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ca. 1610


"Gracefully modeled, the long gilt barrel which tapers towards the muzzle is partly fluted and partly engraved with bands of guilloche ornament. The lock is a blued with gilt borders, and the stock is inlaid with engraved staghorn, egg-shaped pommel of rare type. The beautiful design and perfect balance of this piece proclaim it the work of a master craftsman. From the Engel-Gros Collection. Exhibited at the South Kensington Museum. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from S.J. Whawell Sale, Sotheby & Co., through the National Magazine Co., London, England, May 3, 1927 for $1459.88; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., July 26, 1941 for $1064."


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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 1033, Article 70, Album 1b, p. 42


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