Two plain tulwars; a blunderbuss; a pistol (4)
Lot 227
A group of Weapons India, 19th Century(4)
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,700 - 10,000
amended
Auction Details
Lot Details
A group of Weapons
India, 19th Century
comprising a flintlock blunderbuss pistol of typical form, the watered steel blade decorated in gold koftgari with scrolling vegetal designs, the lock with makers mark; a flintlock pistol, the watered steel barrel engraved and decorated in gold koftgari with partial pole-medallions containing floral motifs; and two tulwars with single edged tapering steel blades
the largest tulwar 100 cm. long(4)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Formerly in the Elgin collection.

Saleroom notices

  • Additional note on provenance: the weapons were captured at an unknown time during the Anglo-Sikh wars (1845-49), and thence became part of the Elgin collection.
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