Wed, 31st Oct 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Cochrane)

 
  Lot 83
 

83

A RARE EARLY 19TH-CENTURY FRENCH NAPOLEONIC...

A RARE EARLY 19TH-CENTURY FRENCH NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE MODEL OF A GUILLOTINE
comprising three planked and pinned platforms supporting numerous model cannon, fretwork railing with warrior-form masks on each corner and six polychromed guards with muskets, hinged gate to upper platform, model guillotine with sliding blade, now mounted within a later glazed domed display case -- the guillotine 13 x 12in. (33 x 30.5cm.); overall 16½ x 16in. (42 x 40.5cm.)

Sold for £3,968
Estimated at £3,000 - £5,000

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Typical condition for age, with areas of ingrained dust, guillotine possibly restored, one soldier retains textile costume suggesting others may have later polychrome work.

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 RARE EARLY 19TH-CENTURY FRENCH NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE MODEL OF A GUILLOTINE
comprising three planked and pinned platforms supporting numerous model cannon, fretwork railing with warrior-form masks on each corner and six polychromed guards with muskets, hinged gate to upper platform, model guillotine with sliding blade, now mounted within a later glazed domed display case -- the guillotine 13 x 12in. (33 x 30.5cm.); overall 16½ x 16in. (42 x 40.5cm.)