Rare Cannon Money Mounted on Carriage

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:1,000.00 USD Estimated At:0.00 - 0.00 USD
Rare Cannon Money Mounted on Carriage
2,000.00USD+ (400.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Mar 12 @ 13:20UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
Lot: 4290
Title: Rare Cannon Money Mounted on Carriage
Description: Rare and famous 19th Century Cannon Money used in Borneo, Brunei. This model is made of heavy brass by the Portuguese in the late 19th century. These ceremonial cannons were fired during weddings, births, and visits of important people. They were also used in trade.
While similar to the Opitz specimens earlier in this sale, this particular piece is of exquisite design and mounted on a cannon carriage. It is one of the Finest we have seen. Quiggin pp.261-62, Fig. 116; Opitz p. 100.
Low Estimate: 2500
High Estimate: 3500
Pedigree Collection: Ex: Ken Hallenbeck Collection, Kagin’s Auctions 3/20:4046 where it brought $3,120.