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LOT 3408
Highly Ornate Engraved, Gold and Silver Inlaid, and Silver Mounted Pierre Greverath Flintlock Double Barrel Shotgun from the Armory of Schloss Dyck -
NSN, 54 gauge, 34 3/4 inch solid rib bbl., blue/gold/bright/ silver finish, maple stock. Pierre Greverath (1750-1828) was court gunmaker to Count Franz Johann Wilhelm von Salm- Reifferscheidt-Dyck (1714-1775) briefly at the end of his
life and remained court gunmaker to his heir, Prince Josef Salm (1773-1861). Their family had inhabited the impressive baroque chateau of Schloss Dyck since the mid-17th century
and had an armory filled with fine sporting guns which
had survived virtually intact since the mid-17th century.
This particular gun was sold by Christie’s in April 1992 (Lot
35, invoice included) in part I of the collection sale of The Armoury of Their Serene Highnesses the Princes zu Salm- Reifferscheidt-Dyck. Also see “Die Waffensammlung in Schloss Dyck” by A. Hoff on p. 134. This elegant shotgun made in
the Parisian fashion and dating to circa 1820 features gold embellishment and stunning silver furniture with relief Rococo motifs.

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