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Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 233

A VERY RARE FRENCH FIRST EMPIRE PILL-LOCK RIFLED PISTOL FOR A GENERAL OFFICER, BY LEPAGE À PARIS, ARQ E R DE L'EMPEREUR

Auction 24.05.2006
24.05.2006
Schätzpreis:
10.000 £ - 12.000 £
ca. 18.688 $ - 22.426 $
Zuschlagspreis:
18.000 £
ca. 33.639 $
Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 233

A VERY RARE FRENCH FIRST EMPIRE PILL-LOCK RIFLED PISTOL FOR A GENERAL OFFICER, BY LEPAGE À PARIS, ARQ E R DE L'EMPEREUR

Auction 24.05.2006
24.05.2006
Schätzpreis:
10.000 £ - 12.000 £
ca. 18.688 $ - 22.426 $
Zuschlagspreis:
18.000 £
ca. 33.639 $
Beschreibung:

A VERY RARE FRENCH FIRST EMPIRE PILL-LOCK RIFLED PISTOL FOR A GENERAL OFFICER, BY LEPAGE À PARIS, ARQ E R DE L'EMPEREUR No. 37, dated 1811 With blued swamped octagonal barrel signed in large gold script, decorated with gilt bands around the muzzle, blued iron fore-sight, the breech gilt within punched panels, a stylised urn of flowers punched engraved and gilt on the top flat, gold-lined vent and cut with micro groove rifled bore, engraved case-hardened breech tang incorporating back-sight of blued steel and numbered 1, bevelled case-hardened lock with large gold-lined maker's stamp inscribed 'à Paris', finely engraved with a flaming grenade at the rear and with a serpent on the hammer, pivoted striker moving on a blued spring, highly figured walnut half-stock, chequered butt with carved ebony pommel, the latter inset with a General officer's regulation silver Medusa mask cap finely cast in relief, case-hardened steel mounts finely engraved with neo-classical ornament including trigger-plate finial formed as an elaborate urn of fruit, set trigger, the barrel, lock and breech tang all numbered 'N.37' and 'A 1811' on the concealed surfaces, and with much original finish throughout; together dispencer for fulminate pills, with brass nozzle with spring cut-off, octagonal mahogany body and threaded domed cap with suspension ring. 14½ i n (36.9cm) and 5 i n (12.8cm) (2)

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 233
Auktion:
Datum:
24.05.2006
Auktionshaus:
Christie's
24 May 2006, London, King Street
Beschreibung:

A VERY RARE FRENCH FIRST EMPIRE PILL-LOCK RIFLED PISTOL FOR A GENERAL OFFICER, BY LEPAGE À PARIS, ARQ E R DE L'EMPEREUR No. 37, dated 1811 With blued swamped octagonal barrel signed in large gold script, decorated with gilt bands around the muzzle, blued iron fore-sight, the breech gilt within punched panels, a stylised urn of flowers punched engraved and gilt on the top flat, gold-lined vent and cut with micro groove rifled bore, engraved case-hardened breech tang incorporating back-sight of blued steel and numbered 1, bevelled case-hardened lock with large gold-lined maker's stamp inscribed 'à Paris', finely engraved with a flaming grenade at the rear and with a serpent on the hammer, pivoted striker moving on a blued spring, highly figured walnut half-stock, chequered butt with carved ebony pommel, the latter inset with a General officer's regulation silver Medusa mask cap finely cast in relief, case-hardened steel mounts finely engraved with neo-classical ornament including trigger-plate finial formed as an elaborate urn of fruit, set trigger, the barrel, lock and breech tang all numbered 'N.37' and 'A 1811' on the concealed surfaces, and with much original finish throughout; together dispencer for fulminate pills, with brass nozzle with spring cut-off, octagonal mahogany body and threaded domed cap with suspension ring. 14½ i n (36.9cm) and 5 i n (12.8cm) (2)

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 233
Auktion:
Datum:
24.05.2006
Auktionshaus:
Christie's
24 May 2006, London, King Street
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