A Gentleman`s Brass Gun Turret Desk \ Cufflinks Box

A Gentleman`s Brass Gun Turret Desk Cufflinks Box

Code: 10955

Dimensions:H: 7.5cm (3")W: 22cm (8.7")

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An interesting Hand Made Brass Gentleman`s Desk or Cufflinks Box, made by Pierre Gallou circa 1960, who was First Master and Armourer on the French Naval Ship Jean d`Arc.  The Jean d`Arc was built in 1930 and after the war made 27 world tours in a diplomatic and teaching capacity.  She was decommissioned in 1964, Pierre Gallou made 3 round the world trips and made the box in the workshops on board.  The attached black and white photographs show pictures from the ship`s year book for 1963, with Gallou in the front row, 3rd from right.

The spring-loaded lid is activated by pressing the guns down and the gun rotates on the wooden base.