Lot 4404

A German bone-inlaid Renaissance crossbow, dated 1562

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A83aw | Live auction | 414 Lots

Hammer price € 6,400

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Heavy steel prod, a mark stamped on the inside (a wheel with a sun burst). Original cord anchors, the string has been lost. The fruitwood tiller swelling towards the middle, the groove and the underside with bone inlays, the year "1562" engraved and blackened underneath, next to an old inventory label. A fine decorative frieze of bone and dark horn on the side. The bone inlay on the cheek rest engraved with a coat of arms, the portrait heads of a couple and the monogram "IT 1597". The original bone nut is secured with cord. Multi-axle lock, the folding trigger with release, ridged, iron trigger guard. Length 66 cm.

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The auction includes 416 lots and starts on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 4001 - 4416. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.