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With brass tapering multi-stage barrels each cast in low relief with a single astragal behind the muzzle, a trunnion-ring encircling the reinforce, raised vent-field, plain button cascable and a pair of trunnions. The reinforce of each barrel also cast with the royal cipher of George IV unusually framed by the Garter emblem of The Most Noble Order of the Garter, and engraved with their respective names “Bomber” and “Bouncer” on a ribbon scroll above the vent field: each on its original red- painted wooden truck carriage, with full brass mounts including hinged cap-squares, and each complete with its original quoin for elevation.
|Location of Origin: England|
|Medium/Materials: brass, wood|
|Primary Classification: Antique guns, Antique Swords for Sale : Antique Guns|
|Evidently as a general rule within the field of ordnance the cypher of George IV is not found in conjunction with the Garter emblem. An exception, in common with the present two, is a single brass cannon recorded at Government House, St. Lucia; see Blackmore 1976, p.45. |
The red-painted carriages of the present two cannon suggest a Carribean provenance also.
Literature:Blackmore, H.L., The Armouries of the Tower of London, I Ordnance, London 1976
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