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Sale MA13: Maritime Sale

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Wednesday, 12th June 2013

Dowell Street, Honiton

Maritime Sale

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Specialist Maritime sale held at our Dowell Street auction rooms in Honiton in Devon.

This auction has 455 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

The Specialist Maritime sale of 12th June 2013 includes several lots relating to, perhaps, the most iconic figure of all time: Horatio Lord Nelson. Such was the appeal of Nelson and the importance of the victory at the Battle of Trafalgar that he still commands a great following to this day.

Along with a bust of Lord Nelson (MA13/65) is a copy of Admiralty orders dated 1803 and signed in Nelson's hand (MA13/274). Collectors today, over 200 years since the battle took place, will not be detracted by the estimate of £4,000-£5,000.

The Maritime sale caters for those who have items that one would not usually consider placing into a Fine Art sale, such as scrimshaw, ship models and even cannons. The bow chaser cannon (MA13/150) included in the sale is an excellent example with provision numbers stamped to the trunions and should interest buyers at £4,000-£5,000.

Perhaps one of the most significant ship models within the sale is that of the Victory in her first commission of 1780, built by the artist Harold Wyllie from timbers taken from HMS Victory (MA13/325). The historical connection of both the Victory and Harold Wyllie, a noted marine artist, will no doubt attract bidders with and estimate of £5,000-£7,000.

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Brian Goodison-BlanksBrian Goodison-Blanks

Tel:+44 (01392) 413100