Gun signed on lock by Piraube, pre-eminent among Louis XIV's gunmakers.

Barrel is entirely of silver, chiselled and engraved with foliate ornament and gilt figure of Mars at the breech. Mythological figures appear elsewhere on gun.

Provenance

Presented by Louis to Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox, on a visit to France 1681 or 1685; Duke of Richmond and Gordon.


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