• 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 370

    AN ENGLISH FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL BY HALL, LONDON; AND ANOTHER SIGNED MACE, READING

    THE FIRST CIRCA 1775; THE SECOND CIRCA 1815

    Price Realised  

    AN ENGLISH FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL BY HALL, LONDON; AND ANOTHER SIGNED MACE, READING
    THE FIRST CIRCA 1775; THE SECOND CIRCA 1815
    The first with turn-off cannon barrel and boxlock action each of paktong, the action signed on a rococo scroll, figured walnut butt profusely inlaid with silver wire rococo scrollwork, sliding trigger-guard safety also of paktong, and silver escutcheon engraved with a Continental coat-of-arms, Continental proof marks; the second with short turn-off barrel, signed engraved action and thumbpiece safety-catch also locking the steel, Birmingham proof marks
    The first 19.2 cm.; the second 13.9 cm. (2)


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