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Large Spanish colonial bronze signal cannon (mortar) with rounded bottom, 1600s-1700s.

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Large Spanish colonial bronze signal cannon (mortar) with rounded bottom, 1600s-1700s.
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Large Spanish colonial bronze signal cannon (mortar) with rounded bottom, 1600s-1700s. 27 lbs, 7-1/2" tall, 6-1/2" diameter. Sometimes called a "thunder mug," small cannons like this were used as powder-testers and signaling guns, or in this case firing a projectile, this one with heavy brown-green patina, side lift handle, tapered body with ring-turned decoration, base with powder receptacle and vent, rounded bottom, in good condition with some sedimentation in crevices.