Presented is an exceptional cast bronze miniature
cannon of the type that was on the gun decks of ship’s of the line during the time of the Sailing Navy. Models like this were
made as a presentation piece or as a foundry replica of its products. It has various foundry markings and a date of 1755.
The rich dark patina is consistent with that date. The carriage, and its bronze fittings are authentic to the period and appear
to be original. The front of the cannon and bore shows an accumulation of powder burns, evidence of it being fired.
It has the characteristics of the most noteworthy examples of cannons of this period and type which include:
- Prominent cascabal knob
- Reinforced chamber
- Centerline trunions
- Cast trunion caps
- Two reinforcing bands
- Authentic carriage
- Aiming wedge
A pair of similar cannons sold recently for $2500.00
Between the trunions: 1755
On the trunion end: P (over) 32
Above the cascabal: F.B.S.
Length of barrel: 7
1/2″ Bore 12 cm
Width at touch hole 1 3/8″ Width,
front reinforcing band at muzzle 1 1/8″
Weight 2 1/2 lbs
CONDITION: This miniature is exquisitely made and without fault.
It is equal in quality to the most expensive that we have seen in cannons of this type. The aiming wedge with bronze
handle rarely accompanies miniature cannons.The cannon has a dark rich patina. The trunnions are
cast as part of the barrel at the mid section of the barrel. The trunion caps are castings which is unusual. There are various
SOLD FOR DISPLAY ONLY. NOT TO BE