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Large orientalist bronze figure of a Turkish arms merchant by Gueyton


"Le Marchand d'armes turc" (The Turkish arms merchant)

This magnificent 19th century French patinated bronze figure depicts a standing man wearing headscarf (Ghutra or keffiyeh) holding a flintlock rifle, and a hookah by his right foot. A flintlock pistol and two yatagan swords resting on a stool by his left foot.

signed 'G. Gueyton' (French, 19th century)
Also inscribed in Arabic 'Al Bayaa Al Turki' (The Turkish Merchant)
With original rich brown patina.

Circa 1870
Height: 35" (88.9 cm)