A Napoleonic Prisoner of War boxwood waterline model of a British 76 gun ship-of-the-line<BR /> circa 1800 15 x 7-1/2 x 14-3/4 in. (38.1 x 19.1 x 37.5 cm.) cased.
Lot 48
A Napoleonic prisoner-of-war boxwood waterline model of a British 76 gun ship-of-the-line
circa 1800 15 x 7-1/2 x 14-3/4 in. (38.1 x 19.1 x 37.5 cm.) cased.
US$ 6,000 - 8,000
£3,600 - 4,800
Lot Details
A Napoleonic prisoner-of-war boxwood waterline model of a British 76 gun ship-of-the-line
French/English, circa 1800
in a diorama format with the hull built up from the waterline, a painted green bottom, the topsides painted in alternating bands of black, pink and white, and black topsides fitted with a figure head of a Roman warrior, at the stern the quarter galleries and transom are modeled with windows, cut and pierced and decorated with a geometric pattern. The decks are of veneer with the planking lines drawn in and detailed with: anchor, cannons on carriages, pin and fife rails, capstan, railings, ladders, belfry, hatches, deck eyes. At anchor, one anchor rode is run out into the sea as if the ship were anchored. Rigged with three masts, bowsprit, standing and running rigging, turning blocks, cross spars, tops and trees, and dead-eyes and other rigging details. Displayed on a carved and painted sea, framed by an ornately decorated and drawn acanthus base, within a mahogany and glass case with carved front columns and a foliate frieze over the top.
15 x 7-1/2 x 14-3/4 in. (38.1 x 19.1 x 37.5 cm.) cased.
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