London, King Street-South Kensington Offsite sale
18 July 2002
TWO ITALIAN (TUSCO-EMILIAN) SNAPHAUNCE MECHANISMS
The first signed Acqua Fresca, first half of the 18th Century, the second dated 1828
The first with signed flat bevelled plate engraved with Classical figures in combat, foliage, and a monster-head, the cock with foliage involving a rabbit (some pitting, sear-spring replaced); the second engraved with foliage involving a cockerel-head, the cock retaining bolt chiselled with a putto-head in relief, signed on the inside with initials 'P.M.'
Each 5 5/8in. (14.3cm.) (2)
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