Silver-barrelled Flint-lock Fowling Piece by Bertrand Piraube

Gun signed on lock by Piraube, pre-eminent among Louis XIV's gunmakers.

Details

Art Fund grant:
£750 ( Total: £2,205)
Acquired in:
1958
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Barrel is entirely of silver, chiselled and engraved with foliate ornament and gilt figure of Mars at the breech. Mythological figures appear elsewhere on gun.

Provenance

Presented by Louis to Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox, on a visit to France 1681 or 1685; Duke of Richmond and Gordon.

Venue details

Royal Armouries Museum Armouries Drive, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS10 1LT 0113 220 1999 www.royalarmouries.org

Entry details

Free to all

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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