A Cased Round Action Boxlock Pocket Pistol
With 1 3/8 inch round turn off barrel engraved with acanthus leaves at the muzzle, the rounded action inscribed on the breech with HARCOURT on the left and IPSWICH on the right and with panels of foliage, central cock with top mounted safety slide also engaging the roller frizzen, rounded and chequered walnut butt, hidden trigger in later fitted and green baize lined case with accessories including white metal powder flask, ball mould and barrel key, the interior of the lid with a print depicting a shooting scene. Birmingham post 1813 proof marks.
Sotheby’s London, Arms & Armour and Militaria, 27 September 1983, lot 380.
John Harcourt was born in 1767 and is recorded at Rotten Row, Ipswich, Suffolk between 1791 and 1811, and Upper Brook Street between 1815 and 1839.