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|English/French, circa 1800.|
The model has a beautifully planked hull with baleen straking. There is a beautifully carved beakhead supporting a polychrome carved figurehead in the form of a full standing figure of a gentleman with mustache, top hat and red robes. The quarter galleries and stern galleries are carved with outstanding detail.
The level of detail by far exceeds the average POW model of this size. The decks are made of a sheet of bone and there are applied pinrails, grates, balustraded galleries and deckhouses as well as several brass cannons with bone carriages. There are three rows of cannons on the port and starboard sides. The spars and fighting tops are all made of bone and have great detail. Both the standing and running riggings are very detailed and complete.
The model is set into a later planked mahogany base with inlaid maple and walnut compass points. The edge of the base is trimmed with bone and all the balusters supporting the mahogany rail are also bone. The base rests on an old, but not period, mahogany veneer base with a bullet shaped glass dome.
|Location of Origin: Europe|
|Medium/Materials: bone, baleen, mahogany, maple and walnut base|
|Dimensions: model: length: 10 1/2 inches; width: 4 inches; height including base: 10 1/2 inches; case: length 13 1/2 inches; width 6 inches; height 15 inches.|
|Primary Classification: Antiques, Decorative Arts and Furniture : Models : Boats|
|Secondary Classification: All Other Categories|
|Condition: Some of the rigging has been repaired. The model is in excellent condition.|
Reference: Freeston, Ewart C., Prisoner-of-War Ship Models 1775-1825, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1973.
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121 Mount Vernon, Boston, MA 02108 USA
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