Tue, 7th Jul 2020 10:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Unshaken)

 
  Lot 48
 

48

A FINELY DETAILED 1:48 SCALE MODEL OF THE 54-GUN PORTLAND CLASS FRIGATE LEOPARD, SHEERNESS, 1790

A FINELY DETAILED 1:48 SCALE MODEL OF THE 54-GUN PORTLAND CLASS FRIGATE LEOPARD, ORIGINALLY BUILT SHEERNESS, 1790

modelled by D. Prior with planked and framed hull, copper-sheathed below the waterline and ebonised main wale and ochre topsides, carved polychrome figurehead and stern and quarter lights, planked decks with details including anchors with bound stocks, belaying rails with pins, deck rings, stove pipe, metal guns in stepped wooden carriages, belfry and brass bell, well deck with fitted boats over, double helm, binnacle box, bound masts with yards and stunsl booms, standing and running rigging with sheathed blocks, yard foot ropes, and much other detail; mounted on cradle stand with brass legend, overall measurements -- 46 x 64 x 22½in. (117 x 162.5 x 57cm.)

H.M.S. Leopard was a 'Portland' Class Fourth Rate of 1,055 tons ordered in 1785, but only completed in 1790. She enjoyed a busy and quite illustrious career and served as a flag ship on three occasions, the last to Vice Admiral Sir George Berkley on the Halifax Station during which time she captured - and released - the U.S.S. Chesapeake in June 1807. Re-fitted in 1811 as a 26-gun troopship, she was wrecked without loss of life in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 1814.

Sold for £3,224
Estimated at £1,500 - £2,500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 

A FINELY DETAILED 1:48 SCALE MODEL OF THE 54-GUN PORTLAND CLASS FRIGATE LEOPARD, ORIGINALLY BUILT SHEERNESS, 1790

modelled by D. Prior with planked and framed hull, copper-sheathed below the waterline and ebonised main wale and ochre topsides, carved polychrome figurehead and stern and quarter lights, planked decks with details including anchors with bound stocks, belaying rails with pins, deck rings, stove pipe, metal guns in stepped wooden carriages, belfry and brass bell, well deck with fitted boats over, double helm, binnacle box, bound masts with yards and stunsl booms, standing and running rigging with sheathed blocks, yard foot ropes, and much other detail; mounted on cradle stand with brass legend, overall measurements -- 46 x 64 x 22½in. (117 x 162.5 x 57cm.)

H.M.S. Leopard was a 'Portland' Class Fourth Rate of 1,055 tons ordered in 1785, but only completed in 1790. She enjoyed a busy and quite illustrious career and served as a flag ship on three occasions, the last to Vice Admiral Sir George Berkley on the Halifax Station during which time she captured - and released - the U.S.S. Chesapeake in June 1807. Re-fitted in 1811 as a 26-gun troopship, she was wrecked without loss of life in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 1814.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Unshaken), Tue, 7th Jul 2020

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