Lot 2147

A notable pair of Silesian flintlock pistols with lavish bone inlays, circa 1690

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A89s | Live auction | 1043 Lots

Hammer price € 32,000

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Double-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 +

Condition Report:

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?

General Information

The auction includes 1044 lots and starts on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 2001 - 3044. The pre-sale view will take place from 19 - 22 May, 25, 29 and 31 May 2021. However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll up.