London, King Street-South Kensington Offsite sale
18 July 2002
A RARE EARLY SPANISH (?) AGUJETA MECHANISM FOR A GUN, AND AN EARLY MIQUELET-LOCK MECHANISM OF KURDISH TYPE
Early 17th Century, and circa 1640
The first with crescent-shaped cock, long downward extension to the top jaw, and separate striking face on the steel (the face and other parts missing, jaw-screw later); the second in excavated condition, with filed ornament (top jaw and screw missing)
7in. (17.8cm.) and 4in. (10.2cm.) (2)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
(The first) W. Keith Neal, Spanish Guns and Pistols, p. 7, plate 97
James D. Lavin, A History of Spanish Firearms, p. 181, plate 70
(The second) W. Keith Neal, Spanish Guns and Pistols, plate 66
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
Christie’s London doorman - shortlisted for Doorman of the Year in Mayfair & St James's 2019 Community Awards - discusses James Bond, Francis Bacon and the day he met Madonna
Explore timeless classics that define modern French elegance with over 300 YSL designs from Catherine Deneuve’s personal collection, to be offered in Paris on 24 January and online from 23–30 January.