23 October 2007
AN INDIAN CAST BRONZE MINIATURE CANNON
PROBABLY 17TH CENTURY
Of typical form, two cast handles on the top each in the form of a leaping fish, a cast panel near the priming hole with floral interlace design, slight corrosion and rubbing, on metal stand
25in. (63.5cm.) long
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This cannon is of unusually small size. It is very possibly one of the small cannon which are recorded as having been carried on the backs of camels. This mounting would not have improved their accuracy.
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