Thursday, December 29, 2016

French Tinder Lighter c Late 17th or Early 18th Century

A very rare early French tinder lighter c late 17th or early 18th century. 
Length is a petite 6"
Possibly made by the gunsmith Antoine Descos the elder, Leyne, France.
This piece was made without legs, probably for travel 
and carried in a bag or sack. Notice the bottom mounted sear spring.

Copy and photos supplied by Robert Weil.

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