Valentin Christian Schilling
Stųckel: circa 1849 in Suhl, Prussia, often abbreviated V.C.S.
later known as maker of the Reichsrevolver.
Schilling 1878 trial pistol
V. C. S. = Schilling, pinfire revolver
V. CHR. SCHILLING,
gold inlaid on side plate made "peanut-size" derringer, caliber .32 percussion,
2 ½" hexagonal barrel on top with gold inlaid inscription
JOSE MARIA RODALLEGAS.
The lock with side plate, hammer and trigger guard nicely engraved, the stock carved and
with silver tacks decorated, the lock with "faux lock" to make it appear like it
fires two shots. For this tiny derringer certainly uncommon
set triggers. Without doubt one
of the very best made and most decorative derringers!
Extremely decorative Lady's "peanut size" derringers $4,000.
Google: JOSE MARIA RODALLEGAS silver smith in Mexico City, circa 1810 - perhaps a successor?