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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 36

    A PAIR OF BALKAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS (KUBUR) WITH SILVER STOCKS

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF BALKAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS (KUBUR) WITH SILVER STOCKS
    19TH CENTURY
    With tapering barrels, silver-covered tangs, rounded locks, full stocks cast and chased over their entire lengths with interlaced and scrolling ribband patterns enclosing flowers, foliage and trophies all in relief on a contrasting stippled ground, with the muzzle-sleeves and trigger-guards en suite, each of the latter also decorated with an exotic bird, with small designs picked-out in niello throughout, and pierced triggers formed as monsters
    19¾in (50.2cm) (2)


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