A Dutch Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistol In The English Fashion

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Lot 319
A Dutch Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistol In The English Fashion
By Lambertus Michaelis Thone, Amsterdam, Circa 1785

Sold for £ 600 (US$ 749) inc. premium
A Dutch Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistol In The English Fashion
By Lambertus Michaelis Thone, Amsterdam, Circa 1785
With turn-off cannon barrel, border engraved action signed in capital letters on the sides of the breech and decorated with landscapes and musical instruments, engraved shaped trigger-guard, swelling walnut butt inlaid with interlaced scrollwork in silver wire, and cast and chased silver pommel in the form of a grotesque mask (scattered minor surface pitting)
17.8 cm.

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    G. de Vries and B.J. Martens, The Visser Collection, vol. 1, part 4, cat. no. 935, pp. 574-575

    The maker, probably the most important in Amsterdam at the end of the 18th century, was born in Liège, and became an Amsterdam burgher on 17 July 1781. From 1801 he worked with his son, A. Thone, under the signature 'Thone & Zoon'. See G. de Vries and B.J. Martens, Hartmans' Dutch Gunmakers..., p. 174-175
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