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Пара Пистолетов. ударный кремневый. Европа. 18 век. фото 41-01

A FINE AND RARE PAIR OF 22 BORE FRENCH FLINTLOCK LONG HOLSTER PISTOLS BY PIRAUBE AUX GALLERIES A PARIS, DATED 1697
with lightly swamped barrels fitted with silver fore-sights, signed in full and dated on a long central panel engraved with sprays of strapwork foliage at the muzzle end and chiselled with a grotesque at the breech end, moulded breeches chiselled with opposing classical warrior profile busts beneath a canopy and a trophy-of-arms all within a strapwork frame (areas of light wear), rectangular tangs engraved with a stylized grotesque and border ornament, stepped bevelled locks engraved with trophies on the tails, engraved and chiselled faceted pans signed in full beneath, the lock-plates and cocks engraved with strapwork foliage and border ornament en suite with the muzzles, finely chiselled steels decorated with a moustacheod espagnolette mask on the outer face and the spurs formed as grotesque monsters, highly figured walnut full stocks carved in low relief with linear mouldings over the fore-ends (one fore-end expertly repaired), scrolling tendrils with monsterhead terminals behind the rear ramrod-pipes and on either side of the barrel tangs, the butts inlaid in silver wire with scrolls over the spines and with a pattern of wavy lines about the barrel tangs, the side-plates and the pommel spurs, chiselled steel mounts comprising solid side-plates decorated with a framework of foliage incorporating an oval central panel and with a pierced design of foliage on the tails, moulded trigger-guards engraved en suite with the locks and with acanthus finials, spurred pommels engraved with elaborate trophies-of-arms carrying differing portrait medallions on each side, the caps finely chiselled with acanthus and a laurel frame enriched with gold pellets enclosing a mounted classical warrior on a punched ground, vacant escutcheons carried by a pair of addorsed herms, and surmounted by a ducal coronet, a pair of faceted ramrod-pipes (the mounts with areas of light wear), and steel-tipped wooden ramrods, perhaps the original
56cm; 22in


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Keywords:18в. ; оружие
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