Snaphaunce Lock Mechanism

1675-1699 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Snaphaunce lock chiselled with Hercules overcoming the Nemean Lion, Leda and the Swan and a Triton blowing a horn


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Chiselled steel
Brief Description
Snaphaunce lock chiselled with scenes from Greek mythology, Italy (Brescia), 1675 to 1699
Physical Description
Snaphaunce lock chiselled with Hercules overcoming the Nemean Lion, Leda and the Swan and a Triton blowing a horn
Dimensions
  • Length: 15.2cm
  • Height: 10cm
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Hayward, J. F., European Firearms. London : HMSO, 1969.
Collection
Accession Number
M.362-1923

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record createdMarch 16, 2004
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