A FINE PAIR OF BALKAN 28-BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS
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A FINE PAIR OF BALKAN 28-BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS

EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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A FINE PAIR OF BALKAN 28-BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
With tapering barrels each with stepped breech and chiselled with a mask at the base of the sighting-flat, one flat with traces of a signature, flat locks each engraved with bands of running foliage heightened with gold-damascened ornament, and with raised pan and roller, the stocks encased in panels of fine silver filigree scrollwork interspersed with applied silver flower-heads, one placed behind each barrel-tang set with a red coral (Corallium rubrum), mounts including spurred pommels and trigger-guards en suite with the stock (one muzzle-band lacking), and false ramrod
11in. (28cm.) barrels (2)
Provenance
Sold in these Rooms, 5 April 1989, Lot 162
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.
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