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18th C. Bronze Cannon w/ Wood Stand from Macao
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Description
East Asia, China, Macao (Macau) during its Portuguese occupation, ca. 18th century CE (bronze), 19th century CE (wood). A large, ornate, cast bronze model cannon. The surface is decorated with floral and leaf motifs, Greek key motifs, and relief discs and bulbous projections. Several Chinese characters are inscribed across the middle of the piece. The cannon rests on arms that end in floral terminals, and has a special wooden stand made for it. A fascinating reminder of colonial history. Size on wooden stand: 11.5" L x 3.5" W x 7.55" H (29.2 cm x 8.9 cm x 19.2 cm)

Provenance: private Los Angeles County, California, USA collection; ex-Bill Scollard collection, 1950-2007; ex-private Japanese collection, 1894-1950

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Condition
Dark patina on the bronze, with very nicely preserved details. The wood is probably a bit newer, from the 19th century, and is also in nice condition, with a dark patina and some light signs of wear on its edges.
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18th C. Bronze Cannon w/ Wood Stand from Macao

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
Jul 05, 2018
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0199B: 18th C. Bronze Cannon w/ Wood Stand from Macao

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Est. $2,000 - $3,000Starting Price $800
Ancient | Ethnographic | Fine Art
Jul 05, 2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0199B Details

Description
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East Asia, China, Macao (Macau) during its Portuguese occupation, ca. 18th century CE (bronze), 19th century CE (wood). A large, ornate, cast bronze model cannon. The surface is decorated with floral and leaf motifs, Greek key motifs, and relief discs and bulbous projections. Several Chinese characters are inscribed across the middle of the piece. The cannon rests on arms that end in floral terminals, and has a special wooden stand made for it. A fascinating reminder of colonial history. Size on wooden stand: 11.5" L x 3.5" W x 7.55" H (29.2 cm x 8.9 cm x 19.2 cm)

Provenance: private Los Angeles County, California, USA collection; ex-Bill Scollard collection, 1950-2007; ex-private Japanese collection, 1894-1950

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#136489
Condition
...
Dark patina on the bronze, with very nicely preserved details. The wood is probably a bit newer, from the 19th century, and is also in nice condition, with a dark patina and some light signs of wear on its edges.

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