RUSSIAN BRONZE MODEL OF TSAR CANNON

$5,500

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Unknown maker, late 19th century

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Description

RUSSIAN PATINATED BRONZE MODEL OF TSAR CANNON

Unknown maker, late 19th century

Realistically cast as a model of the famous Russian cannon (see note)

Hight 4 in. (10,2 cm), length 6 1/8 in. (15,6 cm)

CONDITION:

Some wear, areas of rubbing to patina. Good overall condition.

NOTE:

In 1586 Russian Tsar Feodor Ivanovich, son of Ivan the Terrible, commissioned a huge cannon. Also known as the Tsar’s Cannon, weighing almost 40 tons it was intended as a showpiece of Russian military might and engineering. It is decorated with reliefs, including one depicting Tsar Feodor Ivanovich on a horse. The cannon is located within the walls of the Moscow Kremlin next to the Tsar Bell, a similarly massive bell thought never to have rung. Per the Guinness Book of Records it is the largest bombard by caliber in the world.

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