A Fine Cased 14-Bore Royal Percussion Sporting Gun

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Lot 588
A Fine Cased 14-Bore Royal Percussion Sporting Gun
By Wattell Clark, London, Circa 1810, Rebuilt From Flintlock By Tanner, Hannover, Circa 1830

Sold for £ 4,230 (US$ 5,866) inc. premium

Arms & Armour

6 Dec 2005, 12:00 GMT

Oxford

A Fine Cased 14-Bore Royal Percussion Sporting Gun
By Wattell Clark, London, Circa 1810, Rebuilt From Flintlock By Tanner, Hannover, Circa 1830
With browned twist barrel and silver fore-sight, the breech section octagonal changing to sixteen-sided and signed in gold gothic script along the top flat, border engraved case-hardened breech with Tanner's rectangular gold-lined maker's mark at the centre and engraved with foliage on the bolster, case-hardened tang finely engraved with hanging game and foliage, case-hardened border engraved bevelled lock, the stepped tail engraved with two gundogs and dead game, the centre of the plate signed in gothic script and fitted with engraved safety-bolster engaging with the breast of the hammer, finely figured maple half-stock (minor old splits), chequered grip and fore-end, finely engraved blued steel mounts comprising butt-plate decorated with two gundogs and two gamebirds in a landscape on the tang, scroll trigger-guard decorated with foliage, signed in an oval and engraved with dead gamebirds on the bow, trigger-plate with pineapple finial, gilt escutcheon cast and chased with the crest of the Earl of Tipperary above an earl's coronet, silver fore-end cap and barrel-bolt escutcheons, original brass-mounted ramrod, and in fine condition: in original fitted figured case lined in plum velvet with detached sling mounts, and accessories including brass-mounted cleaning rod in soft leather case and leather sling, the interior of the lid with illustrated trade label of Wattell Clark with clipped corners, the exterior with flush-fitting brass carrying handle and circular escutcheon engraved with the crest of the Earl of Tipperary
84.1 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Adolphus Frederick, Viceroy of Hanover (1774-1850), created 1st Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Tipperary and Baron Culloden on 17 November 1801
    Thence by descent

    His Royal Highness Field Marshal The Prince Adolphus Frederick, KG, PC, GCB, GCMG, GCH, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Tipperary, and Baron Culloden was born at Buckingham Palace. In 1791 he went to Hanover and was trained for the military under the supervision of the Hannoverian commander Field Marshal von Freytag. He subsequently rose to the ranks of colonel in 1794, to lieutenant general in 1798, and field marshal in 1813. He served as viceroy of Hanover between 1816 and 1837 on behalf of his elder brothers, George IV and later William IV, and it is during this time that this sporting gun was rebuilt by Tanner, probably Carl Daniel who was Hofrüstmeister between 1829-45. Following the succession of Queen Victoria in 1837 the Duke of Cumberland became King Ernest I of Hanover and the Duke of Cambridge returned to Britain. He died on 8 July 1850

A Fine Cased 14-Bore Royal Percussion Sporting Gun
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