Antique Turkish Ottoman Flintlock Gun Miquelet Rifle
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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Edged Weapons: Pre 1800: item # 752718
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A superb antique 18th century Turkish Ottoman flintlock Gun miquelet rifle with a very high quality Toe-lock decorated with chiseled and silver inlaid foliate arabesques and applied corals. The wooden full stock is richly ornamented with corals, turquoises, and ivory, and superbly engraved with silver plaques. The smoothbore barrel is secured by decorated in repousse and engraved silver bands.
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 157.5 cm (62 inches).
REFERENCES : A comparable Ottoman gun; (1) Imperial gift of Russian Tsar for Augustus II King of Poland and Elector of Saxony on his coronation in Krakow is published in the book “Prunkwaffen: Waffen und Rustungen aus dem Historischen Museum Dresden” by Johannes Schobel (Leipzig, 1973) p.249, pl. 178. (2) A similar Turkish Gun was in the Christie's Islamic Art and Manuscripts sale, London 27 April 1995 at the price of £6,000-7,000.
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