A Fine Cased Pair of 32 bore Flintlock Duelling Pistols

Ref: 409

Price: £20,000

Maker: Robert Wogdon

Date: circa 1780

With 9 ¾ inch swamped rebrowned twist sighted barrels each signed ‘Wogdon LONDON‘ on the sighting flat and engraved with a band of beadwork at the breech, scroll engraved tangs each incorporating the rear-sight, flat bevelled bolted detented locks each signed ‘Wogdon‘ and with stepped-tail, figured walnut full stocks each with flat-sided butt with diamond chequering, blued engraved mounts including trigger-guards each with acorn finial, set triggers, and original ramrods, one with powder-measure and worm, London proof marks and maker’s mark of Robert Wogdon, in original lined and fitted mahogany case with accessories including typical Wogdon style flask, ball mould and cleaning rod with screw on attachments including a rare barrel scraper, the exterior of the case with brass carrying handle of Chippendale form.

Provenance: W. Keith Neal Collection.