Tue, 7th Jul 2020 10:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Unshaken)

 
  Lot 88
 

A UNION FLAG FROM IRON PADDLE SLOOP H.M.S. OBERON, CIRCA 1866

Sold for £850


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A UNION FLAG FROM IRON PADDLE SLOOP H.M.S. OBERON, CIRCA 1866

stitched bunting with sailor's silk cap tally inscribed Oberon sewn to lower left quadrant, the sleeve inscribed No. IR J 30 £1.4 -- 40 x 53in. (102 x 134cm.); together with a lock plate inscribed to E.H. Verney Claydon Bucks, and a gilt brass star inscribed to H.M.S. 'Growler' 1870-1873

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This iron sloop was originally built in 1847. Lt. Cdr. Edmund Hope Verney (1838-1910) took command on probable anti-slavery patrol off the West Coast of Africa between November 1865 to November 1866. He commanded H.M.S. Growler from 1870 to 1873.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Unshaken), Tue, 7th Jul 2020

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