A bone-inlaid Renaissance crossbow, Nuremberg, circa 1580
From castles and palaces - selected art and works of art from antiquity to the 20th century | A87p | Live auction | 245 Lots
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Heavy steel prod, a Nuremberg eagle stamped on the inside together with another, illegible mark. Original anchors and bowstring made of plaited hemp cord. The lightly bellied tiller in ebonised fruitwood with engraved and blackened bone inlays. Finely engraved arabesques, the sides with depictions of leaping hounds, a nobleman in contemporary dress on the pommel cap. The original bone nut is secured with cord. Multi-axle lock, the folding trigger with release, the ridged iron trigger guard with remnants of gilding. Length 62 cm.
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Good overall condition, replacements of the bone inlays on the lower front edge of the tiller and on the top behind the nut.