A PAIR OF MODEL FIELD GUNS DATED 1647, GERMAN OR DUTCH
with multi-stage tapering bronze barrels cast with foliage, raised astragal mouldings and a pronounced moulding at the muzzles, the chases dated and with a vacant armorial shield beneath an heraldic helm, well formed cascabels each with pomegranate button, dolphin lifting handles and plain trunnions (small dents): on their oak carriages with brass and iron mounts and spoked cambered wheels (small losses), the cheeks each painted with an early inventory number 'No. 12'
42.6 cm; 16 3/4 in barrels
2.0 cm; 3/4 in bores
By tradition from Windsor Castle, as stated in an old inventory
The property of a Lady, sold Christie's, 18th July 2002, lot 290
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