Tue, 2nd Nov 2021 10:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Zephyr)

 
Lot 181
 

181

A FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE MODEL FOR A FIRST-RATE SHIP OF THE LINE

A FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER OF WAR BONE MODEL FOR A FIRST-RATE SHIP OF THE LINE

the 20in. planked and pinned hull with horn main and secondary wales, three gun decks with protruding guns, finely carved full-length warrior-form figurehead, with carved headrails and boomkins, extremely fine stern with balconies and quarter galleries, carved in full, planked deck with details including bitts, belaying rails with pins, capstan gratings, copper stove pipes, hammock racks, well deck with balustrade and belfry, deck lights, companionway, saloon lights, chicken coop, metal anchors with bound bone stocks and other details; with three bound masts with standing and running rigging with bone blocks and tackle, mounted on marquetry display base with compass rose and bone and wood balustrade, loosely contained within brass bound glazed case, overall measurements -- 34¼ x 39 x 16½in. (87 x 99 x 42cm.)

Provenance: Believed sold at Phillips, London, 12th July 1988, lot 197

Sold for £43,400
Estimated at £40,000 - £60,000

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report

Fine overall condition. The model has been fully refurbished to a very high standard at some point.

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 AND EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER OF WAR BONE MODEL FOR A FIRST-RATE SHIP OF THE LINE

the 20in. planked and pinned hull with horn main and secondary wales, three gun decks with protruding guns, finely carved full-length warrior-form figurehead, with carved headrails and boomkins, extremely fine stern with balconies and quarter galleries, carved in full, planked deck with details including bitts, belaying rails with pins, capstan gratings, copper stove pipes, hammock racks, well deck with balustrade and belfry, deck lights, companionway, saloon lights, chicken coop, metal anchors with bound bone stocks and other details; with three bound masts with standing and running rigging with bone blocks and tackle, mounted on marquetry display base with compass rose and bone and wood balustrade, loosely contained within brass bound glazed case, overall measurements -- 34¼ x 39 x 16½in. (87 x 99 x 42cm.)

Provenance: Believed sold at Phillips, London, 12th July 1988, lot 197

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Zephyr), Tue, 2nd Nov 2021

Mercantile (Sail) – 1-92A
Mercantile (Steam) – 93-151
Naval (Sail) – 155-236
Naval (Steam) – 240-340
Navigation & Scientific Instruments – 341-392 

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