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Auction archive: Lot number 0449

A PAIR OF 24 BORE PERCUSSION DUELLING

Estimate
£1,000 - £1,200
ca. US$1,638 - US$1,966
Price realised:
£1,300
ca. US$2,129
Auction archive: Lot number 0449

A PAIR OF 24 BORE PERCUSSION DUELLING

Estimate
£1,000 - £1,200
ca. US$1,638 - US$1,966
Price realised:
£1,300
ca. US$2,129
Beschreibung:

A PAIR OF 24 BORE PERCUSSION DUELLING PISTOLS BY MURDOCH, LONDON, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820 with octagonal swamped sighted barrels signed on the flats, inlaid with gold lines and fitted with engraved percussion bolsters at the breeches, engraved tangs decorated with trophies-of-arms and fitted with nipple shields, signed stepped bolted lock decorated with scrolls, sunbursts and trophies, figured walnut full stocks (bruises, cracks), set triggers, flat sided butts cut with panels of chequering, engraved steel mounts including trigger-guards with pineapple finials, and butt-caps decorated with trophies-of-arms, and silver escutcheons engraved with the owner's initials 'A.C.' and crest (patinated, ramrods incomplete) 23cm; 9 1/8 in barrels The crest is that of Campbell, Chisholme, Clive, Cooke, Cruell, Cruikshanks or Crull. John Murdoch is recorded in the Small Gun Office at the Tower of London from 1781 until his death in 1822.

Auction archive: Lot number 0449
Auction:
Datum:
4 Dec 2013
Auction house:
Thomas Del Mar Ltd.
Blythe Road 25
London, W14 0PD
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)207 6024805
+44(0)207 6025973
Beschreibung:

A PAIR OF 24 BORE PERCUSSION DUELLING PISTOLS BY MURDOCH, LONDON, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820 with octagonal swamped sighted barrels signed on the flats, inlaid with gold lines and fitted with engraved percussion bolsters at the breeches, engraved tangs decorated with trophies-of-arms and fitted with nipple shields, signed stepped bolted lock decorated with scrolls, sunbursts and trophies, figured walnut full stocks (bruises, cracks), set triggers, flat sided butts cut with panels of chequering, engraved steel mounts including trigger-guards with pineapple finials, and butt-caps decorated with trophies-of-arms, and silver escutcheons engraved with the owner's initials 'A.C.' and crest (patinated, ramrods incomplete) 23cm; 9 1/8 in barrels The crest is that of Campbell, Chisholme, Clive, Cooke, Cruell, Cruikshanks or Crull. John Murdoch is recorded in the Small Gun Office at the Tower of London from 1781 until his death in 1822.

Auction archive: Lot number 0449
Auction:
Datum:
4 Dec 2013
Auction house:
Thomas Del Mar Ltd.
Blythe Road 25
London, W14 0PD
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)207 6024805
+44(0)207 6025973
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