Sold for £52,000
Excellent original condition - believed untouched since carving left yacht in 1891.
We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Charles Miller Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.
THE FIGUREHEAD OF THE YACHT GELERT, R.Y.S., CARVED BY JAMES HELLYER OF HELLYER & SON TO THE ORDER OF R. & M. RATSEY'S YARD, WEST COWES, 1867
realistically carved in lime wood as a full-length crouching deer hound waiting for a command, his head alert with inset brown glass eyes looking up, mounted on a scrollwork bow section with thole pin and securing holes and finished in contemporary silver-grey polychrome -- 17 x 54 x 9in. (43 x 137 x 23cm.)
Provenance: Aboard Gelert, 1867-1891; Ratsey's Yard, Isle of Wight, 1891-c.1960s; Digby Coventry (1919-2014), acquired from Ratsey's dispersal sale on closure, c.1960s, and thence by descent.
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus'), Tue, 30th Apr 2019
Pictures and Naval - 1-61
Sailor Art - 65-97
Shipwreck and East India Co. - 100-125
Collectables inc. Rowing, Liner and Fittings - 128-167
Ship Models - 250-287
Saturday, 27th April
(12noon - 5pm)
Sunday, 28th April
(12noon - 5pm)
Monday, 29th April
(10am - 5pm)
Tuesday, 30th April
(10am - 11am (limited view only))