Maritime Models, Instruments & Art Sale
on Wednesday 29th April 2009

Lots: 125-156 of 283

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125

AN UNUSUAL 19TH-CENTURY WHALE'S VERTEBRÆ TOPPED STOOL
constructed in teak -- 24in. (61cm.) high
Estimate: 700-900

Nil

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126

A 19TH-CENTURY SAILOR'S PORTABLE WOODEN GAMES BOX

comprising reversed chess and backgammon boards inlaid with rose, ebony and fruitwoods, each square pierced with a hole to receive an appropriate counter or piece, hinged at centre forming box containing complete sets of rosewood and fruitwood chess and backgammon pieces with securing pegs

21¼ x 18in. (54 x 46cm.) open
Estimate: 600-800

Nil

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127

A 19TH-CENTURY CARVED AND SCRIMSHAW-WORKED POWDER HORN
incised around the plugged base Lion AD 1867 R.N. the body carved in relief with symbols including a lion, centaur and a mermaid -- 14in. (35.5cm.) high
H.M.S. Lion was a 2nd Rate 80-gun ship of the 'Vanguard' Class of 1847, converted to a screw battleship in 1859, she sold from service 1905.
Estimate: 800-1000

Nil

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128

A 19TH-CENTURY SCRIMSHAW-DECORATED HORN BEAKER

incised overall and depicting a British whaler in profile and a bottle with HENRY engraved over, highlighted in red ink, with a baleen base

4¾in. (12cm.) high
Estimate: 150-250

Nil

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100

129

A 19TH-CENTURY POWDER HORN

inscribed BOSTON / THOMAS RANDALL / HIS HORN FEB 7 1817, with wooden plug and stopper

10in. (25.5cm.) long
Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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130

A 19th CENTURY SAILOR'S WOOLWORK PICTURE
depicting a Minotaur class warship within a swag of national emblems on a purple ground -- 15 x 18in. (38 x 46cm.)
Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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250

131

A 19TH-CENTURY SAILOR'S WOOLWORK PICTURE

depicting a merchant ship flying the red ensign in full sail off a headland with a castle and lighthouse in the foreground

10 x 14in. (25.5 x 36cm.) Framed and glazed
Estimate: 200-300

Nil

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150

132

A FINE MID 19TH-CENTURY SAILOR'S WOOLWORK PICTURE OF THE S. LUSCOMBE

depicted in full sail off a headland with a volcano erupting to the right, entitled S. LUSCOMBE 1853

19 x 27in. (48 x 68.5cm.) Framed and glazed
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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240

133

A 19TH-CENTURY SAILOR'S WOOLWORK PICTURE
depicting a three-masted warship in full sail on calm sea -- 17½x 19½in. (44.5 x 49.5cm.)
Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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300

134

A FINE EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR STRAW WORK PICTURE

possibly depicting Portsmouth Prison Camp, with figures walking before an armoured walkway to a block house, a warship sailing beyond an obelisk, tinted in different coloured inks (now faded) -- 13¼ x 18½in. (33.5 x 47cm.) in (probably original) frame
Estimate: 700-900

Nil

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350

135

AN UNUSUAL EARLY 19TH-CENTURY SAILOR'S CARVED RELIEF WOODEN PICTURE OF A BRITISH THREE-MASTED MAN O'WAR
the hull with main and secondary wales, guns, quarter galleries, stepped masts with fighting tops and sails with reefing points and rigging -- 16 x 29in. (40.5 x 73.5cm.) Framed
The remnants of chain plates and receiving holes in the fighting tops suggest that this model was once rigged, the sails have also traces of white paint which would have given the picture a near 3-D quality.
Estimate: 800-1200

Nil

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800

136

A SAILORWORK PICTURE OF SUBMARINE 'L.5'
oil on linen laid on board of submarine L.5 viewed from above with caption reading H.M. Submarine "L5" photographed from the air, 1918 -- 18 x 23½in. (46 x 59.5cm.) framed
Built at Swann Hunter and completed 26th January 1918, L.5 survived until sold for breakup at Charlestown on 29th October, 1930.
Estimate: 150-250

Nil

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137

A SAILOR'S PROFILE WATERLINE MODEL OF THE INFAMOUS GERMAN SUBMARINE U-20
modelled in brushed aluminium and set on a carved and painted seascape with sky and cloud background within a wooden frame -- 14 x 21½in. (35.5 x 54.5cm.) (inc. Frame); together with a brass engineer's waterline model of a 'Thames' Class submarine (1931-3), mounted on an ebonised base -- 11½in. (29cm.) long. (2)
U-20 achieved notoriety in WWI for the sinking of the Cunard Line's Lusitania, the consequences of which encouraged the USA to end their "Imperial Isolation" and enter the War on the allied side.
Estimate: 150-250

Nil

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140

A 19TH CENTURY SILK PICTURE BY THOMAS WILLIS
depicting a finely worked silk two-masted schooner sailing on a painted background in company with a steam ship
14 x 24in (35.5 x 61cm) Framed and glazed
Estimate: 500-800

Nil

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500

141

J. BEN (19th CENTURY)

two late 19th-Century pier head pictures on opaque glass depicting the W.Hohnston & Co's S.S. Quernmore (1898); and the Chesapeake & Ohio S.S. Co Ltd's S.S. Kanawha (1893), each shown steaming with appropriate flags flying, within a life ring with company ensigns over, signed in the sea, lower right -- 12 x 10in. (30.5 x 25.5cm.) later frames (2)
Estimate: 150-200

Nil

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420

142

A FINELY CARVED MID 19TH-CENTURY MAHOGANY TILLER
carved from a single piece with fluted body, terminating in a beagle hound's head -- 70in. (178cm.) long
Estimate: 2000-3000

Nil

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143

A LARGE AND FINELY CARVED OAK CONTINENTAL WOODWORKER'S PLANE
the top decorated with a stylised dolphin front handle and decorated back handle (old wear, evidence of old worm) -- 49in. (124.5cm.)
Possibly carved by a shipwright, a very similar plane from the Tiroler Volkskunstsmuseum at Innsbruck and described as 17th century is illustrated in W.L. Goodman: The History of Woodworking Tools, Bell, London, 1964, p.59.
Estimate: 800-1200

Nil

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144

A RARE LYNSTOCK
the turned tapering shaft inscribed IHS 1763 flanking a heart motif, hooped grip with suspension loop, carved 'snarling' dog's head with muzzle bored at an angle to receive a taper (areas of scorching) -- 18in. (46cm.) long
This method of igniting cannon rapidly lost favour with introduction of safer flintlock mechanisms and "portfire" pistols which did not require an exposed taper and which could be operated at a safe distance by a length of string. The heart motif is suggestive of an East India Co. association.
Estimate: 500-800

Nil

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550

145

A 19TH-CENTURY FIGUREHEAD IN SALVAGED CONDITION
depicting a young lady with flowing hair, skirts and coat, terminating in a scroll flourish, some vestigial blue paint to coat (much of the left side missing) -- 44in. (112cm.) high
Estimate: 700-900

Nil

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1100

146

A RARE EARLY 18TH-CENTURY CARVED OAK TOBACCO TRADE SIGN
modelled as a seated chieftain wearing a skirt of tobacco leaves, necklace, and a trophy of flora and fauna on his head, the reverse carved out to accommodate a pole, iron securing hasp -- 15in. (38cm.) high
Estimate: 500-800

Nil

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550

147

A 19TH-CENTURY BERMUDAN SHELLWORK VALENTINE
of typical geometric design on a red paper ground, contained within an octagonal glazed case (restored) -- 13¾in. (35cm.) diameter
Estimate: 1200-1800

Nil

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1000

148

A 19TH-CENTURY BERMUDAN SHELLWORK VALENTINE
of typical geometric design on a green paper ground, contained within an octagonal glazed case (restored) -- 14in. (35.5cm.) diameter
Estimate: 1200-1800

Nil

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1000

149

A FINE 19TH-CENTURY PAIR OF BERMUDAN SHELLWORK VALENTINES
the left inscribed FORGET ME NOT the right with a heart and rose motif, hinged, suspension loops and securing hook, the exterior finished in black, each -- 9in. (23cm.) diameter (2)
Estimate: 1500-2000

Nil

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150

A 19TH-CENTURY BERMUDAN SHELLWORK VALENTINE HINGED PAIR
the right hand panel inscribed REMEMBER ME, the left with heart motif (missing glass, loose/missing shells, one side panel missing, overall wear), each -- 9in. (23cm.) diameter
Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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250

151

A WILLIAM IV ROSEWOOD TEAPOY WITH BERMUDAN-STYLE SHELLWORK INTERIOR
with hinged, lockable glass lid to shells arranged in typical geometric design, baluster support to quatrefoil base with scrolled feet on castors -- 29 x 20in. (74 x 51cm.)
Estimate: 800-1200

Nil

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800

152

A 19TH-CENTURY POLISHED COCO-DE-MER
Complete and retaining kernel -- 11½in. (29cm.) high
Estimate: 500-800

Nil

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450

153

AN 18TH-CENTURY FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS

with tapering two-stage steel barrel, lock (unsigned), wooden stock with brass butt plate, trigger guard, strap loops and ram rod (replaced) -- 32in. (81.5cm.) long overall
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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320

154

A 19TH-CENTURY SAILOR'S CHEST
constructed in pine and of typical form, complete with inset tray with sliding lids accessing compartments and main body, a painted ship inside lid and original rope handles -- 17 x 38 x 19in. (43 x 96.5 x 48cm.)
Estimate: 400-500

Nil

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400

155

AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY FRUITWOOD AND EBONY SNUFF BOX MODELLED AS A CUTTER
the sliding and locking deck with tortoise shell hatch covers and mother-of-pearl inlay between gunports, mounted on inlaid ebony stand (later) -- 2½ x 4in. (6.5 x 10cm.)
Estimate: 500-800

Nil

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550

156

A 19TH-CENTURY NOVELTY FRUITWOOD SNUFFBOX
carved in the form of a ram-bowed warship with sliding lock lid inscribed 'A.P.' -- 4½in. (11.5cm.) diameter
Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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