Lot 356: Silver Presentation Cup presented to Marie Chapman, by the Petty Officers of HMS Dido on paying off

DominicWinter

2015-11-04 16:24:50

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Lot 356: Silver Presentation Cup. A silver cup presented to Marie Chapman, by the Petty Officers of HMS Dido on paying off, June 17th 1876, having been over five years under her father's command, hallmarked silver cup with floral bouquet motifs and title panel, height 15cm, together with a ring binder of related photocopy information. Captain William Cox Chapman (1828-1895) served on various ships and became Vice Admiral and an early Commodore of the Australian Station. While Captain of HMS Ariel (1862-64) he rescued David and Charles Livingstone from a lake in South Africa and travelled on the Zambezi River to Mozambique. A photocopy of the relevant chapter from the Livingstones' book concerning the expedition is included with the paperwork. (2) Dominic Winter's Automobilia & Motoring Literature Vintage Bicycles Maritime & Railways, Toys & Models Thursday, 12th November 2015 Estimate: £150-200
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