Thu, 17th Jul 2008 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Phoenix)

 
  Lot 27
 

27

An historically interesting standish, carved...

An historically interesting standish, carved from timber recovered from the wreck of H.M.S. Lutine
the central inkwell with cover supported by three dolphins within circular dish with foliate border, the inkwell with white metal plaque engraved THIS INKSTAND / is made of the / RUDDER of LUTINE Frigate wrecked off the island of Vlieland Octr. 9 1799 / The Rudder was recovered in 1859 / after being submerged 60 years flanked by two carved sets of arms for Lloyds of London

7 x 10½in .(18 x 26.8cm.)

The Lutine, a prize taken in 1793, was a 5th rate of 32-guns. She was wrecked on a bank near Vlieland, Holland in 1799 with a vast fortune in gold aboard. Much of this was subsequently recovered over a period of years, along with artefacts including her famous bell, which now hangs at Lloyds of London and is rung every time a ship insured by them founders.

Sold for £2,728
Estimated at £800 - £1,200

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
An historically interesting standish, carved from timber recovered from the wreck of H.M.S. Lutine
the central inkwell with cover supported by three dolphins within circular dish with foliate border, the inkwell with white metal plaque engraved THIS INKSTAND / is made of the / RUDDER of LUTINE Frigate wrecked off the island of Vlieland Octr. 9 1799 / The Rudder was recovered in 1859 / after being submerged 60 years flanked by two carved sets of arms for Lloyds of London

7 x 10½in .(18 x 26.8cm.)

The Lutine, a prize taken in 1793, was a 5th rate of 32-guns. She was wrecked on a bank near Vlieland, Holland in 1799 with a vast fortune in gold aboard. Much of this was subsequently recovered over a period of years, along with artefacts including her famous bell, which now hangs at Lloyds of London and is rung every time a ship insured by them founders.