Pair of Wheellock Pistols

Dutch, Maastricht

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375

Very few Dutch ivory stocked pistols have wheellocks; the great majority are equipped with flintlocks. This pair also appears to be among the earliest known wheellock examples.

Pair of Wheellock Pistols, Steel, brass, gold, ivory, Dutch, Maastricht

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Overall view, obverse and reverse