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Old 28th June 2012, 08:53 PM   #185
Matchlock
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Default An Unusually Fine Late Gothic Crossbow Windlass, ca. 1500-20

The German term is Seilwinde.

Of wrought iron, inlaid with two engraved copper-alloy panels depicting St. George Slaying the Dagon and St. Geneviève of Brabant respectively;
the wooden crank handles missing.

Provenance:

- Christie's, April 17, 1988 (top attachment)
- Czerny's, October 17, 2008.

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File Type: j 17.10.2008. Gotische Seilwinde, süddt., Ende 15.Jh., aus CHRISTIES, 27.4.1988, DM 5.500.- kl Det..j (74.2 KB, 386 views)
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