Nelson & Foudroyant Walking Stick

S/N:2965

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  • £450
  • €504 Euro
  • $574 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Nelson & Foudroyant Walking Stick

WALPOLES
An oak and copper walking stick made from the salvage of the Foudroyant. English circa 1900. The second HMS Foudroyant was launched at Plymouth in 1798 and was Nelson's flagship from 1799 to 1800. Converted to a training ship in 1862 and then sold for a thousand pounds in 1892, to a German firm for breaking up. However, due to her association with Nelson there was a public outcry and was soon after purchased by George Wheatley Cobb for twenty thousand pounds, hoping to use her for sail training and display as an attraction at various ports. Regrettably, she was wrecked in a gale off Blackpool in 1897. The salvage company would only be paid if they were able to re-float her, which proved impossible, and so it was they that organized the production of hundreds of souvenirs made from the copper and timbers of the vessel in order to recover some of their expenses.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 86cm (34in)

Period: 

First quarter 20th Century

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WALPOLES

111 Portobello Road,
London
W11 2DY
United Kingdom

WWW.WALPOLEANTIQUES.COM

Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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