• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 350

    AN ITALIAN SMALL BIRDING STONEBOW, PERHAPS FOR A CHILD

    LATE 16TH CENTURY

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    AN ITALIAN SMALL BIRDING STONEBOW, PERHAPS FOR A CHILD
    LATE 16TH CENTURY
    With slender steel bow with later string and turned wooden spacers, pillar foresight, carved figured walnut stock carved with a grotesque mask in relief behind the mechanism and backsight, a bird of prey projecting in high relief above the trigger, and with later turned walnut finial
    65.5 cm.


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