Very Rare, Profusely Inlaid Museum Quality 16th Century High Art German Crossbow


Very Rare, Profusely Inlaid Museum Quality 16th Century High Art German Crossbow

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Very Rare, Profusely Inlaid Museum Quality 16th Century High Art German Crossbow:
$17995.00


Very Rare And Superb, Profusely Inlaid Museum Quality 16th Century High Art German Hunting Crossbow
Country of Origin:GermanyManufacture Date Range:Circa 1555*Condition:Excellent (please refer to photographs)Stock No:002245
A Very Rare And Superb, Profusely Inlaid Museum Quality 16th Century High Art German Hunting Crossbow With Maker’s Marked Bow Circa 1555.
The walnut shaft measures 25 and 1/2 inches and is profusely inlaid with 8 human figures in 16 poses in engraved white stag horn, amid white stag horn tendrils enhanced with pellets. The upper and lower borders of the shaft finely inlaid in wood and stag horn marquetry, (a very rare technique) the work of a true master. The bolt channel entirely veneered in finely engraved white horn with large scene of Adam and Eve directly behind the turnbuckle. and further with a scene of two herms, one male the other female and further with expanded blossoms and panels all executed in the very best quality of the period. The bow’s underside completely veneered in engraved white stag horn with a marquetry border. The stag horn buttcap engraved ensuite. The heavy iron bow is 24 and 1/2 inches (these were extremely powerful weapons requiring a cranequin to draw) is struck with the maker’s mark of a pair of smith’s tongs. Additionally this museum quality crossbow bears the inventory number 2201.4 of the San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts from which it was deaccessioned sometime in the 1960’s. This wonderful bow retains its original flax bowstring and retaining cords. Well patinated iron triggerguard with folding trigger. The beauty and quality of this crossbow will make it stand out in even the most advanced collection of arms and armor. Crossbows of this quality are rarely offered for sale as most are already in museums.
We urge you to come to our Culver City, California store and see this beautiful item in person. Please contact us for shipping information. This item will need to be shipped in a wooden crate for its safety.
* Please refer to the photographs of this item when assessing its condition. Where there is a discrepancy between the photographs and the textual description provided, the photographs are to be considered the authoritative description.Additional information:Further information or questions are best answered via messaging. We are open between Noon and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Tuesday through Saturday.Shipping Information:Unless otherwise stated, the fee for shipping and packing on all purchases is not included in the purchase price.Domestic purchases will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail or FedEx Ground with signature on receipt and insurance.Items longer than 60 inches can be deceptively expensive to ship; we will work with you to find the most economical method of shipping. We will also combine multiple purchases where possible to help keep shipping costs down.International Customers must contact us directly to determine actual shipping costs and insurance, and are solely responsible for any and all duties and fees. THERE ARE NO RETURNS FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS.Customers may also choose to pick up any purchases from our Culver City Store in Los Angeles. Obviously there is no additional fee for this!Payment Information: PayPal is the easiest form of payment.Satisfaction Guarantee:If not satisfied with this item within fourteen (14) days of receiving it, return the item in the same condition as shipped, shipping it the same way as sent to you. You will receive a full refund, minus shipping costs. Cleaning, disassembling, or altering of the item in any way will void inspection and return privileges.
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Very Rare, Profusely Inlaid Museum Quality 16th Century High Art German Crossbow:
$17995.00

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