A Fine Cased 16-Bore Flintlock Sporting Gun With Spare Barrel
Lot 452
A Fine Cased 16-Bore Flintlock Sporting Gun With Spare Barrel
Sold for £13,750 (US$ 21,516) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Fine Cased 16-Bore Flintlock Sporting Gun With Spare Barrel
By Samuel Henry Staudenmeyer, No. 35 Cock Spur Street, Charing Cross, London, Circa 1800
With browned twist two-stage barrel with silver fore-sight and turned girdle, octagonal breech becoming polygonal and signed in gold along the top flat (minor rust patination), case-hardened patent recessed breech engraved 'Patent' and with two gold lines and gold-lined hood above the gold-lined touch-hole, border engraved tang finely decorated with a gundog and gamebird above the retaining screw and with a foliated martial trophy below, signed border engraved case-hardened flat lock decorated with a starburst behind the gold-lined rainproof pan and with a gundog and gamebird on the tail, engraved cock and steel, the latter with a small lip on the pan-cover, and roller, finely figured half-stock with chequered grip and raised leather-covered cheek-piece, steel mounts comprising scroll trigger-guard and butt-plate decorated en suite with the lock and retaining some original blued finish, trigger-plate with pineapple finial, vacant silver escutcheon, horn fore-end cap, sling mounts, original horn-tipped ramrod with iron worm, and some original finish: in original lined and fitted mahogany case with some accessories including powder- and shot-flasks, and spare covert or woodcock barrel also signed in gold and retaining its ramrod, the interior of the lid with maker's trade label for 1802-1814, the exterior with flush-fitting brass carrying handle, London proof marks
80 cm. and 69.8 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Lady Newdegate, Arbury Hall, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
    W. Keith Neal Collection, C200
    Christie's London, Fine Antique Firearms from the W. Keith Neal Collection, 9 November 2000, lot 107

    Literature;
    W. Keith Neal and D.H.L. Back, British Gunmakers Their Trade Cards, Cases and Equipment 1760-1860, 1980, pl. 484

    See footnote to lot 449
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