Turkish Flintlock silver-mounted holster pistol

Ref : 16449

A Turkish 22-Bore Flintlock Silver-Mounted Holster Pistol, with finely twist damascus two-stage barrel gold-damascened with a starburst towards the muzzle and linked to a panel of arabesques centred on a flower-head at the turned and gilt girdle, octagonal breech becoming polygonal and damascened with running gold foliage along the upper flats, tang decorated en suite and with back-sight, border engraved flat bevelled lock engraved with foliage and with spurious maker's signature on an inlaid gold scroll below the rainproof pan, pierced foliate engraved cock with gilt-headed retaining screw, and roller, figured full stock (minor repair in front of the lock) inlaid overall with silver wire scrollwork enriched with engraved silver foliage and silver panels pierced and engraved with foliage and secured by silver pins, the lock cavity and the flat on the opposite side with engraved silver borders secured by pins, vacant silver escutcheon with pierced foliate border, silver mounts comprising spurred pommel with cast Eastern trophy of arms cap, foliate engraved trigger-guard with foliate finial, pierced silver trigger, ramrod-pipes, and later wooden ramrod with silver tip chased with flowering foliage , 31.5 cm barrel

Date circa: 1820

Country: Turkey


price: £7750.00 / $10036.00

Ref : 16449





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