Two Percussion Exhibition Pistols

Steel, gold | 40.7cm | Dated 1849 and 1851

Léopold Bernard

Commissioned by the renowned Paris gunmaking firm of Le Page, these are the only known pistols executed by Antoine Vechte (1799–1868), a virtuoso silversmith, sculptor, and chiseler, who was famous in his day as the "nineteenth-century Cellini" in re...
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