Lot 5003

A bronze Italian breech-loading naval gun, 16th century

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A83s | Live auction | 725 Lots

Hammer price € 6,200

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A bronze breech-loading gun with distinctive, greenish-brownish patina and traces of incrustations. Barrel in 8 cm calibre with cannon muzzle and lateral trunnions. A vacant escutcheon applied to the top. Removable breech block with angular handle. Lateral slit-shaped holders for the insertion of a wedge, the base of the breech with round opening. Length 117.5 cm, weight 98.4 kg.

Provenance: From an old German private collection, acquired in the 1960s.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 726 lots and starts on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 5001 - 5727. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.