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A PAIR OF BRONZE THREE POUNDER SHIP'S CANNON, 19TH CENTURY

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R50000 - R70000

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R340000

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A PAIR OF BRONZE THREE POUNDER SHIP'S CANNON, 19TH CENTURY

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One bearing the name FALCON, each with bronze muzzle plug, one carriage with distress
each barrel 92cm long
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Accompanied by a letter from The Armouries, HM Tower of London addressed to Capt. Charles Struben, dd 29th April 1953, in which the Assistant to the Master of the Armouries provides some information regarding the name Falcon. In the letter he states that Lord Yarborough, the Commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron had a number of vessels named Falcon in the 19th century.
In 1829 Lord Yarborough went on a cruise with the Channel Fleet in his then named yacht Falcon which was fully armed. The yacht later went to China and became an opium clipper. The letter does state that the information 'is far from definite but may anyway form a basis for surmise'.

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Auction Date: 20th Jun 2022 at 2pm

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