A beautiful pair of 18th C. Burl Italian Flintlock Pistols are offered in Centurion's Fall 2014 Militaria & Firearm Auction. The pair of Flintlock Pistols will sell as lot 1327 of the November 2014 Auction. Finely carved the pair of Burl Italian Pistols are expertly crafted and exhibit stunning detail, to include silver relief accents throughout.
The lot is consigned from a private Georgia Family, where they have been treasured for many generations.
A pair of beautiful 18th C. flintlock pistols are a welcomed addition to any collection. They may also stand-alone nicely for one looking to accent a room or office, or possibly searching for that truly thoughtful gift for someone who appreciates history and craftsmanship. You are welcome to visit the auction page to bid on and own this Pair of Pistols.
Lot 1327 | FINE PAIR OF 18th C BURL ITALIAN FLINTLOCK PISTOLS Extremely fine example of an 18th Century matched pair of Italian dueling (holster) pistols. Made in Pistoia, maker unknown. Each is finely carved of solid burl wood. 4.75" miquelet locks with silver relief decorations. 10.75" smooth bore 60 caliber barrels with etched tang. Baboon and Pistoia proof marks inlaid in gold in tops of barrels. Both are exquisitely decorated in a Bacchus motif with grape designs in silver relief on the left side, trigger guard, and rod holders. Back strap and butt are silver relief as well in classical style with Bacchus on butt. 17" total.
Barrel Length: 10.75"
Condition: Very fine with minimal wear and discoloration. One pistol has a crack through the wood 2.25" from the muzzle.
Estimate: $4000 - 6000
Everyone is welcome to participate in the auction. Visit the Auction Page to bid on this pair of Burl Italian Flintlock Pistols.
The November 30th, 2014 Militaria & Firearm sale consists of nearly 500 lots, to include 17th C. through Modern Day. Items are consigned to sell from collections, individuals, and families across the country.
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