May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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For another example by the same maker with nearly identical carving and a Ketland lock, see NE19 on page 51 of Tom Grinslade's "Flintlock Fowlers". The author dates the example shown in the book to about 1780. This example has a tapered round smoothbore barrel with three British proofs on the left side of breech and "LONDON" engraved on the top flat, towards the breech. The imported lock is flat and marked in the center "T/KETLAND/& Co." and features an unbridled pan. The engraved American manufactured brass furniture includes an engraved pierced sideplate, triggerguard with an acanthus leaf finial and floral engraved on the bow and a bell-flower-engraved buttplate with four-stage tang, and a silver oval wrist escutcheon inscribed with initials "J H C". The slender plain cherry stock has attractive form showing French influence with a graceful curved Roman-nose buttstock. The forestock decoration consists of a double-line molding at both the barrel and ramrod channel on both sides. There are relief designs behind the barrel tang and in front of the lock and sideplate. There is a stippled rectangular panel on both sides of the barrel tang, as well. Complete with its original wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Completely untouched and as-found with no restoration. Barrel retains a dark patina throughout and lock retains a matching patina with excellent markings. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and functions very well. Brass retains a dark unpolished mustard patina. Triggerguard shows a period repair to tang, just behind bow. Stock is excellent, showing no damage or repairs. A very attractive and slender 18th century New England fowling piece. DMG

Item Dimensions: L: 62 - 1/2".
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Minimum Bid: $1,300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $8,400.00
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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