A little Okimono-style Netsuke I picked up recently.
Is this a comment about the little devils of war taking a short break? The shape of the gun barrel tells us that this Netsuke cannot be older than Armstrong cannon making an appearance on Western ships.
Post by tanegashimatomurata on Jun 27, 2015 15:32:43 GMT
Notice from the trunnions that the barrel is not properly located on the carriage, either the barrel is being lifted onto the carriage or it is being taken off the carriage, thus the use of the forked stick by the first demon.
Hello all. The position of the trunnions is quite normal. During the eighteent and nineteny century whilst ML`s were in use it was common to have two sets of cap squares for the trunnions to sit in. the forward set were for the fireing position the rear set for traveling. The rear set spred the wight more evenly when the gun was limbered up and made it less likly to jump it`s pintle and uncouple. As for the fork? a set of shearlegs is neded to move the tone+ of barrel from one to the other set of cap squares. PSJ