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    Sale 5854

    Arms & Armour

    18 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 140

    A RARE CATALAN (RIPOLL) MIQUELET-LOCK POCKET PISTOL

    SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY

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    A RARE CATALAN (RIPOLL) MIQUELET-LOCK POCKET PISTOL
    SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY
    With cannon barrel inlaid with brass plaques over the rear, lightly engraved patilla lock, moulded wooden full stock overlaid about the tang with a large pierced engraved brass plaque involving a demon mask, a smaller plaque behind the ramrod aperture, a band of brass behind the muzzle, engraved full brass mounts retained by small brass nails, and the pommel with chased grotesque mask cap involving a satirical Bourbon fleur-de-lys
    7in (17.8cm)


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