The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Linstock
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1600
  • Iron and silver, blackened
  • Height: 39.6 cm
    Weight: 0.66 kg
  • A1327
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • Linstock, the fork is formed of two branches ending in stylised eagle's heads, which are split to form the cocks for the match, with thumb-screws on the sides to close them. These are in continuation of two seated birds with grotesque bearded and bridled heads in profile (see linstock, A1329). Cylindrical socket with flat, vase-shaped capital.

    The whole of blackened iron, chased and damascened with silver, on the socket, and counterfeit damascened with silver vase ornament and trophies chiselled in low relief.

    Italian (?), about 1600.