18th century. 9” length with tapered tube mounted at the center with finely detailed double dolphin hangers and tapered trunnions. The butt and muzzle with exaggerated rings. The breach with Dutch East India Company mark in raised relief. Finely cast, almost certainly in Holland and traded in Indonesia where it was used as small rail gun effectively equivalent to a pistol, for close contact with raiding boarders. Mounted later in Indonesia, on a brass wheeled wood carriage as was commonly done with lantakas of all sizes. 10” overall.



Stock Number: FNS5827

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