Tue, 2nd May 2017 12:00

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

 
  Lot 64
 

64

a gold-topped walking stick FROM admiral SIR...

a gold-topped walking stick FROM admiral SIR Henry Bryan Martin
the plain malacca shaft with copper ferule and gold loop socket and handle inscribed HENRY BYAM MARTIN 1865, his family's armorial device with motto Pro Patria and monogram initials to top -- 36in. (91.5cm.) long

Admiral Sir Henry Byam Martin KCB (1803 - 1865) was a senior Royal Navy officer and watercolour artist. Martin first went to sea in October 1818. By 1840 he was Captain in charge of H.M.S. Carysfort off the coast of Syria when he was involved in action off Tartus during the Syrian War and he took part in the capture of Acre on 3 November 1840. His actions earned him an appointment as a Commander of the Order of the Bath. From 1846 to 1847, he was sent to the Society Islands in the South Pacific to spy on the Franco-Tahitian War and investigate the sovereignty claim of Queen Pômare IV over the Leeward Islands. He was promoted to Rear-Admiral in 1854 and was appointed as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath for his work during the war with Russia in 1855.

Sold for £496
Estimated at £400 - £600

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
a gold-topped walking stick FROM admiral SIR Henry Bryan Martin
the plain malacca shaft with copper ferule and gold loop socket and handle inscribed HENRY BYAM MARTIN 1865, his family's armorial device with motto Pro Patria and monogram initials to top -- 36in. (91.5cm.) long

Admiral Sir Henry Byam Martin KCB (1803 - 1865) was a senior Royal Navy officer and watercolour artist. Martin first went to sea in October 1818. By 1840 he was Captain in charge of H.M.S. Carysfort off the coast of Syria when he was involved in action off Tartus during the Syrian War and he took part in the capture of Acre on 3 November 1840. His actions earned him an appointment as a Commander of the Order of the Bath. From 1846 to 1847, he was sent to the Society Islands in the South Pacific to spy on the Franco-Tahitian War and investigate the sovereignty claim of Queen Pômare IV over the Leeward Islands. He was promoted to Rear-Admiral in 1854 and was appointed as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath for his work during the war with Russia in 1855.