A Rare Pair Of Bohemian Flintlock Blunderbuss-Pistols From The Gewehrkammer Of The Counts Von Giech

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Lot 279
A Rare Pair Of Bohemian Flintlock Blunderbuss-Pistols From The Gewehrkammer Of The Counts Von Giech
By Leopold Becher Of Carlsbad, Mid-18th Century

Sold for £ 4,800 (US$ 6,604) inc. premium

Arms & Armour

14 Apr 2005, 13:30 BST

London, Knightsbridge

A Rare Pair Of Bohemian Flintlock Blunderbuss-Pistols From The Gewehrkammer Of The Counts Von Giech
By Leopold Becher Of Carlsbad, Mid-18th Century
With two-stage sighted barrels retaining some blueing and with elliptical muzzles, octagonal breeches each signed along the top flat, plain tangs, rounded locks signed beneath the pans and each with safety-catch behind the cock, moulded figured full stocks each carved with rocailles behind the rear ramrod-pipe and barrel tang, shaped brass mounts comprising side-plates, escutcheons, pommel caps and trigger-guards, horn fore-end caps, and original horn-tipped ramrods (4)
27 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Sotheby & Co., London, Catalogue of The Sporting Gun Collection (Gewehrkammer) of the Counts von Giech removed from Schloss Thurnau, Franconia (part II), 19 November 1974, lot 252 (This catalogue and the catalogue for part I of 21 May 1974 is included with the lot)
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