Pair of flintlock pistols, Jean Louroux, c. 1665

Pair of flintlock pistols, Jean Louroux, c. 1665

ivory, l 49.75cm. More details

The quality of the carving on Jean Louroux’s pistols is always extremely high. An unusual feature of this pair is that each pistols has been made from a single piece of solid ivory: as a rule the fore-end of the stock (the section in which the barrel lies) and the pommel were carved separately and then joined. The ivory on the underside of the fore-end has been carved to resemble smoke curling from the powder.

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