Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
- a very fine cranequin dated 1540, and struck with the well-known maker's mark of the Nuremberg 'Master of the crossed arrows' (definition set up by Michael Trömner), lined in brass
- an unusually finely wrought cranequin, defined as a masterpiece; the ratched bar elaborately engraved with petiolate trefoils set within a grapevine pattern, and dated 1545.
Both cranequins are struck with the Nuremberg workshop mark of the 'Master of the crossed arrows'.
German private collection