Object Title

Detached Wheellock - By Marcus Linck

Detached Wheellock - By Marcus Linck

Date

about 1675

Object Number

XII.927

Provenance

Old Tower Collection. Previously catalogued under the1909 Dillon sequence as (XIII.??) and before that under the 1859 Hewitt (or Old War Office sequence) as XII.69. Therefore was in the collection prior to 1859.

Physical Description

Fine quality from a sporting rifle. Wheel mounted internally, the lockplate being engraved with a figure of neptune in a car drawn by sea horses the side of the car inscribed with the name of the maker MARCUS LINCK PRAG. the bachground of the engraving is sunken. Dog-head chiselled and pierced with a figure of venus holding a burning heart and an arrow.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength7.1 in.
OverallLength180 mm
OverallWeight0.57 kg
OverallWeight1.25 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None

Calibre

N/A

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker
MARCUS LINCK PRAG
Lockplate
Engraved

Bibliographic References

Charles J.Ffoulkes, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, London, HMSO, 1916,Vol.II, p.422. illus. Plate XXXVI.