Thu, 17th Jul 2008 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Phoenix)

 
  Lot 44
 

44

A presentation launching gavel for the Beaver...

A presentation launching gavel for the Beaver Line liner S.S. Lake Manitoba, built by J. & G. Thompson and Co., Glasgow, 1880
the ebonised handle and varnished head carved overall, the head inscribed over both sides LAUNCHED FROM CLYDEBANK 26 APRIL 1880 / LAKE MANITOBA 26 APRIL 1880, (one side chipped) contained within a plush-lined mahogany box

13¾ (35cm.) diameter.

Built for the immigrant service, and running between Liverpool, Quebec and Montreal, her service career was brought to a premature end when she was wrecked on Miquelon Island, June 14th 1885, almost five years to the day from her maiden voyage (June 10th).

Item Exported

Sold for £310
Estimated at £300 - £500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
A presentation launching gavel for the Beaver Line liner S.S. Lake Manitoba, built by J. & G. Thompson and Co., Glasgow, 1880
the ebonised handle and varnished head carved overall, the head inscribed over both sides LAUNCHED FROM CLYDEBANK 26 APRIL 1880 / LAKE MANITOBA 26 APRIL 1880, (one side chipped) contained within a plush-lined mahogany box

13¾ (35cm.) diameter.

Built for the immigrant service, and running between Liverpool, Quebec and Montreal, her service career was brought to a premature end when she was wrecked on Miquelon Island, June 14th 1885, almost five years to the day from her maiden voyage (June 10th).

Item Exported