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SOLD SOLD (19/06) RARE, ORIGINAL, 17th Century Italian 3 Bore House Cannon With Octagonal Barrel On Wheeled Wood Field Carriage With All Original Period Iron Fittings. Sn 15332 - 15332
This original Italian form cannon was made sometime in the 17th Century. These Cannon were positioned outside entrances to large family residences to defend the homes from attack. The cannon itself and all of the carriage’s original metal work and wood is in very good condition for its age. The wood has some grey paint finish and all of the original iron fittings including many iron pyramid studs, bolts, nuts, wheel rims, trunnion brackets, rope drag bar & ring, strengthening frames & assembly pins have even patina. The cast iron octagonal cannon barrel itself measures 59.7cm length, the touch hole is open and the smooth bore has even patina. The muzzle diameter is 3.2 cm (approx. 3 bore). 3 of the barrel flats have small indistinct but visible proofs (illustrated in image 2). The cannon has even patina, no rust and correct trunnions. The cannon sits on the carriage and is held in place by hinged iron trunnion plates which allow the barrel to be easily removed for inspection or transport. The spoked wood wheels with iron rims, pyramid studded rims and iron supports are secured by iron pins, allowing the wheels to be easily removed for inspection or transport. The cannon including the carriage measures 1.08 Metres overall length, 52 cm width from axle hub to axle hub and 39 cm height from floor to top of muzzle. The diameter of each wheels is 35 cm. This is a rare, historic piece. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15332
£0.00

EXTREMELY RARE, IMPRESSIVE, ORIGINAL, NAPOLEONIC BRITISH PENINSULAR WAR ERA, 1 ½ Pounder Cannon On English Heritage Supervised Professionally Restored Peninsular War Portuguese Allies Wheeled Oak Field Carriage With All Original Period Iron Fittings. - 15398
The Peninsular War (1807–1814) was a military conflict between Napoleon's Empire (as well as the allied powers of the Spanish Empire), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Kingdom of Portugal, for control of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars. The war began when the French and Spanish armies invaded and occupied Portugal in 1807, and escalated in 1808 when France turned on Spain, previously its ally. The war on the Peninsula lasted until the Sixth Coalition defeated Napoleon and is regarded as one of the first wars of National liberation. During the Peninsular war Britain supplied its ally Portugal with arms including artillery pieces to assist the war effort. This original Georgian 1 ½ pounder field cannon was found in the early 1980’s on its Portuguese form wheeled carriage indicating that this cannon was one of those supplied to Portugal by Britain during the Peninsular war. These Cannon were often pulled / transported by Mules to and around the battle field. Although the cannon itself and all of the carriage’s original metal work was found to be in excellent condition for its age the woodwork had to a great extent perished. To the credit of the finder, they understood the historical significance of this artillery piece and consulted with English Heritage who supplied detailed plans of period artillery carriage construction & with their advice and supervision made an exact reproduction of the woodwork in Oak. The carriage is mounted with a brass plate inscribed ‘carriage made by A.C Cruse Ipplepen Devon April 1982’. All of the original iron fittings including many iron pyramid studs, bolts, nuts, wheel rims, elevation adjustment wheel, trunnion brackets, rope drag hooks, handling bars, strengthening frames, assembly pins and chains were then painstakingly re-fitted to the carriage to bring this superb artillery piece back to life. The cast iron cannon barrel itself measures 100cm length, the touch hole is open and the smooth bore clean. The top of the barrel has the George III crown as depicted on coins of the era and calibre detail ‘1 ½’ (Pounder). There are no visible proof marks on the cannon. The cannon has even patina, no rust and correct trunnions. The cannon sits securely on the carriage and is held in place by the correct removable iron trunnion plates with 4 chains and pins on the carriage which allows the barrel to be easily removed for inspection or transport. All metal work of the carriage has even patina and no rust. The Oak, spoked wheels with iron pyramid studded rims and iron supports are secured by the correct chains and pins, allowing the wheels to be easily removed for inspection or transport. The cannon including the carriage measures 2.1082 Metres overall length, 96.5 cms width from axle hub to axle hub and 73.5 cms height (diameter of wheels). This is a substantial, extremely rare, historic artillery piece and delivery will be by arrangement and at cost. Sn 15398
£9,750.00

SOLD SOLD (10/07) Victorian British Naval Form 1.5” Bore Black Powder Cast Iron Signal Cannon On Wood Wheeled Deck Carriage. Sn 15397 - 15397
An excellent original Victorian black painted cast iron Naval form signal cannon. The cannon barrel is 23” overall length. The cannon’s barrel is clean and it has an open touch hole. The cannon is mounted on a wood iron wheeled carriage. The carriage has heavy duty iron fittings. The overall width of the cannon on its carriage is 12” and the overall height is 13 ¾” including carriage. Due to the size & weight of this item delivery will be by arrangement and at cost. NB. As an antique black powder muzzle loading cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15397
£0.00

**VICTORIAN ROYAL CONNECTIONS** A Pair Of Late 1700’s / Early 1800’s 10 Bore Bronze Ships Cannon On Wheeled Mahogany Deck Carriages Fired In Salute At The Duke of Connaught’s Wedding (Son Of Queen Victoria) Windsor Castle 13th March 1879 - 15200
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, (Arthur William Patrick Albert; 1 May 1850 – 16 January 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family who served as the Governor General of Canada, the tenth since Canadian Confederation. Born the seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Arthur was educated by private tutors before entering the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich at the age of 16. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the British Army, where he served for some 40 years, seeing service in various parts of the British Empire. During this time he was also created a royal duke, becoming the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, as well as the Earl of Sussex. At St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, on 13 March 1879, Arthur married Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia, the daughter of Prince Frederick Charles and a great-niece of the German Emperor, Arthur's godfather, Wilhelm I. In 1911, he was appointed as Governor General of Canada, replacing the Earl Grey as viceroy. He occupied this post until he was succeeded by the Duke of Devonshire in 1916. He acted as the King's, and thus the Canadian Commander-in-Chief's, representative through the first years of the First World War. After the end of his viceregal tenure, Arthur returned to the United Kingdom and there, as well as in India, performed various royal duties, while also again taking up military duties. Though he retired from public life in 1928, he continued to make his presence known in the army well into the Second World War, before his death in 1942. He was Queen Victoria's last surviving son. These quality cannon were reputedly fired in salute at the Duke of Connaught’s wedding ceremony. The bronze cannon each measure 11 ½” overall length and are 10 Bore. The bores of each cannon are clean and their touch holes open. The cannon are working models of the weapons used on British War Ships in Napoleonic times (there are no visible manufacturer, date or proof marks). Each cannon is mounted on their original Mahogany wheeled deck carriages with blackened bronze fittings including thick rings on the left & right sides of each carriage which would be used for tying the cannon down prior to firing. Each cannon mounted on their carriages are 14 1/2" overall length and 9 1/2" wide. The price for this superb pair of bronze cannon with Victorian Royal connections includes UK delivery. NB. As antique black powder muzzle loading cannon no licence is required to own these items in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15200
£2,400.00

Original, 19th Century Oriental Cast Bronze Lantaka Merchant Ship Defence Deck / Rigging Cannon With Wooden Display Stand. Sn 15227 - 15227
Lantaka were a type of bronze cannon mounted on merchant vessels travelling the waterways of Malay Archipelago in the 1800’s. Their use was greatest in precolonial South East Asia especially in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The guns were used to defend against pirates. Many of these beautiful guns were mounted on swivels and were known as swivel guns. Small examples could be mounted in rigging and be fired hand held by Ship’s crew. This is an original 19th Century Cast bronze Lantaka Swivel Cannon. It is 26” in length . It has a 1” bore at the muzzle opening. It has a 5 ¾” long blackened iron mounting shaft with curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel. The shaft is intact and has no damage. The cannon barrel has a flared ornate muzzle. The barrel has fixed sights which are incorporated into the cast design which features stylised foliate motifs and birds within panels designs. Its aiming handle is hollow for adding an additional wood handle to assist aiming. The barrel is open and it has its original open touch hole. The Lantaka is complete with a later wood display stand which is 13” x 8 ½” x 7 ¾”. The stand is mounted with 2 decorative iron plates. The top of the stand is holed and fits the cannon’s spike snugly and allows the barrel to swivel freely. The Lantaka itself weighs 5.95 Kg. The stand weighs 3.11 Kg. The price for this historic Lantaka with stand which would make a superb display / conversation piece includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15227
£995.00

RARE, Original, 17th / 18th Century, British / Eurpoean, 1 Bore, Cast Bronze Merchant Ship Quarter Deck Cannon With Iron Swivel Mount & Weathered Oak Beam Stand. Sn 14302 - 14302
RARE, Original, 17th / 18th Century, 1 Bore, Cast Bronze Merchant Ship Quarter Deck Cannon With Iron Swivel Mount & Weathered Oak Beam Stand. Sn 14302 This is a rare original bronze quarter deck swivel cannon in the British / European form made sometime in the 17th or 18th Century. It is 24” in length and has is 1 ¾” diameter at the muzzle opening (approx. 1 Bore). It has the correct 12” iron mounting spike with curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel. The cannon and spike have even aged patina and no damage. The barrel is open and it has its original touch hole. The rear of the barrel has a hollow tubular handle in which a wood handle would have been inserted for swivelling and aiming the cannon. The cannon is complete with a solid Oak section of beam. The weathered Oak beam measures 20” x 8” x 5 ½” and is holed at the top for the swivel spike which fits the hole snugly and portrays how the cannon would have been mounted on the deck of a Ship. The cannon weighs a hefty 18.1 Kg and the Beam 11.2 Kg (total 19.3 Kg). The price for this historic cannon with Oak beam which would make a superb display / conversation piece includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14302
£1,975.00

LARGE, Original, 19th Century Oriental Cast Bronze Lantaka Ship's Quater Deck Pirate Defence Cannon (Swivel Gun) With Wooden Display Stand. A 573 - A 573 / 14075
Lantaka were a bronze cannon mounted on the quarter decks of ships travelling around the Malay Archipelago in the 1800’s. Their use was greatest in pre-colonial South East Asia especially in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The guns were used to defend against pirates. Many of these guns were mounted on swivels and were known as swivel guns. The smaller ones could be mounted almost anywhere including in the rigging. This is an original 19th Century Cast bronze Lantaka Swivel Cannon. It is an unusually large example measuring 35 ½” in length and has a 1” diameter muzzle opening. It has the correct 5 ½” hinged bronze mounting spike with thick cast curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel which allows vertical elevation. The barrel is ornately decorated with foliate and geometric designs and it has a flared ornate muzzle. The barrel has fixed sights which are incorporated into the cast design. The centre section has 2 cast stylised Fish or Dolphin form handles. The barrel is open and it has its original open touch hole. The rear of the barrel has a tubular handle for directing fire. The Lantaka comes with a later, quality, purpose made heavy duty wooden display stand which fits the Lantaka spike snugly and allows it to freely rotate 360 degrees horizontally and positioning of the barrel up and down vertically . The Lantaka itself weighs a hefty 20.6 Kilos and the display stand 3 Kilos (23.6 Kilos together). This historic Lantaka would make a superb display / conversation piece. The price includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 573
£1,675.00

Large Iron Garden Cannons on Carriages - A 8
We have several large and very heavy ornamental garden cannons on carriages in black wrought iron. These look very nice in the garden. The price is for one but we do discount on pairs. ( Due to the weight UK delivery only by arrangement and at cost.)
£245.00
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