September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
Probably French, this finely engraved period example is mounted on a pierced iron pedestal. A candle holder is mounted on the ride side, forward the large pan. The flintlock mechanism features a reinforced cock engraved on both sides with a detailed serpent with face. Both sides of the scalloped boxlock action are masterfully engraved in the style of Boutet of France. The right side features an owl on a branch, the opposite side a tiger with a small animal in its mouth. Both sides of the pan are convex and engraved with shaded flame designs. Trigger guard bow and tang are also finely engraved. Ornate one piece walnut grip with relief shell designs carved just behind action on both sides. Spine is decorated with a series of small silver tacks as well as profuse repeating bellflower designs inlaid in silver wire. Both sides of grip feature checkering with silver inlaid pins and checkered sections are surrounded by silver wire inlaid borders. CONDITION: Very good throughout. Engraving is crisp and action is strong and functioning properly. Action retains a pleasing light grey patina. Grip excellent with silver somewhat tarnished to a pewter patina. An unusually nice period tinder lighter. DMG
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $9,000.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Number Bids: 28
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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