Tue, 6th Nov 2018 11:00

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

 
  Lot 84
 

84

AN 1875 BRITISH ARCTIC EXPEDITION STONEWARE BEER JUG

AN 1875 BRITISH ARCTIC EXPEDITION STONEWARE BEER JUG
with glazed rope-work decoration flanking expedition transfer crest to front, the base with maker's transfer anchor mark for W.T. Copeland & Sons, impressed '12', and inscribed DISCOVERY (rim chip left of spout) -- 8in. (20cm.) high

For this expedition (led by Sir George Strong Nares), Copeland produced special services for both H.M. Ships Alert and Discovery and stoneware and porcelain using either blue or sepia transfers have been seen. Sent by the Admiralty in an attempt to reach the North Pole by way of Smith Sound, it culminated in Commander Albert Hastings Markham's Farthest North of 83° 20'26"N (May 12, 1876), a record latitude at the time.

Sold for £1,488
Estimated at £600 - £800

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report

Chip to left of spout, otherwise in good overall condition.


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.

 

AN 1875 BRITISH ARCTIC EXPEDITION STONEWARE BEER JUG
with glazed rope-work decoration flanking expedition transfer crest to front, the base with maker's transfer anchor mark for W.T. Copeland & Sons, impressed '12', and inscribed DISCOVERY (rim chip left of spout) -- 8in. (20cm.) high

For this expedition (led by Sir George Strong Nares), Copeland produced special services for both H.M. Ships Alert and Discovery and stoneware and porcelain using either blue or sepia transfers have been seen. Sent by the Admiralty in an attempt to reach the North Pole by way of Smith Sound, it culminated in Commander Albert Hastings Markham's Farthest North of 83° 20'26"N (May 12, 1876), a record latitude at the time.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Speedy'), Tue, 6th Nov 2018

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Main View and Sale Venue:
25 Blythe Road
London, W14 0PD

Large Object View and Post-Sale Collection:
6 Imperial Studios
3-11 Imperial Road
London, SW6 2AG

 

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