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The Marine Sale

July 20, 2017

Lot #138A
DepartmentMiscellaneous
Sold For$30,000.00(hammer price)
 $36,000.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedAugust 2, 2017

Description

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER OF WAR BONE SHIP MODEL WITH BASE Late 18th/Early 19th Century
A superb example of prisoner of war craftsmanship. Model of an 86-gun vessel with solid carved hull, finely detailed foliate-carved stern section and figurehead in the form of a Roman warrior. Includes deck cannons, four lifeboats and two anchors. Incredibly detailed rigging includes exceptional miniature deadeyes and blocks. Two-tier circular galleried base raised on four large turned feet. Model and base made from whalebone. Height of model and stand 12.75. Length 12.75". Housed in a custom one-drawer mahogany and glass display case. Height 23.5". Width 16.25". Depth 18.5".
Illustrated on the cover and fig. 97 in The Lloyd Collection of Napoleonic Prisoner of War Artifacts presented by John F. Rinaldi Nautical Antiques, Kennebunkport, Maine, 1986. Provenance:
Lloyd Collection."

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