London, King Street-South Kensington Offsite sale
18 July 2002
AN ENGLISH BULLET CROSSBOW
By James Johnson, Wigan, circa 1800
With slender steel bow retaining old strings and wooden spacers, built-in gaffle retained by a catch at the rear, signed sprung back-sight, sprung fore-sight, figured walnut gun-stock of fully developed form with chequered grip, iron mounts, and an inlaid decorative panel engraved with a wine bottle, and engraved trigger-guard with pineapple finial
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