Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading blunderbuss - By Thomas Hatcher

Flintlock muzzle-loading blunderbuss - By Thomas Hatcher

Date

about 1750

Object Number

XII.1507

Provenance

Purchased at Puttick & Simpson's, 25th April 1950.

Physical Description

Brass barrel octagonal at the breech where it is stamped with London proof marks and the maker’s mark. The Lockplate bears a finely executed engraving of the White Tower with the name of the maker T. HATCHER inscribed at the foot. Stock with brass mounts engraved with foliage and trophies, the screw-plate formed as a double dragon.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength16.06 inches
BarrelLength408 mm
OverallLength803 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

1.18 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Proof mark
Crown over GP
Breech
Stamped
Maker's mark
Crown over TH?
Breech
Stamped
View mark
Crown over V
Breech
Stamped

Associations

Notes

Thomas Hatcher became Master Furbisher at the Tower of London in 1745.