London, South Kensington
30 November 2009
A FLINTLOCK FOWLING-PIECE BY C. FISHER, BRISTOL
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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