Spanish Bronze 7-1/2″ Eprouvette Mortar Dated 1799

£12,500.00

SN 3232. This beautiful bronze mortar has age patina and fine markings as can be seen in photos. Monogram of King Ferdinand VII is engraved over vent and cannon’s name in a banner of unknown translation. Baseplate is engraved around border “No. 3232”, “SEVILLA IDE DICIEMBRE DE 1799” manufactured at Seville, December 1, 1799 . Base is Numbers 173. Eprouvettes historically were used to measure quality of gun powder by shooting a projectile and measuring the distance fired as the Eprouvette has a fixed angle and the projectile is of an exact weight.

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