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Item Details

Lot #93
DepartmentModels
Low Estimate$20,000.00
High Estimate$30,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 3, 2019

Description

BONE MODEL OF A 56-GUN SHIP OF THE LINE Early 20th Century
In the style of Napoleonic prisoner-of-war models. Finely detailed throughout, including rigging, deck fittings, etc. Hull planked in bone, with a horn band at the water line. Cut and pierced gun ports fitted with retractable cannons, operated by the tasseled cord attached to the stern. Carved baton-wielding helmeted figurehead. Stern with an oval bust portrait of the king flanked by rampant lions, an open gallery, a swag and vine design, and lions or gargoyles at corners. Contemporary brass-bound glass case with stepped ebonized wood base. Case height 30.25. Length 37.25". Width 15.5"."

Condition

No signs of substantial age, leading to the conclusion this a fine 20th Century piece, or a very heavily restored antique. Appears generally well preserved.

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