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    Sale 1963

    Maritime Art Including Fine Paintings, Nautical Antiques, Scrimshaw And Ship Models

    30 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 214

    A late 19th century builder's half model of the sail/steam ship S.S. Atrato

    Price Realised  

    A late 19th century builder's half model of the sail/steam ship S.S. Atrato
    the hull built up in lifts, the bottom finished bright and the topsides painted black, with a built paddle wheel box decorated with a sun burst pattern, head rails and bow sprit (both later), trailboard painted gold, the decks painted black and fitted with three stump masts (later replacements) and a pair of funnels, and other details. Mounted on a mahogany backboard with molding edge.
    13½ x 68½ in. (34.3 x 174 cm.) backboard.


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