A very fine pair of early 18th century gilt bronze mounted Austrian flintlock holster pistols with fluted barrels by Lazarino Cominazzo Austrian from Ettersburg Castle. Locks of flattened form with pointed tails are engraved with scrolls issuing from the mouth of a monster. The elegant swan necked cocked engraved en suite engraved with a floral design top jaws engraved with a shield. The elegant 13 inch long Spanish formed barrels with beautiful fluting at breech, signature Lazarino Cominazzo. Walnut full stocks beautifully relief carved around triggerguard and at breech. Full gilt bronze Carlsbad-type mount with side plated cast in plate sand relief soldier in mounted combat and female captives tied to plinth. Triggerguard cast and chased in relief. Bust of a queen spurred butt caps cast in chase and relief with warrior end pommel with raised relief grotesque mask. Barrels with steel foresights. Both pistols in identical condition. Locks retaining all original polish. Barrels with mostly there polish, hand only light arsenal-type staining. bronze mounts retain all original fire gilding. Triggers retain all original blue; screws retain niter blue. Stocks are in virtually pristine condition retaining all original varnish finish. Pistols are over 20 inches overall. As with all pistols coming from Ettersburg Castle, retains outstanding conditions.
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