Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Louis XV's Pistols

1750-1760 French Pistols at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "These pistols were probably made for Louis XV, King of France (1715-74)....Such pistols were made for Louis XV's own use or for presentation by him to a foreign royalty. The pistols are of exceptional quality. Their impact is entirely visual. They were designed to work but have never been fired and were probably never intended to be."

Pistols made for Louis XV, 1750-60. They were either made for the King's private use or for him to give to foreign royalty. However, they were not made to be used and has never been fired.

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