Lot #361
British Royal Navy Ship Relics (6) with HMS Victory

Featuring a piece of the bowsprit from Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory
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Estimate: $500+

Description

Featuring a piece of the bowsprit from Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory

Desirable boxed set of six napkin rings crafted from wood removed from Great Britain's famous ships—highlighted by a piece of the bowsprit from Horatio Nelson's flagship, the HMS Victory—each with a metal identification plaque on the front. Ships represented are HMS Victory, HMS Valiant, HMS Ganges, HMS Warspite, HMS Iron Duke, and RMS Mauretania. Complete with the original box, marked "The Fleet" on the cover. In very good to fine condition, with a thin piece of tape wrapped around a section of the HMS Victory ring, and some staining and repaired splits to corners of the box.

Plaques read:
- "From the Bowsprit of HMS Victory, (Nelson's Flagship Trafalgar 1805), Purchased 2nd June 1937"
- "From the Teak of HMS Valiant, Jutland 1916"
- "HMS Ganges, Later Tenedos III, Indus V & Impregnable III, Built at Bombay 1821, Broken up at Plymouth 1930, The last sailing ship to serve as sea going flagship"
- "From the Teak of HMS Warspite"
- "From the Teak of HMS Iron Duke, Admiral Jellicoe's Flag Ship, Jutland 1916"
- "From the Decking of the Mauretania, the Old Lady of the Atlantic"

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021