Southern Chinese style with birds in plum branches.
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
IntroductionThe elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China from
Carved of amber-colored horn, with an ancestral face with metal inlays.
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
Called Súng hỏa mai in Vietnamese, with baitong lock.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
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.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
The first of its kind I've ever seen on the market.
With Ottoman twisted "damascus" barrel and fine mother-of-pearl inlaid stock.
Very good example with a finely carved warrior scene.
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
An English rifle that was built around an 18th-century Ottoman barrel of the finest quality.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Dagestani work from the town of Kubatchi, early to mid 19th century.
One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid stock.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
Fine German hunting flintlock with captured Ottoman barrel.
With a golden damascened lock of the Indo-Portuguese type.
With five chamber canister. The whole in silver gilt overlay with Vietnamese decorative elements.