Tue, 3rd Nov 2015 12:00

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

 
  Lot 72
 

72

An historically interesting standish, carved...

An historically interesting standish, carved from timber recovered from the wreck of H.M.S. Lutine
the central inkwell with cover supported by three dolphins within circular dish with foliate border, the inkwell with white metal plaque engraved THIS INKSTAND / is made of the / RUDDER of LUTINE Frigate wrecked off the island of Vlieland Octr. 9 1799 / The Rudder was recovered in 1859 / after being submerged 60 years, flanked by two carved sets of arms for the City of London -- 7 x 10½in. (18 x 26.8cm.)

The Lutine, a prize taken in 1793, was a 5th rate of 32-guns. She was wrecked on a bank near Vlieland, Holland in 1799 with a vast fortune in gold aboard. Much of this was subsequently recovered over a period of years, along with artefacts including her famous bell, which now hangs at Lloyds of London and is rung every time a ship insured by them founders.

Sold for £930
Estimated at £700 - £900

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Old repair underneath,

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 historically interesting standish, carved from timber recovered from the wreck of H.M.S. Lutine
the central inkwell with cover supported by three dolphins within circular dish with foliate border, the inkwell with white metal plaque engraved THIS INKSTAND / is made of the / RUDDER of LUTINE Frigate wrecked off the island of Vlieland Octr. 9 1799 / The Rudder was recovered in 1859 / after being submerged 60 years, flanked by two carved sets of arms for the City of London -- 7 x 10½in. (18 x 26.8cm.)

The Lutine, a prize taken in 1793, was a 5th rate of 32-guns. She was wrecked on a bank near Vlieland, Holland in 1799 with a vast fortune in gold aboard. Much of this was subsequently recovered over a period of years, along with artefacts including her famous bell, which now hangs at Lloyds of London and is rung every time a ship insured by them founders.