A Caucasian 20-Bore Miquelet-Lock Pistol With Nielloed Silver-Gilt Mounts

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Lot 284*
A Caucasian 20-Bore Miquelet-Lock Pistol With Nielloed Silver-Gilt Mounts
19th Century, Perhaps Lakh

Sold for £ 5,625 (US$ 7,730) inc. premium
A Caucasian 20-Bore Miquelet-Lock Pistol With Nielloed Silver-Gilt Mounts
19th Century, Perhaps Lakh
With earlier russet barrel chiselled and with brass-lined mark at the breech (worn), characteristic lock gold-damascened with foliage overall and with cursive inscriptions on the mainspring, wooden full stock and spherical pommel (some wear on one side) entirely covered in lightly gilt nielloed silver chased with designs of slender scrolled arabesques against finely punched grounds, all within borders of beadwork, the pommel with silver ring for suspension, gold-damascened button trigger, and false ramrod (small repair in front of the lock)
33 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Pinchot, p.103, fig.5-37

    For a related pistol see Hales, p.260, fig.632 (Christie's South Kensington, Antique Arms, Armour and Collectors Firearms..., 30 September 2010, lot 46)
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