Late 17th Century French Officer’s Pair from Brunon
An excellent pair of French officer’s pistols from Caen.
This pair features smooth polished steel octagonal barrels of 15mm calibre and are partly engraved. The locks are signed “BRUNON D’AINE A CAEN’ – Bunon L’Aine in 1793 signed the blade of an offical sword “BRUNON,Director of the Manufacture d’armes de Caen” – and are engraved with floral motifs. The iron furniture is engraved in Empire style with brass-tipped wooden ramrods.
*See “Der Neue Stockel”, vol 1, p 155.
This is an excellent pair and very representative of the French officer corps personal sidearms in the mid 17th century.
An excellent part of the collector’s flintlock portfolio.