Indonesian Bronze Cannon on Elmwood Bed

A very interesting mid-size bronze cannon of Indonesian production for European East India merchants. The barrel displays a rare mix of European and Asian elements. The overall shape conforms with 16th century Portugese ordnance, but the coat of arms is purely decorative, and the rear is formed like a Lantaka's, to take up a wooden grip.

Length of barrel: 115cm (ca. 45"), weight incl. carriage ca. 85kg (187lbs.). Calibre 1/2 lb. The carriage was made of elm wood by Willy Schroeter.

Item A370. 10.000EUR.

Arabic inscription on the barrel

Lifting rings shaped like sea beasts

Ornamental coat of arms

Barrel base, shaped like a Lantaka's

 

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