A Rare Cased Pair Of 35-Bore Silver-Mounted Flintlock Duelling Pistols
Lot 425
A Rare Cased Pair Of 35-Bore Silver-Mounted Flintlock Duelling Pistols
Sold for £18,750 (US$ 31,515) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Rare Cased Pair Of 35-Bore Silver-Mounted Flintlock Duelling Pistols
By Robert Wogdon, London, London Silver Hallmarks For 1778, Maker's Mark Of John King
With rebrowned sighted barrels each signed in gold along the sighting flat at the breech and with a transverse band of beadwork at the rear, silver fore-sights and gold-lined touch-holes, tangs finely engraved with foliage, each also with a band of beadwork and incorporating the back-sight, flat bevelled detented locks signed on a gold oval suspended from engraved swags, and each engraved with a rocaille on the stepped tail, engraved safety-catches, cocks and steels, the last with small roller, figured full stocks with rounded flat-sided butts, cast and chased mounts comprising pierced foliate side-plates each incorporating a Classical helmet and a falchion, butt-caps with the seated figure of Britannia framed by rocailles and foliage, border engraved trigger-guards each with acorn finial and decorated with a flower-head on the bow, turned silver ramrod-pipes, set triggers, and horn-tipped ramrods, possibly original, one with iron worm: in relined and refitted oak case, with some accessories including brass-mounted three-way powder-flask (worn, one compartment lid missing), the exterior of the lid with flush-fitting brass carrying handle, gold-lined proof marks and Wogdon's barrelsmith's mark
24.3 cm. barrels
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