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L.: 130 cm - Dia.: 23 cm (the cannon)
Dim.: 135 x 71 x 62 cm (the cannon incl. wooden mount)
Presented on a later custom-made wooden base.
CAROLUS II - MAG. BRIT
FRA. - ET HIB REX
ANNO REGNI SUI XXXV
DN GEORGIU LEGGE BARO
REI TORMENT RIA BELLICAE
- An important Belgian private collection.
- Acquired from a fisherman in 1966, as one of two fished up examples from the North Sea.
Ref.: (all references below are graceously offered to the buyer on behalf of the seller)
- Valentin Vermeersch, Gids Gruuthuse, Brugse Stedelijke Musea 1969, p. 96. (see added images)
- Exhibition catalogue Britannica te Brugge, 1966, p. 65, no. 32. The example in the collection of the Bruges' Gruuthuse Museum, is the second example dug up by the aforementioned fisherman in 1966. (see added images)
- A correspondence letter with conservator A. Janssens de Bisthoven, dated 1967.