Franco-Flemish, Liège, early 18th Century / Pair of Flintlock Pistols / early 18th centuryFranco-Flemish, Liège, early 18th Century
Pair of Flintlock Pistols
early 18th century

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Creator Nationality: French
Creator Dates/Places: Franco-Flemish
Creator Active Place: Franco-Flemish
Creator Name-CRT: Franco-Flemish, Liège, early 18th Century
Title: Pair of Flintlock Pistols
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1700
Creation End Date: 1733
Creation Date: early 18th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armor
Classification Term: Arms
Materials and Techniques: steel with gold inlay, gilt-brass mounts; walnut burl stock; chiseled high-relief decoration
Dimensions: Overall: , Barrel: , Bore: 1.5cm
Inscriptions: on barrel: G. MASSIN
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1916.50.1
ID Number: 1916.50.2
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Context: The barrel of this pistol is signed G. MASSIN, a gunsmith apparently working in Eastern Franceor French-speaking Flanders, possibly the city of Liège. The exquisite ornament along the breech of the barrel is chiseled and engraved. The gilded lock-plateand mounts may be compared to the finest contemporary work in other media, such as furniture with ormolu mounts.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1916.50.1-2
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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