Wed, 31st Oct 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Cochrane)

 
  Lot 75
 

75

A SET OF EARLY 19TH-CENTURY FRENCH NAPOLEONIC...

A SET OF EARLY 19TH-CENTURY FRENCH NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE DOMINOES
comprising a complete set of 28 tiles concluding with a double '6', contained within a decorated bone box with wooden base and sliding bone lid with cribbage lanes flanking a pierced family of deer -- 4½in. (11.5cm.) wide; together with a small scrimshaw-decorated whale's tooth incised with a three-quarter view of a sailing ship, the reverse inscribed Ship Swale Hull --3¼in. (8.3cm.) high
(2)

The pierced hunting scene forming the lid of the first box is typical of prisoner work associated with the camp at Norman Cross near Peterborough.

Sold for £198
Estimated at £100 - £150

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Box in good order, old repairs to lid panel, visible where old glue has discoloured (see cat image); contents does not fill box, suggesting that whilst it is a complete set of tiles for a game up to a double-6, there may have either been more, or other elements such as cribbage pins and dice.

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.

 
A SET OF EARLY 19TH-CENTURY FRENCH NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE DOMINOES
comprising a complete set of 28 tiles concluding with a double '6', contained within a decorated bone box with wooden base and sliding bone lid with cribbage lanes flanking a pierced family of deer -- 4½in. (11.5cm.) wide; together with a small scrimshaw-decorated whale's tooth incised with a three-quarter view of a sailing ship, the reverse inscribed Ship Swale Hull --3¼in. (8.3cm.) high
(2)

The pierced hunting scene forming the lid of the first box is typical of prisoner work associated with the camp at Norman Cross near Peterborough.