Locket-like Pistol Tinder-box (length 1 1/2 in) of

Locket-like Pistol Tinder-box (length 1 1/2 in) of steel, with pressure-knobs of brass; surface covered with elegant decorative designs (stars, rays, lines, etc.) in silver-gilt filigree-work, inlaid.[Nos 1140-1160 'all belong to an exceedingly well-marked form of the tinder-pistol which is confined entirely to Japan. Externally, most of them bear no resemblance ... to a pistol, ... the mechanism being enclosed in a locket-like box... The locket-case is always of metal ... Inside the box is the pistol action'.]

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Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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