A Napoleonic Prisoner of War bone model of a 90 gun ship of the line.
Hull of pinned bone planks, on a wooden core, with baleen wales and polychrome decorated figurehead, gunwale, stern and quarter galleries. Pierced for two decks of brass cannon on bone carriages, the lower deck with raised portlids. Other details include brass anchors, bone capstan and belfry, scuttled butt and ship's boat slung between main and foremast. Bone spars, with detailed standing and running rigging. Set on a carved and varnished wooden sea, with waterline cutout, decorative bone borders and four turned bone legs. In a period display case, with parquetry base. Model 20in(51cm)long, 22.5x24.5x10in(57x62x25.5cm)