A French 18-Bore Silver-Mounted Flintlock Holster Pistol For The Turkish Market
Lot 321*
A French 18-Bore Silver-Mounted Flintlock Holster Pistol For The Turkish Market
Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,984) inc. premium
Lot Details
A French 18-Bore Silver-Mounted Flintlock Holster Pistol For The Turkish Market
By J.B. Dumarest A Marseille, Indistinct French Silver Marks, Circa 1810
With two-stage sighted barrel with cannon-shaped muzzle and turned girdle, the forward section stamped and gilt (gilding worn) with flames and smoke involving a crescent and stars between urns of foliage, and with a gilt explosion around the silver fore-sight, the breech section chiselled in relief with flowering foliage against a finely punched fishroe ground and retaining traces of gilding, the underside with barrelsmith's name 'Jean Brosa' and 'Tordu', tang grooved for sighting, signed rounded lock chiselled with foliage against a gilt fishroe ground on the tail, cock and steel, gold-lined pan, replacement figured full stock, mounts (minor repairs) cast and chased in low relief with trophies of arms and foliage against gilt fishroe grounds (gilding worn) and comprising shaped side-plate, ovoidal escutcheon, spurred pommel with rounded pommel-cap, trigger-guard and turned ramrod-pipes, and original horn-tipped ramrod (damaged), St. Etienne proof mark (Neue Støckel 1826)
34.5 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Bonhams & Butterfields, Antique Arms, Armor and Modern Sporting Guns, 17 November 2008, lot 4348

    Jean-Baptiste Dumarest is recorded in Marseille circa 1800
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