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Ottoman period flintlock pistol with silver wire curlicues - MS.1894
Origin: Turkey
Circa: 19 th Century AD
Dimensions: 20" (50.8cm) high
Collection: Islamic Art
Style: Ottoman Collection


Location: Great Britain
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Description
Of characteristic form, with walnut wood stock, inlaid with silver wire curlicues, and mounts of sliver with stands of arms and Ottoman emblems. The flintlock mechanism and the barrel overlaid in gold with floral and vinework motifs. Such holster pistols are known as kubur and they are very characteristic of the early 19th century. - (MS.1894)

 

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