Large wood and brass telescope on tripod stand, 20th century. Excellent condition, newly serviced. Superb optics - one can clearly see the eyes of a bird perched in a distant tree. Measures 61.5 inches high overall as shown; the flute-carved wooden scope is 37.5 inches long.
Impressive antique ship model of the S S Glan Magfadyen, circa 1900. Handsomely mounted in mirror backed case. Excellent original condition. Measures 101 inches (8 feet 5 inches) long x 8 inches deep x 26 inches high. First owner The Clan Line Steamers Ltd - mng Cayzer, Irvine & Co, Glasgow. Other names 1921 SHUNKA MARU - 1925 SHINKA MARU - 1926 SHUNKA MARU. Subsequent owner and registration history 11/1899 Sir Charles W Cayzer, David Rennie and James MacKenzie, (same managers). 1901 The Clan Line Steamers Ltd., (same managers). 1903 Sir Charles W Cayzer, David Rennie and James MacKenzie, (same managers). 01/07/1907 Managers restyled as Cayzer, Irvine & Company Ltd. 1909 The Clan Line Steamers Ltd, (same managers). 1921 Yamamoto Shoji K. K., Amagaski, and renamed SHUNKA MARU. Vessel history 2/5/1916 Whilst on a voyage from Mauritius to London, was attacked with gunfire by a submarine in the Bay of Biscay, but escaped. 09/09/1916 until 10/03/1917 Collier Transport No. 1273. 1917 collided with ps EARL OF ERNE, both vessels running without lights due to suspected presence of U-boats. 30/06/1917 until 16/03/1918 Collier Transport No. 1273. 17/03/1918 until 30/05/1918 Expeditionary Force Transport No. C.0268, moving stores from Taranto to Salonika. 31/05/1918 until 27/02/1919 Liner Requisition scheme.
1st edition of Harpoons and Other Whalecraft by Thomas G. Lytle. Published in 1984 by the Old Dartmouth Historical Society Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts. Very good clean condition. Light tan buckram with a lightly worn red and gilt spine label. Published without a dust jacket. Measures 10.25 x 7.25 x 1.25 inches.
French bronzed metal sculpture of a lighthouse and a seaman tossing a life preserver from the rocks. Stamped Made in France. Measures 58 inches tall, 23 inches wide, and 15 inches deep. Very good condition. The lighthouse is electrified and the light rotates.
Antique sea shell leaded stained glass seashell over-door window. Circa 1900. The shells are real; they are backed by blown glass for a three dimensional appearance. The frame measures 45 x 23 inches, and the window measures 40 x 19 inches. Excellent condition.