Auction 76s

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms

Auction from Tue 5/1/2018 to Thu 5/3/2018  | Auction ended

Completed | Standard auction
pos.no.: 64

A significant de luxe grenade gun, South German, circa 1610/20

Starting price 18.000 EUR
Result:
120.000 EUR

Cup-shaped bronze mortar barrel with reinforced lip and stepped, cylindrical chamber. Barrel-top totally engraved with trophies and blossom decor. Lock with semi-interior wheel, suspended frizzen with release button. Interior mechanism with remnants of old bluing. Walnut stock with rich inlays of engraved and blackened bone. Butt carved out in the shape of a sculptural dragon head, eyes and teeth as bone inlays. Stock with occasional, well-restored wormholes. Length 62.5 cm.An extremely rare weapon for firing iron grenade balls. A similar specimen from the same workshop can be found in the collection of the Musée de l'Armée in Paris (Inv. M PO 2653).
Condition:II +

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