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A Dutch Iron Signal or Saluting Cannon, dated 1744

£3250

A Duch Iron Signal or Saluting Cannon, dated 1744. With tapering multi-stage barrel with raised mouldings and bell-shaped muzzle, the touch hole is centred on a raised lip, profusely cut with scrolling foliage around the raised mouldings and with the date 'ANNO 1744',

Period

1744

Dimensions

Bore: 1.5 Inches (3.81 cm)

Barrel Length: 22.5 Inches (57.15 cm)

Geographical area

Mainland Europe

Categories: Cannon and artillery, Firearms

Description

An Iron Signal or Saluting Cannon, dated 1744. With tapering multi-stage barrel with raised mouldings and bell-shaped muzzle, the touch hole is centred on a raised lip, profusely cut with scrolling foliage around the raised mouldings and with the date ‘ANNO 1744’, plain trunnions, and knob shaped cascabel; on its original iron-mounted wooden carriage, retaining original dark green painted finish, with iron-shop spoked cambered wheels. It is exceptionally rare to find a cannon of this type on its original carriage.