CHINA TRADE PAINTING OF THE BRITISH SHIP “IRON CROSS,” CIRCA 1875.

Est. $3,000-$5,000

Built at Greenock in 1854 as the “Robert Lowe,” the Iron Cross was converted from a steamship to a fully rigged ship in the early 1870s. She was lost on a voyage to Melbourne in 1891. Oil on canvas, 18 ¼ x 24 ¼ inches.

Provenance: Paul Mason Gallery, The Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, London, June 13-23, 1979.

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