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VOC Cannon, 1 pounder, C. Crans, 1747, Provenance Visser Collection. 

This cannon was produced in 1747, for the Amsterdam department of the 'Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie', by Cyprianus Crans Janszoon. Described and pictured on Page 8, 64, 77, 93, 94, 118, 119, Ordnance VII, The Visser Collection, Catalog nr. HV C76. 

The cannon is in very fine condition, completely original and untouched. Has never been restored. Beautiful bore, cast around the core, never drilled out.

Has various markings with a beautiful 'raised letters' VOC-A logo. Clear Amsterdam 'inspection' mark. Most of the other markings (C. CRANS. I.Z.A. 1747) can be read, although weak from wear in some areas.    

The gun carriage is made of American pine, with handmade ironwork. Made after the drawings from the archives of the VOC. The  carriage is numbered identically with the Visser catalog number '76'. 


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Price: Collection MS Antique firearms






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