Tue, 30th Apr 2019 11:00

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

 
  Lot 152
 

152

AN AMUSING LATE VICTORIAN ‘FLAG SIGNAL’ VESTA CASE, 1891

Sold for £298
Estimated at £200 - £250

(Please note the sold price includes buyer's premium at 24%)


 

AN AMUSING LATE VICTORIAN 'FLAG SIGNAL' VESTA CASE, 1891

silver, hallmarked for Chester, 1891, the front carrying a hoist of three coloured enamel flags reading (from the top down) the message BJQ for “Combustibles”, excellent condition

Both this and the following lot display recognised flag signals from the original Board of Trade’s Commercial Code which came into use in 1857 and survived until revised in 1899.

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