Lot 4014

An Ottoman gold-inlaid miquelet-lock rifle (Tüfek) adorned with corals, mid-18th century

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A83aw | Live auction | 414 Lots

Hammer price € 8,000

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Description

Octagonal barrel with nine-groove rifled bore of fine rose Damascus steel with copper front sight and fixed sight with triple holes and gold inlays. The breech and muzzle lavishly decorated with well-preserved floral inlays of gold. Miquelet lock richly adorned with flowers inlaid in gold and set with six cut corals. The full stock of beautiful walnut root wood lavishly decorated with partly green-coloured bone as well as rod- and star-shaped brass inlays. Eight florally engraved silver barrel bands. The original ramrod of iron. Butt with horn plate. Two small replacements in the bone inlays. Splendid rifle in beautiful condition. Length 111 cm.

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General Information

The auction includes 416 lots and starts on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 4001 - 4416. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.