RARE SMALL CASSETTE CONTAINING A PAIR OF... - Lot 72 - Osenat

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RARE SMALL CASSETTE CONTAINING A PAIR OF... - Lot 72 - Osenat
RARE SMALL CASSETTE CONTAINING A PAIR OF MINIATURE PISTOLS. In black lacquered wood, with brass button closure, sheathed in midnight-blue silk on the lid and dark-blue velvet on the inside. It contains : A small pair of single-shot percussion box pistols. Round barrels with forced bullets. Chests and trigger shafts finely engraved with foliate scrolls. Recessed trigger tails. Ivory stocks. And its accessories: bullet mold, powder flask and capsule box in ivory. Bullet compartment with ivory knob lid. B.E. Circa 1840 (To be cleaned, traces of oxidation). Beautiful work of quality craftsmanship. Overall length: 4.5 cm. Barrel length: 1 cm. Case: 7 x 4.5 cm. History: Exact miniaturization of a pair of pistols with functional mechanism. These jewel-like cases and weapons were made by the best gunsmiths or sometimes by the great goldsmiths.
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