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Lot #104
DepartmentModels
Low Estimate$12,000.00
High Estimate$18,000.00
Last UpdatedMay 22, 2019

Description

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR MODEL OF A BRITISH 80-GUN SHIP-OF-THE-LINE
Hull built up from the solid and planked in bone, with an inset baleen waistband and applied baleen bands between the gunports. Detailed with blackened brass cannons, chain plates and dead-eyes, carved bone figurehead, carved and pierced stern and quarter galleries, metal anchors, head rails, bone veneer planked decks, water barrels, 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, wood stun'sail booms, etc. Displayed on a pair of mahogany cradles in a glass and mahogany case with an inlaid star pattern on base. Central bone support leads the gun pulls out the bottom of the case and to pulls on either side (not tested). Case height 14.25. Length 20". Width 8".
Provenance:
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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