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HMS Foudroyant. A Large Decorative Desk Casket Constructed From Ship's Copper and Timbers by Goodall, Long & Heighway, Manchester

Auction Lot SC31/146

HMS Foudroyant. A large decorative desk casket constructed from ship's copper and timbers by Goodall, Long & Heighway, Manchester the central pagoda top surmounted by a recumbent lion with shaped hinged well covers to either side, the central fall front with oval copper repousse ships portrait and carved shell spandrels, makers label to interior 'Goodall, Lamb & Heighway. Manufactured from Oak and Copper Salvaged from 'Nelson's' Foudroyant', the opposite decorated en suite with wreck portrait, the four corners mounted with figureheads of Neptune raised on Dolphin head feet, the sides further decorated with oval portrait plaques, 38 x 60 x 40cm.
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HMS Foudroyant. A Large Decorative Desk Casket Constructed From Ship's Copper and Timbers by Goodall, Long & Heighway, Manchester (SC31/146) offered in our One Day Maritime, Sporting and Collectors Auction starting on 12th August 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

HMS Foudroyant. A large decorative desk casket constructed from ship's copper and timbers by Goodall, Long & Heighway, Manchester the central pagoda top surmounted by a recumbent lion with shaped hinged well covers to either side, the central fall front with oval copper repousse ships portrait and carved shell spandrels, makers label to interior 'Goodall, Lamb & Heighway. Manufactured from Oak and Copper Salvaged from 'Nelson's' Foudroyant', the opposite decorated en suite with wreck portrait, the four corners mounted with figureheads of Neptune raised on Dolphin head feet, the sides further decorated with oval portrait plaques, 38 x 60 x 40cm.

Notes

- HMS Foudroyant was laid down in 1789 and was the second ship to be given the name Foudroyant .She was also the second two-decker to be built carrying 80 guns. Modelled upon the French Foudroyant, Nelson took great interest in her development and had intentions of making her his flagship as soon as she was launched, but took the Vanguard instead as Foudroyant had not yet been completed. Nelson transferred his flag to the Foudroyant in 1799 while dealing with the return of the Neapolitan Royal family to Naples. Foudroyant returned under the flag of Captain John Clarke Searle in June 1801. Foudroyant returned home after the Napoleonic Wars to become the guard ship of Plymouth in 1819 and was converted to a gunnery training ship in 1862, a role she undertook until 1894, when she returned to port duties. in 1891, Foudroyant was sold out of service and immediately resold to a German ship-breaking company, the ensuing public protest led to her being repurchased by Whatley Cobb, who refitted her as a training ship. in order to recoup the £20, 000 cost of refitting Foudroyant she was taken around English seaside resorts for exhibition, but was wrecked at Blackpool in 1897 during a violent storm. The wreck was sold for £250 to a Mr Hayhurst who began to dismantle the ship, but relinquished the task when a passer by was injured by a dynamite blast, after which she was purchased by the Manchester firm of Goodall Lamb & Heighway.

Price Realised

£1,900

Department

Maritime and Sporting

Fine Art Category

Maritime Collectables

Sale Information

SC31: Maritime, Sporting and Collectors Sale
Wednesday, 12th August 2020
Okehampton Street, Exeter

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