Tue, 2nd May 2017 12:00

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

 
  Lot 62
 

62

Ø A CLEW BLOCK RECOVERED FROM THE WRECK OF...

Ø A CLEW BLOCK RECOVERED FROM THE WRECK OF H.M.S. INVINCIBLE, 1744
carved in elm with a 2½in. lignum vitæ sheath - 15in. (38cm.) high; together with provenance and authentication certificate and The Royal Navy's First Invincible by Brian Lavery
(3)

The bulk of the Invincible's well-preserved fittings and stores were recovered shortly after her rediscovery in 1979 until the early 1980's. Once conserved, some were initially sold by the salvors with certificates (as with this lot) with the residue forming a sale at Christie's South Kensington in 1988.

Sold for £186
Estimated at £150 - £250

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
Ø A CLEW BLOCK RECOVERED FROM THE WRECK OF H.M.S. INVINCIBLE, 1744
carved in elm with a 2½in. lignum vitæ sheath - 15in. (38cm.) high; together with provenance and authentication certificate and The Royal Navy's First Invincible by Brian Lavery
(3)

The bulk of the Invincible's well-preserved fittings and stores were recovered shortly after her rediscovery in 1979 until the early 1980's. Once conserved, some were initially sold by the salvors with certificates (as with this lot) with the residue forming a sale at Christie's South Kensington in 1988.