Pair of wheellock rifles with spanner from Cornelis Tromp, anonymous, c. 1650 - c. 1690

Pair of wheellock rifles with spanner from Cornelis Tromp, anonymous, c. 1650 - c. 1690

iron (metal), l 18.6cm × w 5.2cm. More details

These rifles or fowling pieces were intended for hunting game. The decoration of antler, bone and mother-of-pearl refers to hunting and the use of this kind of rifle. In 1656 Tromp was involved in the Polish-Swedish War as a rear admiral. He would also have regularly visited Danzig (now Gdańsk), the city where these rifles were made.

On display in room 0.12

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