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Old 24th June 2014, 02:22 AM   #9
Matchlock
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Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
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depicting

- 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

and

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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.
Cf.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...sbow+collection

Both cranequins are struck with the
Nuremberg workshop mark of the 'Master of the crossed arrows'.


German private collection


Best,
Michael
Trömner
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