Antique Omani silver gun / matchlock Ornament

Antique Omani silver rifle Ornament
  • Description

 

Rare ornamental band to hold the barrel of a gun to the stock. Different silver smith techniques including piercing used to produce this beautiful item.

  

Antique Omani gun silver ornament

                                                      Antique Omani gun silver ornament

 

Name: "Capucine"

Period: Before 1880

Origin: Oman but with Persian influences. Purchased in Nizwa.

References:
  1. Tribes in Oman by Carter page 168 photo top right, similar item
  2. Stone A glossary of the Construction Decoration and Use of arms and armor in all countries and in all times 1934 p 163