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    Sale 5854

    Arms & Armour

    18 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 144

    A SILVER-MOUNTED BRASS-BARRELLED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY JAMES BARBER (2), LONDON

    BIRMINGHAM SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1774

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER-MOUNTED BRASS-BARRELLED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY JAMES BARBER (2), LONDON
    BIRMINGHAM SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1774
    With signed swamped brass barrel formed in two stages with turned girdle and the breech engraved with rococo scrollwork, engraved tang, brass lock signed on a rococo scroll, walnut full stock inlaid with an elaborate silver wire shell about the tang, full silver mounts cast in low relief, including grotesque mask butt-cap and trigger-guard with acorn finial, and horn tipped wooden ramrod, Irish registration marks, London proof marks
    15¾in (40cm)


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