A French Wheellock pistol of about 1585, known as the ‘Forget-me-not’ pistol.
A decorative presentation pistol of extraordinarily fine quality. On either side of the butt is an oval plaque of verre eglomisee : a technique of gilding and painting glass.
Calibre: .370 in (90 bore)
Overall length: 30.5 in (775 mm)
Barrel length: 21.6 in (549 mm)
Weight: 4 lb 6 oz (2.1 Kg)
Acquired in 1960 with the aid of the National Art Collections Fund.
Friday 28 April