Caucasian / Circassian carbine flintlock, late 18th to early 19th century, steel, silver, wood and bone. Forged, cast, carved, engraved, decorated with inlay and nielloed. Dimensions: l. 105,6 cm; calibre 16 mm, Hermitage Museum.
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A FINE OTTOMAN BOYLIYA MUSKET A Balkan variant on the shishana, known for its exceptional length. The faceted butt retains its very rare velvet covering with gilt embroidery. The lock of distinctive form, notable for its rounded cock, winged toggle, teated frizzen and engraved silver and brass appliques. Late 18th-early 19th century. Overall length 166.7cm.
A MOROCCAN MUSKET Of typical Altit form, the elephant butt well aged, much of the stock from butt to lower barrel band covered in pierced and engraved silver appliqués. Mounts of engraved silver and numerous barrel bands. Snaphaunce lock with sliding pan cover, octagonal barrel with flared muzzle, original ramrod intact. Late 18th-early 19th century. Minor wear and losses. Overall length 164.8 cm.
On a wall of the great room hang two engravings of Trajan’s Column by Piranesi. A pair of 19th-century museum models of whales, flanked by antique cachepots filled with coral, rest on an 18th-century English side table. Silver bowl, Christie’s.
Persian (Zand or Qajar) kard dagger, late 18th to early 19th century, tapering single-edged watered-steel blade, the back edge engraved with a central ridge and lobed medallions, the forte and hilt with hunting scenes and chasing animals in foliage, the signature in gold on the blade ('Ali Akbar), walrus ivory hilt, 15 3/8in. (39cm.) long.
On a wall of the great room hang two engravings of Trajan’s Column by Piranesi. A pair of 19th-century museum models of whales, flanked by antique cachepots filled with coral, rest on an 18th-century English side table. Silver bowl, Christie’s | archdigest.com
A painted eye portrait ring The glazed marquise-shaped panel painted to depict an eye, within a border of cushion-cut diamonds, the panel later mounted to a late 18th/early 19th century gold shank, with engraved decoration, together with an unassociated Georgian ring box.