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Ornate Pistol Auctions

These Flintlock Pistols Are Being Auctioned Off At Christie's New York

— April 7, 2016 — Business
The Christie's auction house in New York is preparing to auction a pair of 19th century flintlock pistols that make for an exceptional example of craftsmanship and history. Originally presented by General Marie Paul Joseph Gilbert Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette, to Simon Bolivar, these pistols will go on auction on April 13.

These flintlock pistols feature octagonal barrels that are crafted with multi-groove rifling for improved accuracy. The woodwork features generous use of Grenoble walnut. Seeing as how these pistols were chosen for formal presentation, it's perhaps unsurprising that there is a lot of intricacy and craftsmanship here in the form of elements such as engraved foliage panels for example.

Ultimately, these flintlock pistols feature a world of history, and so are expected to command a very hefty price among prospective buyers with an appreciation for military history.



Trend Themes
1. Flintlock Weapon Collecting - The growing interest in collecting and auctioning historical firearms presents an opportunity for disruptive innovations in online auction platforms and authentication technologies.
2. Craftsmanship Appreciation - The rising demand for exceptional craftsmanship in luxury items opens up opportunities for disruptive innovations in artisanal training programs and bespoke manufacturing processes.
3. Military History Investments - The increasing investment in historical military artifacts creates opportunities for disruptive innovations in virtual reality experiences and interactive educational platforms.
Industry Implications
1. Auction House - The auction house industry can explore disruptive innovation opportunities in online bidding platforms and blockchain-based provenance tracking systems.
2. Luxury Goods - The luxury goods industry can capitalize on the demand for exceptional craftsmanship by leveraging advanced manufacturing technologies and sustainable sourcing practices.
3. Historical Artifacts - The market for historical artifacts can benefit from disruptive innovations such as digitization efforts, augmented reality displays, and haptic feedback technologies.
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