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Wheellock Pistol

A work made of steel, iron, gilding, and brass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of steel, iron, gilding, and brass.

Date:

c. 1590

Artist:

Barrel smith: Peter Danner
(German, active 1582–1602) Nuremberg

About this artwork

By the end of the sixteenth century, the arms trade in Nuremberg had begun to weaken. Armorers and etchers applied their skills to broader markets by producing pistols like this, and all-steel caskets for safekeeping valuables. The etched figures, birds, and hunting scenes on this pistol derive from printed pattern books by Nuremberg artists Virgil Solis and Jost Amman.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Wheellock Pistol

Place

Nuremberg (Object made in)

Date

1590–1600

Medium

Steel, iron, gilding, and brass

Dimensions

L. 38.1 cm (15 in.) Barrel L. 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.) Wt. 3 lb. Caliber .47

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2861

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