GEORGE III BRONZE SIGNAL CANNON ON LIGNUM VITAE CARRIAGE
England, circa first half of 19th century; unmarked
Item # C104014
A fine and rather large George III cast bronze signal cannon from the first half of the 19th century, the hand-crafted workmanship and attention to detail is remarkable. The cannon is an incredibly heavy casting and is unmarked. It rests over a stepped carriage cut from lignum vitae with hanging hooks for securing the cannon to the yacht decking. Carefully machined elements on the top of the carriage include half-hoops and brass wedges that are easily released to lift the cannon free.
A rare and fine piece preserved in excellent original condition.
Measurements: 16" W x 10" H x 8 5/8" D
Condition Report: Very fine original condition. A few screws missing beneath the carriage. All original components. Cannon is untested but appears complete. Minor white paint marks on wheels. Old scars and abrasions to carriage. Fine surface patina throughout all components.
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Rare George III Brass and Mahogany English Antique Signal Cannon, 19th Century