early 17th century
"The stock of stained pear-wood, richly inlaid with pique work of silver and animals of the chase and huntsman; upon the inner side of the butt is an oval shield without emblazonment, surrounded by the Order of the Toison d'Or, and surmounted by a ducal coronet with cap; the barrel, of octagonal section and rifled, is stamped with the gunmaker's mark, with the initials G.S.; the steel lock plate engraved with a stag hunt. From the Kennedy Collection. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Christie, Manson & Woods, through William Permain, May 4, 1923 for $510.96; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., October 14, 1941 for $298."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 57A, Article 98, Album 1a, p. 18.