A pair of Flintlock Holster Pistols by Smith of London, with plated steel pommels, silver plated repousse side plates with Trophies of Arms and similar escutcheon plates. Silver wire inlay throughout, full stocks and Spanish form barrels which are silver plated, engraved with Trophies of Arms and Turkish crescent. The pistols made for the Eastern Market, circa 1800 with semi rainproof pans to the locks, bolted safety. Condition: whilst there is some lifting and corrosion to the silver plate on the pommels, the barrels retain most of their plated wear, with only small losses, silver wired inlay is complete throughout. There is wear to the high points of the repousse work where the underlying copper shows through. All in all a very unusual pair of pistols.
Category: Antique UK and Abroad
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George Yannaghas, the Principal of Arian Trading, has been collecting and dealing in Fine Arms both Antiques, Classic Collectors long arms and pistols, game guns and their accessories for over half a century. Arian Trading continues to operate in the field of Fine Antiques Arms and Armour, Classic Pistols and Revolvers, Vintage and Collectors Rifles and Game Guns. We try to find items that collectors treasure which are of a high standard of quality, rarity and desirability, something which is becoming increasingly hard as good supplies come less to the market. We are always interested in obtaining as well as selling fine things. We can be contacted by email: email@example.com or telephone 01844 278139 to discuss any transaction or interest.