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    Sale 2811

    European Noble and Private Collections

    24 - 25 June 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 94

    A German sporting crossbow and cranequin

    LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A German sporting crossbow and cranequin
    LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    With robust steel bow secured by its original cords wooden tiller swelling towards the middle, hollowed at the cheek-piece, and veneered in white staghorn on the top and bottom finely engraved with stag hunting scenes, and ebony inlaid with white horn stringing on the sides (small sections of ebony missing), bone cranequin lugs, iron lever trigger, iron suspension-ring, and adjustable iron peep-sight replacing the bolt-clip, the cranequin with large flat gear-box, lacking winding arm, minor losses, trigger mechanism and lugs with defects
    60 cm. long (2)


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    A comparable sporting crossbow without the engraving of the present lot was sold Christie's, London, 16 December 2003, lot 129. Another, with engraving was sold Christie's, London, 16 December 2003, lot 128.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ANTON PHILIPS (1874-1951)

    (LOTS 94-100)