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**VICTORIAN ROYAL CONNECTIONS** A Pair Of Late 1700’s / Early 1800’s 10 Bore Bronze Ships Cannon On Wheeled Mahogany Deck Carriages Fired In Salute At The Duke of Connaught’s Wedding (Son Of Queen Victoria) Windsor Castle 13th March 1879 - 15200
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, (Arthur William Patrick Albert; 1 May 1850 – 16 January 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family who served as the Governor General of Canada, the tenth since Canadian Confederation. Born the seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Arthur was educated by private tutors before entering the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich at the age of 16. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the British Army, where he served for some 40 years, seeing service in various parts of the British Empire. During this time he was also created a royal duke, becoming the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, as well as the Earl of Sussex. At St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, on 13 March 1879, Arthur married Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia, the daughter of Prince Frederick Charles and a great-niece of the German Emperor, Arthur's godfather, Wilhelm I. In 1911, he was appointed as Governor General of Canada, replacing the Earl Grey as viceroy. He occupied this post until he was succeeded by the Duke of Devonshire in 1916. He acted as the King's, and thus the Canadian Commander-in-Chief's, representative through the first years of the First World War. After the end of his viceregal tenure, Arthur returned to the United Kingdom and there, as well as in India, performed various royal duties, while also again taking up military duties. Though he retired from public life in 1928, he continued to make his presence known in the army well into the Second World War, before his death in 1942. He was Queen Victoria's last surviving son. These quality cannon were reputedly fired in salute at the Duke of Connaught’s wedding ceremony. The bronze cannon each measure 11 ½” overall length and are 10 Bore. The bores of each cannon are clean and their touch holes open. The cannon are working models of the weapons used on British War Ships in Napoleonic times (there are no visible manufacturer, date or proof marks). Each cannon is mounted on their original Mahogany wheeled deck carriages with blackened bronze fittings including thick rings on the left & right sides of each carriage which would be used for tying the cannon down prior to firing. Each cannon mounted on their carriages are 14 1/2" overall length and 9 1/2" wide. The price for this superb pair of bronze cannon with Victorian Royal connections includes UK delivery. NB. As antique black powder muzzle loading cannon no licence is required to own these items in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15200
£2,400.00

Original, 19th Century Oriental Cast Bronze Lantaka Merchant Ship Defence Deck / Rigging Cannon With Wooden Display Stand. Sn 15227 - 15227
Lantaka were a type of bronze cannon mounted on merchant vessels travelling the waterways of Malay Archipelago in the 1800’s. Their use was greatest in precolonial South East Asia especially in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The guns were used to defend against pirates. Many of these beautiful guns were mounted on swivels and were known as swivel guns. Small examples could be mounted in rigging and be fired hand held by Ship’s crew. This is an original 19th Century Cast bronze Lantaka Swivel Cannon. It is 26” in length . It has a 1” bore at the muzzle opening. It has a 5 ¾” long blackened iron mounting shaft with curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel. The shaft is intact and has no damage. The cannon barrel has a flared ornate muzzle. The barrel has fixed sights which are incorporated into the cast design which features stylised foliate motifs and birds within panels designs. Its aiming handle is hollow for adding an additional wood handle to assist aiming. The barrel is open and it has its original open touch hole. The Lantaka is complete with a later wood display stand which is 13” x 8 ½” x 7 ¾”. The stand is mounted with 2 decorative iron plates. The top of the stand is holed and fits the cannon’s spike snugly and allows the barrel to swivel freely. The Lantaka itself weighs 5.95 Kg. The stand weighs 3.11 Kg. The price for this historic Lantaka with stand which would make a superb display / conversation piece includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15227
£995.00

SOLD SOLD (20/04) *BRITISH WD NAVAL APPRENTICE PIECE* A Late 18th Early 19th Century Miniature 32 Bore Napoleonic Era Cannon With Proof / Inspection Marks On Wheeled Field Carriage. Sn 15170 - 15170
This cannon was made by Royal Navy engineering apprentices in the late eighteenth / early nineteenth Century at the Royal Naval College of Maritime Engineering in Manadon. This cannon along with another pair available separately on this website (stock number Sn 15171) were found in the Port Admirals office during the closing down of the Naval dockyard in Liverpool. The brass cannon measures 26 cm overall length and is approx. 32 bore. The bore is clean and touch hole open. The cannon is a working model of the weapons used in Napoleonic times and has a rubbed but visible ‘WD arrow Crown GR’ proof / inspection marks (illustrated). This cannon is also numbered ‘1896’. The cannon is mounted on its quality varnished wood field carriage with brass fittings and thick voided wood wheels with brass rims. The carriage has a brass turn screw at the breech end to adjust vertical elevation and as in the full size version, the cannon can be removed from the carriage by removal of brass pins attached to chains at the brass trunnion plates . The price for this superb miniature brass cannon includes UK delivery. NB. As antique black powder muzzle loading cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15170
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SOLD SOLD (16/04) *BRITISH WD NAVAL APPRENTICE PIECES* A Pair Of Late 18th Early 19th Century Miniature 32 Bore Napoleonic Era Brass Ships Cannon With Proof / Inspection Marks On Wheeled Deck Carriages. Sn 15171 - 15171
These cannon were made by Royal Navy engineering apprentices in the late eighteenth / early nineteenth Century at the Royal Naval College of Maritime Engineering in Manadon. They were found in the Port Admirals office during the closing down of the Naval dockyard in Liverpool. The brass cannon each measure 26 cm overall length and are .520” muzzle diameter (approx. 32 bore). The bores of each cannon are clean and their touch holes open. The cannon are working models of the weapons used on British War Ships in Napoleonic times and have rubbed but visible ‘WD arrow Crown GR’ proof / inspection marks (illustrated). Each cannon is mounted on their original varnished wood deck carriages with brass fittings and thick voided brass wheels. Each carriage has a wooden wedge with brass ring to adjust vertical elevation. The price for this superb pair of brass cannon includes UK delivery. NB. As antique black powder muzzle loading cannon no licence is required to own these items in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15171 NB These cannon were found in the same location as another miniature apprentice made cannon on a field carriage available separately on this website (stock number Sn 15170).
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SOLD SOLD (02/04) RARE, Collection Of 4 C1650’s English Navy 6 Pounder Cannon Balls Recovered By Royal Navy Divers From The Wreck Of HMS Dartmouth Stacked For Display on A Purpose Made Wooden Plinth. Sn 15172 - 15172
HMS Dartmouth was a small English frigate, one of six ordered by the Council of State on 28 December 1654 and built in 1655. At the end of July 1689 HMS Dartmouth, commanded by John Leake, managed to break through the boom on the River Foyle allowing the siege of Londonderry by forces of James II to be relieved. After a lengthy career in the Royal Navy, she was wrecked in the Sound of Mull on 9 October 1690, while on a mission to persuade the MacLeans of Duart to sign Articles of Allegiance to William III and Mary II. The wrecksite was identified in 1973 by divers from Bristol. This is a group of 4 original iron 6 pounder cannon balls recovered by Royal Navy Divers from the wreck of HMS Dartmouth. These balls are the last to be available, classified as antiques, as in 1990 permission to dive the wreck site was totally annulled. The balls are each approx 3 ¼” diameter. They have even patina and are stacked for display on a purpose made wood display plinth which has a wooden triangular frame nailed to the top which allows the balls to be stacked in the type of position they would have been stored in when ready for loading into a cannon. The stand measures 7”x7”x 1 ½”. When stacked on the plinth the balls and stand together measure 8” height. One side of the stand has its original paper label with typed lettering describing the HMS Dartmouth sinking, history surrounding the event and recovery of the balls by Navy divers. The price for this rare collectable piece includes UK delivery. Sn 15172
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**SOLD**LAYAWAY 16/1/18**Original, Small, Early 20th Century Oriental Cast Bronze Lantaka Merchant Ship Defence Deck / Rigging Cannon With Wooden Carriage. Sn 14866 - 14866
Lantaka were a type of bronze cannon mounted on merchant vessels travelling the waterways of Malay Archipelago in the 1800’s. Their use was greatest in precolonial South East Asia especially in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The guns were used to defend against pirates. Many of these beautiful guns were mounted on swivels and were known as swivel guns. Small examples could be mounted in rigging and be fired hand held by Ship’s crew. This is a beautiful original early 20th Century Cast bronze Lantaka Cannon. It is 16” in length. It has a ¾” bore at the muzzle opening. It has 1 ½” cast lugs either side of the barrel. The fluted cannon barrel is stepped to octagonal at the breech and it has a flared ornate muzzle. The barrel features stylised Dolphin designs and unknown heraldic device. Its butt is cast in the form of a Lion’s head. The barrel is open and it has its original open touch hole. The Lantaka is complete with a stained wood carriage which is 5” height, 3 ½”wide and 13 ½” length. The top of the stand is recessed to fit the barrel snugly. The sides of the carriage have ornate hand carved decoration. The Lantaka itself weighs 3.130 Kg. The carriage weighs 1.020 Kg. The price for this historic Lantaka with carriage which would make a superb display / conversation piece includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14866
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**SOLD**LAYAWAY 16/1/18**SOLD** Original, Small, 19th Century Oriental Cast Bronze Lantaka Merchant Ship Defence Deck / Rigging Cannon With Wooden Display Stand. Sn 14865 - 14865
Lantaka were a type of bronze cannon mounted on merchant vessels travelling the waterways of Malay Archipelago in the 1800’s. Their use was greatest in precolonial South East Asia especially in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The guns were used to defend against pirates. Many of these beautiful guns were mounted on swivels and were known as swivel guns. Small examples could be mounted in rigging and be fired hand held by Ship’s crew. This is a beautiful original 19th Century Cast bronze Lantaka Swivel Cannon. It is 15” in length indicating it would have been deployed in the rigging or used as a hand held weapon by crew. It has a ¾” bore at the muzzle opening. It has the correct 4 ¾” bronze mounting spike with cast curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel. The spike is intact and has no damage. The cannon barrel is stepped to octagonal at the breech and it has a flared ornate muzzle. The barrel has fixed sights which are incorporated into the cast design which features stylised serpent designs. Its aiming handle is hollow for adding an additional wood handle. The barrel is open and it has its original open touch hole. The Lantaka is complete with a later wood display stand which is 7 ½” tall and 7” at its widest point. The top of the stand is holed and fits the cannon’s spike snugly. The Lantaka itself weighs 2.6 Kg. The stand weighs 1.35 Kg. The price for this historic Lantaka with stand which would make a superb display / conversation piece includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14865
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RARE, Original, 17th / 18th Century, British / Eurpoean, 1 Bore, Cast Bronze Merchant Ship Quarter Deck Cannon With Iron Swivel Mount & Weathered Oak Beam Stand. Sn 14302 - 14302
RARE, Original, 17th / 18th Century, 1 Bore, Cast Bronze Merchant Ship Quarter Deck Cannon With Iron Swivel Mount & Weathered Oak Beam Stand. Sn 14302 This is a rare original bronze quarter deck swivel cannon in the British / European form made sometime in the 17th or 18th Century. It is 24” in length and has is 1 ¾” diameter at the muzzle opening (approx. 1 Bore). It has the correct 12” iron mounting spike with curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel. The cannon and spike have even aged patina and no damage. The barrel is open and it has its original touch hole. The rear of the barrel has a hollow tubular handle in which a wood handle would have been inserted for swivelling and aiming the cannon. The cannon is complete with a solid Oak section of beam. The weathered Oak beam measures 20” x 8” x 5 ½” and is holed at the top for the swivel spike which fits the hole snugly and portrays how the cannon would have been mounted on the deck of a Ship. The cannon weighs a hefty 18.1 Kg and the Beam 11.2 Kg (total 19.3 Kg). The price for this historic cannon with Oak beam which would make a superb display / conversation piece includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14302
£1,975.00

LARGE, Original, 19th Century Oriental Cast Bronze Lantaka Ship's Quater Deck Pirate Defence Cannon (Swivel Gun) With Wooden Display Stand. A 573 - A 573 / 14075
Lantaka were a bronze cannon mounted on the quarter decks of ships travelling around the Malay Archipelago in the 1800’s. Their use was greatest in pre-colonial South East Asia especially in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The guns were used to defend against pirates. Many of these guns were mounted on swivels and were known as swivel guns. The smaller ones could be mounted almost anywhere including in the rigging. This is an original 19th Century Cast bronze Lantaka Swivel Cannon. It is an unusually large example measuring 35 ½” in length and has a 1” diameter muzzle opening. It has the correct 5 ½” hinged bronze mounting spike with thick cast curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel which allows vertical elevation. The barrel is ornately decorated with foliate and geometric designs and it has a flared ornate muzzle. The barrel has fixed sights which are incorporated into the cast design. The centre section has 2 cast stylised Fish or Dolphin form handles. The barrel is open and it has its original open touch hole. The rear of the barrel has a tubular handle for directing fire. The Lantaka comes with a later, quality, purpose made heavy duty wooden display stand which fits the Lantaka spike snugly and allows it to freely rotate 360 degrees horizontally and positioning of the barrel up and down vertically . The Lantaka itself weighs a hefty 20.6 Kilos and the display stand 3 Kilos (23.6 Kilos together). This historic Lantaka would make a superb display / conversation piece. The price includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 573
£1,675.00

Large Iron Garden Cannons on Carriages - A 8
We have several large and very heavy ornamental garden cannons on carriages in black wrought iron. These look very nice in the garden. The price is for one but we do discount on pairs. ( Due to the weight UK delivery only by arrangement and at cost.)
£245.00
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