Auction Thomas del mar
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- Last updated: 22/01/2020
December saw another exceptional sale for Thomas De Mar. Following the sale, Auctioneer and Specialist-in-charge, Thomas commented: “We were delighted with the overall sale result, with 85% sold for the total mid-estimate. Quality, condition and provenance continue to be more significant than ever and this was evident in many of the top lots. It was pleasing to see global coverage in the Neolithic objects, an area which we have not touched upon before. The pre-sale exhibition and the auction itself were attended by a number of our regular clients as well as some new buyers, showing the continued development of this broad field. Our next sale will be held in June 2020.” thomasdelmar.com
A very fine Imperial Russian gold inlaid and ivory mounted presentation Caucasian sabre (SHASQA), Kubachi, late 19th Century.
An important French royal 60-bore percussion rifled target pistol made for Louis Philippe, Duc d’Orleans (1793-1830) King of France (1830-48) by Henry Lepage, dated 1837.
A very fine pair of 25-bore Caucasian gold, silver and ivory mounted miquelet-lock pistols, dated 1273 ah/ 1856 ad, probably Circassian.
A rare Siamese (Thai) niello and silver-gilt mounted ceremonial spear, Ayutthaya, 18th Century.
A fine silver-gilt-mounted sword presented to Captain William Augustus Montagu of His Majesty’s frigate Cornwallis from the officers of the troops engaged with him in the assault and conquest of Amboyna, 29 February 1810, London, 1811, makers mark of Thomas Price, retailed by Rundell, Bridge and Rundell.
An extremely rare 33-bore flintlock breech-loading repeating magazine pistol on the Lorenzoni principle by H. W. Mortimer, London, gunmaker to His Majesty, circa 1790.
A very rare 60-bore seven-barrelled flintlock goose rifle by Henry Nock, London, gunmaker to His Majesty, circa 1791-3.
A Flemish armet, circa 1510.
A fine cased pair of 50-bore flintlock turn-off pocket pistols by H. W. Mortimer, London circa 1790-5.
A silver decorated viking spearhead, circa 1100.
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