A carved oak launching casket, HMS Albatross 1873. 13x9x6ins.(33x23x15cm)
Lot 358
A carved oak launching casket, HMS Albatross 1873. 13x9x6ins.(33x23x15cm)
Sold for £687 (US$ 1,160) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A carved oak launching casket, HMS Albatross 1873.
The carved oak casket, having the lid inscribed 'Albatross', with foliate and geometric decoration on four circular feet. The blue velvet lined interior containing a carved boxwood hammer and steel tipped brass chisel and a watercolour illustration of the vessel inside the lid, with key. 13x9x6ins.(33x23x15cm)

Footnotes

  • HMS Albatross was the second of six Fantome class composite sloops, built at Chatham Dockyard and launched in 1873. She was broken up in 1889.
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