12,000. Dealer
Lot 326- A fine pair of 38 Bore Scottish Flintlock belt pistols by I. Christie, Perth, circa 1780. Estimate: £5,000-7,000. Sold: £11,400. Dealer.
Lot 192- Property sold by the Art Institute of Chicago, from the George F. Harding collection to benefit the Harding Collection of Arms and Armour. A 120 Bore Silesian Wheel-Lock Birding Rifle (TSCHINKE), mid-17th century, probably Cieszyn (TESCHEN). Estimate: £5,000-8,000. Sold: £9,840. Dealer