Saturday, September 8, 2012

Flinlock Gun from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection

American, ca. 1740-50, overall length 77.25 inches

Marking: Marked on lockplate SE beneath a crown (Manufacture Royale de Saint-Etienne) and CARRIER F (Carrier Freres, entrepreneurs at Saint-Etienne, c. 1749-54). Inside lock mechanism intact, lockplate stamped C.V.












Copy and photos from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475.
    The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.

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