A fine pair of quality Belgian boxlock percussion pocket pistols, circa 1830 with polished steel frames engraved with foliage, Liege proof marks, turn-off rifled Damascus twist barrels 1.5″, concealed triggers, rounded ivory stocks, foliate engraved steel butt caps with sprung hinged lids for percussion caps.
Excellent condition and good working order ( a couple of minor age cracks to ivory). In purple lined close fitted rosewood veneered case with gilt brass stringing and escutcheon engraved ‘FR’ ( a little curving to one end of the lid ). The case also holds a copper powder flask with turn off brass charger, barrel-shaped turned ivory patch box, steel ball mound with barrel key and nipple key finials, corner compartments with lids, lock & key.
Reputed to have belonged to Frederick Rich, Naval Lieutenant.
This item contains less than 10% of ivory and has been registered as such under the Ivory Act 2018 which came into force 6th June 2022, cities submission reference number 6XSKRUW7.