110-Gun bone Model
The model is constructed with a wood core and is planked-over with bone all pin fastened, as is the decking. The two gunport strakes are of bone with each having a fine-line detail scribed-on along the top and bottom edges. Above that at the deck sheer another plank has a twisted rope carving effect which carries fore and aft just under the deck level. It has bone masts, spars, stun'sail yards, and blocks. It is rigged with all general standing and running lines of natural linen threads per the period practice. The model shows well-formed carving decorative details on the crescent-shaped fashion piece or taffrail, stern galleries with balustrade railings, and quarter galleries as well as a simplistic bone figurehead. One ship's boat is hung from the rigging amidships is also of bone. Custom fitted display case with the baseboard and glazed cover trim in matching rosewood, baseboard has a rust leather top, with hand engraved sterling silver plaques.
Condition: Very Good
Provenance: London gallery; 1940’s private collection Michigan