treasures-and-beauty: A pistol dating from circa 1600-1625 made…

treasures-and-beauty:

A pistol dating from circa 1600-1625 made of steel, silver, wood,
mother-of-pearl; engraved, encrusted, gilded, silver-gilt in the Moscow
Kremlin Armoury workshops by the master Pervusha (Pervoy) Isaev whose
maker’s mark in the form of a swan in a shield are featured on the lock
plates.