FIREARMS NUMBERS 676-677 [NUMBER 676] / 11141 « ` » » if•ekk tietz, [NUMBER 677] 676 WHEELLOCK PETRINEL SAXON, EARLY 17TH CENTURY The mount, of walnut terminates in an ovoid butt of eight sides, richly inlaid with ivory, deer hors, mother-of-pearl, and unes and stars of gold or copper gilt. The mosaics are of masks, rosettes, bambini, and cherubim among foliations. The barre] is canulated towards the butt. Near the lock a poinçon. Original ramrod. The barre] is by an Italian armorer, the wood probably of German make. In excellent state of preservation. Museum example. Length, 321/4 inches Described in « La Collection Spitzer », Paris, 1892, vol. 6, p. 77, No. 348. SALE, PARIS, 1893. [SEE ILLUSTRATION] 677 WHEELLOCK ARQUEBUS GERMAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY The superb stock of walnut is richly inlaid with mosaics of engraved bone. The angular butt headed by a plaque engraved with the emblem of a knight kneeling at prayer by the ride of his horse. The sides of the butt with the image of the cross fianked by the figures of donors on pedestals, and tritons riding on sea-horses. The mount of the barrel with an imaginative frieze of boar, deer and hare hunts. The barre] angular at both ends and rounded in the centre, richly damascened in the style of Azzemina in silver and gold with foliated ârabesques. The lock plate to harmonize. The barrel and lock prob-ably of Milanese workmanship. Museum example. From the Spitzer legacies. Length, 36 inches [SEE ILLUSTRATION] 360