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.


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

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


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 EH1 2NG 0300 123 6789

Entry details

Admission free via paid admission to Edinburgh Castle

1 April – 30 Sept 9:45-17:45
1 Oct – 29 March 9:45-16:45
Closed 25 and 26 December
New Year's Day: 11:00-17:00