Thursday, January 16, 2020

Morphy Auctions: The Susquehanna Collection

January 16, 2020 The Susquehanna Collection

Morphy Auctions
10:00 (EST)

ATTRACTIVE SILVER MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOL SIGNED J. KUNTZ


This fine silver mounted pistol dates circa 1820-1830 and was made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Jacob Kunz. It is one of only a few known silver mounted Kunz pistols. The two-stage smoothbore barrel is signed "J. KUNZ" in block letters on the top flat, towards the breech, which is engraved with stiffleaf designs. There is a small silver sight surrounded by an engraved sunburst. The flat lockplate has a rounded tail, reinforced cock, and a roller frizzen. Stamped "JOHN WALKER / WARRANTED" in center and decorated with sprigs of engraving. Engraved silver mounts feature floral scrolls. Stock of partially figured walnut with shaped checkered panel around the grip. Complete with original ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel shows some wear and retains a spotted light grey patina. Lock refinished and professionally reconverted, touch-hole lined with brass. Mounts very good with some light wear and scattered marks. Stock very good with some added finish and a small sliver replaced above cock. Some minor chipping around lockplate. Ramrod tip is a replacement. A very attractive and scarce silver-mounted American pistol.

Barrel Length: 7 3/4"

Caliber/Bore: .44 Smoothbore

FFL Status: Antique

Manufacturer: Jacob Kunz

Model: Flintlock Kentucky Pistol

Minimum Bid: $2,000.00

Estimate: $4,000.00 - $8,000.00












Nice







PAINT DECORATED SLIDE LID BOX. PENNSYLVANIA. PINE. 

CIRCA 1800


CONDITION: Top of endboard replaced. Paint decorations enhanced / embellished

Minimum bid: $250.00

Estimate Bid: $500.00 - $1,500.00











RARE PENNSYLVANIA DOOR HINGE. BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. 

CIRCA 1750 - 1780


Wrought iron hinge in the form of a bird. This hinge was purchased from a descendant of the original owner who removed it from a family home in the Oley Valley of Berks County. It is attributed to the Hopewell Forge (act. 1774-1780), Union Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Item Dimensions: 12" x 10" x 1 - 1/4".

Minimun Bid: $500.00

Estimate: $1,000. - $2,000.00



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