Object Title

Flintlock holster pistol - by Claude Martin

Flintlock holster pistol - by Claude Martin

Date

1785

Object Number

XII.11814

Provenance

Purchased on 1st May 2012 (with XII.11813). The seller purchased these pistols at auction at Bonhams, 30th November 2011 (lot 70). Prior to this they were sold at Bonhams, 24th July 2002 (lot 385). Prior to this they were sold at the Charles Draeger Sale by Sotherby's, Monaco, 7th December 1987 (lot 15). Acquired by Charles Draeger before 1977

Physical Description

Probably one of Martin's own pistols, his likely monogram being engraverd on the escutchion plate

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.65 in (17 mm)

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