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Auction: Antique Arms, Armour and Collectors Firearms
was auctioned on: 23 November 2011
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A FINE PAIR OF BALKAN 20-BORE SILVER-GILT FLINTLOCK HOLSTER ...

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Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$6,324 - US$9,486
Price realised:  £5,000
ca. US$7,905
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A FINE PAIR OF BALKAN 20-BORE SILVER-GILT FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS
ALMOST CERTAINLY ALBANIAN OR KOSOVAN, LATE 18TH CENTURY
A FINE PAIR OF BALKAN 20-BORE SILVER-GILT FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS ALMOST CERTAINLY ALBANIAN OR KOSOVAN, LATE 18TH CENTURY With swamped two-stage barrels each engraved with scrollwork at the breech (engraving worn), iron tangs, rounded locks each engraved with scrollwork and with signature (one top-jaw and screw replaced), full stocks each covered with silver-gilt panels of fine filigree scrollwork bordered by bands of fine beadwork, muzzle-band decorated en suite, false ramrods, pierced gilt triggers, and gilt trigger-guards each with applied panel of filigree scrollwork 12½in. (31.8cm.) barrels (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Antique Arms, Armour and Collectors Firearms
Date of the auction: 23 Nov 2011
Address: Christie's
23 November 2011, London, South Kensington