Pair of Flintlock Pistols

Gunsmith Johann Andreas Kuchenreuter German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375

Several generations of the Kuchenreuter family were highly successful gunsmiths whose patrons included the King of Bohemia, Napoleon, and the Tsar of Russia. Johann Andreas and his father Johann Jacob were among the most famous members of this gun-making dynasty.

Pair of Flintlock Pistols, Johann Andreas Kuchenreuter (German, Regensburg, 1716–1795), Steel, wood, bronze, gold, silver, horn, German, Regensburg

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