Wed, 31st Oct 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Cochrane)

 
  Lot 90
 

90

A FRENCH 19TH-CENTURY SAILORWORK...

A FRENCH 19TH-CENTURY SAILORWORK SCRIMSHAW-DECORATED GOURD
possibly a powder flask or water bottle, the top section with repeated portrait busts of Napoleon III, the lower section with a man o'war in profile flanked by six soldiers in differing dress uniforms, the top with a carved ivory bird stopper -- 11in. (28cm.) high

Sold for £310
Estimated at £300 - £500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Fine condition overall.

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 FRENCH 19TH-CENTURY SAILORWORK SCRIMSHAW-DECORATED GOURD
possibly a powder flask or water bottle, the top section with repeated portrait busts of Napoleon III, the lower section with a man o'war in profile flanked by six soldiers in differing dress uniforms, the top with a carved ivory bird stopper -- 11in. (28cm.) high