A FINE FRENCH NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE MODEL FOR H.M.S. CALEDONIA

Sold for £18,000


Condition report

Fine overall condition with apparently largely original rigging and stern flag. Glazed case has old glass with striations. Some old staining to base of case.

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Charles Miller Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

 

A FINE FRENCH NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE MODEL FOR H.M.S. CALEDONIA

the 10in. hull planked and pinned with bone, baleen main and secondary wales, polished brass guns with Venetian red gun ports, finely carved figurehead, stern and quarter lights, brass anchors with bound bone stocks, planked and pinned deck with fittings including capstan, gratings, belfry with bell, water casks, companionway, binnacle compass, deck lights, chicken coop and other details, bound masts with yards, stuns’l boons, standing and running rigging with bone blocks with two ship’s boats slung out between main- and fore-mast, mounted to inlaid wooden display base with bone finials and contained within ebonised, glazed display case, overall measurements – 16¾ x 22¼ x 8½in. (42.5 x 56.5 x 21.5cm.); together with a wooden bracket display shelf

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Provenance: The Marine Society & Sea Cadets

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Untiring), Tue, 27th Apr 2021

Mercantile (Sail) 1-123

Mercantile (Steam) 124-166

Naval (Sail) 170-252

Naval (Steam) 255-339

Navigational & Scientific Instruments 340-395

 

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THIS SALE WILL BE CONDUCTED LIVE ONLINE ONLY

You will not be able to bid live in the room. Absentee bids may be left via the website or using a bid form or you can bid via one of three online platforms. Absentee bids on our site must be left by 9am on the morning of the sale. Unfortunately, we cannot offer telephone bidding for this sale

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