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Fine Arms, Armour, Ethnographic & Asian

Ottoman Mother-of-Pearl Fortress Gun, circa 1800s

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Start price: $650

Estimated price: $1,200 - $1,800

Buyer's premium: 25%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

Ottoman Empire circa 1800s, exceptional mother-of-pearl scaled fortress gun with intricate panel patterns of ebonized background with floral inlaid mother of pearl. Scales in geometric carving of varying shapes, tightly wound silver or copper wire, and marked to the barrel with numbers and a seal. Size 62 1/2" L, barrel 42 3/4" L

ex-Southern California arms and armour collection

Condition: good with some cracks and losses commensurate with and use