A Spanish 16-Bore Madrid-Lock Belt Pistol
Lot 319*
A Spanish 16-Bore Madrid-Lock Belt Pistol
Sold for £812 (US$ 1,371) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Spanish 16-Bore Madrid-Lock Belt Pistol
Signed Levis (sic) Deop, Circa 1765
With blued swamped two-stage barrel turned and chiselled with foliage at the girdle, octagonal breech with two gold-lined punzónes (gold mostly missing) of Eudal Pous (Neue Støckel 8083 and Lavin 81) within nine small silver-inlaid tree-shaped marks, gold-lined touch-hole, engraved tang, signed flat bevelled lock engraved with rocailles, pan with water-drains and lip fitting into a recess in the steel, figured full stock with moulded borders and carved with rocailles (chipped) behind the barrel tang, brass mounts engraved with rocailles and foliage, comprising shaped side-plate, spurred pommel with silver cap embossed and chased as a human face, and trigger-guard with foliate finial, silver escutcheon en suite, turned and faceted brass ramrod-pipes, and later wooden ramrod (barrel and lock with some surface rust, belt hook missing)
20.7 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • A Luis Deop is recorded in Barcelona circa 1770. Eudal Pous was a Ripoll gunsmith who moved to Madrid and became armourer of the Royal Corps of Body Guards of Fernando VII. A military carbine by him with a sliding-primer fulminate lock dated 1817 is in the Museo del Ejército, Madrid (inv. no. 500.15.2047), and a similar lock for a civilian gun is in the Real Armeria (inv. no. K.291). He died or retired in 1827 and appears to have been replaced by Blas Zuloaga. See James Lavin, A History of Spanish Firearms, 1965, pp. 145, 236 and 274, pl. 58
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
* Import low rate

VAT on imported items at a preferential rate of 5% on Hammer Price and the prevailing rate on Buyer's Premium.

Contacts
  1. David Williams
    Specialist - Arms and Armor
    Bonhams
    Work
    Montpelier Street
    London, United Kingdom SW7 1HH
    Work +44 20 7393 3807
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3932