39" length. 8" height. 31" steel bow. 47" overall with crank. An Italian heavy siege or windlass crossbow that is believed to have been made around 1650. Item has a walnut stock with steel and bone inlays, with a steel trigger guard. Complete with its original windlass type crannequin with rope still attached. Bow is marked with what appears to be a "3". Receipt paperwork from Sotheby's included. Item is without bowstring.
Provenance:Property from the Estate of Mr. Paul Thomas Griffith, Dayton, OhioSotheby's, Los Angeles, Arms & Armor, March 7th, 1976, Lot 186
Fine condition overall. A far better example than commonly offered. Crannequin is still functional.
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