Wed, 26th Oct 2011 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Implacable)

 
Lot 59
 

59

A BRONZE TOMPION PLATE FOR H.M.S. NEPTUNE...

A BRONZE TOMPION PLATE FOR H.M.S. NEPTUNE (1909-1922)
depicting her famous forebear of 1797 in action with banner title reading H.M.S. Neptune 1805, suspension plate behind -- 12½in. (31.8cm.) diameter

Sold for £372
Estimated at £200 - £300

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Fine condition overall with sharp unworn (i.e. unpolished) appearance, although evidence of old polish in crevices. This tompion may have been a ship or dockyard spare and was possibly unissued as it lacks any appropriate attaching points for a wooden tompion back.

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.

 
A BRONZE TOMPION PLATE FOR H.M.S. NEPTUNE (1909-1922)
depicting her famous forebear of 1797 in action with banner title reading H.M.S. Neptune 1805, suspension plate behind -- 12½in. (31.8cm.) diameter