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Lot 2338: A German deluxe pistol crossbow, circa 1760
26 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Slender iron prod with original tassels of yellow and green wool pompoms. Old, braided hemp string, somewhat loosely wrapped. Stirrup of gilt and engraved brass at the front of the tiller. Mounted ball guide for shooting lead bullets, with dovetailed bone sight. Set trigger. Walnut tiller with rich inlays of engraved mother-of-pearl and bone. Depiction of leaping dogs and hares, the thumb guard with falcon killing a hare between rocaille ornaments and cord inlays of bone. Brass furniture with remnants of fire gilding. The butt plate finely engraved with flower basket and peacock, surmounted by a fox with captured goose. Finely engraved and openwork trigger guard with depiction of animals. Old repair at the posterior base of the trigger guard. Length 37 cm.
Condition Report: II +
Notes: Armbrusten und Zubehör