A Fine & Rare Cased Double Barrelled 8 bore Silver Mounted Tubelock Gun

Ref: 545

Price: £???

Maker: Robert Marjoram

Date: 1845

With heavy 41.5 inch browned twist sighted barrels signed in gold along the top rib at the breech, case hardened recessed breeches engraved with a duck in flight between two gold lines, platinum lined vents, broad case hardened tang engraved with scrolling foliage, signed border engraved locks decorated with a gundog and duck in a landscape on one tail  and with a prone gundog and gamebird on the other, blued sprung tube retainers, figured half stock with chequered grip, engraved silver mounts comprising trigger guard decorated with two gundogs and a pheasant on the bow, silver trigger plate with pineapple finial, rear ramrod pipe en suite, blued butt plate engraved with scrolling foliage on the tang, vacant gold escutcheon, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, original silver mounted ebony ramrod, and much original finish: in its original white metal mounted mahogany case lined in blue velvet with accessories including Dixon fluted powder flask and original four piece cleaning rod, the exterior of the lid with flush-fitting white metal carrying handle.

Birmingham Silver Hallmarks For 1845, silver maker’s mark of Edward Parsons. Birmingham proof marks.

Christie’s South Kensington, Fine Antique Arms And Armour, 20 September 1989, lot 122
Bonhams, Antique Arms & Armour, 14 April 2005, lot 304

Robert Marjoram is recorded at Wickham Market, Suffolk between 1838 and 1844