• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 76

    A FLINTLOCK MUSKET BY RICHARD SINKLER, CARRIED BY RETAINERS OF THE O'BRIEN FAMILY, BARONETS OF IRELAND, EARLS OF INCHIQUIN, OF CASTLES LEAMANAGH AND DROMOLAND, COUNTY CLARE

    CIRCA 1715-20

    Price Realised  

    A FLINTLOCK MUSKET BY RICHARD SINKLER, CARRIED BY RETAINERS OF THE O'BRIEN FAMILY, BARONETS OF IRELAND, EARLS OF INCHIQUIN, OF CASTLES LEAMANAGH AND DROMOLAND, COUNTY CLARE
    CIRCA 1715-20
    With sighted barrel with low moulded breech, large flat border-engraved lock signed 'R. Sinckler' below an engraved scroll, figured walnut full stock formed with a pronounced swell about the ramrod-pipe, a raised moulding about the barrel tang, and the butt boldly stamped 'I', an Earl's coronet above, with brass mounts of regulation type, and shaped brass escutcheon engraved 'O', a coronet above, London proof marks
    41in (104.2cm) barrel


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    For a pistol of corresponding provenance see lot 119.

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