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MA19: Maritime Sale

An Early 20th Century 'Nansen' Pattern Arctic Sledge

Auction Lot MA19/27

An early 20th century 'Nansen' pattern arctic sledge, unsigned, over painted in grey, ash bentwood frame with pallet deck raised on ash runners, constructed with rope and hide lashing, 220cm long.

An Early 20th Century 'Nansen' Pattern Arctic Sledge (MA19/27) offered in our Maritime Auction starting on 14th August 2019 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

An early 20th century 'Nansen' pattern arctic sledge, unsigned, over painted in grey, ash bentwood frame with pallet deck raised on ash runners, constructed with rope and hide lashing, 220cm long.

Notes

- in 1888 Fridjof Nansen undertook the crossing of Greenland for which he designed lightweight sledges. Rather than relying on the overly complex and heavy dependence of manpower that previous expeditions had used, Nansen designed the sledges and equipment from scratch so that a team of six men could carry everything they required.

Provenance

- This Sledge Was Purchased By The Owner's Father In The 1950s As He Thought That It Would Make An Ideal Family Toboggan. It Is Not Known Where He Purchased It From.

Price Realised

£260

Department

Maritime and Sporting

Fine Art Category

Exploration Related Artefacts

Sale Information

MA19: Maritime Sale
Wednesday, 14th August 2019
Okehampton Street, Exeter

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Okehampton Street, Exeter

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Important Notes

Weights and measurements are approximate guidelines only, unless otherwise stated to the contrary.

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