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Пара Пистолетов. ударный кремневый. Европа. 18 век. фото 43-01

A FINE PAIR OF 18 BORE SPANISH MADRID-LOCK PISTOLS BY DIEGO VENTURA, MADRID, CIRCA 1745
with bright barrels formed in two stages, moulded at the muzzle and the median, octagonal breeches stamped with gold-lined barrelsmith's stamps (Neue Stockel 8398 and 1118), gold-lined vents, the barrels retained by a slender pierced band released by a spring-catch, tangs chiselled with border-ornament and foliage against a punched ground, stepped bevelled locks signed 'Diego Bentura' beneath the pans, engraved with a resting sportsman with a hound at his feet and with trophies-of-hunting on the tails, the cocks and steels chiselled with strapwork and foliage against a punched ground, highly figured walnut full-stocks moulded over the fore-ends, carved with acanthus behind the rear ramrod-pipe and the tangs, engraved, chiselled and parcel-gilt steel mounts comprising pierced scrolling foliate side-plates with grotesque monster terminals and central oval medallions engraved with male and female classical portrait profiles respectively, trigger-guards with moulded strapwork on the bows and anthemion terminals, spurred trigger-guards engraved with a Turkish warrior and a European huntsman each in contemporary costume amidst a spray of trophies and foliage, the pommel caps finely chiselled on a gilt fishroe ground with a classical warrior bust and a nobleman respectively, ramrod-pipes en suite with the trigger-guards, horn-tipped wooden ramrods, perhaps the original, and remaining in fine condition throughout
43.7cm; 17 1/4in


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