Case with Duelling Pistols, Jean le Page, 1808

Case with Duelling Pistols, Jean le Page, 1808

wood (plant material), h 9.2cm × w 45cm × d 29cm More details

This case with duelling pistols and tools was made in the workshop of Jean Le Page in Paris. Up until the Battle of Waterloo (1815) Le Page was allowed to bear the title ‘Arquebusier de L’Empereur’: gunmaker to Emperor Napoleon. This case came into the possession of Lieutenant Henry Sagermans of Brussels shortly after the Battle of Waterloo. Sagermans claimed the pistols were found in Napoleon’s travel carriage which had been abandoned near the battlefield.

On display in room 1.12

Collections with this work

Firearms

Rijksmuseum

Armory

Alex Ingram

February 15 2018 - 24 works 49 1

perfervidly

M. Duchessa

9 hours ago - 2,141 works 1646 15

Make your own creations with this work