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17th century


"Hexagon bore. ON the breech of the bore the inscription: ""JOHANN STIFFTER IN PRAG 1682"". Allegorical engravings on the breech of the bore and on the lock plate. The walnut butt and stock inlaid with bone and representing hunting scenes. On one side of the stock is a bone inlay of St. Hubertus, on the bullet case the figure of Fortuna. The engraved figures on lock plate are representations of armor men at work. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from The Lanna Sale, R. Lepke's Auction House, Berlin, Germany, through Rudolph Lepke's Auction House, Berlin, German, March 21-29, 1911 for $450.20; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., March 31, 1941 for $348."


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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 1064, Article 163, Album 1a, p. 14


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