A Cased Pair of 22 bore Duelling Pistols

Ref: 342

Price: £12,500

Maker: Philip Bond

Date: circa 1800

With 10 inch octagonal twist sighted browned barrels signed ‘P. BOND, 45 CORNHILL – LONDON’ on the top flat, engraved with a band of foliage at the breech and with gold-lined touch-holes, tangs each engraved with foliage and a martial trophy, flat bevelled bolted locks each signed ‘P. BOND’, engraved with foliage and a sunburst, and with stepped tail and roller, figured walnut full stocks each with chequered butt, engraved iron mounts including blued spurred trigger-guards, vacant silver escutcheons and barrel-bolt escutcheons, one ramrod with ‘worm’ and powder measure, the other horn tipped with ball removal ‘worm’, London proof marks, barrelsmith’s mark ‘P.B.’, in original fitted mahogany case lined with green baize with accessories including red leather covered brass-mounted three-way flask (minor damage to leather), ball mould and pan brush the lid with brass carrying handle.