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Lot 3220: Pair of Silver Mounted and Engraved Flintlock Pistols by Gandon

Pair of Silver Mounted and Engraved Flintlock Pistols by Gandon of London

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

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Lot 3220: Pair of Silver Mounted and Engraved Flintlock Pistols by Gandon

Pair of Silver Mounted and Engraved Flintlock Pistols by Gandon of London

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500
Price Realized:

A) Gandon Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: English
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 67
Barrel: 10 1/8 inch round
Finish: silver/bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 596
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 160
Class: Antique
Description:

These pistols are signed "GANDON" on the locks and have "LONDINI" on the top of the barrels and a "PG/*" maker's mark and London proof and view marks on the upper left at the breech. Peter Gandon is listed in "Gunmakers of London" by Blackmore as active c. 1698-1743. His son was also a gunmaker until going bankrupt in 1754. The smoothbore barrels have broad silver "bumps" for front sights, fine scroll sculpting at the front of the sight flats at the breech ends, light engraving, and scrolls with bestial heads on the tangs. The locks have wyverns at the tails and scrollwork. The silver furniture includes scrolling designs on the pierced side plates, mythical beasts on the trigger guards, scroll engraving, and grotesque mask caps. The stocks have attractive raised relief carving.

Rating Definition:

Very good with silver-gray patina and mild pitting on the barrel, aged patina on the silver throughout with some areas darker than others, crisp markings and designs, and mild overall wear. The stock is also very good and has splices at the forend tip, a few thin cracks, mild scratches and dings, and some fill at the toe. Mechanically fine.



B) Gandon Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: English
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 67
Barrel: 10 1/8 inch round
Finish: silver/bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 596
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 160
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A." Provenance: The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Very good with silver-gray patina and some mild pitting on the barrel, mixed aged patina on the silver, distinct patterns and markings, and generally minor wear throughout. The stock is also very good and has splices at the forend tip, general mild scratches and dings, cracks below the lock and at the breech on the left, and a splice at the toe. Mechanically fine.



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