• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 15

    A BALKAN SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BALKAN SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL
    19TH CENTURY
    With russet barrel chiselled and engraved at the breech, cut with a spurious Western inscription and the muzzle with silver sheath cast with a close-set pattern of nodular scrolls, false ramrod, engraved strongly bevelled lock, carved stock, the butt partly overlaid with silver relief plaques and patterned wire, chiselled iron trigger-guard encrusted in silver, silver pommel cast in low relief, and pierced silver side-plate (incomplete)
    20½in (52cm)


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