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Large bronze signal cannon, Spanish colonial, 1600s.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Militaria Start Price:480.00 USD Estimated At:600.00 - 900.00 USD
Large bronze signal cannon, Spanish colonial, 1600s.
SOLD
350.00USDto 5210+ (66.50) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2009 Apr 20 @ 21:20UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Large bronze signal cannon, Spanish colonial, 1600s. 6½ lb, 4" tall, 3½" in diameter. Short, crude, flat-bottomed cannons like this one were apparently in widespread use throughout the colonies but particularly in Peru, where they were fired either to send up signals or to test powder, the metal surface on this one smooth and dark with bright blue patina around touch-hole near bottom and inside the 1½" bore, scarce as larger than most.