Offered by: Wick Antiques LTD
Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Gosport Street Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BB , England Call Seller


Oak yacht tiller mounted on two deck planks

$ 2,820
  • Description
    Oak yacht tiller mounted on two deck planks from the author Arthur Ransome's 1931 Hilliard built yacht 'Nancy Blackett'.

    The tiller is from author Arthur Ransome's yacht 'Nancy Blackett', named after the fictional pirate captain in his Swallows and Amazons series. The yacht also starred in another of his books, 'we Didn;t Mean To Go To Sea' in which was called 'Goblin'.

    The yacht was found semi derelict in Scarborough Harbournin 1988 and was then taken over by the Nancy Blackett Trust and has since undergone extensive restoration.
  • More Information
    Origin: England
    Period: 1920-1949
    Creation Date: 1931
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 277234
  • Dimensions
    W. 18 in; H. 160 in;
    W. 45.72 cm; H. 406.4 cm;
Message from Seller:

Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles developed an extensive wealth of knowledge. Starting out as a ‘man with a van’ he quickly gained a good reputation and embarked on a longstanding relationship with Harrods. He was later joined by his wife, Caroline Wallrock. Caroline having completed a Persian degree, went on to study at Christie’s fine art and then joined Sotheby’s specializing in Islamic and Japanese works of art

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