• 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 353

    A GERMAN HUNTING SWORD COMBINED WITH A FLINTLOCK PISTOL

    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN HUNTING SWORD COMBINED WITH A FLINTLOCK PISTOL
    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    The blade etched and gilt with game animals and scrolls on both sides at the forte, brass hilt cast in low relief, including pierced shell guard decorated with a trophy of arms, and fitted with a brass barrelled pistol with external mainspring and folding trigger
    The blade 59 cm.


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