A magnificent flintlock pistol by Johann Jacob Kuchenreuter, Steinweg/Regensburg, circa 1760
Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A94s | Live auction | 119 Lots
DescriptionSmooth barrel in 12 mm calibre with brass "spider" front sights on the barrel rib, a fixed sight with two flaps on the tang, gold-inlaid marks at the breech. The barrel profusely chiselled with intricate rocaille ornaments on a gold background. A depiction of Diana, goddess of the hunt, behind the barrel rib and a signature inlaid in silver on the barrel rib. The flintlock also chiselled with opulent rocaille ornaments and hunting motifs, a small crack in the hammer, mainspring somewhat ground, the trigger bar bent. Set trigger. The beautifully grained and carved full stock slightly knocked, with a horn nosepiece. The gilt brass furniture with rocaille ornaments. Diana and Actaeon, transformed into a stag, on the lock side plate, a huntress on the trigger guard. The gilding rubbed. Wooden ramrod. Length 41 cm. Johann Jakob Kuchenreuter (1709 - 1783) was the son of Johann Christoph and the elder brother of Joseph and Johann Andreas. He served as court gunsmith to the Princely House of Thurn and Taxis.
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