A LARGE, FINELY CARVED AND WELL PRESENTED EARLY 19TH CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER OF WAR BONE SHIP MODEL FOR A FIRST RATE SHIP OF THE LINE TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS H.M.S. CALEDONIA

Sold for £48,000


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A LARGE, FINELY CARVED AND WELL-PRESENTED EARLY 19TH CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE SHIP MODEL FOR A FIRST RATE SHIP OF THE LINE TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS H.M.S. CALEDONIA

the 22in. planked and pinned hull with carved main wale with gilt foil, three deck broadsides of protruding guns on spring recoil action, carved Roman warrior form figurehead, depicted with sword, plume and billowing cloak, finely carved quarter galleries and stern with balconies, the planked and pined deck with details including metal anchors with bound bone stocks, deck rings, belaying rails, capstan, belfries with brass bells, wale deck with deck lights, compass house, companionways, deck lights, bound masts with yards, stunsail booms, standing and running rigging with blocks and tackle, and other details, mounted on bone cradle rest secured to fine marquetry inlaid wooden display base with carved bone curtain trim with foil backing, contained within later ebonised glazed case with plate inscribed H.M.S. Caledonia First Rate of 120 guns, circa 1810 -- 27½ x 37½ x 14¼in. (70 x 95.5 x 36cm.)

Provenance: With Trevor Phillips & Sons, London circa 1998

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus'), Tue, 30th Apr 2019

Pictures and Naval - 1-61

Sailor Art - 65-97

Shipwreck and East India Co. - 100-125

Collectables inc. Rowing, Liner and Fittings - 128-167

Instruments 170-249

Ship Models - 250-287

 

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