Description This pistol is one of a pair documented as having belonged to King Louis XIII of France (1601-1643). The artistry of the restrained decoration with the brass wire and silver foliage against the pear wood is exquisite.
Provenance King Louis XIII [from the royal gun room, no. 208]; Clements [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Griffith Keasbey, New York [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Sale, American Art Association, New York, December 5, 1924, no. 138; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924
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