A Balkan 20-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol With Nielloed Silver-Gilt Stock
Lot 135*
A Balkan 20-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol With Nielloed Silver-Gilt Stock
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 2,928) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Balkan 20-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol With Nielloed Silver-Gilt Stock
19th Century
The barrel (rust patinated) inlaid in silver with a spurious inscription along the sighting flat and with silver scrollwork at the breech (some loss of inlay), silver-gilt tang cover with ovoidal sighting groove, bevelled flat lock roughly engraved with a trophy of arms beneath the rainproof pan, engraved cock, and pierced mount over the steel-spring, full stock with curved butt cast and chased overall in low relief with foliage involving a trophy of arms beneath the fore-end and behind the barrel tang, the latter surmounted by a female figure with her head in her hands, all the decoration within nielloed ribbon-like borders interrupted by nielloed flower-heads and against finely punched grounds, partly diagonally fluted pommel, trigger-guard and muzzle-sleeve en suite with the stock, gilt trigger, false ramrod, and retaining much original gilding
26.5 cm. barrel
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