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Creator Nationality: European; Eastern European; Polish
Creator Name-CRT: Poland, Silesia, c. 1630-1650
Title: Wheel-Lock Hunting Rifle (Tschinke)
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1630
Creation End Date: 1660
Creation Date: c. 1630-1660
Creation Place: Poland, Silesia
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armor
Classification Term: Arms
Materials and Techniques: steel, traces of gilding; walnut stock, inlaid with bone, staghorn, mother-of-pearl
Dimensions: Overall: , Butt: 9.6cm, Barrel: , Bore: 1.3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1916.1782
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Context: This type of small-caliber fowling piece owes its name to the town of Teschen in Silesia (now southern Poland), where, as early as 1580, the name of the town was already associated with a particular type of gun. The precise date of the invention of the Tschinke is unknown, though a dated example of 1610 survives in the Imperial Armouries in Vienna. The stocks of many Tschinke, like this example, were elaborately inlaid.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1916.1782
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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