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Lot 231
Another
By Wilson, Probably Richard 1, London, Circa 1740

Sold for £ 1,527 (US$ 2,124) inc. premium
Another
By Wilson, Probably Richard 1, London, Circa 1740 With two-stage barrel flared at the muzzle and engraved 'London' beyond a spray of foliage at the breech, engraved grooved tang, signed border engraved rounded lock decorated with foliage on the tail (top jaw detached), figured full stock (chipped around the lock and along one side of the fore-end) carved around the barrel tang, engraved brass mounts comprising solid side-plate, butt-plate and trigger-guard with foliate finial, vacant escutcheon, and original brass-tipped ramrod, Tower private proof marks

Footnotes

  • Richard 1 Wilson was elected Master of the Gunmakers' Company in 1741. He was Contractor to Ordnance from 1746 and died in 1766
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