The jeweled gun of Sultan Mahmud I, dated 1732-1733, hand crafted by the Armenian master jeweler Hovhannes Agha Düz (Յովհաննէս Աղա Դուզ [Դուզեան / Տյուզեան գերդաստան]).
Art Museum in San Francisco, CA.
|Jeweled Gun of Sultan Mahmud I|
Referencing the elite pastimes of hunting and writing, this ceremonial jeweled musket set includes a dagger, pen box, penholder with reed pen, penknife, a cleaner, and a spoon - all conveniently housed within the butt and breech of the musket.
|Pen Box from the Gun Set of Mahmud I|
|This pen box has an ink container in the end that opens. This object holds a pen holder, a knife and fits into the butt of a musket.|
|The dagger fits inside a compartment in the butt of the musket.|
|Dagger from the Gun Set of Mahmud I.|
|Spoon from the Gun Set of Mahmud I|
|Cleaner for Flash Pan and Lock from the Gun Set of Mahmud I|