"Flintlock Pistol, Northern Italy, With The Emblems Of Hunters On Horseback And The Legion Of Honor"Flintlock pistol, certainly from Northern Italy, around 1800.
Hexagonal barrel, then round, entirely damascus, with the punches in the tower and a brass cartridge encrypted.
Platinum round body signed PIETRI Pompeo, and engraved with a rooster. Dog with swan neck engraved with foliage. Battery engraved with a laurel wreath. Brass basin.
All finely engraved and openwork silver fittings. Guilloche screw heads. 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 condition.