• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 366

    A FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOL FOR THE EASTERN MARKET BY V PEYRET DUBOIRE; AND A TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL

    EACH EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOL FOR THE EASTERN MARKET BY V PEYRET DUBOIRE; AND A TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL
    EACH EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The first with two-stage barrel struck with barrel maker's mark on the breech, signed lock with roller, wooden full stock profusely inlaid with complex patterns of silver wire scrollwork and silver wire foliage involving engraved silver flower heads, full silver mounts cast in relief in the Ottoman taste, and original iron ramrod, St Etienne proof marks; The second with tapering barrel engraved at the breech, engraved bevelled lock, the stock profusely inlaid with engraved silver flowers (the fore-end replaced), and with brass mounts cast in low relief
    The first 39.5 cm.; the second 51 cm. (2)


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