Object Title

Flintlock pocket pistol

Flintlock pocket pistol

Date

1745

Object Number

XII.6169

Provenance

Acquired in 1956

Physical Description

Rifled cannon barrelled, unscrewing for loading, the moulding showing traces of gilding.
The breech chambers are gilt and engraved with classical busts. The locks engraved with foliage and trophies and inscribed A PARIS. Stocks with short forends. Silver mounts engraved with trophies, the butt caps with grotesque mask finials

Dimensions

BarrelLength2.4in

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.430 in

Associations

Places France

Notes

Transferred from XII.1672
Valued as a pair