"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. "
Contact Long Island University For information on reproductions for academic publishing or commercial use, contact Digital Initiatives Photo Services, 516-299-3504 or email Post-Digislide@liu.edu.
Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 625, Article 196, Album 1a, p. 5