• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 21

    A CONTINENTAL FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL WITH OTTOMAN BARREL

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CONTINENTAL FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL WITH OTTOMAN BARREL
    18TH CENTURY
    With swamped etched twist barrel cut with a series of raised small cartouches at the breech and muzzle, these filled with gold koftgari scrollwork, the barrel tang with a quotation from the Qur'an also damascened in gold (surah al-Saff (LXI), part of 13), engraved lock cut with a spurious Western signature, figured maple full stock, full iron mounts chiselled in low relief, including side-plate pierced with foliage and half-figures, horn fore-end cap, and bone-tipped wooden ramrod
    19¾in (50.2cm)


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