A Caucasian 20-Bore Miquelet-Lock Pistol With Nielloed Silver Mounts

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Lot 283*
A Caucasian 20-Bore Miquelet-Lock Pistol With Nielloed Silver Mounts
19th Century

Sold for £ 3,750 (US$ 4,999) inc. premium
A Caucasian 20-Bore Miquelet-Lock Pistol With Nielloed Silver Mounts
19th Century
With very finely pattern-welded barrel of hog's back form encrusted with gold lines and arabesques at the slightly flared muzzle and at the breech, the latter with rectangular barrelsmith's stamp of 'Abu Ahmad' in nasta'liq, broad tang extending down the back of the butt and profusely gold-damascened with scrolling foliage, characteristic gold-damascened lock with circular maker's stamp of 'Ali' in nasta'liq, wooden full stock covered in black leather (minor wear, small repairs in front of the lock), mounts secured by pins and nielloed with arabesques and foliage against finely punched and wriggleworked grounds, comprising scroll side-plate, compressed spherical pommel with medial band and silver ring for suspension, trigger plate, fore-end cap and barrel band, gold-damascened faceted button trigger, and no provision for a ramrod
32.4 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Pinchot, p.105, fig.5-41
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A Caucasian 20-Bore Miquelet-Lock Pistol With Nielloed Silver Mounts
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