London, King Street-South Kensington Offsite sale
18 July 2002
A MASSIVE ITALIAN (FLORENTINE?) SNAPHAUNCE MECHANISM
Late 17th Century (?)
Plain, with flat plate, cock, and arm to the steel (some surface pitting), the inner side struck with initials 'C.O.'
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Cf. two wall-pieces in the Hofjagd- und Leibrüstkammer, Vienna (inv. nos. A 1990, 1993), illustrated in Hans Schedelmann, Die Grossen Büchsenmacher, p. 170, plate 265
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