Lot 5042

A luxurious Italian miquelet-rifle with chiselled decoration, Brescia, circa 1680

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A83s | Live auction | 725 Lots

Description

Round barrel with smooth bore in cal. 18 mm. Deeply chiselled tendril-shaped designs on the muzzle, the top of the breech decorated with embossed scenes in three segments: an antique warrior, young Herakles with the snake and a mascaron with leaves between the two. Openworked lockplate richly engraved with tendrils, a sitting lion on the left. The iron sideplate openworked as well, with finely engraved scrollwork designs and grotesque heads. A later walnut stock. Openworked butt cap, with a warriors head to sit the rifle on. Openworked iron mounts, the trigger guard decorated with mascarons. Wooden ramrod with chiselled iron tip. Length 93.5 cm.

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General Information

The auction includes 726 lots and starts on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 5001 - 5727. 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.