Two lots from Anthony Cribb’s April 10 arms and armour sale in Abingdon are shown above: a flintlock 46in Long Land Pattern Brown Bess service musket by Freeman (estimated at £5000-7000) and an 18th century bronze European model of a carriage-mounted mortar (£2000-3000).
Among the highlights of Gavin Gardiner’s sale of sporting guns and rifles at Sotheby’s London on April 18 will be this pair of modern masterpieces – 12-bore over-and-under round action single-trigger shotguns by David McKay Brown. They are estimated at £30,000-50,000.
James D Julia
Powder horns will feature as works of folk art at James D Julia’s art and antiques sale in Fairfield, Maine, on February 8-9, where this example, engraved with a British coat of arms among animals and other motifs by Moses Walcut at Fort Edward in 1758, will be estimated at $8000-12,000.
European lots are few and far between at Rock Island Auction Company sales, but this interesting English transitional percussion revolver by Edward London will feature in the February 16 Illinois Regional sale, estimated at $1300-1900.