.45 caliber, 10.25 barrel. Though not quite of exhibition quality, this set represents some of the best mid-nineteenth century Dutch gunmaking by well-known gunsmiths. The blued octagonal barrels are beautifully inlaid with raised relief gold John Donaghy Amsterdam. Patent breeches are engraved as are barrel tangs. Stepped bolted locks are well engraved with maker's name inlaid in gold. Hammers are finely engraved en-suite. Spurred figural triggerguards are engraved en-suite. Engraved steel buttcaps with skull crusher finial. Finely carved and fluted Ebony half-stocks. Case with full accessories comprising of fine ebony and ivory mallet with writhen grip and head. Ivory and ebony ramrod. Ebony cap box with beautifully carved ebony flower. Ivory and ebony turnscrew. Plain steel bullet mold. Handsome and sophisticated copper and brass flask decorated with embossed deer. Unusual spout.
Barrel retains considerable original blue finish with perfect gold inlays. Locks with crisp engraving and only minor staining. Triggerguards are crisp as are buttcaps. Ebony stocks show little wear. Excellent relief carving. Accessories are all in good condition. One ramrod absent. One compartment lid split. Case retains its original key. Lining of case in good condition. Lid lining is beautifully tooled and retains its original gilt linen John Donaghy trade label. Exterior of case rates excellent, with carved gadrooned borders, brass strap work and beautifully figured wood. Lid is slightly warped. Altogether a most attractive and complete set of cased percussion pistols.