TERRA NOVA An electroplated silver six slice toast rack
Lot 127
TERRA NOVA An electroplated silver six slice toast rack
Sold for £4,375 (US$ 7,353) inc. premium
Lot Details
TERRA NOVA
An electroplated silver six slice toast rack, with two small expedition emblems on upper side of base, and maker's marks for Walker & Hall underneath
(stamped with 'W&H' trademark pennant above the letter J, "Walker & Hall, Sheffield, England", "Warranted hard and silver soldered" and "53250/A1/49"), 150 x 175mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Frederick. J. Hooper (1891-1955), steward and member of the Shore Party, and by descent.

    This and the following 9 lots are sold by descendants of Frederick J. Hooper (1891-1955), who joined Terra Nova as a steward but was transferred to the Shore Party. He was a member of Atkinson's search party, which discovered the bodies of Scott, Wilson and Bowers, and took part in the second ascent of Mount Erebus. He is commemorated in the Antarctic by Hooper's Shoulder (1,800 metres) on Mount Erebus 77º 32'S, 166º 53'E.
Activities
Contacts
  1. Customer Services (UK)
    Customer Services
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7447 7447
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7401
  2. Books (UK)
    General Enquiries
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7393 3828
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3879
  3. Shipping (UK)
    Logistics - Shipping
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7468 8302
    FaxFax: + 44 20 7629 9673
Similar items
WILSON (EDWARD ADRIAN) Ponting, Terra Nova PONTING (HERBERT) "The 'Terra Nova' at the Ice Foot", large green-tinted carbon print with Ponting stamp, 730 x 280mm., [1911] WILSON (ORIANA) Autograph letter signed ("yours gratefully Oriana Wilson"), to F.J. Hooper, writing to "thank you for the part you took in the finding of the tent with the three bodies in it - I am more grateful to you than I can say for that journey...", acknowledging Hooper's friendship to Edward Wilson "I know on the ship ...how well you looked after him - I shall always be grateful to you for all that you did for him in life", hoping that they may have a minute to meet before her departure from New Zealand on 6 March, and wishing "you will always count me as a friend in the place of Dr. Wilson..." Dr Edward Wilson- A pair of scrapbooks kept by Ida Wilson, SCOTT MEMORIAL PLAQUE An embossed and engraved commemorative silver plaque, headed "Antarctic Expedition", with four scenes from the "Terra Nova" expedition quartered on a central rectangular area (a dog sledge moving across the ice away from the Terra Nova; Scott's polar party preparing to man-haul a sledge; the five man party at the Pole; memorial and burial place of Scott, Wilson and Bowers), with a central "boss" of the ship's cat 'Nigger', within a wide border of decorative scroll work bearing the names those who reached the Pole and a polar flag within a frame of laurel leaves, the cornerpieces with medallion portraits of Scott, his wife Kathleen, their son Peter, and another view of the Scott monument