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Sold by James D. Julia auctions on October 2007 for : $80,500.00

"FABBRI OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. SN E579. Cal. 20 ga. Absolutely spectacular hand-made full sidelock over/under shotgun with 26" bbls choked MOD/CYL with flat, matted ventilated rib, sgl bead, ejectors & non-selective sgl trigger. Top bbl is engraved on right side "VACUUM ARC REMELTING STEEL" on right side and "IVO FABBRI BRESCIA" on left side. Maker's name is engraved in a small panel on each side of receiver. Mounted with extremely beautiful, streaky French walnut with full checkered, wrap around forearm & long pistol grip stock with raised side panels, 14-1/4" over a checkered butt. Receiver has full sidelocks with wonderfully scalloped standing breech and is phenomenally engraved & signed in three places by "C. ZAMASONI". Both lockplates & bottom of receiver are masterfully engraved in Bulino-style & picture five ancient huntresses, two of whom are partially nude, shooting at a leaping stag in background with a slinking hind in foreground and two dogs in left foreground, all set in an exquisitely detailed forest scene. Right lockplate is equally beautiful with two bathing ancient huntresses, mostly nude, with a bow & quiver, a hare & two ducks in foreground and a dog drinking from a stream in left foreground, all imposed over a spectacularly detailed shore scene. Both lockplates are engraver signed. Bottom of receiver has a running, partially nude huntress carrying a bow & quiver with a dog in foreground & a very detailed forest scene in background. Balance of all other metal is mostly covered with extremely fine intertwined foliate & floral patterns with all appended metal engraved to match. Accompanied by a Nizzoli burgundy felt lined, brown leather trunk case. Bore diameter: top - .625, bottom - .622. Bore restrictions: top - .027, bottom - .005. Wall thickness: top - .019, bottom - .023. Drop at heel: 1-3/4", drop at comb: 1-1/4". Weight: 5 lbs. 14.4 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine.  As new, appears to be unfired retaining virtually all of its orig bbl blue & bright natural finish on receiver, lockplates & appended metal.  Wood is sound with a minor mar or two and retains all of its orig fine, hand rubbed oil finish.  Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores.  Case is equally new. 4-59900 JR230 (80,000-110,000)"

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