Shotgun made for HRH Prince Alfred could reach £15,000 at auction
PUBLISHED: 13:21 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:21 16 October 2018
A gun made for a former Duke of Edinburgh is being auctioned in Norfolk and auctioneers expect it to reach £15,000.
The shotgun was commissioned in 1854 for 10-year-old Prince Alfred, later Duke of Edinburgh, the second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, who died at the age of 55 of throat cancer 12 months before his mother.
The gun, due to be auctioned off on December 13 by Holts Auctioneers in Wolverton, was made by Prince Alfred’s personally appointed gun makers Messrs Westley Richards of London. The firearm and its case each bear an escutcheon engraved with a coronet of the British Blood Royal.
It is identical to the one previously commissioned for his elder brother Prince Albert Edward, later King Edward VII, that currently resides in the Royal Gun Collection at Sandringham House.