Status Cannon ~Peace Symbol~ Borneo antique miniature - For Sale
Status Cannon ~Peace Symbol~ Borneo antique miniature
Brass / bronze. Length: 30 cm / 11.8 inches Diameter(largest point): 4 cm / 1.6 inches Weight: 1.2 kg After packing 2 kg / 4.4 lb Late 1800s collection. The art of metal-casting was known in the Brunei Sultan te as long as the 16th century. Early trade with China, India and the Middle East may have ushered in the craft along with the forms and decorative motifs. Feature: A miniature cannon with touch-hole, sight and rare dolphin handles, I tip this to be once an important currency AND a symbol of peace during the barter trading period, simply due to the fact that the cannons bore is solid all the way reaching the touch-hole.