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An Incomplete Silver Chape, A German Combined Wheel-Lock Spanner And Turnscrew, A Sykes White Metal Percussion Cap Dispenser, And A Japanese Bronze Miniature Cannon
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An Incomplete Silver Chape, A German Combined Wheel-Lock Spanner And Turnscrew, A Sykes White Metal Percussion Cap Dispenser, And A Japanese Bronze Miniature Cannon

16TH CENTURY AND LATER

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An Incomplete Silver Chape, A German Combined Wheel-Lock Spanner And Turnscrew, A Sykes White Metal Percussion Cap Dispenser, And A Japanese Bronze Miniature Cannon
16th Century and later
The first engraved with scrolling foliage, elaborate interlaces and a shield charged with a lion rampant (minor damage); the second entirely of iron, with faceted baluster stem fitted with an eye for suspension on a swivelling ring, and flattened above the turnscrew into a pierced drop-shaped thumb and finger rest, the head with two apertures for spindles, lightly decorated with dots and incised crescents throughout (some wear and minor pitting); the third with blued external springs; the last decorated in relief with scrolls on a punched ground
The first 6¾in. (17.2cm.) (4)
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Lot Essay

The first item was exhibited in 'The Art of The Armourer', Victoria and Albert Museum, 19 April- 5 May 1963, cat. no. 97
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