early 17th century
"Of exceptionally fine workmanship and of beautiful form. The stock is inlaid in the best style with buckhorn and mother-o'-pearl. This weapon is a fine example of the artistic decoration and the graceful lines of weapons of this period. From the Collection of Cornelia, Countess of Craven. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Herbert Jackson Sale through Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, March 27, 1923 for $94.89; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., March 31, 1941 for $79.50."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 150, Article 9, Album 1b, p. 68