A mirrored back builders' half model of the S.S. Perth
Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Dundee, Scotland; circa 1915
the hull built up from the solid with lifts in 1/4 in.=1 ft. scale, and painted with a salmon colored bottom, black topsides, and detailed with gilt brass fittings, rigged life boats, funnel and other details. Displayed in a glazed mahogany case with half mirrored back(silvering oxidized), an ivorine plaque lettered "S.S. "Perth"/2208 Tons Gross - 14 Knots/On The Dundee, Perth & London Shipping Coy's/Passenger Service/Between/London And Dundee".
88-1/4 x 23 x 10-1/4 in. (224.1 x 58.4 x 26 cm.) cased.