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Cast iron miniature cannon, Japan, Satsuma, Meiji era

Cast iron miniature cannon, Japan, Satsuma, Meiji era


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1910: Item # 1139110

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Very small cast iron signal or gun powder cannon, raised on two cast iron wheels. There is a small mark of a cross in a circle, the crest of the Satsuma family in the south of Kyushu, and underneath there is an unidentified mark, that could be read ‘ten’ (heaven) or perhaps simply A.
Japan, Meiji period, around 1900.
Length ca. 10.5 inches.