A Fine And Rare Highly Decorated Russian 10-Bore Sporting Gun By M. Ivan Pushkin Of Tula, Circa 1790
Lot 178
A Fine And Rare Highly Decorated Russian 10-Bore Sporting Gun By M. Ivan Pushkin Of Tula, Circa 1790
Sold for £46,250 (US$ 75,115) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Fine And Rare Highly Decorated Russian 10-Bore Sporting Gun

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Greener Collection of Important Firearms, Sotheby & Co., London, 25 July 1960, lot 143 (frontispiece)
    A.R. Dufty, F.S.A., Master of the Armouries, H.M. Tower of London (1962-77)
    Clay P. Bedford Collection

    Exhibited:
    Willlmer House Museum, Farnham, 3-29 April 1962, No. 13
    The Art of the Armourer, Victoria & Albert Museum, 19 April-5 May 1963, No. 189

    Literature:
    Howard L. Blackmore, Hunting Weapons, 1971, pl. 96
    Howard Ricketts, Firearms, 1972, p. 54, fig. 79
    Wallace B. Gusler and James D. Lavin, Decorated Firearms 1540-1870 From The Collection Of Clay P. Bedford, 1977, No. 91, pp. 226-7 (illustrated)

    Peter the Great founded the State Small Arms Factory in 1705 for the production of military weapons for the Russian army. As well as military weapons, fine edged weapons and firearms of all sorts were produced both as luxury items for the Imperial Court and as presentation pieces
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