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    Sale 14139

    Out of the Ordinary

    14 September 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 508

    BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION (1910-1913) - ROBERT FALCON SCOTT (1868-1912)
    A BROWN CALF LEATHER CASE

    MARK OF JAMES DIXON & SONS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION (1910-1913) - ROBERT FALCON SCOTT (1868-1912)
    A BROWN CALF LEATHER CASE
    MARK OF JAMES DIXON & SONS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    With straps for belt mounting, enclosing a silver-plate mounted glass spirit bottle, with maker's mark, and an aluminium spirit stove case
    The leather case: 5 ½ in. (13.3 cm.) high; 6 ¼ in. (15.9 cm.) wide


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    Robert Falcon Scott led the British Antarctic Expedition, also known as the Terra Nova Expedition, which took place between 1910 and 1913. Intending to secure the South Pole for the British Government, he and his party raced against a Norwegian team, led by Roald Amundsen. On 17th January 1912, Scott reached the South Pole only to find Amundsen’s marker flags and tent. Over the course of their return journey, Scott and all of his polar party perished.

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    Provenance

    Robert Falcon Scott.
    Thence by descent.
    Christie's, London, 17 September 1999, lot 207.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of David Gainsborough Roberts