An impressive 19th century Prisoner of War bone model of a 50 gun ship.
Hull of pinned bone planks on a wooden core, with baleen wales, pierced for 50 turned brass cannon on bone carriages. Finely carved figurehead, trail boards, stern and quarter decoration. Laid bone plank decks, with detailed gratings, windlass, belfry, water butts, wheel and binnacle, skylight and companionway. A ship's boat on skids amidships and another slung on davits astern. Bone spars and very finely detailed running and standing rigging. Mounted on crutches on a parquetry baseboard, in glazed display case. The model 30ins. (76cm)long.