Tue, 10th May 2016 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Courageous')

 
  Lot 98
 

98

A PAIR OF 10 X 50 KAISERMARINE BRIDGE...

A PAIR OF 10 X 50 KAISERMARINE BRIDGE BINOCULARS BY ZEISS, 1916 removed from S.M.S. Baden, Scarpa Flow, 1919
heavily constructed in aluminum with splash cuffs, elevation screw, stamped on the backplate with maker's marks, Kaisermarine mark, dated 14.7.16, and separately focusing eyepieces -- overall 13in. (33cm.) long; together with associated tripod stand by Zeiss.
(2)

Provenance: Sub Lt. James Naughton, 1919, and thence by descent; Private collection.

The last German battleship to be completed before the War ended, she was completed after Jutland and saw no action in her single cruise of April 1918. Interned with the rest of the High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow, the Royal Navy managed to board and beach her during the mass scuttling of June 1919. Re-floated, she was sunk as a target two years later. It is presumed that Sub Lt. Naughton was one of the boarding party - his son served in World War II and captured the binoculars in lot 93.

Sold for £3,968
Estimated at £1,500 - £2,500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
optically and mechanically fine condition, paint chipping to tubes.

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 PAIR OF 10 X 50 KAISERMARINE BRIDGE BINOCULARS BY ZEISS, 1916 removed from S.M.S. Baden, Scarpa Flow, 1919
heavily constructed in aluminum with splash cuffs, elevation screw, stamped on the backplate with maker's marks, Kaisermarine mark, dated 14.7.16, and separately focusing eyepieces -- overall 13in. (33cm.) long; together with associated tripod stand by Zeiss.
(2)

Provenance: Sub Lt. James Naughton, 1919, and thence by descent; Private collection.

The last German battleship to be completed before the War ended, she was completed after Jutland and saw no action in her single cruise of April 1918. Interned with the rest of the High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow, the Royal Navy managed to board and beach her during the mass scuttling of June 1919. Re-floated, she was sunk as a target two years later. It is presumed that Sub Lt. Naughton was one of the boarding party - his son served in World War II and captured the binoculars in lot 93.