Auction alert

Will
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Re: Auction alert

Post by Will » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:26 am

Antony Cribb has an absolutely beautiful Celtic sword with 4 fullers. Other very good swords also in the auction, a collector selling off some of their better swords?

Bryce
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Re: Auction alert

Post by Bryce » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:36 am

The celtic hilt and the Elmsall swords are very, very nice.
Cheers,
Bryce

Chris A
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Re: Auction alert

Post by Chris A » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:46 am

The provenance for the Elmsall swords is fiction. He didn’t join the Army till 1842 so wouldn’t have carried a Celtic hilt or a ladder hilt. But as you say, very nice but a shame they are lotted together.
Chris.

JordanPL
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Re: Auction alert

Post by JordanPL » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:43 pm

I’m afraid the provenance for the Kerr sword is also incorrect, it has been sold with this provenance previously despite me making the auctioneer fully aware of the evidence. It appears the same will occur this time.

Will
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Re: Auction alert

Post by Will » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:03 am


Will
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Re: Auction alert

Post by Will » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:11 am

Antony Cribb 30 July auction lot 257 sold high at 4900£, but what interests me is its gothic hilt. The outer bar only joins at the pommel unlike most that the bars are combined for a couple inches before splitting to form the gothic shape.

Chris A
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Re: Auction alert

Post by Chris A » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:45 pm

How come the inscription on the sword is dated 1823 but the blade has the Victorian Cypher ? Also as a Captain should he have had a General Officer’s sword ?

Chris.

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