THE 4TH DUKE OF ATHOLL'S BLACKSMITH MADE HEAVY IRON CIRCA 1780
Lot 80
THE 4TH DUKE OF ATHOLL'S BLACKSMITH MADE HEAVY IRON CIRCA 1780
US$ 20,000 - 30,000
£15,000 - 22,000

Lot Details
THE 4TH DUKE OF ATHOLL'S BLACKSMITH MADE HEAVY IRON CIRCA 1780 THE 4TH DUKE OF ATHOLL'S BLACKSMITH MADE HEAVY IRON CIRCA 1780 THE 4TH DUKE OF ATHOLL'S BLACKSMITH MADE HEAVY IRON CIRCA 1780
THE 4TH DUKE OF ATHOLL'S BLACKSMITH MADE HEAVY IRON CIRCA 1780
With an exceptionally large and deep concave face, a stout hosel on a hickory shaft, the original sheepskin grip with criss-cross thread and thread grooves and inscribed in ink 'Heavy Iron'. There are two old minor cracks in the shaft down by the hosel.
Weight 24.1 oz., Length 39½ inches; club head 4 3/8 inches, blade depth 2 3/8 inches, hosel 5 1/2 inches and 7/8 inch thick

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Sotheby's The Jeffery B. Ellis sale 27/28 September 2007, lot 547 $31,000.

    Roberto: '...the nicking is big, sharp and prominently "sawtooth" in appearance...the minor cracks are not detrimental to this club...'

    Literature: 'This club was most likely made expressly for the Duke and therefore actually marked "Heavy iron" to distinguish it.' Golf: History & Tradition shown on page 60.

    Blair Castle stands in its grounds near the village of Blair Atholl in Perthshire in Scotland. It is the ancestral home of the Clan Murray, and was historically the seat of their chief, the Duke of Atholl.
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