London, South Kensington
16 May 2007
A 19TH-CENTURY SIGNAL GUN
with 17½in. tapering four-stage barrel, dolphin handles and acorn cascabel, stamped with Birmingham proof marks and mounted on a stained oak, stepped marine-type truck with wooden wheels -- 12 x 24in. (30.5 x 61cm.) overall.
See further illustration on page 37
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These are the marks of the Birmingham Proof house, post-1813 to 1904.
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