Flintlock pistol, northern Italy, with the emblems of hunters on horseback and the Legion of Honor

Frédéric Coridon
16500 €


CategoryAncient weapons
Period19th century
Condition Very good state

Flintlock pistol, certainly northern Italy, around 1800.
Barrel with hexagon, then round, entirely damascus, with the punches in the tower and a cartridge in encrypted brass.
Platinum round body signed PIETRI Pompeo , and engraved with a rooster. Dog with swan neck engraved with foliage.
Battery engraved with a lauriet crown. Brass basin.
All finely engraved and openwork silver fittings. Guilloche head screws.
Large trigger guard chiseled and engraved with the emblem of the horse hunters of the Consular Guard or the Imperial Guard and a medal of the Legion of Honor 1st type.
Engraved silver lacrosse cap, surmounted by an officer's head in the round.
Frame in walnut engraved with foliage and squared, on which is encrusted a piece of thumb in gold encrypted HP: This pistol can be attributed to HECTOR PERRON of SAINT-MARTIN, General Piedmontese, President of the Council of Ministers, Captain in the Imperial Guard , Officer of the Legion of Honor at 23 years old.
Walnut stick with silver tip and forged corkscrew.
Provenance: Former Nicholas STEINTHAL collection, USA
Total length: 34cm
Barrel length: 20.5cm
Very good state.

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