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Model Cannon, Germany, 17th century
Model Cannon, Germany, 17th century
Model Cannon, Germany, 17th century
Model Cannon, Germany, 17th century Model Cannon, Germany, 17th century Model Cannon, Germany, 17th century

Model cannon, Germany, 17th century

Length overall: 81 cm.
Length bronze barrel: 52,5 cm.
Width: 34 cm.

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Miniature cannons served a variety of functions. Some were constructed by gun founders in order to advertise their abilities to prospective clients. Other examples owned by young princes were used to fight mock battles as part of their education for becoming future military leaders. Finally, a third group of cannons served to deliver salutes, both among military circles and for entertaining purposes. Due to its elaborate design it can be assumed that this example was ordered for the amusement of the nobility.

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