A 16-Bore Flintlock Sporting Gun
Lot 448
A 16-Bore Flintlock Sporting Gun
Sold for £5,250 (US$ 8,918) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A 16-Bore Flintlock Sporting Gun
By H.W. Mortimer, London, Gun Maker To His Majesty, Circa 1785
With rebrowned twist two-stage barrel turned at the girdle, silver spider fore-sight and gold-lined touch-hole, octagonal breech signed along the top flat and engraved with a foliate band at the rear, border engraved tang decorated with a bird, case-hardened flat bevelled lock signed in script, engraved with a starburst behind the pan and with a gundog in a landscape on the tail, semi-rainproof pan and roller bearing on a ramp on the steel-spring, the working parts retaining most of their original blueing and the birdle pierced and engraved with foliage, figured half-stock with chequered grip and fore-end, border engraved steel mounts comprising butt-plate decorated with an urn and foliage on the heel tang, trigger-guard with finial in the form of a hen with her chicks, decorated with a gamebird perched on a branch of a tree on the bow and retaining some original blueing on the inside, steel barrel-bolt escutcheons, horn fore-end cap, and original horn-tipped ramrod with worm, London proof marks
93 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Eleanor, Lady Abercromby, Forglen House, Turriff, Christie's London, Fine Modern Sporting Guns and Antique Arms, 18 December 1974, lot 156
    W. Keith Neal Collection, G707
    Christie's London, Fine Antique Firearms from the W. Keith Neal Collection, 8 November 1995, lot 127

    See footnote to preceding lot
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. David Williams
    Specialist - Arms and Armor
    Bonhams
    Work
    Montpelier Street
    London, United Kingdom SW7 1HH
    Work +44 20 7393 3807
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3932