Tue, 2nd May 2017 12:00

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

 
  Lot 58
 

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A GEORGIAN Decanter box, FORMERLY OWNED AND...

A GEORGIAN Decanter box, FORMERLY OWNED AND USED BY CAPTAIN G.H. Towry, R.N.
comprising eight large and two smaller matched cut-glass decanters complete with bulbous stoppers, two tumblers and two wine glasses, contained within fitted compartments in a veneered case with drop handles and plush securing cushion in lid (one handle missing, old wear). Overall measurements -- 10¾ x 17¼ x 13¼in. (27.5 x 44 x 33.5cm.); together with a miniature portrait presumed to be Towry in old age; a letter of provenance dated 1910 and later historical data
(A lot)

George Henry Towry (1767-1809) had a long and interesting naval career, serving actively at the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars until 1804 when he was invalided out. Appointed command of the Dido (28) in 1795 he brought about the audacious capture of the Minerve (40) causing Nelson, with whom he was later to serve, to comment to his wife: Thank God the superiority of the British navy remains, and I hope ever will: I feel quite delighted at the event . His full career is written up in the DNB.

Sold for £992
Estimated at £1,000 - £1,500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
all glass in good condition and complete. Box missing one handle, two loose pieces of veneer (which are present).

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A GEORGIAN Decanter box, FORMERLY OWNED AND USED BY CAPTAIN G.H. Towry, R.N.
comprising eight large and two smaller matched cut-glass decanters complete with bulbous stoppers, two tumblers and two wine glasses, contained within fitted compartments in a veneered case with drop handles and plush securing cushion in lid (one handle missing, old wear). Overall measurements -- 10¾ x 17¼ x 13¼in. (27.5 x 44 x 33.5cm.); together with a miniature portrait presumed to be Towry in old age; a letter of provenance dated 1910 and later historical data
(A lot)

George Henry Towry (1767-1809) had a long and interesting naval career, serving actively at the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars until 1804 when he was invalided out. Appointed command of the Dido (28) in 1795 he brought about the audacious capture of the Minerve (40) causing Nelson, with whom he was later to serve, to comment to his wife: Thank God the superiority of the British navy remains, and I hope ever will: I feel quite delighted at the event . His full career is written up in the DNB.