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Sale MA15: Maritime Auction

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Wednesday, 1st July 2015

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Maritime Auction

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Our Specialist Maritime Sale that includes all manner of naval artefacts from models, paintings and ships fittings through to scrimshaw, maritime silver, navigation instruments and exploration-related items held at our Westcountry saleroom complex in Exeter.

This auction has 370 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

Among the items included in Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood's next specialist Maritime Auction are a number of interesting lots with historical and royal connections.

The auction encompasses Britain's long naval and maritime history and the artefacts associated not only with famous ships and personalities, but those pieces that reflect the very essence of 'Rule, Britannia'. Among the ceramics from passenger liners are a number of pieces from the service aboard the Royal Yacht Albert & Victoria (MA15/9) that will attract interest from collectors. Some may find the shell work valentine (MA15/206) more in keeping with the romantic notion of sailors missing their loved ones, while others may be more interested in the history of the clock given as a present by Admiral Jellicoe (MA15/262).

Of all of the characters and ships that graced the seas around Britain and the world, there are those that will always stand out above all others. This is always the case for any pieces relating to Admiral Nelson, so the small fragment of cloth from the flag draped over his coffin (MA15/265) will no doubt attract a great deal of interest. Indeed the life preserve from HMS Hood (MA15/290) is a poignant reminder of the sacrifice many have made in their devotion to sentiments of Rule, Britannia.

The model of the Queen Mary retailed by Hamleys (MA15/302) is a double helping of patriotism and will have a strong following for collectors of Ocean liner memorabilia and model collectors.

That we are a nation with the sea deeply flowing within our culture is in no doubt considering the strong market in a digital age for marine and nautical art. From the period pieces of the circle of Nicolas Condy (MA15/347) to the work of Frank Henry Mason (MA15/325), the demand still remains as seen by the anticipation of many buyers looking forward to this specialist auction.

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Brian Goodison-BlanksBrian Goodison-Blanks

Tel:+44 (01392) 413100