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LARGE SHIP'S ANTIQUE SWIVEL CANNON LANTAKA 17TH CENT

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17TH CENTURY SHIPS SWIVEL CANNON 
Lantaka 

 

Stand NOT Included
 
Lantakas were popular in the East Indies starting in the 16th Century, where they were mounted on small ships as swivel guns. In smaller size, they also were considered a form of currency. The small ones were not only intended for use as weapons, but were admired for their beauty.

Presented is a large cast bronze cannon of traditional Lantaka design with a flared barrel at the front. It is decidedly Indonesian in style with raised floral designs at the front and rear. It has a yoke and pin which makes it a swivel gun for use on the bulwark of a ship. The extension at the rear was to insert a wooden stock in the hollow tube for aiming. Its proportions follow that of a ship's long gun. This weapon was used as a fighting gun, or as a signaling device on board a ship.
 
LEGAL STATUS: Imported from Malaysia under Export License Number 1240 dated 29 JUN 2007 issued by the Muzium Sarawak, Jabatan, in accordance with Section 11 of the Sarawak Cultural Heritage Ordinance of 1993. Cleared by U.S. Customs on July 7, 2007.

CONDITION: The cannon has sight front and rear, and a rich dark, patina with green overtones. The trunnions are cast as part of the barrel which is traditional. There are no mold marks, but there are the classic Indonesian floral and geometric designs. There are lots of marks of its 400 years age.  The touch hole has a rim around it and is clear to the bore which runs the length of the barrel.
 This fine ancient example of a Lantaka is a 400 year old, ANCIENT RELIC, and is being sold for display purposes only!
 
DIMENSIONS: 36 1/4" LOA    Bore 11/16"      WEIGHT: 40 1/2 lbs
           View from rear
       Bore, front and rear sights
            Barrel, reinforcing bands & design
          Touch hole with dam

HISTORY: Usually the better quality cannons were cast in Holland, Europe and England starting in the 1600's. These were finer in detail, design, and quality then those that were made in the Spice Islands.  The small ones were intended as a presentation piece, for personal protection in close in fighting, as a signaling device, or as a form of currency. The quality of this casting indicates that its origin was in Indonesia from where it was likely made in the 17th Century. 
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This represents an outstanding example of a ancient Lantaka with legal paperwork. Buy this magnificent collector's cannon Now!

 
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