An Exhibition Standard Model Of The French Ship L'Orion 48 x 183/4 x 37 in. (121.8 x 47.7 x 94 cm.)
Lot 53W
An exhibition standard model of the French ship L'Orion
54 ¼ x 22 ¼ x 70 ¼in (137.8 x 56.5 x 178.4cm) cased on stand.
US$ 6,000 - 9,000
£3,600 - 5,400
Lot Details
An exhibition standard model of the French ship L'Orion
J.L. Vittrey (French, 20th century)
the hull, built up in lifts, with a copper plated bottom, painted yellow and black topsides, the deck is planked and pegged and fitted with numerous details which include: anchors, pin and fife rails, cannons on carriages, hammock nets (fitted with hammocks), 3 boats stacked and lashed amidships, water casks, windlass, bilge pump, flagstaff, ornately detailed quarter galleries and transom, standing and running rigging, and a complete set of hand stitched linen sails.
54 ¼ x 22 ¼ x 70 ¼in (137.8 x 56.5 x 178.4cm) cased on stand.

Footnotes

  • L'Orion was a 74 gun French ship of the line built in Rochefort, France in 1784. This model was built based on plans from the Musee de la Marine in Paris drawn by J.N. Sane to the scale of 1/75.
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