Gory and glorious relics of wars over the centuries
Of interest to collectors of Irish antiques with a gory history are three lots going under the hammer in London this month. A piece guaranteed to make the hair stand on the back of your neck is a 54 bore, six shot, percussion pepper-pot revolver. With a beautifully engraved barrel block, it was made by William and John Rigby of Dublin in 1847, and is expected to fetch €3,500-€4,900. From the 1820s there’s a ten-bore...
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