A Very Good Flintlock Overcoat Pistol by Tatham of London. With sighted octagonal to round barrel, signed ‘Tatham London’ in script and decorated with a band of engraving at the breech, engraved case-hardened tang, beautifully engraved signed lock, border engraved, French cock, full-stocked in walnut, cut with deep chequering on the grip, engraved steel mounts comprising blued butt-cap, profusely engraved trigger guard with pineapple finial, engraved ramrod pipes, with original horn tipped ramrod. In superb condition overall.
Henry, born 1770 at Firth Street. Sword Cutler & Beltmaker-in-Ordinary to George III, 1798; gunmaker to Prince of Wales, 1799. Gunmaker & Swordmaker Cutler, 37 Charing Cross, 1800-33 (in partnership with Joseph Egg as Tatham & Egg at same address, 1801-14). Also at 60 Frith St., Soho, 1805-8. Supplied Ordnance with Malaysian ‘Cresses’ [Kris] 1801; presentation rifles for Indian Chiefs, 1816. Died 1835.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.