• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 79

    A FLINTLOCK FOWLING-PIECE BY C. FISHER, BRISTOL

    CIRCA 1755

    Price Realised  

    A FLINTLOCK FOWLING-PIECE BY C. FISHER, BRISTOL
    CIRCA 1755
    With two-stage barrel with turned engraved girdle, lightly swamped muzzle, silver fore-sight formed as a bearded grotesque mask cast in low relief, maker's stamp CF crowned, and inscribed 'Bristol', engraved breech tang, signed engraved bevelled lock, figured walnut full stock carved with flowers and a shell in low relief about the breech tang, inlaid with silver wire scrollwork framing a brass rococo escutcheon, the latter involving a demon mask and cast in low relief, full brass mounts decorated en suite, including pierced side-plate involving a monster's mask, pierced engraved trigger, and brass-tipped ramrod, Birmingham proof marks
    39 1/8in (99.4cm) barrel


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