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)
- 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.