• 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 352

    A PAIR OF TURKISH SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF TURKISH SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    With twist barrels encrusted with panels of gold foliage at the breech and retained by later engraved white metal bands, bevelled locks encrusted with gold foliage, wooden full stocks profusely decorated with overlaid pierced panels of silver flowering interlace, each with maker's stamp struck opposite the lock, full silver mounts cast in low relief, the trigger-guards and pommels decorated with trophies of arms, and each retaining a section of the original ramrod
    49 cm. (2)


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    Exhibited

    Rotterdam, Historisch Museum, Bezeten Bezit, Keuzetentoonstelling uit de verzameling van Mevrouw W.G. Elias-Vaes te Rotterdam, exhibition catalogue, 18 April - 1 August 1970, no. 594