A Napoleonic prisoner-of-war bone model of a 76-gun ship-of-the-line
French/English, circa 1800
possibly Le Maroc [name on transom barely legible], the hull built up from the solid and planked in bone, between the gun decks are raised bone strakes which were painted black, brass guns fitted to the topsides and decks, chain plates and dead-eyes, polychromed figurehead of a warrior, carved and pierced stern and quarter galleries with verdigris copper details, head rails, pin and fife rails, scored planking for the decks, open well deck, guns on carriages, taff rail, and other details. Rigged with masts, yards, standing and running rigging, spars, stun'sail booms, and other details [rigging in need of attention]. Set into a bone and wood base with a painted sea [distressed] giving the impression of a waterline model. Displayed within a glass and mahogany framed case.
15 x 7-1/2 x 12 in. (38.1 x 19.1 x 30.4 cm.) cased.
US$ 6,000 - 8,000
£3,800 - 5,100
4,500 - 6,000
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