antiquesandartireland.com

Information about Art, Antiques and Auctions in Ireland and around the world
  • ABOUT
  • About Des
  • Contact
  • SPORTING GUNS ONCE OWNED BY VINCENT O’BRIEN AT GLENEAGLES

    A pair of 12 bore sporting guns once owned by legendary racehorse trainer Vincent O’Brien (1917-2009) will be among the highlights at 50th annual sporting sale in the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland on August 28.  They are included in  Gavin Gardiner’s sale of around 200 lots of fine modern and vintage sporting guns, rifles and accessories from 1860 to the present day.
    In 2003 Vincent O’Brien was voted the greatest trainer in horse racing history in a worldwide poll hosted by The Racing Post.  His six Derby winners included Nijinsky and Sir Ivor and he trained three Grand National winners in succession.  “The Premier Quality” sidelock ejector guns by E.J. Churchill were built in 1928.  They were subsequently owned by Vincent O’Brien and the case bears his initials.  They are estimated at £8,000-12,000.

    The Premier Quality” sidelock ejector guns by E. J. Churchill once owned by Vincent O’Brien.

    A close up of the pair of 12 bore ejector guns

    Leave a Reply