8 July 1999
An Austrian Bronze Cannon Barrel
Multi-staged, with raised astragals and a pronounced moulding at the muzzle, finely cast and chased with rococo ornament in relief, mostly on a punched ground, and on the first reinforce with the crowned imperial double-headed eagle charged with the crowned Austrian Bindenschild, the lifting handles formed as lions in the round, the chase spirally fluted (some damage, vent altered, cascabel apparently missing)
42 in. (106.7 cm.)
Rothschild inv. no. LR467.
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Please note that this lot was made for display and not for active use.
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