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Wheellock Rifle Made for Emperor Leopold I
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 375
Johann Michael Maucher was the most famous member of a Schwabian family of ivory, wood, and amber carvers. He specialized in decorating gunstocks in intricately carved walnut inlaid with panels of ivory worked in relief depicting hunting subjects and allegorical figures. Firearms with such luxurious decoration presumably were valued more for their artistic virtuosity than for their practical use as sporting arms.
Inscription: Inscribed on the ivory plaque on the butt: Got mit uns (God with us).Marking: Marked at the top of the butt: a monogram consisting of an M within another M.
Ex. coll.: Prince Johann von und zu Liechtenstein, Vaduz; Clarence H. Mackay, Roslyn, Long Island, New York; Stephen V. Grancsay, New York.
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