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2652M Marlborough
May 4, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Duke of Cambridge Flintlock Double Game Gun

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2652M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 04, 2013 10:00AM


Duke of Cambridge Flintlock Double Game Gun, c. early 19th century, burled walnut stock with checkered wrist and cheek rest, silver triggerguard with engraved scene of a dog flushing a bird from cover, buttplate, and inlaid plate on the wrist with the Duke of Cambridge crest, browned barrels inlaid with gold and marked DAIRE A CHARLEVILLE and CANON on the left barrel, TOROU on the right, engraved lock plates with bird and foliate scene, inlaid gold, marked Tanner Herzberg and gilded pans, lg. 49 in.

Note: The fourth creation of the title "Duke of Cambridge" came in 1801 for Prince Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Tipperary, and Baron Colloden (1801-1850). He was born February 24th, 1774, the seventh son of King George III, and died July 8th, 1850. His son, Prince George, second Duke of Cambridge, inherited the title till his death in 1904.

Provenance: Per the consignor, this gun was purchased at auction in London by his grandfather circa 1900.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

Light gilt loss on barrel, stock and other parts in very good condition, light patina on silver fittings, ramrod missing its cap.

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Cambridge, Adolphus Frederick, George III, London