SAN FRANCISCO, CA.-
Soaring past its $20,000-30,000 estimate to achieve $44,460 in the Antique Arms & Armor and Modern Sporting Guns Auction, November 18 at Bonhams
, was a cased 12 gauge Tomasoni-engraved Armi Fabri over/under sidelock ejector gun. It was one of many examples to sell above its high estimate in the 90 percent-sold, $1.1 million, San Francisco-based auction.
Lever action rifles sold well in the auction, highlighted by a historic John Ulrich engraved Winchester Model 1866 that sold for $40,950; a Henry Model 1860 that sold for $23,400, ahead of an estimate of $12,000-18,000; and a factory-engraved Winchester Model 1866 that sold for $14,040, past an estimate of $8,000-12,000.
Shotguns of note included a cased set of two small gauge Campana-engraved Perazzi MX SCO over/under models that sold for $18,720, and a cased, engraved and gold-inlaid 12 gauge Beretta SO-6 EELL Grade over/under sidelock model, engraved by D. Massenza, that sold for $18,720. Several Perazzi Extra Gold Grade over/under shotguns also sold well, achieving $17,500 each. They included .410, 28, and 20 gauges, engraved by Galeazzi.
Bonhams is also pleased to have offered the Clark R. Hoffman Collection in the sale, featuring a strong selection of military pistols. Included was a rare Royal Forester's 1760/1778 Pattern flintlock light dragoon pistol that sold for $10,530, past an estimate of $3,000-5,000; a flintlock light dragoon pistol by Edge, dated 1759, that brought $9,360, ahead of an estimate of $2,000-4,000; and a rare Pattern 1796 heavy dragoon pistol with a Nock's patent screwless lock, that took in $7,020, past an estimate of $2,000-4,000.
Also on offer from the Clark R. Hoffman Collection was 20 lots of armor, including helmets, morions, gauntlets, suits and shirts. Examples of note included a mid-16th century close helmet, likely German, that achieved $9,360, past an estimate of $3,000-5,000, and mid-17th century English Pikeman's armor that brought $9,945, ahead of a $2,000-4,000 estimate.
Of additional note in the sale was a Winchester Model 1890 Single-W cartridge board, featuring central vignette of hanging ducks flanked by circular scenes, that brought $19,890; a rare factory engraved and 'Tiffany' gripped Colt Model 1862 Police conversion revolver that sold for $16,380; and a very fine American eagle pommel mounted officer's saber, circa 1815-1830, that sold for $11,115.
The next San Francisco-based auction of Antique Arms & Armor and Modern Sporting Guns will take place June 9, 2014.