Tue, 8th Nov 2016 12:00

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

 
  Lot 84
 

84

a powder mug from the french first rate...

a powder mug from the french first rate l'austerlitz, recovered from the wreck of the TRANSPORT L'Alouette (1808/17)
constructed in brazed copper and inscribed to front L'Austerlitz / Cadre en Bronze de 36 / 1 Lid = ½, the rim with impressed anchor mark -- 4¾in. (12cm.) high

L'Austerlitz was one of a number of vessels ordered as part of an emergency rebuild programme following the disaster of Trafalgar. A massive vessel, she mounted 118 guns and and was used as a flagship on a number of occasions. In 1814, after Napoleons abortive 100 days war, the vessel was transferred to Brest, where she was disarmed. She was broken up in 1837. The L'Alouette which was on its way to Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean loaded with military stores in June 1817.

Sold for £521
Estimated at £400 - £600

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Conserved, but sold as viewed.

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 powder mug from the french first rate l'austerlitz, recovered from the wreck of the TRANSPORT L'Alouette (1808/17)
constructed in brazed copper and inscribed to front L'Austerlitz / Cadre en Bronze de 36 / 1 Lid = ½, the rim with impressed anchor mark -- 4¾in. (12cm.) high

L'Austerlitz was one of a number of vessels ordered as part of an emergency rebuild programme following the disaster of Trafalgar. A massive vessel, she mounted 118 guns and and was used as a flagship on a number of occasions. In 1814, after Napoleons abortive 100 days war, the vessel was transferred to Brest, where she was disarmed. She was broken up in 1837. The L'Alouette which was on its way to Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean loaded with military stores in June 1817.