London, King Street-South Kensington Offsite sale
18 July 2002
A PAIR OF 80-BORE FRENCH FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK POCKET PISTOLS AND A PAIR OF 120-BORE FRENCH PERCUSSION BOX-LOCK POCKET PISTOLS
The first by Mion, Passage du Commerce, Paris, circa 1790, the second unsigned, circa 1840
The first with two-stage turn-off cannon barrels, signed actions, thumbpiece safety-catches, folding triggers and moulded swelling walnut butts (one cracked) each carved in relief with a floral motif; the second with etched turn-off barrels, engraved actions, engraved folding triggers and swelling walnut butts
The first 6in. (15.2cm.); the second 4¾in. (12cm.) (4)
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