Miquelet Gun Made for Charles IV of Spain (reigned 1788–1808)

Barrelsmith Antonio Guisasola Spanish
Lock maker Juan Navaro Spanish

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375

The Spanish inscription on the barrel of this fowling piece translates, "Gift to His Majesty the King, Don Carlos 4, [in] the Year 1796." The gun probably was presented to Charles IV (reigned 1788–1808) by the two gunmakers from Eibar, an important center of arms production in the Basque provinces.

Miquelet Gun Made for Charles IV of Spain (reigned 1788–1808), Antonio Guisasola (Spanish, Eibar, recorded 1796–1833), Steel, gold, silver, wood (walnut), Spanish, Eibar

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