"Bearing on its barrel the name of ""Martin Bummi in Culmbach."" Stock and shaft richly decorated with baroque wave-design in relief, the carving strengthened and ornamented with brass studs simulating drops of water. Mountings in steel encrusted with ormolu, late Renaissance figures, heads, dragons, Saint George. Numerous ormolu rosettes and figures appear, notably on butt, where there is a fine bear and (apparently) a portrait of the owner himself in buff coat, spurred and booted. Poincon occurs at base of barrel. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Arms and Armor Sale, American Art Galleries, November 23, 1923 for $400; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., September 30, 1942 for $159."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 1033, Article 146, Album 1b, p. 71