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A BOHEMIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY JOHANN PAUL BREITENFE...

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Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500
ca. US$4,034 - US$5,043
Price realised:  £2,250
ca. US$4,538
Lot number 228, Views: 27

A BOHEMIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY JOHANN PAUL BREITENFELDER OF CARLSBAD
SECOND QUARTER OF THE 18 T H CENTURY
A BOHEMIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY JOHANN PAUL BREITENFELDER OF CARLSBAD Second quarter of the 18 t h Century With sighted barrel formed in two stages with turned girdle between, the breech section engraved with a line of beadwork and signed 'Joh Pavl BreidenFelter', engraved tang, bevelled lock cut with a mounted huntsman shooting a stag and hind, partly against a blackened recessed ground, figured walnut full stock finely carved with elaborate designs of rococo scrollwork in low relief over the length of the butt and also about both the trigger-guard and ramrod-pipe, the butt additionally decorated with a gilt-brass scrollwork plaque cast in low relief and overlaid about the barrel tang, gilt-brass mounts decorated in low relief in the Carlsbad fashion, the side-plate with a boar hunt in wooded landscape, eagle-head pommel cast in the round and fitted with red-painted tongue, horn fore-end cap, horn-tipped ramrod, and the mounts retaining most of their original gilding. 16½ i n (41.9cm)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Antique Arms and Armour Including Property sold by The Art Institute of Chicago, From The George F. Harding Collection of Arms...
Date of the auction: 20 Sep 2007
Address: Christie's
20 September 2007, London, King Street