A Turkish 22-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol
Lot 124
A Turkish 22-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol
Sold for £625 (US$ 1,050) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Turkish 22-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol
19th Century
With barrel unusually decorated over its entire length with naively chiselled male and female figures, the former each on horseback, the one at the breech carrying a falcon, the latter between monsters and each in contemporary costume, one with her head in splendour, the breech with a mustachioed human face, the tang chiselled with a pair of birds and a further mustachioed face, rounded lock, cock and steel chiselled with figures en suite with the barrel, the figure on the steel smoking a pipe, carved wooden full stock, the butt inlaid with brass wire and pellets including the sword Zulfikar, brass mounts roughly cast and chased with foliage, pierced pewter escutcheon cast and chased with foliage, brass ramrod-pipes, and false ramrod
30.3 cm. barrel
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