A Pair of Silver-Mounted Flintlock Duelling Pistols by Griffin & Tow, London, Silver Hallmarks for 1775

A Pair of Silver-Mounted Flintlock Duelling Pistols by Griffin & Tow, London,

Item ref: 2972

  • England, London
  • Wood, steel, silver
  • 38 cm / 15 in each

Provenance:

Private collection, USA

The Barrel and locks signed with the makers’ name, the mounts bear the maker’s mark of John King and London silver hallmarks.

The partnership of Benjamin Griffin and John Tow started in 1771.  They were at 10, New Bond Street, London from 1772 – 82.  Griffin was succeeded by John Tow in 1787.  John King is listed in the census of April 22nd 1775 as living at 73, Little Britain, London.

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