GOLD "ANTIQUE" DUELLING PISTOL SET
Bathed in an air of antiquity, this exclusive duelling pistol set, hand crafted from 18ct gold, stands as the epitome of artistic perfection. Encrusted with diamonds, carved from ivory and skilfully forged from gold, the two guns, powder horn and bullet forming pliers bear testimony to the creative genius and master craftsmanship of Sid Forman.
The work reflects Sid’s insistence with realism, culminating in a functional set of pistols unlike any other. The metal work, completely constructed from 18ct gold, reveals the excellence of the artist’s complete command of his trade. The springs in the firing mechanism are made from a hard 18ct white gold and constructed to be able to function.
Intricate carving showcases the artist’s ability to create period scenes, emerging from the ivory, gold and wood.
Hunting trips, wild dogs and deer are depicted throughout the work, reflecting thematic adherence to the dichotomy of man and nature.
Each pistol is a journey of discovery. Follow the carvings and let oneself be transported back to the age when these weapons were used. The artist has notably signed his name at the base of the powder horn in gold. The pistols and accessories are housed in a hand carved Honduras Mahogany case, with its own gold hinge, lock and key. The outside of the case has inlays of gold and diamonds. In addition the gun case is housed in a custom-made buffalo hide suitcase, also replete with gold hinges and locks.