A rare 3-pounder bronze Cannon with field carriage from the Gun Carriage Manufactory at Seringapatam Mysore, late 18th Century
Lot 156* W
A rare 3-pounder bronze Cannon with field carriage from the Gun Carriage Manufactory at Seringapatam
Mysore, late 18th Century
Sold for £1,426,500 (US$ 1,908,293) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare 3-pounder bronze Cannon with field carriage from the Gun Carriage Manufactory at Seringapatam Mysore, late 18th Century A rare 3-pounder bronze Cannon with field carriage from the Gun Carriage Manufactory at Seringapatam Mysore, late 18th Century A rare 3-pounder bronze Cannon with field carriage from the Gun Carriage Manufactory at Seringapatam Mysore, late 18th Century A rare 3-pounder bronze Cannon with field carriage from the Gun Carriage Manufactory at Seringapatam Mysore, late 18th Century A rare 3-pounder bronze Cannon with field carriage from the Gun Carriage Manufactory at Seringapatam Mysore, late 18th Century A rare 3-pounder bronze Cannon with field carriage from the Gun Carriage Manufactory at Seringapatam Mysore, late 18th Century A rare 3-pounder bronze Cannon with field carriage from the Gun Carriage Manufactory at Seringapatam Mysore, late 18th Century A rare 3-pounder bronze Cannon with field carriage from the Gun Carriage Manufactory at Seringapatam Mysore, late 18th Century A rare 3-pounder bronze Cannon with field carriage from the Gun Carriage Manufactory at Seringapatam Mysore, late 18th Century
A rare 3-pounder bronze Cannon with field carriage from the Gun Carriage Manufactory at Seringapatam
Mysore, late 18th Century
the multi-stage barrel cast in relief, the muzzle of bulbous form, the rear panel with an empty cartouche, the lifting handles formed in the round as two crouching tigers, both trunnions and the cascabel formed in the round as tiger heads, the vent of brushed iron; the split-tail presentation carriage of teak with full iron and bronze fittings, each wheel with the fellows studded with tiger head bosses, the axel bosses also in the shape of tiger heads
the barrel 135.3 cm. long (true), 147.3 cm. (full); the bore 8.3 cm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    General Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (1878-1854), removed from the family seat Wynard Park, County Durham;
    Robin Wigington collection, the Arms and Armour Museum, Stratford-upon-Avon;
    Private collection, acquired Sotheby's, The Tipu Sultan Sale, 25th May 2005, lot 29.

    Published:
    Wigington, Robin, 'Souvenir Weaponry from Seringapatam' in The Journal of the Arms & Armour Society, vol. XV, no. 3, March 1996, p. 147 and fig. 6.

    A very similar 3-pounder, also from Wynard Park, was sold at Sotheby's, The Tipu Sultan Collection, 25th May 2005, lot 28. Both were probably mounted onto their carriages at the Gun Carriage Manufactory in Seringapatam, which opened in 1802.
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