Octagonal barrel with eight-groove rifled bore in 12.5 mm calibre, dovetailed silver front sight, double folding rear sight and gold-lined vent hole. The upper side of the barrel decorated with figures and ornaments inlaid in three-dimensional and engraved silver on a matt ground extending to the muzzle. Iron wheellock with semi-internal wheel, lavishly decorated with silver inlays en suite to the barrel. Double set trigger with shortened firing pin. Ebonised wooden full stock copiously covered with animals and tendrils carved in low relief and decorated with engraved mother-of-pearl inlays, the bone tip with engraved squirrel. On the cheek rest double-headed eagle inlaid in mother of pearl and flanked by two unicorns. Engraved iron trigger guard. Later wooden ramrod with bone tip, underneath the cheek rest a small flaw in the mother of pearl. Length 110.5 cm.
For the Master of the Animal-Head Scroll cf. J.F. Hayward, "The Art of the Gunmaker", volume 1, page 137/138.
Hall 3A / 3A-302
Live auction: 14 – 15 March 2019
Online auction: 8 – 10 April 2019