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Indian matchlock toradar

Rajasthan, early 19th century




A high quality Indian toradar musket. The twisted steel barrel measures 127 cm with three subtle brass inlay bands near the muzzle. Chiseled steel ramrod. Steel cutout side plates boarded with fleur-de-li motives. The sectioned hardwood stock is stamped with an arsenal number (SLK 171) and features two symmetrical inlaid ivory geese. Steel trigger pierced with a bird. In fine working order and excellent condition.

A similar gun but in superimposed version was auctioned at Thomas Del Mar Ltd, June 2011, lot 142

An example decorated in the same manner is preserved in the Tareq Rajab Museum, Kuwait. See R. Elgood 1995, p. 152-153, and D. R. Baxter 1966, pp. 302-3, pl. 167, 168 


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