A Rare Indo-Persian Flintlock Blunderbuss
Lot 119*
A Rare Indo-Persian Flintlock Blunderbuss
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,493) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Rare Indo-Persian Flintlock Blunderbuss
A Rare Indo-Persian Flintlock Blunderbuss
19th Century
With two-stage barrel chiselled and gilt with cartouche-shaped panels of flowering foliage at the flared muzzle, mid-section and along the octagonal breech, tang en suite and incorporating a back-sight, flat lock (roller missing) and ring-neck cock chiselled en suite, full stock painted overall in polychrome and gilt against a red ground (some restoration) with foliage inhabited by Persiapolitan male and female figures and foxes, the left side of the butt with a nobleman on horseback, iron butt-plate and trigger-guard en suite with the lock, iron ramrod-pipes, and original iron ramrod
30.5 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • For a related gun, fitted with an Algerian toe-lock mechanism, in the Stibbert Collection, see Henry Russell Robinson, Il Museo Stibbert A Firenze, vol. I, 1974, p. 197, no. 40 (illustrated)
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