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17th century


"Polygonal barrel with engraved breech, and fluted throughout its length. Lock chased and engraved with the greatest delicacy. The cock is wrought in the shape of a sea-horse ridden by a nude female. A second naked female reclines on the pan cover. A terminal figure of Cupid forms the bridle of the pan. Lock-plate chased with a mascaron. The trigger-guard is likewise finely chased. Stock and butt inlaid with copper and silver filigree. From the Spitzer Collection. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Arnold Seligmann, Rey & Co., Inc., April 24, 1924 for $841.82; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., May 26, 1941 for $262.50. "


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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 625, Article 196, Album 1a, p. 5


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