• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 82

    A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS BY M. BARKER

    CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS BY M. BARKER
    CIRCA 1760
    With belled brass barrel formed in three stages, raised mouldings at the breech and muzzle, engraved breech and barrel tang, engraved flat lock signed within a rococo trophy cartouche, figured walnut full stock, the butt carved with a shell in low relief about the tang and with an early working reinforcing rivet through the grip, engraved brass mounts, including butt-plate decorated en suite with the lock, trigger-guard with early acorn finial, and solid side-plate of shaped outline, decorated escutcheon, and brass-tipped ramrod, Birmingham private proof marks
    32¾in (83.2cm)


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