Lot 4016

A magnificent Ottoman deluxe miquelet rifle with gilt silver mounts, circa 1780

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

Hammer price € 20,000

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Description

The octagonal barrel turning to round with smooth bore in 15 mm calibre. Decorative tendrils engraved on the silver-plated lock, three red coral beads set on the upper edge of the lock plate. A movable lanyard loop on the side opposite the lock. The button trigger made of red coral. The wooden shaft entirely inlaid with lavish openwork mounting in gilt silver over a light silk covering. The butt partially covered in finely embroidered, dark green velvet (rubbed). Six barrel bands in gilt silver with relief decoration. Inset pseudo iron ramrod. Length 153.5 cm. An exceptionally high-value mounted rifle, presumably of courtly provenance, in good condition.

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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.