Antique Bar Shot
Bar shot cannonballs were used to destroy the sails, rigging and even masts of wooden ships. It would spin whilst in flight and do far more damage when hitting its target than a traditional cannonball. This is a pair of full sphere bar shot with amazing patina - likely been on the bottom of the sea for many decades! Made entirely from cast iron, they are heavy and often mistaken for something a weightlifter would use. Very evocative of a brutal yet fascinating part of maritime history. Early 19th century. Price is for the pair.
H: 6cm W: 22.5cm D: 6cm