Pair of Wheellock Pistols

Gunsmith Pierre Le Bourgeois French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375

These pistols are notable for their combination of restrained use of ornament and great elegance of form. Their maker, Pierre Le Bourgeois, was also responsible for the superb flintlock gun of Louis XIII displayed nearby.

Pair of Wheellock Pistols, Pierre Le Bourgeois (French, Lisieux, died 1627), Steel, gold, wood, silver, mother-of-pearl, French, Lisieux

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