Period Consulate 1st Empire, France
Total length: 37cm - Barrel length: 22,2cm - Caliber: 13mm
Damascus finished barrels, slightly blunderbussed and hair rifled, signed on both sides: Le Page à Paris - Arquebusier de l'Empereur. They carry the thunderbolts of Jupiter and fleurons on gold rings. Tails of breech decorated. The lights are doubled of gold. Adjustable front sight; with a gold border at the mouths.
Flat-bodied locks, struck in an oval gold medallion: Le Page; they are finely chiseled with engravings of plants. Gold lined baskets, watertight and battery spring rollers. The whole is decorated in suite. On the inner side, they are numbered 1070 and bear the date 1808.
Counter plates finely engraved with swans accosted.
The bridges are decorated with finger grips and adjustable triggers (stecher).
The pommels are engraved and enriched with gilded Jupiter lightning bolts.
Short shafts with squared crossbars and pommel belt carved with a frieze of leaves and stamped with the number 1070.
Very good condition.
Jean LE PAGE, harquebusier and furbisher in Paris, from 1779 to 1822, born in 1746 and died 1834. He was the harquebusier of Louis XVI, of the First Consul, then of the Emperor and of Louis XVIII. He was favored by the new regime during the Restoration.
An identical pair of these pistols offered by the First Consul is kept in the National Museum of History in Moscow (80869/2213)
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