English School, circa 1800 Admiral Charles Buckner (d.1811), wearing Admiral's full-dress uniform, blue coat with gold lace and epaulettes with three silver stars, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and stock
Lot 80Y
English School
circa 1800
Admiral Charles Buckner (d.1811), wearing Admiral's full-dress uniform, blue coat with gold lace and epaulettes with three silver stars, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and stock
Sold for £4,080 (US$ 6,857) inc. premium
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Lot Details
English School, circa 1800
Admiral Charles Buckner (d.1811), wearing Admiral's full-dress uniform, blue coat with gold lace and epaulettes with three silver stars, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and stock.
Gold frame, the reverse with blue glass border around glazed aperture to reveal lock of hair tied with split seed pearls on opalescent glass.
Oval, 73mm (2 7/8in) high
Provenance: By family descent

Footnotes

  • Buckner was a lieutenant in 1756 and commander of the Virgin, a sloop of war, by 1761. In 1766 he was promoted to the rank of Post-Captain and sent to the West Indies aboard the Lark. In 1780 he was appointed to the Prothée, a ship previously seized from the French. He then served with Rodney until returning to England in 1783. He was promoted Rear-Admiral of the Blue in 1793 and raised to the White in the following year. In 1795 he replaced Vice-Admiral Dalrymple at the Nore. He was raised to the rank of Vice-Admiral of the White the same year and over the following years, Admiral of the Blue (1799), of the White (1805) and of the Red (1808). His career is detailed in John Charnock's Biographia Navalis, 1798, vol.VI, pp.577-579.
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