Thu, 17th Jul 2008 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Phoenix)

 
  Lot 8
 

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Chinese School (c.1900)<br/>Port side profile of...

Chinese School (c.1900)
Port side profile of the Douglas & Co. cargo ship S.S. Haiching steaming in calm waters off a headland with shipping beyond.

12 x 17in. (30.5 x 43cm.) Framed.

Provenance: Sotheby's Olympia 18/6/03, lot 55.

Built in 1898 by Dunlop & Co., Glasgow, Haiching registered 2,182 gross. In 1929 she was seized by pirates enroute to Swatow, set afire and gutted amidships, she was saved by H.M.S. Shirley who escorted her back to Hong Kong for repairs. She was torpedoed and sunk by U-168 100 miles west of Bombay on 2nd October 1943.

Item Exported

Sold for £744
Estimated at £300 - £500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
Chinese School (c.1900)
Port side profile of the Douglas & Co. cargo ship S.S. Haiching steaming in calm waters off a headland with shipping beyond.

12 x 17in. (30.5 x 43cm.) Framed.

Provenance: Sotheby's Olympia 18/6/03, lot 55.

Built in 1898 by Dunlop & Co., Glasgow, Haiching registered 2,182 gross. In 1929 she was seized by pirates enroute to Swatow, set afire and gutted amidships, she was saved by H.M.S. Shirley who escorted her back to Hong Kong for repairs. She was torpedoed and sunk by U-168 100 miles west of Bombay on 2nd October 1943.

Item Exported