Lot 1129 - A194 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Thursday, 24. September 2020, 10.00 AM
Valentin Sauerbrey (1804-1881), who came from Zella St.Blasien (Saxony), had been working in Basel since 1845 as an armourer and ran a gunsmith workshop. Between 1851 and 1862, he received international awards for his excellent work time and again. He was the holder of several patents and also had other systems such as the present Colt revolver copied. Rare gun in excellent, mint condition. Cf. Heer, Støckel II, 1979, p. 1108. Peter F. Kopp, Cristian Reinhart, Valentin Sauerbrey 1846-1881, Basel 1972, p. 44, Colt.
This weapon was owned by Johann Rudolf Geigy-Merian (1830-1917), an important Basel personage, co-founder of the Basler Handelsbank (later Bankverein), among others. From 1898, he operated a chemical factory in Grenzach, which later became the company J.R. Geigy-AG, known for its large-scale production of aniline dyes.
CHF 2 000 / 3 000
€ 1 870 / 2 800
Sold for CHF 19 820 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.