A Fine Pair Of Balkan 22-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistols With Silver-Gilt Stocks
Lot 137
A Fine Pair Of Balkan 22-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistols With Silver-Gilt Stocks
£6,000 - 9,000
US$ 10,000 - 15,000
Lot Details
A Fine Pair Of Balkan 22-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistols With Silver-Gilt Stocks
19th Century
With plain russet barrels, nielloed silver-gilt tang covers, flat bevelled locks (light surface rust, one side-nail missing) each with roller and lightly engraved with foliage on the tail, heavy full stocks with bulbous pommels each with a silver crescent on a nielloed silver cap, a further silver crescent on the back of each butt, decorated overall with raised foliate panels nielloed with flower-heads and foliage against a finely punched and gilt ground, trigger-guards and muzzle-sleeves en suite, gilt triggers, false ramrods, and in fine condition retaining virtually all their original gilding (2)
27.3 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • For a very similar pair of pistols sold in these Rooms see Antique Arms and Armour, 4 April 2007, lot 53
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