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Auction: Antique Arms & Armour
was auctioned on: 17 December 2008
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A PAIR OF SCOTTISH ALL-METAL FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOLS BY JOHN ...

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Estimate: £10,000 - £12,000
ca. US$14,871 - US$17,845
Price realised:  £16,250
ca. US$24,165
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A PAIR OF SCOTTISH ALL-METAL FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOLS BY JOHN MURDOCH, DOUNE
CIRCA 1750-60
A PAIR OF SCOTTISH ALL-METAL FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOLS BY JOHN MURDOCH, DOUNE CIRCA 1750-60 Each with three-stage barrel with flared octagonal muzzle, ramped fluted breech and engraved with characteristic panels of scrollwork, engraved bevelled lock signed 'Io. Murdoch' and inscribed 'Doun' (sic) along the leading upper edge, three-quarter length stock engraved with neo-Celtic patterns of interlace inlaid with silver over the length of the butt, with panels of foliage, scrollwork and border ornament over the remaining surfaces, inlaid with three engraved silver bands on the underside, a pair of vacant silver ovals on the butt, silver button trigger pricked and engraved with an expanded flowerhead, pierced engraved belt hook, and original ramrod (the prickers each missing, small patches of light surface rust) 11¼in (28.6cm) (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Antique Arms & Armour
Date of the auction: 17 Dec 2008
Address: Christie's
17 December 2008, London, South Kensington