• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 61

    A BRONZE SALUTING CANNON BY W. PARKER, GUN MAKER, 233 HOLBORN LONDON; AND A BRASS SALUTING CANNON

    THE FIRST CIRCA 1830-40; THE SECOND 1840

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BRONZE SALUTING CANNON BY W. PARKER, GUN MAKER, 233 HOLBORN LONDON; AND A BRASS SALUTING CANNON
    THE FIRST CIRCA 1830-40; THE SECOND 1840
    The first with tapering multi-stage barrel formed with astragals and raised fillets, signed on the underside of the base-ring, and the first reinforce engraved with the owner's initial 'C'. a Baron's coronet above, London proof marks; the second engraved with the owner's name 'P. Davis Sherston, Stroberry Hill': each on a later truck carriage
    18½in (47cm) and 13½in (34.3cm) barrels (2)


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