A Cased Pair of Silver Mounted 28 Bore Duelling Pistols

Ref: 572

Price: £25,000

Maker: Robert Wogdon

Date: circa 1790

Each pistol with 10-inch swamped octagonal sighted browned barrel engraved in script on the top flat Wogdon London , a band of beadwork at the breech, gold lined touch hole, finely engraved tang incorporating the rear sight, detented bevel edged lock signed Wogdon  with wide safety slide, roller frizzen, figured walnut full stock, silver mounts including trigger guard engraved on the bow with a shield and foliage and with a pineapple finial, seated Britannia butt cap and octagonal ramrod pipes, oval escutcheon behind the rear side nail with the owners crest depicting a swan above JC  surmounted by the motto “Be Mindful”, original ramrods both with worm and one with powder measure; in a contemporary mahogany case lined in green baize, the lid with Chippendale style handle, the interior with a trade label for Wallace of Edinburgh with accessories including three way flask, ball mould, mallet, loading rod and “dog bone” turnscrews. London proof marks.

Note: The crest and motto belong to Clan Campbell of Cawdor and the original owner was probably John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor (1753-1821).