SLEDGE RUNNER An engraved German silver portion of sledge runner from a sledge used on the Western Journey of Scott's Discovery expedition, fashioned into a torc bracelet, [c.1904]
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SLEDGE RUNNER An engraved German silver portion of sledge runner from a sledge used on the Western Journey of Scott's Discovery expedition, fashioned into a torc bracelet, [c.1904]
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SLEDGE RUNNER
An engraved German silver portion of sledge runner from a sledge used on the Western Journey of Scott's Discovery expedition, fashioned into a torc bracelet, engraved central "Discovery Antarctic Expedition 1901" Emperor penguin emblem, with "Piece of Sledge Runner Western Sledge Journey 1903" either side, "E.W. Sexton" and "T.V. Hodgson" engraved on inside, 25 x 145mm. small contemporary holes to either end of torc, some tarnishing

Footnotes

  • Thomas Vere Hodgson (1864-1926) was the Discovery Expedition's marine biologist. He was responsible for the first descriptions of Antarctica's deep sea floor and produced numerous studies of the flora and fauna of the sea near winter quarters, one of which, "Polar Biology," features in The South Polar Times (see lot XXX). Prior to the expedition Hodgson worked for the Marine Biological Station in Plymouth where he met, and struck up a close friendship with, Alice 'Elsie' Sexton, a celebrated marine artist and zoologist who went on to become a Fellow of the Geographical Society. Cape Hodgson (the northernmost point of Black Island in the Ross Archipelago) was named after him. See illustration at page 41.
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