• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 569

    A GERMAN WALNUT AND BONE INLAID SPORTING CROSSBOW

    CIRCA 1682, MONOGRAMMED H.A.

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN WALNUT AND BONE INLAID SPORTING CROSSBOW
    CIRCA 1682, MONOGRAMMED H.A.
    Slender bow, original bindings and cord, walnut tiller inlaid with engraved bone roundels and ovals, depicting birds, shell motifs and foliage, the underside with plaque inscribed HA 1682, iron loop, horn butt plate, iron trigger guard, inventory label No. 139 and inventory number in ink II5 161 f
    66 cm. long


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    Provenance

    Waffensammlung Schloss Osterstein, inventory number 139, described as 'Schnepper'.