A fine double barreled percussion gun signed J. Maschek
dating: provenance: Czechoslovakia, Round, smooth-bore, 17 mm cal. barrels, in fine damask, with central rib, in damask as well, with marbled drawing, iron fore-sight. Tang of the barrels with a golden frame with remains of a drawing, the screw with head engraved with leaves, then with a boar's head among rinceaux drawings and one, gilded escutcheon with a frame, decorated with a lily at the peak. Beautiful, backward spring lock barrels, in working order. The plates with a rinceaux weave, carved on a dotted ground, then signed in gold in the center 'J. MASCHEK' on one side and 'IN GABELL' on the other. Locks tang slightly detached on one side, with a fine effigy of a hound that has caught the prey; pheasants escaping into the bush on the opposite side. These two scenes are finely engraved on a dotted ground. Cocks engraved e suite with the initial part of the plates. Fine, briar-root, half stock, with cheek-piece with leaves in relief at the base. Grip with remains of milling and deeply chiselled rinceaux, remains of a ground, probably enameled. Mounts of the same high quality, with trigger-guard engraved with an effigy of a fox and rinceaux on tangs. Butt-plate with a hare. Brass-tipped wooden ramrod, complete with cartridge extractor. length 115,5 cm.