A shipbuilders' half block model of the iron barque "Glandinorwig" for D. P. Williams & Co's Gwynedd Shipping Company Scottish, circa 1876. the hull built up from the solid in lifts in ¼ in.=1 ft. scale, painted with a cream bottom and black and white topsides with gun ports, deck details include ship's wheel, skylights, deck housing, three truncated masts, bow with cathead, gilt carved beakhead, and a female figurehead.  Displayed within a glazed mahogany case with gilt lettered details on the backboard. 69-¾ in.(177.1 cm.) length.

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Lot 22
A shipbuilders' half block model of the iron barque "Glandinorwig" for D. P. Williams & Co's Gwynedd Shipping Company
Scottish, circa 1876. the hull built up from the solid in lifts in ¼ in.=1 ft. scale, painted with a cream bottom and black and white topsides with gun ports, deck details include ship's wheel, skylights, deck housing, three truncated masts, bow with cathead, gilt carved beakhead, and a female figurehead. Displayed within a glazed mahogany case with gilt lettered details on the backboard. 69-¾ in.(177.1 cm.) length.

Sold for US$ 7,930 inc. premium
A shipbuilders' half block model of the iron barque "Glandinorwig" for D. P. Williams & Co's Gwynedd Shipping Company
Scottish, circa 1876.
the hull built up from the solid in lifts in ¼ in.=1 ft. scale, painted with a cream bottom and black and white topsides with gun ports, deck details include ship's wheel, skylights, deck housing, three truncated masts, bow with cathead, gilt carved beakhead, and a female figurehead. Displayed within a glazed mahogany case with gilt lettered details on the backboard.
69-¾ in.(177.1 cm.) length.

Footnotes

  • The Glandinorwig was built by Doxford's at Sunderland in 1876 and she was one of four almost identical ordered by D.P. Williams & Co's Gwynedd Shipping Company. Sailing from her home port of Caernarvon, the Glandinorwig delivered Welsh slate from Snowdonia to the American slate industry and returning with a cargo of New Orleans cotton or Canadian wood.
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