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Flintlock Gun

Steel-chiseler:
Louis Jaley (French, Saint-Étienne 1696–1773)
Barrelsmith:
Nicolas Carteron (French, Saint-Étienne, recorded ca. 1733–63)
Stock maker:
Joseph Blachon (French, Saint-Étienne, recorded ca. 1725–35)
Date:
dated 1735
Geography:
Saint-Etienne
Culture:
French, Saint-Etienne
Medium:
Steel, gold, wood, silver
Dimensions:
L. 57 1/2 in. (146.1 cm); L. of barrel 41 7/8 in. (106.5 cm); caliber .62 in. (15.5 cm)
Classification:
Firearms
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick and Rogers Funds, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.274
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
Known primarily as a producer of military weapons, the Royal Arms Manufactory at Saint-Etienne occasionally made luxury weapons, of which this is perhaps the finest example. Depictions of classical gods and goddesses are chiseled into the steel parts; and the left side of the butt is inlaid in silver with a scene of dogs attacking an imperial double-headed eagle, a reference to France's continual political and military struggle against the Holy Roman Empire.
Nickel, Helmut. "Arms and Armor From the Permanent Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49, no. 1 (Summer 1991). pp. 44–45, 64, ill.



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