This pair of pistols have original mid-17th century components fitted on stocks extensively inlaid with scrimshaw designs during the late 19th century Renaissance Revival. Classy "Neo-Renaissance" homes would not have been complete without antique arms and armor on display and many had valuable antiques "upgraded" to add prestige. There are small makers' marks on the top of the barrels at the breech. They appear to be "PZCR" over three flowers. The stock designs include hunting scenes with dogs and other animals as well as hunters, barns, and floral designs. The largest scene is a man on horse back on the left about to plunge his sword into an elk that is already being attacked by one of his dogs and is pursued by others. The butts have large bulbous pommels.
Very good as upgraded in the Victorian era. The metal surfaces remain mostly bright and have some light pitting and oxidation. The stock is very good with crisp scrimshaw designs and some minor handling and storage marks.
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Very good as upgraded in the Victorian era. The metal surfaces remain mostly bright and have some faint pitting and light oxidation. The stock is very good with crisp scrimshaw designs and some small dings from handling and storage marks.
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