Lot 583: A flintlock pistol by Harvey of noble property
November 18, 2012
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
A flintlock pistol by Harvey of noble property, dating: late 17th Century
provenance: Central Italy
Fine, round, 14 mm cal. barrel, chiselled with a bas-relieved mask at the base, round at the first part engraved with a noble coat of arms, then round with rib signed "GIO:BATTA:DAFOMP" among floral engravings; Roman style lock engraved with floral motifs and monogrammed "DP" at the inside; briarwood full stock with restorations, especially in the area of the counter-plate which is pierced and engraved; iron mounts, trigger guard and butt-plate decorated with bas-relieved masks, at the back the coat of arms with crowned "DAC". Wooden ramrod. Pistol of prestige, definitely worthing an appropriate restoration.
dimensions: length 53 cm.
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