BONE MODEL OF A 56-GUN SHIP OF THE LINE Early 20th Century
In the style of Napoleonic prisoner-of-war models. Finely detailed throughout, including rigging, deck fittings, etc. Hull planked in bone, with a horn band at the water line. Cut and pierced gun ports fitted with retractable cannons, operated by the tasseled cord attached to the stern. Carved baton-wielding helmeted figurehead. Stern with an oval bust portrait of the king flanked by rampant lions, an open gallery, a swag and vine design, and lions or gargoyles at corners. The model sits on its original planked bone base with carved bone skirt sitting on four none feet. The model and base are of exceptional quality and condition. Contemporary brass-bound glass case with stepped ebonized wood base with custom walnut table that support the case.
Case height 30.25". Length 37.25". Width 15.5".
Table Dimensions: Height 34", Width 39", Debth 17"
Height with Case on table base: 64 1/2 "
Private collect Maine
Private Collection, New York.