Lot 321 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Superb'), 5th November 2019)
Sold for £8,000
Fine overall condition.
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AN IMPRESSIVE AND FINELY DETAILED 1:48 STATIC DISPLAY MODEL OF THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN STEAM YACHT STANDART, ORIGINALLY BUILT BY BURMEISTER & WAIN, COPENHAGEN, 1895
modelled by A. Baranov and Y. Vladimirovich, in alder, pear and black hornbeam, the planked hull sheathed below the waterline with twin three-blade brass propellers, brass and wood rudder, finely chased brass stern decoration with Imperial crest, carved double-headed eagle figurehead, port holes, brass rope bulwarks, boarding companionways with gratings, handrails and panelled doors, metal anchors with studded chain, planked decks with fittings including deck rails, bollards, polished brass ventilators, capstan, companionways with brass hinges and port holes, eight signalling guns, raised superstructure with glazed panelling with overbridge, telegraphs, binnacle and double helm, stayed funnels, engine room lights, six finely observed launches in davits, with an additional three finely fitted steam launches, state dining salon, gratings, three racked masts with standing and running rigging and other fine detail, mounted on brass supports to ebonised display base -- overall measurements: 42 x 110in. (107 x 279.5cm.)
Tsar Ncholas II of Russia continued the tradition started by his father Alexander III and each summer, to escape the stifling protocol of the Imperial Court but also the ever-present fear of assassination in the deteriorating political climate, took his family on an extended cruise in the Baltic. The Tsar, Tsarina and their children went to Nicholas' new yacht Standartt. Built by Burmeister & Wain in Copenhagen in 1895, she registered 4334 tons, was 420 feet in length with a 50½ft beam, could steam at 18 knots and was the largest and most impressive royal yacht in Europe until King Edward VII's Victoria & Albert III came into service in 1902. Layed up after the revolution, in 1936 the Soviet Navy changed her name to Marti and used her as a mine-layer until scrapped in 1963.
This lot will be available for viewing at Imperial Road.
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Superb'), 5th November 2019
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Main view and sale venue:
25 Blythe Road
Large object view
6 Imperial Studios
3-11 Imperial Road
Saturday, 2nd November
Sunday, 3rd November
Monday, 4th November
Tuesday, 5th November