Double-Barrelled Flintlock Sporting Gun

The stock is of walnut carved with anthemion and acanthus ornament into which are set the gun's silver cast-and-chased mounts.

Details

Medium:
Steel, silver, gold, walnut
Dimensions:
12 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £225,000)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
N A Whittley

Set into the wrist is the Arms of the recipient. The barrels are decorated with gilded patterns.

Provenance

Commissioned by H.R.H. the Duc de Berry for presentation to Lt. Gen. George Don; by descent in the family of the recipient's wife until the 1950s; sold privately through several dealers and collectors until c.1987.

Venue details

National War Museum Edinburgh Castle, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 2NG 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk/war

Entry details

 Admission free via paid admission to Edinburgh Castle

1 Apr – 30 Sept
Daily, 9.45am – 5.45pm

1 Oct – 31 Mar
Daily, 9.45am – 4.45pm

Closed 25 and 26 Dec

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