• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 115

    A PAIR OF SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLS BY T. RICHARDS; AND A CONTINENTAL HAND-IGNITED POWDER-TESTER IN LATE 17TH CENTURY STYLE

    THE FIRST CIRCA 1770-80; THE SECOND 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLS BY T. RICHARDS; AND A CONTINENTAL HAND-IGNITED POWDER-TESTER IN LATE 17TH CENTURY STYLE
    THE FIRST CIRCA 1770-80; THE SECOND 20TH CENTURY
    The first with turn-off cannon barrels, signed engraved box-lock actions, flat-sided walnut butts inlaid with silver wire rococo scrolls and trophies, silver grotesques mask butt-caps, and sliding trigger-guard safety-catches, Birmingham private proof marks
    8 5/8in (21.9cm) and 8in (20.3cm) (3)


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