Top 6 nautical lots from Christie's 'Around the World' sale

Japanese Ship’s Telegraph

Even if your own superyacht is a modern high-tech affair, a little piece of nautical heritage never goes amiss at sea. This chrome-plated ship’s telegraph was produced by Japanese firm Nunotani Keiki Seisakusho. Co. Ltd circa 1960 and is the perfect piece to take pride of place on your superyacht’s bridge – especially if your captain or crew are naval history enthusiasts.

Estimate £1,200 - £1,800, place your bid here

Model of H.M.S. Victory

A must for the British boat enthusiast – or any yacht owner with an interest in historic vessels – this intricate model is a brilliantly faithful representation of one of the most iconic battleships in history. Launched in 1765, H.M.S Victory was the best known of Lord Nelson’s flagships during the Battle of Trafalgar and is still the oldest naval ship in commission after becoming the flagship of the First Sea Lord in 2012. This large model dates from the mid-Twentieth century and is fully rigged and planked, mounted with flags and sails and finished with copper to the hull and an attractive mahogany display stand with a brass plaque engraved with the legend ‘H.M.S. Victory 1759’.

Estimate £1,000 - £1,500, place your bid here

Treboul, le porte à marée basse by Bernard Buffet

If quaint French harbour towns are your idea of a perfect superyacht anchor then Bernard Buffet’s quintessential wall hanging could be the perfect addition to your art collection. Part of a 1979 numbered run of 200 after the 1972 original, this tapestry-style piece is hand-printed on wool, numbered 185 and signed on the reverse with a printed label reading © Galerie Maurice Garnier – Paris 1979, Corot 65 Champs-Elysées, Paris, Editeur de Peintres-Cartonniers.

Estimate £1,000 - £1,500, place bid here

Model of the Aquarama Riva

Whether or not you own a Riva yourself, there is no denying that its speedboats and tenders are true icons of nautical life. The Aquarama, with its sleek, stylish design, leather interiors and unrivalled speed, is particularly emblematic of 60’s Italian Riviera glamour, making this the perfect collector’s item for Mediterranean yacht charters. Dating from the late Twentieth century, this scale model is crafted from lacquered mahogany, inlaid with walnut and finished with chrome-plated mounts and fittings. It is mounted on a black lacquered plinth with a brass plaque inscribed ‘Special Aquarama / Maquette du Canot Automobile / Riva / Echelle 1/7’.

Estimate £4,000 - £6,000, place bid here

Ships on the Quayside by William Wyld

For those who prefer something a little more traditional, William Wyld’s classic watercolour is the ideal addition to your on board art gallery. Depicting early evening in Venice in 1874, Ships on the Quayside is a beautiful representation of the yachts and vessels that were once hugely important to Italy’s import and export trades. Plus at just 9 x 14 inches it won’t demand much space on your modern superyacht.

Estimate £1,000 - £2,000, place bid here

Silver lifehouse cocktail shaker

Looking to impress guests on board your superyacht this summer? We can’t think of a better ice breaker than this unusual and utterly beautiful cocktail shaker. Created in January 1927 by The International Silver Company of Connecticut, its design is based on the Boston lighthouse, the second oldest working lighthouse in the US after Sandy Hook. With its intricate detailing, fine craftsmanship and vintage nautical feel, just be sure your bartender can create cocktails that are equally appealing.

Estimate £8,000 - £12,000, place bid here

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