Tue, 7th Jul 2020 10:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Unshaken)

 
Lot 45
 

45

A FINELY DETAILED 1:48 SCALE MODEL OF THE 40-GUN SPANISH FRIGATE SANTA LEOCARDIA, ORIGINALLY BUILT 1777

A FINELY DETAILED 1:48 SCALE MODEL OF THE 40-GUN SPANISH FRIGATE SANTA LEOCADIA, ORIGINALLY BUILT 1777

modelled by D. Prior with planked and framed hull, painted white below the waterline and ebonised main wale and ochre topsides, carved and gilt figurehead and stern and quarter lights, planked decks with details including anchors with bound stocks, belaying rails with pins, deck rings, capstan, stove pipe, metal guns in stepped wooden carriages, swivel guns, belfry and brass bell, well deck with fitted boats over, double helm, bound masts with yards and stun's'l booms, standing and running rigging with sheathed blocks, yard foot ropes, and much other detaills; mounted on cradle stand with brass legend, overall measurements -- 43 x 58 x 23½in. (109 x 147 x 60cm.)

Built at Ferrol for the Armada Real, Santa Leocadia was a 951 ton frigate measuring 144ft 10in with a 38ft beam crewed by complement of 240. Captured by H.M.S. Canada in the Bay of Biscay in 1781, she was absorbed into the Royal Navy as the 36-gun H.M.S. Leocadia. She was found to have copper sheathed undersides - the first Spanish ship believed to be thus fitted. Commanded by Charles Hope, she went on to capture the American privateers Viper; Lexington and Junius Brutus until payed off in the peace with America. She was finally sold for £940 and broken at Woolwich.

Sold for £1,612
Estimated at £1,500 - £2,500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report

Fine overall condition but dusty.

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A FINELY DETAILED 1:48 SCALE MODEL OF THE 40-GUN SPANISH FRIGATE SANTA LEOCADIA, ORIGINALLY BUILT 1777

modelled by D. Prior with planked and framed hull, painted white below the waterline and ebonised main wale and ochre topsides, carved and gilt figurehead and stern and quarter lights, planked decks with details including anchors with bound stocks, belaying rails with pins, deck rings, capstan, stove pipe, metal guns in stepped wooden carriages, swivel guns, belfry and brass bell, well deck with fitted boats over, double helm, bound masts with yards and stun's'l booms, standing and running rigging with sheathed blocks, yard foot ropes, and much other detaills; mounted on cradle stand with brass legend, overall measurements -- 43 x 58 x 23½in. (109 x 147 x 60cm.)

Built at Ferrol for the Armada Real, Santa Leocadia was a 951 ton frigate measuring 144ft 10in with a 38ft beam crewed by complement of 240. Captured by H.M.S. Canada in the Bay of Biscay in 1781, she was absorbed into the Royal Navy as the 36-gun H.M.S. Leocadia. She was found to have copper sheathed undersides - the first Spanish ship believed to be thus fitted. Commanded by Charles Hope, she went on to capture the American privateers Viper; Lexington and Junius Brutus until payed off in the peace with America. She was finally sold for £940 and broken at Woolwich.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Unshaken), Tue, 7th Jul 2020

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