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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 181

    A LOW COUNTRIES FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL SIGNED CORBEAU, MAESTRICHT

    CIRCA 1730

    Price Realised  

    A LOW COUNTRIES FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL SIGNED CORBEAU, MAESTRICHT
    CIRCA 1730
    With tapering barrel struck with a mark, a fleur-de-lys crowned, signed plain bevelled lock, moulded figured walnut full stock (replaced, probably within the working life of the pistol), full brass mounts cast in low relief, almost certainly the original, including spurred pommel with grotesque mask cap, pierced side-plate involving a monster and carrying an oval classical bust, and later ramrod (the barrel and lock each with wear and light pitting).
    20½in (52.1cm)


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