Lot 5049

A deluxe miquelet rifle from a noble estate, Thomaso Contino of Pinerolo, circa 1720

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A83s | Live auction | 725 Lots


Two-stage smooth-bore barrel, octagonal then round, in 16.5 mm calibre. Finely chased decorative tendrils on a gold-inlaid background at both ends of the octagonal barrel segment. Two illegible barrel maker's marks between gold-inlaid leaf motifs at the breech. The tang with deeply etched foliage décor. Lightly engraved, chiselled miquelet lock, the plate signed "Thomaso Contino". The half stock made of lavishly carved walnut with elaborately crafted brass furniture. Abundant acanthus and trophy decoration in relief on a finely chased background, underlaid in silver. Interspersed with pseudo-antique portrait heads in half relief, appliquéd in silver. The coat of arms of the noble Italian "Tasstii" family on the butt cap. One barrel band richly decorated in relief. Inset wooden ramrod with iron wad hook. Length 140 cm.

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General Information

The auction includes 726 lots and starts on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 5001 - 5727. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.