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Creator Name: Le Page (the younger)
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: gunmaker
Creator Dates/Places: 1473 - 1531
Creator Name-CRT: Le Page (the younger)
Title: Double Barrelled Flintlock Sporting Gun
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1807
Creation End Date: 1811
Creation Date: c. 1809
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armor
Classification Term: Arms
Materials and Techniques: blued steel with gilt decoration; carved walnut stock with ram's head; chiseled mounts
Dimensions: Overall: , Butt: 10.8cm, Barrel: , Bore: 1.6cm
Inscriptions: trigger guard and butt cap: N; on barrel, inlaid in gold: Le Page à Paris Arquebusier de l'Empereur;on locks: Le Page / à Paris
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1966.433
Credit Line: Gift of David S. Ingalls
Context: The Le Page family of Paris, father and sons, emerged as the most outstanding makers of deluxe firearms for the French nobility during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Jean Le Page, the maker of this gun, held an appointment to the French king, Louis XVI, as royal gunmaker, and after the Revolution to the Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, who commissioned this weapon. The gun bears the imperial monogram "N" (for Napoleon) in two locations. This firearm was apparently presented as a gift by Napoleon to the Polish count, Vincent Corvin Graf von Krasine-Krasinski.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1966.433
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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