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    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 138

    A SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOL BY NATHANIEL TREVEY

    CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOL BY NATHANIEL TREVEY
    CIRCA 1740
    With cannon barrel, signed lock with engraved linear border (the cock bent, one side-nail replaced), moulded walnut butt (shrinkage about the lock), silver mounts cast in low relief, comprising grotesque mask butt-cap, rococo trophy-of-arms side-plate and escutcheon also decorated en rocailles, and with iron trigger-guard with acorn finial.
    12¾in (32.4cm)


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