Tue, 3rd Nov 2015 12:00

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

 
  Lot 78
 

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A LIFEBUOY FROM THE R.Y. ALEXANDRA...

A LIFEBUOY FROM THE R.Y. ALEXANDRA (1908)
cork-filled canvas painted white with polychromed crown and inscribed in gilt lettering "ALEXANDRA" with grab rope surround -- 31in. (79cm.) diameter

The 2050 ton R.Y. Alexandra was built by A.& J. Inglis, Glasgow, named after Edward VII's consort, and intended to escort and supplement the work undertaken by the main Royal Yacht, Victoria & Albert III, which she did the year she was launched on a State visit to Russia. Serving as a hospital ship in WWI, by 1925 it was too expensive to justify two Royal Yachts and she was sold to the Norwegian Shipping Co. of Trondheim for £25,000 and converted to a cruise ship. She was sunk during the German invasion of 1940.

Sold for £372
Estimated at £300 - £400

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Finish (varnish?) discoloured, crown and lettering in good order, some old wear.

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 LIFEBUOY FROM THE R.Y. ALEXANDRA (1908)
cork-filled canvas painted white with polychromed crown and inscribed in gilt lettering "ALEXANDRA" with grab rope surround -- 31in. (79cm.) diameter

The 2050 ton R.Y. Alexandra was built by A.& J. Inglis, Glasgow, named after Edward VII's consort, and intended to escort and supplement the work undertaken by the main Royal Yacht, Victoria & Albert III, which she did the year she was launched on a State visit to Russia. Serving as a hospital ship in WWI, by 1925 it was too expensive to justify two Royal Yachts and she was sold to the Norwegian Shipping Co. of Trondheim for £25,000 and converted to a cruise ship. She was sunk during the German invasion of 1940.