Wed, 29th Apr 2009 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Popham)

 
  Lot 279
 

A FINELY CARVED AND WELL-PRESENTED NAPOLEONIC...

Sold for £18,000


Condition report

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A FINELY CARVED AND WELL-PRESENTED NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR-STYLE WOOD AND BONE SHIP MODEL OF THE FIRST RATE SHIP OF THE LINE CALEDONIA
the planked and pinned hull with protruding brass cannon, ornately carved warrior figurehead, stern, quarter galleries and deck superstructure, standing and running rigging with bone blocks and two ship's boats slung out, bound masts, yards with stun's'l booms, flags and streamer, mounted on bone cradles to inlaid wood and bone base with balustrade. Measurements overall -- 23 x 28in. (58.5 x 71cm.)