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19th Century Vietnamese Red Yao Zao Dao Tribal Rifle

Lot: 34

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

Auction Date: February 20, 2021

Estimate: $150 - 200

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