Sotheby, Parke Bernet & Co. (London)
The Hever Castle collection. Volume one, arms and armour (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 5 May 1983)
London, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., 1983
(27 cm), 141 (7) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 194 lots. List of estimates loosely inserted. Publisher’s boards, pictorial dust jacket. - Preface by John F. Hayward. The star lot was a suit of armour made by Giovan Paolo Negroli in Milan c. 1545 for Henri II of France (lot 44), sold to B.C. Trupin against the London arms dealer Howard Rickets for £1,925,000 (Heroic Armor of the Italian Renaissance: Filippo Negroli and His Contemporaries, catalogue accompanying an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1998, pp.240-247 no. 47). A three-quarter suit of field armour made for Henry Wriothesley, third Earl of Southampton, was sold for £330,000 to Howard Ricketts, the London agent for Ronald Lauder. Its export was stopped after an appeal (now Royal Armouries National Museum of Arms and Armour, II.360).