Lot #3251
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Lot 3252: Pair of Flintlock Holster Pistols by M. Delince of Liege

Ornate Pair of Relief Chiseled, Engraved, and Carved Flintlock Holster Pistols by M. Delince of Liege

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

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Lot 3252: Pair of Flintlock Holster Pistols by M. Delince of Liege

Ornate Pair of Relief Chiseled, Engraved, and Carved Flintlock Holster Pistols by M. Delince of Liege

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500
Price Realized:

A) Delince Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Belgium
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 62
Barrel: 13 5/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 381
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 182
Class: Antique
Description:

This pair of holster/horse pistols from c. 1730 by M. Delince of Liege have smoothbore barrels with chiseled foliate designs, rounded blade front sights, sighting flats, dished rear sights on the tangs, and incised floral scroll, bird, and bestial mask designs. The "banana" profile locks have beveled edges, "M*DELINCE" signed at the bottom in the center, do borders, chiseled foliate designs on the tails, incised scroll patterns with disgorging human masks, and nice filework on the frizzens and frizzen springs. The furniture is all iron and features coordinating case, chiseled, engraved, and filework patterns, including grotesque masks on the pommel studs. The full-length stocks have nicely shaped molding, flats, raised relief carved floral patterns. The first pistol has an "HL/31" marked tag pinned on the right side of the wrist and "ME 8/2119" in black marker on the underside of the frizzen spring.

Rating Definition:

Very good with silver-gray patina on the polished metal, some light oxidation, and mild overall wear. The sanded and refinished stock is good and has distinct carving, some faint cracks, general minor scratches and dings, a small split in the forend tip on the left, and some stripes in the wrist. Mechanically fine.



B) Delince Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Belgium
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 62
Barrel: 13 5/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 381
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 182
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A." "HL/28" tag on the left. Provenance: The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Very good with mostly silver-gray patina on the bright polished metal along with some light oxidation, general mild overall wear, distinct designs, and somewhat darker patina on the lock. The sanded refinished stock is good and has some small slivers absent from the edges, some finished stripes in the wrist, general mild dings and scratches, faint split in the forend tip on the left, and distinct carving. Mechanically fine.



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