• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 397

    A TURKISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS; AND A TURKISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS-PISTOL

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A TURKISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS; AND A TURKISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS-PISTOL
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The first with iron barrel formed in two stages, belled towards the muzzle and finely decorated over its full length with designs of scrolling foliage encrusted in silver, engraved lock, carved wooden full stock, the mounts decorated en suite with the barrel, and with false ramrod; the second with two-stage barrel acutely belled at the muzzle, decorated with gold koftgari foliage over its length and incorporating a brief inscription at the medium, rounded lock with traces of koftgari, full stock profusely inlaid with white metal scrollwork and stylized foliage over almost the entire surface, and iron mounts lightly decorated with further gold koftgari work
    The first 65 cm.; the second 34.5 cm. (2)


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    Provenance

    (2): Acquired from B. Binnenweg.