A Very Fine Flintlock Duelling Pistol by John Manton. 15 ½” overall, 10” octagonal barrels in 25 bore, signed in gold ‘Manton London’ on the sides of the barrel and the owners name ‘Lord Whitworth’ on the top flat. Hook breech with gold line, blade fore sight and rear sight, numbered 3616 on underside of barrel. Lock border, swan cock and frizzens all engraved with wheat ears, waterproof pan, roller on toe of frizzen. Steel trigger guards engraved with trophy of arms and the number 3618 and pineapple finial. Figured walnut half stock with horn fore-end, chequered butt and horn tipped ramrod.
Numbered 3616 for 1801.
In very good condition
Charles Whitworth, 1st Earl Whitworth, GCB, PC, known as The Lord Whitworth between 1800 and 1813 and as The Viscount Whitworth between 1813 and 1815, was a British diplomat and politician. British Ambassador to Pairs during the Peace of Amiens,1802-3,
Sold with a copy of his dispatches from Paris and two prints
In Maniac-Ravings—or—Little Boney in a strong Fit (1803), James Gillray caricatured Napoleon's tirade to Whitworth at the Tuileries on 13 March 1803.
Charles Whitworth, 1st Earl Whitworth by John Henry Robinson, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
Stock number 8763 £9,995
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