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Lot 3251: Pair of Ornate Silver Mounted and Chiseled Flintlock Pistols

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Pair of Ornate Silver Mounted, Relief Chiseled and Raised Relief Carved Flintlock Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000

A) Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 65
Barrel: 10 1/8 inch round
Finish: bright/gold/silver
Grip:
Stock: maple
Item Views: 321
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 182
Class: Antique
Description:

These pistols likely originate or were made for the Mediterranean trade in the 19th century, likely for high ranking individuals such as chieftains. The barrels have mouth shaped muzzle designs and floral and bestial designs along the length on top with gilt backgrounds. The silver or silver plated furniture with mainly floral patterns. The locks have markings in an unknown script as well as detailed chiseling in mask, scroll, beast, and floral patterns. The frizzen to pan fit is poor on both pistols. The stocks have relief carved borders, scrollwork, and accents. Both have short ramrods with carved bone tips that coordinate with the carved bone forend tips.

Rating Definition:

Very good with gray and brown patina and patches of gold and verdigris on the barrel, silver-gray and brown patina on the lock, some mild pitting, aged patina on the furniture, distinct patterns throughout, some chips and slivers on the stock, filler at the toe, and moderate overall wear. Mechanically needs work.



B) Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 65
Barrel: 10 1/8 inch round
Finish: bright/gold/silver
Grip:
Stock: maple
Item Views: 321
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 182
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A."

Rating Definition:

Very good with gray and brown patina on the lock and barrel, some areas of darker patina in the backgrounds such as on the tail of the lock, patches of gold and verdigris in the backgrounds of the barrel, aged patina on the furniture, distinct deisngs throughout, some chipping and filler at the forend tip and toe, some flakes in the wood, chips at the nose and tail of the lock, and moderate overall wear. Mechanically fine.



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