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lot 15

Pretty Moroccan flintlock moukalha, octagonal barrel on the first third, then round, and again octagonal on 7 cm at the mouth, the octagonal parts are all damasked gold decorated with foliage, it is stamped with thunder; lock with chenapan entirely damasked gold as well as the trigger guard; silver barrel fixing rings cut out and engraved with foliage and flowers; blackened wooden stick abundantly decorated with silver filigrees, it bears an Arabic dedication on the front of the lock and probably the date: "316" (read 1316 AH, 1898), ivory bed plate decorated with rhombus circles; iron rod; length 146 cm.
Period, Morocco, late 19th century. Good condition.