Falconet


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Falconet

 

a term applied to ordnance with calibers from 45 to 100 mm, used in armies and navies from the 16th to the 18th century. The first Russian falconets were cast in 1547 and weighed 250 kg. During the 18th century the term “falconet” was used in several armies to refer to regimental cannons with calibers between 45 and 55 mm. Falconets fired lead balls and were hauled by one or two horses. In the navy, falconets were used on oared vessels and yachts.

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At this juncture, however, the 'Falconet' essay is instructive precisely because it does not include the term that could have succinctly bundled together the notion of the origin of art, its internal coherence and its mode of operation that are worked out in the essay.
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The Falconet: This eye-catching 17th-century field gun is decorated with wrought-iron motifs.
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The commission is compared with the large orders for dinner services from Catherine the Great (1729-96)--the 3,000-piece service given to her favourite Count Gregory Orloff in 1771, designed with assistance from the renowned French sculptor Etienne Maurice Falconet, is represented by a tureen by Roettiers, of Paris, from the Metropolitan Museum's permanent collections.
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