Detached Flintlock alla Fiorentina

Gunsmith Sebastiano Cecchi, called Acquafresca Italian
or Matteo Cecchi, called Acquafresca Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375

This lock is the earliest dated piece by the Acquafresca, father and son, who were celebrated gunsmiths and masters of chiseling and engraving steel. Their patrons included members of the Medici court in Florence.

Detached Flintlock alla Fiorentina, Sebastiano Cecchi, called Acquafresca (Italian, Bargi, 1619–1692), Steel, Italian, Bargi

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Outside view of lock, in position of existing photo