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Bronze Falcon

Bronze Falcon --- Italian dated 1773

 

This spectacular piece was probably commissioned by the

Commander of the Artillery of the order of St John of Malta

for it's Grand master. Its barrel was based on one cast in 1684

by Orazio Antonio Albergetti bronze founder to the

Republic of Venice. It is signed “Philip Lattarrellus” of Rome

who was perhaps responsible for the lavish decoration

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Taken on August 29, 2012