Lot 1028

An Ottoman khanjar over-and-under flintlock pistol, 19th century

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A82aw | Live auction | 559 Lots

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Description

Over-and-under, smooth-bore barrels, octagonal at the breech, turning to round, with silver-plated cannon muzzles in 12.5 mm calibre, each stamped with several marks at the breeches. Lavish gold inlays in the form of tropaia at the muzzles, in the middle and at the breeches, pseudo signatures at the breeches, the tang with floral inlays. The flintlock with a sliding pan on rollers to fire the lower barrel, en suite embellished with gold inlays and another pseudo signature. The dark wooden stock lavishly embellished with silver wire inlays and engraved silver furniture. The silver grip in the shape of a khanjar hilt: the pommel section can be retracted to reveal a double-edged blade, decorated with gold inlays on the lower third. Length 49 cm.
Of exceptionally high-quality, a particularly fetching example of Ottoman craftsmanship.

Condition: II

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The auction includes 559 lots and starts on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1001 - 1559. The pre-sale viewing will take place from May 21 - 24, 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.