Page 212 - Auction84-Book1
P. 212

LOT 355
Silver and Gold Ornamented Indian Toradar Matchlock Musket with Paint Decorated Stock -
NSN, 60 cal., 52 1/2 inch round bbl., bright/silver/gold finish, hardwood stock. Toradars were used on the Indian subcontinent from the 16th century to mid 19th century. This toradar has a gilded flared muzzle with a post front sight, “scale” textured main body of the barrel, silver breech section cover and stock plates with gilt floral borders, bands of silver wire, and painted stock. The designs on both the silver and stock are floral patterns. There is a compartment in the buttplate.
CONDITION: Fine with much of the gilt finish remaining, attractive aged patina on the silver, silver- gray patina and some minor spots of corrosion on the iron, and mild overall wear. Some of the wire bands are loose or absent. The stock is also fine and has most of the paint remaining, generally mild overall wear, and some small flakes/slivers absent at the edges. Mechanically fine.
Provenance: The Tom Lewis Collection.
From the Esteemed Collection of Tom Lewis
Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000

   210   211   212   213   214