An Italian (Tusco-Emilian) Snaphaunce Mechanism From A Longarm
Lot 198*
An Italian (Tusco-Emilian) Snaphaunce Mechanism From A Longarm
£450 - 550
US$ 750 - 910
Lot Details
An Italian (Tusco-Emilian) Snaphaunce Mechanism From A Longarm
Late 18th/Early 19th Century
Of bright steel, with border engraved flat bevelled lock-plate with pointed tail, decorated with a foliated demi-figure beneath the pan and with a profile grotesque head spewing foliage on the tail, foliate engraved ring-neck cock, the head of the retaining screw chiselled with a female profile bust, sprung sliding pan-cover, and pierced foliate engraved arm to the steel
15.8 cm.

Footnotes

  • For a similar example formerly in the W. Keith Neal Collection, see Christie's London, Antique Arms and Armour ..., 18 July 2002, lot 142 (part)

    For further information and similar examples see Nolfo di Carpenga, 'Notes On Central Italian Firearms', J.A.A.S., vol. VII (June 1971), pp. 17-48, pls. III A, VIII A, XI A and vol. VIII (June 1984), pp. 1-84, pl. XIII B
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