A pair of silver mounted Turkish flintlock holster pistols c 1800
Turkey & the Balkans
A pair of silver mounted Turkish flintlock holster pistols c 1800, the barrels engraved with foliage and with Ottoman proofmarks. The carved stocks are inlaid with silver wire decoration including Ali’s sword Zulfikar, and tulips. The silver furniture comprises chiselled longspur buttcaps, embossed muzzle sheaths, engraved trigger guards and sideplates, and silver escutcheons inlaid with beads (one missing). The locks are chiselled and engraved with foliage.
Barrel length 12½” (32cms) Overall length 19½” (49.5cms)