A fine shipbuilders' model of the passenger ship S.S. "Sicilia" for the P & O Line,Scottish, circa 1900
Lot 467
A fine shipbuilders' model of the passenger ship S.S. Sicilia for the P&O Line
circa 1900 136 x 54-½ x 26 in. (346 x 138 x 66 cm.) cased.
Sold for US$ 18,750 inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine shipbuilders' model of the passenger ship S.S. Sicilia for the P&O Line
Barclay Curle & Co., Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1900
the hull built up from the solid in lifts in ¼ in.=1 ft. scale, and painted with a red bottom, black topsides with a white sheer line, inset brass portholes, the decks in veneer with the planking lines drawn in India ink, painted in the P & O livery with twin raked masts, brass standing rigging and deck details including anchor winch, thirty one brass ventilators of various sizes, deck houses, skylights, four hold cranes, mahogany handrails with brass stanchions, eight life boats on davits, single stack, promenade deck, upper bridge with Kelvin binnacle and telegraph and with twin brass three bladed screws. Displayed on four baluster turned brass pedestals in a glazed mahogany case.
136 x 54-½ x 26 in. (346 x 138 x 66 cm.) cased.

Footnotes

  • Built by Barclay Curle & Co of Glasgow for the Peninsular and Orient Steam Navigation Company, the S.S. "Sicilia" was launched on 22nd December 1900 and her maiden voyage was to Calcutta the following year. She ran the London and Far East service and could accommodate 90 first class and 70 second class passengers. Converted to a hospital ship at the outbreak of war in 1914, she was finally scrapped in Japan in 1926.
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