A Cased Pair Of 40-Bore Percussion Duelling Pistols
Lot 415
A Cased Pair Of 40-Bore Percussion Duelling Pistols
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 9,454) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Cased Pair Of 40-Bore Percussion Duelling Pistols
Signed H.W. Mortimer, London, Circa 1825
With rebrowned twist octagonal sighted barrels each signed along the top flat and stamped with County Down registration mark 'D-N 11528/9', silver fore-sights, engraved breeches each with platinum lines and pierced platinum plug, foliate engraved tangs each with back-sight, signed border engraved flat detented locks each engraved with foliage, dolphin hammers en suite, engraved safety-catches (one replaced), figured half-stocks (one fore-end with minor repair) with chequered rounded butts, trigger-guards each with pineapple finial, engraved with a foliated monster on the bow, and retaining traces of original blueing, silver escutcheons engraved with owner's crest, silver fore-end caps, set triggers, and original horn-tipped ramrods: in original lined and fitted mahogany case (lining partly replaced) with some accessories including brass-mounted wedge-shaped powder-flask retaining much of its original lacquered finish, the interior of the lid (split) with William Bishop trade label, the exterior with brass escutcheon incorporating a flush-fitting carrying handle, London proof marks
23.8 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • The maker is possibly Henry William Mortimer, son of Jackson Mortimer
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