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Bronze swivel cannon, Dutch, ca. 1750, with Amsterdam mark, mounted on custom wooden stand made from

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Bronze swivel cannon, Dutch, ca. 1750, with Amsterdam mark, mounted on custom wooden stand made from
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This item SOLD at 2009 Apr 09 @ 22:22UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Bronze swivel cannon, Dutch, ca. 1750, with Amsterdam mark, mounted on custom wooden stand made from 18th-century hand-carved mahogany. 158 lb, 32" long, 6" in diameter and 21" tall (in stand), 1¾" bore. Known as a Dutch "¾ pounder," this relatively maneuverable cannon makes an excellent display in its modified stand, the bronze well patinated and with several markings, one of which (a lighthouse-like picture near the touch-hole) is original and stands for the city of Amsterdam, where the cannon was made, and the others ("16" near muzzle and triangle-shaped graffito between second and third reinforce) probably more modern. Small cannons such as this one were typically mounted by yoke to the rail of the ship (hence sometimes called "deck guns") and aimed with tillers during close combat or for signaling purposes. With color brochure about swivel cannons from the consignor.