Tue, 3rd Nov 2015 12:00

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

 
Lot 302
 

302

A BUILDER'S MODEL FOR THE CARGO SHIP S.S....

A BUILDER'S MODEL FOR THE CARGO SHIP S.S. CORSEA, BUILT BY S.P. AUSTIN & SON FOR CORY COLLIERS LTD, 1921
with carved laminated hull, lined wooden varnished decks with gilt fittings as appropriate, masts with derricks, lined superstructure, stayed liveried funnel, fitted lifeboats in davits and other details, mounted on raised plinth display base with ivorine plate within glazed wooden case loosely mounted on stand (model restored overall, case and stand later), measurements including stand -- 54 x 52 x 16in. (137 x 132 x 40.5cm.)
(2)

Apart from a technical change of ownership in 1946 to William Cory & Son Ltd, Corsea remained with the firm until 1953 when she was sold to the Finnish firm of Rederi Ab Luleå who ran her as Nylandia until sold for breaking in 1958.

This lot will be available for viewing at Imperial Road

Sold for £6,820
Estimated at £2,000 - £3,000

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Model has been completely restored including paint work, rigging etc, and has a new (builder's style) case suggesting she was uncased for a while and became distressed. The ivorine plate is original.

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 FOR THE CARGO SHIP S.S. CORSEA, BUILT BY S.P. AUSTIN & SON FOR CORY COLLIERS LTD, 1921
with carved laminated hull, lined wooden varnished decks with gilt fittings as appropriate, masts with derricks, lined superstructure, stayed liveried funnel, fitted lifeboats in davits and other details, mounted on raised plinth display base with ivorine plate within glazed wooden case loosely mounted on stand (model restored overall, case and stand later), measurements including stand -- 54 x 52 x 16in. (137 x 132 x 40.5cm.)
(2)

Apart from a technical change of ownership in 1946 to William Cory & Son Ltd, Corsea remained with the firm until 1953 when she was sold to the Finnish firm of Rederi Ab Luleå who ran her as Nylandia until sold for breaking in 1958.

This lot will be available for viewing at Imperial Road