A fine early 19th century wood and bone model of the 5th rate HMS Amazon 1799 33x14x26.5ins.(84x36x67cm)
Lot 40
A fine early 19th century wood and bone model of the 5th rate HMS Amazon 1799 33x14x26.5ins.(84x36x67cm)
£10,000 - 12,000
US$ 17,000 - 21,000
Auction Details
A fine early 19th century wood and bone model of the 5th rate HMS Amazon 1799 33x14x26.5ins.(84x36x67cm) A fine early 19th century wood and bone model of the 5th rate HMS Amazon 1799 33x14x26.5ins.(84x36x67cm) A fine early 19th century wood and bone model of the 5th rate HMS Amazon 1799 33x14x26.5ins.(84x36x67cm) A fine early 19th century wood and bone model of the 5th rate HMS Amazon 1799 33x14x26.5ins.(84x36x67cm) A fine early 19th century wood and bone model of the 5th rate HMS Amazon 1799 33x14x26.5ins.(84x36x67cm) A fine early 19th century wood and bone model of the 5th rate HMS Amazon 1799 33x14x26.5ins.(84x36x67cm) A fine early 19th century wood and bone model of the 5th rate HMS Amazon 1799 33x14x26.5ins.(84x36x67cm)
Lot Details
A fine early 19th century wood and bone model of the 5th rate HMS Amazon 1799
Hull of carved solid timber, copper plated below the waterline with a pinned bone port line pierced for turned brass cannon on wooden carriages. Finely carved figurehead, bulwarks, stern and quarter galleries. Timber decks, with a bone centre panel, and decorated skylight and companionway. Details include railing pieces, hammock stowage, butts and capstan, and a ship's boat slung between fore and main masts. Wooden spars, with detailed running and standing rigging. Sitting on a carved bone keel plinth, on an oval wooden based trimmed with carved bone edging and resting on turned wood and glass feet. The model: 25x10x24ins. (64x25x61cm) In an acrylic display case with wooden base. 33x14x26.5ins.(84x36x67cm)

Footnotes

  • HMS Amazon was built by at Woolwich Dockyard to a design by Sir William Rule. She was the first of three Frigates to this design. Ostensibly a 38 gun Fifth Rate, her armament actually consisted of 28x18lb and 4x9lb cannon, plus 14x32lb Carronades. She fought with distinction at the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801 and then served with Nelson in the Mediterranean, before joining him in the Atlantic chase to the West Indies during the Trafalgar Campaign. In March 1806 she engaged and captured the French 40 gun Belle Poule off the Canaries. Her last action was to cut out four French Chasse Maree off Penmarche Point, burning five others. Laid up in Ordinary in 1811, she was broken up at Plymouth in 1817.
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