17th November 2011 9:00 GMT/BST

Autumn Catalogue Sale

 
Lot 279
 

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An Important Australian Silver Three Piece Tea Service, presented to Captain Valentine Ryan,...

An Important Australian Silver Three Piece Tea Service, presented to Captain Valentine Ryan, made by Alexander Dick, New South Wales, Sydney (active 1820s - 1840s), comprising teapot (13.5cm high), two-handled sugar basin and milk, each semi-gadrooned, the teapot inscribed around the lid PRESENTED BY THE CABIN PASSENGERS ON BOARD THE SHIP "CAMDEN" TO CAPTAIN VALENTINE RYAN IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF HIS UNSWERVING ATTENTION AND KINDNESS DURING THE VOYAGE FROM PORTSMOUTH TO NEW S.WALES 1836, the sugar and milk with shortened inscriptions within cartouches, gross weight 49oz

The Barque "Camden", 432 tons and built in London. From Sydney to Surabaja, wrecked on rocks at the Straits of Madura, 8 August 1836.

Sold for £42,000
Estimated at £20,000 - £30,000


 

One sphere foot off teapot and hinge damage. Wear/tear and dents. Thin around cartouche. Finial part brass. Sugar with large flange dent. 111011

Auction: Autumn Catalogue Sale, 17th November 2011

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