Lot 5047

An Italian silver-mounted deluxe miquelet rifle, circa 1710/20

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A83s | Live auction | 725 Lots

Description

Two-stage smooth-bore barrel, octagonal then round, in 15 mm calibre. Surface-mounted silver front sight, the silver rear sight in the shape of a recumbent figure. The octagonal section of the barrel decorated at both ends with delicately engraved figurative cartouches amidst acanthus leaves. The miquelet lock intricately engraved with hunting scenes amidst decorative tendrils. The silver openwork lock side plate with a finely engraved depiction of the transformation of Actaeon. A movable lanyard loop in brass. Half stock made of walnut, an old restoration on the right of the butt. Ornate openwork mounting with finely engraved, antique-style scenes amidst tendrils. A depiction of Actaeon's death at the hands of hunters and hounds on the silver trigger guard. Silver barrel band with openwork decorative tendrils. Original wooden ramrod with bullet puller and engraved iron tip. Length 151 cm.

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General Information

The auction includes 726 lots and starts on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 5001 - 5727. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.