Object Title

3 pr gun

3 pr gun

Date

1685

Object Number

XIX.82

Provenance

From the Indian disarmament of 1859 following the Indian mutiny. Presented by the Indian Government in 1861 (Hewitt, 1859 Inv.,p.9 No 294).

Physical Description

The first reinforce bears the cypher of the Amsterdam Division of the Dutch East India Company and is incised with the Amsterdam town mark. The base ring is stamped 488 and inscribed C.FREMYME: F: A: LODAMI: Ao: 1685 (C.Fremy me fecit Amstelodami anno 1685). There are dolphins, and the chase girdle is ornamented with a band of foliage

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 57 in (144.8 cm), Overall lenght: 62 in (157.5 cm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

2.7 in (6.9 cm)

Associations

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.52.

Notes

'Claude Fremy'
Chief bell and gunfounder in Amsterdam from c.1682 to 1699. A gun signed by him and dated 1694, also bearing the cipher of the Dutch East India Company, was recovered in 1970 from the wreck of one of their ships, the Hollandia, which sank off the Isles of Sicilly in 1743. Another gun by Fremy is in the Museo del Ejercito, Madrid, No.3901.