A fine engraved and gold-inlaid 16 gauge German double barrel hammer gun for Jacob Sackreuter of Frankfurt
Lot 3567ANTIQUE
A fine engraved and gold-inlaid 16 gauge German double barrel hammer gun for Jacob Sackreuter of Frankfurt
Sold for US$ 19,890 inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine engraved and gold-inlaid 16 gauge German double barrel hammer gun for Jacob Sackreuter of Frankfurt
fourth quarter 19th century
Not serialized, 16 gauge. 28 5/8ths inch brown Damascus barrels with solid matte rib and doll's head extension, the breeches with two gold bands and gold riband inscribed J. Sackreuter/Frankfurt A/M. Casehardened sidelock action finely scroll-engraved overall; fences and blued top lever inlaid with gold scrollwork; locks and underside of action engraved with panel scenes inhabited by engraved gold animals and framed by gold banding; left side front, a covey of grouse, the tail with two setters; right side front, two rabbits, at the tail, a doe and fawn; underside, two ducks. Engraved and casehardened cocks, the necks and screwheads inlaid with gold lines. Double triggers. Elaborate scrolling triggerguard of translucent green horn. Walnut fore-end with Anson release and horn insert and finely carved overall in relief with leafy meander on a stippled ground. Figured walnut buttstock with large cheeckpiece; wrist and right side relief-carved with leafy meander en suite to fore-end; left rear relieved carved with woodland scene of a seated hunter smoking a pipe, his dogs at his feet. Checkered steel buttplate. Together with green suede-lined oak and leather Huey case containing a complete range of accessories.
Condition: Excellent. Barrel retains nearly all the brown Damascus finish. Action retains much faded casehardening, left front of lockplate with series of scratches. Wood with scattered light marks. Case excellent.
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Footnotes

  • Note: Jacob Sackreuter, listed in the 1852 Frankfurt am Main city directory as a dealer in German, English and French hunting guns, meerschaum pipes and all other shooting and smoking requisites at Weissadlergasse 3.
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