Lot 2061

A German bronze handgonne, circa 1400

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A89s | Live auction | 1043 Lots

Hammer price € 2,500

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Description

Bronze, with brownish-greenish patina and remainders of incrustation. Round barrel with reenforced chamber, the muzzle area slightly damaged. Smooth bore, cal. 16 mm. A diamond-shaped extension over the chamber probably constitutes the touch-hole. Short conical beak with remainders of the original stock. On a modern stand of oak wood. Length 53 cm.
Its primitive finish not withstanding this handgonne is very similar to the famous Tannenberg gun, and is thus one of the oldest firearms known.

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General Information

The auction includes 1044 lots and starts on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 2001 - 3044. The pre-sale view will take place from 19 - 22 May, 25, 29 and 31 May 2021. However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll up.