OUR LATEST SELECTION OF MARITIME & NAUTICAL ANTIQUES

Below is our latest selection of maritime antiques and nautical collectables.

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SHIPBUILDERS PLATE

shipbuilders plate Eriksbergs Verkstad No.671 1975 Goteborg ship builders engineers.

ANTIQUE DIVERS TORCH

Antique Siebe Gorman Admiralty pattern standard divers torch 

A large and early navigators protractor by TROUGHTON AND SIMMS, LONDON. This antique chart instrument is in superb condition and is complete with its original protective mahogany case. Diameter 30cm. 

Antique marine oil painting of the sailing ship / Topsail Schooner EDITH under full sail. Entitled "Topsail Schooner EDITH of Swansea, Cardigan Bay".

Frame size:  H  x W cm

Image size: H  x W cm

A superb and rare antique classic "onion top" yacht compass binnacle.

This mid to late 19th century example has a hand beaten brass binnacle hood with early castellated brazed seams. Fitted onto a circular hardwood mounting base. Height 12" / 30cm, Width at base 12.5" / 31cm

Antique ships bell engraved M.V. SUTHERLAND, 1935, NEWCASTLE.

The ship was renamed BRITISH PRINCE in 1936, but was bombed and sunk in the Thames Estuary in 1941. The bell was recovered from the shipwreck.

Height 12 inches / 30 cm

Diameter 12 inches / 30 cm 

A late 18th Century / very early 19th Century brass pillar or double frame navigators Sextant, signed on the arc Troughton, London.

Troughton ( John & Edward ) are recorded as manufacturing Sextants in London between 1788 and 1804. 

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A late 19th/early 20th Century Royal Navy / British Admiralty Rum Pump.

Made from copper and tinned internally. The rum pump was used to decant the neat rum from barrels and into containers before being made into grog.

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Antique tri colour combination yacht or motor yacht lantern.

Combined Masthead, Port and Starboard navigation lamp.

Constructed from brass with clear glass steaming light lens. Solid glass red and blue bulls eye lenses to either side.

A brass ships porthole which has been recovered from a shipwreck and converted into a unique maritime artefact.

The Irish steamship UMBRE ran aground during thick fog on Monday 20th February 1899 off the North Cornish coastline.

A 19th century shipping diorama of a sailing ship.  This antique diorama depicts a three masted barque which is a type of square rigged sailing ship / windjammer that is under full sail. The model is sailor made with carved wooden sails and painted backdrop. 

Antique ships engine room telegraph repeater / engine order telegraph.

Made by the famous maker Chadburns.

The dial is marked Chadburns Ship Telegraph Co Ltd, Liverpool.

Complete with original internal repeating mechanism and working bell. Cast brass body and components with original dial. Diameter: 27 cm / 10.5 inches.

Exceptional 19th Century Antique Quintant / Sextant engraved on the arc L. Casella, Maker to the Admiralty & Ordnance, London. No 1718. Complete with original hardwood box and all its accessories and box key. A Quintant is similar to the more common and better known sextant and used in the same way. 

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A pair of matching Port and Starboard navigation lanterns.

Constructed from galvanised steel with brass fittings, glass fresnel lenses with removable internal coloured glass lenses.

Hinged carry handle, hinged top for access with locking hook and chain. Height: 

A fine early 19th century navigators Octant made by Steele & Co, Liverpool with applied makers plate. Complete in original Oak stepped keystone box. 

Antique marine oil painting of the three masted sailing ships OLEANDER and POTOSI under full sail. Frame size:H 47 x W 78cm

A pair of antique dolphin / sea serpent decorations that are believed to have been removed from a Royal Navy Admirals barge.  Height: 5" /13cm. 

Antique ship / yacht bell engraved DOORMOUSE, complete with original suspension bracket.  

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A fine early to mid 19th century navigators Sextant by Smith, Aberdeen.  brass frame with a rare triangle frame design. 

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Antique seaman's chest / sailor made sea chest with naive painting of a square rigged sailing ship and a Pilot cutter, fancywork rope beckets.

A ship's porthole recovered from the Cunard steamship MALTA, which ran aground at Kenidjack Castle, near Cape Cornwall on 15th October 1889. 

Antique sailor made ship model. This scratch built ship model depicts a three masted sailing ship under full sail. Glazed display case.

A complete and original Trinity House lighthouse keepers signal lamp by Eli Griffith & Sons, Birmingham, 1915.

A superb early 19th Century antique navigator’s Octant engraved THOMPSON, YARMOUTH.  Circa 1820. Simon Thompson is recorded as working from two addresses in Yarmouth from 1805 to 1844. 

A fantastic and very rare classic yacht cabin lamp from the Royal Yacht BRITANNIA,  beautifully engraved H.M.Y BRITANNIA, 1893 - 1936. 

A shipwreck porthole that has been made into a shipping diorama, Recovered from the French sailing ship ALICE MARIE which sank in Mounts Bay in 1908.


Antique ship's Not Under Command lantern Made by Buyers Lamp Manufacturers, Aberdeen. Height to top of chimney 23.5 inches / 57 cm, Height inc handle 24.5 inches / 62 cm.

Antique ships bell / shipbuilders bell engraved KOCKUMS MEK VERKSTAD, 1976, SWEDEN.  Complete with hanging bracket.

Ships engine order telegraph by makers Mechans Ltd, Scotstown, Glasgow. Removed from a British Admiralty/Royal Navy Motor Torpedo boat.  height: 85cm.

A matching pair of antique gimbaled yacht or ship's candle lamps. This type of mid 19th century nautical light was probably from an early elegant steamship or a classic gentleman's yacht.

A classic yacht ashtray, beautifully engraved MORNING STAR. Lloyds register of yachts entry details on the underside.

A brass boat roundel in the form of a belt with ships name and house flag. Shipwreck artefact recovered from the H.M.Y. MEKONG that was wrecked off Gristhorpe, Yorkshire on 12th March 1916. 

A fine and rare late 19th century navigators Sextant, brass 'Bell pattern' frame design. Engraved on the arc J. Parkes & Sons, Liverpool. Complete with all telescopes, accessories and original hardwood case.

A rare British Admiralty / Royal Navy ship's long nosed signal lantern, made by Meteorite and constructed from copper with brass fittings. Height including handle 17 inches/43cm. 

Antique ship's bell engraved M.V. SEABOARD INTEGRITY, 1985. Complete with original brass bell clapper. Height 10 inches / 25 cm. Diameter 12 inches / 30 cm

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A matching pair of British Admiralty / Royal Navy pattern ship's Port and Starboard navigation lanterns. stamped: ALDERSON & GYDE LTD, BIRMINGHAM, 1944 & 1945

Antique marine pierhead painting of the steamship S.S. BLENHIEM. Gouache. Signed F.Corpuz. Framed and glazed with mount. Frame size:  H 54.5 x W 80 cm. Image size: H 41 x W 66 cm.

A matching pair of antique yacht or ship's gimballed candle lamps. This type of mid 19th century nautical light was probably from an early elegant steamship or a classic gentleman's yacht.

A rare and traceable British Royal Naval officers Quintant. engraved on the arc C.H. Adair from E. Herrick. RN.  Complete with all telescopes, accessories and hardwood box.

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A rare pair of British Admiralty / Royal Navy pattern ships Port and Starboard navigation lanterns. stamped with the British Admiralty / Royal Navy Broad Arrow mark. One lantern is also stamped BULPITT & SONS, BIRMINGHAM, 1905. 

A superb antique classic yacht compass binnacle. This rare "onion top" yacht binnacle is complete with both it's original illumination lanterns which have domed chimneys and original oil burners.

Antique ship / yacht bell engraved CHIONE, 1899.

 Height 8 inches / 20 cm.

Diameter 8 inches / 20 cm.

A fine late 19th century navigators Sextant, engraved on the arc Norie & Wilson, London. Complete with all telescopes, accessories and case.

A brass bound mahogany ships wheel, with eight turned spokes,  brass acorn cap,  brass central wheel hub . Diameter: 29 inches / 74 cm.

A rare Life Saving Apparatus / Breeches Buoy Hawser cutting block. Circa 1890. This block was used to retrieve the valuable hawser line once all the shipwrecked crew had been rescued.

Antique Pelorus / Bearing plate, bezel engraved Heath & Co Ltd, New Eltham, London, No.133. Contained in the original hardwood box.

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A pair of  antique Siebe Gorman diving helmet weights, constructed from lead and brass. Both stamped SIEBE GORMAN & CO LTD, LONDON.

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A genuine antique Siebe Gorman 6 bolt diving helmet / standard divers hard hat. Matching serial numbers.

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Antique ship's log, sling type pattern, porcelain face marked: JOHN BLISS TAFFRAIL LOG, NEW YORK, USA. Circa 1880.

A superb early 19th Century antique navigator’s Octant. The early features probably date it from 1810 to 1820. The scale is also engraved with the JESSE RAMSDEN fouled anchor mark.

ANTIQUE SHIPS DRYCARD COMPASS

ANTIQUE SHIP'S BELL.

Antique ship's bell engraved M.V. SEABOARD INTEGRITY, 1985.

Complete with original brass bell clapper.


Height 10 inches / 25 cm

Diameter 12 inches / 30 cm


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SHIP'S STEAM WHISTLE.

Antique ship's steam whistle. Reputedly removed from a Clyde steam tug boat before being scrapped.

A fine example of a quality ships fitting that would have been in daily use, the steam whistle has a unique sound that was synonymous with the age of steam.

Constructed from brass with side operating lever.

Height 46cm / 18 inches.

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ANTIQUE PELORUS NAVIGATION INSTRUMENT

Antique pelorus, bezel engraved Heath & Co Ltd, New Eltham, London, No.133. Contained in the original hardwood box.

Box dimensions L 20cm x D 20cm x H 13.5cm.

A pelorus is a navigational instrument used by the ships navigator to aid the safe navigation of a ship. It is used to determine the angular distance between objects (point of land, lighthouse, buoys, another ship, stars and planets) and the ship's bow.  The pelorus can be used to measure relative bearing (relative to the ship's bow= 0 degrees) or be used to measure true/magnetic/ compass headings if you know the ship's heading (ship's heading plus pelorus angular bearing).

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ANTIQUE MARITIME DEPTH SOUNDING INSTRUMENT

Antique Wigzell's Patent Sea Sounding Instrument. A remarkable depth sounding instrument based on water pressure. The instrument is contained in the original pine box and is complete with fathom scale. The original instructions are also present on the inside of the box lid.

The instrument is comprised of a clear tube mounted inside a brass housing. The housing is secured onto a lanyard which is attached to a long line for lowering to the seabed, a sounding lead is attached to the bottom lanyard. It can then be lowered over the side of the vessel, the increase in pressure forces water up into the tube and once hauled back on deck the water column can be measured against the fathom scale. Length of box 68cm / 26.75 inches.

ANTIQUE BREECHES BUOY LINE CUTTING BLOCK

A rare Life Saving Apparatus Breeches Buoy Hawser cutting block. Circa 1890. The cutting block is in excellent condition and complete with all the original components: block, hinge, locking pin, internal cutting blades, levers and tripping lanyards. The block measures: 15 1/2" tall x 11 1/4" width (including arms). The Breeches Buoy line cutting block was used to retrieve the valuable hawser line once all the shipwrecked crew had been rescued.

ANTIQUE CLIPPER SHIP WEATHER GLASS

A rare antique clipper ships weather glass or water barometer, they are also sometimes referred to as a Cape Cod glass or storm glass. This item was used to detect changes in the atmospheric pressure, a low pressure caused the level in the glass to fall and the neck level to rise indicating an imminent storm. A drop or fall in the glass level was known as a "falling glass" and was an indication of impending storms. The term "falling glass" is referred to in many factual stories about sailing ships encountering storms and it even features in traditional Sea Shanties: eg, chorus from the pumping shanty STRIKE THE BELL - "Strike the bell, second mate, Let us go below, Look away to windward, You can see it's going to blow, Look at the glass, You can see that it has fell, We wish that you would hurry up, And strike, strike the bell "

The hanging eye is worn from being hung and the back of the glass has wear marks where it has swung with the motion of the ship. The rear of the weather glass is etched with a picture of a Clipper Ship and the words SA CLIPPER SHIP, WEATHER GLASS, GERMANY. These items were hand blown and date to around late 1800's. Height: 20cm / 8 inches.

ANTIQUE SIEBE GORMAN DIVING HELMET

Antique Siebe Gorman divers helmet.

A genuine antique Siebe Gorman 6 bolt diving helmet / standard divers hard hat. THIS ITEM HAS BEEN SOLD.

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