Hull built up from the solid, the bottom painted a pale green and the topsides painted white, with applied sheer strake and inset gold-plated portholes with mirror inserts. Fitted with rudder and twin propellers. Coaming with a mahogany cap rail and mounted railings. Deck in veneer with the planking drawn in India ink and with numerous fittings, most gold-plated, including jackstaff with ensign, anchors, anchor windlass, hawse pipes, mahogany companionway, forward bench, deck light, mahogany main cabin with inset windows with gold frames and mirrored glass, ventilators, running lights, forward and aft masts with standing rigging, nameboards, search light, horn, funnel painted buff and black, two boats mounted atop the aft cabin, on cradles and rigged with davits, the aft cabin with windows as detailed before, canopy covering the aft deck, flagstaff flying the American flag, etc. The case is of the highest quility and the model is mounted on a pair of trumpet-form silver pedestals on a book-matched maple veneer base within the original beveled glass and mahogany display case with a silver plaque engraved "TW. SC. Cruiser Nirvana IV Owner H. Struckmann New York". The model was commissioned by the owner and remained in his family through the next generation.
Case height 20.25". Length 36.25". Width 14.75". (SM703)
Provenance:Holger Struckmann, and thence by descent through his family.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, January 2017, Lot #4062.
A private collection, Maine.
Note: Holger Struckmann was president of International Cement Co. and lived in Rye, New York. He was a member of the Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, New York.
Dimensions: Case height 20.25". Length 36.25". Width 14.75".