A fine presentation flintlock pistol by H.W. Mortimer, blued and gilt two stage barrel 14.5 in., silver and gilt decoration including two gold bands at the muzzle engraved with darts and separated by a line of small stars, silver front sight surrounded by four stars, round part of barrel with spiral gold bands separated by lines of alternating stars and pellets, motif of a crescent superimposed on a radiant star repeated twice, faceted rear part with gold and silver dart engraved borders, 'H.W. MORTIMER' to the top flat, flanking faces with gold banners engraved with flowers and 'GUNMAKER TO HIS MAJESTY', gold touch hole, London proof marks, hooked breech, tang decorated en-suite to the barrel, blued and gilt lock similarly adorned with stars and rays to the top jaw of the cock and darts and plumes to the frizzen, lock plate with 'H.W.MORTIMER LONDON' to a gold oval amid martial motifs, full stock with profuse scrolling silver inlay involving stars, cornucopias, crescents, and musical instruments; silver-gilt furniture comprising side plate, escutcheon, trigger guard and pommel, all with relief decoration including stands of arms, the last two hallmarked for Birmingham 1800, ramrod (possibly later) equiped with worm under screw-off cover, in a fitted brass mounted mahogany box (possibly later), with a selection of associated accessories.
Estimate: £8,000 - 10,000
Hammer Price £ 6,500