Item ref: 2959
Private collection, United Kingdom
Beneath the externally-mounted cocks each of the actions is engraved PENTERMAN, while the top surface of each barrel is engraved UTRECHT.
This most unusual pair of pistols has cannon-shaped barrels and circular-section action bodies which are each a single brass casting. Their maker was almost certainly Barend Penterman, who after 1684 was the only gunmaker with that surname working in Utrecht.