If ships and sailing are your sort of thing, our upcoming Works of Art, Furniture, Medals & Militaria Auction (9 October) will be offering a number of marine themed lots that could certainly float your boat.
Starting off the sale, lots 1601 to 1604 are an interesting collection of early 20th century ship’s lanterns. Finished in copper and brass, each piece maintains its original location marker, including ‘Port’, ‘Not Under Command’, ‘Stern’, and ‘Meteorite’. Whilst shipping technology has advanced far beyond the need for oil lit lamps, these examples maintain a certain nautical charm and would make a sterling addition to any enthusiast’s collection.
Towards the end of the sale, lots 1722 to 1730 are a selection of various Waterline model ships. The assorted military vessels are each contained in glazed cases, primed and ready for one lucky bidder to display as they see fit.
Perhaps the star nautical themed lot of this auction however is 1609, an original brass handled diver’s knife. This curious blade dates from around the late 19th to early 20th century, and was manufactured by the esteemed C. E. Heinke & Co. Ltd. of London. Whether it was ever used to fend of creatures of the deep is certainly debatable, nevertheless it will represent one of over 130 outstanding lots that will be on offer in our forthcoming sale.