Object Title

Flintlock pistol

Flintlock pistol

Date

1801-1830

Object Number

XXVIF.217 b

Provenance

Purchased from Andrew Lumley, 28 March 1994.

Physical Description

With a wooden stock with a moulded butt and chequered grip, all but the grip enamelled in red, pink and gold with a diaper of flowers. The locks are in English style, engraved with guilloche borders and scrolling foliage. The barrels are of pattern welded steel, of octagonal section for the third at the breech and round towards the muzzle. The octagonal section is chiselled with panels of flowers and foliages, which extend onto the round section in onion-shaped panels. Around the muzzles are further bands of chiselled foliage, bordered by bands of lotus buds in gold onlay. The flint is missing, but the ramrod is present.

Dimensions

BarrelLength215mm
OverallLength370mm

Calibre

14 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Bibliographic References

S Stronge (ed.) The arts of the Sikh Kingdoms, London, V&A Publications, 1999: 224, no. 121, pl. 169.

Notes

Valued as a pair