Old Politicals Auction #29
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/28/2019

J.C. Josephus Van Speyk Memorial plate about 7 ½” by Dawson & Co. circa 1830 creamware portrait with vine border and military vignettes. Captain of gunboat which was blown into the port of Antwerp during a gale and was boarded by Belgian who demanded surrender and the Dutch flag. Rather than be capture he fired a pistol (or threw a lit cigar, depending on story teller) into a barrel of gunpowder in the armory on the ship. Only 3 of the 28 crewmen survived. Speyk was not one of them. In 1833 the Dutch King proclaimed there will always be a ship in the Dutch navy named Van Speyk. Beautiful plate.
Mid-19th Century Transfer Plate Dutch Lieutenant Hero of 1831 Belgian Revolution Mid-19th Century Transfer Plate Dutch Lieutenant Hero of 1831 Belgian Revolution
Mid-19th Century Transfer Plate Dutch Lieutenant Hero of 1831 Belgian Revolution
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Minimum Bid: $75
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0
Estimate: $150 - $200
Number Bids: 0
Auction closed on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

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