Published 26th May 2010
Among the many items to be included in the forthcoming Specialist Maritime sale is an historically important late 18th century Turkish bronze cannon captured during the Dardanelles Operation in 1807.
Fearful of the Turkish joining the French during the Napoleonic war, the English Fleet was sent under the command of Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth to provoke the Turkish fleet out of Constantinople into a forced engagement, during which the cannon was captured from the Turks.
Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth married Susannah Buller, the daughter of the Bishop of Exeter in 1808 and resided at Weare House, Topsham, now know as Exeter Golf and Country club. As a piece of both local and naval history it is anticipated to attract a great deal of attention in the sale.
Also included in the sale are a number of Maritime pictures such as "Bending The Mainsail" by Arthur Briscoe (1873-1947), as well as a range of nautical ceramics, silver instruments and collectables.
For more information about other lots in this maritime and nautical sale, please contact Brian Goodison-Blanks.