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    dog behind him. Also features adjustable double set triggers with an ornate rear trigger, and a full-
length stock with engraved bone/staghorn nose cap and accents with scroll and floral designs, a lion on the cheek rest, a carved dog and rabbit on the left stock flat,
and floral carving along the edge of the butt.
CONDITION: Good as likely assembled in the Victorian era with the barrel mostly showing brown patina, dark gray patina on the lock and trigger guard, mild overall wear, and some minor oxidation/pitting. The stock is fair and has moderate insect damage concentrated on the butt, spliced repairs visible mainly on the forend, and general dings and scratches. The lock has not been tested.
Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
LOT 1351
Extremely Large Finely Detailed Meerschaum and White Stag Horn
Pipe Carved in the Shape of a Fallow Deer Head with Leather Pipe Case - Measuring in at 6 1/2 inches long, 6 3/4 inches tall and 3 inches wide, depicting a bugling caribou with a 2 1/2 inch wide 6 point rack. Natural meerschaum construction, with the antlers made from real white stag horn, connected to the main body with a pair of textured amber discs, and the rest of the head made from a single piece of meerschaum, which appears to be entirely unsmoked with a light edged color forming, strongest at the nose and along the underside
and back. The underside of the head is contoured to fit the hand, with the orange amber stem measuring 5 1/2 inches long with a sterling silver band measuring 2/5 inches wide with a pair of small hallmarks reading “VS” and “935”. With a custom fitted leather covered case, lined in purple velvet in the bottom and white silk in the top, the latter marked “FRANZ HIESS/ 7.KARNTNERSTRASSE.WEIN”. Franz Hiess & Son are listed on the roster of the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 as turners of amber. Hiess is revered as the finest Meerschaum carvers of his time. Heiss’ work compares favorably with other products of the era and is highly sought after by collectors.
CONDITION: Excellent, showing only minor handling marks on the pipe overall. Some light wear is present on the case, concentrated along the edges, with the lining in very good condition. A top quality piece in unsmoked condition, which would make a prime addition to an advanced meerschaum collection.
Estimate: 8,000 - 13,000
LOT 1350
Engraved Wheellock Carbine with Scrimshaw Decorated Stock
- NSN, 52 cal., 31 1/4 inch octagon bbl., blue/bright finish, hardwood stock. The swamped, smoothbore barrel has blade and notch sights and is marked “GW” on the upper left
at the breech. The lock has an
engraved scene of a hunter
taking aim at a stag with his

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