Marine and Navigation
A 19th century bone and fruitwood model of a three masted ship Diligente.
The hull of solid timber, with inked wales and pierced for eleven guns per side. Fitted with carved bone figurehead, trailboard, stern decoration, deck details and scale figures, with bone spars. Mounted on crutches onto a marquetry baseboard, with turned bone feet. With a wooden transit case. 20x6x13ins. (51x15x33cm)