A boxlock, by G.E. Lewis, the action naively engraved with a charming scene, on one side partridge and the other pheasant, both in natural setting, surrounded by some foliate-scroll engraving, the carved fences with some delicate border engraving, the barrels polished in original steel, with classic double-trigger and figured walnut stock.
Although a famous engraver G.E. Lewis was making guns in Birmingham as early as 1859 although he did open several branches in London over the years. Towards the end of the 19th century G.E. Lewis gained international recognition with various awards and honours exhibiting his work. His ‘Gun of the Period’ is his most famous piece, which gained him Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at exhibitions. The business stayed within the family until it was put up for auction in 2003.
This gun was originally made for an H.E. Porter of Broxton, Cheshire. The records state that he was a ‘Motor Engineer’ of Broxton Garage. This was collected on 30th October 1938.