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Blunderbuss: O.130-1879

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Blunderbuss

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Blunderbuss, lockplate engraved faintly with the East India Company's merchant's mark (heart-shaped cartouche in quarters, with letters 'E', 'I' and 'C', surmounted by the figure '4') with date 1725.

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1879) by Taylor, Robert, MA

Dating

Production date: AD 1725

Note

The donor, Robert Taylor, described this as a 'Brass blunderbuss, received in the disarming of Jounpore [Jaunpur]. It bears the company's mark with date 1725.' Taylor's euphemistic reference to 'disarming', most likely refers to Jaunpur's part in the so-called 'Indian Rebellion' of 1857, an uprising against the rule of the East India Company.

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.130-1879
Primary reference Number: 207607
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 12 January 2016 Updated: Wednesday 28 July 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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