• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 121

    A SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOL BY GRIFFIN & TOW, LONDON

    CIRCA 1775

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOL BY GRIFFIN & TOW, LONDON
    CIRCA 1775
    With turn-off cannon barrel, the breech signed above an elaborate engraved rococo cartouche and inscribed 'London' beneath the steel-spring, engraved separate breech tang, border-engraved action, walnut butt, silver trophy-of-arms side-plate, grotesque mask butt-plate and decorated escutcheon each cast in low relief, and iron sliding trigger-guard safety-catch, London proof marks and Foreigner's mark
    12in (30.5cm)


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