17 December 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 500
GBP 500 - GBP 700
A TURKISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS
FIRST HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
With iron barrel profusely decorated with silver koftgari panels of flowers and scrolling foliage, and with a brief inscription incorporating the date 1183 A.H. (circa 1769 A.D.), iron lock decorated with further koftgari ornament, full stock inset with bone plaques and studded with small brass nails, and brass mounts (the stock extensively cracked at the wrist)
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