Album Page with Designs for Floral Ornament and Two Gunlocks

French or Italian

Not on view

Featuring two original designs of gunlocks, this page probably comes from an album or scrapbook compiled either by a craftsman for personal reference or by a collector interested in styles of ornament. Intended to be made in chiseled steel, the lock designs demonstrate the playful and inventive use of late baroque and rococo ornament that characterize the most beautiful firearms of the eighteenth century.

Album Page with Designs for Floral Ornament and Two Gunlocks, Pen, black and blue ink, blue wash on paper, French or Italian

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