It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
Private collection. Not for sale.