Pair of pistols owned by Maurice of Nassau-Beverweerd, Willem van Essen, 1670 - 1678

Pair of pistols owned by Maurice of Nassau-Beverweerd, Willem van Essen, 1670 - 1678

engraving, l 46.5cm More details

Amsterdam arms dealers were able to deliver large quantities of standard weapons, but they also specialized increasingly in luxury weapons. These pistols were specially made for Maurice of Nassau. A bastard grandson of Prince Maurice, he was a colonel in the army. His initials MNLB are engraved on the lockplate, together with a satyr and dragon.

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