The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Flint-lock pistol
  • Flint-lock pistol
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • c. 1660
  • Steel, gold, blued, walnut and wood, damascened, blued, engraved and carved
  • Length: 59.7 cm, overall
    Length: 41.4 cm, barrel
    Weight: 0.8 kg
    Width: 1.2 cm, calibre
  • Inscription: 'Ut pellem Alcides devicti snsigne Leonis / Sic Ludovicus ouans (sic) Belgica signa gerit / Sunt nobis Lilia cordi' 'As Alcides sports the conquered lion's skin, so does Louis flaunt in triumph the Belgic trophies. The lillies are dear to our heart'
  • A1210
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • Made for King Louis XIV. Sir Richard Wallace.