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Lot 325
A 130-Bore Liège Over-And-Under Flintlock Pocket Pistol
By Claude Niquet, Circa 1750

Sold for £ 2,400 (US$ 3,230) inc. premium
A 130-Bore Liège Over-And-Under Flintlock Pocket Pistol
By Claude Niquet, Circa 1750
With rifled turn-off cannon barrels, lightly engraved octagonal breeches, swelling tang engraved with overlapping foliage, border engraved action lightly incised with foliage, signed below the cock on the right side, and with stud safety-catch to the rear of each cock (top jaws and screws replaced, both cocks cracked, one loose), swelling border engraved hollow brass butt (small dent) retaining traces of gilding and incised on each side with foliated scrollwork and on the spine with a putto-mask above a band of overlapping stylised foliage, the underside with engraved forward extension, and applied plain brass trigger-guard (iron parts with some minor wear and scattered surface pitting, the trigger-guard (loose) added during the pistol's working life)
14.6 cm.

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    G. de Vries and B.J. Martens, The Visser Collection, vol. I, part 4, cat. no. 931, pp. 566-567
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