Beautiful Antique European Bronze Howitzer Model.
This type of model was used for decoration in Castles and Stately Homes. They usually replicate an existing full-size equivalent.
This example has a heavy bronze barrel cast in high relief with an armoured sword wielding warrior, the touch-hole formed as the open mouth of a grotesque head. It is trunnion mounted on its original hardwood galloper type carriage with iron reinforcing mounts and studded and iron bound wooden spoked wheels.
The carriage with old worm damage but Very Good Condition overall.
It is around 200 years old.
OA 63cm, Brl 25cm
£1495 + £25 P&P