Lot 2103

A gold-damascened luxury shotgun by David à Paris, circa 1720

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A89s | Live auction | 1043 Lots


Round barrel with original bluing and offset bar, smooth bore in 16 mm calibre. At the rear sight and barrel root fine gold damascened scrolling leaves and grotesques. Over the chamber the portrayal of Athena on a bundle of trophies. Gold-inlaid signature "David Rue dela Perle à Paris", in front of that a struck Reich stamp "V" with crown. Gold damascened tang. Lock with engraved and chiselled ornaments on finely chiselled gilt base. Lock plate with repeated signature, pan cover with raised mascaron. Slightly carved full stock of finely grained walnut wood with original finish. Applied to the cheek a compass rose of bone and horn. Richly chiselled and engraved iron furniture with finely chased gold inlays. Wooden ramrod with horn tip. Length 155 cm.

Condition: II + Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 1044 lots and starts on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 2001 - 3044. The pre-sale view will take place from 19 - 22 May, 25, 29 and 31 May 2021. However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll up.