Lot 403
Gilt Bronze Meridian or Noon Day Gun, 19th century

the marble base with etched sundial and mounted with gnomon, aritculated lens bracket and model cannon, height 7.8" — 19.7cm


Est. $500/700
Realised: $1020
Auction Date: 11/09/2017


Note: A sundial cannon, sundial gun, noon cannon or meridian cannon, also noonday gun is a device consisting of a sundial incorporating a cannon with a fuse lit by the rays of the sun through an overhead lens, causing the cannon to fire at noon when properly oriented along a north-south axis.


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