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Lot 0072


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AN HISTORICALLY INTERESTING AMERICAN PRESENTATION PORTRAIT CANE FROM CAPTAIN SEMMES OF THE U.S. SHIP ALABAMA TO JOHN LANCASTER, OWNER OF THE S.Y. DEERHOUND, 1864
the tapering wooden twist-barley shaft with white metal cuff engraved Presented to JOHN LANCASTER Esq ./owner of the steam yacht DEERHOUND/as a token of grateful appreciation of the actions of his Captain E.P. Jones in the rescue of officers & men/of the Confederate cruiser "ALABAMA", lost/gallantly in battle with the "KEARSARGE"/off Cherbourg, June 19, 1864/by Captain R. SEMMES, terminating in a portrait bust, probably Semmes, handle -- 37in. (94cm.) high
Models of Alabama and Kearsarge are offered in lots 260 and 261 with a full description of their dramatic encounter. It is also well recorded that the resourceful Captain Semmes of Alabama evaded capture, along with about fifty of his men by the timely assistance of the Deerhound who had no doubt been enjoying the drama played out in the home waters of the English Channel.

Estimate

1500 - 2000

VAT status

M

Explanation of VAT rules

VAT on highest bid %

Nil  

Buyers Premium including VAT %

23  

Artists Resale Scheme surcharge

No

Explanation of Artist's Resale

Currency

GBP  

Conditions of Sale

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