A Pair Of Small Bronze Field Guns

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Lot 205
A Pair Of Small Bronze Field Guns
Early 17th Century, Probably Dutch

£ 8,000 - 10,000
US$ 11,000 - 14,000
A Pair Of Small Bronze Field Guns
Early 17th Century, Probably Dutch
Each of tapering multi-stage form cast in relief with raised mouldings, the mid-section and first reinforce each deeply chased with foliage, the latter against a finely punched ground and centred on a coat-of-arms, an heraldic plumed helm above, stylised dolphin lifting handles, turned cascabels each formed as a mulberry and centred on acanthus, and trunnions each chased with foliage on the ends (mounts for touch-hole cover incomplete on one, cover missing from the other): on later well-made iron-mounted field carriage (the other a modern reproduction) with cambered wheels and open trails (2)
68.5 cm. barrels, 2.8 cm. bores

Footnotes

  • For a related pair of cannons sold in these Rooms, see Fine Antique Arms and Armour..., 29 April 2010, lot 234
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A Pair Of Small Bronze Field Guns
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