Lot 151 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Venerable), 24th November 2020)
Sold for £3,600
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A RARE CIGAR AND CIGARETTE CASKET MADE FROM OAK AND COPPER SALVAGED FROM H.M.S. FOUDROYANT
opening on four sides with repoussé plaques of Foudroyant underway and wrecked, Nelson and St Vincent, each corner with stylised figurehead of Neptune, the top surmounted by a British lion, with maker's plate for Goodall, Lamb & Heighway Ltd, Manchester to the front panel, overall measurements -- 15 x 22½ x 16in. (38 x 57 x 40.5cm.); together with provenance note with photograph and details of the wreck
Provenance: According to the note enclosed, this casket was bought by Lord Northcliffe and sent to Cecil Rhodes in Cape Town. After Rhodes died in 1902, his executors returned it to Northcliffe, who then gave it to his friend 'John B.' who signed the note.
This casket is listed as item 22B in Goodall's 1898 catalogue with a list price of £35.
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Venerable), 24th November 2020
Mercantile : 1-98
Naval : 101-179
Instruments : 181-295
Printed catalogues available at £20 (+P&P)
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