A Fine Pair Of Balkan 20-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistols With Silver-Gilt Stocks

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Lot 329*
A Fine Pair Of Balkan 20-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistols With Silver-Gilt Stocks
19th Century

Sold for £ 7,170 (US$ 9,560) inc. premium
A Fine Pair Of Balkan 20-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistols With Silver-Gilt Stocks
19th Century
With plain barrels and tangs, the latter each covered by a silver-gilt plate cast, pierced and chased with foliate designs and a pair of birds, rounded locks with rollers and incised line decoration, full stocks with slightly curved butts cast and chased in relief overall with tightly scrolled foliage and shells inhabited by two birds opposite the lock and with a bird on each side of the butt, swelling pommels each with elaborate finial, trigger-guards with pierced borders and muzzle-sleeves cast and chased en suite, silver-gilt triggers each pierced with a bird and set with six coral beads, false ramrods, and retaining nearly all their original gilding (2)
34.5 cm. barrels
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