A Napoleonic prisoner-of war-ship model of a 90 gun ship-of-the-line
French/English, circa 1805
built up over a wood plug, planked in bone, with stem, keel and rudder post, with double bands of ebony running between the gun ports, head rails supporting a carved figurehead of a maiden, built up bulwarks in bone, the decks detailed with anchors, anchor posts, deck eyes, fife rails, stove pipe, deck gratings, capstan, ships wheel, three boats hung out on davits and another amidships, decorated quarter galleries, transom with double balcony, and other details. Rigged with a bow sprit, three masts with spars and stun'sail booms, standing and running rigging, flags and other details. Displayed on a mahogany baseboard within a mahogany framed glass case.
29-1/2 x 12-7/8 x 22-1/4 in. (74.9 x 30.8 x 56.5 cm.) cased.