Wed, 29th Oct 2014 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Wizard)

 
  Lot 44
 

44

AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY YARD STICK MADE FROM...

AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY YARD STICK MADE FROM VICTORY'S MAIN MAST TIMBER
made from two pieces joined at the centre with a scarf joint and brass plates, with two notched and brass-filled 4½in. divisions each end, one end with pinned silver plate reading In Memory of Adml Lord Nelson / Part of the Main Mast of the Victory in the Battle of Trafalgar. 21 Octr. 1805 -- 36in. (91.5cm.) long

Sold for £434
Estimated at £200 - £300

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
One brass conjoining plate now defective thus stick has movement at centre; scarf joint possibly repaired; brass inlay to divisions missing in 3 (of 4) divisions


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.

 
AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY YARD STICK MADE FROM VICTORY'S MAIN MAST TIMBER
made from two pieces joined at the centre with a scarf joint and brass plates, with two notched and brass-filled 4½in. divisions each end, one end with pinned silver plate reading In Memory of Adml Lord Nelson / Part of the Main Mast of the Victory in the Battle of Trafalgar. 21 Octr. 1805 -- 36in. (91.5cm.) long