A shipbuilders' half block model of the sailing ship "East-Indian" for Lang & Fulton of Greenock Scottish, circa 1894. the hull built-up with laminated wood in 1/8 in.:1 ft. scale, and painted with grey, white and black topsides with gun ports, the deck detailed with lifeboat on davits, gilt brass fittings throughout, deckhouse, (3) truncated masts, handrails ship's wheel and binnacle, navigation lamps and capstan. Displayed with a wood plaque lettered "Ship/"East-Indian"/Reg. Dim. 252.4. 39.05.22.5 Gross 1745.66/built by/Robert Duncan & Co. Ltd./ Port-Glasgow/1894", in a glazed mahogany case with mirror back and ends. 56 in.(142.2 cm.) length
Lot 458
A mirrored back half model of the sailing ship East-Indian for Lang & Fulton of Greenock
56 x 18 x 9 in.(142.2 x 45.7 x 22.8 cm.) cased.
Sold for US$ 2,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
A shipbuilders' half block model of the sailing ship "East-Indian" for Lang & Fulton of Greenock Scottish, circa 1894. the hull built-up with laminated wood in 1/8 in.:1 ft. scale, and painted with grey, white and black topsides with gun ports, the deck detailed with lifeboat on davits, gilt brass fittings throughout, deckhouse, (3) truncated masts, handrails ship's wheel and binnacle, navigation lamps and capstan. Displayed with a wood plaque lettered "Ship/"East-Indian"/Reg. Dim. 252.4. 39.05.22.5 Gross 1745.66/built by/Robert Duncan & Co. Ltd./ Port-Glasgow/1894", in a glazed mahogany case with mirror back and ends. 56 in.(142.2 cm.) length
A mirrored back half model of the sailing ship East-Indian for Lang & Fulton of Greenock
Scottish, circa 1894
the hull built-up with laminated wood in 1/8 in.:1 ft. scale, and painted with grey, white and black topsides with gun ports, the deck detailed with lifeboat on davits, gilt brass fittings throughout, deckhouse, (3) truncated masts, handrails ship's wheel and binnacle, navigation lamps and capstan. Displayed with a wood plaque lettered "Ship/"East-Indian"/Reg. Dim. 252.4. 39.05.22.5 Gross 1745.66/built by/Robert Duncan & Co. Ltd./ Port-Glasgow/1894", in a glazed mahogany case with mirror back and ends.
56 x 18 x 9 in.(142.2 x 45.7 x 22.8 cm.) cased.

Footnotes

  • The East Indian was built in 1884 by Robert Duncan & Co Ltd. of port Glasgow, Scotland for Lang & Fulton, Greenock. The Robert Duncan shipbuilding company started building ships in 1830 and by 1930, they had constructed nearly 400 vessels, the best know being the S.S. Britannia.
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