September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/26/2018
Shield measures 20" in diameter. The basic shield is made of wood, covered on the front with brown leather. It is tastefully overlaid with brass designs, including alternating thistles and crowns, as well as Scottish hearts and roses. It is further embellished with extensive tack decoration. The back is covered with the original dried and shrunken hide fastened by a series of hand forged iron rivets. There are two very early woven hemp arm grips mounted on the back. The piece also folds, which is quite unusual, and features a triangular spike in the center, which is threaded and detaches, which may be a later addition. The leather shows some flaking and scattered worm holes. The brass retains a dark patina. Overall, the condition is very good. This Targe was previous sold at Morphy Auctions in the February 24th & 25th, 2012 sale. It was lot 913 and sold for $4800. The Targe was part of the Frank Andrina collection of arms and armor. Andrina was a renowned Hollywood animator and director, as well as a prominent arms collector. He passed away in 2009, and his collection was sold at Morphy Auctions. A copy of the 2012 sale catalog and prices realized will accompany the lot.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $9,840.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 40
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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