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Replica of Europa Light House, Gibraltar, 19th Century

$6,896.88

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The top of hexagonal form with canted cupola and a pierced gallery, on a stepped square base and mahogany reeded plinth and gilt foliate ball feet, with an inset plaque engraved 'Placed by ADELAIDE QUEEN DOWAGER of GREAT BRITAIN and IRELAND 17th Oct 1838', 60cm high. The above model would appear to represent the Europa Lighthouse in Gibraltar, the building of which commenced in 1838 conforming to the model of a traditional British lighthouse of the period. Prince George, Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904) was posted to Gibraltar arriving on 9th October 1838 where he was assigned an important role at Staff Head Quarters. Several days later the recently widowed Queen Adelaide (1792-1849) arrived in Gibraltar where she was hosted by the Governor, Sir Alexander George Woodford (1782-1870). Woodford had laid the foundation stone for the lighthouse some six months earlier. Although Queen Adelaide's exact schedule for the 17th October remains unclear, she is known to have attended the consecration of The Holy Trinity Church on this day and may well have conducted other official visits. Queen Adelaide left Gibraltar destined for Malta on the H.M.S Hastings on the 18th October 1838. The Europa lighthouse was inaugurated on 1 August 1841 in a ceremony watched by over 10,000 people. Gibraltar Stone is a variety of onyx marble with brown bands which is found in the limestone caverns of Gibraltar.

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 22.45 in. (57 cm)Width: 8.67 in. (22 cm)Depth: 8.67 in. (22 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1838
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Brighton, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1227214546922

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