A Ship Builders model of the Sailing Clipper Barque 'Spirit of The Age', built for T. A. Gibb of London, by John Pile of Sunderland 1854, 47in (120cm) long

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A Ship Builders model of the Sailing Clipper Barque 'Spirit of The Age', built for T. A. Gibb of London, by John Pile of Sunderland 1854,
47in (120cm) long

Sold for £ 408 (US$ 565) inc. premium
A Ship Builders model of the Sailing Clipper Barque 'Spirit of The Age', built for T. A. Gibb of London, by John Pile of Sunderland 1854,
this model has rosewood planking above the waterline and mahogany below the waterline, together with the original coloured engraving from the period of the painting by T. G. Dutton, the model 47in (120cm) long

Footnotes

  • Spirit of the Age was Lloyds classified 10A1, constructed of oak and teak, 878 old tons. She had a brief fast life as did many Tea Clippers of the day. In 1854, she made her maiden voyage to Sydney in 73 days beating an American Clipper in a race. Her best passage was out of Whampoa in 1856 at 100 days and out of Foochow in 1857 among the first back in London. In 1859 she collided with HM steam tug African in the Thames and after repairs to bowsprit and figurehead set sail for Shanghai. However, by the time she made it in the Sunda Strait the leaks were too uncontrollable and so she was towed into Batavia where she was condemned.
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