Object Title

7 pr mountain gun and carriage - 7 pr Blakely RML Mountain Gun

7 pr mountain gun and carriage - 7 pr Blakely RML Mountain Gun

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XIX.913

Provenance

Purchased from dealer David J Hansord & Son, 31 May 2001. 2001. Hansord claims to have imported it from Spain, where it had been owned by the Spanish Royal family, 'mounted at one of the family's palaces during the Civil War' (verbal account only')

Physical Description

Made of steel

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 477

Calibre

2.75 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Serial number: 477, and name on trunnion

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

A photograph of the very same gun is in both the Blakely and the Vavasseur works photo albums in Southwark local studies library. Probably unique as 19th century gun carriages are pretty rare; no surviving gun like this by Blakely exists nor do any original Blakely carriages of any nature.