Model Ship’s Cannon
I spotted this model cannon at the Townsville Maritime Museum, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The barrel is cast and bored. Nicely detailed, particularly the barrel decorations. My understanding is that such exuberant decorations on the original cannons would have been very costly, and not used on naval ships. But they were sometimes commissioned by pirates who were spending their ill gotten gains.
The staff very kindly allowed me to reposition it for the photographs, and I am very happy to give the museum a thumbs up for some most interesting displays.