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VOC Cannon, 1 pounder Pieter Seest 1757. 

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VOC Cannon Steen & Borchhardt, Provenance Visser Collection. Pictured and described on Page 170-171, Ordnance VII, The Visser Collection. 

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VOC Cannon 3/4 Pdr. I.N.D. Provenance Visser Collection.

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Bronze 'signal' Cannon marked 'OH', 'Oost-Indisch Huis' 1757 

This is an very scarce bronze model ‘signal’ cannon made by Pieter Seest Anno 1757. Pieter Seest (1755 - 1781) was born in 1716 in Holstein and appointed foreman in the gun-and bell foundry in Amsterdam in 1755. This model cannon were made for example to give away to shareholders and clients who participated or gave instructions for making the big guns. This cannon was a gift that has been given to the Directors or Clients of the Ostindisch Huis (Oost-Indisch Huis). The cannon has the markings ‘ OH ‘( Oost-Indisch Huis ) with the Amsterdam town mark, further it marks Pieter Seest Anno 1757. This is a very scarce and early Seest ‘signal’ cannon that once was the property of the Headquarters of the VOC Amsterdam.

The East India House ( Oost-Indisch Huis ) is a building in the center of Amsterdam as management and administration served for the Amsterdam Chamber of the Dutch East India Company (VOC 1602 - 1798). In addition to the meetings of the 20 directors of the Amsterdam Chamber, were also usually the meetings of the ‘Heren XVII’, the 17-member central administration of VOC. The Oost-indisch Huis was the first building that was built specifically for the VOC. Not for sale. 

 

 

 

 

 

 Dutch 'Museum model' of a bronze 'rifled bore' front loading field cannon with limber

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VOC Cannon 3/4 Pdr. Chamber Rotterdam, 18th Century, C. Crans

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