A large mirror-backed Builder's half model of the Passenger Cargo Liner "Modavia", 1927 110.6x14x36.5in(281x36x92cm)

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Lot 203
A large mirror-backed Builder's half model of the Passenger Cargo Liner "Modavia", 1927
110.6x14x36.5in(281x36x92cm)

Sold for £ 6,000 (US$ 7,514) inc. premium
A large mirror-backed Builder's half model of the Passenger Cargo Liner "Modavia", 1927
hull of solid timber, painted black to the waterline and pierced with two rows of portlights, maroon below with single brass propeller. Painted draft marks fore and aft with an accommodation ladder slung overside amidships. Cream decks and white superstructure. Detailed features include forecastle with anchor, cable and windlass, metal guardrails, stanchions and ladders, Fore deck with hatches, mast and crow's nest, cargo derricks and winches, metal ventilators. Central superstructure with open bridge, telegraph, binnacle, wheel, navigation lamps, life rings and fire buckets. Single funnel flanked by ship's boats on davits. Aft deck with hatches, mast and derricks. Aft superstructure with emergency steering position. Mounted on original front-silvered mirror in a polished mahogany display case and bearing an ivorine Builder's plate fro Vickers Ltd., Barrow in Furness. 110.6x14x36.5in(281x36x92cm)

Footnotes

  • The Modavia was built in 1927 by Vickers for the Donaldson Line, Glasgow, who operated mainly to North and South America. She was torpedoed and sunk by a German E Boat in Lyme Bay in 1943.
A large mirror-backed Builder's half model of the Passenger Cargo Liner "Modavia", 1927 110.6x14x36.5in(281x36x92cm)
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