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19th Century Vietnamese Authentic Red Yao Zao Dao Tribal Rifle

Lot: 129

Circa 1860.
Non-functional completely intact flint lock rifle features hand carved bone inlay in 3 locations, on the butt and on the top and on the bottom of the stocks handle steel barrel bronze fleur-de-lis floral inlay on the flint lock bronze trigger guard hand carved wooden stock.
Red sticker reads David Howard Tribal Art.
Approximate dimensions: 49 1/4 inches long..
Parallels: Similar examples are illustrated in The Yao, p. 186, numbers 494-495. Also, a similar example of a Red Zao rifle is illustrated in Ten Southeast Asian Tribes From Five Countries, p. 185, and in the Peoples of the Golden Triangle, p. 283.
Condition: No apparent loss, some restoration, good antique condition. Bone piece to the butt is loose.

Up for Auction on September 25, 2020

Estimate: $1,400 - 1,900

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