Tue, 8th Nov 2016 12:00

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

 
  Lot 41
 

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CHINESE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1880<br/>The colonial...

CHINESE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1880
The colonial gunboat H.M.S. 'Goshawk' on the China Station
Oil on linen
11¾ x 15¾in. (30 x 40cm.)

An 'Ariel' Class composite gunboat launched 1872-3, Goshawk was built by Pembroke Dockyard and displaced 438 tons. Screw-driven, she could develop an impressive 10½ knots and was armed with 2-64pdr rifled muzzle load and 2-20pdr breech load guns; and required a complement of 60 men. She was broken up in 1906.

Sold for £223
Estimated at £200 - £400

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Good original condition, stretcher mark showing through. Three slight chips. Maple frame.

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.

 
CHINESE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1880
The colonial gunboat H.M.S. 'Goshawk' on the China Station
Oil on linen
11¾ x 15¾in. (30 x 40cm.)

An 'Ariel' Class composite gunboat launched 1872-3, Goshawk was built by Pembroke Dockyard and displaced 438 tons. Screw-driven, she could develop an impressive 10½ knots and was armed with 2-64pdr rifled muzzle load and 2-20pdr breech load guns; and required a complement of 60 men. She was broken up in 1906.