A Very Rare Pair Of Caucasian 25-Bore Miquelet-Lock Pistols Mounted In Nielloed Silver

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Lot 287*
A Very Rare Pair Of Caucasian 25-Bore Miquelet-Lock Pistols Mounted In Nielloed Silver
Mid-Late 19th Century, Tbilisi or Lakh

Sold for £ 9,375 (US$ 12,894) inc. premium
A Very Rare Pair Of Caucasian 25-Bore Miquelet-Lock Pistols Mounted In Nielloed Silver
Mid-Late 19th Century, Tbilisi or Lakh
With earlier russet sighted barrels each chiselled at the breech with a Classical warrior beneath a baldachin and with Victory seated amid a trophy of arms (worn), characteristic locks retaining some original blueing and encrusted with gold decoration, the mount over the mainspring with circular brass-lined maker's stamp of 'Ya'qub' and inscribed 'Muhallaf Al Ayh' (referring to proof), the steels inscribed 'Bin Kuzada', the inscriptions in thuluth, wooden full stocks entirely covered in nielloed silver embossed and chased with symmetrical foliage against finely punched grounds and including integral barrel bands, the butts and spherical pommels enriched with beaded filigree within slender borders en suite, the former each with gilt panel down the back chased with owner's name 'Huda Al... Ya'qub... Vuzada' in thuluth against a punched ground, the latter each with beaded suspension loop, silver-encrusted button triggers, and fore-end caps en suite with the butts (one false ramrod incomplete, finger pads missing) (2)
32.8 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Pinchot, p.103, fig.5-36
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A Very Rare Pair Of Caucasian 25-Bore Miquelet-Lock Pistols Mounted In Nielloed Silver
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