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Bronze rail cannon, Portuguese or Malaysian, late 1700s-early 1800s.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Artifacts Start Price:1,200.00 USD Estimated At:1,500.00 - 2,250.00 USD
Bronze rail cannon, Portuguese or Malaysian, late 1700s-early 1800s.
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Bronze rail cannon, Portuguese or Malaysian, late 1700s-early 1800s. 20 lb, 9 oz; 28" long. Cute little cannon with minimal design but attractive proportions, the muzzle thick and somewhat bulbous (1" bore), yoke and trunnions intact, sights on muzzle and flanking the touch-hole, deeply cylindrical cascabel (wooden tiller-handle typically missing), dark bronze color all over with light patina and encrustation in crevices. Pedigreed to the Bonhams (San Francisco) auction of November 20, 2007, lot #3312.