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A FINE PAIR OF BALKAN 28-BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS

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Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$4,644 - US$7,740
Price realised:  £3,500
ca. US$5,418
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A FINE PAIR OF BALKAN 28-BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
A FINE PAIR OF BALKAN 28-BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS EARLY 19TH CENTURY With tapering barrels each with stepped breech and chiselled with a mask at the base of the sighting-flat, one flat with traces of a signature, flat locks each engraved with bands of running foliage heightened with gold-damascened ornament, and with raised pan and roller, the stocks encased in panels of fine silver filigree scrollwork interspersed with applied silver flower-heads, one placed behind each barrel-tang set with a red coral ( Corallium rubrum ), mounts including spurred pommels and trigger-guards en suite with the stock (one muzzle-band lacking), and false ramrod 11in. (28cm.) barrels (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: A Private European Salle D'Armes A Fine Collection of Armour, Edged Weapons and Antique Firearms
Date of the auction: 25 Jun 2013
Address: Christie's
25 June 2013, London, South Kensington