September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
Possibly P&D Moll, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. This buttstock would be either a great restoration or just a great sculpture hanging up or in a shadow box. This fine rifle stock fragment measures 12-1/4". overall. There are a total of 10 engraved German silver inlays. There are also four mother of pearl inlays within the piercings of the long engraved German silver toe plate. On the right side, there is a fantastic masterfully engraved four piece German silver patchbox. The finial is a cutout eagle clutching a full length engraved percussion Kentucky rifle with a patchbox. Above is a banner which reads "PROTECTION". On each skirt, there are engraved patriotic American Eagles clutching arrows. On the lid, there is an engraved drum, sword and two crossed percussion pistols. At the wrist on both sides, there are three fish in an overlapped triangle. On the left side of the stock there is a pierced and engraved eight-point star above the cheekpiece, which is molded and has a silver inlaid cap. Behind the cheekpiece is a large pierced design with a lidded compartment with round lid, probably for nipple storage. The toe plate is inlaid with mother of pearl hearts, diamond, star and circle. Buttpate is German silver as well. Stock has classic Lehigh purple/red violin finish. It is interesting to imagine how ornate and beautiful the complete rifle would have been. CONDITION: Eight inlays and toe plate are missing. Excellent as found original surfaces and patinas overall. DMG
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,320.00
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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