A Cased 150-Bore Single-Trigger Over-And-Under Flintlock Pocket Pistol
Lot 401
A Rare Cased 150-Bore Single-Trigger Over-And-Under Flintlock Pocket Pistol
Sold for £12,500 (US$ 20,407) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Cased 150-Bore Single-Trigger Over-And-Under Flintlock Pocket Pistol
A Rare Cased 150-Bore Single-Trigger Over-And-Under Flintlock Pocket Pistol
By Joseph Egg, No. 1 Piccadilly, London, London Silver Hallmarks For 1825
With blued octagonal barrels, the upper one sighted and signed in gold, the lower one engraved with the address in script, each breech with two gold lines and platinum-lined touch-hole, engraved tang, signed engraved case-hardened locks each with blued external mainspring (one replaced), roller, safety-catch (one later), rainproof pan, and engraved 'French' cock, chequered figured walnut butt (minor bruising), foliate scroll engraved silver D-shaped trigger-guard and spurred pommel, the latter with gold cap engraved in script with owner's initials 'GHL', small vacant gold escutcheon, iron ramrod with chequered tip, and some original finish: contemporary fitted mahogany case lined in blue velvet with a cylindrical brass-mounted copper powder-flask, and a bullet-mould, the interior of the lid with maker's trade label, the exterior with circular escutcheon engraved in script with initials 'FHL'

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Christie's London, Antique Arms and Armour, 16 December 1992, lot 210

    Joseph Egg was at 1 Piccadilly (corner of Piccadilly and Haymarket) from 1814 to 1834
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