Two Firearms by Nicholas Paris of Warwick

Two firearms: 1) a breech-loading flintlock sporting gun, circa 1700 2) a six-barrelled flintlock gun, circa 1690.

Details

Dimensions:
1) 76.2 cm; 2) 56.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £24,400; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1981
Vendor:
Trustees of the Stoneleigh Estate

The two are part of a group of firearms made for Thomas Leigh, second Baron of Stoneleigh, of Stoneleigh Abbey near Warwick.

Provenance

Made for Thomas Leigh, second Baron of Stoneleigh; by descent; offered for sale by the Trustees of the Stoneleigh Settlement at Christie's, 1981.

Venue details

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