Lot 2044. An extremely rare wind-gun in a stone castle-optics, Edward Bates in London, 1770

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Auction date:26.05.2020   16:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 2044An extremely rare wind-gun in a stone castle-optics, Edward Bates in London, 1770
Octagonal, lying in the round changing pressure vessel in the Form of a brass run, with eight drawn soul in calibre 10,5 mm. Phony silver grain, about the chamber of fine engraved lettering tape with signature "BATE". Small bump on the left side. Cock screws sheet brass with deeply engraved tendrils decoration. To the outside optical functional stone castle, without Zündloch. The engraved lock plate with repeated signature. carved lock plate trophy decor. Easily blended full stock made of walnut wood with fine ornaments in relief, and engraved brass fittings. Knob with mask. Wooden ramrod with Horndopper. Appending to old collection number from the brass. Length 52 cm. Edward Bate, as a gunsmith in the Brounlow Street, Longacre, from 1763 to 1778 proven. A similar, somewhat easier worked Few wind guns from his workshop was hit in April 2015 at Christie's for 25,000 GBP in. Provenance: The W. Keith Neal Collection. Christie's London, auction 6542, Lot 231. Condition: II

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