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18th/19th Century Lantaka with Original Carriage

1.6" bore, 47" flared barrel, no S/N. Bronze body and yoke, wood carriage. Overall length 54", weighing about 125 pounds. Trunions 2.5" in diameter, extending 1.5" from the barrel. 5.5" aiming handle extending from breech. Back half of canon with spiral twist pattern, large touchhole and large front sight. Carriage 26" in length. Consignor's notes indicate the gun is of Portuguese manufacture and dates to the 1600s. While potentially Portuguese, the canon appears to be circa 1800.

Condition:

Very good. Bronze with a deep greenish patina showing moderate oxidation, stoning and discoloration. Bore moderately oxidized and pitted. Carriage very good.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,880
09/12/2018

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