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Lot 3337: A pair of percussion side-by-side shotguns with interchangeable barrels in their case, Carl Philipp Crause, Herzberg, circa 1830, manufactured for the Duke of Cambridge, Viceroy of Hanover (1774 - 1850)
27 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Each one with differently long Damascus barrels with patent breechblocks, smooth bores in 15 mm calibre and an 8-groove rifle barrel on the right. At the breeches gold bands and copper-lined signatures "CRAUSE HERZBERG". Breechblock with tendril engravings depicting running horse below Hanover crown. Percussion locks with fine floral and hunting scene engravings, foldable spacers and repeated signatures, insides numbered "164" and "165", respectively. Each rifle barrel with set trigger. Chequered walnut half stocks with en suite engraved and blued iron furnitures. On butt caps numbers "164"and "165", respectively. Vacant silver escutcheons. Wooden ramrods with brass tips. Barrel lengths 79 and 75 cm. Each one in matching velvet-lined mahogany wood case with accessories like shot bags, powder flasks, bullet moulds, tool etc. Inside each lid stuck in maker's logo of Crause, Herzberg. Dimensions 83 x 27.5 x 9 cm. Carl Philipp Crause, Herzberg/Hanover, 1778 - 1857. Erlaubnispflichtig Christie's, London, 8 Nov. 1995, Keith Neal collection, lot 52 + 53, formelry D. P. Schweder collection, sold at Christie's, 27 Oct. 1971, lot 141.
Condition Report: II
Notes: Sammlung Hebestreit