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Lot 54 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus'), 30th April 2019)

AN ATTRACTIVE GERMAN SILVER PRESENTATION VASE, CIRCA 1904

Estimate
£800 - £1,200
 

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AN ATTRACTIVE GERMAN SILVER PRESENTATION VASE, CIRCA 1904

of Art Nouveau design inscribed under rim To captain S.C. Plant from his grateful pupil Toussaint Kapitänleutnant S.M.S. 'Vaterland' Mai 1907, the base impressed for maker's marks for Orivit and 925 Sterling silver – 9½in. (24.5cm.) high; 473g

Vaterland was a 280 ton Imperial German gunboat which operated on the Yangtsze for ten years from 1904 and was, with British and French gunboats, very busy in maintaining order as Manchu power crumbled with their landing parties suppressing many riots. Confiscated on the outbreak of War in 1914 and re-named Li-Sui she was finally broken up in 1942.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus'), 30th April 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

Instruments 170-249

Ship Models - 250-287

 

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