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Lot 204*
A French Noon-Day Gun
23 July 2015, 10:30 BST
London, Knightsbridge

Sold for £2,750 inc. premium

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A French Noon-Day Gun

Comprising stout brass cannon barrel with two bands behind the moulded muzzle, moulded breech with knob-shaped cascabel, and plain trunnions, on brass mounts each with trunnion-cap with knurled securing screw, and adjustable brass-mounted circular magnifying glass acting against a D-shaped mount on each side, on a circular white marble base incised 'L'Ingr. Chevalier Opticien Du Roi A Paris' above an hour scale in Roman numerals from 'I' to 'XII', and with brass gnomon
27 cm. diam. base


Richard B. Trethewey Collection

Cf. similar examples sold in these Rooms, Fine Antique Arms & Armour from the Henk L. Visser Collection, 28 November 2007, lot 180; and Antique Arms & Armour..., 26 November 2014, lot 259

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