Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object

Pair of Flintlock Pistols Made for Christian Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Bayreuth-Kulmbach

Gunsmith:
Charles Froment (French, active Germany, 1657–1722)
Barrelsmith:
M. Bréat (French, active Germany, ca. 1680–90)
Date:
ca. 1686–90
Geography:
Erlangen
Culture:
Franco-German, Erlangen-Neustadt
Medium:
Steel, wood, silver
Dimensions:
L. of each 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm); L. of each barrel 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm); L. of each plug 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); Diam. at muzzle of each 5/8 in. (1.6 cm); Diam. at breech of each 1 in. (2.5 cm); L. of each lock 5 in. (12.7 cm); Cal. of each .545 in. (13.8 mm); Wt. of each 2 lb. 2 oz. (950 g)
Classification:
Firearms-Pistols-Flintlock
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.195, .196
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
Made by French craftsmen in Germany for a German patron, these pistols exemplify the dominance of French styles at the time.
Signature: Signed: FROMEN A ERLAN (C. Froment of Erlangen).
Ex. coll.: Duc de Dino (K 10).
Related Objects

Pair of Flintlock Pistols

Artist: Samuel Brunn (English, London, recorded 1795–1820) Date: hallmarked for 1800–1801 Medium: Steel, wood (walnut), silver, gold Accession: 1992.330.1, .2 On view in:Gallery 375

Cased Set of a Flintlock Rifle, a Pair of Pistols, and Accessories

Artist: Nicolas Noël Boutet (French, Versailles and Paris, 1761–1833) Date: ca. 1800 Medium: Steel, wood (walnut, mahogany), silver, gold, horn, velvet Accession: 1970.179.1a–q On view in:Gallery 375

Flintlock Gun

Artist: Louis Jaley (French, Saint-Étienne 1696–1773) Date: dated 1735 Medium: Steel, gold, wood, silver Accession: 1987.274 On view in:Gallery 375

Pair of Flintlock Pistols of Empress Catherine the Great (1729–1796)

Artist: Johan Adolph Grecke (Russian, Saint Petersburg, recorded 1755–90) Date: 1786 Medium: Steel, ivory, gold, brass Accession: 1986.265.1, .2 On view in:Gallery 375

Pair of Double-Barreled Flintlock Pistols

Artist: François-Alexander Chasteau (French, Paris, recorded 1741–84) Date: 1752–53 Medium: Steel, silver, gold, wood (walnut), whalebone Accession: 2002.521.1a, b, .2a, b On view in:Gallery 375