Lot #3245
Lot #3247

Lot 3246: Cognier of Strasbourg 16 Gauge Side by Side Shotgun/Cape Gun

Very Fine Cased Gold Inlaid and Game Panel Scene Engraved Cognier of Strasbourg 16 Gauge Side by Side Shotgun Dated 1844 with Second Set of Cape Gun Barrels

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Lot 3246: Cognier of Strasbourg 16 Gauge Side by Side Shotgun/Cape Gun

Very Fine Cased Gold Inlaid and Game Panel Scene Engraved Cognier of Strasbourg 16 Gauge Side by Side Shotgun Dated 1844 with Second Set of Cape Gun Barrels

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Estimated Price: $25,000 - $40,000
Price Realized:

Very Fine Cased Gold Inlaid and Game Panel Scene Engraved Cognier of Strasbourg 16 Gauge Side by Side Shotgun Dated 1844 with Second Set of Cape Gun Barrels

Manufacturer: German
Model: Cape Gun
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 16
Barrel: 29 3/8 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/gold/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 475
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 176
Class: Antique
Description:

Philippe Cognier (1801-1866), originally of Semur-en-Auxois, is listed at 20 Rue du Dome in Strasbourg in 1840. The Damascus barrels have gold inlaid scroll patterns at the muzzles and breech end, raised molding along the border with the forend, and concave ribs which have silver blade front sights, and "Cognier a Strasbourg" in gold inlay on top, and gold inlaid scroll patterns. The underside of the shotgun set has "crown/A.B" and "1" marks, and the underside of the rib has "1844" and "4495." On the cape gun set, the left barrel is smoothbore while the right barrel is rifled, and the rib has two flat folding rear sight notches, the underside of the barrels have "crown/AB" and "2" marks, and the underside of the rib has the year "1844" and the serial number "4494." The back action locks and furniture also feature gold inlaid scrolls and borders as well as scroll and game scene engraving with multiple types of birds, red stag, a roebuck, a rabbit, setters, and a fox. Both locks have "COGNIER A STRASBOURG" in gold behind the hammers. The trigger guard has a scrolling plate on the front. Sling swivels are fitted to the middle ramrod ferrule and bottom of the stock. The stock is finely figured and has checkering, a nicely shaped comb and cheekpiece, and 13 7/8 inch length of pull. The ramrod has a horn tip and threaded worm. The figured maple case is fitted to the gun and extra barrel set and contains several accessories, including a ball mold with sprue cutter.

Rating Definition:

Very fine with crisp engraving, 85% plus brown finish, bright gold, mostly French gray coloration on the locks and furniture, some mild oxidation, and generally minimal overall age and storage related wear. The stock is also very fine and has crisp checkering, nice figure, smooth finish, some filled holes in the figure, and light dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. The relined case and accessories are very good with mostly mild age and storage related wear and some cracks in the wood. Overall, a stunning cased set. This beautiful combination gun would have made for an excellent all-around hunting gun for birds, small game, and medium game.



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