Wed, 26th Oct 2011 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Implacable)

 
  Lot 41
 

41

THE ROYAL GEORGE, 1782<br/>a snuff box made of oak...

THE ROYAL GEORGE, 1782
a snuff box made of oak recovered from the wreck, with black oak hinged lid inset with copper plaque inscribed Royal George / Sunk 17.., the underside left unworked -- 3¼in. (8.3cm.) diameter; together with a small cast iron cannon barrel
(2)
The accidental capsizing of Royal George in Spithead harbour remains the Royal Navy's greatest peacetime disaster. Over 900 lives were lost and the ship remained a serious obstruction for over fifty years.

Sold for £223
Estimated at £80 - £120

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
THE ROYAL GEORGE, 1782
a snuff box made of oak recovered from the wreck, with black oak hinged lid inset with copper plaque inscribed Royal George / Sunk 17.., the underside left unworked -- 3¼in. (8.3cm.) diameter; together with a small cast iron cannon barrel
(2)
The accidental capsizing of Royal George in Spithead harbour remains the Royal Navy's greatest peacetime disaster. Over 900 lives were lost and the ship remained a serious obstruction for over fifty years.