London, King Street-South Kensington Offsite sale
18 July 2002
AN UNUSUAL BOHEMIAN WHEEL-LOCK MECHANISM FOR A RIFLE
By Johann Mentdel, Prague, circa 1660-70
With concealed wheel and flat plate elaborately engraved with a courting couple and scenes of the chase within wooded landscapes on a hatched ground, and on the interior parts with foliage, the tail chiselled in relief with Leda and the Swan, the cock incorporating a chimney for the smoke from the pan, its base chiselled in relief with masks and foliage
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