Lot 72 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Venerable), 24th November 2020)
Sold for £9,500
Rigging restored, front mast repaired, small lamination cracks at the bow
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 BUILDER'S MODEL OF THE TURRET DECK STEAMSHIP GOOD HOPE BUILT BY DOXFORD & SONS FOR G.T. SYMONS & CO., LONDON, 1903
the laminated and carved 40in. hull finished in ochre below the waterline with ebonised topsides, plain decks with lined superstructure and hatch covers, silvered fittings as appropriate, masts fitted with derricks, open bridge with helm and binnacle, stayed funnel, open boats in davits, emergency steering helm and other details, mounted on two turned baluster supports to later display base with original builder's plate and plexiglass cover, overall 18½ x 54½ x 15in. (47 x 138.5 x 38cm.)
Built at Sunderland in 1903 for G.T. Symons & Co., Good Hope registered 3,618 tons. Owned at the time of her loss by Houlder, Middleton & Co. Ltd, London, on October 19th, 1917, she was on a voyage from Sifnos to Middlesbrough with a cargo of iron ore when she was torpedoed and sunk 125 miles south of Malta without casualty by the Austrian submarine K.U.K. U-14 captained by Georg von Trapp (1880-1947) - patriarch of the Trapp Family Singers which latterly inspired the hit film The Sound of Music.
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Venerable), 24th November 2020
Mercantile : 1-98
Naval : 101-179
Instruments : 181-295
Printed catalogues available at £20 (+P&P)
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