Gun signed on lock by Piraube, pre-eminent among Louis XIV's gunmakers.
Silver-barrelled Flint-lock Fowling Piece by Bertrand Piraube, 1680
© Royal Armouries Museum
- Art Fund grant:
- £750 ( Total: £2,205)
- Acquired in:
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.
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.
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