• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 142

    A PAIR OF SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOLS BY WYNN, LONDINI; AND A FRENCH FLINTLOCK PISTOL INSCRIBED BATISSE AUZES

    CIRCA 1720 AND CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOLS BY WYNN, LONDINI; AND A FRENCH FLINTLOCK PISTOL INSCRIBED BATISSE AUZES
    CIRCA 1720 AND CIRCA 1740
    The first with cannon barrels, one with traces of signature and each with barrel forger's mark 'G' crowned, signed rounded locks with engraved linear borders (one action at fault), moulded swelling figured walnut butts (one extensively chipped below the lock), silver butt-caps and side-plates cast in relief, the latter each with the forward part issuant from the mouth of a grotesque, long iron trigger-plates extending to form the fore-end caps, engraved iron trigger-guards, and baluster triggers, London proof marks: the second with three-stage tapering barrel, inscribed flat lock engraved with rococo ornament, figured walnut half stock carved in low relief, and engraved iron mounts (engraving rubbed throughout, the cock replaced, trigger-guard incomplete).
    9¼in (23.5cm) and 13¼in (33.7cm) (3)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium