Object Title

Flintlock pistol

Flintlock pistol

Date

1750-1790

Object Number

XII.1303

Provenance

From the Norton Hall Collection . Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund, 1942. Formally in the collection of Beriah Botfield (1807 - 1863) at Norton Hall, Northamptonshire. This collection would appear to have been formed in the 1840's. Norton Hall was acquired by Beriah Botfield's grandfather (who died in 1801), Thomas Botfield acquired it from the descendants of Nicholas Breton. Beriah Botfield restored Norton Hall to its former glories. The collection was finally purchased, with the aid of the National Art-Collections Fund, for the nation from Lady Beatrice Thynne on the occasion of her death in 1942. The purchase was negotiated with Lady Weymouth who was acting as attorney for Lord Weymouth (who was away on active service), who was tenant-for-life of the property (the collection had been settled on Lord Weymouth for life).

Dimensions

BarrelLength3.75 in

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.625 in (19 bore)

Associations

Notes

Valued as a pair Refer Jim Lavin's letter dated 14 April 1979 on nationality.