An 18-Bore French Flintlock Sporting Gun

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Lot 310
An 18-Bore French Flintlock Sporting Gun
By Pielteiran Planchan A Sedan, Circa 1680

Sold for £ 3,360 (US$ 4,482) inc. premium
An 18-Bore French Flintlock Sporting Gun
By Pielteiran Planchan A Sedan, Circa 1680
With tapering sighted barrel in three stages separated by mouldings, the octagonal breech section struck with horseshoe-shaped barrel-forger's mark of G. Boulanger of Sedan (Neue Støckel 75), plain tang, signed border engraved convex lock decorated with a parrot perched on foliated scrollwork and on the pointed tail with a figure of Fame amid further foliated scrollwork, the pan with sprung swing-out safety-steel, varnished moulded figured walnut full stock with a raised panel at the barrel tang, polished steel mounts, flat side-plate pierced and engraved with flowers and scrollwork inhabited by a mounted horseman, two dogs and a bird, convex trigger-guard engraved on the bow with a spray of stylised foliage, rounded butt-plate with long tang, four baluster ramrod-pipes, and iron-capped ramrod, probably original, the butt-plate engraved 'No. 12' (iron parts with scattered minor surface pitting)
124.7 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Royal House of Hanover, Schloß Marienburg

    Literature:
    G. de Vries and B.J. Martens, The Visser Collection, vol. I, part 4, cat. no. 773, pp. 228-229
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