Berber Musket From Northern Morocco: Silver and Ivory



A lovely Berber Musket from Northern Africa, Morocco. The dark wooden stock decorated exquisitely with inlaid silver, and red lac, overlaid with scrolling silverwork, and inlaid panels of engraved camelbone or ivory, and studded with silver. The flaring triangular butt ending with a large slab of ivory. Silver panels, one large one to the underside finly engraved and inlaid with red and black lacquer. The large steel snaphaunce flitlock mechanism retaining its original flint striker. The barrel with multiple chiselled silver cappucine bands, original steel ramrod. A small silver coin fixed to the trigger guard dates the gun to 1299 hijri, 1881 C.E.

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