Pair of Flintlock Pistols

Steel, wood, coral, silver, gold | 48.3cm | Late 18th-early 19th century

Unknown Artist

Similar pistols were included in the gift of arms presented by the dey of Algiers to the Prince Regent (the future George IV of Great Britain) in 1811 and 1819, evidence of the high esteem in which these coral-decorated firearms were held.

Credit: B...
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