A notable pair of Silesian flintlock pistols with lavish bone inlays, circa 1690
Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A89s | Live auction | 1044 Lots
Starting Price € 32,000
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DescriptionDouble-stepped, smooth bore barrels with slight cannon muzzles in 12.5 mm calibre. The tops of the barrels with remnants of the fire gilding that originally covered the entire surface, decorative tendrils engraved at the muzzle, the middle and breech of the barrel. The slightly domed lock plates with fine, silver-inlaid floral and tendril decoration. The full stocks made of walnut with lavish inlays of engraved and blackened bone and mother-of-pearl. Depictions of animals, figures playing music and grotesque masks amidst fine curled shavings and dot inlays. The iron furniture with remnants of fire gilding. Wooden ramrods with engraved bone tips. Length of each 51.5 cm.
Condition: II +
Overall, in excellent condition. The gilding of the barrels and fittings
rubbed, only remnants preserved. The stocks in excellent condition, the bone inlays with a few small restorations. Questions about the lot?