Object Title

2.4 in gun

2.4 in gun

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

XIX.101

Provenance

Taken at Ahmednuggar, Bombay Presidency, together with No. XIX.102 in 1803 by the force commanded by General Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington. Presented in 1856 by the East India Company together with Nos.XIX.91, 102, 120 (W.O.44/724).

Physical Description

The piece is long and slender and the trunnions are placed weell forward of the usual position. The muzzle is in the form of a tiger's head; the chase is plain except for traces of an inscription in Arabic. The long reinforce to the rear of the trunnions is divided into four zones of contrasting ornament; a chevron pattern, a design of interlacing circles each with a quatrefoil in the centre, spiral ribs, and at the breech, lozenges. The area of the vent is covered by an inset rectangular iron plate, no touch hole being visible. The cascabel button is missing

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 96 in (243.8 cm) Weight: 7 cwt (355.6 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

2.4 in _ (6.1 cm)

Associations

Places India

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976., No.212, p.157.

Notes

Compare the gun cast by Batana Rajavesh in 1729/30 (1651S) for King Bhringi Narayan Shiv Singh (Sotheby's 29 April 1993 lot 419).