• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 570

    A FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE

    SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY; G. RENNOIS, PROBABLY LIÈGE; THE STOCK GERMAN

    Price Realised  

    A FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE
    SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY; G. RENNOIS, PROBABLY LIÈGE; THE STOCK GERMAN
    Swamped octagonal barrel signed and struck to the top GR in square cartouche and G. RENNOIS, engraved and relief cast barrel, foliate engraved lock, moulded figured walnut stock carved with scrolling acanthus and scrollwork, the butt with cheek piece inlaid with a star, the tang of the butt-plate with figures and scrolling foliage, octagonal ramrod pipes, later horn tipped ramrod, inventory number in ink II 5 187F and inventory label 164
    148 cm. long


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    Provenance

    Waffensammlung Schloss Osterstein