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   LOT 1354 Ornate Caucasian Miquelet Long Gun with Silver Bands and Gold Inlays - NSN, 67 cal., 37 3/8 inch round bbl., gold/silver finish, walnut stock. It has a smoothbore Damascus barrel with flared “cannon” muzzle, gold
inlays at the muzzle section and breech, including an untranslated sunken maker’s type mark, and grooved sights. The barrel bands and extensive accent plates are engraved silver. The miquelet lock has a untranslated marking on the silver accent plate
and three coral bead accents. The straps along the top of the butt also have a long untranslated inscription. CONDITION: Fine with twist patterns, gray and brown patina, and mild oxidation on the barrel; brown patina on the iron on the lock, aged patina on the silver throughout, loose upper tang, and mild overall wear. The stock is good and has a loose butt section, repaired crack in the wrist, a few missing pins, and mild wear. Mechanically fine. Provenance: The Tom Lewis Collection. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000
LOT 1355
Attractive, Ornate, Gilded, Relief
Carved 18th-19th Century Persian
Style Ceremonial Tabar Axe - This axe is similar to others seen of Persian origin from the 18th-19th Centuries and was likely intended for ceremonial purposes due to the heavy weight of the head, lack of an edge on the blade, and its ornate appearance. The head itself is finely relief carved with three panel scenes on each side, each depicting lions attaching game, relief carved and gilded words in Arabic on each side at the center of the blade, and all surrounded by gilded floral borders. The head is 5 inches long with a “cutting edge” about 4 inches wide, each end of which is turned back to form a ducks head which is detailed
in gold. The smooth iron shaft is embellished with a pair of gold spiraling lines down the length and some more gold floral borders. The pommel is onion
shaped and also embellished in gold.
CONDITION: Very fine, retaining almost all of the gold finish and the iron showing mostly a grey patina with crisp carving and inlays overall. A very attractive Persian style axe! Estimate: 3,500 - 5,500
LOT 1356
Highly Ornate Inlaid Ottoman/Turkish Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol - NSN, 1 inch cal., 9 1/2 inch part octagon bbl., bright finish, hardwood stock. The barrel flares out to 1 inch at the muzzle but is likely about half that in breech section. The right side of the barrel is marked “8181” followed by a triangle and there are three crossbow shaped marks and a relief “crown/R” mark at the breech, indicating it was produced by the King’s royal armory in France, likely for Turkish nobility, c. 1750-1800. The barrel also has inlaid scroll designs. The lock is marked “P. DEO” and is engraved with floral scroll patterns. The furniture is all “white metal” and includes Ottoman style designs,
including crescent moon and arms designs, along with a “wild man” pommel cap. The stock has nearly full coverage wire and pin inlays consisting of mainly floral and scroll patterns
along with additional crescent moons and arms.
CONDITION: Good with gray patina and moderate oxidation/pitting, bright furniture and inlays, refinished and repaired stock with
slivers of wire absent, some chips and slivers absent from the edges, and general moderate overall wear. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000

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