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Order of Sale Pictures Naval, Travel & Exploration

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Sailor Art




Collectables, Fittings & Diving 145-179 Wednesday 30 April (Limited View Only)






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Lot 27 (Detail)








Fishing Boats

The Walmer Lifeboat making a rescue off the Goodwin Sands


Watercolour heightened with bodycolour

5 x 10in. (13 x 25.5cm.)

Signed ‘WFM’ and dated ‘1864’ (lower right)


12 x 19¼in. (30.5 x 49cm.) £200-300



A Cutter of the Royal Navy


Oil on canvas

Hauling the Sheets

13 x 15in. (33 x 38cm.)



Signed and dated ‘H.S. Hopwood / 91’ (lower left) 11 x 20½in. (28 x 52cm.) £600-800




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5. δ GREGORY ROBINSON (BRITISH, 1876-1967) “Taeping” Watercolour Signed ‘Gregory Robinson’ (lower right) with artist’s label to verso, and inscribed on mount 14¾ x 10in. (37 x 25.5cm.) £200-300

5 6. THOMAS LUNY (BRITISH, 1759-1837) Teignmouth, Devon Oil on Panel Signed and dated ‘Luny 1814’ (lower left), artist’s label (faded) to verso 8½ x 11¾in. (22 x 29.5cm.) £1200-1800

6 7. A.K. BRANDER (BRITISH, 19TH-CENTURY) The Merchantman “Wood” underway off a headland Oil on canvas Signed ‘A K Brander’ (lower left) 24 x 37in. (61 x 94cm.) £800-1200

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8. WILHELM MELBYE (DANISH, 1824-1882) A Brig under shortened sail at dusk Oil on canvas Signed ‘V. Melbye. 1879.’ (lower left); inscribed Vilhelm Melbye Pinx 1879 on stretcher 9 x 14in. (23 x 36cm.) £700-900


9. EDWIN HAYES (BRITISH, 1820-1904) Fishing Boats off Granton Harbour, Edinburgh Oil on canvas Signed ‘E Hayes’ (lower left) 9¼ x 13½in. (23.5 x 34cm.) £800-1200


10. AFTER THOMAS WHITCOMBE (BRITISH, LATE 18TH-CENTURY) A Merchantman in two positions Oil on canvas 35½ x 44¼in. (90 x 112.3cm.) £1000-1500



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11 11. CIRCLE OF WILLIAM ANDERSON (BRITISH, EARLY 19TH-CENTURY) Man O’War off the coast; Landing the catch Oil on panel Each 10½ x 14in. (27 x 36cm.) (2, a pair) £600-800

12 12. DE SIMONE (ITALIAN, 19TH/20TH-CENTURY) Fair and Foul portrait studies of S.Y. “Semiranis” off Naples Gouache Both signed and dated ‘1912’ and inscribed ‘S.Y. Semiranis’ (lower left and right) 17¼ x 29½in. (44 x 75cm.) (2, a pair) £800-1200

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A Steam Yacht underway off Naples

Men of War in the Bay of Naples



Signed and dated ‘De Simone 1906’ (lower right)

14 x 19in. (35.5 x 48cm.)

15¼ x 20in. (39 x 51cm.)


£300-500 16. 14.



A Royal Naval Battleship off the Grand Harbour, Valetta, Malta

The Cable Layer “Colonia” 1902


Signed ‘W.B. Clibborn’ (lower left)

Signed and dated ‘G. D’Esposito 1899’ (lower left)


12¾ x 16¾in. (32.5 x 42.5cm.)

10½ x 15¾in. (26.7 x 40cm.)


Built by Wigham Richardson (later Swan Hunter) in 1902 for the Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Co Ltd, Colonia registered nearly 8,000 tons when launched. Converted in 1928 to a whaling ship, she was under the name Sudmeer when she was torpedoed and sunk by aircraft in October 1944.





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Sir Thomas Lipton with his America’s Cup challenger “Shamrock” taking the salute off the Statue of Liberty at dusk, 1899

“Thetis” entering Newport Harbour

Oil on canvas

Oil on board Signed ‘..Thompson’ (lower left), artist’s title to verso

Signed ‘TFR Thompson ©’ (lower right) 17½ x 23½in. (44.5 x 59.5cm.)

9½ x 11½in. (24 x 29cm.) £700-900

£2000-3000 20. δ

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TIM THOMPSON (BRITISH, B. 1951) Hot Pursuit in Heavy Seas

French Six Metre Yacht, cruising in company with a Four Masted Clipper

Oil on canvas

Oil on canvas

Signed and dated ‘TFR Thompson ©’; artist’s title to verso

Signed ‘..Thompson’ (lower left), artist’s title to verso

21½ x 29½in. (54.5 x 75cm.)

7¾ x 9½in. (19.5 x 24cm.)




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The Cargo Ship “Cromer”

“Alexandra” in gale, January 9th 1882, Malta to Corfu

Oil on canvas

Signed and dated ‘J.D. McLean ‘82’ (lower right); and inscribed as per title on old stretcher

Signed, inscribed and dated ‘A.J. Jansen R’Dam ‘25’ (lower right)

15½ x 19¾in. (39.5 x 50cm.)

14¾ x 22¼in. (37.5 x 56.5cm.) £250-350 22. ALFRED J. JANSEN (DUTCH, 1859-1935) Passenger Ship “Malines”

Built at Chatham and commissioned at Flagship Mediterranean in 1877, Alexandra (named after the new Princess of Wales) was the last ship to mount full broadside armament below deck, and the first to deploy high-pressure cylindrical boilers which drove her 9,490 tons equipped with 21-foot screws to 14.5 knots - the fastest warship in the world at the time. In 1891 she became flagship to the R.N. reserve at Portsmouth, then a mechanical training ship in 1903 and was sold in 1908.


Oil on canvas Signed, inscribed and dated ‘A.J. Jansen R’dam ‘25’ (lower right) 14 x 22in. (35.5 x 56cm.)



The Mediterranean Squadron drying its sails Oil on canvas Signed ‘H.J. Morgan’ (lower right) 15½ x 29in. (39.5 x 74cm.) £400-600




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‘Salud’ (Spanish Brig)

HMS ‘Bellerophon’, 44-gun Warship, off Cowes, 1820, Launched Greenwich 1796

Oil on canvas

Watercolour heightened with bodycolour

Signed ‘Tim Thompson’ (lower right), artist’s title to verso

Signed twice ‘Tim Thompson’ (lower left/lower right)

19¾ x 23¾in. (50 x 60.5cm.)

7¼ x 10¾in. (18.5 x 27cm.)


£400-600 26. δ TIM THOMPSON (BRITISH, B. 1951) The Heat of Battle, French Frigate v English Cutter Oil on canvas Signed ‘Tim Thompson’ (lower right), artist’s title to verso 19¾ x 23¾in. (50 x 60.5cm.) £400-600

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Intelligence [B efore Trafalgar]

The fleet under the command of V:A: Lord Hood at Spithead 1791 Watercolour on card


3 x 4¾in. (7.6 x 12cm.)

Initialled ‘E.A.I.’ (lower left), and inscribed ‘Intelligence’ (lower right); with artist’s inscription to verso reading Lord Nelson’s Inshore Squadron giving him the “Intelligence” that the French Fleet hath put to sea E.A. Inglefield; and ?owner’s name, Grenville 12½ x 17in. (32 x 43cm.) Inglefield led one of the earliest expeditions to discover the fate of the missing arctic explorer, Sir John Franklin, setting out in July 1852 in command of Lady Franklin’s private steamer, Isabel. Upon reaching the Arctic, he took the opportunity to survey Greenland’s west coast and much of Baffin Island’s eastern coast. He retired in 1885 and devoted his time to paintings and watercolours, becoming Chairman of the Arts Section of the Chelsea Naval Exhibition of 1891, at which he also exhibited.


This interesting miniature watercolour appears to have been removed from a midshipman’s log and details the two lines of ships present at this review, each craft numbered corresponding to a key below, and which included many of the principal ships of the day, including Victory, Cumberland, Vanguard etc.

£250-350 32. 19TH-CENTURY WATERCOLOUR C OLLAGE THOUGHT TO D EPICT THE ACTION BETWEEN ALCESTE AND ACTIVE AGAINST PERSANNE, 29TH NOVEMBER 1811 Built up in layered paper with silk rigging over painted sea and sky 14½ x 19¾in. (37 x 50cm.). Framed and glazed



General Sir Thomas Graham’s expeditionary force coming ashore near Algeciras, across the bay from Gibraltar, in February 1811 Wash over pencil, on watermarked paper for ‘Whatman, 1811’ 10½ x 16¾in. (26.5 x 42.5cm.) £200-300



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Two drypoint etchings of H.M.S. Victory


Signed ‘W.L. Wyllie’ (lower left)

The Victory entering Portsmouth

6 x 10in. (15 x 25.5cm.)

Drypoint etching


Signed in pencil ‘W.L. Wyllie’ (lower left)


8½ x 19¼in. (21.5 x 49cm.). Framed and glazed Provenance: with Chris Beetles, 1988

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ROWLAND LANGMAID (BRITISH, 1897-1956) H.M.S. Victory (in her last resting place)


Signed etching with drypoint

WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE R.A. (BRITISH, 1851-1931) The Victory entering Dry Dock

6 x 7in. (15 x 18cm.); together with another similar -- 6 x 8½in. (15 x 21.5cm.)

Drypoint etching


Signed in pencil ‘W.L. Wyllie’ (lower left)


Plate size 8½ x 12½in. (21.5 x 32cm.). Framed and glazed Provenance: Wyllie Gallery, London. £300-500


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41. THE ANGLO-DUTCH FLEET A Journal Of The English and Dutch Fleet, Commanded By Admiral Russel. “From June 23rd, the time of their sailing from Torbay, to August the 10th, the time of their returning to said Bay, 1691...In a letter from an Officer on board the Lenox in Torbay, to a Person of Quality in Chelsea…”. A very rare booklet comprising the full account of the Officer, relating the events of pursuing the French Fleet for seven weeks along the coasts, and describing an action near Ushant, where 8 of the 40 French ships were taken. Lot also includes two small, original, separate and maps of the town of Brest and adjacent coasts, dated 1693, which were visited during the voyage. The account comprises the entire booklet, consisting of 4 pages (29” of Column Space in total), in a complete and genuine issue of A JOURNAL OF THE ENGLISH AND DUTCH FLEET, dated August, 21st, 1691 37.

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printed by C.&W. Galabin, London, and comprising lists corrected for each month, with pink and blue inserts for special announcements of naval interest, bound in a single volume, later blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine -- 6 x 6in. (15 x 15cm.)


£150-250 38. STEEL’S NAVAL LIST, 1810 printed by P. Mason with monthly updated lists bound as one between later blue cloth board with gilt titles to spine -- 6½ x 4¼in. (16.5 x 11cm.) £150-250 39. NAVAL LISTS printed by W. Clowes for John Murray for 1834; 1841 and 1844, bound in one volume with cloth boards (later); together with original newspaper issues comprising the Edinburgh Advertiser for 7/12/1798 detailing the capture and treatment of Capt. Edward Berry on the Généreux plundered of every article save the clothes on their backs..; The Lancaster Gazette for 21/12/1805 with reports of Nelson’s body arriving off Deal (.. His Majesties ship, with their flags half staff high..) and Napoleon’s military defeats by the Austro-Russian armies; The London Chronicle for 13/5/1806 with a lengthy description of Benjamin West’s picture of the “Death of Nelson”; and two late 19th-Century photographs of a crowd at the launch of a rambowed battle ship [unidentified]; and a glass lantern slide of HMS Queen Elizabeth (7, a lot) £200-300 40. ‘THE GLORIOUS BATTLE OF THE NILE..’ published April 1st, 1800 by Bunney & Gold on wove paper, an allegorical print showing the British Lion spearing the French Cockerel; flanked by the ships’ and captains’ names in cartouches terminating with a foul anchor, plate -- 10 x 13in . (25.5 x 33cm.); together with ‘Admiral Lord Nelson of the Nile’, printed 1799 by G. Riley, Old Bailey; Short Account of Lord Nelson’s defeat of the French at the Nile entitled ‘Panorama Leicester Square’; a memorial print after De Koster, 1806; and a manuscript letter written from the ?revenue cutter Hawke, dated Nov 24th, 1810 addressed to ‘Messrs Cobb & Son, Margate’ stating that the author was detained for having a little contraband spirits in my possession.. (5)

“ A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, performed undr the Directions of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in his Majesty’s Ships. The Resolution and Discovery, in 1776, 1777, 1778, and 1780...”. an excellent and lengthy article, in three volumes, covering the epic, and at the time secretive voyages to the Pacific, upon where at the end in 1799, he meets his death in Hawaii. The report is full of details regarding the voyages themselves as well as the discovered lands, flora,fauna and natives. Upon the death of Cook himself, full details are given of the surrounding events of the day, based on the reports of Captain Clerke. In all, 88” of Column Space, in three complete and genuine issues of THE LONDON CHRONICLE, dated the 13th and 18th of July, and 9th of September, 1784 £300-400 43. THE FIRST FLEET A Series Of Articles, All Relating To Transportation To Botany Bay. “It is said, that ships are to proceed annually to Botany Bay with convicts from several gaols in the kingdom. Those, who are in the high road to this new settlement, should be reminded that there are no ale-houses and no gin-flops are to be found there. To work or starve will be the only alternative…”. The article continues, as well as notification of a sentencing to transportation (in all, 3” of Column Space), and a bonus descriptive article on Cook’s voyage to America on the Adventure (4” of Column Space), in a complete and genuine issue of THE MORNING POST AND DAILY ADVERTISER, dated November 1st, 1786; together with “The Botany Bay scheme is by no means given up, nor is the departure of the ships that are to carry over the convicts retarded. They are to sail about Christmas, as first proposed by the Government. The greatest difficulty the Government has to contend with, in prosecuting the undertaking, is the expense…”. Some articles relating to the Governmental side of transportation, the domestic difficulties contended with relating to felons, as well as a new code of laws laid before the King for the new settlement. Also an article relating to a challenge by the Dutch to the settlement at Botany Bay, as well as a sailing notice for the ships to prepare at Spithead. In all 7¾” of Column Space, in two genuine and complete issues of THE SALISBURY AND WINCHESTER JOURNAL, dated October 30th, and November 27th, 1786 (3) £300-400



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“ …On the 28th, the Cabin of Captain Bligh, who commanded the Bounty, was forcibly entered by the Officer of the Watch, assisted by three others, who dragged him instantly to the Deck, menacing his life, if he attempted to speak. His Endeavours to bring back the Conspirators to their Duty proved of no avail. Each of the Desperadoes was armed with a drawn Cutlass, or fixed Bayonet; and all their Musquets were avowed to be charged!….” A most detailed and excellent lengthy article describing the details of the mutiny on board the Bounty, as well as Captain Bligh and the Officers’ epic voyage to Timor. The account also extends to the survivors’ consequent passages, and some background on the chief mutineer, Fletcher Christian. An extensive and newsworthy article (Page 2, Columns 1-2, 15” of Column Space), all in a complete and genuine issue of JACKSON’S OXFORD JOURNAL, dated March, 20th, 1790; together with “…Extract of a Letter from a midshipman, aged sixteen, on board His Majesty’s ship Bounty, commanded by Captain Bligh, now on her voyage to Otaheite…” A lengthy article describing the outward bound voyage of the Bounty, sent from the Cape of Good Hope, before departing to Van Diemen’s Land, 10 months prior to the mutiny. The letter describes the various ports of call, with descriptions of natural features, wildlife, and weather, and eventually the illness, storms, and deteriorating conditions on board. A long and descriptive account, (Back Page, Columns 1-2, 18” of Column Space, in a complete and genuine issue of THE CRAFTSMAN; OR, SAY’S WEEKLY JOURNAL, dated December, 6th, 1788

A Series Of Papers Relating To The Anglo-Dutch Fleet Under Lord Exmouth. “…A record of the glorious result of our success at Algiers, in the solemn declaration of the Dey Of Algiers, by which the practice of condemning Christian prisoners of war to slavery is formally and for ever renounced….”. Several papers all related to the events surrounding the famous bombardment of Algiers, in 1816, in which Lord Exmouth ended the practice of white slavery in the Mediterranean, freeing some 3000 slaves, and put an end to the activities of the Barbary Pirates. The papers cover some of the acts of hostility that led to the punitive expedition, with reports of the bloody engagement itself, as well as referencing the results of the action. In all, 45” of Column Space, in 9 complete and genuine issues of THE TIMES, dated August 28th, September 3rd, 6th, 10th, 14th, 18th, 19th, 26th, and 30th, 1816





(9) £400-600 46. THE NAUTICAL MAGAZINE AND NAVAL CHRONICLE published by Simpkin, Marshall & Co., London for 1832, 1833, 1834, 1837, 1838, 1840, 1841, 1843, 1844, 1847, 1849, 1850, mostly bound between blue gilt hard covers with decorated spines -- 8½ x 5½in. (21.5 x 14cm.)

47. “BIOGRAPHIA NAUTICA: OR, MEMOIRS OF THOSE ILLUSTRIOUS SEAMEN TO WHOSE INTREPIDITY AND CONDUCT THE ENGLISH ARE INDEBTED FOR...” BY DR. J. CAMPBELL, AND JOHN KENT, PUBLISHED BY J. WILLIAMS, DUBLIN, 1785 in five volumes with plates, rebound in modern brown cloth; together with an illustrated dictionary of trading areas for 1844 (6) £150-250 48. DR. JOHN CAMPBELL: ‘THE HISTORY AND LIVES OF THE BRITISH ADMIRALS..’ printed for John Stockdale, London, 1813 in eight volumes with dedication to Prince Regent, armorial owner’s plates inside covers, fine leather boards with decorated gilt spines (8) £250-350 49. COL. CYRIL FIELD: ‘BRITAIN’S SEA SOLDIERS’, A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL MARINES PUBLISHED BY LYCEUM PRESS, LIVERPOOL, 1924, WITH FOREWORD BY EARL BEATTY, VOLUMES 1 AND 2; 48

together with Jane Blumberg’s History of the Royal Marines between 1914-1919, bound as a set with decorated blue cloth boards and gilt title spines -- 11 x 9in. (28 x 23cm.) (3) £150-250

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50. A QUANTITY OF NELSON-RELATED PRINTS: comprising four coloured engravings by Worthington after Bromley for the ‘Battle of the Nile/Boarding the San Josef/ Storming a post at San Juan/Pursuit of the Bear’; ‘The Death of Nelson’ after J.M.W. Turner; ‘Relics of Trafalgar’ after C.W. Nicholls, all mounted; and a loose coloured print of ‘Lady Hamilton’ after Romney (7) £100-150 51. “Whitby”: A CAPTAIN COOK ADVERTISING POSTER, CIRCA 1935 After Fred Taylor(?) and entitled Capt. Cook embarking 1776 Coloured lithograph laid on canvas -- 39½ x 49½in. (100 x 126cm.) £1000-1500 51 52. ARCHIVE OF NAPOLEONIC-ERA LETTERS BY LIEUTENANT JOHN UMFREVILLE comprising twenty-four autograph letters written in a fair-florid hand, many written to his sister Margaret and other family members and giving an animated report of his life in the navy and of what he sees or hears about war with France: We have arrived here after a Cruise of 4 Months off the Coast of Spain, Havin{g} taken 4 Prizes of which one is a recaptured East Indiaman called The Lord Nelson...; his views on Napoleon: Bonaparte is not so fond of Smiling English Powder and Shot as Many people suppose... he has a great number of dangers to encounter before he can get a footing on british land...; his postings, professional hopes, the patronage of the Duke of Northumberland, prize money matters and other naval news and gossip etc; together with a quantity of other family letters on miscellaneous matters including five autograph letters of encouragement by the Duke of Northumberland; one by Lord Melville; and one by E.R. Pickering recording an Umfreville sword, approximately 100 pages, remains of seals and postal marks, broadly 1798-1820 (a lot) £800-1200

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53. AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY REVERSE GLASS PICTURE COMMEMORATING THE DEATH OF LORD NELSON by J. Hilton, published May 18th 1806, depicting Lord Nelson standing aboard Victory and giving his last orders to Captain Hardy -- 10 x 13½in. (25.5 x 34.5cm.) Le Quesne, L.P. Nelson Commemorated in Glass Pictures, published by Antique Collectors Club 2001, p.59, No. 36.


53 54. AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY COMMEMORATIVE REVERSE GLASS PICTURE OF NELSON published 21st November 1805 by J. Hinton and entitled Admiral Lord Nelson, giving his last orders to Cap. Hardy -- 14 x 10in. (35.5 x 25.5cm.) Le Quesne, L.P. Nelson Commemorated in Glass Pictures, published by Antique Collectors Club 2001, p.39, No. 17.


54 55. AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY REVERSE GLASS PICTURE COMMEMORATING THE DEATH OF LORD NELSON published by W.B. Walker, 20th January 1806, depicting an allegorical scene of Nelson’s tomb -- 10 x 13½in. ( 25.5 x 34.5cm.) Le Quesne, L.P. Nelson Commemorated in Glass Pictures, published by Antique Collectors Club 2001, p. 62, No. 39.


55 56. AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY REVERSE GLASS PICTURE COMMEMORATING THE DEATH OF LORD NELSON published by P. Stampa & Son, 1st of December 1806, depicting an allegorical scene of Neptune holding the dying Nelson, with Britannia looking over -- 10 x 13½in. (25.5 x 34.5cm.) Le Quesne, L.P. Nelson Commemorated in Glass Pictures, published by Antique Collectors Club 2001, p.56, No. 76.

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57. A 19TH-CENTURY CAST IRON ‘NELSON’ STICK STAND now polished and depicting a full length figure of the Admiral standing atop a pair of hippocampus, inscribed to base NELSON with removable shellwork drip tray and rubbed border stick support impressed to back with registered design number 114928 (1888/9) -- 31 x 19½in. (79 x 49.5cm.) £700-900

57 58. A 1905 COMMEMORATIVE CENTENARY CLOCK FOR LORD NELSON comprising a wooden fretwork surround with stylised anchor, helm etc., mounted with gilt-brass anchors, containing roundels of Nelson, Victory and Trafalgar quotations, the continental 8-day clock mounted on a wooden base within domed glazed cover -17 x 12in. (43 x 30.5cm.) £400-600 58 59. AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY COMMEMORATIVE LORD NELSON TRIBUTE SAMPLER stitched onto a light green velvet ground within coloured silk laurel border with gilt paper trophy to top, mounted within an early 19th-Century gilt frame. Overall measurements -20½ x 15½in. (52 x 39.5cm.) £300-400

59 60. HAMILTON’S ATTITUDES: ‘DRAWINGS FAITHFULLY COPIED FROM NATURE AT NAPLES AND WITH PERMISSION DEDICATED TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR WILLIAM HAMILTON...’ Frederick Rehberg, Rome, 1794, twenty-four plates of Emma Hamilton recreating the principal Characters in the PLAYS of RACINE, in their proper costume..., bound between contemporary grey card covers with gilt title to spine -- 13 x 10in. (33 x 25.5cm.)




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with 9½in. tapering brass barrel, fully bored, the touch hole with platform for ignition mechanism, mounted on stepped mahogany naval-type truck with traditional black elevation, set on to polished brass sliders, pin mounted to swivelling platform on original oval base with wooden ball feet -- 17½in. (44.5cm.) diameter

with 9in. bored brass barrels, set on stepped wooden carriages, flanking a pyramid of carved wooden canon balls attached to scored deck plinth -- 19in. (48cm.) wide



62. A 19TH-CENTURY ORNAMENTAL NAVAL GUN with 9½in. tapering barrel attached to stepped wooden carriage with wooden trucks and chock elevation and blocks and tackle -12in. (30.5cm.) overall

constructed in three sections with shaped mouthpiece and bell with remnant paint residue -- 11in. (28cm.) high £150-250


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65 65. AN HISTORICALLY INTERESTING EARLY 19TH-CENTURY TELESCOPE MAGAZINE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN USED BY THOMAS GRAVES R.N. ON SURVEYING MISSIONS TO SOUTH AMERICA AND THE MEDITERRANEAN BETWEEN 1827-1853 signed on the back-plate Thos. Jones Charring Crofs, with 2½in. objective lens, 42in. lacquered-brass main tube inscribed Thomas Graves R.N., eyepiece with rack-and-pinion focus, interchangeable tubes with astronomical shade accessories, dew cuff, tripod stand with endless tangent screw circumferential adjustment, contained within original fitted case with substantial carrying handles to ends and lid, overall measurements -- 5¾ x 45½ x 9½in. (14.5 x 115.5 x 24cm.) An apprentice, then employee of Jesse Ramsden,Thomas Jones moved to his Charing Cross premises (No.62) in 1816 and remained there until 1850. He was also telescope maker by Appointment to the Duke of Clarence, later William IV. From 1831 he was signing his instruments ‘Jones & Sons’ when his son, also Thomas, joined the business, indicating that this lot was sold between 1816 and 1830 - precisely when Graves would have been looking for a good quality and versatile instrument for his work. Capt. Thomas Graves (1804-1856) entered the navy in 1816, obtained his first commission on 30th April 1827 and joined the survey ship H.M.S. Adventure under Captain Philip Parker King, that August bound for South America. A talented seaman as well as naturalist, five years later he had risen sufficiently to be given his own command (first the Mastiff; then Meteor and Beacon) and spent the rest of his career surveying the Mediterranean. In 1846 he joined the Ceylon at Malta and advanced to the rank of Captain where he assembled a formidable team of scientists around him including Edward Forbes, Professor of Natural History at Edinburgh University. They completed surveys at up to 230 fathoms - the deepest undertaken at the time, and also conveyed to England a collection of carved and inscribed ancient marbles recovered from the ruins of Xanthus by Sir Charles Fellows. In 1853 Graves was made Superintendent of the Ports at Malta, however it seems he had some altercation with a local boatman that left him so incapacitated he was placed on half pay and died of his wounds on 28th August 1856 - whilst the boatman was tried for murder, the navy lost one of its most talented surveyors. His name however lives on in several species named in his honour, including Pompilus gravesi and Cascellius gravesi.


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66. JOHANN BAPTIST HOMANN: NOVE ANGLIA SEPTENTRIONALI AMERICAE IMPLANTATA ANGLORUMQUE COLONIIS FLORNTISSIMA.. NUREMBURG, CIRCA 1720 OR LATER engraved hand-coloured map on laid paper with watermark, plate -- 19½ x 23in. (49.5 x 58.5cm.) £700-900


67. ‘AMERICÆ - EXQUILETA & MAGNIO ALIQUOT MENSIUM PERICULO LUSTATA ET IAM RETECTA FRETI MAGELLANIC FACIES...’ CIRCA 1720 OR LATER early hand-coloured map, plate size -- 14 x 18½in. (35.5 x 47cm.) £400-600


68. W. & J. MOUNT & T. PAGE: ‘A NEW CHART OF THE SEA COAST OF SCOTLAND WITH THE ISLANDS THEREOF..’ CIRCA 1756 hand-coloured map on laid paper -- 19 x 21in. (48 x 53.5cm.) £400-600

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panoramic map surveyed by Collins with presentation cartouche to the Mayor, conjoined sheets of laid paper lightly hand-coloured with ships of the Royal Navy firing signals etc. in the mouth of the Severn, plate -- 16¼ x 37in. (41 x 94cm.)

engraved by M.A. Lotter and printed on laid paper, depicting the positions of the English and French fleets, with twelve-part dual language description of the action down each side, cartouche beginning Superiorite Britannique.., hand colouring (later), plate size -- 19 x 19in. (48 x 48cm.) Framed and glazed


£100-150 70. CAPT. GREENVILE COLLINS: ‘DARTMOUTH..’, CIRCA 1700 OR LATER hand-coloured map engraved by F. Lamb on laid paper, cartouche dedication to ...Lord Dartmouth, Mr Generall of his Majesty’s ORDNANCE &c..., plate -- 18 x 23in. (46 x 58.5cm.) £300-500



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72 (Detail) “Portion of crew of Eira - Aug 1882” 72. BENJAMIN LEIGH SMITH: A QUANTITY OF EARLY ARCTIC EXPLORATION PHOTOGRAPHS, CIRCA 1881-2 comprising eight 5 x 7½in. sepia prints secured to annotated album leaves and including a view of the Dutch arctic exploration schooner Wilhelm Barents; views of Smith and the crew aboard the Eira and Hope; landing party views of Eira’s boats with ‘table cloth sails’; together with a further nine images from the West Indies and views aboard H.M.S. Fantome, laid to paper pages within an unused accounts book for 1885-6 -- 9 x 14¾in. (23 x 37.5cm.) Benjamin Leigh-Smith (1828-1913) born to wealthy non-conformist parents, he trained as a lawyer but was wealthy enough to indulge his fascination with the Arctic. In 1880 Smith built the auxiliary brigantine Eira in which he sailed from Peterhead, but because of mist and pack ice failed to make Jan Mayen or east Greenland. Learning that ice on the north coast of Spitsbergen made it impossible to pass Amsterdam Island, he made for Franz Josef Land, recently discovered (in 1873-4) and only partly mapped. He reached and named May Island in August, adding the south-west coast of the new land to the chart. He also made some additions to the chart of the east coast of Spitsbergen. For these discoveries he was awarded the Patron’s Medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1881. His paper on the voyage of 1880 was read at a meeting of the society and its importance agreed. In 1881 the Eira sailed from Peterhead and sighted Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land, but on 21 August the yacht was nipped between pack ice and land floe off Cape Flora, and sank within two hours. The crew lived in a makeshift hut, built from materials they had previously deposited on Bell Island, for ten months, before taking to their boats in June 1882 for the homeward passage. They reached Novaya Zemlya where they met the Hope, commanded by Sir Allen W. Young, who had been sent to find them following considerable speculation in England as to their whereabouts. The whole crew landed safely at Aberdeen at the end of August 1882, having survived the winter because lack of provisions led them to live on a much healthier diet of fresh meat, and because of Smith’s quiet leadership. Back in England, Smith gave £1000 to the Royal Geographical Society in gratitude for the mounting of the search party. In 1882 he was made an honorary fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. He made no further Arctic expeditions, and revoked the bequest of £80,000 he had left to the Royal Geographical Society in 1887, in frustration at their neglect of polar exploration. Nonetheless, in 1892 he worked with the Society to promote scientific investigation of the Antarctic.


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comprising a silver teaspoon with crest and with further fragments of a large spoon and part handle, and a regulation naval button, contained in fitted plush-lined leather case and tray (missing lid) -- 6½in. (16.5cm.) diameter, and with manuscript vellum provenance regarding H.M.S. Lutine and the raising of these artefacts in 1859, signed John Heron Hill

with 7in. enamel dial, black steel hands, subsidiary seconds and slow/fast lever over ‘XII’, single winding arbor to chain fusee movement, contained within a shagreen-covered brass bulkhead case with repairer’s scratch-marks for ‘RRS Discovery 36’ inside, with hinged port, stamped around the recess ring H.M.S. DISCOVERY / R.F. SCOTT. 6 AUG. 1901, mounted on a circular wooden plaque for wall hanging, the top of the clock with white metal plate engraved H.M.S. DISCOVERY CAPTAIN SCOTT TERRA NOVA EXPEDITION 1910 -- 10½in. (27cm.) diameter Discovery had several designations over the years and was ‘S.Y.’ when acquired by Scott, who then used ‘S.S.’ (having failed to get the Royal Navy to officially sanction the expedition, he couldn’t use ‘H.M.S.’, but confusingly managed to fly the R.N. white ensign by being a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron - the only yacht club granted this privilege); King George V conferred ‘R.R.S.’ in 1925 which she carries to the present date. The earlier exploration vessel Discovery (ex-Bloodhound) was designated H.M.S. as it was an R.N.-lead expedition, so it’s hardly surprising this clock, thought to have been removed as a souvenir, has incorrect punch marks. The scratch-markings inside are perhaps more telling insofar as they are very faint and are typical of the type used by clock repairers who, faced with a bench of similar movements, needed to record which case went with which movement, the ‘36’ being the year it was serviced.

£150-250 75. A RARE LATE 19TH-CENTURY SET OF CAULKING IRONS FROM CHATHAM DOCKYARD comprising fifteen steel irons, some stamped with maker’s marks and/or Chatham Dockyard, contained within a sturdy wooden box with shaped sliding seat acting as lid, stamped inside A HICKS CHATHAM with Government broad arrow mark -- 10¾ x 12¼in. (27.5 x 31cm.) £150-250


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A SMALL EARLY 19TH-CENTURY (?)DIRK BY READ & CO., DUBLIN with 5½in. polished-steel blade, brass guard, turned ribbed ebony handle, brass scabbard signed Read & Co., Makers, Parliament St., Dublin, with belt stayed to reverse -- overall length 10¼in. (26cm.) 76



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of GRVI regulation pattern with 32in. etched steel blade, gilt-brass half-basket hilt inscribed on the thumb-piece C.A. Dawes, RN, bullion cord and tassel, contained within regulation scabbard of issue inscribed to top Presented by the Officers & Men of H.M. Submarine “TIGRIS”, February 1941 -- 38in. (97cm.) overall

with 8in. steel blade, brass disc guard, tapering ivory handle terminating in a gilt-brass lion’s mask -- overall length 11½in. (29.3cm.) (lacks scabbard)



The ‘T’ Class submarine Tigris was launched shortly after War broke out in October 1939 at Chatham Dockyard. She enjoyed a busy career and sank a number of Axis merchantmen (including the Norwegian Richard With which was lost with 101 Norwegian lives) and the Italian submarine Michele Bianchi. She left Malta on 18th February 1943 and was last sighted on the 24th and believed to have been sunk in a depth charge attack on the 27th by the German submarine chaser UJ2210. C.A. Dawe was an engineering officer aboard Tigris who achieved seniority on 1st February 1941 - his shipmates giving him this sword. By December that year he had transferred to Sturgeon and two years later was located at the Scottish submarine base Ambrose in Dundee, home of the 2nd/9th Submarine Flotillas.

£700-900 77. AN EARLY 20TH-CENTURY ROYAL NAVAL MASTER-AT-ARMS SOLID HALF-BASKET HILTED SWORD with 31in. etched steel blade stamped ‘S.T. LONDON MADE’, black wire-bound fish skin grip with stepped pommel, regulation bullion loop and scabbard as appropriate -- 37¾in. (96cm.) overall Lit: May & Annis: Swords for Sea Service, HMSO, 1971, Sword No. 382 Vol 1, p.48; Vol 2 Plate 45.



78. Ø AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY MIDSHIPMAN’S DIRK unsigned, with 8in. blued and gilt steel blade, turned ivory handle capped with gilt brass lion’s mask finial, and contained in brass scabbard with frog loops -- 12in. (30.5cm.) overall



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81. RICHARD GURNELL (BRITISH, LATE 19TH-CENTURY): A SET OF FOUR MENU DESIGNS FOR H.M.S. “HANNIBAL”, JUNE 28TH 1902 depicting: H.M.S. “Victory”; R.Y. “Alberta”; The “Britannia” in the Solent; and H.M.S. “Britannia”, each with signal pennants to left, each -- 8 x 6in. (20.5 x 15cm.) (4) £150-250

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82. A WINE GLASS FROM THE ROYAL YACHT OSBORNE a facet-cut glass engraved with Prince of Wales’ yacht cypher inscribed ROYAL YACHT OS BORNE -- 4½in. (11.5cm.) £100-150


ENGLISH SCHOOL, MID 19TH-CENTURY Spithead Review, 1856 with the R.Y. “Victoria & Albert” steaming through the lines Watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour Signed ‘J Taylor’ (lower left) with artist key to principal vessel below Watercolour 9 x 21in. (23 x 53.5cm.) £300-500

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THE SHIP’S BELL FROM THE FLOWER CLASS CORVETTE H.M.S. CONVOLVULUS (1940) cast in brass with iron clapper, moulded rim, black-filled lettering, moulded shoulder with crown and remnant part of suspension bracket -- 13¾in. (35cm.) high Ordered just before the declaration of War in 1939, Convolvulus was built at Bristol by Charles Hill & Sons. Launched in 1940, she was commissioned on 26th February 1941, issued with the pennant number K45, and served with the 36th Escort Group under the command of Lieutenant Richard Sinclair Connell RNR. She formed part of Convoy HG-76 from Gibraltar to the UK, in which four U-Boats were sunk for the loss of four ships (from a total of 32) and which is now regarded as a turning point for the allies in the Battle of the Atlantic. She was scrapped at Newport on 5th October 1947.



A SHIP’S BELL FROM THE PATROL SHIP P63 (1917) of typical form, inscribed to front as per title, with remnant suspension crown -- 11in. (28cm.) £100-150 88. A PART SET OF NAVAL COPPER RUM MEASURES comprising half gallon stamped VR, one pint stamped GR, half pint stamped VR, and a gill stamped GR (4) £200-300

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with long shaft with wooden handle, bowl and spout -- 40½in. (103cm.) high overall

cast in brass and depicting a harpooned submarine with the legend Aut Victor Aut Victus HMS Wastwater, mounted on a lozenge-shaped wooden display board for wall hanging; together with a manuscript book of standing orders commencing 1st June 1943 and proceeding through the ranks, countersigned and stamped as read by the officers, and also containing a typed sheet with instructions for disposal of ‘secret matter’ if captured by the enemy, bound in cloth boards with HMSO label to front inscribed Standing Orders / For Officers Only, together with a letter of provenance to Capt. John Storey (Capt. from April 1943) for both items


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(2) Wastwater assisted with the capture of U570 in August 1941. Although the submarine had destroyed her code books and enigma machine, these had already been acquired from U501. The submarine was in such good condition that it was absorbed into the Royal Navy as HMS Graph. The distinctive ship’s badge included with this lot must have been a one-off commissioned by the Captain to celebrate this brush with fame. According to the letter of provenance, this and the book were with the family of Capt. Storey until recently.

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90 90. δ PAUL WRIGHT (BRITISH, B.1947)


H.M.S. “Invincible”, 1914


Watercolour, heightened with bodycolour


Signed ‘Paul Wright’ (lower left) 16¾ x 24½in. (42.5 x 62cm.)

comprising: unofficial badge-type examples in sterling silver for Adventure; Glorious; Indus; Canada; Dauntless and HMTB 110; gold examples for Valiant; Aurora; Lance; official badge types in sterling silver for Raleigh and Argonaut; sterling silver profile types for Royal Arthur; Kenya; and the Swedish Navy’s Sundsvall; a gold profile for an early submarine and a brass late 19th-Century cruiser; and silver-backed full enamel examples for Hood; Sydney and Ajax

£800-1200 91. A MALTESE EMBROIDERED SILK TABLECLOTH COMMEMORATING THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND, 1916 the bright-yellow ground inscribed at centre Present from Malta / 31st May 1916 / Present from the War, flanked by Allied flags, the border with eight detailed battleships under steam and comprising Queen Mary; Indefatigable; Trubulant [sic]; Warrior; Black Prince; Defence; Tipperary; and Invincible, the edge trimmed with gold braid and silk tassels -- 50 x 54in. (127 x 137cm.)

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93. A 19TH-CENTURY PHOTO PANORAMA OF THE GRAND HARBOUR AT VALETTA, MALTA composed of four conjoined 7 x 5in. sepia tone photographs, the lower edge showing as range of sailing ship masts, contained within a later mount -- panorama 7 x 37in. (18 x 94cm.) £300-500 94. AN HISTORICALLY INTERESTING BUILDER’S PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM FOR THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA ISSUED BY JOHN BROWN & CO. LTD., CIRCA 1953 comprising approximately seventy 10 x 8in. black and white photographs showing the vessel before, during and after construction, each dated and numbered, together with a further eight loose images showing rooms fitted and ready for use, contained within a quarter calf cloth album, stencilled JOHN BROWN & CO LTD NO. 691 -- 9 x 11¾in. (23 x 30cm.) £1200-1800

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95. AN INTERESTING SEAMAN’S PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM FROM H.M.S. EURYALUS, 1940-44 APPROXIMATELY containing numerous images including direct hits of warships, German paratroops, Junkers dive bombers in action, guns firing, crew preparing ammunition, air attacks on Malta convoys, prisoners of war, the sinking of the Italian cruiser Bartolomi by H.M.A.S. Sydney, the sinking of H.M.S. Gloucester and others mixed in with shore side photographs of locations including Alexandria and Palestine, pasted onto black card pages with white India ink titles, contained within black cloth album embossed H.M.S. EURYALUS -- 9½ x 12in. (24 x 30.5cm.) £250-400

95 (Part: “Italian attack on convoy bound for Malta, March 22nd 1942”)

96. ‘DIE NORDSEE’: AN HISTORICALLY INTERESTING WORLD WAR II KRIEGSMARINE CHART DETAILING UK EAST COAST MINEFIELDS, 1943 published by Giesecke & Devrient, Berlin 1937 for Oberkommando Kriegsmarine, numbered ‘44’, with purple counter-stamp dated ‘26 Aug 1943’ and second red stamp signed and dated in red ink for 1943, red ruled ?patrol lines and pencil markings, coffee/ink splash marks -- 31½ x 42in. (80 x 107cm.) £150-250 96 97. H.M.S. FORMIDABLE: A QUANTITY OF SIGNALS AND EPHEMERA, CIRCA 1 941/2 THOUGHT TO R ELATE TO OPER ATIONS ‘TORCH’ AND ‘PEDESTAL’ kept by A. Eagland and comprising a diary with entries from January 1st to February 18th 1941, detailing times of blackout, daily routine, weather conditions etc., and a service book with loose enclosures comprising an unsent letter home in the event of loss, a copy of The Times of Malta, 5th August 1943, a quantity of copy naval signals on pink copy papers concerning submarine sightings, torpedoes, engagements with the enemy, vessels burning, etc., mostly dated between 1942 and 1943, with other associated ephemera and a framed official copy signal from Mountbatten announcing the surrender of Japan, dated 14 September 1945 (a lot) It is understood that Eagland was a Signal Lieutenant aboard the carrier Formidable and so had access to interesting signals, which he appears to have kept for his own diversion post war. Operation ‘Pedestal’ was the British operation to re-supply Malta, 9-15th August, 1942; Operation ‘Torch’ was the British-American invasion of North Africa 8-16 November, 1942.

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103. AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OFWAR MAHOGANY AND STRAWWORK BOX the plain polished exterior fitted with hinged lid and drop-front with straw work-covered drawers with carved bone handles, compartments and mirrors, overall measurements -- 12½ x 14½ x 10in. (32 x 37 x 25.5cm.) closed 100


Probably the result of a private commission - the box appearing to be a good quality example, converted and lined by the prisoners. It is known commissions were undertaken - the Governor of Norman Cross near Peterborough had his telescope covered and it remains on display in the town’s museum.


with 2in. brass barrel mounted on bone gun carriage trimmed with white metal, with bone wheels and ammunition chest, mounted on lined ebony base with carved bone balustrading -8in. (20.5cm.) wide




101. Ø A 19TH-CENTURY SCRIMSHAW-DECORATED IVORY SNUFF BOX the hinged lid depicting a profile of a Man-Of-War -- 4in. (10cm.) diameter £200-300

104. THREE SMALL 19TH-CENTURY WHALEBONE FIDS of typical tapering form, one with shaped head, two drilled with eyes, the largest 6¼in. (16cm.) long; together with an inlaid wooden sailorwork tool of unknown purpose, of tapering form, inset near head with heart and diamond motif, the handle with copper zig zag design -- 20in. (51cm.) long (4) £250-350


103 102. A SET OF 19TH-CENTURY, PROBABLY WHALER-MADE, BONE DOMINOES contained within pinned bone box with sliding lid, decorated in ink with two girls scrumping apples -- 3¼in. (8.3cm.) diameter £100-200


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A MID 19TH-CENTURY SAILORWORK WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER with triangular-section head, plain shaft and faceted end piece incised 1857 -- 4½in. (11.5cm.) £250-350


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110. Ø A 19TH-CENTURY MARINE IVORY RIDING CROP with barley-twist shaft, hardwood dividers and finely carved horse-leg handle with pinned shoe, a woven leather crop attached to end. The stick -- 20in. (51cm.) high £250-350 111. A WOOD AND TWINE B O’SUN’S ‘STARTER’ with knotted twine handle, malacca wood shafts with twine linking, terminating with heavy brass end-piece -- 19½in. (49.5cm.) extended £100-150 112. A 19TH-CENTURY MARINER’S FID AND KNIFE SET the fid of typical tapering form with ebonised handle, steel knife with marine ivory finial lashed to fid with sealed twine -- 18in. (46cm.) diameter This rare survivor shows how a sailor might safely transport his fid and knife, the nature of their lashing suggests these have now been together for over a century.







106. Ø A 19TH-CENTURY MARINE IVORY AND WOOD WALKING STICK the plain tapering mahogany shaft with carved marine ivory handle in the shape of a lady’s leg with polka dot stocking and buttoned boot -- 36½in. (92.5cm.) high £300-500 107. Ø A 19TH-CENTURY WHALEBONE, ROSEWOOD AND MARINE IVORY WALKING STICK the tapering and fluted shaft terminating with L-shaped handle inset with contrasting rosewood bands -- 35½in. (90cm.) high £500-800 108. Ø A 19TH-CENTURY BALEEN AND MARINE IVORY RIDING CROP the baleen shaft squared and twisted towards lion’s head finial with silver cuff under and at tip -- 33in. (84cm.) long; together with a sailor-work marquetry wood picture depicting a schooner underway off a lighthouse -- 7 x 11in. (18 x 28cm.) framed and glazed (2) £250-350 109. Ø A 19TH-CENTURY WHALEBONE AND MARINE IVORY WALKING STICK with plain to fluted shaft, ebony cuff and fluted marine ivory knob handle -- 35½in. (90cm.) high £400-600

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113. Ø A NARWHAL TUSK (MONODON MONCEROS), CIRCA 1935 with emergent corkscrew taper (two repaired fractures) -- 96in. (244cm.) long; Danish CITES number 361018 £5000-8000 114. Ø A NARWHAL TUSK (MONODON MONCEROS), CIRCA 1930 with emergent corkscrew taper -- 86in. (218.5cm.) long; Danish CITES number 361039 £5000-8000 115. Ø A NARWHAL TUSK (MONODON MONCEROS) SECTION, CIRCA 1940 of typical tapering form, missing section towards tip -- 67in. (218.5cm.) long; Danish CITES number 321681 £2000-3000 116. 19TH-CENTURY WHALING TOOLS comprising a long steel flensing knife with wooden shaft; and a steel flensing spade with wooden shaft -- the knife 82in. (208cm.) long (2) £500-700 117. A 19TH-CENTURY SAILORWORK SCRIMSHAW-DECORATED PAN BONE PLAQUE depicting a typical whaling scene off a headland with six-man whalers from two British ships harpooning sperm whales, within a decorative border pierced at top with two suspension holes -- 6½ x 13in. (16.5 x 33cm.) £2000-3000






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incised over both sides and depicting American whaler Deborah underway, the verso depicting a lady seated by a memorial -4¾in. (12cm.) high. 277g.

constructed from twine-covered rope coated with Turk’s head knot linking piece -- 9½in. (24cm.) high; together with a wooden tiller with ropework grip



119. Ø A 19TH-CENTURY PAIR OF SAILORWORK SCRIMSHAWED WHALES’ TEETH incised overall with designs comprising Napoleon III, a fashionable lady, a youth and a girl in an oval cartouche and two unfinished female heads -- 4¼in. (11cm.) high. Combined weight 408g. (2) £200-300 120. A MID 19TH-CENTURY AMERICAN SAILORWORK WHALEBONE BUSK incised over one side and depicting two architectural structures and a twin-funnelled paddle steamer flying the American flag to the middle -- 15½in. (39.5cm.) wide £300-400 121 (Part) additional images online at


125. A 19TH-CENTURY SAILOR’S CHEST WITH CANVAS COVERED LID, PAINTED ON THE INSIDE WITH THE PROFILE OF A BARQUE IN FULL SAIL, ENTITLED SHIP MARION LIGHT BOAT signed to the lower left A. Anderson, ditty box compartment top left, the lid painted with a lighthouse and sailing yacht, the chest painted externally and inscribed under lock AMcK / A.G., the ends with ropework beckett handles -- 18½ x 37 x 19in. (47 x 94 x 48cm.) £600-800

123 123. A GOOD MID 19TH-CENTURY SAILOR’S WOOLWORK PICTURE with busy depiction of sail/steam squadron under way, worked in coloured wool with black cotton rigging, mounted in original maple frame -- measurements including frame 18½ x 26¼in. (47 x 66.5cm.) £800-1000






worked in brightly coloured wool and depicting the Royal Arms flanked with flags and patriotic symbols, with profile of a ManOf-War in full sail above, contained within period maple frame -- measurements including frame 28¼ x 42in. (71.5 x 106.5cm.)

heavily constructed in teak with substantial brass hinges and lock, the lid with inset brass plaque inscribed NO. 5. PERRY GRACE ROYAL NAVY, the ends with carved handle fittings and brass corner strapwork to lower edges -- 16½ x 19½ x 25½in. (42 x 49.5 x 65cm.)


£400-600 127. AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY BRASS TOBACCO BOX of oval form, inscribed on both sides and depicting a Man-Of-War under way, the verso with owner’s name inscribed J M OGILVIE, with the hands of friendship below and with winged cherub’s head above, with press-button release to front -- 5in. (13cm.) diameter £300-400





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130. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: A B AROQUE-STYLE THREE-LAMP WALL SCONCE FROM THE FIRST CLASS LOUNGE in gilt bronze (lacking wiring) - 17 x 17in. (43 x 43cm.)

for Jane Eyre, forming part of the complete edition of Charlotte Brontë’s works published by T & A Constable, Edinburgh, 1902, prefactory note from August 1901, later owner’s name on fly (Lydia Hughes), quarter calf red morocco binding embossed by spine ‘WHITE STAR LINE’ -- 7¾ x 5½in. (19.5 x 14cm.)

To see similar a example in situ please refer to Ballard, Dr. R.D.: The Discovery of the Titanic, Hodder & Stoughton, 1989, p.170 (Titanic) and 171 (Olympic).




transmitted from Olympic on the 15th April and comprising:

after Fred Pansing (1844-1919) and depicting a liner profile entitled New Turbine Triple Screw Steamers “Victorian” & “Virginian” 12,000 tons each, with sailing details in a border below -- 28 x 38½in. (71 x 98cm.). Framed and glazed

1. 7.45am To ISMAY, NEW YORK “Since midnight when her position was 41.46 N 50.14 W have been unable to communicate we are now 310 miles from her. I am under FULL POWER... COMMANDER”;

Launched in 1905, the Virginian was one of the ships caught up in the dramatic sinking of Titanic in 1912. Her radio operator was one of the first to respond to the new SOS signal and race to the scene. She survived until 1951 when she was broken up at Trieste.

2. 7.50am “Captain Asian. Can you give me any information TITANIC and is any ships standing by her COMMANDER”;



3. 4.40pm Franklin Ismay New York “Inexpressible sorrow Am proceeding straight on voyage Carpathia informs me no hope in searching Will send names of survivors as obtainable YAMSI on CARPATHIA HADDOCK” on official Marconigram stationery and typed in purple ink, each -- 5 x 8¾in. (13 x 22cm.) (3) Reference: Booth, J & Coughlan, S: Titanic: Signals of Disaster, White Star Publications, 1993, p.162 Nos 9 & 10, p.165, No.29 The “YAMSI” named in the third example is “ISMAY” reversed.




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R.M.S. “Mauretania” underway

each with hinged lid with additional hinged lip to pouring edge, scrolled handles attached to tapering plain bodies, embossed with line’s insignia, impressed around base with maker’s marks for Elkington & Co. Birmingham and dated for 1902/07 -- each 12in. (30.5cm.) high

Oil on panel Signed and dated ‘Moffat 1911’ (lower left) 17 x 23in. (43 x 58.5cm.) £300-500


135. A CUNARD POSTER FOR THE QUEEN MARY, CIRCA 1938 after William McDowell (1888-1950) and depicting the liner preparing to sail, integral mount inscribed “Queen Mary” overlaid lower right with paper seal embossed CUNARD WHITE STAR -20 x 32in. (51 x 81.5cm.) framed and glazed £200-300

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gilt-edged pages containing coloured and black and white images, pull-out plans etc., bound with plush-filled gilt-leather boards, marbled inside the cover, embossed THE CUNARD QUADRUPLESCREW LINER ‘AQUITANIA’ L. PESKETT ESQ. -- 10 x 8in. (25.5 x 20cm.); together with an autograph menu from the Berengaria dated August 9th 1923 and containing signatures for Peskett and his wife inside (2) Leonard Peskett, O.B.E. (1861-1924) was an apprentice shipwright at H.M. Dockyard, Chatham where he concentrated on design. Joining Cunard in 1884, he remained in their service until his death and was involved with many of their ground breaking projects, the acme of which were the designs for R.M.Ships Lusitania and Mauretania in 1907, and Aquitania in 1913. Considered a leading authority on liner design, he was a Councillor of the Institution of Naval Architects where he presented an award-winning paper Design of Steamships from the Owners’ Point of View in August 1914.

after K.D. Shoesmith (1890-1939) and depicting a fully lit liner resting at dusk, entitled “Mauretania” at Cherbourg, mounted in gilt frame with ivorine company plaque inscribed CUNARD LINE, measurements including frame -- 30½ x 43½in. (77.5 x 110.5cm.) £350-450 139. COMMEMORATIVE LINER BROOCHES silver-backed examples for Ascania and Vandyck; a gilt-metal example for Ausonia and a silver signal brooch denoting ‘R.J.S.’; together with two lantern slides of the Stella d’Italia (6) £150-250


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depicting a company liner under the house colours chromolithograph, mounted with title, plate size -- 34 x 23in. (86.5 x 58.5cm.). Framed and glazed £450-550

after Sandy Hook (1879-1960) and depicting a liner steaming with the Earth behind, entitled Font le Tour du Monde, laid on canvas and pinned to a Styrofoam board -- 41 x 30in. (104 x 76cm.); together with another for an American President Lines service to Bangkok, mounted -- 32 x 23in. (81 x 58.5cm.) (2) £150-250 142. AN HISTORICALLY INTERESTING ENGINE ROOM PLATE FROM THE P&O LINES PASSENGER/CARGO SHIP T.S.S. CATHAY (1924) the brass plate engraved with black-filled lettering and bulkhead securing holes -- 12 x 18in. (30.5 x 46cm.)


Ordered in 1923 from Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. for the Australia run, the Cathay was launched on 31st October 1924 by Lady Inchcape - the same day as one her daughters launched Cathay’s sister ship Comorin at the same yard. Registered at just over 15,000 tons, she could steam at 16 knots but was never in fact fitted with the exhaust turbines that are suggested in the designation of this engine plate. With her sisters, she maintained a fortnightly service to Australia, adding a stop at Bombay in 1932, supplemented with the occasional Far Eastern run. On 25th August 1939 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and refitted in Bombay as an armed merchant cruiser serving between Bombay and Durban. In July 1941 she rescued 900 survivors of the torpedoed RAF transport Anselm. She was converted to a troopship in early 1942 and it was whilst discharging troops at Bougie for Montgomery’s North African campaign on 11th November the same year that she was bombed by the Luftwaffe at 1.30pm. Abandoned at 7pm, a delayed-action bomb exploded in her galley starting a serious fire which, when it reached her magazine, blew her stern off and she sank on her starboard side, completely gutted. It is unknown when her engine plate was removed, but it has resided in the UK for many years with the vendor’s family.

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two drawers with drop handles, side doors enclosing four variedlevel compartments, the supporting arch with cannon and rule device, supported on pediment base -- 32 x 37 x 24in. (81.5 x 94 x 61cm.) Some correspondence contained within which suggests this desk was once located with Liverpool Shipping Agents, Chas. Howson & Co. Ltd

This lot will be available for viewing at Imperial Road. £400-600

approximately sixty-five yachting related images bound between quarter calf, green cloth covers; a folder of approximately ten 9 x 11in. yachting photographs by West and Son for the Isle of Wight, Beken and Son and Kirk of Cowes etc., a copy of The Yachtsman, an album of collotype images appearing to show scenes from Cowes Week, a copy of Yacht Architecture Volume Two by Dixon Kemp for 1897 (disbound) and three test logs kept by Dixon for yachting trials and dated 1932-3; 1934-5-6; 1937-8-9, together with a lever arch folder of research into Kemp’s career


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Capt. Richard Travers Dixon (1866-1949) left the army in the late 1890s and is understood to have taken up professional yacht helming for the rest of his life. He participated in the 1908 Olympics at which he won a gold medal for his part in the team winning the 7 metre class racing.

comprising: Frank, Stuart, M: Dictionary of Scrimshaw Artists, Mystic: Mystic Seaport Museum, 1991; TIBBLES, ANTHONY: ‘Illustrated Catalogue Of Marine Paintings, Merseyside Maritime Museum..’ (Upton, 1999), FINCH, ROGER: ‘The Ship Painters..’ (Lavenham, 1975), ARCHIBALD, E.H.H.: ‘Dictionary Of Sea Painters..’ (Woodbridge, 1982), BROOK-HART, DENYS: ‘British 19th Century Marine Paintings..’ (Woodbridge, 1982), FINCH, ROGER: ‘The Pierhead Painters. Naïve Ship-Portrait Painters 1750-1950..’ (Over Wallop, 1983), TAYLOR, JAMES IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM GREENWICH: ‘Marine Painting, Images Of Sail, Sea And Shore..’ (London, 1995), BEN-ELI, ARIE L. AND RAPHAEL STIEGLITZ, R.: ‘The National Maritime Museum Haifa Spring 1972..’ (London, 1972), MALLEY, RICHARD C.: ‘In Their Hours Of Ocean Leisure, Scrimshaw In The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling M useum..’ (New York, 1993), WEST, JANET AND CREDLAND, ARTHUR G.: ‘Scrimshaw, The Art Of The Whaler..’ (Hull, 1995), Hansen, H.J.: ‘Art And The Seafarer, A Historical Survey Of The Arts And Crafts Of Sailors And Shipwrights..’ (London, 1968) (two copies), RANDIER, JEAN: ‘Nautical Antiques For The C ollector..’ (London, 1976), BALL, ROBERT W.D.: ‘Nautical Antiques With Value Guide..’ (Atglen, 1994) and FRERE-COOK, GERVIS (EDITOR): ‘The Decorative Arts Of The Mariner..’ (London, 1974).

For the builder’s half model of Lady Maud owned by Kemp, please see lot 309. £500-800

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in three volumes, author’s dedication, complete with appendices including maps and indices, bound between blue cloth boards and contained within original slip cases -- 12 x 10¼in. (30.5 x 26cm.)

printed on light blue gilt-edged paper and including pull-outs and tables, lists of surveyors, committees etc., bound in original soft blue morocco with gilt title inscribed SURVEYORS OFFICE HULL, rare -- 8 x 5½in. (20 x 14cm.)



£100-200 151. 149. ‘THE LIVERPOOL JOURNAL OF COMMERCE FLAG SHEET’ publisher unknown, late 19th-Century and illustrating coloured representations for principal steamer, funnel and flag colours, together with flags for the international code, sailing vessels, government and international mercantile flags -- 22 x 32in. (56 x 81cm.), linen-backed and contained within green cloth binding with gilt title, embossed flags of merchant shipping by the Journal of Commerce, owner’s stamp for John Parks & Son, and dated in hand 1884 -- closed 8 x 4½in. (20 x 11.5cm.) £200-300

151 “Wreck of “Bay of Panama””


AN INTERESTING LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM CONTAINING A NUMBER OF SHIPWRECK PHOTOGRAPHS OFF CORNWALL comprising approximately forty sepia tone images, all undated, some signed Gibson, Penzance, and including images for the wreck of The Suevic; The Bay of Panama; The Paris; The Mohegan; together with views of the church with coffins laid out and mass grave, and bodies laid out, also a view of The Lizard lifeboat crew and survivors, secured to card pages within quarter calf album -- 12 x 10in. (30.5 x 25.5cm.) £500-700

152 “Juteopolis”

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155. A COLLECTION OF FOUR 19TH-CENTURY WOODEN FIDS 153 152. A LOG BOOK FROM THE FOUR-MASTED BARQUE JUTEOPOLIS, 1918 kept by J.P. William, Chief Mate, on passage bewteen New York and Sydney between 12 October 1918 and 3rd June 1919 and including descriptions of preparatory work carried out prior to sailing, weather reports and typical daily observations, pilots’ activity, lists of crew and men on watches, the last few pages kept in new new name Garthpool in a different hand, bound between decorative printed card boards -- 13 x 11in. (33 x 28cm.)

of typical form and mounted on a black metal stand in order of size -- the largest 18in. (46cm.) £200-300 156. A FINELY CARVED 19TH-CENTURY YACHT TILLER with fluted sides and shaped shaft stamped to top with maker’s name C. CORKE, terminating in an attractively carved hound’s head -- 40in (102cm.) long £600-700

Built in 1891 by W.B. Thompson, Dundee, the Juteopolis registered an impressive 2842 tons. She was built, as her name suggests, for the Jute trade between Calcutta and Dundee. In 1921 she was re-named Garthpool and continued in the twilight of sailing traders for another eight years before she ran aground on November 11th, 1929, at Boavista Island, Cape Verde, and became a total loss. All her crew survived. She is often credited with having been the last British deep-water sailing ship - sailing under the Canadian merchant ensign.

£200-400 153. A LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH-CENTURY BOX OF RIGGER’S TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES comprising several serving mallets, fids, spools and other tools, contained within a sturdy painted wooden box inscribed to front T. Inghan / rigger -- overall measurements 11 x 22½ x 10in. (28 x 57 x 25.5cm.) £250-350 154. AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY SAILOR’S FOUL WEATHER HAT constructed from tarred leather with stitched brim and original canvas, lining stencilled W & Z, with original woven hat band -14in. (36cm.) diameter £400-600

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158. AN HISTORICALLY INTERESTING PORT OF LONDON OFFICER’S LOG BOOK commencing 1864 and listing by date the arrival of each vessel and cargo, together with possible tax due, and including entries for Flying C loud, Young Australia and continuing through to 1897, in two principal hands, bound in red morocco boards -- 7½ x 5in. (19 x 12.5cm.) £150-250 159. AN EARLY SOVIET NAVAL FLAG constructed from six strips of bunting, the lower section is painted light blue and stencilled in red paint with five-pointed star and hammer and sickle, the sleeve with lanyard and securing hooks -- 65 x 36in. (165 x 91.5cm.) This pattern was in use between 1935 and 1992.

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157. PORT OF LONDON AUTHORITY: A HERALDIC GATE ROUNDEL wood and composite material including fibreglass, inscribed Port of London Authority 1954 in relief around a coat of arms -- 36½in. (93cm.) diameter £300-500

159 160. A BRASS SHIP’S BELL un-named - 8in. (20cm.) diameter; together with a meeting bell on wooden stand with rest for striker -- 12¾ x 12in. (32.5 x 30.5cm.) (2) £80-120 160A. TWO SMALL BERMUDAN SAILORWORK VALENTINES each of typical geometric design, coloured shells, one example spelling “TRUE LOVE”, contained within octagonal glazed cases -8¼in. (21cm.) diameter (2) 160A



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162 (Detail) 161. A 19TH-CENTURY STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURINE depicting a Tar waving a handkerchief next to his son -- 11½in. (29cm.) high; together with another of a midshipman; and a character jug of Nelson (3) £100-150


162. A FINE, POSSIBLY FRENCH, EARLY 19TH-CENTURY FIGUREHEAD OF MINERVE carved from laminated limewood, depicted at three-quarter length, the helmet and breast plate with relief carving, flowing hair and robes, terminating in a scroll-form base -- 64in. (163cm.) high

constructed as in working practice with board pole slots and ratchet action, the upper capstan supported on a section of decking by four turned columns, the base with shaped skirting -7½ x 8¼in. (19 x 21cm.) together with one pole numbered II £1000-1500



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with cast and painted crankshaft, inspection platform, reverse mechanism and boiler driving single propeller shaft with threeblade propeller, mounted on simulated engine room plate with worker’s tool bench alongside, with Plexiglas cover -- overall measurements 9 x 11¼ x 8½in. (23 x 28.5 x 22cm.)

with spring-loaded candle socket, decorated shade support and scrollwork gimbal brackets with lock fixing to wall plates -- 7in. (18cm.); together with two larger examples without brackets


(4) £250-400 167.

165. A 19TH-CENTURY DUTCH RUDDER HEAD carved from the solid in oak in the form of Minerve’s head with locating hole and peg in base, finished in polychrome (paint restored) -- 13 x 16in. (33 x 40.5cm.) Literature: Carr Laughton, L.G.: Old Ship Figureheads and Sterns, Halton & Truscott Smith, 1925, p.157


AN 18TH-CENTURY COPPER AND BRASS MARINER’S TOBACCO BOX typically inscribed on the hinged lid with a perpetual calendar dated ‘1764’ with simple line descriptions of saints, (?)owner’s name to front, the back engraved with an unknown scale, erroneously dated for 1497 and 1482 -- 7in. (18cm.) diameter Recent research has demonstrated that the commonly-engraved perpetual calendars invariably include the year they were made in the last four lower-right spaces on the grid.





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Lots 169 & 170 were recovered from the wreck of the Tek Sing (1822)


The Tek Sing (‘True Star’) was a large three-masted Chinese junk that sank on February 6, 1822 in the South China Sea area of Belvidere Shoals. It was 50 metres in length, 10 meters wide, and weighed a thousand tons. Sailing from the port of Amoy with 200 crew and 1600 passengers, it sank after attempting a shortcut through the Gaspar Strait and running aground on a reef. Only a small number of survivors were rescued the following morning by an English East Indiaman captained by James Pearl. This great loss of life has led to the Tek Sing being called the “Titanic of the East”. In May 1999 the British marine salvor Michael Hatcher discovered the Tek Sing and he and his crew subsequently raised an astonishing 350,000 pieces, making it the largest haul of Chinese porcelain ever recovered from a wreck.





each with Nagel Auction ‘Tek Sing’ provenance label --

each with Nagel Auction ‘Tek Sing’ provenance label, mixed patterns and sizes

168 168. A MID 19TH-CENTURY SHIP’S CANDLE LANTERN BY PRICE constructed in galvanised tin with hinged top and suspension loop, interior with sprung candle sconce with ventilation perforations and eight-sided glass lantern with three protection bars, maker’s label to top inscribed PRICE’S PATENT CANDLE COMPANY LIMITED GOVERNMENT EMIGRANT SHIP LANTHORN NO. 3610 REGISTERED JULY 5TH, 1854 -- 16½in. (42cm.) high






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comprising air tanks with mask and hoses, airline, rubber diving suit with weighted boots, surface control; together with telephone system including control panel and connecting panel in metal frame wire, contained in original grey-painted metal retainers (a lot) Surface Demand Diving Equipment provided a safe, transitional-type of diving suit. Whilst the main oxygen supply was provided by hoses from the surface, in the event of that being cut off, the diver had small front-carried cylinders which provided a few minutes air to return to the surface. This set was last used about five years ago, but is now sold for historic purposes.


with three cast brass dolphins forming a tripod base for compass bowl and compass, complete with liquid-filled compass, unsigned, with 9in. card, mounted on circular brass-trim display base with brass provenance plaque -- 35in. (89cm.) high Built by Richardson, Duck & Co. for the German firm of Freitas & Co, the 2200 ton Athen was carrying fuel oil when she collided with the S.S. Thor on 18th March 1906 about 10 miles south east of Portland Bill and sank in fifty metres of water.

£500-700 173. A BRASS ENGINE ROOM PLATE RECOVERED FROM THE WRECK OF THE S .S. TRITO (1921) cast in brass with raised lettering and refinished black ground, mounted on wooden plaque with label inscribed S.S. TRITO B UILT 1921 / SUNK 20-9-1940 -- 22in. (56cm.) diameter; together with five items from other wrecks comprising two hardwood deadeyes, one retaining metal bracing, a candle lantern, a speaking tube terminus with whistle and a boat hook head (6) The Trito was a Dutch cargo ship by Boele’s, she was bombed in passage with coal between Port Talbot and Shoreham on 20 September, 1940.




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8mm. bored barrel with touch-hole, trunnions and cascabel, inscribed to top Relic of Royal George / sunk / 1782 raised 1840 -7½in. (19cm.) long overall





with 7¼in. steel blade with turned wooden handle, brass scabbard stamped non-magnetic AP6261, attached to leather belting



stamped on the crankshaft 86 and countersigned for Siebe Gorman & Co on the piston head, secured within brass-bound mahogany box with temple top inscribed 2, with cast lead maker’s plate, inset pressure dial with hinged lid, securing rings back and front, stamped brass inspection plate in lid, water draw-off and air inlet, wooden handled crankshafts and cast iron flywheel -- 37½in. (95cm.) high £4000-6000 176. A BRASS AND STEEL DIVER’S KNIFE BY C.E. HEINKE & CO. LTD., LONDON with 6in. serrated steel blade, shaped bass handle inscribed as per title, and brass scabbard with leather belt, loop attached -- 13in. (33cm.) high £250-350 175 (Detail)

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tinned overall with hinged front face plate with wing nut, with twin adjustable exhaust valves, air inlet with sprung non-return valve, telephone port with blanking nut, front weight hooks, maker’s plate indistinctly signed Nordisk Gumm... / København, brass stamp numbered 287, front and back weight studs, fitted internally with air ducts, telephone speaker and knock valves -- 20in. (51cm.); together with helmet stand, two-bolt rubber and canvas suit, boots and weights

with tinned bonnet with removable face plate counternumbered, spitcock, air inlet with sprung non-return valve, telephone port with blanking nut inscribed TELEPHONE, adjustable exhaust valve corselet with weight studs at front and back, hinged safety pin, stamped brasses secured with wing nuts, fitted internally with chin buzzer and telephone speaker -- 19in. (48cm.) high; together with a lead-weighted pair of leather diving boots, front and back weights, and a six-bolt canvas and rubber diving suit and helmet stand

(a lot) £3500-4500

(a lot) £2500-3500


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comprising: BREWINGTON, M.V.: ‘the Peabody Museum Collection of Navigation Instruments with notes on their makers.. Portland: The Anthoensen Press, 1963. Together with a Limited Edition reprint numbered 11 of 300. With a quantity of books on Instruments and Maritime Models including: BRANCH-JOHNSON, W.: ‘The English Prison Hulks..’ (London, 1957), M.K. BEDDIE (EDITOR): ‘Bibliography Of Captain James Cook..’ (Sydney, 1970), SULLIVAN, GEORGE: ‘Treasure Hunt, The Sixteen-Year Search For The Lost Treasure Ship Atocha..’ (New York, 1987), MCCONNELL, DAVID: ‘British Smooth-Bore Artillery: A Technological Study..’ (Ottawa, 1988), BLAKE, JOHN: ‘Sea Charts Of The British Isles, A Voyage Of Discovery Around Britain & Ireland’s Coastline..’ (London, 2005), DAUMAS, MAURICE: ‘Scientific Instruments Of The 17th & 18th Centuries And Their Makers..’ (London, 1989), COWHAM, MIKE (EDITOR): ‘Sundials Of The British Isles..’ (Cambridge, 2005), RANDIER, JEAN: ‘Marine Navigation Instruments..’ (London, 1980), TOLLER, JANE: ‘Prisoners-OfWar Work 1756-1815..’ (Cambridge, 1965), RINALDI, JOHN F.: ‘The Lloyd Collection Of Napoleonic Prisoner Of War Artifacts..’ (Maine, 1986), Catalogue: ‘Richard W. Oliver Proudly Presents THE LLOYD COLLECTION AT UNRESERVED AUCTION, SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 1988 at 1:00p.m..’ (Kennebunkport, 1988), FREESTON, EWART C.: ‘Prisoner Of War Ship Models 1775-1825..’ (London, 1987), FRANKLIN, JOHN: ‘Navy Board Ship Model 1650-1750..’ (London, 1989), ZU MONDFELD, WOLFRAM: ‘Encyclopédie Navale Des Modèles Réduits Guide Du Collectionneur Et Du Modéliste..’ (Malesherbes, 1979), NAPIER BOYD, NORMAN: ‘The Model Ship, Her Role In History..’ (Woodbridge, 2000), PAGET-TOMLINSON, E.W. AND SMITH, R.B.: ‘City Of Liverpool Museums, A List Of The Museums’ Collection Of Ship Models..’ (Liverpool, 1967), SCARTH, ALAN J.: ‘The Ship Models Collection, Merseyside Maritime Museum..’ (Merseyside, 1995), WAITE, A.H.: ‘National Maritime Museum Catalogue Of Ship Models, Part 1, Ships Of The Western Tradition To 1 815..’ (Basildon), PULIDO ORTEGA, ILDEFONSO: ‘El Museo Naval A Traves De Sus Colecciones, Volumen 1: El Museo Naval..’ (Madrid, 1992), BARENYS, NATÀLIA: ‘Colección Náutica Ybarra-Muñoz, Tomo III. .’ (Barcelona, 2013), together with a Visitor’s Guide and 20 postcards of Wind Roses in Early Portuguese Cartography, both from Museu de Marinha, LisbonPortugal, and together with press cuttings concerning the Lloyd Collection

Paris: Chez Courcier, 1811. 8vo (185 x 106mm). Half title, 5 folding engraved plates (small stain on half title). Modern old style calf (modern endpapers). Provenance: The Franklin Institute Library. Rare Book Collection. Gift of Hamilton Watch Co. (bookplate, no cancellation stamp). £100-150 182. DE LA PRISE, JACQUES GERVAIS: ‘METHODE NOUVELLE ET GENERALE POUR TRACER FACILEMENT DES CADRANS SOLAIRES..’ Caens: Chez Pierre le Baron, 1781. Half title, engraved frontispiece, 23 folding engraved plates [bound with:] GOUBERT: Description et Usage des Baromètres, Thermomètres et Autres Instruments Météorologiques … Seconde édition. Dijon: Chez J. B. Capel, 1785. Folding tables. 2 works bound in one, 8vo (183 x 115mm). Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards (extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: some early annotation. £500-800 183. [?D’EPAGNE, P]: ‘REGLE DES HORLOGES, ET EXPLICATION DES DEUX MERIDIENNES DU TEMS-VRAI ET DU TEMS-MOYEN..’ Blois: Chez P.-J. Masson, 1757. 8vo (160 x 95mm). Engraved plate, tables (hole in title with loss of a few letters, modern card laid down opposite title). Finely bound in contemporary mottled calf gilt. Provenance: old illegible signature on title and on a preliminary leaf. £200-300

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FLAMSTEED, JOHN (1646-1719): ‘AN ACCOMPT [SIC] OF SUCH OF THE MORE NOTABLE CELESTIAL PHAENOMENA OF THE YEAR 1670, AS WILL BE CONSPICUOUS IN THE ENGLISH HORIZON..’ [London: The Royal Society], January 17, 1670. 4to (235 x 170mm). 14-pages. Modern wrappers. Extracted from Philosophical Transactions, Number 55 (pp. 1099-1112). £100-150 185. RIVARD, DOMINIQUE FRANCOIS (1697-1778): ‘LA GNOMIQUE OU L’ ART DE FAIRE DES CADRANS … TROISIEME EDITION REVUE PAR L’ AUTEUR..’ Paris: Chez Jean Desaint, 1767. 8vo (198 x 122mm). Folding engraved plates, tables (some light mainly marginal spotting and staining). Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments. £200-300



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186 186. A MECHANICAL ORRERY BY J. & W. NEWTON, LONDON, 1816 the 14in. platter with celestial horizon ring signed between ‘June’ and ‘July’ Published 1st July 1816 by / J. & W. Newton 66 Chancery Lane, / LONDON., removable mechanism with 1¾in terrestrial earth globe signed BARDIN / LONDON with black and white orbiting moon mounted on rotating platform circumnavigating a gilt-brass sun secured to axis pin; together with a brass and ivory planetarium depicting the sun, planets with principal orbiting moons and saturn with ring, contained within fitted mahogany box with retail plate for ‘Andrew H. Baird, Scientific Instrument Maker, Edinburgh’ -- 7¾ x 14½ x 14½in. (19.5 x 37 x 37cm.) £10000-15000

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187 (Detail) 188. A 9IN. TERRESTRIAL GLOBE BY E.J. ARNOLD & SON LTD, CIRCA 1930 187 187. A 2¾IN. TERRESTRIAL POCKET GLOBE PUBLISHED BY NICHOLAS LANE, LONDON, 1807 comprising twelve hand-coloured engraved gores, maker’s cartouche inscribed LANE’s Pocket GLOBE - LONDON 1807, the equatorial graduated in degrees, the ecliptic graduated in twelve times 1-30°, the oceans including the Ethiopic Ocean; the Western or Atlantic Ocean; The Eastern Ocean; and Great South Sea with tracks for Anson and Cook; the South Pole unmarked and described as ‘Frozen Ocean’, Australia described as ‘New Holland’ and conjoined as one with Tasmania, national boundaries in dotted outline, cities and rivers, China, showing the Great Wall, sited next to ‘Independent Tartary’, Africa with details such as ‘Negroland’, and ‘Country of the Hottentots’, Canada with no northern coastline, and other details, two steel axis pins at the poles, contained within a hinged spherical fishskin-covered case lined with two sets of engraved celestial half-gores, coloured green and with constellations depicted by signs of the Zodiac etc. (case cracked in four places) -- 3in. (7.5cm.) diameter £2000-3000

£100-150 189. A 5½IN. JAPANESE STAR GLOBE RECOVERED FROM THE JAPANESE NAVAL COLLEGE, HIROSHIMA, 1945 the paper-covered globe marked and inscribed in English and Japanese, with aluminium meridian and horizon rings, contained within fitted wooden box of issue with Japanese instructions inside lid and maker’s label to front, securing hooks and carry handle -- 8in. (20cm.) square overall; together with a fragment of melt-glass recovered from the site, contained within a lead pot (2) Provenance: Recovered by Captain A. Rodger, Occupation Forces, and thence by descent. Capt. Rodger was employed by P&O and, after service returned to the Line where he rose to Marine Superintendent. £300-500



with twelve printed and coloured gores, the coloured red denoting the British Empire, equatorial line divided into degrees of 10, applied maker’s label signed as per title, principal steam ship routes and currents etc., mounted in brass horizon ring on turned ebonised base -- 16½in. (42cm.) high

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190. AN 18TH-CENTURY-STYLE DANISH MARINER’S TELLTALE CROWN COMPASS, AFTER IVER JENSEN, COPENHAGEN the 7in. facsimile card printed in colour and decorated with allegorical figures, fleur-de-lys at North and ornamental East, the back with magnetic strips and balancing wax, contained within a cut glass bowl with gilt pivot, over card inscribed in biro 13-7-1973 / to / Moersk Mc Minney Møller / Ship-owner / Denmark , signed twice and stamped [unreadable], typical Danish crown top in polychrome brass with suspension chain and ceiling wind rose -13 x 13in. (33 x 33cm.); historic notes on the history of this pattern of compass (2)

with 4in. etched card signed around centre P.N. Brennøe / Kiøbenhavn contained within a carved wooden bowl lined with laid paper painted white and countermarked and dated ‘1805’ by the inked ‘North’ line, the exterior finished in gesso and paint, top glass retained with sealing wax -- 3 x 5½in. (7.5 x 14cm.) A specialist compass maker, Peder Nielson Brennøe is recorded as working from the late 1740s until 1767 when the business was handed to his son Christian Pedersen Brennøe. He in turn continued until 1800 when his son, Peter Christian Brennøe, succeeded and possibly made the adjusters’ marks found inside. This example was discovered recently in Scotland and its remarkable state of preservation suggests it was little used after its 1805 refurbishment.

£600-800 192. AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY TELLTALE COMPASS unsigned, the 4½in. compass card supported on pivot from glazed bowl suspended from deck head mounted bracket -- 8½in. (21.5cm.) diameter £200-300



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engraved brass plate signed as per title, chapter ring engraved ‘IV-XII-VI’ and marked for latitude ‘48d 51m’, scrolled device to base of gnomon -- 7¾in. (19.5cm.) diameter

engraved on brass, the chapter ring divided ‘IIII-XII-VIII’ and inscribed T H / Ex dono Lislei Caue / Lumuaru Anno dmn / 1596 and impressed with decoration including a ?hound’s head device flanking the gnomon (later) -- 4¼in. (11cm.) square

Two Pierre Lemaire’s are listed as making sundials - the elder lived from 1672-1745, and his son, 1730-1760, approximately, who trained with his uncle, Jacques Lemaire, a noted constructor of Hadley-type octants.



194. A SMALL TUDOR SUNDIAL, CIRCA 1600 unsigned, engraved on brass with Tudor rose around base of gnomon and chapter ring ‘IIII-XI’ and ‘I-VIII’ with a ‘+’ at ‘12’ -5.5/8in. (14.3cm.) square £500-800

with silvered dial, engraved with compass rose, blued-steel needle, set in decorated gilt-brass surround with folding silvered hour ring and latitude arm, contained within original silk-lined leather case, inscribed on the reverse with some of the principal European latitudes -- 2¼in. (5.8cm.) diameter £300-600 197. A MID 18TH-CENTURY FRUITWOOD POCKET SUNDIAL unsigned, the inner surfaces both engraved and stamped with hour divisions and markers, the top with inset plummet, the base with glazed compass, string gnomon and securing hooks -- 3in. (7.6cm.) high, open £150-250



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198. A LATE 18TH-CENTURY PORTABLE COMPASS SUNDIAL unsigned, with engraved brass plate, fixed latitude folding gnomon, printed paper dial with painted rose, steel needle blued at ‘north’, set in square ebony base and contained within period box with sliding lid -- 3in. (7.5cm.) diameter £200-300 199. AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY POCKET SURVEYOR’S DIAL BY THOMAS JONES, LONDON with 2½in. diameter green coloured dial signed Thomas Jones, 4 Rupert St, Haymarket / late 62 Charing Cross, London, with folding sights and brass lid; together with a late 18th Century pocket compass signed indistinctly around centre contained in a circular brass case with lid.

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A SMALL YACHT BINNACLE COMPASS BY KELVIN, BOTTOMLEY & BAIRD LTD with 3in. compass card set within liquid-filled gimbal-mounted bowl with azimuth circle, set within brass binnacle stand with glazed hood, correction sphere and maker’s plate, signed as per title -- 11in. (28cm.) high £150-250 202. MARINE COMPASSES comprising two brass yacht binnacle types with side burners and handles with liquid-filled compasses in gimbal-mounted bowls; a liquid-filled compass signed W. LUDOLPH, HAMBURG with 7in. card signed and numbered 26732; a lightweight dry card by Kelvin Bottomley & Baird Ltd mounted in oak frame with associated certificate behind; and a brass compass alidade (5) Provenance: the example by Ludolph is understood to have come from the binnacle of the chemical tanker M.T. Icelark, ex-Finnlark, 1966. £250-350

200 200. Ø A 19TH-CENTURY TURNED IVORY DESK INSTRUMENT COMPENDIUM BY ABRAHAM OF EXETER comprising compass sundial in domed glass cover, on tapering column with mercury thermometer, signed under base Abraham Patent Exeter, secured to turned ebony base -- 7in. (18cm.) high £300-500 202, 201, 202 additional images online at


203. A 19TH-CENTURY CHRONOMETER CABINET FROM THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, GREENWICH constructed in mahogany with ebony stringing, glazed doors with security hooks, two shelves with adjustable eyelets to sides and shaped skirting -- 37¾ x 43¾ x 13½in. (96 x 111 x 34cm.) Provenance: Discarded in the Observatory’s move to Herstmonceux Castle when large amounts of the old furniture were broken up and burned, this cabinet was rescued by park gardeners and used to store flower pots until acquired and restored by the vendor. £300-500

204. A MID 19TH-CENTURY TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER BY WEBSTER & SON with 3¾in. diameter silvered Roman dial, 56-hour up/down ring, signed WEBSTER & SON./Cornhill/LONDON, gold hands, numbered ‘912’ to the centre of the seconds ring, chain fusee with Earnshaw-type escapement, cut bimetallic balance with blued-steel helical spring, contained in a brass bowl and gimbal, within the three-tier box (replaced lid) with recessed brass side handles, bone plaque to the front inscribed ‘912’, the box -- 7in. (18cm.) square

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A TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER BY JAMES McCABE, LONDON, CIRCA 1840 the three-tier case with drop-down handles to the sides and brass plaque inscribed 1856 to the front, brass bowl and gimbal, 80 mm. diameter Roman dial signed James McCabe./Royal Exchange,/ London./No.1856, gold hands, subsidiary seconds ring, chain fusee with Earnshaw-type escapement, the cut bimetallic balance with segmental heat compensation weights and four timing screws, blued-steel helical spring, the plain top plate with repeat signature and number -- 6 1/8in. (15.25cm.) square, the box; winding key

205. A TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER BY JOHN BLISS & CO, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1915 with 3¾in. diameter silvered Roman dial, 56-hour up/down ring, signed JOHN BLISS & CO./New York No.3155, subsidiary seconds ring, gold hands, chain fusee with Earnshaw-type escapement, cut bimetallic balance with helical spring, spot-finished plates, contained within a three-tier box with drop-down handles, brass bowl and gimbal, the box -- 7½in. (19cm.) square; key; associated guard box






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207. A 2-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER BY CHARLES FRODSHAM, LONDON, NO. 0028, CIRCA 1896 with 4in. silvered dial signed as per title, inscribed and numbered 84 Strand LONDON, No.0028, gold hands with blued-steel secondaries, Earnshaw escapement, bi-metallic balance, helical balance spring, balance with jeweled locking stone, blued screw heads, spotted plates, contained in gimbal-mounted bowl within brass-bound mahogany three-tier case with key and counternumbered maker’s plate -- 7½in. (19cm.) square

A 2-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER BY THOMAS MERCER, ST ALBANS, NO. 23750. CIRCA 1961 the 4in. silvered dial signed as per title, single chain fusee movement with counter-numbered spot finished plates, spring detent escapement to cut bimetallic balance with circular heat compensation weights, Earnshaw escapement and palladium helical balance spring, gimbal-mounted within two-tier wooden box with key and Japanese retailer’s plate and label dated ‘1974’ and a copy of the original rating certificate from Mercers -7in. (18cm.) square £600-800

£1500-2000 208. AN EIGHT-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER BY THOMAS MERCER, CIRCA 1960 the 4¾in. diameter silvered Arabic dial with eight day up/down dial, signed Thomas Mercer, blued-steel hands, numbered ‘1002 N’ to the centre of seconds dial, chain fusee with Earnshaw-type escapement, cut bimetallic balance with helical balance, two-tier spot-finished plates, bowl numbered ‘1004’, contained within a lacquered-brass bowl and gimbal, within a two-tier case with glazed top and retailer’s plaque to the front inscribed KELVIN HUGHES/LONDON-GLASGOW, the box-- 8¼in. (21cm.) square £1500-2000 209. AN 8-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER BY THOMAS MERCER LTD, ST ALBANS, NO. 8353. CIRCA 1954 the 4½in. silvered dial signed as per title, blued-steel hands, single chain fusee movement with plain gilt finished plates, spring detent escapement to cut bimetallic balance with circular heat compensation weights, Earnshaw escapement and palladium helical balance spring, counternumbered throughout, gimbalmounted within two-tier wooden box with blanked slave dial contacts, key and retailer’s plate for ‘Kelvin Hughes London’ -8in. (20cm.) square




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the 4in. silvered Roman dial with 56-hour up/down dial, seconds dial numbered to the centre ‘15335’, retail signature KELVIN & WILFRID O. WHITE CO./BOSTON & NEW YORK, blued-steel hands, inscribed along the lower minute track MADE IN ENGLAND, chain fusee with Earnshaw-type escapement, cut bimetallic balance with cylindrical compensation weights and helical balance spring, spotfinished plates, repeat numbers to bowl and reverse of dial (lacking gimbal and box)

with 3in. white-painted dial signed as per title, with blued-steel hour and sweeping seconds hand, electric movement with balance and a battery apparent, gimbal-mounted in weighted brass bowl with locking arm, contained within three-tier polished mahogany box with drop handles and key -- approximately 6in. (15cm.) square; together with a radio silence clock signed Smiths Astral, the movement converted to electricity, contained within brass bulkhead case, inscribed to back in pencil Firecrest




This chronometer is from the chemical tanker M.T. Sandpiper, exSilverfalcon, 1966.


the 41⁄2in. diameter silvered Roman dial with 8-day up/down ring and subsidiary seconds, signed Thomas Mercer/St Albans No.781N, blued-steel hands, two-tier spot-finished plates, chain fusee with Earnshaw-type escapement and cut bimetallic balance with cylindrical compensation weights and helical balance contained within a bowl numbered 86 (lacking gimbal and box) £800-1200 213. A TWO-DAY HAMILTON MODEL 21 MARINE CHRONOMETER, MID 20TH-CENTURY with 4in. diameter silvered Arabic dial, 48-hour up/down ring and subsidiary seconds ring numbered to the centre N 4639/1941, signed HAMILTON/LANCASTER. PA., U.S.A., black finished hands, chain fusee with Earnshaw-type escapement with helical balance, repeat signature and number to plates with parallel line spotfinishing (lacking gimbal and box) £1500-2500 214. AN ELECTRIC QUARTZ MARINE CHRONOMETER BY TAMAYA, CIRCA 1975 with black-painted 4in. dial, white Arabic numerals with luminous spotting above hours and minute hands, sweep seconds, signed at middle TAMAYA MARINE CORPS, stainless steel below, the movement with start/stop button secured to Bakelite base within teak case with plush lid, signed, securing hook and maker’s top plate -- 4 x 7¼ x 7¼in. (10 x 18.5 x 18.5cm.)



Provenance: John Millar RYS £300-500


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216 (Detail) 216. A RARE PORTUGUESE MARINER’S ASTROLABE BY FRANCISCO DE GOES, 1595 cast from bronze in a wedge section with shaped base ballast signed GOIS 1595 and impressed with Manueline armillary sphere approval mark, divided over the top half 90º-0-90º and surmounted with a suspension loop on universal joint; the alidade with countersunk pierced pinnules in the sighting vanes, secured with decorative threaded axis pin and wing nut -- 73⁄8in. (18.8cm.) diameter; 7lb 14oz (3.57kg)


Provenance: Purchased Funchal, Madeira, 1956 Reference: Stimson, A: The Mariner’s Astrolabe, A survey of known, surviving, sea astrolabes HES Publishers, Utrecht, 1988 At the time the above survey was completed in 1987, sixty-five astrolabes were recorded. Since then, the list has been maintained informally and now numbers around 100 examples. As might be expected, many of these are wreck finds in poor-modest condition and most found as a result of improvements in diving technology. This example is a rare survivor and one which is in fine and original condition. Most mariners’ astrolabes are the products of either Spain or Portugal (a tiny proportion have been attributed to British, Dutch or French makers) where the industry became highly evolved with, according to Stimson, seven distinct patterns emerging between 1500 and 1700, which is believed to be their approximate period of use at sea - this example is Type I(a), a cast wheel with base ballast. Early in the sixteenth century, the Spanish authorities required all navigational instruments to be examined by the Pilot Major of the Casa e Contratación for accuracy, with successful instruments being stamped with an approval mark. The regulation was much ignored, to the extent that it was re-issued in 1545, however it is presumed that in the period when Portugal was a province of Spain (1580-1640) these regulations also applied, and the armillary sphere (a symbol adopted from King Henry the Navigator, 1394-1460, by Manuel I, 1469-1521, and still used on the Portuguese flag) was used as the approval mark.

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Francisco de Goes flourished between 1587-1632 and worked from Lisbon, signing his instruments variously as ‘Gois’; ‘Goes’ and ‘Goys’. His son Agostinho de Raposo succeeded him, and also his grandson João de Raposo who took the family business into the third quarter of the seventeenth century. Charles Miller Ltd is grateful to Alan Stimson & Nicolàs de Hilster for their assistance.

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217. Ø AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY 12IN. RADIUS VERNIER OCTANT BY ALEXANDER, YARMOUTH WITH SCALE BY SPENCER, BROWNING & RUST, LONDON ebony frame with ivory plate and scales signed Alexander Yarmouth with later retail signature for H. DUREN, NEW YORK, scale with ‘SBR’ stamp by 50º, divided to 100º, brass index arm with Vernier, pinhole sights, interchangeable shades, brass feet and note plate, contained in period stepped keystone case with retailer’s label for ‘F.W. Lincoln JR & CO. BOSTON’ -- 15in. (38cm.) diameter Another Alexander of Yarmouth octant is in the National Collection at Greenwich (NAV1314), also with a scale by Spencer, Browning & Rust.



the arc signed as per title with inset silvered scale divided to 110º, braced Vernier arm with swivelling magnifying mount, sighting tubes, mirrors, seven shades and ebony handle, contained within original keystone case with retailer’s label for James Murray of Calcutta, and a late 19th-Century label with erroneous provenance to Captain Cook; secondary label to lid presented by Mayor of Basingstoke -- 11in. (28cm.) diameter £250-350 219. Ø A 10IN. RADIUS VERNIER OCTANT unsigned, inset ivory scale divided to 100º, braced Vernier arm, pinhole sights, fixed shades, pencil and note plate, contained within fitted keystone case with trade label for J. Adkins, London -- 13in. (33cm.) diameter £250-350

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220. Ø AN 18IN. RADIUS VERNIER OCTANT BY T. WATSON, 1767 with inset ivory scale divided to 95°, signed on the cross bar as per title, centralised Vernier, pinhole sights, interchangeable shades, pencil, the reverse with note plaque and brass feet, overall -19¼ x 16½in. (49 x 42cm.) £1500-2500 221. Ø AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY 13½IN. RADIUS EBONY OCTANT BY J.M.ISTOL, DIVIDED ON RAMSDEN’S ENGINE signed as per title in the ‘T’ bar, inset scale divided to 100º with Ramsden anchor mark by 45º, brass Vernier arm, pinhole sights, three shades, mirrors, pin feet and note plate -- 16in. (40.5cm.) high overall John Moor Hyde is recorded as working between 1841 and 1852 from 1 Broad Quay - this octant may have been re-branded by him for retail purposes.

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with ivory plate signed J. HUGHES . LONDON, and scale divided to 107º, braced brass index arm, hinged pinhole sight, mirrors, six shades, note plate and brass feet -- 10in. (25.5cm.) diameter

with ebony T-frame, with inset ivory scale divided to 95º, signed at centre as per title, owner’s name for David Crow in T-bar, brass index arm, pinhole sights, interchangeable shades, mirrors, brass feet -- 14in. (35.5cm.) high overall

Probably the product of Joseph Hughes I (w.1818-45); he was succeeded by his son Joseph Hughes II (w.1849-78) by when brass examples were increasingly common.






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226. A LATE 18TH-CENTURY FRENCH HOUR GLASS the hand-blown bulb with ground coral sand secured with twine binding to four subsidiary 15-minute bulbs, contained within brass-ended frame with six supporting wires -- 9½in. (24cm.) high £1200-1500 227. AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY HOUR GLASS the hand-blown bulbs filled with ground ?coral, secured at centre with twine binding, lined each end with vellum cuff and secured within typical circular end pieces with four wooden posts -- 6½in. (16.5cm.) high £400-600 224 & 225

224. AN ARTIFICIAL HORIZON BY H. HUGHES & SON, LONDON, CIRCA 1900 with oxidised-brass and glass tent signed as per title and numbered ‘613’, contained in fitted mahogany box with painted iron tray, steel mercury bottle with cap-funnel lid, ivorine maker’s label and Kew certificate for 1900, the box with drop handle, securing hooks and key - 7½in. (19cm.) diameter £200-300 225. A LATE GEORGIAN TRAVELLING MEDICINE CHEST divided internally into six compartments with square glass bottles with ground stoppers, one missing, plush-lined lid with silver carrying handle -- 5 x 6in. (12.5 x 15cm.) £150-250

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228. A 17TH/18TH-CENTURY ENGLISH GUNTER-TYPE BRASS SECTOR unsigned, engraved over both sides with sines, tangents, rhumbs etc., hinged at one end and with stabilising bar at the other, closed -- 9¾in. (25cm.) long Literature: Dawes, H: Instruments of the Imagination, The Dawes Trust Ltd, 2009, p.26 where a similar example by Elias Allen can be viewed.

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229 (Detail) 229. A RARE MAGAZINE OF TELESCOPES BY DOLLOND FOR CAPTAIN D’ARCY PRESTON, APPROXIMATELY 1800-1810 comprising three examples: 1. 1½in. marine-type, signed on the single draw Dollond London, with 25in. tapering mahogany leathercovered tube with dust cap; 2. 1½in. achromatic-type with 24in. parallel brass leather-covered tube with lacquered-brass shade slide, lacquered-brass dust cap inscribed D’Arcy Preston with instructions inside for changing the ‘object glass’, signed and inscribed on the single draw Dollond London Achromatic Sight / D’Arcy Preston; 3. 2in. large marine-type, with 37in. tapering leather-covered wooden tube signed on the single draw tube Dollond London / D’Arcy Preston, lacquered-brass dust cap engraved with owner’s name and containing main lens instructions inside, all contained within original fitted wooden case with securing hooks -- 3¾ x 39½ x 9¾in. (9.5 x 100.4 x 25cm.) D’Arcy Preston (1765-1847) the son of a clergyman, entered the navy as a sixteen year old volunteer. Promoted to Lieutenant in 1790 he served in American as well as Mediterranean and Home waters. At the start of the Napoleonic Wars he was on the Royal Sovereign (100) and Boyne (98), flagships to Admirals Graves and John Jervis, and commanded the seamen of the Boyne when they stormed Fort Royal, Martinique, then later assisted in the Reduction of St. Lucia. Promoted Commander, he was appointed to the Rattlesnake, sloop of war, whose officer provided the Official Account of these actions. After this, he was on half pay for two years before being given command of the Termagant Sloop and attained Post Rank in June 1796. On 19th December 1796 he was aboard the Blanche (32) in company with La Minerve, under Commodore Nelson when they took on the superior 40-gun Spanish frigates Sabina and Ceres. After a short action, Ceres surrendered to Preston, but as he was about to secure his capture, a Spanish 3-decker bore down on them and he withdrew. Nelson managed to capture Sabina, but she was soon re-captured. Between 1803 and 1810, Preston commanded the Sea Fencibles (a crack naval militia which, in conjunction with the network of Martello Towers, provided the second line of defence against invasion by the French, should they break through the first line of defence, the tight blockade of French ports) between Flamborough and the Tees and possibly when he bought this magazine of telescopes as a useful aide. The Sea Fencibles were disbanded in 1810 and from 1813 he was placed in charge of Prison Ships at Plymouth. He became a Superannuated Rear Admiral in 1819, marking the effective start of his retirement. He died an Admiral of the White on 21st January 1847 aged 82.


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230. A RARE, POSSIBLY UNIQUE, 18TH-CENTURY SINGLE DRAW MAHOGANY AND BRASS SIX-FOOT CAMPAIGN TELESCOPE BY HENRY PYEFINCH, LONDON constructed in four 18½in. sections with substantial brass threads, tapered eyepiece with dust slide, signed on removable double main lens assembly Pyefinch London No.194 with adjustable focal length indicator slide numbered ‘7 / 6’, closed length assembled -- 75in. (190.5cm.) Henry Pyefinch (fl. 1739-90) advertised a full range of instruments from Cornhill, London, but is generally associated with his optical instruments. He was prosecuted by Peter Dollond in 1765 for infringing the Dollond-owned achromatic lens patent, which Dollond won. This interesting telescope displays an image the correct way up which suggests terrestrial rather than astronomical use and was, presumably, once contained in a travelling box. Whether it was intended for surveying, military or recreational purposes is not clear.


231. A SHAGREEN-COVERED CARD, HORN AND WOOD THREE-DRAW 5/8IN. TELESCOPE, PROBABLY ITALIAN, CIRCA 1760 with threaded dust caps and inked focus lines -- 13¾in. (35cm.) closed £500-700 232. AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY ¾IN. SIX-DRAW POCKET TELESCOPE BY CARY, LONDON in lacquered-brass with dust cap and slide, signed by the eyepiece as per title -- 3¾in. (9.5cm.) closed £50-80

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233 233. A RARE 1½IN. BRASS REFRACTING LIBRARY TELESCOPE WITH STEINBERG-TYPE BALEEN BINDING unsigned, the main tube bound in three sections of coloured baleen, fine-focus adjustment wheel, eyepiece with removable sun filter and lens cap, mounted on a tripod base with folding legs. Overall measurements -- 12½ x 27in. (32 x 68.5cm.) Little is known about the German emigré, Georg Steinberg, who seems to have developed the process of wrapping sticks and telescopes in stained baleen. Although some were stamped Steinberg Patent, no patent was lodged in his name, and it seems likely it was done to deter imitators. Although he basically acted as a subcontractor to instrument makers, several examples of his work have been seen on much older early 18th Century instruments. It seems the process was used between approximately 1815-1840. Literature: Talbot, S. Steinberg: Baleen-Binder of Telescopes & Canes c.1815-1840, Scientific Instrument Society Bulletin No.91 (2006) p.12-15


234 234. A LARGE LATE 18TH-CENTURY REFLECTING TELESCOPE BY DOLLOND, LONDON, LATTERLY CONVERTED TO A REFRACTING INSTRUMENT the 40in. lacquered-brass tube with 3½in. objective lens cap star finder, signed on the backplate DOLLOND LONDON, the eyepiece with rack and pinion fine focus, mounting arbour with threaded nuts to substantial folding tripod base with quadrant indicator, telescopic stabilisers, and mahogany and brass guiding rods, contained in original box with accessories including additional sighting tubes, solar diagonal and dew cuff -- approximate assembled height 31in., box dimensions -- 44 x 6 x 7½in. (112 x 15 x 19cm.) £800-1200 235. AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY 2IN. WOOD AND BRASS LIBRARY TELESCOPE BY DUDLEY ADAMS, LONDON the 29in. tapering main tube with lens cap, signed on the backplate ADAMS / LONDON, single draw with fine-focus adjustment, secured to tripod stand with folding legs -- 18in. (46cm.) high £300-400


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with Bilston enamel gilt tube decorated with four Arcadian rural scenes over a pink ground with gilt scrolls and white trellising, lens and eyepieces with dust slides, fitted internally with compartments for silver-gilt accessories comprising folding fruit knife with Rococo handle, tweezers, ivory aide-memoire, snuff spoon and pin tool, and embroidery needle -- 4¾in. (12cm.) high

the 2in. objective lens with flared ebony cuff, brass cap engraved externally Dollond and internally Purchased by John West, Opticians of Fleet Street at the last Sale of Dollonds effects of Ludgate Hill, mahogany tube with stand connector and fine-focus wheel, the eyepiece set within ebony cuff. Closed length -- 39½in. (100.4cm.). Wooden storage box

Thomas Ribright (w.1735-1772) patented this form of ‘perspective glass’ on 7th February, 1749 (No. 640) and fitted them with many different accessories to suit a variety of clients, and even one which doubled up as a microscope - this, where the folding gilt fruit-knife with Rococo casting is identical to that in Fig.F in Patents connected with the Microscope 1666-1800 by W.H. Brown, published in the Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society, 1895, p.6 plate V.

The last family member to own Dollond was William Dollond (1834-1893) who succeeded to the business on the death of his father, George, in 1866. Although comparatively young, by 1871 he was too ill to continue and sold the business to his former employee J.R. Chant who promptly held an auction at the long-established 59 St. Paul’s Churchyard address lasting several days from the 8th August 1871. An advert placed in The Times on the 27th July by Winstanley & Horwood lists a vast range of scientific instrument types, including ..a large variety of astronomical, marine and portable telescopes.. of which the present lot would appear to be one example. John West Opticians are recorded in the London trade directory as trading from 92-93 Fleet Street, about 7 minutes’ walk from Dollond’s premises.



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238. A RARE 16½IN. GEODETIC THEODOLITE OR PORTABLE ALTAZIMUTH REPEATING CIRCLE BY TROUGHTON & SIMMS, LONDON, 1829 heavily constructed in lacquered brass, signed and dated on the solid bedplate as per title, silvered meridian scale divided 0-360° with micrometer microscopes, tapering pillars with central bracing pivot supporting a pair of braced six-spoke circles, the right inset with silvered scale divided in four quadrants of 0-90°, with micrometer microscopes and a 2in. telescope with adjustable aperture lens cap, the whole set on adjustable threaded feet -- 31½ x 23 x 18in. (80 x 58.5 x 45.7cm.) Similar examples are housed in the collections of the Museum Victoria in Australia (1836), acquisition number ST 022216; and The Royal Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh (1806) Literature: Bennett, J.A. The Divided Circle, Phaidon, Oxford, 1987, p.165 & 196


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unsigned, six draws with 1¼in. objective lens contained in giltbrass body with six finely detailed enamels of putti/cupid

unsigned, constructed in lacquered brass and contained in fitted plush-lined mahogany box with nosepieces and other accessories -- 4 x 3¼in. (10 x 8cm.)



240. Ø A WOOD AND IVORY FOLDING POCKET BOTANIST’S MICROSCOPE BY WITHERING, CIRCA 1792 with instructions pasted inside lid, brass column with sliding platform and secondary loup magnifier in plush-lined interior -4¾in. (12cm.) closed £500-700




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unsigned, turned in fruitwood with spring-mounted inset lens and brass serpentine pricket, contained within decorated card tube with wooden end stoppers -- 3¾in. (9.5cm.) high

heavily constructed in lacquered and oxidised brass, signed to top AHRENS PATENT / LONDON, removable micrometer refraction collimator and plain lens, supported on a wooden base within original box of issue stencilled to top ‘AHRENS’S PRISM’ -- 8¾ x 10¾ x 8½in. (22 x 27.5 x 21.5cm.)

Literature: Fournier, M: Early Microscopes, Museum Boerhaave, Leiden 2003, p.137


Provenance: University College London C.D. Ahrens (1843-1918) was a brilliant optical prism maker between 1858 and 1916; in 1910 he, in partnership with the famous microscope maker Moritz Pillischer, took out Patent No.18997 /1910 for this instrument which is able to split light beams.



with simulated leather-covered card tube signed on the backplate as per title, fruit wood eyepiece and lacquered brass ‘jewel’ chamber, angle-mounted on telescopic brass mount in turned wooden table stand -- 14 x 13in. (35.5 x 33cm.) closed £300-500


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245. A BOTANIST’S FIELD SET comprising a portable microscope by Swift & Son with three nosepieces, parabolic light reflector, platform etc., contained in fitted case with accessories including slide making set, scalpel, tweezers, brush, pencil etc., itself contained within a leather bag with copies of Routledge’s Common objects of the microscope; Wild flowers of the chalk by John Gilmore and a canvas backed folding map to Cornwall -- bag approximately 9 x 12in. (23 x 30.5cm.); together with a Sykes hydrometer in case (2) This set belonged to the late Stanley Brenchley, an enthusiastic amateur botanist who is understood to have used this set frequently between the 1930s and mid 1950s. His Sykes hydrometer was used by him in his position as a Customs officer.

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signed on the back of the eyepieces, numbered ‘1532’ and contained within a fruitwood cabinet with internal slide and instrument compartments, inset leather top, back panel with key and a quantity of assorted slides, many with attributions, overall -- 13 x 10 x 8¾in. (33 x 25.5 x 22.2cm.)

with 3in. printed card dial, signed as per title and suspended over electrical coils with box and mahogany supports, the needle suspended over lacquered-brass frame circular base with contacts, orientation level, levelling screws and glazed dome cover -- 11½ x 7in. (29 x 17.8cm.)






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with adjustable settintgs, stamped to the side ‘D.F. 10 x 80 dkl 82156.’ and mounted on a later tripod stand -- 57 in. (145 cm.) high approximately (lowered)

constructed in lacquered-brass, signed and inscribed Invented by Comr. Hay, R.N. & J.R. F.R.A.S. Southampton No.630 together with diamond registration mark for 1862 and Stebbing monogram, and comprising a 12in. rule with cutaway section, twin scaled circumferentor, three indicators with wire sights and a swivelling sight with sliding shade, contained within original fitted case -13in. (33cm.) diameter

In an attempt to avoid air raids, German instrument maker’s used three letter codes in the run up to War in 1939, using the lower case, dkl was that allotted to Busch.



249. A PAIR OF FRENCH OBSERVATIONAL BINOCULARS BY SOCIETE GENERALE D’OPTIQUE, CIRCA 1951 with adjustable width eyepieces, rubber head rest, polished tubes and fittings, mounted on wooden tripod stand £700-900


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with silvered interior engraved with mercury and alcohol scales, regulator wheel at base, the top signed as per title and mounted in a glazed mahogany case with scale slide to right hand side and trade label for ‘Dekemel Brothers & Co., Antwerp’ behind -- 24½ x 3in. (62 x 7.5cm.)

in light oak case with ivorine plates and massive mercury tube, barometer to front, hanging bracket to the top -- 39½in. (100.5cm.) high

Spencer, Browning & Co. worked between 1840 and 1870 largely from two premises in the Minories and Vine St., London.

£1000-1500 252. A FINE 19TH-CENTURY R.N.L.I. LIFEBOAT STATION BAROMETER solidly constructed in oak with porcelain plates, inscribed to top ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION NO.23, with brass glazed plate above thermometer dated for November 1860, original brass suspension screw to top -- 42in. (107cm.) high £1500-2000


£400-600 254. AN EARLY 20TH-CENTURY FORTIN-PATTERN BAROMETER BY GRIFFIN & TATLOCK LTD, LONDON with black enamelled stem, signed on the silvered scale as per title and numbered 5962 and hung in glazed oak case with white porcelain reflector behind scale, the case -- 48½in. (123cm.) high; together with an unsigned thermograph in white painted metal case; and Handbook of Meteorological Instruments published by the Met Office, 1969 (3) £300-400

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255. A GROUP OF OVERSIZED INSTRUMENTS FROM THE HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE comprising a steel and brass station pointer by Cooke, Troughton & Simms stamped HO836, contained in fitted wooden box, a brass roller rule by the same maker stamped HO71, in fitted wooden box, and a wooden beam compass stamped HO504, in fitted box -- each approximately 40in. (102cm.) wide (3) £150-200 256. A GROUP OF OVERSIZED INSTRUMENTS FROM THE HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE comprising a brass station pointer by Cary, London with black painted arms stamped HO171, in fitted wooden box countermarked; together with another similar stamped HO20, in countermarked wooden box, and a brass roller rule stamped HO182 1975, in countermarked wooden box -- the widest 23in. (58.5cm.)

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signed as per title on front of opaque glass thermometer and numbered D15145, alcohol tube, lacquered-brass indicator rod, contained in mahogany case for wall mounting, with accessories and glazed chart inside door with mesh sides and securing hooks -- 15¼ x 9 x 2¾in. (39 x 23 x 7cm.)

A MID 20TH-CENTURY SIMMANCE PATENT CONTINUITY BAROGRAPH with 4-atmosphere drum, with counterweighted inking movement, secured above a copper roller with clockwork motor and gravity-mounted paper guides, within front-glazed wooden case with paper slit to bottom, back with plate inscribed SIMMANCE PATENT, and the door with ivorine maker’s roundel for Alex Wright, the lower door with plate inscribed 12INS. W.G. PRESSURE -- overall measurements 13¾ x 9¼ x 7¾in. (35 x 23.5 x 19.5cm.)


£200-300 258. A RARE TYPHOON BAROMETER, LATE 19TH-CENTURY inscribed to centre Barometer for forecasting the weather in the Philippine Archipeligo / Designed by the Rev. Frederick Faura, SJ, formerly Director of / MANILA OBSERVATORY, together with notes and instructions, contained in a circular brass case for wall hanging -- 10¼in. (26cm.) diameter £500-700



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engraved over one side, dated and monogrammed ‘1691 CWS’ lower right -- 1¼in. (3.3cm.) diameter

comprising turned brass-bound body with ivory threaded cutting edge and folding trimming blade -- 3in. (7.5cm.) high

£350-450 261.

This neat device allowed the owner to re-shape his quill nib quickly by inserting into a shaped slot and giving one twist of the drive screw, the ink channel could then be slit with the folding blade.



the obverse with calendar with outer numeral ring headed Epact 1696 and signed W. Foster lower right; the reverse with instructions (worn) -- 1¼in. (3.3cm.) diameter


Four similar examples by this maker are located at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

unsigned, the lacquered-brass balance with adjustable axis and painted cast iron base -- 6¾ x 9in. (17 x 23cm.)


A similar example is described in a 1905 Kohl catalogue as Frick’s apparatus for explaining the stable equilibrium.






cast with year table between 1694 and 1760, with signs of the zodiac and other data around edge, the verso with ?holidays detailed by month -- 2in. (5cm.) diameter

A WALL-MOUNTED SPRING BALANCE BY SALTER the polished-brass plate inscribed SALTERS TRADE S PRING BALANCE TO WEIGH 30LB X 1OZ... with dial divided in 10lb sections, with iron indicator -- 16in. (41cm.) high







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266. “ELECTRICITE”: A DOMESTIC ELECTROSTATIC INDUCTION SET with small Wimshurst-type generator signed on the ebonised base Hirsch, 73 Bd de Strasbourg, PARIS, contained in fitted green card box with many didactic accessories and ?owner’s note book, the lid inscribed ‘ELECTRICITE’ -- 7 x 15¼ x 11½in. (18 x 39 x 29cm.) £300-500

266 267. A WIMSHURST-TYPE ELECTROSTATIC INDUCTION MACHINE, GERMAN, CIRCA 1900 unsigned, with enamelled base plate, steel fittings, Leyden jars, contra-rotating Bakelite discs with brushes, moveable electric contact points and crank handle, overall -- 11 x 10in. (28 x 25.5cm.) Literature: Turner, G.L’E. Nineteenth Century Scientific Instruments, Sotheby’s, page 192 and cover.



268. A RARE SET OF FOURTEEN MID TO LATE 19TH-CENTURY PAINTED GLASS CELESTIAL LANTERN SLIDES each slide painted with various planetary events, with name inscribed below, often four to one plate, and including comets, the planets, star systems, zodiac etc., contained within original wooden box with sliding lid -- 18¼in. (46.5cm.) diameter £500-700

268 269. A SET OF MID TO LATE 19TH-CENTURY ASTRONOMICAL MAGIC LANTERN SLIDES comprising twelve slides with hand-painted planetaria and lunar scenes, each numbered on upper wooden edge, one mechanical example showing a ship sailing round the globe, contained within original wooden box with sliding lid -- 12in. (30.5cm.) diameter 269

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unsigned, the main tube with nose and eyepieces, platform with sprung retention plate, secured to pillar with wheel adjustment hinged to square foot and contained within an associated box -14in. (35.5cm.) diameter

an articulated skeleton of a Raphus Cucullatus in polyurethane polymer, in glazed case -- 32½in. (82.5cm.) high £2000-3000

£80-120 271. A CASED MILITARY PATTERN SET OF SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS BY JOHN WEISS & SON LTD containing three sterilising trays retaining near-full complement of stainless steel instruments, comprising scalpel, tweezers, dilators, trepanning, saws etc., contained within original fitted brass-bound mahogany box, with photo label inside lid and maker’s plaque to top, signed as per title, bearing Government mark dated 1905 and numbered 268 -- 3 x 17½ x 6½in. (7.5 x 44.5 x 16.5cm.) £300-500 272. A COMPOSITE ELEPHANT BIRD EGG, MADAGASCAR, PRE-17TH CENTURY recombined fragments of eggs of Æpyornis Maximus -- 12in. (30.5cm.) high £1000-1500

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275. AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY SAILOR’S MODEL FOR A 10-GUN BRIG the carved hull with teak deck, fittings including anchors with ropes, sail winches, six turned brass guns in red-painted stepped trucks, belaying rails, bilge pumps, grating etc., the twin raked masts with gaffs, yards and boom, sail rings, standing and running rigging with blocks, mounted on wooden display stand -- overall measurements 18 x 19in. (46 x 48cm.) £300-500


with black-painted clinker hull, paint to frames, the buoy stencilled B102, rudder, planked decks and fittings including covered hatches, coiled ropes, anchor, Venetian red bulwarks, capstan, two masts with stitched linen sails, yards and rigging, mounted on two brass columns within glazed wooden case -- overall measurements 17¼ x 25½ x 9½in. (44 x 65 x 24cm.) Brighton hog-boats (or ‘hoggies’), were common fishing boats of the South Coast between Eastbourne and Shoreham during the 18th and 19th Centuries, and usually had lee boards fitted. Gradually replaced by two-masted luggers, no original examples are believed to exist.

£600-800 277. A 19TH-CENTURY SAILOR’S FRUITWOOD MODEL FOR A WHALE BOAT carved from the solid, finished in red and varnish, inscribed No. 5 to bow, fitted internally with cross boards, thwarts, bone handle, harpoon with rope, carved tiller, mounted on a single turned column of oval shape base with bone feet -- 4¼ x 11in. (11 x 28cm.) £400-600 278. A GAFF-RIGGED POND YACHT, CIRCA 1920 the carved hull with lead-weighted keel and brass rudder, mast rigged with gaff, boom and spreader with full suit of stitched linen sails. Overall measurements -- 63½ x 58in. (161 x 147.5cm.). Stand This lot will be available for viewing at Imperial Road. £400-600



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279. A WELL PRESENTED 1:12 SCALE PLANKED AND PINNED MODEL OF THE FRENCH LINE FISHING YAWL MARIE-JEANNE AS DEPICTED CIRCA 1908 modelled by J. Ryan with planked and pinned hull, deck fittings including sail winch, pumps, companionways, rack of oars supporting dinghy, tiller etc., masts with full suit of lined paper sails with standing and running rigging, raised line poles with tackle, mounted within a glazed wooden case with plaque. Cased measurements -- 11¾ x 11in. (30 x 28cm.). Carry box £300-500

280 280. AN UNUSUAL MINIATURE GOLD-COVERED PRISONER-OF-WAR TYPE MODEL OF A 74-GUN SHIP modelled in bone and wood with carved hull with typical fittings including figurehead, carved stern, cannons, deck rails, masts with yards, standing and running rigging, coated overall with 23½ carat gold leaf and secured to ebonised display base within glazed case. Overall cased measurements -- 5 x 5in. (12.7 x 12.7cm.) £250-350 281. A MID 19TH-CENTURY DIEPPE IVORY MODEL FOR A FULLY RIGGED SHIP the carved hull pierced for sixteen guns, masts with yards, ivory shaving sails and rigging, mounted on an ebonised base with dinghy in tow (loose components) -- 3 x 3½in. (7.5 x 9cm.) together with two small wooden waterline models for first rate ships of the line, circa 1840, both approximately 4 x 4in. (10 x 10cm.)


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modelled in 2.5 kilograms of sterling silver, from his own researches by R. Edwards, the hull with the frame exposed below the main wales, port holes, carved decoration including figurehead and stern, catheads with anchors and chains, the scored deck with details including deck rails, capstan, pumps, companionways, winch, belaying rails with pins, covered hatches, panelled deck houses with boat over, davits with covered boats, saloon light, signal gun, helm and crew, the masts with yards, foot ropes, full suit of sails, standing and running rigging with blocks and other details, mounted in a cut-away oak waterline display base with silver plaque, all silver components fully hallmarked for London 2012. Overall measurements -- 16½ x 27in. (42 x 68.5cm.); carry case

built by M.J. TIDD, the hull copper-sheathed below waterline, the ebonised main wale headrails with polychrome figurehead, glazed stern and quarter lights, chainplate with deadeyes, planked deck with fittings including winches, stovepipe, fitted ship’s boat, belaying rail and pains, gratings, capstan, guns in stepped carriages, helm rigged to whipstaff, bound masts with yards, standing and running rigging with blocks and tackle, mounted on launching block base, with brass plate -- overall measurements 27 x 31in. (68.5 x 79cm.) £500-800


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modelled by J. Ryan in fruit woods, the frames exposed below the main wales and planked with trenails over, lower deck with semiclosed port lids and gilt-wreathed ports, gilt figurehead and stern decoration, semi-planked decks with details including belaying rails, gratings, companionways, capstan with bars, stern lights and other details, bound masts with yards, standing and running rigging with wooden blocks, contained within glazed wooden case with plaque. Cased measurements -- 11 x 14¼in. (28 x 36cm.). Carry case £600-900 285.

modelled by J. Ryan with plank-on-frame hull, carved stern and quarter galleries, pinned deck with Venetian red gratings and gun trucks, full suite of fitted ships boats over well deck, bound masts with standing and running rigging, yards with s’tuns’l booms and other details, mounted on a burr walnut base with glazed cover. Model measurements - 12 x 15in. (30.5 x 38cm.); Case overall 16 x 24 x 12½in. (40.5 x 61 x 32cm.); travel box H.M.S. Leopard was a Portland Class Fourth Rate ordered in 1785, but only completed in 1790. She enjoyed a busy and quite illustrious career and served as a flag ship on three occasions, the last to Vice Admiral Sir George Berkley on the Halifax Station during which time she captured and released - the U.S.S. Chesapeake in June 1807. She was wrecked in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 1814.


A WELL PRESENTED 1:36 SCALE MINIATURE MODEL OF THE BOUNTY modelled in wood by J. Ryan with 2½in. planked and framed hull exposed on the starboard side, deck with fittings including sail winch, fitted boat in chocks, belaying rails, gratings, rigged helm and whip-staff, bound masts with yard, s’tuns’l booms, standing and running rigging, mounted on a mirrored base within walnut glazed case. Overall measurements -- 7 x 8in. (18 x 20cm.); Carry box £400-600

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A WELL PRESENTED SCALE MODEL OF THE CUTTY SARK copper-sheathed below the waterline with carved figurehead, planked deck with fittings including deck rails, bilge pumps, capstan, companionways, cupboard hatches, sail winch, saloon lights, helm etc., white-painted lower masts with natural wood covers, with yards, s’tuns’l booms, standing and running rigging, blocks and tackle, mounted on display base with detail plaque, with knotwork bell rope, mounted in front with secondary plate engraved with provenance to the Cutty Sark, contained within a glazed wooden case with ropework border to top -- overall measurements 37 x 52 x 19½in. (94 x 132 x 49.5cm.)

built by R. Philips, of lime, holly, spruce and mahogany, fully framed and with clinker-built planking, bottom boards, foot rests, thwarts and rowlocks for six oarsmen, finished in blue, white and varnish and mounted on two turned columns, display base with six oars and plate. Measurements overall -- 5½ x 28in. (14 x 71cm.). Carrying box, historical notes and builder’s certificate Built by Peters of St. Mawes for the Pilots of Bryher, Isles of Scilly, this gig attended many wrecks. As late as 1955 Sussex was the first gig to reach the wreck of the Mando, aground on Golden Ball reef. Before the R.N.L.I. was firmly established these were the principal vessels used for saving lives - and could out-pace a Customs Cutter if the need arose.

The ropework sally displayed in front of this model originally came from the Bridge Inn, Dartmouth, Devon, and was alleged to have originally come from the Cutty Sark.


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289. A MODEL OF H.M.S. VICTORY with carved hull, guns, scored decks with fittings including belaying rail, stovepipe, cannons etc., bound masts with yards and rigging, mounted within glazed wooden case -- overall measurements 17 x 25½ x 11½in. (43 x 65 x 29cm.) £150-200

289 290. A 1:200 SCALE WATERLINE MODEL FOR THE MONITOR H.M.S. ABERCROMBIE, AS DEPICTED IN 1946 modelled by Eric Dyke, with carved hull with armoured belting, paper simulated planked wooden decking, anchor winches with chains, cranes, bofors guns, Carly floats, main and secondary armament, bridge with open bridge over, fire derrick, funnel with hooters, searchlights, emergency steering, fitted boats in davits etc., mounted on a calm green painted sea within Plexiglas wooden case -- overall measurements 9 x 24½ x 9in. (23 x 62 x 23cm.) £250-350


291. A 1:192 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT MODEL OF THE LIBERTY SHIP VIRGINIA DARE, DEPICTED CIRCA 1942 modelled by Eric Dyke, the carved hull with simulated plating and bilges operating, the decks with details including quick firing gun platforms, cover hatches, masts with derricks, cargo of two American S120 steam locomotives and tenders finished in army livery, ventilators, superstructure with bridge and over bridge, stayed funnel and name board, fitted lifeboats in davits, landing craft etc., depicted under way in a calm painted sea within Plexiglas case -- overall measurements 7 x 31 x 7½in. (18 x 79 x 19cm.) £300-500


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A 1:96 SCALE BUILT MODEL OF H.M.S. RODNEY, 1925 modelled by Colin Freeman, with plank on frame laminated and carved hull with simulated plating, bilge keels, propellers and rudder, painted red, black and grey, planked ash decks with deck rails and grey-painted fittings as appropriate, gun turrets, superstructure with fire direction and communication masts, fitted boats in davits with launches in chocks behind, stayed funnel, searchlights, secondary armament, Carly floats etc., mounted within glazed wooden case with steel descriptive plate -- overall measurements 15¼ x 37 x 7½in. (39 x 94 x 19cm.)

with laminated and carved wooden hull finished in red, grey and black, with twin propeller shaft and rudders, superstructure with painted fittings including deck rails, ventilation shafts, balustrades, life buoys, quick release life rafts, bridge landing craft, quick firing guns, communication turret with radar lamps, range finder, bridge with binnacle over, funnel stack with crest, crane on slide, flight deck with helicopter and other details, mounted on two brass columns within Plexiglas display base with builder’s plate -overall measurements 15½ x 41 x 11in. (39 x 104 x 28cm.)


A sturdy all-rounder, the 3,000 ton Al Munassir had a crew of 45 (plus space for 188 troops) and was able to carry 550 tons of cargo - or eight heavy tanks, which could be unloaded via a bow ramp. The crane was able to lift 16 tons and the heli-pad suitable for a Westland Sea King machine. Her Sperry Sea Archer optical fire system made her a suitable command vessel. Placed in reserve by 1995, she was sunk as an artificial reef in 2003 and is popular with divers.

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294. A 1:192 SCALE WATERLINE MODEL OF THE ‘BAGLEY’ DESTROYER CLASS U.S.S. RALPH TALBOT, AS DEPICTED DURING THE GUADALCANAL CAMPAIGN, 1941-2 modelled by Eric Dyke, with carved hull painted overall with grey finish deck and fittings including anchors with chains, main secondary armament, deck rails, superstructure with glazed bridge, range finder, boats in davits, funnel with hooter and safety valve extension pipes, torpedo tubes, searchlights aft and gun next, mine ramps etc., depicted in a calm blue sea within Plexiglas case with wooden base and name plate -- overall measurements 7 x 26 x 9in. (18 x 66 x 23cm.) £800-1000

294 295. A WELL PRESENTED AND DETAILED 1:96 SCALE STATIC-DISPLAY MODEL OF THE HULL SIDEWINDER DEEP SEA TRAWLER ARCTIC CORSAIR (1960) modelled by J. Ryan with laminated and plated hull, scored deck with detailed fittings as appropriate, glazed superstructure with radar and radio aerials over, liveried funnel numbered ‘H320’, mounted within a glazed wooden case with plaque. Cased measurements -- 15¼ x 31in. (38.5 x 79cm.). Carry case This model represents the last of this type of trawler. The original has been preserved as a museum ship in Hull since she was decomissioned in 1993.

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296. A SILVER-PLATED MODEL OF AN OCEAN-GOING PADDLE STEAMER the hull with portholes, paddle boxes with feathered paddles, lifeboats in davits, the deck with fittings including anchor winches, companionways, open bridge with helm and instruments, raked funnels and masts, ventilators, bell, promenade deck, etc., mounted on two silvered columns on mahogany base with glazed wooden cover. Measurements overall -- 7 x 16½ x 6in. (18 x 42 x 15cm.) £150-250 296 297. A WELL PRESENTED AND DETAILED 1:1200 SCALE WATERLINE MODEL FOR THE BRITISH INDIA LINE SHIP KARANJA (1948) with laminated and carved hull, finished in black with white topsides, lined deck with deck rails, anchor winch with chains, capstan, ventilators, companionways, covered lifeboats in davits, superstructure with over bridge, stayed funnel, masts with derricks and rigging and other details, mounted in a moulded and painted seascape within glazed wooden case with name plate. Cased measurements -- 5½ x 23 x 6in. (14 x 58.5 x 15cm.) Built by Alexander Stephens & Sons for the British India SS Co. to replace an earlier namesake sunk in 1942, the new Karanja registered 10,294 tons and could accommodate 60-1st, 180-2nd and 1,400-deck passengers cruising at 17.5 knots. Owned by P&O between 1971-75, she reverted to BI ownership briefly before being sold to an Indian company and renamed Nancowry. She was broken at Bombay in 1988.


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298. AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT 1:48 SCALE ADMIRALTY BOARD FRAME MODEL, PROBABLY FOR THE ‘LIVELY’ CLASS 38-GUN FRIGATE, CIRCA 1800 constructed in steamed boxwood with pinned stringing and mounted within a contemporary glazed case with mahogany tracing, the cover secured by threaded bun feet. Measurements overall --18 x 45½ x 14½in. (46 x 115.5 x 37cm.) The name ship of a new class of 18-pounder fifth rates designed by Sir William Rule in 1799, Lively was the prototype of what soon came to be regarded as the most successful frigate design of her era, so much so that a further fifteen were ordered for the fleet between 1803 and 1812. In order to allow Admiralty officials ready access to observe her progress ‘on the stocks’, she was laid down in the royal dockyard at Woolwich in November 1801 and built under the direction of Master Shipwright Edward Sison. Broadly similar to all her subsequent sisters, she was measured at 1,075 tons bm. and was 154 feet long overall (130 feet at the waterline) with a 39 foot beam. Mounting 38 guns in total, her main armament comprised 28-18pdrs. on her upper deck although this was augmented by several 32pdr. carronades on both fo’c’sle and quarter deck. Launched on 23rd July 1804 and completed for sea the following month on 27th August, she was commissioned under Captain Graham Hamond and initially dispatched to cruise off the coasts of French-occupied Spain and Portugal. First in action off Cadiz on 5th October 1804, she - in company with three other frigates, Indefatigable, Medusa and Amphion - engaged and captured a Spanish ‘treasure fleet’ of four frigates (although one was sunk) whose cargo netted almost one million pounds sterling when it was sold back at home. On 29th May 1805, she was briefly in action with the Spanish ‘74’ Glorioso, again off Cadiz, and in March the next year she formed part of the naval escort for General Craig’s expeditionary force to Naples. In June 1806, Captain Hamond was replaced by George McKinley under whom, on 18th September 1809, she - along with H.M.S. Plover - captured the 16-gun French privateer L’Aurore. Ordered into the Mediterranean in June 1810, Lively was wrecked on 10th August (1810) when she ran ashore near St. Paul’s Bay, Malta, due to the incompetence of her Master, Michael Richard. Despite every man being saved along with everything of value aboard her, Lively herself was a total loss and, at the subsequent Court Martial, the Master was “dismissed the ship and ordered to serve before the mast.” Whilst this model was most likely constructed to assist the building of Lively herself, the notable success of her design could have occasioned its provision for another yard where one of her consorts was being laid down.



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299. A FINELY DETAILED 19TH-CENTURY PLANK ON FRAME FULLY RIGGED MODEL OF THE 10-GUN AMERICAN PRIVATEER LIBERTY OF CIRCA 1810 the planked and pinned hull with ebonised wales, chain plates with deadeyes, anchors with bound wooden stocks, the deck with details including bitts, companionways, stove pipe, belaying rails with pins, cast brass guns in stepped wooden carriages with tackle, fitted ship’s boat complete with crossboards, thwarts and oars, bilge pumps, brass-topped capstan and tread plates, glazed binnacle compass, bell, rigged tiller and other details; white painted raked masts with yards, standing and running rigging with blocks and tackle and full suit of stitched linen sails, mounted on a cradle stand on plush base within glazed wooden case on grey display plinth. Model measurements -- 46 x 61in. (117 x 155cm.); cased measurements -- 84½ x 72 x 30in. (214.5 x 183 x 76cm.) Despite the large number of US-built vessels named ‘Liberty’ during the post-revolutionary era, this model is believed to be that of the 10-gun privateer Liberty built for Mr. Francis Adams in John Henry’s Yard at Cathance Landing, Bowdoinham, Maine, and launched in 1810. Rigged as a brig and measured at 121 tons, her main deck was 77 feet long and she had a 22.3 foot beam with an 8.1 foot draught. Although no other information about her is readily available, her smart lines and useful armament would surely indicate that she was probably employed as a privateer during the Anglo-American War of 1812-14. Please see detail on section divider page 79.

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300 300. A FINELY DETAILED AND CONSTRUCTED LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH-CENTURY, PROBABLY FRENCH, MODEL FOR THE SHIP-CORVETTE LA BACCANTE, CAPTURED BY THE ENDYMION AS A PRIZE IN 1803 with the 12½in. framed hull planked in fruitwood with brass pins with exposed starboard section revealing ribs, ebonised main wale, oxidised anchors with brass-bound wooden stock suspended from decorated cat heads, finely lined head rails with gratings and boomkins, rudder with pintles and chains, the bulwarks fitted with hammock racks, chain plates and pierced deadeyes, planked and pinned deck with details including belaying rails, belfry with bell, stovepipe, hatches with gratings and companionways, finely detailed clinker built boxwood longboat with cross boards, thwarts and seats, deck rings, brass guns in stepped carriages, capstan, seat, compass box, chicken coops, rigged helm, bound masts with standing and running rigging, yards with s’tuns’l booms etc., mounted on a raised decorated wooden plinth with glazed display case (later) -- overall measurements 21¼ x 27 x 12in. (54 x 68.5 x 30cm.) Provenance: Cabinet d’un Amateur - Collection Charles de Langlade, Christie’s, Paris, 24 June 2010, lot 199. £8000-12000

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301 301. A LARGE, FINELY DETAILED AND WELL PRESENTED BONE AND BALEEN NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR-STYLE SHIP MODEL FOR A 38-GUN FRIGATE with planked and pinned hull pierced for thirty guns, baleen main wales and bulwarks, decorative head and stern carvings with warrior figurehead and glazed stern lights, Georgian brass anchors with bound bone stocks; planked deck with fittings including gratings, bitts, stove pipes, pierced hammock racks, guns in carriages, capstan, covered companionway, helm, saloon lights etc.; bound masts with standing rigging, chain plates and deadeyes, running rigging with bone blocks and two fitted longboats suspended between main and fore masts, yards with s’tuns’l booms and streamer, mounted on wood and bone marquetry base with bone feet. Measurements overall -- 26 x 34in. (66 x 86.5cm.) £10000-15000

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302 302. A FINE BUILDER’S MODEL FOR A STEAM LAUNCH BUILT BY THOMAS ORR, GREENOCK, 1879 with clinker built and framed hull with pins, gratings, knees, benches, domed steam plant with wooden funnel, inset builder’s plaque inscribed THOMAS C. ORR JUNr. BUILDER 1879, rowlocks, tiller with wooden rudder and three-blade brass propeller, mounted on two brass supports to mahogany display board -11 x 32 x 7in. (28 x 81.3 x 18cm.) £1800-2200

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303 303. A RARE LATE 19TH-CENTURY FINELY PRESENTED BUILDER’S MODEL FOR THE STEAM LA UNCH TENDER TO THE S .Y. WINTONIA, 1894 with plank on frame carvel hull with brass propeller, brass backed rudder with wooden handle tiller attached to steering chains, centrally mounted triple expansion steam engine with wood lagged cylinder heads and polished brass fittings mounted abaft of boiler plant housing, complete with dials, water level gauge, whistles, rake funnel and grab rails, launch fitted internally with seats and gratings, mounted on two brass pedestals on raised plush-lined base within original glazed oak case -- overall measurements 10 x 28½ x 10in. (25.5 x 72.5 x 25.5cm.) Launched as the Ladye Maisry in 1894, Wintonia was designed and built by Day, Summers & Co. at Southampton and rigged as a schooner. Registered at 168½ tons gross (109 net & 233 Thames), she measured 138 feet in length with a 19 foot beam and was powered by one of her builder’s own compound 2-cylinder engines. Purchased by F.H. Punton of Aberlady, Longniddry, Scotland in 1896 and renamed Wintonia, he kept her throughout the Edwardian era although, by 1914, she was owned by the yacht builders J.G. Fay & Co. of Southampton. Hired briefly by the Admiralty as a harbour tender between November 1914 and April 1915, she was afterwards sold to Captain W.J. Herivel and Lt.Cdr. S.P. Herivel who owned her jointly until the mid-1920s when she was sold to T.B.F. & W.E. Rees of Athens where she remained until the late 1930s when she disappears from record, believed scrapped.


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304. A WELL PRESENTED EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE AND BALEEN MODEL FOR A THREE-DECK SHIP OF THE LINE with planked and pinned hull with retractable guns with gun port lids, finely carved warrior-form figurehead and stern and quarter lights, chain plates with pierced deadeyes, brass anchors with bone stocks, deck with details including belaying rails, cleats, capstan, stovepipes, belfry with bell, decorative hammock nets, gratings, companionway, saloon light etc., with three bound masts with standing and running rigging, yards with s’tuns’l booms, blocks and tackle, mounted on inlaid marquetry base with wood-capped bone balustrade, on pierced bone plinth within early 19th-Century glazed wooden case with inset top handle -measurements overall 14¼ x 15½ x 8½in. (36.2 x 39.5 x 21.5cm.) £8000-10000


305. AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OFWAR BONE AND BALEEN SHIP MODEL FOR A 100-GUN SHIP the planked and pinned hull with baleen wales, brass guns with red port lids, polychrome figurehead and transom, brass anchors with bound bone stocks, scored deck with fittings including belaying rails, water barrels, well deck, belfry, guns in stepped bone carriages, companionways, deck light and other details; bound masts, yards with s’tuns’l booms, standing and running rigging with bone blocks, mounted within polychromed strawwork display case with six-panel mirrored back, hinged doors and brass top handle. Cased measurements -- 11¾ x 15 x 6in. (30 x 38 x 15cm.)

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306 306. A BUILDER’S HALF BLOCK MODEL FOR THE S.Y. ARIES, BUILT FOR SIR JAMES RAMSDEN BY BARROW SHIPBUILDING CO., 1873 carved from laminated yellow pine and lined with boot top, rudder, main and steering propeller shafts, mounted on an ebonised display board inscribed s.s yacht Aries -- 6 x 38in. (15 x 96.5cm.) Aries was built for Sir James Ramsden, one of the industrial magnates of Victorian England, in 1873. Designed as a three-masted iron screw schooner by Ramsden himself, Aries was constructed by the Barrow Ship Building Company at Barrow-in-Furness where Sir James was a pivotal figure. Registered at 186½ tons gross (107¼ net). Aries measured 145 feet in length with a 20 foot beam and her screw (and the distinctive small steering screw) were driven by a compound two-cylinder engine of 50h.p. Subsequently passing into the ownership of the 10th Duke of Leeds, one of the most distinguished yachtsmen of his day and later Commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron, Aries became a familiar sight at Cowes throughout the 1890s and the golden summers of the Edwardian era. Still flying the Leeds colours when war was declared in August 1914, Aries was immediately offered to the Admiralty for wartime duties and, armed with two 3-pounders, was accepted into service as an Auxilliary Patrol Yacht on 12th September. The fifty-three year old Duke skippered her for almost a year during which she led a small patrol flotilla initially off the Tyne and later in the Dover and Downs area. Shortly after the Duke was transferred to another command however, Aries was sunk by a mine on 31st October 1915 whilst patrolling near the South Goodwin Lightship with the loss of five officers and seventeen men.


307. A 19TH-CENTURY BUILDER’S HALF-BLOCK MODEL, POSSIBLY FOR A YACHT OR SCHOONER carved from laminated yellow pine and mounted on mahogany board for wall hanging -- 11½ x 39½in. (29 x 100cm.) £400-600 308.


A 19TH-CENTURY BUILDER’S HALF-BLOCK MODEL FOR A CUTTER carved from contrasting laminated wood, with suspension rings to deck, now mounted on wooden display board -- 7 x 29in. (18 x 73.5cm.) £300-500 309.


A BUILDER’S HALF-BLOCK MODEL FOR THE YACHT LADY MAUD, BUILT BY LUKE BROTHERS, HAMBLE, 1907 carved from laminated wood and finished in red and white and mounted on mahogany display board -10 x 34½in. (25.5 x This lot formed part of the Dixon Kemp archive listed in this sale as lot 147 and which includes material and photographs from Lady Mauds career. £400-600

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310 310. A FINE EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE AND BALEEN MODEL FOR AN 80-GUN SHIP the planked and pinned hull with baleen wales, brass guns with red port lids, catheads with brass and bone anchors, carved warrior figurehead, head rails, stern and quarter galleries, scored deck with fittings including belaying rails, capstan, stove pipe, belfry, well deck with gratings, companionways, deck lights, guns in stepped trucks and other details; bound masts, ebonised yards with bone s’tuns’l booms, standing and running rigging with bone blocks, mounted on a plush-topped bone-edged display base with legend, secured within a glazed case. Model measurements -- 12 x 14in. (30.5 x 35.5cm.); cased measurements -- 14½ x 18 x 7½in. (37 x 46 x 19cm.)

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Provenance: With Partridges, Bond Street circa 1970 £8000-12000

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311 311. A WELL PRESENTED NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR-STYLE BONE MODEL FOR A 74-GUN SHIP with planked and pinned hull, carved wales, brass guns with port lids, bone anchors and stocks, warrior figurehead, stern and quarter light decorations, planked decks with details including belaying rails, capstan, gratings, well deck, hammock racks, water casks, companion ways, deck lights, bound masts with yards, s’tuns’l booms, standing and running rigging with bone blocks, with carved and fitted longboat over well deck and at stern, mounted on a wood and bone base, feet. Overall measurements -15 x 19in. (38 x 48cm.) £6000-8000

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312. AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OFWAR BONE SHIP MODEL FOR AN 80-GUN SHIP the hull carved from plugged shin bone and pierced for brass guns with port lids, carved figurehead and stern galleries, catheads with brass anchors, deck with details including capstan, water barrels, well deck with pierced balustrade, gratings, belfry, companionways, saloon lights, coops etc; the mast with yards, standing and running rigging, mounted on strawwork base inset to raised plush base within glazed mahogany case (wear and damages to masts and rigging, glass cracked). Model measurements -- 6 x 9in. (15 x 23cm.); case -- 10½ x 18 x 9in. (27 x 46 x 23cm.) £1200-1800



313. A WELL PRESENTED AND DETAILED NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR WOODEN MODEL OF A ROYAL NAVAL 50-GUN FRIGATE with details including bound masts, yards with s’tuns’l booms, standing and running rigging with wooden blocks, dolphin striker, boomkins, carved figurehead in the form of a crowned lion, metal anchors with wooden stocks, head rails, belaying rails, deck rings, capstan, well deck with ship’s boat over, hammock rack, guns in red-painted carriages, deck lights, stern davits with boat, the hull with chain plates and deadeyes, carved stern and quarter galleries and rudder, copper sheathed below the waterline, finished in black, white and varnish and mounted on two wooden columns to display board with legend, secured within a wood-bound glazed case (restored overall) -- model 10 x 12in. (25.5 x 30.5cm.), measurements overall 13 x 17in. (33 x 43cm.) Provenance: With the Parker Gallery. £2000-3000


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314. A WELL PRESENTED AND FINELY DETAILED FRENCH NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR STYLE BONE MODEL FOR A 74-GUN SHIP the planked and pinned hull with horn main and secondary wales, protruding brass guns with red-painted port lids, chain plates and deadeyes, finely carved and gilt warrior form figurehead, stern and quarter galleries, the decks with fittings including deck rings, catheads with metal anchors with bound-bone stocks, belaying rails, capstan, water barrels, stovepipes, balustraded well deck with gratings, companionways and saloon lights, bound masts with yards and s’tuns’l booms, standing and running rigging suspending two ship’s boats between fore and main masts and other details, secured to bone inlaid wooden display base, secured within glazed wooden case -- overall measurements 19¼ x 23¾ x 8¾in. (49 x 60 x 22.2cm.) £3000-5000

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315. A WATERLINE BOARDROOM MODEL FOR THE REFRIGERATED CARGO SHIP M.V. TONGARIRO, BUILT FOR THE NEW ZEALAND SHIPPING CO. LTD. BY BARTRAM & SON, SUNDERLAND, 1967 by Amiss Models, Hampton Wick, with laminated carved hull, painted deck, fittings and superstructure, masts with derricks, mounted at anchor on a green glass-topped sea with twin plates and glazed cover -- 17 x 62½in. (43 x 159cm.) Named after a mountain in New Zealand, the Tongariro was renamed Reefer Princess (1979) and Capetan Leonidas (1982), and was broken up at Gadani Beach in 1985.

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316. A GOOD BUILDER’S BOARDROOM MODEL FOR THE M.V. SILVERFORCE & SILVERLAKE, BUILT FOR THE SILVER LINE LTD. BY LAING SHIPBUILDING LTD, 1957-8 with laminated and carved hull, grey painted lined decks with buff and white-painted fittings and superstructure as appropriate, liveried funnel, lifeboats in davits, masts with derricks and rigging, awning stanchions and other details, mounted within original metal-framed glazed case with a pair of ivorine plates (warped). Overall measurements -- 20 x 63 x 16in. (51 x 160 x 40.5cm.); together with a copy of Looking for the Silver Lining by Martin Barraclough (2) Provenance: Silver Line Ltd to retiring Managing Director Martin Barraclough. The full history of Silver Line and the ships it owned can be found in his book Looking for the Silver Lining, Bound Biographies Ltd, 2009. The entries for the vessels represented in this lot are on p.322-3.

This lot will be available for viewing at Imperial Road. ÂŁ3000-5000

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317 (Detail) 317. A RARE BUILDER’S MODEL FOR THE STATIONARY SUCTION DREDGERS ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOV AND ST. PETERSBURG BUILT BY A.F. SMULDERS, ROTTERDAM FOR THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT, CIRCA 1914 the carved and laminated hull with deck fittings including lowered dredging cutter, silvered fittings including winches, anchors etc., deck house ventilators, engine room with lights, two fitted boats in davits, spot lamp, piping, twin stayed funnels, with safety valve extension pipes, bedding posts attached to mechanism and other details, mounted on three silvered columns within original mahogany, glazed case with four dual language builder’s plates in French and English, complete with table stand. Measurements including stand -- 61 x 28½ x 61in. (155 x 72.5 x 155cm.) A.F. Smulders of Schiedam was established in 1905 and closed down in 1978. These two unusual dredgers, Yard Numbers 457 and 458 respectively, were 37 meters long, and capable of displacing 1000 cubic meters per hour from a depth of twelve meters. They were delivered to the Tsar in April 1914.

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318. A RARE BUILDER’S MODEL FOR THE SEA-GOING HOPPER DREDGER VENEZIA BUILT BY A.F. SMULDERS, ROTTERDAM FOR THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT, 1909 with carved and laminated hull with bilge keels, port holes, silvered propellers and A-brackets with twin rudders flanking bucket ramp, the hull with detailed fittings including awning stanchions, bitts, studded anchor chain, wooden companionway housing, silvered and grey-painted dredging components, open bridge with telegraphs and steering motor, engine room lights, twin stayed funnels with markings, two fitted lifeboats in davits and other details, mounted on silvered columns within original glazed mahogany display base, complete with four dual language builder’s plates in French, Italian and English and mounted on original stand. Measurements including stand -- 61¼ x 29 x 65½in. (155.5 x 74 x 166.5cm.)

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Fitted with suction and pressure-discharge systems, the Venezia was capable of displacing 700 tons per hour using buckets, or 1000 tons per hour with the suction pipe. She was 65.5 meters long with a breath of 10.5 meters and was able to steam at 8 knots when fully loaded to a depth of 4.4 meters.

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319. A FINE BUILDER’S MODEL FOR THE S.S. SILKSWORTH, BUILT FOR THE DALGLIESH S.S. CO. LTD. BY RICHARDSON DUCK, THORNABY, 1922 the laminated carved hull with lowered companion way, painted and lined decks with white lined superstructure, silvered fittings as appropriate, masts and davits with rigging etc, contained on four silvered columns within original mahogany display case with ivorine builder’s plate and stand. Measurements including stand -- 62½ x 63½ x 19in. (159 x 161 x 48cm.) Provenance: Given by the Board of Harland & Wolff, Belfast to retiring Member, Alex Ferry, 1994, and thence by descent. This vessel was part of a convoy attacked off Puri, India, by the Japanese Northern Force lead by Rear Admiral Kurita Takeo. Silksworth, carrying coal between Calcutta and Aden, was one of five merchants sunk by the gunfire from the heavy cruisers Kumano and Suzuya and the destroyer Shirakumo on 6th April, 1942. Her eight officers and crew and forty-nine Chinese workers were all saved.

This lot will be available for viewing at Imperial Road. £6000-8000

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320. A FINE TURRET-DECK BUILDER’S MODEL FOR THE S.S. ATLAND, BUILT FOR BROSTRÖMS A/B BY WILLIAM DOXFORD & CO. LTD., 1910 the laminated and carved hull finished in red and black with lacquered and lined decking replete with detailed gold-plated fittings as appropriate, masts with derricks, lined wooden superstructure with open over bridge, liveried funnel, fitted boats in davits and much other fine detailing, contained in original light oak display case with twin ivorine plates. Cased measurements -- 18¼ x 59½ x 11½in. (46.5 x 151 x 29cm.) Provenance: With Broströms, Sweden, until recently de-accessed. A large vessel of over 5,200 tons, the Atland was on passage to London from Pepel carrying ore when she collided with the S.S. Carso on March 25th, 1943 and sank with the loss of nineteen lives. The Carso (a captured Italian cargo ship of 1922) went on to achieve fame of a sort by being scuttled on the 9th June, 1944 to form part of the Mulberry Harbour used by the Allies for the Normandy Landings, and was eventually broken up in 1947.

This lot will be available for viewing at Imperial Road. £8000-10000 End of Sale. The next sale will be held on 30th October, 2014 closing for entries 1st September 2014. 320 (Detail) additional images online at


Ship Name Index

Abercrombie, H.M.S. 290 Adventure, H.M.S. 92 Ajax, H.M.S. 92 Al Munassir, S.N.V. 292 Alexander Konstantinov 317 Alexandra 23 Ansonia, S.S. 139 Aquitania, R.M.S. 137 Arctic Corsair 295 Argonaut, H.M.S. 92 Aries, S.Y. 306 Ascania, S.S. 139 Athen, S.S. 172 Atland, S.S. 320 Aurora, H.M.S. 92 Bay of Panama 151 Bellerophon 27 Black Prince, H.M.S. 91 Bounty 44, 283, 285 Britannia, R.Y. 94 Canada, H.M.S. 92 Cathay, T.S.S. 142 Colonia, S.S. 14 Convovulus, H.M.S. 85 Cromer 21 Cutty Sark 282, 288 Dauntless, H.M.S. 92 Defence, H.M.S. 91 Discovery, S.S. 73 Eira 72 Euryalus, H.M.S. 95 Fantome, H.M.S. 72 Formidable, H.M.S. 97 Glorious, H.M.S. 92 Hannibal, H.M.S. 81

HMTB 110 Hood, H.M.S. Hope Indefatigable, H.M.S. Indus, H.M.S. Invincible, H.M.S. Jutetopolis Karanja, S.S. Kenya, H.M.S. La Baccante Lady Maud Lance, H.M.S. Leopard, H.M.S. Liberty Lively, H.M.S. Lutine, H.M.S. Malines Marie-Jeanne Marion Mauretania, R.M.S. Minerve Mohegan Olympic, R.M.S. Osborne, R.Y. P63, H.M.S. Paris, S.S. Queen Mary, H.M.S. Queen Mary, R.M.S. Raleigh, H.M.S. Ralph Talbot, U.S.S. Rodney, H.M.S. Royal Arthur, H.M.S. Royal George, H.M.S. Salud Sandpiper, M.T.

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92 92 72 91 92 90 152 297 92 300 309 92 286 299 298 74 22 279 125 134, 138 162 151 130, 131 82 87 151 91 135 92 294 293 92 174 25 215

Semiranis, S.Y. 12 Shamrock 17 Silksworth, S.S. 319 Silverfalcon, M.T. 215 Silverforce, M.V. 316 Silverlake, M.V. 316 St. Albans, H.M.S. 284 St. Petersburg 317 Stella d’Italia, S.S. 139 Suevic, S.S. 151 Sundsvall 92 Sussex 287 Sydney, H.M.A.S. 92 Taeping 5 Tek Sing 169, 170 Thetis 19 Tigris, H.M.S. 76 Tipperary, H.M.S. 91 Titan 2 164 Tongariro, M.V. 315 Trito, S.S. 173 Turbulent, H.M.S. 91 Valiant, H.M.S. 92 Vandyck, S.S. 139 Venezia 318 Victoria & Albert, R.Y. 83 Victory 33, 34, 35, 36, 289 Virginia Dare 291 Virginian, S.S. 133 Walmer Lifeboat 3 Warrior, H.M.S. 91 Wastwater, H.M.S. 86 Wintonia, S.Y. 303 Wood 7


Artists’ Index Anderson, W. Brander, A.K. Buttersworth Clibborn, W.B. D’Esposito, G. De Simone Hayes, E. Hook, S. Hopwood, H.S. Inglefield, E.A.

11 7 2 14 16 12, 13 9 141 4 29

Jansen, A.J. Langmaid, R. Luny, T. McDowell, W. McLean, J.D. Melbye, W. Mitchell, W.F. Moffat Morgan, H.J. Naval School

21, 22 36 6 135 23 8 3 134 24 30, 31, 32

Pansing, F. Robinson, G Shoesmith, K.D. Thompson, T. Whitcombe, T. Wright, P. Wyllie, W.L.

133 5 138 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 10 90 1, 33, 34, 35

Instrument Makers’ Index Abraham 200 Adams, D. 235 Ahrens, C.D. 244 Alexander 217 Arnold & Son Ltd, E.J. 188 Bliss & Co., John 206 Books 180 Brennøe, P.N. 191 Busch 248 Cary 232 Cary 256 Cooke, Troughton & Simms 255 De Goes, F. 216 Dollond 229, 234, 237 Elliott Bros 247 Foster, W. 261 Fraunhofer 239, 270 Frodsham, C. 209 Griffin & Tatlock Ltd 254 Hamilton 213

Hirsch 266 Hughes & Son., H. 224 Hughes, J. 222 Hyde, J.N. 221 Jensen, I. 190 Jones, T. 65, 199 Kelvin & Wilfred O. White Co. 211 Kelvin, Bottomley & Baird Ltd 201 Kingsland, C.S. 253 Kohl, M. 264 Lane, N. 187 Le Maire, P. 193 Ludolph, W. 202 McCabe, J. 206 McGregor & Co., D. 218 Mercer, T. 208, 209, 210, 212 Montremo 215 Negretti & Zambra 259 Newton, J. & W. 186 Pyefinch, H. 230

Ramsden 221 Ribright, T. 236 Salter 265 Societe Generale D’Optique 249 Spencer, Browning & Co. 251 Spencer, Browning & Rust 217 Springer 223 Stebbing, J.R. 250 Steinberg, G. 233 Swift & Son 245 Swift, Beck & Beck 246 Tamaya 214 Troughton & Simms 238 Vogler 196 Watson, T. 220 Webster & Son 204 Weiss & Son, John 271 Wimshurst 266, 267 Withering 240

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Charles Miller Ltd’s Authenticity Guarantee If Charles Miller Ltd sells an item of Property which is later shown to be a “counterfeit”, subject to the terms below Charles Miller Ltd. will rescind the sale and return the Buyer the total amount paid by the Buyer to Charles Miller Ltd. for that Property, up to a maximum of the Purchase Price. The guarantee lasts for one (1) year after the date of the relevant auction, is for the benefit of the Buyer only and is non-transferable. “Counterfeit” means an item of Property that in Charles Miller Ltd.’s reasonable opinion is an imitation created with the intent to deceive over the authorship, origin, date, age, period, culture or source, where the correct description of such matters is not included in the catalogue description for the Property. Property shall not be considered Counterfeit solely because of any damage and/or restoration and/or modification work (including, but not limited to, recolouring, tooling or repainting). Please note that this guarantee does not apply if either:(i) the catalogue description was in accordance with the generally accepted opinions of scholars and experts at the date of the sale, or the catalogue description indicated that there was a conflict of such opinions; or (ii) the only method of establishing at the date of the sale that the item was a counterfeit would have been by means of processes not then generally available or accepted, unreasonably expensive or impractical; or likely to have caused damage to or loss in value to the Property (in Charles Miller Ltd.’s reasonable opinion); or

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there has been no material loss in value of the Property from its value had it accorded with its catalogue description.

To claim under this guarantee the Buyer must:(i) notify Charles Miller Ltd. in writing within one (1) month of receiving any information that causes the Buyer to question the authenticity or attribution of the Property, specifying the lot number, date of the auction at which it was purchased and the reasons why it is believed to be Counterfeit; and (ii) return the Property to Charles Miller Ltd. in the same condition as at the date of sale and be able to transfer good title in the Property, free from any third party claims arising after the date of the sale. Charles Miller Ltd. has discretion to waive any of the above requirements. Charles Miller Ltd. may require the Buyer to obtain at the Buyer’s cost the reports of two independent and recognised experts in the relevant field and acceptable to Charles Miller Ltd. Charles Miller Ltd. shall not be bound by any reports produced by the Buyer, and reserves the right to seek additional expert advice at its own expense. In the event Charles Miller Ltd. decides to rescind the sale under this Guarantee, it may refund to the Buyer the reasonable costs of up to two mutually approved independent expert reports, provided always that the costs of such reports have been approved in advance and in writing by Charles Miller Ltd.


Charles Miller Ltd Sale Title Maritime & Scientific Models, Instruments & Art Date 30th April 2014

ABSENTEE BID FORM (Please print or type)

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Code: Seraph Please mail or fax to: Charles Miller Ltd 6 Imperial Studios, 3/11 Imperial Road London SW6 2AG Fax +44 (0) 207 806 5531


Please bid on my behalf at the above sale for the following Lot(s) up to the hammer price(s) mentioned below. These bids are to be executed as cheaply as is permitted by other bids or reserves and in an amount up to but not exceeding the specified amount. The auctioneer may open the bidding on any lot by placing a bid on behalf of the seller. The auctioneer may further bid on behalf of the seller up to the amount of the reserve by placing responsive or consecutive bids for a lot. I agree to be bound by Charles Miller Ltd.’s Conditions of Business. If any bid is successful, I agree to pay a buyer’s premium on the hammer price at the rate stated in the front of the catalogue and any VAT, or amounts in lieu of VAT, which may be due on the buyer’s premium and the hammer price. Methods of Payment Charles Miller Ltd. welcomes the following methods of payment, most of which will facilitate immediate release of your purchases. Wire Transfer to our Bank Electronic transfers may be sent directly to our Bank: HSBC Bank Plc 38 High Street Dartford Kent DA1 1DG Please ensure all bank charges are met so that we receive the total invoiced amount

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Cardholder Signature We reserve the right to use these details if prompt payment is not received Lot


£ Bid Price

IBAN No.: GB47MIDL40190401754750 BIC.: MIDLGB2128K Sort Code: 40-19-04 Account No.: 01754750 Account Name: Charles Miller Ltd Credit/Debit Card A 4% surcharge is payable on all credit card transactions; there is no charge for UK debit cards. International debit cards attract a 4% surcharge. By signing this form you are authorizing payment for this sale. Sterling Bankers Draft Drawn on a recognised UK bank. Sterling Cash or Cheque Cheques must be drawn on a recognised UK bank. We require seven working days to clear a cheque without a letter of guarantee from your bank.


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Sale venue: 25 Blythe Road, London W14 0PD

Part view & Post sale collection: 6 Imperial Studios, London SW6 2AG


Payment is due in sterling at the conclusion of the sale and before purchases can be released. Please note that we require seven working days to clear sterling cheques unless special arrangements have been made in advance of the sale. We are pleased to accept major credit cards (regrettably we are unable to accept American Express), for which a surcharge will be made of 4% of the transaction total. There is no charge for payments made by UK debit cards. International debit cards are subject to 4% surcharge. Cash payments above £6,000 will not be accepted without prior arrangement. Electronic transfers may be sent directly to our Bank (please add any additional bank charges ensuring we receive the full receipted amount): HSBC Bank Plc 38 High Street Dartford Kent DA1 1DG IBAN No.: BIC.: Sort Code: Account No.: Account Name:


GB47MIDL40190401754750 MIDLGB2128K 40-19-04 01754750 Charles Miller Ltd

On receipt of cleared funds, lots can be collected from Charles Miller Ltd.’s premises at 6 Imperial Studios, 3/11 Imperial Road, London SW6 2AG. Please note that collection is BY APPOINTMENT on +44 (0) 207 806 5530. All lots should be cleared within a month of the auction date, after which they will be transferred to a third party for storage. A transfer fee of £10 per lot plus all incurred transfer and storage costs due to the third party will be payable prior to release.

Charles Miller Ltd 6 Imperial Studios, 3/11 Imperial Road, London, SW6 2AG Tel: +44 (0) 207 806 5530 • Fax: +44 (0) 207 806 5531 • Email:

Charles Miller 30th April 2014  

Charles Miller Ltd is London's only specialist auction house dedicated to the sale of Maritime and Scientific objects and works of art. We h...

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