A Rare Top Quality Working English Stonebow

Ref: 550

Price: £4,500

Maker: H.W.Mortimer & Son

Date: circa 1810

With slender 25 inch steel bow fitted with later expertly constructed string, highly figured 28 inch tiller incorporating steel gaffle, fitted with folding forward sight engraved with a stonebowman in contemporary dress beneath, the forward portion of the tiller inlaid with iron plaques engraved with scrolls and foliage, a pair of flush-fitting scrolling side-plates signed “H.W. MORTIMER & SON 89 FLEET STREET” on the left and “GUN MAKER TO HIS MAJESTY” on the right, folding back-sight with four sighting apertures and engraved with trophies-of-arms on the bed, engraved lever button decorated with a flowerhead, engraved trigger-guard decorated with a trophy-of-arms on the bow and with pineapple finial, engraved butt-cap.

Note: Harvey Waltlate Mortimer Senior traded in Fleet St. as H.W. Mortimer & Son between 1808 and 1814.