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Lot #103
DepartmentModels
Sold For$19,000.00(hammer price)
 $22,800.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 14, 2019

Description

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE MODEL OF THE 100-GUN SHIP-OF-THE-LINE H.M.S. PRINCE France/England, Circa 1800
Hull built up from the solid and planked in bone, with an inset baleen waistband and applied baleen bands between the gunports. Gunports with red-painted lids and blackened brass cannons. Detailed with chain plates and dead-eyes, a carved bone figurehead, carved and pierced stern and quarter galleries, metal anchors, head rails, bone veneer decks, capstan, pin and fife rails, belfry, stovepipes, well deck with railings and ship's boat mounted across the opening, hatch gratings, guns on carriages, ladders, taff rail, etc. Numerous delicately carved elements on the hull, stem, railings and other areas of the ship. Rigged with masts, yards, standing and running rigging with bone blocks, spars, stun'sail booms, flags, etc. Displayed on a pair of bone cradles on a marquetry board within a glass case with mahogany base. Case height 11.75. Length 14.5". Width 6".
Provenance:
Parker Gallery, London.
William Blair Ltd., Bethesda, Maryland, 1977.
Purchased from the above by Richard H. Strauss, DDS, and thence by descent to the current owners.
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