Rare pair of flintlock pommel pistols from the Mameluck officer of the consular guard, then imperial, cannons with sides then round, punched with thunder: "L C" in a rectangle, "BOUTET" in a bar, "L C" in a rectangle, "N B" in an octagon and signed on the upper small flat surfaces: "Entse Boutet", length 27 cm, calibre 14,5 mm; flat-body locks, gooseneck dogs, steel basins, signed: "VERSAILLES MANUFRE"; brass fittings, cut, stamped: "B Y" on the decks (Denis Brouilly), "D B" in an oval and on the caps (Daniel Bouyssavy) which are equipped with an iron knob allowing the fixing of a ring; walnut sticks with long barrels; wooden rods (posterior, changed in the past); total length 405 mm.
End of the Consulate, beginning of the First Empire. Good condition.
According to Jean BOUDRIOT, this is a very small production that would not have exceeded 12 units.
PROVENANCE: public sale of a collection of weapons and souvenirs that constituted a private museum, Palais des Beaux-arts, Brussels, from 16 to 18 May 1972, No. 372, then sale of the A. de KONINCK collection, Hôtel Drouot, Maître Thierry de MAIGRET, 10 April 2014, No. 130.
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Location of the item France - 75009 Paris