Wed, 25th Apr 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Anzac)

 
  Lot 49
 

49

ALEXANDER DAVISON'S MEDAL FOR THE BATTLE OF...

ALEXANDER DAVISON'S MEDAL FOR THE BATTLE OF THE NILE, 1798
silver gilt, engraved in sky 'HL' (Henry Lowcay), rim with usual dedication from Davison interrupted to top with mark from a missing eye ring -- 1 7/8in. (4.7cm.)

Commander Henry Lowcay (1764-1849) enjoys a good description in O'Byrne's Naval Biographical Dictionary, published the year he died. He entered the navy as a midshipman in 1791 and almost immediately enjoyed a lively naval career, present at the capture of many vessels and was also aboard the Juno when she effected her daring escape from Toulon in 1794, and served alongside Nelson at Santa Cruz and Tenerife. Aboard the Culloden at the Nile, he was able to witness the action without further involvement as this vessel was stranded on a shoal and acted as a marker for the following ships. Subsequently he was employed on blockade, and retired on half pay from October 1813.

Sold for £372
Estimated at £300 - £500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
much original gilt remaining, rubbed to rim and some extremities, a fair example.

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ALEXANDER DAVISON'S MEDAL FOR THE BATTLE OF THE NILE, 1798
silver gilt, engraved in sky 'HL' (Henry Lowcay), rim with usual dedication from Davison interrupted to top with mark from a missing eye ring -- 1 7/8in. (4.7cm.)

Commander Henry Lowcay (1764-1849) enjoys a good description in O'Byrne's Naval Biographical Dictionary, published the year he died. He entered the navy as a midshipman in 1791 and almost immediately enjoyed a lively naval career, present at the capture of many vessels and was also aboard the Juno when she effected her daring escape from Toulon in 1794, and served alongside Nelson at Santa Cruz and Tenerife. Aboard the Culloden at the Nile, he was able to witness the action without further involvement as this vessel was stranded on a shoal and acted as a marker for the following ships. Subsequently he was employed on blockade, and retired on half pay from October 1813.