FRANCE ÉPOQUE LOUIS XV
PAIR OF BRONZE CANONS
Bronze with brown patina, blackened wood and wrought
iron H. 23 cm, W. 36 cm, D. 60 cm
This pair of Valliere type cannons features bronze tubes engraved with a coat of arms and added handles in the shape of dolphins. The mount is made of blackened wood with wrought-iron mounts. Gifts, arsenal models or toys, these "small artillery models" were very fashionable in the 18th century.
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