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Temp #1
DepartmentModels
Low Estimate$15,000.00
High Estimate$25,000.00
Last UpdatedDecember 3, 2019

Description

DONALD MCNARRY, FRSA
Great Britain, 1921-2010

Superbly detailed miniature model of the steam yacht Skeandhu of 1888, displayed in diorama format, built in 16'=1 scale. Hull built up in wood, painted green to the waterline and with white topsides. Applied sheer strake, hawse pipes, chain plates, mahogany coaming rail and white top railings. Scored deck detailed with anchors, chain and anchor davit, ventilator, deck houses, ship's wheel, funnel, sky light, water cask, companionways, deck graining at the stern, ship's boat rigged on davits, red duster, etc. Rigged with a bowsprit and two masts, and standing and running rigging. Set in a green modeled sea. Displayed in the original burled maple case.
See:
Ship Models in Miniature
by Donald McNarry (N.Y.: Praeger Publishers, 1975) for additional information on Donald McNarry dioramas.
Provenance:

American Marine Models Gallery, Salem, Massachusetts
.
Private Collector, New York.

Purchased from a New York City auction house by the present owner.


Height 4.25". Length 9.5". Width 4.25"."

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