Lot 167

BEAUTIFUL "TÜFENK BOYLIYA" CIRCA 1800.
SILEX RIFLE
OF THE BALKANS with

wooden stock finely inlaid with metal pellets and striped coral tears. Beautiful barrel punched and barrel with sides largely inlaid with mother-of-pearl and metal pellets. Locking mechanism with semi-circular "boyliya" hammer. Marked in red on carved mother-of-pearl plates with the name of the owner "Hasan" and the maker "Ahmed". Six chiselled silver sleeves with floral decoration attach the barrel to the barrel. Iron ramrod. (Small lacks of inlays

).

Balkan Ottoman art,



circa 1800.A circa 1800 Ottoman flintlock rifle with mother-of-pearl and coral

.

LONG. 160 CM (62 IN.)