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Lot 3387: A luxury percussion pistol formerly owned by King Ernst August of Hanover, circa 1858
27 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Octagonal barrel of fine rose Damascus steel with eight-groove rifled bore in 10 mm calibre. Dovetail front sight. Snail and tang with finely chiselled and engraved acanthus leaves and tendrils, set in-between the engraved number "1". Percussion lock with chiselled and engraved scrolling leaves, the signature "C. D. Tanner Söhne Hannover" framing the cock. Dolphin-shaped cock. Set trigger. Ebony full stock, finely chequered buttstock. The fore-end cracked on the right side. Silver escutcheon with engraved Saxon steed set between a crown at top and an "EA" monogram at bottom. Nickel silver mounts, Turk's head pommel, a grotesque mask on the trigger guard. At the lower end of the trigger guard the engraved number "2900". Original ramrod with nickel silver tip. Length 29.5 cm. After the death of the master armourer to the court Carl Daniel Tanner his shop was run by his sons Ernst Heinrich and Daniel Carl, who began to sign their works in 1858 with "Tanner Söhne".
Condition Report: II +
Notes: Sammlung Hebestreit