Late 16th century
"With engraved barrel. Butt and stock richly inlaid with engraved bone and mother-of-pearl, displaying an angel playing the lute, various animals, foliage, etc. Elegant arms. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Frederick Muller & Co. Sale, through Frederick Muller & Co. Amsterdam, Holland, April 24, 1930 for $530.64; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., March 30, 1944 for $179."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 550, Article 32, Album 1a, p. 17