Antique 18th Century Spanish Bronze Naval Gun Cannon Thunder Mug Mortar
Antique 18th-century Spanish cast bronze naval signal - saluting cannon Mortar (Thunder Mug) of a typical design with a handle.
A tapered two-stage barrel, with a reinforcing ring swelling towards the muzzle, with a pronounced, molded, flared muzzle. It rests on a prominent turned round (breech) base with a pan raised and a touch-hole (vent).
This type of mortar cannon, "Thunder Mug," was used on ships in the 17th and 18th centuries to salute and signal the port of their arrival.
Height: 15.5 cm (6.1 inches).
Width at the widest point, including handle and pan: 15 cm (5.91 inches).
Diameter of the base: 12 cm (4.72 inches).
Diameter of the bore: 2.5 cm (0.98 inches).
Depth of the bore: 14 cm (5.51 inches).
CONDITION: In its original untouched condition, with an old patina, it shows age and heavy use, they are two holes at the lower part of the barrel. Please see all 12 pictures in the listing as they are part of the object's condition description.
WEIGHT: Approximately 7 kg (15 pounds).