Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
Some 16th c. sources of period artwork on grenades, from top:
- Vannoccio Biringuccio (+1537), De la Pirotechnica, 1534-5, printed posthumously
- Romeyn de Hooghe (+1708), Austrian grenadiers at the Turkish Siege of Vienna, 1683: the Austrian grenadiers are depicted throwing their grenades high above the heads of the defenders against the Turks, thus taking into account losses on their own side
- as before
and some clay and glass grenades from the vast supplies preserved at Schloss Forchtenstein, Austria.
All scanned from:
Franz Felberbauer, "Die Handgranaten der Grenadiere der Fürsten Esterházy aus Gusseisen und Ton im Zeughaus der Burg Forchtenstein" (the cast-iron and clay hand grenades for the grenadiers of the Princes Esterházy, at the Armory of Forchtenstein Castle), in: Waffen und Kostümkunde, 2012, vol. 2, pp. 181-220, and 2014, vol. 1, pp. 1-52.