Greetings from an unusually warm Britain. With UK gun laws being as strict as they are I have to content myself collecting curios like these babies. The (single) barrels are approx. 12" long, 3/4" od, and the decoration is (I am advised) mother of pearl and silver.
I bought them believing they are perhaps Ottoman ? but I'd sure appreciate if any experts out there would help me put an approximate date and origin on them, and what kind of use they may have been made for.
Any suggestions as to how best display these would also be appreciated.
all the best