A Pair of Wheel-Lock Pistols of Puffer Type, c. 1590

2659 4
2659 2

Item ref: 2659

  • Southern Germany
  • Steel, iron, fruitwood and staghorn
  • 55.5 cm / 21.9 in


The former Saxon Electoral armouries, Dresden. Included in one of a series of significant dispersal sales from the armouries, the most likely being those taking place in the years following the First World War and the consequential collapse of the Saxon monarchy.
Berthold Ziegler, Kriegstetten, Switzerland.
Steven V. Grancsay collection (curator emeritus, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1929-1963).
Dr. Jerome Zwanger Collection, Long Island, New York.
Private collection, USA.

EXHIBITED                                                                                                                                                                     Arms and Armor, March 15-June 14 1964, The Allentown Art Museum, Allentown Pennsylvannia, loan exhibition, catalogue No. 153 (one pistol exhibited).