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Auction: The Air and Space Sale
was auctioned on: 17 September 2019
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Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 26W, Views: 174

PICCARD TRIESTE BATHYSCAPHE MODEL. Wood, resin and metal model, with detachable spherical observation gondola, on wooden base, 28-1/4 x 5-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches, in wooden box. Some paint deterioration. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. Designed by Swiss scientist Auguste Piccard, Trieste was a deep-water bathyscaphe that explored some of the deepest reaches of the Pacific Ocean, in the Mariana trench. Crewed by Piccard's son, Jacques, and American explorer Don Walsh (then a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy), Trieste reached a record depth of over 35,000 feet on January 23, 1960.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: The Air and Space Sale
Date of the auction: 17 Sep 2019
Address: Bonhams London
New York 580 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 Tel: +1 212 644 9001 Fax : +1 212 644 9009 [email protected]