Preview of June 2011 Maritime Sale in Exeter, Devon

Published 29th May 2011

A panoramic view of Port Mahon, Minorca, by Anton Schranz (1769-1839)

The Specialist Maritime sale, which will be held in Exeter on 15th June 2011, once again contains a range of items for all collectors and enthusiasts, as well as one or two interesting historical pieces to attract attention from a wider audience.

Included within the sale is an interesting Nelson commemorative bracelet £500-£700, also an early 19th century glass decanter engraved shortly after the battle of Trafalgar in commemoration £200-£300. A White star Line leather purser's bag as well as White Star Line silver plated serving tray, both give an indication of the Golden age of the Ocean Liners. Whilst a set of dining chairs from the Royal Yacht Osborne II £3,000-£4,000, show the splendour of 19th century yachts.

The launching casket for HMS Reindeer, 1883

The launching casket for HMS Reindeer, 1883.
Estimate £1,000-£1,500.

Of the collection of scrimshaw, instruments and pictures included in the sale one of the highlights is the splendid view of Port Mahon, Minorca circa 1800 by Anton Schranz, £8,000-£12,000. The panoramic view shows the broad sweep of the harbour with 'Bloody Island' and the Old Naval Hospital, both still recognisable today.

For further details about this sale at Exeter, please contact Brian Goodison-Blanks on (01404) 510000.


  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Okehampton Street, Exeter, Devon
  • Maritime
  • Admiral Lord Nelson
  • Battle of Trafalgar
  • White Star Line
  • Royal Yacht Osborne II

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