London, South Kensington
18 June 2009
A FINE OTTOMAN SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
With etched twist barrel profusely encrusted with gold scrolling foliage, the muzzle sheathed in silver finely embossed and chased with scrollwork on a pounced ground, silver false ramrod, bevelled lock inscribed 'H. J. Burÿ', walnut stock inalid with silver wire scrolls, and full silver mounts decorated with trophies-of-war finely cast in relief.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Orlando Rock, Chairman of Christie’s UK, and Robert Copley, International Head of Furniture, on the telltale techniques of Britain’s greatest furniture-maker
From the Côte d’Azur to the Cayman Islands, 5 exclusive residences looking on to wonderful waterscapes — all from Christie’s International Real Estate