A Superb Flintlock Over and Under Pistol by Tatham of London. With browned sighted barrel block, inlaid with a platinum poincon stamped TATHAM LONDON, platinum touch holes, stamped below with Birmingham proofs, profusely engraved tang fitted with a rear sight, stepped bevelled locks, fitted with sliding safety catches, rain proof pans and engraved TATHAM LATE TATHAM & EGG, half-stocked in walnut cut with chequering at the grip, vacant rectangular escutcheon, engraved steel mounts including trigger guard, border engraved on the bow and decorated with scrolling foliage.
Henry born 1770. At Firth St. Sword Cutler & Beltmaker-in-Ordinary to George III, 1798; gunmaker to Prince of Wales, 1799. Gunmaker & Sword Cutler, 37 Charing Cross, 1800-33 (in partnership with Joseph Egg as Tatham & Egg at same address, 1801-14). Also at 60 Firth St., Soho, 1805-8. Supplied Ordnance with Malaysian ‘Cresses’ [Kris] 1801; presentation rifle for Indian Chiefs, 1816. Died 1835.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Bore: 16 Bore
Barrel Length: 7 inches (17.78 cm)
Overall Length: 12.5 Inches (31.75 cm)