A pair of silver Pistols
Lot 151Y
A fine pair of signed Ottoman silver- and coral-mounted flintlock Pistols Turkey, dated AH 1123/AD 1711-12(2)
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 9,801) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine pair of signed Ottoman silver- and coral-mounted flintlock Pistols
Turkey, dated AH 1123/AD 1711-12
the wooden full stocks profusely decorated with applied silver scrolling designs engraved with flowers, wooden false ramrods en suite, full silver mounts with engraved crescent, the barrels with inlaid silver and gold, inscribed
22 cm. long(2)

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions comprise: ... ola 'amel-i izzet sana 1123, '...work of 'Izzet, year [AH] 1123 [AD 1711-12]'; ... [ola] sende (?) da'iman zevk ve safa sana 1123, 'May there always be in you delight and purity, year 1123 [1711-12]'

    A sword signed by Izzet and dated AH 1125/AD 1713-14 was sold at Christie's, Arts of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 6 October 2011, lot 328.

    A curved sword in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Bern is signed 'Izzet and dated AH 1013/AD 1604-05, or AH 1113/AD 1701-02. See L. A. Mayer, Islamic Armourers and their works, 1962, no. 51, p. 45.
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