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Wheel-lock Pocket Pistol
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Wheel-lock Pocket Pistol


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Description This pistol, studded with turquoise in the Turkish style, could have been made either for a European client or for the Turkish market. In either case, it would have had an exotic quality for a European collector. Turkish swords with blades of Damascus steel were famous in Europe and displayed in collections of arms and armor; European firearms, in turn, were imported by the Turks.
Exhibitions
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
Provenance S. H. Austin, New York [no. 571]; Harding, 1917 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1917 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1917

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Period
ca. 1570 (Renaissance)
Medium
steel with gilded copper alloy and turquoise set in silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.548
Measurements
7 11/16 in. (19.6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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