Tue, 30th Apr 2019 11:00

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

 
  Lot 137
 

137

THE OXFORD CAPTAIN'S WINNING BLADES FROM THE 1859 AND 1861 OXFORD & CAMBRIDGE BOAT RACES

Sold for £3,472
Estimated at £700 - £1,000

(Please note the sold price includes buyer's premium at 24%)


 

THE OXFORD CAPTAIN'S WINNING BLADES FROM THE 1859 AND 1861 OXFORD & CAMBRIDGE BOAT RACES

constructed from wood and painted and inscribed with the crew's names, colleges and weights, with leather locator and each stamped for position number 5 for George Morrison – 148in. (376cm.) long; together with a large collage presentation for the 1859, 1860 and 1861 Oxford University Eight crews, each approx. 7 x 6in. and inscribed with names and dates as appropriate – overall 38 x 31in. (96.5 x 79cm.); a photograph of the 1861 crew taken in the field in their rowing kit, their names inscribed in manuscript to reverse and the 1861 6 x 6in. winning silk pennant with fringe edging, painted with the college arms and inscribed in gilt to G. Morrison, Captain, contained within later glazed display case -- 17 x 9½in. (43 x 24cm.)

(5)

Provenance: George Morrison and thence by descent.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus'), Tue, 30th Apr 2019

Pictures and Naval - 1-61

Sailor Art - 65-97

Shipwreck and East India Co. - 100-125

Collectables inc. Rowing, Liner and Fittings - 128-167

Instruments 170-249

Ship Models - 250-287

 

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