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 LOT 383
Elaborate Engraved, Gold Accented, and Scrimshaw Inlaid Flintlock Axe Pistol - NSN,
40 cal., 15 3/8 inch part octagon bbl., bright/blue/gold finish, hardwood stock. This fascinating combination weapon has very Germanic styling in its extensive staghorn and pearl inlays along the fruitwood stock/haft consisting mainly of small animals, scroll designs, and floral accents.
It has a pocket pistol sized small rounded lock on the right and a small stud trigger. The barrel has floral and scroll patterns with gilt accents. The axe head has a pyramidal head with round
example is featured in the Art Institute of Chicago from the George F. Harding Collection and also has pierced designs on the blade and a dagger. It is noted as c. 1660-1680 and likely from Silesia as a collectible/curiosity. A few others are also known.
CONDITION: Very good with bright axe head and lock, minor chips a the edges of the head, 50% plus of the fire blue finish left on the barrel along with traces of gold, mild pitting by the vent, and general mild wear. The decorated stock/haft is very fine and has crisp designs and minor wear. Mechanically fine.
  apertures, floral engraving, and a scene of a bear on the right and a lioness on the left. A similar Estimate: 5,500 - 8,500
LOT 384
Ornately Decorated Victorian Wheellock Pistol in Early 17th Century Fashion - NSN, 65 cal., 18 1/4 inch part octagon bbl., bright finish, hardwood stock. This is a very attractive
banded cannon style muzzle. The stock is a full length fruitwood with a pear shaped pommel with eight sides. The stock is extensively decorated with engraved mother of pearl inlays and staghorn. The wooden ramrod has an engraved staghorn tip to match.
  example of a Victorian era assembled wheellock pistol built using antique components. The only visible marking is a maker’s mark consisting of a tree flanked by “HL” in an oval on the 17th century lock and a floral stamp on the wheel. The overall style of the pistol is also mostly early 17th century and includes the extensive ornamentation expected on pistols meant for the elite. The pistol was finished bright and has an 18 inch part octagon barrel a
CONDITION: Very good. The metal surfaces are bright in appearance with some minor pitting. The barrel is currently only secured by the screw at the end of the long tang. The lock has not been tested. The stock is fine with a few minor dings and handling marks. There are a few small pieces of the pearl border on the butt absent.
Estimate: 6,500 - 8,500

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