A shipbuilders' half model of an iron merchant clipper ship
Scottish, circa 1870
the hull built up in lifts in 1/4 in.=1 ft. scale, unpainted below the waterline and with black topsides above, carved figurehead, three truncated masts, deck details include hand rails, deckhouse, winches, lifeboat on davits, lowered gangway, helm and binnacle, and other details. Displayed in a mahogany case with solid back, turned corner pillars and inscribed ivorine plaque.
80 x 18-1/4 x 7 in.(203.2 x 46.3 x 17.7 cm.) cased.