Tue, 8th Nov 2016 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Torch')

 
Lot 3
 

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WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE (BRITISH,...

WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE (BRITISH, 1851-1931)
Castle Wharf
Signed 'WLW' (lower left)
Pencil
8¼ x 7½in. (21 x 19cm)

It is tempting to think this might be Baltic Wharf, long synonymous with the famous firm of Castles Shipbreaking. Located adjacent to Vauxhall Bridge, by the late 19th century it was mostly just a timber yard as the firm's larger yards were needed for modern ships. It was bombed in 1941 when the famous figurehead-adorned entrance and office was lost.

Sold for £397
Estimated at £250 - £350

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Slight time staining

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.

 
WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE (BRITISH, 1851-1931)
Castle Wharf
Signed 'WLW' (lower left)
Pencil
8¼ x 7½in. (21 x 19cm)

It is tempting to think this might be Baltic Wharf, long synonymous with the famous firm of Castles Shipbreaking. Located adjacent to Vauxhall Bridge, by the late 19th century it was mostly just a timber yard as the firm's larger yards were needed for modern ships. It was bombed in 1941 when the famous figurehead-adorned entrance and office was lost.