'Sadie' A 19th carved wooden figurehead c.1867from the shipwrecked brig 'Lily',
Lot 1163
'Sadie' A 19th carved wooden figurehead c.1867
from the shipwrecked brig 'Lily',
Sold for £8,640 (US$ 14,513) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Scottish Sale Edinburgh
20 Aug 2010 11:00 BST

Auction 18001
'Sadie' A 19th carved wooden figurehead c.1867from the shipwrecked brig 'Lily',
Lot Details
'Sadie' A 19th carved wooden figurehead c.1867
from the shipwrecked brig 'Lily',
Depicted with hair tied back and clutching a stylised flower, her white robe and waistband tied with floral buckle, (later painted) 41 wide, 47cm deep, 171cm high (16in wide, 18.5in deep, 67in high)

Footnotes

  • The Royal Commission of Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland hold the records of Maritime Intelligence and record that 'Lily', a wooden brig, was lost at 11.50am on 26th October 1884, having been stranded at Killigray Island, Sound of Harris.

    She was en route to Aberdeen from Killybegs in Co. Donegal when the 235 ton vessel became stranded on the south west side of the island. The prospect of salving was deemed 'almost hopeless' due to the exposed position and strong tide.

    The master of the ship was D.S Craig and the owner G. Reid of Montrose.
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