An Extremely Rare Silver Tinderlighter

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Lot 126
An Extremely Rare Silver Tinderlighter
By Wilson, London, Birmingham Silver Hallmarks For 1778, Maker's Mark Of Charles Freeth

Sold for £ 11,250 (US$ 13,578) inc. premium
An Extremely Rare Silver Tinderlighter
By Wilson, London, Birmingham Silver Hallmarks For 1778, Maker's Mark Of Charles Freeth
Of box-lock pistol form, with border engraved body decorated with garlands of flower-heads on the top-plate, hinged side-plates signed on scrolls amid flower-heads, scrolls and rocailles, each with silver catch at the rear engraved with scallop shells, circular tinder-box engraved with a sporting trophy involving a stag's head on one side and with a martial trophy on the other, silver close-plated ring-neck cock and steel, the latter and the top jaw with border engraving, later border engraved sconce, pierced foliate engraved bipod with scrolled feet, silver close-plated trigger without guard, figured swelling butt inlaid with fine silver wire scrollwork and foliage inhabited by engraved silver birds, a monkey smoking a pipe, a squirrel and flower-heads, and silver butt-cap cast and chased with a grotesque Pan mask, flower-heads and a scallop shell
17.8 cm.

Footnotes

  • The maker is almost certainly William 1 Wilson who was elected Master of the Gunmakers' Company in 1760, 1769, 1772 and again in 1774
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An Extremely Rare Silver Tinderlighter
An Extremely Rare Silver Tinderlighter
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