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Lot #408
DepartmentModels
Sold For$12,000.00(hammer price)
 $14,400.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedSeptember 6, 2019

Description

NAPOLEONIC-STYLE MODEL OF THE THIRD RATE SHIP OF THE LINE H.M.S. CONQUEROR Early 20th Century
Hull built up from the solid and planked in bone, with a waist band planked in horn, applied horn bands between the gun ports and a rope-twist bone band at the sheer. Detailed with blackened brass cannons, chain plates and dead-eyes, a carved bone figurehead of a Roman warrior, carved and pierced stern and quarter galleries with foliate and swag decoration, head rails, bone-planked decks fitted with pin and fife rails, three mast steps, capstan, stove pipes, belfry with bell, well deck open with ladders and support posts, water casks, hatch gratings, guns on carriages, etc. Numerous delicately carved elements on the hull, stem, railings and other areas throughout the entire model. Displayed on a pair of mahogany cradles on an oval base. Mahogany and glass case with mahogany base. Case height 11.25. Length 26.5". Width 8.5".
Provenance:
William Blair Ltd., Bethesda, Maryland, 1977.
Purchased from the above by Richard H. Strauss, DDS, and thence by descent to the current owners.

The H.M.S. Conqueror was a 74-gun Royal Navy ship, launched October 10, 1773 at Plymouth. She was commanded by Captain George Balfour in the Battle of the Saintes in 1782, and was broken up in 1794."

Condition

Overall excellent condition. The starboard poop deck railing is split but can be easily repaired. A few of the gunport lids are off their hinges or the hoists have come undone but they can be easily fixed. There are no other signs of restoration or repair. The glass case has one cracked piece of glass.

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