British East India Co. Blunderbuss w/Chinese Decoration
Offered herein and just
with a very prestigious collection is this exquisite late 18th Century “Brown Bess” style English Blunderbuss w/Chinese inscription
and decoration on thye stock and barrel. The lockplate on this piece is engraved “1791” with a heart-shaped symbol & “V, E, I and C”
for the British East India Co. The rear of the stock is carved with flowers, leaves and a branch of a plum tree or peony plant. The underside of the breech
is chiseled in Chinese with 2 Chinese characters which mean “Show/Act With/Exhibit Benevolence/Kindness/Mercy” and reflect a Confucian
principle that the person wielding the weapon should show some kind mercy before firing the blunderbuss. Overall approx.. 42” with 28"
barrel. Muzzle inside diameter almost 2" (1.5" before it flares out). Fine condition
…..Chinese related English India Trade Co. items are very scarce. Thanks for looking and please e-mail us with any questions PRIOR to bidding. Please note Hansen & Hansen payment policy and terms:
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