Bronze Desk Cannon

Bronze Desk Cannon

£750

A Victorian bronze cannon likely made as a starting or signal cannon.

The five stage, tapered barrel has a touch hole and worn proofing marks. Although the marks are mostly illegible, one looks to be a simplified crown above a P which would indicate London.

The 13 ½ inch long barrel is raised on a bronze carriage that is decorated to the sides with pierced quatrefoils graduating in size. The two sections that make the carriage sides are united by the axel and 3 rods. The two holes next to the smallest quatrefoils, suggest there was a fourth bar, now missing. There may have also been a removable elevating wedge that sat on the plain rod directly under the barrel's button. The diameter of the wheels is 9 inches.

This is a good looking Cannon and certainly better quality than the iron and brass cannons made at the end of the 19th century to decorate mantelpieces and fireplaces. Late 19th century.

Dimensions:

Height 28 cm / 11 "
Width 20 cm / 8"
Depth 55 cm / 21 "
Period

Late 19th Century

Medium

Bronze

Country

England

Signed

2 Proofing Marks

Style

Desk Cannon

Condition

Good. One rod & elevating wedge possible missing.

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